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Is Geneva Next On The List?: JetBlue Seeking General Manager at Swiss Airport

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TAP Airbus A330neo Engine Performance Not Up to Scratch, Says CEO

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TAP Air Portugal CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener has said that the Airbus A330neo engine performance isn't up to optimal standards. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Airbus Beluga XL Gets Stuck in the Mud

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On Friday, November 18, one of Airbus' new Beluga XL transport aircraft encountered a runway excursion whilst completing a U-Turn after landing to backtrack the runway in Albert Picardie Airport (BYF) in France. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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FAA: Pilots should be capable of flying aircraft manually when needed

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WASHINGTON — According to Federal Aviation Administration, airlines need to provide more extensive pilot training to avoid potential accidents when pilots are forced to take manual control during emergencies or become confused due to erroneous flight data provided by automated systems. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Black Friday Deals from FlightAware

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Black Friday deals start Thursday at FlightAware - take advantage of specials in the ADS-B store, save on new merch, or snag a discounted subscription to Aviator, the ultimate flight tracking suite for piston engine aircraft owners and operators. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Airline operators to push for lone pilot flights despite safety concerns

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WASHINGTON — Airline operators and civil aviation regulators across the world are pushing to fly airplanes with only one pilot in the cockpit to cut costs. If accepted, the one-pilot setup would in the cockpit lower costs besides helping airlines to cope with the flight crew shortage. However, some find it disconcerting to put such authority in the hands of a single person. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Alaska 737-900 shadow landing at KSAN 10 November 2022

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Shadow of Alaska 1380 landing at San Diego KSAN Thursday 11 November 2022. Landing at KSAN is always a treat, descending so low over the city. This day at this time produced a crystal clear almost mesmerizing shadow jumping up and down on streets and buildings. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Let's remember: Southwest Airlines flight 1380

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Let's just remember that day when SWA1380 went on the news April 17th, 2018, after an engine explosion. The captain, Tammie Jo Shults, managed to safely land the bummed 737-700 with God's help. Read more about this in the link below. Have a great day. (samchui.com) More...

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Air India gears up to place an historic order for 370 aircraft to be split between Boeing and Airbus

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MUMBAI, INDIA — Air India is in talks with Boeing and Airbus to upgrade its fleet by ordering new aircraft. The airline, which was acquired by the Indian conglomerate Tata Group earlier this year, accelerates efforts to renew its aging fleet. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Ameriflight Metroliner Makes Emergency Landing On Golf Course With Precious Cargo of Dogs

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November 15, 2022, Pewaukee, WI - Ameriflight Swearingen SA-227AT with 3 people and 56 dogs on board made an emergency landing on a golf course in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Only non-life-threatening injuries to crew members and puppy dogs were reported. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Two firefighters have died after a plane crashed into a fire truck while taking off at Peru's busiest airport.

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The Latam Airlines plane collided with the truck just before 15:30 (20:30 GMT) on Friday at Jorge Chávez International Airport in the capital, Lima. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Boeing, Southwest defeat class actions over 737 MAX safety

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Nov 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday threw out class-action lawsuits accusing Boeing Co and Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) of covering up a fatal flaw in the design of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane, and ordered that the litigation be dismissed. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Three convicted of murder in Malaysian Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine

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A Dutch court on Thursday Nov. 17 convicted three men of murder for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with a Russian surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard the aircraft as it flew over a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine in 2014. (www.airguide.info) More...

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High school aviation students take learning to new heights

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We are back in the skies with students at North Augusta High School. Before in class, they were learning aviation basics with a flight simulator. But now, the instructor, Travis Spears, is taking the kids to new heights with real-world experiences. We tagged along for the day to see how. “I love to fly, and I share it with everybody I can,” said Spears. Spears has been sharing it with his studen “What we’re trying to do is expose the kids to careers and things they… (www.wrdw.com) More...

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Justice, Sort of, For Malaysia Airlines Tragedy

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In Ask the Pilot... Justice, of a kind, for MH17, as three are found guilty of killing 298 passengers and crew. Plus: rockets, bombs, and Infamy in perspective. (askthepilot.com) More...

