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How Data and More Informed Decisions Can Increase Airline Fuel Efficiency

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One of the largest challenges facing the aviation industry today is the increasing demand for fuel efficiency and sustainability. This demand comes from passengers looking to fly with airlines that are good corporate citizens, and initiatives within the larger aviation industry aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The need to make commercial aviation more sustainable led to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) setting a goal of net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. It… (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Delta can’t find pilots and flight attendants for its planes following global tech outage

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Bad news for passengers: Delta Air Lines canceled hundreds more flights early Tuesday morning, as the problems caused by last week’s global tech outage continued into a fifth day. Worse news: Delta’s meltdown will probably extend through the end of the week. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing 747-400 cockpit flight

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Full cockpit flight on the Boeing 747-400 from Oslo to Tel Aviv (www.youtube.com) More...

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Japan Airlines Signs Order For 20 Airbus A350-900 and 11 A321neo

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Japan Airlines has given Airbus another boost of orders with the airline purchasing 20 A350-900 and 11 A321neo aircraft. This was the carrier’s second order announced at the Farnborough International Airshow 2024. Confirming its intentions While the carrier announced the order at the event, in March 2024, Japan Airlines said that it would introduce 21 A350-900 and 11 A321neo aircraft as part of an effort to renew its fleet. At the time, the airline also stated that it would add ten Boeing… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Boosts Airbus With Order For 7 A330neos

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Virgin Atlantic has announced that it has ordered seven Airbus A330neo aircraft, bolstering its fleet of all-widebody aircraft, which includes Airbus and Boeing jets. The deal, announced at the Farnborough International Airshow, was the third aircraft order for Airbus, which was lagging behind its main rival, Boeing, at the event, which began on July 22. With the new order, Virgin Atlantic’s commitments for the A330neo will rise to 19 aircraft, enabling the airline to retire its older A330s,… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Qatar Airways Expands Boeing 777X Order with 20 Additional 777-9 Aircraft

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Qatar Airways announced an order on July 23 for 20 more Boeing 777-9 airplanes, expanding the Middle Eastern airline’s 777X order book to nearly 100 airplanes. The order, finalized this year and listed as unidentified on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website. (airguide.info) More...

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Farnborough Airshow 2024 Kicked Off with a Flurry of Orders

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Day one of this year's Farnborough Airshow began with a flurry of orders, primarily from Asia-Pacific airlines. Boeing led the pack with the most widebody orders so far, setting a strong tone for the event. Many more orders are expected to follow throughout the rest of the show. (airguide.info) More...

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Delta Struggles to Recover from Extended IT Crash

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Delta Air Lines has been struggling to recover from the CrowdStrike IT outage for several reasons. (www.airwaysmag.com) More...

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Macquarie AirFinance Places First Direct Order for 20 Boeing 737-8 Aircraft

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Macquarie AirFinance announced today that the lessor has made its first direct order for Boeing airplanes. The purchase of 20 737-8s doubles Macquarie AirFinance’s existing 737-8 order book, which it acquired from ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Co. in 2023. (airguide.info) More...

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Young Eagles take flight at Delta County Airport

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ESCANABA — Delta County Airport was abuzz with excitement and youthful enthusiasm on Saturday, July 13, as the airport welcomed 33 Young Eagles and their families for an unforgettable day of aviation adventure. The event was part of the nationwide Young Eagles program, aimed at inspiring the next generation of aviators by giving children aged 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane. (www.dailypress.net) More...

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Farnborough Air Show kicks off with $51 billion in deals as Airbus shows off new ultra long-haul jet

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FARNBOROUGH, England – The Farnborough Air Show generated deals worth £39.3 billion ($50.8 billion) across its first day, the organizers of one of the biggest events in the aviation world calendar said, as Airbus showcased its new single-aisle long-haul jet. ADS Group, comprising the Farnborough organizers and trade group ADS, said the headline figure represented deals struck at list prices and included 163 firm aircraft orders worth £4.6 billion to the U.K. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Boeing is losing $1 billion a month with planes awaiting parts

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Boeing is burning through more than $1 billion in cash a month as it has dozens of new planes sitting outside factories in need of parts. (sg.finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Goodyear blimp birthplace honored as part Ohio aviation history. Here's what that means

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The historic Goodyear blimp has been a part of Ohio since the first iterations were manufactured for the U.S. Navy during World War I. Now, the site the blimp calls home is being honored as part of the Buckeye State's aviation and space history. Wingfoot Lake State Park is the latest member of the Ohio Air & Space Trail, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently announced. “Ohio is the heart of aviation, and our long and distinctive heritage in aerospace will be a highlight of… (www.dispatch.com) More...

