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4/14/2021

JetBlue Airways plans to expand its codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways to cover more Qatar Airways routes linking the capital of Doha to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia and Houston. The original codeshare agreement included JetBlue connecting flights through New York and Washington, D.C.

4/14/2021

American Airlines announced its cash flow turned positive in March. However, the airline's revenue for the quarter is expected to be down around 62% compared with 2019.

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4/14/2021

JetBlue Airways has announced several executive appointments. Dave Fintzen, currently vice president of investor relations, will be promoted to a new position overseeing the airline’s partnership with American Airlines. JetBlue also announced that Katherine Celli is being promoted to vice president of project management and continuous improvement, and Icema Gibbs will move into the role of vice president of crewmember resource groups and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

4/14/2021

EU officials say the COVID-19 health passport under development can be used by airlines as well as immigration officials. "[A]n airline company could ... verify the validity of the certificate in a simple way at the check-in," EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders told an EU parliament committee, adding, "Long discussions at the gate should be avoided."

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4/14/2021

Amarillo International Airport is beginning work on the reconstruction of two runways. The Federal Aviation Administration is fully funding the $9.1 million project.

4/14/2021

Enthusiasm is running high among Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo exhibitors and pilots who flew in for the show's April 13 opening. They are excited to be face to face with other pilots at a large-scale aviation event after more than a year apart because of pandemic restrictions.

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4/14/2021

Waynesboro Municipal Airport in Mississippi will utilize a $190,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to enlarge its parking apron by 150 feet. The project, which is expected to be finished by the end of summer, will include the addition of a new entrance and exit to enhance air traffic safety.

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4/14/2021

When she is not taking part in Undergraduate Student Pilot Training for the US Air Force, 2nd Lt. Sarena Shilts is preparing to compete in the Miss Texas USA pageant, with a platform that focuses on encouraging women to pursue STEM fields. "I'm attracted to pageantry for similar reasons I'm attracted to being an Air Force pilot," Shilts said, adding that both fields entail physical training, leadership and proficiency in communications.

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4/14/2021

A federal court declined to lift a cease-and-desist order issued by the Federal Aviation Administration against a warbird flight training company in a case that could have implications for a wide variety of flight instruction provided to owners in their own aircraft.

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4/13/2021

Distracted driving causes hundreds of injuries a day and thousands of deaths a year. As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is this month, the National Safety Council has made a guide to teach people about distracted driving, which can be caused by activities such as cellphone use or adjusting a vehicle's infotainment system.