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'Sonic Net' Could Stop Bird Strikes: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 9, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | May 09, 2016

'Sonic Net' Could Stop Bird Strikes: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 9, 2016

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New Sonic Net Could Limit Bird Strikes
A study by bird experts at the College of William and Mary has found that birds avoided areas where sounds were broadcast that interrupted their normal communications. This means airports could us a kind of “sonic net” to limit the chances of bird strikes.

United Will Add Flight to Yet Another Chinese City
United Airlines has announced plans to offer nonstop flights from San Francisco to Xian, China. The carrier will fly to the city in Central China, best known for its ancient “Terracotta Army,” three times per week.

Thai Lion Air Resuming Flights to Jakarta
Thai Lion Air will resume flights from Bangkok (Don Mueang) to Jakarta after stopping the service one year ago. The announcement comes after the airline said that it was indefinitely delaying the launch of a new flight between Bangkok and Yangon

U.S. Airways Pilots Sue over Seniority Integration
A group of pilots who originally flew for U.S. Airways before it merged with American Airlines are suing their new employer over what they say are unfair seniority integration practices. The process has become very complicated, especially since seniority issues from U.S. Air’s 2005 merger with America West were left unresolved.


Dubai’s  General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) unveiled plans to increase the level of security at its airport while also speeding up the screening process by adding more high tech scanners and so-called “smart gates.”  

Taiwanese carrier EVA Airways will launch flights from Taipei to Chicago in November of this year. The airline will operate four round trip flights per week using its 333-seat Boeing 777-300ER.  

After a major order from Delta, Bombardier is looking overseas for its next customer. The manufacturer's CEO, Alain Bellemare, has said that he is now focused on breaking into the Chinese market. 

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has said that his government will not sell South African Airways even though it is losing money. A government commission has recommended that South Africa sell some of its 300 loss-making state-owned companies.  


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