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Boeing jet's throttle becomes focus in Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash probe

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Indonesian investigators probing the Jan 9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle could have led to the pilots losing control, according to a person familiar with the investigation. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

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First Air Austral A220/CSeries Emerges In Mirabel, Quebec, Canada Airbus Factory

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Air Austral's very first Airbus A220 has been spotted outside the paintshop with its paintwork all complete. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Airbus Reportedly Planning To Increase A320 Production

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Airbus to open a mega warehouse in Hamburg. Scheduled to open in July, the mega warehouse will allow Airbus to better control its logistics and supply train. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines To Get $3.1bn In Additional Government Support

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American Airlines received over $5 billion under the initial PSP enacted right at the start of the crisis. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta Boeing 767 Returns To JFK With Landing Gear Troubles

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The crew decided to return to the departure airport and declared an emergency. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates has been ordered by a judge to pay a passenger $1.63m (£1.2m) after losing his bags 12 years ago.

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Orji Prince Ikem, a Nigerian businessman, was travelling to China for business in 2007 when the loss occurred. Ikem was carrying $1.63m cash in his hand luggage in order to purchase goods in China. He claims he was approached by airline staff who insisted he hand over his luggage. Although he was given two luggage tags with reference numbers, the bags were never located. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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Air India Flies Inaugural Bangalore – San Francisco Flight Over North Pole

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Air India’s longest-ever route has officially been inaugurated from San Francisco International Airport. The aircraft touched down at Bangalore Airport at 03:07 AM local time after a flight time of 16 hours and 40 minutes. The flight featured an all-female pilot crew, flew over the North Pole, and is Bangalore’s first direct connection to the US. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Travel Solutions: I paid twice for my airline tickets. Can I get my money back?

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Last year, I paid $1,284 for two tickets from San Francisco to Barcelona, Spain. The day before our flight, I tried to print our boarding passes. I could not. We went to the airport three hours early. Even though I supplied the airline’s agent with the confirmed itinerary, they couldn’t find it. To get on our flight, we paid another $1,973. It took almost three hours to get us reticketed, and we nearly missed our flight. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Breaking: Contact Lost With Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 After Take Off

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Breaking – It has emerged that, earlier today, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost radar contact shortly after departing the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 was a domestic flight from Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) to Pontianak Supadio International Airport (PNK). It was operated by a 26-year old Boeing 737-500 registered PK-CLC. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airline Union Calls for Rioters Who Participated in Capitol Unrest Be Banned From Flying

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An airline union representing nearly 50,000 flight attendants across 17 different airlines called for rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday to be banned from flying. (www.newsweek.com) More...

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Stowaway tells how he survived 11-hour flight to UK in new film

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A South African man who survived an 11-hour flight from Johannesburg to London after hiding in a plane’s undercarriage has told of the last words he exchanged with a friend whose body fell from the same British Airways flight as it came in to land at Heathrow. While he survived and has been living for the past five years in Liverpool, where he goes by the name of Justin, the young Mozambican migrant who came with him died from multiple injuries after falling 430 metres (1,400ft) from the flight… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Problems at Edinburgh Airport??

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4 flights due for arrival at Edinburgh just landed at Glasgow (Sunday 3 Jan 2020, ~2200GMT) No indication of any problem at Edinburgh; what is going on?? (flightaware.com) More...

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CMA CGA to start operating A330F

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CMA CGA to start operating A330F after negociation with Hriup Dubreuil (Air Caraïbes Atlantique) fails. New operator will be based in Marseille, France. (www.air-journal.fr) More...

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Can 1 Covid19 patient infect other passengers on the plane

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No, it doesn’t work like that. Air is circulated, somewhat, it is true… through some very, very, very effective filters. Air doesn’t travel very far in the cabin before being passed out and through those filters. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Atlas Air Boeing 747 Operates Transatlantic Flight On Sustainable Fuel

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An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F flew a transatlantic mission on Monday using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight flew from Spain to Mexico, and Atlas Air ran the operation as it tests and examines ways to become a more environmentally friendly carrier. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Reports: 2 passengers open Delta flight cabin door, slide out of moving plane

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Two people on a Delta flight opened a cabin door and exited the plane, with a service dog, while it was taxiing to a runway at  New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday, according to multiple reports. The New York Times reported that two passengers opened a cabin door, activating an emergency slide, before they slid down and out of the plane. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Guide to Lounges at Denver International Airport.

