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Video: Cuiabá, MT receives air transport of 11 thousand doses of vacines

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On January 25, 2021 alone, 24 LATAM Airlines Brasil flights were scheduled with 684.6 million doses of CoronaVac vaccines... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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The Soviet flying beast that never really took off

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The only surviving prototype of this unusual plane now sits dilapidated in a field near Moscow, but it was once the hope of the Soviet Union against US submarine attacks. The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 -- the letters are an acronym for "vertical take-off amphibious aircraft" and 14 was the number of engines -- was designed to take off from anywhere without a runway and to be capable of sustained flight just above the water surface. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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A Night at the TWA Hotel

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Eero Saarinen's masterpiece terminal at JFK is now a boutique hotel. Here's what to expect... (askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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Europe pledges closer scrutiny of future US jets

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The certification of US models was previously entrusted to the Federal Aviation Administration under a bilateral agreement (www.thenationalnews.com) Mehr...

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ANA Set To Retire Boeing 777s Ahead Of Schedule

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced Tuesday it would be cutting its domestic widebody operations in half as it moves ahead with the early exit of some of its Boeing 777s from the fleet. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines Takes First Boeing 737 MAX 9

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The aircraft was delivered Sunday and will enter service on March 01, 2021 from Seattle. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Boeing 737 Max to fly again in Europe, angering some relatives of crash victims

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Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on Boeing Co.’s 737 Max this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistle-blowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature (www.theglobeandmail.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines is banning emotional-support animals

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The airline announced on Monday that starting March 1, 2021, only trained service dogs will be allowed to travel on Southwest Airlines flights. (abc7news.com) Mehr...

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Concorde Successor AS2 Takes Leap Forward

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The race is heating up to produce the first supersonic passenger aircraft to enter commercial service in more than 50 years. US planemaker Aerion, whose AS2 jet promises to fly New York to London in 4.5 hours, is seeking to produce the supersonic craft in 2023 after securing $300 million in capital investment. The 8-12 passenger AS2 business jet will travel at Mach 1.4 (more than 1,000 mph), which means it could shave three and a half hours off standard journey times from New York to Cape Town,… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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Man Banned From Airline After Posting Hack To Get Free Carry On Bag

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It just goes to show you that bad decisions can have bad consequences (yourmileagemayvary.net) Mehr...

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How trust strained by the DC-10 fractured with the 737 Max

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When the European Union Aviation Safety Agency grounded the Max in March 2019, the US FAA initially resisted (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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USAF final report on E-11A Crash, Kandahar January 27th 2020

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Manual shutdown of the right engine after catastrophic blade fanblade failure in the left engine was stated to be the cause of the crash. (www.afjag.af.mil) Mehr...

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Shout out to the 125th Fighter Wing

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Today is 1/25. And in Florida, it's been designated 125th Fighter Wing day. I grew up in Jacksonville, and loved seeing these guys come screaming out over the Atlantic from KJAX, especially when they were flying the old F-102s and F-106s. I wanted to say THANK YOU to all the Airmen that have served or are now serving in the 125th! (www.news4jax.com) Mehr...

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5 things I learned status matching from American to Delta during the pandemic

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After all, you can’t use loyalty benefits when you’re not in the air. That’s why we’ve seen every major airline extend perks through the entirety of the 2021 status year, with some carriers even reducing elite qualification requirements for 2022. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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Why Airbus Used To Carry New Aircraft Parts In Boeing Aircraft

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Since the early years of Airbus, its decentralized nature has required the planemaker to transport aircraft components from various parts of Europe to a final assembly facility. Before developing its own Beluga and subsequent Beluga XL, it was often said that “every Airbus is delivered on the wings of a Boeing.” Let’s briefly look at how Boeing (very) indirectly gave Airbus a helping hand in those early years and why this was necessary. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Blue Angels show new fighter jet in Loveland ahead of 2021 air show

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The Blue Angels have scheduled an air show Oct. 16-17 in Loveland featuring their new Super Hornet fighter jets. (www.coloradoan.com) Mehr...

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Cute: Kangaroo Flies Aboard American Airlines Flight Out Of Charlotte

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Even the most jaded passenger would have done a double-take at Charlotte Airport on the weekend. A kangaroo, clearly a long way from home, hopped aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Newport News. The joey, called Kylo Roo, was lured down the aisle by an American Airlines employee waving a snuggly pouch. After getting more attention from American Airlines than the best Concierge Key passenger, Kylo Roo managed not to disgrace himself and handled the extensive papping with… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Incredible Story Of A Man Who Stowed Away In The Wheel Well Of 5100 Mile British Airways Flight

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one man hopped a British Airways plane out of Africa and made it the 11 hour journey across 5500 miles – and lived to tell the tale. (viewfromthewing.com) Mehr...

