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EU-Canada Deal To Share Passenger Data Raises Privacy Fears

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April 5, 2016 An agreement between the European Union and Canada to share airline passenger data that they say is key to fighting terrorism drew tough scrutiny at an EU court hearing because of privacy concerns. Read More

United flight attendant Leaves Plane On Emergency Slide

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April 5, 2016 A United Airlines flight attendant deployed an emergency evacuation slide on a plane after it arrived in Houston and used it to exit the aircraft packed with passengers. Read More

New York Man Who Charged Airliner Cockpit Sentenced

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April 5, 2016 A New York state man who charged an airliner cockpit saying “jihad” has been sentenced to nine months in prison and three years of supervised release. Read More

Qatar Airways’ new A350-900 Boston service to fill both decks

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April 4, 2016 Doha-based Qatar Airways launched nonstop Doha-Boston service, using its new A350-900, an aircraft that the airline does not intend to fly with an empty stomach; Qatar Airways Cargo expects the new route to transport 150 tons of cargo between the two cities each week, with paying customers on each deck. Read More

Alaska Air To Buy Virgin America For USD$2.6 Billion

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April 4, 2016 Alaska Air has agreed to buy Virgin America for USD$2.6 billion to expand its operation on the US West Coast. Read More

AirAsia Founders To Boost Stakes

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April 1, 2016 AirAsia’s founders tightened their grip on Asia’s biggest budget airline with a deal to invest MYR1 billion ringgit (USD$257 million). Read More

Plane Turns Back After Passenger Does Yoga In Galley

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March 31, 2016 A United Airlines flight from Hawaii to Japan was forced to turn back and land in Honolulu after a passenger insisted on doing yoga in the galley in defiance of the crew, an FBI spokesman said. Read More

Delta, Pilots’ Union Go To Mediation

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March 31, 2016 Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union will go to federal mediation after failing to come to an agreement on a tentative contract, the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) said. Read More

Lufthansa Takes Delivery Of Second A320neo

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March 31, 2016 Lufthansa has taken delivery of a second Airbus A320neo, but the German airline said engine issues which had delayed its taking delivery of the plane were not yet fully resolved. Read More

KLM Trials Biofuel-Powered Flights

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March 31, 2016 KLM on Thursday launched the first in a series of 80 flights from Oslo to Amsterdam using a biofuels blend to power an Embraer E190 jet. Read More