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    US DOT EXTENDS FINANCIAL AID FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE CARRIERS

    Jun 09, 2020

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) will extend its financial support to airlines that cancel “Essential Air Service” (EAS) flights due to lack of demand stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.The agency had already authorised paying 50% of subsidies for flights cancelled due to la...

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    U.S. AIR FORCE INVESTIGATES HYPERSONIC TEST MISHAP

    Jun 09, 2020

    A scramjet-powered missile developed under the joint DARPA/U.S. Air Force Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC) program was destroyed in a recent test accident, Aerospace DAILY has learned.The missile is believed to have inadvertently separated from a B-52 carrier aircraft during a captive-...

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    AIR NEW ZEALAND DUBIOUS ABOUT LONG-HAUL FLIGHTS BEFORE 2021

    Jun 08, 2020

    Air New Zealand (ANZ) has painted a stark picture of the next two years, expecting to be just 70% of its former size in 2022, with long-haul travel a distant prospect for 2021. In a letter to company employees, ANZ chief executive Greg Foran expects that the carrier will fly just 13 million passenge...

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    EASYJET AND WIZZ AMONG FIRST TO ADOPT NEW EASA PROTOCOL

    Jun 04, 2020

    Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services. The three airlines have pledged to work with their national authorities to put the recomme...

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    CHINA STEPS BACK IN AIRLINE DISPUTE WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

    Jun 03, 2020

    Beijing will allow limited flights by international carriers to resume after the White House threatened to block Chinese passenger jets from flying to the U.S. The Chinese authorities on Thursday appeared to retreat partially from an escalating dispute with the United States over air travel between ...

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    AMAZON’S AVIATION PLANS WILL BENEFIT FROM CARGO’S RALLY

    Jun 02, 2020

    Amazon Air is one of the few airlines that has seen an uptick in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic as home orders for goods has increased from its namesake e-commerce website, leading analysts to debate how fast its fleet could grow through 2028. Amazon Air tells Cirium that by 2021 it “wil...

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    MITSUBISHI HALTS ALL SPACEJET FLYING, PRODUCTION WINDING DOWN TO ZERO

    Jun 02, 2020

    The Mitsubishi Aircraft SpaceJet program has halted all flight testing worldwide and is winding down production to zero. The company said it must first meet cost targets and then work out a plan to get a type certificate (TC). Only after the regional jet is declared airworthy will the resumption of ...

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    UNITED AIRLINES BEEFS UP JULY INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE

    May 31, 2020

    In a burst of optimism, United Airlines has announced it will beef up its international schedule in July by returning to 11 overseas cities. “United’s always going to be larger internationally than our peers,” United CEO Scott Kirby said during an investor conference this week when...

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    AMERICAN AND UNITED SUSPENDS HONG KONG FLIGHTS AFTER CREW COVID-19 TESTING RULES

    Jul 09, 2020

    United Airlines and American Airlines have canceled service to Hong Kong after crews were told they would have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing. The deep throat saliva samples would be collected when crews arrive in Hong Kong, the city’s health officials said Tuesday. If crew members test...

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    JET LINX ACQUIRES MERIDIAN MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO UPLIFT ITS FLEET

    Jul 08, 2020

    Private aircraft management and jet card membership operator Jet Linx has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of Teterboro Airport-based Meridian’s aircraft charter/management division. In the transaction, Jet Linx will add 23 aircraft ranging from a Hawker 900XP to a Global 6000, with a c...

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    GLOBAL AIRLINE ALLIANCES INITIATES PANDEMIC RESPONSES FOR CUSTOMER SAFETY

    Jul 07, 2020

    In response to the coronavirus pandemic that has decimated aviation demand, the three global airline alliances have each launched initiatives to assure safety and health, and to rebuild confidence in air travel. The programs include providing passengers with information about the measures individual...

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    VIETNAM AIRLINES LAUNCHES THREE NONSTOP DOMESTIC ROUTES FOR BETTER CONNECTIVITY AND TRADING BUSINESS

    Jul 06, 2020

    Vietnam Airlines is stepping up its flying out of Da Lat in southern Vietnam. From July 2, the airline will begin flying to Can Tho from Da Lat. Shortly after, new routes between Da Lat and Hue and Da Lat and Thanh Hoa will begin. The new flights are aimed at improving connectivity and trade between...

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    ALASKA AIRLINES RAISES OVER $1 BILLION OF FINANCIAL HELP IN CRISIS

    Jul 06, 2020

    Alaska Airlines has raised over $1.1 billion through the issuance of Equipment Notes secured by 61 aircraft. The airline will use the money for general corporate purposes to help it weather the current crisis. This comes as the airline charts a path forward to remain competitive and preserve liquidi...

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES OBSERVES DECREASED DEMAND, FORECASTS INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY DROP FOR 2021

    Jul 02, 2020

    American Airlines on Thursday forecast a 25 percent drop in its long-haul international summer capacity in 2021 over 2019, as the carrier curtails operations to cope with a slump in travel demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company will also discontinue several international routes that we...

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    AIRPORTS COUNCIL NORTH AMERICA LAUNCHES READY FOR EVERY JOURNEY CAMPAIGN FOR PASSENGER AWARENESS

    Jun 30, 2020

    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on June 30, launched its “Ready for Every Journey” campaign to help educate passengers and local communities about the steps airports are taking to protect health and safety as travel resumes following the coronavirus (COVID-1...

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    UNITED EXPRESS CRJ200 SUFFERS LOSS OF CABIN PRESSURE

    Jun 29, 2020

    On June 26, a Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 operating as United Airlines flight number UA-5071 lost cabin pressure on route to Prescott, Arizona. The 50-seat regional jet, registration number N431SW, was flying from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Prescott Regional Airport (PRC) when the incident o...

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    FAA STARTS BOEING 737 MAX TEST FLIGHTS, A MILESTONE IN GETTING THE PLANES BACK IN SERVICE AFTER CRASHES

    Jun 29, 2020

    The Federal Aviation Administration began recertification flights of the Boeing 737 Max on Monday, a key step toward permitting the planes to return to service after two fatal crashes more than a year ago.The 737 Max, Boeing’s bestseller, has been grounded worldwide since March 2019 after the ...

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    DELTA MAY CUT SOME AUGUST FLIGHTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID CASES

    Jun 26, 2020

    Delta’s CEO has joined other airline bosses in tempering expectations of a fast rebound in flights. Delta has added flights over the summer after hitting record capacity lows earlier this year. But the airline thinks the recent additions are about as much as the market can absorb.

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    FAA FINALIZES 737 MAX ENGINE COVERINGS AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE

    Jun 24, 2020

    The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized an Airworthiness Directive (AD) on the Boeing 737 MAX. Initially proposed in February, the regulatory agency responded to a Boeing service bulletin relating to inadequate shielding of underlying wiring in the exterior engine panel...

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    BOEING PRODUCTION CUTS COULD CAUSE FINANCIAL WOES FOR SUPPLIERS

    Jun 23, 2020

    News surfaced today which indicates that Boeing has requested that supplier Spirit AeroSystems reduce 2020’s 737 production to just 72 shipsets, from 125 planned earlier. The news came via Reuters. The Kansas-based manufacturer issued a public statement earlier this month warning of an impendi...

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SPOTLIGHT

United Airlines has today announced an order for the A321XLR. In this video, I take a look at what aircraft it'll be replacing, Boeing's NMA and of course where United will look at deploying their XLR once delivered!

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