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Boeing commits to 737 Max software fix

Boeing commits to 737 Max software fix

| 20/03/2019 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Airlines and pilots who have been flying the now grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft will see a software update before the end of the month, the manufacturers have said following two fatal crashes in what increasingly appear to be related circumstances. The BBC is reporting that it has seen documents that show the software […]

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CAL didn’t hesitate over safety, says CEO

CAL didn’t hesitate over safety, says CEO

| 15/03/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The early decision by Cayman Airways Ltd to ground its new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft within hours of the Ethiopian Airlines fatal crash on Sunday was made without hesitation, the national flag carrier’s CEO, Fabian Whorms, has said, as airlines around the world struggle to deal with the grounding of the planes, which […]

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Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

Norwegian Air asks Boeing for compensation

| 14/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The European budget carrier Norwegian Air is the first airline to make a public demand of Boeing for compensation over its grounded fleet of eighteen 737 Max 8 jets in the wake of a second fatal crash of the same model in less than five months. Norwegian is the first airline to say publicly […]

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US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

US air regulator grounds Boeing’s 737 Max

| 13/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The United States Federal Aviation Administration finally grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft, today, after mounting pressure on the regulator. The ban came sometime after the European Union, Canada, China and many other countries, including the Cayman Islands, as well as airlines from around the world had already stopped operating the planes. Boeing’s newest […]

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Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

Civil Aviation bans Boeing 737 Max from Cayman airspace

| 12/03/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 6pm: The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has issued a ban on all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in local airspace, starting Tuesday evening. On Sunday Cayman Airways grounded its own two new Max 8’s after an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes […]

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CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

CAL grounds Max 8 after Ethiopian crash

| 11/03/2019 | 124 Comments

(CNS): In the wake of a second tragic, fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, in less than five months, this time in Africa, Cayman Airways has grounded its two new planes. After an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people […]

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Are taxis getting meters?

Are taxis getting meters?

| 08/03/2019

Quite some time ago there was discussion that taxis were to install meters. Did that go away and why?

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CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

CAL’s second Boeing 737 Max 8 arrives at ORIA

| 08/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Captain Steven Coe and First Officer Giselah Ebanks brought Cayman Airways’ second new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to Grand Cayman from Seattle Thursday evening. The aircraft is one of four in the national airline’s new fleet of Max 8 planes, which will be christened into service next week and arrives just as the […]

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Airport opens bids for runway project

Airport opens bids for runway project

| 05/03/2019 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Airports Authority has begun the search for a contractor to upgrade the airfields at Owen Roberts International Airport, which will include extending the runway. As Cayman’s overnight tourism numbers go from strength to strength and public opinion shifts towards favouring the growth of the more lucrative stay-over side of the islands’ […]

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Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

Cayman Airways needs TSA pre-check

| 26/02/2019

Why doesn’t Cayman Airways participate in the US TSA pre-check programme for expedited security clearance? If I am travelling from one of the cities with competing flights to Cayman Airways (Miami, Chicago, New York) to Grand Cayman and have a choice of expedited security clearance (American, United, etc) vs the slow lanes (Cayman Airways), I […]

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No wifi at airport arrivals hall

No wifi at airport arrivals hall

| 06/02/2019

I recently was at the remodelled airport to pick up arriving guests. While waiting for them I wanted to use wifi from the airport on my phone. I found, I believe it was, CIAA guest, but it required a password. I asked a not very nice (friendly) parking machine attendant for the password. Her reply […]

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