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In 2005, Helios flight 522 crashed into a Greek hillside. Was it because one man forgot to flip a switch?

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Early on the morning of 14 August 2005, Alan Irwin, then 44, was with his partner, Donna, and their two young children in an apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was a convenient base, only minutes from the airport. Irwin was an aircraft engineer; he had become obsessed with the technical aspects of planes as a young man in the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, also an aircraft engineer and pilot. “I enjoy being around machines,” Irwin says. “If they’re broken, they’re… (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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Spirit Airlines reiterates mask policy, CDC standards after passenger refuses to swap gaiter

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Spirit Airlines reiterated its policy for wearing only masks approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after video posted Friday of a guest refusing to wear anything other than his own neck gaiter, which does not meet CDC standards. The video, recorded by the passenger in question and shared to social media last week, shows a flight attendant asking a man wearing an American flag-themed neck gaiter if he was wearing a mask underneath, given that the gaiter on its own does not… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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The inside story of Airbus first commercial aircraft

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The jet, which proved difficult to sell at first, ended up propelling Airbus on its collision course to compete with Boeing (www.key.aero) Mehr...

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Why JetBlue Is Still Eager to Get the Airbus A220

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Air travel demand plunged earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it isn't expected to recover fully for years. In response, airlines have negotiated aggressively with Boeing and Airbus (OTC:EADSY) to defer aircraft deliveries in order to relieve some of the pressure on their balance sheets. JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) has been no exception. Entering 2020, the leisure-focused airline planned to take delivery of at least 46 -- and possibly as many as 56 -- Airbus A321neos… (www.fool.com) Mehr...

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Three injured after North American B-25 Mitchell vintage WWII bomber crashes in California, United States

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On 19 September, a North American “Old Glory” TB-25N Mitchell vintage WWII bomber (registered N7946C and built in 1944) was severely damaged in an off-airport landing near Stockton, California, United States. The plane attempted a landing in an open field and appeared to have struck an irrigation ditch. All three people on board sustained injuries, two of them were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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