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JetBlue's ALPA has announced an agreement it approved with the airline to prevent involuntary pilot furloughs until May 1, 2021. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

JetBlue Will Not Furlough Pilots Until 2021, Delta Announces Furloughs Beginning Oct. 1

JetBlue’s Air Line Pilots Association Master Executive Council (MEC), a union that represents JetBlue’s pilots, has voted to approve a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with JetBlue that prevents JetBlue pilots from involuntary furloughs until May 1, 2021, per an internal email obtained by AirlineGeeks. The protections will prevent furloughs under any circumstances and protect all JetBlue pilots. This agreement is the largest employee protection approved by any airline in the U.S. All other airlines that received money from the CARES…

Pakistan International Air Flight 8303 Crashes After Aborted Approach

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed near Karachi Airport, Pakistan, while operating a domestic service as flight 8303 from Lahore. So far the airline has reported that there were 91 passengers and seven crew members onboard the aircraft that went down in a residential area to the southeast…

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway in Istanbul

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 has been involved in an accident following a landing at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Turkey. The flight, operating PC-2193, took off from Izmir, Turkey at 5.45 p.m. and arrived at around 6:20 p.m touching down on runway 06. However, TC-IZK, an 11-year-old aircraft, touched down…

Iran Admits It ‘Unintentionally’ Shot Down Ukrainian 737 in Tehran

In a military statement publicized by its state media this Saturday, Iran admitted it "unintentionally" shot down the civilian 737-800 of Ukraine International Airlines in Tehran last Wednesday, reported the Associated Press. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1215845397614276611 According to the statement, reports the AP, the aircraft was mistaken as a so-called "hostile target" after…

Ukranian 737 Crashes After Departing Tehran

A Ukraine International Airlines flight crashed just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran early Wednesday morning. Flight PS752 departed Tehran’s largest airport at 6:12 a.m. Iran Standard Time. The last ADS-B data was received from the aircraft just two minutes later at 6:14 a.m. according…

Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 Catches Fire at Moscow Shermetyevo Airport

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 reportedly caught fire after making an emergency landing in Moscow on Sunday. The aircraft, registered as RA-89098, began turning to head back to the airport approximately 30 minutes after taking off from Moscow Sheremetyevo at 5:40 p.m. local time. The pilots immediately requested an emergency…

United States and Canada Follow Europe, Ban 737 MAX Operations

Canada announced the decision to ban the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Wednesday. A short time later the United States made the same decision with President Trump announcing "all of those planes are grounded effectively immediately." This follows the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on Sunday. Boeing shortly after…

Istanbul Set to Officially Move Airports on April 5

Istanbul‘s new mega airport finally appears ready to launch into full operating capacity. Several Turkish media outlets are reporting that operations from Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) will be moving to Istanbul Airport (ISL) on April 5. While this represents another minor deviation from the previously targeted move by early March…

Atlas Air 767 Freighter Crashes Near Houston-IAH

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter has crashed into Trinity Bay, east of Houston. The aircraft departed Miami International Airport with Houston Intercontinental airport as its destination at 11:33 local time, and crashed "shortly before 12:45", according to an FAA statement. The crash occurred about 40 miles southeast of Bush…

Heathrow Airport Departures Suspended Following Second London Drone Sighting

Departures were been temporarily halted at London Heathrow Airport following a drone sighting. The northern runway, 27R, which at the time was operating departures, closed for around one hour whilst the southern runway, 27L, continued to operate for arriving flights. The last departure from Runway 27R was a Lufthansa Airbus…