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September 09, 2021

Boeing, Ryanair Publically End Negotiations Over 737 MAX 10 Jets

Michael O’Leary Says He Would Be Surprised If Agreement Comes Before Year’s End

Boeing and Ireland’s Ryanair are involved in a rare public negotiation over the purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets, which Ryanair says has ended due to differences in price. The grounding of the MAX is no secret and Ryanair is the region's largest customer with 210 of the 197-seat MAX-8 200 on order.  Ryanair, toying with the idea of a potential $33 billion deal for an order of up to 250 of the MAX 10, has publicly ended the talk without an agreement being reached. Even with a steep industry discount, that order could still be worth up to $10 billion. Ryanair Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary says he would be surprised if the deal could reach an agr

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Aeroflot Suspends Unvaccinated Pilots

Russian Airline Suspends At Least 6 

Aeroflot has suspended at least pilots for refusing to vaccinate against the coronavirus, the RBC news website reported Monday, citing a company spokesperson. The pilots were sent on unpaid leave or vacation without pay, at separate times, the Aeroflot spokesman Mikhail Demin told the outlet. “No other Russian airline has similar suspensions,” Igor Deldyuzhov, president of the Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association, said in a letter on the union’s website. “These measures toward employees provoke excessive social tensions and push them to quit.” 

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BAA Training Introduces a Pilot Peer Support Program

Flight Students and Instructors Now Have Access To Peer Support Network

BAA Training has made a program available for its students and instructors that intends to improve psychological well being.The Pilot Peer Support Program now allows for the students and instructors to talk to a trained pilot peer from one of the two airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet. The program allows for a variety of topics to be discussed in a professional way for issues that may be concerning such as training, family or personal issues. The nature of the program is to help people deal with stress and express themselves to their peers who know how to help because they experience the particularities of the job themselves. The issues that fellow pilots encounter may range

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