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Fiji Airways retires its only Boeing 737-700

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Fiji Airways announced on social media the retirement and end of lease of its only Boeing 737-700 (DQ-FJF) on September 18, 2020: The aircraft, named “Island of Koro”, was ferried to Teesside Airport. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

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Asian Airlines Ready to Boost International Service

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Japan's two largest airlines – Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways—each said on Thursday they planned to increase flights to China as restrictions begin to ease and borders reopen throughout Asia. Starting next Wednesday, ANA will resume two mainland China routes, Qingdao and Guangzhou, while JAL adds Guangzhou to its destinations from October 2. Passengers traveling from Japan to China must present a Covid-19 RT-PCR negative swab test certificate, taken within three days of departure. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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U.N. aviation agency ICAO advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licenses

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake "immediate corrective actions" and suspend the issuance of any new pilot licenses in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses, according to an official and a document seen by Reuters. The recommendations from ICAO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that works to ensure safety in international air transport, come days after Pakistan opened a criminal probe into 50 pilots and five civil… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Video: First Fighter FAB Gripen flies in Brazil

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The aircraft landed by ship at the port of Itajaí in Santa Catarina and is already on Brazilian soil at Embraer in Gavião Peixoto, in the interior of São Paulo, where it will continue with the flight tests. The official presentation flight will take place on October 23, Aviator and Brazilian Air Force Day (FAB)... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines To Launch First US COVID-19 Testing Program | Airways Magazine

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United Airlines (UA) will become the first US airline to launch a COVID-19 passenger testing program on its San Francisco-Hawaii services. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Irkut MC-21 Deliveries To Begin in 2021 | Airways Magazine

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Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut will begin deliveries of its new MC-21 airliner by the end of 2021. Irkut has 175 firm orders of the type. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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American, United Airlines to Step Up International Service to Bangalore | Airways Magazine

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American Airlines (AA) and United Airlines (UA) are both looking for ways to slowly bring back their international routes. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Australia Unions Attack on Bain Capital | Airways Magazine

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Eight Virgin Australia's (VA) unions have joined to ask new airline owner Bain Capital for no more job cuts amid the current crisis. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Air Canada Announces Longer-Term Refinancing | Airways Magazine

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Air Canada (AC) has announced it completed two US$1.52bn longer-term refinancing transactions, replacing the airline's short-term facilities. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Airbus: Formation-Flying Airliners Can Save Fuel | Airways Magazine

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Airbus, French Bee SAS (BF) and Scandinavian Airlines (SK) create the "Fello'Fly" to study the benefits of flying airliners in formation. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Pilots' unions urge U.S. regulator to improve cockpit procedures for Boeing 737 MAX

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The U.S. aviation regulator should require new cockpit procedures for Boeing Co's BA.N 737 MAX to help pilots disable an erroneous stall alert that could be a serious distraction during mid-flight emergencies, major pilots unions said on Monday. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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FAA Clears Harrison Ford In Hawthorne Runway Mishap

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HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) – Actor Harrison Ford has been cleared following an investigation into a piloting incident which occurred Hawthorne Municipal Airport in April. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the case after requiring that the 78-year-old Ford take a “remedial runway incursion training course,” an FAA spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement Thursday. On the afternoon of April 24, the “Indiana Jones” star was landing a small plane known as an Aviat Husky when he crossed an airplane… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Peak shipping season for air cargo heats up to full boil

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Tight capacity for cargo shippers, extreme competition to reserve aircraft space are translating into very high rates, especially out of Asia to the U.S. and Europe. Lots of market forces are all at play now. Freighter aircraft are in extremely high demand. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Beach landing for airbus A400M

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Huge Airbus A400M Atlas makes spectacular beach landing (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo assembled in France

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Bye bye big bird, No more A380's being built in France (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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Transaven L410 near Los Roques on Jan 4th 2008, aircraft went missing and was found 5 years later

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Includes the final report in the article: A Transaven Let L-410, registration YV2081 performing a scheduled flight from Caracas to Los Roques (Venezuela) with 12 passengers and 2 crew, was enroute about 12nm southsouthwest of Los Roques Island Airport (64nm northnortheast of Caracas) when the crew reported both engines had failed and they were descending through 3000 feet trying to reach the coral reefs around Los Roques, which proved to be the last radio contact. Another Transaven L410 overflew… (avherald.com) Mehr...

