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US FAA aims to restore Chicago ATC service by October 13

0 / September 29, 2014 10:05

The US FAA said it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago-area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports. Air traffic […]

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The Airbus A350-900 will be certified this week

The Airbus A350-900 will be certified this week

0 / September 29, 2014 09:09

Airbus looks set to win European safety certification for the A350 on Tuesday Sept. 30. The stamp of approval will allow the wide-body airliner to enter service once the first production model has been tested and delivered to launch customer […]

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Air France pilots call off two-week strike

0 / September 29, 2014 09:02

Air France pilots have called off their two-week strike, despite continued deadlock with managers over the development of the firm’s low-cost operations, reports Reuters. The pilots launched their strike in an effort to force Air France-KLM to revise plans to […]

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PEOPLExpress temporarily suspends operations

0 / September 29, 2014 07:37

PEOPLExpress, based in Newport News, has temporarily suspended operations effective immediately. In a statement, the new budget carrier blamed operational challenges for the suspension. “Recent aircraft and crew availability and maintenance issues, including an aircraft recently damaged by a vendor’s […]

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Air Berlin to cut costs cancels Boeing 737 and 787 orders

0 / September 28, 2014 11:35

Air Berlin has cancelled orders for Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft worth a total of USD5 billion at list prices as it strives to curb spending and return to profit. Air Berlin, 29-percent owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, has been […]

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New underwater discoveries in hunt for missing Malaysian MH370

0 / September 27, 2014 11:59

Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Australian authorities released the […]

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Airbus raises 20-year forecast for global aircraft demand

Airbus raises 20-year forecast for global aircraft demand

0 / September 26, 2014 12:41

Airbus has raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand citing growth in emerging markets, with China on the brink of becoming the world’s aviation powerhouse. Airbus said it saw strong demand for wide-body long-haul jets as airport constraints force airlines […]

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Chicago ATC fire incident caused major delays at O’Hare and Midway airports

Chicago ATC fire incident caused major delays at O’Hare and Midway airports

0 / September 26, 2014 12:02

The Chicago ATC fire incident caused major delays at O’Hare and Midway airports, affecting flights from almost every state and routes to Europe, Asia and Latin America. There were 1,755 flights into and out of the two airports that were […]

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US team breaks Guinness World Record for highest paper airplane flight

US team breaks Guinness World Record for highest paper airplane flight

0 / September 26, 2014 11:44

For most people, paper airplanes are something you launched across school classrooms as a kid. A team of US Air Force auxiliary volunteers, however, has been taking it far more seriously. The team launched a paper airplane from a high-altitude […]

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European airline passengers may use thier smartphones and tablet throughout their entire flight

0 / September 26, 2014 11:41

Airline passengers will be able to use smartphones and tablet computers throughout their entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Friday Sept. 26, which could also pave the way for airlines to offer wireless communication services. Current […]

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Japan Airlines customers’ data leaked due to cyber attack

0 / September 26, 2014 11:40

Japan Airlines (JAL) says personal information of up to 750,000 customers of its miles program had been leaked due to a cyber attack, without confirming if banking details had also been affected.  The leak was due to an “unauthorised access” […]

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LATAM eyes Europe and North American expansion in 2015

LATAM eyes Europe and North American expansion in 2015

0 / September 26, 2014 10:36

LAN Airlines has outlined plans to expand its international network covering North America and Europe over the course of 2015. In a statement, parent LATAM Airlines Group said the Chilean carrier would, by the end of next year, begin a […]

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Pilots union plans new Lufthansa strikes

0 / September 26, 2014 10:33

European airline passengers could face further disruption in their travel plans after the union representing pilots at Lufthansa said Thursday Sept. 25 that it was planning a new round of strikes.  The airline’s management and pilots union have been embroiled […]

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LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 makes an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport

LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 makes an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport

0 / September 26, 2014 09:07

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flying from the United States to Poland made an emergency landing at Scotland’s Glasgow Airport after the aircraft’s systems detected a possible fire on board, an airline spokesperson said Friday Sept. 26. There were no injuries. […]

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Japanese government ends Boeing 787 battery investigation

0 / September 25, 2014 12:36

The Japanese government has ended its investigation of a January 2013 battery incident aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Japan. The Japan Transport Safety Board made the announcement on its website without specifying the cause of the battery’s overheating The […]

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Thai Airways boosts baggage allowance by 10kg

0 / September 25, 2014 12:03

Thai Airways has increased its free baggage allowances by 10kg in all classes. The airline said the new policy will help it “increase competitiveness and service level”. The new baggage allowance increase will not apply to flights to and from […]

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Five international airlines face class-action suit for fixing tickets prices on trans-Pacific flights

0 / September 25, 2014 11:54

Five international airlines must face a class-action lawsuit from passengers accusing them of fixing the prices of tickets on trans-Pacific flights, a US judge has ruled. But in doing so, US District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco narrowed the […]

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Air France drops expansion of its low-cost subsidiary Transavia Europe

0 / September 25, 2014 11:52

Air France has offered an “immediate withdrawal” of plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary Transavia Europe, as it aims to bring an end to the costly 10-day pilots’ strike. The airline has called on the striking pilots to accept the […]

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