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Laudamotion Stansted Incident Report Released

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The UK AAIB has released the serious incident report for the Laudamotion (OE) aircraft at London Stansted Airport (STN). The incident occurred on March 1, 2019, and the report highlights many of the challenges that still exist in cabin safety. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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US Government Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

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The U.S. Department of Transportation rejected a request by Chinese airlines for additional flights between the two countries. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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UIA to Resume Long-haul Flights to Toronto, New York, Delhi in April 2021

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Ukraine International Airlines (PS) is slowly resuming its operations after a three-month shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Inside Look: How JetBlue Aircraft is Returned to Service After Being in Storage

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New York-based JetBlue has placed 75 aircraft into a so-called “active storage program” at Pinal Airpark in the largely rural Marana, Ariz. Most of these aircraft have been sitting in the desert since April, awaiting their next mission. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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SpiceJet Operates Maiden Charter Flight to Canada

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SpiceJet (SG) has for the first time operated a long-haul wide-body charter flight to Canada on a wet-leased aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Launches “Buy One, Get One” Sale for Travel Systemwide

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Alaska Airlines is launching a two-day “Buy One, Get One” sale for travel to 100+ destinations. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Etihad Airways to Serve 61 Destinations Throughout August and September

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Throughout August and September, subject to the lifting of international restrictions and the re-opening of individual markets, the airline aims to fly to 61 destinations worldwide from its Abu Dhabi hub, operating approximately 50 per cent of its pre-COVID capacity. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Air India Express 737-800 Carrying Crashed at Kozhikode

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Air India Express flight IX1344 737-800 overran the runway at Kozhikode (CCJ), India, broke apart after falling down an embankment. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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British Airways Halfway Through Job Cuts

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British Airways (BA) has today said it has reached the halfway point of job cuts, with 6,000 already axed. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus Only Delivered Short-Haul Aircraft In July

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Airbus announced that it had delivered 49 aircraft in July. Numbers were up from the months prior but included only narrow body jets of the A220 and A320neo families. Nearly half have yet to enter into service. This included Middle Eastern Airlines’ (MEA) and Vistara’s very first A321neo jets. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates to Resume A380 Service to Toronto, Taking Its A380 Network to Six Cities

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Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 operations to Toronto starting 16 August, taking its A380 network to six cities. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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United Airlines Now Cleaning Flight Decks with UVC Lighting

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United Airlines is now cleaning pilot flight decks with Ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting technology on most aircraft at its hub airports to disinfect the flight deck interior and continue providing pilots with a sanitary work environment. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Pakistan International Airlines To Partially Resume UK Flights

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Pakistan International Airlines (PK) has announced it is going to partially resume services to the United Kingdom. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Airlines Resumes Munich-New York Flights

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United Airlines (UA) has resumed its operations from Munich Airport (MUC) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). It will operate a frequency of three flights per week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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JetBlue Continues Commitment to Blocking Middle Seats, Strengthens Face Covering Policy

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JetBlue is strengthening its face covering policy to prohibit masks with vents or exhalation valves, and will no longer allow customers to claim exemptions from wearing a face covering altogether. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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The MC-21: Russia’s New Widebody Alternative

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With passenger traffic slowly increasing, Russia’s Irkut MC-21-300 (Иркут МС-21) is all set to take it to the skies. The aircraft is ready to lift off by the end of the year, with locally made engines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Tigerair Australia: Victim of the Virgin Downfall

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Tigerair Australia (TT) has become the victim of bankruptcy through Virgin Australia’s (VA) downfall and change-up. New owner Bain Capital secured its demise. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing May Face Fines Over Negligence

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According to a new report, US federal officials are looking to fine Boeing due to its negligence involving the 737 MAX safety procedures. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa Records Heavy Losses, Redundancies In Progress

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German company Lufthansa Group (LH) has today recorded heavy losses, with redundancies in significant progress. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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[VIDEO] Virgin Australia Announces Restructuring Plans

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After entering into voluntary administration in April of this year, Virgin Australia (VA) has announced its plans for restructuring and how it will operate post-administration. The plan focuses on six key points, each specific to a different facet of the company. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Canada’s Air Transat to Operate Flights to 40 Holiday Destinations in Winter

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Air Transat announced the destinations it will offer travellers as of November 1, 2020, strengthening its overall program since gradually resuming its operations on July 23. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Melbourne Airport to Open Solar Farm in 2021

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Melbourne Airport (MEL) has unveiled its plans to open a solar farm next January. The construction will be complete by September 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Celerbrates One Year Of Airbus A350 Operations

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The airline operated its inaugural flight with the type to Madrid on August 5th, 2019. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Philippine Airlines Suspends Domestic Service from Manila

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Following the Philippines’ decision to resume lockdown, Philippine Airlines (PR) announced the suspension of its domestic flights at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) until August 18. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Eastern Airways to Launch Teesside-Heathrow Route

