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The COMAC C939: The 400 Seat Boeing 777X Competitor Under Study

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Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) has big plans for the coming years. (simpleflying.com) More...

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The Pandemic Winner: The Rise Of The Airbus A220

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Since its launch, the A220 has been popular – a new aircraft bridging the gap between smaller regional aircraft and larger narrowbodies. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Bulgaria’s GullivAir Receives Permission To Operate A330 Flights To The US

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Bulgarian startup airline GullivAir was this week awarded permission to fly scheduled and chartered flights to the United States by the US Department of Transportation. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing CEO waived pay but got compensation worth $21 million

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Boeing CEO David Calhoun declined a salary and performance bonus for most of last year but still received stock benefits that pushed the estimated value of his compensation to more than $21 million, according to a regulatory filing Friday. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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The United Airlines engine that failed broke years ahead of its next inspection

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An airplane engine fan blade that broke during a United Airlines flight last month had thousands of flights remaining before it was due for a federally mandated inspection, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday (obligationfinance.com) More...

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Norwegian Air Shuttle Mass Cancellation Pushes Airbus Into Negative Net Orders

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Airbus has newly-recorded cancellations of 92 aircraft, pushing the airframer far into negative net order territory after the first two months of this year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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American Air 737 MAX declared emergency after engine shudown, lands safely

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American Airlines Co said on Friday that a Boeing 737 MAX bound for New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines Turns 25 Today

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), the flag carrier airline of Belarus, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The carrier was founded on March 5, 1996. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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NTSB releases details of UA328 engine failure

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published an update for its ongoing investigation of United Airlines (UA) flight 328. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Flight Diverted To Sacramento Airport After Passenger Dies On Plane

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A flight was diverted to Sacramento International Airport Thursday night after a passenger died on a plane. Delta Flight 1837 was headed to Seattle from Cabo when a passenger became unresponsive, an airport spokesperson said. The Sacramento County coroner’s office responded to the airport to retrieve the person. It appears the person died of natural causes, the coroner’s office said. The coroner says the plane likely stopped in Sacramento because it was the closest airport and a place where the… (sacramento.cbslocal.com) More...

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Lufthansa Mothballs, Sells, Orders Aircraft

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Upon reading the Lufthansa Group (LH) 2020 financial report from March 4, it is clear that LH is deeply restructuring its combined fleet. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Eurowings to Break Into UK Travel Market

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German carrier Eurowings (EW) announced today it would offer flights connecting Mallorca with Birmingham and Manchester from the end of May. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Greenpeace Vandalizes Air France Boeing 777 in Paris

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Today, Greenpeace trespassed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and vandalized an Air France (AF) Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Korean Air 747-8 To Become Korea’s ‘Air Force One’ In Germany

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A Korean Air 747-8 has made its way to Hamburg, Germany, for its conversion to a Presidential aircraft. The Korean government leased the plane last year to serve as the new “Code One” and replace the aging 747-400. Let’s find out more about this jet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Why UPS Cancelled Its Cargo Airbus A380 Order

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Once upon a time, Airbus had taken orders for a freighter variant of its A380 superjumbo. Some of these orders came from global shipping giant UPS but were eventually canceled in 2007. Let’s take a look at why UPS eventually lost interest in operating the A380 as a cargo jet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing Said to Seek Another $4 Billion of Liquidity From Banks

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Boeing Co. is seeking a new $4 billion revolving credit facility from a group of banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it prepares to ride out a potentially lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. The plane maker has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion, said the people, asking not to be identified as the transaction is private. So-called “revolver” loans are typically left undrawn by investment-grade rated firms such as… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Could a nuclear reactor help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

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Researchers at Penn State are subjecting an old, worn sheet of aluminum to a particle beam from the heart of a nuclear reactor in the hopes of cracking the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. (www.livescience.com) More...

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The Rise and Fall of McDonnell Douglas

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McDonnell Douglas was a leading US manufacturer from 1967 until 1997. Its history, though, is more complicated than that, coming together from the merger of the two much older manufacturers and going on to merge with Boeing. It has played a significant role in aircraft and aviation development, competing in many ways over its lifetime. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Old 727 crawls along motorway after entrepreneur snaps up jet without wings or engine for £100,000 to use it as his new offices

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The decommissioned jet crawled across the M5, M4 and M32 at a steady 20mph, accompanied by a police escort It began its journey from Cotswold Airport at 9am before arriving at the headquarters of event technology company Pytch in Bristol The 40m plane was in operation until 2012 before it was transported to Cotswold Airport to be salvaged but was bought by Pytch's founder (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Israeli Military's $2 Billion Future Transport Helicopter Is Allergic to Dust

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One week after winning huge Israeli bid, Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K transport helicopter grounded as U.S. Marines find engine can only take sandy, dusty conditions for 70 seconds (www.haaretz.com) More...

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