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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

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Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) المزيد...

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Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals

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Airlines no longer will be required to accommodate travelers who want to fly with emotional support animals such as pigs, rabbits and turkeys under a final rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat… (www.msn.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

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Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) المزيد...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

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Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) المزيد...

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Delta CEO says airline will permanently ban passengers 'who refuse to display basic civility'

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The CEO of Delta Air Lines has announced that the carrier will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew. CEO Ed Bastian laid down the law in a memo sent to employees Friday, and shared with Fox News. The executive revealed that the airline has already added over 800 people to its no-fly list for refusing to wear mandatory face masks during travel, along with news of the company's latest policy. (www.foxnews.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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Father and Son, Airplane to Airplane

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About 40 minutes northwest of Houston is the suburb of Tomball, Texas. In the early 1970s, before Interstate 45 became five lanes, Tomball was a far-flung outpost with a population of fewer than 3,000 residents, a single traffic signal, and an airport named Hooks Field (DWH). (www.aopa.org) المزيد...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) المزيد...

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Two U.S. Airlines Announced They Will No Longer Accept Medical Exemptions for Face Masks

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For the majority of the businesses requiring customers to wear face masks, they ofter an exemption to those with certain medical conditions. (They also exempt those under the age of 2, per the recommendation of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.) However, a couple of major U.S. airlines have just reversed their policies on their mask mandates. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both decided that they will no longer allow medical exemptions as a reason not to wear a face mask. (www.yahoo.com) المزيد...

  • 91

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) المزيد...

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Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, dead at 97

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Chuck Yeager, the historic test pilot portrayed in the movie “The Right Stuff,” is dead at the age of 97, according to a tweet posted on his account late Monday. "It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET," said the tweet, attributed to his wife, actress Victoria Scott D'Angelo. "An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered… (www.foxnews.com) المزيد...

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(Live) Central to Aviation: Conversations, with Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL & Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware

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Join Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL, and Daniel Baker, CEO of FlightAware, as they sit down to discuss the aviation industry's future with an eye to sustainability, efficiency, and survival vs. thriving in a post-COVID world. Event info: March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM CDT/5:00 PM CET. Register here: (go.flightaware.com) المزيد...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) المزيد...

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New Data Available on FlightAware Home Page

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FlightAware is pleased to announce the placement of key data points on the home page of the website. (flightaware.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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FlightAware Webinar: Leveraging the Firestarter SDK to Access the World's Central Aviation Platform

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Firehose is FlightAware's live global data feed of complete real-time and historical flight/aviation data and Firestarter is the free development accelerator that makes it easier to access than ever before. In this webinar, learn how Firestarter can save hundreds of developer hours, reduce time to market for your integration, limit switching costs, and more. Plus see live practical demonstrations, and learn best practices in using Firestarter. (go.flightaware.com) المزيد...

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The Soviet flying beast that never really took off

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The only surviving prototype of this unusual plane now sits dilapidated in a field near Moscow, but it was once the hope of the Soviet Union against US submarine attacks. The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 -- the letters are an acronym for "vertical take-off amphibious aircraft" and 14 was the number of engines -- was designed to take off from anywhere without a runway and to be capable of sustained flight just above the water surface. (www.cnn.com) المزيد...

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Study Finds Pilots’ Brains Work Differently

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Medical science has now confirmed what your family and friends have been telling you since the first time you strapped in and maybe before that. Your brain works differently than that of non-flying folks and contrary to what those in your immediate bubble might think, that’s actually a good thing, well mostly. (www.avweb.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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Activist kicked off American Airlines plane after flight attendant deems her face mask ‘offensive’

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A woman was kicked off an American Airlines flight and forced to drive thousands of miles to get where she was going. (www.local10.com) المزيد...

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More than 700 airline passengers banned in US for refusing to wear masks

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How long the bans last depends on the airline and the individual passenger’s behavior, the companies said. Delta said its bans could last a lifetime in certain cases. (nypost.com) المزيد...

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Airbus redesigns A350 cockpit center console

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Airbus has officially overhauled its A350 cockpit control panel, following earlier reports of engine failure caused by the aircrew’s spilt beverages. (www.thedrive.com) المزيد...

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Flight Sim Fans: Microsoft Flight Simulator To Be Released August 18th With Three Pricing Options

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Over the past few months, the game has gone through a number of alpha builds and is now transitioning to beta, and fans following the developments can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the game is coming out much earlier than anticipated. (www.gatechecked.com) المزيد...

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Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360

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Textron Aviation ushered in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family on Tuesday with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) المزيد...

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Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

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A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) المزيد...

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Avgas vs Jet A: Wrong Fuel Caused Alaska Forestry Plane Crash

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In May, 2020, three firefighters and one pilot took off from the Aniak runway in an Aero Commander 500 Shrike. They crash landed in a pond right off the runway. All four survived. According to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report, the culprit was the wrong fuel. The report says that a vendor tasked with filling up the plane was unclear which kind of fuel to use for the type of airplane, and filled it up with the wrong kind. The fuel vendor asked the pilot if he wanted… (www.kyuk.org) المزيد...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) المزيد...

