Aviation News Feed

  1. An Aseman Airlines ATR 72 crashed in Iran in the early hours of Feb 18; there are no reports of survivors among the 66 people on board, but the wreckage is in difficult-to-access mountainous terrain.

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  2. Las Vegas-based LCC Allegiant Air plans to designate Florida’s Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) as its 14th year-round base this summer.

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  3. International Airlines Group (IAG) has warned UK legislators that the chances of IAG’s new long-haul LCC Level operating from the UK are slim while the country’s passenger taxes remain so high.

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  4. South African carrier CemAir—grounded by the nation’s regulator for almost the first two weeks of February over the qualifications of maintenance staff—aims to relaunch services around Feb. 21, CEO Miles van der Molen said Feb. 15.

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  5. Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos is confident the airline will be able to reach a renewed labor agreement with its UK pilots and the LCC will be able to attract enough pilots to support its rapid expansion.

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