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Aviation enthusiasts descend on Oshkosh ahead of EAA AirVenture

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OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Ahead of a week full of everything aviation -- pilots and enthusiasts have been making their way to the EAA AirVenture grounds at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. With thousands of aircraft expected, it's the busiest time of year for air traffic controllers. Away from the EAA grounds, the FAA's approach control tower in the Town of Fisk help pilots get lined up for landing at the airport. "The vast majority of aircraft come in over this spot, where the… (fox11online.com) More...

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Two Deceased After Oshkosh Opening Day Plane Crash

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A fatal crash occurred during the opening morning of the 2024 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. According to remarks made by EAA CEO Jack Pelton before his opening day press conference at the event, the aircraft crashed approximately two miles south of the airport. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Lynden Air Cargo pursues exemption to airdrop pallets from 500 feet

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Lynden Air Cargo flies non-traditional missions to small and remote airfields. Now it can delivery pallets from the sky. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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National Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters to Boost Global Cargo Operations

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National Airlines announced its commitment to place its first order for four Boeing 777 Freighters on July 22. As the longest-range twin-engine freighter with unrivaled payload capacity, the 777-200LRF Freighter will enhance the airline’s commercial cargo service and expand its market share across global operations. (airguide.info) More...

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Korean Air Announces Purchase of Up to 50 Boeing 777-9 and 787-10 Widebody Jets

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Korean Air announced its intent to purchase up to 50 of Boeing’s highly fuel-efficient widebody airplanes on July 22, including 20 777-9s and 20 787-10s, with options for 10 more of the largest 787 Dreamliner variant. (airguide.info) More...

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Japan Airlines Orders Up to 20 More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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Japan Airlines (JAL) announced on July 22 an agreement to purchase up to 20 additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Valued for their market-leading efficiency and range, the 787s are crucial for JAL’s international routes to North America, Asia, and India. The deal includes 10 firm orders for 787-9s with options for 10 more, augmenting JAL’s current fleet of over 50 of these popular widebody jets. (airguide.info) More...

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Aviation summit opens amid jet shortages, supply chain turbulence

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Aviation leaders will meet at the uly 22-26 Farnborough Airshow outside London on Monday as the industry struggles with supply chain disruptions, aircraft delays and floundering plans to reduce carbon emissions. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Review: Air India Airbus A350 Business Class (Dubai to Delhi)

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For now, Air India’s A350-900 aircraft are the only exciting aircraft in their fleet. (livefromalounge.com) More...

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US FAA probes latest Southwest Airlines flight that posed safety issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Saturday it is investigating a Southwest Airlines flight after it flew at a very low altitude over Tampa Bay, Florida, the most recent in a series of incidents raising safety questions. The July 14 flight by a Southwest Boeing 737 MAX that had departed from Columbus, Ohio, was approximately 3 miles (5 km)from the Tampa airport when it dropped to as low as about 175 feet (53 meters), according to Flightradar24 data. An air traffic controller alerted… (www.msn.com) More...

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BermudAir Embraer Cockpit from Bermuda to Ft Lauderdale

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BermudAir Embraer Cockpit from Bermuda to Ft Lauderdale (www.youtube.com) More...

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Airbus Chases A330 Deals at Air Show as Model Enjoys Second Wind

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At this year’s Farnborough Air Show, Airbus SE is chasing orders for its A330neo airliner, positioning the widebody model as an attractive alternative to more advanced jets because of its favorable economics and availability. Among the possible buyers of the jet, a more advanced version of an aircraft that first entered service in the mid 1990s, are Saudi Arabia’s Flynas and Flyadeal, as well as Vietnam’s Vietjet Aviation JSC, according to people familiar with the discussions. Carriers studying… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing Is Grateful For Employee Who Spoke Up About Falsified 787 Dreamliner Inspection Records

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Boeing praised an employee who reported falsified inspections and led an "exhaustive" investigation. The issue did not cause flight safety concerns but affected required inspections of aircraft still in production. Supply chain issues continue to impact the Boeing 787 production rate, which is set to reach five per month by the end of the year. The head of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program had spoken out about the individual who first reported that inspection documents were not… (www.msn.com) More...

