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Breeze Airways Goes Big On A Premium Cabin For Its Airbus A220s

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Breeze Airways has revealed its configuration for the Airbus A220-300. (simpleflying.com) More...

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East Hampton Eyes New Airport Restrictions

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“It’ll still stay a publicly owned airport, but it won’t be open generally to the public, it will be a private airport usable only with permission from the town.” (www.danspapers.com) More...

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Delta launching facial recognition tech trial at Atlanta airport

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For the first time, your next flight could be unlocked by facial recognition technology, starting at bag check, going through security and all the way to the gate. The partnership between Delta and the Transportation Security Administration aims to save passengers time as people are flooding back to airports. (www.knoe.com) More...

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Capture of a plane was forced to land on a highway north of Toronto

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A small plane took off from Buttonville Municipal Airport in Markham, Ont., on Wednesday, but began experiencing mechanical issues and landed on stretch of Highway 407 north of Toronto soon after takeoff. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Italy's Blue Panorama suspends flight operations

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Italy's Blue Panorama suspends flight operations Blue Panorama Airlines (BV, Rome Fiumicino) suspended flight operations on October 26, a joint note from the Uiltrasporti, Filt Cgil, and Fit Cisl unions has told Italian news media. The grounding, precipitated by reduced cash flows brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, has also affected the Italian leisure specialist's Luke Air (LKA, Rome Fiumicino) subsidiary. Neither the airline nor the Italian authorities had yet commented on the… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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Extinction Rebellion protests unnecessary airplane travel outside Victoria International Airport

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“People are travelling by plane going on holidays … There is a lot of that. There is no need to do that all. They can stay in Canada and have their holiday in Canada.” (www.saanichnews.com) More...

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The Longest Ever Flight Was Over 64 Days In A Cessna 172

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Often, when we think of long-endurance flights, our first thoughts jump to military operations. Big planes with highly-trained crew will fly for long periods, using air-to-air refuelling to stay aloft for extended periods. However, many of the longest duration flights have been undertaken as entirely civilian operations. The longest of all happened to be undertaken by that most humble of aircraft, the Cessna 172. From December 1958 to February 1959, Bob Timm and John Cook set out to make… (hackaday.com) More...

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Incident: Iberia A359 at Madrid on Oct 27th 2021, bird strike

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An Iberia Airbus A350-900, registration EC-NDR performing flight IB-6586 from Bogota (Colombia) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was on final approach to Madrid's runway 32L descending through about 1000 feet AGL when a vulture impacted the aircraft's nose. The aircraft continued for a safe landing about 90 seconds later. The aircraft's nose was cracked with the dead vulture trapped. (avherald.com) More...

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Plane makes emergency landing on highway near Toronto

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Aircraft took off from Buttonville (ONT) airport, switched fuel tanks on climbout, had engine problems, then landed safely. Factor may include first flight after inspection. (toronto.citynews.ca) More...

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Textron announces Cessna 172/182 can use 91UL, 94UL, or 100VLL

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WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 26, 2021) – Textron Aviation announced today that many Cessna piston-powered aircraft are now approved to utilize a more environmentally friendly aviation gasoline (AvGas). Owners and operators of Cessna 172 Skyhawk, 182 Skylane can utilize 91-octane unleaded (91UL), 94UL or 100VLL (very low lead) fuel in their aircraft wherever it is available. The 206 Turbo Stationair HD aircraft is approved for 100VLL. Unleaded and lower-leaded fuels burn cleaner than higher-leaded fuels… (media.txtav.com) More...

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The Disaster of the American Airlines AAirpass

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There have been some pretty horrendous promotional campaigns over the years. A few that come to mind are the infamous “Ten cent beer night” in Cleveland, The Kendall Jenner Pepsi TV spot, and “Hoovergate,” which was a free flight promotion by the vacuum company that ended up costing them millions. (medium.com) More...

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Ten Years On, is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Still More Dream than Nightmare?

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Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson once said, "If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small." He wasn't referring to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that his airline operates, but it easily applies. On October 26, the Dreamliner reaches its 10-year milestone in service. Branding the 787 the Dreamliner wasn't just marketing speak. The 787, then and now, is one of those game-changing, envelope-pushing aircraft that come along once in a generation. (www.cnn.com) More...

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