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Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

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Boeing charges extra, for example, for a backup fire extinguisher... (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Laudamotion’s Liverpool Luck: New Routes to Vienna

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Austrian carrier Laudamotion has announced plans to operate from Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport as part of its winter upgrade for the 2019 season. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing didn’t want to re-engine the 737

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With nearly 400 Boeing 737 MAXes grounded across the globe, few will remember that Boeing didn’t really want to do the MAX. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

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"One of the optional upgrades, the angle of attack indicator, displays the readings of the two sensors. The other, called a disagree light, is activated if those sensors are at odds with one another." (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Passengers Banned From Drinking on UK Flights

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In an effort to combat the number of disruptive incidents in the cabin, travelers will now no longer be able to consume their duty-free alcohol while flying. This new ruling has been introduced from World Duty Free and will see spirits and alcohol placed in sealed bags that cannot be easily opened. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

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Boeing has been here before. What four fatal crashes from the 1960s say about the 737 Max crisis

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Boeing has been here before. What four fatal crashes from the 1960s say about the 737 Max crisis (www.cnn.com) More...

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Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

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A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a hearing with Boeing and other manufacturers, officials said on Wednesday. The hearing on federal oversight on commercial aviation by the Senate commerce subcommittee on aviation and space will include the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acting administrator, Dan Elwell, National Transportation Safety Board chairman,… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable.

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The rapid growth of Amazon's air-cargo empire, coupled with low pay, has led to inexperienced pilots in the cockpit, veteran pilots said, adding that it could lead to safety problems. The pilots described difficulties in attracting experienced pilots, training they considered shoddy, experience with fatigue, plummeting morale, and pay that's considerably lower than at other cargo carriers. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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FAA Tells Cirrus Pilots to Pay Special Attention to Ailerons During Preflight

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“The FAA’s Chicago Aircraft Certification Branch posted an aviation maintenance update late Tuesday for both the Cirrus SR-20 and SR-22 resulting from the investigation into a near-fatal accident at Houston Executive Airport in Katy Texas in May of 2018.” (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Cockpit voice recorder reveals pilots of doomed Lion Air Boeing 737MAX struggled to understand why the jet was pushing the nose down – sources

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The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Garuda Indonesia Cancels 49 Boeing 737 MAX Orders

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This comes after two disastrous 737 MAX crashes and a worldwide grounding of the aircraft for safety reasons. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Second Measles Exposure In A Month Reported At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — For the second time in a month, county health officials are issuing a warning that travelers passing through LAX may have been exposed to measles. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday says person with measles arrived at Los Angeles International Airport while infectious on March 5. This case is not known to be related to the possible exposure on Feb. 21. Health officials say the traveler infected with measles passed through Gate 76A at Terminal 7 on… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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This Is the Cleanest Airline in the World

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All Nippon Airways was once again voted the airline with the cleanest aircraft cabins by the prestigious SKYTRAX passenger survey. This is the second time Japan’s largest airline has taken home the blue ribbon for cleanliness since 2013, edging out rivals EVA Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Japan Airlines for the honor. The carrier was also voted to have the best airline staff in Asia. (www.flyertalk.com) More...

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Air France-KLM announce their 2019 summer schedule with 58 new routes

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For the 2019 summer season (March 31 to October 27, 2019), Air France-KLM is increasing capacity by 2% compared to the previous summer season1 and offering 58 new routes3. This growth is broken down as follows – – +1.3% for long-haul passenger operations, – +1.2% for medium and short-haul passenger operations, – +9.3% for Transavia’s low-cost operations. Read more - (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Boeing in $4 billion deal for F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets

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“Boeing will begin converting existing Block II Super Hornets to Block III early in the next decade,” says a company statement. “The fighter’s life also will be extended from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours.” (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Next-generation satellites gave federal officials key data in Boeing 737 Max investigation

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Known as an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, or ADS-B, Aireon’s technology in space constantly and passively receives information from any aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder – essentially an antenna on a plane that is sending flight data to space. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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