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MD-83 Crash Near Houston

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Major crash, many details still unknown at this time. (www.kxan.com) Ещё...

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Ex-Alitalia Flight Attendants Strip Off Uniforms In Protest

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Dozens of former flight attendants from defunct Italian airline Alitalia stripped off their uniforms Wednesday, wearing only undergarments in a silent, choreographed protest in central Rome (abcnews.go.com) Ещё...

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Airplane Drops Human Waste On Man While Flying Over His Garden

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he said the man's "whole garden, and garden umbrellas, and him" were splattered in human waste dumped from a plane flying overheard. "I know a number of incidents happen every year with frozen sewage from planes, but this wasn't frozen and his whole garden was splattered in a very unpleasant way," she said, according to BBC. (www.ndtv.com) Ещё...

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FAA demanding more transparency from U.S. airplane manufacturers - testimony

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"We are prioritizing oversight of manufacturers and working to focus that oversight on safety-critical areas. We are delegating fewer responsibilities and demanding more transparency from them, and evaluating key assumptions prior to delegating functions in certain areas." (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

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Denver's airport held a job fair to plug its huge labor shortage. An exec said he'd hoped 5,000 people would come - but only 100 showed up.

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Organizers had wanted to fill about 1,000 jobs at the airport, but only about 100 people came to the four-hour fair... (news.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Southwest Airlines Not Done Yet With Boeing 737 MAX Orders

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Southwest Airlines continues its buying-mood by adding more Boeing MAX 7s to its fleet. During the third quarter, the carrier exercised options on eight aircraft for delivery in 2022 while on the first day of Q4 on October 1, it did the same for another eight for delivery in 2023, it said in its Q3-results. More firm orders are likely this year, as Southwest is not done yet with MAX orders. (airinsight.com) Ещё...

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Ex-NYC surgeon confesses to throwing wife’s body from an airplane over Atlantic in 1985

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“I went flying. I opened the door and then took her body out of the airplane over the ocean,” Bierenbaum told the parole board in December 2020, according to a newly obtained transcript. (nypost.com) Ещё...

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FAA oversight of American Airlines is flawed, watchdog says

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A government watchdog said Friday that federal safety regulators routinely fail to ensure that American Airlines gets to the cause of maintenance shortcomings when they are discovered. (www.foxbusiness.com) Ещё...

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DC air traffic disrupted after American Airlines flight stalls near runway

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Emergency crews at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. are responding to a jet that has been stopped in the middle of the airport's main runway. The jet sat on the runway for about 10 minutes before fire and rescue crews arrived, according to a video taken of the plane and posted to social media. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Austin's airport on track to break single day passenger travel record

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Formula One Gran Prix brought thousands of visitors to Austin, now they're racing to airport to head home. Airport spox tells CBS Austin that ABIA is expected to set a new record for the single busiest day of passenger traffic. (cbsaustin.com) Ещё...

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Alaskan Seaplanes Aircraft Crashes on Takeoff

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The Alaskan Seaplanes aircraft had six people on board – five passengers and a pilot. The flight was from Juneau International Airport to Skagway. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Regional airline cancels hundreds of flights affecting Delta, American, United

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A regional airline carrier that operates flights for four major airline companies including American Airlines and Delta Air Lines canceled hundreds of flights on Thursday and Friday, USA Today reported. "SkyWest experienced an internal technical issue, resulting in approximately 700 flight cancellations before the issue was resolved Thursday evening," the company said in a statement to USA Today. "We apologize to customers for the inconvenience; we are working to minimize the… (thehill.com) Ещё...

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Textron announces Cessna 172/182 can use 91UL, 94UL, or 100VLL

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WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 26, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today that many Cessna piston-powered aircraft are now approved to utilize a more environmentally friendly aviation gasoline (AvGas). Owners and operators of Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane can utilize 91-octane unleaded (91UL), 94UL or 100VLL (very low lead) fuel in their aircraft wherever it is available. The 206 Turbo Stationair HD aircraft is approved for 100VLL. Unleaded and lower-leaded fuels burn cleaner than higher-leaded fuels… (media.txtav.com) Ещё...

