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January 12, 2022

Update: Delta Rescinds 4-Year Degree Req. for FO's

Airline Says Change Will Open Opportunity for Well-Qualified and Experienced but Uncredentialed Pilots

Delta Airlines updated its Facebook Recruitment site, notifying prospective pilot candidates that the company has reduced the minimum hiring requirements. The reception was mixed, with those in the know understanding how much the dearth of qualified aviators has worsened, with more than a few non-industry commenters decrying the decline in standards. Those in the pilot career pipeline should be excited, as the drawing back of the non-essential standards in the biggest legacy carriers means that at last the long-prophesied pilot shortage may be upon us. Generations of aviators have been advised of an industrial crisis that's always a few conv

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-26-17 Prompted By A Determination That Certain Airplanes Are Listed In The Wrong Configuration

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-26, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2019-03-26 required modifying the passenger service units (PSUs) and life vest panels by replacing the existing inboard lanyard and installing two new lanyards on the outboard edge of the PSUs and life vest panels; measuring the distance between the hooks of the torsion spring of the lanyard assembly; replacing discrepant lanyard assemblies; and re-identifying serviceable lanyard assemblies. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain airplanes are listed in th

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