FAA Orders Inspections of Older 737s: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 13, 2016
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State-owned Air India has installed self-check-in kiosks at 26 airports including Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. According to the airline, the kiosks will cut wait times and allow passengers to head directly to the baggage check counter after printing their boarding pass.
Hawaii’s Department of Transportation has said that new immigration machines at Honolulu International Airport have reduced the amount of time that international arrivals spend at immigration by about 10 minutes. The computers are used to scan passports and take fingerprints so that these tasks do not have to be completed by a live agent.
Raleigh Durham International now has a second transatlantic service. Delta began flights to Paris on May 12. The Carolina airport already has a flight to London.
The FAA has mandated regular inspections for older Boeing 737s because of concerns about metal fatigue. There are currently 285 of the planes, which are at least 18 years old, still operating in the U.S.
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