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October 15, 2021, 8:45 AM

Former Boeing Pilot Indicted for Fraud in 737 Max Case

The U.S. Justice Department has charged former Boeing chief technical pilot Mark Forkner with six counts of fraud.

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Oct 11, 2021 - 1:22 PM
During the month of September Airbus shipped 40 commercial airplanes, or 17 fewer than during the same month in 2020.
Oct 8, 2021 - 10:26 AM
After losing a bid to acquire India’s flag carrier, SpiceJet founder Ajay Singh calls the government’s sale process “transparent and flexible.”
Oct 6, 2021 - 11:48 AM
Passengers are increasingly willing to fly but are hampered by the patchwork of confusing and inconsistent restrictions for cross-border travel.
Oct 6, 2021 - 11:43 AM
Contracts covering 51 A320neos make Jet2 a new Airbus customer and call for first delivery in 2023.
Oct 5, 2021 - 3:56 PM
AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly expects that aircraft leasing companies will have to do “some more heavy lifting" to help airlines as they recover from Covid-19.
IATA climate
Oct 4, 2021 - 4:10 PM
The airline trade body admits that the new target will be a ‘huge challenge’ and will need the support of all stakeholders, including governments.
Willie Walsh IATA
Oct 4, 2021 - 12:30 PM
The global airline trade body predicts that airlines’ joint loss will narrow to $11.6 billion; North America the only region to be profitable.
Oct 4, 2021 - 11:15 AM
Flyadeal's fleet of 15 Airbus A320s could be augmented with long-range A321 variants for international flying.
Oct 4, 2021 - 9:12 AM
IAI and Avolon have signed an agreement for conversion of 30 Airbus A330-300s from passenger-to-freighter configuration.
Oct 1, 2021 - 10:32 AM
ITA has inked deals with Airbus and Air Lease Corp for 59 Airbus narrowbody and widebody airliners ahead of its formal launch October 15.