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WestJet to launch a new dedicated cargo service with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF)

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CALGARY, ALBERTA — Canada's second-largest carrier WestJet today announced that it is launching a new dedicated cargo service, using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF), as dedicated aircraft, to fulfill the increasing air cargo transportation demand in Canada. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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Russia Fires Warning Shots at British Warship in Black Sea

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Russia used bombs and gunfire in “warning shots” againA Su-24 aircraft dropped four bombs in waters near the Royal Navy destroyer H.M.S.st a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Wednesday. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Amazon Air Set to Add ATR Turboprops to Freighter Fleet

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Plotting its logistics growth plan, Amazon Air is set to add a third aircraft type to it’s fast growing freighter fleet (theaircurrent.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA Defends SpaceX To Congress

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SpaceX has found a perhaps unexpected ally in its quest to democratize space—the FAA, according to CNBC. FAA associate administrator for commercial space operations Wayne Monteith launched a spirited defense of the company he had criticized a few months before in front of a congressional committee last week. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had Monteith on the carpet to discuss the exploding (pun intended) commercial space industry and SpaceX naturally came up. Rep. Peter… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Longtime Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly Stepping Down in 2022

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly will step down from the helm of the Dallas-based carrier next year, the company announced Wednesday morning. (www.nbcdfw.com) Plus d'info...

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B-52 bombers traverse Arctic in 27-hour Europe-to-Pacific mission

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Air Force B-52H bombers returned to the United States from a European deployment by way of a 12,000-mile mission through the Arctic and Pacific late last week, the Air Force said in a news release Monday. (www.stripes.com) Plus d'info...

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Silencing Aircraft Engines: New Material Could Reduce Noise To That Of A Hairdryer

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If you live near an airport or are a frequent flyer, you may be no stranger to the intense roar of a modern-day aircraft. As the turbines whir into action and force superheated air through the exhaust, sounds as loud as 140 decibels can be heard by nearby onlookers, to the point where noise-reducing earphones are a necessity for visiting airshows to prevent hearing damage. (www.iflscience.com) