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REAL ID Requirement Date Pushed Back Once Again

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The deadline to obtain a REAL ID in order to fly is being pushed back to 2025. This follows a string of earlier postponements dating back to 2008. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Last Boeing 747 rolls off assembly line after a 53-year production run

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After more than 53 years and 1,574 planes built, the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet has rolled off Boeing’s famous assembly line in Everett, Washington. The 747 started commercial service back in 1970 with PanAmerican World Airways... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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Europe will soon allow phone calls on flights. Will the U.S. be next?

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You can soon say goodbye to airplane mode — at least in Europe. The European Commission ruled late last month to permit airlines to provide 5G connectivity to passengers on board, including for phone calls and high-speed data. E.U. member states have until the end of June 2023 to set aside 5G frequency bands for planes. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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Helping Airlines Stay on Schedule

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Whether you traveled for Thanksgiving or you will travel for the upcoming holidays, flight delays and cancellations can be frustrating. That’s why we’re working with airlines to reduce these travel woes. (aviationweek.com) More...

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Real ID requirement for air travel delayed again

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Americans will have until May 2025 to obtain a Real ID driver’s license or identification card, the latest of several delays (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights

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The European Commission ruled airlines can provide 5G technology on board planes, alongside slower mobile data. This could mean flyers will no longer be required to put their phone on airplane mode - though the specifics of how it will be implemented are unclear. The deadline for member states to make the 5G frequency bands available for planes is 30 June 2023. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Airlines warn of higher fares as industry moves to net zero target

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Airline passengers face higher ticket prices as the industry moves towards its target of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050, the head of a global trade association said on Tuesday. Willie Walsh, the director general of the International Air Transport Association, which includes most of the world’s big airlines, called for swifter action in Europe to drive up scarce production of greener sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). (www.theguardian.com) More...

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