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    China’s ambitious privately owned airlines seek to spread wings

    (South China Morning Post) – As the mainland opens up its skies, more privately owned airlines with international ambitions are revving up to alter a landscape dominated by state-owned legacy carriers. Spring Airlines, which listed this year, is among the new players fuelling the demand for the more than 6,000 jets forecast to hit the […]

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    American Airlines Dreamliner Damaged by Weather During Flight from Beijing to DFW

    An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday during its flight from Beijing to Dallas due to weather. “American Airlines Flight 88, a flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, returned to Beijing due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” American Airlines said in a statement to ABC News. The aircraft […]

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    Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane

    (AFP) – A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said. Two of the 95 passengers suffered injuries and were taken to hospital and the man was […]

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    Queensland plane crash pilot hailed a hero for saving all five passengers

    (AAP) – One of six people who survived a light-plane crash in Queensland was pulled from the wreckage by her hair. Aviation experts are hailing the pilot a hero, after he executed a near-perfect ditch into a dam and then managed to get all five of his passengers out safely. Queensland Ambulance spokesman Gavin Cousins […]

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    Delta to buy 3.55 percent stake of China Eastern for $450 million

    (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) has agreed to buy a stake of roughly 3.55 percent in China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS)(0670.HK) for $450 million, the Chinese carrier said in stock filing on Monday. Delta will purchase 465.91 million H-shares of state-owned China Eastern as part of a subscription agreement for HK$3.489 billion ($450.17 million). The […]

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    Republic Stock Plunges on Possible Flight Disruptions, Pilot Shortage

    DALLAS (AP) — Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation’s biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff. Its shares fell by more than 50 percent in mid-afternoon trading. Republic disclosed late Friday that it had cut flying by 4 percent in early summer and was […]

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    Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline’s 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing’s Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlines pilots are […]

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    Malaysia’s new airport ‘sinking’, says AirAsia

    (AFP) – Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday called for urgent repairs at Malaysia’s new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was “sinking”. AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes criticised Malaysian aviation officials after a plane came off its chocks, a block that braces the wheel, at the KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, causing an eight-hour […]

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    Controllers at Gatwick beat their own record

    Air traffic controllers at Gatwick Airport handled a total of 913 flights on 24 July, breaking their own world record for air traffic movements in a single day from one runway. The record was surpassed at the start of the busy summer season on the first Friday of the school holidays, with 913 movements equating […]

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    Gulf Air Hosts Annual Ramadan Iftar for Trade Partners in Doha

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with Sabre, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, recently hosted its annual Ramadan iftar in Doha with key travel agents and trade partners. The Ramadan iftar was held at Doha Marriott Hotel and was hosted by Gulf Air’s Country […]

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    EU takes France to court over Ryanair aid

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU referred France to the bloc’s top court on Monday for failing to recover nearly 10 million euros in illegal state aid received by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Transavia. Ireland-based Ryanair and Dutch carrier Transavia received the money from the French government in return for basing operations at several French regional […]

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    Emirates adds fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

    Emirates today announced its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok with the up-gauge of its current services from 1 December. The new two-class A380 service will operate daily as flight EK376 from Dubai to Bangkok and EK377 from Bangkok to Dubai. The up-gauge from its current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will see an increase […]

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    Lufthansa introduces new fare concept for Europe

    Effective 28 July 2015, Lufthansa is introducing a new price concept for flights in Europe. The new Economy Class fare options “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex” shall apply from 1 October 2015, for domestic and European flights and will offer different services depending on the price. For example, within Economy Class, passengers can select services according […]

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    Airbus Helicopters achieves Factory Acceptance for first “HATS” military training helicopter for Australia

    Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy […]

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    Small plane crashes in California yard, killing pilot

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed and caught fire Sunday in the backyard of a Southern California home, killing the pilot. The single-engine Beechcraft BE35 went down at around 5 p.m. about a half-mile east of Riverside Municipal Airport, officials said. The pilot radioed the airport shortly before the crash to report he […]

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    Passenger numbers fall at Coffs Harbour airport

    (ABC) – Passenger numbers have fallen at Coffs Harbour airport, but the airport’s operators expect that to turn around over the next twelve months. Passenger movements fell by 23 thousand year-on-year between 2013-14 and 2014-15, to roughly 354 thousand. Coffs Harbour is widely considered the second-busiest regional airport in New South Wales, with only Newcastle […]

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    433 hot air balloons soar into the record books

    Chambley-Bussières (France) (AFP) – Four hundred and thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books. The balloons, including some spectacular designs such as a French chateau and rotund cartoon character Obelix, took off from Chambley-Bussieres air base to beat the previous […]

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    Abu Dhabi Aviation sets its sights on Iran

    (The National, UAE) – Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, said it will target contracts in Iran if sanctions are removed as it posted a 36.5 per cent jump in second-quarter net profit. That sent the stock surging 11 per cent yesterday. The company reported net profit of Dh67.39 […]

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    Thai Airways to cut 1,401 jobs, suspend flights to U.S.

