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FedEx Express retires world's last MD-10-10 freighter jet

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — FedEx Express retired its last, and also the world's last, MD-10-10F on June 4, 2021. The 43.6-year-old aircraft with registration N562FE (MSN 46496) operated in a passenger configuration by American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines before being converted into a freighter for FedEx in 2004. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines pilot gives lifesaving advice mid flight (Youtube)

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The engine on the Cessna Aircraft failed mid-flight on Friday right over a busy interstate. With the help of an American Airlines pilot over the radio, the plane was able to land safely. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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'System error' prompts Southwest delays, planes parked on runways at DIA

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DENVER — Multiple 9NEWS viewers and people on Twitter from across the country said their Southwest Airlines flights experienced delays on Monday evening – and photos showed that some planes were parked on the tarmac at Denver International Airport. (www.9news.com) Mehr...

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A Delta Air Lines flight's unruly passenger shows how we apply frontier justice in the skies

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There are few places on Earth that crowdsource law enforcement services from regular folks. Vigilantism is celebrated in films and video games, but it's criminalized in real life. If Batman were an actual person, he would be public enemy No. 1, not a hero with free access to the police commissioner's office. (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

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Hawaii-Based F-22s Scrambled On FAA's Request But Nobody Will Say Why

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A pair of F-22 Raptors were launched on an alert scramble out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday at around 4:00 PM local time. A third F-22 joined the mission about an hour after pair's departure. A KC-135 was also launched to support the fighters. Hawaii News Now reports that the scramble, described as an "irregular patrol," was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, which reported an 'incident,' although nobody is providing any clear… (www.thedrive.com) Mehr...

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Boeing 737-10, the largest member of the MAX family is ready for maiden flight

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Boeing is gearing up for the maiden flight of the largest member of its 737 MAX family today, a person familiar with the matter said, as the planemaker tries to close the aircraft's sales gap with its Airbus counterpart. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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US and Europe end Airbus-Boeing dispute as they eye threat from China

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The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. US officials confirmed on Tuesday they struck a truce to end the dispute over government subsidies for the world's leading commercial plane makers during a summit in Brussels. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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Airbus Set To Transform Industrial Setup And Processes By 2025

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When Michael Schoellhorn joined Airbus as part of the new team put together by incoming CEO Guillaume Faury in 2019, the company seemed to be in a really good place. Since Boeing’s MAX program was already struggling, Airbus had a leading share of the narrowbody market and was catching up on widebody... (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

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'If you see a deal, you should buy it': Frontier Airlines CEO

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The sky's the limit, according to Frontier Airlines (ULCC) CEO Barry Biffle. "Bookings have been surging for several months." Biffle told Yahoo Finance Live, "If you're planning on going somewhere, you need to book it, because, you know, people are literally going to run out of seats." (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Cathay Pacific Working with Airbus On Single-Pilot System for Long-Haul

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Cathay Pacific (0293.HK) is working with Airbus (AIR.PA) to introduce "reduced crew" long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time, industry sources told Reuters (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Ryanair Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737 MAX "Gamechanger" Aircraft

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Ryanair has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 “Gamechanger” aircraft in Seattle, Washington. (www.aviationbusinessnews.com) Mehr...

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US carriers eye unclaimed Boeing 737 MAX jets amidst fast recovery in domestic air travel

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SEATTLE — Boeing finds new customers for its unclaimed 737 Max jets thanks to the faster-than-expected recovery in domestic air travel after more than a year pandemic period that crippled the airline industry severely.Some airlines are now buying these jets from canceled order books amid a vaccine-fueled travel rebound in the U.S. and other parts of the world. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Becomes Unruly, Forcing Plane From LA To Atlanta To Land In Oklahoma City

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A cross-country flight from California to Georgia had to be diverted to Oklahoma after a man became unruly and had to be detained by his fellow passengers and the flight crew. Delta Flight 1730 was coming from Los Angeles heading to Atlanta when a man became unruly mid-flight. The aircraft landed in Oklahoma City where the passenger was removed by law enforcement officials. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight

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SEATTLE, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's [NYSE: BA] 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, today completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. "The airplane performed beautifully," said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. "The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities,… (boeing.mediaroom.com) Mehr...

