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Crystal meth found in air passenger's breakfast burrito: TSA

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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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Pilatus PC-24 Landing in Venice

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For the first time, a business jet lands on the grass runway of the airport closest to the world-famous Italian city of Venice. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Woman Given 6 Months Jail Time For Fake COVID-19 Test Result

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A 21-year-old Bahamian woman was given 6 months jail time after providing a false COVID-19 test result to airport officials. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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How Much Did The Airbus A380 Cost?

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The Airbus A380 is a plane that has sadly been rendered rather obsolete by the ongoing pandemic. However, even before COVID-19 brought the airline industry to a near standstill, the European manufacturer had already canceled its production with around 250 examples built. Nonetheless, the A380 remains a fascinating aircraft whose size draws attention wherever it goes. But how much did the ambitious superjumbo cost? (simpleflying.com) More...

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Bad Weather Plane Spotting at LONDON GATWICK | Go-Arounds, Crosswind, Rain, Fog

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Some typical stormy weather at London's Gatwick Airport including rain, wind, crosswind and more... (www.youtube.com) More...

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World War II-Era TBM Avenger Ditches Off Cocoa Beach During Airshow ‘Warbird Parade’

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Airshow fans got more than they expected on Saturday afternoon about 1:15 p.m. when a World War II era TBM Avenger was forced to ditch off Cocoa Beach due to mechanical issues. (spacecoastdaily.com) More...

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AIR CANADA E-190 Toronto to Ottawa + Special Approach

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In the cockpit of an Air Canada Embraer 190 for a flight from Toronto to Ottawa (www.youtube.com) More...

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jets

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) today announced the aircraft lessor is growing its 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 15 737-8 jets. DAE had been investing in the 737 MAX by buying jets from existing customers and leasing them back to the carriers. The new order is DAE's first direct 737 MAX purchase from Boeing as it modernizes its portfolio for better economic and environmental performance. (www.prnewswire.com) More...

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Introducing SkyAware Anywhere: All Your ADS-B Receivers in One View

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HOUSTON – April 9, 2021 – FlightAware, the largest global provider of flight information and proprietor of the world’s largest Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network, announced SkyAware Anywhere, a free software that provides a fused view of an individual’s various ADS-B receivers. This easy-to-use solution provides users with a secure, raw view of everything their ADS-B receivers are seeing in real-time on one map, from anywhere they have an internet connection. (flightaware.com) More...

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AIRBUS A350-1000 Awesome View Approach & Landing in Paris

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In the cockpit of the Air Caraibes Airbus A350-1000 for a flight from the Caribbean to Paris Orly Airport. Here you see the approach and landing at Paris from a GoPro camera (www.youtube.com) More...

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JetBlue One Step Closer To Transatlantic Flights: CAA Approves Airline

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The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has today confirmed regulatory approval for US airline JetBlue to begin flights to the country (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing’s 737 Max Comeback Fuels Rare Sales Win Over Airbus

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Boeing Co. topped Airbus SE in quarterly jet sales for the first time since early 2019, when the U.S. planemaker spiraled into crisis because of a global grounding of its 737 Max after two fatal crashes. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Lead D-Day invasion plane to land at Air Force Museum, other regional stops

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Weather permitting, an historic airplane that flew in the D-Day invasion of Normandy will land at the National Museum of the United States Air Force next week for a three-day visit. That’s All, Brother, a C-47 piloted by Lt. Col. John Donalson, is scheduled to visit April 20 to 22, the Air Force Museum said. The plane will also fly to Hogan Field, the Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton, from April 16 to 18, and to Grimes Field in Urbana April 19. A trip to Xenia is also slated for April… (www.daytondailynews.com) More...

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JetBlue Set To Pass Pre-Pandemic Flight Numbers In Early September

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September 4th is the first day that JetBlue expects to have more flights than before the pandemic struck. (simpleflying.com) More...

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France Moves to Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights

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French lawmakers have moved to ban short-haul internal flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Aeropostale: The hero pilots who connected the world by airmail

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Despite its relatively short-lived existence, from 1918 to 1931, the "Compagnie générale aéropostale," usually known simply as Aéropostale, left an indelible mark, both in the world of civilian aviation and in the public imagination. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Nostalgia Cleared for Takeoff as Playboy Brings Back Its Big Bunny Private Jet

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Set to a jazzy score by Nelson Riddle, the video shows a typical flight aboard the sleek new DC-9. A Mercedes 600 limousine whisks passengers to the red carpeted air stairs while chefs stock the plane with roast beef, hors d’oeuvres and cream puffs. Once the jet’s aloft, its twin engines hum as passengers recline in electric seats, watch movies and dance while flight attendants thread balance trays of cocktails and chilled champagne. (www.adweek.com) More...

