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VATSIM Requires Airline URL in Comments on Flight Plans

VATSIM has released their July 2019 audit requirements. One area, the placing of WestWind's URL in the comments section of filed flight plans, is a new or existing requirement that VATSIM has decided to enforce. To that end, All VATSIM pilots are requested to place our URL in the comments section of any flight plans filed with VATSIM.

The URL can be copied from this page at the top of your browser and pasted where needed at any time. VATSIM pilots are requested to comply with this requirement. More information can be found on the forum thread above.

(Posted 5/20/2019)

Captain Dallas Manning WWA3602 Hired in Atlanta

It is with great pleasure that WestWind welcomes Captain Dallas Manning as our newest line pilot. Dallas will be flying out of the Atlanta Hub and was recruited by Captain Spulick. Please take some time to welcome Dallas to the airline and congratulate Ted on recruiting a new pilot.

(Posted 5/15/2019)

American Extends 737-MAX Grounding to August 2019

American Airlines (AA) announced and indicated today that their return to operation of the B737-MAX is being extended until August as opposed to June as was originally planned and intended. The FAA stated that the process continues but still maintains it's prohibition for the aircraft, in a letter to Civil Aviation Authorities as of March 20,2019. The reason was that the investigations of both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines had developed new information indicating some similarities between the two accidents. The order still remains in effect.

Seattle, Washington -- 18 April, 2019 Boeing representatives reported that the software and system modifications for the B737-8/9 MAX have been fully tested and are ready to be forwarded to the FAA for certification. As to exact time lines, FAA spokesmen told reporters that that "was an excellent question for Boeing".

Santa Ana, California -- 12 May, 2019 As an update to this on-going issue, the situation continues as Boeing; the FAA; and airlines, world-wide, are making due with their existing 737 fleet. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will report progress as it is released.

(Posted 4/15/2019)

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