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MIAT Mongolian Boeing 787 & 767 Cockpit to Frankfurt

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In the cockpit of the Mongolian Airlines 787-9 from Ulaanbaatar to Frankfurt and back on the 767-300ER (www.youtube.com) More...

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MIAT Mongolian Boeing 737-800 Cockpit to Hong Kong

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Roundtrip from Mongolia to Hong Kong in he cockpit of the MIAT Boeing 737-800 with landing on Hong Kong's new runway (www.youtube.com) More...

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Another Boeing whistleblower says he faced retaliation for reporting ‘shortcuts’

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Longtime Boeing engineer Sam Salehpour went public this week with alarming claims about two of the company’s jets, including the 787 Dreamliner. (alaskapublic.org) More...

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Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights

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Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas Pauses Nonstop London Flight Amid Middle East Tension

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Qantas is the latest airline to stop using Iranian airspace amid escalating tensions in the region. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Boeing ‘could be replaced’ by Pathfinder jets as new planes get greenlight

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Australian aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas said that flight prices will plummet because the plane needs less fuel for journeys (inews.co.uk) More...

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American Airlines and Air Canada Sign New Deal with Airbus for A320 Upgrades

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American Airlines (AA) has entered into a substantial agreement with Airbus for various avionics systems and airframe upgrades on 150 A320ceo family aircraft in its existing fleet. (aviationa2z.com) More...

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SPOILER ALERT; More Boeing 737 Max Woes?

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Well, while Boeing INC is facing more internal trouble, it is facing yet another serious issue. The wiring bundles for the spoilers. (www.forbes.com) More...

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Miami Airport Plans to Convert All Jet Bridges to Glass

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The airport says the new bridges will increase passenger comfort. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Before GPS: How Did Pilots Navigate in the Early Days of Aviation?

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Navigation is something we do every day without even considering it. In its simplest terms, navigation is getting from point A to point B. It's fairly easy when the distances are short, and the environs are obvious. Finding your way to the kitchen in your own home, for example. But when the distances grow longer, and if the destination is unfamiliar, then the challenges increase. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing CEO’s penchant for cost-cutting doesn’t apply to his trips on the company jet

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When it comes to building planes, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is all about streamlining costs. An accountant by training, Calhoun has prioritized fiscal discipline over his four years at the helm, tightening the belt to free up cash flow and put the company on better financial footing. ... Boeing reported in a regulatory filing that ... Calhoun got an extra half-million dollars worth of personal private jet travel on the company’s dime that had previously been improperly recorded as business travel. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Wizz Air To Use SAF Produced From Human Waste

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U.K. biofuel company Firefly will supply human waste-originated SAF to Wizz Air UK by 2028. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Australian Start-up Dovetail Electric Aviation Wins State Funding

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The government of the state of Victoria has made an undisclosed investment in Australian start-up Dovetail Electric Aviation to support its plans to bring electric regional aircraft to market. The company announced on April 12 that it has relocated its headquarters from New South Wales to Victoria, where it now has bases in Melbourne and at Latrobe Regional Airport. The first stage of Dovetail’s business plan involves converting existing aircraft to use its battery-electric propulsion system,… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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The world's first doggy jet service will cost you $6K for a one-way ticket

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Dogs will soon be able to experience their own “furst” class flight with the launch of the world’s first jet charter company specifically designed for man’s best friend. BARK, the dog toy company that coordinates the popular treat subscription BarkBox, is partnering with a jet charter service to take away the challenges of long-distance traveling with dogs, according to a press release. BARK Air, as the company calls it, offers the “white glove experience typical of a human’s first-class… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Boeing Won’t Even Consider Moving HQ Back to Seattle

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t’s been a brutal six years for Boeing, with two fatal jet crashes kicking off a series of safety crises — and raising concerns about the quality and safety of the planes rolling off its assembly lines. As Boeing scrambles to repair its reputation, some critics and shareholders are asking: Why not move headquarters away from the shadow of Washington, D.C., and back home to its roots in Seattle? But Boeing has now made clear: We are not interested. (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Lufthansa and cabin crew union reach a pay deal to end string of German aviation disputes

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BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew reached a pay deal Thursday, concluding the last of several major disputes that have led to recent strikes at Germany’s biggest airline and in the country’s wider aviation sector. The UFO union said nearly 19,000 cabin crew will get a pay rise effectively totaling 17.4% in three stages under the three-year deal, plus a one-time payment of 3,000 euros ($3,240) per person to offset inflation. Some bonuses also will be increased. The… (apnews.com) More...

