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17 Boeing Employees Arrested

Yesterday, we reported exclusively that more tax evasion arrests were in the works for employees working at aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C. facility. These arrests were to be in addition to the eleven Boeing employees pinched last month on similar charges. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

Two Greek F16 fighter jets intercepted a Delta Airlines Boeing 767

Two Greek F16 fighter jets intercepted a Boeing 767-400ER of Delta Airlines plane after it strayed into its airspace in the Mediterranean Sea without identifying itself, according to Greek media. The civil aircraft reportedly belonged to Delta Airlines and was flying from Germany to Kuwait. But mystery surrounds why the pilots did not identify themselves to Greek authorities. Reports say the passenger jet first appeared on Greek radar at 7.10pm last night (Thursday). After failing to respond two… (www.airlive.net) More...

Reimagine TSA to protect travelers

We should consider what to do about the excruciatingly long security screening lines at airports around the country that have resulted in thousands of passengers missing their flights. Travelers have every right to be frustrated and angry at yet another government failure. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines Adds Two Leased Airbus A350s

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has exercised the lease option for two additional new Airbus A350-900s with Air Lease Corp. (ALC) under a 12-year lease agreement. The transaction is pursuant to the option provided under an existing lease agreement for four A350-900s signed in September 2015. (atwonline.com) More...

Airbus Readies VVIP A350 XWB for First Orders

Going head-to-head here for the first time anywhere are the VVIP Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus’s A350 XWB, both considered an ultimate in billionaire or head-of-state travel. (aviationweek.com) More...

Norwegian Air Shuttle to Start Las Vegas-London Gatwick Service

Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost, long-haul air carrier at the center of a nationwide debate about fair wages and open-skies agreements, will expand its Las Vegas service later this year, offering twice-weekly flights between Las Vegas and London Gatwick airports, competing directly with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways in the London market. Norwegian Air Shuttle, who already offers service from Las Vegas to Stockholm, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, will also launch service to Oslo in… (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

Airport Police Investigate Possible Bomb Threat On Plane At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Tuesday investigated the circumstances surrounding a possible threat that has been made on a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. According to airport police, American Eagle flight 5931 safely landed on the tarmac around 8:30 a.m. and was moved to a remote area of the airport. City News Service clarified that while American Eagle branding can be seen on the side of the aircraft, it is actually a Compass Airlines jetliner, which is a sub-carrier of the… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Boeing 737 MAX 7 Review Could Lead to 7,000nm BBJ

Boeing Business Jets is already considering the potential longer-range version of the 737 Max 7 to fill a pre-existing gap in the VIP version of the single-aisle family, even as the airframer's Commercial Airplanes unit studies the proposed redesign. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB with Easyfit Outfitting

The new long-range member of the Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJ) will be able to fly 25 passengers up to 10,800 nm. (airwaysnews.com) More...


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