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✈️ The Maddening Mess of Airport Codes! ✈️ (video)

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Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about airport codes, from CGP Grey. (www.youtube.com) More...

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United reportedly close to an agreement with Boeing to order dozens of Dreamliners

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal, United Airlines might be close to a deal with Boeing to order dozens of B787 Dreamliners. An agreement between the Chicago-based carrier and Boeing could be inked before the year-end. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Full Video: United Airlines Chief Customer Officer at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

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Even more important than introducing innovative products is learning whether and how people will use them. United Airlines seems to be paying attention to that, and the company is willing to nix something if it doesn't work. (skift.com) More...

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EasyJet flight to the UK from Poland is diverted to Prague after a 'possible bomb' was found on board

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An EasyJet flight heading to the UK from Poland has been diverted to the Czech Republic after a 'possible bomb' was found on board. Flight EZY6276 from Krakow to Bristol was an hour into its two-and-a-half-hour flight when it landed at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport at 10.50pm on Sunday. Prague Airport tweeted: 'There was reported a possible bomb on board an aircraft. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Netjets will be the first customer for Bombardier's new $78 million private jet

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Canadian planemaker Bombardier is one step closer to bringing its new flagship private jet to market. On Tuesday, the company revealed private aircraft operator NetJets will be the fleet launch customer of the Global 8000, which will be the world's new fastest business plane. (news.yahoo.com) More...

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50 years ago, a plane crashed into homes outside Chicago, Midway Airport, killing 45 people.

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Flight 553, traveling from Washington, D.C., to Omaha, Nebraska, with 61 passengers and crew, was scheduled to make a stop at Midway. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

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FAA Certifies New Falcon 6X Engine

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FAA Certifies the long-awaited PW812D intended entirely for the new Falcon 6X. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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American Airlines is closing its San Francisco crew base and asking 400 flight attendants to leave California or leave the airline

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American Airlines is closing its San Francisco base, potentially displacing 400 flight attendants. Two-thirds have worked for the airline for 13 years or more, according to union calculations. 10 flight attendants told Insider a myriad of factors make it difficult to leave the Bay Area. The mass email hit some flight attendants' inboxes mid-flight. "Today it's with great regret that I let you know about our decision to close the SFO flight attendant base," American Airlines… (www.msn.com) More...

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Phuket-Bound Turkish Airlines Airbus A330 Diverts To Karachi Due To Passenger Misbehaviour

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On Saturday, December 3rd, a Turkish Airlines flight traveling from Turkey's Istanbul Airport (IST) to Thailand's Phuket International Airport (HKT) diverted to Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport (KHI) to deplane a passenger who was allegedly misbehaving. A passenger began to misbehave with passengers and crew aboard the aircraft after departing IST. The captain made the decision to divert to KHI to deplane the passenger. After the passenger was taken into custody by local… (www.msn.com) More...

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Mystery Uncovered: Embraer Reveals Binter As E195-E2 Customer

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Canary Islands carrier Binter has been revealed as the mystery customer behind this week's Embraer E195-E2 order. The $390 million jet order will see five more modern jets arrive through 2024. Let's take a closer look at this agreement below. E195-E2 mystery customer revealed As Simple Flying reported earlier this week, a mystery customer placed an order for five Embraer E195-E2s, with Embraer at the time only mentioning an "undisclosed customer". Only a few days later, the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Let’s Have A Closer Look At The B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber

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Some of the most interesting details we have noticed in the B-21 Raider (theaviationist.com) More...

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If Congress doesn’t mandate Boeing 737 MAX safety retrofits, Europe will

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Even if Congress doesn’t force U.S. airlines to retrofit two new safety upgrades in their Boeing 737 MAX fleets, Europe’s aviation regulator intends to ensure those enhancements are mandated for carriers there. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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B727 & DC 9 Landing the Classics across Africa | Astral Aviation

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B727 & DC 9 Landing the Classics across Africa | Astral Aviation (www.youtube.com) More...

