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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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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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FAA Approves Bell Textron’s BasiX-Pro Glass Cockpit Retrofit for Bell 412EP Helicopters

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The FAA has recently certified Bell Textron’s BasiX-Pro Glass Cockpit Retrofit Kit for the Bell 412EP helicopter models. (skygofly.com) More...

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BA195 B787 9 hour flight to nowhere: minor issue, flew over 2,300 miles from NF back to London

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Monday's Flight 195 took off from London Heathrow for Houston about 30 minutes late. After five hours, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner reached the coast of Newfoundland — but only as it began to turn around. [A] British Airways spokesperson said the flight returned "as a precaution due to a minor technical issue." *the problem was minor enough to allow it to reach Heathrow, where BA has a maintenance facility.* [Planned distance LHR-IAH roughly 5200 mi.] (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Qatar Airways B77W: Passengers took off their clothes and appeared to pass out when their flight was delayed in a 95-degree heat wave

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Monday (6/10) QR204 [d]elayed ue to a "technical issue". [T]he air conditioning malfunctioned. [P]assengers were let off the plane after three hours [but] [p]assengers were literally dehydrating and passing out on the plane. (www.businessinsider.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aircraft makes emergency landing at Spirit of St. Louis airport

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It says Saint Louis Airport... Most people think of KSTL, this was at KSUS (Spirit Airport) in Chesterfield, Missouri. The A/C was a 1963 Cessna 210B (N9679X). Of course, the News Media always misaddresses these issue... It would more appear like the Left Gear did not extend for some reason. The A/C does not seem to be based in KSUS, but rather based in M71 (Moscow Mills, Missouri, USA)... I really wish the news media would learn how to report on this kind of issue before posting misinformation,… (fox2now.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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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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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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Cathay Pacific Returns Last COVID-Grounded Aircraft to Service

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The Airbus A330 had been parked for nearly four years. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Safran to Power German Federal Police’s New Airbus H225 Helicopters with Makila 2A Engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has been chosen to power the German Federal Police’s (Bundespolizei) new fleet of Airbus H225 helicopters, a decision unveiled at the ILA Berlin show. (skygofly.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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El Al Israel Airlines Nears Decision on 30 Boeing 737 Max Fleet Expansion

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Boeing is on the brink of finalizing its second-largest order for the 737 Max jetliner this year, announced by El Al Israel Airlines on Monday June 10. (www.airguide.info) 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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How the Boeing 737 Max Saga Is Affecting the B777x

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The Boeing Company is an important pillar of the aviation industry and has faced multiple challenges in the past years. One of the issues they faced, and also one of the most recent ones, is the B737 MAX. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Southwest flight's tire failure forces emergency landing at DIA

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A Southwest Airlines flight departing from Denver International Airport (DIA) was forced to make an emergency landing after a tire burst during takeoff, prompting fears of a disaster among passengers. However, their terror turned to praise for the pilot who managed to land the plane safely. (www.9news.com) More...

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Mesa Sells Six CRJ-900s, Transitions Some E175s to SkyWest

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The regional operator has transitioned nine United-owned Embraer E175s to SkyWest this year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Inside the New Tech That May Reduce Runway Incursions

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Still in its infancy, the new onboard technology is being touted as the ‘next big thing’ in aviation. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Airbus Completes BelugaXL Fleet with Final Aircraft Joining ATI

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The final BelugaXL, often referred to simply as BXL, has officially joined the Airbus Transport International (ATI) fleet. (skygofly.com) More...

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Hailstorm Damages Nose, Windshield of Austrian Airlines Plane

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An Austrian Airlines flight suffered significant damage from hail on Sunday while approaching Vienna Airport, Austria from Palma De Mallorca, Spain. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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United Airlines Starts Serving Personalized Ads to Passenger Seat-Back Entertainment Devices

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United will begin to use demographic information, such as hometowns, flight information, and age to create aggregated and anonymized audience segments who will receive ads that are more personalized to their backgrounds. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Toronto to Calgary in the cockpit of the Flair 737MAX

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Toronto to Calgary in the cockpit of the Flair Airlines Boeing 737MAX (www.youtube.com) More...

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Nigeria Leads in Clearing Blocked Airline Funds, IATA Reveals

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported a notable 28% reduction in the total funds blocked by governments, affecting airline revenues from ticket sales and other activities. (skygofly.com) More...

