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8 Boeing 787 Aircraft Grounded Due To Structural Worries

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US Embassy contracts Boliviana de Aviación for humanitarian flights

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The United States Embassy in Bolivia contracted the Bolivian state airline BoA through a private tourism agency to repatriate 168 persons from five countries, including 76 US citizens on March 28th. CP-2880 carried out the flight, returning only with a cargo of medical supplies. (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOV767/history/20200328/2341Z/KMIA/SLVR (bo.usembassy.gov) Más...

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European embassies celebrate successful repatriation of 877 EU citizens from Bolivia

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In an official communique EU Legation thanked the Bolivian government for facilitating the repatriation of 877 EU citizens from 20 countries in the last two days. Flights were conducted by WAMOS Air S.A. (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PLM9401 and https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PLM945P ) (eeas.europa.eu) Más...

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PERU - COVID-19: Temporary suspension of flights

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Flights from Europe and Asia, and from the national territory to said destinations, are suspended for a period of thirty (30) calendar days from March 16, 2020, for reasons of public interest. (busquedas.elperuano.pe) Más...

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Rockford Rocket: Cargo business blasts off at Chicagoland airport

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Rockford International Airport is not a household name like nearby Chicago O'Hare, but it's becoming very popular for cargo companies. Find out why. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Etihad Airways Extends Global COVID-19 Insurance Coverage

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Etihad Airways (EY) today announced an extension of coverage for their global COVID-19 insurance to September 30, 2021. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Today in Aviation: Ju 52/3m, An-10, Yak-42 First Flights

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Today in Aviation, we celebrate the first flights of the Junkers Ju 52 (1932), the Antonov An-10 1957), and the Yakovlev Yak-42 (1975). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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In Photos: The Wizz Air UK Wales Flyover

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After writing about the upcoming opening of Wizz Air UK’s new base in South Wales yesterday, we thought we would follow it up with some photos of the amazing flyover. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Duke helicopter pilot may have shut off wrong engine before fatal crash, NTSB says

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The pilot of a Duke Life Flight helicopter that crashed in Hertford County in 2017 may have accidentally shut off one of the aircraft’s engines just before the second malfunctioning engine failed, according to federal investigators. The helicopter came down in a ditch between two fields near Belvidere, about 12 miles from Elizabeth City, killing all four people on board. They included the pilot, Jeff Burke, two flight nurses and a patient they were flying from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Ogdensburg airport director disappointed by loss of Chicago flights

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Vernon D. "Sam" Burns, chairman of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Board of Directors, expressed his disappointment with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Essential Air Service decision to not fund flights to Chicago. For the past two years, SkyWest Airlines had been providing direct flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., and to O'Hare International in Chicago on 50 passenger jets for a total of 12 flights weekly. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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The Air Force admits the F-35 fighter jet costs too much. So it wants to spend even more.

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The Air Force is now considering a replacement for its F-16 fighter jet replacement. With an estimated lifetime cost of $1.6 trillion, the F-35 Lightning II, conceived as a versatile, super stealthy next-generation fighter plane, is the most expensive weapon system ever built. When the program began way back in 1992, the F-35 was supposed to be an affordable one-size-fits-all solution for the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. It took until this February for the Air Force to publicly admit that… (www.nbcnews.com) Más...

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Boeing 737 MAX in-service fleet rises above 100

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The number of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in service has climbed above 100 for the first time since the type’s resumption of revenue flight in early December last year. (www.key.aero) Más...

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Boeing 737 Max Makes Emergency Landing at Newark Airport After Engine Indicator

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An airline spokeswoman said the plane from Miami landed safely and taxied to the gate under its own power; no injuries were reported (www.nbcnewyork.com) Más...

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CRAIC Plans 3 Versions Of Its New Widebody: The ‘CR929’

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According to COMAC, the standard version of the aircraft will be the CR929-600 model (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Canadian plane maker De Havilland wins $43 mn claim against SpiceJet

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A UK high court has ruled in favour of Canadian aircraft manufacturer De Havilland in a contractual dispute with SpiceJet, saying that it is entitled to recover $42.9 million in liquidated damages from the airline. (www.business-standard.com) Más...

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Multiple cracks found in engine that caught fire on United Airlines flight over Denver

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The broken blade on the Pratt & Whitney engine had been used on 2,979 flights since its last inspection in 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board said. (www.nbcnews.com) Más...

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Alitalia's A-330 plane transports Pope to Iraq with a covid-free flight

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Pope Francis will take off tomorrow on Friday March 5, at 7:30 am by Alitalia plane for the apostolic trip to Iraq, with a Covid free flight. (www.avionews.com) Más...

