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United 737 Football Charter Tips Over At Lewiston Airport

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A United 737 carrying the USC Trojans college football team to Washington state, tipped over at Lewiston Airport during the unloading process. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay - and cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated workers who catch COVID-19

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Southwest Airlines is giving staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof they're fully vaccinated. Southwest said flight attendants and pilots would receive pay for 13 trip segments, per CNBC. The airline is also cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated people who catch COVID-19. Southwest Airlines is boosting incentives for staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. The airline is giving fully vaccinated staff 16 hours extra pay if they show proof of vaccination before November 15, according to a… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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No, F-22 pilots did NOT walk out after vaccine mandate.

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No, the made up story from a website that specializes in fake political stories did not tell anything close to the truth about the fallout of the recent vaccine mandates. No pilots have walked out on their responsibility to defend this country. If you rely on social media for your 'news', is it any wonder why people are so angry, and misinformed? (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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A Look At Honeywell’s Bizarre Boeing 757 Flight Test Aircraft

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Honeywell Aerospace is known for its ground-breaking research in aviation technology. The Phoenix-based aviation firm offers products and services to airliners, business jets, and general aviation market. To examine its products and innovations, Honeywell relies on a fleet of highly modified aircraft capable of handling rigorous tests and quality checks. The firm’s Boeing 757 is one such airplane that has proved to be a reliable workhorse over the years. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Boeing delivers 22 jets in August; 737 Max ‘white tails’ nearly gone

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Boeing said on Tuesday it handed over 22 airplanes to buyers in August as revived domestic travel fuels 737 Max deliveries, and received orders for seven 787s even as the program for that jet remains hobbled by industrial defects. The closely watched monthly orders and deliveries snapshot comes as Boeing bids to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond the safety scandal caused by two fatal 737 Max crashes. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

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Easing restrictions will boost U.S. airlines but business travel still unclear

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U.S. airlines will benefit from the Biden administration's decision on Monday to reopen the country to fully-vaccinated air travelers from around the world, experts said, but the outlook for lucrative business travel was less certain. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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FAA temporarily banned drones with video cameras showing Del Rio, Texas bridge

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Thousands of migrants waiting under Texas bridge to be processed. The FAA implemented, then lifted, a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. News drones showed images of the thousands of migrants waiting to be processed at the USA border. By Friday afternoon, the FAA announced that news organizations could operate drone cameras in the area for the rest of the month. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Now Arriving: 300 Airplane Enthusiasts at an In-N-Out Burger Near LAX

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...aviation geeks from around the country flocked to a strip of trampled grass outside the In-N-Out Burger near Los Angeles International Airport. Some 300 showed up for this year’s Cranky Dorkfest, according to Brett Snyder, the author of the Cranky Flier blog and the event’s organizer. (www.wsj.com) Mehr...

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Japan Airline introduces perfect solution for passengers who hate sitting next to kids

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Airlines tend to cater to people with children by offering them toys and candies. However, in a first-of-its-kind service, an airline is offering services to travellers who get annoyed by kids around them. People booking tickets for Japan Airlines can opt for seats that are far from toddlers. During the pre-booking of seats, the airlines generally show an aerial view of the cabin of the plane to ease the process of selection of seats. (airtravelpolicy.com) Mehr...

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The US Air Force's special operators are hustling to turn their biggest planes into flying boats

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The prospect of a war in the Pacific has the US military thinking about how to spread out and conduct amphibious operations. Those challenges have renewed the US military's interest in an old concept: amphibious aircraft. US Air Force Special Operations Command now plans to rapidly develop an amphibious prototype of its workhorse plane, the MC-130J. Increasing tension with China has the US military looking for ways to spread out across the Pacific in order to counter Beijing's growing… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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'It could have been a lot worse': 2 hurt after Navy aircraft crashes in Lake Worth neighborhood, officials say

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Two pilots of a Navy training jet ejected about two miles northeast of the Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base around 11:00a.m. CST. One pilot was found caught in power lines and the other pilot was found in the neighborhood. The pilots were injured and were taken to local hospitals. Initial reports indicate there was damage to three houses from debris. "Officials with the Department of Defense later told WFAA the plane was a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft. An… (www.wfaa.com) Mehr...

