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November 02, 2023

Spirit Airlines Suspends New Pilot Training

Soft Demand and Maintenance Woes Occasion Hardship

Spirit Airlines, the Miramar, Florida-headquartered U.S. ultra-low cost airline, will suspend new pilot and flight attendant training in November 2023 “until further notice;” so stated a memo disseminated throughout the company. The move evinces slower growth and softer demand than the company’s management anticipated and has occasioned the grounding of dozens of Airbus  A320neo family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines. Spirit formerly slowed hiring and captain upgrades.

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Delta Air Lines - Hughes Partnership Announced

Airline to Retrofit 400+ 717s with Hughes In-Flight Connectivity

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a provider of broadband equipment and services, and Delta Air Lines have entered into an agreement by which the Atlanta, Georgia-based legacy air-carrier will outfit upwards of four-hundred of its Boeing 717 narrow-body airliners with Hughes’s In-Flight connectivity solution.

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