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Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Colorado

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FAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver. (denver.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Aviation Stats Update: May 11, 2021

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"Europe showed a slight jump in commercial air traffic at the beginning of April. Airlines are hopeful for increased summer travel, but with varying restrictions and a slow start to vaccine distribution, air travel is still hovering around -73% of 2019 numbers." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to combat a surge of similar cases in recent months. The agency said it will seek a $10,500 fine against a passenger who repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask, which is required by federal regulation, then coughed and blew his nose into a blanket during a JetBlue flight from Fort… (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 (Pratt & Whitney) engine

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From the recent United event; cowling modifications. May 12 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told a U.S. House committee that the agency is "requiring the manufacturers to address strengthen(ing) the cowling." (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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This New All-Electric Seaplane Glides Above the Water Like a Hovercraft

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Want to get from New York to the Hamptons in record time? How about Boston to Nantucket? This new electric aircraft takes off and lands on water the same way a floatplane does, but flies at 180 mph just above the water’s surface. Designed by two aerospace engineers, the Regent seaglider will serve as a very fast commuter between urban centers and coastal areas. Regent says the seaglider’s 180-mile range will be at speeds ranging from 145 to 180 mph. After the seaglider lands on the water, it… (robbreport.com) Mehr...

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This Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%

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Airliners haven’t traditionally been a lightning rod for innovation. Commercial wide-body planes haven’t changed all that much over the last few decades. But amid an industrywide push to reduce carbon emissions, a bonkers new jumbo jet concept is aiming to change that. (robbreport.com) Mehr...

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U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 engine

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777-200 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Emirates could swap Boeing 777X jets for smaller Dreamliners, chairman says

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Emirates could swap some of its order for 126 Boeing 777X jets for smaller 787 Dreamliners as part of a sweeping review of its future fleet requirements, its chairman said on Monday. The airline is currently in talks with the U.S. planemaker over its fleet planes, a review brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the travel industry. Asked if the airline could swap its orders to take fewer 777X jets and more Dreamliners, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters:… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Airlines bets on recovery with 737 MAX buy

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Alaska Airlines is going all in with the Boeing 737 MAX. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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U.S. Airlines May Start Weighing Passengers At The Gate

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U.S. airlines may need to start weighing passengers in order to comply with FAA rules. For safety reasons, carriers need to calculate an aircraft’s weight and balance, and it has to be within allowable limits for the plane. However the assumptions they’ve been using for passengers are outdated. Americans are getting fatter, and the federal government wants airlines to find out how much fatter their passengers have gotten, at least for smaller aircraft. (viewfromthewing.com) Mehr...

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Which Airline Had The Largest Fleet Of Boeing 747s?

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he Boeing 747 has been the most iconic airliner the world has ever known. It successfully shrank the world, enabling more people to fly further than ever before. While the in-service fleet is dwindling today, over the years, more than 1,500 have been delivered to airlines. Let’s take a look at which carriers were the biggest fans of the Queen of the Skies. The airline that has operated the most 747s ever is not Singapore or Pan Am, or even British Airways… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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"Unruly" passenger faces $52,500 fine

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An airline passenger who tried to open the cockpit door and hit a flight attendant in the face twice is facing the year's largest fine from the Federal Aviation Administration: $52,500. The passenger on a December 23 Delta airlines flight from Honolulu to Seattle is one of four "unruly passengers" the agency announced Monday it is seeking fines against under its zero-tolerance policy. The increased fines come as the number of passengers is on the rise. More than 1.8 million people… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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This Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%

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Airliners haven’t traditionally been a lightning rod for innovation. Commercial wide-body planes haven’t changed all that much over the last few decades. But amid an industrywide push to reduce carbon emissions, a bonkers new jumbo jet concept is aiming to change that. (robbreport.com) Mehr...

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Hackers Have Affected US Airline Operations By Blocking A Pipeline

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As the Colonial Pipeline remains shut following last week’s malware cyberattack, fuel shortages across the East Coast are beginning to impact US airline operations. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Boom Supersonic aims to fly 'anywhere in the world in four hours for $100'

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“Either we fail or we change the world," says Overture founder and CEO Blake Scholl. Good luck to you, sir! (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines Hosts Pizza Party On ERJ-175 Following Diversion

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On Tuesday, an American Eagle service was heading to Charlotte, North Carolina from Key West, Florida, when it was forced to divert to Charleston, South Carolina, due to severe thunderstorms. The Embraer ERJ-175 had taken off 40 minutes late and then spent hours sitting at Charleston. However, to cheer up the passengers, the captain ordered pizza for everyone on the aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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United to add more than 400 daily flights in July as travel demand soars

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United Airlines said on Monday it would add more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increase services to re-opened European destinations as easing pandemic restrictions spur summer travel demand. Summer travel bookings rose 214% from 2020 levels, the airline said, adding that it planned to fly 80% of its U.S. schedule compared to July 2019. Ratings agency Moody's has predicted that steady vaccine rollouts across geographies would drive a rebound in commercial air travel, with a… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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JetBlue will deploy the Airbus A220 on 4 more highly competitive routes