    (Reuters) – Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI.BK) plans to cut 1,401 jobs through voluntary retirement this year and suspend its loss-making flights to Los Angeles and Rome as it pushes ahead with a restructuring plan, its president said on Sunday. Thailand’s national carrier aims to reduce operating costs and capacity by 20 percent under the […]

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    Small Plane Crashes in Tokyo Residential Area; 3 Dead

    TOKYO (AP) — A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage, officials said. The single-engine propeller plane plowed into and set ablaze a row of houses just minutes after takeoff from […]

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    Berlin airport gobbles $16 million a month, no opening in sight

    (RT.com) – German media has dubbed Berlin’s $6.8 billion Brandenburg Airport “the building site of horror.” It’s costing $16 million a month and no end is in sight. Construction errors and poor management have led to several failed deadlines. Originally, the airport was scheduled to open in 2010, but the launch of the double-decker Airbus […]

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    Southwest Airlines flight attendants reject tentative contract

    (Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co flight attendants voted overwhelmingly against a tentative contract that would have raised wages but involved changes in work rules that many thought were burdensome, their union said Friday. Some 87 percent of voting flight attendants rejected the tentative deal, according to the Transport Workers Union Local 556. The union said […]

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    German pilots’ union makes new proposals to end row with Lufthansa

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) offered concessions on Friday in a bid to end a long-running pay dispute at Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), including agreeing to an increase in the average retirement age and lowering costs. Lufthansa pilots have staged more than a dozen strikes since April last year, costing the airline hundreds […]

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    China Airlines trainee pilot injured in US

    (Taipei Times) – A pilot trainee for China Airlines was severely injured during a flight training session in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, the nation’s largest airline confirmed yesterday. According to the report on NBC 2, the trainee was identified as 26-year-old Chen Sheng-yen. Chen was on a Cirrus SR20 single-engine plane with his flight instructor, […]

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    Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co , which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. The strong, lightweight alloy used extensively on the 787 costs seven times more than aluminum, and accounts […]

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    Follow-on order for Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to fuel pilot training needs in China

    Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that it has secured an order for six Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from Shandong Hairuo General Aviation Co., Ltd. in China. This fleet represents the second order of Skyhawks placed by Shandong […]

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  1. Air Transport

    Start the summer holidays with Lufthansa

    Holiday time means travel time. Around 750,000 children and young people flew with Lufthansa last year alone. The most popular destinations of the young guests on inter-continental flights were New York, Miami and Dubai. For short and medium haul routes Barcelona, London and Istanbul were among the top destinations. This summer Lufthansa expects a total […]

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    Questions on travelling with families and children

    Is there a special check-in area for families? Yes, Lufthansa provides separate check-in areas for families in Frankfurt and Munich. Children and their parents can see from a fair distance away where they get their boarding cards and can check in their luggage: a tall arch with Lu and Cosmo, the two Lufthansa mascots, invites […]

  3. Air Transport

    China’s ambitious privately owned airlines seek to spread wings

    (South China Morning Post) – As the mainland opens up its skies, more privately owned airlines with international ambitions are revving up to alter a landscape dominated by state-owned legacy carriers. Spring Airlines, which listed this year, is among the new players fuelling the demand for the more than 6,000 jets forecast to hit the […]

  4. Safety & Training

    American Airlines Dreamliner Damaged by Weather During Flight from Beijing to DFW

    An American Airlines Dreamliner suffered damage Monday during its flight from Beijing to Dallas due to weather. “American Airlines Flight 88, a flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, returned to Beijing due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” American Airlines said in a statement to ABC News. The aircraft […]

  5. Safety & Training

    Passenger subdued after arson attempt on Chinese plane

    (AFP) – A man who tried to set fire to the cabin of a plane with more than 100 people aboard as it was landing in southern China early Sunday was overpowered by fellow passengers and crew, reports said. Two of the 95 passengers suffered injuries and were taken to hospital and the man was […]

