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Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial

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Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool once the industry begins recovering from the post-coronavirus crisis. But he warns that it will hinge on the roll-out of a global inoculation programme against the disease. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Tui Reaches a Deal With Boeing Over Grounded 737 MAX Planes. Here’s What That Means For Airlines.

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Europe’s largest holiday operator, Tui, became the latest company to agree a compensation package with Boeing on Wednesday over the grounding of 737 MAX aircraft. The German-based company announced it had agreed a “comprehensive package of measures” to recoup lost revenues from the grounded planes. The back story. In March 2019, global aviation authorities banned Boeing’s 737 MAX from flying after it was involved in two plane crashes killing 346 people. (www.barrons.com) Altro...

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EasyJet and Wizz among first to adopt new EASA protocol

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Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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A British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner skidded off parking area at Edmonton Airport

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As the Boeing 787-9 was preparing to perform flight #BA3587 to London Heathrow, the push back didn’t happened as planned. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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Cargo rescues SpiceJet as humans remain hesitant to fly during a pandemic

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India’s domestic carriers are making desperate attempts to stay afloat during the Covid-19 slump. low-cost airline SpiceJet said it has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters. Until May 28, SpiceJet had transported over 12,000 tons of cargo on more than 1,690 flights. The company is now looking to expand its international cargo operations to and from Sudan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong, among other places. (qz.com) Altro...

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Boeing lines up new 777X and 787 orders as it sells off jets once meant for Russian cargo carrier

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Boeing has new customers lined up to take the jets — and an agreement with one that could add new orders for 777Xs and 787 Dreamliners by the end of this month. (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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IndiGo, world's biggest buyer of Airbus A320neo jets, will continue to add planes to its fleet despite Covid squeeze

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IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, said it will keep adding new aircraft to its fleet even as it can’t give any firm guidance on future capacity growth because of the coronavirus pandemic, which destroyed demand for air travel in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Altro...

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Emirates Group profits for the 32nd consecutive year and announces the 2019-2020 annual result

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The Middle East airline group, “Emirates Group” announced its 32nd consecutive year of profit, against a drop in revenue mainly attributable to the reduction in operations during the planned closure of the runway at Dubai Airport (DXB) in the first quarter and the impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the pandemic in the fourth quarter... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Copa Airlines Boeing 737 Sinks Into Taxiway Edge In Costa Rica

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It’s the second such incident today after British Airways had a 787 in Canada in a very similar situation. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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SWA Flight Attendant and AA CEO Doug Parker have an emotional converstation about racism at 30,000 feet

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Doug Parker describes his emotional conversation with an SWA Flight Attendant. “I felt wholly inadequate” He says. (www.usatoday.com) Altro...

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PK8303 - What might have happened?

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On the afternoon of 22nd last month, PK8303 crashed. (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Us Air Cargo Plunges By 15% During March 2020

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According to preliminary data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), during March 2020, U.S. and foreign airlines moved less than 15,2% of cargo by weight compared to March 2019. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Qantas, Jetstar Increase Routes

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As Australian Coronavirus travel restrictions start to ease, Qantas (QF) and JetStar (JQ) announced that they will start to increase their number of domestic and regional flights for June and July. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Assets of Miami Air are sold to Tomas Romero

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Tomas Romero, CEO of World Atlantic Airlines, has been successful in his bid to acquire the assets of defunct Miami Air International. The Southern District of Florida approved the sale of the assets on May 29, 2020. According to World Atlantic: “World Atlantic Airlines was originally born as Caribbean Sun Airlines in September of 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. In January of 2003, flight operations began utilizing Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft. The airline was set up out of necessity to… (worldairlinenews.com) Altro...

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Delta Air Lines Retires MD-88, MD-90

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On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines (DL) retired its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft earlier than previously planned,. The carrier accelerated the retirement schedule of both aircraft as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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'It is so quiet': 21 passengers leave Gatwick in one day as air traffic halts

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On a typical day, 60,000 people fly out of Gatwick airport. Last Saturday, there were just 21. Across the three flights that took off, that means an average of seven passengers. Gatwick says that the figure – even lower than the 24 initially reported – is an outlier, but with a typical day currently falling anywhere between 100 and 400 passengers, the airport remains a ghost town. Just seven flights were scheduled at the airport on Tuesday, to and from Jersey, Dublin, Kingston, and Sofia. At… (www.theguardian.com) Altro...

