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Volga-Dnepr Airlines may go bankrupt.

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This was reported by the news site of the city of Ulyanovsk. According to available information, the company's operational deficit in October will be $100 mln. USD, while Volga-Dnepr already has $200 mln. USD in debt. Problems in relations between Ukraine and Russia led to the fact that Antonov Group refused to extend the airworthiness of the Volga-Dnepr AN-124-100, which is why most of the fleet is idle, not having the ability to carry out commercial transportation. (ulnovosti.ru) Ещё...

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How flight-tracking site FlightAware works, for consumers and airlines

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It started as the pet project of a software developer who was also a pilot. Today, the company boasts a team of 110 employees in four countries, and helps some 15 million travelers per month, over 200 airlines and 15,000 other companies. (thepointsguy.com) Ещё...

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Opinion: Don’t Feel Sorry for the Airlines

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Before providing them any assistance, we must demand that they change how they treat their customers and employees. (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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The toll on travel

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Visualization of FlightAware data showing global air travel decreasing as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. (graphics.reuters.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines Promotes Commercial Flight Health Safety

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FlightAware is proud to showcase the efforts of our trusted partner, United Airlines, in continuing to provide their passengers the safest travel experience possible. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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Are you noticing a lot more flight activity on FlightAware?

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Help us share! Are you noticing a lot more activity on FlightAware? Last night we toggled on default visibility to all detected flights (instead of just the ones that we receive flight plans for). Check your FlightAware app or see a live view by clicking the link below. (www.linkedin.com) Ещё...

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Fraport will use FlightAware data – What does that mean for the whole ATM community?

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We are now entering a time where a private organization, not run by a state, can provide better data and prediction than national or even trans-national ANSPs. In this age of data, it is also likely that FlightAware and the like can provide better flight profile and performance data than theory and research based models like BADA. (radar.foxatm.com) Ещё...

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Emirates Airline Begins Conducting Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Boarding Passengers

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In a move that could be a step toward making air travel palatable to the public again, Emirates Airline has begun conducing rapid-on site COVID-19 for passengers. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 minutes. The airline says it is the first to roll out rapid testing. Emirates says it is working to scale up testing capabilities and extend it to other flights. It says its testing could also be used to… (www.npr.org) Ещё...

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Autoland Is Garmin's Newest Safety Feature

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For the past eight years, Garmin has secretly been working on a fascinating new capability, an autoland function that can rescue an airplane with an incapacitated pilot or save a pilot when weather conditions present no other safe option. Autoland should soon receive its first FAA approval, with certification expected shortly in the Piper M600, followed by the Cirrus Vision Jet. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...

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Collings Foundation B-17 crash leads to fire, closure of Bradley Airport

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Firefighters responded to a large fire from an aircraft crash at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. The airport confirmed on Wednesday morning that it is closed. "We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft [Wednesday] morning at Bradley Airport," it posted to Twitter. "We have an active fire and rescue operation underway. The airport is closed. We will issue further updates as information becomes available." (www.wfsb.com) Ещё...

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Crossing traffic 1000 feet below as seen from a 747. This was over the east coast of Russia.

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787 dreamliner contrail. Crossing traffic 1000 feet below as seen from a 747. This was over the east coast of Russia. (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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The Star Wars aircraft is flying the friendly galaxy. Where is it now?

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While not everyone will have the chance to see the new livery in person, anyone will be able to track our special aircraft on FlightAware, the world’s largest online flight tracking platform. For the first time, you can track past and future flights on both desktop and mobile by entering the plane’s tail number – N36272 – and the new aircraft will appear on FlightAware’s flight tracking maps as the X-Wing starship. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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Mysterious Boeing 737- It's still green

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No one seems to know who exactly owns the plane and what its purpose is. Never painted, it's still in its green zinc chromate coating. To the uninformed, it looks like it's held together with duct tape. Probably our tax dollars at work, maybe. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

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Fraport to Deploy FlightAware Predictive Technology at Frankfurt Airport

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Fraport will integrate FlightAware's predictive data into their operational tools and analytical platforms to optimize airfield efficiency and ground personnel allocation at Frankfurt Airport. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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An-124 flies to Ponta Delgada to save Delta's stranded Boeing 757

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal - An Antonov An-124 that belongs to heavy cargo operator Volga-Dnepr was sent to Ponta Delgada to transport required parts for the maintenance of seriously damaged Delta Boeing 757. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

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How Airlines Are Defending Dormant 737 MAX Jets From The Ravages Of Corrosion, Insects And Time

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Boeing 737 MAX planes have been stuck on the ground now for five months. With the likelihood rising that they won't return to service before the winter, some airlines may soon have to deal with the danger that the planes could literally become stuck to the ground. Tires of planes that are parked for long periods of time can freeze to the tarmac during sub-zero weather, warns a Boeing maintenance manual for the previous generation of 737 aircraft. It advises maintenance workers to place sand… (www.forbes.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines mechanic accused of attempted sabotage of flight with 150 on board

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A mechanic for American Airlines was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner shortly before it was set to take off from Miami International Airport for the Bahamas with 150 people on board. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

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A thief stole two airplanes with a signature and a couple of stamps

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According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, the paperwork Hughes had sent to the FAA was phony, something that only came to light when a worker at the Washington State Department of Transportation placed a routine call to the Piper’s previous owner to confirm their cancellation of the plane’s registration. The confused owner, a US Navy doctor in Gig Harbor, WA, said he hadn’t sold his plane, nor did he intend to. (qz.com) Ещё...

