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French minister calls UK isolation rule ‘excessive’

As travel restrictions ease in the UK, travellers from France will still be required to self-isolate due to fears over its current outbreak of the Beta variant, a moved which the French foreign affairs minister deems “excessive”. From Monday, UK citizens returning from amber list countries are not required to self-isolate, but French travellers will

Boeing cops double hit with MAX order cancellation as Dreamliner deliveries halted

Boeing has confirmed that a major customer has partially cancelled its 737 MAX order, following recent news that it would suspend 787 Dreamliner production after another structural defect was located, in a double hit to the US planemaker's COVID recovery.

Airbus now trumps Boeing in narrow-body market

While market share between Boeing and Airbus has often remained quite close in this key sector, Airbus appears to have pulled ahead to hold a solid majority of the market in recent months, now boasting a 68 per cent share.

Canadian regional carrier orders E195s, drops conditional order for A220s

Canadian regional operator Porter Airlines has announced it will become the North American launch customer for the Embraer E195-E2 with an order for 80 jets, as well as cancelled a previous 'conditional' order for 30 Airbus A220s.

Podcast: Branson hits space, and vaccines pave the way for industry recovery

In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling kick off by discussing whether or not Sir Richard Branson, on his inaugural spaceflight, actually made it into space.

Comment: Are COVID-19 vaccine passports fair?

In this cross-posting with The Conversation, healthcare and ethics lecturer Simon Kolstoe from the University of Portsmouth questions if mandatory vaccination against COVID in order to travel is considered ‘fair’. At the age of 18, I very excitedly packed my bags and headed off for what turned into two years working on a charity hospital

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