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UPDATE : Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

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Chilean officials say they have located debris believed to be from an air force plane that went missing on Monday. They said the wreckage was found floating 30km (19 miles) from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board last made contact. (www.bbc.com) More...

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U-2 Spy Plane Takes on a New Surveillance Mission

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The U.S. Air Force is investing more than $50 million to keep one of its oldest types of airplanes flying indefinitely. Despite its age, the U-2 remains an immensely capable reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. Its combination of high-altitude flight capability and range still exceed those of most modern tactical and command-and-control aircraft, making it a more effective intelligence gatherer and data “node”—a high-capacity channel for passing along the information its sensors collect. (www.scientificamerican.com) More...

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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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Boeing Mocked Lion Air "Idiots" For Requesting Extra Training For 737 MAX

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Lawmakers have finally followed up last week's bombshell release of internal Boeing communications with more extremely damning internal messages exchanged by employees. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.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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Investigators probe circumstances of WestJet 737 overrun

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Canadian investigators have opened a probe into the overrun at Halifax Stanfield airport by a WestJet Boeing 737-800 which was arriving from Toronto on 5 January. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A New Airfield In Antarctica? Australia Is Gearing Up To Build One

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Antarctica’s first paved runway has moved a step closer to reality. Australia is moving forward with plans to build a 2,700-meter paved runway near its Davis research station in the Vestfold Hills. The Australian Government has now put the multi-million dollar project out for competitive tender. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Canada Rouge to Operate Transatlantic A321 Services Once B767 Retired

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The Air Canada Group winds down its use of the Boeing 767. Air Canada Rouge was launched in 2013 using four aircraft. Two of those aircraft were 767-300s, and they were used to fly as far afield as Edinburgh, Venice, and Athens. At its peak, Air Canada Rouge was operating 25 Boeing 767-300 planes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Nepal Airlines Grounds Its Chinese Built Aircraft

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Nepal Airlines will no longer operate all of its Chinese aircraft. This includes two Xian MA60s and four Harbin Y12s. The planes in question have not proven to be beneficial and are viewed as a liability. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United To Ban Passengers Who Don’t Wear Masks In The Airport

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From 24 July, United customers must wear a face-covering in more than 360 airports where the airline operates around the world. If they fail to comply, “they may be refused travel and banned from flying United,” said the company. (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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Boeing faces financial drag from dozens of undelivered 787 jets

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BOEING Co is running out of space to stash newly-built 787 Dreamliners. Dozens of the planes are sitting on the company's premises. (www.businesstimes.com.sg) More...

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Russia’s ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive at South African air base

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Russia landed the world’s biggest military aircraft in SA on Wednesday — the Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” bomber, in a rare display of co-operation between the defence forces of the two countries. (www.businesslive.co.za) More...

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US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes

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US regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the engine covering on its 737 NG planes after a fatal 2018 accident, in which a woman died after being nearly sucked out of a window. (www.bbc.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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Boeing Begins Compensation Agreements With Affected 737MAX Customers

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News from Reuters has stated that customers affected by the ongoing Boeing 737MAX crisis are now beginning to agree on compensation payouts. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Fourth Incident For United Boeing 787-9 In One Week

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The aircraft was operating flight UA2860 from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to the carrier’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Interestingly, this was the third incident for the aircraft in the last week. Twice, on July 2nd, the same 787-9 returned to Tokyo over an issue with leading edge flaps. (simpleflying.com) More...

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25 more Boeing 737 Next Generation jets have cracks

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More Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) jets were found with cracking issues involving the wings. (www.king5.com) More...

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Federal Prosecutors Investigating Whether Boeing Pilot Lied to F.A.A.

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In questions before a grand jury, prosecutors have focused on whether a top pilot misled regulators about new flight control software in the 737 Max plane. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Russia’s Aeroflot Secretly Carries Passenger Abroad Under Guise of Cargo

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Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, has been secretly operating exclusive luxury flights abroad for approximately a month despite Russian Government’s international travel ban (airlinegeeks.com) More...

  • 27

airBaltic Sees An Enormous Surge In New Bookings

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In the past two weeks, airBaltic’s bookings increased by nearly 500% compared to the first full week of May. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA chief to testify at Dec. 11 U.S. House hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Swift Air Boeing 737 Lands In San Diego With Tail Parts Missing

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Landing at San Diego International Airport, a Swift Air Boeing 737-800 was spotted landing with part of its vertical stabilizer missing. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus delivers 24 aircraft during zero-order May

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Airbus delivered four long-haul aircraft – two A350-900s to Air France and Lufthansa Technik, plus two A350-1000s to British Airways and Etihad Airways. Airbus handed over 20 single-aisle aircraft including five A321neos, 12 A320neos, plus a single A319. Six of the A320neo-family deliveries went to Indian budget airline IndiGo. Airbus also delivered a pair of A220-300s to Air Canada. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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The Emirates Airbus A380 is back !