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From September 14, Eastern Airways (T3) will operate flights between Teesside International Airport (MME) and London Heathrow (LHR). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Virgin Australia Announces Restructuring Plans

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After entering into voluntary administration in April of this year, Virgin Australia (VA) has announced its plans for restructuring and how it will operate post-administration. The plan focuses on six key points, each specific to a different facet of the company. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Embraer Delays E175-E2 Until 2023

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Embraer announced its second quarter results today, offering delays to the E175-E2 program. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair Is Driving Europe’s Aviation Recovery

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Following months of skeleton services, it seems as though Ryanair’s return to the skies has paid off. The airline saw a 72% load factor on services for July. With around 40% of its schedule back in operation, Ryanair is driving Europe’s aviation recovery. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue Blocks Middle Seat Until October

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JetBlue (B6) has today announced it will block middle seats on all of its flights until October 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair July Traffic Falls by 70%

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Ryanair (FR) published its traffic statistics for the month of July. For the month, FR shows a 70% drop or 4.4m passengers transported compared to the same period in 2019 (14.8m). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways CEO to Appear at Transport Committee

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The Chairman and CEO of British Airways (BA), Alex Cruz will appear before the UK Government’s Transport Select Committee. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Strengthens Face Covering Policy: No mask, No Travel, No Exceptions

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As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear a cloth mask or face covering at all times when at the airport or onboard Alaska aircraft. Passengers who do not comply with the requirement will not be permitted to travel. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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You Can Buy An Airbus A340 Converted Into A Restaurant For $1.4 Million

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Turkey’s largest restaurant happens to be the inside of a retired Airbus A340. The plane-turned-restaurant is located in Balikesir, Turkey, and is currently on sale for $1.4m, according to real estate agent, Huseyin Caliskan. (simpleflying.com) More...

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India Set To Take Delivery Of “Air Force One” Boeing 777s Next Month

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India is all set to take delivery of the two VIP Boeing 777 aircraft. Dubbed India’s “Air Force One”, the new plane will fly the country’s top leadership on important foreign missions. The new 777s will replace the fleet of aging Air India 747s, as the government looks to operate its own fleet of aircraft, separate from the soon-to-be-privatized Air India. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Virgin Australia Announces Massive Layoffs, Shrinks Fleet

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Virgin Australia announced it will lay off 3,000 employees. It’ll also remove ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 from its fleet and discontinue its budget carrier Tigerair. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Malindo Air Returns To Singapore

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In efforts to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL), Malindo Air will resume its international flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Changi International Airport. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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[VIDEO] Virgin Atlantic Files For Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in New York

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It has emerged that Virgin Atlantic (VS) has filed for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in the United States of America. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Files For Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

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It has emerged that Virgin Atlantic (VS) has filed for Chapter 15 Bankruptcy in the United States of America. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airport Review: Cutting Edge Calgary

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Calgary International Airport (YYC) has been operational since 1914 and seen incredible growth since that time. The field is situated 10 kilometers northeast of the city was originally a grass strip and a hut serving as a hangar and terminal building. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Global capacity creeps above 50%

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Weekly scheduled airline capacity has risen to more than half of the level recoded this time in 2019—although the pace of recovery is differing from region to region. (www.routesonline.com) More...

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easyJet plans restructure in Q3 announcement

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European low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) has today released a statement for its Q3 report. It also announced an increase in the number of flights. The airline looks to continue to cope with the growing demand for travel from holidaymakers. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Etihad Airways Introduces MicrobeBARRIER Face Protection for Premium Passengers

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Lufthansa Adds Five Summer Destinations

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Boosting the late Summer season, Lufthansa (LH) has announced that it will operate five further European destinations. The services are set to begin in September and October. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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TAP Air Portugal Restarts Munich to Lisbon

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Just in time for a summer vacation in Bavaria; Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal (TAP) has announced it will restart flights from Munich to the capital, Lisbon. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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SpiceJet Gears Up for UK Operations

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In recent news, SpiceJet (SG) has now secured slots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to operate flights to the United Kingdom (UK). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Emirates Deploys A380 Flagship to Guangzhou

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Emirates (EK) has today announced that it will be deploying its flagship aircraft Airbus A380 to Guangzhou. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Nations Antonov An-72 Crashes In Mali

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A United Nations Antonov An-72 has crashed on arrival in Mali. Initial reports suggest that there were only a few injuries and no fatalities. It is unclear exactly what caused the incident, but it appears that the plane landed during or after a rainstorm. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA Proposes Final Corrective Actions for The Boeing 737 MAX

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Its purpose is to supersede the previous Airworthiness Directive (AD) applying to Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Virgin Galactic, Rolls-Royce Unveil Mach 3 Aircraft Design

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Virgin Galactic has announced today the first phase of the design of the high-speed Mach 3 aircraft. Rolls-Royce will participate in the project. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Resumes Flights to Holiday Destinations in Europe and Caribbean

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British Airways’ August schedule sees return to more destinations in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Africa. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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