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July 07, 2023

ALPA Calls on DOT to Close Part 135 Loophole

Ducks in False Plumage

In a new filing regarding SkyWest’s ongoing attempts to artfully obviate the aviation safety rules by which U.S. airline passenger fatalities have been reduced by 99.8-percent, the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) called upon the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to close the Part 135 loophole currently being exploited by JSX—the Dallas-headquartered U.S. air-carrier that operates point-to-point flights between and within Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Texas in the United States and Baja California Sur in Mexico.

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Icelandair to Acquire First Airbus Aircraft

Icelandic Flag Carrier Orders 13 A321XLR Jets

Icelandair, the Keflavik-based Icelandic flag-carrier, has placed a firm order for 13 Airbus A321XLR narrow-body jets. The deal occasions the airline’s first business dealing with Airbus and its first acquisitions of the European OEM’s aircraft. In addition to the 13 purchased aircraft, Icelandair intends to lease four A321LR airliners. By dint of the Extra Long Range connoted by its XLR designation, the model will afford Icelandair opportunity to seize shares of previously inaccessible markets.

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Viva Aerobus to Acquire 90 New A321neo Airliners

Consortium Retains Upper Hand in Latin American Sales

Mexican ultra-low-cost airline Viva Aerobus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for ninety A321neo aircraft with which the Monterrey International Airport (MTY)-based air-carrier seeks to drive its international and domestic growth. The newly-signed MoU brings the airline’s order-book to 170 A320 family aircraft.

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