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GE and Safran tout new ‘open rotor’ engine future for sustainable aviation

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To advance the goal of achieving environmentally sustainable aviation, the jet engine giants of the U.S. and France on Monday unveiled a joint vision that would significantly change both the look of airplane engines and how they work. Their timeline suits Airbus but may be problematic for Boeing. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

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Boeing and Airbus Meet New Competition: Their Own Used Planes

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Vaccination campaigns are finally giving airlines the visibility they need to buy jets again. This is of particular relief to Boeing , which back in July had about 100 of its 737 MAX planes in storage without an owner. Now the number is only about 10, thanks to a wave of orders from major carriers like United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. (www.wsj.com) Mehr...

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Argument over elbow placement forces plane back to gate, gets 2 men booted: report

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Two passengers about to take off on a flight from San Francisco bound for Las Vegas were removed over an argument about elbow placement on armrests, a report said. SFGate reported that the incident occurred on a United Airlines flight that was forced to return to the gate right before takeoff. The website pointed to a Google employee on the flight who posted a photo of law enforcement officers on the plane. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Southwest Airlines Planning Big Caribbean Relaunch

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Southwest Airlines is set for a big Caribbean relaunch this coming fall, Caribbean Journal has learned. The announcement comes as increased vaccinations and traveler confidence continue to lead to a tourism rebound in the Caribbean. “With demand for beach and leisure destinations continuing to increase, Southwest intends to resume service to all of its previously served international destinations by Nov. 7,” the carrier said in a statement. (www.caribjournal.com) Mehr...

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Shenzhou-12: China to launch first human spaceflight since 2016

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A Chinese spacecraft will blast off from the Gobi Desert on a Long March rocket in the coming days, ferrying three men to an orbiting space module for a three-month stay, the first time China has sent humans into space for nearly five years. (www.aljazeera.com) Mehr...

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She Fell Nearly Two Miles, and Walked Away

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At 17, biologist Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru. (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

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Germany's Lufthansa plots course for leaner post-pandemic future

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FRANKFURT, June 14 (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) moved closer to a capital increase, outlining plans for a post-pandemic return to profit as a leaner airline with a smaller fleet and fewer staff. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Elon Musk’s 3,000 Mph Rocket Test Aims To Disrupt Airline Travel

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SpaceX's primary goal is to conduct missions to Mars, but they also plan to use their Starship rocket in other areas such as point-to-point flights on Earth. These flights are planned to take place at hypersonic speeds, as SpaceX plans for its rocket to escape the Earth's atmosphere and then use associated benefits to travel faster than traditional airplanes. (wccftech.com) Mehr...

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Why the Aerospace Industry Wants More SAF

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Aerospace-engine giants General Electric and Safran laid out plans to dramatically cut carbon emissions for commercial air travel on Monday. The pair unveiled new engine designs and even talked about developing technologies to use hydrogen gas as fuel in planes. The biggest potential cut to carbon emissions however, for the industry might come from sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF. The problem is, no one can get enough of it. (www.barrons.com) Mehr...

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Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled Due to Reported Pilot Shortage

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American Airlines canceled over a hundred flights on Saturday and canceled hundreds of others in advance after a shortage of crew left the airline unable to operate some of its summer route network. Originally reported by View From the Wing, American’s cancelations come as U.S. airlines continue to ramp up flights in preparation of a travel demand resurgence throughout the busy summer travel season. Throughput at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints totaled almost 2.1 million on… (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Opinion: United’s Pilot Recruitment Policy Is the Right Move — If Done Correctly

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“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people onboard our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.” That is the leading line from United’s announcement last week that it intends to boost the diversity of those who sit at the front of its airplanes thanks to a new training scheme, causing quite a number of headlines that have even spilled into the mainstream news across the U.S. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Hawaii military base mysteriously launched three F-22s in response to unknown incident