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Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

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Heart Aerospace on Wednesday unveiled the electric propulsion system that will power the ES-19 regional airliner it claims will be ready to enter commercial service in the summer of 2026. The Swedish company, which is backed by EQT Ventures, also announced that it has secured €2.5 million ($2.9 million) in financial support from the European Innovation Council Green Deal Accelerator Program. The 19-seat ES-19 features four propellers powered by electric motors. The preliminary design for the… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

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A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. The NTSB's final accident report points to actions by the pilot and co-pilot in the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Avianca Colombia Resumes 63 Routes As Part of Plan to Reinstate Connectivity

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Throughout September, Colombia has resumed commercial airline operations. Domestic flights were allowed back to the skies on Sept. 1 and international fights restarted on Sept. 19. As the country continues to reopen its skies, Colombia announced it will be reopening 63 domestic routes from major cities such as Bogotá, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena, according to Latin American portal Aviaciónline. In a document distributed by Colombia’s civil aviation authority, as part of the nation’s second… (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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JetBlue announces LAS, LAX, SFO, and CUN from Hartford

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JetBlue has today (22 September) said that it will start four new routes from Hartford: to Cancun, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These four markets had over 365,000 passengers last year, OAG Traffic Analyser, using MIDT booking data, shows. 86% were indirect. JetBlue’s four new routes add to multiple other leisure-driven services it has announced recently in its understandable pursuit of the leisure dollar given stronger demand from this segment. And they are the latest in its… (www.anna.aero) Mehr...

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane found rotting in ghostly Arctic aircraft graveyard

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The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P was found in Chersky, north Russia A photo shows Cold War tsar Khrushchev with the plane in the late 1950s It lies among other relics of Soviet aviation in the polar village's plane cemetery Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane has been found rotting in an aircraft graveyard in the Arctic. The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P, which he flew after succeeding Stalin in the Kremlin, was located in Chersky, in the north of… (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

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Embraer (ERJ) suffers impacts of the pandemic and reduces employees

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The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer worsened in situations with the break of partnership with Boeing and with the time of the pandemic... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Concerns Expressed Over 737 MAX Redundancy, Manual Trim

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Calls for an additional angle-of-attack indicator and concerns over the flight crew’s ability to manually trim the aircraft in an emergency are among the issues highlighted in the initial set of comments on the FAA’s proposed requirements to approve the Boeing 737 MAX’s service return (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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A History of the Boarding Bridge

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Surprisingly thorough history of the jetbridge, the origins of which date back to 1931... (www.airporthistory.org) Mehr...

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Pilot may have been attempting aerobatics when crashed in Groton, SD.

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The pilot died and his wife was hospitalized. This was at a Fly In/Drive In event. He was flying a 1997 American Champion 8KCAB (www.argusleader.com) Mehr...

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Would you risk getting COVID-19 for unlimited flights?

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Despite conclusive evidence that COVID-19 can spread rapidly on flights, airlines are attempting to woo passengers back onto planes with unlimited flight promotions. (nypost.com) Mehr...

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Airforwarders adjust to new COVID business environment

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A survey by the Airforwarders Association shows how COVID has impacted business for its members, who manage cargo shipments for retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations and other entities. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Etihad To Increase Boeing 787 Fleet to 51 | Airways Magazine

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Etihad Airways (EY) has unveiled to Middle-Eastern media that it will increase its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to 51 by next year. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Airlines call for COVID-19 tests before all international flights

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Global airlines called on Tuesday for airport COVID-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

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The challenges of Hydrogen. Hydrogen Gas Turbines

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We know it’s possible as the world’s first jet engine from 1937 ran on hydrogen (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

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Ready To Fly In A Boeing Max? House Says These Five Problems Caused Lethal Crashes

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The FFA maintains that the planes were "compliant" with regulation during development, and they may return to service this winter. (www.ibtimes.com) Mehr...

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Air Force 2 Reports Bird Strike and Returns - C-17 Becomes Air Force 2

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Air Force 2 Hit By Bird Strike After Takeoff From New Hampshire. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended a rally in Gilford Tuesday, returned to Washington via cargo jet after Air Force 2 was grounded (patch.com) Mehr...

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GOL (GOLL4) now has 302 flights and reopens 3 bases in September

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Brazil: The company has also started flying in partnership with VoePASS for Sorriso (SMT) and Rondonopolis (ROO) in the state of Mato Grosso. In resumption, Londrina, PR (LDB), Juiz de Fora, MG (IZA) and Presidente Prudente, SP (PPB) are the news in search of greater connectivity with the hubs of Guarulhos (GRU), Brasilia (BSB) and Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (GIG) and gain reinforcement for the Belém (BEL), Fortaleza (FOR) and Salvador (SSA) bases, responsible for serving rising regional markets... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Ukraine International Airlines plans New York regular service resumption in Dec 2020

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Ukraine International Airlines in recent schedule update plans to resume regular scheduled service to New York during winter season. Current schedule and reservation list the airline to operate Kyiv Borispil – Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK routing, on board Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The twice weekly flights to operate form 09DEC20, and it does not have traffic rights for Reykjavik on PS231/232. PS231 KBP1000 – 1315KEF1415 – 1535JFK 73J 37 PS232 JFK2210 – 0840+1KEF0940+1 – 1630+1KBP 73J 37 (www.routesonline.com) Mehr...

