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FAA directive prompts Canadian airlines to inspect Boeing aircraft

CALGARY _ WestJet Airlines, Sunwing Vacations Inc. and Transat A.T. said Thursday they were examining their fleets of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for cracks after a U.S. regulator ordered the inspections.
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Boeing to take a US$4.9 billion charge over grounded jet

Boeing says it will take a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines whose Max jets remain grounded after two deadly accidents.
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Aviation regulators and airlines to meet today over 737 MAX outcome

MONTREAL — Many of the world’s top aviation executives will attend two separate meetings today to discuss the fate of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft. Airline representatives, including those from Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines, will be convening in Montreal for a private meeting with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Of IATA’s 290 […]
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FAA chief faces questioning over Boeing 737 Max airliner

With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel.
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FAA orders fan blade inspections after Southwest explosion

U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.
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FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month.
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Airline seat size is a safety issue says U.S. court

An appeals court panel says federal officials should reconsider whether to regulate the size of airline seats in the name of safety.
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Airlines no longer required to issue warning about Samsung Galaxy

The FAA has announced that U.S. airlines are no longer required to make a pre-boarding notification to passengers about the prohibition of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 on aircraft.
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FAA warns airline passengers not to use exploding smartphone

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.
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FAA reveals pilots are flying drunk and committing crimes

Would you board a plane knowing that the pilot moonlighted as a pimp? Or would you prefer to not know at all?
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Cuba surpasses 1,000,000 visitors from the Canadian market for 2019
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Cuba has reached the one million mark for Canadian visitors - and it reached that milestone on Dec. 4, the exact same...
Jamaica’s Half Moon to debut new 57-room luxury resort on March 1
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Half Moon, considered one of Jamaica’s finest resorts, will be opening a new luxury resort experience on March 1...
Hyatt Regency Maui’s new wedding package is star-studded
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Couples in love can reach for the stars with the new ‘Stellar Maui’d Under the Stars’ wedding experience at Hyatt...
TravelBrands’ 12 Days of Giveaways offers chance to win $3,000 cruise voucher
TravelBrands’ 12 Days of Giveaways offers chance to win $3,000 cruise voucher
Clients can unwrap cruise offers with TravelBrands’ 12 Days of Giveaways, plus agents can book applicable product for...
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