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Save on warm-weather trips with United's under $70: Here’s list where you can go

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California Resident? Get A FREE Return Flight With Alaska Airlines

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Simply sign up for Alaska Mileage Plan today or tomorrow (i.e. by no later than the end of 3 March 2021) via this promotional page, and you’ll receive a discount code valid for a one-way or round-trip flight within California. You are just required to pay the taxes and fees — from $15 each way. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Southwest's Latest Sale Has Flights Starting at $29-

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Carrier offers fares starting as low as $29 one-way nationwide for continental U.S. travel through June 2, including travel in April and May, southwest launched a four-day WOW Sale today, c, 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time, with fares starting as low as $29 one-way. Customers can take advantage of these low fares for their perfect getaway for travel in April and May. (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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One Of The Largest Beds in The Skies- you can “starfish” on them

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Passengers will find this massive bed on JetBlue’s much anticipated Airbus A321LR jets, which will go into service on JetBlue’s first transatlantic route between New York and London (slated to begin in a few month’s time). (aviationrepublic.com) More...

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American Air 737 MAX declared emergency after engine shudown, lands safely

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American Airlines Co said on Friday that a Boeing 737 MAX bound for New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport declared an emergency after the captain shut down one engine over a possible mechanical issue. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines Turns 25 Today

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), the flag carrier airline of Belarus, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. The carrier was founded on March 5, 1996. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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NTSB releases details of UA328 engine failure

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published an update for its ongoing investigation of United Airlines (UA) flight 328. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Flight Diverted To Sacramento Airport After Passenger Dies On Plane

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A flight was diverted to Sacramento International Airport Thursday night after a passenger died on a plane. Delta Flight 1837 was headed to Seattle from Cabo when a passenger became unresponsive, an airport spokesperson said. The Sacramento County coroner’s office responded to the airport to retrieve the person. It appears the person died of natural causes, the coroner’s office said. The coroner says the plane likely stopped in Sacramento because it was the closest airport and a place where the… (sacramento.cbslocal.com) More...

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Lufthansa Mothballs, Sells, Orders Aircraft

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Upon reading the Lufthansa Group (LH) 2020 financial report from March 4, it is clear that LH is deeply restructuring its combined fleet. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Eurowings to Break Into UK Travel Market

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German carrier Eurowings (EW) announced today it would offer flights connecting Mallorca with Birmingham and Manchester from the end of May. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Greenpeace Vandalizes Air France Boeing 777 in Paris

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Today, Greenpeace trespassed Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and vandalized an Air France (AF) Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Korean Air 747-8 To Become Korea’s ‘Air Force One’ In Germany

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A Korean Air 747-8 has made its way to Hamburg, Germany, for its conversion to a Presidential aircraft. The Korean government leased the plane last year to serve as the new “Code One” and replace the aging 747-400. Let’s find out more about this jet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Why UPS Cancelled Its Cargo Airbus A380 Order

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Once upon a time, Airbus had taken orders for a freighter variant of its A380 superjumbo. Some of these orders came from global shipping giant UPS but were eventually canceled in 2007. Let’s take a look at why UPS eventually lost interest in operating the A380 as a cargo jet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing Said to Seek Another $4 Billion of Liquidity From Banks

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Boeing Co. is seeking a new $4 billion revolving credit facility from a group of banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter, as it prepares to ride out a potentially lengthy slowdown in global aircraft demand. The plane maker has the option to increase the size of the two-year facility to as much as $6 billion, said the people, asking not to be identified as the transaction is private. So-called “revolver” loans are typically left undrawn by investment-grade rated firms such as… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Could a nuclear reactor help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

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Researchers at Penn State are subjecting an old, worn sheet of aluminum to a particle beam from the heart of a nuclear reactor in the hopes of cracking the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. (www.livescience.com) More...

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The Rise and Fall of McDonnell Douglas

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McDonnell Douglas was a leading US manufacturer from 1967 until 1997. Its history, though, is more complicated than that, coming together from the merger of the two much older manufacturers and going on to merge with Boeing. It has played a significant role in aircraft and aviation development, competing in many ways over its lifetime. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Old 727 crawls along motorway after entrepreneur snaps up jet without wings or engine for £100,000 to use it as his new offices

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The decommissioned jet crawled across the M5, M4 and M32 at a steady 20mph, accompanied by a police escort It began its journey from Cotswold Airport at 9am before arriving at the headquarters of event technology company Pytch in Bristol The 40m plane was in operation until 2012 before it was transported to Cotswold Airport to be salvaged but was bought by Pytch's founder (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Israeli Military's $2 Billion Future Transport Helicopter Is Allergic to Dust

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One week after winning huge Israeli bid, Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K transport helicopter grounded as U.S. Marines find engine can only take sandy, dusty conditions for 70 seconds (www.haaretz.com) More...

