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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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Two JAL Affiliates To Join oneworld Alliance

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The oneworld alliance is growing bigger as it welcomes two Japan Airlines Group airlines from October 25th. Japan Air Commuter and Hokkaido Air System will join as oneworld affiliates, and all passengers flying them will be bestowed with oneworld benefits. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Father and Son, Airplane to Airplane

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About 40 minutes northwest of Houston is the suburb of Tomball, Texas. In the early 1970s, before Interstate 45 became five lanes, Tomball was a far-flung outpost with a population of fewer than 3,000 residents, a single traffic signal, and an airport named Hooks Field (DWH). (www.aopa.org) More...

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First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

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The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport just after 7 a.m. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi later Monday with an Israeli travel and tourism delegation on board, according to an Etihad statement. Etihad said it plans regular passenger flights… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing Considering Selling Seattle Headquarters

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Boeing has confirmed that the company is looking at not having a brick and mortar head office at all and embracing the mobility that comes with going to work by flipping up a screen. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines is launching the new world's longest flight that will see flyers spending almost 19 hours on a plane nonstop

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Singapore Airlines will start a new route between Singapore and New York that will take the title of the world's longest flight when it launches in November. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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American Air Sets New Daily Miami-N.Y. Flight for 737 Max Debut

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American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019. The Max will serve the busy Miami-New York corridor once a day starting Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, American said. The airline will “take a phased approach” to returning the Max to service once it’s approved to fly, including whether to extend the Miami-New York flight beyond Jan. 4. (www.msn.com) More...

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What Are The Oldest Operating Commercial Aircraft?

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Commercial jet flight as we know it today has been around for almost 50 years. That is an amazing span of time across which many new technologies, aircraft, and even planemakers have arisen and made their names in the market– though some of them are no longer flying. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

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The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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'Bad math': Airlines' COVID safety analysis challenged by expert

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A campaign by coronavirus-stricken aviation giants to persuade the world it’s safe to fly has been questioned by one of the scientists whose research it draws upon. (www.reuters.com) More...

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In 2030, You Could Buy An Airbus A380 Airframe For $1Mil

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In terms of its sheer size, the Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ is a passenger airliner like no other. However, and most crucially for Airbus, the type did not prove to be a commercial success. It is something of a white elephant in the airline industry, and its production was officially canceled last year, barely longer than a decade after its first commercial flight. However, what will this mean for the commercial values of the type’s existing examples in years to come? (simpleflying.com) More...

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Why the A321 converted freighter looks like a hot ticket

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Older passenger planes go to the secondary market and some get converted to cargo planes. The Airbus A321 converted freighter is the newbie to the market, but it's already generating big interest from leasing companies and operators. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific ‘to axe 6,000 staff and Dragon brand’ in bid to stay afloat, with most cuts aimed at Hong Kong workforce

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Reductions, which sources say will be announced on Wednesday, are a quarter less than expected and smaller than industry average (www.scmp.com) More...

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Tickets For Singapore Airlines’ A380 Restaurant Sell Out In Half An Hour

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Just because you may not be able to fly, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice meal on a plane. Like many airlines looking for novel ways to raise money at the moment, Singapore Airlines announced that it would be offering a dining experience on two of its parked Airbus A380s at Changi Airport. (simpleflying.com) More...

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If You Haven’t Flown The 747, Here Are The Remaining Passenger Airlines Still Operating Them

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After more than 50 years, Boeing announced in July that it will bring an end to the production of the iconic 747 line in 2022. If you haven't flown the passenger Boeing 747, here are the remaining passenger airlines still operating them. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Aeroflot Airlines crew members helped smuggle $50 million worth of stolen iPads, iPhones, and more into Russia, a government investigation has found

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The US arrested 10 people in connection with a plot to use current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Aeroflot employees in connection to the scheme. Aeroflot reported a loss of $485 million in August due to stunted travel during the coronavirus pandemic. A US investigation found current and former Aeroflot Airlines employees helped to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronic devices… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Pilots Shut Down Pratt & Whitney Engine on Airbus Mid-Air, Even After Fixes

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Pilots of an Airbus SE A320neo jet in India shut down a Pratt & Whitney engine midair last month after it encountered problems, people familiar with the incident said, reviving concerns about the turbines that have been plagued by issues since their debut in early 2016. The twin-engine jet, operated by Go Airlines India Ltd., landed safely using its other engine in the western city of Ahmadabad on Sept. 19, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because the matter… (www.msn.com) More...

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US Daily Travel Figure Crosses One Million

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has finally screened over 1 million passengers since the start of the pandemic. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Flying To Havana? American Airlines To Resume ‘Scheduled Service To Cuba’ From Miami

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American Airlines announced Tuesday that they will be resuming “scheduled service to Cuba” on November 4 with three daily flights from Miami to Havana. Back in October of last year, the Trump administration announced that all U.S. flights to all Cuban cities but Havana would be banned starting in December of 2019. (www.msn.com) More...

