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Crystal meth found in air passenger's breakfast burrito: TSA

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Eagle-eyed U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers at a Houston airport spotted something extra in a traveller’s breakfast burrito during a routine check of carry-on luggage. (torontosun.com) More...

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Cockpit voice recorder from crashed Sriwijaya Air jet downloaded successfully: Investigator

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The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet has been downloaded successfully, and includes the last minutes of the flight that ended with 62 people dead, an official at Indonesia's air accident investigator said on Monday (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

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Private pilot offers a free ride to family kicked off Southwest flight over face mask

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Earlier this month, a family was ordered to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after their two-year-old could not keep his face mask on. Now, a Good Samaritan has stepped in to help them reach their intended destination at no extra cost, The New York Post reported.Erik Harvey, his wife Michelle, and their toddler Jackson were all ready to fly from Denver to Austin on April 1 through Southwest Airlines, Fox News reported. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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All-Female Flight Crew at Denver International Airport Encourages Women To Join Aviation Industry

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United Airlines operated Flight 2392 from Denver to Kalispel, Montana on Thursday with an all-female flight team. The airline says the all-female flight celebrates the talented women who already work in those positions and how they can inspire another generation to join a traditionally male-dominated industry. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines Baggage Fees: How to Avoid Bag Fees [2021]

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In addition to your free personal item, you can bring a carry-on bag, so long as it doesn’t exceed 22 x 18 x 10 inches, including handles and wheels. The fee you pay for this bag will depend on when you pay it (paying for baggage during booking will save you the most), but you can expect to pay between $37 and $65, unless you’re a member of the $9 Fare Club. You can use the Spirit Bag-O-Tron to calculate the exact price for your flight. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control

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Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Don’t fly Boeing 737 Max to or over India, DGCA tells flydubai

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New Delhi: India on Tuesday denied UAE budget carrier request for operating its Boeing 737 Max (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

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What to do when you miss your Delta Flight

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Rule 135 then goes on to add, “Delta is not liable when it cancels the reservation of any passenger in accordance with this rule, but: “1) If such reservation was canceled pursuant to paragraph A) of this rule, Delta will take such action as is provided in Rules 35 and 240 (Flight Delays/Cancellations); (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Cockpit Voice Recorder Found 3 Months After Sriwijaya 737 Crash

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Almost three months after the crash of a Sriwijaya Boeing 737 departing from Jakarta, investigators have recovered the memory unit aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder. (simpleflying.com) More...

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CargoLogic flight P35130 diverted to Frankfurt?

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Many residents reported seeing the plane circling low in the sky over Milton Keynes after 4 pm on Friday the 26th March 2021. https://www.mkfm.com/news/local-news/low-flying-plane-spotted-circling-over-milton-keynes/ (uk.flightaware.com) More...

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Delta Airlines Reservations Numbers: Get Help with Reservations, Baggage & More

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Delta Airlines Reservations desk makes you bargain based on present flight ticket prices. Delta works with professionalism and offering you one of the best deals to make your travel simple and peaceful. And Delta Airlines’ net check-in service provides the quickest and simplest way to check-in for the flight. If you provide incorrect or incomplete personal data, like a nickname, which prevents delta from verifying and identity, delta might be not able to uphold your exercise of privacy rights… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Royal Navy Hawk T1 Crashes Near Culdrose, Cornwall - Pilots Ejected Safely

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A Royal Navy Hawk T1 Crashed in Cornwall, UK while on a training exercise. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Two pilots are being checked by medics after ejecting from a Royal Navy Hawk aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron during a flight from RNAS Culdrose. An investigation will begin in due course" (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

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Airlines return to old ways as Southwest drops boarding change

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Southwest Airlines is resuming its traditional boarding procedures. The airline began boarding passengers in groups of 30 earlier this month. Before, Southwest had been boarding passengers in groups of 10. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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AviationSource Roundtable #4 - Implementing the Roadmap to Recovery

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This roundtable, featuring special guest Paul Charles of The PC Agency, will be discussing how we can implement a roadmap to recovery! AviationSource News proudly presents the next roundtable, with special guest Paul Charles of the PC Agency, discussing the following topic: Implementing the Roadmap to Recovery The main subject in the industry's eyes at the moment is the roadmap to recovery, and how we can get things started off and begin to come back to some level of normality. Tickets are… (www.eventbrite.co.uk) More...

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AviationSource Roundtable #3 - The A380, JetBlue TATL, UK APD Tax & Vaccine Passports

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The next AviationSource Roundtable will look at the following topics: The Future of the Airbus A380 - Will Double-Decker Travel Ever Return? The Transatlantic Question with JetBlue - Is It A Feasible Strategy? Should the UK Government Scrap Air Passenger Duty Tax? The IATA Push for Digital Vaccine Passports (www.eventbrite.co.uk) More...

