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Study Finds Pilots’ Brains Work Differently

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Medical science has now confirmed what your family and friends have been telling you since the first time you strapped in and maybe before that. Your brain works differently than that of non-flying folks and contrary to what those in your immediate bubble might think, that’s actually a good thing, well mostly. (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

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U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Avatar Airlines gears up to acquire 10 Boeing 747-400

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BOCA RATON — Ultra-low fare newcomer Avatar Airlines has stretched its wings across the globe and extended a letter of intent to Thai Airways to acquire 10 long-haul Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Avatar plans to operate scheduled service between major city pairs throughout the United States and Hawaii with routes including popular domestic vacation destinations and large family-oriented attractions. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Delta's chief executive hints at a possible Boeing 737 MAX order

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ATLANTA — Delta's CEO Ed Bastian hinted at the possibility of ordering Boeing’s 737 MAX, which was recently approved to fly again by U.S. regulators, in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday. "We're talking to Boeing about lots of different things, the Max included," Delta's chief executive told the Financial Times. Any Boeing 737 MAX order would be the first for Delta, which did not have the aircraft in its fleet when the plane was grounded in March 2019… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Retired British Airways 747 Catches Fire

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British Airways has stored many of its 747s at Castellon Airport in Spain, which has the airport code CDT. Well, unfortunately today one of these parked 747s caught fire, and it caused some significant damage to the plane. (onemileatatime.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines 737 hits bear

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Yesterday, Alaska Airlines flight 66 hit a brown bear while landing in Yakutat, Alaska (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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Airlines' Woes Rise as CDC Warns Against Thanksgiving Travel

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Given the rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned people to avoid Thanksgiving travel. In an already suppressed demand scenario, this only adds to the worries of U.S. airlines. Dr. Henry Walke, CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, stated that the “strong recommendation” is because the virus might spread at the country’s “transportation hubs” due to lack of physical distancing. (www.nasdaq.com) Mehr...

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Aviation Stats Update: November 23 + Thanksgiving Links

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We've compiled a list of important pages for you to watch related to Thanksgiving travel, along with our regular aviation stats breakdown. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Sign On for Alternate COVID-19 Digital Pass

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In the rush to develop a digital health pass for international travelers, a race to launch first could be brewing between aviation giants. The Commons Project Foundation announced the development of their own health pass, CommonTrust, with the backing of Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Airlines. COMMONPASS GETS SUPPORT FROM AIRLINES, AIRPORT COUNCIL AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM One of several projects from the Commons Foundation, the goal of CommonPass is to allow flyers to verify their record of… (www.flyertalk.com) Mehr...

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Why Did Airbus Make Indian Airlines A Special A320 with Different Landing Gear?

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Indian Airlines was primarily a domestic airline, later absorbed into Air India. When Airbus sold the airline a number of Airbus A320s, the European plane maker created a special version with unique landing gear just for them. (travelupdate.com) Mehr...

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Solving the dry ice challenge for COVID vaccine

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SkyCell says it will begin manufacturing an airfreight container that takes less ice, enabling flights to be loaded with more COVID vaccines. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Delta Cargo shuts Chicago airport facility for 9 days

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Internal problem at O'Hare forces temporary shut down of cargo operations for Delta Cargo. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Volga-Dnepr Grounds Antonov 124 Fleet Following Crash

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ussian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr has grounded its fleet of Antonov An-124 aircraft. According to the airline, the grounding is a proactive and pre-emptive decision following a near catastrophe earlier in November for the An-124 RA-82042. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Canada keeps Boeing 737 Max grounded, despite U.S. approval

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While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed the Boeing 737 Max to return to service, the aircraft remains grounded in Canada. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement released Wednesday that the flight restrictions on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft remain in effect, “and will not be lifted until the department is fully satisfied that all its safety concerns have been addressed, and that enhanced flight crew procedures and training are in place." Transport… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines modernizes fleet with deal for more 737 MAX jets

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Alaska Airlines is doing some creative financing and fleet replacement to reduce costs, debt. On Monday it swapped out older A320s for new 737 MAX jets. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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World’s Longest A350 Flight? ‘Merkel One’ Flies Non-Stop To Australia

