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Chinese LCC Spring Airlines has opened a hub at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to capitalize on the growth of the China Greater Bay Area (GBA), which comprises Hong Kong, Macau and the Guangdong province.
Hong Kong’s largest carrier Cathay Pacific Airways reported a 6% year-over-year (YOY) increase in passengers carried for June, to 3.1 million, despite the ongoing protests and civil unrest in Hong Kong that deterred potential Asian travelers from flying into the territory.
Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom on July 18 formally announced the “soft launch” of the European Aviation Network (EAN), an inflight broadband connectivity system combining satellite and air-to-ground cellular communications.
FAA and Boeing are still developing new minimum training standards for the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, but simulator maker TRU Simulation is not anticipating mandatory simulator sessions before pilots are cleared to return to line flying, Textron president and CEO Scott Donnelly said.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) and engineering partner Triumph Group have identified design changes that should allow them to exceed weight-savings targets established to morph the MRJ70 into a fully US scope clause-compliant, 76-seat-dual-class regional jet (RJ).
Southwest Airlines will keep the Boeing 737 MAX off its flight schedule through Nov. 2, joining fellow US-based MAX operators American Airlines and United Airlines in making another adjustment in the wake of uncertainty over when the aircraft will return to revenue service.