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Police Escort For Tennessee Takeoff

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It’s not every day a pilot gets a police escort for takeoff but a Cessna 172 owned by the East Tennessee Pilots Club had motorcycles and cars with lights blazing for its short hop to Island Home Airport near Knoxville on Wednesday morning. (www.avweb.com) Altro...

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Return of the MAX 8

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Tests for the recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 are underway around the world. In Europe, officials from several countries are meeting to discuss Boeing's plans to train crews. If successful, the aircraft will be deemed airworthy and allowed to fly again after more than a year of being grounded. However, Boeing may have a hard time selling the aircraft due to customer concerns, lack of demand, and newfound issues with 787. (theexplorerblog.com) Altro...

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Delta Welcomes First New Widebody Planes Since COVID-19 Pandemic

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Delta Air Lines (DL) will soon take delivery of two brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from Airbus in Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS), France. The aircraft, N514DN, and N515DN are scheduled to depart TLS on September 16th for Tokyo-Narita and Amsterdam respectively. The two A350s are the first wide-body planes to be delivered to the Atlanta-based carrier since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted at the beginning of the year. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Southwest bolsters the Southwest Promise by keeping middle seats open for fall travel

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Southwest Airlines today renewed its ongoing commitment to supporting the well-being and comfort of its Customers and Employees by announcing that the carrier will continue limiting the amount of seats sold on every flight to allow middle seats to remain open through Nov. 30, 2020. Additionally, as part of The Southwest Promise, the airline requires face masks to be worn at all times, has implemented physical distancing measures in airports and onboard aircraft, and maintains a stringent… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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U.S. House probe of 737 MAX finds ‘disturbing pattern’ of Boeing failures and ‘grossly insufficient’ FAA oversight

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An intensive investigation by a U.S. House Committee into the causes of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes reveals new details documenting what a final report calls “a disturbing pattern of technical miscalculations and troubling management misjudgments made by Boeing,” along with “grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA.” (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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Sixth generation fighter prototype secretly fielded for USAF

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“Air Force reveals it secretly built and flew new fighter jet.” (thehill.com) Altro...

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Airbus displaces Boeing as aerospace’s biggest company

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Seattle’s tumultuous 2019 has seen it slip behind its European rival in our latest annual Top 100 rankings Airbus has ousted Boeing as aerospace’s biggest business after a year in which the 737 Max crisis led to the US manufacturer’s revenues plunging by a quarter. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Salt Lake airport opens brand new terminal

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Salt Lake international airport has been undergoing a billion dollar renovation project including entirely new terminals, underground transportation to the terminals from security, and expansive brand new parking garages. The new building include large beautiful windows and custom art reflecting the surrounding local beauty of Utah. (www.ksl.com) Altro...

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United Airlines says to close flight attendant base at Japan's Narita

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United Airlines said it would close its flight attendant base at Japan's Narita airport on Oct. 1, a move that will affect 270 flight attendants. Some of the 270 flight attendants may be eligible for a transfer to the United States, a spokeswoman said on Monday, confirming a plan first reported by Reuters in June that also affects the airline's flight crew bases in Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Chicago-based United said earlier this month it was preparing to furlough 16,370 U.S. workers… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Southwest says half of grounded Boeing 737-800 planes back in service

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Southwest Airlines Co <LUV.N> said on Thursday it has now returned to service about half the 115 Boeing <BA.N> 737-800 aircraft it temporarily grounded after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data. The Dallas-based airline said in a statement late Wednesday that "out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily ceased flying the respective aircraft to enter the correct weights of the aircraft in question into the system and reset the program." (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Spirit To Fly First International Flight In Months To Colombia

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On Saturday, September 19th, Spirit Airlines will be the first international arrival in Colombia as the country reopens its international borders. The American low-cost carrier will be flying from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena, with more Colombian destinations to follow. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Airbus Investigates Flying in Commercial Formation

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To save fuel. The idea - act like a flock of birds. Severa spoke city’s (London Paris Madrid) rendezvous and fly formation over the Atlantic before reaching NYC. This will save fuel on the flight.... they’re gonna have to get a lil better with on time performance to make this work..lol (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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Expressjet Ending Operations September 30th

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Per social media accounts and website, ExpressJet will be ending all operations effectively immediately on September 30th 2020... previously, operations were to cease at the end of the year, but due to schedule uncertainty from October on, ExpressJet and UA management have made the final decision to wind down United Express flight operations by the end of this month. (expressjet.com) Altro...

