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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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PC-12 crashed near Milan all 8 onboard perished

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PC-12 crashed shortly after takeoff in Milan Italy. Apperently the aircraft hit the roof of a 2 story empty building. Investigations are underway (abcn.ws) More...

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Plane with 164 aboard just 30m from midair collision at King Phalo Airport

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A jet with 164 people on board came within 30m of disaster when a student pilot at the controls of a light aircraft mixed up “left” and right”. (www.timeslive.co.za) More...

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A Pilot Spent 17 Years And 40,000 Hours Building A 1:3 Scale B-17 Flying Fortress

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Jack Bally was a veteran and aviation enthusiast with a knack for building and flying kit planes. His list of builds includes a bush plane and a parasol monoplane. But in 1999, he would take on his greatest challenge yet, spending 17 years and 40,000 man hours building a near-perfect replica of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress in 1:3 scale. (jalopnik.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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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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Boeing 787 Dreamliner has new problem involving titanium parts

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It's latest in production slip-ups that have delayed aircraft deliveries, drawn increased U.S. government scrutiny (www.foxbusiness.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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United Airlines employees sue company over its 'draconian' COVID vaccine mandate

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Attorneys argue United Airlines' handling of its new vaccine rule violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (www.foxbusiness.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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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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Emirates slams Boeing over 777X delays

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The head of Dubai airline Emirates piled pressure on planemaker Boeing on Tuesday over delays to its 777X jetliner, warning that the uncertainty would cause significant disruption for one of the world's biggest carriers. (www.reuters.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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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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Court Rules United Can’t Put Unvaccinated Staff On Unpaid Leave

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A judge has extended a restraining order preventing United Airlines from sending unvaccinated employees on indefinite unpaid leave. (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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Russian prototype military transport aircraft crashes

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A prototype military transport aircraft made by Russia’s Ilyushin has crashed during a test flight, killing three people who were on board. A video of the incident shows the plane’s right engine flaming out before the aircraft tilts to the side and crashes near the Kubinka airfield outside Moscow (www.theweek.in) More...

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Japan Airline introduces perfect solution for passengers who hate sitting next to kids

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Airlines tend to cater to people with children by offering them toys and candies. However, in a first-of-its-kind service, an airline is offering services to travellers who get annoyed by kids around them. People booking tickets for Japan Airlines can opt for seats that are far from toddlers. During the pre-booking of seats, the airlines generally show an aerial view of the cabin of the plane to ease the process of selection of seats. (airtravelpolicy.com) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Atlas Air Boeing 747 Operates Transatlantic Flight On Sustainable Fuel

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An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F flew a transatlantic mission on Monday using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight flew from Spain to Mexico, and Atlas Air ran the operation as it tests and examines ways to become a more environmentally friendly carrier. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Kuwait Airways Operates The World’s First Passenger A330-800 Flight

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Kuwait Airways’ A330-800 operated its first commercial flight on November 20th, flying the short distance between Kuwait and Dubai. This marks the very first revenue flight ever for the type. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus Delivers Delta’s 50th A220 Aircraft

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Today marked the delivery of Delta’s 50th Airbus A220 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates To Fly 34 Airbus A380s To The UK Each Week

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Emirates is set to operate 34 Airbus A380 flights to the United Kingdom each week as it ups its post-crisis operations (simpleflying.com) More...

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Breaking: Russia’s Azimuth Airlines Orders 6 Airbus A220s

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Azimuth Airlines will become the first Russian operator of the Airbus A220 after placing an order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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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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Sriwijaya 737 Crash Preliminary Report Released – What Do We Know?

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The release of the preliminary crash report for Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 has maintained a focus on the autothrottle as a potential contributor to the accident. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hospital helipad destroyed by departing aircraft

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USAF CV22 Osprey destroys UK hospital helipad on departure. Video. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

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Airline Union Calls for Rioters Who Participated in Capitol Unrest Be Banned From Flying

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An airline union representing nearly 50,000 flight attendants across 17 different airlines called for rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday to be banned from flying. (www.newsweek.com) More...

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Welcome back! Lufthansa Crew returns to Munich from record flight to the Falkland Islands

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Today at 1:24 pm the crew of the Lufthansa record-breaking flight received a very warm "welcome back" upon their return in Germany. (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

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Qantas infiltrated by organised criminals, says intelligence report

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Crime agencies believe Qantas has been infiltrated by motorbike gangs and other organised crime groups to facilitate drug importation and other activities that pose a risk to national security. A classified federal law enforcement intelligence operation has determined that up to 150 Qantas staff are linked to criminality. The operation describes suspected wrongdoing that is “serious and represents a very high threat to the Australian border”. (www.smh.com.au) More...

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SpiceJet seaplane service begins in India

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The service is operated by SpiceJet's fully-owned subsidiary, Spice Shuttle. The country’s first seaplane route was inaugurated by Prime Minister last week. (www.moneycontrol.com) More...

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Impressive: Azores Airlines Flies Record 9.5 Airbus A321LR Flight

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Azores Airlines has beaten its own record for the longest Airbus A321LR flight. On Tuesday, the airline flew 7,874km between Oakland, US, and Lajes in the Azores (simpleflying.com) More...

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Canada To Impound China C919 Test Aircraft While In Canada And Arrest Its Crew?

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The Chinese C919 test aircraft and team is expected to arrive at the beginning of March, specifically, at London, Ontario airport, depending on covid19 travel restrictions. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Turkish Airlines Suspends Flights To Four Countries

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Turkish Airlines has suspended flights to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and South Africa. In a social media posting, the airline says the decision is in line with the official authorities’ decisions and health precautions. The airline’s official Twitter feed made the announcement. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Watchdog blasts U.S. aviation regulators over certification of Boeing jet

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Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn't understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of a Boeing jet and must improve their process for certifying new planes. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Gamechanging: JetBlue Reveals Stunning Transatlantic Mint Suites

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New York-based JetBlue has today revealed the stunning seats it will offer its passengers between the US and Europe onboard its A321LRs (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control

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Airbus is aiming to replace the mechanical rudder controls on A320neo-family aircraft, switching to a full electric rudder system by early 2024. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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