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A Southwest Airlines Landing Was So Hard It Fractured A Flight Attendant's Spine

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The short runway at SNA means crew aim for less "floating" of the aircraft - this time it resulted in a flight attendant being evacuated by paramedics (simpleflying.com) More...

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The Editor’s Corner #22 – Israel Banning Boeing 747s Will Have Massive Impact on Cargo Operators

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Israel making the decision to ban Boeing 747 aircraft will have a massive impact on cargo operators going into the future. Welcome to The Editor's Corner. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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LATAM Airlines Airbus A320 Suffers Heavy Damage

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Yesterday, a LATAM Airlines Airbus A320 suffered heavy damage to its windshield, radome, and engine following heavy turbulence... (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

  • 27

Corrosion found in four engines of hibernating Air NZ Boeing 777-300ER

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Auckland’s humid climate has caused corrosion in the engines of hibernating Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

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FedEx asks FAA permission to add anti-missile system to some cargo planes

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FedEx wants to operate cargo planes outfitted with lasers that throw off incoming heat-seeking missiles, according to a newly published federal documents. (edition.cnn.com) More...

  • 26

After Qantas Airbus order Boeing must rethink the MAX

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The Qantas decision to opt for Airbus A320 Family and the smaller A220 for its fleet replacement of the 162-seat 737 NG and smaller regional jets is a defining moment in aviation and should send Boeing back to the drawing board to build the 797. (airinsight.com) More...

  • 24

Boeing loses more than 90 jet orders due to war in Ukraine

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Boeing is likely to lose about 90 jet orders due to "geopolitical issues" related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the company said Tuesday. (northeast.newschannelnebraska.com) More...

  • 23

Qantas Responds to “Low Fuel Emergency” on Domestic Flight

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Qantas has issued a statement clarifying an incident on Monday, when one of their B737-800's declared a low fuel emergency on approach into Perth. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

  • 22

Airbus A380s Are Back While Boeing Falters On Widebodies

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Carriers like Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines are bringing more A380s back in service as travel demand surges, but what are the options? (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 21

Delta cuts Aeroflot ties as fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spreads in air travel

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The move comes after the U.K. banned Aeroflot from flying into the country. (www.cnbc.com) More...

  • 21

KC-46 tanker’s boom breaks, dents plane while refueling fighter jet

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Air Force officials are investigating a mishap that heavily damaged a KC-46 Pegasus tanker plane while it refueled a fighter jet last month, Air Force Times has learned. (www.defensenews.com) More...

  • 21

Oops: Car Tries To Drive Under Ryanair Boeing 737 & Fails

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A ground-handing car became lodged underneath a parked aircraft at Alicante-Elche Airport in Spain on Tuesday. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 20

Billionaire Branson visits Antonov An-225 Mriya wreckage at Hostomel Airport

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Billionaire Richard Branson has visited Hostomel Airport in Ukraine where the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, was destroyed by Russian forces at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

  • 20

China authorities say the right wingtip of China Eastern Boeing 737 was found 12 km from the impact point

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China Eastern Airlines MU5735 Aircraft Flight Accident Investigation Preliminary Report has been completed. (www.airlive.net) More...

  • 20

Bill Gates Wants To Invest Billions To Make Aviation Cleaner

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His private jet habit may be controversial, but there’s no denying that Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is in other areas of sustainability. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 20

Pilots Fell Asleep on Ethiopian Airlines Flight to Addis Ababa

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It has been reported that the pilots onboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 343 fell asleep whilst overflying Addis Ababa, its destination, at 37,000 feet. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Israel: Turkish flight aborted as passengers get plane crash pics

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The captain of a Turkish AnadoluJet flight aborted its take-off at Israel's main airport after passengers received plane crash images on their phones. Israel's aviation authority said the aircraft was taxiing at Ben Gurion Airport when the incident happened. (www.bbc.com) More...

