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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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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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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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Boeing completes delivery of all AH-64E Apache, CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India

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Boeing stated that it has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). India is one of 17 nations to select the Apache and has the most advanced variant, the AH-64E Apache that is also flown by the US and many other countries. (zeenews.india.com) More...

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Azores Airlines Resumes Direct Flights to Boston, Toronto, Frankfurt

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The airline is planning to operate five flights per week to Boston in July and October, increasing to seven in August and September. There will be five flights per week to Toronto and two flights per week to Frankfurt. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Updates on Thai Airways’ Airbus A380 Fleet

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All six Thai Airways A380 operated their last flights over three months ago. They’ve been parked at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport ever since. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boom to roll out Next-Gen Supersonic Jet in October

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Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company building the world’s fastest airliner today announced that its supersonic demonstrator, XB-1, will roll out on October 7, 2020. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft Reaches Milestone 350th Delivery

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Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its beloved and best-selling Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to evolve and solidify its market-leading status. (www.bombardier.com) More...

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Eastern Airlines Shows Off Its Shiny New Boeing 777 Livery

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Initially, Eastern Airlines planned to have variations of their livery based on cities that they fly. But that seems to have fallen by the wayside in favor of just one version. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing Loses 462 MAX Orders Amid COVID-19 Fallout

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Boeing’s commercial airline customers have canceled a total of 462 Boeing 737 MAX orders since January 2020, meaning a 153% increase as of July compared to last year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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British Airways Returns to Gatwick Airport

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British Airways (BA) will resume flights to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on July 18 as BA continues the restart of its long- and short-haul flights. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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My 787th Article: A Look at The 787 Dreamliner

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Back in May 2020, I wrote my 747th article on the Boeing 747 program, featuring its history and more. Now, around two months later, I have today hit my 787th article. This time with the history of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Mauritius Puts Up 5 Planes For Sale Including A340s And A330s

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Air Mauritius has put up five aircraft for sale. Two used A340-300 aircraft (MSN 194 and 268) One used A330-200 (MSN 1057) Two used A319-100s (MSN 1592 and 1936) (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Canada Resumes Boeing 787 Services To Ireland

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The flag carrier of Canada is initially flying its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner three times a week between Dublin and Toronto. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777x, Looks to Swap 777x With 787 Dreamliner

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Emirates, Boeing’s biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries. The Dubai-based airline also weighs swapping some of its 777X orders with 787 Dreamliner which could be a better option in terms of demand during the current aviation crisis. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Emirates Sees No 777X Deliveries Before 2022

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Emirates is not expecting to fly the Boeing 777X until at least 2022. That’s a delay of twelve months on the current delivery assumptions. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Revamped MAX Training Prioritizes Getting Pilots Information

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Boeing’s comprehensive changes to the 737 MAX flight control computer (FCC) software are being matched by a significant shift in pilot training, with added emphasis on explaining systems and failure... (aviationweek.com) More...

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Embraer enhances Praetor 500 and 600 cabins

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Embraer announced a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among all medium jets. In addition to the lowest cabin altitude in the class (5,800 feet) and 100% fresh air capability, Embraer is now making the HEPA filter standard on all Praetor aircraft, announcing the certification of a new electric lavatory pocket door, and approving the use of… (embraer.com) More...

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Finnair Increases Destinations in July

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Finnish flag carrier Finnair (AY) is increasing its traffic this month, flying 70-80 ‘one-way’ daily domestic and international flights, as Finland re-open its border for travel between several countries on July 13. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Pegasus Airlines Flies Back to Tel Aviv

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Turkish low-cost-carrier Pegasus Airlines (PC) is resuming flights to Tel Aviv on June 15, 2020, following the temporary lockdown restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Brisbane Airport Opens Second Runway Despite COVID-19 Aviation Shutdowns

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Brisbane Airport's new second runway has been the largest aviation construction project in Australia. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Internet providing aircraft goes into commercial operation

