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Southwest Investor Wants No Free Checked Bags

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A Southwest Airlines investor with almost $2 billion in the airline wants the carrier to charge for all checked bags. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Two astronauts stranded on International Space Station after major Boeing faults

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Two US astronauts are set to be left on the International Space Station (ISS) for a fortnight longer than expected. (www.gbnews.com) More...

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Dulles Airport’s Mobile Lounges Are Here to Stay: $160 Million Refurbishment

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For a while, rumors suggested that the famous, albeit aging, mobile lounges at Washington Dulles International Airport would be phased out at some point. Well, those rumors have been proven false as it was recently announced that the beloved people movers will receive a major facelift. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Five EFB “Wants” From This Year’s EFB Users Forum

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I repeatedly heard EFB users at the Forum share five key requirements that seemed universal across the airlines I heard from. These requirements all resulted from specific challenges airlines face, new pressures being placed on airlines from passengers or shareholders, or an internal desire to build on investments airlines have already made in one area to deliver operational improvements or efficiencies in another. Here are the five things that I heard commercial airlines ask for from their EFB… (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Flight Investigated After Low Altitude Alert Over Oklahoma City

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Federal aviation authorities are currently conducting an investigation following a concerning incident involving a Southwest Airlines flight that reportedly flew at dangerously low altitudes over Oklahoma early Wednesday morning. (skygofly.com) More...

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First-ever GPS jamming on a commercial flight over Atlantic

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In a dramatic and concerning development, the northeastern Atlantic Ocean has become the stage for the first confirmed instance of GPS jamming affecting commercial flights. This unprecedented event has raised significant concerns within the aviation industry, highlighting the urgent need to address emerging threats to flight safety and operations. (aero-space.eu) More...

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Texas State to add Aviation Sciences program this fall

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The Bobcats are taking learning to the sky. Texas State University will offer a new Aviation Science degree program through a partnership with Coast Flight Training, the City of San Marcos and Texas Aviation partners, according to a Texas State news release. The new program was inspired by the increasing national demand for commercial pilots. The degree will be a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a concentration of Aviation Science, the release said. Students… (www.kxan.com) More...

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Airplanes are painted white for these 5 important reasons

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First, white paint reflects sunlight, keeping the plane interior cooler on boiling hot days when the aircraft is roasting on the tarmac, according to the auto media outlet MotorBiscuit. Then, there’s the issue of weight — and the light-hued varnish weighs less than dark-colored paint. The outlet also reported that white paint shows wears and tears more than any other color. Cracks or corrosion are much easier to spot on lighter varnish, which allows maintenance to notice and fix the issue more… (nypost.com) More...

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Revised Amazon deal to boost Sun Country's cargo profits

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Better terms, more aircraft equals big win for Sun Country Airlines. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines Mulls Narrowbody Aircraft Orders

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Pegasus Airlines (PC) is considering placing a new order for narrowbody aircraft to be delivered post-2029, according to CEO Guliz Ozturk. (www.airguide.info) More...

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American Latest to Halt Pilot Hiring

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The Fort Worth-based carrier said on Thursday that it would pause pilot hiring through the end of the year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Brazil’s LATAM and GOL in Talks with Embraer for E2 Jet Order

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LATAM Airlines Brasil (JJ) and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3) are reportedly in discussions with Embraer regarding a potential order for E2 jets. This news comes from Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer’s Chief Executive Officer. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing CEO apologizes to families for aircraft safety failings

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Boeing CEO David Calhoun apologized this week to the families of people who died in crashes in the manufacturer’s planes, while members of both parties on a U.S. Senate panel grilled the executive for failing on safety and transparency. (oregoncapitalchronicle.com) More...

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