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The latest aviation news from around the world.


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How Much More Can Singapore Airlines Grow?

With no domestic market and coming out of its toughest period yet, what is the industry-leading carrier's expansion plan?

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FAA Reaches 2023 Hiring Goal For Air Traffic Controllers

The administration has hired 1,500 air traffic controllers this year alone.

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Hurricane Idalia Threat Grounds Aircraft And Closes Airports

Several aircraft have been parked in Cinncinatti to wait out the storm.

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Industry Warns Against Hourly Reductions At Mexico City Airport

Earlier this year, the airport saw a reduction from 61 to 52 hourly operations, and forced all-cargo flights to move out.

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The Ten Shortest LAX Routes This Month

The shortest route is to Santa Barbara at just 89 miles.

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Full House: Iraqi Airways Has Taken Its Last A220 From Airbus

The airline's fifth and final Airbus A220 has now arrived at Baghdad International Airport.

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Aeromexico Celebrates Ten Years Of Boeing 787 Operations

The Mexican carrier currently has 20 Dreamliners.

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Which Airlines Have Ordered The Boeing 777X?

So far, a total of nine passenger airlines have ordered the Boeing 777X.

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United Airlines Makes Significant Alterations To China Flights

Most of United's China route relaunches were pushed back until 2024.

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Travelling Internationally With Alaska Airlines Just Got Easier For US & Canada Passport Holders

Starting today, Mobile Verify will make the airport process smoother for eligible passengers.

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Delta Air Lines Announces Honolulu-Tokyo Haneda Route With Boeing 767-300ER

The daily nonstop service will start at the end of October.

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United Airlines Expands Sesame Street Partnership To Help Children Who Are In Need

The carrier will match the first million miles donated this year.

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Reports Suggest Incorrect Flight Plan Knocked Out UK ATC

Airlines and passengers are still feeling the impacts of yesterday's disruption.

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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Has Experimental Certification: What’s Next?

Boom Supersonic's XB-1 prototype is cleared for test flight. Read on for what's being tested with XB-1 and why.

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AAPA Director General Says Asia-Pacific Momentum Won't Slacken

Today AAPA Director General Subhas Menon spoke exclusively with Simple Flying on the pace of recovery for airlines in Asia-Pacific.

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Man With Disability Lands Dream Job At Christchurch Airport

He has helped the airport reduce its waste to landfill by 50%.

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Pakistan International Airlines Invites Employee Union To Wage Talks

Employees are protesting the carrier's privatization plan and lack of pay raises.

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Air India To Deploy More Cabin Crew On Some Narrowbody Routes

The airline has more than 70 narrowbody Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet.

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Have The USA’s Fake Service Animal Rules Gone Too Far?

Nearly 500 complaints from people with disabilities were reported last year.

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Rex Group Member National Jet Express Adds 9th Dash 8-400NG

National Jet Express is adding a second aircraft to its Queensland network with the arrival of another De Havilland Dash 8-400NG.