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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 president and the renovated congress have a chance to weight on the decision. The idea is to hold the deal before it gets to a no return point causing difficulties…

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…

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…

United CEO Oscar Munoz Sends Off Team USA at San…

As the official airline of Team USA, United Airlines sent 16 athletes, including members from the Freestyle Ski Team to the Olympic Winter Games on Tuesday. United flight 893 departed San Francisco at 10:45 a.m. PT, enroute to Seoul, South Korea. Members of Team USA and the United States Olympic…

U.S. Set to Announce Agreement with Qatar Airways, Ease Open…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce tomorrow an agreement with Doha-based Qatar Airways in an attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between the three U.S. legacy carriers and the gulf carriers. A hallmark point of the deal is that Qatar will both agree to internationally-recognized accounting…