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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

JetBlue Celebrates First Graduates Of Its Employer-Sponsored Degree Program

Curriculum Focuses On The Needs of 'Non-Traditional' Students

JetBlue recently celebrated the first graduates of its JetBlue Scholars program. JetBlue Scholars offers the airline’s crewmembers the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited associate or bachelor’s degree with JetBlue covering most of the cost. The program features high-quality online courses at a fraction of the cost of traditional college.

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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Lufthansa Flight Training Hosting The 2nd International Human Factors Conference

Sessions Will Focus On The Human Factor

From October 20 to 21, 2016, representatives from airlines, aircraft manufacturers, air-traffic control, and international research institutes will come together at the Lufthansa Seeheim conference hotel for the 2nd International Human Factors Conference, where they will hold discussions with experts, network with each other, and discuss their own experiences relating to the conference’s slogan “Enabling People – Enhancing Safety.”

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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Brazil Names Ireland As A Tax Haven

Could Levy Millions In New Taxes Against Brazilian Airlines

The Brazilian tax authority has listed Ireland as a tax haven, which could cost Brazilian airlines millions in new taxes on aircraft leases.

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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

International Air Travel To East Africa Rising

Analysis Reveals Strong Growth Of 11.2% Compared With The Same Period Last Year

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 14 million booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

FAA May Consider Lowering Flight Time Requirements For Some Military Pilots

Could Reduce Minimum Time For First Officers To 500 Hours In Some Situations

Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee.

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016

ATSB Releases Fourth Update On Debris Found Off Madagascar

Has Not Yet Determined If The Pieces Are From MH370, Or Even A Boeing 777

Two items of fibreglass-honeycomb composite debris were recovered near Sainte Luce on the south-east coast of Madagascar, having reportedly washed ashore in February 2016. They were hand-delivered to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau on September 12, 2016, and were initially reported in the media as being burnt.

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Fuel Reduction Environmental Strategies Cut Hawaiian Airlines' Emissions

Best Practices Put In Place Gate-To-Gate For Honolulu-Brisbane, Australia Flights

Hawaiian Airlines this week became the first carrier to fly between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia using a series of gate-to-gate environmental best practices to reduce fuel burn and carbon emissions.

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016

AirAsia Takes Delivery Of CFM LEAP-1A-Powered A320neo

Airline Has More Than 800 Engines On Order

AirAsia has become the first Southeast Asian airline to take delivery of the CFM International LEAP-1A-powered A320neo aircraft.  The official aircraft welcoming ceremony (registration number 9M-NEO) was held earlier today near Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Fri, Sep 23, 2016

First ATR 72-600 High Capacity Delivered To Cebu Pacific

Increases Its Regional Turboprop Capacity With A New 78-Seat Cabin Configuration

The largest airline in the Philippines is the recipient of the first ATR 72-600 High Capacity to be delivered by the planemaker. Configured with 78 seats, this new variant of the ATR 72 delivered to Cebu Pacific Air has ten additional seats compared to the standard configuration of the aircraft (68).  It therefore combines reduced seat mile costs for airlines and world class comfort for passengers.

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