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8 Boeing 787 Aircraft Grounded Due To Structural Worries

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Aficionado Plane spotter saves a f15 and it's pilot

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A britt plane spotter saves a F15 Pilot, the Pilot later thanks him un person. (www.airforcemag.com) Más...

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Bezos et al, not yet astronauts according to new FAA rules.

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Jeff Bezos and the Blue origin space cree, won't get their astronaut wings, fue to New rules from the FAA. (hipertextual.com) Más...

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Aviation Stats Update: July 30, 2021

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"Europe's commercial airline traffic surged 171% in the past three months, starting with an average of 6,667 airline flights in a day (the week of April 20), then soaring this week to an average of 18,041 airline flights in a day. " (blog.flightaware.com) Más...

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New tri-wing aircraft concept by SE aeronautics could revolutionize commercial aviation

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Alabama start-up SE aeronautics has unveiled the ‘SE200’, an all-new green widebody airplane design with a tri-wing configuration that could potentially revolutionize the world of commercial aviation. the innovative aircraft concept will carry up to 264 passengers, flying more than 10,000 miles with 80% lower carbon footprint than similar traditional planes. (www.designboom.com) Más...

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Boeing Dreamliner: A Timeline of the 787’s Recent Production Problems

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A new defect on Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft surfaced in July, the latest in a series of issues that arose late last summer. Deliveries of the popular plane are now halted, pressuring Boeing’s profits. WSJ’s Andrew Tangel explains how Boeing got here. (www.wsj.com) Más...

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Aircraft reactivation: has how we store aircraft changed?

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The operational ecosystem of a commercial aircraft relies on its near-continual use. The average lifetime of a jet can span anywhere between 20 to 30 years, where it will experience up to 50000 flight hours and approximately 75000 pressurization cycles before operational fatigue begins and the aircraft is eventually retired. (www.aerotime.aero) Más...

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JetBlue Already Feels The Impact Of Transatlantic Travel Ban

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JetBlue’s recent earnings call revealed changes to its planned London schedule from September, in light of the continuation of the US travel ban from the UK. Flights will begin as planned with a daily rotation between JFK and London Heathrow, but will scale back to four flights per week from September. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Startup Avelo Airlines Adds 4 New Routes From Los Angeles

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Burbank Airport-based Avelo Airlines is launching four new routes from the airport this fall. Over September and October, Avelo will begin nonstop flights to Monterey, CA, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, and Provo and St. George, UT. The new flights will see Avelo flying to 12 destinations from Burbank over the coming months. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Why Titanium Makes Russia A Key Country For Airbus

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Titanium is a vital element in regard to the production of planes across the globe. It can be found all across different parts of an airliner. With this in mind, Airbus has to ensure that it has the right supply of this metal for its operations. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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5 United Airlines Customers Win Free Flights For A Year

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On Thursday, United Airlines announced the lucky winners in its ‘Your shot to fly’ sweepstakes. As an incentive for people to get vaccinated in hopes of restarting travel sooner, the carrier put a full year of free air travel to any of its global destinations up for grabs for five of its MileagePlus loyalty members willing to get the jab. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Boeing 777s Retired: Delta Air Lines’ Widebody Development

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With all Boeing 777s retired, Delta has six widebody types this year. Having overtaken the B767-300ER, the A330-300 is now number-one. We explore Delta’s widebody development and look at all six types in turn. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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In Photos: Inside Russia’s New Narrowbody Jet: The MC-21-300

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I had reported on the MC-21 several times before I was invited to have a look inside the aircraft. Therefore, I was already familiar with the specifications. For instance, Rostec, the powerhouse behind the designers of the build, has been keen to highlight the jet’s high bypass ratio and improved aerodynamics due to its high aspect ratio wings that are made of composite materials for the first time on a plane of this class. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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A 200 hp Turboprop For Homebuilts

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Looking for a little more ramp appeal in your homebuilt? Is AvGas hard to come by at your home field? Or have you just always longed to be the one throwing the fuel to a turbine instead of just listening to the whine from afar as a turboprop comes to life? TurbAero is on site at AirVenture with a turboprop in development that might just give popular four- and six-cylinder homebuilt engines a run for their money. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) Más...

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A Non-Pilot Spouse’s Perspective on Oshkosh

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It has been more than 15 years since my husband, Jack, started attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh — the largest air show in the world! He always had more vacation than me, and he used his extra time to drive from Winnipeg to Wisconsin with friends, who were also pilots, and take in the event. When he returned home he had tales of more than 10,000 airplanes, three-quarter of a million people coming through the gates, and concerts put on by groups such as the Beach Boys and the Lt. Dan Band. He went… (inspire.eaa.org) Más...