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Air Canada Partner Sky Regional To End Operations

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Air Canada regional partner Sky Regional will cease operations on March 31 following the flag carrier’s decision to end the airlines’ capacity purchase agreement (CPA) and transfer Sky’s 25 Embraer E175s and pilot roster to Jazz Aviation. Air Canada said on Monday it would revise its agreement with Jazz to allow that regional airline to fly all Air Canada Express regional operations. The revisions to the CPA remain subject to Jazz reaching a labor agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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NetJets Just Ordered 20 of Aerion’s $120 Million Supersonic Jets

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In what amounts to a vote of confidence in the future of supersonic technology, NetJets has revealed a purchase order for 20 Aerion AS2 business jets. With 760 aircraft, the Berkshire-Hathaway company owns the world’s largest fleet of business jets. Aerion is currently building a new headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The company plans to start production of the AS2 next year. Aerion said its order backlog is valued at more than $10 billion. Each AS2 has a price of $120 million. “At Aerion our… (robbreport.com) More...

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Lufthansa confirms A380 and 747 ‘phase-out,’ new business class launch

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Singapore Airlines recently made headlines with a further investment in its Airbus A380s, resuming its effort to make cabin upgrades throughout the double-decker plane. Unfortunately Lufthansa’s superjumbos will soon meet a very different fate, as will the carrier’s Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s, along with A330-200s, Boeing 777-200s and 767-300s operated by other Lufthansa Group airlines. As confirmed in the company’s 2020 annual report, Lufthansa Group will be adjusting its… (www.msn.com) More...

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Air cargo 2021: The good, the bad and the ugly

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Air cargo is a success story during the pandemic, but capacity is too low to meet demand and that's because passenger airlines are struggling. No revenues means fewer aircraft flying. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Austrian Airlines in the Red in 2020, Hopes for 2021 Comeback

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Austrian Airlines (OS) states the pandemic crisis and a three-month ops standstill have pushed its annual financial results deep into the red. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Wizz Air to Open New Base in Palermo

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Wizz Air (W6), Europe's fastest expanding low-cost carrier, announced today it will open its 42nd European base at Palermo Airport (PMO). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Alitalia's Aviation Assets Priced at €200/240m

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New information has surfaced on the Alitalia (AZ) and ITA transition. AZ's assets could be sold to ITA for an estimated €200/240m. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Today in Aviation: Ansett Australia Ceases Operations

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Today in Aviation, Ansett Australia (AN), a major Australian airline group, ceased operations in 2002 after 65 years of service. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Etihad Airways Announces 2020 Results

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways (EY) has today announced pandemic-impacted financial and operating results for 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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The US Airline Fleet That Made It Out Intact: United Airlines

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United Airlines has maintained a pretty intact fleet throughout the crisis. It was the only one of the big three not to retire hundreds of planes. While some may question the move, the airline’s executives aren’t too concerned about its large fleet and continue to highlight airline flexibility... (Youtube) (www.youtube.com) More...

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Jazz To Take Over Air Canada’s Regional Flights While Retiring Dash 8s

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Jazz Aviation will take over all of Air Canada Express regional flights while also retiring its fleet of De Havilland Canada DHC-8 aircraft, in what is described as a Canadian aviation industry consolidation. With air service to the Canadian Atlantic region already slashed due to travel restrictions, Jazz is takings. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Announces Four New Routes

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Alaska Airlines (AS) has announced four new routes between California and Montana, offering customers more options for their summer vacations. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Volotea: The First A320s Will Go to Venice

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Volotea (V7) has revealed new investments in Venice. The airline's first A320 will be based at Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in the coming weeks. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Preparedness, United 328, and the Trust We Hold Sacred

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What does an incident like that of United 328 mean to airline pilots, and how does it relate to the customers who trust us with their lives? (airwaysmag.com) More...

