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Boeing Thinks A Human Life Is Worth Just $150,000

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Two weeks ago, we noted how, after ignoring them for months (presumably at the behest of its legal department), Boeing had decided to dedicate $100 million (roughly 1% of its 2018 revenue) to the families of the victims from the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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United orders 737NG to make up for lost Max aircraft

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Since there is no end in sight to the ongoing grounding of the Boeing's new-generation single-aisle jets, United announced that it signed an agreement to buy 19 used older generation Boeing 737-700. The jets will be delivered to the US carrier in December. The airline currently operates 40 Boeing 737-700. United Airlines has 14 737 MAX 9 jets in its fleet. On July 13, the airline withdrew the jets from its schedule until November. After two days from the United, another major US carrier… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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HOPtoKOSH - Either take us along for this year’s ride in real time, or recount stories from years past!

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It’s a time-honored tradition that’s inspired thousands more. Share the annual rituals you observe without fail—the people, the routes, the stops along the way. As well as those extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. (www.hoptokosh.com) More...

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Delta ‘Dream Flight’ shows diversity and inclusion next off the runway

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As companies continue to double down on diversity and inclusion, Delta Air Lines says it wants to be the airline that moves the needle for minorities in aviation. When Delta Air Lines Captain Guy Stallworth, 54, first took part of the airline’s annual “Dream Flight” roughly 20 years, an initiative aimed at educating underrepresented youth interested in aviation, he never thought it would become what it is today. Since then, in partnership with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

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Airbus has introduced a temporary revision to A321neo flight manuals intended to prevent the possibility of the aircraft reaching excessive pitch attitudes. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-off

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Investigators looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have discovered a “mysterious 200lb load” added to the flight list after take-off, according to an engineer whose wife and two children were on board. Ghyslain Wattrelos said the cargo was revealed in a report on the passengers and baggage by French investigators. Mr Wattrelos, who believes the flight was deliberately downed, told Le Parisien newspaper: “It was also learned that a mysterious load of 89 kilos was… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

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French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday. Prosecutors also have asked that the case against Airbus, maker of the doomed aircraft, be dropped for lack of sufficient evidence. The official wasn't authorized to speak about the case and asked to remain anonymous. Air France Flight 447 left Rio de Janeiro for Paris but crashed into the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Announces New, Non-Stop Service from Trenton to Sarasota

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Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines today announces new, non-stop service from Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and additional flights on seven of its routes, included in the new winter schedule. To celebrate this new, low-cost service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $49*, which are available now at FlyFrontier.com. “Today’s announcement of new service from Trenton to Sarasota marks our 16th non-stop route from Trenton-Mercer Airport,” said… (news.flyfrontier.com) More...

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Southwest Joins NDC Exchange for More Efficient Airline Booking

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Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a new distribution capability platform, signaling the carrier may be shifting away from traditional distribution channels. The platform was created by the Airline Tariff Publishing Company and SITA, an airline IT provider, and it enables a direct connection between airlines and sellers through the use of new distribution technology. Southwest is yet another airline to join the platform, after Delta, United, British Airways, Finnair,… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta exec highlights Raleigh for its 'significantly higher' growth in air travel

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Despite its non-hub status, Delta Air Lines continues to pump capacity into Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On an earnings call July 11, Glen Hauenstein, Delta president, highlighted the Raleigh metro – along with Boston, Seattle, Austin and Nashville – as fitting “that profile of cities where growth and growth for air travel is significantly higher” than across its overall system. “What we’ve been focused on is making our hubs more efficient so we can drive higher earnings and targeting… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Flight attendant union calls cramped airplane seats 'torture'

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Washington (CNN) - Flight attendants feel the pain of cramped aircraft seats, too. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Business Lenders of bankrupt Jet Airways to attempt to sell carrier again

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Lenders to Jet Airways will open bids to sell the bankrupt airline on July 20, as they look to recover about 85 billion rupees ($1.24 billion) of loans, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Last month, Jet’s creditors, led by State Bank of India (SBI), took the airline to the bankruptcy court after failing to agree on a revival plan. The airline, grounded since April 17, was admitted to the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal on June 20. Since then, the court has… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Philippine Airlines ends Airbus A340 operations

