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Air New Zealand loses two B787 Dreamliners to engine problem

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Eariler this month, European aviation regulator EASA ordered airlines to carry out earlier than usual maintenance checks on a specific part of the Trent 1000 engine compressor. (www.newshub.co.nz) Mehr...

Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

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Contained in the FAA reauthorization bill currently speeding its way through Congress is a little noticed provision that would change the charter game completely. The new provision would effectively allow private pilots to post ride share notices online, which would in theory open up the market to companies wanting to enlist pilots in a money making endeavor. FAA reauthorization is expected to zip through both chambers as early as next week. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) Mehr...

Spirit Airlines to buy regional jets to fill the gap in barely served routes

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Houston - The American ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to buy hundreds of regional jets to strengthen its network. The candidate list includes Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines protested airworthiness directive designed to prevent engine failures

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While a National Transportation Safety Board investigation is still underway, NTSB officials confirmed that the uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was the result of a fan blade breaking from a crack near the fan's hub. The failure is similar to one that occurred on another Southwest flight in September 2016. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) for CFM56-7B engines

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The directive is based on a CFM International Service Bulletin issued today and on information gathered from the investigation of Tuesday’s Southwest Airlines engine failure. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Air France chief Jean-Marc Janaillac threatens to resign if strikes continue

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The embattled CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, threatened Friday to resign if Air France staff continue to reject his wage proposals following nine days of strikes in the past two months. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

This wasn't the first time a Southwest jet lost a fan blade in its engine

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Investigators don't yet know what caused the engine failure that forced Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but it has similarities to an incident with the same airline in 2016. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Emergency landing KAEX by ICE Contract Aircraft

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Emergency landing due to landing gear problem on a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operated by World Atlantic in support of ICE. (www.kalb.com) Mehr...

Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks

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The airline issued the payments after a Tuesday flight from New York City to Dallas was rocked by an engine explosion in midair, killing one passenger. The crippled jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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