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Airbus to acquire majority stake in C Series

On October 16, 2017, Airbus announced plans to buy a majority stake in the Bombardier C Series jetliner program, potentially providing the Canadian planemaker a way out from the trade dispute with Boeing. Key points of …

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Can fining airlines help Indian airports run efficiently?

In September, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued new regulation assigning penalties for airlines that spend too much time on the runway after issued a permission for take-off. The aim is to fight …

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Do personality differences in the cockpit impair performance?

Why did the first officer on Air India IX-812 fail to take over the controls from the captain after asking for a go-around 3 times? While multiple factors led to the accident, the crew interaction …

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Blacklisting: final measure in fight against air rage

Cases of unruly behavior onboard have significantly increased in frequency in past years, according to IATA. The organization collected 49,084 reports from airlines concerning unruly passengers between 2007 and 2015. Intoxication from alcohol or drugs was …

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Turkish Airlines offers refunds as US suspends visas

On October 9, 2017, Turkish Airlines started offering refunds to the passengers flying to the US from Istanbul. The decision came after the US suspended the issuance of visas for Turkish citizens over a diplomatic …

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US Airline stocks take flight after positive Delta results

Airline stocks rose on October 3 through October 4 after Delta Airlines issued a positive trading update, as the financial impact from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the country’s largest airline by market value …

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Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences

Boeing plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms, under an agreement signed by the companies. Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic …

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Australia gives up on the missing MH370 plane search

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released the final report, summing up the already concluded search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished in 2014 on its way from Malaysia to China.  The …

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Ryanair plane escorted by jets after a bomb hoax

A Ryanair plane has been escorted by two RAF Typhoon fighter jets and diverted to Stansted Airport, London. The security measures were invoked after a suspected bomb-hoax. Ryanair’s Boeing 737 was escorted by two RAF jets …

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UK’s 5th biggest airline goes out of business

Monarch Airlines, UK fifth-biggest airline in passenger numbers, ceased trading after its license was refused renewal by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Up to 110 thousand passengers are left stranded on holiday overseas, while the …

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