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Ryanair Reports 34% Increase in Net Profit

Ryanair Reports 34% Increase in Net Profit

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said that their net profit rose to $2.09 billion or 34%, making it its best-ever financial performance.

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Garuda Indonesia's Boeing 747 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Engine Fire

Garuda Indonesia's Boeing 747 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Engine Fire

An engine of Garuda Indonesia Flight 1105, a Boeing 747-400 carrying Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, caught fire during takeoff in Makassar airport, forcing the pilot to return to the runway in an emergency landing.

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US Officials: Boeing Breached 2021 Criminal Prosecution Deal Over 737 MAX Crashes

US Officials: Boeing Breached 2021 Criminal Prosecution Deal Over 737 MAX Crashes

The US Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Boeing for allegedly violating the 2021 agreement to defer any criminal prosecution about two 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019.

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Boeing Scrubs Starliner Launch, Complicating Company’s Passenger Jet Woes

Boeing Scrubs Starliner Launch, Complicating Company’s Passenger Jet Woes

Boeing scrubbed its attempt to launch its Starliner capsule named ‘Calypso’ on May 6, which was supposed to be a break for Boeing’s issues in its passenger jet operations.

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FAA to Issue New Rest Rules for Air Traffic Controllers Following a Series of Near-Miss Incidents

FAA to Issue New Rest Rules for Air Traffic Controllers Following a Series of Near-Miss Incidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday announced new rules for air traffic controllers to rest at least 10 hours between shifts and 12 hours before a midnight shift.

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United Airlines Temporarily Halts Pilot Hiring Amid Boeing Delivery Delays

United Airlines is temporarily suspending pilot hiring due to Boeing's production challenges, which affect United's operations.

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US Treasury Department Unveils New Tax Credit Guidelines for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

US Treasury Department Unveils New Tax Credit Guidelines for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The US Treasury Department has released the long-awaited guidelines for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) tax credits.

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Alaska Airlines Agrees to Buy Struggling Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion

Alaska Airlines Agrees to Buy Struggling Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 Billion

Alaska Airlines has announced its plan to acquire rival Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion.

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Spirit Airlines Offers Early Departure Packages to Salaried Employees: Here's Why

Spirit Airlines Offers Early Departure Packages to Salaried Employees: Here's Why

Spirit Airlines is offering early departure packages to salaried employees.

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Spirit Airlines Offers Early Departure Packages to Salaried Employees: Here's Why

Spirit Airlines Offers Early Departure Packages to Salaried Employees: Here's Why

Spirit Airlines is offering early departure packages to salaried employees.

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Aurora Flight Sciences Develops Vertical Takeoff X-plane with Defense Agency and Investment Firm

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $89 million worth contract with a defense agency DARPA. The company is developing new design and technology that could enable its X-plane to do a vertical take-off, as well as hover and fly forward efficiently, potentially revolutionizing the military and commercial aviation sector.

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Hoverbike: A New Era in Aeronautics

The invention of Hoverbike, which is essentially half helicopter, half motorcycle, could be a game-changer in the field of aeronautics. Its prototypes are already being considered for future transportation and battle use.

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Air France and KLM Are Ready to Reinstate Direct Flights to Iran

Air France and KLM are planning to reinstate direct flights to Iran, now that the international sanctions regarding the country's nuclear ambitions are lifted. Iran also planned to request direct flight to the U.S, for the first time since the two countries broke their diplomatic relationship 36 years ago. Air France and KLM are expected to start flying to Iran within the next three months.

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More than 250,000 drone users registered

Over 250,000 drone owners registered their remote-controlled aircraft during the first month of the aviation agency's online registration system. The fresh set of rules came out after pilots complained about the drones flying near them.

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Jumbo jets may be heading to extinction amid changes in regulations, business dynamics

After ruling the global aviation sector for over 40 years, the wide-body jumbo jets faces a threat of possible extinction. The Boeing 747 wide-body, long-range jumbo jet faces stiff competition from Airbus A-380. Boeing sees a drop in orders for jumbo jets while Airbus has not received an order for the double-decker A-380 after the major order it won from Emirates Airlines.

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