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Why Does Aviation Use Nautical Miles?

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Apart from pilots and sea captains, most of us use either the Imperial or the metric system when calculating how far we need to get to where we are going. However, aviation navigation has adopted the ways of its marine counterpart, as it also travels across distances great enough to cross several latitudal lines. Not to mention to save air traffic control a great deal of potential confusion when communicating with international pilots. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Pakistan Airliner Landed Gear Up On First Try: Report

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Pakistan media is reporting Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK8303 landed gear up and the crew muscled it back into the air before it crashed on a second landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 people aboard on Friday. According to reports gathered by the Aviation Herald, the A320 slid on its nacelles at the airport in Karachi for more than a thousand feet before it became airborne again. (www.avweb.com) المزيد...

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Sunrise Takeoff of 767 at LAX Video

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Gorgeous views and sounds after takeoff. So cool to see the sun slowly peek over the horizon. (youtu.be) المزيد...

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The record-breaking jet which still haunts a country

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On 4 October 1957, 14,000 people watched a large hangar on the outskirts of Toronto open to reveal a beautiful, large, white, delta-wing aircraft. The plane was the Avro Arrow interceptor. A third longer and broader than today’s Eurofighter Typhoon, the Arrow could fly close to Mach 2.0 (1,500 mph, or the maximum speed of Concorde), and had the potential to fly even faster. It was Canada’s Can$250m (US$1,58bn today) bid to become an aviation superpower. (www.bbc.com) المزيد...

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Airline Pilots Landing At LAX Report "A Guy In Jetpack" Flying Alongside Them

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As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder, airline pilots landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sunday, August 30th, reported seeing "a guy in a jetpack" flying about 300 yards off their wing while on final approach to the bustling airport. What makes the reports even stranger is that, like a scene out of The Rocketeer, the airliners were descending through 3,000 feet when jetpack guy showed up next to them. Fox 11 broke the story and has the air traffic control audio… (www.thedrive.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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Boeing cites risks in design of A321XLR, Airbus' newest jet

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Boeing has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks.The US plane giant’s intervention is not without precedent in a global system that regularly allows manufacturers to chime in whenever safety rules are being interpreted in a way that might affect the rest of the industry. (www.airlinerwatch.com) المزيد...

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Alaska Airlines 737 hits bear

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Yesterday, Alaska Airlines flight 66 hit a brown bear while landing in Yakutat, Alaska (www.foxbusiness.com) المزيد...

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Delta CEO blasts Biden proposal to require Covid tests for domestic travelers

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The proposal to require domestic airline passengers to prove they have tested negative for Covid-19 is a "horrible idea," according to Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. Bastian told CNN's Poppy Harlow Tuesday that the proposal being discussed by the Biden Administration would drain testing resources away from people who need it more. He said the number of confirmed Covid cases transmitted during air travel since the start of the pandemic has been "absolutely minimal." (www.cnn.com) المزيد...

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After 25 Years, NTSB to Dismantle TWA 800 Reconstruction

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will soon dismantle the skeletal reconstruction of Trans World Airlines flight 800, the Boeing 747-100 that exploded over the Atlantic Ocean nearly 25 years ago. (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

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FAA chief not ready to re-approve Boeing 737 Max

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson conducted a nearly two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday (September 30), a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes. Dickson, a former military and commercial pilot, and other FAA and Boeing pilots landed shortly before 11 a.m. local time (1800 GMT) at King County International Airport - also known as Boeing Field - in the Seattle area. "I like what I saw on… (www.yahoo.com) المزيد...

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What It's Really Like Piloting Private Jets For The Rich And Famous

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Flying privately owned aircraft gives pilots a unique lifestyle within the spectrum of aviation jobs. The set of challenges they face can be very different from those of flying airliners. Among the greatest challenges is passenger behavior. In a short period of time, pilots are all but guaranteed to experience some of the wildest interactions and witness some of the craziest behavior of their lives. (www.thedrive.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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Alaska Airlines is leaning towards an all-Boeing 737 fleet after the coronavirus

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Alaska Airlines entered the coronavirus pandemic at a major fleet crossroads: Airbus or Boeing? A decision the crisis may have made for the carrie (thepointsguy.com) المزيد...

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Aircraft parts rain on Broomfield, Colorado as plane makes emergency landing at Denver airport

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Debris from a commercial jet rained down on Broomfield on Saturday afternoon, and the distressed flight made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Denver firefighters based at the airport responded to an “emergency landing” at about 1:35 p.m., said Capt. Greg Pixley, a fire department spokesman. The crew of United Airlines Flight #328, which departed Denver at 12:15 p.m. bound for Honolulu, “reported an engine issue” after takeoff, said Alex Renteria, a DIA spokeswoman. The plane… (www.denverpost.com) المزيد...

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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) المزيد...

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