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So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

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Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) Mais...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) Mais...

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Boeing's MCAS on the 737 MAX may not have been needed at all

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This postscript to the most severe safety crisis in Boeing's history outlines the moments, milestones, and catastrophic missteps that lead to MCAS's fateful implementation. Yet the saga of MCAS lives on with one haunting realization: according to FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, in a sentiment shared by many European regulators, the system may not have been necessary at all. (theaircurrent.com) Mais...

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Atlas Air Orders Final 4 Boeing 747-8Fs

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Atlas Air has agreed to purchase the last Boeing 747-8Fs to be produced by Boeing, with deliveries expected for 2022... This will bring the total number of 747s flown by Atlas to 57 aircraft, keeping them as the largest operator of the type... (aeronewsglobal.com) Mais...

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United Airlines latest to end free travel for emotional-support animals

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United Airlines will stop offering free travel for emotional-support animals next week. The airline announced Friday that beginning Monday, passengers will no longer be able to book travel for their furry companions, The Associated Press reports. Free travel for emotional-support animals will end Feb. 28 for anyone booking ahead of next week’s deadline. (www.msn.com) Mais...

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All Travelers Headed To The U.S. Will Require Negative COVID-19 Test Result

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According to a new report, the CDC will sign off on an order stating that anyone entering the United States from January 26, 2021 and beyond will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding their flight. (www.gatechecked.com) Mais...

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FAA Finally Cracking Down On Unruly Passengers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had enough of airplane passenger temper tantrums, and has put in place a new order for a stricter legal enforcement policy. (www.gatechecked.com) Mais...

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Qantas to revisit "Project Sunrise" before year-end

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SYDNEY — Australian flag carrier Qantas is planning to revive Project Sunrise flights at the end of 2021. CEO Alan Joyce expects that non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London, New York, and Paris will be even more appealing in the post-pandemic era. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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American Airlines becomes first US airline to introduce "Health Passport" for all international flights to US

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FORT WORTH — American Airlines becomes the first U.S. airline to introduce an easy way to provide results from a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test and other completed documents required for international travel into the United States. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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Flight Attendant Union Calls On Airlines To Combine No-Fly Lists

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The AFA-CWA is asking airlines to share their no-fly lists with each other, as a matter of security (yourmileagemayvary.net) Mais...

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British Woman, WW2 Pilot, Dies at 103

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A trailblazing pilot who was one of the last surviving women to have taken on the task of transporting aircraft to the frontlines of the second world war has died at the age of 103. (www.theguardian.com) Mais...

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US DOT approves planned American-JetBlue partnership

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WASHINGTON D.C — JetBlue Airways and American Airlines have announced that their strategic alliance is moving ahead following review by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Both carriers will begin implementing key aspects of this innovative and customer-focused alliance in phases, offering more seamless connectivity and better travel choices on routes to and from New York (JFK, LGA, and EWR) and Boston (BOS). The carriers also expect this alliance will accelerate each airline’s recovery from… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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FAA toughens unruly passenger policy after flight disruptions in wake of Capitol riot

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin handing down stricter punishments to unruly airline passengers without a warning, including "fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment." (abcnews.go.com) Mais...

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Aviation Stats Update: January 12, 2021

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"With parts of China experiencing new restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, we are seeing a decrease in commercial air traffic. Previously, China was making a strong recovery, coming within -10% of parity to 2019 this past October. This week commercial airline traffic in China hit -26%, which is the largest gap we have seen since July of 2020." (blog.flightaware.com) Mais...

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American Airlines Send Man $1000 Bill For Skipping Flights

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“Hidden City” or “Throw-Away” ticketing is not illegal, but it is against an airline’s contract of carriage that you pledge to abide by when you book a ticket. The concept is simple. Airlines often charge more for direct flights so when booking, say, Los Angeles to New York, it may end up costing more for that flight alone than booking Los Angeles to New York to Orlando, even though the LA to NY flight is the same. (liveandletsfly.com) Mais...

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Alain Bellemare Joins Delta Airlines

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On Wednesday, Delta announced Bellemare had been named president-international of the American airline. (montrealgazette.com) Mais...

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Indonesia: Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact shortly after takeoff

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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SJY182/history/20210109/0640Z/WIII/WIOO https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sj182#26860e0e Flight SJ182 disappeared from radars shortly after takeoff. The plane lost more than 10,000 feet of altitude in less than a minute, reported flight tracker website FlightRadar24. A Sriwijaya Air plane lost contact shortly after takeoff from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Saturday, local media reported. Flight tracking showed the flight path ending off the… (www.msn.com) Mais...