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MH370: New credible evidence of crash location

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A new drift analysis conducted by one of the leading experts in the search for MH370 has found credible new evidence of the final resting place of the Boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew. (www.airlineratings.com) Más...

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Southwest Airlines Extends Service From Denver To Steamboat Springs & Telluride

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Southwest Airlines announced it will extend service from Denver to Steamboat Springs and Telluride. Southwest announced flights from Denver International Airport to Hayden/Yampa Valley Regional Airport and Montrose Regional Airport through June 5. Starting April 6, Southwest plans to offer a flight from DIA to both destinations each day of the week, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Southwest will also begin service to Colorado Springs Airport on March 11. The airline will provide the Pikes Peak… (www.msn.com) Más...

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American Airlines offers incentives for employees who get the vaccine

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American Airlines is offering a couple of perks for employees who get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a letter American management sent to employees Friday. U.S.-based employees who get the vaccine will receive an extra vacation day in 2022 and $50 in recognition points. American Airlines Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) has over 102,000 employees as of Dec. 31, 2020. "As we close out the first week of March, we remain optimistic that 2021 will be a year of recovery for American. We still don’t… (www.bizjournals.com) Más...

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Hackers Just Looted Passenger Data From Some of the World's Biggest Airlines

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SITA, a data firm that works with some of the world’s largest airlines, announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a “highly sophisticated cyberattack,” the likes of which compromised information on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers all over the world. The attack, which occurred in February, targeted data stored on SITA’s Passenger Service System servers, which are responsible for storing information related to transactions between carriers and customers. One of the things SITA… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Dassault to unveil business jet, sees lower deliveries

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Dassault Aviation took a step closer on Friday to refreshing its line-up of business jets, saying the first flight of its Falcon 6X was imminent and promising details of a new Future Falcon aircraft in "months or even weeks". The two initiatives are crucial if Dassault is to maintain its grip on the corporate jet market after a development setback, but shares in the French planemaker stumbled as it predicted lower deliveries for the existing Falcon series in 2021. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Engine failed on United Airlines flight after pilots increased power, NTSB report says

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The right engine of United Airlines Flight 328 failed with a fiery bang minutes after takeoff last month when the aircraft's pilots throttled up the engines to minimize expected turbulence, National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an update Friday. The NTSB update also said a fan blade that failed in the Boeing 777's engine had most recently received a close inspection for wear and tear in 2016 and was less than halfway to the point of requiring another inspection.… (www.msn.com) Más...

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The COMAC C939: The 400 Seat Boeing 777X Competitor Under Study

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Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) has big plans for the coming years. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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The Pandemic Winner: The Rise Of The Airbus A220

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Since its launch, the A220 has been popular – a new aircraft bridging the gap between smaller regional aircraft and larger narrowbodies. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Bulgaria’s GullivAir Receives Permission To Operate A330 Flights To The US

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Bulgarian startup airline GullivAir was this week awarded permission to fly scheduled and chartered flights to the United States by the US Department of Transportation. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Boeing CEO waived pay but got compensation worth $21 million

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Boeing CEO David Calhoun declined a salary and performance bonus for most of last year but still received stock benefits that pushed the estimated value of his compensation to more than $21 million, according to a regulatory filing Friday. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Mass Cancellation Pushes Airbus Into Negative Net Orders

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Airbus has newly-recorded cancellations of 92 aircraft, pushing the airframer far into negative net order territory after the first two months of this year. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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American Air 737 MAX declared emergency after engine shudown, lands safely

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American Airlines Co said on Friday that a Boeing 737 MAX bound for New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines Turns 25 Today

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), the flag carrier airline of Belarus, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The carrier was founded on March 5, 1996. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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NTSB releases details of UA328 engine failure

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published an update for its ongoing investigation of United Airlines (UA) flight 328. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Flight Diverted To Sacramento Airport After Passenger Dies On Plane

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A flight was diverted to Sacramento International Airport Thursday night after a passenger died on a plane. Delta Flight 1837 was headed to Seattle from Cabo when a passenger became unresponsive, an airport spokesperson said. The Sacramento County coroner’s office responded to the airport to retrieve the person. It appears the person died of natural causes, the coroner’s office said. The coroner says the plane likely stopped in Sacramento because it was the closest airport and a place where the… (sacramento.cbslocal.com) Más...