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Exclusive: U.S. offers tariff truce if Airbus repays billions in aid - sources

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The United States has offered to settle a long-running aircraft subsidy dispute with the European Union and remove tariffs on wine, whisky and other products if Airbus repays billions of dollars in aid to European governments, several sources close to the matter told Reuters The offer was made by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer days before the World Trade Organization's (WTO) release on Tuesday of a report authorizing Brussels to slap counter-tariffs on U.S goods over… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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British Airways fined £20m for Magecart hack that exposed 400k folks' credit card details to crooks

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British Airways is to pay a £20m data protection fine after its 2018 Magecart hack – even though the Information Commissioner’s Office discovered the airline had been saving credit card details in plain text since 2015. The fine, announced this morning by the UK's data watchdog, is almost exactly at the reduced £19.8m level that BA parent company the International Airlines Group had expected back in August. “The failures are especially serious in circumstances where it is unclear whether or… (www.theregister.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX Judged Safe to Fly by Europe’s Aviation Regulator

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Europe’s top aviation regulator said he’s satisfied that changes to Boeing Co.’s 737 Max have made the plane safe enough to return to the region’s skies before 2020 is out, even as a further upgrade his agency demanded won’t be ready for up to two years. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Budget airline Zipair starts passenger service despite pandemic

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Japanese budget airline Zipair Tokyo Inc. launched passenger services Friday with its first flights between Tokyo and Seoul, commencing operations after a delay of some five months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic which forced the company to switch to moving cargo. The twice-weekly passenger flights operated by the Japan Airlines Co. subsidiary between Narita airport, east of Tokyo, and Incheon International Airport near Seoul also came after business travel between Japan and South Korea… (www.japantimes.co.jp) More...

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Flybe Buyer Emerges; Operations Set To Resume In 2021

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UK regional airline Flybe could resume operations in early 2021, after a company associated with former shareholder Cyrus Capital Partners agreed to acquire the airline from its administrators. News of the deal emerged Oct. 19, spurring hopes that Europe’s largest regional airline could be revived. Ernst & Young said they have agreed to sell Flybe’s business and assets-including the airline’s brand, intellectual property, stock and equipment–to Cyrus Capital Partners affiliate Thyme Opco… (aviationweek.com) More...

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The 400 Seat Passenger Plane With No Customers: The Il-96-400M

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Russian aircraft builder Ilyushin is readying a brand new plane for certification. The Il-96-400M is a widebody quadjet with space for up to 400 passengers onboard. Despite delays to the program, the jet is expected to take its first flight next year. The only problem is, nobody wants it. Two years ago, in early 2018, Russian planemaker Ilyushin revealed plans to build a new widebody aircraft based on the Il-96. It would be capable of accommodating some 400 passengers in a single-class… (simpleflying.com) More...

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House Democrats try to claw back COVID aid from cargo airlines

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Atlas Air, Kalitta Air, Amerijet and Western Global are in the crosshairs of a key House committee in Congress for taking COVID bailout money while earnings are rising. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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FAA cuts the red tape for commercial rocket launches and landings

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The new rules aim to increase launch and reentry access for commercial space companies while maintaining safety. (www.space.com) More...

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Why Alaska Airlines can’t retire its Airbus A320s all at once

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The word from Alaska Airlines headquarters is that they want out of the Airbus A320. The airline industry has contracted dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. Every carrier is focused on cutting costs — including furloughing employees at some — and streamlining where they can to survive. As part of that effort, airlines have shed hundreds of jets, from the Boeing 757s and 767s at American Airlines to the McDonnell Douglas MD-88s and MD-90s at Delta Air Lines. Analysts at Cowen estimate… (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Korean War Combat Veteran F4U-5NL Corsair For Sale

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The Chance-Vought F4U Corsair is one of the most revered aircraft to emerge from WWII. With its unconventional, inverted gull-wing profile and brutish good looks, not to mention its legendary accomplishments, it is no wonder that this potent, charismatic fighter has captured the imaginations of so many aviation-minded people. (warbirdsnews.com) More...

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Where Do Crew Sleep During A Flight?

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There are three different ‘classes’ of rest areas for the crew defined by the FAA, depending on the flight and number of crew (simpleflying.com) More...

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DIA To Resume Nonstop Flights To Europe Next Week

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Denver International Airport will resume nonstop flights to Europe on Oct. 25. The last nonstop flight from DIA to Europe was on March 16. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

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A Pilot's Life Under COVID

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In Ask the Pilot: A Pilot's Life Under COVID. Flying More Than Ever in a Strange New World... (askthepilot.com) More...

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C-130s fly though notch

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5 C-130s from the Connecticut National Guard (The Flying Yankees) flew all over the state of New Hampshire including the states famous, Franconia State Notch Park. Credit to Chris Hoyt. (www.facebook.com) More...

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Cargo levels remain below 2019 at key European, Asian airports

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Schiphol, Heathrow and Hong Kong see declines in September. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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IATA Reiterates Call For Rapid Testing To Replace Quarantines And Border Closures

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is once again making a plea to various government organizations to re-open borders to revitalize the struggling travel sector. According to their latest round of stats, travel globally has fallen by 92% when compared to 2019, and sees quarantines as one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to air travel. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Passenger Who Refused To Wear Her Mask Punches Delta Flight Attendant After Verbal Argument

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Miami to Atlanta was forced to return to the gate after a female passenger refused to comply with the airline’s mask policy. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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British Airways To Scale Back Gatwick Operations; Will Focus More On Premium Leisure Travel

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British Airways is scaling back most of its operations out of Gatwick for the next few months. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Asiana reconfigures A350 passenger cabin with Airbus cargo pallet system

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Asiana is floor-loading cargo in passenger planes using a system designed to reduce manual piece loading, while Azul is removing seats from regional jets for e-commerce deliveries. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airline passenger arrested for hiding gold in rectum to avoid tax in India

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A man was arrested at the Kannur Airport in Kerala, India, earlier this week after airport officials found over 2 pounds (972 grams) of flattened gold hidden in his rectum, according to recent reports. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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