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Avianca Airbus A319 Flight In Close Call Following Balloon Strike

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On December 31, 2020, Avianca’s flight AV29 was descending into Bogota’s International Airport when it hit a balloon full of New Year’s Eve streamers. The streamers and the balloon got tangled on the airplane, which was able to land safely. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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FAA clears path for Supersonic Flight testing over US Soil

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Never flew past Mach one, at my age I may not, but still think SS Aircraft are cool. The picture in the article looks like the F-105 has been blown out to Business Jet size :). (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary shares glimmer of hope that sun holidays in 2021 are back on

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary says summer holidays in Europe are likely to go ahead later this year thanks to COVID-19 vaccines. O'Leary said that a smooth roll-out of the three vaccines would allow trips abroad with ‘few restrictions’. (www.irishmirror.ie) Mais...

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PHOTO TOUR: Inside JetBlue's Brand New Airbus A220-300

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On January 12, Airways was given an exclusive tour of the brand new JetBlue (B6) Airbus A220-300 (N3008J) at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The aircraft, named ‘Hops’, took off on its maiden flight in early December of 2020, flying around the Airbus factory in Mobile, Alabama before being delivered to B6. Check out the first interior shots of JetBlue's newest plane! (www.airwaysmag.com) Mais...

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Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

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Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. (airlinegeeks.com) Mais...

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The Day 1122 Passengers Flew On A Single 747

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How many passengers can you fit on a Boeing 747? Anywhere between 400 and 500 is normal, but there is one historical case where it was as high as 1,122. (YouTube Video) (www.youtube.com) Mais...

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Southwest Airlines flight evacuated due to written threat made at Maryland’s biggest airport

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Nearly 100 passengers were evacuated from a Southwest Airlines plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after receiving a written threat. Spokespeople from Southwest and the FBI's Baltimore office confirmed to FOX Business that the threat occurred Monday night. (www.foxbusiness.com) Mais...

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Titan Airways to operate world's second A321 converted freighter

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The A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion program looks like it will be heavily subscribed, based on early indications. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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Qatar Airways Resumes Operations through Saudi Airspace

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Qatar Airways on Thursday began to re-route flights through Saudi airspace as authorized under the terms of an agreement reached among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt that eased the airspace restrictions they imposed on Qatar in 2017. The first flight left Doha for Johannesburg at 8:45 pm local time, the airline said in a tweet issued just ahead of a statement from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) welcoming the deal reached Tuesday. The agreement, brokered… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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Delta just made an announcement passengers may love (unless they're flying American)

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You may not have flown for the last year. You may be dreaming about it more than is reasonable, even if the experience might not be as enjoyable for a while yet. But whether you're flying for business or something pleasant, you want your technology to function freely and smoothly inside the plane. (www.zdnet.com) Mais...

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Emirates boss says Boeing must recognize top-down role in MAX flaws

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DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of one of Boeing Co’s biggest customers, Dubai’s Emirates, wants the planemaker to demonstrate fundamental changes after producing a flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognize “culpability and accountability” from the very top. (www.reuters.com) Mais...

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Delta’s CEO Believes Vaccines Are The Key To Restoring Travel

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian doesn’t think his airline or the airline industry will begin to turn around until a COVID-19 vaccine is widely distributed (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Air India Flies Inaugural Bangalore – San Francisco Flight Over North Pole

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Air India’s longest-ever route has officially been inaugurated from San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft touched down at Bangalore Airport at 03:07 AM local time after a flight time of 16 hours and 40 minutes. The flight featured an all-female pilot crew, flew over the North Pole, and is Bangalore’s first direct connection to the US. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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US sets new tariffs on plane parts from France & Germany

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The United States (US) is set to kick in new tariffs on aircraft parts from France and Germany. The move comes after the US and the European Union (EU) failed to reach an agreement on a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies. The US Trade Representative (USTR) office is set to impose an additional tariff on aircraft parts, including wing assemblies and fuselage, reaching 15%, coming into effect from January 12, 2021. In addition, the American authority will add a 25% tariff duty on certain… (www.aerotime.aero) Mais...

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Video: Rioter Sobs As He Finds Out He's On No-Fly List

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He just learned he's on the no-fly list after his group stormed the U.S. Capitol. He's not happy. (yourmileagemayvary.net) Mais...

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Use of tracking device overseas among precautions to protect crew: Singapore Airlines

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SINGAPORE - Flight crew who need to stay overseas during layover flights will have to wear devices that track their location in order to ensure they comply with a rule requiring them to stay in their hotel rooms. They are not allowed to physically interact with one another during the layover period. (www.straitstimes.com) Mais...

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Unresponsive Private Jet Prompted Sonic Boom Over England

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A Bombardier private jet lost contact with air traffic control over UK airspace yesterday, forcing the Royal Air Force (RAF) to scramble two military jets in response. While intercepting the plane, the two RAF Typhoon jets broke the sound barrier, emanating a sonic boom that was heard across the East of England. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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How American Airlines Is Keeping Government Payroll Support For Itself, Not Giving It To Employees

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The government’s $900 billion Covid relief bill passed at the end of December included $15 billion to airlines, on top of the $50 billion provisioned to U.S. airlines as part of the original CARES Act. This was pitched as payroll support, meant to cover the cost of the less than 40,000 people who were furloughed or laid off from U.S. carriers. In exchange for the money airlines have to bring these people back onto payroll through March 31, and pay them retroactively to December 1, 2020. At an… (viewfromthewing.com) Mais...