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Philippine Airlines has announced that it terminated all flights with the Airbus A340s following the removal of its last remaining A340-300 from the fleet. The airline said the aircraft registered RP-C3441 was ferried from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Orlando International via San Francisco on July 10. The new owner of the aircraft was not revealed was not revealed by the Filipino carrier. PAL's historic fleet had ten Airbus A340-300 in total. Only four of them were ordered… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Ukraine says transport organiser of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

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Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organised the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Whoops: A Russian MiG-31 Shot down One of Its Buddies

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Whoops: A Russian MiG-31 Shot down One of Its Buddies In short, the MiG-31 mistakenly shot down its wingman. It has now emerged that the twin-engine fighter was brought down by another MiG-31 which fired an R-33 air-to-air missile mistakenly. A report appeared on Baza claims that “… the accident of the MiG-31 aircraft was the result of omissions in the activities of officials in the organization of the LUT (flight tactical exercises – Approx. Ed. precluding their mutual falling into the zone of… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Bulgaria picks Munich airport consortium to run Sofia airport

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Bulgaria has picked a consortium comprising asset manager Meridiam and the operator of Munich Airport to run and operate Sofia Airport, the Balkan country’s main air transport hub, the transport minister said on Wednesday. (www.reuters.com) More...

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United Airlines abruptly resumes service to Delhi and Mumbai

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United Airlines is headed back to both Mumbai and Delhi in subcontinent India. Just 48 hours after announcing another extension of a prolonged service suspension to both cities through late October, the Chicago-based carrier on Tuesday night reversed course and said it will restart nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to both Mumbai and Delhi. The first outbound flights to both Mumbai and Delhi will leave EWR on Sept. 6, with the first return flights from both markets… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Despite grounding of Boeing plane, United 2Q profit rises

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In this Jan. 23, 2019, photo employees walk up a ramp toward a ramp where a United Airlines jet is parked at a gate Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United Airlines reports financial results on Tuesday, July 16. United Airlines glided through the first part of summer, as strong travel demand pushed average fares higher, but the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets will become a bigger challenge in the months ahead. United said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit soared 54%, to… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Cathay, Lufthansa expand codeshare on Hong Kong-Europe flights

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Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group carriers are expanding their codeshare partnership on flights between Hong Kong and Europe, which takes effect on 17 July. Under the deal, Cathay will place its code on the daily Hong Kong-Frankfurt and Hong Kong-Munich flights operated by Lufthansa, and daily Hong Kong-Zurich flights flown by Swiss. In return, Lufthansa and Swiss will respectively codeshare on the daily Hong Kong-Frankfurt and Hong Kong-Zurich flights that Cathay operates. “Europe is a key… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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RPT-Garuda scraps inflight photo ban amid online uproar

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Indonesian flag carrier Garuda withdrew a proposal to stop passengers taking photos in cabins on Wednesday after being mocked over a plan that was introduced after a travel blogger posted unflattering photos on a flight. Rius Vernandes, who has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, on Saturday posted photos and videos showing him holding a handwritten menu on note paper that he described as the business class menu on his Garuda flight from Sydney. Garuda said on Twitter the menu was not for… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta makes changes to checked bags policy, uniforms in hopes of benefiting customers

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Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) announced two policy changes the carrier hopes will benefit its loyal customers. The Atlanta-based airline said Tuesday it would remove the special checked bag fee for sporting goods and would add a tag to uniforms of flight attendants who can communicate in sign language. As of Tuesday, passengers will no longer have to pay an extra $150 specialty sports bag fee if they bring sporting equipment onto a flight. Instead, customers can now check sporting equipment… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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ALPA warns of potential trend to single-pilot commercial aircraft

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The Air Line Pilots Association is fighting to ensure large commercial aircraft do not evolve to have only one pilot. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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