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Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo Jets

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Boeing Co. hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer. (www.bloomberg.com) Ещё...

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Inspector General report says Boeing shielded key 737 Max details from FAA

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Boeing shielded from federal regulators reviewing its 737 Max aircraft the extent and capability of the flawed computer system that ultimately brought down two jets, according to an inspector general report obtained by CNN. The report also faults the Federal Aviation Administration for poor communication and notes it handed over the vast majority -- 87% -- of certification responsibility to Boeing. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over licence concerns

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Vietnam’s aviation authority said on Monday it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for local airlines, amid concern from global regulators that some pilots may have been using “dubious” licences. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

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PIA Banned From Operating Within European Union For Six Months

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’ license for six months, preventing the airline from operating within European Union states for the rest of 2020. (www.gatechecked.com) Ещё...

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Breathing Clean Air At 30,000 Feet On American Airlines, Thanks To HEPA Filters

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Breathing clean air at 30,000 feet on American Airlines, thanks to HEPA filters. American has been using these filters to purify the air on their entire mainline and most regional fleet since the late 1990s. The HEPA technology is also used help keep medical environments clear of bacteria and viruses while providing clean air. (news.flightag.com) Ещё...

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Shaw AFB officials: Pilot dead following F-16 aircraft crash on base

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Shaw Air Force Base has confirmed that the pilot of the U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon that crashed late Tuesday night has died. The aircraft was assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing. The incident occurred on the military base around 11:30 p.m. on June 30. Officials at Shaw AFB say that the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board when the crash happened. Shaw AFB emergency responders were on scene. Sumter County Fire and Rescue assisted with the crash. (www.wistv.com) Ещё...

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Russia’s Aeroflot Secretly Carries Passenger Abroad Under Guise of Cargo

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Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, has been secretly operating exclusive luxury flights abroad for approximately a month despite Russian Government’s international travel ban (airlinegeeks.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines Boeing 787 u-turns three times in two days

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A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was involved in three separate incidents over the span of two days, as it attempted to depart from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT). (www.aerotime.aero) Ещё...

  • 24

Planespotter Paradise St. Maarten To Open Its Borders To Canadian and European Travelers On July 1, 2020

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Sint Maarten will open up its borders to parts of the wider world on July 1, 2020. Travelers from Canada and Europe will be allowed to enter once they meet the mandated requirements. (www.gatechecked.com) Ещё...

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Aeromexico becomes latest airline to file for bankruptcy

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Mexican airline Aeromexico said on Tuesday it had begun restructuring under Chapter 11 proceedings. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

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Alaska will hand out 'yellow card' for passengers not wearing face masks

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Alaska Airlines will hand out 'yellow card' or formal warnings for passengers that are not wearing face coverings. (www.washingtonpost.com) Ещё...

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NBAA Cancels 2020 NBAA-BACE

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Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently… (nbaa.org) Ещё...

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Norwegian Air Cancels 97 Boeing MAX and Dreamliners, Claims Compensation

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Norwegian Air has cancelled orders for 97 Boeing aircraft and will claim compensation from the U.S. plane maker for the grounding of the 737 MAX and for 787 engine troubles that hit its bottom line, the Oslo-based carrier said on Monday. The airline cancelled 92 of the 737 MAX jets, five 787 Dreamliners and so-called GoldCare service agreements related to both aircraft, just as Boeing on Monday began a crucial set of flight tests of the 737 MAX in an effort to gain regulatory approval for it to… (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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Delta Air Lines and Mayo Clinic Working To Make Travel Safer

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Delta Air Lines and Minnesota based Mayo Clinic are working together to make travel safer in light of COVID-19. This engagement builds upon Delta’s existing Delta Care Standard of superior care and cleanliness and to mitigate the risk of transmitting COVID-19 during travel for customers and employees. (news.flightag.com) Ещё...

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Dash cam video shows emergency plane landing on LA 3235 South in Lafourche Parish

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LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. — A truck driver captured an emergency landing of a plane on LA 3235 South in Lafourche Parish Thursday morning. According to Derek Breaux, a Breaux Petroleum truck driver's dash cam caught the emergency landing on video around 8:00 a.m. (www.wdsu.com) Ещё...

