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Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

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Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades (www.airbus.com) More...

UK passenger tax to rise yet again

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APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and long-haul journeys respectively. (atwonline.com) More...

Chinese airline Okay Airways buys five Boeing Dreamliners for US$1.4 billion

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Boeing and China’s first privately owned airline, Okay Airways, have finalised a US$1.4 billion order for five Dreamliner jets, the two companies said on Thursday. The purchase of the five 787-9 long-haul aircraft by the Beijing-based airline was signed off in the United States on Wednesday and announced on Thursday via the companies’ official accounts on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo. (www.healthvichar.com) More...

The Eastern Air Lines Rebirth Dream Comes to a Rapid End

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Nearly 24 years after the original Eastern shut down on January 18, 1991, the new Eastern Air Lines came back—but not for too long. Following a turbulent start, and an even more unstable lifespan, Eastern Air Lines has surrendered its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). According to a note released by the DOT, the organization would “cancel the certificate authority issued to Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., authorizing it to engage in interstate and… (airwaysmag.com) More...

Leasing company plans to operate its own A380 airline

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Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380 to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Sun Country Airlines?

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Hey guys. I haven't been able to find much information on a small airline called Sun Country, so I decided to fly them for the sole reason of showing people who they are. I attached the link to the video if anyone is interested. (www.youtube.com) More...

Inside the world's most luxurious private jet complete with huge en-suite bedroom, hidden 42in TV and shower

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The world's only private Boeing 787 Dreamliner boasts jaw-dropping amenities that will make budget airline passengers weep in their cramped seats. Super-rich passengers fly in the lap of luxury on board £230million private jet which has its own master bedroom and other features including a 42in TV and a bathroom with a shower. (www.msn.com) More...

This is the world's biggest airline, but you're not allowed to fly it

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Spotting a cargo aircraft often prompts a double-take: hang on, that plane has no windows. We’re so used to seeing passenger jets milling about the tarmac at airports that when a sleek, cylindrical postal airliner rolls past, it comes as a bit of a shock. But those windowless planes are the key to a multi-billion pound industry. An industry at which FedEx Express sits at the forefront, shifting some 15.7billion tonne-kilometres of freight a year, more than double some of its rivals. (www.msn.com) More...

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

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Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. (www.reuters.com) More...

The global reach and impact of Boeing’s campaign against Bombardier

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It would seem that the spat Boeing set off by claiming it’s 737 MAX is threatened and even damaged by the Bombardier C Series has set off several waves across the globe. This is an excellent example of just how global commercial aerospace has become. (www.airinsight.com) More...

Incident: Meridiana B767 near Mauritius on Nov 13th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A Meridiana Boeing 767-200, registration I-AIGH performing flight I-3811 from Mauritius (Mauritius) to Rome Fiumicino (Italy), was climbing out of Mauritius about 70nm north of Mauritius when the crew declared emergency reporting they had shut down one engine (avherald.com) More...

Gulf airlines targeted by US tax reform provision

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The Middle Eastern airlines are threatened by language in the Senate tax bill that would abruptly end the exemption from tax that Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways enjoy on income derived from flights to and from the US — but the carriers say it could have much wider impact, and wreak havoc on international travel. (www.ft.com) More...

American and United Airlines Settle World Trade Center Developer's 9/11 Claims

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers’ hijacked planes. (www.reuters.com) More...

Incident: Jet Airways B737 near Ahmedabad on Nov 21st 2017, cargo smoke indication

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A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JGS performing flight 9W-2074 from Udaipur to Mumbai (India) with 111 passengers, was enroute at FL320 about 90nm east of Ahmedabad (India) when the crew received a cargo smoke indication and decided to divert to Ahmedabad (avherald.com) More...