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    Airbus Reports: A220 Challenges, Progress From Montreal (+Photos)

Airbus Reports: A220 Challenges, Progress From Montreal (+Photos)

MONTREAL – Six months after assuming control of the program formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries, Airbus presented a state of the A220 update. The most significant newsworthy item of their presentation was that the A220 achieved Extended Twin Operations (ETOPS) 180-minute certification from Transport Canada. The A220, therefore, became

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    Boeing/Embraer: Brazilian Government Approves Joint Venture

Boeing/Embraer: Brazilian Government Approves Joint Venture

LONDON – The Brazilian Government has given its blessing to Embraer and Boeing over the proposed strategic partnership to consolidate commercial and military manufacturing. The approval comes after the proposal had been rejected on two separate occasions following an injunction placed by Brazilian Judge, Victor Giuizo Neto. On December 19,

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    Government Shutdown: Airlines, Airports Affected

Government Shutdown: Airlines, Airports Affected

MIAMI — The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), together with the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) have both issued a public letter to the US Government asking to end the current shutdown. The APFA is the largest independent Flight Attendant Union, representing solely the Flight Attendants of American Airlines. The

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    Op-Ed: Learning From The Kegworth Air Disaster, 30 Years On

Op-Ed: Learning From The Kegworth Air Disaster, 30 Years On

LONDON – 30 years ago, on January 8, 1989, British Midland Flight 92 went down on the embankment of the M1 Motorway near East Midlands Airport. This crash, in particular, changed how much further aviation safety would be taken and how it has evolved to the point that we are

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    Oneworld Named Best Alliance For On-Time Flights

Oneworld Named Best Alliance For On-Time Flights

LONDON – For the sixth year in a row, Oneworld Alliance has been awarded the best on-time airline by FlightGlobal’s Incorporating FlightStats. Oneworld has managed to retain this award since FlightGlobal started tracking alliance punctuality. This is the seventh award that Oneworld has received from across the globe regarding such

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    Op-Ed: Remembering The Greats: Herbert D. Kelleher

Op-Ed: Remembering The Greats: Herbert D. Kelleher

LONDON – This week saw both Southwest Airlines and the aviation industry lose a figure, Herbert D. Kelleher. He passed away this week at the age of 87 beside the comfort of his family. Southwest Airlines executive staff listed Kelleher as “a pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator” with his

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    Airbus A319neo Engine CFM LEAP 1A Receives Joint Certification

Airbus A319neo Engine CFM LEAP 1A Receives Joint Certification

LONDON – The Airbus A319neo that is powered by the CFM LEAP-1A engines has received joint type certification from both the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certification means that all CFM LEAP-1A-powered A320 family aircraft are now certified. It has taken Airbus a year

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    Op-Ed: Boeing Laments Mounting Losses By Indian Operators

Op-Ed: Boeing Laments Mounting Losses By Indian Operators

It’s not every day that a senior executive of major aircraft manufacturer advises airline operators on their business strategy – what to do and what not to do! But a few days back, during his brief stop-over at New Delhi, Dinesh Keskar, the Senior Vice-President for Asia-Pacific and India sales

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    Brazilian Judge Blocks Boeing/Embraer Deal Again

Brazilian Judge Blocks Boeing/Embraer Deal Again

MIAMI — Once again, a Brazilian judge has blocked the sale of the Embraer’s commercial aviation business to Boeing. On December 19, the repeat injunction allegedly follows a class action suit placed by the Brazilian planemaker’s unions, who claim that should the deal go forward, job losses will occur in Brazil. The same

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    Boeing Forecasts Demand For 2,300 New Aircraft In India

Boeing Forecasts Demand For 2,300 New Aircraft In India

LONDON – Boeing has forecasted that India, which has a rapidly expanding Aviation Industry, will need 2,300 new planes over the next 20 years, worth a total of $320 billion. The expansion has been heavily influenced by Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs). On average, throughout 2018, over 10 million passengers have traveled by

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