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F-19: The Stealth Fighter You Never Heard Of

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Try Your Luck Battling Cold War Jets in F-19 Stealth Fighter Game: Have you heard of the F-19 Stealth Fighter? No, it’s not a new warplane from the United States, NATO, China, or Russia. The airplane exists on the video game platform Steam. I had to ask my 14-year-old son for the lowdown. He said the F-19 game is popular on Steam with many fans, and it is only $6.99 to play. The graphics for the combat flight simulator are not great, but it is well thought out, according to my son, a Steam… (www.msn.com) More...

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A British Airways passenger had to pay $400 to get her iPad back after leaving it on a plane

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A British Airways passenger paid more than $400 to get her iPad back after leaving it on a plane. Janice Gordon was told she couldn't go back on the plane to collect it for security reasons. The lost property office was closed when she passed through Heathrow again a fortnight later. A British Airways passenger had to spend about $400 to get her iPad back after she left it on a plane, the Daily Mirror reported. Janice Gordon, 67, realized she left her device behind after reaching the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Aeroflot tells passengers to read a book or take a nap after sanctions end in-flight entertainment on some services

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Russian airline Aeroflot has been forced to remove in-flight entertainment on some services. The airline suggested passengers read, meditate, or take a nap while it works on a "domestic solution." Aeroflot has managed to keep flying despite western sanctions increasingly hobbling operations. Aeroflot has suggested its passengers take a "digital detox" after sanctions forced the Russian airline to remove in-flight entertainment on some of its jets. In a statement released on… (www.msn.com) More...

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Winging It: Inside Amazon’s Quest to Seize the Skies

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The aviation world moves more slowly. Airport space is difficult to come by; cargo jets are enormously expensive to convert and operate. (“You know how you become a millionaire in the air business?” quips one aviation veteran. “You start with a billion dollars.”) Running an air cargo service requires compliance with government regulations covering security, labor relations, and most important of all, safety, designed to prevent accidents and loss of life. (www.wired.com) More...

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Making Air Travel More Welcoming For Those With Cognitive Disabilities

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Air travel can be a challenging experience for those passengers with cognitive disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder. In an effort to improve the air travel experience for all, Delta Air Lines - in partnership with its internal Advisory Board on Disability - has made several resources and customer engagement tools available. (www.linkedin.com) More...

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America, Meet Your New B-21 Stealth Bomber

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The U.S. Air Force rolled out America’s new B-21 Raider stealth bomber this evening at an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California. The new, highly-classified, next generation long-range bomber will over time replace the nation’s aging B-1 and B-2 bombers. The B-21 will be the backbone of America’s 21st century bomber force, consisting of B-21s and B-52s. (avgeekery.com) More...

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McCauley Completes Vibration Tests on Denali Prop

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A new prop for a new engine—and airframe—has completed key tests in the ongoing quest towards certification on the Beechcraft Denali. McCauley, a division of Textron Aviation, announced on its social media channels Wednesday that the C1106 prop completed vibration testing married to the GE Catalyst turboprop powerplant expected to drive the Denali. The 5-blade composite propeller would be the first to the field with the Catalyst. It completed wind tunnel testing last December in Switzerland at… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Boeing 777X Test Flights Suspended Over Engine Issue

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has temporarily suspended the flight testing of the 777X pending a potential issue with the General Electric GE9X engines that power the aircraft. “We are reviewing a technical issue that occurred during GE9X post-certification engineering testing, and we are closely coordinating with Boeing on our findings to support their return to flight testing,” GE Aerospace [NYSE: GE] said. The potential issue was discovered during a borescope inspection of a flight test engine. Both GE… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Volato Orders 25 HondaJet Elite IIs

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Atlanta-based fractional jet and aircraft management company Volato is expanding its fleet. The company announced a new order of 25 HondaJet Elite II light jets, which upon delivery will stretch its fleet to more than 40 HondaJets. Deliveries will begin in 2023 and will be completed in 2025. HondaJet unveiled the new Elite II in October during the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Texas Midair Collision

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the preliminary report on the fatal midair collision between a B-17G and P-63F Kingcobra during the Wings Over Dallas airshow on November 12. According to the NTSB report, there were no altitude deconfliction briefed before the flight or while the airplanes were in the air. Altitude deconfliction procedures are established in the event pilots find themselves at an improper altitude during the flight. Six people were killed in the… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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FAA Contracts Xwing to Conduct Autonomous Flight Trials Over Wildfires

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Xwing, a California-based company developing autonomous flight technology, has been contracted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to participate in the agency’s Crosscutting Operations Strategy and Technical Assessment (COSTA) air traffic management research project, the company announced on December 1. (www.futureflight.aero) More...