  6. Safety & Training

    Queensland plane crash pilot hailed a hero for saving all five passengers

    (AAP) – One of six people who survived a light-plane crash in Queensland was pulled from the wreckage by her hair. Aviation experts are hailing the pilot a hero, after he executed a near-perfect ditch into a dam and then managed to get all five of his passengers out safely. Queensland Ambulance spokesman Gavin Cousins […]

  7. Air Transport

    Delta to buy 3.55 percent stake of China Eastern for $450 million

    (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) has agreed to buy a stake of roughly 3.55 percent in China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS)(0670.HK) for $450 million, the Chinese carrier said in stock filing on Monday. Delta will purchase 465.91 million H-shares of state-owned China Eastern as part of a subscription agreement for HK$3.489 billion ($450.17 million). The […]

  8. Air Transport

    Republic Stock Plunges on Possible Flight Disruptions, Pilot Shortage

    DALLAS (AP) — Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation’s biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff. Its shares fell by more than 50 percent in mid-afternoon trading. Republic disclosed late Friday that it had cut flying by 4 percent in early summer and was […]

  9. Air Transport

    Boeing, Vietnam Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Vietnam Airlines announced a five-year exclusive pilot-training agreement to support the Hanoi-based airline’s 787 Dreamliners. Under the agreement, Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, will provide flight training for the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet at Boeing’s Singapore training campus. Nearly 90 Vietnam Airlines pilots are […]

  10. Airports

    Malaysia’s new airport ‘sinking’, says AirAsia

    (AFP) – Discount carrier AirAsia on Monday called for urgent repairs at Malaysia’s new budget airline terminal, claiming the tarmac was “sinking”. AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes criticised Malaysian aviation officials after a plane came off its chocks, a block that braces the wheel, at the KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, causing an eight-hour […]

  11. Airports

    Controllers at Gatwick beat their own record

    Air traffic controllers at Gatwick Airport handled a total of 913 flights on 24 July, breaking their own world record for air traffic movements in a single day from one runway. The record was surpassed at the start of the busy summer season on the first Friday of the school holidays, with 913 movements equating […]

  12. Air Transport

    Gulf Air Hosts Annual Ramadan Iftar for Trade Partners in Doha

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in partnership with Sabre, a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, recently hosted its annual Ramadan iftar in Doha with key travel agents and trade partners. The Ramadan iftar was held at Doha Marriott Hotel and was hosted by Gulf Air’s Country […]

  13. Air Transport

    EU takes France to court over Ryanair aid

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU referred France to the bloc’s top court on Monday for failing to recover nearly 10 million euros in illegal state aid received by low-cost airlines Ryanair and Transavia. Ireland-based Ryanair and Dutch carrier Transavia received the money from the French government in return for basing operations at several French regional […]

  14. Air Transport

    Emirates adds fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

    Emirates today announced its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok with the up-gauge of its current services from 1 December. The new two-class A380 service will operate daily as flight EK376 from Dubai to Bangkok and EK377 from Bangkok to Dubai. The up-gauge from its current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will see an increase […]

  15. Air Transport

    Lufthansa introduces new fare concept for Europe

    Effective 28 July 2015, Lufthansa is introducing a new price concept for flights in Europe. The new Economy Class fare options “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex” shall apply from 1 October 2015, for domestic and European flights and will offer different services depending on the price. For example, within Economy Class, passengers can select services according […]

  16. Manufacturer

    Airbus Helicopters achieves Factory Acceptance for first “HATS” military training helicopter for Australia

    Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy […]

  17. Safety & Training

    Small plane crashes in California yard, killing pilot

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed and caught fire Sunday in the backyard of a Southern California home, killing the pilot. The single-engine Beechcraft BE35 went down at around 5 p.m. about a half-mile east of Riverside Municipal Airport, officials said. The pilot radioed the airport shortly before the crash to report he […]

  18. Airports

    Passenger numbers fall at Coffs Harbour airport

    (ABC) – Passenger numbers have fallen at Coffs Harbour airport, but the airport’s operators expect that to turn around over the next twelve months. Passenger movements fell by 23 thousand year-on-year between 2013-14 and 2014-15, to roughly 354 thousand. Coffs Harbour is widely considered the second-busiest regional airport in New South Wales, with only Newcastle […]

  19. General & Biz

    433 hot air balloons soar into the record books

    Chambley-Bussières (France) (AFP) – Four hundred and thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books. The balloons, including some spectacular designs such as a French chateau and rotund cartoon character Obelix, took off from Chambley-Bussieres air base to beat the previous […]

  20. Air Transport

    Abu Dhabi Aviation sets its sights on Iran

    (The National, UAE) – Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, said it will target contracts in Iran if sanctions are removed as it posted a 36.5 per cent jump in second-quarter net profit. That sent the stock surging 11 per cent yesterday. The company reported net profit of Dh67.39 […]

  21. Air Transport

    Thai Airways to cut 1,401 jobs, suspend flights to U.S.

