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Boeing delivers 22 jets in August; 737 Max ‘white tails’ nearly gone

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Boeing said on Tuesday it handed over 22 airplanes to buyers in August as revived domestic travel fuels 737 Max deliveries, and received orders for seven 787s even as the program for that jet remains hobbled by industrial defects. The closely watched monthly orders and deliveries snapshot comes as Boeing bids to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond the safety scandal caused by two fatal 737 Max crashes. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Qantas to Bar Unvaccinated Travelers From International Flights

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When Australia reopens its borders, international travelers flying with Qantas will need to be vaccinated. After outlining its plans last month to restart international flights by December, Australian carrier Qantas announced this week that when it does finally start flying abroad again, only those who are vaccinated will be permitted onboard. “Qantas will have a policy that internationally we’ll only be carrying vaccinated passengers,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said during an interview with… (www.msn.com) Más...

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No, F-22 pilots did NOT walk out after vaccine mandate.

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No, the made up story from a website that specializes in fake political stories did not tell anything close to the truth about the fallout of the recent vaccine mandates. No pilots have walked out on their responsibility to defend this country. If you rely on social media for your 'news', is it any wonder why people are so angry, and misinformed? (www.msn.com) Más...

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A Look At Honeywell’s Bizarre Boeing 757 Flight Test Aircraft

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Honeywell Aerospace is known for its ground-breaking research in aviation technology. The Phoenix-based aviation firm offers products and services to airliners, business jets, and general aviation market. To examine its products and innovations, Honeywell relies on a fleet of highly modified aircraft capable of handling rigorous tests and quality checks. The firm’s Boeing 757 is one such airplane that has proved to be a reliable workhorse over the years. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Southwest Airlines is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay - and cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated workers who catch COVID-19

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Southwest Airlines is giving staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof they're fully vaccinated. Southwest said flight attendants and pilots would receive pay for 13 trip segments, per CNBC. The airline is also cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated people who catch COVID-19. Southwest Airlines is boosting incentives for staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. The airline is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof of vaccination before November 15, according to a… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Japan Airline introduces perfect solution for passengers who hate sitting next to kids

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Airlines tend to cater to people with children by offering them toys and candies. However, in a first-of-its-kind service, an airline is offering services to travellers who get annoyed by kids around them. People booking tickets for Japan Airlines can opt for seats that are far from toddlers. During the pre-booking of seats, the airlines generally show an aerial view of the cabin of the plane to ease the process of selection of seats. (airtravelpolicy.com) Más...

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The US Air Force's special operators are hustling to turn their biggest planes into flying boats

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The prospect of a war in the Pacific has the US military thinking about how to spread out and conduct amphibious operations. Those challenges have renewed the US military's interest in an old concept: amphibious aircraft. US Air Force Special Operations Command now plans to rapidly develop an amphibious prototype of its workhorse plane, the MC-130J. Increasing tension with China has the US military looking for ways to spread out across the Pacific in order to counter Beijing's growing… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Bombardier Unveils the Challenger 3500

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Bombardier unveiled its Challenger 3500, a new super midsize jet that’s projected to enter service in the second half of 2022. “We simply couldn’t contain our excitement ahead of the [National Business Aviation Association] event in Las Vegas,” said Bombardier President and CEO Éric Martel in a livestream debuting the new platform on Tuesday. The Challenger 3500 builds on the popular Challenger 300 series aircraft, of which the company has delivered roughly 900 units in the past 20 years. The… (www.flyingmag.com) Más...

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Delta Air Lines is scrapping its back-to-front boarding process

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One of Delta’s last remaining pandemic-era policy adjustments has just come to an end. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Atlanta-based carrier resumed its “normal,” zone-based boarding process after nearly 18 months of loading coach passengers from back to front. The carrier confirmed the move in the following statement to TPG: As Delta continues to welcome customers back onboard, we also continue to explore opportunities that keep people moving efficiently and enhance the airport experience. Beginning… (www.msn.com) Más...

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American Airlines will Open their Flagship Lounges to Anyone ... For a Fee

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For some traveling aboard American Airlines, the travel experience just got a whole lot better. American Airlines just announced that they will be selling access to their Flagship Lounges, a move that enables general passengers to enjoy the enhanced ground product. However, access to the lounge will come with a high price tag. (aeroxplorer.com) Más...

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Virgin Galactic delays its first commercial research space flight to mid-October

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Virgin Galactic is dealing with yet more setbacks for its paid spaceflights. Reuters reports Virgin has delayed its first commercial research flight, Unity 23, to no sooner than mid-October. The mission was originally scheduled for late September or early October, but a supplier warned of a possible "manufacturing defect" in the flight control actuation system, Virgin said. (www.engadget.com) Más...