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Soda Cans Explode on Southwest Flights Due to Record Breaking Heat

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Extreme heat continues to affect large parts of the United States. However, the high temperatures have been causing an unimaginable hazard on Southwest Airlines flights, specifically, exploding soda cans. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Historic World War II aircraft visits Saskatoon in honor of RCAF's 100th anniversary

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In honor of the RCAF's 100th anniversary, an Avro Lancaster bomber made an appearance at the Saskatoon airport on Thursday. In World War II, there were about 7,300 Avro Lancaster planes soaring in the skies. And now, there is only 17 and only 2 can fly. (saskatoon.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Second Gulfstream G550 to Join NOAA’s “Hurricane Hunter” Fleet

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While Hurricane Hunter aircraft have been around for decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) thinks it’s time for another upgrade. A second high-altitude jet will be joining NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter fleet, the agency announced this week. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Porter Airlines hit hard by Fridays outage

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The Microsoft outage affected lots of airlines, computers and even railways across the world. Among them lies Porter Airlines. They had to cancel all of their flights until about 1pm. The outage was caused by a faulty CrowdStrike update. The outage also affected lots of Federal Government services and even a music festival in Eastern Ontario. (ottawacitizen.com) More...

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American, Flight Attendants Union Reach Tentative Labor Contract

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Flight attendants were told to prepared to strike after previous talks failed. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Delhi Airport Boards Flights with Pen and Paper After Defective CrowdStrike Software Update Downs Computer Systems

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Airlines at airports across the world have experienced flight delays and cancellations after a broken software update wreaked havoc on most of the world's Microsoft and Windows computers. At certain airports — including Delhi Indira Gandhi Int’l (DEL) — flight staff had to board flights with pen and paper. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FlightAware.com Live Flight Delay and Cancellation Statistics for Today - Friday, July 19, 2024

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Thousands of Windows machines are affected by a Blue Screen of Death issue at boot today, impacting airlines, as well as other businesses. Stay informed about your flight with FlightAware.com live flight delay and cancellation statistics for today. (www.xn--5ca.com) More...

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Major Windows BSOD issue takes banks, airlines, and broadcasters offline

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Thousands of Windows machines are experiencing a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issue at boot today, impacting banks, airlines, TV broadcasters, supermarkets, and many more businesses worldwide. A faulty update from cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike is knocking affected PCs and servers offline, forcing them into a recovery boot loop so machines can’t start properly. CrowdStrike is widely used by many businesses worldwide for managing the security of Windows PCs and servers. Australian banks,… (www.theverge.com) More...

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Delta, United and American Airlines flights grounded due to communication issue, FAA says

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The groundings comes after a significant Microsoft outage of the Azure cloud software. Microsoft said that the service went down for some customers in the central United States.[How we still have single points of failure in the 21st century is beyond me] (www.cnn.com) More...

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DHL, SF Airlines most impacted by 757 freighter crack risk

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A freighter conversion specialist is instructing customers to check for fuselage cracks in Boeing 757 aircraft and plan for possible repairs. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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JetBlue May Introduce Domestic First Class Seating Across Non-Mint Airbus Fleet

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It seems that JetBlue may be working on introducing more premium seating across its entire non-Mint Airbus fleet starting in 2026. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Lilium strikes sales deal with Saudi Arabia for up to 100 eVTOL aircraft

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Lilium, an electric aviation company based in Germany, says it has secured a binding sales agreement for up to 100 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with Saudia Group, which operates the largest airline carrier in Saudi Arabia and is wholly owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (www.theverge.com) More...

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Mass. flight school makes an aspiring pilot's dream come true

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Aspiring pilots learn to fly small planes and maybe even become professional pilots at the Beverly Flight Center. Back in 2022, Gregory Woo invited Chronicle to the flight center. Woo is an instructor here. He's an avid champion of small aircraft and the flight center's new owners, mother-daughter duo Emma and Tina Anderson. Emma learned to fly at the flight center. "I always had the interest in aviation ever since I was little and my mom was the one that pushed me to do an… (www.wcvb.com) More...

