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FAA Issues Ground Stop Advisory for Alaska Airlines

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop advisory on Wednesday for Alaska Airlines, saying: "All Alaska mainline and subcarrier flights ground stopped." (www.msn.com) More...

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FAA Grants Historic Authorization for Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Flight Tests

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In a groundbreaking decision, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its first-ever special flight authorization for the testing of a civil supersonic aircraft, the Boom XB-1. This milestone paves the way for Boom Supersonic to commence flight tests, marking a significant advancement in the development of faster-than-sound travel. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Delta is Giving Away Free Flights to the Paris Olympics. Here's How to Enter

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As airlines around the world gear up to ferry passengers to the 2024 Paris Olympics, one airline is holding sweepstakes for one lucky person to win a free ticket to Paris. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing and the Dark Age of American Manufacturing

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Somewhere along the line, the plane maker lost interest in making its own planes. Can it rediscover its engineering soul? (www.theatlantic.com) More...

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Onboard Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Inaugural Flight From Honolulu to San Francisco

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Hawaiian Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner might have been one the biggest hyped aviation stories in the western hemisphere this year, with promises of a completely modernized long hauler, with new cabins in economy and business/first class. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Software bug at Alaska Airlines caused 2 tailstrikes

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This is what led to the FAA issuing temporary ground holds for all Alaska Airlines flights. (gizmodo.com) More...

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FAA will require more rest for air traffic controllers

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"There are 1,000 fewer certified air traffic controllers working today than a decade ago, according to NATCA. As a result, many air traffic facilities are short-staffed, union president Rich Santa told a Senate subcommittee in November. Mandatory overtime — including six-day workweeks and 10-hour shifts — are routine, he said." (www.npr.org) More...

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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A Plane In A Bond Film

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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A ‘Soviet’ Plane In A Bond Film (www.twz.com) More...

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Before GPS: How Did Pilots Navigate in the Early Days of Aviation?

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Navigation is something we do every day without even considering it. In its simplest terms, navigation is getting from point A to point B. It's fairly easy when the distances are short, and the environs are obvious. Finding your way to the kitchen in your own home, for example. But when the distances grow longer, and if the destination is unfamiliar, then the challenges increase. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Nasa Veteran’s Propellantless Propulsion Drive That Physics Says Shouldn’t Work Just Produced Enough Thrust to Overcome Earth’s Gravity

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Dr. Charles Buhler, a NASA engineer and the co-founder of Exodus Propulsion Technologies, has revealed that his company’s propellantless propulsion drive, which appears to defy the known laws of physics, has produced enough thrust to counteract Earth’s gravity. A veteran of such storied programs as NASA’s Space Shuttle, the International Space Station (ISS), The Hubble Telescope, and the current NASA Dust Program, Buhler and his colleagues believe their discovery of a fundamental new force… (thedebrief.org) More...

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FAA investigating near collision of two jets at Reagan National Airport

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Two passenger jets came within 400 feet of each other before controllers took last-minute evasive action and immediately stopped the two planes. It’s not clear why the jets were authorized to be on the same runway at the same time. (wtop.com) More...

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Asia Pacific Airlines on notice for $2.9 million FAA fine

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FAA says Pacific island carrier violated numerous safety rules. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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The Iron Dome: How Israel Was Able to Thwart 99% of Iran's Missile Attacks Thus Far

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Since 2011, Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted thousands of rockets and protected the country during times of conflict. It consists mainly of a three-part system that intercepts short-range rockets. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Kalitta Charters II retires last Boeing 727

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April 5th, 2024, marks a sad day for old jet and aviation lovers as Michigan based Kalitta Charters II has retired its final Boeing 727 freighter. N729CK sn 22982 was a Boeing 727-264 built in May 1982. The almost 42 year old aircraft was the last operating 727 in Kalitta’s fleet. The aircraft was ferried from the companys headquarters at Willow Run, KYIP to its maintenance and storage facility in Oscoda, KOSC. The short 39 minute flight operated as KII729 or dragster 729. Prior to its… (www.youtube.com) More...

