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Aircraft parts rain on Broomfield, Colorado as plane makes emergency landing at Denver airport

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Debris from a commercial jet rained down on Broomfield on Saturday afternoon, and the distressed flight made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Denver firefighters based at the airport responded to an “emergency landing” at about 1:35 p.m., said Capt. Greg Pixley, a fire department spokesman. The crew of United Airlines Flight #328, which departed Denver at 12:15 p.m. bound for Honolulu, “reported an engine issue” after takeoff, said Alex Renteria, a DIA spokeswoman. The plane… (www.denverpost.com) Más...

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United 328 ATC Audio and Radar Track

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ATC audio and radar track of United 328 from takeoff at Denver, engine failure and fire, return and landing. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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After 25 Years, NTSB to Dismantle TWA 800 Reconstruction

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will soon dismantle the skeletal reconstruction of Trans World Airlines flight 800, the Boeing 747-100 that exploded over the Atlantic Ocean nearly 25 years ago. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Engine Blades of Longtail B744F Fall On Village

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Today a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400F suffered an inflight engine failure soon after take off; as a consequence, its turbine blades fell over the village of Meerssen in the Netherlands. (samchui.com) Más...

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Boeing engine failure: Engine on United Airlines flight was showing signs of metal fatigue, NTSB says

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The Pratt & Whitney engine that failed minutes into United Airlines flight 328 showed signs of metal fatigue, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said during their first public briefing on Monday. The new finding is perhaps the most significant in the investigation into Saturday's in-flight incident-- one that led United Airlines to ground all of its Boeing 777s powered by PW4000 series engines and prompted federal regulators to re-examine how often the engines… (www.msn.com) Más...

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Is it too late for Boeing to develop a mid-range aircraft?

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SEATTLE — The American aircraft manufacturer may be reviving plans for a new aircraft to serve medium-haul flights, but the story of the Boeing 757 shows that timing can be everything. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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What would've happened if United flight 328 experienced its scary engine failure over the ocean

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A United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu successfully executed a safe emergency landing on Saturday after suffering an fiery engine failure shortly after takeoff. Though debris spewed across Denver suburbs, the aircraft was able to quickly turn around and land back at Denver International Airport with no injuries or lives lost. The entire ordeal lasted less than 30 minutes since the failure occurred just miles from a major international airport. But as this aircraft was heading to… (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

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FAA Grounds Certain 777-200s Following Incident in Denver

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Following yesterday's incident, where a United Airlines Boeing 777 suffered an engine failure after departure from Honolulu, the FAA declared that all Boeing 777s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4070 engines would be grounded until further notice. This would allow for a more thorough investigation in the matter whilst ensuring the safety of passengers on these aircraft. (theexplorerblog.com) Más...

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Dutch Authorities Probing Inflight Failure of Another PW4000

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Dutch investigators have yet to provide further details on Saturday’s engine failure on a Longtail Aviation Boeing 747-400 cargo plane in which pieces of the airplane’s PW4000-94 turbofan—a smaller version of the PW4000-112 that failed on a United Airlines 777-200 on the same day—rained down on the Dutch town of Meerssen. The Bermuda-registered jet, which had just taken off from Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) on a flight to New York JFK Airport when the incident occurred, made an emergency… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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United Airlines Passenger Slapped With Huge Fine For Hitting Flight Attendant

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A man who disrupted a United Airlines flight has been spared jail time, but faces a hefty fine for verbally and physically assaulting a flight attendant on a flight to Tokyo. (liveandletsfly.com) Más...

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United Airlines sacrifices cargo capacity to replace grounded 777s

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United Airlines could lose some altitude on its cargo sales as it shuffles around its fleet to cover the loss of 777s now parked for safety reasons. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Aviation Stats Update: February 23, 2021

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"Winter storms brought a decline in US commercial flight traffic last week. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of the biggest and busiest airports in the US, saw major cancellations for the majority of the week while some other Texas airports including IAH, HOU, and AUS closed their airfields completely at the height of the storm. Meanwhile, after a difficult start to the year, China saw almost a 30% increase in flight traffic within the last week." -Daniel Baker, CEO,… (blog.flightaware.com) Más...

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Airliner Encountered Unidentified Fast-Moving Cylindrical Object Over New Mexico

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American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21st, 2021, had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew described as a "long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile" moving extremely fast over the top of their aircraft as it cruised along at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The incident occurred over the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, to the west of the tiny town of Des Moines. Steve Douglass, an experienced… (www.thedrive.com) Más...

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Nat Geo Special Examines New Air Force One

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The replacement aircraft, based on the 747-8, the latest and final passenger version of the four-engine jumbo jet, are due to enter service in 2024; but before then, the two aircraft are in the process of a massive remanufacturing that will convert them from standard passenger aircraft into the Flying White House. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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UK bans Boeing 777s powered by P&W 4000 from entering airspace after Denver incident

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After issues this weekend, Boeing B777s with Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 series engines will be temporarily banned from entering the UK airspace (www.airlive.net) Más...

