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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Pakistan Airliner Landed Gear Up On First Try: Report

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Pakistan media is reporting Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK8303 landed gear up and the crew muscled it back into the air before it crashed on a second landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 people aboard on Friday. According to reports gathered by the Aviation Herald, the A320 slid on its nacelles at the airport in Karachi for more than a thousand feet before it became airborne again. (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) Ещё...

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How We Made: Airplane!

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We used to seek out movies that were mind-numbingly serious and dub them with our own voices. Late one night, we caught Zero Hour! – a 1957 film about a former world war two pilot landing a stricken passenger flight – and thought: “Why don’t we recreate this whole movie instead?” (www.theguardian.com) Ещё...

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Aeromexico Carried Out the Longest Flight of its History

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Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico's national carrier Aeromexico has carried out the longest flight in its history and that of Mexico. A Boeing 787-9 of AeroMexico made a non-stop flight from Shenzhen, China, to Mexico City. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

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After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up

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The summer travel season is kicking off this year with more uncertainty than any time in recent memory. The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to cancel vacation and travel plans. Airlines have lost billions of dollars in revenue, flying nearly empty planes and canceling tens of thousands of flights. (www.npr.org) Ещё...

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Airline stocks take off as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more travelers fly

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Shares of airlines took flight Tuesday, amid growing investor optimism over the easing of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions and as government data showed a continued increase in air travelers. (www.marketwatch.com) Ещё...

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Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes with Cargo

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To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit. (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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Alaska Forestry plane crashes near Aniak; all survive

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A State of Alaska Division of Forestry plane with four people on board crashed shortly after takeoff in the Western Alaska community of Aniak Thursday at 3:43 pm local time, a Forestry spokesperson said. The plane came to rest in a shallow body of water near the runway. The pilot, Mark Jordan and three other passengers were all Medevaced to Anchorage with non-life threatening injuries. The plane was a state-owned Air Commander 500. (www.ktuu.com) Ещё...

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Virgin Orbit 747 flight tracking

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Virgin 747 Cosmic Girl successfully completes its mission. Note the blip in the flight tracking data at launch point. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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airBaltic Sees An Enormous Surge In New Bookings

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In the past two weeks, airBaltic’s bookings increased by nearly 500% compared to the first full week of May. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Air Canada to fly modified business-only A319s on domestic routes

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Air Canada starting 1 June plans to fly three modified Airbus A319s with only 58 business-class seats between Toronto, Montreal and Ottowa, aiming to maintain air travel while minimizing the risk of coronavirus infection. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

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...demand is improving and net receipts have been in positive territory for the past 2-1/2 weeks. American’s planes were about 56% full over the long U.S. Memorial Day weekend, albeit in drastically reduced capacity... (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

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80% Of Ryanair Passengers Still Haven’t Had A Refund

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Moreover, passengers have been told they could have to wait up to a year for their money. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Brussels Airlines Look To Restart 30% Of European Flights

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After 12 weeks of staying put on the ground, Brussels Airlines aircraft will once more take to the skies come June 15th. The carrier will gradually add destinations over the coming weeks, operating 30% of its European summer program. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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TAP Air Portugal To Resume Service From North America

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TAP Air Portugal (TP) will be re-opening its North American air service from June 4, with two weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon, following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting

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Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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Emirates president Tim Clark says the airline will keep flying all its A380s

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The largest operator of the Airbus A380 will not be making cuts to its fleet of the world’s biggest passenger jet after all, and in fact expects to fly all of its airplanes again by the summer of 2022. That’s according to the president of Emirates, Sir Tim Clark, who told the Financial Times that “we’re not getting rid of any of them” except for three, which were scheduled to be retied anyway. That would leave Emirates with 112 of the double-decker jets, and runs contrary to earlier reports that… (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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Emirates A380 Pilots Can’t Make Certain Approaches In Australia

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Emirates Airbus A380 pilots do not have permission to make particular types of approaches when flying to Australia and New Zealand. Australian authorities share that two separate incidents in Melbourne during the summer of 2016 led to this decision. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Body of Capt. Jennifer Casey, fallen member of Snowbirds, returns to Halifax on Sunday

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The body of Capt. Jennifer Casey is set to return home to Halifax on Sunday. The 35-year-old former journalist and public affairs officer for the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds — the official aerobatic team of the Royal Canadian Air Force — died last week as the jet she was flying in crashed in Kamloops, B.C. She is being remembered as a storyteller who made an impact on everyone she crossed paths with. (globalnews.ca) Ещё...

