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Retired British Airways 747 Catches Fire

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British Airways has stored many of its 747s at Castellon Airport in Spain, which has the airport code CDT. Well, unfortunately today one of these parked 747s caught fire, and it caused some significant damage to the plane. (onemileatatime.com) Más...

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Former Thai Airways CEO Jailed For Using Position To Avoid Luggage Fees

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The former chairman of Thai Airways has been sentenced for two years for failing to pay for excess baggage. The case found that Wallop Bhukkanasut, who was chairman of the board at the time, used his status to take bags weighing 300kg above the airline’s limit on a flight in 2009. Wallop Bhukkanasut had one of the shortest tenures of any chairman of an airline board in history. He was appointed in April 2009 but resigned in December that year after details emerged of an abuse of power. Now, a… (simpleflying.com) Más...

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U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Avatar Airlines gears up to acquire 10 Boeing 747-400

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BOCA RATON — Ultra-low fare newcomer Avatar Airlines has stretched its wings across the globe and extended a letter of intent to Thai Airways to acquire 10 long-haul Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Avatar plans to operate scheduled service between major city pairs throughout the United States and Hawaii with routes including popular domestic vacation destinations and large family-oriented attractions. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Why Did Airbus Make Indian Airlines A Special A320 with Different Landing Gear?

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Indian Airlines was primarily a domestic airline, later absorbed into Air India. When Airbus sold the airline a number of Airbus A320s, the European plane maker created a special version with unique landing gear just for them. (travelupdate.com) Más...

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Delta Pilots Approve Cost-Cutting Measures to Avoid Furloughs Until 2022

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Delta pilots voted for a cost-cutting deal that would avoid more than 1,700 furloughs. The deal would cut pilots hours 5% and slash minimum pay for pilots who were on the furlough list. Delta Air Lines pilots voted in favor of pay cuts that would avoid furloughs until 2022 as the industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic, their labor union said Wednesday. The deal allows the company to lower pilots' guaranteed hours by as much 5%. The more than 1,700 pilots who would have been furloughed… (www.nbcboston.com) Más...

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Starting in December, Lufthansa will have daily flights to Brazil and SWISS 5 flights a week

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"Before the pandemic, Brazil was already positioned as a strategic market for the Lufthansa Group. The pandemic crisis highlighted the importance of the country for the group and confirmed that... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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GOL (GOLL4) performs the first technical flight with the Boeing 737 MAX

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With more than 600 days “banned” from flying, MAX wins the Brazilian skies with technical flight “homologation” with the new updates... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Airlines stir doubts among health experts with claims of safe flying

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Airlines have loudly insisted that it's safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic, and U.S. travel is surging before the Thanksgiving holiday despite a nationwide spike in virus cases. Yet top U.S. infectious-disease experts say the findings underpinning the carriers' safety claims aren't that conclusive. (www.stripes.com) Más...

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Invasive wasp species forcing aeroplanes to abandon take-off in Australia

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An imported wasp species is posing a “significant risk” to aircraft safety in Australia, new research has found. Planes were forced to abandon take-off and, in some cases, return shortly after departure in a series of incidents at Brisbane Airport, prompting research behind a study published in the journal PLOS One on Thursday. An experiment found that the invasive species Pachodynerus nasidens was building nests in aircraft speedometers, blocking the instruments within minutes of the wasps… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Sign On for Alternate COVID-19 Digital Pass

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In the rush to develop a digital health pass for international travelers, a race to launch first could be brewing between aviation giants. The Commons Project Foundation announced the development of their own health pass, CommonTrust, with the backing of Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Airlines. COMMONPASS GETS SUPPORT FROM AIRLINES, AIRPORT COUNCIL AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM One of several projects from the Commons Foundation, the goal of CommonPass is to allow flyers to verify their record of… (www.flyertalk.com) Más...

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Canada keeps Boeing 737 Max grounded, despite U.S. approval

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While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed the Boeing 737 Max to return to service, the aircraft remains grounded in Canada. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement released Wednesday that the flight restrictions on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft remain in effect, “and will not be lifted until the department is fully satisfied that all its safety concerns have been addressed, and that enhanced flight crew procedures and training are in place." Transport… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Volga-Dnepr Grounds Antonov 124 Fleet Following Crash

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ussian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr has grounded its fleet of Antonov An-124 aircraft. According to the airline, the grounding is a proactive and pre-emptive decision following a near catastrophe earlier in November for the An-124 RA-82042. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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