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Emirates Announces The Return Of The Airbus A380 To Moscow

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Emirates has announced that the A380 will be making a return to Moscow Domodedovo Airport starting this Friday, 18th September. The decision to add the A380 comes just a week after flights to Moscow resumed, signaling high demand. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Temporarily Suspends Flights in Oregon, Washington

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By Kyle Jonas 09/14/2020 6 views Alaska Airline has announced that all flights into and out of Portland, Oregon, have been suspended until 3 P.M. Tuesday, due to the growing smoke and low air quality caused by the wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States. (theexplorerblog.com) Altro...

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Wildfires force Alaska Airlines to suspend some Oregon, Washington flights

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Smoke is impacting Alaksa Air operations, UPS and Amazon say they've had to make some small adjustments because of fires. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Hurricane Sally tests United Airlines' protections for parked planes

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United Airlines and Hong Kong airport explain how they protect airplanes from hurricanes. Aircraft stored on the ground require special precautions and there are a lot more of them this year with so much of the passenger sector closed down by COVID. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Boeing Dreamliner: A Manufacturing Nightmare

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Four separate issues were revealed affecting the Dreamliner program over the course of days. (seekingalpha.com) Altro...

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ATR 72-600F Makes Its Maiden Flight

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Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR announced Wednesday that it had completed the first successful flight of its new ATR 72-600F – the freighter variant of its ATR 72-600 passenger aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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U.S. Panel Bashes FAA and Boeing for Aircraft Design Flaws

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A panel from the U.S. government found both Boeing and the FAA guilty of poor oversight, withholding details, cost cutting, and fails in the design and construction of the 737 MAX 8 amid tests for the re-certification of the grounded aircraft (theexplorerblog.com) Altro...

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Surf Air Secures $200 Million in Funding Ahead of IPO

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Hawthorne-based Surf Air Mobility Corp., the subscription private air service that initially specialized in flying execs between Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley, has secured a $200 million investment that is contingent upon the company going public. Surf Air recently pivoted from upscale commuters to the upscale leisure market, announcing Sept. 2 that Global Emerging Markets Group — a $3.4 billion alternative investment group with operations in Paris, New York and Los Angeles — has committed to… (labusinessjournal.com) Altro...

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Garuda Indonesia Defers Aircraft Deliveries

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Garuda Indonesia is deferring aircraft deliveries, renegotiating leases, and asking staff to take early retirement to conserve cash. The Jakarta-based airline has taken a big financial hit this year. In an effort to get back on track, the airline is buckling down to ride out the downturn. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Mother, 2-year-old escorted from Southwest Airlines flight because of mask policy

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A woman traveling from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago said she was escorted off her Southwest Airline flight on Saturday because her 2-year-old son was snacking prior to takeoff and wasn't wearing his mask. Jodi Degyansky, 34, wants airlines to have more compassion for parents who have toddlers that might have difficulty donning their masks for a long time. "We are trying to get used to it, but he's 2," Degyansky said. Degyansky said she flew to Florida to visit her family… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Why the CRJ200s lack of HEPA filter doesnt actually matter

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After seeing and being part of many discussions online in relation to the CRJ 700 & 900s use of HEPA filters and the CRJ200s lack of use, I thought I would take this time to put my eight and a half plus years of aircraft maintenance experience on these planes to use and using some system knowledge explain in depth why the lack of HEPA filter on the CRJ200 does not at all matter. (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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House Report Condemns Boeing and F.A.A. in 737 Max Disasters

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A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses. (www.nytimes.com) Altro...

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Qantas Considering More “Flights To Nowhere” After First Flight Near Record Sell Out

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Qantas considering running more "Flights To Nowhere" after Great Southern Land 787 tour sold on in just 10 minutes. (www.gatechecked.com) Altro...

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Why Delta Air Lines Ordered The Airbus A220

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The airline was excited about getting its hands on the narrowbody in the years before it was delivered (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Why San Francisco International Airport is turning off the loudspeaker

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought plenty of changes to airports, from sanitizing stations to mandatory mask wearing. But San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided that instead of adding something it'll take something away -- specifically, noise. The new "quiet airport" plan aims to reduce noise throughout SFO by 40%. Step one is making announcements about specific flights boarding or being delayed only at the relevant gate instead of the entire terminal. Related (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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Airbus Tops Boeing as Biggest Aerospace Company | Airways Magazine

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After comparing 2019-20 financial year figures, Airbus has taken the first spot over Boeing as the biggest aerospace company after a decade. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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A Look At The Routes The Airbus A321XLR Could Fly

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The Airbus A321XLR was an instant hit when it was first announced at last year’s Paris Air Show. Altogether, 24 airlines have ordered over 450 units of the plane. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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JetBlue to Add 24 New Routes to Their Network

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JetBlue is adding 24 new routes from Los Angeles, Newark, and Raleigh-Durham. These flights will be to places such as Las Vegas, Richmond, and the Carribean. (theexplorerblog.com) Altro...

