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8 Boeing 787 Aircraft Grounded Due To Structural Worries

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Airbus A350-900 Takeoff to 40,000 feet in just 25mins

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In the cockpit of the Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350XWB for a takeoff from Addis Ababa (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Colorado mom slams Southwest Airlines for removing family from plane over 3-year-old's mask

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A Colorado mother and her family were fighting for their plane seats after Southwest Airlines booted them over fears their 3-year-old son, Orion, wouldn’t wear a mask. Caroline Scott told "Fox & Friends" her family was "discriminated against" for her son’s disability, as Orion suffers from sensory processing disorder, and wearing a mask may be "challenging" for him. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

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The Logistics Of A Boeing 747 Private Jet

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Private jets come in all shapes and sizes. While smaller aircraft, such as those from Cessna, Bombardier or Embraer, are more common, variants of commercial jets are also used. As there has not yet been a private A380, the 747 is the largest. It has seen many conversions for private use, with both government and private operators. Let’s explore further. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Emirates' new Premium Economy cabin on its A380 superjumbo

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Flying in a pandemic is a little bit different than it was before and it pays to be prepared. Airlines expect travellers to wear personal protective equipment on flights and people are encouraged to limit their movements around the cabin and reduce their interaction with crew and other passengers. (aviationrepublic.com) Más...

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

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As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios. (www.nytimes.com) Más...

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Boeing increases production in Costa Rica

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Boeing has committed to increased production capacity of its jet components in Central America (qcostarica.com) Más...

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B-52 Simulated A Hypersonic Weapon Strike During Massive Alaskan War Games

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The U.S. Air Force has yet to conduct a successful live-fire test of its new AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, but says that it has now simulated the entire "kill chain" for employing one of these hypersonic missiles. With no actual weapon fired, the networks used to send the targeting information may be the more significant capability demonstrated here. This was all conducted during the biennial Northern Edge exercise, which began earlier this week in and around… (www.thedrive.com) Más...

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United celebrates MileagePlus with special 737 MAX flight, suggests more elite promotions to come

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United’s MileagePlus program first took flight on May 6, 1981 — exactly 40 years this week. To celebrate, the airline scheduled a special Boeing 737 MAX hop from Houston to Chicago — UA Flight 1981 — including gate celebrations, gifts for passengers onboard and a mid-flight trivia session. (thepointsguy.com) Más...

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American Airlines Hosts Pizza Party On ERJ-175 Following Diversion

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On Tuesday, an American Eagle service was heading to Charlotte, North Carolina from Key West, Florida, when it was forced to divert to Charleston, South Carolina, due to severe thunderstorms. The Embraer ERJ-175 had taken off 40 minutes late and then spent hours sitting at Charleston. However, to cheer up the passengers, the captain ordered pizza for everyone on the aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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The Marine Corps Just Said Goodbye To Its Last Legacy C-130 Hercules Transport Plane

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Modernization of the U.S. Marine Corps aerial refueler and transport fleet has reached a milestone with the retirement of the service’s last ‘legacy’ Hercules, a KC-130T. The Marines flew the ‘legacy’ Hercules as their primary multi-mission transport for six decades but, with this latest move, have now standardized on the new-generation KC-130J. (www.thedrive.com) Más...

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Why Lufthansa Is Flying Boeing 747s From Dubai To Delhi

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COVID-19 has prompted some bizarre routes, and Lufthansa is no exception to this. Early on in the crisis, Lufthansa set up a temporary base in Thailand as it worked to repatriate citizens stranded in New Zealand. More recently, the unusual flights have taken the form of Airbus A380s being sent to Spain for storage. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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first deal to operate air taxis in the U.S.

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Wisk Aero, a start-up backed by Boeing and Kitty Hawk, has finalized its first deal to operate autonomous air taxis in the U.S.. The company will own, operate and maintain up to 30 eVTOL aircraft that will be offered through the Blade urban air mobility network. The deployment of Wisk air taxis is contingent upon the Federal Aviation Administration certifying the aircraft for commercial operation. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Brussels Airlines Set To Repaint Its Tintin Airbus A320

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Brussels Airlines will repaint its iconic Tintin Airbus A320 Rackham after the plane reached its repainting deadline this year. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Ethiopian ET302 crash victims’ families to Biden: “Replace FAA Management”

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Ethiopian ET302 crash victims’ families meet today with DOT and FAA leadership (www.aviation24.be) Más...

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Out-of-control Chinese rocket expected to fall to Earth in the coming days

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'It's just considered bad practice to throw large pieces of metal from the sky,' an astrophysicist said (www.cbc.ca) Más...

