Airlines

Board in a Snap: JetBlue to Launch First-of-Its-Kind Self-Boarding Program Using Facial Recognition

JetBlue today announced it will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and SITA to test a new paperless and deviceless self-boarding process as part of ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit process in the future. JetBlue will be the first airline to integrate with CBP to use biometrics...


Controller halted A320 take-off from wrong intersection

Australian investigators have detailed an incident in which a Cairns air traffic controller cancelled take-off clearance for a departing Tigerair Airbus A320 after realising it had lined up on the wrong intersection.

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CSeries prices threaten 737 Max 7 'viability': Boeing

Bombardier’s CSeries and its aggressive sales tactics threaten the very existence of Boeing’s 737 Max 7 and the US aerospace industry, Boeing’s vice-chairman Ray Conner told US trade officials last week.

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Bombardier denies offering United a shortened CS100


Bombardier offered United Airlines a less-dense configuration of its CS100 in a 2015 campaign, not a shortened variant of the 100-seat aircraft.

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United hopes to raise regional jet scope limits


United Airlines president Scott Kirby hopes to convince its pilots to allow for more large regional jets in its fleet, as the carrier focuses on increasing connectivity over its hubs.

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Russian MC-21 Airliner Makes First Flight

The MC-21 took off powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1400G-JM engines. The alternative Russian powerplant – Aviadvigatel PD-14 just completed initial trials on the Il-76LL flying lab that enables it to start the certification tests.

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New Aircraft Types Spur Thai’s Fleet Reshuffle

Thai Airways and its affiliate Nok Air intend to use new-generation aircraft to adjust their fleet to match their network strategies.

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Russian MC-21 Airliner Makes First Flight

Russia’s new MC-21 airliner made its first flight in Irkutsk, Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin reported May 28.

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Pilot's View: Flying the Airbus A321neo

Aviation Week’s guest evaluation pilot Tim Wuerfel is an A320 captain at Lufthansa and previously a Boeing 737 captain. Listen in as he discusses his first impressions after flying Airbus’s popular A321neo.


FAA Split: Trump Proposal Murky On Trust Fund Tax Cut

The Trump administration’s budget plan for FAA ‘privatization’ does not add up

The Trump administration’s budget plan for FAA “privatization” appears to give back more in tax breaks than it would bring...


Risks Threaten Airline Profit Cycle

While the immediate financial outlook for the airline industry appears positive, experts warn of problems on the horizon.

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Boeing Presses Price-Dumping Case Against Bombardier’s C Series

Boeing, Bombardier clash on whether discounts to key C Series buyers are business as usual

U.S. authorities are asked to decide whether offering launch pricing to influential airlines years after an aircraft...


Taxiing Aeromexico 737 tips truck in Los Angeles

One of Aeromexico’s Boeing 737-800s apparently sustained wing leading-edge damage after colliding with a ground vehicle at Los Angeles airport.

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ANALYSIS: Brexit process heralds complex aviation challenges


Rigas Doganis, chairman of the European Aviation Club in Brussels and visiting professor at Cranfield University, explores the process ahead for the UK as it attempts to forge a new aviation relationship with the EU

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EBACE: Embraer wins EASA approval for Phenom 100EV engine

Embraer is poised to deliver the Phenom 100EV to the European market, with regional certification approval of Pratt & Whitney Canada s upgraded engine received on the eve of EBACE.

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