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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) Mehr...

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Singapore Airlines To Launch Stationary A380 Plane Restaurant

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Singapore Airlines has decided to scrap its plan for flights to nowhere. But over the next few weeks, the airline will be offering fans the chance to ‘Discover Your Singapore Airlines’. The most exciting proposition on the table is a full dining experience onboard the Airbus A380. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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France urges parts review after Airbus A380 engine blowout

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French investigators have called for a review of the design and maintenance of titanium alloy engine parts to ensure they guard against the risks of metal fatigue following an engine blowout on an Airbus <AIR.PA> A380 exactly three years ago. France's BEA agency made the recommendation in a final report into the accident in which an Air France jet carrying more than 500 passengers lost the front section of one of its four engines while flying over Greenland, before landing safely in… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Boeing to Move All 787 Dreamliner Production to South Carolina

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Boeing Co. will set plans this week to consolidate 787 Dreamliner assembly in South Carolina, people familiar with the matter said, ending production of that jetliner in Washington state as the coronavirus pandemic saps demand for aircraft. (www.wsj.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines to launch preflight COVID-19 testing for Caribbean travel

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As part of an ongoing effort to help protect customer health and safety, inspire confidence in air travel and advance the industry’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, American Airlines is collaborating with several foreign governments to begin offering preflight COVID-19 testing for customers traveling to international destinations, starting with Jamaica and the Bahamas. The carrier plans to expand the program to additional markets in the weeks and months ahead. (guyanaaviation.com) Mehr...

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Military Transport Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Clipping Fighter Jet Midair

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THERMAL (CBSLA) — A military transport plane made an emergency landing Tuesday in Thermal after clipping a fighter jet midair. (CBSLA) According to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, it was reported at about 4 p.m. that an F-35B made contact with a KC-130J during an air-to-air refueling evolution, resulting in the crash of the fighter jet in Imperial County. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Air France-KLM Group to achieve 60% resumption in the air network by December

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The Group has never interrupted operations to and from Brazil and continues with the resumption of international flights to the country until December... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Frontier Will Fly You To Orlando For Free During October If Your Name Is Orlando

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Frontier Airlines has partnered with the Visit Orlando tourism board to offer anyone with either the first or last name “Orlando” a free flight to Orlando, Florida (MCO) any time between October 13th and 20th. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa’s India Spat Highlights Barriers to Long-Haul Return

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s decision to scrap flights to India following a clash over coronavirus-related travel curbs illustrates just how difficult bringing back inter-continental flights is proving. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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Qatar Airways To Resume The World’s Second Longest Flight

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From March 28, Qatar Airways will restart nonstop flights between Doha to Auckland. The 14,500 kilometer plus flight takes up to 18 hours to complete. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Third and final test aircraft joins Cessna SkyCourier program

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The Cessna SkyCourier turboprop development program has achieved another significant milestone as the third and final flight test aircraft (P2) successfully completed its first flight on Monday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Alice Springs Is Running Out Of Space To Store Aircraft

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One business doing well is the Asia-Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) at Alice Springs Airport in central Australia who are bursting at the seams. Their storage park is almost at capacity, and the owners have begun turning to other airports to take the overflow. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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SAA administrators suspend all operations until funding found

Übermittelt
 
Administrators in charge of South African Airways (SAA) said on Tuesday that they were suspending all operations and putting the struggling state-owned airline under "care and maintenance" until funding for a restructuring plan was found. SAA entered a local form of bankruptcy protection in December, after almost a decade of financial losses, and its longstanding woes have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The administrators published a restructuring plan in June, but the… (www.nasdaq.com) Mehr...

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There’s Less Than 1% Chance of Catching Covid-19 Flying, Says Airline Exec

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Executives from four major U.S. airlines share thoughts on blocked middle seats, the future of business travel, and the issues that’ll affect flying beyond the pandemic. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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WTO backs EU tariffs on $4 bln U.S. goods over Boeing subsidies

Übermittelt
 
The decision by WTO arbitrators will be published in coming weeks (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Terminal Racket: The Scourge of Airport Noise

Übermittelt
 
From Los Angeles to Bangkok, a look at how airport noise leaves us reeling. The biggest culprit: public address announcements... (askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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Norwegian Air Discusses Potential Nationalization | Airways Magazine

Übermittelt
 
Budget airline Norwegian Air (DY) is reportedly in talks with the government of Norway to discuss nationalization. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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New FedEx feeder freighter passes first flight

Übermittelt
 
FedEx operates a fleet of small, mid-size and large cargo jets. Less publicly visible are its smaller turboprop planes for small markets. A new upgrade is coming in that category in the form of the ATR 72-600. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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