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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

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On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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How One Tweet Started Fake “Near Miss” Stories

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On February 24, a number of aviation social media accounts and news outlets broke a story about a supposedly serious runway incursion at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. They painted the 'incident' as having potentially serious consequences, labeling it as a 'near miss'. It turns out that was far from the truth. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight

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German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Korean Air Will Give Three Airbus A350 Planes to T'way Air

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The proposed merger between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines requires a solution to prevent the combined carrier from having a monopoly in South Korea's aviation market. One solution suggested was to supply T'way Air, a South Korean low-cost carrier (LCC), with five Airbus A330-200s from the Korean Air fleet. However, reports indicate that Korean Air is considering giving three Airbus A350-900s from the Asiana fleet once the merger is complete. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air Transat flight attendants are now the highest paid in the industry

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Air Transat’s 2,100 flight attendants have a new collective agreement that makes them the highest paid in the industry in Canada. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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