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airBaltic Adds Another Plane To The World's Largest A220-300 Fleet

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On Sunday, April 24th, Latvian airline airBaltic welcomed its 34th Airbus A220-300 aircraft from Airbus. The newest addition is registered as YL-ABH and is the second of eight planned Airbus A220-300 aircraft deliveries for the airline this year. In May 2020, airBaltic decided on an all-Airbus A220-300 fleet totaling 34 and counting. Thus, it is not shocking to learn that airBaltic holds the podium position for being the biggest operator of the aircraft type. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Avianca London-Bogota Boeing 787 Flight Diverts With Engine Issues

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The aircraft was diverted to Lajes Airport in the Azores Islands. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Delta Air Lines Eyes Airbus A350 Flights To Lima

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The introduction of the ex-LATAM A350-900s is set to increase capacity on the route by almost 50%. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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2 Days in Norwegian 737 Cockpit, 2 lovely pilots, 2 great destinations

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2 Days in Norwegian 737 Cockpit, 2 lovely pilots, 2 great destinations (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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SalamAir Signs Letter Of Intent For The Embraer E195-E2

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Omani low-cost carrier SalamAir has become the first Middle East-based customer for Embraer’s E195-E2 regional jet. On Thursday, SalamAir chief executive Captain Mohammed Ahmed signed a Memorandum of Understand with Embraer head Arjan Meijer for 12 E195-E2 aircraft, the largest variant of the new E2 series. Embraer has yet to publish the order. Upcoming additions Speaking at the signing, Ahmed confirmed that the deal will have two phases, with six jets joining the carrier’s fleet in November… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Atlantic Doesn’t Plan To Return To Gatwick Before 2024

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Virgin Atlantic has no immediate plans to return to London Gatwick Airport, according to chief executive Shai Weiss. Improving connectivity Speaking at the airline’s press conference earlier this week, Weiss confirmed that Virgin Atlantic would continue focusing on its base at London Heathrow Airport, citing the international hub’s improved connectivity. “For us concentrating our efforts at Heathrow has paid back for our customers and also in being more efficient in terms of connectivity,” said… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Blue Air Won’t Resume Flights As Planned On October 10th

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Romanian private airline Blue Air has announced it will not be in a position to resume flying on 10th October as it originally planned. This does not come as a surprise. The airline is facing an existential crisis, and it is unclear if it will ever return to the skies. Blue Air prolongs its return indefinitely Blue Air announced yesterday it would not meet its target of resuming flights in two weeks’ time, saying: “Blue Air is currently still not in a position to start flying again on 10th… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Malaysia Airlines to return A380s to Airbus by 2023

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Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines (MH, Kuala Lumpur Int'l), is returning its six inactive A380-800s to Airbus in a deal reportedly reached during recent negotiations to acquire twenty A330-900Ns. The first of the A380s - 9M-MNA (msn 78) - only arrived at the airline in 2012. Collectively, they were deployed on select routes to Europe, Australia, and within Asia. Malaysia Airlines parked its A380s in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. In July 2021, the… (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350 and unveils its new Production Standard 2022. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

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Azul Linhas Aéreas' Airbus A350 Inaugural Flight Will Be To Orlando

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Early today, Azul Linhas Aéreas announced that its first Airbus A350 which it received a few weeks ago, would take flight on December 15. The flight, AD8706 will depart Aeroporto Internacional de Viracopos (VCP) at 09:00 local time and will land at Orlando International Airport (MCO) at 16:10. First Airbus A350 route Azul Linhas Aéreas has just released the first route with its new Airbus A350 aircraft. The A350 has a capacity of up to 334 passengers and a fuel economy of about 20% per seat. The… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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FlyArystan Celebrates The Delivery Of Its 1st Brand New Airbus A320neo

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Air Astana’s low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan, has taken delivery of its first brand new aircraft in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, named Leo after the star constellation, is the 12th to enter the FlyArystan fleet. However, it is the first brand new aircraft for the airline, with previous jets coming from the parent airline, Air Astana. FlyArystan has named the new aircraft Leo. It is always cause for celebration when an airline takes delivery of a brand new plane, and especially when it is the… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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What Air New Zealand's JFK Issues Could Mean For Qantas' New Service

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Air New Zealand's flagship route from New York's JFK to Auckland Airport onboard its Boeing 787-9 has come under the magnifying glass since its inaugural flight due to unexpected headwinds that have reduced passenger, baggage, and cargo loads on the service. Qantas plans to start the same service thrice weekly from June 2023. The Air New Zealand flight is one of the longest in the world. Qantas also plans to launch non-stop flights from Sydney to New York under its Project Sunrise… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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KLM Cityhopper Gets Embraer's 1700th E-Jet

