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United Airlines flight attendants picket at over a dozen airports, demanding better operations

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Video: American Airlines cannot explain weird humanlike groans heard from intercom during some flights

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DALLAS, TEXAS — On some flights operated by American Airlines, passengers have reported hearing eerie groans and phantom breathing over the intercom systems. Emerson Collins, a film producer, recorded the bizarre commotion while flying from Los Angeles to Dallas on September 6. The video captured by Collins immediately went viral On Twitter and TikTok with millions of views. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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VIDEO: Passenger Assaults American Airlines Flight Attendant

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A Friday afternoon flight turned violent after a passenger assaulted an American Airlines flight attendant shortly after takeoff. The passenger was restrained and arrested upon the aircraft's arrival in Los Angeles. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines Could Order The Airbus A220 Or Embraer E195-E2 Next

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The kings of the African Aviation jungle Ethiopian Airlines is set to expand its lead in the African market with plans for new aircraft to meet rising travel demand. This comes barely five months after placing orders for 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8. The Star Alliance airline expects passenger numbers to surpass 2019 levels during the year ending in June 2023, group CEO Mesfin Tasew Bekele said at a luncheon in Washington, D.C, on September 2. With passenger recovery in sight, the airline plans to… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing's Converted Freighter program reaches a new mile stone with the delivery of 100th 737-800 BCF

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DUBLIN, IRELAND — The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing delivered the 100th 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter to the Irish lessor AerCap. The aircraft was converted at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines shaves flight minutes and fuel, thanks to software from Google-backed AI startup

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Alaska Airlines has reduced flight time and carbon emissions after using dispatch software from a small Silicon Valley startup. Airspace Intelligence has helped the Seattle-based airline shave an average of 2.7 minutes per flight so far this year, saving 6,866 metric tons of carbon dioxide — the equivalent of 17 million miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to new data provided by Alaska. The software helps Alaska’s flight dispatchers plot better routes for… (www.msn.com) More...

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Eviation's All-Electric Alice Aircraft Completes First Flight

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A milestone moment: Eviation's all-electric Alice aircraft completes its first flight. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing to sell 24 Dreamliners to [Taiwan] China Airlines

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The Chicago-based [sic] aerospace giant has finalized an order with China Airlines for up to 24 787 Dreamliners. This comes as the Taiwan-based carrier invests in the fuel-efficient widebody to expand passenger and cargo operations. The deal includes a firm order for 16 of the longest range 787-9 with options for eight additional jets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Jet Airways Expected To Take Airbus A320neos Not Delivered To S7

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An Airbus A320neo aircraft is creating a significant buzz on social media and aviation websites for its paint job. While most Indians are familiar with its livery, nobody can claim to have seen it on an A320. The aircraft in question is an Airbus narrowbody sporting colors of soon-to-be-launched Jet Airways, further fueling long-standing speculation that the airline could look towards Airbus narrowbodies for its aircraft needs this time around. A320 in Jet Airways' livery Images of an A320… (www.msn.com) More...

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The 737 MAX Is Almost Certainly In Avelo Airlines' Future

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Right now, Avelo Airlines flies an 11-airplane strong fleet of Boeing 737 NG aircraft. It has six 737-700s with one more on the way soon, and five 737-800s. These are not new planes. The average fleet age is just over 15 years, according to ch-aviation, and while some of its -800s are as young as ten years old, a couple of the -700s are pushing 19 years in service. Many a great airline has been built on a strategy of starting out with older, used planes. Take the great Ryanair, for example. Its… (www.msn.com) More...

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The De Havilland Comet: A Pioneer with a Fatal Flaw

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The story of the design of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner. Why the two high-profile crashes occurred, and how this was fixed. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Mixed Reaction To Biden Administration Hidden Airline Fee Plans

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The DOT continues to crack down on airlines and transparency. (simpleflying.com) More...

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How Air Force maintainers achieved a rare perfect inspection on a 49-year-old aircraft

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Johnnie Walker has its Black Label whiskey; American Express has its Black Card; and Metallica and Jay-Z each have their own Black Albums. But when it comes to maintaining aircraft in the U.S. Air Force, few things are more rare or distinguished than a black letter status aircraft, meaning an aircraft that has zero maintenance issues. Thanks to the hard work of its maintenance airmen, an Air Force EC-130H electronic warfare aircraft named “Caesar” just received black-letter status following an… (www.msn.com) More...

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The Air Travel Industry Is Facing a Shortage of Workers to Make Airplane Parts

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The air travel industry has rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, but a shortage of workers at plane part factories could threaten the industry’s growth. Airplane parts production in Canada and the U.S. is falling behind due to a lack of skilled workers, according to Reuters, which is forcing companies like Boeing, Airbus and Raytheon to delay the production of aircraft. Just as plane companies were anticipating a boost in production and hoping for a reprieve after a two-year slump during the global… (www.msn.com) More...

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