  • 19

1st Gearbox For Rolls-Royce's Largest Engine Has Been Dispatched

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The aerospace company is preparing for its first engine demonstrator test this year. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 19

Boeing 737 MAX mid-air emergencies revealed as US agency prepares to probe production issues

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Boeing's troubled 737 MAX planes — which have twice crashed, killing 346 people — have experienced at least six mid-air emergencies and dozens of groundings in the year after an extensive probe cleared them to fly. (www.abc.net.au) More...

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Russian sanctioned airlines disassemble aircraft for spare parts

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A group of Russian airlines is stripping planes of spare parts as sanctions implemented due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine impact the country. (asiaplustj.info) More...

  • 19

Southwest Hit by Boeing’s 737 MAX Troubles

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Boeing (BA) has had its share of troubles recently, particularly over the 737 MAX jet. However, new reports emerged recently that suggest one other airline may have been involved, and to a much greater degree than some would expect. (www.tipranks.com) More...

  • 18

Airbus Could Take Remaining A220 Stake From Bombardier

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The Airbus A220 is more complex than most commercial aircraft programs in terms of ownership. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 18

United Airlines cancels Newark-Joburg flight over fuel supply issues

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Airport-wide fuel supply issues in Johannesburg made it impossible for United Airlines to operate its flight from Newark to Johannesburg on Monday and the corresponding return flight, the airline said. “We are reaching out to our customers to help them make alternate plans. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make further adjustments as needed,” United Airlines said in a statement. (www.timeslive.co.za) More...

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Southwest Airlines pilot union says fatigue is 'number-one' safety threat

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The number of fatigue reports jumped 330% in March (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

  • 18

Storm Eunice landing B777 passenger view

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Great piloting skills from an SIA Pilot landing at LHR during storm Eunice - my footage filmed as a passenger sat close to the B777’s wing - good wing flexing in the strong winds. Thanks Toby T (youtube.com) More...

  • 18

Bird-strike at Venetia Involving an Airlink Charter Flight

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Yesterday an Airlink Jetstream 41 aircraft operating a private charter flight struck a large bird upon landing at Venetia airfield. None of the passengers or crew were injured although the aircraft sustained substantial damage. In compliance with aviation protocols and regulations, the occurence was reported to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) which will conduct an investigation. (www.flyairlink.com) More...

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Kittens Born in a T-33 Shooting Star

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An employee at the North Carolina Aviation Museum investigated some strange noises they heard coming from one of the museum's planes and found the source to be a cat and her five kittens! (www.msn.com) More...

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Croatia Airlines to buy six new Airbus A220 aircraft

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State-controlled flag carrier Croatia Airlines [ZSE:CRAL] said on Tuesday it has accepted an offer from aircraft manufacturer Airbus to buy six new A220 airplanes (seenews.com) More...

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Passenger on United Airlines Flight Arrested After Opening Emergency Door and Exiting Moving Plane

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A passenger aboard a United Airlines flight opened an emergency exit and slid down the wing after the plane landed Thursday morning in Chicago, prompting his arrest, authorities said. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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‘Mayday’: ATSB investigating after Qantas flight’s fuel reserves run low

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The pilots were forced to call an emergency in order to jump the queue to land safely. (www.news.com.au) More...

  • 16

SpaceX discusses Starlink service with Delta Air Lines

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Delta Air Lines tested Starlink technology and are in talks with SpaceX’s broadband unit, the airlines’ Chief Executive Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal. (www.teslarati.com) More...

  • 15

Ukraine’s Air Force Shot Down Russia’s Su-34 Aircraft

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The anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to “land” enemy air targets. russia’s Su-34 bomber aircraft (en.defence-ua.com) More...

  • 15

DHL Global Forwarding roars ahead with lion transport

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DHL Global Forwarding helped transport five lions and a tiger from Ukraine to South Africa as part of a conservation effort. (www.dpdhl.com) More...