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Gentle Reminder : Flying Drones In Canada

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Just a Gentle Reminder, please follow the url above, for current regulations about flying drones in Canada, also please bear in mind, a missing sign near an airport fence, does not constitute, permission to fly a drone, without permission for blogging or film purposes. Thank you. (tc.canada.ca) Más...

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Boeing Awaits FAA Decision on Requirements for In-Service 787s

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Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun told investors Wednesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings call that any decision related to a requirement for in-service 787s to be modified—after a manufacturing flaw was recently discovered (www.aviationtoday.com) Más...

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Boeing 777s Retired: Delta Air Lines’ Widebody Development

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With all Boeing 777s retired, Delta has six widebody types this year. Having overtaken the B767-300ER, the A330-300 is now number-one. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Cathay Pacific Takes The First A321neo Delivered With Intelsat WiFi

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Intelsat’s acquisition of Gogo’s Commercial Aviation arm has reached a new milestone, as the first A320 family aircraft factory fitted with 2Ku technology has been rolled out. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

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Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 yesterday. (leehamnews.com) Más...

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Cirrus Aircraft Announces Vision Jet G2 Plus

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The new generation of Vision aircraft gained performance in order to expand the aircraft's operational possibilities. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Caught on camera: 5 men arrested after disturbance over mask mandate at Fort Lauderdale airport

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Five people were told to leave a Spirit Airlines flight out of Fort Lauderdale Friday night after they refused to wear masks inside the plane, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. After they left the plane, the disruption continued to spill over inside Terminal 4 when BSO deputies arrived. That’s when two of the men were arrested after reportedly shoving deputies and the other three also taken into custody. Spirit Airlines personnel had reportedly asked the men identified as William J.… (www.local10.com) Más...

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Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high

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Passenger demand is slowly improving, but is still down substantially from 2019 levels. That has contributed to a 10% decline in cargo capacity, but cargo volumes are up still. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way

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Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights between the two cities. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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United Airlines to outsource catering operations from October

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United Airlines said on Thursday it was moving forward with plans to outsource its catering operations following a six-month review, similar to other airlines' strategies. United said it has selected three suppliers to operate the airline's five kitchens and oversee menu design and administration. The airline's staff were informed of the decision in a memo reviewed by Reuters. Employees in good standing would be offered a job at one of the future suppliers and about 70% would… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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American Air to Buy JetSmart Stake, Expand South America Flying

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American Airlines Group Inc. agreed to buy a stake in JetSmart Airlines SpA, a privately held, low-cost carrier based in Chile, and establish a partnership that the larger carrier hinted could open the door to additional deals with other discounters operated by Indigo Partners LLC. American will spend an undisclosed amount for an unspecified minority stake in JetSmart, one of several airlines owned by Bill Franke’s Indigo, the carriers said Thursday. Terms of a letter of intent are being worked… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Virgin Atlantic Announced Codeshare with MEA Airlines

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LONDON - U.K carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced today that it will be launching a codeshare agreement with Middle East Airlines- Air Liban (MEA) as the carrier looks to continue with its planned expansion into the Middle-eastern market. The new codeshare agreement will give passengers seamless connections between the U.S and Beirut via London Heathrow to destinations such as Boston, New York JFK and Los Angles... (www.aviationsourcenews.com) Más...

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St Lucia to Barbados Full Flight in Cockpit ATR42-500 + Regional Pilotlife

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St Lucia to Barbados Full Flight in Cockpit ATR42-500 + Regional Pilotlife (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Alaska Airlines pioneers A.I. to plan flight routes, saving fuel and time

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One morning last week, Alaska Airlines flight 1380 thundered down the runway of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and ascended into clear blue skies, bound for San Diego. The flight pushed back from the gate five minutes ahead of its 6:10 a.m. scheduled departure time. But its journey really began several hours earlier, about a mile away from the airport, on the sixth floor of Alaska Airlines’ new steel and glass headquarters building, known as “The Hub.” (fortune.com) Más...

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Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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AC-47 Spooky Meets Up with AC-130J Ghostrider in the Air, One Is Decades Older

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t is there where the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show will take place, with Air Force Special Operations Command airmen and aircraft joining a host of other participants for what we expect will be an incredible event. Among those taking part is the AC-47 Spooky you see in the main pic of this piece (click photo to enlarge), released earlier this month by the USAF. It belongs to the American Flight Museum in Topeka, and it was restored for exactly such gatherings. (www.autoevolution.com) Más...

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Airlines are facing fuel shortages at some US airports

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he fuel needle is moving closer to “empty” at some U.S. airports. American Airlines says it’s running into fuel shortages at some smaller and mid-size airports, and in some cases the airline will add refueling stops or fly fuel into locations where the supply is tight. (www.usatoday.com) Más...

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United is really paying a guy to hold up a ‘thank you’ sign

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I fly a lot. Not as much as some on our team at TPG but I’m an “above average” traveler with lots of domestic “butt in seat” miles. Yet, as I settled into my seat Wednesday morning for my transcontinental flight home, I saw something very unique and very strange. (thepointsguy.com) Más...

