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Qatar Airways Suffers Major Setback in Legal Dispute With Airbus Over A350

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Qatar Airways suffered yet another major setback in its high profile and increasingly bitter and costly legal dispute with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus at London’s High Court on Thursday. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Zelensky Wants To Build Second An-225

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky says he wants to see a partially built An-225 finished to replace the one destroyed in fighting in Hostomel early in the war with Russia. It will cost about $800 million to finish the second aircraft, which has been stored in good condition since getting to about 70 percent complete in 1994. In a speech to students, Zelensky suggested the country can’t afford to not build the aircraft. “But in this case, it’s not a matter of money, it’s a matter of ambition,”… (www.avweb.com) More...

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Prison time for flight attendant attack

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One of the first publically announced prison sentences for a person who attacked a flight attendant. This was in Federal Court, so she'll have to serve at least 85% of her time. (www.kron4.com) More...

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Air Botswana's Only Embraer E170 Is Grounded By Regulators

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On May 25th, Air Bostwana was unable to continue its regional schedules after its only Embraer E-170 aircraft was grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) and had its Certificate of Airworthiness suspended for safety reasons. (www.msn.com) More...

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UAE dismantles plane of gunrunner Russia wants for Americans

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The hulking, Soviet-era cargo plane has sat for decades under the blazing sun in a remote corner of the United Arab Emirates, its four jet engines silent after years in the employ of a Russian gunrunner known as the “Merchant of Death.” But instead of a missile or gunfire finally taking out this Ilyushin Il-76 tied to arms smuggler Viktor Bout, the plane appears to be doomed, destined for scrap to make way for a force more powerful in this federation of seven sheikhdoms: Luxury real estate. (www.milfordmirror.com) More...

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Delta people escort WWII vets to Normandy D-Day ceremony

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This June, Delta will have the honor of flying 30 World War II veterans on a charter flight to Normandy, France, for the annual commemoration of the 1944 D-Day invasion. These veterans will each be paired during their journey with current Delta employees who also served in the U.S. military. The Delta charter flight, operated in partnership with community partner Best Defense Foundation, departs from Atlanta to Deauville, France, on June 1 for a week-long program of events that will include the… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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The FAA and their inability to action on Trevor Jacob and Red Bull

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has been under a lot of scrutiny lately due to its lack of action on two very public stunts... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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DARPA’s revolutionary seaplane wants to change how the Pentagon hauls cargo

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The Pentagon’s premiere research agency is moving forward with an effort to build an unusual kind of plane that, if successful, will rival the lift of the Air Force’s storied Globemaster, cost half the price and not be constrained by a traditional runway. That’s if the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency can get right what the Soviet Union got wrong. Dubbed the “Liberty Lifter,” DARPA says the seaplane will use a trick of physics to serve as “a long-range, low-cost X-plane capable of… (breakingdefense.com) More...

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A Russian Plane Has Been Parked At Pearson Airport For Months & Its Bill Is Over $94K

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One plane is racking up quite the serious parking bill with Toronto Pearson Airport. The Antonov AN-124, a cargo plane owned by Russian airline Volga-Dnepr, has been grounded at Toronto's airport since February 27, when the Canadian government banned all Russian aircrafts from entering the country's airspace. This call was made shortly after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. (www.narcity.com) More...

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