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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 years later. Dunkin's role, however, took off in 2016, when he coordinated and led the aviation-related side of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, coordinating aircraft movements, among other duties, while serving…

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…

Emirates Cuts U.S. Service Frequencies: Is It a Political Play…

Gulf carrier Emirates Airline has responded to the recent travel disruption caused by President Trump's administration by announcing a reduction in services to the U.S. A move to combat a "weakened travel demand" and a reduction in bookings will see some weekly frequency, and in some cases, daily frequency routes…

Your #AvBriefing for July 7, 2016

After a day at the office dreaming of soaring through the air, or a day up above the clouds dreaming of spending time with your loved ones back on the ground, we've gathered the perfect evening cool-down for you. From airlines starting flights to Cuba to a 17-year-old landing on…

Airbus Opens First US Plant in Alabama

In an effort to compete for American customers on Boeing's home turf, Airbus has officially opened its first factory in the United States. Built in Mobile, Alabama, this brand new 53 acre facility will be tasked with building A320-series aircraft for airlines in North America in hopes of challenging both Boeing…