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AT&T, Verizon offer to limit 5G power over aircraft safety concerns

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In a rare move to avoid a potential conflict with the Federal Aviation Administration, AT&T and Verizon say they will limit the power output of their 5G cell towers for a period of six months while the agency investigates the effects of C-band spectrum on aircraft safety systems. According to The Wall Street Journal, the carriers made the offer on Wednesday in a letter they sent to the Federal Communications Commission. (www.engadget.com) Más...

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Textron Flies Its Beechcraft Denali Turboprop Single For The First Time

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Textron Aviation’s single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, made its first flight Tuesday (Nov. 23) from the company’s west campus at Eisenhower International Airport in Wichita, Kansas. (www.avweb.com) Más...

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

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Boeing, airlines and other travel stocks tumbled on Friday after several European and Asian countries announced new travel restrictions from southern Africa because of a new Covid variant. European Union member nations on Friday agreed to suspend travel from the region, a day after the U.K. said it would temporarily suspend flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Boeing told that its fighter jet fails to meet criteria for $19-billion contest

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Canada is back to buying new fighter jets. The federal government has launched yet another process to freshen up our fleet, but this comes with a Canada-first twist. (globalnews.ca) Más...

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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines

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The pigs grazed on a plot of land between two runways where sugar beets were recently harvested. Bird activity in the area with the pigs was compared to a plot without pigs. (www.businessinsider.com) Más...

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Black Friday Deals from FlightAware

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Take advantage of Black Friday deals from FlightAware! From November 22-29, 2021, enjoy specials on Aviator, the ultimate flight tracking platform for piston planes, and our complete PiAware kit, which provides everything you need to create your own ADS-B receiver. (blog.flightaware.com) Más...

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Delta flight from South Africa to Atlanta diverted to Boston for "technical specifications"

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A Delta Airbus 350 (Flight 201) landed at Boston Logan on Sunday November 29, 2021. Flight was scheduled from Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL). The explanation in the news stated the reason for the temporary diversion "has to do with technical specifications of our A350 aircraft and the payload of this particular flight". There was also a crew change as reported. Passengers were not allowed to deplane during the diversion ground time. Does anyone have more specific information on… (www.wcvb.com) Más...

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UK suspends flights to six African countries as new Covid variant raises alarms

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The United Kingdom is temporarily suspending flights from six countries as a new Covid variant with more than 30 mutations spreads in South Africa. The countries of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana are included in the new restrictions, according to a statement issued by the U.K.’s health, transport and health security agencies. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Hi Fly details pioneering A340 flight to Antarctic runway

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Wet-lease operator Hi Fly has detailed its landing of an Airbus A340-300 on an Antarctic ice runway, the first time the four-engined type has carried out such an operation. (www.intecaerospace.com) Más...

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Costly Airbus A350 paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways over paint and surface flaws on A350 jets stretches beyond the Gulf, with at least five other airlines raising concerns since the high-tech model entered service. The planemaker said in response to queries from Reuters there had been some problems with "early surface wear" that in some cases had made visible a sub-layer of mesh designed to absorb lightning, which it is working to fix. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Why airport security is so slow and how the TSA and airlines are trying to fix it

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Excruciating long lines are common, especially during holiday travel, as millions of people pass through TSA checkpoints every day. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Ryanair 737 flies into a flock of Herons!!

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Crazy story with even crazier pictures. Congrats to the crew for the phenomenal job landing the aircraft safely. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Más...

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Dutch authorities: many passengers on South Africa flights likely have COVID-19

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Dutch health authorities said that, based on initial test results, there were likely dozens of people infected with COVID-19 among some 600 passengers that arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Friday on two flights from South Africa. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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Tourists rush to S.Africa airport after travel bans

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Anxious-looking travellers stood in long queues at Johannesburg's international airport on Friday, desperate to squeeze onto the last flights to countries that had just shut their doors to South Africa. Many cut short their holidays, rushing back from safaris and vineyards when Britain announced late Thursday night that all flights from South Africa and its neighbours would be banned the following day. (www.france24.com) Más...