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Tequila Bottles Found on New Boeing Air Force One Jet in Development

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Two empty liquor bottles were found this month on one of Boeing Co. ’s new Air Force One planes under development in San Antonio, people familiar with the matter said. (www.wsj.com) Mehr...

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Passengers Kicked Off Flight at Miami Int'l Airport After Refusing to Wear Masks

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Two passengers on a flight leaving Miami International Airport on Friday were kicked off after refusing to wear face masks. Only in Dade posted the video from the American Airlines flight scheduled to depart from Miami to Houston, showing the passengers being escorted off the plane. "American Airlines Flight 1469, with service from Miami (MIA) to Houston (IAH), returned to the gate to deplane two customers who refused to comply with crew member instructions or adhere to federal face… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Bell's Plan To Finally Realize A Rotorcraft That Flies Like A Jet But Hovers Like A Helicopter

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Bell has provided The War Zone with exclusive details about its recently revealed concepts for future High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or HSVTOL, aircraft, which we looked at initially in this previous article. While being able to takeoff and land vertically using rotors and fly at jet speeds in forward flight sounds far-fetched, it turns out that there is decades of elaborate risk reduction work and general research already done on this exact concept. As such, actually realizing such a… (www.thedrive.com) Mehr...

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TSA Doubles Fines For Passengers Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks On Planes

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The fine for refusing to wear a mask on public transportation — including airplanes, trains, and buses – will double immediately, the TSA announced this week. The federal mask mandate, which was implemented on Feb. 2, remains in effect until Jan. 18, 2022. The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, will be $500 to $1,000 for a first offense, and $1,000 to $3,000 for second offenders. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Mammoth Freighters invests in aerospace firm to jump-start 777 conversions

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A new engineering firm with big financial backers has bought an MRO facility so it can begin cutting 777s into cargo configuration. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

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Boeing today delivered a relatively optimistic outlook, forecasting airlines globally will purchase 43,610 new aircraft valued at $7.2 trillion over the next 20 years and that the industry will need more than 2.1 million new personnel to meet projected air travel demand. This includes 612,000 pilots, 626,000 maintenance technicians, and 886,000 cabin crew members. The U.S. airframer’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) reflects an increase of about 500 airplanes or 1 percent over last year’s… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Avianca to connect Colombia and Canada

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Avianca announced that as of December 3 it will connect Bogota (BOG) with Toronto/Pearson (YYZ) in Canada, reaffirming its commitment to once again become a leading airline in the region. The Colombian airline confirmed that ticket sales for this route have started. This is in line with their announcement done in August where they mentioned this flight would be one of the thirteen new international routes to be inaugurated in Colombia. It will operate three weekly flights, which will be operated… (www.aviacionline.com) Mehr...

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EasyJet to Ryanair boss: focus on your own airline

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The head of budget airline easyJet has told the boss of Ryanair to focus on running his own airline after he questioned the British carrier's independence. Ryanair group chief executive Michael O'Leary was quoted as telling the Financial Times last week that rivals easyJet and Wizz Air would need to merge or be taken over as the industry consolidates in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. "(It is) complete nonsense," easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren told Reuters in an interview.… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Feds to indict ex-Boeing test pilot over 737 Max crashes

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Why is the CEO not joining him? As usual, they've made the pilot a scapegoat. (www.cbsnews.com) Mehr...

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Qantas to Bar Unvaccinated Travelers From International Flights

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When Australia reopens its borders, international travelers flying with Qantas will need to be vaccinated. After outlining its plans last month to restart international flights by December, Australian carrier Qantas announced this week that when it does finally start flying abroad again, only those who are vaccinated will be permitted onboard. “Qantas will have a policy that internationally we’ll only be carrying vaccinated passengers,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said during an interview with… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines resuming normal operations after all US, Canada flights briefly halted

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United Airlines temporarily halted all of its flights across the U.S. and Canada early Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "This morning we experienced technical system issues that impacted our operations and have since been resolved," United Airlines said in a statement to USA TODAY. "All systems are now working normally and we are working diligently to get customers to their destinations." The ground stop tied to "computer issues" lasted from… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Airbus Gains Confidence in 2035 Goal to Deliver Hydrogen Plane

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Airbus SE is growing increasingly confident it can build a hydrogen-powered plane that’s ready to enter service by its target date of 2035. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) Mehr...

