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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

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A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. The NTSB's final accident report points to actions by the pilot and co-pilot in the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) More...

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FAA Clears Harrison Ford In Hawthorne Runway Mishap

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HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) – Actor Harrison Ford has been cleared following an investigation into a piloting incident which occurred Hawthorne Municipal Airport in April. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the case after requiring that the 78-year-old Ford take a “remedial runway incursion training course,” an FAA spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement Thursday. On the afternoon of April 24, the “Indiana Jones” star was landing a small plane known as an Aviat Husky when he crossed an airplane… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo assembled in France

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Bye bye big bird, No more A380's being built in France (www.cnn.com) More...

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Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

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Heart Aerospace on Wednesday unveiled the electric propulsion system that will power the ES-19 regional airliner it claims will be ready to enter commercial service in the summer of 2026. The Swedish company, which is backed by EQT Ventures, also announced that it has secured €2.5 million ($2.9 million) in financial support from the European Innovation Council Green Deal Accelerator Program. The 19-seat ES-19 features four propellers powered by electric motors. The preliminary design for the… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane found rotting in ghostly Arctic aircraft graveyard

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The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P was found in Chersky, north Russia A photo shows Cold War tsar Khrushchev with the plane in the late 1950s It lies among other relics of Soviet aviation in the polar village's plane cemetery Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane has been found rotting in an aircraft graveyard in the Arctic. The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P, which he flew after succeeding Stalin in the Kremlin, was located in Chersky, in the north of… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Beach landing for airbus A400M

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Huge Airbus A400M Atlas makes spectacular beach landing (www.youtube.com) More...

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JetBlue announces LAS, LAX, SFO, and CUN from Hartford

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JetBlue has today (22 September) said that it will start four new routes from Hartford: to Cancun, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These four markets had over 365,000 passengers last year, OAG Traffic Analyser, using MIDT booking data, shows. 86% were indirect. JetBlue’s four new routes add to multiple other leisure-driven services it has announced recently in its understandable pursuit of the leisure dollar given stronger demand from this segment. And they are the latest in its… (www.anna.aero) More...

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Peak shipping season for air cargo heats up to full boil

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Tight capacity for cargo shippers, extreme competition to reserve aircraft space are translating into very high rates, especially out of Asia to the U.S. and Europe. Lots of market forces are all at play now. Freighter aircraft are in extremely high demand. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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A History of the Boarding Bridge

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Surprisingly thorough history of the jetbridge, the origins of which date back to 1931... (www.airporthistory.org) More...

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Would you risk getting COVID-19 for unlimited flights?

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Despite conclusive evidence that COVID-19 can spread rapidly on flights, airlines are attempting to woo passengers back onto planes with unlimited flight promotions. (nypost.com) More...

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