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JetBlue is expanding the footprint of its newest jet, the Airbus A220. Over the weekend, the New York-based carrier filed four new routes for the A220, three of which break from the previous strategy of sending the plane to Florida. Specifically, Cirium schedules show that the four new routes include the following from Sept. 8 through Oct. 30. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Is Sitting On 100 Undelivered 787 Dreamliners (YouTube)

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Boeing is working hard to fix the issues with its 787 Dreamliner, and says that the process is getting more efficient every day. With this, the planemaker says that it intends to deliver the majority of the 100 aircraft in its inventory before the end of the year. But with COVID-induced border restrictions causing logistical problems, is this a realistic target? (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Wright Electric Advances Plans For Electric Airliner

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Wright Electric has completed what it says will be a key element in its plans to develop an electric propulsion system that could potentially power a single-aisle airliner to enter commercial service by 2030. The U.S. company reported late last week that it has successfully demonstrated the inverter that will convert DC power from batteries to the AC power that will drive electric motors. The next phase of development work will now focus on integrating the inverter with a 2 MW motor that the… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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J.D. Power: Airline satisfaction reaches all-time high during pandemic; Delta ranks on top

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In 2020, about 60% fewer people flew on commercial airlines in the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a virtual shutdown. But the people who did fly were happier than ever with their airlines, according to J.D. Power. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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FAA Approves Electrical Fixes For Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved fixes submitted by Boeing regarding potential electrical issues plaguing some Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Wakefield man recounts moment door flew off plane during takeoff

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A Wakefield, Michigan man plans to take his concerns to the Gogebic County Board after he says an emergency exit door ripped off a plane just moments before his flight from Minneapolis to Ironwood, MI was about to take off Wednesday. Tom Yon said he was seated just feet from the door on what he described as a small, 8-person plane flown by Boutique Airlines, a private aircraft company. "We were just about to take off, probably going I don't know 100 miles per hour and the door just… (kbjr6.com) Mehr...

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U.S. requires inspections for wire failure on Boeing 737 Classic planes

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it was requiring U.S. operators of 143 Boeing Co 737 Classic series airplanes to check for possible wire failures stemming from an investigation into an Indonesia crash in January. The 737 Classic is an older generation of planes more than two decades old. The FAA said the issue affected 1,041 737-300, -400 and -500 Classic series airplanes worldwide, but many are currently out of service, because of COVID-19 or other issues. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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EMIRATES Boeing 777 departs Frankfurt with 90km/h windgusts

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EMIRATES Boeing 777 departs Frankfurt with 90km/h windgusts (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Delta goes head-to-head with American and JetBlue with 4 new Boston and New York routes

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On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced a significant expansion in both Boston and New York, including four new routes and upgauged service, along with expanded VIP departure services and more. The move comes just months after the launch of the nascent Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue that’s largely focused on boosting connectivity and adding new service to — you guessed it — Boston and New York. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

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Antonov AN124 at Sao Paulo on May 11th 2021, overran runway on landing

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An Antonov Airlines Antonov AN-124, registration UR-82007 performing flight ADB-3829 from Paramaribo (Suriname) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 60 tons of personal protective equipment to combat Corona for Brazil's Ministry of Health, landed on Sao Paulo's runway 09L at 04:49L (07:49Z) following an ILS approach, tower had reported 1200 meters RVR, but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop with the nose gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the aircraft did… (avherald.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines keeps insulting me and I think I've had enough

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Its corporate attitude seems relaxed, even verging on the human. Its employees are often free to express themselves wittily. Even their planes have a certain democratic air, with no real snooty section separating the haves from the have-lesses. (www.zdnet.com) Mehr...

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Small Plane Crashes Near Lake Arrowhead, 2 Survive (Video)

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LAKE ARROWHEAD (CBSLA) – Two people survived a small plane crash near Lake Arrowhead Saturday afternoon. The single-engine Cessna carrying two people crashed into the side of a mountain in the Cedar Glen area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash was caught on a RING camera. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Boutique Airlines Fires 2 pilots, pulls out of Gogebic Iron Co. Airport

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The Gogebic Iron County Airport's only commercial airline, Boutique Airlines, will stop serving their region after an emergency exit door flew off moments before take-off last week. The incident happened on a flight from Minneapolis to Ironwood, MI Wednesday, May 5. "We're not trying to hide or deny anything," said Shawn Simpson, CEO of Boutique Airlines during a Gogebic Iron County Airport board meeting Monday. Several Boutique Airline representatives listened to the… (kbjr6.com) Mehr...

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Boeing 737 MAX deliveries shrink to four planes in April due to electrical issue

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Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday 737 MAX jet deliveries fell to just four airplanes in April from 19 in the previous month, as the U.S. planemaker's best-selling aircraft struggles with an electrical problem that has re-grounded part of the fleet. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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What Role Will Regional Jets Play In The Future Of US Aviation?

