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AvTalk Episode 160: We’re in for a rough summer

On this episode of AvTalk, the US transport mask mandate is struck down, Chinese investigators offer an update on MU5735, and if recent events are any guide, airline operations are in for a rough summer.

The masks come off

We discuss the ruling this week that struck down the US transport mask mandate. The crux of it: please be kind to everyone.

CAAC update on MU5735

Chinese investigators released a statement the China Eastern 5735 investigation’s progress. We discuss the additional details we now know and where things stand.

TAP incident in Copenhagen

A TAP A320 attempting a go around in Copenhagen earlier this month had a serious malfunction with one of its engines.

Read the Danish investigation memo


Keep on waiting for your new 787

Reuters reports that Boeing is targeting the second half of 2022 for the restart of 787 deliveries. Deliveries of the Dreamliner have been on hold while Boeing fixes quality issues with the aircraft.

Summer will be rough

Sunwing Airlines’ is just the latest airline to suffer a meltdown, with some of their computer systems down for multiple days. Other airlines are proactively canceling swaths of their summer schedules and all airlines are scrambling to find enough staff.

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