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Where Delta Air Lines is flying its Airbus A350-900's this winter

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In case anyone was wondering where Delta's A350's were going this winter, here is a list in the link. The most notable one for me, that is, are new scheduled flights from Minneapolis, MN (MSP) to Phoenix, AZ (PHX) starting December 17th. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

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Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause. As the bag went through the X-ray unit Nov. 16, the Transportation Security Administration agent was in for a surprise: Inside were four paws and a tail belonging to a feline stowaway. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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Russia Rejects MH17 Guilty Verdict, Life Sentences

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The Dutch government on Friday summoned Russia’s ambassador after the Russian foreign ministry rejected as “scandalous” the life sentences handed down to three individuals found guilty of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Judges in The Hague on Thursday found two former Russian intelligence officers and a Ukrainian separatist responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in 2014 with a missile, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers. Russia has refused to… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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U.S. proposes rules to advance flying taxi operations

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2 minute readNovember 21, 20223:25 PM CSTLast Updated a day ago U.S. proposes rules to advance flying taxi operations By David Shepardson A Joby Aviation Air Taxi is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of their listing in Manhattan, New York City A Joby Aviation Air Taxi is seen outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of their listing in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 11, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Antonov Begins Designing New AN-225

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Antonov Company has just announced that they will begin planning out the new design of the biggest aircraft in the world, the Antonov AN-225, shortly after it was destroyed in the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Today in History: Trans World Airlines flight 427 Collides with a Cessna 441 Conquest II on Takeoff

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Today marks 28 years since the takeoff collision between a six year old TWA McDonnell Douglas MD82 registered as N954U and a Cessna Conquest belonging to Superior Aviation Inc. The incident took place at STL airport around 10:00 PM on November 22, 1994. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airlines face their first big holiday test — and Congress is watching

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Airlines are facing big pressure to keep the Thanksgiving travel weekend from turning into a repeat of their summer meltdowns. And Congress is ready to bring down the hammer if they fail. (www.politico.com) More...

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ATR enters Uzbekistan with startup airline Silk Avia

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PARIS, FRANCE — Franco-Italian turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR and Uzbekistan's new regional airline Silk Avia have signed an agreement for the acquisition of five new ATR 72-600, three directly from ATR and two from a lessor. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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105 European Airports Have Lost London Stansted Flights Since 2005

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Between now and next October, London Stansted is expected to be Europe's 24th busiest airport if measured in flights, due in massive part to Ryanair. After all, Stansted is the ULCC's top airport. According to the latest Cirium data, Stansted will have 172 routes across Europe, which raises the question: which European airports are no longer served from the airport? Europe's airports now without STN flights To answer the question, I looked at Stansted's scheduled Europe… (www.msn.com) More...

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Halifax air crash voice recording can be disclosed in civil case

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The Supreme Court of Canada says the cockpit voice recording from an Air Canada plane that crashed on a Halifax runway can be disclosed to parties in a class-action lawsuit. (halifax.citynews.ca) More...

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Cirrus goes down near Indy Regional

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MOUNT COMFORT, Ind. — Zach King was spending his Friday morning like any other, in the backyard. "We were outside playing with the dog and we heard a very loud noise, like a jet engine. Extremely loud for this area," said King, who lives near the Indianapolis Regional Airport in Hancock County. "Normally we hear them all the time, but it was really loud. Shaking the windows kind of loud." Emergency crews responded to a small plane crash around 8 a.m. in the area Friday. (www.wthr.com) More...

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Some Boeing product development engineers reassigned to 737, 787 lines to fix problems

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When Boeing CEO David Calhoun told his audience at the Nov. 2 investors day (and all those watching on the web) that there will be no new airplane introduced until the middle of the next decade, it was a shocker to some. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Airbus Beluga, world’s largest aircraft, makes first appearance at Mumbai airport

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Airbus Beluga has been witnessing additional demand following the sanctions imposed on Russia. (www.dnaindia.com) More...

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Airlines Ask For More Time To Prepare For 5G Rollout

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In the latest edition of the 5G saga, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), several major US carriers, and other aviation stakeholders have been voicing for an extension to the deadlines previously given for all airlines to retrofit for new 5G altimeter requirements. The ask for an extension comes as these parties feel that there isn't enough time for all airlines and aircraft manufacturers to make such changes. (www.msn.com) More...

