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Boeing Teases a New Jet that Could Replace 737 MAX

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Boeing is exploring the possibility of introducing a cutting-edge plane it has been developing alongside NASA into its lineup in the next decade, Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun confirmed. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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The world’s longest flight spent more than two months in the air

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Late last August, a solar-powered drone called Zephyr almost beat one of aviation’s most enduring records. The unmanned aircraft, operated by the US Army and produced by Airbus, flew for 64 days, 18 hours and 26 minutes before unexpectedly crashing down in Arizona – just four hours shy of breaking the record for the longest ever continuous flight. (www.cnn.com) More...

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The Amazing History of Cygnus Air: From Small Fleet to Global Carrier

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Cygnus Air is a commercial airline based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1995 by a small group of investors and has since grown into one of the largest carriers in the country. The airline operates flights to more than 60 destinations in more than 20 countries around the world. (avecdotes.com) More...

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Passenger gives birth on Emirates flight from Tokyo to Dubai

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CNN— An Emirates flight from Tokyo Narita to Dubai International on January 19 touched down with an extra traveler on board, after a passenger gave birth in the air. The new arrival made their appearance on the 12-hour overnight Flight EK 319, which landed on schedule despite the medical emergency, the airline confirmed to CNN. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines lost $800 million due to holiday travel meltdown

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Southwest Airlines reported a loss for the fourth quarter, as the company took an $800 million pretax hit to earnings due to the computer system failure that led to the airline’s holiday travel meltdown (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines to Phase Out its A319-100 Fleet by 2025

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MIRAMAR, FLORIDA — The U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has revealed plans to retire its entire fleet of 31 A319-100 aircraft by the end of 2025. The company has also entered into an agreement to sell 29 of its owned A319-100s to Gryphon Trading Company, a subsidiary of Gryphon Aviation Leasing. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Firms Salt Lake City Expansion

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DALLAS – Delta Air Lines (DL) has firmed its ongoing commitment to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) after finalising a new lease agreement at the facility. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airlines Issue Flight Waivers As Winter Storm Kassandra Brings Major Snowfall Across the U.S.

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A new winter storm has dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas across the south, bringing travel disruptions and airline alerts in its wake. Winter storm Kassandra dropped as much as a foot of snow in northern Arkansas on Tuesday with another 7.2 inches measured in Lubbock, TX, according to The Weather Channel. But the storm isn’t done yet and is expected to track into the eastern Great Lakes and move into the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center. Snow… (www.travelandleisure.com) More...

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