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AirAsia X aircraft suffers engine failure

AirAsia X aircraft suffers engine failure

An AirAsia X A330 aircraft bound for Malaysia was forced to return to Perth due to an engine failure on June 26. Passengers on the Sunday flight reported hearing a loud explosion before the Airbus A330 began to shudder. The

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Tigerair tops complaints chart

Tigerair tops complaints chart

The Airline Customer Advocate’s 2016 annual report revealed Tigerair received 31.9 of the most common complaints per million passengers. The top five complaints regard refunds, delays and cancellations, baggage services, fees or charges and airport customer services. Tigerair’s customer complaint

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SpiceJet’s turnaround

SpiceJet’s turnaround

The Indian press has applauded the turnaround of SpiceJet, which has succeeded in resuming profitable flights less than three years after it was forced to ground its entire fleet on its inability to pay $2.2 million in fuel bills. The

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Southwest Airlines flight makes unscheduled landing after passenger tries to open emergency exit

Southwest Airlines flight makes unscheduled landing after passenger tries to open emergency exit

Southwest Airlines Flight 4519 from Los Angeles to Houston was forced to make an unscheduled landing at Corpus Christi International Airport in Texas after an agitated woman tried to open an emergency exit during the flight. Eye witnesses said that

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New airline legislation introduced

New airline legislation introduced

Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced The Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights that defines and expands the rights provided to passengers and ensures tougher oversight of the airline industry. The bill proposes to prohibit airlines from forcing passengers to surrender seats

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Boeing Board approves quarterly dividend

Boeing Board approves quarterly dividend

Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg reports that the board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of one dollar and forty-two cents ($1.42) per share.

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Mesa pilots continue protests

Mesa pilots continue protests

Despite a tentative agreement for Mesa Airlines pilots, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA still is protesting. The union, which is representing the airline’s flight attendants, held a protest at Mesa Airlines headquarters on June 23 over flight attendants’ low pay.

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Fitch: Qatar Airways strategy shows trend to closer airline ties

Fitch: Qatar Airways strategy shows trend to closer airline ties

Qatar Airways’ potential purchase of a stake in American Airlines signals that equity stakes are gaining momentum as an option for global tie-ups in the airline industry, given the restrictions on foreign ownership, Fitch Ratings says. The unsolicited nature of

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Thomas Cook plane makes emergency with broken wing

Thomas Cook plane makes emergency with broken wing

A Thomas Cook aircraft bound for Cuba was forced to make an emergency landing at Manchester Airport in the UK on Monday when the tip of its wing was found to be missing. The aircraft was forced to turn back

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Hardide Coatings gains Nadcap accreditation

Hardide Coatings gains Nadcap accreditation

Hardide Coatings, which provides advanced surface coating technology, has gained Nadcap accreditation for Coatings. Nadcap is the world’s leading independent certification program for special processes within the aerospace and defence industry. The accreditation, in addition to the company’s current certifications

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