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum will close for at least six months in 2022

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hasn't been open much since the pandemic started, but it's already poised to shut its doors again — if for more positive reasons. The Washington Post reports the Smithsonian is closing its flagship National Mall building for at least six months of renovations starting March 28th, 2022. The move will maintain the "continued safety" of visitors while the museum finishes work on its first new west wing galleries. The closure is part of the… (www.engadget.com) Más...

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Man accused of accidentally firing gun at airport turns himself in

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The man suspected of accidentally firing a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport earlier this month, causing pandemonium in the terminal and serious travel delays, has surrendered to authorities. Kenny Wells Jr., 42, turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail on Tuesday, Atlanta police announced in a news release. Wells, who has served prison time on weapons charges, is accused of firing the gun when he lunged to grab it from his bag as his luggage was being searched by TSA agents at… (www.ajc.com) Más...

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Stowaway Found In Landing Gear on American Airlines Flight From Guatemala to Miami

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An American Airlines flight from Guatemala to Miami Saturday was revealed to have one additional passenger on board: A man who had stowed away in the plane's landing gear. (www.yahoo.com) Más...

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Fight breaks out among a dozen people at Minneapolis airport

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Police are investigating a fight that erupted in a terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly after a plane had landed from Orlando, Florida. About a dozen male and female passengers were involved in the scrape after two large groups of travelers deplaned from a Frontier Airlines flight just before midnight Friday. (www.austindailyherald.com) Más...

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Travelers Heading to LaGuardia Airport Can Skip the Security Line for $15

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The new B-FAST lane, which is available in the airport's Terminal B, gives passengers the option of purchasing an express pass to skip to the front of the line of a dedicated security lane. (www.travelandleisure.com) Más...

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F35, short trip

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good thing the Martin-Baker BRS on roids' still works, although with some controversy, vis a vis the F35. (www.zerohedge.com) Más...

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Watch: In 1976 a stunt man stood on top of a jet in flight

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"Clay Lacy and the Amazing Human Fly" is a short video about a man who stood on top of a DC-8 plane while it flew in 1976. The stunt man, strapped tightly into a contraption to keep him in place, nearly died during the flight. (boingboing.net) Más...

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Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants, restrained by passenger with zip ties

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A woman attacked two flight attendants on a Spirit Airlines flight to Nashville on Saturday night, was restrained by a fellow passenger, and then yelled at police officers to "shoot me" when they arrested her. Airport police arrested a 42-year old female for public intoxication after the flight crew contacted officers on the ground at Nashville International Airport around 7 p.m., an arrest affidavit said. (www.usatoday.com) Más...

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Embraer touts E2 jets for Malaysia

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Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer S.A expects Malaysia will operate 60 new commercial aircraft with a capacity of less than 150 seats over the next decade. (www.nst.com.my) Más...

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With Just 1 Word United Airlines' CEO Revealed A Brilliant Plan to Beat Its Competition. Every Business Should Copy It

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The last few years have been tough for airlines. It's not just because of the pandemic, but certainly, that made things even more challenging for an industry with historically low margins as travel ground mostly to a halt. United, for example, had a particularly rough year, losing more than $7 billion in its fiscal year 2020. The trend continued in 2021, though it managed to narrow the losses to $300 million last quarter. (www.inc.com) Más...

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Bessie Coleman Drive at O’Hare International Airport is named for the first Black woman pilot in America.

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Bessie Coleman came back from France 100 years ago as the first African American woman airplane pilot (www.chicagotribune.com) Más...

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Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing at PDX: ‘It was terrifying

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An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to San Francisco emergency landed Wednesday after the right engine had a mechanical problem, officials said. The pilot returned the Airbus A320 to Portland International Airport, where it landed about 11:45 a.m., Alaska Airlines said in a statement. (www.oregonlive.com) Más...

