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A jet missing since 1971 has been found at the bottom of Vermont's Lake Champlain

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Fifty-three years after a private plane carrying five men disappeared on a snowy Vermont night, experts believe they have found the wreckage of the long lost jet in Lake Champlain. (www.npr.org) More...

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Southwest Airlines 737 MAX Suffers Dutch Roll at 32,000 Feet

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX suffered a Dutch Roll at 32,000 feet. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Canadian air traffic controllers jokingly tried to divert the Panthers from landing in Edmonton

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How badly does Canada want a Stanley Cup after decades without one? Here’s your answer: so bad that even Edmonton air traffic controllers are out here joking with the pilots of the Florida Panthers’ charter flight, with audio that was captured and shared on social media. (ftw.usatoday.com) More...

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Counterfeit titanium was found in Boeing and Airbus jets

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Titanium that was distributed with fake documentation has been found in commercial Boeing and Airbus jets. Now the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft manufacturers and supplier Spirit AeroSystems are investigating whether those components pose a safety hazard to the public. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Planes & Pancakes sparks interest in aviation

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MANDAN, N.D. (KFYR) - The Experimental Aircraft Association has spent the last two decades using the Planes and Pancakes event as a way to spark interest in the community about aviation and flight. Guests of this event had the opportunity to have an inside look at planes they may have seen flying over them. At the Mandan Regional Airport, the Experimental Aircraft Association said they want to show the community what they’re all about. “We have just over 95 aircraft here, on-site, so we’re one… (www.kfyrtv.com) More...

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NTSB Recommends New Cockpit Safety System Following Close Call at JFK

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called on aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus to create an advanced cockpit safety system. (skygofly.com) More...

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Durango man shares his love for restoring classic airplanes

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Self-proclaimed “gear head” Rob Flannery has a small obsession with airplanes. But it’s not just any plane. He specializes in flying and restoring Luscombe aircrafts. The two-seated, single-engine planes were popular during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably used for civilian aircraft training. The 76-year-old has spent most of his life tinkering with engines, riding motorcycles and racing Formula-1 cars. But nothing gave him quite the same thrill as soaring through the skies, thousands of feet… (www.durangoherald.com) More...

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Air Canada Bids Farewell to Last CRJ-200

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The carrier previously operated 15 of the 50-seat aircraft type. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Boeing Discovers Faulty Fastener Installation On Undelivered 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing is investigating incorrectly installed fasteners on its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. More than 900 fasteners were reportedly affected per plane. The FAA Administrator plans to address the quality lapse during a visit to Boeing's facilities in South Carolina. Boeing has launched an investigation into a quality problem with its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. Reports suggest that hundreds of fasteners have been incorrectly installed, but there is no immediate safety risk. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Activist investor acquires $1.9B in WN stock, calls for new leadership

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Elliott Investment buys up $1.9B in Southwest (LUV) and calls for new leadership, but offers little other details. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Michigan’s first all-female Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans in Washington DC

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DETROIT – The second Mid-Michigan Honor Flight this year is a history maker. For the first time, every veteran who is taking part is a woman. It’s a journey that takes them through the Washington D.C. Memorials built to honor their service to their country. Those thanking them for their service say they are pioneers for future generations of women in the military. For veteran Esther Wynder of Fenton, the World War II Memorial created moments for reflection. (www.clickondetroit.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines flights will appear in Google Flights results

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Southwest Airlines fares are now appearing on Google after long being excluded from the search engine's search results. The Dallas-based carrier had previously omitted its fares from searches on Google Flights and from online flight aggregators like Expedia.com, preferring for customers to find tickets mostly through its own website. As of Wednesday, Southwest's fares were for the first time shown on Google Flights alongside those from other airlines on Google Flights. Southwest's… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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A US pilot school has banned solo flights for trainees at one of the world's top airlines after a spate of incidents

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A pilot school in Phoenix has stopped cadets from Cathay Pacific flying solo, per Bloomberg. It said planes were damaged in incidents that weren't properly reported. Cathay, one of the world's top airlines, is trying to increase pilot numbers after dropping during Covid. An Arizona pilot school has stopped Cathay Pacific trainees from solo flights after several incidents that went unreported, Bloomberg first reported. Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong flag carrier, is one of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Jetblue and British Airways codeshare approved

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The United States Department of Transport (USDOT) has approved the planned codeshare between New York-based JetBlue and London-based British Airways. The approval came nearly three weeks after the two carriers applied for permission to implement reciprocal blanket codeshare services. Greenlight from the Department of Transport JetBlue and British Airways will continue to expand their networks in Europe and the US through their planned codeshare agreement. The two airlines filed a joint… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Eight Tips for Airline Passengers This Summer Travel Season

