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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) Más...

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Flexjet Chief Sees 'Upside' for Bizav Post-Covid

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Aircraft utilization at Flexjet has doubled over the past three weeks as the fractional provider recovers from the Covid-19-induced traffic lull, company CEO Mike Silvestro said this morning during a business aviation summit webinar held by investment research firm Jefferies Equity Research. Meanwhile, he noted that new customer leads over the past four weeks have been “off the charts” as more look to fly privately post-Covid. (www.ainonline.com) Más...

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QTPod Self-Serve Terminal Network Crashes Leaving Hundreds of Airports Without Fuel Over The Weekend

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Saturday morning, May 30th, QTPod's network that processes all of their self-serve units crashed. Hundreds of airports not having mobile fueling trucks or personnel have been left without fuel during the weekend and there is no estimated timeframe when the network will be back online. (www.qtpod.com) Más...

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Trump Administration Bans Chinese Passenger Airlines from Flying to U.S.

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The Trump administration is banning Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the U.S. starting later this month, a move that comes as Beijing prohibits U.S. airlines to resume flights there. The order, published Wednesday, takes effect June 16, but it could be moved up. (www.cnbc.com) Más...

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Delta flies last MD88 & MD90 flights

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Today, June 2nd 2020, marks the end of an era for 2 Delta fleet types as the Delta McDonnell Douglas MD88 and MD90 make their last revenue flight. Both fleet types were set to be gradually phased out this year but had an accelerated retirement due to the covid pandemic. After the 2 iconic aircraft make their last flights with passengers, they will be repositioned to Blytheville Arkansas. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Airbus A220 Chief Engineer Explains How Cabin Air is Cleaner Than You Think

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When at cruising altitudes, the cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from the outside of the aircraft and passed through High-Efficiency-Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) filters (www.aviationtoday.com) Más...

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Delta To Fly Final MD-88 and -90 Flights On June 2, 2020

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Delta has set a retirement date for its fleet of MD-88s and MD-90s. (www.gatechecked.com) Más...

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AirAsia Flight Performed a Sharp Turn 223 Feet Above Ground Level Due to Wrong Runway Selection Before Takeoff

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Sydney, Australia - In a report released on June 2, 2020, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the pilot mistake caused the AirAsia flight to perform a sharp left turn 223 feet above ground level, below the minimum height for turns. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Iditarod Champ and dogs fly vintage DC-6B home

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2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner and dogs are finally heading home from Alaska to Norway after Covid-19 delayed their return when the race ended in March. Their ride is a historic aircraft that was purchased by a flight museum. If you are interested in following the history of this vintage aircraft and following Thomas' trip home, check out the Facebook group named DC-6B N151 (LN-SUB) Ferryflight Group. (m.facebook.com) Más...

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Amazon Dives Into Weak Aircraft Market, Leases 12 More Planes

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The company announced Wednesday that it had leased 12 converted Boeing 767-300 passenger planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (finance.yahoo.com) Más...

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Emirates to resume flying A380s to Malaysia

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Emirates is planning to resume services to Kuala Lumpur effective 1 July with an initial timetable schedule extending to the end of October. (www.ttrweekly.com) Más...

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How airport screenings have changed since the pandemic

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If airport screenings had changed because of the pandemic, Gene SirLouis hadn’t noticed, and he’d flown several times since the covid-19 outbreak. There were “no health questions, no thermal scans — nothing,” says SirLouis, a manufacturer’s representative from Washington, D.C. That, at least, was the case until he landed in Austin recently. There, passengers whose final destination was in Texas had to fill out a form for self-quarantining, he recalls. The rest were free to go. “[The… (www.washingtonpost.com) Más...

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The Airbus A220 Could Be A Private Jet With This New Concept

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The Airbus A220 corporate jet concept has been developed by a consortium of three project partners (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Embraer Is Looking At Developing A Brand New Turboprop

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In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Crashed PIA flight 'black boxes' to be examined in France

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Work on the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from a Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed in Karachi will begin on June 2, French air safety investigators said Saturday on Twitter. The recorders -- commonly known as "black boxes" -- were recovered after the flight, PIA 8303, crashed in a dense residential area adjacent to Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on May 22, killing all but two of the 99 people on board. (www.msn.com) Más...

