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Boeing cites risks in design of A321XLR, Airbus' newest jet

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Boeing has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks.The US plane giant’s intervention is not without precedent in a global system that regularly allows manufacturers to chime in whenever safety rules are being interpreted in a way that might affect the rest of the industry. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

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Frontier Airbus deiced incorrectly

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A Frontier Airlines plane was supposed to be deiced prior to takeoff from Nashville The deicing company informed the crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants Upon reaching the runway, a flight attendant noticed there was still a significant buildup of snow and ice on the wings, and informed the pilots The plane returned to the gate, at which point it was discovered that there was about a foot of snow on the wings Apparently the deicing company had run low on deicing fluid,… (onemileatatime.com) Ещё...

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Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable

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The U.S. Air Force wasted $549 million on faulty Italian-made cargo planes for the Afghan government and no one involved in the deal has been held to account, according to a new report by a government watchdog. Neither a former U.S. Air Force general who was heavily involved in the project nor the company that sold the flawed aircraft to the Pentagon has faced prosecution over the program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in the report obtained by NBC… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Lego Version of Top Gun Movie Trailer Is Pretty mpressive

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Guy spends 3 months making an exact copy of the Top Gun Maverick trailer with legos instead of Tom Cruise. (www.avgeekery.com) Ещё...

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Greenpeace Vandalizes Air France Boeing 777 in Paris

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Today, Greenpeace trespassed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and vandalized an Air France (AF) Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Said to Seek Another $4 Billion of Liquidity From Banks

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Boeing Co. is seeking a new $4 billion revolving credit facility from a group of banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it prepares to ride out a potentially lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. The plane maker has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion, said the people, asking not to be identified as the transaction is private. So-called “revolver” loans are typically left undrawn by investment-grade rated firms such as… (finance.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines started Boeing 737 MAX-8 operations to Brazil on the Manaus - Miami route

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The arrival of the Boeing 737 MAX reinforces the company's commitment to Brazil, which has gradually resumed its operations for the country... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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NetJets Secures Options For 20 Supersonic Bizjets

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NetJets has signed an agreement with supersonic aircraft developer Aerion that includes purchase options for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. According to Aerion, the deal brings the value of its order backlog to approximately $10 billion. The company also announced plans to collaborate with aviation training provider FlightSafety International to develop a flight training academy for supersonic civil, commercial and military aircraft. (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

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Today in Aviation: Ansett Australia Ceases Operations

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Today in Aviation, Ansett Australia (AN), a major Australian airline group, ceased operations in 2002 after 65 years of service. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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The Rise and Fall of McDonnell Douglas

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McDonnell Douglas was a leading US manufacturer from 1967 until 1997. Its history, though, is more complicated than that, coming together from the merger of the two much older manufacturers and going on to merge with Boeing. It has played a significant role in aircraft and aviation development, competing in many ways over its lifetime. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Brazilian Airline Asta in Mato Grosso State announces positive prospects for 2021

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Mato Grosso subregional aviation company resumes operations from all pre-pandemic destinations served... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

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Qantas launches mystery flights

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An airline has launched “mystery flights”, where passengers have no idea where they’re going, in a bid to tempt back more customers. Qantas has announced its new domestic flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, fly to an unknown destination no more than two hours away, and offer an experience on the ground before the return flight. (www.independent.co.uk) Ещё...

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Korean Air 747-8 To Become Korea’s ‘Air Force One’ In Germany

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A Korean Air 747-8 has made its way to Hamburg, Germany, for its conversion to a Presidential aircraft. The Korean government leased the plane last year to serve as the new “Code One” and replace the aging 747-400. Let’s find out more about this jet. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa confirms A380 and 747 ‘phase-out,’ new business class launch

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Singapore Airlines recently made headlines with a further investment in its Airbus A380s, resuming its effort to make cabin upgrades throughout the double-decker plane. Unfortunately Lufthansa’s superjumbos will soon meet a very different fate, as will the carrier’s Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s, along with A330-200s, Boeing 777-200s and 767-300s operated by other Lufthansa Group airlines. As confirmed in the company’s 2020 annual report, Lufthansa Group will be adjusting its… (www.msn.com) Ещё...

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Could a nuclear reactor help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

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Researchers at Penn State are subjecting an old, worn sheet of aluminum to a particle beam from the heart of a nuclear reactor in the hopes of cracking the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. (www.livescience.com) Ещё...

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Angry Cat Attacks Pilot Forcing Boeing 737 Diversion

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A scheduled flight from Sudan to Qatar was forced to return to its origin after the cockpit was hijacked by a furry infiltrator. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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