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TSA Doubles Fines For Passengers Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks On Planes

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The fine for refusing to wear a mask on public transportation — including airplanes, trains, and buses – will double immediately, the TSA announced this week. The federal mask mandate, which was implemented on Feb. 2, remains in effect until Jan. 18, 2022. The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, will be $500 to $1,000 for a first offense, and $1,000 to $3,000 for second offenders. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Más...

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Bell's Plan To Finally Realize A Rotorcraft That Flies Like A Jet But Hovers Like A Helicopter

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Bell has provided The War Zone with exclusive details about its recently revealed concepts for future High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or HSVTOL, aircraft, which we looked at initially in this previous article. While being able to takeoff and land vertically using rotors and fly at jet speeds in forward flight sounds far-fetched, it turns out that there is decades of elaborate risk reduction work and general research already done on this exact concept. As such, actually realizing such a… (www.thedrive.com) Más...

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United 737 Football Charter Tips Over At Lewiston Airport

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A United 737 carrying the USC Trojans college football team to Washington state, tipped over at Lewiston Airport during the unloading process. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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FAA temporarily banned drones with video cameras showing Del Rio, Texas bridge

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Thousands of migrants waiting under Texas bridge to be processed. The FAA implemented, then lifted, a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. News drones showed images of the thousands of migrants waiting to be processed at the USA border. By Friday afternoon, the FAA announced that news organizations could operate drone cameras in the area for the rest of the month. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

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Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

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Boeing today delivered a relatively optimistic outlook, forecasting airlines globally will purchase 43,610 new aircraft valued at $7.2 trillion over the next 20 years and that the industry will need more than 2.1 million new personnel to meet projected air travel demand. This includes 612,000 pilots, 626,000 maintenance technicians, and 886,000 cabin crew members. The U.S. airframer’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) reflects an increase of about 500 airplanes or 1 percent over last year’s… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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Feds to indict ex-Boeing test pilot over 737 Max crashes

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Why is the CEO not joining him? As usual, they've made the pilot a scapegoat. (www.cbsnews.com) Más...

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This Gonzo-Looking Regional Jet Just Put The F-16's New Radar To The Test

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Out of all the bizarre-looking testbed aircraft whizzing around these days, Northrop Grumman's two Bombardier CRJ-700 surrogate test platform aircraft seem to get the most attention. Whenever they show up somewhere, my DMs start filling up with "WHAT IS THIS?!" type of inquiries. It seems that their owner likes to keep tight-lipped about most of the development work that they do, but just today they put out a press release talking about some of their latest exploits, along with… (www.thedrive.com) Más...

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Ouch: Emirates’ Longest A380 Flight Diverts… Twice

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Passengers on Emirates flight EK216 from Los Angeles to Dubai are getting quite the world tour today, as they’re stopping in both Toronto and London. This is Emirates’ longest flight in the world to begin with (since the Dubai to Auckland route is suspended) — the flight ordinarily covers a distance of 8,339 miles, and is blocked at 15hr50min. On this particular flight, passengers will be onboard for well over 24 hours. (onemileatatime.com) Más...

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U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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The Biden administration will announce on Thursday it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International airport in New Jersey to a low-cost carrier to spur competition at the busy northeast U.S. airport, documents seen by Reuters show. The U.S. Justice Department had urged transportation officials to decline to retire the 16 Newark slots and instead make them available in order to spur competition, according to a source familiar with the matter. Separately, the Federal Aviation… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Delta A350 pilot retirement

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Not sure who the pilot was but Delta Air Lines A350-900 N512DN water canon salute at Detroit metro, DTW. 9-14-21 flt 276 HND-DTW gate A50 (www.youtube.com) Más...

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American Airlines and GOL to Form an Exclusive Partnership That Will Create Best Network and Loyalty Program Across the Americas

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Carriers have entered into an exclusive codeshare agreement that will deepen their partnership and strengthen the largest network between the U.S. and Brazil. American’s AAdvantage and GOL’s SMILES loyalty programs will create the largest joint frequent flyer program in the Americas with enhanced benefits coming in 2022. Increased commercial cooperation will drive sustainable growth, including more flights to more destinations for both airlines. FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines… (news.aa.com) Más...

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Rolls-Royce's all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

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Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The "Spirit of Innovation" completed a 15 minute flight, marking "the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be collecting valuable performance data on the aircraft’s electrical power and propulsion system," the company announced. (www.engadget.com) Más...