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United 777-200ER takeoff video at Newark

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Newark to San Juan Puerto Rico with a nice sound from GE90 engines (www.youtube.com) More...

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Ryanair to Receive Boeing 737 MAX 8200 in a Few Days

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Ryanair (FR) is set to receive its first Boeing 737 MAX 8200 after a two-year delay due to the type's ban imposed by the FAA and EASA. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Airlines Launches Ambitious International Route Portfolio

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As traveler volumes are beginning to return to normal and demand for international travel is gradually increasing, airlines are beginning to reinforce their international route networks in order to accommodate for the increases in demand. This morning, United Airlines announced three new international additions, which are planned to mainly target the vacation sector of the industry. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reignited the debate on whether airlines should be blocking middle seats just as airlines thought it was settled. A newly publicized study found that maskless flyers could spread COVID-19 at a higher rate when middle seats were not blocked, Insider's Hilary Brueck reported. Flyers on opposite ends of a three-seat row with the middle open reduced their risk of exposure by 57%, the study said. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Boeing's Sales Again Outpace Cancellations, Jetliner Deliveries Pick Up

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Boeing's March aircraft sales outpaced cancellations for the second month in a row as some airlines turn their attention to the industry's recovery from Covid-19's toll on travel (www.cnbc.com) More...

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NTSB Again Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

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The US National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) long-running quest to have video cameras installed in aircraft cockpits continues, with the agency again recommending that regulators require the recorders. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Plane passenger punches woman repeatedly and pulls her by the hair in brawl

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Shocking footage shows a mass brawl which saw passengers lash out and pull each other's hair on a Tunisair flight just before take-off. The flight was delayed for five hours as a result of the fight, which was filmed at Istanbul Airport in Turkey, before heading to Tunis-Carthage International Airport in Tunisia. It is not known what sparked the ugly scenes, which happened on Saturday. (www.mirror.co.uk) More...

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United Airlines said it was just PR. The CDC says airlines are full of it

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Perhaps you've already been vaccinated, which has led you toward being emboldened. You want to get out. You want to go and see clients, colleagues, and certain secret friends whom you always manage to catch up with when you're on a business trip. (www.zdnet.com) More...

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Xwing completes landmark unmanned flight with Cessna aircraft

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Xwing is a Silicon Valley startup developing pilotless aircraft. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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San Antonio police shoot, kill gunman at airport terminal

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San Antonio police confirmed an officer-involved shooting at a parking garage on Airport Boulevard Thursday, leaving a suspected active shooter dead before they briefly ordered a lockdown at the facility. "There is no active threat to the public," police tweeted shortly before 3 p.m. local time. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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FlightAware Fuses ADS-B View with SkyAware

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Owners of FlightAware-compatible ground-based ADS-B receivers can now view all traffic seen by their receivers in a fused view on the new and free SkyAware Anywhere service. The SkyAware Anywhere view is available from any internet connection, according to FlightAware. “This easy-to-use solution provides users with a secure, raw view of everything their ADS-B receivers are seeing in real-time on one map.” (www.ainonline.com) More...

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FedEx Reportedly Close To Moving Into Boeing’s Dreamlifter Center

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According to reports, American multinational delivery services company FedEx is close to finalizing a deal that will see it take over Boeing’s former Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. If it comes to fruition, this deal quashes any hope that Dreamliner production currently done in Charleston, South Carolina, might one day return to Everett. It would also herald a massive uptick in air traffic at Paine Feild, with FedEx cargo flights joining passenger flights… (simpleflying.com) More...

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The Right Aircraft For Each Route: How Alaska Looks At Its Fleet

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Choosing the right aircraft for a route takes a lot of analysis and planning. Alaska Airlines frequently does well in this regard. Alongside the airline’s latest route announcement out of Santa Rosa, Simple Flying got a chance to speak with Brett Catlin, Alaska’s Vice President of Network and Alliances, on how the airline chooses a particular aircraft for a particular route. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United’s newest Hawaii flagship just got a big schedule boost

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United has seemingly found a winner with its newest Hawaii route. The carrier’s 4,903-mile, 11-hour hop from Newark (EWR) to Kahului/Maui (OGG) was first announced back in September 2020 as a seasonal summer service lasting just two and a half months. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Allegiant announces its first agreement with the Teamsters

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Allegiant Air today announced that the company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing Allegiant’s workforce of maintenance technician and related employees, have reached an agreement in principle on all remaining open issues for the first collective bargaining agreement between the parties. The agreement in principle is subject to finalization between the parties and ratification by the employee group, which includes line and heavy maintenance technicians as well as… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Xwing completes first autonomous gate-to-gate commercial cargo flight

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Several companies are building unmanned flying vehicles from scratch, but autonomous aviation startup Xwing is taking a different approach by focusing on software for existing aircraft. Now, the company says it's achieved a major milestone by completing the first fully autonomous gate-to-gate demonstration of a commercial cargo flight. The breakthrough saw a remotely-piloted Cessna Grand Caravan 208B utility plane (equipped with the startup's AutoFlight software stack) leave the gate,… (www.engadget.com) More...

