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Mental health of pilots under scanner after China Eastern 737-800 jet crash

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An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts. How would you feel about getting on a flight knowing that the pilot had been having suicidal thoughts? If you’re a regular passenger, you’ve probably already done it. (www.airguide.info) Mehr...

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World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests

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The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet. The Canadian company said the in-development Global 8000 will be "the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet." The news comes after a Global 7500 test vehicle broke the sound barrier during a… (www.ctvnews.ca) Mehr...

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FedEx tasked with rushing baby formula from Europe to Pennsylvania

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FedEx is playing a key role in Operation Fly Formula so far. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Airbus reports business jet sales increase despite the Ukraine crisis and a lockdown in China

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Sales of Airbus' ACJ family of business jet are rising, following a difficult period during the pandemic. The company has received five business jet orders in 2022, four of which include its latest A220 model, (www.airguide.info) Mehr...

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GE’s Catalyst close to certification as first all-new turboprop engine design in more than 50 years

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GE Aviation unit Avio Aero said it has continued to progress toward certifying its new Catalyst turboprop engine, they said it has completed 50 percent of certification testing which involves more than 3,000 hours of combined operations... (www.aviationweekly.org) Mehr...

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Foreign Policy Mag: Homeland Security Hasn't Made Us Safer

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Hardly anyone has seriously scrutinized either the priorities or the spending patterns of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its junior partner, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), since their hurried creation in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. ...year in, year out, they continue to grow faster and cost more -- presumably because Americans think they are being protected from terrorism by all that spending. Yet there is no evidence whatsoever that the agencies are… (www.foreignpolicy.com) Mehr...

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United Officially Applies To Launch Dulles to Cape Town Town Service

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On the morning of May 18, United Airlines announced it had filed an application with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to fly from Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT) thrice weekly. This proposed flight will become the first service between the two capitals, paving the way for better inter-governmental connections and relations. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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