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A Southwest Airlines Landing Was So Hard It Fractured A Flight Attendant's Spine

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The short runway at SNA means crew aim for less "floating" of the aircraft - this time it resulted in a flight attendant being evacuated by paramedics (simpleflying.com) More...

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Russian sanctioned airlines disassemble aircraft for spare parts

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A group of Russian airlines is stripping planes of spare parts as sanctions implemented due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine impact the country. (asiaplustj.info) More...

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Qantas Wants 100 Execs To Work As Ground Handlers For 3 Months

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Qantas is asking 100 executives and senior managers to swap the soft office seats and personal assistants for a three-month spell as a ground handler. The embattled airline has put an HQ SOS out, asking for volunteers. The temporary work placements will run for 90 days on a five-day-a-week basis, although there is no suggestion the executives will receive the same low weekly wage as the permanent ground handling crews. (www.msn.com) More...

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Delta Pilots retirement salute

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Kind of a quick taxi and a short salute but, Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 N510DN pulling into the gate for a pilot retirement after operating flt 95 from AMS 8-9-22 (www.youtube.com) More...

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How Does an Aircraft APU Work?

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Modern airplanes are outfitted with auxiliary power units (APUs) to meet the aircraft's large energy requirements while the engines are not running. This self-contained unit represents a constant-speed gas turbine engine located in the airplane's tail cone which is isolated in a titanium fireproof compartment from the rest of the aircraft. But how does it work? INFORMATIONAL (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner after pausing for over a year

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Boeing is starting to overcome one of its larger hurdles in recent memory. CNBC notes the aircraft maker has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner in over a year, supplying American Airlines with one out of the nine vehicles it expects to receive in 2022. Boeing paused manufacturing in May 2021 as the Federal Aviation Administration reviewed how the company inspected planes following a string of manufacturing problems. (www.engadget.com) More...

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Pension deadline could speed retirement of experienced Boeing engineers

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Boeing may see hundreds of veteran engineers retire this fall ahead of a pension adjustment that will dramatically slash the payouts to those who choose to take the money in a single lump sum. The interest rates used to determine the lump sum will be updated in November, after which one 35-year Boeing employee calculates that his payout will be cut by more than $200,000. ... Matt Kempf, senior director for compensation and retirement for SPEEA, estimates around 600 or 700 experienced local… (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Wizz Air set to resume flights to Russia

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Wizz Air has announced it will be resuming flights to Russia starting in October... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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Airline boss over-hiring to beat staff exodus

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The boss of US low-fare carrier JetBlue has said it is necessary to over-hire staff, because of the rate at which people are still leaving the industry. Robin Hayes was speaking as thousands of travelers have been hit by recent disruption - caused largely by staff shortages that have blighted the re-start of air travel after the pandemic. (www.msn.com) More...

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Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft? American Airlines Invests in ZeroAvia

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Alternative-fuel sources or new technology, such as hydrogen-powered aircraft concepts, are one of several ways to reduce the aviation sector's climate impact. Aiming to achieve lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, American Airlines announced its investment in ZeroAvia, a developer of hydrogen-electric powertrain technology that aims to “drive emissions-free flying." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas to Increase Connection Times of Flights so Flyers Can Get Their Luggage

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Qantas says they will increase the waiting time between international and connecting flights so people can get their bags. (skygofly.com) More...

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Air India to Reportedly Lease Six Boeing 777s

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Air India, the now privatized flag carrier of India, is reportedly planning to lease six Boeing 777 aircraft. This comes after reports stating that the airline's current Boeing 777 fleet contains faulty seats with a highly rundown cabin atmosphere, resulting in flights being significantly delayed. Additionally, the airline is desperately seeking to expand its presence throughout North America. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Announces nonstop Service to Tahiti

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Delta Air Lines recently announced a new, long-haul route. The legacy carrier will begin nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Calif. to Papeete, located on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. The new flight is planned to commence on December 17, 2022, during the summer months in the South Pacific. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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UPS pilots ratify 2-year contract extension

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UPS pilots get more years and benefits under new deal. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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U.S. fuel retailers rail against green aviation fuel tax credit

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U.S. fuel retailers are fighting the inclusion of a tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Democrats' $430 billion spending bill, arguing SAF is more carbon intense and less efficient than renewable diesel. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Air Canada shows big ambitions for cargo startup

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Air Canada's freighter operation is essentially a new company and the airline is putting lots of resources into it. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Breeze Announces Expansion Into Phoenix

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Travelers near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will now be able to fly to two new destinations with Breeze Airways. The new, twice-weekly flights to Provo, Utah (PVU) and Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) are set to debut on November 2, 2022. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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