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Pilots Sentenced To Jail For Helping Nissan Boss Escape Japan

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A court in Turkey has sentenced two pilots to four years in jail after they were found guilty of helping Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape Japan (simpleflying.com) Más...

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From Parcels to Passengers- UPS Airlines

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In March 1997 a Boeing 727-100 more used to carrying parcels than passengers took off from Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT) bound for Orlando (MCO). It marked the beginning of a short-lived foray into passenger services by cargo carrier United Parcel Service (UPS). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Wasp warning for aircraft operators in Australia: Check for mud

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Mud daubers pose a danger to the pitot ports. Australia is issuing an alert. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Pfizer vaccine exports keep Brussels Airport busy

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Brussels Airport is enjoying a boom in cargo, with a heavy dose of Pfizer vaccnes. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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Boeing Clears Out its Commercial Airplanes Headquarters Complex in Renton

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Boeing employees formerly based at the Commercial Airplanes headquarters campus in Renton have been instructed to clear out their stuff over the next few weeks, according to two people involved. (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

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Sikorsky, FedEx Quietly Begin Testing Single-Pilot Cargo Plane

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In a story originally reported by The Air Current (subscription required) Sikorsky and Fedex have begun flight testing a converted ATR 42-300 as a testbed for technology designed to allow single pilot operations on larger aircraft. (www.avweb.com) Más...

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United Airlines probing Cruz flight data leak

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United Airlines is investigating who leaked data revealing when Sen. Ted Cruz originally planned to return to his frozen home state of Texas, after facing a barrage of angry constituent “It’s against United’s policies to share personal information about our customers and we are investigating this incident,” the United executive said in a statement provided exclusively to POLITICO. The executive noted that the leaker could be terminated. Tens of thousands of United employees have access to… (www.msn.com) Más...

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737 chicago takoff video

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cool "growling" engine sounds on takeoff from CFM engine (www.youtube.com) Más...

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FAA using satellite technology to monitor every Boeing 737 MAX in flight

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Using a technology that streams data from an airplane via satellites, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now monitoring every Boeing 737 MAX on every flight worldwide to check on the performance of the MAX fleet as the jet returns to service. The system “will flag deviations from certain parameters during all phases of flight and alert the FAA’s aviation safety division,” the federal agency said. “Safety engineers and inspectors will use the early notification to further analyze the… (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

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JetBlue is Banning Carryons for its Cheapest Tickets and Will Pay Other Passengers $25 if They Can't Find Overhead Bin Space

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JetBlue Airways on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to its fare and fee structures, with its most cost-oriented flyers buying the airline's cheapest tickets slated to be the most affected. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

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Hacker group targets IATA, airlines

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This threat actor is targeting the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines in which we observed several different lures specifically designed to target airlines that are using the BSPLink software. Most recently we observed that they have changed their lure to mimic a new feature recently introduced by IATA called IATA ONE ID (Contactless Passenger Processing tool). This indicates that this actor is constantly updating its toolsets to target new systems developed by IATA. (blog.malwarebytes.com) Más...

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Scoop: UPS pilots try rapid COVID test to avoid Hong Kong quarantines

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UPS pilots are worried about health restrictions in Hong Kong. A new rapid COVID test taken in flight could be the answer. (www.freightwaves.com) Más...

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NASA wants to play a big part in the development of electric aircraft

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While everyone's eyes are trained on its mission to Mars, NASA is also working to make flights back here on Earth more eco-friendly. By way of a new partnership with the aviation industry, the space agency wants to advance design and modelling tools for future aircraft that use an Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) system. It's also seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations for subsonic aircraft with integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems. (www.engadget.com) Más...

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American Airlines Partners With The Red Cross to Help Storm Victims

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American Airlines has activated its disaster response giving platform following the devastating weather which has impacted millions in the United States. American is a long-standing partner of the Red Cross and donates at least $1 million annually. The airline is among 20 or so large businesses that regularly donate to causes such as these. (theexplorerblog.com) Más...

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How the Fire Bomber On Floats Works

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Envision taking off from a small uncontrolled airfield somewhere in the middle of no-where with a set of coordinates, a couple of frequencies, and a map. The mission is to fly as fast as you can direct to the fire, find a scoopable lake or river enroute, grab a load of water, and then proceed direct to the fire with load after load after load for the next three and a half hours. (www.avgeekery.com) Más...