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NetJets Secures Options For 20 Supersonic Bizjets

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NetJets has signed an agreement with supersonic aircraft developer Aerion that includes purchase options for 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic business jets. According to Aerion, the deal brings the value of its order backlog to approximately $10 billion. The company also announced plans to collaborate with aviation training provider FlightSafety International to develop a flight training academy for supersonic civil, commercial and military aircraft. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Qantas launches mystery flights

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An airline has launched “mystery flights”, where passengers have no idea where they’re going, in a bid to tempt back more customers. Qantas has announced its new domestic flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, fly to an unknown destination no more than two hours away, and offer an experience on the ground before the return flight. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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Boeing Crosses the Line

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There’s an old adage that people who live in a glass house shouldn’t throw stones. (airinsight.com) More...

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Why Airbus Is Confident About India

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Airbus has struck an optimistic tone for aviation growth in India, highlighting that the Indian market is more resilient than the rest of the world. (simpleflying.com) More...

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The Pandemic Has Not Restricted Spirit’s Growth Opportunities

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Spirit Airlines does not believe the pandemic has restricted its growth opportunities. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United Boeing 757 Reports Smoke in Cockpit On Approach

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A United Airlines flight from Roswell, NM to Orlando, FL, suffered a scare after smoke filled the cockpit upon approach to Orlando. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Allegiant Air’s Revenue Was Up 3% In 2020

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American ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant Air had a difficult 2020, as did nearly every other airline in the US and the world. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Stunning: Inside An Airbus A330neo Private Jet Concept

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With widebody comfort, a range that could take you around the world and more floor space to adapt the interior, if you’re in the market for a stunning VIP aircraft, the A330neo has it all. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Florida founder Timoner dies aged 92

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Eli Timoner, who founded Air Florida, turning a regional airline into an overnight international sensation, died Wednesday at the age of 92 after a long illness. In the cut-throat era of airline deregulation in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Timoner stood out for his commitment to his employees and blue-collar approach to leading an airline. “My dad was an ego-less leader,” said David Timoner, Eli’s son. “He would help turn planes (over) if they were delayed with the cleaning crew, or work at… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable

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The U.S. Air Force wasted $549 million on faulty Italian-made cargo planes for the Afghan government and no one involved in the deal has been held to account, according to a new report by a government watchdog. Neither a former U.S. Air Force general who was heavily involved in the project nor the company that sold the flawed aircraft to the Pentagon has faced prosecution over the program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in the report obtained by NBC… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Frontier Airbus deiced incorrectly

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A Frontier Airlines plane was supposed to be deiced prior to takeoff from Nashville The deicing company informed the crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants Upon reaching the runway, a flight attendant noticed there was still a significant buildup of snow and ice on the wings, and informed the pilots The plane returned to the gate, at which point it was discovered that there was about a foot of snow on the wings Apparently the deicing company had run low on deicing fluid,… (onemileatatime.com) More...

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LATAM Cargo moves up expansion plan for Boeing 767 freighter fleet

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LATAM Airlines is moving up to 8 passenger planes to its cargo division, cutting in a door and then flying them as cargo planes. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Aerion, NetJets, FlightSafety to Collaborate on Future Mobility Solutions

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Supersonic aircraft company Aerion joins forces with NetJets and FlightSafety International to shape the future of global mobility. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair Joins SAF 'Fueling Flight Initiative'

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Ryanair (FR) today announced it has joined the 'Fueling Flight Initiative' to support the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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UAL1175 Interview with Pilot Video

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Juan Brown, of the Blancolirio channel has this great interview with the Pilot. The same plane became the back up with the most recent PW4000 failure over Denver (www.youtube.com) More...

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Thai Airways to Downsize Workforce, Fleet

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To become more effective, Thai Airways (TG) aims at significantly cutting its workforce and fleet size, in line with its recovery strategy. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Austrian Airlines Wishes Its First Boeing 767 Goodbye

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Flag carrier Austrian Airlines (OS) announced Wednesday the retiring of its first Boeing 767 plane, which is on its way to its new owners. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Skunk Works Reveals Its Secret 'Speed Racer' Aircraft

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The star is Speed Racer, an uncrewed aerial vehicle that Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works division built. Skunk Works is responsible for some of the most famous aircraft of all time, including the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 Dragon Lady spy planes. Will Speed Racer someday join their ranks? (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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