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Southwest Airlines to receive 10,000th Boeing 737

The 10,000th Boeing 737 aircraft rolled off the company's production line in Renton, Washington today sporting Southwest Airlines' livery as employees gathered around to celebrate the record breaking feat. The milestone was recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS with the title for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model. "This incredible milestone is a testament to the work we do every day to build the most reliable and efficient single-aisle airplane in the world," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister. "It ... Read more

American Airlines Introduces New Basic Economy Fare

American Airlines on Wednesday announced it will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. These no-frills tickets provide a simple and affordable way to experience American’s network, and provide customers the option to pay for the services they want. Basic Economy fares will go on sale in February in 10 select markets, with the first flights occurring shortly thereafter and expansion to additional markets expected later this year. Not every American Airlines ... Read more

Delta Airlines serves cheese burgers at 30,000 feet

Delta Air Lines on Sunday will celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, in partnership with Shake Shack, to serve cheese burgers at 30,000 feet on select flights. Customers flying Delta One on select flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport will enjoy a complimentary ShackBurger. Additionally, all customers flying from JFK to LAX on Sept. 18 will receive a voucher for a complimentary ShackBurger at the Los Angeles Shake Shack. Shake Shack’s partnership with Delta builds on the airline’s ongoing ... Read more

American Airlines Recognizes Four Employees for Their Work in Diversity and Inclusion

American Airlines on Thursday recognized four employees with the 2016 Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion. “American has a long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity, and these employees are stalwart examples in the workplace, serve as role models in their local communities, and are seen as leaders and advocates of diversity,” said Loral Blinde, vice president - People. “These employees have championed diversity by serving as leaders of Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRG), challenging the ideas of local ... Read more

International Aviation organizations to host AVSEC World

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions. Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing among governments, managing the risks of home-grown terrorism and preventing cyber threats will top the agenda of the 25th AVSEC (Aviation Security) World Conference, taking place from the 25 to 27 October 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Aviation security needs to evolve in ... Read more

FAA issues warning on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning to airline passengers urging them not to turn on or charge their Galaxy Note 7 devices while in flight, nor stow them in checked baggage. The warning comes in the wake of incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung recalled the phone last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during or after charging, adding that the company will speed up shipments of replacement Galaxy ... Read more

FAA urges airlines to assess lithium battery risks

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last Tuesday issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines have adequately assessed the risk of handling and carrying lithium batteries as cargo. FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft ... Read more