American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

The uncertain return of the Boeing 737 MAX is one of the biggest overhang in the global aviation industry during 2020, and no one airline has felt the brunt of the ongoing flux than the type’s largest customer, Southwest Airlines....
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US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

US Government Committee Deems FAA Certification Process Safe

Despite the recent release of damning documents, the committee described the FAA’s certification process as “rigorous, robust and overseen by engineers, inspectors, test pilots and managers committed to the primacy of safety”, noting that th...
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Delta 777 Dumps Fuel Over School (Updated)

Delta 777 Dumps Fuel Over School (Updated)

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 dumped fuel that fell on a Los Angeles-area school as it returned to LAX after an “engine issue” today. The flight, headed for Shanghai, had an undisclosed engine issue after departure and had to...
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Airlines in the Spotlight Over Iran Flight Strategy

Airlines in the Spotlight Over Iran Flight Strategy

About 2 1/2 hours before the Ukraine International Airlines jet with 176 people on board took off, the Federal Aviation Administration issued emergency orders prohibiting American pilots and airlines from flying over Iran, the Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Oma...
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Flight Safety Foundation Calls for Adherence to Guidance on Civilian Flights in Conflict Zones

Flight Safety Foundation Calls for Adherence to Guidance on Civilian Flights in Conflict Zones

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – Flight Safety Foundation is calling on all countries to adhere to established guidance on civilian aircraft flying through conflict zones following the tragic downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Iranian airspace...
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Boeing Releases ‘Damning’ 737 MAX Documents

Boeing Releases ‘Damning’ 737 MAX Documents

Boeing has released over 100 pages of internal communications about the 737 MAX that the airplane manufacturer is calling “completely unacceptable”. According to The Washington Post, the documents include conversations between Boeing technical pilots and ...
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Which Country’s Laws Are Enforced During International Flights?

Which Country’s Laws Are Enforced During International Flights?

Which laws apply to aircraft on international flights? This is an issue that regularly comes up when incidents occur during a flight, and of course, is one that affects any of us that travel! Is the country the aircraft is...
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FAA Proposes $3.9M Fine To Southwest Airlines For Incorrect Data

FAA Proposes $3.9M Fine To Southwest Airlines For Incorrect Data

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $3.92 million USD civil penalty against Southwest Airlines. According to an official statement, the reason for the penalty is for allegedly “operating multiple aircraft on commercial flights with ...
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Delta Develops Artificial Intelligence Tool to Address Weather Disruption, Improve Flight Operations

Delta Develops Artificial Intelligence Tool to Address Weather Disruption, Improve Flight Operations

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian used his keynote speech at the annual Consumer Electronics Show to discuss a new 2020s operational structure for the international carrier that will be driven by the use of a new artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning...
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Airlines Adjust Routing, Cancel Flights To Avoid Iran-Iraq Airspace

Airlines Adjust Routing, Cancel Flights To Avoid Iran-Iraq Airspace

Airlines are making changes to their flight planning and schedules to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace amid growing military tensions between the U.S. and Iran-and after a Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) aircraft crashed after take-off from Tehran, kill...
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