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Air Canada launches North America's only nonstop flight to Bangkok

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For the first time in 10 years, there's now a nonstop flight between North America and the capital of one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, Thailand. On December 1 at 11 p.m. local time, Air Canada flight AC65 took off from Vancouver International Airport to begin the 15-hour and 55-minute journey to Bangkok. (edition.cnn.com) More...

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SIA and Tata agree to merge Air India and Vistara

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Tata Sons (Tata) have agreed to merge Air India and Vistara, with SIA also investing INR 20,585 million (S$360 million, US$250 million) in Air India as part of the transaction. This would give SIA a 25.1% stake in an enlarged Air India group with a significant presence in all key market segments1. SIA and Tata aim to complete the merger by March 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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A 56 Chevy becomes a 57, oh well, it's only money.

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Progress, an esoteric term that 'at best' befits almost anything these days from those whom would rather create bullets and dissension than bread. Merry XMas., HNY bw60 (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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Flying Delta Premium Select at Comfort Plus Prices: JFK to SFO Trip Report

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Recently, on my trip home from the East Coast, I took advantage of one of the best deals you can find on Delta: Premium Select seats at Comfort Plus prices. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Delta Introduced First Of 33 Recently Purchased Used Boeing 737s

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Delta Air Lines has introduced the first of 33 used Boeing 737s it recently purchased. The aircraft registered N951DX is a Boeing 737-900ER previously operated by Indonesian air carrier Lion Air. These aircraft purchased by Delta are necessary to help the airline continue its scheduled operations. The airline has stated that five more aircraft will be delivered by year's end, with the remaining planes being delivered monthly until the final delivery in October 2023. Used 737 order Used… (www.msn.com) More...

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Toronto is transforming an old airport into a futuristic ’15-minute city’ — here’s what that means

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A massive, award-winning development plan is in the works for Toronto’s historic, recently closed Downsview Airport. The 520-acre project that aims to put nature and people first is one of 20 winners of the international World Architecture Festival’s WFAX Award this year. Downsview was first home to Indigenous communities for more than 11,000 years. Later it served stints as an airfield, air force base, and testing facility before officially retiring in June 2022. Now, firms Henning Larsen… (www.msn.com) More...

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Back in the saddle: Air Canada relaunches equine service

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Air Canada once upon a time transported horses. The airline is now operating all-cargo jets and horses are back in the product portfolio. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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New Study Reveals 10 Busiest Airports In the World

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As a growing number of people push ahead with travel plans, airliner seats are filling up and airports are getting busier. And while traffic has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, the crowded, bustling atmosphere in many terminals is beginning to feel like it did a few years ago. With the travel recovery gaining momentum, the conversation has turned to passenger traffic, which the Airports Council International, an airport trade association, estimated was around 4.5 billion globally in 2021,… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Denver International to Build Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation

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Denver International Airport (DEN) revealed the mockups today of its forthcoming Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA), a training center to create an aviation talent pipeline in Denver, especially for under-represented groups and young people. Construction is set to begin in late 2023. The airport in Denver is the biggest economic engine for Colorado, which means the new facility will serve an essential role in creating business and career opportunities for the community, Mayor… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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The Only Private Jet Previously Owned by Elvis Presley Available to the Public

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Grab it whilst you can....A real classic Jet if you want one (www.mecum.com) More...

