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Amsterdam airport officials employed a herd of pigs to stop birds flying into plane engines

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The pigs grazed on a plot of land between two runways where sugar beets were recently harvested. Bird activity in the area with the pigs was compared to a plot without pigs. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

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UK suspends flights to six African countries as new Covid variant raises alarms

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The United Kingdom is temporarily suspending flights from six countries as a new Covid variant with more than 30 mutations spreads in South Africa. The countries of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana are included in the new restrictions, according to a statement issued by the U.K.’s health, transport and health security agencies. (www.cnbc.com) Plus d'info...

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Textron Flies Its Beechcraft Denali Turboprop Single For The First Time

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Textron Aviation’s single-engine turboprop, the Beechcraft Denali, made its first flight Tuesday (Nov. 23) from the company’s west campus at Eisenhower International Airport in Wichita, Kansas. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Why airport security is so slow and how the TSA and airlines are trying to fix it

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Excruciating long lines are common, especially during holiday travel, as millions of people pass through TSA checkpoints every day. (www.cnbc.com) Plus d'info...

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AT&T, Verizon offer to limit 5G power over aircraft safety concerns

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In a rare move to avoid a potential conflict with the Federal Aviation Administration, AT&T and Verizon say they will limit the power output of their 5G cell towers for a period of six months while the agency investigates the effects of C-band spectrum on aircraft safety systems. According to The Wall Street Journal, the carriers made the offer on Wednesday in a letter they sent to the Federal Communications Commission. (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing told that its fighter jet fails to meet criteria for $19-billion contest

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Canada is back to buying new fighter jets. The federal government has launched yet another process to freshen up our fleet, but this comes with a Canada-first twist. (globalnews.ca) Plus d'info...

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Hi Fly details pioneering A340 flight to Antarctic runway

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Wet-lease operator Hi Fly has detailed its landing of an Airbus A340-300 on an Antarctic ice runway, the first time the four-engined type has carried out such an operation. (www.intecaerospace.com) Plus d'info...

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Black Friday Deals from FlightAware

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Take advantage of Black Friday deals from FlightAware! From November 22-29, 2021, enjoy specials on Aviator, the ultimate flight tracking platform for piston planes, and our complete PiAware kit, which provides everything you need to create your own ADS-B receiver. (blog.flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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With Just 1 Word United Airlines' CEO Revealed A Brilliant Plan to Beat Its Competition. Every Business Should Copy It

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The last few years have been tough for airlines. It's not just because of the pandemic, but certainly, that made things even more challenging for an industry with historically low margins as travel ground mostly to a halt. United, for example, had a particularly rough year, losing more than $7 billion in its fiscal year 2020. The trend continued in 2021, though it managed to narrow the losses to $300 million last quarter. (www.inc.com) Plus d'info...

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum will close for at least six months in 2022

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hasn't been open much since the pandemic started, but it's already poised to shut its doors again — if for more positive reasons. The Washington Post reports the Smithsonian is closing its flagship National Mall building for at least six months of renovations starting March 28th, 2022. The move will maintain the "continued safety" of visitors while the museum finishes work on its first new west wing galleries. The closure is part of the… (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

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Travelers Heading to LaGuardia Airport Can Skip the Security Line for $15

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The new B-FAST lane, which is available in the airport's Terminal B, gives passengers the option of purchasing an express pass to skip to the front of the line of a dedicated security lane. (www.travelandleisure.com) Plus d'info...

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Alaska Airlines flight makes emergency landing at PDX: ‘It was terrifying

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An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to San Francisco emergency landed Wednesday after the right engine had a mechanical problem, officials said. The pilot returned the Airbus A320 to Portland International Airport, where it landed about 11:45 a.m., Alaska Airlines said in a statement. (www.oregonlive.com) Plus d'info...

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Iran tampered with victims’ phones, tablets after flight PS752 crash

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A new report is accusing Iranian authorities of tampering with the electronic devices and misidentifying the remains of some of the passengers killed on Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752. (globalnews.ca) Plus d'info...

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Watch: In 1976 a stunt man stood on top of a jet in flight

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"Clay Lacy and the Amazing Human Fly" is a short video about a man who stood on top of a DC-8 plane while it flew in 1976. The stunt man, strapped tightly into a contraption to keep him in place, nearly died during the flight. (boingboing.net) Plus d'info...

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A350 Performance Improvement Package

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A look at what Airbus did to obtain the new 280 MTOW, 1% fuel savings and 300NM further range of the A350-900 (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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