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London City controlled by remote digital tower

London City controlled by remote digital towerLONDON - London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown, marking a "step change" in global air traffic management.
FLight PS752
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Iran report does not answer critical questions

Iran report does not answer critical questions DUBAI - "Hostile target": Iran's civil aviation body blamed a misaligned radar and an error by an air defence operator in a final report into the shooting-down of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January 2020 that killed all 176 people aboard. Victim families argue investigators did not dig enough.
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Victim families to obtain key Boeing documents

Victim families to obtain key Boeing documentsNEW YORK - Families of victims of the deadly 2019 Ethiopian Airlines jet crash may obtain Boeing's reports to U.S. regulators that helped keep its 737 MAX flying after a prior disaster with the same jet in Indonesia five months earlier. The files mights disclose early on Boeing knowlegde of 737 MAX flaws.
Flight AA2555
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Boeing 737 MAX crew declares emergency

Boeing 737 MAX crew declares emergencyNEW YORK - American Airlines said on Friday that a Boeing 737 MAX bound for New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue. American's Flight 2555 from Miami with 95 passengers and six crew landed safely at Newark without incident.
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Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jetPARIS - Boeing  has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus' newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks. According to industry sources, certification delays over fuel tank safety could push the EIS of the new longrange Airbus from 2023 to 2024.
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Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill

Boeing faces much bigger 787 repair bill WASHINGTON - Boeing will pay $6.6 million to U.S. regulators as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years, a setback that comes as Boeing wrestles with repairs to flawed 787 Dreamliner jets that could dwarf the cost of the federal penalty and last several years.
Flight UA328
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FAA orders immediate 777 engine inspections

FAA orders immediate 777 engine inspectionsWASHINGTON - The FAA ordered immediate inspections of Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines before further flights after an engine failed on a United flight on Saturday. Operators must conduct a thermal acoustic image inspection of the large titanium fan blades located at the front of each engine.
Flight UA328
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Damage to engine consistent with metal fatigue

Damage to engine consistent with metal fatigueWASHINGTON - Damage to a fan blade on an engine that failed on a United Airlines Boeing 777 flight is consistent with metal fatigue, based on a preliminary assessment, the chairman of the U.S. air accident investigator said on Monday.
Flight UA328
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Boeing recommends to suspend use of certain 777s

Boeing recommends to suspend use of certain 777sDENVER - Boeing said it recommended suspending the use of 777 jets with the same type of engine that shed debris over Denver at the weekend after U.S. regulators announced extra inspections. Japan suspended the use of Pratt-powered 777-200 jets while considering further action.
Flight UA328
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United Airlines 777 sufferes uncontained engine failure

United Airlines 777 sufferes uncontained engine failureWASHINGTON  - A United Airlines flight landed safely at Denver International Airport on Saturday after its right engine failed, the Federal Aviation Administration said, with dramatic images showing debris from the plane scattered on the ground. There were no reported injuries on board or on ground.
Virus variants
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UK mulls tougher testing for international arrivals

UK mulls tougher testing for international arrivalsLONDON - Britain is looking at greater testing of all people who have arrived from abroad while they are self-isolating to defend against new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, a minister said. ITV reported that all international arrivals would have to be tested for
COVID-19 on the second and eighth days of their self-isolation.
Covid-19
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British hotel quarantine policy to start Feb. 15

British hotel quarantine policy to start Feb. 15LONDON - Britain's hotel quarantine policy for travellers arriving from Covid-19 hot spots will start on Feb. 15, the government announced on Thursday after critics said it was not moving fast enough to bring in the measures. The new regime will affect travellers from South America and South Africa.
Re-certification
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Britain follows EASA to clear 737 MAX

Britain follows EASA to clear 737 MAXLONDON - The Boeing 737 MAX plane received clearance to resume flying in Britain on Wednesday, after the UK regulator followed the EU's air safety watchdog in approving the jet. Regulators across the world have been assessing changes made to the MAX and its anti-stall software, after the plane was grounded in March 2019 following two crashes.
Flug SJ182
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Indonesia probing faulty system in Sriwijaya Air crash

Indonesia probing faulty system in Sriwijaya Air crashJAKARTA - Indonesia's air accident investigator is probing whether a problem with the autothrottle system, that controls engine power automatically, contributed to the Sriwijaya Air crash on Jan. 9 that killed all 62 people on board, an official said. The system showed malfunctions days before the accident.
Tim Clark
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Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flaws

Boeing must recognize top-down role in 737 flawsDUBAI - "A good hard look at themselves": The head of one of Boeing's biggest customers, Emirates, wants the planemaker to demonstrate fundamental changes after producing a flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognize "culpability and accountability" from the very top.
Flight SJ182
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Debris of Indonesian plane found

Debris of Indonesian plane foundJAKARTA - Indonesia detected signals on Sunday that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved.
Fight SJ182
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Boeing 737-500 crashed in Indonesia

Boeing 737-500 crashed in IndonesiaJAKARTA - A Sriwijaya Air plane with more than 50 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, local media reported. Debris and passenger belongings were spotted in the sea by search and rescue teams.
Payment
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Boeing settles 737 MAX criminal probe

Boeing settles 737 MAX criminal probeSEATTLE - Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over two plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people and led to the grounding of its 737 MAX jetliner. The firing of former CEO Dennis Muilenburg helped Boeing curb the fine.
Flight safety
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Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020

Aviation deaths rise worldwide in 2020WASHINGTON - The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by more than 50%. Aviation consulting firm To70 said in 2020 there were 40 accidents involving large commercial passenger planes, five of which were fatal, resulting in 299 fatalities.
New coronavirus strain
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World keeps distance from Great Britain

World keeps distance from Great BritainLONDON - Britain's European neighbours began closing their doors to travellers from the United Kingdom on Sunday amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus that has caused cases to soar there. Canada and several South American countries also stopped flights to and from the UK.

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