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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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Concorde Successor AS2 Takes Leap Forward

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The race is heating up to produce the first supersonic passenger aircraft to enter commercial service in more than 50 years. US planemaker Aerion, whose AS2 jet promises to fly New York to London in 4.5 hours, is seeking to produce the supersonic craft in 2023 after securing $300 million in capital investment. The 8-12 passenger AS2 business jet will travel at Mach 1.4 (more than 1,000 mph), which means it could shave three and a half hours off standard journey times from New York to Cape Town,… (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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Alaska Airlines Plans Aggressive Ramp-Up Of Capacity

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Alaska Airlines is planning an aggressive capacity ramp-up heading into the summer. The airline’s executives stated that the current plans called for Alaska Airlines to fly 80% of its summer 2019 capacity in summer 2021, which is a staggering amount given the current environment. Nevertheless, the airline is optimistic that a point is coming soon when people will be able to resume widespread travel. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines Takes First Boeing 737 MAX 9

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The aircraft was delivered Sunday and will enter service on March 01, 2021 from Seattle. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Boeing 737 Max to fly again in Europe, angering some relatives of crash victims

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Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistle-blowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature (www.theglobeandmail.com) Mehr...

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A Night at the TWA Hotel

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Eero Saarinen's masterpiece terminal at JFK is now a boutique hotel. Here's what to expect... (askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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Video: Cuiabá, MT receives air transport of 11 thousand doses of vacines

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On January 25, 2021 alone, 24 LATAM Airlines Brasil flights were scheduled with 684.6 million doses of CoronaVac vaccines... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Blue Angels show new fighter jet in Loveland ahead of 2021 air show

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The Blue Angels have scheduled an air show Oct. 16-17 in Loveland featuring their new Super Hornet fighter jets. (www.coloradoan.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines is banning emotional-support animals

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The airline announced on Monday that starting March 1, 2021, only trained service dogs will be allowed to travel on Southwest Airlines flights. (abc7news.com) Mehr...

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Cute: Kangaroo Flies Aboard American Airlines Flight Out Of Charlotte

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Even the most jaded passenger would have done a double-take at Charlotte Airport on the weekend. A kangaroo, clearly a long way from home, hopped aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Newport News. The joey, called Kylo Roo, was lured down the aisle by an American Airlines employee waving a snuggly pouch. After getting more attention from American Airlines than the best Concierge Key passenger, Kylo Roo managed not to disgrace himself and handled the extensive papping with… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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