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Airbus Wants To Run An A350 Only Using Biofuels

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Airbus today announced that it is teaming with German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce, and SAF producer Neste to pioneer the ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) program. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines Boeing 737 Crew Robbed At Gunpoint

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An American Airlines Boeing 737 crew were robbed at gunpoint in Costa Rica this week (simpleflying.com) More...

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World's only Patchen Explorer lost in crash

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A light aircraft belonging to the SA Air Force Museum has reportedly crashed while landing at Swartkop Air Force Base, south of Pretoria. The aircraft, a single-engine Patchen Explorer reconnaissance aircraft, was reportedly on final approach when it crashed short of the runway and burst into flames. (www.news24.com) More...

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Iceland Is Opening Its Borders: Fully Vaccinated Travelers from the US Won’t Need to Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

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Iceland will this week open its borders to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 without mandatory testing or quarantine, as it seeks to attract more tourists to help revive its coronavirus-hit economy. The North Atlantic country, which will become one of the first to open its borders since the beginning of the pandemic, saw tourist numbers plummet by 75% last year to just under half a million, causing its economy to contract by 6.6%. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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List: United Airlines adds Mexico, Caribbean flights in major summer boost

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If you’re planning a short-haul international trip this summer, United will likely have a flight for you. Over the weekend, the Chicago-based carrier loaded a major frequency boost for its short-haul international network, adding flights to nearly every destination it serves in Mexico, as well as some in the Caribbean and Central America. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Visiting Dubai just got pleasant as Emirates offers complimentary 5-star hotel stay

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Emirates airlines have brought pleasant news for travelers wanting to visit Dubai. The airlines are offering a complimentary 5-star hotel stay under the new list of benefits from Emirates. The stay would be at the 5-star hotel –JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai. The ones who have availed of the offer can stay between March 15 to June 30, 2021. The ones who have booked business class are eligible for two nights and economy class travellers are entitled to a one-night stay. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Ethiopia to release final Boeing Max crash report in ‘near future’

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Ethiopia plans to release a final report on the fatal crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max in the country in the “near future” after lockdowns to contain the Covid-19 pandemic hampered the investigation. (ajot.com) More...

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Air India denies retiring of Boeing 747 aircraft from its fleet

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Air India denied the report as false and B747 will continue to remain an integral part of the airline's fleet (www.livemint.com) More...

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7 Years On – What We Know About The Disappearance Of MH370

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is one of the greatest aviation mysteries of our time. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Save on warm-weather trips with United's under $70: Here’s list where you can go

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One-way fares to destinations such as Los Angeles, New Orleans, Orlando, and Las Vegas are as low as $70. Taxes and fees are added to the sale price. United travelers can take advantage of zero change fees and everyday low fares to destinations of their choice. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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California Resident? Get A FREE Return Flight With Alaska Airlines

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Simply sign up for Alaska Mileage Plan today or tomorrow (i.e. by no later than the end of 3 March 2021) via this promotional page, and you’ll receive a discount code valid for a one-way or round-trip flight within California. You are just required to pay the taxes and fees — from $15 each way. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Southwest's Latest Sale Has Flights Starting at $29-

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Carrier offers fares starting as low as $29 one-way nationwide for continental U.S. travel through June 2, including travel in April and May, southwest launched a four-day WOW Sale today, c, 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time, with fares starting as low as $29 one-way. Customers can take advantage of these low fares for their perfect getaway for travel in April and May. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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One Of The Largest Beds in The Skies- you can “starfish” on them

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Passengers will find this massive bed on JetBlue’s much anticipated Airbus A321LR jets, which will go into service on JetBlue’s first transatlantic route between New York and London (slated to begin in a few month’s time). (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Watchdog blasts U.S. aviation regulators over certification of Boeing jet

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Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn't understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of a Boeing jet and must improve their process for certifying new planes. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Major Lessor Tells Boeing To Sort 787 Issues Before Starting A New Plane

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While much talk has focused on what plane Boeing will develop next, major leasing company Air Lease Corporation believes the answer should be none (simpleflying.com) More...

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United 328 ATC Audio and Radar Track

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ATC audio and radar track of United 328 from takeoff at Denver, engine failure and fire, return and landing. (www.youtube.com) More...

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United plane engine explodes after takeoff from DIA: passengers clapping when the plane touched down

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United Airlines Boeing 777 operating as flight 328 flying from Denver - Honolulu suffered a serious engine failure on takeoff. It made an emergency landing and everyone is ok. You can hear passengers clapping when the plane touched down. (www.youtube.com) More...

