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Boeing schedules first 777X flight for 23 January

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Boeing has scheduled the 777X’s maiden sortie for 23 January, an event that will finally kick off the revamped widebody’s delayed flight-test programme and potentially keep the airframer on track to begin deliveries in early 2021. Under the manufacturer’s current schedule, the 777-9 test aircraft should depart at around 10:00 Seattle time on the 23rd, although Boeing cautions that the timing “could change due to weather and other factors”. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Embraer considers developing a 70-seat turboprop aircraft to compete with ATR

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer considers launching a turboprop aircraft program through the new joint venture established with its North American partner Boeing. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing plans 737 MAX aircraft return to service in mid-2020

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The Boeing Company informed customers and suppliers on Tuesday that they are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific Crew Demand Right To Wear Masks Amid Coronavirus Fears

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Cathay Pacific cabin crew members are asking their employer for the right to wear masks in fear of contracting the new fast-spreading Coronavirus. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Trading halted after Boeing doesn’t expect regulators to allow the 737 MAX to fly until June

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Boeing doesn’t expect regulators to sign off on the 737 Max until June or July, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. That date is months later than the manufacturer previously expected. The delays pose another headache for carriers who have already missed one peak travel season without the planes. Shares of the aircraft manufacturer fell on the news, falling by more than 5% in the mid-afternoon before trading was halted. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Latest 737 MAX delay prompts big buyer flydubai to consider leasing options

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The second largest airline with 737-MAX orders considers leasing (www.reuters.com) More...

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Coronavirus: UK to monitor flights from China as precaution

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The UK is to monitor flights arriving from China, as part of a series of precautionary measures after the spread of a new coronavirus. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Sweden Wants To Introduce Overnight Trains As An Alternative To Air Travel

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As more countries look at ways to cutting down on their carbon footprint, Sweden is looking at launching an overnight sleeper rail service from Malmö to Cologne, Germany, with further stops to other parts of Europe. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

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The future is here! After decades of autonomous airplanes being nothing but talk, Airbus has confirmed a test aircraft took off automatically at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in France last December, along with a series of successful tests on autopilot. (www.msn.com) More...

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Ryanair Boeing 737 Returns To Bucharest With Cabin Full Of Smoke

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 had to return to its departure airport earlier today as the cabin was filled with smoke. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing's safety vs. cost-control culture may be what sent a fatal aircraft into the skies

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Internal fight goes back to amalgamation with McDonnell Douglas, engineer says (www.cbc.ca) More...

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City Council approves United Airlines for 24 more gates at DIA

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On Tuesday night, the Denver City Council unanimously approved an amendment granting United Airlines access to 24 more gates at Denver International Airport. (www.denverpost.com) More...

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