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Delta will add flights to keep planes no more than 60% full as demand rises - sources

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Delta Air Lines Inc <DAL.N> will keep planes no more than 60% full through at least July, adding more flights to its schedule than demand would usually justify, people familiar with the matter said. The move is part of a longer-term bet that CEO Ed Bastian highlighted to investors last month: that consumers' perceptions of safety will be instrumental in reviving more routine travel, and that they will be willing to pay a premium for comfort. Specific details could still change, the… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Cessna SkyCourier Completes First Flight

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The Cessna SkyCourier twin-turboprop prototype lifted off on its first flight Sunday morning from Beech Field at Textron Aviation’s east campus in Wichita. Piloted by senior test pilot Corey Eckhart and chief test pilot Aaron Tobias, the utility twin flew for two hours and 15 minutes. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

  • 42

Southwest says new bookings now outpacing cancellations, a pandemic turning point

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Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that new bookings are outpacing cancellations, a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated air travel demand. (www.cnbc.com) Plus d'info...

  • 42

Airlines Return To Europe Skies For Summer, 400% More Flights: What To Expect

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As travel bans unwind worldwide, airlines will return to the skies in time for Europe’s summer with up to 400% more international flights in June compared to May. European airlines in particular are gearing up for a full return to travel freedom on the continent, and rise in demand, as Europe’s borders come back down. Germany’s Lufthansa is the first major European carrier to announce a feisty debut of post-Corona flight plans in June with 3,600 flights (1,800 roundtrips) weekly. That compares… (www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org) Plus d'info...

  • 41

Thunderbird emergency breakaway caught on video

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The Thunderbirds had a bit of a scare over LA County, causing the #6 to perform an emergency breakaway maneuver. A news helicopter caught the event on camera while broadcasting the flyover. The excitement happens at the 0:26 mark. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 36

EasyJet to start restoring flights in mid-June

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UK budget carrier EasyJet is to restore flights from 15 June, on a limited number of routes on which the airline believes it can maintain profitable operations. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 31

Airbus officially opens its A220 production facility in the U.S.

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Anew chapter in the development of Airbus’ U.S. production capabilities has begun with inauguration of the completed A220 commercial aircraft final assembly line (FAL) in Mobile, Alabama. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

  • 29

Airbus And The Government Of Quebec Opens A220 Assembly Line In Mobile, Alabama May 19

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Airbus and the Quebec government announced today the long awaited opening of the A220 assembly line in Mobile, Alabama. (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

  • 25

Swift Air Boeing 737 Lands In San Diego With Tail Parts Missing

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Landing at San Diego International Airport, a Swift Air Boeing 737-800 was spotted landing with part of its vertical stabilizer missing. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 24

PIA aircraft crashes in residential area near Karachi airport

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft A320 Airbus on Friday crashed in Model Colony near Jinnah international airport Karachi. (www.dawn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 23

Garmin’s Autoland system secures FAA certification

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The system is designed to control and land the aircraft without human intervention and can activate automatically or by the pilot or passengers to land the aircraft during an emergency. (www.aerospace-technology.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

New Airline Launches During Aviation’s Worst Downturn – Zip Air Starts Flights From Japan

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It is aviation’s worst downturn with a global recovery not expected until at least 2023, yet a new airline with widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners will make its first flight in less than two weeks. (www.forbes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

Man arrested after crash landing stolen airplane at Fullerton Municipal Airport: Police

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An unlicensed pilot managed to walk without injuries, but in handcuffs, after crash landing an allegedly stolen small airplane at the Fullerton Municipal Airport on Wednesday, authorities said. (ktla.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

Airlines Try to Keep Loyalty Programs Relevant During Extraordinary Times

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When airlines created loyalty programs almost 40 years ago, they had a simple goal — to keep customers from defecting to the competition. But during the past two decades, frequent flyer schemes have morphed into stand-alone businesses that generate big profits. Airlines have juiced revenue by turning miles into currencies customers can use for free hotel rooms and flights, consumer electronics, or even wine club memberships. Banks buy most of the points, paying as much as two cents for each one,… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

Air Canada Schedules Airbus A220 Flights Between Vancouver And Toronto

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In June, Air Canada will add a fifth service on its Toronto to Vancouver operation as it tries to recover from the effects of coronavirus. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

FAA seeks $5.9 million penalty over 270 cargo flights

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Federal regulators are seeking a $5.9 million penalty against an Atlanta aviation company that they say operated illegal cargo flights that were “careless or reckless” and posed a safety risk. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that Humes McCoy Aviation lacked a commercial operating certificate and used pilots who had not passed required tests. The FAA said the company also didn't have approved programs for pilot training and handling hazardous materials. David M. McDonald,… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs

