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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

EU airlines to soon pay high taxes for contributing to carbon emissions

Airlines in Europe will soon have to start paying additional taxes for significant contribution to carbon emissions and air pollution, as part of the European Commission’s Green Deal. Proposed early last year, the EU will begin phasing out emission allowances for airlines, which will be officially announced 14 July, according to an unidentified source who

EU, Italian regulators greenlight new carrier ITA

Brussels and Rome also decided the new airline would not carry the debts of its bankrupt predecessor, Alitalia, which received billions in state aid. 

FAA tells Boeing 777X won’t be certified until 2023

The revelation was contained in a letter to the planemaker obtained by Reuters, which outlined why the aircraft was not ready to receive its crucial Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) Readiness clearance.

Prolonged grounding prompts additional safety inspections on A320 family aircraft

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has penned a safety directive stipulating additional checks for Airbus A320 family aircraft, following reports of faulty cockpit readings, suggesting potentially blocked sensors, after aircraft had been grounded over the pandemic. Industry experts have long warned that planes being parked and temporarily removed from service for longer than

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