Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue
WASHINGTON - Boeing said on Friday it is addressing a new software issue discovered in Iowa last weekend during a technical review of the proposed update to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, a development that could further d
FAA should mandate new safety management systems
WASHINGTON - An expert committee on Thursday recommended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety management tools in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737
British Airways called "worst performer" on many routes
LONDON - British Airways flights can pump out more carbon emissions per passenger than rival airlines on certain routes, according to the consumer group "Which?" It said it compared carbon dioxide emissions on six popula
SAA puts nine A340s up for sale
JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) has put up for sale nine of its Airbus aircraft, according to a tender document seeking proposals from interested buyers that was seen by Reuters on Thursday.
Why PS752 is unlikely to lead to global airspace rules
MONTREAL - Why was the Ukrainian airliner mistakenly shot down near Tehran by Iranian forces last week for the loss of 176 lives even allowed to take off from a country that had just fired missiles towards its neighbour?
South African Airways bailout talks stall
JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) said on Monday that its flights to all destinations were operating normally, after talks over the weekend on a bailout plan for the state carrier ended with no solution. Governm
Westjet to offer fast link to Canada
MANCHESTER - The quickest ever Transatlantic route from Manchester Airport is set for a summer 2020: direct flights to Halifax in June with Westjet will take only six hours. The link is offered four times per week on Boe
British Airways to upgrade some lounges
LONDON - British Airways has announced it is refreshing its First and Club lounges at Chicago O’Hare Airport, as well as revealing more details on its lounge improvements at Edinburgh and Berlin.
Five rescue proposals for Malaysia Airlines
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has received five proposals for its debt-laden national carrier Malaysia Airlines, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed said at a group media briefing on Monday.
Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes
DUBAI - Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyse the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, denying a report that a decision had been taken to send the voice and flight data
Boeing says 737 MAX may not win FAA approval until mid-year
CHICAGO - Boeing said on Tuesday it does not expect to win approval for the return of the 737 MAX to service until mid-year due to further potential developments in the certification process and regulatory scrutiny on it
Air India opens Mumbai - Stansted route
LONDON - Air India will add services between Mumbai and London Stansted next month.
New BA A350-1000 damaged in Tel Aviv
TEL AVIV - A shiny new British Airways A350-1000 was damaged during a hard landing in Tel Aviv Monday.
Iran seeks help reading downed planes black boxes
DUBAI - Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analysed abroa
South African Airways cancels "a few domestic flights"
JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled "a few domestic flights," the state airline's spokesman Tlali Tlali said on Tuesday, adding that a statement would be issued shortly. SAA is running short of cash
Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume flights
PRISTINA - Kosovo and Serbia agreed on Monday to launch direct commercial flights after a two-decade interval in a deal mediated by the United States in an attempt to push the two former foes closer to normalising relati
Easyjet to raise winter guidance
LUTON - British low-cost airline Easyjet said its first-half winter performance would improve from last year, helped by robust travel demand and a slight easing of competition in the European short-haul flying market.
Boeing borrows 10 billion to cover 737 MAX expenses
SEATTLE - Boeing is in talks with banks about borrowing 10 billion US Dollars or more amid rising costs after the two fatal 737 Max crashes, CNBC reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.
Embraer studies turboprop within Boeing venture
SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - Brazilian planemaker Embraer is in the advanced stages of studying the launch of a new turboprop aircraft to be developed through a venture it is planning with Boeing, subject to necessary approvals
Gulf airlines continue to operate in Iranian airspace
KUWAIT - Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries, even as other international carriers like British Airways and Lufthansa have rerou
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