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Aviation Stats Update: November 23 + Thanksgiving Links

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We've compiled a list of important pages for you to watch related to Thanksgiving travel, along with our regular aviation stats breakdown. (flightaware.com) More...

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EASA Releases Boeing 737 MAX Proposed Airworthiness Directive For Public Comment

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It’s more good news for the Boeing 737 MAX as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released their Proposed Airworthiness Directive (PAD) for public commentary. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines modernizes fleet with deal for more 737 MAX jets

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Alaska Airlines is doing some creative financing and fleet replacement to reduce costs, debt. On Monday it swapped out older A320s for new 737 MAX jets. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Mesa Airlines Renews Contract with American Airlines for 5 More Years

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Mesa Airlines renewed a long standing contract with American Airlines for 5 more years until December 31st, 2025. Mesa will operate 40 CRJ-900 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Solving the dry ice challenge for COVID vaccine

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SkyCell says it will begin manufacturing an airfreight container that takes less ice, enabling flights to be loaded with more COVID vaccines. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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DIA Begins Weekly Coronavirus Testing For Employees Amid Holiday Travel Season

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DIA, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is providing weekly COVID-19 testing for full-time employees. Those airport employees who interact with travelers like maintenance, customer service, concessions and airline, will be tested for COVID-19 once a week. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

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Delta CEO gives airline workers free travel passes as thank-you for work during pandemic

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After a turbulent 2020 for the airline industry, Delta is thanking employees for their work during the pandemic with free travel. Delta CEO Ed Bastian, in a Monday memo to employees obtained by Fox News, said they would be gifted two passes for any travel destination of their choice for their work during COVID-19. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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GE warns of more job cuts at aviation business amid sluggish recovery

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General Electric Co on Tuesday warned of more job cuts at its aviation unit, citing a lengthy recovery for the airline industry from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The job cuts are the latest setback for the aviation sector, with the industry’s woes expected to last into 2021 even as U.S. regulators ended a 20-month grounding of Boeing Co’s MAX 737 jets and COVID-19 vaccine developers reported positive data. “As we continue to closely monitor market conditions, we are examining a range of… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Japanese Government Suggests Merging ANA & Japan Airlines

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A Japanese government advisor has suggested that ANA and Japan Airlines should consider merging as the crisis continues. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Helicopter pilot finds 'strange' monolith in remote part of Utah

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A mysterious monolith has been discovered in a remote part of Utah, after being spotted by state employees counting sheep from a helicopter. Utah’s highway patrol shared images of both the sheep and the monolith. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Avatar Airlines gears up to acquire 10 Boeing 747-400

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BOCA RATON — Ultra-low fare newcomer Avatar Airlines has stretched its wings across the globe and extended a letter of intent to Thai Airways to acquire 10 long-haul Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Avatar plans to operate scheduled service between major city pairs throughout the United States and Hawaii with routes including popular domestic vacation destinations and large family-oriented attractions. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Why Did Airbus Make Indian Airlines A Special A320 with Different Landing Gear?

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Indian Airlines was primarily a domestic airline, later absorbed into Air India. When Airbus sold the airline a number of Airbus A320s, the European plane maker created a special version with unique landing gear just for them. (travelupdate.com) More...

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World’s Longest A350 Flight? ‘Merkel One’ Flies Non-Stop To Australia

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Recently the German Air Force has been putting its new Airbus A350, registered 10+03, to the test. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Qantas Considers Requiring Passengers To Be Covid-19 Vaccinated Before Traveling With Them

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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said that his team is looking to change the airline’s terms and conditions so that travelers will need to show that they have been Covid-19 vaccinated before boarding one of their aircraft in the future. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Delta's chief executive hints at a possible Boeing 737 MAX order

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ATLANTA — Delta's CEO Ed Bastian hinted at the possibility of ordering Boeing’s 737 MAX, which was recently approved to fly again by U.S. regulators, in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday. "We're talking to Boeing about lots of different things, the Max included," Delta's chief executive told the Financial Times. Any Boeing 737 MAX order would be the first for Delta, which did not have the aircraft in its fleet when the plane was grounded in March 2019… (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Stratolaunch Starts Building Hypersonic Test Aircraft

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Stratolaunch has started construction on its hypersonic testbed aircraft, the Talon-A, as it looks toward test flights as early as 2022. The company recently tweeted pictures of the Mach 6 aircraft’s first fuselage layups. It’s expected the first flights will be part of a military test program as the competition between superpowers for hypersonic weapons heats up. (www.avweb.com) More...

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737 max now joining alaska airlines

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wow i wonder what the interior might look like. i certanly hope they are actualy safe to fly. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Four Seasons unveils 2022 private-jet itineraries aboard custom Airbus A321LR

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Since 2015, Four Seasons has offered a limited number of exclusive private jet itineraries that whisk deep-pocketed travelers to multiple properties across the globe. These weeks-long itineraries criss-cross continents to provide guests with the most luxurious Four Seasons experience possible. Well, if you’ve been saving up — or looking for the ultimate “revenge travel” excursion — the Toronto-based chain has great news for you. You can now book private-jet trips in 2022, when the pandemic is… (www.msn.com) More...

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