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737 MAX approved by FAA

The FAA has approved changes to the 737 MAX and rescinded its grounding order, paving the way for Boeing and airlines to return the aircraft to service in the US
. Other regulators have yet to give their approval. The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower joins us for an in-depth discussion of what’s next for the 737 MAX, for Boeing, for airlines, and for the traveling public.
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Read full copies of all the FAA’s orders and related documents as well as a summary of the final airworthiness directive.
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A Norwegian 787 landing
Norwegian files for examinership

Norwegian has filed for examinership in Ireland, seeking financial protection while it reorganizes its operations. But is this the end for Norwegian?
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Bombardier Challenger flight deck with the UTC clock magnified for effect
Call it UTC or Zulu — the story behind aviation’s time zone

Aviation the world over uses a single time zone no matter where a flight departs or where it lands. Here’s the story behind aviation’s time zone.
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An Asiana Airlines A330 landing in Seoul in front of a collection of Korean Air aircraft and a warehouse with large Korean Air titles on it.
Korean Air to take over Asiana Airlines

Korean Air will take over rival Asiana Airlines in a bid to save the smaller Asiana and strengthen South Korea’s aviation industry in the face of COVID. A combined Korean and Asiana would be one of the world’s largest airlines.
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Japan Airlines’ new Fantasia livery

Japan Airlines’ newest special livery 767 features a celebration of the 80th anniversary of Disney’s Fantasia.
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DHL’s ‘Movember’ 757

DHL has outfitted one of its 757s in a special ‘Movember: As one against cancer’ livery.
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Garuda’s ‘Mask On’ A330
Mask On

Garuda Indonesia continues to add to its stable of masked aircraft. The newest member of the club is A330 PK-GHC in special ‘Mask On’ livery. Its mask celebrates the floral diversity of Indonesia.
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EVA Air 777 departing Taipei
An EVA Air 777 departing Taipei.
A Delta Air Lines A350 landing in Amsterdam amid light fog
A Delta Air Lines A350 landing in Amsterdam.
Viewing the sunset from the flight deck of an Aigle Azur A320
The best window view there is.
A Eurowings aircraft deicing in Düsseldorf
Let the glycol fly—getting ready for deicing season

It’s that time again—when aircraft are painted orange and green with deicing fluid to keep flying safely in the snow and ice. Read more about how deicing works and what exactly is being sprayed all over the planes.
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COVID vaccine transport challenges

As multiple COVID vaccines make their way through approvals, we discuss how the aviation industry is getting ready to transport them around the world. 
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