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Three F-22 fighter jets were launched from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii by an apparent request from the Federal Aviation Administration, but the details are shrouded in mystery. The military has remained tight-lipped about what prompted the patrol but did confirm it was not a training exercise and came at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

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Ryanair and airport group launch legal action over travel ‘traffic light’ system

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Ryanair and the UK’s largest airport group have announced that they have launched a legal challenge calling for transparency in the government’s handling of its contentious “traffic light” travel system. The move by Europe’s biggest airline and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which also runs Stansted and East Midlands airports, is backed by several other major UK carriers. (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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B-52 Re-Engining Cost Up 9% Due to Fresh Data, ‘Industrial ‘Realities’

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he total program cost of re-engining the B-52H fleet of 76 airplanes will be about $11 billion, a 9 percent jump over a previous estimate because of more up-to-date data, Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth told lawmakers June 17. (www.airforcemag.com) Mehr...

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A strategy session at 40,000 feet: How Southwest Airlines used the pandemic to outmaneuver the majors

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Gary Kelly had no visibility. The numbers that the Southwest Airlines CEO surveyed in April of last year were unspeakably catastrophic, and he had no indicators to foresee if the pandemic signaled a brief nosedive or a slow-motion crash. “Each week when the finance team sent me the figures for our operations, they would provide commentary that was typically upbeat,” he told Fortune. But the “color” that accompanied the report for the week of April 5, 2020, evoked the lowest of low-down blues.… (fortune.com) Mehr...

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Boeing CEO's Dreamliner Recovery Prediction Is a Pipe Dream

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Just two years ago, Boeing (NYSE:BA) was building 14 787 Dreamliner jets per month: a record pace for a wide-body jet. However, the COVID-19 pandemic crushed demand, forcing the aerospace giant to slash output to just five per month. (www.fool.com) Mehr...

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With less than 15 days of operations debut, Itapemirim receives its fourth aircraft

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Itapemirim Transportes Aereos, an airline of the Itapemirim Group, announced the arrival of its fourth aircraft on Brazilian ground... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Pictures and Video: Southwest unveils a special livery for its 50th anniversary

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The American low-cost specialist unveiled the "Freedom One" livery on June 18, on one of its Boeing 737-800s at the Houston-William P. Hobby airport. The painting features 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes, a high-flying tribute to 50 years of Southwest Airlines. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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Now Qantas eyes 107% pre-COVID capacity and Jetstar 120%

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Victoria’s lockdown appears to have done little to stem Australian aviation’s escalating network wars after Qantas announced it would increase its capacity to 107 per cent of pre-COVID levels and Jetstar to 120 per cent. (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

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‘WELCOME TO PERTH’: Rooftop Sign Scares Passengers Flying Into Sydney Airport

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A “welcome to Perth” sign painted on a building rooftop is scaring fliers descending to Sydney airport into thinking they have been flown to the wrong Australian city. The prank was spotted by a passenger coming into land at the country’s busiest airport and shared on Reddit. The building, in the Sydney suburb of Sydenham, is directly on the flight path. The building owner, Brad Heasman, told Australia’s Traveller he has been quietly waiting for someone to notice it since painting it three… (www.independent.co.uk) Mehr...

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Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force

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Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island’s government said, the largest reported incursion to date. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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British Airways considers quitting Gatwick airport permanently

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According to a report in The Telegraph, British Airways is considering leaving London Gatwick for good. A review has reportedly been launched into the mechanics of concentrating all mainline flights at Heathrow. Why? What a surprise – it’s the slots. (www.headforpoints.com) Mehr...