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Concourse A American Airlines Admirals Club: If you are a frequent flyer of American Airlines, You may purchase an annual membership that will give you access to this and other lounges in the American Airlines network. Rate: Starting at US$ 550 per year. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Congress on the brink of major FAA oversight reform in wake of Boeing 737 MAX crashes

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The bill provides that the Boeing engineers assigned to work on behalf of the FAA must be approved or removed not by the company (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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IndiGo to continue to take delivery of new planes

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The airline said it would continue to take delivery of newer, cost-efficient Airbus SE A320neo planes at a time when many carriers have halted deliveries to cut costs. The low-cost airline, owned by Interglobe Aviation Ltd , reported last month a loss of 11.95 billion rupees ($162.45 million) in the second quarter ended Sept. 30 as pandemic curbs dented its operations. (www.livemint.com) More...

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Turkish Airlines Suspends Flights To Four Countries

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Turkish Airlines has suspended flights to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and South Africa. In a social media posting, the airline says the decision is in line with the official authorities’ decisions and health precautions. The airline’s official Twitter feed made the announcement. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Nepalese Airline Flies Passengers To The Wrong Destination

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On December 18th, passengers on a Buddha Air flight from Kathmandu to Janakpur landed in Pokhara instead of their intended destination. The reason for landing at the wrong airport? Human error. This mix-up was due to a lack of communication between ground staff and the flight crew arising from weather issues and flight changes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Canada Boeing 787 Strays Off Of Taxiway Into Mud

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The aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 registered as C-FVLU, was not carrying passengers at the time of the incident – which would have been during the early morning hours of December 20th. While the aircraft wasn’t carrying passengers at the time, it was likely on its way to the terminal. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines adds 5 New Non-stop Destination From Anchorage

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New routes from Alaska's largest city to Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco; Nonstop flights this summer will connect Anchorage to eight destinations in the Lower 48.. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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American Airlines Announces New Flights from Orlando Melbourne International Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth

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American Airlines has announced seasonal Saturday service between Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning on February 13, 2021, through April 3, 2021. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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British Airways’ A350 Fleet Is Still Growing As Deliveries Continue

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British Airways’ fleet of new aircraft is continuing to grow as the airline yesterday took its eighth Airbus A350. British Airways took delivery of its latest Airbus A350-1000, G-XWBH (simpleflying.com) More...

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Ranking the most flexible US airlines to book for travelers cautiously planning 2021 trips as vaccines offer hope for a return to normal

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The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted a devastating 2020 for the industry with consistently subpar flyer numbers lingering for nearly 10 months now and airlines are desperate to get flyers back in the air. Luckily, a perfect combination of cheap flights and flexible booking policies is putting consumers in the driver’s seat when booking travel for 2021. (airtravelhelp.medium.com) More...

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United Airlines starts Delhi-Chicago daily flights

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The airline will operate a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and its hometown hub at the O''Hare International Airport in Chicago. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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China’s C919 commercial jet aspirations are overblown and no threat to Boeing or Airbus

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Centre for Strategic and International Studies gives a wholesale rejection of Beijing’s dream to break up commercial aircraft duopoly (www.scmp.com) More...

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Boeing lost more 737 MAX orders and delivered zero 787s in November

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Boeing delivered only seven commercial jets in November, just one of them a passenger plane. Data released Tuesday shows the deliveries included no 737 MAXs and no 787 Dreamliners. (www.wenatcheeworld.com) More...

