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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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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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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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Delta Air Lines Seeks Industry's Biggest Debt Deal Ever | Airways Magazine

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Delta Air Lines is raising US$9bn in what is the biggest debt transaction ever made in the aviation industry, seeking huge investor funding. (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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Southwest Airlines to Keep Middle Seats Empty for Fall Travel | Airways Magazine

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Southwest Airlines (WN) has announced it will keep its middle seats empty for the Fall until November 30 this year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways CEO Appears In Front of Transport Select Committee | Airways Magazine

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British Airways (BA) CEO Alex Cruz appeared today in front of the Transport Select Committee to discuss the airline's actions during COVID-19. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing, FAA Cultures to Blame for 737 MAX Disasters | Airways Magazine

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The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (HTIC) has ruled that Boeing and the FAA were to blame for the 737 MAX disasters. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa to Expand 2021 Holiday Flight Offerings | Airways Magazine

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Lufthansa (LH) has announced new flight offerings from Frankfurt (FRA) starting in 2021. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Retires 'Victor Oscar,' 'Victor Echo' | Airways Magazine

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British Airways (BA) has retired two more Boeing 747-400 aircraft from its fleet, dubbed 'Victor Oscar' and 'Victor Echo.' (airwaysmag.com) More...

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UK Airlines Have Been Escaping Fines 'Since 2003' | Airways Magazine

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According to a new analysis by consumer body Which?, no airlines have been fined in the UK for breaking consumer law since 2003. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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ICAO to Recommend Further COVID-19 Airport Testing | Airways Magazine

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)-led CART task force is due to recommend further COVID-19 testing in airports. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta Welcomes First New Widebody Planes Since COVID-19 Pandemic | Airways Magazine

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Delta will soon take delivery of two brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from. The aircraft are scheduled to depart TLS on September 16. (airwaysmag.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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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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Qatar Airways To Launch Accra, Ghana Flights | Airways Magazine

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Qatar Airways (QR) announced today it will launch new flights to Accra, Ghana (ACC) after its previous Lagos and Somalia route launches. (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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Emirates' Airbus A380 To Return To Moscow | Airways Magazine

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Emirates (EK) has today announced that its Airbus A380 aircraft will return to Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Doubles Down in Pakistan with Lahore Flights | Airways Magazine

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British Airways (BA) announced it will launch flights to Lahore (LHE). This comes following a service launch to Islamabad (ISB) last year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Emirates to Cut 600 Jobs in the UK | Airways Magazine

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Emirates (EK) has shared a letter with its staff warning them of the need for job reductions in the UK to protect the airline's coffers. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Swedavia: Stockholm Bromma No Longer Commercially Viable | Airways Magazine

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Swedavia has submitted the overall conclusions of an impact assessment, based on the company’s commercial considerations, of a possible decision to close Bromma Stockholm Airport (BMA) ahead of time. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Launches Salt Lake City Operations | Airways Magazine

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As part of its $12bn investment into U.S airports, Delta Air Lines (DL) has launched operations out of Salt Lake City (SLC). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa Mulls Significant Long-Haul Overhaul | Airways Magazine

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Lufthansa (LH) is mulling plans to provide a significant overhaul to its long-haul operations. (airwaysmag.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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Bulgaria Air Opens New Route to Moscow | Airways Magazine

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Today, Bulgaria Air (FB) announced new travel opportunities between Sofia and Moscow, thanks to a partnership between FB and Aeroflot (SU). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific To Place 40% of Fleet in Storage | Airways Magazine

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Cathay Pacific (CX) will place 40% of its fleet in long-term storage. These aircraft will be flown overseas. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Pakistan International Airlines Completes IATA Safety Audit | Airways Magazine

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Last week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) completed its audit of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). (airwaysmag.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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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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Colombian Courts Block Avianca's $370m Loan | Airways Magazine

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The Colombian courts have blocked Avianca's (AV) loan of $370m. Whilst it has been blocked, there are still grounds for an appeal. The lawsuit came from a Colombian citizen, who urged the loan to be blocked. (airwaysmag.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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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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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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Pivot Airlines partners with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)- Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal – here we come!

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Pivot Airlines is pleased to announce that we have entered a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport to provide scheduled domestic air service to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. We are excited to form a true partnership with the Region of Waterloo International Airport by having their support in helping develop regional markets aimed at serving Waterloo Region. Service commences upon receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and is contingent upon a… (www.waterlooairport.ca) More...