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FAA begins re-certification flights on Boeing 737 MAX

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"A few minutes before 10 a.m. Monday, a Boeing 737 MAX took off from Boeing Field with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot at the controls, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a major step toward returning the aircraft to passenger service." Presumably this flight, although the aircraft type ID is B737 (737-700), rather than a B37M (737-7 MAX): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701/history/20200629/1700Z/KBFI/KMWH (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

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The USAF Is Transporting COVID-19 Patients in Modified Shipping Containers

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The shipping container was designed to move patients without infecting the crews of the transport planes carrying them. (www.popularmechanics.com) Ещё...

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A Leap Forward for the Troubled 737MAX

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Though there are many opinions out there on the Boeing 737MAX, this is good news for the airline industry and Boeing overall. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

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First A330 MRTT Tanker Delivered to NATO

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Airbus delivers the first A330 MRTT tanker as its operational footprint grows. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

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8 people believed to be dead after 2 planes collided over Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Lake

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Kootenai Sheriff, Coast Guard recover two victims from downed planes in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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Air Canada suspends service, closes stations and reduces workforce due to COVID-19

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Air Canada announced Tuesday that it is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Ещё...

  • 16

Norwegian Air scraps $14.8b deal for Boeing's 737 Max, 787 aircraft

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has notified Boeing that it is terminating purchase agreements for all 97 of its remaining jets on order. The decision covers 92 of Boeing's 737 Max planes, five 787 Dreamliners and a related maintenance pact. Though Norwegian's financial troubles had cast doubt on its ability to take all the planes. (www.straitstimes.com) Ещё...

  • 16

Trains on a plane

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Ukrainian carrier Antonov Airlines recently teamed up with KN Airlift to transport two Max Bögl TSB trains from Munich, Germany to Chengdu, China. (guyanaaviation.com) Ещё...

  • 15

Finland's Air Force Quietly Drops Swastika Symbol...

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amazing... the nazi symbol still in use... who would have thought of that? (www.fliegerfaust.com) Ещё...

  • 14

El Al Suspends Operations Indefinitely

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Israeli flag carrier El Al Israel Airlines (LY) has announced all flights and other operations have been suspended. The announcement comes in a turbulent time for the airline, with Q1 cash loss and workforce union disputes. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

  • 14

Portugal takes over TAP air

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The Portuguese government announced Thursday the renationalisation of its flagship airline TAP Air Portugal. The state will acquire 72.5% of the capital to prevent a collapse of the airline due to the coronavirus crisis. The government already owns 50% of the shares and will invest 55 million euros to increase its equity to 72.5% in the airline, considered as a strategic asset for the country: it plays an essential role in the tourism sector, one of the engines of the Portuguese economy. (www.aviation24.be) Ещё...

  • 14

China Airlines Airbus A330 nearly runs off runway at Taipei Songshan Airport after Thrust Reverse and Spoilers fail

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A China Airlines Airbus A330-300 registered as B-18302 performing CAL202 from Shanghai Pudong to Taipei Songshan landed with Thrust Reverses and Spoilers unable to deploy. The Aircraft was able to stop 10 meters from the end of the runway. In response, the crew applied maximum manual breaking managing to stop the aircraft 10 meters from the end of the runway. No severe injuries were reported and the aircraft was re-positioned at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and has remained on the ground… (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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British Airways Takes Delivery Of Second Boeing 787-10

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British Airways - the airline’s second 787-10 is registered as G-ZBLB. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Cessna 172 crashes in American Fork Canyon, Utah killing 4

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A Cessna 172 with 4 occupants which took off from south valley regional airport, was reported by witnesses to spiral down and smashing into the mountain face, witnesses arrive at the crash to find all occupants dead. (www.ksl.com) Ещё...

  • 13

Major U.S. Airlines Announce Schedule Changes

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As COVID-19 flares up, passenger travel is on a steady incline and the airlines are trying to react safely while looking for lost revenue. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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Melbourne Diverts International Flights Due to Spike Fears

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Victorian Premier has requested all flights to Melbourne be diverted for the next fortnight as the state battles to get to grips with an apparent second spike of coronavirus cases. (www.theage.com.au) Ещё...

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First U.S. In-Airport COVID-19 Testing Facility opens at JFK Airport

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport, and XpresSpa’s new brand XpresCheck launched the first COVID-19 screening and testing location in a U.S. airport. (www.panynj.gov) Ещё...

