ALERT FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737NG aircraft after cracks were found on some planes

US aviation regulators have ordered inspections of Boeing 737 NG aircraft after cracks were found on some planes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Boeing discovered the cracks “while conducting modifications on a heavily used aircraft”. Similar cracks were found in a small number of additional planes, the agency said. Boeing said 737 NG operators…

Norwegian offers unique opportunity to travel between the Arctic and Antarctica

Norwegian today announces that holidaymakers, travel enthusiasts and #avgeeks now have the unique opportunity to travel between the Arctic and Ushuaia, one of the world’s southernmost cities and gateway to Antarctica on Norwegian from £398.50 one way. From 21 September, Norwegian became the only airline to operate flights to and from the world’s northernmost airport…

Emirates has become the first airline outside the US to receive approval for biometric boarding from the US Customs Border Protection

Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the US will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to two seconds or less. No pre-registration is required, and customers may also choose not to use the technology. Emirates does not…