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United Airlines Becomes Third Airline with Fake Engine Parts

United Airlines has become the latest airline to have sketchy engine parts in its aircraft. On September 18, Bloomberg reported that UK-based supplier AOG Technics provided fake engine parts to the airline. United is not the only carrier with this issue: Virgin Australia and Southwest Airlines also received counterfeit parts from AOG Technics. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA grants temporary lightning protection exemption for the Boeing 737 MAX 7

The United States (US) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s petition to temporarily exempt the 737 MAX 7 from lightning protection rules. According to the FAA’s document, Boeing filed the petition on June 29, 2023, with the 737 MAX’s Development Chief Project Engineer Gary Hamatani asking the regulator to exempt the 737 MAX 7 from certain Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requirements. The company also provided additional documents to the FAA in August 2023 to support its… (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Ryanair cuts routes from Dublin home base, says more incentives needed

Ryanair said on Thursday it will cut 17 routes from its winter schedule at its home base in Dublin and allocate 19 new Boeing 737 MAX planes to other European airports that offer incentives to fly quieter, lower CO2 emission aircraft. Ryanair plans to move some of the new MAX aircraft, which Boeing says use 15-20% less fuel and emit 40% less noise, to airports in Spain and Italy, as well as Britain's Luton Airport, Ryanair executive Eddie Wilson told a news conference. (www.msn.com) More...

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Man Run Towards Departing TAAG Angola Aircraft In Soyo

Pilots on board a TAAG Angola Airlines aircraft were forced to shut down one of the engines after a man ran towards their aircraft on the runway. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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JD Power Rates The Best and Crappiest Airports for 2023

With the pandemic firmly in the rearview mirror and massive capital projects underway at many North American airports, air traveler satisfaction is creeping up, according to the J.D. Power 2023 North American Airport Satisfaction Study. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Edelweiss Confirms A340 Retirement

The era of four-engined aircraft is quickly drawing to a close, with another airline confirming the imminent retirement of its quad jets. That airline is Edelweiss and the aircraft concerned is the Airbus A340-300. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FlightAware 2023 Intern Summer Projects Part -3

Every year, our interns spend the summer working on interesting and meaningful projects that help them learn how to work on a professional team and help us solve problems across our business. Jared's project was no exception. As we transition to a new set of technologies to deliver our web products, we needed to create a platform on which all of our behind-the-scenes administrative pages could live. Jared took on the task with aplomb, creating that framework and building its first tool, a… (flightaware.engineering) More...


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