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ZeroAvia Makes History with Largest Hydrogen-Electric Powered Aircraft

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A California manufacturer named ZeroAvia has just paved a significantly bigger path toward the mass use of sustainable aviation fuel with a Dornier 228. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Experience the Reliability and Affordability of Cinnamon Air: A Look at Sri Lanka's Leading Domestic Airline

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Cinnamon Air is one of Sri Lanka's leading domestic airlines, providing scheduled and charter services to a wide range of destinations. Founded in 2011, the airline has grown to become a well-known and respected provider within the region. (avecdotes.com) More...

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The History of Emirates Airlines: From a Single Aircraft to the Aviation Industry Leader

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Emirates Airlines is one of the most recognizable names in the aviation industry. Founded in 1985, it has since grown to become one of the world’s leading international airlines, offering flights to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries across six continents. (avecdotes.com) More...

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Azerbaijan Airlines Adding Airbus A320neos To Its Fleet Renewal Program

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On Friday, Azerbaijan's national flag carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines, announced it is upgrading its fleet by adding new aircraft, including the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The Baku-based airline already operates both types, but its Friday announcement indicates it will add more of each as it replenishes its fleet through 2030. Extra capacity to freshen up the fleet Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) didn't specify aircraft quantities or delivery details. Still, a look at its… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus Remains Confident Of Producing 14 A220s A Month Despite Challenges

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Airbus's Canadian manufacturing plant has been forced to combat significant supply chain issues in the past few months leading many to believe that the manufacturer will fall short of meeting its Airbus A220 production goals. Despite this speculation, the head of Airbus Canada has declared that it can meet and exceed all target goals. Let's take a deeper look into the situation. Declaration of productivity Airbus has been producing its newest family member, the Airbus A220, for several… (www.msn.com) More...

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What's The Latest With Russia's Proposed Replacement For The Antonov An-124?

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During the summer of 2017, the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) announced that it was working on a replacement aircraft for the Antonov An-124-100. Designed during the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in what was then the Soviet Union. The plane is a four-engine strategic airlift aircraft. The plane was the second-largest transport aircraft in the world after the Antonov An-225 'Mriya.' Sadly the Mriya was destroyed during the first weeks of Russia's invasion of… (www.msn.com) More...

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U.S. Navy Begins Multi-Engine Trainer Replacement Program

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U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a single-source contract to Textron Aviation for 10 Beechcraft T-54A aircraft to fulfil its requirement for a Multi-Engine Training System (METS) aircraft. The new aircraft—which are based on the commercial King Air 260 model—are part of a $113.1 million contract that also includes support equipment, spares and training. Ultimately the Navy intends to acquire up to 64 T-54As in a deal that could be worth $677.2 million. They are scheduled for delivery… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing Wants White House Support For 737 MAX Sales In China

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As Boeing continues to rebuild trust in the 737 MAX, the company is focusing on China as the next market to establish sales of the aircraft. In order to do this, the planemaker is seeking support from the US government, according to reports. An executive at the company hopes to improve the relationship with the White House to move forward. It comes as the manufacturer has seen a small milestone in China despite still underperforming with rival Airbus' recent success. Slight progress Boeing… (www.msn.com) More...

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Coming February 1st: What To Expect From Porter Airlines' Embraer E195-E2s

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If you are a frequent traveler in North America, you might want to save this date. On Wednesday, February 1st, the Canadian carrier Porter Airlines will launch its first three destinations served with the brand-new Embraer E195-E2. With enhanced cabin comfort, premium onboard service, and sustainable operations, the airline and its customers can't wait for the new plane to join the fleet. Let's look closely at the new product Porter Airlines will bring to the North American market.… (www.msn.com) More...

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AirAsia Plans Airbus A330neo Return Amid Operational Ramp-Up

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Having been parked for an extended period of time, the Airbus A330-900s belonging to low-cost carrier AirAsia are set to return to the skies in the near future. The airline group announced its aim to reactivate the jets alongside its plans to increase activity in some of its markets. Let's look at this positive news a little more closely. The return of the A330neo When it comes to A330neos under the AirAsia Aviation Group, the company has two with its Thai AirAsia X division. Registered… (www.msn.com) More...

