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Captains With As Little As 4.5 Months Seniority Are Getting To Fly Delta's Boeing 757/767

Delta Air Lines is opening up the captaincy for its widebody Boeing fleet to less senior pilots as it contends with the ongoing US pilot shortage. As first reported by Aero Crew News, pilots with as little as 4.5 months of seniority can now bid to become captains on a Delta Boeing 757 or Boeing 767, far lower than the industry standard (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing Teases a New Jet that Could Replace 737 MAX

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Boeing is exploring the possibility of introducing a cutting-edge plane it has been developing alongside NASA into its lineup in the next decade, Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun confirmed. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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American Airlines Pilot Union Trying To Cover For Crew In New York Near-Disaster

On January 13, an American Airlines Boeing 777 headed to London taxied on the wrong runway as a Delta 737 began its take off roll. This was nearly a disaster of epic proportions, as the American jet crossed right in front of Delta, and the Delta plane hit the brakes. (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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The Amazing History of Cygnus Air: From Small Fleet to Global Carrier

Cygnus Air is a commercial airline based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1995 by a small group of investors and has since grown into one of the largest carriers in the country. The airline operates flights to more than 60 destinations in more than 20 countries around the world. (avecdotes.com) More...

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American Airlines' cargo revenue tops $1.2B despite market slide

The fourth quarter was worse for cargo, but AA still pulled out a strong year in cargo revenue. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines lost $800 million due to holiday travel meltdown

Southwest Airlines reported a loss for the fourth quarter, as the company took an $800 million pretax hit to earnings due to the computer system failure that led to the airline’s holiday travel meltdown (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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NTSB report shows pilot and passenger were in plane “not to be flown”

A preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows a pilot and passenger were riding in a plane that was “not to be flown." (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...


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