European Commission Adds 21 Russian Airlines to Ban List

The European Commission has added 21 Russian airlines to its list of banned carriers because they did not meet international safety standards. “The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has allowed Russian airlines to operate hundreds of foreign-owned aircraft without a …

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U.S. Airlines Cancel or Delay 12,000 Weekend Flights

Fourth EstateU.S. Airlines Cancel or Delay 12,000 Weekend Flights

Several airlines in the United States have canceled or delayed about 12,000 flights on April 2 to 3, mostly due to storms in Florida. According to flight tracker FlightAware, over 3,400 flights have been canceled and 8,800 flights have been …

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EasyJet Cancels 100 Flights Due to COVID-19 Absences

Fourth EstateEasyJet Cancels 100 Flights Due to COVID-19 Absences

EasyJet has cancelled about 100 flights, including 62 from the United Kingdom, on April 4 mostly due to high levels of COVID-19 infections among staff. EasyJet grounded six flights before 6 a.m. local time on April 2 from Gatwick, its …

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North Korea’s Kim Sends Condolences to China’s Xi Over Plane Crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had reportedly offered condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping over the recent crash of a Chinese airliner that took the lives of 132 people. On Monday, Kim sent a letter to Xi expressing “deep …

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Belarusian Aircraft Banned From Canadian Airspace

Canada has banned Belarusian aircraft from entering its airspace due to the Russian ally’s support of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. “We are prohibiting Belarusian aircraft from entering Canadian airspace in response to their support for Russia’s unprovoked aggression in …

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Pete Davidson to Join Blue Origin’s Next Space Flight

“Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson will join five other passengers on the next launch of Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture Blue Origin. The launch is scheduled for March 23 at 8:30 am CT and will blast from West Texas, …

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Chile Disinvites Russia from 2022 International Air and Space Show

The Chilean Ministry of Defense announced it has withdrawn an invitation to any Russian company that had been scheduled to participate in the 2022 International Air and Space Show. Chile joins several other countries that have taken action exclude Russia …

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Boeing Suspends Support, Operations for Russian Airlines

American aerospace company Boeing announced on March 1 that it has suspended support and major operations in Russia over Russian invasion of Ukraine. The aviation giant has suspended parts, maintenance, and technical support services for Russian airlines, according to a …

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U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Passengers of Plane That Crashed Off North Carolina Coast

The United States Coast Guard suspended on Feb. 15 the search for passengers, including four teenagers, who were on board an airplane that apparently crashed earlier this week off the coast of North Carolina. The Coast Guard said it will …

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Zara Ruthford, 19, Becomes Youngest Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

Belgian-British pilot Zara Ruthford became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world at the age of 19. Ruthford completed a 14-country journey spanning over 52,000 kilometers after she landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on Jan. 20. …

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