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Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360

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Textron Aviation ushered in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family on Tuesday with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Más...

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Activist kicked off American Airlines plane after flight attendant deems her face mask ‘offensive’

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A woman was kicked off an American Airlines flight and forced to drive thousands of miles to get where she was going. (www.local10.com) Más...

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No more medical exemptions: Alaska Airlines says anyone who can't or won't wear a mask won't be allowed to fly

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Alaska Airlines is the latest airline to announce it will no longer allow medical exemptions from its mask-wearing requirement. The carrier said that if a passenger was unwilling or unable to wear one, they would not be permitted to fly. Despite evidence that wearing masks can significantly limit the spread of the coronavirus, masks have become a flashpoint for conflicts aboard flights (as well as elsewhere). Alaska Airlines said on Wednesday that it will no longer fly passengers who are… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Air India Express 737-800 Carrying Crashed at Kozhikode

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Air India Express flight IX1344 737-800 overran the runway at Kozhikode (CCJ), India, broke apart after falling down an embankment. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Grainy video raises more questions about security at Cleveland airport

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The most recent case went unnoticed for close to two hours. We’ve learned, in the latest case, no camera was even facing the part of the fence where the driver went through. “We’re not running a dog park. You’re running an international airport. You have to have the maximum security. Airport security and all the issues we’re dealing with, you would think you would have the most sophisticated system,” Polensek said. (fox8.com) Más...

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FAA proposes fining Boeing $1.25 million for exerting undue pressure on safety reps in South Carolina

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday proposed to fine Boeing just over $1.25 million for violations in the program that allows company employees to perform oversight on behalf of the safety agency. (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

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Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety

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More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The weaknesses allowed attackers to snoop on and sometimes tamper with data received by millions of users thousands of miles away. You might expect that in 2020—as satellite Internet has grown more popular—providers would have fixed those shortcomings, but you’d be wrong. (arstechnica.com) Más...

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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in the US

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Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic. The company, which is based in the United Kingdom, filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in New York on Tuesday. Virgin Atlantic hasn't been immune from the airline industry's pandemic problems. In July, the company received a £1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) rescue deal to keep the airline solvent just days before it was due to resume passenger flights. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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JetBlue Continues Commitment to Blocking Middle Seats, Strengthens Face Covering Policy

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JetBlue is strengthening its face covering policy to prohibit masks with vents or exhalation valves, and will no longer allow customers to claim exemptions from wearing a face covering altogether. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

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Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Southwest reduces aircraft cleaning between flights, focusing on tray tables over seat belts

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Southwest Airlines cut back on its cleaning procedures as the Dallas-based airline returns to standard turnaround times. According to a Southwest memo to flight attendants obtained by USA TODAY, starting Aug. 1, the between-flight cleaning focused on high-touch areas such as the lavatories and tray tables, which are disinfected before each takeoff (top, bottom and latch of each table). "These are the most important areas to clean between each flight as they are prone to contamination from… (www.usatoday.com) Más...

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United Nations Antonov An-72 Crashes In Mali

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A United Nations Antonov An-72 has crashed on arrival in Mali. Initial reports suggest that there were only a few injuries and no fatalities. It is unclear exactly what caused the incident, but it appears that the plane landed during or after a rainstorm. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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U.S. Navy's first Black female fighter pilot gets her wings

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Lieutenant Madeline Swegle, who made history as the U.S. Navy's first Black female tactical fighter pilot, received her Wings of Gold on Friday. (www.cbsnews.com) Más...

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United Airlines flight at Newark Airport is evacuated on the tarmac after 'a passenger made a bomb threat on board'

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A United Airlines flight has been evacuated at Newark Airport after a passenger made a bomb threat on board, reports suggest. A Twitter user uploaded a picture showing a convoy of emergency vehicles at the New Jersey airport on Sunday evening. A pilot's announcement on the plane indicated that a passenger had made a bomb threat aboard the United Airlines plane, according to the Lakewood Scoop. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Más...

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Air tankers collide mid-air while fighting southern Nevada wildfire

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Two pilots were killed Thursday when their air tankers collided in midair as they were helping to fight a large wildfire in southern Nevada, federal officials said. The cause of the 12:55 p.m. incident wasn’t immediately clear, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. There was one pilot aboard each single-engine Air Tractor AT8T, the department said. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management suggested in a statement that the deceased were "contract pilots." "Recovery… (www.nbcnews.com) Más...

