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Malaysia Air CEO Mulls Deals for 42 Jets in Wide-Body Expansion
Malaysia Airlines plans to seal deals for as many as 42 wide-body jets over the next few months as the unprofitable carrier seeks to rebuild its long-haul network following a surge in demand. Terms should be agreed in the next six to eight weeks for the lea...

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Pilots' union says AA is leaving standby passengers behind
The head of the pilots' union says American Airlines is leaving thousands of standby passengers at the gate to make sure that flights depart on time. Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, said Thursday that nearly 20,000 passengers were den...

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jetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 (c/n 2231) N590JB "Liberty Blue"
Holds short of Rwy 30 at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) as it readies to depart to San Francisco International Airport (SFO/KSFO) on maech 23, 2017. (Photo by Michael Carter)

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American Airlines to buy stake in China Southern
American Airlines is in negotiations to buy a stake in China Southern Airlines in an effort to strengthen both carriers’ position on Sino-US routes, two industry sources told ATW. According to news reports, Fort Worth, Texas-based American plans to buy Guan...

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SWISS to begin CS100 operations from Geneva
Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is set to renew its Geneva-based aircraft allocation from Airbus A320s to an all-Bombardier CSeries 100/300 fleet. The first aircraft, a CS100, will begin operations March 26 from Geneva on intra-Eu...

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Alaska to retire Virgin America brand in 2019
Alaska Air Group will retire the Virgin America brand in 2019, bringing the entire operation under the Alaska Airlines name. The news comes after months of speculation about whether Alaska, which acquired Virgin America in late 2016, would keep its brand, w...

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Omni Airways Ltd Gulfstream G-V (c/n 641) C-GUGU
Captured arriving at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) at 12:26pm pst following a short flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX). (Photos by Michael Carter)

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U.S. Air Force orders KC-10 engine overhauls
The U.S. Air Force placed a $16.9 million order to Northrop Grumman to provide engine overhauls for the branch's KC-10 Extender aircraft. The agreement with Northrop Grumman continues the Air Force's engine support projects for the tanker. Earlier in March,...

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Gulfstream G650 (c/n 6262) N662GA
  Another new "Green" G650 arrives at Long Beach Airport, following a flight from the factory at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV/KSAV). "GLF18" touched down on Rwy 30 at 11:37am pst after its 4 hour 13 minute flight on Monday March 20, 2017....

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‘Monumental’ shift: Why 21 airlines are moving terminals in May at LAX
A move by Delta Air Lines into new terminals at Los Angeles International Airport this spring will set off what LAX officials are calling “a move of airlines never before seen at a major U.S. airport.” Some 21 airlines will be relocated to accommodate Delta...
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