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Boeing Completes 737 MAX Software Update

May 16, 2019

Boeing Completes 737 MAX Software Update

Boeing has completed the software update and associated simulator testing for the 737 MAX, after two crashes of the aircraft killed everybody on board.


Air Canada To Buy Tour Operator Transat

May 16, 2019

Air Canada To Buy Tour Operator Transat

Air Canada said it has entered exclusive talks to acquire Canadian tour company Transat in a deal valued at CAD$520 million (USD$386 million).


US Tentatively Awards Tokyo Haneda Slots

May 16, 2019

US Tentatively Awards Tokyo Haneda Slots

The US Department of Transportation has proposed four US airlines to provide new daytime flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport.


US DOT Orders Venezuela Flight Suspension

May 15, 2019

US DOT Orders Venezuela Flight Suspension

The US Transportation Department has ordered the suspension of all commercial flights between the United States and Venezuela.


FAA Downgrades Costa Rica Air Safety Rating

May 14, 2019

FAA Downgrades Costa Rica Air Safety Rating

The US Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded Costa Rica’s air safety rating, saying it doesn’t comply with ICAO safety standards.



Vinci Assumes Control Of London Gatwick Airport

May 14, 2019

Vinci Assumes Control Of London Gatwick Airport

Vinci Airports has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the UK’s second-largest airport, London Gatwick.


Air France Cuts Domestic Network, 465 Jobs To Go

May 13, 2019

Air France Cuts Domestic Network, 465 Jobs To Go

Air France is cutting back on its domestic flying and will reduce its ground staff numbers by up to 465.


Onex To Acquire WestJet Airlines

May 13, 2019

Onex To Acquire WestJet Airlines

Private equity investor Onex will acquire WestJet Airlines in an all cash offer worth around CAD$5 billion (USD$3.7 billion) including debt.


Myanmar Plane Lands With Nose Gear Up

May 12, 2019

Myanmar Plane Lands With Nose Gear Up

A Myanmar National Airlines aircraft landed safely in Mandalay after the nose landing gear failed to deploy.


French ATC Strike Causes Over 500 Flight Cancellations

May 8, 2019

French ATC Strike Causes Over 500 Flight Cancellations

Flights across French airspace will be disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday as air traffic controllers join a 35-hour national public sector strike.