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‘France does not belong to the French!’ 100s of ‘Black Vest’ migrants occupy Paris airport

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Hundreds of ‘Black Vest’ migrant protesters occupied Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Sunday demanding to speak to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe in a demonstration against deportations and in favor of legal papers for all. The group, estimated to be about 500 people, gathered in Terminal 2 of the airport as riot police officers Read More

US warns airliners about risks of flying over Persian Gulf

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US diplomats have warned that US air carriers and commercial operators flying over the Persian Gulf face a risk from being “misidentified” as tensions between US and Iran continue to escalate. The warning relayed on Saturday by officials in Kuwait and the UAE came from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice to pilots published on Read More

Airlines face scramble to restore 737 MAX flights once regulators approve fix

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Once global regulators clear Boeing Co’s 737 MAX to fly again after deadly crashes, airlines which have put their fleets into mechanical hibernation since March will scramble to begin the biggest ungrounding effort in history. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked on the tarmac at the Boeing Read More

Delta, United poised for most new slots at Tokyo’s Haneda airport

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FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines planes are shown parked at their gates at the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S., January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are poised to win the most new daytime slots at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport in time for the 2020 Summer Read More

Boeing completes 737 MAX software update, working on pilot training plan

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(Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. Read More

Get ready to pay more for airline tickets as new aviation fuel tax looms

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The European Commission is considering aviation fuel tax that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 11 percent and have a “negligible” impact on jobs and the economy. But experts say that it will have far-reaching effects. According to a leaked EC report, taxing aviation kerosene sold in Europe would cut aviation emissions by 16.4 Read More

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years: Hi Fly CEO

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(Reuters) – Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi Fly said, ahead of a Thursday forum on replacements for plastics on commercial flights. FILE PHOTO: Plastic straws are on display in a coffee shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico November 22, 2018. Read More

Washington orders suspension of all flights between US & Venezuela

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Washington has suspended all US-based cargo and passenger air services between the US and Venezuela, citing “safety and security” conditions in the Latin American country amid attempts to oust the government in Caracas. The move was announced by the US Department of Transportation on Wednesday. The decision was made with “the approval of the Secretary Read More

Southwest CEO says Boeing made mistakes but he is hopeful 737 MAX will fly this summer

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FILE PHOTO: A number of grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are shown parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo DENVER (Reuters) – Boeing Co made mistakes that need to be addressed, Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly told shareholders on Wednesday, but he Read More

FAA expects Boeing to submit 737 MAX fix soon for approval

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Daniel Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testifies during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Aviation Subcommittee hearing on “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration’s acting chief told lawmakers on Wednesday he expects Boeing Co Read More