Aviation

Southwest Cancels Over 1,000 Flights Amid Union Fight

According to FlightAware, a website that tracks cancellations and delays, Southwest has canceled 1,018 flights and had 597 flights delayed on Sunday alone. On Saturday, the airline canceled 808 flights and had 1,187 flights delayed

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DOJ Pursuing Lawsuit Against JetBlue & American Airlines

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it is suing two of the major airlines yesterday, stating that the companies in question have created an “alliance” that allowed them to raise prices and create less choices for air passengers traveling to and from locations in certain regions of the United States, specifically the Northeast. The two airlines in question, JetBlue and American Airlines, had created the “Northeast Alliance” that operates out of four major airports in Northeastern United States just last year

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United Just Paid $3B for Supersonic Jets

United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets from Boom Supersonic last week with room to expand the deal for another 35. The company also has similar deals being tenured. The new jet age has arrived. United is the first big money in, if Boom is able to pass safety inspections, the company may find itself owning the largest commercial aviation of the 21st century

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Flying Taxis

Several companies have been working towards the development of a flying taxi, but one specific company has been receiving growing support from investors. Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd. is a U.K. based company that is currently in the development of electric air taxis that will undergo their first test flight later this year. The electric aircraft’s movement will function similar to that of a helicopter and will be able to carry a total of four passengers

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GE Nearing Massive Deal with AerCap

03.08.21 - General Electric is reportedly nearing a deal to combine its jet-leasing business with AerCap, in a potential deal that would combine the world’s two biggest aircraft financiers in a market severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic

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Southwest Flying Towards New Territory

11.16.20 - As airlines have limped along through the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest is doing no such thing. Southwest is aggressively expanding to quickly grab more market share while it’s competitors are weak. The airline plans to have over 10 new cities by the end of 2021. While other airlines went to the government hat in hand in search of federal aid this March, Southwest was in no hurry

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Air Force Purchase of Chinese Drones Raises Security Concerns

11.02.20 - The U.S. Air Force recently bought dozens of Chinese-made drones to use for testing and training purposes, according to officials and records of the purchase, fueling heated concerns about continued Defense Department use of technology that lawmakers consider a potential threat to national security

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