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Flight problems, not turbulence, found in death of former White House official

The flight that left a former White House official dead earlier this month was marked by a series of missteps, alerts and system issues before the plane lurched violently in the sky, according to a preliminary report Friday from the National Transportation Safety Board. (link to NTSB report in story) (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Outpaces Airbus A350 in Sales

WASHINGTON — The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has surpassed the Airbus A350 in terms of sales, according to recent data. Despite the A350's high performance and reduced maintenance costs, airlines are more inclined to choose the 787 due to its better overall performance and lower price. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Pilot Unions Form Coalition to Oppose Single-Pilot Operations, Citing Safety Concerns and Profit-Driven Motives

MONTREAL, CANADA — Pilot unions are strongly opposing single-pilot operations for commercial aircraft, labeling these automation-dependent concepts as profit-driven and posing significant safety risks. The Air Line Pilots Association International, European Cockpit Association, and International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have formed a coalition to counter such initiatives and are committed to protecting the safety of passengers. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Taiwan's EVA Air Finalizes an Order for Five Additional Dreamliners

ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON — Boeing today confirmed the completion of an order for five additional 787-9 Dreamliners from Taipei-based EVA Air, reflecting the airline's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and sustainably expanding its fleet. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Emirates Launches A380 Service to Bali

Two of the world's most popular tourist destinations will now be connected through an Airbus A380 service. The direct flight between Dubai and Bali with Emirates will start on June 1 and replace a Boeing 777 service. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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JetBlue Joins United, Delta To Pare Flights To Ease Congestion And Delays

JetBlue Airways Corp (NASDAQ: JBLU) is preparing to prune New York flights during the impending summer travel season. The federal regulators urged carriers to reduce schedules by up to 10% at some of the nation’s busiest airports due to a crisis in air-traffic controllers, Bloomberg reports. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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The most Chicago thing ever happened 20 years ago — an airport was bulldozed overnight

When the sun came up over Chicago on March 31, 2003, it shone down on six large Xs that were bulldozed overnight into the runway of a small downtown airport. (www.wbez.org) More...

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Red Way: America's Newest Airline is a Little Different

Red Way is a charter airline based out of Lincoln, Nebraska planning to launch operations in June. With aircraft being operated for them by Global X, this new company is taking a unique approach to low-cost air travel. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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MCAS, The Aircraft Certification Act and the unintended consequences of Congressional Intervention

Boeing is suffering delays getting the 737-7, 737-10, and 777X certifications completed. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Boeing probed for employees working on Air Force One jets without credentials

The Pentagon is looking into the case of some Boeing employees working on the current and upcoming Air Force One aircraft without updated security credentials. (www.aerotime.aero) More...


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