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Why The Airbus A300 Is Still Popular In Iran

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The A300 was Airbus’ first aircraft. There are only a few places left where it is still in service, though. Iran is one of the countries where the plane flies with several airlines. This is not really by choice; it results from sanctions that prevent airlines from renewing fleets, as this article explores. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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United And Delta Reveal Two Different Outlooks Of The Recovery

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United and Delta have both had their fourth-quarter earnings call. The two airlines offered different perspectives on the recovery. While Delta was more optimistic about an inflection point coming soon, United believes it will take longer for that inflection point to arrive. Here are the two competing views. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Manufacturing of CR929 plane to start in 2021: COMAC

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The long-range wide-body aircraft, CR929, to be jointly developed by China and Russia, will kick off its manufacturing in 2021, said Yang Zhigang, general engineer of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC). (www.globaltimes.cn) Mehr...

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The Top 20 Safest Airlines 2021

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AirlineRatings.com, the world’s only airline safety, and product rating website, has announced its Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2021 from the 385 different airlines it monitors. Qantas, Qatar Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, EVA Air, Etihad Airways, Alaska Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, British Airways, Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Lufthansa, KLM, and United Airlines. (www.airlineratings.com) Mehr...

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Why Has Airbus Created neo Versions Of Planes?

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The Airbus A320 is the best selling Airbus aircraft and not far behind the Boeing 737 for most popular to date. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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America Has a GPS Problem

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Spoofing or otherwise interfering with GPS satellite signals is cheap and easy now thanks to gadgets costing as little as $20. Teens and delivery drivers use these to cloak their whereabouts. In 2013 a trucker reportedly interfered with KEWR's tracking system after activating a GPS jamming device in his vehicle. GPS' vulnerability has made it ripe for tampering by U.s. adversaries, criminal organizations and other bad actors. At the end of 2018 Congress mandated creation of a… (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

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Biden to impose South Africa travel ban, & other entry bans, to combat new COVID-19 variant

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WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of COVID-19, U.S. public health officials told Reuters. Biden on Monday is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders, said the sources, who… (news.trust.org) Mehr...

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Turkmenistan Airlines becomes Airbus customer by ordering two Airbus A330-200P2F

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Turkmenistan Airlines has placed an order for two A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft, becoming a new Airbus customer. The order marks the first time an Airbus aircraft is sold in Turkmenistan. The A330-200P2F will enable the airline to further develop and boost its international cargo route network. The deliveries of the aircraft are planned in 2022, making Turkmenistan Airlines the first operator of this type in Central Asia. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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IAG Moves on Purchase of Air Europa at Discounted Price

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British Airways and Iberia parent International Airlines Group (IAG) is moving ahead with the planned acquisition of Air Europa in spite of Covid-19, though the pandemic and the collapse in air travel has cut the purchase price in half. Iberia—which will buy Air Europa on behalf of IAG—will pay only €500 million ($607 million) for its Spanish rival, down from the €1 billion in cash to which the parties agreed when they announced the deal in November 2019. In addition, Iberia will defer payment… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Wrong Engine Shutdown Causes Global Express Fatal Crash

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The fatal crash of a U.S. Air Force special-mission Bombardier Global Express on Jan. 27, 2020, was caused by the flight crew’s error in determining which Rolls-Royce BR710 engine had catastrophically failed and subsequently shutting down the working, right-hand-side powerplant, according to a USAF Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released yesterday. Contributing factors were the crew’s failure to airstart the right-hand-side engine and their decision to “recover the aircraft… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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JSX To Continue Ops Indefinitely at John Wayne Airport

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JSX will continue to operate its hop-on service in one of its largest markets following recent action by the Orange County (California) board of supervisors. The board voted to strike language from leases with its FBOs at John Wayne Airport (SNA) that would have prevented JSX from using their facilities for scheduled charter service. "We are pleased by recent action by the county and look forward to establishing our permanent home at John Wayne Airport,” said JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. According… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines just announced 5 new routes to new destinations on the West Coast from across the US - here's the full list

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Southwest Airlines is growing its West Coast route network with five new routes to two new cities. The Californian cities of Santa Barbara and Fresno are the focus of this expansion. The expansion continues a rivalry between Southwest and Alaska Airlines for domination in the region. Southwest Airlines is moving into two new Californian cities this April and just announced five new routes as a housewarming gift. Santa Barbara and Fresno will become the 12th and 13th cities in California served… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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KLM to keep long haul flights as COVID testing demands are softened

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Dutch airline KLM will keep operating long haul flights, including for vaccine distribution, after agreeing with the government on softer demands for returning air crews to carry out rapid COVID-19 tests. The Dutch arm of Air France-KLM said earlier in the week it would cancel all its 270 weekly long-haul flights to the Netherlands as a result of new COVID-19 rules, requiring passengers and crew to show evidence of a negative rapid coronavirus test taken just before departure. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Report: Delta CEO threatens to ban rude passengers for life

