• Students Soar High in CVUSD Aviation Program

    Joseph Howard Marrotte, a senior at Desert Mirage High School, never thought aviation would be in his reach. “Policemen, lawyers, things that you grow up thinking, that’s the only thing that is out there,” said Marrotte. Coming from a low income family, Joseph said it was difficult to see himself as a future pilot.  His […]

  • Boeing Agrees to Pay $2.5 Billion to Settle Charges Related to 737 Max

    (CNN) — Boeing reached a $2.5 billion settlement with the Justice Department on Thursday to settle criminal charges that the company defrauded the Federal Aviation Administration when it first won approval for the flawed 737 Max jet. The plane was grounded by the FAA in March 2019 following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. It was approved by the […]

  • Boeing 737 Max Back in the Air After Nearly Two Years

    (CNN) — Boeing 737 Max has returned to passenger service in the US this morning for the first time since two fatal crashes grounded the jet in March 2019. American Flight 718 departed the Miami International Airport at approximately 10:40 ET this morning. American Airlines is initially using the airliner on a single route between Miami and […]

  • Southwest Airlines Announces Intent to Bring Year-Round Service to Palm Springs International Airport in 2020

    Southwest Airlines will soon be flying to Palm Springs. The airline announced on its website Thursday it intends to initiate year-round service to both Palm Springs and Miami international airports.  The new nonstop route(s) location will be announced in the coming weeks and is expected to begin later this year. Southwest Airlines Chairman & CEO […]

  • Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19

    Airlines including Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United States, and Asia’s Virgin Australia, are suspending all or part of their alcoholic drinks service in response to Covid-19. It’s part of a widespread revision of the industry’s food and drink service to minimize interaction between crew and passengers […]

  • Airlines Get More Serious on Face Mask Requirements

    Major US airlines in Airlines for America, the carriers’ industry group, announced Monday June 15 that they intended to more strictly enforce mask wearing aboard their planes, including potentially banning passengers who refuse to wear a mask. The announcement comes in lieu of a federal regulation requiring all passengers to wear masks — the sort of […]

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