  • 15

Mystery as private plane crashes into Baltic Sea

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A private Cessna plane has crashed into the Baltic Sea off Latvia's coast in mysterious circumstances. Nato jets were scrambled to follow the plane on its erratic flight which began in southern Spain. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Malfunctioning pitot-static system caused Malaysian Airlines Boeing 737 dive

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A malfunctioning pitot-static system caused a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft to rapidly descend while it performed a domestic flight between Kuala Lumpur and Tawau, says the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Jetstar’s Dreamliner Groundings Strand 4,000 Passengers in Bali

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Nearly half of Jetstar's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has been grounded, which has stranded up to 4,000 passengers in Bali in recent days. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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ICAO Issues A Report Into Last Year’s Ryanair Belarus Diversion

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a fact-finding report on the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk last year. Detailing the timeline of the events and the statements of those involved in the incident, the report has been sent to all the ICAO Member States. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 14

Airbus to Test an Open-Fan Turbine Engine On an A380

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CFM's open-fan concept could reduce jet fuel carbon emissions by 20 percent. (jalopnik.com) More...

  • 14

Airlines divert flights to limit exposure to Ukraine airspace

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Airlines are diverting around parts of Russia and Ukraine due to the increased hostility from Russia to Ukraine including. Ryanair is one of the first to do so. they are also reducing the number of flights to Ukraine (www.aljazeera.com) More...

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Delta Has Flight From Seattle to Shanghai Turned Around By China Halfway Through Trip

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Shanghai was forced to turn around midair last week after the Shanghai airport implemented new lengthy cleaning requirements related to COVID-19. Delta said in an email statement on Monday that the new cleaning procedures at Shanghai Pudong International Airport "require significantly extended ground time and are not operationally viable for Delta." (www.newsweek.com) More...

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U.S. to inspect new 787 Dreamliners, says Boeing cannot self-certify

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday said it would perform final inspections on new Boeing (BA.N) 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and will not allow the planemaker to self-certify the jets. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Ukraine Crisis: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s Russia Return Was A Mistake From The Get-Go

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With Wizz Air backtracking on the return to Russia using its Abu Dhabi subsidiary to get past sanctions, this was a mistake from the get-go. Welcome to The Editor's Corner. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Airbus Demonstrates A400M Firefighting Capability

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Airbus has successfully demonstrated the potential of the A400M airlifter in an aerial firefighting role. (www.ainonline.com) More...

  • 14

Ultra-light liquid hydrogen tanks promise to make jet fuel obsolete

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A revolutionary cryogenic tank design promises to radically boost the range of hydrogen-powered aircraft – to the point where clean, fuel-cell airliners could fly up to four times farther than comparable planes running on today's dirty jet fuel. (newatlas.com) More...

  • 14

Ukraine Crisis: S7 Returns Two Boeing 737 MAXs To Lessors

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S7 has been given permission by the Russian government to return two of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to lessors. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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South African Airways board to investigate airline's 'shameful past' exposed by Zondo Commission

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The interim board of state-owned South African Airways (SAA) says it intends to institute internal investigations and disciplinary processes with the aim of "cleaning the company of all vestiges of its shameful past" as exposed in the Zondo Commission's report. Furthermore, in line with its fiduciary responsibility and legal obligations under the Public Finance Management Act, the board said on Monday that it will attempt to recover any assets lost or monies misappropriated from… (www.news24.com) More...

  • 13

American Airlines Investigates Pilot’s ‘Lets Go Brandon’ Bag Tag

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American Airlines is investigating a disgruntled tweet regarding one of its pilots. (simpleflying.com) More...

  • 13

ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

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ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Flight-testing the A321XLR gathers pace

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During the coming weeks, following the recent maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test campaign. (www.airbus.com) More...

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All-Boeing operator Xiamen Airlines orders 40 Airbus A320neos

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China Southern Airlines places order for 40 Airbus planes (www.nasdaq.com) More...

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