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Birthday ‘Bomb’ Joke Lands JetBlue Passenger In Jail

A JetBlue passenger celebrating his birthday got an all-expenses paid trip to jail after making a “bomb” joke on his transcon flight to San Francisco. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Wright-Patt AFB Hit by Suspected Tornado

Wright-Patt AFB near Dayton, OH was hit by a suspected tornado early this morning. A severe weather outbreak battered the region overnight, signaling an early start to the spring severe weather season. Wright-Patterson is home to the National Museum of the USAF, and home of the 88th Air Base Wing. A hangar at the museum was damaged. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Southwest Halts 2024 Pilot Hiring Plans

In an internal memo, the airline said it would be pausing pilot new hire classes in 2024. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Do you know how to fly safely? The 'why' behind airline safety rules | Cruising Altitude

I fly a lot and it always drives me crazy when people aren’t following the safety instructions on planes and it got me thinking: maybe some travelers just don’t know why the rules and guidelines for what to do on airplanes are in place. Regular flyers have heard the safety briefing a thousand times but may never have looked under the hood at the reasons behind every instruction. Two things in particular always stuck out to me: why does it matter if you put your own oxygen mask on before helping… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Delta Pilot Charters Entire A330 for Retirement Send-Off

One captain took his retirement flight to a whole new level. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Boeing Faces 90-Day Deadline for Action Plan Addressing Quality Control Issues

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for the production of new planes, less than two months after a door plug blew out of a 737 MAX, nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Norway may ground Sikorsky helicopters after deadly crash

OSLO, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Norway on Thursday halted all helicopter traffic to its offshore oil and gas fields after a deadly crash, and said it was considering grounding Sikorsky's S-92A aircraft model while investigating the accident. (www.reuters.com) More...

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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...


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