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French President Announces Travel Ban Ease

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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a progressive easing on travel restrictions to take effect from the beginning of May. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Airlines plans to resume flights using Boeing 777s with Pratt & Whitney engines

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United Airlines said Tuesday it plans to resume flying the Boeing 777-200 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines sometime "in the future." The announcement comes two months after United removed all 52 Boeing 777-200 plans powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines from its flight schedule due to a catastrophic engine failure in one of its planes earlier this year. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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India's DGCA Allows Banned Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Over India

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National aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Tuesday issued an order allowing foreign-registered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, banned in India since 2019, to fly over India after taking its permission. (www.thehindu.com) More...

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American unveils 17 new routes, goes all-Boeing 777 between Miami and JFK in big summer expansion

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American Airlines is busy rebuilding its route network. On Wednesday, the Fort Worth-based carrier finalized its summer schedule, offering travelers more than 150 total new routes, additional wide-body flying and capacity at levels just a few percentage points away from the highs of 2019. Let’s take a look at the details. American goes all-in on theme parks If you’re planning a visit to Mickey Mouse, odds are better than ever that American Airlines will have a flight for you. “We’re offering 51… (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Race in Chicago: United Airlines to Prioritize Diversifying Pilots

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United Airlines is on a mission to put more people of color and women in the cockpit of an airplane. NBC 5’s Christian Farr reports (www.nbcchicago.com) More...

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Air Canada signs C$5.9 billion government aid package, agrees to buy Airbus, Boeing jets

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Air Canada, struggling with a collapse in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reached a deal on Monday on a long-awaited aid package with the federal government that would allow it to access up to C$5.9 billion ($4.69 billion) in funds. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Everglades Jetport: The 'world's greatest airport' that never was

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It was supposed to be the world's largest airport, a glamorous intercontinental hub for supersonic airliners with six runways and high-speed rail links to surrounding cities. But today, it's little more than an airstrip in the middle of nowhere. The Everglades Jetport, as it was called when the project launched in 1968, started its life right at the end of the Golden Age of air travel, when plane cabins were filled with the smoke of cigars and the clinking of silverware. Concorde was… (www.cnn.com) More...

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Bad Weather landing in Mexico City | Cockpit BOEING 767-300ER

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In the cockpit of the Aeromexico Boeing 767-300ER for a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Mexico City (www.youtube.com) More...

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You’ll no longer be able to use your companion certificate for Delta One

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Delta has long offered one of the most rewarding credit card perks for customers with one of the airline’s Amex cards: an annual companion certificate, letting you bring a fellow traveler along on a trip for a significantly reduced fee. Unfortunately, Delta recently began enforcing a long-standing restriction, limiting access to certain lie-flat seats. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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United Airlines Looks At Bringing Back Seatback Screens

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United Airlines will be adding seatback screens to older aircraft. The carrier is looking to improve customer experience as it seeks to come out of the present pandemic with a fresh outlook. The Chicago-based airline provides a broad range of programs and movies to stream on most of its aircraft. However, the airline is looking to up its offering on older members of its fleet. Ultimately, seatback IFE can be a gamechanger for several passengers when they’re looking for a full-service carrier.… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: April 13, 2021, China only 2% away from full recovery

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"Commercial flight traffic in China is now only 2% away from a full recovery. Business Aviation in the US continues to show growth over 2019, with traffic up 12% this week." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Delta sees bright skies ahead after $1.2B Q1 loss

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Delta said bookings and trending up and that operating revenues were greater than expenses in March, which points to a strong domestic summer seasn. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Eva Air B744 at Manila, runway asphalt punctures flaps during landing

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An Eva Air Boeing 747-400, registration B-16410 performing flight BR-271 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Manila (Philippines). It landed on Manila's runway 24 and slowed safely. Upon vacating the runway via a high speed exit R3 the taxiway's asphalt surface broke up and asphalt debris punctured the right hand flaps of the aircraft. The aircraft taxied to the apron where the damage to the right hand wing was discovered. The taxiway and runway was closed, the Philippines Civil Aviation Authority… (avherald.com) More...

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