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Singapore sends Turkish Airlines flight home empty

Singapore sends Turkish Airlines flight home emptySINGAPORE - A Turkish Airlines aircraft was flown back to Istanbul with no passengers on board on Thursday on orders from Singapore authorities after a passenger who had arrived on the same plane on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus.
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Canada mulling supplement to 737 MAX flight manual

Canada mulling supplement to 737 MAX flight manualMONTREA -  Transport Canada is mulling a Canadian supplement to the Boeing 737 MAX's U.S.-developed flight manual, as the regulator weighs going beyond steps taken by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to end a global grounding of the model after two fatal crashes.
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Airlines need to complete inspections on 737 MAX panels

Airlines need to complete inspections on 737 MAX panelsWASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday proposed that airlines complete inspections on a key component that could make Boeing 737 MAX airplanes vulnerable to lightning strikes and interference from high-power radio frequency transmitters before returning to service.
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Ethiopia plans to release interim jet crash report

Ethiopia plans to release interim jet crash reportADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to release an interim report into a deadly Boeing 737 MAX crash, which killed 157 passengers and crew, ahead of the first anniversary of the accident next month, according to an official speaking on Saturday. A final draft of the report is "far from completion".
Singapore Airshow
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FAA details steps needed to get Boeing 737 MAX flying

FAA details steps needed to get Boeing 737 MAX flyingSINGAPORE - The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has set out in detail a "waterfall" of actions that must be carried out before the grounded Boeing 737 MAX returns to service. Speaking to reporters in Singapore, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said there was no timetable for lifting the ban.
Scrutiny
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FAA to boost safety oversight for Southwest Airlines

FAA to boost safety oversight for Southwest AirlinesDALLAS - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it should have done a better job of ensuring Southwest Airlines had certified completion of maintenance on 88 used Boeing 737 jets, as noted in a report by the U.S. Transportation Department's Inspector General released on Tuesday.
Flight PC2193
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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul

Plane skids off runway in IstanbulISTANBUL - A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Safety
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British pilots concerned over drones in controlled airspace

British pilots concerned over drones in controlled airspaceLONDON - As the Unmanned Aircraft Bill goes before parliament for a second reading, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) says new European research backs the union`s concern that the number of private drone flights in controlled airspace is being "underestimated".
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
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"A pretty steep descent at high speed"

LOS ANGELES - Moments before Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and the seven others perished in a helicopter crash, the pilot had tried to climb out of layer of clouds, but the aircraft then banked sharply and lurched toward the ground.
2019-nCoV
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Airlines suspend or scale back direct flights to China

Airlines suspend or scale back direct flights to China MONTREAL - Global airlines suspend or scale back more direct flights to China's major cities amid an increase in travel warnings and decline in demand from passengers due to a growing outbreak of coronavirus. Fears over the spread of the flu-like virus, which originated in Wuhan, are increasing as death toll topped 160.
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Tour operators cancel trips to China

Tour operators cancel trips to ChinaLONDON - Tour operators in Europe are cancelling trips to China and offering customers refunds for bookings as concerns grow about the spread of the new flu-like virus, triggering a rout in major travel and airline stocks. Steps to limit travel to China came after the death toll rose to 81, with more than 2,740 people infected.
Boeing
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FAA expects to clear 737 MAX before mid-year

FAA expects to clear 737 MAX before mid-yearWASHINGTON - Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX's return to service before mid-year - a faster time frame than the planemaker suggested this week, people briefed on the calls said.
Return preparations
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Airlines scour the world for scarce 737 MAX simulators

Airlines scour the world for scarce 737 MAX simulatorsWASHINGTON - Simulator bottleneck: Airlines are scrambling to book time in 737 MAX training facilities as far afield as Fiji, Iceland and Panama, operators said, after Boeing recommended pilots be trained in one of the few simulators replicating the latest model. Simulator manufacturers try to boost output.
Crew perished
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Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes

Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashesMELBOURNE - A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said. All three victims were American residents. Authorities did not immediately know why the plane crashed while carrying a load of fire retardant.
Flight PS752
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Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxes

Iran aims to examine downed plane's black boxesDUBAI -  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 recorders to Ukraine. The regime in Tehram also mulled sending the recorders to France.
Analysis
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Why PS752 is unlikely to lead to global airspace rules

Why PS752 is unlikely to lead to global airspace rulesMONTREAL - 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? And why didn't the airline just delay or cancel the flight?
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Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue

Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issueWASHINGTON - 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 delay the plane’s return to service.
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FAA should mandate new safety management systems

FAA should mandate new safety management systemsWASHINGTON - 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 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. Delegation of parts of certification process can continue.
Almost 70 persons injured
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Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. school

Delta flight dumps fuel on L.A. schoolLOS ANGELES - A Delta Airlines jet making an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport dumped fuel on the playground of an elementary school in the flight path on Tuesday, inflicting minor injuries on 67 children and adults, local and federal authorities said.
Flight PS752
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Iran says military shot down plane in error

Iran says military shot down plane in errorDUBAI - "Disastrous mistake": Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane by "human error" killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.

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