Airline Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 21, 2015
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Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier is getting a much-needed boost. Its CS100 was just certified by Transport Canada. The Quebec-based plane builder has been struggling to keep up with Embraer and other second-tier manufacturers.
Chile’s airports are back online after a four-day strike by workers caused hundreds of flights to be canceled during one of the busiest times of year. The strike was caused by a disagreement over pensions.
Southwest Airline passenger traveling from Bob Hope Airport to Oakland were delayed when their jet hit another plane while on the tarmac. The fender bender took place in a section of the airport that is not overseen by air traffic controllers. No injuries were reported.
Thanks to above average temperatures, rain, rather than snow, will be the culprit when flights are delayed over the busy Christmas week.
Yet another airline has banned hoverboards. This time, it is Singapore Airlines who is joining the growing list of carriers who won’t allow you to carry on or check your trendy vehicle when you fly. There are fears that the boards are prone to catching fire.
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