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Kuwait's Jazeera Airways considering 13 jet order, chairman says

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Kuwait's Jazeera Airways is considering ordering 13 narrow-body jets, its chairman told Reuters on Monday, tempted by the possibility of picking up planes on discount from manufacturers seeking buyers following cancelled orders. The budget carrier has long mulled an aircraft order to expand and replace its fleet of leased Airbus, but decided against going head with such a deal as recently as 2019. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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The Air Force is interested in buying a budget-conscious, clean sheet fighter to replace the F-16

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The Air Force could be in the market for a brand-new, advanced fourth generation fighter as it looks to replace its oldest F-16s, the service’s top general said Wednesday. The Air Force has started a study that will describe its preferred mix of fighters and other tactical aircraft that will be used to help build the fiscal year 2023 budget. That result could include a brand new “four-and-a half or fifth-gen minus” fighter with capabilities that fall somewhere in between the 1970s era F-16 and… (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Major Lessor Tells Boeing To Sort 787 Issues Before Starting A New Plane

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While much talk has focused on what plane Boeing will develop next, major leasing company Air Lease Corporation believes the answer should be none (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Airlines’ latest challenge: Rising jet fuel prices

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U.S. jet fuel prices reached a nearly 13-month high of $1.67 a gallon on Wednesday, according to S&P Global Platts data, a climb led by an arctic blast and winter storms that disrupted oil production, refining and transportation. Millions were left in the cold and the dark in Texas, which largely relies on natural gas for heat and power. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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New MH370 debris washed up in South Africa?

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New possible Malaysia Airlines MH 370 debris has been found in South Africa earlier this month but there has been no reaction from Malaysian officials. (www.airlineratings.com) Más...

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Creating A Passenger Monster From The Biggest Cargo Plane - Beluga XL Commercial Airliner

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With the departure of the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, the Beluga XL is likely to become the largest commercial aircraft in production in the world. With its large hump and vast interior space, it is perfectly suited for carrying aircraft components, like a pair of Airbus A350 wings, across Europe (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Scrapping Mexico City’s New Airport Is Costing Over $16 Billion

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This amount was 232% more than what was previously predicted (simpleflying.com) Más...

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British Airways A380 refurbishment approved?

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This is, I should stress, from the BA rumour mill, albeit from a well placed source. The story is that British Airways has signed off on a full refurbishment of the 12 x A380 aircraft. First Suite and Club Suite will be installed, with the layout tweaked so that the upper deck is exclusively Club Suite. (www.headforpoints.com) Más...

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The world's 10 busiest airports at the dawn of the Jet Age

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Most people here know the busiest airports in the world today: Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, etc. But can you guess which were the world's busiest airports at the dawn of the Jet Age? I wrote a little article about it. Did you find any surprises? (www.airporthistory.org) Más...

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Spirit Airlines Announces Service to Louisville

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Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines has announced that it will be adding its first destination in Kentucky, the Bluegrass State. Beginning May 27, the airline will launch four routes to Louisville, Kentucky. Spirit has been able to utilize the ongoing pandemic to focus on growth in new markets. Like many low-cost carriers, the lack of business travel has been less impactful to the airline than the impact to its full-service counterparts. The four routes will be operated daily from Fort… (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

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Canada To Impound China C919 Test Aircraft While In Canada And Arrest Its Crew?

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The Chinese C919 test aircraft and team is expected to arrive at the beginning of March, specifically, at London, Ontario airport, depending on covid19 travel restrictions. (www.fliegerfaust.com) Más...

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KLM Takes Delivery of Its First Embraer E2

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KLM took delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 for its KLM Cityhopper regional subsidiary in a ceremony held Tuesday at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility in Brazil. The first E2 delivery to KLM—via lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing—brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50. KLM signed a lease deal with ICBC covering 10 of the 25 airplanes on firm order and another with Aircastle for 15. The Dutch airline recently exercised options on four of the airplanes, all… (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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American & JetBlue expansion: Things you should know

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Well, today there was a major announcement on that front, as American and JetBlue plan to codeshare as of February 25, 2021 (which is a week from today). American and JetBlue have announced a total of 33 new routes, (aviationrepublic.com) Más...

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Photos: Embraer (ERJ) delivers the first E2 in the KLM fleet.

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This first delivery to KLM takes place through the leasing company “ICBC Aviation Leasing” and increases Embraer's total number of jets to 50... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Orders and Deliveries Boeing – January 2021

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The Boeing Airplanes order and delivery report for January 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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Alaska Airlines Must Pay $3.19 Million Following A Passenger Death

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has been ordered to pay more than $3 million to the family of a passenger of reduced mobility who suffered a fatal accident at Portland International Airport (PDX) in 2017 (simpleflying.com) Más...

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FAA Warns of Possible Decompression on Boeing 737 NG and MAX

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Via an Airworthiness Directive (AD) the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned all Boeing 737 NG and MAX operators of a possible rapid decompression risk. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Air France-KLM’s 2020 Loss Exceeds $8.5 Billion

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The Air France-KLM group released its annual financial results today for the full year 2020. As expected, the group posted a heavy net loss of €7.1 billion ($8.5billion). The group also reported a 59% fall in revenues and an overall drop in passenger numbers by around 67%. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Founder of Embraer (ERJ) is the first Brazilian to receive one of the largest aeronautical decorations in the world

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“His passion, courage and leadership paved the way for Embraer to expand in ways that few could have imagined, transforming regional aviation and leading our company to be admired globally.”... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Más...

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