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Air India Express 737-800 Carrying Crashed at Kozhikode

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Air India Express flight IX1344 737-800 overran the runway at Kozhikode (CCJ), India, broke apart after falling down an embankment. (kokpitherald.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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How Rain Caused An Airbus A220 Engine To Shut Down

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Transport Canada issued an airworthiness directive late last week for operators of the Airbus A220. It follows a problem with water dripping into the forward avionics bay. Operators of the A220 have 12 months to comply. Otherwise, they will not be able to operate the A220 in Canada. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 Causes Panic & Joy After Flying Just 230m Above Coastline

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The A380, registered as 9H-MIP, flew just 230 meters above the Algarve coastline in a stunt that impressed many keen aviation enthusiasts. The Portuguese charter airline said the performance was planned and intended to raise awareness as well as give planespotters a treat. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Cargolux Reveals Special Mask Livery On A Boeing 747

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Cargolux Airlines has today revealed a Boeing 747 with a new coating. The special livery has a mask on the nose of the aircraft where the cargo loading door is with the straps leading back to the airline’s name painted across the fuselage. It is quite an iconic livery that accurately sums up the times. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue Reveals Its First Ever Airbus A220

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JetBlue today revealed its first Airbus A220 to the world. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue Continues Commitment to Blocking Middle Seats, Strengthens Face Covering Policy

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JetBlue is strengthening its face covering policy to prohibit masks with vents or exhalation valves, and will no longer allow customers to claim exemptions from wearing a face covering altogether. (kokpitherald.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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Ukraine International Rolls Out 13 Hour Boeing 737 Flight To New York

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Ukrainian International Airlines will be resuming service from its hub at Kyiv Boryspil International Airport to JFK Airport in New York City. The service will see spending 12 and a half hours in a Boeing 737-900. The flight will have a technical stop in Iceland. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Iberia Has Retired Its Last Airbus A340

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Iberia said goodbye to its last A340, ending nearly 24 years of history with the type. The A340 has played a vital role in the Iberia fleet by connecting new long-haul destinations from Madrid. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 22

United Nations Antonov An-72 Crashes In Mali

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A United Nations Antonov An-72 has crashed on arrival in Mali. Initial reports suggest that there were only a few injuries and no fatalities. It is unclear exactly what caused the incident, but it appears that the plane landed during or after a rainstorm. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing 787 Production Issues Under FAA Scrutiny

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering reviewing hundreds of Boeing 787 Dreamliners due to production issues. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Vistara To Commence Flights To London, Paris, And Frankfurt

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Indian carrier Vistara will launch new routes to London, Paris, and Frankfurt following an announcement yesterday. The carrier will operate these routes with a fleet of two Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with new business, premium economy and economy classes onboard. (simpleflying.com) More...

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‘Boris Force One’ A330 Jet Completes First Official Engagement

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This weekend saw the United Kingdom’s A330 ‘Boris Force One’ jet complete its first official engagement. (simpleflying.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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FAA Proposes Final Corrective Actions for The Boeing 737 MAX

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Its purpose is to supersede the previous Airworthiness Directive (AD) applying to Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Volga-Dnepr Grounds Antonov 124 Fleet Following Crash

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ussian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr has grounded its fleet of Antonov An-124 aircraft. According to the airline, the grounding is a proactive and pre-emptive decision following a near catastrophe earlier in November for the An-124 RA-82042. (simpleflying.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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U.S. NTSB releases underwater images of ditched Transair Boeing 737-200

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The United States NTSB released underwater images of the crashed Transair Boeing 737-200 freighter (registered N810TA) lying on the ocean floor in a depth of about 600 ft (200 m). The forward fuselage and one engine broke away during the water landing. On 3 July, the aircraft ditched on return to Honolulu, Hawaii. (www.aviation24.be) 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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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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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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Paris To Become The Latest A380 Hub Thanks To China Southern

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Paris is set to become one of just four airports with two active Airbus A380 operators as China Southern looks to upgrade its route. The Chinese Airbus A380 operator will fly the giant of the skies to the French capital from Guangzhou seven times between August and October. (simpleflying.com) More...

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British Airways Gears Up To Take Delivery Of Seventh Airbus A350

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British Airways is gearing up to take delivery of its seventh Airbus A350 aircraft. As the next aircraft to be delivered, G-XWBG completed a customer acceptance flight from Toulouse. (simpleflying.com) More...

