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Pilot Unions Form Coalition to Oppose Single-Pilot Operations, Citing Safety Concerns and Profit-Driven Motives

MONTREAL, CANADA — Pilot unions are strongly opposing single-pilot operations for commercial aircraft, labeling these automation-dependent concepts as profit-driven and posing significant safety risks. The Air Line Pilots Association International, European Cockpit Association, and International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have formed a coalition to counter such initiatives and are committed to protecting the safety of passengers. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta Scraps Dallas Love Field Route Before it Even Starts

On Monday, Delta Air Lines made headlines when it announced that its originally planned route from New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) would not launch in June as previously planned. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA looks to address potential fuel leaks from Boeing 737’s APU

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing an Airworthiness Directive (AD), addressing potential damage to the Boeing 737’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) fuel line shroud (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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A321XLR programme completes second cold-weather testing campaign

This week the A321XLR development flight-test aircraft (“FT3”, MSN11080) dedicated to the cabin returned from its four-day cold-weather ground testing at Iqaluit in northern Canada. A few weeks earlier, one of the other A321XLR test aircraft (“FT2”, MSN11058) made a similar visit to Iqaluit. On that initial occasion the mission was to test the operation of the hydraulics and other systems at extreme cold temperatures – after an overnight soak at minus 40 degrees Centigrade. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Emirates Launches A380 Service to Bali

Two of the world's most popular tourist destinations will now be connected through an Airbus A380 service. The direct flight between Dubai and Bali with Emirates will start on June 1 and replace a Boeing 777 service. (aeroxplorer.com) More...


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