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Icelandair Fires All Flights Attendants, Replaces Them With Pilots

Icelandair fires all flights attendants. Photo: Getty Icelandair announced that it would be laying off all of its flight attendants. The island nation’s flag carrier will replace flight attendants with pilots. Icelandair announced this decision after the carrier failed to agree on a collective bargaining agreement with its labor association, ending a labor dispute with …

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Engine of TUI Fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner Damaged at Amsterdam Schiphol (Video)

Engine of TUI Boeing 787 Dreamliner Damaged at Schiphol. A TUI Boeing 787-8 was damaged at Amsterdam Schiphol, while it was being towed to the stand for a flight. The TUI Boeing 787’s engine suffered damaged  after a tow truck pulled the aircraft against an air bridge. Images of the incident show that the Dreamliner …

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Norwegian Air Cancels $10.6 Billion Deal for 97 Boeing 737 Max and Dreamliners, Claims Compensation

These 97 Boeing 737 Max and 787 Dreamliners are worth at least $10.6 billion based on list prices before customary discounts. Norwegian cancelled orders for 97 Boeing aircraft. Photo: Norwegian Norwegian Air has cancelled orders for 97 Boeing aircraft. The European budget carrier cancelled 92 of the Boeing 737 Max narrowbody jets and five 787 …

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Royal Air Force Airbus A400M Suffered a Bird Strike, Flight-deck Covered with Blood and Feathers

A RAF A400M suffered bird strike mid-flight. Photo: @breakingavnews A Royal Air Force Airbus A400M military jet has been damaged following a bird strike on the fuselage.  This incident took place while the military transporter was operating at Getafe Air Base, Spain on June 24th 2020. The bird struck on the A400M fuselage just below …

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Lufthansa Says A380s Won’t Return for at Least Two Years

Lufthansa made the decision to ground its entire fleet of 14 Airbus A380s after the global outbreak of coronavirus in early March.  Lufthansa Says Airbus A380s Won’t Return for at Least Two Years. Photo: Lufthansa Lufthansa has already retired half of its Airbus A380s. The airline has also planned to remove the A380s from the …

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British Airways’ Labelled ‘A National Disgrace’ By the U.K. Parliamentarians

British Airways’ treatment of staff during the corona virus pandemic was branded as “a national disgrace” by the MPs. BA labelled a national disgrace by the MP’s. Photo: British Airways The airlines move to cut up to 30 percent of its workforce and rehire them on new terms and conditions was accused by the U.K. …

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British Airways Threatens To Fire All Pilots, Fights U.K.’s Quarantine Rule

British Airways has threatened its pilots union that it would dismiss all of it’s 4,300 pilots and rehire them on individual contracts. British Airways Threatens To Fire All Pilots Photo: British Airways British Airways pilot’s union British Airline Pilot Association (BALPA) has been in continuous talk with the carrier over the number of pilots it …

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Airline Resumes Flight To Italy But Turns Around After Crew Learned Airport Is Still Closed

We’re all excited about being able to fly again, but German low-cost carrier Eurowings seems to be more eager than most. Airline Resumes Flight To Italy But Turns After Crew Learned Airport Is Still Closed Photo: Eurowings  Last Saturday, a Eurowings flight bound for Olbia, Italy diverted back to Germany after the aircraft’s crew learned …

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Why Lufthansa May Refuse €9 Billion State Aid, File For Bankruptcy Instead

Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa is currently negotiating with the government for state aid, though there’s a chance the carrier may actually turn it down. Lufthansa may reject state aid and file bankruptcy Photo: Sam Chui The airline is still exploring the possibility of declaring insolvency as an option, while it is awaiting the outcome of …

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Lufthansa Retires 7 Airbus A380s Along With A340s, Boeing 747s and A320s

Lufthansa has announced that it will be retiring seven of its Airbus A380s immediately along with handful of A340s, Boeing 747s and A320s as well. Lufthansa set to retire 6 A380s immediately Photo: UpintheSky While airlines around the globe are parking their aircraft citing huge decrease in demand for air travel. The airlines are not …

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