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Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Air announce merger

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Hawaii’s only two commuter airlines supplying scheduled flights have decided to merge operations as they battle COVID-19 fears and tourism lockdowns amid an increasingly competitive interisland landscape. Mokulele Airlines and Makani Kai Airlines announced today that they would begin merging operations this month. Richard Schuman, the founder of Makani Kai Airlines, will join the team at Mokulele as executive vice president, where he will oversee all operations across the state. (www.staradvertiser.com) Altro...

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Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

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Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board hygiene and social distancing measures. Hygiene Experts monitor the usage of masks among passengers, ensure that masks are not all removed at once for food and beverage service… (airlinegeeks.com) Altro...

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British Airways accused of exploiting coronavirus pandemic

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British Airways should be stripped of prized airport landing slots over its “ethically outrageous” ­treatment of workers, say MPs. Politicians of all parties yesterday condemned plans by the airline and Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA owner IAG, to axe 12,000 staff and rip up the contracts of those who survive. Some remaining staff face pay cuts of more than 50%, say unions. IAG has blamed the proposed redundancies on a slump in passenger numbers caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But… (www.mirror.co.uk) Altro...

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Why the American Concorde Was a Supersonic Failure

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The 1960s were a heady time for air transportation. Not only were jet airliners all the rage—so too were SSTs, or supersonic transports. The Soviet Union had been the first to enter into the supersonic jet airliner age with their massive—and problematic—Tu-144 design. The French-Anglo Concorde project would follow just a few months later, and benefited from a more mature design, leaving the United States in the lurch. Not wanting to give up ground to the Soviets nor the Europeans, both Lockheed… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Airline Suspends Flights as Passengers Can't Meet COVID-19 Requirements

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Indonesia's largest airline will suspend flights from Friday, June 5 until further notice. "Lion Air Group's decision was based on considerations from an evaluation of previous flight operations, that many prospective passengers were unable to carry out air travel because they did not complete the required documents and conditions during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic alert period," the airline said in a statement earlier this week. Impacted travelers can… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Today in Aviation: Philippine Airlines First Trans-Pacific Sleeper Service

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Today in Aviation, Philippine Airlines (PA) made its first transpacific sleeper service with a Douglas DC-6 airliner between San Francisco, California, and Manila in the Philippine Islands on June 4, 1948. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Embraer Is Looking At Developing A Brand New Turboprop

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In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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AirAsia Flight Performed a Sharp Turn 223 Feet Above Ground Level Due to Wrong Runway Selection Before Takeoff

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Sydney, Australia - In a report released on June 2, 2020, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the pilot mistake caused the AirAsia flight to perform a sharp left turn 223 feet above ground level, below the minimum height for turns. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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How airport screenings have changed since the pandemic

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If airport screenings had changed because of the pandemic, Gene SirLouis hadn’t noticed, and he’d flown several times since the covid-19 outbreak. There were “no health questions, no thermal scans — nothing,” says SirLouis, a manufacturer’s representative from Washington, D.C. That, at least, was the case until he landed in Austin recently. There, passengers whose final destination was in Texas had to fill out a form for self-quarantining, he recalls. The rest were free to go. “[The… (www.washingtonpost.com) Altro...

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Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments, few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy through the summer. (thepointsguy.com) Altro...

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Alitalia Boosts June, Q4 2020 Schedules

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Italian carrier Alitalia (AZ) announces the update for its June and Q4 2020 schedules, operating up to 36% more flights than in May. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Lufthansa Group Posts €2.1bn Loss for Q1

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The Lufthansa Group (LH) has released its financial results for the Q1 2020, posting a net loss of €2.1bn. The news comes as no surprise after the aviation industry has been in turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Swiss Air Lines Reports US$87.4m Loss for Q1

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As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the aviation industry, Swiss Air Lines (LX) has announced that it has incurred an operating loss of US$87.4m (CHF84.1m) for Q1 2020. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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