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Spirit To Fly First International Flight In Months To Colombia

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On Saturday, September 19th, Spirit Airlines will be the first international arrival in Colombia as the country reopens its international borders. The American low-cost carrier will be flying from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena, with more Colombian destinations to follow. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates Announces The Return Of The Airbus A380 To Moscow

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Emirates has announced that the A380 will be making a return to Moscow Domodedovo Airport starting this Friday, 18th September. The decision to add the A380 comes just a week after flights to Moscow resumed, signaling high demand. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Garuda Indonesia Defers Aircraft Deliveries

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Garuda Indonesia is deferring aircraft deliveries, renegotiating leases, and asking staff to take early retirement to conserve cash. The Jakarta-based airline has taken a big financial hit this year. In an effort to get back on track, the airline is buckling down to ride out the downturn. (simpleflying.com) More...

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

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A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Airbus Tops Boeing as Biggest Aerospace Company | Airways Magazine

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After comparing 2019-20 financial year figures, Airbus has taken the first spot over Boeing as the biggest aerospace company after a decade. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Eurowings to replace Ryanair at Düsseldorf Airport | Airways Magazine

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Eurowings (EW) has announced that it would replace around 95% of the service provided by Ryanair (FR) departing from Düsseldorf Airport. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boom Supersonic and U.S. Air Force explore executive flight program

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Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company building the world’s fastest commercial airliner, announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the Air Force under its program meant to help fund innovations with future Air Force applications. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines to Avoid Furlough of Flight Attendants | Airways Magazine

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Delta Air Lines (DL) announced it would not furlough US Flight Attendants or front-line ground Crew in a memo to employees published Tuesday. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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ATR 72-600F Makes Its Maiden Flight

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Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR announced Wednesday that it had completed the first successful flight of its new ATR 72-600F – the freighter variant of its ATR 72-600 passenger aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus Celebrates Five Years of Alabama Production | Airways Magazine

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Airbus announced today it marks five years since its presence began at its plant in Mobile, Alabama, offering more connectivity in the US. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Suspends Portland, Spokane Flights Due to Wildfires | Airways Magazine

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Alaska Airlines (AS) has suspended its flights to/from various US northwest cities as wildfires smother Portland and Washington. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair Likens Ireland’s Travel Policy To North Korea

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Ryanair today likened Ireland’s travel restrictions to North Korea, while once again calling for the state to implement a COVID-19 travel policy (simpleflying.com) More...

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British Airways Boeing 777 Declares Emergency over Cardiff

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A British Airways (BA) Boeing 777 has declared an emergency over Cardiff (CWL), Wales. More to follow. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus displaces Boeing as aerospace’s biggest company

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Seattle’s tumultuous 2019 has seen it slip behind its European rival in our latest annual Top 100 rankings Airbus has ousted Boeing as aerospace’s biggest business after a year in which the 737 Max crisis led to the US manufacturer’s revenues plunging by a quarter. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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More than 700 airline passengers banned in US for refusing to wear masks

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How long the bans last depends on the airline and the individual passenger’s behavior, the companies said. Delta said its bans could last a lifetime in certain cases. (nypost.com) More...

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U.S. House probe of 737 MAX finds ‘disturbing pattern’ of Boeing failures and ‘grossly insufficient’ FAA oversight

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An intensive investigation by a U.S. House Committee into the causes of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes reveals new details documenting what a final report calls “a disturbing pattern of technical miscalculations and troubling management misjudgments made by Boeing,” along with “grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA.” (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Airbus redesigns A350 cockpit center console

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Airbus has officially overhauled its A350 cockpit control panel, following earlier reports of engine failure caused by the aircrew’s spilt beverages. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Return of the MAX 8

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Tests for the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 are underway around the world. In Europe, officials from several countries are meeting to discuss Boeing's plans to train crews. If successful, the aircraft will be deemed airworthy and allowed to fly again after more than a year of being grounded. However, Boeing may have a hard time selling the aircraft due to customer concerns, lack of demand, and newfound issues with 787. (theexplorerblog.com) More...

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Delta Welcomes First New Widebody Planes Since COVID-19 Pandemic

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Delta Air Lines (DL) will soon take delivery of two brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from Airbus in Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS), France. The aircraft, N514DN, and N515DN are scheduled to depart TLS on September 16th for Tokyo-Narita and Amsterdam respectively. The two A350s are the first wide-body planes to be delivered to the Atlanta-based carrier since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted at the beginning of the year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Police Escort For Tennessee Takeoff

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It’s not every day a pilot gets a police escort for takeoff but a Cessna 172 owned by the East Tennessee Pilots Club had motorcycles and cars with lights blazing for its short hop to Island Home Airport near Knoxville on Wednesday morning. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Sixth generation fighter prototype secretly fielded for USAF

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“Air Force reveals it secretly built and flew new fighter jet.” (thehill.com) More...

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Southwest bolsters the Southwest Promise by keeping middle seats open for fall travel

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Southwest Airlines today renewed its ongoing commitment to supporting the well-being and comfort of its Customers and Employees by announcing that the carrier will continue limiting the amount of seats sold on every flight to allow middle seats to remain open through Nov. 30, 2020. Additionally, as part of The Southwest Promise, the airline requires face masks to be worn at all times, has implemented physical distancing measures in airports and onboard aircraft, and maintains a stringent… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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United Airlines says to close flight attendant base at Japan's Narita

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United Airlines said it would close its flight attendant base at Japan's Narita airport on Oct. 1, a move that will affect 270 flight attendants. Some of the 270 flight attendants may be eligible for a transfer to the United States, a spokeswoman said on Monday, confirming a plan first reported by Reuters in June that also affects the airline's flight crew bases in Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Chicago-based United said earlier this month it was preparing to furlough 16,370 U.S. workers… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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