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The New Boeing CEO Must Be an Airplane Geek, Not Just a Bean Counter

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As Boeing prepares for a leadership change later this year, the incoming CEO faces an immense challenge: orchestrating a profound cultural shift within the company’s vast workforce of over 170,000 employees, a significant portion of whom are engineers. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing CEO’s penchant for cost-cutting doesn’t apply to his trips on the company jet

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When it comes to building planes, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is all about streamlining costs. An accountant by training, Calhoun has prioritized fiscal discipline over his four years at the helm, tightening the belt to free up cash flow and put the company on better financial footing. ... Boeing reported in a regulatory filing that ... Calhoun got an extra half-million dollars worth of personal private jet travel on the company’s dime that had previously been improperly recorded as business travel. (www.cnn.com) More...

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US FAA to mandate use of safety tool by charter airlines, manufacturers

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WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday said it is finalizing new rules requiring charter, commuter, air tour operators, and aircraft manufacturers to implement a key safety tool aimed at reducing accidents. The FAA is adopting a final rule mandating the use of Safety Management Systems (SMS), which are a set of policies and procedures to proactively identify and address potential operational hazards, after first proposing to do so in January 2023.… (www.reuters.com) More...

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New Data Suggests a Rise in Aircraft Near-Misses

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While it is true that plane collisions occur quite frequently, recent events may be overstating just how often they may occur. Accidents themselves do not occur as often as many believe and it is incredibly rare for a plane to experience difficulties during the flight itself. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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WORLD Dubai flooding hobbles major airport's operations as "historic weather event" brings torrential rains to UAE

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WORLD Dubai flooding hobbles major airport's operations as "historic weather event" brings torrential rains to UAE Updated on: April 17, 2024 / 5:06 AM EDT / CBS/AP Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The desert nation of the United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain ever recorded there after a deluge flooded out Dubai International Airport, disrupting travel through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. The state-run WAM news… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Is the Airbus A380 the World's Safest Plane?

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Everyone knows the Airbus A380. The aircraft is a true icon, an engineering marvel no matter how many times you see or fly on it. Unfortunately, the age of four-engined aircraft is quickly fading, and various airlines have scrapped the aircraft or announced plans to phase out their Airbus A380s. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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United Airlines sets bar for Q1 cargo performance

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United Airlines rode the coattails of the cargo recovery to a relatively strong first quarter. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines Inaugurates Its New Flagship Dreamliner

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Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated its new flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. See the photos! (www.airwaysmag.com) More...

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3D Printed Aircraft Might Fly Sooner Than You Think

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The aviation industry constantly searches for new ways to innovate its manufacturing processes. With the rise of 3D printing, how can 3d printing be integrated into aircraft? Can we see fully 3D printed aircraft flying anytime soon? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights

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Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Sunclass A330neo cockpit to Phuket Thailand

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In the cockpit of the Sunclass Airlines Airbus A330-900neo from Oslo to Phuket and returning Phuket to Gothenburg with a fuel stop in Varna Bulgaria. (www.youtube.com) More...

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JetBlue, Southwest planes nearly collide – experts warn of air traffic control fatigue

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Two planes were cleared on a collision path at Washington Reagan National Airport on Thursday. Thankfully, air traffic controllers got both aircraft to stop before disaster struck. JetBlue flight 1554 from Washington to Boston was cleared for takeoff, while Southwest flight 2937 to Orlando was cleared to cross the same runway. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Surge in Safety Reporting: Boeing Employees Ramp Up Use of Internal Portal by 500%

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Boeing has seen a remarkable 500% surge in the utilization of its internal safety concern portal by employees, prompted by a series of safety incidents and FAA investigations involving Boeing aircraft. This notable increase in activity on the portal, which enables employees to report safety and quality issues anonymously, coincides with intensified scrutiny of the aerospace giant’s safety practices. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Why the -300ER is Boeing's Best-Selling 777 Variant

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Since its maiden flight in 2003, the Boeing 777-300ER has become the best-selling variant of the Boeing 777 family. As of 2020, over 830 777-300ERs had been delivered to operators all around the world. Why is this? What made the 777-300ER so successful? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Pilot Shortage ‘Isn’t Real,’ ALPA Says

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The union claims that there's a surplus of airline pilots. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Airlines May Get Rid of Reclining Economy Class Seats for Good, Expert Says — Here’s Why

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The controversial debate of reclining your seat on the plane may soon come to an end thanks to airline companies wanting to cut back on costs. With airlines like Southwest debuting a more streamlined seat design for 2025, it’s only a matter of time before reclining seats disappear completely, aviation and travel expert William McGee told Condé Nast Traveler during an interview published on Monday, April 15. “This trend has been occurring for several years now, and I think it will continue.… (people.com) More...

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