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Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight

Source: Boeing Boeing's [NYSE: BA] 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, today completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. "The airplane performed beautifully," said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. "The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected." Today's flight was the start of a comprehensive test program for the 737-10. Boeing will work closely with regulators to certify the airplane prior to its scheduled entry into service in 2023. "The 737-10 is an important part of our customers' fleet plans, [...]

2021-06-19T02:12:45+03:00June 19th, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|


Source: Air France On 17 June, Air France started the trial of IATA Travel Pass on flights from New York-JFK and Barcelona-BCN to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. With this experiment, the airline seeks to offer its passengers an improved customer experience by streamlining the checking of COVID-19 test results. Available on smartphones, IATA Travel Pass app enables travellers to: Check up on the latest COVID-19 related entry requirements for their country of destination, for non-vaccinated travellers Have the results of COVID-19 tests performed at partner laboratories sent directly into the app, Securely store these documents in the app so they can demonstrate to airlines and authorities that they meet the relevant entry requirements, without having to divulge further information about their [...]

2021-06-18T18:22:30+03:00June 18th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

JetBlue’s International Presence Grows As Service Between Both Coasts and Los Cabos, Mexico Takes Flight

Source: JetBlue JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it has officially launched service at San José del Cabo’s Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). The first roundtrip flights between the popular Mexican destination and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) landed last night, and the first flight roundtrip flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Cabos landed back in the northeast this morning. JetBlue’s Los Cabos service from the East and West Coasts operates daily. “With demand for travel the strongest it’s been in more than a year, our new nonstop flights between the East and West Coasts and Los Cabos are perfectly timed for customers looking for a much-needed escape this summer,” said Andrea Lusso, vice president [...]

2021-06-18T18:20:52+03:00June 18th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

CANSO looks forward to start of Single European Sky trialogue

Source: CANSO As the European Parliament’s Transport Committee has today adopted its reports on the two legislative proposals of the Single European Sky package (SES2+), CANSO looks forward to the EU institutions starting trialogue negotiations on a final text. The SES2+ package will set a new regulatory framework for the European air traffic management sector and aims to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths.   CANSO is fully committed to making this vision a reality in order to facilitate the transition towards more digital, scalable and resilient provision of air navigation services. We have therefore called for the revised framework to:   Ensure stronger network-oriented approach towards the management of air traffic across Europe Ensure that the management of the [...]

2021-06-17T19:17:44+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Releases Spaceport Camden Final Environmental Impact Statement

Source: US FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Spaceport Camden project in Camden County, Ga. The Camden County Board of Commissioners is seeking an FAA license authorizing Spaceport Camden to support up to 12 small-lift commercial space launches per year. The site would include a launch pad, a control center complex and another facility with provisions for visitors to view the launches. The FAA prepared the FEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which requires the agency to identify and disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. The Final EIS evaluated the Proposed Action along with a No Action Alternative. The FAA anticipates publishing a [...]

2021-06-17T19:14:27+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Aviation sector welcomes updated EASA-ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol calling for harmonised and risk-based COVID-19 travel measures – Member States must now implement

Source: ERA Leading aviation associations1 welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)’s latest COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, which acknowledges the positive epidemiological developments across Europe and low risk of virus transmission during air travel as part of updated measures to keep travel safe and smooth for passengers this summer. For the first time ever, the Protocol supports the use of Rapid Antigen Tests, particularly for passengers travelling from high-risk areas -- and also calls for harmonisation of the measures across Europe. This follows this week’s adoption of the latest Council Recommendations supporting the restart of intra-EU and third country travel, making use of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) system. Member States must now [...]

2021-06-17T19:13:00+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on the FAA’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight

Source: Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Starships and Stripes Forever – An Examination of the FAA’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight.” Videos of DeFazio and Larsen’s opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen and Ranking Member Graves, for calling today’s hearing to hear from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and stakeholders on the growing commercial space industry and the government’s regulation of that industry, or [...]

2021-06-17T19:10:40+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Delta and Virgin Atlantic to launch built-in digital health credential; provides blueprint to reopen trans-Atlantic travel

Source: Delta Air Lines Airlines will implement new technology on select routes between U.S. and U.K., with broader availability coming this summer No third-party app downloads for an easy-to-use and guesswork-free experience Technology built on trusted health standards and designed to adapt to changing landscape as more markets reopen Delta customers traveling between the U.S. and U.K. this summer will be among the first to use Delta FlyReadySM, a new digital health credential solution that will help take the guesswork out of meeting health requirements during international travel. The tool will initially help manage testing requirements, but Delta will integrate vaccination credentials into Delta FlyReady later this summer – great news for customers looking to travel to Delta FlyReady-eligible destinations [...]

2021-06-17T19:09:03+03:00June 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Emirates ramps up operations over summer to serve strong demand

Source: Emirates Emirates is ramping up its operations and expanding services across its network to meet strong leisure travel demand over the summer, as entry restrictions ease for  travellers. The airline has been gradually and safely rebuilding its route network and advancing its strategy to optimise its presence in key markets to serve leisure and growing business travel demand, as well as segments of travellers visiting friends and relatives. Today, Emirates serves 115 global passenger destinations, and by the end of July, it will have recovered close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network, operating 880 weekly services across 124 cities. The airline will resume services to seven cities in July including: Venice on 1 July; Phuket, Nice, Orlando and Mexico [...]

2021-06-17T19:06:25+03:00June 17th, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

ALPA Calls for National Space Integration Strategy

Source: ALPA Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) president Capt. Joe DePete testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on the need for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue working with industry and labor stakeholders to create a national space integration strategy that will ensure the safety of the national airspace, improve commercial spaceflight efficiency, and reduce emissions. “The FAA forecasts an increase in U.S. launch activities by as much as 100 percent by 2025,” said DePete. “These predictions mean the FAA must build upon—and broaden—a pattern of collaboration by the aviation and aerospace sectors.” Airline pilots face operational issues involving spaceflight, as recently demonstrated by uncontrolled space debris reentry events. DePete [...]

2021-06-17T19:04:45+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|