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EASA frames conditions for 737 MAX return

EASA frames conditions for 737 MAX returnPARIS - European regulators on Tuesday began the timetable for a return of the Boeing 737 MAX to Europe's skies early next year after an almost two-year flight ban caused by fatal crashes. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) set out conditions for putting the grounded jets back into service.
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FAA has cleared Boeing 737 MAX for return to skies

FAA has cleared Boeing 737 MAX for return to skiesSEATTLE - After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing Co has won approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal disasters.
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United to trial rapid Covid-19 tests on London flights

United to trial rapid Covid-19 tests on London flightsLONDON - United Airlines said on Thursday it will offer free rapid Covid-19 tests to customers on select transatlantic flights, as part of a four-week pilot program aimed at eventually relaxing quarantines that have crippled air travel. The scheme will start Nov. 16 and continue through December.
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Rapid Covid-19 test available early 2021

Rapid Covid-19 test available early 2021LONDON - Scientists from Britain's University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes, researchers said on Thursday, adding the new technology could be used in mass testing at airport arrival and departure gates and other businesses.
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Gatwick to send trays through "UV tunnels"

Gatwick to send trays through LONDON - Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9 percent microbe disinfection rate – protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including Covid-19, and other infections on this high-touch surface area.
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FAA chief completes Boeing 737 MAX test flight

FAA chief completes Boeing 737 MAX test flightWASHINGTON - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes. Critics called the flight a "publicity stunt".
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Pilots urge FAA to improve 737 MAX cockpit procedures

Pilots urge FAA to improve 737 MAX cockpit proceduresSEATTLE - The U.S. aviation regulator should require new cockpit procedures for Boeing's 737 MAX to help pilots disable an erroneous stall alert that could be a serious distraction during mid-flight emergencies, major pilots unions said on Monday - at the deadline for comments on recertification requirements.
Weight discrepancies
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Southwest temporarily grounds 130 Boeing 737-800

Southwest temporarily grounds 130 Boeing 737-800WASHINGTON - Southwest Airlines said late Wednesday it temporarily grounded 130 Boeing 737-800 aircraft after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data. The airline faced regulator scrutiny before when FAA proposed a million dollar fine for "non-compliant weight and balance data" on Southwest flights.
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FAA to begin key 737 MAX training review in London

FAA to begin key 737 MAX training review in LondonLONDON - A training review for the grounded Boeing 737 MAX will begin on Monday in London, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said, in a key milestone for the plane's eventual return to service. The consultations are part of a multi-stage process to clear the 737 MAX for commercial flights by 2021.
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Boeing in talks with FAA about 787 production issue

Boeing in talks with FAA about 787 production issueSEATTLE - Boeing said late on Thursday it was in discussions with U.S. safety regulators about a manufacturing issue found last year in its 787 Dreamliner. KOMO News Radio in Seattle reported the issue involved the vertical tail fin on the 787, citing federal records, and could affect 680 airplanes.
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Rolls-Royce reveals A350 engine issues

Rolls-Royce reveals A350 engine issuesLONDON - Britain's Rolls-Royce will carry out extra inspections on some of its Trent XWB engines which power the Airbus A350 airliner. Rolls-Royce said on Tuesday that the issue would not cause significant customer disruption or material cost, as it affected a small number of XWBs of a certain age.
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Death toll rises after Air India Express crash

Death toll rises after Air India Express crashKOZHIKODE - The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on Saturday. The flight carried 190 passengers and crew, India started an air accident investigation as the flight recorders have been recovered.
Test flights
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EASA gives no firm date for 737 MAX to fly again

EASA gives no firm date for 737 MAX to fly againPARIS - Europe's air safety watchdog has no firm date for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX to resume flights, it said this week, adding that the U.S. planemaker had some more work to do before a 17-month-old safety ban could be lifted in Europe. The U.S. is moving to clear the jet for skies soon.
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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.
Covid-19
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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.
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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.
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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.

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