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Emirates announced that it will slowly restart A380 operations. It currently owns a staggering 115 Airbus A380 passenger aircraft. (insideflyer.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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Watch a full test flight of Lilium’s all-electric urban aircraft

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The footage is from a test conducted at the beginning of October, and Lilium says it has now completed that phase of testing and is working on phase two. This look at its Jet in action is an illuminating three minutes, showing the aircraft going through its vertical take-off and landing process, as well as flying around and making turns before returning to its origin point. (techcrunch.com) More...

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Grounded Swiss Airbus A220s Start to Return to Service

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Tuesday's grounding forced the cancellation of some 100 flights and affected some 10,000 passengers. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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A320 successor among ambitions outlined in French aid scheme

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Airbus’s development of an A320 successor, to enter service from 2033, and the design of a highly-efficient regional aircraft are among the target projects outlined by the French government as it unveiled a €15 billion aid package for the aeronautical sector. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Emirates to resume flying A380s to Malaysia

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Emirates is planning to resume services to Kuala Lumpur effective 1 July with an initial timetable schedule extending to the end of October. (www.ttrweekly.com) More...

  • 24

If Boeing Wants A Better Future, It Needs To Look To Its Past

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Boeing has been in trouble before – never more so than it was on September 12, 2001 (www.forbes.com) More...

  • 23

Potentially The Most Revolutionary Aircraft You Have Never Heard Of Has Flown

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Over the last couple of years, virtually nobody has reported on the mysterious and bizarre-looking, but potentially revolutionary flying machine known as the Otto Aviation Celera 500L aside from The War Zone. (www.thedrive.com) More...

  • 23

Boeing 737 MAX has new hurdle to clear

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The 737 MAX, the best-selling model in Boeing's history, was grounded in March after two overseas crashes that killed more than 300 people prompted scrutiny of its anti-stall software (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Qantas Likely Won’t Bring The 747 Back

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While it’s fleet is mostly grounded and few flights are operating, Qantas has been quietly sending its remaining 747-400s out to pasture. Since Qantas went into hibernation about three months ago, they’ve gone usually quiet on the 747-400s. It’s a sad and inglorious end for an iconic plane. Various 747 models have flown in the ever-evolving Qantas colors since 1971. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B - Boeing Could Have Bought The Whole Bombardier CSeries and Its Aerospace Division! (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Branson says Virgin would 'have a look' at SAA stake if asked

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Richard Branson has said Virgin Atlantic would be open to buying an equity stake in struggling South African Airways. "So if we were approached by the SA government, we’d definitely have a look." (www.fin24.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...

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max (www.nytimes.com) More...

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South African Airways Sends 2 A350s To Spanish Aircraft Graveyard

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South African Airways has sent two of its Airbus A350s to a Spanish aircraft graveyard. The two A350s were leased from Avolon, joining the fleet last November, having previously flown for Hainan Airlines.South African Airways has four Airbus A350s. Two were leased from Avolon, with the other two being hired from Air Mauritius. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Pilots and Controller Blamed for Pakistani A320 Crash

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AAIB has released the preliminary report on the PIA A320 accident a month after the crash. According to the report, the flight crew failed to extend landing gear, leading to a gear-up landing and initiated a go-around with damaged engines. Investigators also accused the crew of being overconfident. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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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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Dash cam video shows emergency plane landing on LA 3235 South in Lafourche Parish

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LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. — A truck driver captured an emergency landing of a plane on LA 3235 South in Lafourche Parish Thursday morning. According to Derek Breaux, a Breaux Petroleum truck driver's dash cam caught the emergency landing on video around 8:00 a.m. (www.wdsu.com) More...

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Airbus: Larger A220 is ‘not a question of if, but when’

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Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer said development of a larger version of the A220 is “not a question of if, but when”, (blueswandaily.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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TAP Air Portugal To Resume Service From North America

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TAP Air Portugal (TP) will be re-opening its North American air service from June 4, with two weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon, following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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South African designed Pegasus vertical takeoff jet demonstrator planned for 2020

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South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace is developing a vertical takeoff and landing jet and has started work building a full-scale demonstrator to display in Europe in 2020. (www.defenceweb.co.za) More...

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General Electric Turns to Airbus Because of Boeing's Mess

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GE, Stung by Boeing Pullback, Pitches for New Business With Airbus (www.thestreet.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max: new 'troubling communications' sent to regulators

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A senior executive says the company has handed over more messages from test pilot who complained about anti-stall system (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Alitalia Adding Over 1,600 Flights In August– Including Tokyo-Haneda Launch

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Italian national flag carrier Alitalia said that it would be adding over 1,600 flights in August, including a service between Rome and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. (simpleflying.com) More...

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