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American & JetBlue expansion: Things you should know

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Well, today there was a major announcement on that front, as American and JetBlue plan to codeshare as of February 25, 2021 (which is a week from today). American and JetBlue have announced a total of 33 new routes, (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Acts of Kindness Pledge

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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Southwest Airlines has launched a program to complete a collective one million Acts of Kindness. As part of a program with customers, employees, partners and suppliers, Southwest announced anyone looking to participate could sign the airline's Kindness Pledge and committing to doing Acts of Kindness for others through December 31. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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New MH370 debris washed up in South Africa?

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New possible Malaysia Airlines MH 370 debris has been found in South Africa earlier this month but there has been no reaction from Malaysian officials. (www.airlineratings.com) More...

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Will Boeing Become The Next McDonnell Douglas?

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Douglas Aircraft started down a 30-year path toward extinction when it merged with McDonnell in 1967. (aviationweek.com) More...

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Here are the top-rated North American airlines as of February 2021

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T10. Hawaiian Airlines Edging out low-cost carriers Frontier and Spirit Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines rounds out the list of the safest airlines in North America with a score of 3.4 out of 5. Hawaiian scores an impressive 4 out of 5 for COVID-19 safety protocols and a respectable 3.1 out of 5 for traveler convenience but has plenty of room for improvement when it comes to service excellence, scoring just 1.8 out of 5. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Airbus Reveals Stunning ‘Airspace’ Narrowbody Cabin

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A few days ago, Airbus released some new images of its brand new, upgraded narrowbody cabin design. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Canada To Impound China C919 Test Aircraft While In Canada And Arrest Its Crew?

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The Chinese C919 test aircraft and team is expected to arrive at the beginning of March, specifically, at London, Ontario airport, depending on covid19 travel restrictions. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Sriwijaya 737 Crash Preliminary Report Released – What Do We Know?

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The release of the preliminary crash report for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 has maintained a focus on the autothrottle as a potential contributor to the accident. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines begins furloughing employees in Philadelphia

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The Fort Worth-based airline said Wednesday it would furlough more than 1,000 workers (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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American Airlines unveils major Miami expansion, another new route to Tel Aviv

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American will also start flying to Paramaribo, Suriname from Miami on July 1. Flights will operate five times weekly aboard the 128-seat Airbus A319. Suriname will be the ninth South American country served by American, which will become the only other airline flying from the U.S. to Suriname besides Surinam Airways. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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KLM’s Orange Pride 777 Remains In Beijing With New Engine Issue

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The Boeing 777-300 with the Orange Pride livery belonging to KLM has hit another snag in its repatriation mission. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airfares are cheaper than they’ve been in decades. How long can prices stay so low?

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For less than $100, travelers from the Chicago area can buy a roundtrip ticket to New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Miami, Los Angeles and several other major cities. Around $200 will get you to such places as Puerto Rico, Cancun and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Welcome back! Lufthansa Crew returns to Munich from record flight to the Falkland Islands

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Today at 1:24 pm the crew of the Lufthansa record-breaking flight received a very warm "welcome back" upon their return in Germany. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

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Bread and water in locked room during forced detention after landing at Pearson Airport

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The Radisson Hotel on Dixon Rd. is a COVID holding centre for people coming back on flights from abroad through Pearson International Airport. (torontosun.com) More...

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Delta And American Airlines offer flights to sun destinations while Canadian planes sit idle

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MONTREAL -- As Canada's airlines suspend flights to Mexico and the Caribbean, U.S. carriers including Delta Air Lines and American Airlines say they have no plans to stop offering service to sun destinations, raising questions about both the business fallout for domestic airlines and the measure's effectiveness for slowing the spread of COVID-19. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Canucks: 30 years later, terrible memories of a plane crash still linger

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The Vancouver Canucks landed at LAX in 1991 moments before USAir Flight 1493 smashed into SkyWest Flight 5569 from above, killing 35 people. (theprovince.com) More...

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Gamechanging: JetBlue Reveals Stunning Transatlantic Mint Suites

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New York-based JetBlue has today revealed the stunning seats it will offer its passengers between the US and Europe onboard its A321LRs (simpleflying.com) More...

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Musk blames FAA for delays to SpaceX Starship test flight

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SpaceX’s Starship was on the launchpad Thursday, apparently ready to fly in the latest iteration of the spacecraft SpaceX hopes will take people to Mars. But it didn’t fly. Instead, SpaceX founder Elon Musk took to Twitter to bash the Federal Aviation Administration, which licenses space launches and is charged with protecting people and property on the ground. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

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