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Breaking News: Eight Die In Medellin Small Plane Crash

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A Piper PA-31 has crashed in Colombia killing all eight onboard. On Monday, November 21, a twin-engine Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain aircraft, HK-5121, crashed in a residential area of Medellin, Colombia. All eight onboard were killed, including two crew members and six passengers. There are no reports of any fatalities or injuries to persons on the ground. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Dashboard & Tips

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Dashboard & Tips! This year, as travelers around the states start to prepare for their Thanksgiving travel, we recommend using the FlightAware website and/or the FlightAware App. FlightAware will give any traveler the insight they need to always know where their flight is and if it has been delayed or cancelled. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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NASA Looks for a New Twist on Sustainable Aviation

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For a team of NASA and industry researchers seeking to make aviation more sustainable, it’s all about the twist. No, we’re not thinking of Chubby Checker and his signature song and dance. Instead, the focus here is on metal alloys whose molecules literally change shape when exposed to a certain temperature range. “It doesn't bend out of shape. It doesn't extend. It doesn't shrink. It twists on its axis,” said Othmane Benafan, a materials research engineer at NASA’s Glenn Research… (www.nasa.gov) More...

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Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration: Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements

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GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new rule entitled "Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements." GAO found that the final rule amends FAA's regulations to ensure that flight attendants scheduled to a duty period of 14 hours or less are given a scheduled rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours and that the rest period is not reduced under any circumstances. Enclosed is our assessment of FAA's… (www.gao.gov) More...

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British Airways to Begin Service to Cincinnati

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British Airways announced that it will commence service to the American city of Cincinnati starting in June of 2023. This comes with the airline's continuous expansion to its North American network following its string of new partnerships with multiple European and North American airlines. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Plane door falls from sky, lands in Nevada shopping center

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Federal officials are investigating an incident that saw a door fall off a plane midflight and land in a Nevada shopping center. The incident occurred Nov. 18 when a baggage compartment door fell off a single-engine Textron T240 after it took off from Henderson Executive Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. "We were driving in the parking lot of the St. Rose shopping center after picking up our daughter’s glasses when I saw the door fall from the sky," Christopher… (www.msn.com) More...

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Lufthansa Said to Weigh Solo ITA Bid After Partner MSC Bails Out

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(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG is evaluating a solo bid for Alitalia successor ITA Airways after talks between the Italian government and other potential suitors collapsed, according to people with the matter. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) More...

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Alaska Airlines' Horizon Air Unveils Stunning Embraer E175 Retrojet

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On November 18, Embraer delivered to Horizon Air, the regional subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, its first new Embraer ERJ-175 (E175) since 2019. This is to continue the renewal of Horizon Air’s fleet and bring it closer to becoming a single type operator. The livery features a wide band of cheatlines, going from deep burgundy to orange. It's reminiscent of the coat worn by the very first Horizon Air plane - a Fokker 27 - when the airline launched back in 1981. It also features the circular… (www.msn.com) More...

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United Airlines flies the Boeing 737 MAX to South America for the first time.

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United is now using its new Boeing 737 MAX 8's on flights to Bogota, to and from Newark (EWR). (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus BelugaXL rolls off the runway, becomes stuck in the mud

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An Airbus A330 Beluga XL, registered as F-GXLN, was spotted stuck in the mud at an airport in France. The jet steered off the runway while landing and was spotted trapped in the soft ground on November 18, 2022. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Suspended "Gender Neutral" Uniform Policy On Qatar-Bound Flights

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Due to safety concerns, Virgin Atlantic decided to do away with its gender-neutral uniform policy on Qatar-bound flights. For flights bound elsewhere, the lax uniform policy applies. In a statement, Virgin Atlantic said, “we’re proud our leading gender identity policy allows our people to express themselves through uniform choice.” Staff Safety Is A Top Priority As reported by Mirror, Virgin Atlantic said, “the safety and security of our people and customers is always our top priority.” With… (www.msn.com) More...

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LATAM and Delta announce non-stop service between São Paulo and Los Angeles as the Joint Venture’s first new market

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LATAM Airlines Brazil will begin a nonstop flight between São Paulo (Brazil) and Los Angeles (United States) on July 1, 2023, adding a destination not currently served from Los Angeles. Additionally, this new route offers customers access to the largest US-South America corporate and overall market from LAX, where Delta is the largest global carrier. This is the first operational announcement after the approval of its Joint Venture agreement with Delta last September. The flight will have an… (www.latamairlines.com) More...

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First Look: Alaska Airlines’ First Retrofitted Boeing 737-800

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Alaska Airlines has shared the first photos of the interior of its very first freshly retrofitted Boeing 737-800. As part of a wider cabin refurbishment, some NGs are having the airline’s newer branding, seen on the 737 MAX series, transferred over. The aim is to make the fleet competitive with its counterparts in other airlines, with three total lavatories and 162 seats overall. 737-800 retrofits Alaska Airlines passengers boarding the retrofitted aircraft will find much more comfortable… (www.msn.com) More...

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