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Recently the German Air Force has been putting its new Airbus A350, registered 10+03, to the test. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Helicopter pilot finds 'strange' monolith in remote part of Utah

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A mysterious monolith has been discovered in a remote part of Utah, after being spotted by state employees counting sheep from a helicopter. Utah’s highway patrol shared images of both the sheep and the monolith. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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French finance minister tells Bloomberg TV: I can guarantee survival of Air France

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg TV he could guarantee the survival of Air France, which like many airlines around the world has been hit hard by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Le Maire said in the interview that he hoped to keep the alliance between Air France and KLM as it was in the interests of both the Netherlands and France. (Reporting by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Edmund Blair) (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Airlines say more travelers opting not to fly, canceling trips as COVID-19 cases surge

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United Airlines warned Thursday that bookings have slowed and cancellations have increased as the number of coronavirus infections spikes across the country. Southwest Airlines has also seen more cancellations, and the carrier's CEO said that travel demand will remain weak in the first quarter. The number of people flying in the United States is down about 65% from a year ago, and airlines were hoping that the upcoming holidays would mean an increase in leisure travel. United said however… (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

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Thanksgiving Could Be The ‘Mother Of All Superspreader Events,’ Health Expert Warns

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The US could see an explosion of Covid-19 infections in the weeks following Thanksgiving, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a former White House medical team adviser, told CNN Tuesday. “It’s potentially the mother of all superspreader events.” Many health officials believe the Midwest was seeded with Covid-19 last summer from just such an event, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, Reiner said. “Now imagine that on a massive scale — people leaving from every airport in the United States, and… (baltimore.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Delta Skirts Trump Tariffs by Sending Airbus Jets on World Tour

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Delta Air Lines Inc. is sidestepping millions of dollars in U.S. tariffs on European jetliners by initially routing them far outside the country to such places as Amsterdam, Tokyo and El Salvador. The U.S. carrier has taken delivery of seven European-built Airbus SE planes since President Donald Trump’s levies took effect in October 2019. Rather than flying them home as it had in the past, Delta has based the aircraft overseas. The decision, coupled with the definition of new planes in the… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Kuwait Airways Operates The World’s First Passenger A330-800 Flight

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Kuwait Airways’ A330-800 operated its first commercial flight on November 20th, flying the short distance between Kuwait and Dubai. This marks the very first revenue flight ever for the type. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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EASA Releases Boeing 737 MAX Proposed Airworthiness Directive For Public Comment

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It’s more good news for the Boeing 737 MAX as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released their Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) for public commentary. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Delta CEO gives airline workers free travel passes as thank-you for work during pandemic

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After a turbulent 2020 for the airline industry, Delta is thanking employees for their work during the pandemic with free travel. Delta CEO Ed Bastian, in a Monday memo to employees obtained by Fox News, said they would be gifted two passes for any travel destination of their choice for their work during COVID-19. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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This is how air travel’s transformed through the decades

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A history of air travel in pictures From the early days of flight and the "golden age of travel", to modern-day budget airlines and the current regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, air travel has changed a lot over the past century. Here, we take a journey through time to bring you the biggest milestones in commercial aviation history. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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I visited a United Club during the pandemic and saw how the airline is re-imagining the airport lounge as it slowly welcomes back travelers

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United Airlines is slowly reopening its premium lounges, aptly named United Clubs, across the country as more flyers return to the skies. Only 10 lounges have opened their doors with at least one at each of United's hubs in the US but locations at 25 airports across the airline's global network remain closed. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

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Small plane deploys emergency parachute after engine trouble in Genola, Utah

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A single engine airplane with two occupants went down and deployed the onboard ballistic parachute. No injuries were reported. (www.ksl.com) Mehr...

