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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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Boeing Gears Up to Renew its Safety Culture After 737 MAX Crashes

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In response to the two deadly 737 MAX crashes, Boeing’s Chief Aerospace Safety Officer Mike Delaney on Monday outlined how — beyond specific changes to its design practices and its manufacturing operations — the company’s leadership aims to rebuild and improve its entire safety culture. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines orders five Boeing 777-8F cargo jets

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Ethiopian Airlines announced on May 25 it is expanding its all-Boeing freighter fleet with an order for five 777 Freighters. The order is currently unidentified on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Alaska Air pilots take strike vote over 'stalled' contract negotiations

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CHICAGO, May 24 (Reuters) - Hundreds of pilots at Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK.N) are submitting their final votes on whether to authorize a strike over "stalled" contract negotiations, underscoring growing labor tensions in the U.S. airline industry. (www.reuters.com) More...

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GE’s Catalyst close to certification as first all-new turboprop engine design in more than 50 years

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GE Aviation unit Avio Aero said it has continued to progress toward certifying its new Catalyst turboprop engine, they said it has completed 50 percent of certification testing which involves more than 3,000 hours of combined operations... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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SpiceJet faces ransomware attack leading to passenger flight delays at Delhi Airport

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Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet faced a ransomware attack leading to a host of passenger flight delays at Delhi Airport. The news regarding the cyberattack was released on the morning of May 25, 2022, when scheduled airline flights were unable to depart from its Indian hubs at Delhi (DEL) and Hyderabad (HYD). According to the Times of India, it took several hours for the airline to solve the problem which saw hundreds of passengers stranded at local airports. (www.airguide.info) More...

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