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The Airbus A321LR may have an opening to replace Air Canada’s cancelled Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. Air Canada cancelled 11 737 MAXs in March so it could have flexibility to order other aircraft, according to CFO Michael Rousseau. The change reduced Air Canada’s firm MAX order from 61 to 50. “It gave us some optionality on potentially some other planes we might want to look at in the middle of the decade,” Rousseau told the Wolfe Global Transportation Conference. “Those 11 were basically being… (www.forbes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

9 Million Customer Records Accessed In easyJet Hack

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easyJet has announced that about 9 million customer travel records were breached in a “highly sophisticated” hack. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

KLM Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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On May 17th a Boeing-Stearman landed at Amsterdam Schipol airport to celebrate KLM’s 100th anniversary to the day and hour of the original flight. (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

  • 16

Body of Capt. Jennifer Casey, fallen member of Snowbirds, returns to Halifax on Sunday

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The body of Capt. Jennifer Casey is set to return home to Halifax on Sunday. The 35-year-old former journalist and public affairs officer for the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds — the official aerobatic team of the Royal Canadian Air Force — died last week as the jet she was flying in crashed in Kamloops, B.C. She is being remembered as a storyteller who made an impact on everyone she crossed paths with. (globalnews.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 16

Malaysia Airlines Is Finding Success With Its Airbus A380: For Cargo

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Malaysia Airlines is thinking outside the box to keep some of its planes in the air and workers working. Malaysia is one of the world’s biggest producers of personal protective equipment (PPE), and Malaysia Airlines is starting to carve out a niche for itself, operating flights to deliver the highly sought after products. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up

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The summer travel season is kicking off this year with more uncertainty than any time in recent memory. The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to cancel vacation and travel plans. Airlines have lost billions of dollars in revenue, flying nearly empty planes and canceling tens of thousands of flights. (www.npr.org) Plus d'info...

  • 15

COVID accelerates Singapore Airlines plan to retire its remaining 777-200ERs

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Singapore Airlines has confirmed that it will accelerate the retirement of its remaining Boeing 777-200ERs owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier’s last three 777-200ERs bear the registrations 9V-SVB (MSN 28525), 9V-SVC (MSN 28526), and 9V-SVE (MSN 30870). (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Denver International Airport Accelerates Concourse Project by Up to $560 Million

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Denver International Airport says the dramatic air-travel slowdown during the coronavirus pandemic provides the perfect opportunity to accelerate long-planned refurbishment work on all three of its concourses. The Denver City Council signed off Monday on airport officials’ proposal to spend up to $560 million more on DIA’s existing concourse expansion projects. The $1.5 billion program, underway since 2018, is adding 39 gates. (www.denverpost.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

FEMA lines up COVID-19 air ambulance service to support Alaska fishing season

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In support of the State of Alaska, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the planning stages to support contingency medical evacuation requirements during the coming fishing season. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Delta Air Lines Planning To Add Cape Town To Its Route Map

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Delta Air Lines will be adding Cape Town to its route network. Airline executives reaffirmed confidence that the A350 could continue to fly where the 777s used to. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

United CEO and President Take Pay Cut May 24

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This week United's new CEO Scott Kirby and new president Brett J. Hart announced that they had decided to waive their pay for the year. (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

  • 12

JetBlue Is Blocking All Middle Seats Through Early July

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Just before Memorial Day Weekend—traditionally one of the busiest weekends for airlines—JetBlue is launching new health and safety measures in the hopes of making would-be travelers feel more comfortable on its planes during the coronavirus outbreak. "Our hope is as shelter-in-place orders are lifted and states start opening up, that we do believe there’s going to be some pent up demand for some travel and JetBlue wants to be in a position to reassure customers when they are ready to travel… (www.cntraveler.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Some News About Mobile, Alabama - Airbus A220 - MSN etc...

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Details, activities with the current A220 production at Airbus Mobile Alabama plant... (www.fliegerfaust.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Is Lufthansa Preparing for Bankruptcy?

