Wednesday May 22, 2019

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Is the answer to MH370 a simple one

The following article on Malaysian flight 370 comes courtesy of Chris Goodfellow on Google+, he muses that the answer to the mystery may lie with something much more simple.

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Qantas to shed 5,000 jobs and 50 aircraft in new survival plan

Australian airline Qantas has announced a major cost reduction program that will see AUD $2Bn of costs removed, and 5,000 employees leave the business.

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First US Airways aircraft repainted as American

The first US Airways aircraft to be repainted with the new Amercian Airlines livery went into service on Thursday, the airline said.

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Delta Air Lines reports $10.5Bn profit in 2013

Delta Air Lines has reported a very strong financial performance in 2013, with an operating profit of $3.4Bn USD. Net profit was $2.7Bn before special items, boosted to $10.5Bn after a favourable $8Bn income tax benefit in Q4.

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Lion Air seeks to convert 787s

Indonesia's Lion Air may seek to convert an order for five Boeing 787 Dreamliners into narrowbody 737's, before seeking new bids for aircraft with more than 250 seats.

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Struggling carrier Alitalia in final call for emergency cash

Loss-making Alitalia has yet to raise all of the €300 million it was seeking in an emergency cash call, piling more pressure on the Italian airline to find a strategic investor to keep it flying.

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US Airways & American Airlines merger clears final hurdle

A US federal bankruptcy judge has ruled in favour of a proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines, clearing the way to form the world's biggest airline. Final approval was the last hurdle the two firms needed to clear for the merger to proceed.

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Pilot jailed for heavy drinking before flight

A Pakistan International Airways pilot has been sentenced to jail for nine months, after being arrested in the cockpit preparing to fly whilst under the influence of alcohol.

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