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Coronavirus: ORLY AIRPORT COULD REOPEN ON JUNE 26TH, 2020

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Could Orly airport reopen for summer? According to Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, interviewed by RTL, reopening the airport on June 26th, 2020 could be possible if the health situation allows it. The coronavirus epidemic causes heavy consequences for some fields. In Paris, tourism suffers from this health crisis and the collapse of the air traffic led to the closure of the Orly airport starting Tuesday March 31, 2020. The day before containment exit in France, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari says on RTL that… (www.sortiraparis.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa Cargo increases the number of flights to Brazil during a pandemic period

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In the global battle against this moment of crisis, air freight has really become a lifeline for Latin American countries... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines says to cut management and support staff by 30%

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American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday. All major U.S. airlines have said they will need to shrink in the fall, once U.S. government payroll aid that bans involuntary job cuts expires on Sept. 30. Competitor United Airlines Holdings Inc has also said it will need to reduce its management and administrative… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa and German government agree bailout — reports

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The German government and national carrier Lufthansa on Monday reached a much-anticipated agreement on a state bailout of the airline in order to help it cope with losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic, according to sources quoted by news agencies in Germany. The deal must now be approved by Lufthansa's advisory board as well as various governing bodies including the European Commission. (www.dw.com) Ещё...

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Emirates Expects Entire Airbus A380 Fleet To Be Flying By 2022

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UAE carrier Emirates expects its entire fleet of Airbus A380s to have returned to the skies by summer 2022. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Bell patents reveal split-tip rotor blades and tail rotor replacement

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Future Bell helicopter designs could come with split-tip main rotor blades and anti-torque control provided by a cross-flow fan embedded in the tail boom, rather than a traditional tail rotor, if two recent patents are used. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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Frontier Airlines adds four destinations to Fort Myers during industry turmoil

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Frontier Airlines will attempt to leave the industry catastrophe related to COVID-19 behind by increasing flight routes to and from Southwest Florida International Airport. Starting Thursday, customers could book round-trip flights from Fort Myers to the new destinations of Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Long Island, New York (Islip) and Newark, New Jersey. (www.news-press.com) Ещё...

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TAP Air Portugal Has The World’s First Makeshift A330neo Freighter

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TAP Portugal has become the first airline in the world to convert an A330-900 for cargo operations. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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How the ACJ320neo family has come of age

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Five years ago John Leahy, then Airbus chief operating officer, made his first and only visit to EBACE, to sign a single aircraft deal that heralded the launch of the ACJ320neo family, and a new era for the corporate airliner family. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Restarts 737 Max Production As Massive Job Cuts Detailed

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Boeing (BA) has resumed production of the troubled 737 Max jet, though regulators haven't cleared it to re-enter passenger service. (www.investors.com) Ещё...

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LATAM 777 Collides With A Boeing 767 In São Paulo

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Yesterday morning, two LATAM Boeing aircraft collided with each other at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. A 777 crashed into a 767 when it was being towed at the Brazilian hub. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Southwest Airlines adds 11 new routes, plans to resume a full schedule by year’s end

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On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier extended its schedule through Jan. 4, 2021. The plans call for about as many flights as it flew at the end of 2019 by the end of this year. That includes growing the number of available seats for sale by 10% or more at its bases in Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville (BNA) and Phoenix (PHX). (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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Embraer delivers 14 first quarter 2020 planes

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Considered the third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, Embraer reported its deliveries for the first quarter of 2020... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa refuses to approve $9.9 billion bailout over EU conditions

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German airline Lufthansa refused to approve a €9 billion ($9.9 billion) state bailout on Wednesday due to concerns over conditions imposed by the European Union that would have forced the stricken carrier to give up key slots at two of its main hubs. As part of the rescue package, which would give the German government a 20% stake in the airline, the European Commission wants Lufthansa LHA, +1.02% to give up a number of its takeoff and landing slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports. It comes… (www.marketwatch.com) Ещё...