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Lufthansa Mothballs, Sells, Orders Aircraft

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Upon reading the Lufthansa Group (LH) 2020 financial report from March 4, it is clear that LH is deeply restructuring its combined fleet. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Eurowings to Break Into UK Travel Market

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German carrier Eurowings (EW) announced today it would offer flights connecting Mallorca with Birmingham and Manchester from the end of May. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Greenpeace Vandalizes Air France Boeing 777 in Paris

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Today, Greenpeace trespassed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and vandalized an Air France (AF) Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Korean Air 747-8 To Become Korea’s ‘Air Force One’ In Germany

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A Korean Air 747-8 has made its way to Hamburg, Germany, for its conversion to a Presidential aircraft. The Korean government leased the plane last year to serve as the new “Code One” and replace the aging 747-400. Let’s find out more about this jet. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Why UPS Cancelled Its Cargo Airbus A380 Order

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Once upon a time, Airbus had taken orders for a freighter variant of its A380 superjumbo. Some of these orders came from global shipping giant UPS but were eventually canceled in 2007. Let’s take a look at why UPS eventually lost interest in operating the A380 as a cargo jet. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Boeing Said to Seek Another $4 Billion of Liquidity From Banks

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Boeing Co. is seeking a new $4 billion revolving credit facility from a group of banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it prepares to ride out a potentially lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. The plane maker has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion, said the people, asking not to be identified as the transaction is private. So-called “revolver” loans are typically left undrawn by investment-grade rated firms such as… (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Could a nuclear reactor help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

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Researchers at Penn State are subjecting an old, worn sheet of aluminum to a particle beam from the heart of a nuclear reactor in the hopes of cracking the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. (www.livescience.com) Más...

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The Rise and Fall of McDonnell Douglas

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McDonnell Douglas was a leading US manufacturer from 1967 until 1997. Its history, though, is more complicated than that, coming together from the merger of the two much older manufacturers and going on to merge with Boeing. It has played a significant role in aircraft and aviation development, competing in many ways over its lifetime. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Old 727 crawls along motorway after entrepreneur snaps up jet without wings or engine for £100,000 to use it as his new offices

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The decommissioned jet crawled across the M5, M4 and M32 at a steady 20mph, accompanied by a police escort It began its journey from Cotswold Airport at 9am before arriving at the headquarters of event technology company Pytch in Bristol The 40m plane was in operation until 2012 before it was transported to Cotswold Airport to be salvaged but was bought by Pytch's founder (www.dailymail.co.uk) Más...

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Israeli Military's $2 Billion Future Transport Helicopter Is Allergic to Dust

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One week after winning huge Israeli bid, Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K transport helicopter grounded as U.S. Marines find engine can only take sandy, dusty conditions for 70 seconds (www.haaretz.com) Más...

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Air Canada Partner Sky Regional To End Operations

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Air Canada regional partner Sky Regional will cease operations on March 31 following the flag carrier’s decision to end the airlines’ capacity purchase agreement (CPA) and transfer Sky’s 25 Embraer E175s and pilot roster to Jazz Aviation. Air Canada said on Monday it would revise its agreement with Jazz to allow that regional airline to fly all Air Canada Express regional operations. The revisions to the CPA remain subject to Jazz reaching a labor agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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NetJets Just Ordered 20 of Aerion’s $120 Million Supersonic Jets

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In what amounts to a vote of confidence in the future of supersonic technology, NetJets has revealed a purchase order for 20 Aerion AS2 business jets. With 760 aircraft, the Berkshire-Hathaway company owns the world’s largest fleet of business jets. Aerion is currently building a new headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The company plans to start production of the AS2 next year. Aerion said its order backlog is valued at more than $10 billion. Each AS2 has a price of $120 million. “At Aerion our… (robbreport.com) Más...

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Lufthansa confirms A380 and 747 ‘phase-out,’ new business class launch

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Singapore Airlines recently made headlines with a further investment in its Airbus A380s, resuming its effort to make cabin upgrades throughout the double-decker plane. Unfortunately Lufthansa’s superjumbos will soon meet a very different fate, as will the carrier’s Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s, along with A330-200s, Boeing 777-200s and 767-300s operated by other Lufthansa Group airlines. As confirmed in the company’s 2020 annual report, Lufthansa Group will be adjusting its… (www.msn.com) Más...

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American Airlines started Boeing 737 MAX-8 operations to Brazil on the Manaus - Miami route

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The arrival of the Boeing 737 MAX reinforces the company's commitment to Brazil, which has gradually resumed its operations for the country... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Brazilian Airline Asta in Mato Grosso State announces positive prospects for 2021

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Mato Grosso subregional aviation company resumes operations from all pre-pandemic destinations served... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Air cargo 2021: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Air cargo is a success story during the pandemic, but capacity is too low to meet demand and that's because passenger airlines are struggling. No revenues means fewer aircraft flying. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Austrian Airlines in the Red in 2020, Hopes for 2021 Comeback

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Austrian Airlines (OS) states the pandemic crisis and a three-month ops standstill have pushed its annual financial results deep into the red. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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