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FAA reaches US$1m in unruly passenger fines, most on low-cost carriers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handed out an additional US$531,545 in fines to unruly passengers, predominately to travellers on low-cost carriers. The additional penalties were handed out to 34 airline passengers, bringing the total to over US$1 million in fines for 2021. According to the American regulator, fines have significantly increased due to alcohol

FAA orders Boeing pilot manuals to be modified

Boeing has been continuously under the watchdog’s sights since the 737 MAX was recertified to fly again last November after the two-year groundings following two crashes.

EASA approves A220-300 modification to fit more passengers

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has formally approved a 149-seat Airbus A220-300 variant, with an exit slide modification over the wing. The modification adds capacity for four additional seats to the original A220-300’s capacity of 145 passengers. Air France is expected to be the first airline to introduce the newly-approved A220-300 with larger capacity,

FAA orders ‘immediate action’ over potential B737 pressure switch failures

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an “immediate” safety directive for all Boeing 737 jets to be re-inspected over potential cabin altitude pressure switch failures.

787 Dreamliner deliveries halted again after FAA finds ‘nose’ defect

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has discovered another new manufacturing issue on Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently awaiting delivery, the latest in a long list of manufacturing defects located in the aircraft in recent months.

Malta announces ban on all unvaccinated travellers

Authorities in Malta have announced that all unvaccinated travellers above the age of 12 will no longer be permitted to enter the country from Wednesday, making it the first nation in the EU to introduce the policy. Health Minister Chris Fearne said that starting 14 July, incoming travellers must prove to be fully vaccinated with


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