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Iran says chain of errors caused Ukrainian plane crash

Iran says chain of errors caused Ukrainian plane crashDUBAI - Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation blamed a misalignment of a radar system and lack of communication between the air defence operator and his commanders for the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January that killed 176 people aboard.
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Lockdown easing pits Irish health officials against airline bosses

Lockdown easing pits Irish health officials against airline bossesDUBLIN - Ryanair used its return to a more regular schedule on Wednesday to pile pressure on its home market of Ireland to ease travel restrictions in a debate that has pitted airline bosses against increasingly cautious health officials.
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UAE to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots in its airlines

UAE to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots in its airlinesDUBAI - The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines, as global concern mounts after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding "dubious" qualifications.
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Boeing completes FAA certification flights

Boeing completes FAA certification flightsWASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co have completed certification test flights on the 737 MAX, a key milestone toward the plane's return to service, the U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. The MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes in five months killed 346 people.
Report
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Boeing kept FAA in the dark about MCAS

Boeing kept FAA in the dark about MCASWASHINGTON - Boeing failed to submit certification documents to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detailing changes to a key flight control system faulted in two fatal crashes, a long-awaited government report seen by Reuters has found. The FAA currently evaluates an update to the system.
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Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for 737 MAX

Boeing begins crucial certification test flights for 737 MAXSEATTLE - Boeing began a series of long-delayed flight tests of its redesigned 737 MAX with regulators at the controls on Monday, hoping to win approval and rebuild its reputation after fatal crashes that toppled its leaders and grounded the jet worldwide.
FAA
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Boeing starts 737 MAX certification flight tests

Boeing starts 737 MAX certification flight testsWASHINGTON - Pilots and test crew members from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Regulators abroad will watch the flights and data closely.
Re-certification
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Boeing aims for key 737 MAX certification flight in June

Boeing aims for key 737 MAX certification flight in JuneWASHINGTON - Boeing is aiming to conduct a key certification test flight on its grounded 737 MAX jet in late June, two people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people.
Flight PK8303
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Airbus A320 crashed in Pakistan

Airbus A320 crashed in PakistanKARACHI - A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport. 97 of the 99 on bord people were confirmed to have died, hospital officials told Reuters.
United States
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Airlines will not enforce mask regulation in the air

Airlines will not enforce mask regulation in the airNEW YORK - The top three U.S. airlines have told their flight attendants not to force passengers to comply with their new policy requiring face coverings, just encourage them to do so, according to employee policies reviewed by Reuters. The situation in the air is more complicated than on ground.
IATA
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Common set of rules needed to help restart air travel

Common set of rules needed to help restart air travelPARIS - A common set of rules is needed to help facilitate the restart of global air travel, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said, adding that new measures must still allow airline operations to be economically viable.
Covid-19
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EU says air travel will need social distancing

EU says air travel will need social distancingBRUSSELS - The European Commission will next month present a set of rules for the safe reopening of air travel when coronavirus lockdowns end, including social distancing in airports and planes, while some U.S. airlines are taking their own protective measures.
COVID-19
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Singapore enlists grounded air crew for virus prevention service

Singapore enlists grounded air crew for virus prevention serviceSINGAPORE - Pilot Jonathan Lau knows the importance of maintaining safe distance in the skies. Now he is dishing out that advice on the ground, making sure people stay apart to help curb coronavirus infections in Singapore.
Coronavirus
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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.
Transport Canada
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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.
FAA
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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.
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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.

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