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Helping Airlines Stay on Schedule

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Whether you traveled for Thanksgiving or you will travel for the upcoming holidays, flight delays and cancellations can be frustrating. That’s why we’re working with airlines to reduce these travel woes. (aviationweek.com) More...

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REAL ID Requirement Date Pushed Back Once Again

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The deadline to obtain a REAL ID in order to fly is being pushed back to 2025. This follows a string of earlier postponements dating back to 2008. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights

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The European Commission ruled airlines can provide 5G technology on board planes, alongside slower mobile data. This could mean flyers will no longer be required to put their phone on airplane mode - though the specifics of how it will be implemented are unclear. The deadline for member states to make the 5G frequency bands available for planes is 30 June 2023. (www.bbc.com) More...

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U.S. Army awards Black Hawk replacement contract to Textron's Bell

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WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army on Monday awarded the contract for its next-generation helicopter to Textron Inc's (TXT.N) Bell unit, ending a years-long competition for the technology that will replace the Black Hawk utility helicopter. The Army's "Future Vertical Lift" competition aimed at finding a replacement as the Army looks to retire more than 2,000 medium-class UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters built by Sikorsky since the 1970s. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic to purchase 70 million gallons of SAF

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Virgin Atlantic has secured a significant volume of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as part of a new agreement with Delta Air Lines The agreement will see Virgin Atlantic purchase 10M US Gallons (USG) of SAF per year for seven years, with the fuel being delivered into Los Angeles or San Francisco The announcement marks a further step in Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to 10% SAF by 2030 Virgin Atlantic has today announced the purchase of 10m USG per annum of SAF to be produced by Gevo, Inc. and… (theloadstar.com) More...

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Airlines warn of higher fares as industry moves to net zero target

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Airline passengers face higher ticket prices as the industry moves towards its target of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050, the head of a global trade association said on Tuesday. Willie Walsh, the director general of the International Air Transport Association, which includes most of the world’s big airlines, called for swifter action in Europe to drive up scarce production of greener sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Real ID requirement for air travel delayed again

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Americans will have until May 2025 to obtain a Real ID driver’s license or identification card, the latest of several delays (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines looking to hire 200+ flight attendants in Southern California hiring event

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If you’re looking to start a career in the aviation world, Spirit Airlines is waiting for your resume. The company is holding a hiring event in Anaheim on Tuesday with a goal of hiring more than 200 flight attendants to support its crew base in Las Vegas. The hiring event will take place at the Hilton Anaheim at 777 W. Convention Way from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ktla.com) More...

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Last Boeing 747 rolls off assembly line after a 53-year production run

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After more than 53 years and 1,574 planes built, the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet has rolled off Boeing’s famous assembly line in Everett, Washington. The 747 started commercial service back in 1970 with PanAmerican World Airways... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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After just 18 months, American is cutting one of its newest international destinations

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American Airlines' route map is losing an interesting pin. The Fort Worth-based carrier filed plans over the weekend to drop service to Paramaribo, Suriname, effective March 1, 2023, as first seen in Cirium schedules and later confirmed by an airline spokesperson. American had previously planned to continue flying to the country's Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) from Miami on a year-round basis with daily flights during the summer season and five weekly flights in the… (thepointsguy.com) More...

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United reportedly close to an agreement with Boeing to order dozens of Dreamliners

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, United Airlines might be close to a deal with Boeing to order dozens of B787 Dreamliners. An agreement between the Chicago-based carrier and Boeing could be inked before the year-end. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Planemakers like Airbus and Embraer are envisioning a future where the airliner looks radically different

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The worldwide aviation industry continues to face sustainability concerns and rising fuel prices. To battle the ongoing challenges, airlines are investing in new technologies, like electric planes and biofuels. Some manufacturers are betting on futuristic aircraft, like supersonic jets and hydrogen-powered planes. Planemakers like Airbus and Embraer are envisioning a future where the airliner looks radically different — take a look at the futuristic concepts (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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