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This Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%

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Airliners haven’t traditionally been a lightning rod for innovation. Commercial wide-body planes haven’t changed all that much over the last few decades. But amid an industrywide push to reduce carbon emissions, a bonkers new jumbo jet concept is aiming to change that. (robbreport.com) Más...

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Which Airline Had The Largest Fleet Of Boeing 747s?

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he Boeing 747 has been the most iconic airliner the world has ever known. It successfully shrank the world, enabling more people to fly further than ever before. While the in-service fleet is dwindling today, over the years, more than 1,500 have been delivered to airlines. Let’s take a look at which carriers were the biggest fans of the Queen of the Skies. The airline that has operated the most 747s ever is not Singapore or Pan Am, or even British Airways… (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Boom Supersonic aims to fly 'anywhere in the world in four hours for $100'

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“Either we fail or we change the world," says Overture founder and CEO Blake Scholl. Good luck to you, sir! (www.cnn.com) Más...

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Emirates could swap Boeing 777X jets for smaller Dreamliners, chairman says

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Emirates could swap some of its order for 126 Boeing 777X jets for smaller 787 Dreamliners as part of a sweeping review of its future fleet requirements, its chairman said on Monday. The airline is currently in talks with the U.S. planemaker over its fleet planes, a review brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the travel industry. Asked if the airline could swap its orders to take fewer 777X jets and more Dreamliners, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters:… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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United to add more than 400 daily flights in July as travel demand soars

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United Airlines said on Monday it would add more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increase services to re-opened European destinations as easing pandemic restrictions spur summer travel demand. Summer travel bookings rose 214% from 2020 levels, the airline said, adding that it planned to fly 80% of its U.S. schedule compared to July 2019. Ratings agency Moody's has predicted that steady vaccine rollouts across geographies would drive a rebound in commercial air travel, with a… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Ryanair 'upset' with Boeing, fears no MAX deliveries before summer

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Ryanair fears it may not take delivery of its first 737 MAX aircraft until after its peak summer period and the Irish airline is "quite upset with Boeing", Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Monday. (news.yahoo.com) Más...

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"Unruly" passenger faces $52,500 fine

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An airline passenger who tried to open the cockpit door and hit a flight attendant in the face twice is facing the year's largest fine from the Federal Aviation Administration: $52,500. The passenger on a December 23 Delta airlines flight from Honolulu to Seattle is one of four "unruly passengers" the agency announced Monday it is seeking fines against under its zero-tolerance policy. The increased fines come as the number of passengers is on the rise. More than 1.8 million people… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Eastern Airlines Backtracks On Transatlantic Sarajevo Flight Plans

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Eastern Airlines no longer has any transatlantic flights in its schedule. A month ago, the airline announced the launch of flights from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but tickets were pulled from sale just days afterward. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Amerijet takes aim at a fleet of 27 freighters

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Like other freighter operators, Amerijet is spoilt for choice what to do with its planes at the moment. “There are so many opportunities,” says chief executive Tim Strauss. “We scramble to take advantage of opportunities and at the same time build our system.” (www.aircargonews.net) Más...

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Southwest Airlines keeps insulting me and I think I've had enough

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Its corporate attitude seems relaxed, even verging on the human. Its employees are often free to express themselves wittily. Even their planes have a certain democratic air, with no real snooty section separating the haves from the have-lesses. (www.zdnet.com) Más...

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This Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%

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Airliners haven’t traditionally been a lightning rod for innovation. Commercial wide-body planes haven’t changed all that much over the last few decades. But amid an industrywide push to reduce carbon emissions, a bonkers new jumbo jet concept is aiming to change that. (robbreport.com) Más...

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Small Plane Crashes Near Lake Arrowhead, 2 Survive (Video)

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LAKE ARROWHEAD (CBSLA) – Two people survived a small plane crash near Lake Arrowhead Saturday afternoon. The single-engine Cessna carrying two people crashed into the side of a mountain in the Cedar Glen area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash was caught on a RING camera. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Más...

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A new era of spaceflight? Promising advances in rocket propulsion

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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has recently commissioned three private companies, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics, to develop nuclear fission thermal rockets for use in lunar orbit. (phys.org) Más...

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Icelandic start-up PLAY secures Air Operator Certificate, launches route to Stansted, mulls new destinations

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Play, the new airline launched by key people of the ex-Icelandic ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) WOW air, first named “WAB air” before changing its name into “PLAY”, had requested its AOC in 2019. It seems that now, this attempt is the good one: PLAY has received an Air Operator Certificate from the Icelandic Transport Authority ICETRA, the airline announced on Sunday. PLAY is the first airline among the 2 projects to “take the skies”, the other project being WOW air under its old name but with… (www.aviation24.be) Más...

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How The Boeing 737 MAX Fits With Alaska Airlines’ Sustainability Goals

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Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced that it exercised its options on 13 Boeing 737 MAX 9s. These aircraft will arrive from 2023 and will take the Seattle-based carrier’s MAX orders to 81 units. Amid this move, Simple Flying spoke with the airline’s director of sustainability, Kirk Myers, about how the aircraft fits in with the company’s wider mission. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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