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In many ways, Brazil's global aerospace company Embraer is the quiet achiever in commercial aircraft manufacture and support. It doesn't make a lot of noise or make extravagant promises of what it will do; it just gets on with designing and delivering reliable, state-of-the-art aircraft that drive regional routes. The 1700th has its own branding KLM Cityhopper operates a fleet of 60 Embraer E-Jets, including 13 advanced generation E195-E2 jets. Photo: Embraer Yesterday at its São José… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Israeli developed electric plane takes off

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Brain child of Israeli engineers, Elis said to be able to fly 830 km (515 miles) at speeds of up to 460 kmph (286 miles per hour), sufficient for most local U.S. flights with maintenance costs expected to be lower than existing aircraft (www.ynetnews.com) Mehr...

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REGENT Seaglider Achieves First Flight

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This is a quarter-scale demonstrator of a float, foil, fly technology. It's explained in this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/billythalheim[er/status/1572556301762449410 but the basic idea is that it's a seaplane with a hydrofoil to achieve stable flight, and forced lift with distributed electric propellers. Once in the air it uses ground effect for economy of operation. If you run out of electricity, you just land on the water. Sure, you're stranded, but at least you're… (vimeo.com) Mehr...

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Air cargo sector plays bigger role in CO2 emissions reductions

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IATA wants ICAO to endorse net zero carbon by 2050 so governments can promote sustainable aviation fuel more. Meanwhile, Etihad, Lufthansa, AFKLM, Cathay Pacific and others are doing a lot on the cargo side to use SAF. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Alice, the first all-electric passenger airplane, takes flight

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The world's first all-electric passenger aircraft has successfully taken to the sky. Israeli-founded company Eviation Aircraft successfully launched the Alice on Tuesday morning from Washington's Grant County International Airport. The zero-emission plane traveled at an altitude of 3,500 feet for its eight-minute inaugural flight… (amp.cnn.com) Mehr...

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FAA says Boeing has not completed work needed for 737 MAX 7 approval

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FAA says Boeing has not completed work needed for 737 MAX 7 approval - letter (www.nasdaq.com) Mehr...

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Avelo to Open a Base in Fort Myers

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Avelo airlines is planning to open a base at Fort Myers. The new base will allow the airline to operate four new routes from the airport and station planes at RSW. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Atlantic to Join SkyTeam

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British carrier Virgin Atlantic is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance opening up new opportunities for the airline. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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China Airlines Unveils Stunning Pikachu Airbus A321neo And First Routes

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'Pikachu Jet CI' will be the first Pokémon liveried aircraft in Taiwan, and has been dubbed the most colorful livery in the history of China Airlines. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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16 Years Ago Today A GOL Boeing 737 Collided With An Embraer Legacy 600 In Mid-Air

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How a GOL Boeing 737 and an Embraer Legacy 600 crashed mid-air at 37,000 feet over the Brazilian Amazon. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Cathay Pacific Eyes Order Of New Boeing Cargo Airplanes

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Cathay Pacific Airways is planning to renew and replace some of its cargo aircraft and has already started discussions with Airbus and Boeing regarding the issue, according to the people familiar with the matter. Cathay Pacific Cargo is Hong Kong's largest and one of the world's largest cargo airlines by capacity. Its business accounts for about 25% of Cathay's total operating income. It is considering buying either Airbus A350 freighters or Boeing 777-8F, and the purchase number… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Etihad is launching a flight to Guangzhou

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United Arab Emirates hub long-haul to one of the top three Chinese destinations. (www.gmx.com) Mehr...

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WestJet Orders Another 42 737 MAX 10s Plus 22 Options

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WestJet has announced an agreement with Boeing to purchase 42 addition Boeing 737 MAX 10s, along with 22 options, bringing its firm orders for MAX 10s up to 65. The addition order extends their fleet growth plan to 2028. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Laser pointed at police helicopter pilots. Bail set at $100

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The police pilots were able to direct ground units to the suspects, who were arrested. The amount of the bail is what is really disturbing. (www.click2houston.com) Mehr...

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Canada Jetlines: An Airline Ten Years in the Making Takes Off

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Canada Jetlines was first conceived in 2013 – a lifetime ago in the aviation world. Originally, the carrier was going to be based in Vancouver, British Columbia (YVR), and utilize Boeing 737-800s to fly to destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. In the decade since, a series of setbacks have kept Jetlines grounded. Ahead of a planned Q4 2019 launch, the carrier decided to lease a pair of Airbus A320s and subsequently canceled plans to lease the Boeing 737s. (avgeekery.com) Mehr...