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Mesa Airlines Renews Contract with American Airlines for 5 More Years

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Mesa Airlines renewed a long standing contract with American Airlines for 5 more years until December 31st, 2025. Mesa will operate 40 CRJ-900 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines Won't Hurry Return of 737 Max

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Southwest Airlines executives insisted Thursday that they remain anxious to see the 737 Max 8 return to service notwithstanding suggestions by CEO Gary Kelly that the Covid pandemic has lessened the urgency for adding new airplanes. Speaking during a media briefing from Southwest’s Dallas headquarters, Kelly estimated that it would take some 135 days to prepare its 34 Max 8s for service, pointing to a likely return to revenue flying no earlier than that first week of April. “To be blunt about… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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US plots to sanction COMAC, AVIC - report

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The US Department of Commerce is planning to impose sanctions on 89 Chinese aerospace firms, including aircraft manufacturers AVIC and COMAC, for their alleged military ties, Reuters has reported. The news agency saw a draft list of sanctions, although the representatives of the US administration refused to comment or acknowledge the plan. According to the draft, the sanctions would be motivated by "national security interest". If enacted, the sanctions would substantially hinder… (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

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ForeFlight Black Friday Deals!

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Now through Cyber Monday, ForeFlight is offering an extra 3 months free when you purchase or upgrade to Performance Plus, or get an extra month free when you purchase or upgrade to Pro Plus!* Save 10% on Sentry and Sentry Mini through Sporty's Pilot Shop Nov 25-30. *Not eligible for renewals of the same plan. Valid on website purchases only. (foreflight.com) Mehr...

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U.S. blocks air cargo flights with aid for Cuba

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The Trump administration continues to erase any Obama-era openings to Cuba. The latest move is an embargo on most air cargo flights, with some exceptions. But air carriers are finding eemptions difficult to obtain. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Qantas Spectacular Centenary Flight Over Sydney Harbour

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Sydney has commemorated Qantas Airways’ 100-year anniversary by lighting up their iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge; as a larger-than-life birthday cake, complete with illuminated candles that were blown out by a Qantas 787 as it did a low level overfly at 1,500 feet. (samchui.com) Mehr...

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Emirates Expects To Fly 100+ Airbus A380s By Early 2022

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Emirates hasn’t flown many of its A380s since the pandemic began. With large numbers of A380 pilots already laid off, there was concern that much of the fleet might never return to service. However, in an interview today, president of the airline Sir Tim Clark said that he fully expects all the A380s flying by the first quarter of 2022. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Mechanical fault blamed for 2016 Pakistan airline crash

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Engineers for Pakistan's scandal-hit state airline failed to repair a technical fault that led to a 2016 plane crash in which all 47 people on board died, a report has found. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) came under heavy scrutiny this year after one its planes came down among houses in Karachi, killing 98 people. A furore later erupted after it emerged dozens of Pakistan pilots may have been holding fake or dubious licences, leading the US and EU to temporarily bar the airline. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines Gives Behind Scenes Look At COVID Cleaning Practices, Precautions To Keep Travelers Safe During Holiday Season

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While health officials are sounding the alarm about traveling this holiday season, American Airlines is getting ready for a travel experience that is unlike anything in year’s past. The CDC is urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving in order to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, there are people who plan to do just that. At Philadelphia International Airport, airlines are working to keep passengers safe. “This is the first time I’ve flown since all this,” Terry Vandernoot,… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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GE warns of more job cuts at aviation business amid sluggish recovery

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General Electric Co on Tuesday warned of more job cuts at its aviation unit, citing a lengthy recovery for the airline industry from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The job cuts are the latest setback for the aviation sector, with the industry’s woes expected to last into 2021 even as U.S. regulators ended a 20-month grounding of Boeing Co’s MAX 737 jets and COVID-19 vaccine developers reported positive data. “As we continue to closely monitor market conditions, we are examining a range of… (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Delta Air Lines Reveals Airbus A350 Seat Map With Comfort+

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A new seat map for Delta’s Airbus A350 aircraft has indicated extra-legroom economy is coming back to the aircraft type. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Southwest deploys team to bring 737 MAX jets out of desert

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Southwest Airlines has sent a team of mechanics to Victorville, California to start the long process of bringing its 34 Boeing 737 MAX jets out of their desert hibernation, after the planes' permission to fly was restored. How passengers will feel about flying in the aircraft is unclear, although Southwest customers' response to the MAX in a recent survey was positive, executives said. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday lifted a 20-month grounding of the Boeing Co… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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A forgotten hero of a forgotten war

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An aerial engagement on 18 November, 1952, pitting one F9F-5 Panther against seven superior MiG-15s resulting in four MiGs down. This engagement is unmatched in either the Korean War, the Vietnam War or since then.Yet, the story is just beginning to reach the audience it deserves. (www.avgeekery.com) Mehr...