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Delta Air Lines to Avoid Furlough of Flight Attendants | Airways Magazine

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Delta Air Lines (DL) announced it would not furlough US Flight Attendants or front-line ground Crew in a memo to employees published Tuesday. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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German logistics giants mount air charter programs

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DHL, DB Schenker and FedEx will all be heavily involved in the COVID vaccine airlift. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Airbus Celebrating 5 years production in Mobile U.S.

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In 2015, Mobile, Alabama became home to Airbus’ first US-based commercial aircraft manufacturing facility. Now celebrating five years of production, it has grown from an initial workforce of around 250 staff producing A320 Family aircraft, to 1,000 employees building both the A220 and A320 aircraft families. To date, the factory has delivered more than 180 A320 Family aircraft to eight customers; aircraft which have subsequently flown 60 million passengers 500 million miles. For Airbus,… (www.airbus.com) Altro...

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El Al’s new owner: Eli Rozenberg, a 27-year-old yeshiva student from New York

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Eli Rozenberg, a 27-year-old New York-born yeshiva student who lives in Jerusalem, became the owner of Israel’s embattled national carrier El Al on Wednesday after he placed the only bid at a share offering at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Rozenberg’s Kanfei Nesharim company bought a controlling 42.85% stake in the airline with a $150 million offering. The state, which had committed to buying any unwanted shares as part of a rescue package, bought some $30 million worth of shares for a stake that… (www.timesofisrael.com) Altro...

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Eurowings to replace Ryanair at Düsseldorf Airport | Airways Magazine

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Eurowings (EW) has announced that it would replace around 95% of the service provided by Ryanair (FR) departing from Düsseldorf Airport. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Sustainability: Air France continues to invest in equipment and electric vehicles for use on the runway

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Company tested ramp handling using various electrical devices; Airbus A350 F-HTYD registration aircraft that participated in the test currently flies to São Paulo (GRU)... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Airbus Celebrates Five Years of Alabama Production | Airways Magazine

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Airbus announced today it marks five years since its presence began at its plant in Mobile, Alabama, offering more connectivity in the US. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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GOL (GOLL4) enters the era of instant payment with the arrival of the PIX

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The airline purpose is to facilitate everyone's access through new ways of paying passengers / customers... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Embraer (ERJ) delivers first Phenom 300E with new Bossa Nova interior to the PALS Co-Founder

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The PALS is an organization of volunteer pilots who dedicate their time and resources to help families who are facing the most difficult times in their lives... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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In August, Emirates resumed flights to 16 destinations, check the locations

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Emirates' global network grows to 78 destinations in September, including 15 cities in Southeast and East Asia... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Suspends Portland, Spokane Flights Due to Wildfires | Airways Magazine

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Alaska Airlines (AS) has suspended its flights to/from various US northwest cities as wildfires smother Portland and Washington. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Transportation Photo Gallery: The Pacific Northwest Wildfires

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Pictures from Portland International Airport, where Alaska Airlines temporarily suspended operations. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Pivot Airlines partners with the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)- Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal – here we come!

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Pivot Airlines is pleased to announce that we have entered a formal arrangement with the Region of Waterloo International Airport to provide scheduled domestic air service to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal. We are excited to form a true partnership with the Region of Waterloo International Airport by having their support in helping develop regional markets aimed at serving Waterloo Region. Service commences upon receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals and is contingent upon a… (www.waterlooairport.ca) Altro...

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Asia travellers snap up 'flights to nowhere'

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Air travel numbers are at a historic low this year, and it's forced carriers to get creative to bring in revenue. One big idea that's caught on in Asia and Australia is a so-called 'journey to nowhere'. These sightseeing trips allow travellers on a plane, fly them over landmarks, and then return to the airport they started out at. This week, Australia's Qantas announced its offer of a seven-hour scenic flight over the Australian Outback and Great Barrier Reef sold out in… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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British Airways Boeing 777 Declares Emergency over Cardiff

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A British Airways (BA) Boeing 777 has declared an emergency over Cardiff (CWL), Wales. More to follow. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Airbus A321 embarks on second act in e-commerce

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The first Airbus narrow-body passenger-to-freighter conversion is ready to hit the market, offering more cargo space and efficiency than Boeing 737 and 757 many aviation experts say. The plane is geared to help e-commerce, express delivery companies. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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S7 Boeing 737 Goes Around Twice Then Diverted Due To Faulty ILS

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Last month, an S7 Sibir Airlines Boeing 737-800 had two go-arounds when trying to land at Chita in Russia before diverting to another airport. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Delta Air Lines, LATAM Group Receive Joint Venture Approval | Airways Magazine

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Yesterday, Delta Air Lines (DL) and LATAM Airlines Group obtained regulatory approval for their Trans-American Joint Venture Agreement (JVA). (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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