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All-You-Can-Fly: Frontier Launches GoWild! Summer Pass for $399

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Frontier recently announced an all-you-can-fly pass for $399 for unlimited flights this summer between May 2nd and September 30th. There is also an annual pass option currently at a discounted $1,299 for the year. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Restructured Norwegian to Add Six Boeing 737 MAX Jets

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OSLO, NORWAY — Restructured low-cost airline Norwegian has taken a major step in expanding its fleet by signing a Letter of Intent with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to lease six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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AH-64 crashes at TKA/PATK Talkeetna, Alaska airport, 2 injured

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An AH-64 Attack Helicopter from Ft. Wainwright, Alaska (FBK/PAWI) crashed on a training flight at the Talkeetna, Alaska airport. 2 injured soldiers were treated at hospitals. (www.adn.com) More...

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FAA proposes more than $1 million fine on United Airlines over preflight safety checks

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The FAA alleged United removed a fire-system warning check from its Boeing 777 checklist. The agency said the carrier operated more than 100,000 flights that didn't meet airworthiness requirements. United has 30 days to respond to the FAA's enforcement letter. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a more than $1.1 million penalty against United Airlines for allegedly failing to perform required fire system safety checks on its Boeing 777s. (www.msn.com) More...

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Feathered Propellers Appears To Be Behind January's Yeti Airlines ATR Crash

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Yeti Airlines flight YT691 crashed while landing in Pokhara, Nepal, on January 15th. Now, just over three weeks on from the tragic crash, data from the aircraft’s flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders is beginning to shed some more light on what happened. According to investigators, initial findings suggest that an engine problem was behind the crash, with the team leading the investigation saying, "Flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder of the Yeti Airlines ATR-72… (www.msn.com) More...

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The Best Tool for the Job: Assessing Languages for Microservice Development at FlightAware

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Most of the posts on the Angle of Attack blog look to the past. "This is how we solved a hard technical problem;" "here's how we designed a product;" "here's how I optimized something." This post takes a different approach, as it speaks more to what FlightAware will do rather than what it has done. My hope is that it will give readers some insight into how significant technical decisions are made at FlightAware. (flightaware.engineering) More...

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EASA rejects single pilot operations

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Feb 7 (Reuters) - Europe's aviation regulator has ruled out an industry push to allow planes to be crewed by just pilot by 2030 but said it is considering allowing limited single-person operation for parts of flights as early as 2027. The regulator is weighing a pitch from European planemakers Airbus SE (AIR.PA) and Dassault Aviation SA (AM.PA) for solo flying in the cruise phase, which is less demanding than take-off and landing, when at least two pilots would still have to be in the… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing to slash about 2,000 white-collar jobs in finance and HR

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At the end of last month, on the same day that Boeing touted plans to hire 10,000 people this year, senior leadership convened virtual meetings internally to break bad news to nonunion staff in human resources and finance. Despite the growth elsewhere, those corporate positions will be slashed through substantial job cuts and layoffs. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Mitsubishi gives up on Japan's first domestically manufactured passenger jet

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Lessons learned could be applied to a next-gen fighter, says company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), a core company within Japan's Mitsubishi Group, announced on Tuesday that it was finally killing its regional aircraft, the SpaceJet.… Although the decision was already made internally, Mitsubishi released the details of the cancelation to the public within its Q3 2022 reports. The company said it was "unable to find sufficient business feasibility to resume development" of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Europe’s Aviation Authority Keeps 2 Pilots in Cockpit For Commercial Flights, For Now

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The airline industry has pushed for loosening the two-pilot rule for decades, with some carriers clamoring more loudly during the Covid-19 pandemic. A global pilot shortage came to a head last summer, when travelers were routinely encountering up to 20,000 delayed flights every day, and has given pilot unions leverage in negotiating some fat salary bumps for their members. (www.forbes.com) More...

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Azores Airlines Leases A Plus Ultra Airbus A330 For 4 North American Routes

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Azores Airlines has revealed that it will use a wet-leased Plus Ultra A330-200 on four US and Canada routes during the summer. They'll replace the carrier's own 186/190-seat A321LRs/non-LR neos, providing much more capacity for the all-important peak period. Previously known as SATA Internacional, the airline is used to widebodies: it retired the last of its A310-300s in 2018, the same year its sole A330-200 left. And it has leased the A340-300 from Hi Fly and Plus Ultra, the A330 from… (www.msn.com) More...

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Austin airport plane incident under Federal Aviation Administration investigation

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Federal Aviation Administration said it was looking into an incident involving two planes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Saturday. The National Transportation Safety Board initially tweeted about a “possible runway incursion and overflight” that involved a Southwest Airlines plane and a FedEx cargo plane. (www.kxan.com) More...

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More Investment is Needed for For Sustainable Aviation To Take Off

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he aviation industry, under increasing pressure to curb its fast-growing carbon emissions, is placing huge bets on both sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and electric aviation to meet its net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050. But while some predictions are optimistic, including that the aviation industry will be 25 percent electric or hybrid by 2025, a more likely scenario is that the first fully electric flights will be limited to a few regional or short-haul trips. Yet with an estimated half… (www.triplepundit.com) More...

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Close call at Austin Airport when a FedEx 767 attempted to land while a Southwest 737 was taking off

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board are investigating an aborted landing in Austin, Texas, on Saturday morning by a FedEx cargo plane that had been set to land on a runway on which a Southwest Airlines jet was also cleared to depart from, the agencies said. (airlive.net) More...

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Investigation Launched Into Close Call Between Southwest Airlines & FedEx Planes

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The two aircraft reportedly came within 100 ft of one another during the near miss. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Global Crossing Airlines Receives FAA Approval to Commence Cargo Operations

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Will be first A321 Freighter operator in the Americas. Will take delivery of six A321 Freighters this year and up to nine in 2024/2025. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Two pilots in hospital after water bomber crashes fighting Western Australia bushfire

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Two people have been taken to hospital after a water bomber crashed in regional Western Australia on Monday afternoon. "The two pilots onboard were retrieved from the crash site by helicopter and airlifted to Ravensthorpe Health Service" (www.abc.net.au) More...

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What you may not know about the China spy balloon

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The balloon, actually an airship, was shot down on Saturday afternoon (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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