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Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals

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Airlines no longer will be required to accommodate travelers who want to fly with emotional support animals such as pigs, rabbits and turkeys under a final rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Boeing 737 Max completes first passenger flight since 2019 grounding

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Wednesday was a big day for American Airlines and Boeing as it was the first time since March 2019 that passengers flew on a 737 Max. The jetliner was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes overseas. (www.cbsnews.com) Más...

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British Airways launches investigation to identify stewardess advertising sex in mid-flight

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British Airways has launched an investigation to identify a certain stewardess advertising sex between flights as well as mid-flight special adult entertainment. The flight attendant, who boasts of being part of the Heathrow-based crew, advertises her services with risqué photos while in-flight wearing her uniform. According to reports and interviews from The Sun, the unidentified attendant uses these photos to lure in clients through her blog. She writes: "If you ever want adult… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours’

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Scientists in China claim to have built a hypersonic jet engine—called "sodramjet"—that can fly at 16 times the speed of sound. This means that an aircraft kitted out with such engines could fly anywhere in the world in two hours, according to the scientists. (interestingengineering.com) Más...

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New Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop aircraft

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Textron Aviation is launching an exciting new era for its renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series of aircraft with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Más...

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He Escaped Death as a Kamikaze Pilot. 70 Years Later, He Told His Story.

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For more than six decades, Kazuo Odachi had a secret: At the age of 17, he became a kamikaze pilot, one of thousands of young Japanese men tasked to give their lives in last-ditch suicide missions near the end of World War II. (www.nytimes.com) Más...

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On the Fly: Michael Hancock Should Have Followed Head Earlier at Airport

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Yes, Mayor Michael Hancock made a big mistake flying out of Denver on Thanksgiving Eve, after he told staffers and Denver residents to stay home. But there have been much bigger mistakes committed at Denver International Airport, and the most recent happened on Hancock’s watch. The disastrous Great Hall Project deal never should have been approved, and that debacle can’t be blamed on following your “heart and not your head.” (www.westword.com) Más...

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The Republic of Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

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Getafe, 02 December 2020 – The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration. This second aircraft, to be delivered in 2021, will supplement the first C295 already in operation since December 2016 which has already accumulated 1,770 flight hours and transported more than 38,000 passengers and 900 tonnes of cargo in less than four years of operations. (www.airbus.com) Más...

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Couple arrested for knowingly boarding flight while COVID-19 positive

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A Hawaii couple is facing charges after authorities discovered they boarded a United Airlines flight despite testing positive COVID-19. According to a local ABC station, the couple had been flying from San Francisco to Kaua'i, where they live, over the weekend. Before boarding the flight, the couple had reportedly tested positive for the illness while going through pre-travel screenings. Under United Airlines' current guidelines, customers who test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their… (www.msn.com) Más...

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This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way

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The team at Jet Test and Transport runs a global airline -- but the planes fly on a one-way trip without passengers or cargo. They are experts in ferry flights, moving empty aircraft around the world. In the age of Covid-19, with airlines parking and shedding jets, co-founder Steve Giordano and his pilot partners are some of the busiest guys in the sky. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

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United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions to fly as much of the vaccine as possible on each flight. The COVID-19 vaccine has… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Ryanair Orders 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair announced today that Europe's largest airline is placing a firm order for 75 additional 737 MAX airplanes, increasing its order book to 210 jets. Ryanair again selected the 737 8-200, a higher-capacity version of the 737-8, citing the airplane's additional seats and improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Más...

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Air Djibouti Boeing 737 Suffers Gear Collapse During Landing

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oday an Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500 suffered the collapse of its main landing gear at Garowe, Somalia. According to the AvHerald, the 28 year old aircraft, with registration EY-560, was performing flight IV-206 from Hargeisa (Somalia) to Mogadishu (Somalia) with intermediate stops in Hargeisa and Garowe. During the landing at Garowe Airport, it suffered the collapse of the right-hand main gear at low speed. (samchui.com) Más...

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American Airlines goes full throttle to restore Boeing MAX fleet

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American Airlines’ maintenance team is scrambling to complete safety changes to its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets ahead of a phased return to service, while deliveries of new jets are set to begin as early as this week. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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Could The Boeing 777X Program Be Terminated?

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The 777X’s outlook is problematic in today’s troubled aviation market. (aviationweek.com) Más...

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Airbus signs contract for 38 Eurofighters with Germany

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Eurofighter is Europe's largest defense program, in which the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy are involved alongside Germany... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Cebu Pacific to convert two A330 jets for cargo operations

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MADRID — Philippine's low-cost airline Cebu Pacific will convert its two Airbus A330 jets to freighters to increase its share in the soaring global cargo business amidst the pandemic.To this end, the carrier signed an agreement with Spain's AIRE (Aircraft Interior Refurbishment Espana) for the conversion of two jets. AIRE is the leading provider of cabin interiors engineering, production, and maintenance services in Spain. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Thanksgiving Flight Traffic

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See 2020 vs. 2019 Thanksgiving travel numbers, plus the latest traffic data from around the world. (flightaware.com) Más...

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Long Live the Airport Marquee

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Now In Ask the Pilot: Long Live the Airport Marqee. From Madrid to Mali, How Location Signs Add a Touch of Drama and Flair. (askthepilot.com) Más...

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American, United pause nonstop flights to Shanghai amid concerns over restrictions facing overseas crews

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American Airlines and United Airlines are pausing plans to operate nonstop flights to Shanghai from the U.S. following reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Up To 36% Of Airline Business Travel Won’t Return After Covid Pandemic Ends, Study Estimates

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A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. I, along with three other travel professionals, designed the study, conducted the research, and reached out to others for comments. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% and 36% of airlines’ business traffic base will not return to the skies. (www.forbes.com) Más...

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UPS pilots want more COVID testing as infections spike

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UPS pilots say pilots on inbound and domestic flights don't get tested. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Ryanair close to new Boeing 737 MAX jetliner order: sources

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Ryanair is close to placing an order for dozens of additional Boeing 737 MAX jets in a commercial boost to the U.S. planemaker after regulators lifted a 20-month safety grounding, industry sources said. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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Ground Stop, Delay At DIA Were Due To FAA Facility Cleaning After Positive COVID Test

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After a Federal Aviation Administration employee tested positive for COVID-19, a ground stop was put into effect at Denver International Airport for a short time on Tuesday. Following that, a ground delay for incoming flights was put into place. That led to some late arrivals for flights in the afternoon and early evening. (denver.cbslocal.com) Más...

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American Airlines employees to get early chance to fly on 737 MAX

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FORT LAUDERDALE — American Airlines will offer employees five charter flights on the Boeing Co. 737 Max as the carrier tries to ease any concerns before the embattled jet returns to passenger flights in late December. The planes to be used have undergone the updates required by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to end a long grounding, American said Monday. In granting approval for the Max charters, the regulator also authorized American to begin revised pilot training before changes to… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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