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Airbus is building a hydrogen fuel-cell engine for aircraft

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As part of its goal to have zero-emission aircraft enter service by 2035, Airbus has announced the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell engine designed for airplanes. Unlike Rolls-Royce's recently announced jet engine that burns hydrogen directly, it would use an electric motor just like fuel-cell cars, while emitting only H20. It could eventually be employed in commercial aircraft that could carry up to 100 passengers around 1,000 nautical miles (1,150 miles), the company said. (www.engadget.com) More...

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New de-icing facility speeds up FedEx cargo flights at Memphis hub

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De-icing aircraft can be time consuming and require multiple applications under current procedures. Memphis airport has invested in a new, modern facility that can treat planes faster and safer for the environment. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Passenger Jet Flies Over Launchpad Right as SpaceX Rocket Takes Off

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Passengers on board a United Airlines commercial jet flying over Florida's Cape Canaveral were able to spot an amazingly rare sight in the distance: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, far below. (futurism.com) More...

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Airbus faces growing end-year jet delivery crunch -sources

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PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is facing an increasingly tight end-year scramble to reach 2022 delivery goals, industry sources and preliminary data suggested on Monday, but analysts said investors would ignore a narrow miss as attention turns to 2023. Airbus has told investors it plans to deliver "around 700" commercial aircraft in 2022. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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BREAKING: Vistara and Air India to Merge

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Singapore Airlines and Tata have announced the merging of Vistara and Air India. The new combined carrier will become the second largest airline in India. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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TATA Group & Singapore Airlines Agree to Merge Vistara into Air India by March 2024; 25.1% Stake for Singapore Airlines for New "Air India"

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Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Tuesday announced that they will merge Vistara into Air India, with a target to complete the process by March 2024 subject to regulatory approvals (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

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More than 150 flights canceled at Sea-Tac amid Seattle-area snow

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As wintry weather blew into the Seattle area, 162 flights arriving at or departing from Sea-Tac were canceled and 326 were delayed as of noon Tuesday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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British Airways prefers Gatwick over Heathrow for operational expansion

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LONDON, UK — As relations with Britain's busiest airport deteriorate due to a protracted dispute, British Airways aims to boost its operations at Gatwick. The national carrier of the UK will increase its flights from Sussex rather than expanding its Heathrow operations. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Qantas 747s face 80km/h winds in Mojave boneyard – Australian Aviation

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Qantas’ retired 747s face an evening of 80 km/h gale-force winds in their final resting place of the Mojave desert boneyard. The storage facility’s director of public safety sent out an alert on Tuesday after the US National Weather Service issued a wind advisory to the airport. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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Pilot Who Became Incapacitated During American Airlines Flight Dies

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An airline pilot who became incapacitated during a flight from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, on November 19 has died. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was required flight crew aboard Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175 operated as American Eagle, with service from Chicago O’Hare (KORD) to John Glenn International Airport (KCMH). According to LiveATC.com, approximately 30 minutes into the flight, the pilot flying as first officer notified air traffic control: “Need to return, the… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Air Travel is Broken. Can it Be Fixed?

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Up now in Ask the Pilot: The State of Flying in 2022. Air Travel is Broken. Can it Be Fixed? (askthepilot.com) More...

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Sun Country to inaugurate new 85 mile route on December 1st

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On December 1, 2022 Sun Country will inaugurate service between MSP and EAU (Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) using one of their 737s. Introductory fares begin at a bargain price of $40 each way! (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

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Owner of 12 E2 jets, Helvetic Airways acquires four first-generation leased Embraer E190s

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Helvetic Airways holds an exclusivity on Embraer’s new E2 jets. It is the only carrier to operate both the E190-E2 and the E195-E2, the two versions of the family. There are currently eight E190-E2 and four E195-E2, which were recently received after Helvetic changed its original order, opting for the variant for up to 146 passengers. (www.airdatanews.com) More...

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Croatia Airlines signs firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft

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Croatia Airlines, Croatia’s national flag carrier based in Zagreb, has signed a firm order for six A220-300 aircraft. Croatia Airlines plans to lease an additional nine A220s, taking its total commitment for the type to 15. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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