United Airlines Does Not Want Crewmembers To Identify As Americans

United Airlines Does Not Want Crewmembers To Identify As Americans

View From The Wing reports on a memo sent out to United’s 22,000 flight attendants from the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA). It advises that since the employees are working for a US carrier, they should be cautious about what...
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FAA Seeks To Fine Boeing $5.4M For Noncomforming 737 MAX Parts

FAA Seeks To Fine Boeing $5.4M For Noncomforming 737 MAX Parts

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has recently proposed a $5.4 million fine for Boeing. According to the FAA, this fine is due to the installation of nonconforming slat tracks on over 175 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Allegedly,...
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Transformable Robot Excels in Air and Ground Operations

Transformable Robot Excels in Air and Ground Operations

The Pegasus Mini is a smaller version of the original Pegasus, introduced in August, which established a new category of transformable unmanned autonomous vehicles (hybrid unmanned aircraft system/unmanned ground vehicle) that both drive on land and fly. The P...
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Which Airline Startups Were Launched In 2019?

Which Airline Startups Were Launched In 2019?

Which new airlines have started in 2019? In some ways, 2019 has been a tough year for aviation. There have been many airlines facing bankruptcy – including major brands such as Thomas Cook, Jet Airways and Flybmi. But there are...
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The History Of In-Flight Dining

The History Of In-Flight Dining

The airline industry has evolved massively over the years, but one sometimes overlooked aspect of this evolution has been the development of in-flight catering. Airline food was not traditionally viewed as being particularly appetising, but that perception is...
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Management Developments

Management Developments

Effective 1 January 2020, Aleks Popovich (currently Senior Vice President for Financial and Distribution Services) will lead a newly formed Customer and Business Services (CBS) division. Customer and Business Services will manage the operations of IATA’s...
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Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

Why Does The UAE Have Two Flag Carriers?

Both Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates can legitimately claim to be flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. This comes down to the unique geopolitical situation of the country. The United Arab Emirates is, as the name suggests, a federation.....
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Cabins in Transition

Cabins in Transition

For all the snazzy new interior options offered on the latest generation of aircraft, the bread and butter of the cabin market for MRO providers is in refreshing the cabins of older aircraft, either for existing operators or for new...
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MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

MTU Aero Engines Develop and Operate a Unique Engine Assembly System

With the geared turbofan (GTF), Pratt & Whitney and MTU Aero  Engines are building the most eco-efficient propulsion system currently available in the marketplace. “To gear up for these engines, MTU has developed an innovative floor-based line assembly ...
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Parts Excluded From Imminent Airbus Tariffs

Parts Excluded From Imminent Airbus Tariffs

Recent approval from the World Trade Organization for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imports of Airbus aircraft in response to EU subsidies has prompted a howl of anguish from U.S. carriers with big orders, but the ruling’s effect on...
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