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Delta and United are joining American Airlines in scrapping international change fees

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United Airlines and Delta Air Lines said on Wednesday they will scrap change fees for international tickets purchased in the U.S., joining rival American Airlines’ move, in a bid to revive demand for overseas travel. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Chicago O’Hare International Airport: All You Need to Know

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O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles northwest of the Loop business district (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Radio Parts Stolen From Russia’s Ilyushin Il-80 Doomsday Plane

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In a security breach, thieves have broken into Russia’s ‘Doomsday’ plane, the Il-80, while it was undergoing maintenance in southwestern Russia. The Ilyushin Il-80, carrying the NATO reporting name Maxdome, is a four-engine, widebody flying fortress. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta, KLM Offer Quarantine-free Corridor from ATL to Schiphol

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Transatlantic partners Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plan to launch special Covid-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam starting December 15 that will allow eligible customers an exemption from quarantine after receiving a negative PCR test result in the Netherlands. To fly on Delta’s and KLM’s Covid-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam, customers will need to take a PCR test five days before arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, a rapid antigen test prior to boarding at… (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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BREAKING Japan Airlines Boeing 777 suffered loss of fan blades shortly after takeoff

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A Japan Airlines Boeing 777-200 suffered loss of fan blades in engine 1 shortly after takeoff from Okinawa-Naha Airport. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Inside Wizz Air’s Impressive Plans To Conquer The UK Market

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Yesterday, Wizz Air UK shared that it is opening a base at Cardiff Airport in Wales. Following this exciting announcement, Simple Flying had the opportunity to speak with the airline’s managing director, Owain Jones, about the carrier’s plans. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines CEO Encourages Everybody To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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CEO of Delta Air Lines has spoken in an interview today about his feelings around the COVID vaccine (simpleflying.com) More...

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ATR’s Freighter Gains EASA Certification

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European manufacturer ATR has officially received certification from EASA for its brand new 72-600F freighter. The turboprop aircraft is the cargo version of its regional passenger plane. FedEx Express will be the launch operator of the new cargo plane. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United Airlines To Fly Boeing 737 MAX Between Houston/Denver Hubs | Airways Magazine

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A United Airlines (UA) spokesperson confirmed with Airways this week that when the carrier returns the Boeing 737 MAX 9 to service, it will be used between its Houston and Denver hubs. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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December of Reckoning for Norwegian Air | Airways Magazine

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In the last few weeks of the year, Norwegian Air (DY) will have two days in court that could forecast the future of the company. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airline COVID-19 Relief Proposal Has Bipartisan Support in US Senate | Airways Magazine

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US airlines would receive US$17bn for four months of payroll support under a new US$908bn bipartisan Senate COVID-19 relief proposal. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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First Flights with a Coronavirus Vaccine Pass via Brussels Airport | Airways Magazine

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The first flights carrying coronavirus vaccines have now taken place at Brussels Airport (BRU), according to Brucargo, BRU's cargo wing. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Retro-Liveried Boeing 747s Find Permanent Homes, Will Not Be Scrapped | Airways Magazine

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Boeing 747 fans had reason to cheer today as British Airways (BA) announced that two of its retro-liveried aircraft will be spared from the scrap heap. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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India Domestic Air Travel 65% back to pre COVID-19 Levels | Airways Magazine

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According to Indian Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, nearly 65% of domestic air travel has returned to pre-COVID-19 levels. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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JetBlue SEC Filing Predicts Lower Capacity/Revenue than Previously Thought | Airways Magazine

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In a recent 8-K filing with the SEC, JetBlue Airways (B6) expects its flown capacity for Q4 2020 to decrease between 45-50% year-over-year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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American Airlines Trials Vaccine Distribution to South America | Airways Magazine

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American Airlines (AA) is playing its part in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution by transporting it to various South American locations from its Miami (MIA) hub. With FDA approval for the COVID-19 vaccine right around the corner, it is obvious transporting it around the globe will be a logistical challenge. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport: All You Need to Know

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world by both passenger traffic and the number of landing and take-offs, it also acts as the HQ of Delta Airlines, the world’s biggest airline hub. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Austrian Airlines Extends Covid-19 Rapid Tests | Airways Magazine

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Austrian Airlines (OS) extends the test phase for mandatory free COVID-19 antigen rapid tests until December 15, 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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