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Inside the cockpit of the Embraer E145. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Boeing-Embraer Deal Receives Approval by Shareholders

After a series of court battles and a recent attempt to stop a shareholder’s meeting, the new strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer was approved on Tuesday by Embraer's shareholders during a shareholders meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil. The result was 96.8 percent of all valid votes cast were in favor of the transaction, with participation of approximately 67 percent of all outstanding shares. Shareholders approved the proposal that will establish a joint venture made up of…

Ryanair Signs First Union Deal with Pilots

Irish carrier Ryanair has signed its first-ever union deal with its pilots based in Italy. The carrier, which is known for its hard line with unions, hopes that the new collective labor agreement with Italian pilots will allow the airline to sign similar deals across the carrier's network. The signing…

What to Expect After the UAE-U.S. Open Skies Deal

On Friday, American and Emirati officials quietly signed a deal that should help end the battle that has been going on for years between airlines over the freedom of the skies. In a private meeting at the State Department on Friday, Emirati Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba and Assistant Secretary of State Manisha…