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Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane

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Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeing's manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200 (www.bbc.com) More...

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Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden

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Nine people died on Sunday when a plane carrying them for a parachute jump crashed in northern Sweden soon after taking off. (www.bbc.com) More...

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British Airways Announces Move to Beijing-Daxing Airport

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British Airways (BA) has announced it will move operations from the current Beijing Capital Airport to the brand new Daxing Airport... (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta Receives Last Boeing Airplane, The Future Is All Airbus

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Delta Air Lines took delivery of its very last factory-fresh Boeing aircraft—the 130th 737-900(ER) to join its fleet. From now on, what used to be one of Boeing's largest customers, has only scheduled for delivery brand-new Airbus planes. After 130 Boeing 737-900(ER)s being delivered straight from Boeing, a chapter has momentarily closed between the manufacturer and the Atlanta-based airline. Today, the airline remains operating a gigantic fleet of 530 Boeing planes, including the 717-200,… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing, Southwest Airlines Sued for Alleged Collusion Over 737 MAX 8

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Southwest Airlines Co. and The Boeing Co. were hit with a lawsuit by Southwest customers who say the companies colluded to hide a fatal design defect in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The complaint, filed July 11 in a federal court in Texas under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, alleges Southwest obtained profits through a collusive relationship with Boeing, its sole airplane supplier. (news.bloomberglaw.com) More...

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Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. A onetime transatlantic refueling stop, the airport has had a varied and interesting history.

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It's an unlikely location for an international airport, but the northeastern tip of this rocky Canadian isle is one of the world's most significant aviation destinations. (www.cnn.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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Gulfstream G650ER claims record for polar circumnavigation

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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/A7CGD/history/20190711/0206Z/SCCI/KTTS A Gulfstream G650ER, owned by Qatar Executive, has smashed the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via the North and South Poles. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing 737 program manager to retire amid crisis over jet's grounding: memo

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Boeing's 737 jet program manager, Eric Lindblad, will retire in a matter of weeks after roughly 12 months on the job, according to a company memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. Lindblad's departure, after a 34-year career at Boeing, comes as the world's largest planemaker navigates one of the worst crises in its history. Boeing's money-spinning 737 MAX jetliner has been grounded in the wake of two deadly crashes that killed nearly 350 people in the span of five months. Taking… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta Nearly Joined its Rivals in Buying the Troubled Boeing 737 MAX

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Delta Air Lines almost bought the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which was grounded worldwide earlier this year after its software was implicated in two crashes in five months that killed nearly 350 people. (www.google.com) More...

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Ryanair Slows Growth Due To Boeing 737 MAX 200 Delays

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Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has updated its investors regarding the delays to deliveries of the high-density Boeing 737 MAX 200 that the carrier is expecting to receive once the worldwide grounding of the aircraft type is lifted. The airline's CEO, Michael O'Leary gave a lengthy comment, saying that Ryanair “remains committed to the 737 MAX aircraft, and now expects that it will return to flying service before the end of 2019, however, the exact date of this return remains… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair drops ‘MAX’ title from nose paint work on its 5th 737 MAX 200

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As Boeing continues to grapple with new software problems on its 737 MAX line, Ryanair has started taking pre-emptive action of its own. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Air France will test biometric boarding at JFK and Houston

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Air France-KLM plans to swap boarding passes for facial recognition on Air France flights departing from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City and George Bush International Airport (IAH) in Houston. The trial run is expected to impact more than 2,200 passengers daily, and it will help Air France-KLM advance its goal to bring facial recognition to all US gateways by 2020. The company already uses biometric boarding in a handful of US cities -- Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas,… (www.engadget.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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30 cancelled Swoop flights leave customers bitter. Will passenger rights coming Monday help?