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Brazilian regulator clears grounded Boeing plane to fly

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Brazil’s aviation regulator has lifted its order that grounded the Boeing 737 Max, clearing the way for the plane to fly again in Latin America’s biggest country. The move Wednesday by the Brazilian regulator, ANAC, followed similar actions in recent days by U.S. and European officials.ANAC said it agreed with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that all necessary technical changes to address safety issues raised by two deadly crashes have been made. The FAA is requiring the planes to get… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Former Thai Airways CEO Jailed For Using Position To Avoid Luggage Fees

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The former chairman of Thai Airways has been sentenced for two years for failing to pay for excess baggage. The case found that Wallop Bhukkanasut, who was chairman of the board at the time, used his status to take bags weighing 300kg above the airline’s limit on a flight in 2009. Wallop Bhukkanasut had one of the shortest tenures of any chairman of an airline board in history. He was appointed in April 2009 but resigned in December that year after details emerged of an abuse of power. Now, a… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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COVID vaccine will be mandatory to travel overseas on Qantas, CEO Alan Joyce says

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says there’s one thing all Australians will have to do before they can travel overseas again - and the requirement will be non-negotiable. Proof of COVID vaccination will be a condition of getting on a plane headed for international destinations, Joyce said on Monday. (7news.com.au) Mehr...

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Air France, KLM to commence Nigeria flights

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Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have announced the resumption of flight operations into Abuja and Lagos from December 7. The airline in a statement on Monday said passengers could now fly Air France and KLM from Nigeria (Abuja and Lagos) to Paris and Amsterdam, with the possibility of transfer to other European and North Atlantic destinations. (punchng.com) Mehr...

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Top 10 fake airlines

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There are real airlines and there are fictional ones. Fake airlines lie in between: they pretend to be real, but have never conducted a flight in their lifetime. A few of them are outright scams, intended to extract money without providing any services. Others market themselves as airlines, yet in reality are just cover-ups for some other (usually illegal) activities. There is also the third kind of fake airlines: the ones that tried to be real, but failed due to some circumstances, usually a… (www.aerotime.aero) Mehr...

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How EASA’s 737 Max requirements differ from the US FAA’s

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While the European airworthiness directive to modify the Boeing 737 Max for return-to-service are the same as those issued by the US FAA, some of the operational requirements will differ. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has invited comments on its proposed directive, which will enable operators of the twinjet to re-introduce it to passenger service after its grounding in March last year. Although the required design updates will parallel those of the FAA – meaning European- and… (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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Hollywood Man Arrested For Crashing Drone Into LAPD Chopper

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Hollywood man was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he operated a drone which slammed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter back in September, forcing it to make an emergency landing. Andrew Rene Hernandez, 22, was arrested by FBI agents on one count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports. Authorities say it’s the first criminal case in the nation in which a person has been charged with unsafely operating a drone. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Philippine Airlines Says It’s Readying Restructuring Plan

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Philippine Airlines Inc. is working on a “comprehensive recovery and restructuring plan,” according to the carrier owned by billionaire Lucio Tan. The plan will enable it to “emerge financially stronger” from the global crisis, it said in a statement. Asia’s oldest airline didn’t provide details of the plan, but said it is gradually increasing flights. The pandemic has devastated the global travel industry, forcing airlines to suspend flights, lay off employees and seek financial help from… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Japanese Government Suggests Merging ANA & Japan Airlines

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A Japanese government advisor has suggested that ANA and Japan Airlines should consider merging as the crisis continues. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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DIA Begins Weekly Coronavirus Testing For Employees Amid Holiday Travel Season

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DIA, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing for full-time employees. Those airport employees who interact with travelers like maintenance, customer service, concessions and airline, will be tested for COVID-19 once a week. (denver.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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FAA Will Lift US Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday

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Sources tell KING 5 that the Federal Aviation Administration will lift the 20-month grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX in the United States on Wednesday. (www-king5-com.cdn.ampproject.org) Mehr...

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