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Hackers Have Affected US Airline Operations By Blocking A Pipeline

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As the Colonial Pipeline remains shut following last week’s malware cyberattack, fuel shortages across the East Coast are beginning to impact US airline operations. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Today in Aviation: ValuJet 592, Could it Happen Again?

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Many improvements in aviation safety have come off the backs of airline accidents, and lessons from the ValuJet 592 tragedy are no exception. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Grandpa teaching Grandson to fly

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In 2009 I was 4 years old and my Grandpa took me to the airport for the first time. Me being a curious person I have locked myself inside the airplane. My Grandpa had a key of course, but he knew from that moment that I was going to be a pilot. When I turned 5 we went on our first flight and I remember to this day 13 years later the feeling of flying and being in the airplane. Right now I'm 18 years old going to Western Michigan University with a private pilot's license at IFR rating.… (www.airport-data.com) More...

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Deep Dive: Speedbird 747, a Complete History

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The British Airways Boeing 747 was one of the most iconic aircraft to ever grace the skies. The aircraft was retired in 2020 due to COVID-19. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Exciting Landing on the SHORT RUNWAY at St Lucia SLU Airport | Cockpit ATR-42

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Exciting Landing on the SHORT RUNWAY at St Lucia SLU Airport | Cockpit ATR-42 (www.youtube.com) More...

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JetBlue will deploy the Airbus A220 on 4 more highly competitive routes

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JetBlue is expanding the footprint of its newest jet, the Airbus A220. Over the weekend, the New York-based carrier filed four new routes for the A220, three of which break from the previous strategy of sending the plane to Florida. Specifically, Cirium schedules show that the four new routes include the following from Sept. 8 through Oct. 30. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Workers Begin To Dismantle Austrian’s First Retired Boeing 767

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While there were hopes of a different fate for Austrian Airlines’ oldest Boeing 767, reports have emerged that 30-year-old OE-LAT is currently being dismantled in the Arizona desert. Meanwhile, its slightly younger sibling is stored at a general aviation airport in Minnesota, which also houses a maintenance facility for cargo specialist Kalitta Air. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hear cockpit audio of Delta pilots reporting bird strike

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A Delta flight was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after it was hit by a bird. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Moves Forward With Boeing 737 Cabin Retrofits

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will continue with retrofits on its Boeing 737 cabins. The new cabin design, which has been rolled out in the aftermath of the Alaska-Virgin merger, was paused due to the crisis. Now, the airline is ready to move forward with retrofits on its larger Boeing 737 jets and Q400 turboprops flying for Horizon. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines Launches New Range Of Amenity Kits

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American Airlines is launching a new range of amenity kits across selected international and premium transcontinental flights. The amenity kit bags are designed by Shinola and stocked with goodies from D.S. & Durga. Passengers on some routes will see the new amenity kits this week. Others will have to wait until later in the northern summer. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines is adding refueling stops to some flights as fuel pipeline hack chokes supplies

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American Airlines confirmed on Monday it would add a refueling stop to two of its routes through at least May 15, as the impact of the Colonial Pipeline hack began to ripple across the East coast. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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American Airlines Courts Danger With Partnership Strategy

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Despite being the largest U.S. airline by many metrics, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) had some glaring strategic weaknesses even before the COVID-19 pandemic crushed the industry last year. First, American is undersized on the West Coast compared to top rivals Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL). Relatedly, American Airlines has a weak position on routes to Asia relative to Delta and (especially) United. Second, American Airlines has a much smaller footprint in New York… (www.fool.com) More...

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

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Passenger aircraft, especially twin-aisle ones, are in short supply and that is hurting companies with goods to move. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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