Airways Weekly Briefing: April 18-24, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including Boeing's 777X delivery delay, why US airlines dropped the mask requirement, and this week's top history posts.
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Top Stories of the Week
The Sad All-White 747 That Barely Flew — airwaysmag.com
With just 42 hours of flying, this massive Boeing 747-8 left Basel (BSL), Switzerland after 10 years.
British Airways Cuts Summer Flights, Looks to Spanish Staffing — airwaysmag.com
British Airways (BA) canceled hundreds of flights on major routes for the summer season, compounding the airline's troubles.
Boeing 777X Deliveries Delayed to 2025 — airwaysmag.com
Boeing confirmed the latest delays in its 777X program that would cause the first deliveries to begin in early 2025.
American Airlines to Suspend Charlotte-Frankfurt Route — airwaysmag.com American Airlines (AA) will suspend flights between Charlotte (CLT) and Frankfurt (FRA), Germany, for the rest of this summer.
Amelia Earhart Museum to Feature Last Lockheed Electra 10-E — airwaysmag.com The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum is set to begin construction of its new exhibit as its capital campaign draws closer to its US$15m target.
Delta Air Lines Cape Town Route Approved — airwaysmag.com
South Africa's government finally granted Delta Air Lines' (DL) bid to fly between Atlanta and Cape Town via Johannesburg.
From Five to None? Evolution of the Flight Crew — airwaysmag.com Single Pilot Operations (SPO) refers to flying commercial aircraft with only one Pilot in the cockpit.
Airlines Respond Quickly to Strike down of Mask Mandate — airwaysmag.com
They'll refer to it as the "Day the Dam Broke." Most major US airlines dropped their mask requirements after a mandate overturn.
Airways Profile Ep.10: Miten, Boeing 767 Captain — airwaysmag.com Welcome to a new episode of Airways Profile, where we feature individuals working in aviation and their unique, behind-the-scenes insight.
Southwest Flight 1380: Anatomy of an Inflight Emergency — airwaysmag.com
Southwest Airlines (WN) Flight 1380 was a Boeing 737-7H4 that experienced an uncontained engine failure in 2018.
This Week in Aviation History
The Jet-Age Arrives at Washington National — airwaysmag.com
The first scheduled jet services began at Washington’s National Airport (DCA) in 1966.
United Announces Purchase of Pan Am’s Pacific Division — airwaysmag.com
United Airlines (UA) announced that it was to buy Pan Am's (PA) Pacific division in 1985.
IAG Completes Takeover of BMI — airwaysmag.com
BMI-British Midland International Airways (BD) ownership was transferred to the International Airlines Group (IAG) in 2012.
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