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The abrupt cancellation of 30 Swoop flights over the first 10 days in July sparked anger and confusion, with some customers paying out-of-pocket to salvage travel plans. New federal air passenger protection regulations, which roll out Monday, aim to cut down on customer confusion by laying out clear compensation amounts and treatment standards for mishaps involving all airlines. But rules covering cancelled and delayed flights won't take effect until December. The regulations also face two… (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Air China plans to buy 20 A350-900 aircraft from Airbus

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Air China <601111.SS>, China's flagship carrier, will buy 20 A350-900 jets from Airbus SE worth $6.54 billion based on list prices, the carrier said on Thursday. Air China, which has 10 of the fuel-efficient widebody aircraft in its fleet already, said the deliveries were scheduled from 2020 to 2022. It was not immediately clear if the order would bolster the Airbus order book or if it had previously been attributed to an unidentified customer. Airbus did not respond immediately to… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Delta Welcomes 50th US-Made Airbus A321, Reports Record Quarter

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Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its 50th Airbus A321 manufactured at the Airbus assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. The delivery is not just a milestone for Airbus but it is also a new chapter for Delta, as both the airline and the manufacturer continue to work together on sustainability projects that produce aircraft capable of flying on a new blend of sustainable fuels. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Maiden flight for Hi Fly's first Airbus A330-900

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Today, first Airbus A330neo of Hi Fly made its maiden flight at the manufacturer's Toulouse facilities in France. The Portuguese charter operator was initially expecting to take delivery of its first A330-900 in June but it will have to wait for a few weeks more until the aircraft receives its corporate livery and completes final ground and flight tests. The European wet-lease specialist currently has ten Airbus A330-900 in its order book. Two of them will join the airline's fleet this… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Cargo pilot union supports Prime Day strike

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Pilots for airlines owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings who fly cargo for Amazon voiced their support for warehouse workers employed by the e-commerce giant who are on strike during Prime Day because the two groups share concerns they are overworked and underpaid. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

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Relatives of people killed in the Boeing 737 Max crash in Indonesia last year have been cheated out of compensation, their lawyers say. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Tokyo hotel installs flight simulator in guest room

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In brief: The Superior Cockpit Room at the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu serves as a flight simulator for rent during the day and a standard hotel room at night. You can't use the flight simulator on overnight stays but you do get a cool view out the window. (www.techspot.com) More...

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Cool Your Jets! Science Might Explain Your Weird And Emotional Airplane Behavior

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Peoples' incapacity to regulate emotion might have a scientific explanation. (www.npr.org) 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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Bombardier wing makers win top engineering award - 'Cutting edge' - Made in Belfast

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A Belfast-based team of aerospace designers has won a top engineering award for its work on an eco-friendly jet wing. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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A new “euro-white” livery for Brussels Airlines

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Several months ago, the Lufthansa Group had decided to adopt a uniformly white livery for all the airlines of the group, with only the tail and the titles differing from airline to airline. This would make it easier to transfer an aircraft from one airline to the other if needed for operational reasons. The new Lufthansa livery (with the disappearance of the yellow colour) was developed in line with that decision. Austrian Airlines also has adopted a so-called “euro-white” livery. SWISS has it… (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX to remain off United Airlines' schedule until Nov. 3

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United Airlines Holdings said on Friday the Boeing 737 MAX would stay off its flight schedule until Nov. 3, a fresh extension leading to about 2,100 cancellations in September and 2,900 in October as the jets remain grounded worldwide. The decision had been expected after Boeing said on June 27 it would likely take until at least September to fix a fresh flaw in the grounded 737 MAX discovered by the Federal Aviation Administration last month. United had previously left its 14 737 MAX jets off… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing: Once an Admired Company, Now Just Poorly Led

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Leadership is always accountable for what happens or fails to happen on their watch. (www.industryweek.com) More...

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A321XLR A plane I would’t want to work on.

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With the lack of a dedicated crew rest, a single cabin configuration offering more seats than a 787-8 - the new vision of a 10 hour flight? An interesting article from the POV of flight crew about Airbus’s new sell on long haul travel. (www.google.ca) 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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Lufthansa expands Airbus A380 fleet in Munich

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Starting in Summer 2020, Lufthansa will be taking off from Munich with two additional Airbus A380 aircraft. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Atlantic Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A320neo

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Faroe Island flag carrier Atlantic Airways has received its first A320neo family aircraft. The plane comes in on a leasing agreement with ALC. The new plane will be initially deployed on the airline's European network. This delivery comes as part of an announcement that the carrier made back during the Paris Air Show where it struck a deal with Airbus for a purchase agreement of two A320neo aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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A Nightmare Summer for American Airlines

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A federal judge ordered lawyers for American Airlines and its mechanics union to meet in person over an alleged work slowdown, but American’s top two attorneys didn’t show. Their flights got canceled. It’s been that kind of summer for many American Airlines passengers. Cancellations have skyrocketed. In June, American canceled about 4% of its schedule, or more than 7,500 domestic and international flights. (www.wsj.com) More...