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FAA Proposes Final Corrective Actions for The Boeing 737 MAX

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Its purpose is to supersede the previous Airworthiness Directive (AD) applying to Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Virgin Australia Announces Massive Layoffs, Shrinks Fleet

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Virgin Australia announced it will lay off 3,000 employees. It’ll also remove ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 from its fleet and discontinue its budget carrier Tigerair. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Inside Look: How JetBlue Aircraft is Returned to Service After Being in Storage

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New York-based JetBlue has placed 75 aircraft into a so-called “active storage program” at Pinal Airpark in the largely rural Marana, Ariz. Most of these aircraft have been sitting in the desert since April, awaiting their next mission. (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

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Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) Más...

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Detroit advances plan to close city airport runway, clear neighborhood

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The city is advancing plans for its municipal airport with a focus on clearing out a desolate neighborhood, reopening a long-closed road and decommissioning a runway. (www.detroitnews.com) Más...

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Global capacity creeps above 50%

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Weekly scheduled airline capacity has risen to more than half of the level recoded this time in 2019—although the pace of recovery is differing from region to region. (www.routesonline.com) Más...

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You Can Buy An Airbus A340 Converted Into A Restaurant For $1.4 Million

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Turkey’s largest restaurant happens to be the inside of a retired Airbus A340. The plane-turned-restaurant is located in Balikesir, Turkey, and is currently on sale for $1.4m, according to real estate agent, Huseyin Caliskan. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Airline Food For Sale. No Plane Ticket Required

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Miss international travel? Why not recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home with some airplane food? (www.npr.org) Más...

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Airbus Only Delivered Short-Haul Aircraft In July

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Airbus announced that it had delivered 49 aircraft in July. Numbers were up from the months prior but included only narrow body jets of the A220 and A320neo families. Nearly half have yet to enter into service. This included Middle Eastern Airlines’ (MEA) and Vistara’s very first A321neo jets. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Passenger In Virginia Refused To Don Mask, Delaying American Airlines Flight

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American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport. The airline said the plane returned to the gate. And the passenger ultimately exited the plane. The flight then departed for North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport without further issues. (baltimore.cbslocal.com) Más...

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Private jet firm is selling social distance-friendly seats between New York and Florida for the price of first class ticket

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XO is offering a private jet experience where passengers fly between New York and Florida on a VIP-configured Bombardier CRJ200 for a fraction of the cost of a charter. Passengers only pay for their seat and but still get nearly the full private jet experience. Flights depart from and arrive at private terminals in New York and Florida and in-flight meals and WiFi are complimentary. Private aviation firm XO has created a unique East Coast air bridge this summer that promises the luxury of… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Emirates to Resume A380 Service to Toronto, Taking Its A380 Network to Six Cities

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Emirates has announced it will resume its A380 operations to Toronto starting 16 August, taking its A380 network to six cities. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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India Set To Take Delivery Of “Air Force One” Boeing 777s Next Month

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India is all set to take delivery of the two VIP Boeing 777 aircraft. Dubbed India’s “Air Force One”, the new plane will fly the country’s top leadership on important foreign missions. The new 777s will replace the fleet of aging Air India 747s, as the government looks to operate its own fleet of aircraft, separate from the soon-to-be-privatized Air India. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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TAP Air Portugal Restarts Munich to Lisbon

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Just in time for a summer vacation in Bavaria; Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal (TAP) has announced it will restart flights from Munich to the capital, Lisbon. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 Causes Panic & Joy After Flying Just 230m Above Coastline

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The A380, registered as 9H-MIP, flew just 230 meters above the Algarve coastline in a stunt that impressed many keen aviation enthusiasts. The Portuguese charter airline said the performance was planned and intended to raise awareness as well as give planespotters a treat. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Coronavirus | Egypt Air delegation Responsible For the Airbus A220 Mirabel, Quebec Outbreak

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this is amazing story. and they did not have the health official permission... (www.fliegerfaust.com) Más...