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Exciting: Two Airlines Announce The A380 Return This Week

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The rise of the global health crisis undoubtedly saw flight activity with the Airbus A380 go down. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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United Airlines makes more cargo revenue with less cargo

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Cargo capacity is very tight and United Airlines is benefitting from its widebody fleet. (www.freightwaves.com) Ещё...

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Ex-Jet Airways 777 Flies To Be Scrapped After 2 Years Stuck In Amsterdam

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On Tuesday afternoon, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport said goodbye to a Boeing 777-300ER that had been parked there for 2.5 years. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Zephyr S pseudo-satellite drone hits record altitude of 76,100 ft

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Airbus' high-endurance stratosphere drone, the Zephyr S, has set a new altitude record for an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in its class, soaring to 76,100 ft (23,915 m) in the skies over Arizona during two flights totaling 36 days aloft. (newatlas.com) Ещё...

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How The Boeing 747 Carried The Space Shuttle

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The Boeing 747 is a great aircraft and has been a ‘piggyback’ aircraft for the NASA Space Shuttle. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Skywest Airlines Outage Sparks Delays, Cancellations of Hundreds of Flights

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Skywest Airlines customers on Thursday faced frustrating flight delays and cancellations across the country following a computer glitch that lasted about five hours. Around 700 flights were canceled, affecting some of the largest U.S. airline operators, Reuters reported. SkyWest provides regional services for American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Alaska Airlines. A SkyWest internal computer problem temporarily disabled operations for about five hours before it was fixed, and… (www.msn.com) Ещё...

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American, Southwest Airlines Update Plans for Unvaccinated Employees

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American Airlines won’t automatically fire employees who aren’t vaccinated by the airline’s deadline, and Southwest Airlines won’t place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave, according to recent updates by airline officials and unions. (www.webmd.com) Ещё...

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American Airlines' Q3 cargo yields double from pre-crisis levels

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American Airlines saw strong growth in cargo revenues. Why is that? (www.freightwaves.com) Ещё...

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Alliance Ground acquires cargo handler at Chicago O'Hare airport

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Ground handlers are consolidating at congested O'Hare airport. (www.freightwaves.com) Ещё...

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The Longest Ever Flight Was Over 64 Days In A Cessna 172

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Often, when we think of long-endurance flights, our first thoughts jump to military operations. Big planes with highly-trained crew will fly for long periods, using air-to-air refuelling to stay aloft for extended periods. However, many of the longest duration flights have been undertaken as entirely civilian operations. The longest of all happened to be undertaken by that most humble of aircraft, the Cessna 172. From December 1958 to February 1959, Bob Timm and John Cook set out to make… (hackaday.com) Ещё...

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Amazon lease at Newark Airport rapped for being fast tracked, bad for minority workers

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A proposal to lease two buildings at Newark Airport to Amazon for a 250,000-square-foot global air cargo campus was criticized in a report that charged the plan will hurt minority communities, take away high-paying union jobs and that it was done at the last minute without a chance for public comment. (www.nj.com) Ещё...

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner has new problem involving titanium parts

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It's latest in production slip-ups that have delayed aircraft deliveries, drawn increased U.S. government scrutiny (www.foxbusiness.com) Ещё...

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A man was 'covered' in poop after a passing plane dumped toilet waste over his backyard, lawmaker says

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A man was sitting in his backyard in Windsor, England, when raw sewage suddenly fell from the sky. According to a local councilor, his "whole garden, garden umbrellas, and him" were "covered" in poop. The councilor said that frozen sewage falling from the sky isn't unheard of, but this unfortunate ordeal is much rarer. A man was enjoying the sun in his backyard in Windsor, southeast England when a passing plane dropped toilet waste over him and his garden furniture, a… (www.yahoo.com) Ещё...

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Smokey first A350 engine start

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Burning off the preservation oil during the first start of a Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine on an Airbus A350-900 after a scheduled engine change (www.youtube.com) Ещё...