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Airbus Orders Surge in August

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Airbus logged 99 net orders in August, after booking just 33 net orders in the first seven months of 2021 combined. Last month's jump in orders bolstered Airbus' backlog, particularly for the ultra-popular A320neo family. Rebounding order activity bodes well for Airbus' plan to quickly ramp up A320neo-family output to record levels over the next few years. During 2021, Airbus (OTC:EADSY) has extended its recovery from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. The European aerospace… (www.fool.com) Más...

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B-2 stealth bomber damaged during emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri Tuesday. An Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs unit said the aircraft had to land around 12:30 a.m. after an "in-flight malfunction" during a routine training mission. The bomber sustained minor damage on the runway after landing, Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs Jennifer Greene said in a statement. (www.foxnews.com) Más...

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Conglomerate Tata Group bids for debt-stricken Indian national carrier

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India's tea-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group confirmed Wednesday it has submitted a bid to buy debt-crippled national carrier Air India, which it owned decades ago before the airline was nationalized. The Indian government has sought to sell its entire stake in the ailing company, setting a deadline for bids for Wednesday after failing previously to secure any interest for a majority share. "We have put in a bid," a Tata Group spokesperson told AFP late Wednesday, without giving… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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How Engineering "Took a Back Seat to Finance" at Boeing

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On October 29, 2018, 189 people were killed when a Lion Air flight on a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea outside Jakarta. Five months later, 157 more people died when another 737 Max, this time an Ethiopian Airlines flight, went down soon after leaving the airport at Addis Ababa. (interactive.wttw.com) Más...

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Western Global Airlines asks DOT for permission to expand fleet

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Fleet sized capped as new entrant. Company wants more room to grow. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Israeli all-electric plane maker readies for 1st flight, new ‘age of aviation’

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Eviation signs deal with DHL to deliver 12 aircraft for cargo operations, set to reveal new customers for commuter planes (www.timesofisrael.com) Más...

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British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil

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British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable jet fuel and renewable energy amid scrutiny from environmental… (www.msn.com) Más...

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A man suing 7 airlines plans to accuse them of a 'conspiracy to interfere with civil rights' - and says more people are joining his lawsuit

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A frequent flier suing seven airlines plans to broaden his lawsuit with new plaintiffs. Lucas Wall said he plans on Monday to file an amended complaint with about 10 new plaintiffs. Additional charges will include including "conspiracy to interfere with civil rights," he said. A frequent flier suing seven US airlines said he plans to file an amended complaint on Monday, which will add multiple plaintiffs to his lawsuit over the airlines' mask requirements. Lucas Wall, of… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Mystery aircraft is pictured flying over the Philippines

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A mysterious aircraft caught flying over the Philippines could be the United State's ultra-secret new RQ-180 stealth drone, aviation experts believe. Local landscape photographer Michael Fugnit captured the craft on Thursday when he was attempting to take pictures of the sunrise by the coast of Santa Magdalena, a resort town 364 miles south of Manila. Fugnit regularly watches the skies for planes, and quickly realized that the batwing-shaped flyer was unlike any commercial or military… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Tequila Bottles Found on New Boeing Air Force One Jet in Development

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Two empty liquor bottles were found this month on one of Boeing Co. ’s new Air Force One planes under development in San Antonio, people familiar with the matter said. (www.wsj.com) Más...

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Are Remote ATC Towers The Future?

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Air Traffic Control has changed very little since the Second World War. The industry is acutely aware of the need to modernize and rethink the way in which air traffic management takes place. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Airbus has backlog of almost 500 orders for new A220 aircraft

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Aircraft, partially built in Belfast, was showcased to airlines in Dublin on Monday (www.irishtimes.com) Más...

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Key West’s airport hit a new record with passengers. But it has brought problems

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Key West International Airport just set an annual record by having more than 1 million passengers come through. That’s 1 million people — so far — with airport officials predicting the number will hit 1.4 million by the end of the year. While it’s evidence that tourism to the Florida Keys is booming and removes some traffic on the heavily used U.S. 1, the only highway that runs up and down the island chain, it has also brought problems. There’s not much personal space these days in the “hold… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Air New Zealand Joins Airbus's Hydrogen Airliner Project

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Air New Zealand is supporting Airbus’s efforts to develop hydrogen-powered airliners through a joint research initiative into how these could help the Asia-Pacific carrier to meet its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on September 16, the airline will analyze how the use of hydrogen propulsion would change its service network, operations, and infrastructure arrangements, with Airbus providing performance requirements and ground… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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The Story Of United Airlines’ McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Fleet