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The Story Of S7 Airlines’ Airbus A310 Fleet

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Russia’s S7 Airlines has one of commercial aviation’s most striking liveries. Its all-green paint scheme has been applied to a wide variety of aircraft over time, of which one such design has been the Airbus A310. The carrier operated this model for a decade in the 2000s and 2010s, totaling nine examples across two variants. Let’s examine the story further. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Airspeeder completes the first test flight for its electric flying race car

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Electric air racing just took a significant step forward. The Verge reports that Airspeeder recently completed the first test flight for its electric flying race car, the Alauda Aeronautics Mk3. A remote pilot flew an uncrewed version of the eVTOL aircraft over southern Australia with the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority watching over the test. (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

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FAA plans purchase of Bombardier Challenger jets

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Program Operations has a requirement to purchase up to four used Bombardier Challenger 605 and/or 650 aircraft. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Graphene-based, meringue-like material dampens airplane engine noise

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Some potential new tech for engine noise (and other?) suppression for engines; wonder if this may be useful for super sonic flight or stealth(y) aircraft. --- When scientists tested the new aerogel material's sound absorption abilities, they successfully reduced the roar of an airplane engine by 16 decibels, making a jumbo jet sound more like a hair dryer. -- (www.upi.com) Mehr...

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Air France and SNCF to operate an additional 7 “Train + Air” services

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For over 25 years, Air France and SNCF French Railways have been offering their customers a service allowing them to combine train and air travel in the same reservation. Called “Train + Air”, it is used every year by more than 160,000 customers to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

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Lufthansa Eurowings holiday unit to ramp up faster than planned

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BERLIN, June 17 (Reuters) - Lufthansa’s new holiday flights-focused subsidiary, Eurowings Discover, will ramp up operations faster than expected this year, starting at the end of July with a flight from Frankfurt to Mombasa, Kenya, the airline said on Thursday. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Where No Plywood Has Gone Before: A Space Agency Will Launch A Tiny, Wooden Satellite

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Earth-orbiting satellites usually end their lives in a fiery reentry — but a tiny CubeSat scheduled for launch by the European Space Agency later this year might put off a warmer glow than most in its final moments. (www.npr.org) Mehr...

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Ikar Pegasfly B767 Veers Off Runway

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On 17th June, an Ikar Pegasfly Boeing 767-300 experienced a runway excursion upon landing at Simferopol Airport, Crimea, Russia. According to the AvHerald, the 21.9 year old aircraft, with registration VP-BMC (samchui.com) Mehr...

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FAA mandates Boeing 737 MAX inspections for key automated flight system

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Planes with more than 6,000 flight hours be subject to specific electronic checks (www.foxbusiness.com) Mehr...

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KLM Analyzing The 737 MAX And A320neo Aircraft Families

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KLM’s ambitious carbon reduction targets will only be achieved with ongoing fleet renewal. Its aging fleet of narrowbody Boeings is dragging its statistics down, and with many of the members now well over 15 years old, they’re ripe for renewal. CEO Pieter Elbers says the airline is studying both the 737 MAX and the A320neo family for their replacement. Which way will it go? (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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United Airlines Updating Employee Appearance Standards To Be More Inclusive

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As of September 1, 2021, United Airlines will be adjusting its appearance standards for uniformed, customer-facing employees, including customer service representatives and flight attendants. Then as of later this year these relaxed standards will apply to other work groups, including pilots, ramp service employees, etc. (onemileatatime.com) Mehr...

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Inside SWISS’ Airbus A340 Operations

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WISS’ widebody fleet is comprised of the A340-300, A330-300, and B777-300ER. Its A340s have operated 113,000 flights in the past 17 years, almost exclusively from Zurich. We look at the most important destinations for the A340, and where the type is flying for the rest of this year. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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IAG carriers begin temporary schedule on seven Stobart Air routes

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A temporary schedule has been put in place on some of the routes previously served by collapsed carrier Stobart Air, which operated regional flights in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Aer Lingus. (www.routesonline.com) Mehr...

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FAA official defends SpaceX despite unauthorized December launch

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The associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defended SpaceX during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, even though the company launched a Starship prototype in December without authorization. (thehill.com) Mehr...

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