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Thanksgiving Flight Traffic

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See 2020 vs. 2019 Thanksgiving travel numbers, plus the latest traffic data from around the world. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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This global airline has no passengers, no cargo and flies just one way

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The team at Jet Test and Transport runs a global airline -- but the planes fly on a one-way trip without passengers or cargo. They are experts in ferry flights, moving empty aircraft around the world. In the age of Covid-19, with airlines parking and shedding jets, co-founder Steve Giordano and his pilot partners are some of the busiest guys in the sky. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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American, United pause nonstop flights to Shanghai amid concerns over restrictions facing overseas crews

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American Airlines and United Airlines are pausing plans to operate nonstop flights to Shanghai from the U.S. following reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

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Cebu Pacific to convert two A330 jets for cargo operations

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MADRID — Philippine's low-cost airline Cebu Pacific will convert its two Airbus A330 jets to freighters to increase its share in the soaring global cargo business amidst the pandemic.To this end, the carrier signed an agreement with Spain's AIRE (Aircraft Interior Refurbishment Espana) for the conversion of two jets. AIRE is the leading provider of cabin interiors engineering, production, and maintenance services in Spain. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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The Republic of Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

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Getafe, 02 December 2020 – The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration. This second aircraft, to be delivered in 2021, will supplement the first C295 already in operation since December 2016 which has already accumulated 1,770 flight hours and transported more than 38,000 passengers and 900 tonnes of cargo in less than four years of operations. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

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New Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop aircraft

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Textron Aviation is launching an exciting new era for its renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series of aircraft with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Ground Stop, Delay At DIA Were Due To FAA Facility Cleaning After Positive COVID Test

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After a Federal Aviation Administration employee tested positive for COVID-19, a ground stop was put into effect at Denver International Airport for a short time on Tuesday. Following that, a ground delay for incoming flights was put into place. That led to some late arrivals for flights in the afternoon and early evening. (denver.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

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United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions to fly as much of the vaccine as possible on each flight. The COVID-19 vaccine has… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Airbus signs contract for 38 Eurofighters with Germany

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Eurofighter is Europe's largest defense program, in which the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy are involved alongside Germany... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Up To 36% Of Airline Business Travel Won’t Return After Covid Pandemic Ends, Study Estimates

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A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. I, along with three other travel professionals, designed the study, conducted the research, and reached out to others for comments. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% and 36% of airlines’ business traffic base will not return to the skies. (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

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Air Djibouti Boeing 737 Suffers Gear Collapse During Landing

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oday an Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500 suffered the collapse of its main landing gear at Garowe, Somalia. According to the AvHerald, the 28 year old aircraft, with registration EY-560, was performing flight IV-206 from Hargeisa (Somalia) to Mogadishu (Somalia) with intermediate stops in Hargeisa and Garowe. During the landing at Garowe Airport, it suffered the collapse of the right-hand main gear at low speed. (samchui.com) Mehr...

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Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals

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Airlines no longer will be required to accommodate travelers who want to fly with emotional support animals such as pigs, rabbits and turkeys under a final rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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UPS pilots want more COVID testing as infections spike

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UPS pilots say pilots on inbound and domestic flights don't get tested. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Ryanair close to new Boeing 737 MAX jetliner order: sources

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Ryanair is close to placing an order for dozens of additional Boeing 737 MAX jets in a commercial boost to the U.S. planemaker after regulators lifted a 20-month safety grounding, industry sources said. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines employees to get early chance to fly on 737 MAX

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FORT LAUDERDALE — American Airlines will offer employees five charter flights on the Boeing Co. 737 Max as the carrier tries to ease any concerns before the embattled jet returns to passenger flights in late December. The planes to be used have undergone the updates required by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to end a long grounding, American said Monday. In granting approval for the Max charters, the regulator also authorized American to begin revised pilot training before changes to… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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FCC Walks Back Plan To Allow In Flight Cell Service

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America’s Federal Communication Commission has ended proceedings that looked at allowing passengers to make in-flight cell phone calls on domestic United States flights (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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