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United CEO and President Take Pay Cut May 24

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This week United's new CEO Scott Kirby and new president Brett J. Hart announced that they had decided to waive their pay for the year. (www.aviationweekly.org) Ещё...

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First TAAG dash-8-400 Ready for Delivery

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The first de Havilland Aircraft of Canada dash-8-400 for Luanda -based TAAG Angola Airlines – Linhas Aereas de Angola (DT/DTA) is near completion of its flight test program. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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LATAM Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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In a communication addressed to the Chilean Financial Market Commission (CMF), LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will voluntarily file to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code. (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

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This is now the world's busiest airport... on certain Saturdays

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Alaska's Anchorage International Airport lacks the waterfalls and razzmatazz of Singapore Changi or the eight runways of Chicago O'Hare. But this unassuming little airport -- equidistant between New York and Tokyo -- has lately had an unexpected rise in prominence. It's now the busiest airport in the world... on some Saturdays, at least. "Saturday's a busy day for cargo operations, which is our bread and butter, but it's also the slowest day for passenger… (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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FAA post flight restrictions around Cape Canaveral for historic manned space launch

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restrictions around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Cathay Pacific's brand merger hits roadblock from China's aviation regulator - sources

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China's aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd <0293.HK> to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of infractions during last year's pro-democracy protests, two sources said. The airline is looking to cut costs, streamline marketing and consolidate pilot contracts around Cathay Pacific and low-cost arm HK Express, the sources said on condition of anonymity. Rival Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> is… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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PIA aircraft crashes in residential area near Karachi airport

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft A320 Airbus on Friday crashed in Model Colony near Jinnah international airport Karachi. (www.dawn.com) Ещё...

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At Emirates, passenger planes are “converted” into Freighters

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To further optimize operations and cargo-carrying capacity, Emirates SkyCargo began to transport cargo in the hand luggage compartments and seats of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Delta Cancels A350 Purchase From LATAM, Continues Joint-Venture Despite LATAM’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

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Delta Air Lines DAL and LATAM have modified their partnership agreement as Latin America’s largest airline group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Delta will pay LATAM $62 million for cancelling their agreement for Delta to purchase four of LATAM’s already delivered Airbus A350 aircraft, LATAM said in a court filing. The four A350s were part of Delta and LATAM’s 2019 partnership agreement that also saw Delta takeover 10 of LATAM’s future A350 deliveries. The change involving the 10… (www.forbes.com) Ещё...

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British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways (BA) has announced today the suspension of its operations between Leeds Bradford (LBA) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports due to the current low passenger demand. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Could Boeing Be Close To Ending 747 Production?

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It is not just individual commercial passenger Boeing 747s that one by one enter early retirement as their respective airlines capitulate parts of their fleet to the pressures of the pandemic. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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[VIDEO] British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways has taken the decision to suspend its Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow operation, which was due to operate on a 10 per day service from the Summer. This has been a long-standing route in the network, but not all hope is lost, with BA stating the route will resume after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. European & Social Media Editor James Field delves into the actions of British Airways and what this has resulted in for the airline. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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easyJet Plans 30% Cut To Workforce

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Low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) has announced that it plans to cut its workforce by around 30%, a decision subject to consultation. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Berlin’s Tegel airport to close in mid-June amid drop in passenger numbers

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Due to a drop in demand and falling passenger numbers, Berlin's Tegel Airport will close in Mid June (www.thelocal.de) Ещё...

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Nearly 7,000 workers to lose jobs in Boeing’s first wave of job cuts

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Boeing will notify nearly 7,000 employees this week that their jobs will be eliminated as part of a 10% companywide staff reduction that targets the aerospace giant’s commercial aircraft business. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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