Russia Loses Seat On ICAO Council; Vows To Maintain Safety Standards
The country was unable to win a majority from 170 voting nations at the 41st ICAO Assembly, which meets in Montreal every three years and runs through Oct. 7
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FAA Extends Flight Attendant Rest Period
Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen on Oct. 4 signed a final rule that extends the minimum rest period for flight attendants to 10 consecutive hours between shifts, saying the change “corrects a historical inequity.”
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Circor Eyes Aftermarket Growth Opportunities
Component supplier Circor sees the aftermarket as a prime opportunity to grow its civil aerospace business.
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European Aviation Industry Seeks To Avoid More Operational Chaos

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 04, 2022
At a Eurocontrol-led conference in Brussels, industry representatives discussed measures to avert a repeat of of the operational chaos of summer 2022.
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Daily Memo: MTU’s Incoming CEO Sees ‘Historic Opportunity’ For GTF

By Jens Flottau Oct 04, 2022
Lars Wagner discusses sustainability, MTU's technology roadmap and Boeing's next aircraft in an upcoming interview with Aviation Week.
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ULCCs Filling Small-Community Gaps Created By Regionals’ Retreat
As regional carriers struggle to maintain their networks amid myriad challenges, ULCCs are increasingly filling their schedules with smaller destinations—a trend that is expected to continue, consultancy Swelbar-Zhong said.
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Sunwing Prepares For Winter Season With Aircraft Lease Extensions

By Lori Ranson Oct 04, 2022
Canada’s Sunwing Airlines has extended leases on two aircraft to support robust demand for the upcoming winter season. 
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Dutch Carriers Urge Wider Bans On Unruly Passengers

By Alan Dron Oct 04, 2022
KLM and its LCC subsidiary Transavia have urged international harmonization to ensure that unruly passengers removed from one airline’s flights should not be able to circumvent the ban by flying on another carrier. 
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Kenya Airways, Air Austral Begin Codeshare Agreement
Kenya Airways and Indian Ocean carrier Air Austral have launched a codeshare that will extend services for their passengers beyond the other’s hubs.
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SkyTeam Appoints Air France-KLM Exec Roux As CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 04, 2022
Global airline alliance SkyTeam has named Patrick Roux as its new CEO and Managing Director, effective Oct. 1. 
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SalamAir Set To Be Embraer’s First Middle Eastern Buyer Of E195-E2

By Alan Dron Oct 04, 2022
The Omani LCC has an agreement with Embraer to buy 12 E195-E2 regional jets.
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U.S. House Passes Bill To Shore Up Aviation Workforce, Education

By Ben Goldstein Oct 03, 2022
The push to create the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation comes as lawmakers and aviation stakeholders look for new ways to grow the country’s pilot pipeline.
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Daily Memo: Three Major Dominoes Fall In Asia-Pacific Airline Recovery

By Adrian Schofield Oct 03, 2022
As restrictions are removed, mainland China will be left as the lone holdout of the major Asia-Pacific economies.
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U.S. DOT Signs Off On Delta Air Lines-LATAM Joint Venture

By Aaron Karp Oct 03, 2022
The carriers already codeshare on 20 routes between North and South America.
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Malaysian Carriers Cleared To Launch New U.S. Routes
The FAA has upgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, paving the way for airlines to add service to the U.S. and launch new routes.
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United Airlines To Pull Out Of JFK, Cites Too Few Slots

By Aaron Karp Oct 03, 2022
The Chicago-based airline, which has a hub at nearby Newark Liberty (EWR), said it hopes to resume service to New York JFK in the future.
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Paris Airports Operator ADP Sees ‘Good Traffic’ Levels Through 2023

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 03, 2022
Paris airports operator Groupe ADP expects positive traffic trends seen since the beginning of the year to continue in the second half and in 2023. 
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Singapore, New Zealand To Mutually Recognize Certifications

By Chen Chuanren Oct 03, 2022
The CAAS and the CAA NZ have signed a Technical Arrangement on Aviation Maintenance on Sept. 30.
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Asian Recovery Continues; Reopenings Spur Demand
The lifting of travel restrictions in the major North Asian markets of Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong will hasten the pace of the industry’s return to health, AAPA says; but full recovery is not expected until China is also open.
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Royal Jordanian Orders A320neos; Eyes Larger 787s, Regional Jets
Negotiations with Boeing regarding 787s are ongoing, while the carrier is also having discussions on acquiring new regional jets.
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Ethiopian Airlines-Led Consortium To Back New Nigerian Flag Carrier
Nigeria has chosen a consortium anchored by Ethiopian Airlines as the preferred bidder to create the West African country’s new national airline. 
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Delta Pilots Plan Strike Authorization Vote As Contract Talks Falter

By Ben Goldstein Sep 30, 2022
Pilots are seeking to flex their leverage during a period when labor shortages have tilted the balance in negotiations in their favor.
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Slow Progress Set To Push 737-7 Certification Into 2023, FAA Letter Suggests
Boeing does not appear to be on track to get the 737-7 certified this year, putting the program in need of a congressional waiver from a pending deadline.
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Emirates, United Align On Freight Front With New Agreement
Greater coordination between Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo is expected to be one of the main outcomes of a new MOU between the two freight haulers.
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South Africa’s Airlink Buying Major Stake In FlyNamibia

By Alan Dron Sep 30, 2022
South Africa’s largest regional airline is taking a major stake in the de-facto national carrier of neighboring Namibia.
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