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How President Biden Could Prevent a Flight Attendant Strike This Summer

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The White House may find itself in a bind this summer. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Flight Carrying Tech N9ne Returns to Kansas City Amid Suspected Fuel Leak

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An Alaska Airlines flight from Kansas City to Seattle was forced to turn around on Friday due to a suspected fuel leak. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Notice on the handling (punishment) of Tibet Airlines flight TV9833 deviating from the runway accident on May 12, 2022

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Source: Civil Aviation Administration of China After investigation, the accident of Tibet Airlines flight TV9833 deviating from the runway on May 12, 2022 was a general transport aviation accident caused by crew handling errors. In accordance with relevant laws, regulations and rules, the Civil Aviation Administration of Southwest China has made the following administrative treatment (punishment) decisions on Tibet Airlines and related personnel: (news.sina.com.cn) 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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Embraer S.A. Secures $635 Million Deal with Malaysia’s SKS Airways for E195-E2 Jets

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Embraer S.A. (ERJ) has recently secured a significant contract with Malaysia’s SKS Airways, involving the supply of E195-E2 jets. (skygofly.com) More...

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Tunisair cockpit flights on Airbus A319, A320NEO & A330

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Tunisair becomes the 346th airline to join our cockpit series with flights on Airbus A319, A320NEO and A330-200. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Apollo 8 Astronaut Bill Anders Killed in Plane Crash

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Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders has been killed in a tragic plane crash. Anders captured one of the most iconic photographs in history when he flew around the moon on Apollo 8. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Textron Innovations Found Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in Beechcraft-Related Case

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In a notable legal decision, Textron Innovations, the parent company of the well-known Beechcraft airplane brand, has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. (skygofly.com) More...

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Qatar Executive Becomes First in Gulf to Introduce Gulfstream G700 to its Fleet

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Qatar Executive (QE), the executive jet branch of Qatar Airways Group, has recently expanded its fleet by acquiring two state-of-the-art Gulfstream G700 aircraft. (skygofly.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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What Happens When Someone Dies on a Plane: Inside the Protocol and Response

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When someone dies on a plane, it presents a complex challenge for airline crews, who must manage both practical and emotional aspects of the situation. While in-flight deaths are rare, they require a meticulously coordinated response, as demonstrated by recent incidents on flights from various airlines. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Michigan Aviation Museum sells B17

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Y Yankee Lady, the Boeing B-17G often referred to as the star of the Michigan Flight Museum, is going to a new home. Since the 1980s, the grand lady of the air has been a centerpiece of the museum that was formerly known at the Yankee Air Museum located in Belleville, Michigan, at Willow Run Airport (KYIP). The museum's name change and the sale of the aircraft are not related, according to president and CEO Kevin Walsh. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Cascade of Events Led to Last Year’s Austin Incursion

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A series of critical events led to a near collision involving a Southwest Boeing 737 and FedEx 767 last year in Austin, Texas. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines extends flight credit validity, raises checked bag maximum weight

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Key points Spirit Airlines is increasing the weight limit for checked bags to 50 pounds. The carrier is also extending the validity of flight credits to 12 months. These changes bring Spirit more in line with the rest of the airline industry. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Korean Air Lines Plans to Order 30 Boeing 787 Planes

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Korean Air Lines is set to order up to 30 new jets from Boeing, according to a report by Bloomberg News on Sunday June 2. The South Korean airline is currently deciding between Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and additional A350s from Airbus, as stated by Korean Air Chairman and CEO Cho Won-Tae in an interview. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Aircraft Shortages Drive Profit Windfall for Airlines

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Aircraft shortages are proving to be lucrative for select airlines, as supply constraints empower carriers to sell newly acquired planes to leasing firms at significantly inflated prices. Denver-based Frontier Airlines and Hungary’s Wizz Air stand out among the beneficiaries, reporting substantial gains amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars through innovative sale-and-leaseback arrangements. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Influencers Video Brings Federal Charges

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Pilots' Licenses Suspended In Fireworks Stunt Involving Helicopter, Fireworks, and a Lamborghini. (www.courtwatch.news) More...

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United to Resume New Pilot Classes While Slowing Overall Hiring

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While pilot hiring is set to resume, the company expects to hire fewer new employees overall than previously planned. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Airbus Unveils AI-Powered ‘Wingman’ Drone Fighter Jet

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Airbus has taken a significant step forward in military aviation technology by unveiling a full-scale model of its new AI-powered “Wingman” drone at the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin. This unmanned fighter jet, controlled by a pilot from a modern combat aircraft like the Eurodeadter, represents a shift in how military missions can be conducted, prioritizing safety and efficiency. (www.airguide.info) More...

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