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Data from ATDB.aero shows that United Airlines operated a total of 59 DC-10s over the years. Of these, 48 were examples of the original DC-10-10 variant. This version first flew over 51 years ago, in August 1970. It entered service a year later, and McDonnell Douglas produced 122 in total. This means that United alone flew around 40% of the total output. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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China's first C919 jet bound for airline to enter final assembly - regulator

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China's first C919 narrowbody jet to be delivered to launch customer China Eastern Airlines is about to enter final assembly, China's aviation regulator said on Monday, with delivery due before the end of the year. The C919, being built by state-owned planemaker Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC), will mark a milestone in a decade-long programme to rival aircraft made by Airbus and Boeing. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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12 Air India Airbus Narrowbodies Grounded Over Lack Of Engines

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India’s cash-strapped national carrier Air India is struggling to get some of its narrowbody A320s up in the air. The news comes just days before the airline is expected to receive final bids for privatization. From flight delays to non-payment of debt, Air India has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. The latest report of aircraft grounding doesn’t help the carrier, particularly when it’s so close to moving towards private ownership. Let’s find out more. No engines According to… (simpleflying.com) Más...

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B-2 Spirit Bomber Involved in Runway Accident—and the Damage Is Unknown

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The accident took place at Whiteman Air Force Base Tuesday morning. The aircraft departed the runway after an emergency landing. The bomber sustained an unknown amount of damage. A B-2 Spirit bomber rolled off the runway during an emergency landing earlier this week, triggering FAA Flight restrictions and an investigation by Air Force Global Strike Command. The bomber, one of just twenty in existence, ended up in the grass just off the runway where it came to a stop. The pilot and copilot were… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Indian airlines fly high as August passenger traffic surges

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Shares of Indian airlines InterGlobe Aviation and SpiceJet surged on Friday after regulatory data showed that passenger growth jumped 136.6% last month as the government started to ease COVID-related travel restrictions. India had halted air travel in March 2020 as the country went into a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Domestic flights resumed in May 2020, but air travel ever since has had some limitations as the pandemic progressed. Domestic airlines carried 6.7 million… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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United Airlines resuming normal operations after all US, Canada flights briefly halted

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United Airlines temporarily halted all of its flights across the U.S. and Canada early Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "This morning we experienced technical system issues that impacted our operations and have since been resolved," United Airlines said in a statement to USA TODAY. "All systems are now working normally and we are working diligently to get customers to their destinations." The ground stop tied to "computer issues" lasted from… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Boeing's Fatal Flaw (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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An interesting new documentary from PBS. No matter which side of the Boeing/Airbus spectrum you are, the documentary is very comprehensive and worth watching. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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LATAM Brazil to Operate with Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Fleet

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The first aircraft is already in Guarulhos awaiting completion of procedures for nationalization in accordance with... (www.maisquevoar.com.br) Más...

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Fauci says he would support vaccination requirement for air travel

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has expressed his support for COVID-19 vaccination requirements for air travel – as the Biden administration did not rule it out. “I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people that you should be vaccinated,” the White House chief medical adviser said in an interview with theSkimm podcast, The Hill reported. On Friday, White House coronavirus response team coordinator Jeff Zients said the administration is “not taking any measures off the… (nypost.com) Más...

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DHL Express renews agreement with Atlas Air for 20 freighters

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Atlas Air and DHL are continuing their strategic relationship with an extended lease. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Breeze Airways confirms an order for 20 additional Airbus A220-300s from Mobile

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Airbus made this announcement: Breeze Airways has confirmed that it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the aircraft. This previously undisclosed order for 20 brings Breeze’s total order book to 80 A220-300s, the first of which will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2021. The aircraft’s fresh paint job was completed at Airbus’ facility in Mobile, Alabama, which will deliver approximately one A220 per month to Breeze over the next six-and-a-half years. The airline… (worldairlinenews.com) Más...

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Breakthrough Technology Giving Real Hope For A New Search For Mh370

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A breakthrough MH370 tracking technology using a digital radio communication protocol called Weak Signal Propagation (WSPR) is proving accurate in testing, according to recent blind-test evaluations that boost hopes for a new search. Aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey has developed another new technology called GDTAAA (Global Detection and Tracking of Aircraft Anywhere Anytime) which takes data from the WSPRnet and feeds it automatically into a flight tracking system. (www.airlineratings.com) Más...

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Indian government approves order request for 56 C295 aircraft

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The Indian government on Wednesday approved a procurement request for 56 C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space in Spain, under which 40 military planes will be manufactured in India by local firm Tata Group. (www.defensenews.com) Más...

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