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LAX pilot spots another jet pack in the sky

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An airline pilot near LAX may have spotted a jet pack on Wednesday night, a report said, as the mysterious sightings in the area’s skies continue. The potential sighting of an object “resembling a jet pack” at about 5,000 feet was made by a Boeing 747 pilot about 15 miles east of the airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement. (nypost.com) Más...

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Record Number of Aircraft Swarm EAA AirVenture

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First the pandemic. Now the swarm—of aluminum. As of Monday, it looked like EAA AirVenture this year would benefit from a week-long forecast of mostly ideal weather and record attendance of people—and airplanes. In the three days leading up to the show, an astonishing 7,928 aircraft had flown into Oshkosh for the organization’s 68th fly-in, more than double the 3,500 during the same period in 2019—the last year AirVenture was held due to the worldwide pandemic—and more than 50 percent greater… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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Boeing Releases First Sustainability Report, Charting Path to Sustainable Aerospace

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CHICAGO, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its first Sustainability Report. In the report, the company shares its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, establishes broad sustainability goals and highlights environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Más...

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Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading

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A sporadic aviation fuel shortage that began a few weeks ago in the Pacific Northwest is now spreading nationwide according to the Dallas Morning News. Now airlines are warning their pilots they may not be able to fuel up at their destinations and to make contingency plans, (www.avweb.com) Más...

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Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms

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The unions say American is failing to provide adequate hotel rooms in a timely manner. The pilot and flight attendant unions filed grievances with the airline over the issues. Labor unions representing 40,000 American Airlines pilots and flight attendants say the carrier has failed to provide crews with enough transportation and adequate hotels during layovers, a trend that is depriving them of rest in some cases. In grievances filed with the carrier on Tuesday, the Association of Professional… (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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New aircraft for Condor: Airbus A330-900neo as of autumn 2022

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The 2-litre aircraft is ready for take-off: Germany's most popular leisure carrier Condor has decided to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo of the latest generation. The Supervisory Board has already agreed. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 kilometers will be 2.1 liters, which makes Condor the European frontrunner on long-haul… (condor-newsroom.condor.com) Más...

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Airbus challenges Boeing cargo dominance with A350 freighter

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Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said that following the green light, "we are enhancing our product line with an A350 freighter derivative, responding to customer feedback for increased competition and efficiency in this market segment." (www.reuters.com) Más...

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LATAM has already hired 250 people during the resumption and outlines plans for the air sector in the second half

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As vaccination against the pandemic advances in Brazil, the resumption of demand for air travel has also been growing. In June, for example, the average occupancy rate of LATAM domestic flights in Brazil was around 80% after two months of sharp decline in this indicator due to the second wave of the virus... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Air France’s First Airbus A220 Rolls Out Of The Paint Shop

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Air France is preparing for the arrival of something new and exciting. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Boeing Commercial continues to see red

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes reported a $1.328 billion HY1-loss and a Q2-loss of $472 million (airinsight.com) Más...

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Wizz Air first airline to fully recover in Europe

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Wizz Air expects to be the first European airline to operate at 100 percent capacity again in August. (airinsight.com) Más...

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Condor selects A330-900 for fleet renewal

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German leisure airline Condor has selected the Airbus A330neo as the replacement for its aging Boeing 767-fleet. (airinsight.com) Más...

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Boeing Knocks Out a Profit for the First Time Since 2019

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Boeing's earnings were $567 million in Q2 (April, May, and June) compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. Analysts had expected a big loss. Rebound attributed to the resumption of 737 Max deliveries and nearly 300 new orders of the type. But China's long-delayed 737 Max recertification and 787 and 777X production issues pose future risks. (apnews.com) Más...

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Ameristar's new livery

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Ameristar DC-9-15F, N785TW departing from Willow Run, YIP runway 23R wearing its newly painted livery. 7-27-21 (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Canadian Low-Cost Airline Flair Announces 5 New US Routes

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Flair Airlines has expanded its network to fly to five United States cities. (aeroxplorer.com) Más...

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Qantas Flight QF6079 SYD - BGI

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Qantas QF6079 (reg#. VH-ZNJ) SYD - BGI 16hrs 54mins. B787-9 "Hitting bounderies". Chartered flight for Australia Cricket team. Can this or will it be a new route? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6079/history/20210726/0200Z/YSSY/TBPB (www.nationnews.com) Más...

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B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored

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Not exactly a barn find, this Flying Fortress has been crammed piece by piece into a large, barn-like building in order to be restored. The owner who raised this building specifically for the B-17 has been working on it for years now. It's far from complete and it will take many more years before it will fly again, but it's definitely something you wouldn't expect to find in such a building. (www.autoevolution.com) Más...

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