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Photos: Dassault Aviation has just launched the Falcon 10X

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The new long-haul business aircraft will allow you to fly from Sao Paulo to Dubai nonstop... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Brazilian Startup ITA Transportes Aéreos Receives Its AOC

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There’s officially a new airline in Brazil. Last weekend, the Civil Aviation National Authority (ANAC) gave Ita Transportes Aéreos its Air Operator Certificate (AOC). (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Plane without pilot flies over a mile after unexpected takeoff, Nebraska officials say

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Looks like the pilot less aircraft was already invented long, long, long ago.... really do wonder what actually happened and if anyone has a REASONABLE best guess knowing a Piper J-3; it does look like the landing will need some more debugging. Yep, title right from Yahoo. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Singapore Airlines is betting big that Asia will open to Americans by starting flights between the US and Japan this summer

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Singapore Airlines is resuming flights on the Singapore-Los Angeles via Tokyo, Japan route in June. Flights will operate with a premium-configured Boeing 777-300ER offering first class and business class, premium economy class, and economy class cabins. Japan is still closed to Americans but the airline hopes that the US' vaccination progress will see international borders open quickly to its citizens. Singapore Airlines has been steadily regrowing its US route network back to full strength… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Heathrow Airport delays reopening of Terminal 3

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While international travel out of the U.K. is still due to resume on May 17, Terminal 3 at London Heathrow Airport will not reopen in time. Airport officials blame the delay in reopening the terminal that’s home to several Oneworld carriers such as Qantas, American and Cathay Pacific, as well as Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines on continued uncertainty over the impact of rolling travel restrictions from the British government. (www.msn.com) Más...

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Deep Dive: What is Going on at Lufthansa?

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Over the past few days, Lufthansa (LH) has made a string of announcements regarding the future of the company. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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INTERVIEW: Qatar Returns to ATL with Nonstops on June 1

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Earlier this year, Qatar Airways (QR) announced it will reinstate its four weekly nonstop flights to Atlanta (ATL) on June 1, 2021. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Eurowings Ready for Summer Travel Surge from Berlin

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Eurowings (EW) is getting ready to take full advantage of this summer season by opening its new base at Berlin-Brandebourg Airport (BER). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Boeing's Cargo Race with Costa Rica 737-800BCF MRO

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Global cargo and e-commerce segments continue to promote high demand for production and converted freighters, and Boeing is at the ready. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Woman Accused Of Attacking Flight Attendant For Not Picking Up Her Trash

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28-year-old passenger Chenasia Campbell had to be restrained after physically assaulting a crew member on an American Airlines flight. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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Piloting BOEING 787 into Rome Fiumicino | Cockpit Views

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In the cockpit of the NORWEGIAN Boeing 787-8 en route from Oakland and landing at Rome FCO Airport (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Avelo Airlines Announces East Coast Base in New Haven

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Avelo Airlines (XP) has revealed it will create an East Coast base in New Haven, Connecticut and begin flying out of there later this year. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Where Has Alaska Airlines Flown Its “Our Commitment” Boeing 737?

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The plane features the faces of 14 kids who belong to Alaska Airlines employees. One of these is Arthur, the 8th-grade son of an Alaska Airlines training delivery specialist. Arthur attends Raisbeck Aviation High School in Washington and is keen on aeronautics and space exploration. He sounds smart and switched on, and Alaska Airlines wants to harness that. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Soon To Be Extinct: The Airbus A340-500

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It’s official. The A340-500 is now the world’s least-used passenger widebody still in commercial service. This is the result of only one remaining active aircraft. It is registered 4K-AZ85, and it’s operated by AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines. A second example, 4K-AZ86, is parked, Planespotters.net confirms. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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How the WWII ‘Bomber Mafia’ Lost the Short-Term Battle But Won the Strategic War

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fter the undeniable horrors of the Great War, a group of Army Air Corps generals spent much of the 1930s brainstorming ways to use airpower to make war bombing more strategic while keeping casualties to a minimum. (www.military.com) Más...

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas - Very much worth the view (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Boeing beefs up business to convert old 737 passenger planes into cargo jets

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Boeing is adding capacity to convert old 737 passenger planes into cargo haulers, a bet on continued growth in e-commerce. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday it will add two production lines to convert Boeing 737-800s into freighters that will be operated by Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales, which is located in a free-trade zone near Costa Rica’s capital, allowing for the duty-free importation of parts. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Boeing, IAI expand production lines for 737, 777 freighter conversions

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Boeing and Israel Aircraft Industries license conversion kits to select partners. Both have added production for passenger-to-freighter conversions. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Berlin Tegel Airport Is No More (+Photos)

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Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is no more, officially losing its airport status. The last flight left the airport on November 8, 2020. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Boeing faces new hurdle in 737 MAX electrical grounding issue

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U.S. air safety officials have asked Boeing Co to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing numerous 737 MAX subsystems would not be affected by electrical grounding issues first flagged in three areas of the jet in April, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. (www.foxbusiness.com) Más...

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The storm at Uganda Airlines

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A storm has been brewing at Uganda Airlines – albeit silently. Last week, the lid was blown off. For now, it is difficult to predict how things will end, but what we are sure of is, there is a problem. Reading from details that Daily Monitor has seen and sources that requested anonymity to speak freely, the problem seems to be wider mix of both politics on one hand and corruption on the other. On one hand, is the supervising role that seats with the Ministry of Works, with a seeming extension to… (www.monitor.co.ug) Más...

