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American Airlines in Advanced Talks with Airbus and Boeing for 100 Narrowbody Jets

FORT WORTH — American Airlines aiming to rejuvenate its aging fleet, has reportedly entered negotiations with aviation heavyweights Airbus and Boeing about procuring a minimum of 100 narrowbody aircraft. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Overweight British Airways Passenger Gets Stuck in First Class Seat on Lagos to London Flight

In an unusual incident on a British Airways flight, a passenger traveling from Lagos, Nigeria, to London found himself stuck in his first-class seat. The incident took place on July 29, 2023, during a 6-hour flight on a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The passenger was seated in 1A, a spacious first-class seat with 78 inches of legroom and a seat width of 22 inches, according to Seat Guru. (www.airguide.info) More...

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United Airlines Boeing 767 Damaged After Hard Houston Landing

The Boeing 767-300ER suffered substantial damage on arrival from Newark. (simpleflying.com) More...

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The female aviator helping women get their wings

Of almost 30,000 pilots in the UK, fewer than 5% are women, but one aviator has set up a support network in a bid to help others get their wings. When Katherine Moloney began flying, she did not know any other female pilots. Keen to connect with likeminded women, she organised a lunch at Brighton City Airport. Forty people from across the industry showed up and Elevate Her Aviation was born. "We had the most amazing day," she said. "It was quite emotional. When I came away, I knew… (www.bbc.com) More...

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Biometrics are the new face of airport security

The company CLEAR claims to provide a biometric solution for airport security. Available at over 50 airports, CLEAR lanes provide identity verification for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The service does not replace physical security screening; the primary benefit of enrolling in CLEAR is that you get to leapfrog to the front of the airport security screening line. Physical screening, in either the PreCheck or standard screening lanes, must still be conducted. The privilege of… (thehill.com) More...

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All-Airbus operator Wizz Air orders more A321neo planes

Europe’s fastest-growing ultra-low-cost airline, Wizz Air, has signed a firm contract for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft, taking its total order for the largest member of the Airbus single-aisle to 434, and for Wizz’s A320 Family overall to 565 aircraft. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Aer Lingus Restarts Pilot Training Program

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has restarted its pilot training program in order to combat pilot shortages. As the airline expands to new routes, Aer Lingus has chosen to fully sponsor pilots willing to train under their program. (aeroxplorer.com) More...


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