Struggling Southeast Asian Airlines Seek Debt Deals In Courts
A growing list of carriers in the region are restructuring under bankruptcy protection.
jack.freifelde… Mon, 09/20/2021 - 08:00
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U.S. House Committee Advances Tax Credit For SAF
The credit is intended to stimulate production and consumption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by reducing the price premium over conventional jet fuel.
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Newark Slots Opened To LCCs To Boost Competition

Sep 17, 2021
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) plans to award the rights for several peak flights at Newark Liberty International (EWR) to a LCC or ULCC to spur competition and reduce fares.
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Sweden’s BRA, ATR And Neste To Demo 100% SAF
Swedish regional BRA, OEM ATR and fuel supplier Neste partner to certify 100% SAF for ATR regional turboprops; first test flight in 2022.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Fri, 09/17/2021 - 16:52
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FAA Directive Mandates GE CF34-8 Inspections
The FAA has finalized a mandatory inspection program for GE CF34-8 engines to detect cracks in combustion liner outer shells that, if left to propagate, can cause the structure to buckle and, in extreme cases, trigger inflight shutdowns. 
natalia.pelayo… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:26
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Hamburg Test Zone Trials Drone U-Space Services
Testing of U-space services designed to enable unmanned and manned aircraft to share low-altitude airspace have begun in Hamburg.
ARTURO.MORA@IN… Thu, 09/16/2021 - 20:20
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Sea Guardian Marks First CAA-Cleared Point-to-Point UK UAS Flight
GA-ASI and UK Civil Aviation Authority released new details of first point-to-point UAS flight utilizing UK airways structure.
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Southeast Asia Countries Introduce Reopening Plans
Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have rolled out proposals and plans to reopen their respective borders, as the protracted lockdown brings the tourism industry in the region to its knees.
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UK Sets Up New Review Panel To Focus On CAA Regulations

By Alan Dron Sep 14, 2021
The UK government plans to set up a new independent panel to review complaints against the decision-making processes of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
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Spirit Aero Wins Big With Federal Support For Aerospace Firms
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) has identified 313 aerospace businesses to be awarded $482.3 million in funding, with Spirit Aerosystems garnering the lion’s share at more than $70 million. 
natalia.pelayo… Mon, 09/13/2021 - 21:04
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TSA Increases Penalty Amounts For Mask Violations

By Lori Ranson Sep 13, 2021
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is increasing the range of civil penalties that could be imposed on individuals violating federal mask mandates at airports and on commercial aircraft. 
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Aeroservis L-410 Crashes In East Siberia

By Maxim Pyadushkin Sep 13, 2021
A Let L-410 turboprop aircraft crashed near the village of Kazachinskoe, 490 km (265 nm) north-west from Irkutsk in Russia’s East Siberia at 10:47 p.m. local time (10:47 a.m. EDT) on Sept. 12. 
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Sustainability Report: European Airports Take Action

By Linda Blachly Sep 13, 2021
European airports are taking different approaches to meeting ever-more stringent sustainability targets, and some are already well on the way. In…
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France Places U.S., Israel On Orange Travel List

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 10, 2021
No longer on France’s green safe list, unvaccinated travelers from the U.S. and Israel are blocked from entering France for non-essential reasons starting Sept. 12.
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Editorial: It Is Time To Revisit Travel Bans

Sep 10, 2021
There are ways to safely restore transatlantic air traffic.
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Transatlantic Airline Traffic Recovery Prospects Looking Bleaker

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 10, 2021
Europe's recommended tighter restrictions for U.S. travelers is a blow to airlines hoping for a long-haul recovery.
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United Eyes Pratt-Powered 777 Return; Nacelle Fix Delays Persist

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2021
The global fleet of 128 Boeing 777s with PW4000s has been grounded since late February following a failure onboard a United 777 near Denver—the third PW4000-powered 777 in-service event in three years linked to a cracked fan blade.
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U.S. Commits To 3B Gal./Year SAF Target For 2030

By Graham Warwick Sep 09, 2021
The aim of the actions announced is to “re-establish U.S. credibility through ambitious domestic commitments ... [and] demonstrate leadership on aviation ambition at the International Civil Aviation Organization,” the White House said.
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Regulators Urge 737NG Operators To Adjust Reverser Repair Steps

By Sean Broderick Sep 09, 2021
Mandate calling for required test can create unintended consequences that cause thrust reversers to malfunction.
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EASA Directive Targets Airbus A380 Fuselage Reinforcement

By Sean Broderick Sep 08, 2021
EASA plans to mandate an Airbus-recommended fuselage modification which addresses A380 fuselage cracks operators are discovering when conducting a similar fix required by the European regulator.
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Gatwick CEO Criticizes UK Government Measures

By Alan Dron Sep 07, 2021
Figures issued Sept. 6 by ACI Europe showed that on Aug. 1, passenger traffic through UK airports was still 72% below 2019 levels while EU airports were only down 43%.
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Opinion: Why Air Travel’s Recovery May Be Years Away

By Kevin Michaels Sep 07, 2021
An effective global COVID-19 vaccine rollout, improved coordination of government travel policies and luck with variants will be needed.
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Singapore Becomes Latest Asian Country To Lift 737 MAX Ban

By Chen Chuanren Sep 06, 2021
The island state was among the first countries in the world to implement a stringent ban on the type on March 12, 2019.
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Daily Memo: Asia-Pacific Airlines Look To Ramp Up Vaccination Programs

By Adrian Schofield Sep 03, 2021
Having a vaccinated workforce offers multiple benefits for airlines, but one of the key questions airlines must confront is what happens to workers that either do not want to be vaccinated or are medically unable to receive the vaccine.
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Abu Dhabi To End Quarantine For Vaccinated Travelers

By Alan Dron Sep 02, 2021
Abu Dhabi plans to end quarantine requirements for all vaccinated travelers arriving in the emirate.
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