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Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control

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Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic control's instructions for landing, a PIA spokesman said on Wednesday. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22 while trying to land after the pilots reported the loss of both engines. Ninety seven people on board were killed and two survived. At least one person was reported to have died on the… (www.msn.com) Más...

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easyJet Ready to Resume Route Schedules

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With most of the European countries lifting their lockdown and restrictions, European low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) is ready to resume parts of its network schedules. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Emirates: "all bets are off" on Airbus A350, Boeing 777X and 787

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Gulf airline Emirates said it’s unable to commit to outstanding aircraft orders in light of the coronavirus crisis, casting doubt over a backlog worth tens of billions of dollars to Airbus and Boeing. (www.executivetraveller.com) Más...

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Air Canada Wants to Drop the Acquisition of Air Transat, Sources

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MONTREAL, CANADA - The ongoing global crisis is likely to hinder the acquisition of Air Transat by its competitor Air Canada. According to sources who are well-informed about the matter said that Air Canada would like the Federal government to intervene to block the transaction. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Más...

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Pakistan Airliner Landed Gear Up On First Try: Report

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Pakistan media is reporting Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK8303 landed gear up and the crew muscled it back into the air before it crashed on a second landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 people aboard on Friday. According to reports gathered by the Aviation Herald, the A320 slid on its nacelles at the airport in Karachi for more than a thousand feet before it became airborne again. (www.avweb.com) Más...

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Dramatic air-to-air photography of owner-flown jets

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The owners of these jets are their own pilots. They have truly achieved their childhood dreams. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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Emirates Expects Entire Airbus A380 Fleet To Be Flying By 2022

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UAE carrier Emirates expects its entire fleet of Airbus A380s to have returned to the skies by summer 2022. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) Más...

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Possible bird strike brings down RCAF Snowbird

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It’s a possibility that a bird strike brought down the Canadian Snowbird that killed one pilot and seriously injured another. (www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca) Más...

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First Flight Now of First A220-CSeries Made In USA...

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Right now from Mobile, Alabama with live live link to the flight... (www.fliegerfaust.com) Más...

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First Mobile Built Airbus A220 Performs Maiden Flight

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On June 2, 2020, the first A220 built at Airbus’ Mobile Facility in Alabama, took to the skies for the first time. The A220-300, bearing the test reg C-GPCA was in the air, for nearly 4 hours, covering just over 1000 miles before landing. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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MD-82 almost stalled at low level after go-around thrust overlooked

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Bulgarian investigators have revealed that a Boeing MD-82 almost stalled while nose-high at low level, after the crew did not engage go-around thrust during a missed approach at Tarbes-Lourdes airport. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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IndiGo, world's biggest buyer of Airbus A320neo jets, will continue to add planes to its fleet despite Covid squeeze

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IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, said it will keep adding new aircraft to its fleet even as it can’t give any firm guidance on future capacity growth because of the coronavirus pandemic, which destroyed demand for air travel in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Más...

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Copa Airlines Boeing 737 Sinks Into Taxiway Edge In Costa Rica

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It’s the second such incident today after British Airways had a 787 in Canada in a very similar situation. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Singapore Airlines To Restart Auckland & Christchurch Services

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Singapore Airlines (SQ/SIA) has this week announced it will be resuming services to New Zealand (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Turkish Airlines In Talks To Delay Airbus A350 Deliveries

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While the carrier will take delivery of its first A350-900, Turkish Airlines is reportedly still in talks with Airbus about deferral of the rest of the order. The manufacturer has yet to begin construction of the remaining 24 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Frontier Airlines adds four destinations to Fort Myers during industry turmoil

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Frontier Airlines will attempt to leave the industry catastrophe related to COVID-19 behind by increasing flight routes to and from Southwest Florida International Airport. Starting Thursday, customers could book round-trip flights from Fort Myers to the new destinations of Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Long Island, New York (Islip) and Newark, New Jersey. (www.news-press.com) Más...

