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Qatar’s Al Baker Challenges GE on Future Engine

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has challenged GE Aviation to accelerate efforts on a new engine that would address carbon-neutrality goals set by the European Union and other governments. Delivering opening remarks during a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce online panel discussion dedicated to Qatar-U.S. business relations, Al Baker called for a concerted effort by airlines and their suppliers to ensure the industry meets 2050 targets for net-zero carbon emissions. “We always are looking for… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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HondaJet Prototype Debuts in Japan Aviation Museum

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On April 20, the Misawa Aviation & Science Museum in Aomori Prefecture in Japan reopens with a unique new display—the original proof-of-concept (POC) prototype HondaJet. Aomori is the location of Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino’s hometown. While undergoing remodeling two years ago, the museum reached out to Honda Aircraft to ask for help with a plan to design a hangar dedicated to the HondaJet. The possibility of educating visitors about Honda Aircraft and the HondaJet was… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Airbus deliveries surge, sending shares higher

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A rebound in air travel in the U.S. and China is helping to give Airbus a lift. The aerospace giant said Friday (April 9) that deliveries of new jets surged in March. It also reported a new order for 20 of its smaller A220 planes. Airbus shares rose around 2% following the news. Both it and archrival Boeing have had to cut output and lay off thousands of workers as the global travel slump hit demand. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Wizz Air replaces operations chief after probe into pilot redundancies

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Low-cost carrier Wizz Air has replaced its flight operations chief after he was apparently recorded telling his team to draw up a redundancy list of pilots who were often sick or "caused grief" while sparing cheaper contract crew. In a letter to staff dated April 4, seen by Reuters, Wizz said its Head of Flight Operations Darwin Triggs was stepping down from his role after an investigation into "how the COVID-19 related redundancies were determined and carried out" last year. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines flight from Australia to Los Angeles canceled after crew member tests positive for COVID-19

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An American Airlines flight from Australia to Los Angeles was canceled Friday after a flight crew member tested positive for COVID-19. American Flight 72 was due to leave Sydney at 9 a.m. local time but is now due to depart Saturday at 11 a.m., according to the airline's website. "An American Airlines flight that was due to depart Sydney this morning was postponed due to a possible COVID-19 case in a flight crew member. The crew member was tested as part of routine… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Airplane takes off a tonne heavier than expected after computer error weighs adults as children

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A flight from the UK to Spain took off with more than a tonne of unexpected weight after a software error classified female passengers using the title “Miss” as children. This led to the flight’s load sheet estimating the weight of 38 female passengers as 38 kg or 77 pounds each, the standard weight for children, instead of 69 kg or 152 pounds, the standard weight used for female adults. The error was classified as a “serious incident” by the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) but… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Boeing's infamous 737 Max plane has a new issue, and 16 airlines are being told to ground planes

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Boeing's 737 Max, which was involved in two fatal crashes, has a new issue. Boeing said that some jets have "a potential electrical issue" and recommended they not be flown. At least 16 airlines are affected, including Southwest, United, and American. Dozens of Boeing's 737 Max plane, which was involved in two fatal crashes, have another issue. The company said Friday that some of the planes are facing "a potential electrical issue." As a result, the plane-maker… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Emirates President: Boeing 777X Program ‘In A State Of Disarray’

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Speaking to Simple Flying on Wednesday, Emirates President Sir Tim Clark commented that the Boeing 777X program is “in a state of disarray”. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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All-Female Flight Crew at Denver International Airport Encourages Women To Join Aviation Industry

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United Airlines operated Flight 2392 from Denver to Kalispel, Montana on Thursday with an all-female flight team. The airline says the all-female flight celebrates the talented women who already work in those positions and how they can inspire another generation to join a traditionally male-dominated industry. (denver.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Wheels Up Launching Helicopter Connections for Delta flights

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Wheels Up will also offer Delta Air Lines customers connectivity to their scheduled airline flights. Currently, Wheels Up members and Delta customers can travel seamlessly using private and commercial options. They will be able to select VTOLs as another solution in their travel journey. (privatejetcardcomparisons.com) Mehr...

