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The Boeing 737 MAX is expected to take to the skies again following a review of the MCAS system which was responsible for two crashes in 2019. Jason Redmond / Getty Images

The 737 MAX is ready to fly again, but plane certification still needs to be fixed – here’s how

The Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded since 2019 following two fatal crashes, is expected to be cleared to fly again. An aviation law expert proposes a way to improve the certification process.
The airline industry has been cancelling routes because of the traffic drop-off during the pandemic. That has an impact on organ transplants. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images

How the airline industry recovers from COVID-19 could determine who gets organ transplants

As policymakers weigh financial aid for the airline industry, they have an opportunity to help make the US organ transplantation system more equitable at the same time.
A woman walks through Pearson International Airport in Toronto at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadians are less willing to fly during COVID-19 than Americans

Citizens of the United States and Canada have both had the exact same information regarding the spread of COVID-19, but their attitudes about flying are very different.
A traveller walks between empty check-in kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.
Airlines are risking alienating customers and permanent reputational damage due to their refusal to issue refunds after cancelling flights mid-coronavirus. (Pixabay)

Airlines should rethink their refusal to refund passengers during COVID-19

Airlines seem largely unconcerned about the long-term implications of their refusal to issue refunds to passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk alienating customers permanently.
Bill Chen at San Francisco International Airport after arriving on a flight from Shanghai. Chen said his temperature was screened at the Shanghai airport before he departed. AP Photo/Terry Chea

Airplanes spread diseases quickly – so maybe unvaccinated people shouldn’t be allowed to fly

Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.

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