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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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Frontier Airbus deiced incorrectly

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A Frontier Airlines plane was supposed to be deiced prior to takeoff from Nashville The deicing company informed the crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants Upon reaching the runway, a flight attendant noticed there was still a significant buildup of snow and ice on the wings, and informed the pilots The plane returned to the gate, at which point it was discovered that there was about a foot of snow on the wings Apparently the deicing company had run low on deicing fluid,… (onemileatatime.com) المزيد...

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Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable

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The U.S. Air Force wasted $549 million on faulty Italian-made cargo planes for the Afghan government and no one involved in the deal has been held to account, according to a new report by a government watchdog. Neither a former U.S. Air Force general who was heavily involved in the project nor the company that sold the flawed aircraft to the Pentagon has faced prosecution over the program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in the report obtained by NBC… (www.yahoo.com) المزيد...

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United Airlines settles fraud case over Postal Service contract for $49M

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United Airlines is paying criminal and civil penalties for falsifying information for work done flying mail for the USPS. (www.freightwaves.com) المزيد...

  • 35

Lego Version of Top Gun Movie Trailer Is Pretty mpressive

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Guy spends 3 months making an exact copy of the Top Gun Maverick trailer with legos instead of Tom Cruise. (www.avgeekery.com) المزيد...

  • 24

Final Bombardier CRJ Comes off Production Line

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The final Bombardier CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) to be produced, a CRJ-900, finished production and was delivered to SkyWest Airlines (OO). (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

  • 11

UAL1175 Interview with Pilot Video

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Juan Brown, of the Blancolirio channel has this great interview with the Pilot. The same plane became the back up with the most recent PW4000 failure over Denver (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

  • 8

New Vs Old: Comparing The Boeing 707 To The 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing’s four-engine 707 was the US manufacturer’s first-ever jetliner, entering service with Pan Am in October 1958. In the more than 62 years that have followed this introduction, Boeing has become a key player in commercial aviation. Today, it represents one half of the industry-dominating Airbus-Boeing manufacturing duopoly. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

  • 15

Angry Cat Attacks Pilot Forcing Boeing 737 Diversion

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A scheduled flight from Sudan to Qatar was forced to return to its origin after the cockpit was hijacked by a furry infiltrator. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

  • 12

The US Airline Fleet That Made It Out Intact: United Airlines

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United Airlines has maintained a pretty intact fleet throughout the crisis. It was the only one of the big three not to retire hundreds of planes. While some may question the move, the airline’s executives aren’t too concerned about its large fleet and continue to highlight airline flexibility... (Youtube) (www.youtube.com) المزيد...

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Delta Flight Delayed Over 15 Hours After Boeing 737 Suffers Electrical Trim Problem

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A Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 was flying from Louisville, Kentucky to Atlanta, Georgia on February 21st. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Kam Air All-women-crewed Flight Sets Precedent for Afghan Gender Equality

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Kam Air (RQ) has just set a milestone for Afghan Gender Equality on Wednesday with an all-women-crewed flight. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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Saudia Eyes 70-Jet Acquisition Including Boeing 777s, 787s and Airbus A321s

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Saudia is in talks with local banks to raise 11.5 billion riyals ($3.07 billion) to partly finance an order for Airbus A321 narrow-bodied jets and Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner wide-bodies, Maaal said. (www.reuters.com) المزيد...

  • 7

Boeing CEO asked to testify in crash litigation, lawmakers demand FAA release records

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Relatives of victims of a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia that occurred five months after an Indonesian Lion Air disaster are stepping up pressure on the American planemaker and the federal government, according to a court filing and a letter to U.S. lawmakers (www.reuters.com) المزيد...

  • 11

Qantas launches mystery flights

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An airline has launched “mystery flights”, where passengers have no idea where they’re going, in a bid to tempt back more customers. Qantas has announced its new domestic flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, fly to an unknown destination no more than two hours away, and offer an experience on the ground before the return flight. (www.independent.co.uk) المزيد...

  • 7

787 Repairs Could Cost Hundreds Of Millions: Report

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Reuters is reporting that Boeing will spend hundreds of millions of dollars or more to inspect and repair Boeing 787s that are suspected to have manufacturing flaws in the fuselage skins (www.avweb.com) المزيد...