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Seychelles reaches deal with Etihad to take full ownership of Air Seychelles

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Seychelles on Thursday announced it had reached a deal to take full ownership of its national airline, Air Seychelles, following talks with Etihad Airways in which the UAE-based airline agreed to relinquish the 40-percent stake it holds at a steep discount, officials said. The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, Patrick Payet, told reporters that Seychelles received a 79 percent discount on the total liability that Air Seychelles owes Etihad. Air Seychelles had owed $72.3 million to… (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) Más...

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Lufthansa Group pushes ahead with fleet modernization and purchases ten state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft

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Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa Airline and strengthen the 5-star premium offer of the Group’s core brand. As part of… (www.lufthansagroup.com) Más...

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The Jetoptera J-2000 VTOL Concept Uses Bladeless, Dyson-Style Fans to Fly

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With so many air taxi concepts introduced over the last few years, it can be hard for one to stand out. Jetoptera has figured out a way to get our attention, though. The Seattle startup’s J-2000 flying car is easily one of the more intriguing air taxi concepts we’ve seen. Why? Because it features a propulsion system unlike those powering its peers—though fans of Dyson’s high-tech fans may find it eerily familiar. The vast majority of VTOL concepts, electric or otherwise, over the past few years… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Personal Diversion Lands Air Force Pilot In Hot Water

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A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot checked in on time for his flight but will carry a stain on his record for the expense and disruption it caused. Capt. Nathaniel D’Arcy was commanding a CP-140 Aurora, the RCAF equivalent of the U.S. Navy P-3 Orion, in a training exercise off the west coast of Canada in May of 2019 when he remembered he’d forgotten to check in for an airline flight booked for the next day. He broke off the mission in search of a cell signal, flying the thirsty four-engine… (www.avweb.com) Más...

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See This Cold War Sea Monster? Thanks to the Melting Arctic It's Making a Comeback.

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Here's What You Need to Remember: The Arctic is becoming more and more contested as it melts and remains unfrozen later into the year, and could eventually be ice-free year-round. This would be a boon to Russian shipping, as routes to North America and Asia could be significantly shortened, and may make oil and gas exploration easier. First, what the heck are ground effect vehicles? Ground effect vehicles take advantage of an aerodynamic phenomenon called the ground effect. The ground… (nationalinterest.org) Más...

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Thousands Of Passengers Could Be Banned From Flying And Fined For Not Wearing Masks

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The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed some figures on Monday about unruly (read: shitty) passengers who made their fellow travelers’ lives a little bit harder because they just didn’t want to wear a mask aboard a plane. So far, 1,300 passengers have been reported for their unruly behavior since February, per Reuters. Of those 1,300 people who’ve been reported, at least 260 are being looked at for potential violations which mostly involve “passengers not wearing masks as required on… (jalopnik.com) Más...

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MH370 pilot 'made many turns to avoid detection' before jet vanished

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The pilot of flight MH370 that disappeared seven years ago made numerous turns to avoid detection before the passenger jet took its final, fatal course, a new study found. MH370 vanished in March, 2014, with Malaysian Airlines Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah dying alongside 238 passengers and crew, including six Australians. The research by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, of the Independent Group of Scientists, set up to solve the MH370 mystery - found that the flight path of the Boeing 777 jet… (www.9news.com.au) Más...

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Airbus Fly-By-Wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler, 1933-2021

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Airbus has informed that Bernard Ziegler, former VP of engineering and fly-by-wire evangelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Purolator adds turboprop freighters to cross-border air network

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Purolator uses several transport suppliers to move packages by air. A new partner is Chorus Aviation, which is using turboprops to move goods from the U.S. to Canada. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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United just hit another major milestone in its Polaris retrofit program

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United’s top-notch Polaris business-class pods have made their way to another batch of aircraft. In a few short weeks, every Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be outfitted with United’s latest cabins, marking the end of the guessing game as to what onboard product your flight will feature. (thepointsguy.com) Más...

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KC-10 Tanker Crew Uses 'Pickle Rick' Call Sign, Air Force Not Amused

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A U.S. Air Force tanker crew used an unusual call sign during a recent mission in the Middle East: “PIKLRICK.”+ he KC-10A tanker took off on an otherwise unremarkable flight from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, but soon attracted global attention for naming the flight after the pickle version of Rick Sanchez, the foul-mouthed mad scientist from the cult animated comedy Rick and Morty. The incident instantly joins the list of great sky hijinks from bored pilots trying… (www.popularmechanics.com) Más...

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Lufthansa To Equip Entire Boeing 777F Fleet With Sharkskin Technology

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Lufthansa and its cargo division are both seeking to make flying as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. The German flag carrier is now looking to nature to help achieve this goal, with the rollout of sharkskin technology targetted for the airline’s Boeing 777F fleet beginning next year. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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