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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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Pilots Sentenced To Jail For Helping Nissan Boss Escape Japan

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A court in Turkey has sentenced two pilots to four years in jail after they were found guilty of helping Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape Japan (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hacker group targets IATA, airlines

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This threat actor is targeting the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines in which we observed several different lures specifically designed to target airlines that are using the BSPLink software. Most recently we observed that they have changed their lure to mimic a new feature recently introduced by IATA called IATA ONE ID (Contactless Passenger Processing tool). This indicates that this actor is constantly updating its toolsets to target new systems developed by IATA. (blog.malwarebytes.com) More...

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FAA Warns of Possible Decompression on Boeing 737 NG and MAX

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Via an Airworthiness Directive (AD) the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned all Boeing 737 NG and MAX operators of a possible rapid decompression risk. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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From Parcels to Passengers- UPS Airlines

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In March 1997 a Boeing 727-100 more used to carrying parcels than passengers took off from Pittsburgh Int'l (PIT) bound for Orlando (MCO). It marked the beginning of a short-lived foray into passenger services by cargo carrier United Parcel Service (UPS). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways A380 refurbishment approved?

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This is, I should stress, from the BA rumour mill, albeit from a well placed source. The story is that British Airways has signed off on a full refurbishment of the 12 x A380 aircraft. First Suite and Club Suite will be installed, with the layout tweaked so that the upper deck is exclusively Club Suite. (www.headforpoints.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines Announces Service to Louisville

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Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines has announced that it will be adding its first destination in Kentucky, the Bluegrass State. Beginning May 27, the airline will launch four routes to Louisville, Kentucky. Spirit has been able to utilize the ongoing pandemic to focus on growth in new markets. Like many low-cost carriers, the lack of business travel has been less impactful to the airline than the impact to its full-service counterparts. The four routes will be operated daily from Fort… (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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KLM Takes Delivery of Its First Embraer E2

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KLM took delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 for its KLM Cityhopper regional subsidiary in a ceremony held Tuesday at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facility in Brazil. The first E2 delivery to KLM—via lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing—brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50. KLM signed a lease deal with ICBC covering 10 of the 25 airplanes on firm order and another with Aircastle for 15. The Dutch airline recently exercised options on four of the airplanes, all… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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FAA Fines Boeing $6.6Million Over Compliance and Quality-Control Lapses

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said it fined Boeing $5.4 million after the aircraft manufacturer failed to meet the terms of a 2015 settlement and another $1.21 million to settle two other safety-related cases. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Stunning: A Look Inside A Concept Airbus A220 Private Jet

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Dubbed the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, it has broken new ground in the extra-large bizjet market and is set to launch in 2023 (simpleflying.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: February 23, 2021

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"Winter storms brought a decline in US commercial flight traffic last week. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of the biggest and busiest airports in the US, saw major cancellations for the majority of the week while some other Texas airports including IAH, HOU, and AUS closed their airfields completely at the height of the storm. Meanwhile, after a difficult start to the year, China saw almost a 30% increase in flight traffic within the last week." -Daniel Baker, CEO,… (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Israel Signs for Boeing KC-46 Tankers

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Israel’s Ministry of Defence (IMOD) has signed a Letter of Acceptance covering the purchase of two Boeing KC-46 tanker/transports, becoming the type's second export customer after Japan. The announcement follows recent parliamentary approval for the acquisition of a number of new aircraft for the Israeli Air Force (IAF). In the same announcement, the IMOD confirmed that it is now pursuing the purchase of further Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir fighters—in addition to the 50 it has currently… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Norwegian Air and Airbus agree terms to end jet deliveries, court is told

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Norwegian Air and jet maker Airbus have agreed on terms to repudiate the carrier’s contract for new aircraft, lawyers representing the two firms told Ireland’s High Court on Wednesday. Norwegian last year won protection from bankruptcy in both Norway and Ireland, where most of its assets are registered, and is aiming to emerge with fewer aircraft and less debt as it plots a future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Under a multi-year deal signed in 2012 and revised several times since, Airbus was to… (www.reuters.com) More...

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What would've happened if United flight 328 experienced its scary engine failure over the ocean

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A United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu successfully executed a safe emergency landing on Saturday after suffering an fiery engine failure shortly after takeoff. Though debris spewed across Denver suburbs, the aircraft was able to quickly turn around and land back at Denver International Airport with no injuries or lives lost. The entire ordeal lasted less than 30 minutes since the failure occurred just miles from a major international airport. But as this aircraft was heading to… (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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