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Aer Lingus Is Still Dealing With Lost Baggage Claims For Summer 2022

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Irish airline Aer Lingus is still dealing with claims for lost baggage from summer 2022. According to reports, the carrier has around one in 100 claims still open since last year. Aer Lingus blames the stress faced by the global aviation industry. Missing baggage Summer 2022 was a stressful season for airlines and airports alike. In Dublin, thousands of passengers a day were stuck in the security queue. Then, when they finally boarded and arrived at their destinations, it was only to discover… (www.msn.com) More...

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The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn

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A major independent flight tracking platform, which has made enemies of the Saudi royal family and Elon Musk, has been sold to a subsidiary of a private equity firm. And its users are furious. ADS-B Exchange has made headlines in recent months for, as AFP put it, irking “billionaires and baddies.” But in a Wednesday morning press release, aviation intelligence firm Jetnet announced it had acquired the scrappy open source operation for an undisclosed sum. (arstechnica.com) More...

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Ameriflight Has Ordered 20 Autonomous Cargo Planes From Natilus

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Up-and-coming aircraft manufacturer Natilus announced on Friday, January 26th, that it had signed a deal with cargo carrier Ameriflight. The charter airline agreed to purchase 20 of the manufacturer's smallest feeder aircraft making it the first US regional carrier to sign a purchase order agreement with Natilus. The airline plans to use these remotely piloted aircraft to enhance operational efficiency while combating the ongoing pilot shortage. Autonomous aircraft order The order costing… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing's 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for final send-off

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Boeing's 747, the original and arguably most aesthetic "Jumbo Jet", revolutionized air travel only to see its more than five-decade reign as "Queen of the Skies" ended by more efficient twinjet planes. The last commercial Boeing jumbo will be delivered to Atlas Air in the surviving freighter version on Tuesday, 53 years after the 747's instantly recognizable humped silhouette grabbed global attention as a Pan Am passenger jet. "On the ground it's stately,… (www.msn.com) More...

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Lufthansa’s First Reactivated Airbus A380 Is On Its Way To Manila

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Lufthansa first reactivated Airbus A380 has taken off from Frankfurt ahead of a 13-hour flight to the Philippines. The aircraft is currently heading to Manila, where it will be restored before re-entering service in the summer. D-AIMK gearing up for return The Lufthansa Airbus A380 (registration: D-AIMK) took off from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) at 06:44 on Sunday, January 29th - special flight LH9922 will arrive at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in the early hours of Monday morning… (www.msn.com) More...

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Two Indian military jets crash after midair collision

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One pilot has died after two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed in a mid-air collision in central India about 300km south of the capital, New Delhi. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Air France-KLM orders Airbus A350s to replace jumbo freighters

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Air France-KLM will order an additional seven Airbus SE A350 jets, including some freighters, as the carrier renews its widebody fleet and retires Boeing Co. 747 freighters. (www.ajot.com) More...

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Boeing Pleads Not Guilty In 737 MAX Fraud - What's Next?

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The future of the MAX fraud trial remains uncertain as Boeing issued a plea of not guilty, falling back on its arrangement with the DOJ. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Helicopter Used To Transport Putin, Top Officials Crash Lands in Moscow

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A helicopter which is part of a fleet that transports top Russian officials including President Vladimir Putin has reportedly crashed into the ground while landing in Moscow. The Mil Mi-8 helicopter struck the ground with its blades and tail while landing at Vnukovo international airport located around 16 miles southwest of the center of the Russian capital on Friday, according to Russian state news agency Interfax. Aviation publication Aerotime Hub reported that the helicopter belonged to the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boom Breaks Ground on North Carolina Overture Plant

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Boom Supersonic has started construction of a 400,000-sq-ft factory in Greensboro, North Carolina, meant to house production of its Overture supersonic airliner, the Colorado-based company said on Thursday. What the company calls its Overture Superfactory sits on a 62-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Plans call for the facility to house the final assembly line, a test facility, and a customer delivery center for the Overture. "Today's groundbreaking for the… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Says Farewell To The Dash 8-Q400

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According to an announcement by parent company Alaska Airlines on Friday, Horizon Air has retired its last Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. The announcement comes exactly 22 years after the aircraft made its first flight for the regional airline. 22 years of service Horizon's announcement that it is retiring the Q400 marks the end of an era for the turboprop aircraft. The airline flew its first flight with the jet on January 26th, 2001, and its last from Spokane to Seattle on that same day this… (www.msn.com) More...