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Airline Flies Six-Hour ‘Flight To Nowhere’ Following Bird Strike

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A plane flew a six-hour “flight to nowhere” after a bird strike in mid-air. KLM flight 515, which departed Amsterdam Schiphol airport for Zanzibar, Tanzania, on 28 February, was flying over the Mediterranean Sea just south of Greece when the crew made the decision to turn back for the Dutch capital. (www.independent.co.uk) المزيد...

  • 16

Why Ryanair Continues To Operate Ghost Flights

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Ryanair is continuing to operate ghost flights to cope with the impact of COVID-19 schedules. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Greenpeace Vandalizes Air France Boeing 777 in Paris

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Today, Greenpeace trespassed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and vandalized an Air France (AF) Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

  • 11

How Concorde Was Able To Fly Supersonic

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Today marks a very special anniversary in aviation history. 52 years ago today, on March 2nd, 1969, Aérospatiale and BAC’s iconic supersonic airliner known as ‘Concorde’ took to the skies for the first time. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

  • 3

Austrian Airlines, MDI Strike Deal on Boeing 767-300ER

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Flag carrier Austrian Airlines (OS) pushed forward in its drive to transition and renew its fleet with Boeing 767-300ERs. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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Airline Stocks Are Soaring, But There’s Still a Long Way Back

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Bloomberg's World Airlines Index climbed 15% in February. Gains are largely driven by low-cost carriers. Index is now 17% below its 2020 peak in January prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. Based on bookings, leisure travel seems likely to rebound in coming months. But some analysts remain bearish about any recovery, citing concerns about global vaccine take-up and slower return to normal demand for business travel and intercontinental flights. (www.bloomberg.com) المزيد...

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32 Years On – What Was Learned From United 811’s Explosive Decompression

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Yesterday marked 32 years since a United Airlines Boeing 747 lost a cargo door shortly after departing, resulting in nine passenger fatalities. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

  • 7

Korean Air 747-8 To Become Korea’s ‘Air Force One’ In Germany

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A Korean Air 747-8 has made its way to Hamburg, Germany, for its conversion to a Presidential aircraft. The Korean government leased the plane last year to serve as the new “Code One” and replace the aging 747-400. Let’s find out more about this jet. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

  • 6

Brazilian Airline Asta in Mato Grosso State announces positive prospects for 2021

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Mato Grosso subregional aviation company resumes operations from all pre-pandemic destinations served... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) المزيد...

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Jazz To Take Over Air Canada’s Regional Flights While Retiring Dash 8s

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Jazz Aviation will take over all of Air Canada Express regional flights while also retiring its fleet of De Havilland Canada DHC-8 aircraft, in what is described as a Canadian aviation industry consolidation. With air service to the Canadian Atlantic region already slashed due to travel restrictions, Jazz is takings. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Boeing Said to Seek Another $4 Billion of Liquidity From Banks

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Boeing Co. is seeking a new $4 billion revolving credit facility from a group of banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it prepares to ride out a potentially lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. The plane maker has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion, said the people, asking not to be identified as the transaction is private. So-called “revolver” loans are typically left undrawn by investment-grade rated firms such as… (finance.yahoo.com) المزيد...

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Austrian Airlines Wishes Its First Boeing 767 Goodbye

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Flag carrier Austrian Airlines (OS) announced Wednesday the retiring of its first Boeing 767 plane, which is on its way to its new owners. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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USAF Proves Strike Eagles Can Carry 15 JDAMs

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The Air Force is testing new ways to use the F-15E Strike Eagle to deliver bombs. The 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently flew an F-15E with six Joint Direct Attack Munitions on a single side, potentially expanding the number of the bombs the aircraft can carry to 15. F-15Es are authorized to carry a maximum of nine JDAMs. However, expanding this amount would allow USAF to use the F-15E to deliver bombs to a forward location, where they could be offloaded, according to a 53rd Wing… (www.airforcemag.com) المزيد...

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FedEx Integrates TNT, Lays Off up to 6,300 Staff

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The acquisition of TNT (3V) by FedEx (FX), and the integration of its network, has created operational and administrative redundancies. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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Flybe Q400s to be converted into firefighters for Conair at CYXX

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Flybe Q400s to be converted into firefighters for Conair. The first of 11 Dash 8 Q400 aircrafts have arrived in Abbotsford and Conair Group Inc. will soon begin the conversion into airtankers engineered specifically for aerial firefighting. The craft will eventually transform into the Q400AT, which is considered to be the most advanced airtanker in the world today. (www.flightglobal.com) المزيد...

