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FAA investigating if Boeing ‘culture’ led to employees concealing safety issues
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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the “culture” within Boeing has led to employees concealing safety problems in fear of repercussions from executives. The letter was sent on the 19 August, under the subject of an assessment results regarding Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), from the FAA’s Ian Wong, who assists Boeing’s safety oversight. The

EasyJet taps former RBA, RSA boss as new chair
Airlines

British low-cost airline easyJet taps Stephen Hester as its new chair, appointed to rescue the company from its financial crisis. The esteemed business man will replace predecessor John Barton on 1 December this year, who has been the chair of the company since 2013. Hester said he was a “longstanding admirer” of the carrier and

Pentagon commissions airlines to assist in Afghanistan evacuations
Airlines

The United States’ Pentagon has recruited airlines across the nation to assist in transporting people who fled from Afghanistan from their evacuation bases back to America. The airlines enlisted include United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Omni Air, Hawaiian Airlines and Atlas Airlines, utilising 18 aircraft for the mission. It comes under the Civil

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

Flying-taxi firm Archer seeks US$1bn damages from rival
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It comes after rival Wisk accused Archer of stealing trade secrets about electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (Evtol) aircraft, which caused “substantial damages” to Archer’s business.

Boeing in talks with new Indian airline for 737 MAX deal
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Asaka Air, the budget airline backed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala – known as ‘India’s Warren Buffet’ – has invested around $35 million into the carrier, waiting for the Indian aviation ministry’s approval.

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