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US to transfer ex-Afghan helicopters to Ukraine

Five Russian-made Mil Mi-17 transport helicopters, originally belonging to the Afghan military, will be transferred to Ukraine along with other weaponry. ...


FR4978: US accuses Belarusian officials of air piracy over forced landing

US prosecutors have charged four Belarusian officials with piracy following the diversion of Ryanair flight 4978 in May 2021....


Aeroflot flight descends to avoid US spy plane, Russia to issue protest

Aeroflot Flight 501 was told to change altitude as spy plane intersected its path, leading to threats of diplomatic protest...


FAA advises US airports to restrict usage of firefighting foam with PFAS

FAA advises US airports to refrain from using firefighting foam containing PFAS due to a potential risk for the environment and human body.  ...


Switzerland to let vaccinated Americans and Canadians in

The Swiss government is going to allow vaccinated US and Canadian citizens to enter Switzerland starting from June 28, 2021. ...


China’s domestic flights nearly recovered, US remains 45% down

An air traffic assessment released by EUROCONTROL revealed staggering differences in domestic flight recovery throughout different continents. The US is halfway there, while China has almost reached pre-COVID levels on August 25, 2020....


American to cut domestic network to 15 US cities

American Airlines announced to be removing services to 15 cities in the United States due to low demand. The network cuts come into effect starting from October 7, 2020....


American Airlines to double cargo-only flights in September

American Airlines plans to operate over 1,000 cargo-only flights in September 2020, essentially doubling its air freight services compared to August....


Southwest deems armrests as low-touch areas

Southwest Airlines is retiring its extra aircraft cleaning procedures previously enacted due to the COVID-19 outbreak....


Singapore Airlines bets on non-stop services expansion to the US

Singapore Airlines (SIA) continues to expand its non-stop services, focusing on the Southeast Asia-U.S. market. The flag carrier has launched the first non-stop flight from Seattle, Washington, to Singapore, operated by Airbus A350 XWB, the airline’s go-to aircraft for non-stop services....