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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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Spirit To Fly First International Flight In Months To Colombia

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On Saturday, September 19th, Spirit Airlines will be the first international arrival in Colombia as the country reopens its international borders. The American low-cost carrier will be flying from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena, with more Colombian destinations to follow. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Only 35 Passenger Boeing 747s Remain In Service

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COVID-19 crisis has decimated the global Boeing 747 fleet. Amongst the Boeing 747 passenger aircrafts, only 35 are in use. However, the freight Boeing 747s will likely remain in the skies for many years to come. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing Clocks New Orders For Converted 737 Freighters

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Boeing announced it had received two firm orders for converted 737-800 freighters. This means the manufacturer now has a total of 134 orders. With such strong demand, Boeing will open two new conversion lines in Asia to meet its customer’s needs. One line will open in Singapore, and another will open in Guangzhou, China. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Alice Springs Is Running Out Of Space To Store Aircraft

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One business doing well is the Asia-Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) at Alice Springs Airport in central Australia who are bursting at the seams. Their storage park is almost at capacity, and the owners have begun turning to other airports to take the overflow. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Four dead after two aircraft collide mid-air in Gauteng, South Africa

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Investigators are at the scene of a crash in which 4 people died when 2 aircraft collided mid-air. (www.news24.com) More...

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Israel Set To Operate First Ever UAE Flight Next Week

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Israel is gearing up for its first commercial flight between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. This flight will likely be on Israel’s flag carrier, El Al. The plane will carry Israeli and US officials. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Russia And China’s Boeing 787 Alternative: The CR929 Hits Turbulence

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With plans to target Airbus and Boeing in the commercial widebody passenger plane market, China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Corporation Limited (CRAIC) CR929 project seems to have hit another snag. Disagreement over suppliers has pushed the expected delivery date of the new aircraft to 2029. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Qatar Airways To Resume The World’s Second Longest Flight

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From March 28, Qatar Airways will restart nonstop flights between Doha to Auckland. The 14,500 kilometer plus flight takes up to 18 hours to complete. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Delta Flight Returns To Its Origin As Passengers Won’t Wear Masks

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Two passengers refused to wear masks onboard a Delta Air Lines flight to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As a result, crew turned the plane around to go back to Detroit Metro Airport. (simpleflying.com) More...

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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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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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Hawaiian Airlines Bans Masks with Exhaust Valves and Vents

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Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it will adopt a stricter mask policy to curb the spread of novel coronavirus pandemic. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Amazon Now Has Its Own Boeing 767 Aircraft

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Amazon Air finally outright owns a Boeing 767 aircraft. Until now, the company had been flying the widebody under leasing agreements. However, the cargo outfit received its first independent unit this month. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Elon Musk’s 3,000 Mph Rocket Test Aims To Disrupt Airline Travel

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SpaceX's primary goal is to conduct missions to Mars, but they also plan to use their Starship rocket in other areas such as point-to-point flights on Earth. These flights are planned to take place at hypersonic speeds, as SpaceX plans for its rocket to escape the Earth's atmosphere and then use associated benefits to travel faster than traditional airplanes. (wccftech.com) More...

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Air Canada Sells Nine Boeing 737 MAXs For Leaseback

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Air Canada has sold nine of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to two aircraft leasing firms. The aircraft will remain flying with Air Canada, but the airline will be liable for lease payments to the respective owners moving forwards. (simpleflying.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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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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Singapore Airlines To Launch Stationary A380 Plane Restaurant

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Singapore Airlines has decided to scrap its plan for flights to nowhere. But over the next few weeks, the airline will be offering fans the chance to ‘Discover Your Singapore Airlines’. The most exciting proposition on the table is a full dining experience onboard the Airbus A380. (simpleflying.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 hires new software engineering boss after flaws contributed to 737 Max crashes

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Boeing on Friday named a new software engineering leader. Flawed flight control software was a key factor that caused two 737 Max jets to crash, killing 346 people and causing the jet's global grounding and billions of dollars in losses (www.bizjournals.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 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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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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Virgin Australia Announces Massive Layoffs, Shrinks Fleet

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Virgin Australia announced it will lay off 3,000 employees. It’ll also remove ATR, Boeing 777, Airbus A330 from its fleet and discontinue its budget carrier Tigerair. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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You Can Buy An Airbus A340 Converted Into A Restaurant For $1.4 Million

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Turkey’s largest restaurant happens to be the inside of a retired Airbus A340. The plane-turned-restaurant is located in Balikesir, Turkey, and is currently on sale for $1.4m, according to real estate agent, Huseyin Caliskan. (simpleflying.com) More...

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