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Wizz Air Is Leading The Way With Automatic Refunds

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European low-cost airline Wizz Air has flown through the trickiest quarter in aviation history. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial

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Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool once the industry begins recovering from the post-coronavirus crisis. But he warns that it will hinge on the roll-out of a global inoculation programme against the disease. (www.flightglobal.com) Más...

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Delta To Block All Middle Seats Until September 30th

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Delta Air Lines has officially confirmed that it will be blocking middle seats through September 30th (simpleflying.com) Más...

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A British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner skidded off parking area at Edmonton Airport

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As the Boeing 787-9 was preparing to perform flight #BA3587 to London Heathrow, the push back didn’t happened as planned. (www.airlive.net) Más...

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FAA chief to testify at June 17 Senate hearing on Boeing 737 MAX

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Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people. (www.reuters.com) Más...

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Lufthansa Completes & Finalises Bailout Package

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It is without a doubt a contentious topic. The world as we know it has changed beyond all recognition from the simple and routine of just a few short months ago. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments, few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy through the summer. (thepointsguy.com) Más...

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United to ramp up international routes

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United Airlines, signaling its intent to re-build its extensive international network, plans a significant expansion of intercontinental flying in the coming months. (www.routesonline.com) Más...

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Modified Cessna is the 'largest' electric aircraft to take flight

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Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30 minutes around Washington state’s Grand County International Airport using Magnix’s 750HP Magni500 motor instead of the usual turboprop engine. The flight was “flawless,” Magnix chief Roei Ganzarski said in a statement to FlightGlobal. (www.engadget.com) Más...

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Boeing lines up new 777X and 787 orders as it sells off jets once meant for Russian cargo carrier

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Boeing has new customers lined up to take the jets — and an agreement with one that could add new orders for 777Xs and 787 Dreamliners by the end of this month. (www.seattletimes.com) Más...

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Photos: The Unique Fleet Flying for Buffalo Airways

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Recently airlines have been retiring old and fuel in-efficient aircraft with major carriers such as American retiring five aircraft types and Delta sending its McDonnel Douglas fleet to early retirement. But there is one carrier that refuses to retire its older aircraft. Buffalo Airways, a carrier based in the city of Yellowknife located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, was founded in 1970 by Joe McBryan, a.k.a. “Buffalo Joe.” The carrier celebrated its 50th year of operations last month. The… (airlinegeeks.com) Más...

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Could Boeing Be Close To Ending 747 Production?

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It is not just individual commercial passenger Boeing 747s that one by one enter early retirement as their respective airlines capitulate parts of their fleet to the pressures of the pandemic. (simpleflying.com) Más...

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[VIDEO] Wizzair Restarts Belgrade Operations

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Wizzair has recently announced it has restarted operations out of one of its bases being Belgrade. The carrier has also outlined its plans for health and safety restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (www.youtube.com) Más...

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A Look From Above: The Airbus Facility in Hamburg (+Photos)

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One of Airways' regular contributors Dirk Grothe has this week sent in some photos from his photography flight over the Airbus facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Ryanair May Traffic Drops 99.5%

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Today Ryanair (FR) published its traffic statistics for the month of May, showing a 99.5% drop with only 0.07million passengers transported compared to 2019 (14.1 million). (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Ryanair French Staff Accuses Carrier of Redundancy Extorsion

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Ryanair (FR) French flight crew has accused Ryanair of blackmailing them into taking pay cuts or losing their jobs as the budget carrier is imposing a 20% pay cut for flight crew and 10% for cabin staff (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Air Canada Retires Last Mainline Boeing 767

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On June 2nd, 2020 Air Canada (AC) operated its last mainline Boeing 767 flight after operating the type for 38 years. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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Ryanair Condemns Lufthansa State Bailout

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If there is one thing we can rely on in aviation, it is that there will always be a long line of characters queuing up waiting to throw their voice into the choir of colorful opinions, some of which can be considered funny, some of them just simply rude, the rest absolutely bonkers. (airwaysmag.com) Más...

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