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American Airlines will Open their Flagship Lounges to Anyone ... For a Fee

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For some traveling aboard American Airlines, the travel experience just got a whole lot better. American Airlines just announced that they will be selling access to their Flagship Lounges, a move that enables general passengers to enjoy the enhanced ground product. However, access to the lounge will come with a high price tag. (aeroxplorer.com) Mehr...

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Europe's low-cost carriers to drive jet demand over next 20 years -Boeing

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Planemaker Boeing said that European low-cost carriers would help drive demand for new aircraft in the region over the next 20 years, as airlines replace their ageing fleets with more fuel-efficient jets. Boeing said on Tuesday that it expects airlines in Europe to order 7,100 new single-aisle planes, usually used for short haul trips, between now and 2040, with low-cost specialists like Ryanair behind that demand. In fact, Europe's demand for planes will be even more strongly driven by… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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The Biden administration will announce on Thursday it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International airport in New Jersey to a low-cost carrier to spur competition at the busy northeast U.S. airport, documents seen by Reuters show. The U.S. Justice Department had urged transportation officials to decline to retire the 16 Newark slots and instead make them available in order to spur competition, according to a source familiar with the matter. Separately, the Federal Aviation… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Lockheed Martin unveils ‘LMXT’ in-flight refuelling tanker

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Lockheed Martin has unveiled its bid for the US Air Force’s KC-Y in-flight refueling tanker programme: the LMXT. (gettravelfares.com) Mehr...

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Delta A350 pilot retirement

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Not sure who the pilot was but Delta Air Lines A350-900 N512DN water canon salute at Detroit metro, DTW. 9-14-21 flt 276 HND-DTW gate A50 (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Rolls-Royce's all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

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Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The "Spirit of Innovation" completed a 15 minute flight, marking "the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be collecting valuable performance data on the aircraft’s electrical power and propulsion system," the company announced. (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines employees sue company over its 'draconian' COVID vaccine mandate

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Attorneys argue United Airlines' handling of its new vaccine rule violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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U.S. To Lift Travel Ban On EU & UK From November

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Vaccinated passengers will be able to travel to the U.S. from the EU and UK starting in November. (deadline.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines and GOL to Form an Exclusive Partnership That Will Create Best Network and Loyalty Program Across the Americas

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Carriers have entered into an exclusive codeshare agreement that will deepen their partnership and strengthen the largest network between the U.S. and Brazil. American’s AAdvantage and GOL’s SMILES loyalty programs will create the largest joint frequent flyer program in the Americas with enhanced benefits coming in 2022. Increased commercial cooperation will drive sustainable growth, including more flights to more destinations for both airlines. FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines… (news.aa.com) Mehr...

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Ouch: Emirates’ Longest A380 Flight Diverts… Twice

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Passengers on Emirates flight EK216 from Los Angeles to Dubai are getting quite the world tour today, as they’re stopping in both Toronto and London. This is Emirates’ longest flight in the world to begin with (since the Dubai to Auckland route is suspended) — the flight ordinarily covers a distance of 8,339 miles, and is blocked at 15hr50min. On this particular flight, passengers will be onboard for well over 24 hours. (onemileatatime.com) Mehr...

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Tequila bottles found on future Air Force One

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Boeing has launched an investigation into how two empty mini tequila bottles were left on a future Air Force One Jet, the Wall Street Journal reports. (www.mysanantonio.com) Mehr...

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Western Global Airlines asks DOT for permission to expand fleet

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Fleet sized capped as new entrant. Company wants more room to grow. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa Wants To Be The Launch Customer For Airbus’ ZEROe

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This time last year, Airbus revealed three concept aircraft, presently going by the name of ZEROe. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Airbus reaches deal to restructure AirAsia jet order -sources

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Airbus has agreed to cut prices or reschedule delivery for hundreds of jets ordered by Malaysia's AirAsia to salvage a contract worth tens of billions of dollars with its largest Asian customer, industry sources said on Friday. The restructuring deal resets relations between two of the industry's closest partners, torn apart by the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis, and lifts uncertainty over the fate of up to 400 A320-family single-aisle jets yet to be delivered. Airbus… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Key West’s airport hit a new record with passengers. But it has brought problems