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Mars helicopter two days away from making historic flight

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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United 777-200ER takeoff video at Newark

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Newark to San Juan Puerto Rico with a nice sound from GE90 engines (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Bad Weather Plane Spotting at LONDON GATWICK | Go-Arounds, Crosswind, Rain, Fog

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Some typical stormy weather at London's Gatwick Airport including rain, wind, crosswind and more... (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Bad Weather landing in Mexico City | Cockpit BOEING 767-300ER

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In the cockpit of the Aeromexico Boeing 767-300ER for a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On the U.S.’s Newest Airline

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In his first foray into building an airline from the ground up, Levy is looking to capitalize on a U.S. airline industry that has seen consolidation trim back competition leave power concentrated in the hands of a handful of carriers. “I think it’s been a really good time to launch a new airline in the United States for several years now, I was starting to work on this back in 2015 and I ultimately put it on ice when I decided to go work with United. But I felt that there was a need for more… (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Emirates A380 Fleet To Stay For Longer Amid 777X Delivery Delays

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It seems the Airbus A380 could have secured another lifeline in the Emirates fleet as the airline’s Boeing 777X delivery schedule remains up in the air. During an exclusive conversation with Simple Flying, the airline’s president revealed that he expects the giant of the skies to fly for longer, given the uncertainty of 777X deliveries. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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St. Vincent’s Argyle International Airport Closed After La Soufrière Volcanic Eruption

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Scientists at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) have reported that an “explosive eruption” has occurred on April 9, 2021 at 8:41 a.m. (12:41 pm UTC) at the La Soufrière volcano located on the northern side of the Caribbean island St. Vincent. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Avianca Airlines to Begin Direct Miami-San Jose Flights

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Avianca (AV) announces the start of direct services between San Jose Juan Santamaria airport (SJO) in Costa Rica and Miami (MIA) on July 1. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Tigerair Taiwan: First A320neo Operator in the Country

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Tigerair Taiwan (TR), a low-cost division of China Airlines (CI), takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming its first operator of the type in the country. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Aeromexico to Resume Texas Flights

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Aeromexico (AM) today announced it will resume daily service effective July 1 from Mexico City to Austin and Dallas, Texas. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Airbus Completes First A350 Manufactured in China

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Airbus is set to deliver the first A350 from China, MSN452, to China Eastern Airlines (MU) from its wide-body facility, Tianjin CD&C. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Introducing SkyAware Anywhere: All Your ADS-B Receivers in One View

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HOUSTON – April 9, 2021 – FlightAware, the largest global provider of flight information and proprietor of the world’s largest Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network, announced SkyAware Anywhere, a free software that provides a fused view of an individual’s various ADS-B receivers. This easy-to-use solution provides users with a secure, raw view of everything their ADS-B receivers are seeing in real-time on one map, from anywhere they have an internet connection. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Kerry family Gulfstream jet flies to Idaho while he goes on international climate tour

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The jet belonging to climate czar John Kerry's family made its way to Idaho, where he and his wife have reportedly vacationed, as he traveled in Asia to promote the Biden administration's message on the issue. Flight records show that the Gulfstream 4 jet N57HJ left Boston late afternoon and landed in Hailey, Idaho, later that evening. It's unclear what the trip was for but the Idaho Press reported last year that he and his wife, Teresa, have been part-time residents in the nearby… (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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DHL adds airfreight capacity to Asia-Pacific network

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DHL has enlisted two cargo airlines to fly its new 777 freighters. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Grounds Dozens of 737 MAX Jets on Manufacturing Flaw

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Boeing Co. grounded dozens of 737 Max jets to repair an electrical flaw that emerged just months after the planes were cleared to return to the skies, forcing airlines to cancel flights and line up replacement aircraft (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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Eurowings Takes off for Russia and Georgia

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Starting this summer, Eurowings (EW) has announced it will fly non-stop to Russia and Georgia with three new destinations. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Qatar Airways Becomes the Launch Customer of the Boeing 777X

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Qatar Airways (QR), has become the launch customer of the Boeing 777X program. The carrier ordered 60 Boeing 777-9s on July 16, 2014. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Waltzing Matilda Aviation launching new airline

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Boston-based Waltzing Matilda Aviation (WMA) will be launching Connect Airlines, a new airline starting operations in October, connecting Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with airports in the Northeast and Midwest United States. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Some 737 Max planes grounded again.

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A new electrical problem has surfaced, temporarily grounding some 737 Max airplanes again. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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Boeing sues, cancels contracts with Air Force One supplier

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Boeing said in its suit filed in Texas state court on Wednesday the delays "have resulted in millions of dollars in damages to Boeing and threaten to jeopardize work that is of critical importance to the (U.S. Air Force) and the president of the United States." (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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UPS buys electric vertical aircraft to speed up package delivery

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United Parcel Service announced it has agreed to purchase of 10 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft from Beta Technologies (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Rear-engine jets: Why airlines no longer use rear-engine planes

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Back in those days, regional airports didn't have a lot of the ground support equipment we now take for granted. The belt loaders that take luggage into the hold, air bridges that get us between the aircraft and the terminal, the air start units that fire up the engines and plenty more wasn't around outside of the bigger international airports. Baggage had to be loaded on board the aircraft from a truck or even from a wheeled cart. (www.traveller.com.au) Mehr...