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Alaska Airlines Strengthens Face Covering Policy: No mask, No Travel, No Exceptions

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As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear a cloth mask or face covering at all times when at the airport or onboard Alaska aircraft. Passengers who do not comply with the requirement will not be permitted to travel. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Ryanair Is Driving Europe’s Aviation Recovery

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Following months of skeleton services, it seems as though Ryanair’s return to the skies has paid off. The airline saw a 72% load factor on services for July. With around 40% of its schedule back in operation, Ryanair is driving Europe’s aviation recovery. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Aug 8: Portuguese Canadair CL-215 Crashes while fighting a fire

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A Portuguese Canadair ‘water-bomber’ plane has crashed today, killing the Portuguese pilot and critically injuring the Spanish co-pilot. (www.portugalresident.com) Más...

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Canada’s Air Transat to Operate Flights to 40 Holiday Destinations in Winter

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Air Transat announced the destinations it will offer travellers as of November 1, 2020, strengthening its overall program since gradually resuming its operations on July 23. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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FAA employees report industry pressure, question agency safety push in survey

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety employees reported facing “strong” external pressure from industry and raised alarms the agency does not always prioritize air safety, according to an independent survey seen by Reuters on Friday. (uk.reuters.com) Más...

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Watch AI-controlled virtual fighters take on an Air Force pilot August 18th

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial that’s scheduled to take place from August 18th to the 20th. It’ll be held virtually instead, and both participants and viewers alike can watch online as artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms control simulated F-16 fighter planes in aerial combat. By the end of the three-day event, viewers will even get to witness a matchup between the top AI and an experienced Air Force… (www.engadget.com) Más...

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Boeing May Face Fines Over Negligence

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According to a new report, US federal officials are looking to fine Boeing due to its negligence involving the 737 MAX safety procedures. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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United Airlines Now Cleaning Flight Decks with UVC Lighting

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United Airlines is now cleaning pilot flight decks with Ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting technology on most aircraft at its hub airports to disinfect the flight deck interior and continue providing pilots with a sanitary work environment. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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How a small Ohio airport became the new darling of the world's cargo carriers

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As the coronavirus pandemic has put a premium on air freight, it's not just the cargo-focused airlines that are riding a steady wave of increased traffic. Airports ready to cater to pallets rather than people have seen a similar boom. Just look at Columbus, Ohio's Rickenbacker Airport. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

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SpiceJet operates its maiden long-haul flight to Canada, repatriates 352 passengers

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SpiceJet on Saturday became the first Indian budget carrier to operate a long-haul wide-body charter flight to North America. The airline repatriated 352 Canadian nationals and permanent residency holders from New Delhi to Toronto on Saturday. The airline chartered a Hi-Fly Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft for the purpose. (www.news18.com) Más...

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British Airways Resumes Flights to Holiday Destinations in Europe and Caribbean

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British Airways’ August schedule sees return to more destinations in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Africa. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Ireland to Introduce COVID-19 Testing at Airports

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The Irish government is to introduce COVID-19 testing at airports. The measure is a response to the rise in cases in other countries. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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easyJet plans restructure in Q3 announcement

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European low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) has today released a statement for its Q3 report. It also announced an increase in the number of flights. The airline looks to continue to cope with the growing demand for travel from holidaymakers. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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US Government Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

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The U.S. Department of Transportation rejected a request by Chinese airlines for additional flights between the two countries. (kokpitherald.com) Más...

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Virgin Galactic reveals plans for supersonic aircraft

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Virgin Galactic announced that they would be collaborating with Rolls-Royce in designing and building Mach 3, a supersonic commercial aircraft. The aircraft is set to be an innovative delta-wing with a capacity to carry between nine to 19 people and at an altitude of 60,000 feet and above. Virgin Galactic’s statement reads that the design aims to utilize “state-of-the-art sustainable aviation fuel.” (www.aerotime.aero) Más...

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WestJet flight passenger found positive for coronavirus

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Passengers seated in rows 5 to 11 are considered at higher risk of exposure to the virus, but the centre says anyone who travelled on the flight should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days. (www.lintelligencer.com) Más...

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[VIDEO] Virgin Australia Announces Restructuring Plans

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After entering into voluntary administration in April of this year, Virgin Australia (VA) has announced its plans for restructuring and how it will operate post-administration. The plan focuses on six key points, each specific to a different facet of the company. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Virgin Galactic, Rolls-Royce Unveil Mach 3 Aircraft Design

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Virgin Galactic has announced today the first phase of the design of the high-speed Mach 3 aircraft. Rolls-Royce will participate in the project. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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