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FAA, EASA Order Emergency Checks On CFM56-7B Engines

April 20, 2018

FAA, EASA Order Emergency Checks On CFM56-7B Engines

The US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency have issued emergency airworthiness directives requiring operators to inspect fan blades on older CFM56-7B engines within 20 days.


Hi-Tech Solutions Help Airlines Lose Fewer Bags

April 19, 2018

Hi-Tech Solutions Help Airlines Lose Fewer Bags

Airlines are misplacing fewer passenger bags, with the rate dropping by 70.5 percent over the past 10 years, SITA’s 2018 baggage report showed.


Berlin Tegel Flights Operate Despite WW2 Bomb Defusal

April 19, 2018

Berlin Tegel Flights Operate Despite WW2 Bomb Defusal

Friday’s flights at Berlin’s Tegel Airport will operate as scheduled despite the planned defusing of a World War 2 bomb in the city.


LATAM Cabin Crew Reject Offer As Strike Continues

April 18, 2018

LATAM Cabin Crew Reject Offer As Strike Continues

The LAN Express cabin crew strike is set to continue after flight attendants voted against an offer agreed between the airline and the STCLA union.


FAA To Order Inspections After Southwest Engine Failure

April 18, 2018

FAA To Order Inspections After Southwest Engine Failure

The US Federal Aviation Administration said it will issue an airworthiness directive within the next two weeks requiring inspections of CFM56 engines of the type involved in the Southwest Airlines flight WN1380 explosion on Wednesday.



JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union

April 17, 2018

JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union

Flight attendants at JetBlue Airways have voted for union representation by the Transport Workers Union of America.


Southwest Engine Explodes Mid-flight - One Dead

April 17, 2018

Southwest Engine Explodes Mid-flight - One Dead

A passenger was killed on a Southwest Airlines flight on Tuesday when an engine exploded, damaging the aircraft’s fuselage.


AirAsia’s Fernandes Says A350 Too Expensive

April 16, 2018

AirAsia’s Fernandes Says A350 Too Expensive

Malaysian budget long-haul airline AirAsia X may cancel or convert its order for Airbus A350s after chief executive Tony Fernandes said the aircraft is too expensive.


Embraer Deliveries Drop In The First Quarter

April 16, 2018

Embraer Deliveries Drop In The First Quarter

Embraer delivered 14 commercial aircraft in the first quarter of 2018, down from the 18 it handed over in the same period of 2017.


Air France Ups Offer To Striking Unions

April 16, 2018

Air France Ups Offer To Striking Unions

Air France has increased its pay offer to unions as it seeks to end the “continuing conflict” of work stoppages estimated to have cost it EUR€220 million (USD$272 million).