Targeting Thailand’s religious and predominately Buddhist population, Thai Airways has announced a pilgrimage flight-to-nowhere event that will see an aircraft fly over 99 sacred sites while passengers say Buddhist prayers onboard.
China Approves Establishment Of China Southern Air Cargo
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The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved an application by China Southern Airlines to set up China Southern Air Cargo, making it the last of the three state-owned carriers to put its cargo operations into a standalone entity.
KLM Pilots Sign Up To Agreement, Government Funding Back On Table
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The way to KLM receiving loans and loan guarantees from the Dutch government totaling €3.4 billion ($4 billion) seemed open late Nov. 3 after the final union in the Dutch airline’s workforce signed up to employment conditions attached to the deal.
Helvetic Expects More ACMI Take-Up From Cash-Strapped Airlines
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Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways expects its wet-lease business will increase as airlines come to renew their regional fleets but find themselves short of cash after the losses incurred following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Daily Memo: Building Pilot Resiliency During The Pandemic
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Stuart Beech is an Airbus A380 senior first officer with British Airways who last flew in early April, before the airline stored its A380s at Chateauroux Airport in central France because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
American Expands Pre-Flight Testing To Caribbean, Latin America
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American Airlines will expand its current pre-flight COVID-19 testing program in November to include customers headed to a handful of additional Caribbean and Latin American countries, part of an effort to increase options for travelers seeking to avoid onerous quarantines upon arrival.
Pilots Want More Frequent 737 MAX Special Training
Pilot groups believe several elements of new Boeing 737 MAX training should be expanded and required more frequently than the FAA proposes so pilots remain familiar with certain non-normal procedures and how a key flight-control function works.
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