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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) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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NetJets Secures Options For 20 Supersonic Bizjets

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NetJets has signed an agreement with supersonic aircraft developer Aerion that includes purchase options for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. According to Aerion, the deal brings the value of its order backlog to approximately $10 billion. The company also announced plans to collaborate with aviation training provider FlightSafety International to develop a flight training academy for supersonic civil, commercial and military aircraft. (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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Today in Aviation: Ansett Australia Ceases Operations

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Today in Aviation, Ansett Australia (AN), a major Australian airline group, ceased operations in 2002 after 65 years of service. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines started Boeing 737 MAX-8 operations to Brazil on the Manaus - Miami route

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The arrival of the Boeing 737 MAX reinforces the company's commitment to Brazil, which has gradually resumed its operations for the country... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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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) Mehr...

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