JetBlue defends Open Skies; calls for regular reviews of joint ventures

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Published: June 3, 2015

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ATR eyes market for 30-seater replacements

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Published: June 3, 2015

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Austrian Airlines approves purchase of 17 Embraer E-195s

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Published: June 3, 2015

Austrian Airlines ’ supervisory board has approved the purchase of 17 Embraer E-195s with a list price of close to $ 900 million. The first 120-seat jet will be delivered in August 2015, modified to Austrian Airlines standards and used for training purposes. Nearly 200 Austrian Airlines pilots will be retrained to operate the Embraer […]

Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737 overshoots runway on landing; no injuries

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Published: June 3, 2015

A Garuda Indonesia Boeing 737-800 overshot the runway at Makassar Airport after landing in a severe thunderstorm early Tuesday afternoon. The flight, flight GA618 from Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta to Makassar’s Sultan Hasanuddin Airport, South Sulawesi,was carrying 144 passengers and eight crew when it skidded off the end of the apron and ended with its nosewheel in […]

Qatar Airways announces first A350 XWB routes to US

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Published: June 3, 2015

Qatar Airways plans to launch its first three US Airbus A350 XWB services from Doha Hamad International Airport to Philadelphia on Jan. 1, 2016, followed by daily flights to New York JFK and Boston on March 1 and March 16, 2016, respectively. Qatar, the global launch customer for the A350 XWB, said the daily flights […]

Boeing begins assembling first 737 MAX

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Published: June 3, 2015

Boeing has started building the first 737 MAX aircraft on schedule in its Renton, Washington, facility.   Last week, employees started to assemble the wings for the first 737 MAX flight test aircraft. Wings are the first 737 components to be assembled in the Renton production process. Boeing 737 MAX VP and GM Keith Leverkuhn […]

Garuda Indonesia may be forced to change Amsterdam service

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Published: June 3, 2015

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia may be forced to add a stopover to its recently introduced Jakarta-Amsterdam nonstop service as a result of runway certification problems at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. The airline’s 5X-weekly Boeing 777-300ER flight schedule was premiered in May last year, as part of Garuda’s move to make Amsterdam its European […]

Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB takes flight as production ramps up

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Published: June 3, 2015

The first Airbus A350 XWB destined for Vietnam Airlines flew June 1, beginning a rapid ramp-up of A350 production that will see three new operators take delivery of the aircraft this year. The Vietnam Airlines A350 flew from Airbus’ Toulouse facility before entering the final phase of production, including cabin completion, as well as further […]

CAAC awards operating license for YTO Cargo Airlines

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Published: June 3, 2015

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FAA proposes $266,375 civil penalty against Allegiant Air

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Published: June 3, 2015

FAA has proposed a $ 266,375 civil penalty against Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges Allegiant “failed to include in its random drug and alcohol testing pools 25 employees that it hired or transferred into safety sensitive positions. Eleven of these employees performed safety-sensitive duties on multiple […]

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