    (Reuters) – Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI.BK) plans to cut 1,401 jobs through voluntary retirement this year and suspend its loss-making flights to Los Angeles and Rome as it pushes ahead with a restructuring plan, its president said on Sunday. Thailand’s national carrier aims to reduce operating costs and capacity by 20 percent under the […]

  22. Safety & Training

    Small Plane Crashes in Tokyo Residential Area; 3 Dead

    TOKYO (AP) — A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage, officials said. The single-engine propeller plane plowed into and set ablaze a row of houses just minutes after takeoff from […]

  23. Airports

    Berlin airport gobbles $16 million a month, no opening in sight

    (RT.com) – German media has dubbed Berlin’s $6.8 billion Brandenburg Airport “the building site of horror.” It’s costing $16 million a month and no end is in sight. Construction errors and poor management have led to several failed deadlines. Originally, the airport was scheduled to open in 2010, but the launch of the double-decker Airbus […]

  24. Air Transport

    Southwest Airlines flight attendants reject tentative contract

    (Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co flight attendants voted overwhelmingly against a tentative contract that would have raised wages but involved changes in work rules that many thought were burdensome, their union said Friday. Some 87 percent of voting flight attendants rejected the tentative deal, according to the Transport Workers Union Local 556. The union said […]

  25. Air Transport

    Cargolux and OGBL achieve CWA breakthrough

    The management of Cargolux Airlines and Luxembourg’s OGBL union have reached an agreement on the main points of a new collective work agreement, covering a period of three years, effective October 2015. The declaration of intent, which was signed today, 24 July, represents a breakthrough in the negotiations that ran since September 2014. In addition […]

  26. Air Transport

    German pilots’ union makes new proposals to end row with Lufthansa

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) offered concessions on Friday in a bid to end a long-running pay dispute at Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), including agreeing to an increase in the average retirement age and lowering costs. Lufthansa pilots have staged more than a dozen strikes since April last year, costing the airline hundreds […]

  27. Safety & Training

    China Airlines trainee pilot injured in US

    (Taipei Times) – A pilot trainee for China Airlines was severely injured during a flight training session in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, the nation’s largest airline confirmed yesterday. According to the report on NBC 2, the trainee was identified as 26-year-old Chen Sheng-yen. Chen was on a Cirrus SR20 single-engine plane with his flight instructor, […]

  28. Manufacturer

    Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co , which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. The strong, lightweight alloy used extensively on the 787 costs seven times more than aluminum, and accounts […]

  29. Manufacturer

    Follow-on order for Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to fuel pilot training needs in China

    Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that it has secured an order for six Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft from Shandong Hairuo General Aviation Co., Ltd. in China. This fleet represents the second order of Skyhawks placed by Shandong […]

  30. Air Transport

    KLM invests in customer and future with new Boeing 787-9

    For KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the introduction of the Boeing 787-9 marks the dawn of a new age for both customers and crew. With this aircraft, KLM invests more than ever in its customers and future. KLM has chosen this new aircraft type to ensure its passengers an unforgettable and comfortable journey. Among the most […]

  31. Safety & Training

    NTSB Says Southwest Captain Erred in 2013 Nose Landing

    (AP) – Federal officials say the captain of a Southwest Airlines plane that made a hard landing in 2013 should have pulled up and attempted a fresh approach to the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. In a report released Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board faulted the captain for taking over control from the […]

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    Boeing looks at pricey titanium in bid to stem 787 losses

    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co , which loses about $23 million on every 787 Dreamliner passenger jet that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients: titanium. The strong, lightweight alloy used extensively on the 787 costs seven times more than aluminum, and accounts […]

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    Malaysia Airlines to second pilots to other airlines

    PETALING JAYA: Just when many pilots thought they had secured long-term employment with the new Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), they were alerted by email informing them that a secondment exercise was on the cards. Some preliminary figures being bandied about say the secondment could involve up to 400 pilots, although the figures could not be […]

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    FAA Slaps SkyWest with Altitude, Speed Restrictions

    The Federal Aviation Administration is slapping SkyWest with speed and altitude restrictions after one of the airline’s planes allegedly stalled last April. SkyWest –- which partners with carriers like United, Delta, U.S. Airways, and American Airlines –- carried 27.9 million passengers in 2014. The flight that the FAA says stalled en route from Denver to […]