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Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates

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It’s been approximately 12 million years since most of us last used a floppy disk, but apparently, the antiquated tech still plays a critical role in delivering software updates to Boeing’s 747-400 planes. The discovery comes courtesy of cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners and was initially spotted by The Register. As part of this year’s virtual DEF CON hacker conference, Pen Test Partners showed off a video walkthrough of a British Airways 747 after the airline decided to retire its entire… (gizmodo.com) Ещё...

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Boeing's 2020 MAX cancellations near 400 in July

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Boeing Co lost another 43 orders for its grounded 737 MAX planes in July, bringing the total cancellations for the jet this year to 398, while delivering only four of its other aircraft to customers, monthly numbers showed on Tuesday. Based on a tighter accounting standard, Boeing said order cancellations now stand at 857 for the MAX, whose recertification is still hanging in the balance more than a year after its worldwide grounding due to two fatal crashes. The four deliveries - one each of… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Weather Cameras Go Operational in Colorado

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The FAA has just helped make Colorado a safer place to fly for general aviation pilots by completing the first weather camera installation project in the continental U.S. (medium.com) Ещё...

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Second Cessna SkyCourier test article takes flight

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Textron Aviation announced Tuesday the successful flight of its second Cessna SkyCourier flight test article (P1). (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Delivered Four Jets In July Including Two 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing delivered four widebody jets in July. In July, the following four aircraft were delivered by Boeing: One 787-9 to Air France, One 777F to DHL, One 767-300F to FedEx Express, One 787-9 to Turkish Airlines (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Seventeen bidders vie for SA Express assets

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Seventeen parties have submitted expressions of interest (EOI) regarding the sale of South African Express (XZ, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) which is currently in provisional liquidation. In June, the bankrupt carrier's joint provisional liquidators (JPL), Tshwane Trust, called for EOIs covering either the sale of the business in its entirety as a going concern, investment as an equity partner, or a buyer for part or all of the airline's assets. In addition to four CRJ200ERs, General… (www.ch-aviation.com) Ещё...

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Air Force helicopter shot while flying over Virginia; crew member injured

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An Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter was forced to conduct an emergency landing at a local airport in Manassas, Virginia, Monday after being shot from the ground. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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Cathay Pacific Strips Seats From 777 Aircraft For Cargo

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After operating thousands of cargo-only passenger flights since late March, Cathay Pacific has deployed two widebody aircraft with seats removed to maximize floor loading of cargo in the passenger cabin. The Hong Kong-based airline removed the economy and premium economy seats from two Boeing 777 passenger planes to create more space for personal protection equipment and high-value products, it said in a cargo-oriented newsletter published Friday. Cathay Pacific began flying the modified… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines Bans Masks with Exhaust Valves and Vents

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American Airlines has announced that masks with exhaust valves or vents will no longer be allowed on American Airlines. (kokpitherald.com) Ещё...

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