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Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading

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A sporadic aviation fuel shortage that began a few weeks ago in the Pacific Northwest is now spreading nationwide according to the Dallas Morning News. Now airlines are warning their pilots they may not be able to fuel up at their destinations and to make contingency plans, (www.avweb.com) More...

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Sleeping at the airport: American Airlines flight attendant, pilot unions complain about lack of hotel rooms

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The unions say American is failing to provide adequate hotel rooms in a timely manner. The pilot and flight attendant unions filed grievances with the airline over the issues. Labor unions representing 40,000 American Airlines pilots and flight attendants say the carrier has failed to provide crews with enough transportation and adequate hotels during layovers, a trend that is depriving them of rest in some cases. In grievances filed with the carrier on Tuesday, the Association of Professional… (www.cnbc.com) More...

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LAX pilot spots another jet pack in the sky

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An airline pilot near LAX may have spotted a jet pack on Wednesday night, a report said, as the mysterious sightings in the area’s skies continue. The potential sighting of an object “resembling a jet pack” at about 5,000 feet was made by a Boeing 747 pilot about 15 miles east of the airport, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement. (nypost.com) More...

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Record Number of Aircraft Swarm EAA AirVenture

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First the pandemic. Now the swarm—of aluminum. As of Monday, it looked like EAA AirVenture this year would benefit from a week-long forecast of mostly ideal weather and record attendance of people—and airplanes. In the three days leading up to the show, an astonishing 7,928 aircraft had flown into Oshkosh for the organization’s 68th fly-in, more than double the 3,500 during the same period in 2019—the last year AirVenture was held due to the worldwide pandemic—and more than 50 percent greater… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing Knocks Out a Profit for the First Time Since 2019

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Boeing's earnings were $567 million in Q2 (April, May, and June) compared with a $2.4 billion loss a year ago. Analysts had expected a big loss. Rebound attributed to the resumption of 737 Max deliveries and nearly 300 new orders of the type. But China's long-delayed 737 Max recertification and 787 and 777X production issues pose future risks. (apnews.com) More...

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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way

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Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights between the two cities. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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United Airlines to outsource catering operations from October

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United Airlines said on Thursday it was moving forward with plans to outsource its catering operations following a six-month review, similar to other airlines' strategies. United said it has selected three suppliers to operate the airline's five kitchens and oversee menu design and administration. The airline's staff were informed of the decision in a memo reviewed by Reuters. Employees in good standing would be offered a job at one of the future suppliers and about 70% would… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Ameristar's new livery

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Ameristar DC-9-15F, N785TW departing from Willow Run, YIP runway 23R wearing its newly painted livery. 7-27-21 (www.youtube.com) More...

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Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines pioneers A.I. to plan flight routes, saving fuel and time

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One morning last week, Alaska Airlines flight 1380 thundered down the runway of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and ascended into clear blue skies, bound for San Diego. The flight pushed back from the gate five minutes ahead of its 6:10 a.m. scheduled departure time. But its journey really began several hours earlier, about a mile away from the airport, on the sixth floor of Alaska Airlines’ new steel and glass headquarters building, known as “The Hub.” (fortune.com) More...

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B-17 Flying Fortress Has Been Hiding in a Barn for Years, Waiting to Be Restored

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Not exactly a barn find, this Flying Fortress has been crammed piece by piece into a large, barn-like building in order to be restored. The owner who raised this building specifically for the B-17 has been working on it for years now. It's far from complete and it will take many more years before it will fly again, but it's definitely something you wouldn't expect to find in such a building. (www.autoevolution.com) More...

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AC-47 Spooky Meets Up with AC-130J Ghostrider in the Air, One Is Decades Older

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t is there where the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture air show will take place, with Air Force Special Operations Command airmen and aircraft joining a host of other participants for what we expect will be an incredible event. Among those taking part is the AC-47 Spooky you see in the main pic of this piece (click photo to enlarge), released earlier this month by the USAF. It belongs to the American Flight Museum in Topeka, and it was restored for exactly such gatherings. (www.autoevolution.com) More...

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New aircraft for Condor: Airbus A330-900neo as of autumn 2022

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The 2-litre aircraft is ready for take-off: Germany's most popular leisure carrier Condor has decided to order 16 Airbus A330-900neo of the latest generation. The Supervisory Board has already agreed. As the German launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, Condor is thus focusing on latest technology, maximum efficiency and the highest level of customer comfort. Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 kilometers will be 2.1 liters, which makes Condor the European frontrunner on long-haul… (condor-newsroom.condor.com) More...

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Canadian Low-Cost Airline Flair Announces 5 New US Routes

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Flair Airlines has expanded its network to fly to five United States cities. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing Releases First Sustainability Report, Charting Path to Sustainable Aerospace

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CHICAGO, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its first Sustainability Report. In the report, the company shares its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, establishes broad sustainability goals and highlights environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

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Airbus challenges Boeing cargo dominance with A350 freighter

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Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said that following the green light, "we are enhancing our product line with an A350 freighter derivative, responding to customer feedback for increased competition and efficiency in this market segment." (www.reuters.com) More...

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