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Video: American Airlines cannot explain weird humanlike groans heard from intercom during some flights

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DALLAS, TEXAS — On some flights operated by American Airlines, passengers have reported hearing eerie groans and phantom breathing over the intercom systems. Emerson Collins, a film producer, recorded the bizarre commotion while flying from Los Angeles to Dallas on September 6. The video captured by Collins immediately went viral On Twitter and TikTok with millions of views. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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During taxi, a Korean Air Boeing 777 scrapes tail of parked Icelandair Boeing 757 at London Heathrow

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In the evening of 28 September at the airport of London Heathrow, United Kingdom, a Korean Air Boeing 777-300 (registered HL7782) taxied out for a take-off towards Seoul, South Korea when it scraped the tail of a parked Icelandair Boeing 757-200 (registered TF-FIK). (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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6 Months In: A Look At Azul's Embraer Class F Freighters

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The Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas and Embraer are celebrating the six-month anniversary of introducing the new E195 Class F freighter. In this period, Azul’s Cargo’s E195F fleet has carried over 3.7 million packages throughout Brazil, fueling the growth of the logistics segment of this airline. Introducing the Class F Freighter In February, Azul and LHColus Tecnologia announced they had developed the first Embraer E190 Class-F Freighter in the world. The Brazilian airline was looking at… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines shaves flight minutes and fuel, thanks to software from Google-backed AI startup

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Alaska Airlines has reduced flight time and carbon emissions after using dispatch software from a small Silicon Valley startup. Airspace Intelligence has helped the Seattle-based airline shave an average of 2.7 minutes per flight so far this year, saving 6,866 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the equivalent of 17 million miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to new data provided by Alaska. The software helps Alaska’s flight dispatchers plot better routes for… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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How Air Force maintainers achieved a rare perfect inspection on a 49-year-old aircraft

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Johnnie Walker has its Black Label whiskey; American Express has its Black Card; and Metallica and Jay-Z each have their own Black Albums. But when it comes to maintaining aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, few things are more rare or distinguished than a black letter status aircraft, meaning an aircraft that has zero maintenance issues. Thanks to the hard work of its maintenance airmen, an Air Force EC-130H electronic warfare aircraft named “Caesar” just received black-letter status following an… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Boeing to sell 24 Dreamliners to [Taiwan] China Airlines

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The Chicago-based [sic] aerospace giant has finalized an order with China Airlines for up to 24 787 Dreamliners. This comes as the Taiwan-based carrier invests in the fuel-efficient widebody to expand passenger and cargo operations. The deal includes a firm order for 16 of the longest range 787-9 with options for eight additional jets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines flight attendants picket at over a dozen airports, demanding better operations

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United Airlines flight attendants picket at over a dozen airports, demanding better operations (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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The Air Travel Industry Is Facing a Shortage of Workers to Make Airplane Parts

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The air travel industry has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but a shortage of workers at plane part factories could threaten the industry’s growth. Airplane parts production in Canada and the U.S. is falling behind due to a lack of skilled workers, according to Reuters, which is forcing companies like Boeing, Airbus and Raytheon to delay the production of aircraft. Just as plane companies were anticipating a boost in production and hoping for a reprieve after a two-year slump during the global… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Revealed: 5,000 empty ‘ghost flights’ in UK since 2019, data shows

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More than 5,000 completely empty passenger flights have flown to or from UK airports since 2019, the Guardian can reveal. A further 35,000 commercial flights have operated almost empty since 2019, with fewer than 10% of seats filled, according to analysis of data from the Civil Aviation Authority. This makes a total of about 40,000 “ghost flights”. In one quarter, for example, 62 empty planes left Luton airport for Poland, while in another, Heathrow saw 663 almost empty flights going to and from… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Delhi And Mumbai Airports Are The World’s Top Two Low-Cost Megahubs

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Delhi and Mumbai lead the low-cost airports list OAG released its Megahubs 2022 list earlier this month, which lists airports based on several parameters such as international and domestic connections as well as low-cost flights. The report was last updated in 2019 and gives interesting insights into the changes that took place in the aviation sector during the pandemic. Delhi Airport topped the OAG list of Low-Cost Megahubs 2022. And two Indian airports – Delhi (DEL) and Mumbai (BOM) – topped… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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The 737 MAX Is Almost Certainly In Avelo Airlines' Future