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Our Top Government Officials May Soon Fly in This Plush Supersonic Jet

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Jet maker Exosonic has released the first renderings of an interior designed for top-level government officials, all the way up to the office of the vice president. The California firm said it had developed the interior in collaboration with the USAF Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate. The “low-boom” supersonic jet, which will have a speed of Mach 1.8 (1,380 mph) and 5,000 nautical mile range, will not replace Air Force One, but would be available for the highest-ranking government… (robbreport.com) Mehr...

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The Vickers Viscount – The World’s First Commercial Turboprop

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This month marks 68 years since the Vickers Viscount was introduced into commercial service with British European Airways (BAE). Notably, the British medium-range production became the first turboprop aircraft to conduct passenger operations. Along with this achievement, its modern capabilities enabled it to become a significant success in the industry. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Frontier expands again, takes on American, United in Dallas and Chicago

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The Denver-based carrier announced plans for three new routes Thursday, the third day in a row that Frontier has unveiled new service. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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Earnings Preview: Delta Air Lines (DAL) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline

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Delta Air Lines (DAL) is expected to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings on lower revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended March 2021. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Marines Load Helicopters into Massive Air Force Cargo Plane

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Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, work with airmen to load personnel and aircraft on an Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton March 13 and 23, 2021. The C-5M, the largest military transport used by the Air Force, transported Marines and equipment with 3rd MAW from California to Japan and back as part of a scheduled rotation of personnel and equipment for the unit deployment program. (U.S.… (www.military.com) Mehr...

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JetBlue Airways Is Well-Positioned To Survive And Grow

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The travel and tourism industry took a beating last year and according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), 2020 was the worst year in the history of air travel demand. This translated into big losses for the airline industry with IATA estimating industry losses at $118.5 billion. The pain is likely to continue in the current year with estimated losses of $38.7 billion. (www.tipranks.com) Mehr...

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Southwest passengers booted over mask dispute get a lift from small-plane pilot

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A family kicked off a Texas-bound Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month because of a face-mask dispute managed to get to their destination anyway, thanks to a private-plane pilot, according to a report. Peck flew his twin-engine airplane to Denver, picked up the family, and flew them to Austin at no charge. He even offered to take the family back to Denver at the end of their trip. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Airbus reveals order for 20 A220s

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Airbus has revealed that an undisclosed customer has ordered 20 A220-300s, while lessor Avolon has signed for eight A320neo-family jets. The agreements in March bring the airframer’s gross order figure to 39 aircraft for the first quarter of this year. But cancellation of eight single-aisle jets – five A320neos and three A321neos – took backlog reductions to a round 100. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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TUI Computers Label Adults As Children Leading To Underpower 737 Take Off

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38 adult females were mislabeled as children, estimating each of these passengers as weighing half of the standard estimate for the appropriate category. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Decade Of Decline: American Airlines’ Slow Boeing 757 Withdrawal

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In 2019, the last full year before the 757 was retired (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Orders and Deliveries Airbus Commercial Aircraft – March 2021

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The Airbus commercial aircraft orders and deliveries report for March 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Spirit Airlines Baggage Fees: How to Avoid Bag Fees [2021]

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In addition to your free personal item, you can bring a carry-on bag, so long as it doesn’t exceed 22 x 18 x 10 inches, including handles and wheels. The fee you pay for this bag will depend on when you pay it (paying for baggage during booking will save you the most), but you can expect to pay between $37 and $65, unless you’re a member of the $9 Fare Club. You can use the Spirit Bag-O-Tron to calculate the exact price for your flight. (aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

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LATAM Brasil to Phase Out A350-900 Fleet by Next Week

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Still responding to the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international air travel, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Brazil’s second-largest domestic carrier and the largest by international metrics, is retiring its entire A350-900 fleet by the next week. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Air cargo gone wild: 9% growth in February

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International passenger travel is down 89% and that's constraining air cargo growth, which is still booming. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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The Air Force’s New Drone Launched a Little Baby Drone of Its Own

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The U.S. Air Force’s ongoing testing of its new XQ-58A Valkyrie drone took an unexpected turn when it recently launched its own small reconnaissance drone, which can double as a kamikaze. (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

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New U.S. Start-Up Avelo Airlines to Begin Service Offering $19 Fares

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New U.S. budget carrier Avelo Airlines has announced its launch date, including initial routes and its onboard services. The carrier will launch flights on April 28 out of its Burbank, Calif. base to 11 cities on the West Coast. Avelo’s business model is focused on connecting underserved markets that lack nonstop connections. The first routes feature city pairs that currently require connecting services. Avelo bets its cheap, nonstop services will attract passengers away from other major… (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control

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Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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Don’t fly Boeing 737 Max to or over India, DGCA tells flydubai

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New Delhi: India on Tuesday denied UAE budget carrier request for operating its Boeing 737 Max (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Mehr...

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