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Two U.S. senators want the FAA to rearrange aircraft evacuation procedures in accordance with real-life conditions

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators want the Federal Aviation Administration to rewrite aircraft evacuation standards by taking into account real-life conditions. Existing regulation proposes that airlines must be able to evacuate passengers within 90 seconds but make no reference to cabin capacity. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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

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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FAA approves provisions for A321XLR's novel fuel tank to address fire risk

WASHINGTON — The FAA announced that it has authorized specific requirements for the Airbus A321XLR following concerns that a new type of fuel tank used at the European planemaker's latest-generation long-haul narrow-body jet could pose a fire risk. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

New Zealand today received the first of four Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony at the Museum of Flight. “As a maritime nation, delivery of the P-8A will ensure New Zealand maintains a patrol and response capability that will protect and support law enforcement in our Exclusive Economic Zone and Southern Ocean,” said Sarah Minson, acting Deputy Secretary Capability Delivery, New Zealand Ministry of Defence. “The P-8A will also assist our South Pacific… (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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United reportedly close to an agreement with Boeing to order dozens of Dreamliners

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, United Airlines might be close to a deal with Boeing to order dozens of B787 Dreamliners. An agreement between the Chicago-based carrier and Boeing could be inked before the year-end. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Congress rejects including an exemption to defense bill for two new 737 MAX variants

WASHINGTON — Late on Tuesday, U.S. legislators decided against adding a delay to an annual defense bill that would impose a higher safety level for contemporary cockpit alerts on two new Boeing 737 MAX variants. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Southwest MAX Diverts After Passenger Bites Fellow Traveler

A Southwest Airlines flight had to divert to Little Rock Arkansas after a passenger became mentally unstable and wanted to open the door of the aircraft mid-flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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US Cargo Carrier Atlas Air Receives Boeing 777 Freighter

At the same time that Atlas Air is preparing to receive the last 747 ever built, it is also obtaining the first of four Boeing 777-200LR/777F freighters to operate on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. According to a September 26, 2022 statement, the Boeing 777 freighters will complement MSC’s container capabilities. Atlas Air’s partnership with MSC Atlas Air’s partnership with MSC is to bring MSC into the air cargo business. As Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC,… (www.msn.com) More...

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The TSA plans to take facial recognition technology nationwide

The Transportation Security Administration has been testing facial recognition technology as an option for travelers at select U.S. airports for years, touting it as a way to speed up identity verification at security. But now, the federal agency is poised to implement the system nationwide, causing alarm for privacy advocates and other critics who say the facial scanning systems bring a flurry of concerns. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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REAL ID Requirement Date Pushed Back Once Again

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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