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Fourth Incident For United Boeing 787-9 In One Week

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The aircraft was operating flight UA2860 from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to the carrier’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Interestingly, this was the third incident for the aircraft in the last week. Twice, on July 2nd, the same 787-9 returned to Tokyo over an issue with leading edge flaps. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Canada Resumes Boeing 787 Services To Ireland

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The flag carrier of Canada is initially flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner three times a week between Dublin and Toronto. (simpleflying.com) More...

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My 787th Article: A Look at The 787 Dreamliner

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Back in May 2020, I wrote my 747th article on the Boeing 747 program, featuring its history and more. Now, around two months later, I have today hit my 787th article. This time with the history of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Embraer enhances Praetor 500 and 600 cabins

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Embraer announced a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among all medium jets. In addition to the lowest cabin altitude in the class (5,800 feet) and 100% fresh air capability, Embraer is now making the HEPA filter standard on all Praetor aircraft, announcing the certification of a new electric lavatory pocket door, and approving the use of… (embraer.com) More...

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Internet providing aircraft goes into commercial operation

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Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, said Tuesday that it launched the first commercial deployment of its internet providing baloons. The fleet of high-flying balloons were launched over Kenya to beam internet signals down to the country’s population. Prior to this, the technology has been tested only in emergency situations, including Puerto Rico in 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Delta Flight Diverted To JFK Airport After Nose Caved In Due To Hail

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Delta Air Lines flight 1076 from Palm Beach International landed safely at JFK at 6:55 p.m. Monday evening after reporting a problem with navigation equipment, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. There were 43 passengers on board. (newyork.cbslocal.com) More...

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El Al accepts $400m bailout, with airline likely to be nationalized

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Struggling carrier El Al could be flying back into state hands, as the company’s board accepted a government bailout Monday that would likely give the state some 61 percent of the firm. Under the deal, the airline will get a $250 million government-backed loan, with guarantees for 75% of the loan, in case the firm defaults. (www.timesofisrael.com) More...

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Crushed by coronavirus: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October

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In a memo to employees, the Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees, or 45% of its frontline workers in the United States and more than a third of its overall workforce of 95,000, face layoffs on or around Oct. 1. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Air Namibia air service licence suspended

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THE Transportation Commission of Namibia has suspended Air Namibia's Scheduled Air Services Licence, citing the national carrier's financial status and safety concerns, among others. (www.namibian.com.na) More...

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Deadly Crash and Fake Pilots Expose Pakistan’s Broken Airline

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For decades Pakistan International Airlines Corp. stood for a resurgent post-colonial nation, flying the flag from New York to Tokyo. Now the airline is struggling to recover from a fatal crash, years of losses, a collapse in global air travel and the stunning revelation that almost a third of the nation’s pilots obtained fake licenses. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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NTSB: Los Angeles Newscopter Hit Drone

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The NTSB has concluded that damage sustained by a Los Angeles news helicopter late last year likely resulted from a drone strike. In findings released last week, the Board concluded that the probable cause of the damage was “an in-flight collision with a hard object of polycarbonate construction, with size and features consistent with that of a small UAS (drone).” (www.ainonline.com) More...

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These airlines have been the worst — and best — about refunds

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April 2020 was the slowest month for U.S. domestic travel since the outset of the global pandemic. With many would-be travelers stuck at home under shelter-in-place orders, some airlines got stingy about providing refunds for canceled flights. Those who’ve followed TPG coverage know that when an airline cancels a flight to, from or within the United States, you’re entitled to a refund — regardless of the reason for the cancellation. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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United Airlines is warning of tens of thousands of possible layoffs as new coronavirus outbreaks across the US slam the airline industry

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United Airlines told employees in a recent presentation that new bookings began to slide almost as soon as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut said that they would require people coming from states with COVID-19 spikes to quarantine for 14 days. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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CAP Charter member celebrates 92nd birthday — and a promotion

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It was a double celebration June 29, 2020, for Carolyn Guertin. She was celebrating her 92nd birthday, as well as her promotion to colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, where she has been a volunteer for 78 years. The celebration included cards and letters from CAP members across the nation, a photo album, a proclamation from Virginia’s governor, and virtual greetings from each member of her chain of command. When she was just 13 in December 1941, Guertin was the first female to join CAP in Virginia.… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

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Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

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A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines Mechanic Charged Following Cocaine Find

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An American Airlines mechanic at JFK airport was arraigned in court on Monday (simpleflying.com) More...

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