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Why San Francisco International Airport is turning off the loudspeaker

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought plenty of changes to airports, from sanitizing stations to mandatory mask wearing. But San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided that instead of adding something it'll take something away -- specifically, noise. The new "quiet airport" plan aims to reduce noise throughout SFO by 40%. Step one is making announcements about specific flights boarding or being delayed only at the relevant gate instead of the entire terminal. Related (www.cnn.com) More...

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An airline that’s been closed for 6 months will now be controlled by a 27-year-old

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When the going gets tough, stop and start over. That’s exactly what El Al, the flag carrier of Israel, is doing. Since March, the airline has effectively ceased operations. The carrier suspended most commercial flights due to the Israeli border closure and has only operated a handful of repatriation, charter and cargo flights since. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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El Al’s new owner: Eli Rozenberg, a 27-year-old yeshiva student from New York

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Eli Rozenberg, a 27-year-old New York-born yeshiva student who lives in Jerusalem, became the owner of Israel’s embattled national carrier El Al on Wednesday after he placed the only bid at a share offering at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Rozenberg’s Kanfei Nesharim company bought a controlling 42.85% stake in the airline with a $150 million offering. The state, which had committed to buying any unwanted shares as part of a rescue package, bought some $30 million worth of shares for a stake that… (www.timesofisrael.com) More...

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Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere'

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Air travel numbers are at a historic low this year, and it's forced carriers to get creative to bring in revenue. One big idea that's caught on in Asia and Australia is a so-called 'journey to nowhere'. These sightseeing trips allow travellers on a plane, fly them over landmarks, and then return to the airport they started out at. This week, Australia's Qantas announced its offer of a seven-hour scenic flight over the Australian Outback and Great Barrier Reef sold out in… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Southwest says half of grounded Boeing 737-800 planes back in service

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Southwest Airlines Co <LUV.N> said on Thursday it has now returned to service about half the 115 Boeing <BA.N> 737-800 aircraft it temporarily grounded after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data. The Dallas-based airline said in a statement late Wednesday that "out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily ceased flying the respective aircraft to enter the correct weights of the aircraft in question into the system and reset the program." (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Coughing Dummies Help Boeing and United Track Viruses on Planes

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For the past four months, United Airlines and Boeing Co. have been flying around jetliners loaded with mannequins, aerosol sprays, sensors and scientists in an effort to understand how contaminated air moves through passenger planes. The U.S. military initiated the $1 million study when the spread of Covid-19 raised concerns about infection risks for troops transported on passenger jets. (www.msn.com) More...

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Southwest temporarily grounds 130 Boeing 737-800 airplanes over weight data

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Southwest Airlines Co said late Wednesday it temporarily grounded 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data. (uk.reuters.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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Transportation Photo Gallery: The Pacific Northwest Wildfires

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Pictures from Portland International Airport, where Alaska Airlines temporarily suspended operations. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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U.S. Panel Bashes FAA and Boeing for Aircraft Design Flaws

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A panel from the U.S. government found both Boeing and the FAA guilty of poor oversight, withholding details, cost cutting, and fails in the design and construction of the 737 MAX 8 amid tests for the re-certification of the grounded aircraft (theexplorerblog.com) More...

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Pan Am Returning to the skies using 747s?

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Pan Am is preparing its sixth reincarnation, this time introducing “luxury” passenger service onboard the Boeing 747. Pan Am Returns…With 747 Service? Enter, Gene “D.G.” Tatum, the President of the latest incarnation. He’s hoping to be based in Ecuador…or Colombia…or Costa Rica…or somewhere. “We are hoping to enter a joint venture agreement with the Ecuadorian Government for their recently closed, state owned TAME Airlines; however negotiations seem to have stalled as the officials from TAME… (liveandletsfly.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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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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Hurricane Sally tests United Airlines' protections for parked planes

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United Airlines and Hong Kong airport explain how they protect airplanes from hurricanes. Aircraft stored on the ground require special precautions and there are a lot more of them this year with so much of the passenger sector closed down by COVID. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airbus A321 embarks on second act in e-commerce

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The first Airbus narrow-body passenger-to-freighter conversion is ready to hit the market, offering more cargo space and efficiency than Boeing 737 and 757 many aviation experts say. The plane is geared to help e-commerce, express delivery companies. (www.freightwaves.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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