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Emirates inks $9 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 jets, will restart plans to expand airline in 2020s

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The order is crucial for the American aerospace giant, whose sales have been badly hit in the last year following its catastrophic 737 Max crashes. Source link: Click here for more
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Former British Airways executive indicted over alleged JFK Airport bribery scheme

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A former British Airways executive who oversaw the carrier’s operations at New York’s JFK airport has been indicted for accepting bribes to help a ground handling company win contracts, New York’s attorney general said on Tuesday. Source link: Click here for more
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Emirates wants new Boeing jet put through ‘hell on Earth’ in testing

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates, the largest customer of Boeing’s (BA.N) upcoming 777x aircraft, wants the plane to be put through “hell on Earth” in testing to ensure it is safe to fly and meets performance expectations, the president of the Gulf airline said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A large 777X...
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Emirates says size of Boeing 777x order depends on delivery schedule

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FILE PHOTO: A large 777X banner is seen hanging over the Boeing 777X Final Assembly Building floor during a media tour of Boeing production facilities in Everett, Washington, U.S., February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates still intends to take the 150 Boeing 777X jets it had ordered,...
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Federal court rules warrantless searches of international travelers’ electronics are unconstitutional

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A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that U.S. border agents need “reasonable suspicion” but not a warrant to search travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry. Source link: Click here for more
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Some U.S. airlines willing to take 737 MAX jets before pilot training approval: sources

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Some U.S. airlines are willing to pick up their 737 MAX jets from Boeing Co (BA.N) as soon as December if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves delivery of the grounded planes before new pilot training is agreed, three people with knowledge of the matter said. FILE...
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After 737 Max crashes, FAA chief vows to examine how humans interact with automated aircraft systems

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The FAA’s chief said deeper exploration of how human pilots interact with ever-more automated aircraft is a priority. Source link: Click here for more
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Southwest, American extend Boeing 737 Max cancellations until early March

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Southwest Airlines will remove all Boeing 737 Max planes from its flight schedule through March 6. Separately, American Airlines also announced after the bell Friday that it will continue its 737 Max cancellation through March 4. Source link: Click here for more
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BA owner IAG cuts medium-term capacity and profit forecasts

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British Airways owner IAG scaled back its forecast for capacity growth for the next three years, hitting its outlook for earnings per share but potentially providing relief for rivals in a weak global economy. Source link: Click here for more
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737 Max will be a ‘game changer’ but there’s a risk of more delays, Ryanair CEO says

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The Boeing 737 Max aircraft has the potential to be a “game changer” despite its delayed return to service following safety concerns, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said Monday. Source link: Click here for more
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Lawmakers are pushing for Boeing’s CEO to resign over Max crashes but Wall Street says not so fast

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Lawmakers and family members pressed Boeing’s CEO to resign after two fatal crashes, but Muilenburg has so far resisted calls to step down. Source link: Click here for more
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More airports consider going off the grid as power outages ground flights

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Pittsburgh International Airport is creating a “microgrid” to fully power itself with its own onsite natural gas and solar energy. Recent power outages at airports make this even more desirable. Source link: Click here for more
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Cuban Americans brace for tougher travel after Trump’s new restrictions

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Last week, the Trump administration announced that flights to all airports except Havana will come to an end Dec. 9. “This is going to be torture,” said a Cuban who lives more than 500 miles from the capital and worries about his U.S. relatives’ ability to visit. Source link: Click...
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Why Brazil’s bid to lure low cost airlines may be doomed

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian government officials this week tempted airline executives with a pitch: Latin America’s largest domestic aviation market is opening up and it badly needs more competition. FILE PHOTO: An aircraft of Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA departs from Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil September 11, 2017....

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