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JetBlue Releases First Photos Of “Streamers” Tail on A321LR For London Flights

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JetBlue has lifted the veil on a new and special tail livery, dubbed “streamers”. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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George Biggs, one of the last living Tuskegee Airman, dies at 95

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Biggs joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 after he turned 18, though he had attempted to join in 1941 when he was 16. (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

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Ukraine International Rolls Out 13 Hour Boeing 737 Flight To New York

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Ukrainian International Airlines will be resuming service from its hub at Kyiv Boryspil International Airport to JFK Airport in New York City. The service will see spending 12 and a half hours in a Boeing 737-900. The flight will have a technical stop in Iceland. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Iran Air Refurbishes One Of Its Boeing 747s

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Iran Air has completed the refurbishment works on one of its Boenig 747-200. The aircraft, registered EP-ICD, is a 32-year-old model and has been in service with Iran Air since 2008. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Midsize forwarder makes big charter commitment to Pittsburgh airport

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Pittsburgh International Airport is a diamond in the rough when it comes to cargo. Unique Logistics secures full planeloads to multiple cities; Cathay Pacific leads Pittsburgh push with no-seat passenger freighters. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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European Commission proposes a single European sky for ATC

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Today (September 22), the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is to modernise the management of European airspace and to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths. This can reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

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Boeing licenses UV wand to Healthe, Inc. to counter COVID-19

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Boeing entered into a patent and technology license with Florida-based Healthe® Inc. on Tuesday under which Healthe will manufacture an ultraviolet (UV) wand designed to sanitize airplane interiors. Boeing designed and developed the UV wand as part of the company’s Confident Travel Initiative (CTI) to support customers and enhance the safety and well-being of passengers and crews during the COVID-19 pandemic. (guyanaaviation.com) Mehr...

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Pilots' unions urge U.S. regulator to improve cockpit procedures for Boeing 737 MAX

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The U.S. aviation regulator should require new cockpit procedures for Boeing 737 MAX to help pilots disable an erroneous stall alert that could be a serious distraction during mid-flight emergencies, major pilots unions said on Monday. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Clocks New Orders For Converted 737 Freighters

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Boeing announced it had received two firm orders for converted 737-800 freighters. This means the manufacturer now has a total of 134 orders. With such strong demand, Boeing will open two new conversion lines in Asia to meet its customer’s needs. One line will open in Singapore, and another will open in Guangzhou, China. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines plans pilot training on Boeing 737 Max in November

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American Airlines is planning to start training its pilots on the still-grounded Boeing 737 Max this November, according to a company memo sent Monday 21 September. “With the planned return to service for our B737 MAX aircraft in the near future, we will begin conducting B737 MAX Special Training for our B737 pilots,” Ameya Kingaonkar, director of flight training planning and scheduling, said in a pilot memo, which was seen by CNBC. Kingaonkar said that the company expects to train all of its… (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa’s A380s And A340-600s May Never Fly Again

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Lufthansa has announced a third round of restructuring plans after the carrier saw a significant decline in bookings. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Whistle-Blower Says Proposed 737 Max Fixes Aren’t Enough

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A whistle-blower at Boeing Co. is urging aviation regulators to add additional protections to the grounded 737 Max. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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Nowhere beckons for Asia-Pacific airlines

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‘Flights to Nowhere’ are smart public relations for Asia-Pacific airlines, but that such flights are even under consideration underlines the immense challenges they face. Reports recently emerged that Singapore Airlines (SIA) is considering what local reports refer to as ’Flights to Nowhere,’ whereby passengers board in Singapore, fly around a few hours enjoying SIA’s in-flight service, and land again in Singapore. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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Airline CEOs plead with Washington as layoffs loom

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The race to prevent massive airline layoffs in October is heating up with CEOs and union leaders pleading with the White House and Congress to reach a deal for more industry aid. (thehill.com) Mehr...

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Sydney Airport COVID-19 slowdown hands hobby pilots bucket list take-off experience

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Hobby pilots have been landing and taking off from Sydney Airport during the coronavirus period. Restrictions on air travel mean commercial jets are barely using the airport's runways. Recreational pilot Mark Keech said landing at the airport was a unique opportunity he had to take. (www.abc.net.au) Mehr...

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