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A350 Performance Improvement Package

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A look at what Airbus did to obtain the new 280 MTOW, 1% fuel savings and 300NM further range of the A350-900 (www.youtube.com) Más...

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This Could Be the Future of First Class Airplane Travel

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First class is on its way out at many airlines, as business class seats and mini-suites become larger, more private and more luxurious -- and fewer budgets stretch to adding on what might be an extra zero on the price tag for first class. (www.cnn.com) Más...

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U.S. Senate panel invites airline CEOs to testify at Dec. 8 hearing

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The chair of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, concerned about worker shortages at airlines that received billions of dollars in government assistance, has invited CEOs of seven major U.S. carriers to testify at a Dec. 8 hearing, airlines and a committee official told Reuters. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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American Airlines is Fighting Southwest for Dominance at Texas' Fastest-Growing Airport

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Major factory announcements and 360,000 new workers in the past decade have airlines adding flights in and out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport No airport of its size in the country has bounced back from COVID-19 the way Austin-Bergstrom has, buoyed by a growing population in Central Texas and an influx of new companies such as Tesla, Oracle, and Samsung creating thousands of jobs in the region. (www.nbcdfw.com) Más...

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61 passengers from South Africa tested positive for Covid upon arrival in Amsterdam on KLM flight

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Passengers of flight KL598 from Cape Town (Boeing 777-300ER registered PH-BVC) and flight KL592 from Johannesburg (Boeing 777-300ER registered PH-BVK) had to wait for hours in the plane after arrival and stay at Schiphol after disembarking to be tested and wait for the results. (www.aviation24.be) Más...

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ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

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ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. (www.airbus.com) Más...

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Iran tampered with victims’ phones, tablets after flight PS752 crash

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A new report is accusing Iranian authorities of tampering with the electronic devices and misidentifying the remains of some of the passengers killed on Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752. (globalnews.ca) Más...

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Pilot Returns From Cancer Battle for First Solo Flight

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Friend started GoFundMe campaign so lifelong aviation enthusiast Ann Rothwell can afford flying lessons after battle with cancer. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) Más...

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Pipistrel Velis Electric Trainer Debuts

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Airplane maker Pipistrel certified commercial-use electric airplane last year. Even as the Velis model trickles into the U.S. on a demonstration basis, it's not clear when it will be certified by U.S. regulators. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Germany’s DLR starts hydrogen fuel cell aircraft propulsion project

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Germany’s Aerospace Research agency has taken delivery of the flying testbed to be used in its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion project. (www.aerospacetestinginternational.com) Más...

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Boeing's dreamliner seems to be a flying turkey

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Boeing's manufacturing woes appear to be getting worse after engineers investigating a litany of manufacturing defects on the 787 Dreamliner found even more problems than they expected. (www.fudzilla.com) Más...

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Rolls-Royce Claims Its All-Electric Plane With the Clunky Name Is the World’s Fastest

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Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric plane, dubbed the “Spirit of Innovation,” is the fastest of its kind in the world after it reached a maximum speed of 387.4 mph (623 k/h) in recent flight tests. (gizmodo.com) Más...

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Costly Airbus paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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Qatar's national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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Design Blunder? Brussels Airlines Unveils New Livery And Branding

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Belgium’s home carrier Brussels Airlines has unveiled its new brand identity and livery as part of its plan to “confirm its position” as the country’s home carrier. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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King Air Jump Plane Stall Captured by Skydiver

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A Beechcraft C90 King Air stalled and entered a spin at 16,000' AGL while skydivers were preparing to jump. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Rolls-Royce’s All Electric Aircraft Claims World Speed Record

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Rolls-Royce today shared that its all-electric plane has set three new world records. One of these achievements is that on November 16th, the Spirit of Innovation aircraft reached a top speed of 555.9 km/h (345.4 mph) over 3 km, surpassing the current record by 213.04 km/h (132 mph) to affirm itself as the world’s fastest all-electric vehicle. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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