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November 30, 2022

Envoy Offers $100K in Pilot's Pockets Before Training

As Pilot Retention Gains Importance, Low-Time Pilots Have a Chance to Make Some Hay

Envoy is sweetening the deal for new hire pilots, offering up to $100,000 of bonus money for those with the kind of logbook the airline is looking for. For those pilots who receive a conditional job offer until December 31, 2022, the full amount of the bonuses (less taxes, of course) will be paid out on the day prior to the pilot's reporting to training. The catch? Pilots will have to have a good deal of Part 121 flight time under their belt.

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Rolls Royce Static Fires Hydrogen Aircraft Engine

Much Ado About H2

Rolls-Royce, the British aerospace and defense company and world’s second-largest maker of aircraft engines (after General Electric), has partnered with easyJet, the British low-cost airline group, to convert and run a modern, gas-turbine aircraft engine on hydrogen—and in so doing set a milestone in aerospace propulsion. The ground static-fire test of a converted Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A engine was conducted at England’s Royal Air Force Boscombe Down military air base.

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Court Dismisses 737 MAX Lawsuit Against Boeing & Southwest Airlines

Federal Appeals Court Ruling Bolsters 737 MAX Recovery

A federal appeals court has rejected a class-action lawsuit accusing Boeing and Southwest Airlines of suppressing knowledge of the 737 MAX’s design flaws, thereby placing the flying public in harm’s way. Originally filed in 2019 subsequent the grounding of the 737 Max fleet amongst allegations that Boeing had long been aware of defects with the aircraft’s Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) software—the lawsuit alleged that Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, Boeing’s largest 737 Max customer, was likewise aware of the MCAS’s shortcomings and opted to conceal subject knowledge from the public.

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