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Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Botswana Tries to Appease Both Sightseers and Elephant Hunters

Mbongeni Mguni, Bloomberg

Despite lifting a ban on hunting elephants, Botswana says the animals won’t be killed in areas popular with photographers. However, the country risks harming its tourism industry and conservation efforts with the move.

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Thomas Cook May Sell Nordics Division and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Thomas Cook May Sell Nordics Division and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, a struggling Thomas Cook may drop one of its main airlines; an aviation entrepreneur leaves behind a 40-year legacy; and American Airlines deals with ongoing setbacks amid union issues.

7 hours ago

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Grounded Boeing 737 Max Jets Get White-Glove Care So They Can Fly Again

Julie Johnsson and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Often, when airlines fly planes to the desert for storage, they never fly again. But this is different. Airlines need to make sure the aircraft will be ready to go back into service when the FAA lifts its ban. That requires considerable work.

1 day ago

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Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Accenture Amadeus Alliance + Skift

The Accenture Amadeus Alliance, the startup Volantio, and Amadeus’ airline partners are collaborating to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by the global airline industry.

1 month ago

China to Help Airlines Seeking Compensation from Boeing 737 Max Grounding

China to Help Airlines Seeking Compensation from Boeing 737 Max Grounding

Associated Press

China has consistently had a tough stance on Boeing's recent 737 Max issues, and this is no exception.

1 day ago

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

United Moves to Oust Avianca Chairman

Ezra Fieser and Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

German Efromovich did this to himself, after offering United majority stake in the airline as collateral for a loan. If he leaves, control could transfer to its second-largest investor, Kingsland Holdings.

1 day ago

Startups Target Asian Markets for Flying Taxis Debut

Startups Target Asian Markets for Flying Taxis Debut

Richard Weiss and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg

Air taxis that can transport tourists and provide support flights after natural disasters can’t happen soon enough. However regulatory hurdles may delay their debut. Fortunately in Asia, cities such as Singapore and Dubai love them.

1 day ago

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

FAA Makes No Promises About Lifting Boeing 737 Max Ban

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've heard some U.S. airline CEOs say the Boeing 737 Max could return to service this summer. But the FAA is making no promises. This could take a while.

2 days ago

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Control of Struggling Avianca Could Pass to United Due to Loan Breach

Ezra Fieser , Bloomberg

Uncertainty is never good for investment, and right now it's taking a major toll on the airline.

2 days ago

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Both caution and optimism are in order regarding Boeing's fixes to its Max 737 aircraft. American's CEO is one of the first airline execs to talk openly about passenger anxieties when the Max is given the green light to fly again.

3 days ago

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

3 days ago

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

3 days ago