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Boeing moved to replace 777 engine covers before recent failures

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FAA has focused on ramped-up inspections since the failures; changes to airplane parts could require lengthy design and testing (www.foxbusiness.com) المزيد...

  • 6

One Of The Largest Beds in The Skies- you can “starfish” on them

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Passengers will find this massive bed on JetBlue’s much anticipated Airbus A321LR jets, which will go into service on JetBlue’s first transatlantic route between New York and London (slated to begin in a few month’s time). (aviationrepublic.com) المزيد...

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Qatar Airways ‘Invites Former Pilots to Rejoin’

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Qatar Airways has reportedly asked some pilots it made redundant during the pandemic to apply to rejoin the airline as it looks to recover. (www.travelweekly.co.uk) المزيد...

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Australia Lifts Ban On Boeing 737 MAX, Among First in Asia-Pacific

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Australia said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights involving Boeing Co 737 MAX planes, becoming among the first in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. (mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org) المزيد...

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TUI Fly's First 737 MAX 8 after EASA Recertification

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TUI Fly (BY) took delivery of a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered as G-TUMJ, following the removal of the type's ban by EASA. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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A New Government, a New Future for Alitalia

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With the establishment of a new government headed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, a new course has been set for Alitalia's (AZ) future. (airwaysmag.com) المزيد...

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DHL Express gets creative with new aviation partnerships

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Parcel carrier DHL Express has signed a passenger airline and a small start-up cargo carrier to provide extra airlift. (www.freightwaves.com) المزيد...

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Norwegian Reveals $2.6 Billion Loss For 2020

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Norwegian has posted losses of over $2.6bn for 2020 after a staggering 92% drop in passengers during the fourth quarter. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Rickenbacker Airport's cargo roller coaster heads up in 2021

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Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, Ohio, is a major freighter destination, serving lots of retail distribution centers for the nation. It saw a dip in cargo growth last year, but more aircraft. (www.freightwaves.com) المزيد...

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China Not Ready To Recertify The Boeing 737 MAX

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Despite several major markets, including the US and Europe, recertifying Boeing’s updated 737 MAX, reports suggest China is less confident. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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Step ladder left on runway at Birmingham Airport while three passenger planes landed

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Three aircraft, a two Boeing 737-800s, and a Boeing 757-200 subsequently landed on Birmingham runway 33 while there was a ladder just to the runway centreline’s right. (www.airlive.net) المزيد...

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Turkey sentences pilots, airline official

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The court convicted two pilots and an employee of a small private airline (www.scmp.com) المزيد...

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Southwest's Latest Sale Has Flights Starting at $29-

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Carrier offers fares starting as low as $29 one-way nationwide for continental U.S. travel through June 2, including travel in April and May, southwest launched a four-day WOW Sale today, c, 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time, with fares starting as low as $29 one-way. Customers can take advantage of these low fares for their perfect getaway for travel in April and May. (aviationrepublic.com) المزيد...

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Five years on: how the A320neo is changing aviation

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For many who followed the development of Airbus’ A320neo family of aircraft very closely during the first half of the 2010s, it will seem astounding that this aircraft — which feels brand new — entered into service five years ago (runwaygirlnetwork.com) المزيد...

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JetBlue Takes First Airbus A321neo With New Mint Suites

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This plane will operate some domestic premium routes ahead of JetBlue’s launch of international long-haul flights. (simpleflying.com) المزيد...

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California Resident? Get A FREE Return Flight With Alaska Airlines

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Simply sign up for Alaska Mileage Plan today or tomorrow (i.e. by no later than the end of 3 March 2021) via this promotional page, and you’ll receive a discount code valid for a one-way or round-trip flight within California. You are just required to pay the taxes and fees — from $15 each way. (aviationrepublic.com) المزيد...

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LATAM will convert up to eight Boeing 767-300ER into freighters

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The Company will increase its cargo capacity by almost 80% by converting passenger aircraft to freighters. The conversions will be carried out in... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) المزيد...

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