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Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777X Spotted Outside In Seattle

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While most aviation news has been cause for concern of late, one source of excitement is the progression of Boeing’s new widebody program. On Wednesday, launch customer Lufthansa’s first 777X aircraft was spotted outside the factory walls for the very first time. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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When a Southwest Airlines Flight Was Delayed, Passengers Got Increasingly Frustrated. Then the Gate Agent Did Something Remarkable

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Last week, a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington, D.C., was delayed. Passengers sat at the gate for an hour. Then two. Naturally, they grew frustrated. But then a gate agent stepped in and started playing games with the waiting passengers. One game? A contest for the worst driver's license picture. Other games included a paper airplane contest. (www.inc.com) Ещё...

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This device can disinfect the interior of an airplane – and kill coronavirus – in minutes

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Ever since coronavirus concerns have taken over essentially every aspect of everyday live, airlines have been paying more attention to the process of cleaning planes. Now, a company named Dimer is seeing increased interest in a device they conceived several years ago to battle the flu. Think drink cart, but when you run it down the aisle of an airplane, it disinfects the entire interior in minutes. A guy named Elliott Krightenberg. He describes himself as an “international and intergalactic… (ktla.com) Ещё...

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Delta Receives Last Boeing Airplane, The Future Is All Airbus

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Delta Air Lines took delivery of its very last factory-fresh Boeing aircraft—the 130th 737-900(ER) to join its fleet. From now on, what used to be one of Boeing's largest customers, has only scheduled for delivery brand-new Airbus planes. After 130 Boeing 737-900(ER)s being delivered straight from Boeing, a chapter has momentarily closed between the manufacturer and the Atlanta-based airline. Today, the airline remains operating a gigantic fleet of 530 Boeing planes, including the 717-200,… (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

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Off-duty easyJet captain heading to Alicante with his wife and son ends up flying the plane himself

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This is the remarkable moment an off-duty pilot offers to fly his fellow passengers to Spain - as he and his family faced a delay of around two hours. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

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FlightAware and FlightBridge Partner to Provide Seamless Flight Tracking

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The leading flight tracking and logistics management system are now integrated for business aviation operators and FBOs. (flightaware.com) Ещё...

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What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?

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Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace

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Although this animation was published 10 years ago, it gives an excellent visual of our airspace as things shut down on 9/11/01. From the description: This animation was created by NASA using FAA air traffic control data from September 11, 2001. It shows the rapid grounding of air traffic across the US, and redirection of incoming international traffic, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Time is at lower left, number of planes in the air lower right. At 9:06am, FAA issued a ground stop… (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people 'crashes near Tehran'

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A Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 passengers and crew has crashed near Tehran. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Ещё...

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Airline adds baby seat map to help passengers avoid infants

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Few things can make a trans-Pacific flight more unpleasant than sitting next to a crying infant, so one airline wants to help passengers avoid that. (abc13.com) Ещё...

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Qantas gears up for the second "Project Sunrise" research flight

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Sydney, Australia - The Australian flag carrier Qantas will fly a nearly empty a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from London Heathrow to Sydney as part of “Project Sunrise”. The 787-9 registered VH-ZNJ will take off from Heathrow and fly directly to Sydney with no paying passengers onboard. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

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My Letter to the Editor of New York Times Magazine - by Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger

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The MCAS design should never have been approved, not by Boeing, and not by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (www.sullysullenberger.com) Ещё...

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Space-Based ADS-B Joins Search & Rescue Efforts

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Not only are such stories beginning to surface, but Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service, which is only compatible with 1090ES systems, has shown an ability to help as well—especially in areas where ground-based ADS-B data is not available. Don Hinkel was flying over the Bahamas on December 23 when the engine of his 1981 Cessna P210N failed. It would not restart, said Hinkel, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly flies back and forth to Florida. “I activated an onboard ELT when I… (www.aopa.org) Ещё...

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2 Air Canada planes have a near miss

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Although this occurred on March 8,2020 it just goes to show you that reducing the number of aircraft flying doesn't reduce some dangers. Also makes you wonder what's going to happen at thousands of airports that now have almost no activity. It's nesting season, and birds will be very happy to have all this new airspace. The rule of unexpected consequences applies. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines Mechanic Jailed Following Aircraft Sabotage

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An American Airlines mechanic who deliberately sabotaged an American Airlines Boeing 737 last July in an attempt to gain more overtime has instead been sentenced to 37 months in prison. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Air Force One Performs Daytona 500 Flyover

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Just short of President Trump's arrival at the Daytona 500. The president's 747 did a buzz of the speedway at about 800 feet. Amazing spectators before landing at Daytona Airport next door. (www.dailywire.com) Ещё...

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Boeing is Suspending Production of the 737 MAX in January

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Boeing will halt production of its 737 Max narrow-body jet in January, escalating the company's crisis as it prepares to end a year marked by accidents, scandals, and a plummeting public perception. (www.businessinsider.com) Ещё...

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Al Haynes, captain of United Flight 232 dies at age 87

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Al Haynes, who was the captain of United Airlines flight 232 which crash-landed at Sioux City, Iowa on July 19, 1989, died Sunday. (siouxcityjournal.com) Ещё...

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