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Two U.S. senators want the FAA to rearrange aircraft evacuation procedures in accordance with real-life conditions

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WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators want the Federal Aviation Administration to rewrite aircraft evacuation standards by taking into account real-life conditions. Existing regulation proposes that airlines must be able to evacuate passengers within 90 seconds but make no reference to cabin capacity. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Last Boeing 747 rolls off assembly line after a 53-year production run

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After more than 53 years and 1,574 planes built, the last Boeing 747 jumbo jet has rolled off Boeing’s famous assembly line in Everett, Washington. The 747 started commercial service back in 1970 with PanAmerican World Airways... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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United reportedly close to an agreement with Boeing to order dozens of Dreamliners

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, United Airlines might be close to a deal with Boeing to order dozens of B787 Dreamliners. An agreement between the Chicago-based carrier and Boeing could be inked before the year-end. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Congress rejects including an exemption to defense bill for two new 737 MAX variants

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WASHINGTON — Late on Tuesday, U.S. legislators decided against adding a delay to an annual defense bill that would impose a higher safety level for contemporary cockpit alerts on two new Boeing 737 MAX variants. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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FAA approves provisions for A321XLR's novel fuel tank to address fire risk

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WASHINGTON — The FAA announced that it has authorized specific requirements for the Airbus A321XLR following concerns that a new type of fuel tank used at the European planemaker's latest-generation long-haul narrow-body jet could pose a fire risk. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to New Zealand

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New Zealand today received the first of four Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a ceremony at the Museum of Flight. “As a maritime nation, delivery of the P-8A will ensure New Zealand maintains a patrol and response capability that will protect and support law enforcement in our Exclusive Economic Zone and Southern Ocean,” said Sarah Minson, acting Deputy Secretary Capability Delivery, New Zealand Ministry of Defence. “The P-8A will also assist our South Pacific… (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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The TSA plans to take facial recognition technology nationwide

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The Transportation Security Administration has been testing facial recognition technology as an option for travelers at select U.S. airports for years, touting it as a way to speed up identity verification at security. But now, the federal agency is poised to implement the system nationwide, causing alarm for privacy advocates and other critics who say the facial scanning systems bring a flurry of concerns. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Southwest MAX Diverts After Passenger Bites Fellow Traveler

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A Southwest Airlines flight had to divert to Little Rock Arkansas after a passenger became mentally unstable and wanted to open the door of the aircraft mid-flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Southwest to Change Boarding Procedures for Families

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Southwest is improving boarding procedures by letting families with children's 6 or under to board first, before A-list. Families would be limited to use the back few rows of the plane, or pay a fee to sit anywhere else on the plane. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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US Cargo Carrier Atlas Air Receives Boeing 777 Freighter

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At the same time that Atlas Air is preparing to receive the last 747 ever built, it is also obtaining the first of four Boeing 777-200LR/777F freighters to operate on behalf of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. According to a September 26, 2022 statement, the Boeing 777 freighters will complement MSC’s container capabilities. Atlas Air’s partnership with MSC Atlas Air’s partnership with MSC is to bring MSC into the air cargo business. As Jannie Davel, Senior Vice President Air Cargo at MSC,… (www.msn.com) More...

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United Announces Desirable New Crew Bases

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United Airlines announced new crew bases. These bases will provide convenience for pilots and save time and money for the company and customers. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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SWISS Airbus A330 Turns Back from The Atlantic, Diverts to Manchester

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In the last hour, a SWISS Airbus A330 has turned back from the Atlantic Ocean and has diverted to Manchester Airport. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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