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Boeing Delivers a Single 787 Built Last Year — But Still Awaits FAA Approval to Resume Broader Deliveries

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Boeing delivered a 787 Dreamliner to Turkish Airlines on Friday, the first handover of that jet in more than five weeks. However, that plane was issued its airworthiness certificate and cleared for delivery last fall. That was before 787 deliveries were initially halted in October following the discovery of defects at the fuselage joins on some aircraft due to a manufacturing issue. (www.seattletimes.com) Mais...

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Aviation Stats Update: June 22, 2021

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"As many countries within Europe start to ease restrictions due to COVID-19, commercial airline traffic surges upwards, as Europe has seen a +78% increase in travel from May 1st to June 20th (from 6,826 to 12,119 flights)." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) Mais...

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American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights through mid-July in part due to labor shortages

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American Airlines is canceling hundreds of flights through at least mid-July as the company strives to maintain service in the midst of massively increasing travel demand while the coronavirus pandemic continues to recede in the United States, according to a spokesperson from the airline. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

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United CEO warns of possible pilot shortage

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said on Sunday that the U.S. could face a possible pilot shortage. During an interview with "Axios on HBO," Kirby said the United States could face the shortage because the military is not producing as many pilots as it did previously. (thehill.com) Mais...

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FAA Provides $8 Billion in Airport Rescue Grants

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The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $8 billion in grants to keep U.S. airport workers employed, construction projects going and help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding for the grants comes from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 President Biden signed into law on March 11, 2021. (www.einnews.com) Mais...

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Spirit Airlines coming to Manchester airport this fall, serving Florida cities

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After years of effort, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport has finally lured a new budget airline, Florida-based Spirit Airways, and officials hope it marks the start of the airport’s rebirth after a decade of decline. (www.concordmonitor.com) Mais...

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Delta to hire 1,000 pilots as pandemic recovery continues

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Delta Air Lines plans to hire 1,000 pilots by next summer as it continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Atlanta-based Delta cut more than 1,800 pilots from its payroll through early retirement packages and put about 1,700 junior pilots on inactive status. The cutbacks contributed to staffing issues that led Delta to cancel hundreds of flights around Thanksgiving and Christmas last year. The airline had more staffing challenges over Easter this year. (www.ajc.com) Mais...

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Pictures and Video: Southwest unveils a special livery for its 50th anniversary

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The American low-cost specialist unveiled the "Freedom One" livery on June 18, on one of its Boeing 737-800s at the Houston-William P. Hobby airport. The painting features 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes, a high-flying tribute to 50 years of Southwest Airlines. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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Airlines, Aviation Unions Call For Harsher Penalties For Unruly Passengers

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A coalition of airlines and major aviation unions have come together to ask U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to take a stand on harsher penalties for unruly passengers. Since Jan. 1 of this year, the Federal Aviation Administration has received approximately 3,000 reports of unruly behavior by passengers, including about 2,300 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal face covering mandate. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mais...

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