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Delta threatens to permanently ban rude passengers, according to a travel blog quoting a memorandum to employees of the airline's CEO. "Those who refuse to show basic courtesy to our people or their fellow travelers are not welcome in Delta," Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote. "Your actions will not be tolerated and you will never again have the privilege of flying with our airline." Bastian preceded this by saying that "respect and courtesy for others on our planes, at… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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One man arrested after making false security threat on Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle

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A spokesperson with the Port of Seattle says a man is in custody after he called in a false security threat on an Alaska Airlines flight departing from Seattle Saturday morning. The flight was bound for Ketchikan. The Port of Seattle says all passengers deplaned and the plane was taken to a secure location for further investigation out of an abundance of caution. All passengers are being scheduled for the next available flight. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Airlines have banned more than 2,500 passengers for not wearing masks - here are the carriers that have booted the most

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More than 2,500 passengers have been banned from US airlines for non-compliance with mask policies. Delta Air Lines banned 880 passengers, including six on a flight where Mitt Romney was harassed. President Joe Biden signed a mask mandate for air travelers on his first full day in office. Newly inaugurated President Joe Biden just signed an executive order to mandate masks when flying travelers but it's clear that airlines haven't been waiting on the government for guidance. New data… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Aims To Use Biofuel By 2030

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Biofuels are all the rage these days as companies look for natural and more sustainable ways to power race cars and airplanes. Boeing has joined the party now, too, with its promise that 100 percent of its fleet will be running on biofuels by 2030. That’s a pretty big promise considering the fact that it’s still going to take a lot of work—only some of which can be done by Boeing. It might be able to tackle making advancements to its own jet systems, but it won’t be able to actually use those… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Supply-demand imbalance continues to vex air cargo shippers

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Commercial aircraft are full with international cargo as manufacturers, retailers and food producers show no let up in moving goods in what is normally a slow period. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Vistara is World’s First Airline to Feature Panasonic’s Arc 3D Map App

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Vistara has upgraded the map application in its inflight entertainment (IFE) system and launched Arc, Panasonic Avionics’ new, state-of-the-art, 3D inflight map application on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The map platform will be progressively made available on the airline’s brand new A321neo aircraft as well. (www.outlookindia.com) Mehr...

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Finnair To Resume Flights To The UK And Ireland

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Finnair announced yesterday that it would be restarting its passenger service from Finland to the UK and Ireland. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Impressive: Volotea Hits 90.7% Load Factor In 2020

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2020 was a challenging year for commercial aviation. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic caused a huge drop in passenger demand... (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Denver airport says it’s time to build long-delayed 7th runway

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Denver International Airport officials have talked about building a 7th runway for more than a decade. Now they’re ready to pull the trigger — but planes won’t begin landing and taking off on it for nearly eight years. (www.denverpost.com) Mehr...

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Boeing’s 737 MAX, and the fear of flying

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Do you get on the plane, with your family? Do you trust it, now? (asiatimes.com) Mehr...

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A stay-at-home dad is turning a Boeing 737 plane into a camper trailer for family vacations

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A former aircraft technician turned stay-at-home dad, Jones has found a creative way to combine his love of planes with his duties at home. (www.insider.com) Mehr...

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United Goes Big And Bold With Seven Changes To The Airline

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United Airlines is going big and bold with seven new changes to the airline. The carrier is promoting seven areas of focus for the “new United.” The changes are designed to transform the airline for a post-crisis world, which will be in 2023 or beyond. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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First Impressions: American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class

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Maybe it was beginner’s luck, but I had a wonderful flight on American Airlines from London to New York on the 777-300ER in business class. I hear so many complaints about service on American Airlines, but that was absolutely the best part of my flight. (liveandletsfly.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa Doesn’t Intend To Resume Airbus A340-600 Flights

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It’s looking increasingly likely that any of the Lufthansa jets sent to Teruel for long term storage will ever leave the facility. While the A380s aren’t due to return, it seems as though the entire A340-600 fleet will suffer a similar fate, according to new comments from the airline’s CEO, Carsten Spohr. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines plots 2022 rebound with big dose of IT

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United Airlines is betting that technology is going to help it navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and ultimately rebound in 2022. The company said that it is aiming to hit $2 billion in annual cost savings. These savings will be critical since United lost $7.1 billion for 2020 and $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter. United's fourth quarter revenue was $3.4 billion, down 69% from a year ago. United burned through $19 million a day on its core operations in the fourth quarter, a $5 billion… (www.zdnet.com) Mehr...

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