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US aviation industry urges Congress to address 'neglected' FAA facilities

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WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - Major U.S. aviation groups and unions urged Congress to address persistent shortfalls in funding for Federal Aviation Administration facilities after a series of reports raised alarm about aging air traffic control facilities. "Necessary maintenance of existing systems is being neglected," said the letter signed by Airlines for America, Aerospace Industries Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Air Line Pilots Association and others warning a… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Air France A350 cockpit - 6 best angles

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In the cockpit of an Air France A350 on delivery departing Toulouse for Paris CDG (www.youtube.com) More...

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Kalitta Air faces $400,000 penalty for FAA violation

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The cargo airline allegedly didn't follow procedures associated with limitations on its navigation equipment. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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American Airlines Incident: Hero or Hindrance? Passenger Actions on Flight 2045 Spark Debate

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Oliver Jankai, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 2045 evacuating to Miami on Friday, likely had a weekend he won’t soon forget. Whether he acted heroically, posed a hindrance, or a mix of both remains uncertain. (www.airguide.info) More...

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NOAA to Expand Fleet with New Gulfstream G550 Aircraft

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NOAA has announced this week a significant expansion of its fleet with the procurement of a fully modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft, specially tailored to bolster hurricane and tropical storm forecasts, atmospheric research, and other critical NOAA missions. The $106 million contract option with Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is funded in part by the Inflation Reduction Act, as part of President Biden’s ambitious Investing in America agenda. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Fixing Boeing's leaky Starliner — and returning NASA's stranded astronauts to Earth

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Astronauts are stuck on the International Space Station after yet more problems with Boeing's beleaguered Starliner. Here's why an investigation into the issues is so difficult, even for NASA. (www.livescience.com) More...

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Airbus Upgrades Bestselling A321 Jet to Unlock Long-Haul Routes

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Now Airbus is approaching certification of its latest variant — the A321XLR — which may get sign-off from regulators as soon as this month and will effectively double the range from the original model that entered service at the start of 1994 (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) More...

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Musk Says He’s Moving SpaceX to Texas Because of This Reason

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SpaceX and X (formerly Twitter) CEO Elon Musk announced today that he is moving his companies’ headquarters from California to Texas. SpaceX was originally founded in 2002 by Musk with a goal to reduce the cost of space transportation via reusable spacecraft. It has since evolved into a multibillion dollar business that has evolved into a company that provides launch services for NASA, the US government, military, and commercial companies. The company also operates Starlink, offering internet… (avgeekery.com) More...

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Pan Am will return in 2025 for an exclusive flight

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Former airline Pan Am is making a return in 2025 with a private jet trip that will carry passengers around the world over a 12-day period. The airline, per Travel + Leisure, was a symbol of “the best in world aviation,” with elegantly-dressed crew members, high-quality meals and a general sense of airborne excitement. According to Pan Am, this trip offers a reminder of “the Golden Age of travel,” bringing to mind the significance of making the journey just “as important and special as the… (www.deseret.com) More...

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World War II airplanes make an appearance at Columbia Regional Airport

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COLUMBIA — Two historic warplanes stopped at the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) on July 15. Doc's Friends, Inc. brought its prized B-29 Doc and P-51 Gunfighter warplanes to mid-Missouri to honor veterans, including those who served with the aircraft. Doc's Friends is a 501c3 non-profit that honors veterans and aircraft that served during World War II. The organization showcased its prized B-29 Superfortress and P-51 Mustang at a media event on Monday. The Superfortress seen at… (krcgtv.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Ranks Worst According To 2023 Customer Complaint Data

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Frontier Airlines has ranked worst in terms of USDOT customer complaints data for 2023. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Emirates SkyCargo Orders Five More Boeing 777 Freighters to Meet Growing Demand

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Emirates SkyCargo announced on July 16 an order for five additional Boeing 777 Freighters, reaffirming its choice of the world’s most capable twin-engine freighter to address increasing cargo demand. This new order brings Emirates’ total Boeing widebody airplane orders to 245, including 10 777 Freighters. (www.airguide.info) More...

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