  • 11

Alaska Airlines’ CEO Has No Reservations About The Boeing 737 MAX

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Alaska Airlines has been waiting for over seven years for the arrival of its 737 MAX. Despite the delay in delivery and the problematic history of the type, the airline’s CEO, Brad Tilden, remains confident that it’s an excellent plane for Alaska and for its customers. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

  • 11

EASA Suspends PIA from Entering Bloc

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EASA has announced that it will be suspending all Pakistan Airlines (PK) flights to and from European Union member states following a shocking investigation that found that one in three active Pakistan Airline Pilots held false licenses. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Which Airlines Fly The Airbus A220?

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The Airbus A220 is becoming a popular aircraft among operators and passengers alike. With great economics and fuel efficiency, airlines can do a lot with the jet. Simultaneously, passengers appreciate fewer middle seats onboard the aircraft. Here are which airlines are flying the Airbus A220. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Congo Teen Caught Trying To Stow Away Inside Jet Engine

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Ground crew at the Maya-Maya airport (BZV) in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo spotted a Congo teenager trying to stow away on a private Hawker 125-800XP. (www.gatechecked.com) Ещё...

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Airbus Delivers First A330 MRTT - Multi Role Tanker Transport

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Airbus delivered the first of eight Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered by the NATO Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) after a ceremony held at the Airbus Getafe site in Spain. (www.aviationtoday.com) Ещё...

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Bombardier Global 7500 Jet Receives Business Aviation’s First-ever Environmental Product Declaration

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Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD® System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced today a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet. (www.bombardier.com) Ещё...

  • 9

United Airlines Adds 25,000 Flights in August

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United Airlines (UA) today announced it is tripling the size of its August schedule compared to its June 2020 schedule, adding nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights compared to July 2020, and plans to fly 40% of its overall schedule in August, as compared to August 2019. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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UAE considers return of Boeing 737 Max to airspace

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The UAE on Wednesday announced that it is currently considering the return of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the UAE's airspace. The UAE's civil aviation authority is working closely with the FAA, Boeing and UAE operators. (www.khaleejtimes.com) Ещё...

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British Airways takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-10

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British Airways has received delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The -10 joins the 12 and 18 strong fleets of Boeing 787-8 and -9 fleets respectively, that the airline already has in service. This makes British Airways the third airline in the world and the first in Europe to operate all three variants of Boeing’s Dreamliner family after United and ANA. (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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Caribbean Airlines To Restart Service Out Of Jamaica Hub

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Caribbean Airlines has announced the restart of flights out of its Jamaica hub from July 6, 2020. (www.gatechecked.com) Ещё...

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Airport offering flights to nowhere for people who want the illusion of travel

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If your favorite part of taking a trip is going through the airport, then you’re in luck — a Taiwanese airport has created an experience for TSA-starved travelers to check in for a flight, go through security and then board the aircraft … and sit. Taipai Songshan Airport began offering passengers a trip to nowhere in early July, and received about 7,000 interested guests, New York Post reported. Only 60 were chosen from the pool for the half-day airplane “trips” that will continue in the next… (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Finland to operate unmanned helicopter for maritime surveillance

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The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. (guyanaaviation.com) Ещё...

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Vietnam Airlines Launches Three New Domestic Routes

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The new flights are aimed at improving connectivity and trade between Vietnams’ provinces and cities. When the rollout of new routes is complete, Vietnam Airlines will be operating around 320 flights a day across 57 domestic routes. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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CAA rejects StarLux CEO to ban Airbus A330 from Taipei Songshan Airport

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The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Saturday July 4 has rejected a demand from StarLux Airlines to ban Airbus A330 from Taipei Songshan Airport due to short runway. On July 3, a China Airlines Airbus A330 lost Speed Brakes and Thrust Reverse causing the aircraft to come to a stop 10 meters from the end of the runway. The CAA argue that the 8,500 feet long runway is sufficient enough to handle these situations. (www.taiwannews.com.tw) Ещё...

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Breeze Airways Delays Launch

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The next airline has officially pushed start up plans to 2021 amid the pandemic. (www.aerotime.aero) Ещё...

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Airbus concludes ATTOL with fully autonomous flight tests

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Following an extensive two-year flight test programme, Airbus has successfully concluded its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off and Landing (ATTOL) project. (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa Flies Back to Dubai

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Having resumed part of its schedule this week, Lufthansa (LH) has announced today that it will return to Dubai skies starting on July 5. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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UK wants to be first with carbon zero Atlantic commercial plane

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The United Kingdom wants to be the first to develop a commercial jet plane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean without any carbon emissions (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

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