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Jack Sparrow the dog reunited with owners after being 'forgotten' on flight.

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A Cape Town family has lambasted Ethiopian Airlines after its employees seemingly "forgot" to remove their dog from the flight to France that he was on, before loading the plane for its next take-off. The black Labrador cross, named Jack Sparrow, spent 12 hours on the plane in his "massive" wooden box after leaving Cape Town on 15 June. (www.news24.com) More...

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Superjumbos return to skies

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Nice to see the A380 coming out of their mothball state. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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In Russia, Western planes are falling apart

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An Airbus A320-232 with the tail number YU-APH made its first flight on December 13, 2005. Since then, the aircraft has clocked millions of miles, flying routes for Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Bingo Airways, and Syphax Airlines before being taken over by Air Serbia, the Eastern European country’s national flag carrier, in 2014. For eight years, YU-APH flew without any issues—until it landed at 10:37 pm on May 25, 2022, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. It had flown in from… (arstechnica.com) More...

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PTEParis: Collins Aerospace showcases recently acquired FlightAware

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Having acquired the digital aviation company, FlightAware, at the end of 2021 Collins Aerospace has been showcasing how data analytics and machine learning can improve decision-making and enhance overall airport operations during this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) in Paris. FlightAware provides global flight tracking solutions, as well as predictive technology, analytics and decision-making tools, all of which are helping Collins unlock the full power of the connected ecosystem for its… (www.regionalgateway.net) More...

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Delta wins right to stay at Dallas airport after lawsuit

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Delta Air Lines will get to stay at Love Field, the airport closest to downtown Dallas. The city council this week approved a settlement that will pay Alaska Airlines to let Delta use one of its gates. Southwest Airlines dominates traffic at Love Field, and it has long wanted to remove Delta from sharing one of its gates. (www.msn.com) More...

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FAA: Airlines must retrofit faulty altimeters “as soon as possible”

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The Federal Aviation Administration says it finally has a plan for the industry to replace or retrofit airplane altimeters that can't filter out transmissions from outside their allotted frequencies. The altimeter problem has prevented AT&T and Verizon from fully deploying 5G on the C-Band spectrum licenses the wireless carriers purchased for a combined $69 billion. The FAA was urging airlines to retrofit or replace altimeters in recent months and now says it has finalized a plan. An… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Navy seeks to replace T-38C Talon trainer

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The U.S. Navy is following in the footsteps of the Air Force in an effort to find a replacement for their T-38C Talon aircraft trainers. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Spain to replace F-18 with latest generation Eurofighters

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Spain has placed an order for 20 latest generation Eurofighter jets to replace the older fleet of F-18 fighters operated by the Spanish Air Force on the Canary Islands. The new order of Eurofighter jets is valued at €2.04 billion. The first delivery of the new Eurofighter jet is expected to arrive in 2026. This contract, which also includes engines, a simulator and the necessary support services, will see the Spanish Eurofighter fleet increase to 90 aircraft. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Report: ITA A330 Takes Off After Colliding With Air France 777 At JFK

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This incident took place at New York’s JFK Airport on Friday, June 17, 2022. Specifically, it involves: A 21-year-old Air France Boeing 777-200 with the registration code F-GSPQ; this plane had just arrived from Paris, performing flight AF8 A 10-year-old ITA Airways Airbus A330-200 with the registration code EI-EJL; this plane was departing for Rome, performing flight AZ611 The incident was first reported when an Air France pilot contacted JFK ground controllers, and informed them that “there… (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Video: Red Air MD-82 catches fire in Miami after landing gear collapse

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MIAMI, FLORIDA — A Red Air MD-82 with 126 passengers on board caught fire after landing at Miami International Airport on June 21 when the front landing gear collapsed. Three people had minor injuries during the incident. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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German Air Force Receives First Converted Airbus A321LR Handover From Lufthansa Technik

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Lufthansa Technik has formally handed over its first converted Airbus A321LR to the German government after seven months of modifications. The new planes are set to play several roles across Germany's armed forces, from carrying troops across the Atlantic to medical evacuation flights. Refurbishment completed In a ceremony at ILA Berlin, Lufthansa Technik unveiled the completed A321LR set to join the German government. The plane spent time since December 10th last year in the company's… (www.msn.com) More...

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United Airlines will cut 50 flights from Newark starting Fourth of July weekend

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United Airlines announced it will cut 50 daily departures from Newark, New Jersey, this summer beginning July 1, a 12% reduction of the carrier’s schedule there. The airline said Thursday that passengers whose flights are affected will be contacted about alternative options. United's Executive Vice President of Operations Jon Roitman said in a statement that the move is meant to keep things operating smoother after a series of bad days so far this summer. "After the last few weeks of… (www.msn.com) More...

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France Bids Its Classic Mirage 2000C Fighter Jet Adieu

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The retirement of a different 1980s-era fighter jet seems to be an increasingly regular occurrence, with the latest to bow out being the French Air and Space Force’s charismatic, delta-winged Mirage 2000C. Held in the highest regard by the many pilots who flew it, the Mirage 2000C has officially ended its service with the final squadron in France, as the air arm moves toward a fighter fleet dominated by the more modern and versatile Rafale. Today saw the official disbandment of Escadron de… (www.msn.com) More...

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Collins Aerospace and Metron Aviation to combine forces and modernize global Air Traffic Management (ATM)

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MADRID (June 21, 2022) – Building on years of collaboration, Collins Aerospace and Metron Aviation have agreed on a strategic relationship to integrate their proven capabilities in digital aviation solutions in order to develop and deploy Traffic Flow Management (TFM) products and services for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) around the world. This alliance will leverage each company’s expertise in aviation-dedicated network systems, Air/Ground communications, flight planning and route… (www.linkedin.com) More...

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Mexico fails revision to regain FAA category 1 status

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Mexico has been trying to regain FAA category one status since being downgraded to category 2 (the FAA’s lowest category) in May last year, with the FAA citing that the country does not meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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Second Stint: Air India Looks To Hire Retired Pilots

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Air India IATA/ICAO Code AI/AIC Airline Type Full Service Carrier Hub(s) Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Year Founded 1946 Alliance Star Alliance CEO Ashwani Lohani Country India. Air India is reportedly asking some of its retired pilots to join back as it looks to scale operations soon. With plenty of changes within the airline, including a potentially large order with Airbus, it is busy restructuring its workforce. Pilots needed Air India anticipates a shortage of qualified pilots… (www.msn.com) More...

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Swoop airline re-starts high demand service between Hamilton and Las Vegas

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Swoop flight WO 802 took off from Hamilton, Canada, on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EDT to re-start what the company says are high demand non-stop flights between Las Vegas' Harry Reid International Airport and Hamilton's John C. Munro International Airport. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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