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The world of commercial aviation in the US is a complex and diverse business. Its size and population mean that widebody aircraft can often be seen on transcontinental routes between key hubs. At the other end of the scale, regional jets play a vital role by serving the extensive feeder networks that connect smaller cities with these hub airports. But what sort of role will these smaller aircraft play in the years and decades to come? (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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F-15 pilots eject from plane on St. Louis runway

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One pilot injured and one not injured. Occurred while airplane was on the runway at MidAmerica Airport (www.stltoday.com) Mehr...

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INFOGRAPHIC • Orders and Deliveries Boeing Airplanes Commercial Aircraft — April 2021

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The Boeing commercial aircraft order and delivery report for April 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Rolls-Royce Confirms It’s Discussing All-New Jet With Boeing

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it’s holding discussions with Boeing Co. about a new aircraft program, lending more weight to rumblings that the U.S. planemaker is stepping up work on all-new model that would plug a gap in its lineup. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos received its second aircraft

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Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, the newest Brazilian airline, belonging to the Itapemirim Group, announced the arrival of its second Airbus A320-200 aircraft on Brazilian ground... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Cairn Energy sues Air India to enforce $1.2 billion arbitration award

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Business stuff with Air India; found this claim in lawsuit / article as significant --- The lawsuit argued that the carrier as a state-owned company, is "legally indistinct from the state itself". "The nominal distinction between India and Air India is illusory and serves only to aid India in improperly shielding its assets from creditors like (Cairn)," the filing said. --- Will be interesting to see how this ends up. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Frontier Airlines Accelerates Airbus A319 Retirements

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Frontier Airlines is accelerating the retirements of its older and smaller Airbus A319s. Initially scheduled to depart the fleet by the end of 2021, Frontier will remove those aircraft early in favor of the Airbus A320neo aircraft. The final Airbus A319 will now depart a few months early, in the third quarter of 2021. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Eviation prepares to fly Alice, its stunning luxury electric plane

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Israeli/American company Eviation is preparing for the first test flights of its gorgeous Alice, an all-electric 11-seat luxury plane with an impressive 506-mile (814-km) range from a single charge of its huge 820-kWh battery pack. The company says it's just taken delivery of its first electric motor, one of three Magnix Electric Propulsion Units the Alice will use to power its three variable pitch pusher props, one on a pod at the end of each wing and a third on the tail. The latter is… (newatlas.com) Mehr...

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This Clever Seat Could Be The Economy Class Of The Future

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When Adient Aerospace took over LIFT by EnCore, it didn’t just rebadge the economy class seat. Adient undertook an extensive re-engineering of the seat to make it the very best economy product on the market. The end result was Adient Ovation, a seat that is set to be a crowd-pleaser not just for passengers but for airlines as well. The artist formerly known as LIFT Adient Aerospace was born out of a joint venture between Boeing and automotive seat maker Adient. The notion of bringing the… (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Airbus Revives Plan to Build A321 Where Super-Jumbo Was Made

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Airbus SE has restarted work converting a French assembly line once used for its A380 super-jumbo to build single-aisle jets, in another sign that the planemaker is gearing up for a recovery. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

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As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios. (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

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Eastern Airlines Backtracks On Transatlantic Sarajevo Flight Plans

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Eastern Airlines no longer has any transatlantic flights in its schedule. A month ago, the airline announced the launch of flights from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but tickets were pulled from sale just days afterward. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Why Each Model Of The Embraer E2 Series Has Its Own Wing Design

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When Embraer redesigned the E-Jet family, it wanted to create the very best regional jet it could possibly engineer. No stone was left unturned in its mission to make the E2s quieter and more efficient than any competitor. One key element to achieving that goal was a redesign of the wing, and a bespoke wing for every member of the E2 family. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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INFOGRAPHIC • Orders and Deliveries Airbus Commercial Aircraft – April 2021

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

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Amerijet takes aim at a fleet of 27 freighters

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Like other freighter operators, Amerijet is spoilt for choice what to do with its planes at the moment. “There are so many opportunities,” says chief executive Tim Strauss. “We scramble to take advantage of opportunities and at the same time build our system.” (www.aircargonews.net) Mehr...

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FAA Investigating Near Miss Runway Incident At San Diego

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an incident at San Diego International Airport after an apparent near-miss between an aircraft coming into land and one that was preparing to take off. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Boeing 737 Classic Operator Canadian North Wants Three -700s

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Canadian North president and CEO Chris Avery has shared that his airline is expecting three Boeing 737-700 aircraft this summer. The carrier plays a crucial role in serving communities across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. It is now looking to make the most of the unexpected opportunities brought about by the pandemic by upgrading its fleet. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Boeing set to resume 737 Max deliveries, airlines start repairs after FAA approves electrical issue fix

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Boeing said Thursday that it expects to resume deliveries of 737 Max planes “within the week” after federal officials approved a fix for an electrical problem while U.S. airlines are starting repairs on dozens of grounded jets. The Federal Aviation Administration approved the repairs for the manufacturing flaw, which grounded more than 100 planes in service last month. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

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Delta Air Lines Just Made a Bold New Decision. Here's Why It's So Controversial

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This is a story about Delta Air Lines and the number-1, most controversial issue in business right now. (www.inc.com) Mehr...

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