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Norwegian Air Argentina Files Request for U.S. Routes

Just two weeks after the United States and Argentina signed the commitment to amend the existing bilateral agreement regarding commercial aviation, Norwegian Argentina filed a request to ANAC, Argentina's national aviation authority, to operate regular flights to the U.S. The company is bound to present information to ANAC related to its financial state, operation, and assets in Argentina, as well as the relationship between the local branch and other units of the Norwegian holding, as well as any agreement with…

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…

U.S. Airlines Reignite Concerns with Qatar Airways over Air Italy…

Qatar Airways is hitting back at allegations that they are subsidizing Air Italy by providing ‘free’ aircraft and engaging in anti-competitive practices. The Financial Times reported the allegations by incoming U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio and his concerns that the Qatari airline was undertaking strategies to…

Judge Overturns Decision after Attempt to Halt Boeing/Embraer Negotiations

A federal judge in São Paulo acted in favor of a class action moved by Brazilian congressman Paulo Pimenta and Carlos Zaratini from the worker’s party (PT) halting temporarily the merger of aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Embraer. According to the judge, the sentence was necessary to wait until the new…

U.S. Government Threatens Sanctions on Companies Supporting Iranian Airline

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on Malaysian travel company, Mahan Travel and Tourism, due to the ticketing and reservations services it provides to Iranian airline, Mahan Air. The decision comes after the U.S. government claimed that Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline, carries personnel and supplies for Hezbollah…

Photos: Airbus A330-900neo Makes U.S. Debut in Miami

Representatives from Airbus, TAP Portugal, Rolls Royce, RECARO, and MIA were on hand to show off the newest Airbus widebody jet,  the A330neo, for the first time in the United States.  This is the first aircraft delivered to launch customer TAP Portugal. The aircraft is embarking on a worldwide proving…

U.S. Open Skies Agreement with Brazil Finally Implemented

After years of negotiations, on May 21 the exchange of diplomatic notes between the governments of Brazil and United States marked the final implementation of the Open Skies Agreement signed in March 2011. In December 2010 negotiations started between the two governments, initializing a Memorandum of Understanding that expanded the…

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…

Qantas Hit with U.S. DOT Fine Regarding New York to…

Qantas Airways, Australia’s national carrier, has been fined $125,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The fine involves the carrier's route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The carrier operates the leg as a tag-on to one of its daily services between Los…

Boeing Rolls Out 10,000th 737, Claims New Guinness World Record

In a celebration held in Renton, Wash., Boeing officially rolled out its 10,000th 737 aircraft, which is destined to be delivered to Southwest Airlines. This milestone for the aircraft manufacturing giant marks a new Guinness World Records title for the "Most Produced Commercial Aircraft Model." The 737 reached its 5,000…