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United Airlines’ new technology to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions burden

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:32

'Travel-Ready Center' gives customers a personalized, step-by-step guide of what is needed for their trip Read More

Alaska Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 21:48

Alaska's first Boeing 737-9 is scheduled to enter passenger service on March 1 with daily roundtrip flights between Seattle and San Diego, and Seattle and Los Angeles Read More

Boeing commits to deliver commercial planes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 16:15

Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential to reduce carbon emissions in the near and long term Read More

Airbus unveils its helicopter Flightlab

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 23:15

Airbus Helicopters intends to pursue the testing of hybrid and electric propulsion technologies with its Flightlab demonstrator Read More

Turkmenistan Airlines places first order with Airbus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 19:21

Turkmenistan Airlines becomes new Airbus customer with order of two A330-200 aircraft Read More

FAA declares Tampa Bay ‘No Drone Zone’ during Super Bowl LV

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 23:03

FAA will establish a Temporary Flight Restriction on game day prohibiting drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude Read More

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 16:02

Polar explorers on board will make it one of the most unique flights in Lufthansa's history Read More

EU Aviation Safety Agency to clear return of Boeing 737 MAX next week

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:54

Boeing 737 MAX was universally banned from taking to the skies after two deadly accidents in late 2018 and early 2019 Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More

IATA supports EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 15:11

Pan-European mutually recognized vaccination certificate would be an important step towards giving governments the confidence to safely open their borders Read More

NASA Conducts Test for Moon Mission

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2021 05:57

NASA conducted a hot fire Saturday of the core stage for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the Artemis I mission to the Moon. The hot ... Read More

Florida Keys Tourism: ‘Name’ COVID-19-fighting robot at Key West Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 19:38

The robot emits high-intensity ultraviolet UV-C wavelength light designed to remove 99.9% of harmful airborne and surface pathogens including the novel coronavirus Read More

Qatar Airways earns APEX Health Safety Diamond Standard status

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 22:30

Qatar Airways has achieved the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s latest safety benchmark following assessment of the airline’s COVID-19 hygiene and safety standards Read More

United Airlines receives hospital-grade certification for cleaning and safety

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 12, 2021 19:30

Recognition from APEX and SimpliFlying underscores that United will continue to innovate and raise the standard when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19 Read More

World’s first Airbus A321P2F delivered

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 15:06

Airbus A321P2F is the first aircraft in its size category to offer containerized loading in both the main and lower deck Read More

FAA and NASA strengthen partnership in commercial space activities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 21:49

FAA-NASA collaborate to advance US commercial space sector, aid science and technology, and help coordinate US national space policies Read More

Airbus 2020 deliveries demonstrate resilience

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 8, 2021 19:10

Airbus: 566 commercial aircraft deliveries, 34 percent fewer than in 2019, in line with adaptation plan, 383 new aircraft orders, 268 net orders, 7,184 aircraft in backlog Read More

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy, to pay over $2.5 billion in fines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021 21:54

Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, composed of a criminal monetary penalty of $243.6 million, compensation payments to Boeing’s 737 MAX airline customers of ... Read More

FAA issues final rule for reintroduction of civil supersonic flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 15:53

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The rule streamlines and clarifies ... Read More

Russia considering issuing ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 4, 2021 22:43

Russia considering issuing new form of travel document for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 |Russia vaccinates its citizens |New document to enable Russian citizens to travel across the ... Read More

This Premium Economy Class is only available for upgrades

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 19:57

New flights from Dubai to LondonPremium Economy Class only available as an Upgrade on EmiratesEmirates introduced A380 Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring ... Read More

Russia to launch e-visas as soon as COVID-19 situation allows

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021 16:18

Russian Foreign Ministry announced that a system to issue short-stay, single entry electronic visas (e-visas) to foreign visitors has been set up and is ready to be launched, but its ... Read More

JetBlue rings in the New Year with new Airbus A220-300 jet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 21:52

JetBlue today announced it has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft, marking the start of a new era for the airline's fleet. The aircraft – tail N3008J ... Read More

FAA restricts drone operations over national security sensitive locations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 15:44

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA will ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport opens reconstructed Runway-1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 18:02

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport commissioned its newly reconstructed runway one (Runway-1) on December 24th in a ceremony that featured a parade of airfield equipment. With the commissioning of Runway-1, which ... Read More

Singapore Airlines launches ‘digital health passport’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 18:58

Singapore Airlines announced that it had started the trials of the world’s first “health verification process”, that the company described as the "new normal" for travel. Singapore's flag carrier has become ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces daily flights to Montreal

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 23, 2020 16:01

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from 16 January 2021 and operate daily frequencies by 25 February 2021, up from the previously ... Read More

Alaska Airlines ups Boeing 737 MAX orders and options to 120 jets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 19:25

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. ... Read More

Airbus delivers first A330neo jet to Uganda Airlines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 17:35

Uganda Airlines, the country’s  flag-carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the most popular widebody airliner. It is the first Airbus aircraft delivered to Uganda ... Read More

Cebu Pacific now offers antigen tests to passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:52

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), commercially launches its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process for passengers flying from Manila, after its successful pilot run with the local government of General Santos. This process makes use of an antigen test taken just hours before the scheduled time ... Read More

Neste supplies DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at San Francisco Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:41

Neste has signed an agreement to supply SAF to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group is renowned ... Read More

Fraport issues RFP for a sports/multi-functional hall at Frankfurt Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:28

Fraport is to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to assess market interest in the construction of a sports/multi-functional hall on a vacant plot of land at Frankfurt Airport. The ... Read More

Marriott International announces COVID-19 testing availability

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 18, 2020 23:18

As part of ongoing steps to help instill confidence and provide exceptional experiences and solutions for meeting professionals and attendees, Marriott International has identified health protocol options, including COVID-19 testing, ... Read More

Let’s Go There and Facebook collaborate to inspire future getaways

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 17:54

The Let’s Go There coalition of travel businesses and organizations is excited to announce a collaboration with Facebook for its campaign to inspire Americans to keep thinking about and planning ... Read More