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UK startup lifts lid on plan to turn human waste into jet fuel

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Airline industry UK startup lifts lid on plan to turn human waste into jet fuel Low-cost airline Wizz Air puts in 525,000-tonne order for product of Firefly’s proposed refinery in Essex Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent Thu 11 Apr 2024 12.29 EDT Share Aircraft could one day take off on fuel made from human waste under plans revealed by Wizz Air and the British sustainable aviation company Firefly to build a commercial refinery in Essex. Firefly, based in Bristol, said it had developed a… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Cargo airline sends new Boeing 767 freighters directly to storage

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Northern Air Cargo and its affiliates have grounded two cargo aircraft before their first commercial flight. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Graffiti Geek: Lufthansa's Yellow Box

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In Ask the Pilot: Lufthansa's Greeting Placard is a Friendly Touch. But It Was My Idea First... (askthepilot.com) More...

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N703CK (Kalitta Air) 747 retirement

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Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400 N703CK landing at Willow Run, YIP this morning on its second to last flight. The aircraft arrived at YIP as CKS9703 from YYZ to clear customs before its scheduled departure later today to OSC for retirement (www.youtube.com) More...

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‘Help’ written in palm fronds assists US forces in rescuing Micronesians stranded on tiny island

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The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard found and rescued three men Tuesday from a tiny atoll south of Guam, where they spent more than a week after they were left stranded. Stripes has a paywall, but they allow a certain number of free views before it kicks in. (www.stripes.com) More...

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Decline in Delta Air Lines Q1 cargo revenue has silver lining

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Delta had a strong first quarter, but cargo is still in recovery mode. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Hexagon, CMC Electronics advance GNSS aviation platform

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CMC Electronics has partnered with the Hexagon Autonomy & Positioning division, which includes the Hexagon | NovAtel brand, to release a multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) GNSS platform. The MCMF GNSS platform combines CMC’s certification with the digital signal processing expertise of Hexagon | NovAtel. Designed to detect GNSS signal spoofing, it is lightweight and compact. The increasing threat of GNSS signal jamming and spoofing is not limited to military concerns. It has started… (www.gpsworld.com) More...

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Intercepting the Solar Eclipse in T-38s with the USAF

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In what might be the last time a T-38 is flown into an eclipse, this is the story of the planning it took to get an epic shot of the storied trainer jet. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Airbus' ZEROe Program: The Race to Hydrogen-Powered Flight by 2035

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The aviation industry's impact on the environment is undeniable. While it connects people and cultures across the globe, its reliance on fossil fuels contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Whistleblower reporting defects in 787/777

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Federal authorities say they’re investigating Boeing after a whistleblower repeatedly raised concerns with two widebody jet models, and claimed the company retaliated against him. Whistleblower Sam Salehpour, a Boeing engineer, alleges that Boeing took shortcuts when manufacturing its 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets, and that the risks could become catastrophic as the airplanes age. The New York Times was first to report the whistleblower complaint. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines Defers Airbus A320/321neo Deliveries & Plans 260 Pilot Furloughs To Save Cash

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Spirit Airlines announced that it has agreed with Airbus to change the delivery schedule of aircraft that were intended to be delivered through two different periods in the upcoming decade. As a result, the airline should improve its liquidity position during the next two years. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737

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When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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ABX Air pilots choose cooperation over confrontation

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The pilots union at ABX Air, a large contract carrier for DHL, is taking a novel approach toward corporate relations by promoting the company at industry trade shows. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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The Most Dangerous Airport in the World, Plus 12 Nail-biters

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Thanks to aircraft technology, more efficient air traffic control and better training for pilots and mechanics, air travel has become safer. The number of fatal accidents involving jet airliners worldwide dropped from 40 per million flights in 1959 to just 0.05 deaths per million flights in 2021, according to global data gathered by aircraft manufacturer Boeing. (science.howstuffworks.com) More...

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ICAO Council adopts new international aviation Standards and Recommended Practices for remotely piloted aircraft systems

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Montréal, 5 April 2024 – New aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) adopted at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will enhance safety and accelerate the transformation of the global air navigation system, including the integration of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). “The sustainable development of aviation worldwide requires a performance-driven and service-oriented advanced global air navigation system. Today we have taken significant steps towards… (www.icao.int) More...

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Skydweller Aero, complets the world’s first autonomous flight of a large solar-powered aircraft.

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Skydweller Aero, a trailblazer in sustainable aviation, has completed the world’s first autonomous flight of a large solar-powered aircraft. This monumental flight, undertaken without any human intervention either onboard or remotely, embarked from Stennis International Airport in the United States, marking a historic milestone in autonomous aviation and environmental stewardship. A Milestone in Aerospace Innovation Skydweller’s remarkable achievement showcases the company’s technical prowess… (www.environmentenergyleader.com) More...