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Frankfurt, Germany - Lufthansa is one of the biggest brands created by Germany, and one of the biggest and most successful airlines in the world. Like all other airlines in the industry, Lufthansa is struggling to survive amidst the global health crisis that caused the demand for air travel to plunge drastically. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Alaska Airlines Helps Transport Fish For Healthcare Workers

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Alaska Airlines has teamed up with partners to deliver the first catch of salmon to healthcare workers on May 15th. (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

  • 21

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport 'first' in the US to add PPE vending machines

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Travelers flying into and out of Las Vegas who are in need of hand sanitiser or a face mask are in luck; the McCarran International Airport now has three personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines. Located near the Terminal 1 ticket counters and the Terminal 3 TSA checkpoint, the new PPE vending machines sell masks, gloves, wipes and hand sanitiser for travellers in need. McCarran International Airport claims it was the first airport to have such machines. Speaking to USA Today, an… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Merkel: Lufthansa rescue decision 'soon'

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The carrier is seeking to tap Germany's economic stabilization fund to help it through the coronavirus pandemic, with a protracted travel slump expected even as lockdowns are relaxed across Europe. However, the decision was reportedly held up because of reported disagreements within government about what any package would look like. (www.dw.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Urgent need for aircraft at US Marshals Service

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The United States Marshals Service, Investigative Operations Division, is seeking information from responsible sources and commercial agencies concerning the purchase of a used King Air 350i or Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to fulfill its unique mission objectives. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Delta Air Lines Planning To Add Cape Town To Its Route Map

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In a bid to save its South Africa service, Delta Air Lines will be adding Cape Town to its route network. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Munich Airport Announces Health Measures When Demand Increases

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While the industry awaits air passenger demand to rebound, Munich International Airport (MUC) announces protective measures against COVID-19 to guarantee the safety and health of workers and passengers in its terminals. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Trudeau Remains Mum On Airline Bailouts After Air Canada Announces Layoffs

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Last Friday, Air Canada revealed plans to cut roughly 20,000 jobs from its workforce within the next three weeks. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

United Airlines’ new CEO Kirby takes the reins, aiming to ‘get through hell as quickly as possible’

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United Airlines’ incoming CEO Scott Kirby doesn’t mince words. “It’s far better to be too aggressive than not aggressive enough,” then-United’s president told a J.P. Morgan industry conference in early March, laying out a bleak picture of potentially sharp revenue declines, as the coronavirus was starting to disrupt everyday life in the U.S. (www.cnbc.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

American Airlines Could Follow Delta’s Lead With 777 Retirements

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American Airlines, like so many others, is eyeing a ‘right-sizing’ of its future fleet. With the 767s and A330s already being phased out, the airline could now be mulling a retirement of the Boeing 777-200ERs too. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Development and early history of A300-a European view (Video)

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Returning to the realm of aviation, this week we cast our gaze over a true pioneer, the Airbus A300. The A300, aside from being the world's first wide-body twinjet airliner, as well as the first product of the Airbus company, saved the European aviation industry during a period of severe decline. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Lufthansa Adds Cargo Flights to Shenzhen

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German carrier Lufthansa (LH) has announced it will be adding 14 weekly cargo flights to the Chinese destination of Shenzhen. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

300 Jobs Cut As Ryanair Scraps Vienna Lauda Base

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The Ryanair Group has announced that its Austrian airline, Lauda, will be shutting down its main Vienna base, with the loss of more than 300 jobs (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

JetBlue’s New Airbus A220 Fleet – Where Will The Planes Fly?

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JetBlue plans to phase in the A220-300 as a replacement for JetBlue’s existing fleet of 60 Embraer E190 aircraft. The aircraft’s range and seating capacity will add flexibility to JetBlue’s network strategy as it targets growth in its focus cities, including options to schedule it for transcontinental flying. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA response to 737 MAX crash report preserves Boeing’s big role in certifying its own planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday said it plans changes to how new airplane models are certified, but will preserve Boeing’s central role in that process — despite criticism that Boeing mistakes in certifying the 737 MAX allowed design flaws that killed 346 people in two crashes. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Image Shows Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 Being Torn Apart

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A heartbreaking image has emerged of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 in pieces (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Finnair Removed Economy Class Seats To Add Cargo Capacity on A330s

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Finnair removed economy class seats to add cargo capacity. The airlines has modified two Airbus A330 to boost cargo capacity. The additional cabin space will be used mainly for shipping much needed supplies in the COVID-19 pandemic. (news.flightag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Finnair Outlines Network Recovery Plans

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Finnish national carrier Finnair (AY) has unveiled plans to reinstate frequencies and routes to its network following severe disruption from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Company Connected to Iranian Airline

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The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a Chinese company it alleged has acted as an agent for an Iranian airline accused of transporting weapons and other material for the country’s military and militant groups. Treasury said Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited acts as Mahan Air’s agent in the Chinese city, providing administration services for the Iranian company. It’s the seventh company Treasury has sanctioned as an agent of Mahan Air, the department said in a statement. Mahan Air is currently… (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

JetBlue Extends Middle Seat Blocking Until July 4

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JetBlue (B6) confirmed that it would expand its pledge to seat distancing by blocking middle seats in rows where groups do not fly together until July 4. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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