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FAA demanding more transparency from U.S. airplane manufacturers

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will tell U.S. lawmakers on Thursday that the agency is taking a new stance in overseeing the safety efforts of airplane manufacturers like Boeing Co. (www.stltoday.com) Ещё...

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Aviation Stats Update - October 19, 2021

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"Business aviation traffic numbers soared to the highest they've been in three years, exceeding 2019 numbers by 26% this past week (October 11 - October 14) as thousands gathered to innovate and grow business aviation at the 2021 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas." (blog.flightaware.com) Ещё...

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TUIfly Belgium MAX delivery flight returns to Boeing Field after electrical stabiliser trim failure

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The aircraft landed safely at Boeing Field at 19:09. According to some sources, it suffered an electrical stabiliser trim failure. The replay of the flight on Flightradar24 shows that the crew had difficulties maintaining altitude and never reached FL150 requested by ATC, nor were they able to maintain FL130 instructed later to return to BFI. (www.aviation24.be) Ещё...

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Heathrow Airport: Australia and New Zealand's tough travel rules that make visiting very difficult

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Australia Entry Requirements Quite simply, entry to Australia is still closed to most people. Everyone arriving in Australia is required to take a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated place near where they arrive, which they may need to pay for themselves. New Zealand Entry Requirements Travel to New Zealand is banned from Brazil, India, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea apart from citizens and their partners, children and dependants. All non-citizens will need a visa to enter. Anyone who… (www.getreading.co.uk) Ещё...

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A harmonica strikes a discordant note in the airport security line

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The TSA officer told Phil that, when X-rayed, a harmonica can look just like a handgun magazine. (www.washingtonpost.com) Ещё...

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Semi-autonomous Helicopter Flight

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Semi-autonomous flight. At least it's not an recliner. (www.nytimes.com) Ещё...

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Peach Sells Unlimited Japanese Flight Pass For Just $173

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Peach Aviation, the low-cost arm of ANA, has launched an all-you-can-fly travel pass for domestic Japanese flights, valid throughout the whole of November. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Year after going missing, United Airlines exec found dead at Chicago area Illinois forest preserve

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Jacob Cefolia, 50, of Elmhurst,IL was found hanging from an uprooted tree Friday at the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, (suburban Chicago) authorities said. Officials said there were no signs of foul play. The former senior vice president of worldwide sales for Chicago-based United, Cefolia had been reported missing on Aug. 8, 2020. The mystery surrounding his disappearance quickly garnered widespread media attention and prompted a sizable manhunt. (chicago.suntimes.com) Ещё...

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When air disasters happen, here are tips on increasing your chances of survival

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The dramatic event of nearly two dozen people safely evacuating the passenger plane that crashed in Houston earlier this week has brought renewed attention to the survivability of air disasters. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Boeing Workers Protest Angrily Against Vaccination Mandate

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Several hundred anti-vaccination protesters, most of them Boeing blue-collar workers, voiced loud and angry opposition to the company’s newly announced vaccine mandate Friday outside the Machinists union hall in Everett. (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

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Breeze Airways Goes Big On A Premium Cabin For Its Airbus A220s

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Breeze Airways has revealed its configuration for the Airbus A220-300. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Frontier Airlines plane emergency lands in North Carolina following odor-related event

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Frontier Airlines Flight 1159 from Norfolk to Orlando experienced a fume/odor event. Out of an abundance of caution, the aircraft diverted to Raleigh-Durham, and both passengers and crew exited the aircraft via evacuation slides," a spokesperson for Frontier Airlines told Fox News. (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

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Ryanair’s CEO Says SAFs Could Raise The Cost Of Food

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Ryanair has set a target to power its flights using 12.5% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030, far more than the proposed EU sustainable fuel mandate. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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Unvaccinated Pilots Cost United Airlines $1.4 Million A Fortnight

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United Airlines has revealed it is spending US$1.4 million per fortnight sending unvaccinated pilots onto paid leave because vaccinated co-workers refuse to fly with them. (simpleflying.com) Ещё...

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