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Mechanics ask FAA to assign more inspectors to American

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American Airlines' mechanics unions have urged the Federal Aviation Administration to assign additional inspectors to the carrier, saying a recent court order potentially threatens the safety of American's operation (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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This May Be the Most Comfortable Domestic Flight in the World

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We may have found the best way to fly short-haul, without owning your own private jet. Just in time for the 2020 Olympics, Japan Airlines is introducing the roomy Airbus A350 long-haul experience on domestic routes, and bucking the trend of airlines pushing single-aisle planes on longer flights. The airline took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 during a special ceremony in Toulouse last week, and debuted the new cabins this week. The first commercial flight is scheduled for September 1,… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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A Delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing when one of the plane's engines failed

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CNN)Passengers were praying and even tried to text family members moments before a Delta Air Lines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. "After we heard the boom we just saw all this smoke come up into the cabin, and that's when we really started freaking out," passenger Avery Porch told CNN affiliate WMAR. "It started slowing down a little bit, it started getting hot (and) air cut off." Nearly 150 passengers on Delta Flight 1425 were headed… (www.cnn.com) More...

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With no 737 MAX exposure, Delta reports banner quarter

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Delta Air Lines rode strong consumer travel demand to banner earnings last quarter, benefiting from the company's lack of exposure to Boeing's grounded 737 MAX planes. In earnings posted Thursday, the US carrier pointed to a double-digit revenue boost in premium product tickets off of strong demand in leisure and corporate customers as it lifted its full-year profit forecast. "Fundamental demand for the product in this business is very strong and we're capitalizing on… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Dutch Airline KLM Calls for People to Fly Less

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Dutch airline KLM has launched a campaign asking people to fly less. The video and open letter from CEO Pieter Elbers asks: “Do you always have to meet face-to-face?” and “Could you take the train instead?” (www.theguardian.com) More...

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IAG boss is determined to finalize his order commitment for 200 737 MAX jets

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One of the biggest surprises of the Paris Air Show this year was the order commitment made by the International Airlines Group for 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Toronto man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash: Scrap the jet

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Paul Njoroge says he believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company's top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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At least 35 injured from turbulence on Air Canada flight

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An Air Canada flight travelling from Toronto to Sydney, Australia, with a scheduled stop in Vancouver, encountered sudden and severe turbulence Thursday, leaving at least 35 passengers with minor injuries, the airline said. Flight AC33 was diverted to Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport around 6:46 a.m. local time, where medical staff were on standby to examine the injured. Initially 25 people were reported hurt, but after medical staff examined those on board, Air Canada… (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Airline thanks fliers for patience in turtle delay: 'They aren't the fastest-moving creatures'

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A Jetstar Airways flight had the cutest reason for a four minute plane delay: a small turtle was crossing the tarmac. Suffice it to say, he took things slow and steady. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Boy slips through Heathrow Security to board British Airways flight to Los Angeles

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Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass. The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass in order to direct him to his seat. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Passenger airdrops image of suicide vest to passengers and crew at Newark

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JetBlue flight is evacuated at Newark Airport after prankster sends picture of a SUICIDE VEST to every iPhone on board - including the flight attendants Two flight attendants along with every passenger who had an iPhone received a photo of a suicide vest or of someone wearing a suicide vest It led to evacuation of JetBlue Flight 573 to Tampa just as it was about to take off Happened around 7:45am at Newark on Saturday when flight attendants saw pic Plane returned to gate and 150 passengers… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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These aircraft wrecks were rescued from the ice -- and flew again

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Elleston Trevor referenced this in his 1964 novel, which was later brought to the film, "The Flight of the Phoenix". It's the story of an air crew that, after crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, manages to repair their aircraft and fly to safety. The "Flight of the Phoenix" may have been fiction, but in the real world, aircraft have, on rare occasions, managed to make unlikely, almost miraculous, comebacks. The extreme climatic conditions of some of the world's most… (www.msn.com) More...

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American provides an update on the Boeing 737 MAX

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Question: My flight wasn’t scheduled to be on a MAX. Why has it been canceled? (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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WOW Air Could Have A Replacement By Fall

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Just when you thought you’d seen the last of WOW Air, Iceland is back. (simpleflying.com) More...

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