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Coinciding with schools closing for the summer and temperatures rising, the ”Summer Travel Season” has officially kicked. During this time, some families will load up their SUVs for childhood-defining road trips. However, many more try to limit their luggage to just under 50 lbs. and board a plane destined for fun in the sun. This year’s Summer Travel Season is expected to be one of the busiest in history. In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for “…the highest… (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Malawi Vice President Confirmed Dead and Nine Others in a Plane Crash

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Malawi's Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima and nine other people lost their lives in a plane crash in a forest in the northern part of the country, the president said Tuesday. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Severe weather causes multiple delays at FLL, MIA

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Severe thunderstorms sweeping through South Florida have led to numerous flight delays and cancellations at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport on Wednesday morning. The severe weather in the area has caused at least 264 cancellations and 166 flight delays, both outbound and inbound, as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Flightaware.com. The latest date from FlightAware shows that MIA has experienced at least 304 cancellations… (www.local10.com) More...

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American Airlines 737 Goes For Slip And Slide In Jamaica

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An American Airlines aircraft ended up momentarily drifting off the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica after landing in bad weather. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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The Four Airlines Powering America’s Aviation Industry

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The United States is one of the largest aviation markets in the world. Therefore, it makes sense that the country is home to various airlines and has had a colorful airline history over the years. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Remembering Marisa Maretti: The Trailblazing ‘First Lady of Business Aviation’ Passes at 79

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Marisa Maretti, affectionately known as “the first lady of business aviation,” died on May 18 at the age of 79. (skygofly.com) More...

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Gulf Air Considers Expanding Fleet with New Boeing 787 Widebody Aircraft

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Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, is contemplating an expansion of its widebody fleet with additional Boeing 787-8s or 787-10s, as confirmed by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Goh, in an interview with Aviation Week. (www.airguide.info) More...

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US military’s Osprey aircraft won’t return to full flight status until mid-2025

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WASHINGTON — The military’s nearly 400 V-22 Ospreys will not be permitted to fly their full range of missions until mid-2025, the leader of the aircraft program told House lawmakers on Wednesday. Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2024-06-12/osprey-military-deaths-investigation-lawmakers-14162752.html?utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines&utm_medium=email Source - Stars and Stripes (www.stripes.com) More...

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Chinese e-tailer JD.com expands cargo airline

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Chinese e-commerce store JD.com is growing its in-house airline to satisfy customers in China with quick order delivery. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Wizz Air ranked worst airline for delays again

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Wizz Air has been named the worst airline for UK flight delays for the third year in a row. The carrier's departures from UK airports were an average of 31 minutes and 36 seconds behind schedule in 2023, according to analysis of official data by the PA news agency. Turkish Airlines recorded the second worst punctuality followed by Tui. The generally poor showing comes as airlines fares have been rising as a result of higher fuel costs and green taxes. Wizz Air said it had made… (www.bbc.com) More...

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San Diego Breaks Ground on $100 Million Revamp of Brown Field Airport in Otay Mesa

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San Diego officials broke ground on $100 million in upgrades to Otay Mesa's Brown Field that could turn the underused 880-acre airport into an economic catalyst for the region. The project is the first part of a four-phase development plan that will include a modern terminal, a new customs inspection facility, dozens of commercial hangars and more than a million square feet of retail space. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines flight to Hawaiian island plunges, comes within 400 feet of Pacific Ocean

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft came within 400 feet of slamming into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai after weather conditions forced pilots to swiftly change course. A Southwest Airlines memo to pilots, obtained by Bloomberg News, detailed Southwest Flight 2786 from the April 11 flight from Honolulu International Airport to Lihue Airport in Kauai. Passengers were left white-knuckled after the aircraft dropped from nearly 16,000 feet to an altitude… (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Air Traffic Control Issues, Lack of Safety Technology Led to Near-Collision on Foggy Texas Runway

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NTSB Recommends System to Alert Controllers and Pilots to Potential Traffic Conflicts WASHINGTON (June 6, 2024) — Today, the National Transportation Safety Board found that the lack of critical safety technology and incorrect assumptions by an air traffic controller led to a near-collision between a Southwest Airlines B-737 and FedEx B-767 on an Austin, Texas runway last year. On the morning of Feb. 4, 2023, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was covered with dense fog, limiting visibility… (www.ntsb.gov) More...

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