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Delta Air Lines adds to C-suite, cargo teams

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New hires, promotions for the executive chiefs and the cargo division. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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Emirates has been ordered by a judge to pay a passenger $1.63m (£1.2m) after losing his bags 12 years ago.

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Orji Prince Ikem, a Nigerian businessman, was travelling to China for business in 2007 when the loss occurred. Ikem was carrying $1.63m cash in his hand luggage in order to purchase goods in China. He claims he was approached by airline staff who insisted he hand over his luggage. Although he was given two luggage tags with reference numbers, the bags were never located. (www.independent.co.uk) Mais...

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Alaska Airlines puts 14 people on no-fly list after disruption out of D.C

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Alaska Airlines said on Friday it has banned 14 passengers from future travel with the carrier after what it called "unacceptable" behavior on a flight from Washington Dulles to Seattle. U.S airlines and law enforcement agencies bolstered security at Washington-area airports after reports of "mob behavior" by supporters of President Donald Trump on flights into the region before Wednesday's siege on the U.S. Capitol," raising concern about their departure. (www.msn.com) Mais...

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Boeing Announces Production of Final 747

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On Tuesday, Boeing announced that the cargo giant Atlas Air had ordered 4 747-8 aircraft, but added the sad news that these would be the last ever 747s to ever be produced. (theexplorerblog.com) Mais...

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Breaking: Contact Lost With Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 After Take Off

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Breaking – It has emerged that, earlier today, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost radar contact shortly after departing the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was a domestic flight from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) to Pontianak Supadio International Airport (PNK). It was operated by a 26-year old Boeing 737-500 registered PK-CLC. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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The Boeing 737: The Original, Classic, NG And MAX – What’s The Difference?

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The 737 has been a great success story for Boeing. In fact, it has been the best selling commercial jet to date. In production for over 50 years, it has been continuously modified and updated through many variants – part of its success story. This article takes a look at the main differences through each 737 family – the Original, Classic, Next Generation, and MAX. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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United Airlines is first major carrier to earn 'hospital-grade' cleanliness certification from industry group

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There’s no such thing as "too clean" nowadays during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and United Airlines is leading the way by providing a hospital-grade standard of cleanliness and safety. The recognition, from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying, was announced Tuesday, with United receiving the highest certification of "Diamond" from the APEX Health Safety audit. (www.foxnews.com) Mais...

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ne of Boeing's Most Important Customers Says 777X Debut Could Slip Beyond 2022

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777X, already delayed until 2022, might not arrive until 2023 or even later, according to the plane's most important customer. (www.fool.com) Mais...

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Delta grows cargo revenue, narrows loss to $2.1b in Q4

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Delta Air Lines severely cut expenses and raised lots of money last year, but its still losing billions of dollars. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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TSA to reveal security plan for air cargo industry

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The Transportation Security Administration is exploring ways to achieve 100% inspection of outbound air cargo that ease the burden on industry. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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Air New Zealand Re-Routes North American Flights So Crews Won’t Have To Overnight In LA Or San Francisco

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — California’s COVID-19 situation is so bad, Air New Zealand will re-route its North American flights so their crews can overnight in Honolulu, rather than Los Angeles or San Francisco. Starting Monday, all of Air New Zealand’s cargo flight crews traveling to the United States will overnight in Honolulu. Flight crews on the airline’s passenger flights will be routed via Honolulu starting on Feb. 2. The airline says one set of crews will fly between Hawaii and California,… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mais...

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American Airlines To Crack Down On Emotional Support Animals

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Shortly after Alaska’s announcement to ban emotional support animals, American Airlines is joining in to do the same starting January 11, when the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rule goes into effect. (www.gatechecked.com) Mais...

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FlightXML is now AeroAPI™️

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FlightAware's Query-Based API FlightXML will now be called AeroAPI. All the same functionality you are accustomed to will be available under the new product name. (blog.flightaware.com) Mais...

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'Still work to do': Emirates boss slams Boeing over handling of MAX crisis

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Last week Boeing agreed to pay $US2.5 billion in a deal with federal prosecutors over a fraud conspiracy charge over the MAX's flawed development. (www.watoday.com.au) Mais...

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Boeing to Close Its Storied Seattle Manufacturing R&D Center

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From outside the Boeing security fence, the giant windowless, box-like building across the road from the Museum of Flight looks unremarkable, if mysterious. For decades, drivers passing by on East Marginal Way have wondered what exactly goes on inside such a large structure. Soon, the answer will be: nothing at all. (www.seattletimes.com) Mais...

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