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Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, said Tuesday that it launched the first commercial deployment of its internet providing baloons. The fleet of high-flying balloons were launched over Kenya to beam internet signals down to the country’s population. Prior to this, the technology has been tested only in emergency situations, including Puerto Rico in 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Airbus H1 2020 Commercial Aircraft Orders, Deliveries

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Today Airbus released a press release stating that in H1 2020 it delivered 36 commercial aircraft in June, compared to 24 in May and 14 in April, bringing the total for the first half of the year to 196 deliveries. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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British Airways Slots at Risk After Massive Layoffs

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British Airways [BA] has received a considerable amount of criticism regarding its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Whether it be closing a hub, cutting hundreds of pilots, or most recently embarking on a restructuring initiative that axes 12,000 employees, critics have had a lot of material to use against the flag carrier. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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SkyTeam, oneworld and Star Alliance join forces

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The three global airline alliances, SkyTeam, oneworld and Star Alliance have combined forces to highlight how airlines are working to ensure customers’ wellbeing while travelling. (plsairport.com) More...

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London Heathrow To Add PCR Test

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London Heathrow (LHR) plans to add a Coronavirus PCR test for arriving passengers. This might help prevent all passengers from having to go into 14-day quarantine. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Qantas Halts International Service Until 2021

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Throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, Qantas (QF) has been known to react extremely early, and with today’s news, that point has been driven home. In the past few days, QF has removed inventory on all international flights [aside from New Zealand] through March 28, 2021. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Etihad Airways Launches Interactive COVID-19 Map

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Today, Etihad Airways (EY) has partnered with Canadian travel risk management company Sitata to launch an interactive travel map on the carrier’s website. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Wizz Air Takes Legal Action Against Ryanair Over Buzz Brand

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Wizz Air filed a lawsuit against Ryanair to block its rival low-cost carrier from using the Buzz brand. The Hungarian LCC alleges that the “Buzz” brand is very similar to its own name “Wizz” Air. Hungarian court decided to suspend Buzz’s operations in the Hungarian market. Ryanair will appeal againsT the court's interim injunction. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Luftwaffe Receives Two Airbus A321LRs

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This week, Lufthansa Technik (LH) signed an agreement with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to equip two new Airbus A321neoLR jets for the German Air Force. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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BREAKING: Ryanair Escorted into London Stansted by RAF

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 has been escorted into London Stansted by two Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets following a security incident on board the aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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airBaltic To Offer 82 Routes for Summer 2021

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Having resumed a few frequencies of its Summer schedule, airBaltic (BT) has announced that it will extend its routes to 82 in Summer 2021 previously postponed due to the pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Easa To Mandate Trent 1000 Inspections

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As UK engine maker Rolls-Royce pushes towards rectifying old issues with the Trent 1000, another issue has arisen. Rubbing wear, which could lead to cracks of the low-pressure turbine discs, has led to a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) from EASA. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic To Announce US$1bn Rescue Deal

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Virgin Atlantic (VS) is reportedly finalizing a US$1Bn rescue deal that would save thousands of aviation jobs in the U.K. The airline reports the deal will release tens of millions of pounds in credit-card cash that was being withheld. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Israeli Parliament Passes Bill to Save El Al from $400 Million Lawsuit

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Knesset, the national legislature of Israel, passed a temporary bill to save El Al Israel Airlines from a $400 Million class action lawsuit filed by customers whose flights were canceled due to novel coronavirus pandemic. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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JetBlue Adds LAX as Focus Airport

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Today JetBlue (B6) announced it will double the number of destinations offered from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with over 30 daily flights this fall and up to 70 daily flights by 2025. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Czech Airlines to Operate Scenic Flights over Prague to Celebrate 97th Anniversary

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The sightseeing flights will be operated with the airline’s 70-seat ATR 72 regional aircraft at an altitude of approximately 2600 feet above the ground. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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