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Key West International Airport just set an annual record by having more than 1 million passengers come through. That’s 1 million people — so far — with airport officials predicting the number will hit 1.4 million by the end of the year. While it’s evidence that tourism to the Florida Keys is booming and removes some traffic on the heavily used U.S. 1, the only highway that runs up and down the island chain, it has also brought problems. There’s not much personal space these days in the “hold… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Vietnam's Bamboo Airways to sign $2 billion deal with GE for engines on Boeing jets

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Vietnam's Bamboo Airways will sign a deal valued at nearly $2 billion with General Electric to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline said on Tuesday. The deal will be signed in the United States later on Tuesday in the presence of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Bamboo said in a statement. The GEnx engines, due to be delivered in 2022, will be used on the airline's wide-body Dreamliner fleet to operate planned non-stop routes between Vietnam… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Brazilian Airline Gol to Operate Commercial eVTOL Flights

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Brazilian airline Gol is joining forces with transportation company Grupo Comporte to offer ridesharing services with Vertical Aerospace’s VA-X4 eVTOL aircraft. The companies today announced an agreement with leasing group Avolon under which they will lease or buy 250 of the four-passenger aircraft, which are due to enter commercial service in 2024. In June, Avolon ordered 310 VA-X4s from Vertical Aerospace, with options for another 190. In what was the largest eVTOL aircraft transaction to… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Air New Zealand Joins Airbus's Hydrogen Airliner Project

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Air New Zealand is supporting Airbus’s efforts to develop hydrogen-powered airliners through a joint research initiative into how these could help the Asia-Pacific carrier to meet its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on September 16, the airline will analyze how the use of hydrogen propulsion would change its service network, operations, and infrastructure arrangements, with Airbus providing performance requirements and ground… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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Atlas Air inks 747 freighter contract with FedEx

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FedEx doesn't operate 747s of its own, but has a big contractor that does. (www.freightwaves.com) Mehr...

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Delta Air Lines is scrapping its back-to-front boarding process

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One of Delta’s last remaining pandemic-era policy adjustments has just come to an end. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Atlanta-based carrier resumed its “normal,” zone-based boarding process after nearly 18 months of loading coach passengers from back to front. The carrier confirmed the move in the following statement to TPG: As Delta continues to welcome customers back onboard, we also continue to explore opportunities that keep people moving efficiently and enhance the airport experience. Beginning… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil

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British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable jet fuel and renewable energy amid scrutiny from environmental… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Europe’s Most Profitable US Operations

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Using RDC Aviation data, we examine the top-12 and see they achieved approximate profitability of $4.1 billion in the 12 months to March 2020. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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FAA Asks Airlines to 'Take More Action' in Curbing Unruly Passenger Incidents

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday urged representatives of major U.S. airlines to come up with ways they can do more to help stop the surge of reported "unruly" passenger incidents – and asked them to lay out those plans in a matter of days. (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Galactic delays its first commercial research space flight to mid-October

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Virgin Galactic is dealing with yet more setbacks for its paid spaceflights. Reuters reports Virgin has delayed its first commercial research flight, Unity 23, to no sooner than mid-October. The mission was originally scheduled for late September or early October, but a supplier warned of a possible "manufacturing defect" in the flight control actuation system, Virgin said. (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

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Alitalia: EUR290 million for the brand rights

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From noon – Rome time zone – of last Saturday (18) the Alitalia brand has been officially open for bids, under the company’s extraordinary administration. The base price value for the rights of using the classic name has been set at EUR290 million, «plus VAT and taxes». The deadline for bids in this first phase of the race for the Alitalia name is October the 4th at 14h00 Rome time, after which, if no bids are set, there will be a second phase where participants can propose offers under the… (www.aviacionline.com) Mehr...

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Boeing's Fatal Flaw (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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An interesting new documentary from PBS. No matter which side of the Boeing/Airbus spectrum you are, the documentary is very comprehensive and worth watching. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Airbus CEO on the future of aviation

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While most of the world has moved out of the first phase of the pandemic, the aviation industry is still struggling to get back on its feet (skiesmag.com) Mehr...

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