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First Of Two 'New' Airbus A350s For Thai Airways Spotted With Livery

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Back at the end of October 2022, it was reported by the Bangkok Post that Thai Airways had signed a lease agreement for two Airbus A350-900s. These would enter service from January 2023. While we're almost reaching February, it does appear that plans are being made for two A350s to be added to the Thai Airways fleet, with one recently being spotted. Here's what we know so far... One of two jets spotted On January 23rd, an Airbus A350-900 was spotted in Thai Airways livery at… (www.msn.com) More...

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Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 MAYDAY Due To "Multiple Successive Fault Messages"

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An Airbus A321-200 operated by Air Canada Rouge was flying from Cozumel (Mexico) to its home base at Toronto Pearson International Airport on January 23rd when issues arose with various flight systems. The issues were so severe that the crew was forced to declare MAYDAY and divert to Tampa, Florida in the United States. Flight and incident details According to The Aviation Herald, the Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321-200 registered C-GHQI was performing flight RV1997 from Cozumel to Toronto on… (www.msn.com) More...

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Pending confirmation, two G700 production test aircraft break speed records during world tour

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Thursday that their all-new Gulfstream G700 achieved 25-speed records on its recently completed world tour. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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UK regional airline Flybe ceases trading, cancels all flights

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British regional airline Flybe on Saturday ceased trading for the second time in three years, cancelling all flights and 276 workers made redundant. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Exploring the Safety Record of the North American T-6 Texan Aircraft: Past Issues and Current Procedures

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The North American T-6 Texan is an aircraft that has been in military service for over seventy years. It was originally designed in the late 1930s and has been used by the United States, Canada, and many other countries around the world. (avecdotes.com) More...

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Plane's nose gear collapses on landing at O’Hare; no injuries

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No one was injured Friday after a plane with an apparent landing gear issue landed at O’Hare International Airport. Flight 1180 from Manistee, Michigan to Chicago experienced "a collapsed nose gear," according to Cape Air spokesperson Eric Hatzell. Hatzell said there were no indications anything was wrong with the Cape Air Cessna 402C's landing gear prior to landing. (www.fox32chicago.com) More...

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The Yakovlev Yak-3: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Soviet WW2 Fighter Aircraft

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The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a single-seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Soviet Union during World War II. The Yak-3 was one of the most successful and widely used fighters of the war and was praised for its maneuverability, acceleration, and rate of climb. (avecdotes.com) More...

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Air France-KLM doubles order for Airbus A350 freighters

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KLM Cargo will get four A350 freighters in three years. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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44,500 new aircraft worth US$2.7 trillion will be delivered by 2043

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The new Cirium Fleet Forecast, an independent forecast of the global passenger and freighter market, reveals demand for approximately 44,500 new aircraft globally over the next two decades, worth US$2.9 trillion. The forecast reaffirms an encouraging long-term projection for the aviation industry and its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, predicting that 20-year aircraft deliveries will be just 1% lower globally than predicted a year ago. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Air India about to order 220 Boeing and 275 Airbus jets

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Air India will on Friday Jan. 27 seal half of an order for some 495 jets with Boeing, Airbus and engine suppliers General Electric and CFM International, industry sources said, as its new owner seeks to revive the airline and compete with larger rivals. After months of closely guarded, tough negotiations, Air India is set to place an order for 190 Boeing 737 MAX narrowbody planes as well as some 20 Boeing 787s and 10 Boeing 777X on a day marking one year since Tata Group took control of the… (www.airguide.info) More...

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Southwest Airlines lost $800 million due to holiday travel meltdown

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Southwest projects more losses ahead due to operational meltdown (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Off again: Alaska appears to cut another destination from Boise Airport

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Alaska Airlines is no longer offering flights from Boise to Everett, Washington. The airline first started flying to the Pain Field Airport in the Seattle Metro area in 2019. Then due to COVID-19, it stopped but started again in the fall of 2021. (boisedev.com) More...

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Powered by hydrogen: Experimental plane revs up for testing in Central Washington

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Is hydrogen the green aviation fuel of the future? An industry team led by California-based Universal Hydrogen is testing out that proposition amid the scrublands of central Washington state. (www.geekwire.com) More...

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Boeing Pleads Not Guilty In 737 Max Crash Fraud Case

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Boeing pleaded not guilty in an arraignment on Thursday over charges the manufacturer deceived federal authorities over the safety of its 737 MAX jets following two deadly crashes in 2018 and 2019 (www.forbes.com) More...

