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AirAsia Flight Performed a Sharp Turn 223 Feet Above Ground Level Due to Wrong Runway Selection Before Takeoff

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Sydney, Australia - In a report released on June 2, 2020, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the pilot mistake caused the AirAsia flight to perform a sharp left turn 223 feet above ground level, below the minimum height for turns. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Pakistani aviation authority says PIA pilot ignored air traffic control

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Pakistani aviation authorities have told Pakistan International Airlines that the pilot of a passenger plane that crashed into a residential district of Karachi last month had ignored air traffic control's instructions for landing, a PIA spokesman said on Wednesday. The PIA Airbus A320 crashed on May 22 while trying to land after the pilots reported the loss of both engines. Ninety seven people on board were killed and two survived. At least one person was reported to have died on the… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) Mehr...

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Amazon Dives Into Weak Aircraft Market, Leases 12 More Planes

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The company announced Wednesday that it had leased 12 converted Boeing 767-300 passenger planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Wizz Air Is Leading The Way With Automatic Refunds

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European low-cost airline Wizz Air has flown through the trickiest quarter in aviation history. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Delta To Block All Middle Seats Until September 30th

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Delta Air Lines has officially confirmed that it will be blocking middle seats through September 30th (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments, few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy through the summer. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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How airport screenings have changed since the pandemic

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If airport screenings had changed because of the pandemic, Gene SirLouis hadn’t noticed, and he’d flown several times since the covid-19 outbreak. There were “no health questions, no thermal scans — nothing,” says SirLouis, a manufacturer’s representative from Washington, D.C. That, at least, was the case until he landed in Austin recently. There, passengers whose final destination was in Texas had to fill out a form for self-quarantining, he recalls. The rest were free to go. “[The… (www.washingtonpost.com) Mehr...

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Dramatic air-to-air photography of owner-flown jets

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The owners of these jets are their own pilots. They have truly achieved their childhood dreams. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines Plans Major Changes For Summer

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American Airlines plans major changes for summer. AA has increased domestic routes for the summer travel season, reopening Admirals Clubs, expanding flexible policies and continuing its enhanced cleaning, health and well-being procedures. (news.flightag.com) Mehr...

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Potential International Partnerships Arise For Embraer After Boeing Fallout

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer confirmed Monday that it has entered talks with at least two potential new partners after its previous deal with American manufacturing giant Boeing fell through. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Alitalia Boosts June, Q4 2020 Schedules

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Italian carrier Alitalia (AZ) announces the update for its June and Q4 2020 schedules, operating up to 36% more flights than in May. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Qatar Airways Confirmed Largest Operator During Pandemic

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With over 15,000 flights operated and 1.8 million passengers brought home, Qatar Airways (QR) establish itself as the biggest operator during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Emirates Group profits for the 32nd consecutive year and announces the 2019-2020 annual result

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The Middle East airline group, “Emirates Group” announced its 32nd consecutive year of profit, against a drop in revenue mainly attributable to the reduction in operations during the planned closure of the runway at Dubai Airport (DXB) in the first quarter and the impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the pandemic in the fourth quarter... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Trump Administration Bans Chinese Passenger Airlines from Flying to U.S.

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The Trump administration is banning Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the U.S. starting later this month, a move that comes as Beijing prohibits U.S. airlines to resume flights there. The order, published Wednesday, takes effect June 16, but it could be moved up. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

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Embraer Is Looking At Developing A Brand New Turboprop

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In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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'It is so quiet': 21 passengers leave Gatwick in one day as air traffic halts

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On a typical day, 60,000 people fly out of Gatwick airport. Last Saturday, there were just 21. Across the three flights that took off, that means an average of seven passengers. Gatwick says that the figure – even lower than the 24 initially reported – is an outlier, but with a typical day currently falling anywhere between 100 and 400 passengers, the airport remains a ghost town. Just seven flights were scheduled at the airport on Tuesday, to and from Jersey, Dublin, Kingston, and Sofia. At… (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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WizzAir Abu-Dhabi To Be Bigger Than Initially Planned

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On June 3, 2020, WizzAir (W6) CEO József Váradi announced that subsidiary Abu-Dhabi’s (3L) original development plan will now see the addition of three more aircraft, bringing W6’s 3L fleet to a total of six (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Swiss Air Lines Reports US$87.4m Loss for Q1

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As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the aviation industry, Swiss Air Lines (LX) has announced that it has incurred an operating loss of US$87.4m (CHF84.1m) for Q1 2020. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa Group Posts €2.1bn Loss for Q1

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The Lufthansa Group (LH) has released its financial results for the Q1 2020, posting a net loss of €2.1bn. The news comes as no surprise after the aviation industry has been in turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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