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Subsidy scrap: US pulls tariff hikes threatened over EU Airbus aid

The United States has said that it will hold off on a planned $7.5 billion hike in tariffs charged on European goods, levelled in response to subsidies provided by Brussels to Airbus.

The Russian freighter running vaccine ‘rehearsals’

As Russia spruiks its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine test, the country's largest freight carrier says that it is testing flight capacity to prepare for vaccine transport.

Mainland start-up vies for Hong Kong AOC

Hong Kong’s roster of major passenger airlines could soon swell to five, following revelations that a mainland start-up has applied for an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). In recent days, the island’s Civil Aviation Department revealed that a submission from Greater Bay Airlines was made to the agency last month, confirming that the bid is still

Southwest dials back on deep cleaning, seeks ‘standard turnaround time’

Southwest Airlines has instructed cabin crew to throttle back on COVID-related cleaning procedures, in a bid to “return to standard turnaround time” as it restores its flight network. In a memo leaked to press, the Dallas-based airline urged crew members to “focus on a few items – tray tables and lavatories” during cabin cleans. “These

Cartoon-themed ‘flights to nowhere’ to mark Taiwanese Father’s Day

Just one month after Taipei’s Songshan Airport reopened its doors to locals for a fake flight experience, an EVA Air initiative is bringing new meaning to the term “round trip”. On 8 August – Taiwanese Father’s Day – the airline plans to operate a scenic sortie over the East China Sea, circling Japan’s Ryukyu Islands

Leaked memo reveals plan to stand down a third of United pilots

An internal United memo, leaked Thursday, outlines plans to furlough roughly 3,900 United pilots in the near-to-mid future. United had previously gone public with plans to stand down 2,250 pilots between 1 October and the end of the year, as well as a further 1,650 in 2021 dependent on demand. However, the contents of the


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