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Both UK CAA And EASA Clear Boeing 737 MAX To Fly In UK And Europe

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In separate announcements, both the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have cleared the grounded Boeing 737 MAX to operate commercial flights within their respective jurisdictions. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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What makes the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress so long-lasting?

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When Michael Riggs started work on the Boeing B-52 programme almost 20 years ago, the newly-hired engineering graduate expected Boeing would soon move him off the Stratofortress programme. “I thought it was going to be kind of a short stint, because it was an old aircraft. I thought it was an old aircraft because my dad flew it in Vietnam. So I thought, ‘Hey, I'll spend a little time on here and I'm going to need to look for another platform to be working on’,” he says. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines Has Just Issued A Warning To Travel Agents About ‘Hidden City’ Tickets

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Serial airline leaker JonNYC flags that a memo has gone out from American Airlines to travel agents, available on its SalesLink platform, warning them that the carrier is cracking down on a variety of ticketing techniques, including hidden city ticketing and ‘churning’. (viewfromthewing.com) Mehr...

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Most major airlines won't force employees to COVID vaccine, but will 'strongly encourage' it

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Due to the nature of their work, many consumer-facing industries — and especially the travel industry — are currently determining their own processes for vaccinating their workforces, with some resolving to offer paid time-off for their employees to get their shots, and others outright mandating them. But while at least one major airline has said vaccines could be required for workers, others have taken a different approach. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Boeing’s cost overruns on KC-46 now exceed initial contract with US Air Force

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With the Jan. 27 announcement of a new $275 million charge on the KC-46, Boeing has now paid as much in cost overruns for the troubled program as the U.S. Air Force invested in the tanker’s development. (www.defensenews.com) Mehr...

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Aviation Stats Update: January 27, 2021

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"Despite Lunar New Year approaching, China continues its precipitous decline tethered to flying restrictions imposed in early January. The story out of the US is more steady with both commercial and business aviation traffic behaving as expected given the lack of changes in travel policy." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) Mehr...

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United just added a brand-new pin to its route map

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Despite it only being January, United is gearing up for what’ll hopefully be a much better and safer holiday season. The Chicago-based carrier filed plans during the past weekend for two brand-new routes to Barbados, marking the first time the carrier has flown to the Caribbean nation under the United callsign. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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Philippines cancels $10 billion airport plan with Chinese-led group

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MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine province has cancelled a decision to award $10 billion airport project to a consortium led by a Chinese state firm, dealing a blow to President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure ambitions and to his policy shift towards Beijing. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Cessna 170 down in water by Port Angeles, Washington.

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A Cessna 170, flight originating in Ketchikan, Alaska, is reported down in the water near Port Angeles, Washington. US and Canadian Coast Guards are undertaking SAR efforts. (www.king5.com) Mehr...

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Canadian LCC Flair Airlines To Acquire 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

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Edmonton-based low-cost carrier Flair Airlines has announced that the airline will be acquiring 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s to support its expansion model. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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U.S. 'actively looking' at mandating COVID-19 testing for domestic air travel

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WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Biden administration is "actively looking" at expanding mandatory COVID-19 testing to travelers on U.S. domestic flights, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said on Tuesday. On a call with reporters, Dr. Marty Cetron, director for the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at CDC, was asked about whether new domestic travel testing requirements might be employed. Cetron replied that there were "conversations that… (news.trust.org) Mehr...

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State Dept warns Americans against travel as COVID variants spread and testing rules go in effect

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Jan. 27—The State Department warned Americans to strongly reconsider travel Tuesday as a new COVID-19 testing requirement went into effect and new variants of the virus were detected in Latin America and the Caribbean. "If you're overseas right now, it could be harder to come home for awhile," said Ian Brownlee, the State Department's acting assistant secretary for consular affairs. "Everyone needs to be prepared to be potentially seriously disrupted in their trip."… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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VOEPASS joins the Time do Bem project in Manaus and provides free transportation of medical equipment and devices to the interior of Amazonas

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In partnership with the Time do Bem project, the company will carry out the transportation as long as there is necessary demand... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Delta charges into leisure markets with latest route shakeup

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This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page. Most major airlines have adjusted to the reality of the pandemic by pivoting to flying where people are actually going. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Suffers Record Losses in 2020

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A trifecta of business cataclysms—COVID-19’s impact on air travel, the 737 MAX grounding, and a slow recovery in international air travel that has depressed demand for widebody aircraft—has dramatically impacted Boeing’s bottom line. In releasing its fourth-quarter 2020 financials today, Boeing says revenue declined by 15% in the fourth quarter and was down overall by 24% for the year compared to 2018, which was a significantly down year compared to 2018. Boeing’s net loss for 2020 of $11.9… (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

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