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Indonesian socialite books out entire flight to Bali to avoid COVID-19

The grandson of a pharmaceutical tycoon reckons booking out an entire commercial flight is cheaper than chartering a private jet.

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Sriwijaya Air crash raises further questions about Indonesia’s aviation industry

Indonesia’s most recent aviation disaster has killed 62 people, after flight SJ-182 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from the same airport as 2018’s ill-fated Lion Air flight.

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Airline grounds flights after passengers fail to comply with coronavirus rules

It appears implementing new protocols to prevent passengers from catching coronavirus is easier said than done for one airline.

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Boeing confirms debris found in 737 MAX engines, as Qantas eyes cut-price deal

by Christian Fleetwood

Alan Joyce says Qantas’ “unmatched” safety reputation positions it to negotiate a discounted deal with Boeing for a new fleet of 737 MAXs when the jet is re-certified.

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Lion Air crash report faults Boeing 737 MAX design, certification and pilot training

The findings of the Indonesian investigation into the Lion Air crash have revealed a number of factors played a role in the downing of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet.

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Boeing blamed by Indonesian investigators for Lion Air 737 MAX crash

The families of Lion Air Flight 610 victims have been told systematic design flaws by Boeing and flight crew lapses caused the disaster.

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Aviation wrap: Qantas’ new route, Suits star cast for Air NZ safety video, Harvey Milk terminal opens + MORE!

Strap yourself in and get ready to take off on a journey full of new routes, updated menus, increased flight availability and fresh codeshares! It makes for much better reading than it sounds. We promise.

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Boeing: Airline will not proceed with $6 billion 737 MAX order

by Christian Fleetwood

A low-cost carrier that nine-out-of-ten of us will never fly on, has elected to cancel its Boeing 737 MAX order. Read on to find out why.

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“Inexcusable”: Airline union slams Boeing for blaming 737 MAX crashes on pilots

There still appears to be a whole lot of finger-pointing going on over who or what was to blame for the fatal 737 MAX crashes.

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Pilots pressured Boeing to review 737 Max before Ethiopian Airlines crash

by Christian Fleetwood

A damning report and some unsettling updates have filled a few holes in the shaky history of the Boeing 737 Max.

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Pilot suspended after attacking hotel employee

It appears we’ve found a candidate for the Arsehole of the Year award, and he just so happens to be a commercial airline pilot.

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Boeing to cut 737 MAX output and focus on fixing anti-stall software implicated in crashes

by Christian Fleetwood

Thought Travel Weekly had gone a bit quiet on its coverage of Boeing’s issues? Well, consider this a loud return to the headlines.

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