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Qatar's A350-1000 pulls into the gate at DFW (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Airlines Work to Avoid Iranian, Iraqi Airspace

The Middle Eastern political instability that has seen an uptick as a result of the United States' killing of Iranian military leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Iraq is forcing some airlines to re-route flights around the two nations' airspace. According to the Associated Press, approximately 500 flights daily overfly the airspace controlled and managed by the two countries. That number, in turn, includes flights for dozens of airlines. Carriers from Europe and eastern Asia will be forced to alter…

Flybondi’s Founder Steps Down From Airline After Leaked Political Message

Argentina's political and economic situation has been boiling in recent months, bringing uncertainty to the recently-opened domestic aviation market of the South American country. What should have been a joyful week for Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost carrier that just celebrated its two millionth passenger, turned into a media nightmare as…

Argentina’s Election Results Likely to Change the National Aviation Market…

On Sunday, Argentina held the first step of the Presidential elections, by completing the National Primaries that will lead to October's general election, with an eventual second round in November. Although a setback for the governing party was expected, the percentage difference was not anticipated by anyone. With a spread…

Argentina’s Election Results Likely to Change the National Aviation Market…

On Sunday, Argentina held the first step of the Presidential elections, by completing the National Primaries that will lead to October's general election, with an eventual second round in November. Although a setback for the governing party was expected, the percentage difference was not anticipated by anyone. With a spread…

UK CAA Prepares for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit as Uncertainty Continues for…

At 2300 GMT on Friday, March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. With this deadline only five months away and the strong possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, uncertainty remains for all parties of what life will be like from March 30. For the aviation…

U.S. Airlines Take a Stance Against Transporting Separated Child Immigrants

Four major U.S. airlines took a stand against the federal government, asking it not to use any of their flights to transport migrant children separated from their families. Earlier this year,  Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered everyone caught crossing into the U.S. illegally to be criminally prosecuted. Over 2,000 children…

U.S. Airlines Seek to Rollback Consumer Protection Regulations

The U.S. airline industry has submitted a long list of regulations which they are requesting the Trump administration revise or repeal, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. This follows a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) freeze on new regulations for the industry, in line with a presidential directive last…

Trump’s Personal Pilot on Short List for New FAA Head

Trump's personal pilot is in the running to lead U.S. aviation's chief governing body, the Federal Aviation Administration, a Trump administration spokesperson confirmed to Axios late Sunday night. John Dunkin has worked for Trump since 1989 when Trump even owned his own airline. It would go out of business three…

2018 Means Brexit Draws Closer for UK and European Airlines

At the end of a calendar year, tradition dictates that we look back on the past 12 months and reflect on achievements and challenges which have been overcome. In the first few days of 2018, airlines have been reporting record numbers of passengers carried during the year and the media…

How Congress Is Trying to Bring More Women Into Aviation

In a bipartisan effort to create more opportunities for women in the aviation industry, Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), are cosponsoring a bill called the Promoting Women in the Aviation Workforce Act. The bill, which was put into committee Dec. 18, aims to enlarge the footprint of women…