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The Amazing History of Cygnus Air: From Small Fleet to Global Carrier

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Cygnus Air is a commercial airline based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1995 by a small group of investors and has since grown into one of the largest carriers in the country. The airline operates flights to more than 60 destinations in more than 20 countries around the world. (avecdotes.com) More...

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American Airlines' cargo revenue tops $1.2B despite market slide

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The fourth quarter was worse for cargo, but AA still pulled out a strong year in cargo revenue. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines lost $800 million due to holiday travel meltdown

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Southwest Airlines reported a loss for the fourth quarter, as the company took an $800 million pretax hit to earnings due to the computer system failure that led to the airline’s holiday travel meltdown (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing Teases a New Jet that Could Replace 737 MAX

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Boeing is exploring the possibility of introducing a cutting-edge plane it has been developing alongside NASA into its lineup in the next decade, Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun confirmed. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines to Phase Out its A319-100 Fleet by 2025

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MIRAMAR, FLORIDA — The U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has revealed plans to retire its entire fleet of 31 A319-100 aircraft by the end of 2025. The company has also entered into an agreement to sell 29 of its owned A319-100s to Gryphon Trading Company, a subsidiary of Gryphon Aviation Leasing. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Firms Salt Lake City Expansion

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DALLAS – Delta Air Lines (DL) has firmed its ongoing commitment to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) after finalising a new lease agreement at the facility. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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There's a nearly new Boeing 747 in an Arizona airplane boneyard. Here's why

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The first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1969, the world’s first jumbo jet. Its massive, two-story fuselage was instantly recognizable and its 6,000+ mile range redefined the term jet-set. The 747 model has been used as Air Force One since 1990. The plane costs more than $400 million new. (kjzz.org) More...

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Flights diverted and passengers stuck on planes after Bristol Airport runway lights fail

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Flights have resumed this morning at Bristol Airport after a technical problem meant planes had to be diverted last night. The runway lights failed which meant planes could not land or take off. (www.itv.com) More...

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Lion Air aircraft rams boarding bridge in Mopah airport, Indonesia

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Lion Air aircraft rams boarding bridge in Mopah airport, Indonesia, before take-off (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Relatives of 737 MAX crash victims to speak at Boeing arraignment

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More than a dozen relatives of people killed in two Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX crashes plan to speak Thursday at a federal court arraignment for the planemaker in Texas, according to a court filing. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Air Canada names inflight chief Turner to lead cargo

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Air Canada was stunned by the resignation of cargo vp Jason Berry. It quickly found a replacement. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airlines Issue Flight Waivers As Winter Storm Kassandra Brings Major Snowfall Across the U.S.

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A new winter storm has dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas across the south, bringing travel disruptions and airline alerts in its wake. Winter storm Kassandra dropped as much as a foot of snow in northern Arkansas on Tuesday with another 7.2 inches measured in Lubbock, TX, according to The Weather Channel. But the storm isn’t done yet and is expected to track into the eastern Great Lakes and move into the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center. Snow… (www.travelandleisure.com) More...

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CDC figuring out ‘logistical and legal’ aspects of testing airplane wastewater for coronavirus variants, source says

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ironing out the “logistical and legal” aspects of testing wastewater from airplanes for coronavirus variants as it continues to explore such an infectious disease monitoring program. The agency is still “figuring out how to operationalize this program,” a person close to CDC discussions said, adding that there are “logistical and legal” hurdles that need to be sorted out before the program “would be operational.” (www.cnn.com) More...

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New Quarters Highlight Pioneering Aviator Bessie Coleman

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In life and in death, Bessie Coleman hasn’t always received the same recognition as some of her peers. That’s beginning to change: Schools, airport streets, and a Chicago library all bear her name today. Now the barrier-breaking aviator has a special-edition quarter celebrating her achievements. (www.mentalfloss.com) More...

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Singapore to Hold Inaugural Asia Pacific Summit for Aviation Safety

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Wed, January 25, 2023 at 5:00 AM CST·3 min read SINGAPORE, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 300 government and industry leaders from countries across the Asia Pacific will gather in Singapore for an inaugural region-wide summit to discuss how to ensure aviation safety as the aviation sector recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has added unprecedented challenges to aviation safety, including the availability and proficiency of skilled personnel, the airworthiness of… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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