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Right now, Avelo Airlines flies an 11-airplane strong fleet of Boeing 737 NG aircraft. It has six 737-700s with one more on the way soon, and five 737-800s. These are not new planes. The average fleet age is just over 15 years, according to ch-aviation, and while some of its -800s are as young as ten years old, a couple of the -700s are pushing 19 years in service. Many a great airline has been built on a strategy of starting out with older, used planes. Take the great Ryanair, for example. Its… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Lynx Air to Announce Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Orlando

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Ultra low-cost competition on flights between Canada and the United States is continuing to heat up. Canada’s Lynx Air, which commenced operations earlier this year, will be announcing its first four international routes: Calgary (YYC) to Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) | Four-weekly flights starting February 24 Calgary (YYC) to Los Angeles, California (LAX) | Three-weekly flights starting February 16 Calgary (YYC) to Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) | Three-weekly flights starting February 7 Toronto (YYZ) to… (ishrionaviation.com) Mehr...

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Ethiopian Airlines Could Order The Airbus A220 Or Embraer E195-E2 Next

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The kings of the African Aviation jungle Ethiopian Airlines is set to expand its lead in the African market with plans for new aircraft to meet rising travel demand. This comes barely five months after placing orders for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8. The Star Alliance airline expects passenger numbers to surpass 2019 levels during the year ending in June 2023, group CEO Mesfin Tasew Bekele said at a luncheon in Washington, D.C, on September 2. With passenger recovery in sight, the airline plans to… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Fighter Jets Escort Singapore Airlines Flight From San Francisco 'Till It Landed Safely' After Hoax Bomb Threat

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A Singapore Airlines flight was escorted by fighter jets after a passenger made a false claim of a bomb in his carry-on bag and assaulted the crew. What Happened: On Wednesday, a 37-year-old passenger on Singapore Airlines Flight 33 from San Francisco was arrested under anti-terrorism laws for making false bomb threats and suspected consumption of controlled drugs, according to the city-state’s Police Force, Bloomberg reported. After the bomb threats, the flight was escorted by two F16s of the… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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easyJet Airbus A320 Damaged In Lightning Strike

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On Sunday, September 25th, an easyJet Airbus A320 abandoned an approach to Naples International Airport (NAP) in Italy after suffering damage from a lightning strike. The aircraft registered OE-IJA was flying flight number EJU2-2889 from Milan's Malpensa Airport (MXP). When the go-around decision was made, the plane was on final approach for runway 24 at NAP. At approximately 500 feet AGL (Above Ground Level), the pilots began flying the missed approach procedure. Following the rejected… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Jet Airways Expected To Take Airbus A320neos Not Delivered To S7

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An Airbus A320neo aircraft is creating a significant buzz on social media and aviation websites for its paint job. While most Indians are familiar with its livery, nobody can claim to have seen it on an A320. The aircraft in question is an Airbus narrowbody sporting colors of soon-to-be-launched Jet Airways, further fueling long-standing speculation that the airline could look towards Airbus narrowbodies for its aircraft needs this time around. A320 in Jet Airways' livery Images of an A320… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Boeing's Converted Freighter program reaches a new mile stone with the delivery of 100th 737-800 BCF

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DUBLIN, IRELAND — The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing delivered the 100th 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the Irish lessor AerCap. The aircraft was converted at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Air Serbia eyes five-member wide-body fleet

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Air Serbia plans to operate up to five wide-body aircraft in the future as it prepares to take delivery of its second twin-aisle jet in the coming weeks. “In 2023 we will operate two Airbus A330s. If China proves to be a success story and the markets open up, we could increase to three aircraft. (www.exyuaviation.com) Mehr...

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The De Havilland Comet: A Pioneer with a Fatal Flaw

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The story of the design of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. Why the two high-profile crashes occurred, and how this was fixed. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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VIDEO: Passenger Assaults American Airlines Flight Attendant

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A Friday afternoon flight turned violent after a passenger assaulted an American Airlines flight attendant shortly after takeoff. The passenger was restrained and arrested upon the aircraft's arrival in Los Angeles. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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Prototype Electric Airplane Takes 1st Flight

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The plane, built by startup Eviation, was built to carry nine passengers and up two pilots and took off from Moses Lake, Washington, at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday. The plane landed eight minutes later. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

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easyJet Upgrading A320 Fleet With Airbus Optimisation Technology

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Airbus and easyJet are working together to reduce emissions through better flight paths, but they seem more like potential savings for now. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Mixed Reaction To Biden Administration Hidden Airline Fee Plans

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The DOT continues to crack down on airlines and transparency. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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