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Qatar Airways Italian endeavor causes US airline industry panic

When Air Italy, the country’s second largest airline, announced early in December 2018, its plans to launch flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco, U.S. legacy carriers responded in outrage. What they see behind the small Italian carrier, formerly known as Meridiana, is the guiding hand of Qatar Airways, Air Italy’s current co-owner. Although Qatar has been investing into a range of foreign airlines for years now (most recently &min...


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Southwest B737 skids off runway, nearly avoids slide onto highway

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, operating a domestic flight in California, narrowly avoided tragedy this Thursday, December 6, 2018, when upon landing at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) it skidded off a runway sliding into crushable concrete blocks, which stopped the aircraft just a few feet from a fence and a major highway....


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European wet-leasing deal hailed a ‘win win’ in EU-US dispute

Revision of the rules will allow the EU to lift the existing time restriction on wet-leasing and solve a dispute between the EU and the U.S....


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First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – saying it is “on track” for first test flight in 2023. ...


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Lockheed Martin ventures into space with new lunar lander

Lockheed Martin unveiled on October 3, 2018, its crewed lunar lander concept designed for ferrying future astronauts from the lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon. ...


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Airbus’ A321neo long-range capability certified by both EASA, FAA

Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations of Airbus’ most capable A321neo version has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval. ...


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Opinion: Stop blaming pilots – bypassing the rules can save lives

The narrative of finding blame in the actions of individual pilots has been challenged in recent times by those who argue we should look at the word as a series of complex systems....