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VIDEO: Passenger Assaults American Airlines Flight Attendant

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

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

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

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Canada Finally Drops Travel Mask Mandates And Vaccine Rules

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Effective October 1, 2022, the Government of Canada will drop all border and travel mask and vaccine measures. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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

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

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Eviation's All-Electric Alice Aircraft Completes First Flight

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A milestone moment: Eviation's all-electric Alice aircraft completes its first flight. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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How Many DC-3 Are Still Flying?

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The Douglas Commercial 3 (DC-3) was one of the most mass-produced, well-engineered aircraft in history. Built to last, to land anywhere and never to break, Douglas churned out more than 11,000 of the type before and during World War II. But how many of these 80-year-old aircraft are still flying today? The 80-year old aircraft that will never die For an aircraft that was built before the Second World War, you’d be forgiven for assuming most would have been retired by now. So, imagine our… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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The De Havilland Comet: A Pioneer with a Fatal Flaw

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

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Boeing 787 Mid Atlantic emergency diversion

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Avianca Av120 Bogota to London diverts mid Atlantic. Story developing… (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Atlantic to Join SkyTeam

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

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Voted Out: Russia Loses ICAO Council Seat

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Russia has lost its place on the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) 36-member governing council after failing to win enough votes from fellow members. The country's violation of Ukrainian airspace and "theft" of hundreds of foreign aircraft was cited against it. Russia out of ICAO governing council Russia will no longer be part of the ICAO's governing council following its actions in Ukraine this year. The country received 80 votes, six short of the… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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WestJet Orders Another 42 737 MAX 10s Plus 22 Options

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

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

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

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Airbus delivers its 500th A350

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

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

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

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Avelo to Open a Base in Fort Myers

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

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REGENT Seaglider Achieves First Flight

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

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

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

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‘All of us are in the exact same spot’: regional airline CEOs on pilot shortage

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Regional airlines like Cape Air, CommutAir and SkyWest Airlines are feeling the most acute effects of the USA’s pilot shortage. Struggling to meet the surge in demand for air travel, major US airlines have been “strip mining” captains from regional counterparts, CommutAir chief executive Rock Hoefler told FlightGlobal on 20 September at the annual Regional Airline Association (RAA) leaders conference in Washington, DC. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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

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

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Israeli developed electric plane takes off

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

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

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

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White House: New rule will show 'true cost' of plane tickets

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President Joe Biden will announce a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans amid persistently high inflation. The White House says the proposed rule from the Transportation Department will prevent airlines from hiding the “true cost” of airline tickets, which would help consumers save money up front… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Jet Airways Expected To Take Airbus A320neos Not Delivered To S7

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

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U.S. Senator Backs Extending Boeing 737 MAX Approval Deadline

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The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has proposed extending the deadline for Boeing (BA.N) to win approval for two new variants of the 737 MAX until September 2024. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Boeing to sell 24 Dreamliners to [Taiwan] China Airlines

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

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

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

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Mixed Reaction To Biden Administration Hidden Airline Fee Plans

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

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Qatar Airways' Newest A380 Destination

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Qatar Airways (QR) passengers traveling between Perth and Doha will soon be able to fly on the Airbus A380. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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NZ1 (JFK-AKL)Diverts to NAN for "gas and go"

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Air New Zealand has diverted its direct New York to Auckland service to Fiji, as the flagship service faces continuing issues with unfavourable weather. NZ1 out of New York JFK has updated this evening's route to include a stop at Nadi International airport to refuel. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

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Reagan National Eyes Replacement of Historic Terminal 1

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Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport is set to redevelop its historic Terminal 1, formerly known as Terminal A. This proposed move comes after the airport completed construction on the $1-billion Project Journey, including replacing a set of bus gates known as 35X with a 14-gate commuter concourse. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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Russian military plane mysteriously ignites in Crimean air field

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The plane went off the runway during landing, and a partial explosion of ammunition occurred. The pilot managed to evacuate," the governor wrote on his Telegram channel. (www.jpost.com) Mehr...

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airBaltic Reveals 18 New Summer 2023 Routes

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Travelers from Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius are set for 18 new destinations for their 2023 summer season, thanks to airBaltic's latest statement. This marks the largest announcement of new routes ever seen from the Baltic carrier. Largest number of routes ever announced by the Baltic carrier Overall, the carrier will offer almost 70 destinations, predominantly from Riga Airport, with 10 destinations on offer from neighboring airports, Tallinn, Estonia, and Vilnius, Lithuania. airBaltic… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Wizz Air rescued 1 of its 4 Airbus planes stranded in Ukraine in a daring stealth mission at low altitude

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An airline rescued an Airbus plane stranded in Ukraine for seven months in a daring mission. Flightradar24 data appeared to show the WizzAir jet flying at 10,000 feet with its transponder off. WizzAir confirmed it repatriated the jet on Tuesday following an "in-depth risk assessment." An airline rescued one of its planes stranded in Ukraine in a daring escape that involved flying at a low altitude and turning off its transponder, data suggests. Budapest-based Wizz Air repatriated one… (ca.news.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Bomb scare on an Iranian flight

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'Bomb threat' onboard Iranian plane over Indian airspace triggers alert, IAF jets scrambled Read (aninews.in) Mehr...

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New York woman gets prison term for altercation aboard plane

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New York woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles in February 2021 (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

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Nigeria Would Consider China's C919 Plane for New Airline

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Nigeria would consider buying China's newly-certified C919 passenger jet as it grows the country's fledgling carrier Nigeria Air to 30 planes by around 2025, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Saturday. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Boeing agrees to pay $200 million for misleading the public about the 737 Max

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Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg agreed to pay hefty fines to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission that they misled the public about the safety of the 737 Max following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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The 737 MAX Is Almost Certainly In Avelo Airlines' Future

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

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

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

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Malaysia Airlines to return A380s to Airbus by 2023

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

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Etihad is launching a flight to Guangzhou

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

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Cathay Pacific Eyes Order Of New Boeing Cargo Airplanes

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

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Aviation Stats Update: October 3, 2022

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"Worldwide commercial air traffic continues to rebound, with a 17% increase in total flights over this time last year and closing the gap on 2019 levels. United States business aviation travel continues to grow, up 16% from this week in 2019." (blog.flightaware.com) Mehr...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Air cargo sector plays bigger role in CO2 emissions reductions

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

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