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Nolinor offers major salary increases to its pilots

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MIRABEL, QC, April 9, 2024 /CNW/ - As the aviation industry faces a shortage of pilots, compounded by regulatory challenges and the after-effects of the pandemic, Nolinor Aviation is setting itself apart with a bold initiative aimed at valuing and retaining talent within its team. Recognizing the crucial importance of its pilots in maintaining the quality of service for which the company is renowned, Nolinor has announced a major revision of the salary grid for its Boeing 737 Captains.This new… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing’s 777 ‘Gliders’ Signal More Cash Woes

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Boeing likely didn’t deliver any 777 freighters during the first quarter... The plane-maker as of last week had 11 newly built “gliders” — an industry term for finished aircraft that are lacking engines — stashed in and around its factory in Everett, Washington... Boeing and the 777 freighter’s engine manufacturer, General Electric Co., declined to discuss specific details around the delivery hiccup. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Spirit To Furlough Pilots; Defer Aircraft Deliveries Due To Cash Crunch

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Spirit Airlines announced today that, to save cash, it will furlough 260 pilots and postpone Airbus aircraft deliveries scheduled from the second quarter of next year through 2026. The aircraft deliveries are scheduled to be deferred until 2030-2031. Deliveries scheduled from 2027 to 2029 are not affected. The pilot furloughs are scheduled to start September 1. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Airbus A380 Superjumbos Set for Dismantling Amid Rising Demand for Parts

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VAS Aero Services and the Dr. Peters Group have announced a new agreement to dismantle four Airbus A380 aircraft, capitalizing on the growing market demand for used serviceable material (USM) from these iconic superjumbos. This marks another collaboration between the aviation logistics specialist and the aircraft lessor, following their pioneering effort in scrapping the world’s largest passenger airliner. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Hainan Airlines Eyes Major Airbus A330-900 Order Amid Fleet Expansion

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Hainan Airlines, a prominent player in China’s aviation sector, is reportedly on the brink of significantly boosting its fleet with an order for up to 20 Airbus A330-900 aircraft. This speculation arises from a stock exchange filing which revealed the airline’s board of directors’ approval for the purchase of aircraft kitchen equipment specifically designed for the A330-900, despite the airline currently not operating any A330-900s in its fleet. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Solar eclipse maps show 2024 totality path, peak times and how much of the eclipse you can see across the U.S. today

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U.S. Solar eclipse maps show 2024 totality path, peak times and how much of the eclipse you can see across the U.S. today By Aliza Chasan Updated on: April 8, 2024 / 7:24 AM EDT / CBS News A total solar eclipse crosses North America today, with parts of 15 U.S. states within the path of totality. Maps show where and when astronomy fans can see the big event as skies darken in the middle of the day on Monday, April 8. The total eclipse will first appear along Mexico's Pacific Coast at… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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German airports reach agreement to end strike action

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The German trade union Verdi has made a pay agreement covering some 25,000 security staff to avert more strike action. A dispute with airports has led to a series of strikes at some of Germany's busiest hubs, with a large number of flights canceled on numerous strike days. The agreement comes after an arbitration process that was launched on Friday at a secret location. What we know so far Verdi had said it would not call for any further work stoppages by security service providers until… (www.dw.com) More...

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Spirit To Trim Pilot Workforce, Citing Ongoing Engine Woes

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The airline is furloughing pilots as it also defers new aircraft deliveries. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

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In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth. (www.vanityfair.com) More...

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U.S. Airline Pilot Hiring Stabilizing

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Various factors are stabilizing as the hiring market cools down. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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A Southwest Boeing 737 lost engine cover during takeoff, FAA is investigating

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An engine cowling fell off of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 and struck a wing flap during takeoff from Denver International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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United Airlines Offers Pilots Voluntary Time Off Amid Boeing Delivery Delays

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United Airlines is reaching out to its pilots with an offer for voluntary time off in May 2024 due to unforeseen delays in the delivery of new Boeing aircraft, attributing the bottleneck to production challenges at Boeing. The spokesperson for United, Leslie Scott, confirmed that this move is a response to the adjusted flight hours forecasted as a result of these delays, emphasizing the voluntary nature of the program. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Pilot Retirement Age Debate Reignites Amid Aviation Industry Changes

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The aviation industry is once again at the forefront of a heated debate over pilot retirement age regulations, a discussion that has traditionally focused on airline operations but is now extending into the business aviation sector for the first time. With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) considering raising the standard retirement age from 65 to 67, the industry is divided over safety concerns and the need for more pilots due to increasing demand. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing's long fall, and how it might recover

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The intense backlash against Boeing after the near catastrophe aboard an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX in January wasn’t a reaction to an isolated manufacturing error but to a yearslong decline of safety standards. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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US senator wants probe of ‘undisclosed feature’ of 737 Max cockpit door

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls for FAA review of Boeing's failure to disclose 737 Max flight deck features to pilots (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Boeing CEO That Has Presided Over Massive Failures Awarded $32 Million Pay Package Before He Departs

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Boeing’s CEO could walk away with a massive pay package as his company scrambles to regain public trust amid a series of high-profile incidents with their aircraft. (dailycaller.com) More...

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United Airlines 777 Engine Flame Forces Emergency Landing in Rome

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Following the incident, the aircraft, which is nearly a quarter of a century old, remains grounded in Rome. (aviationa2z.com) More...

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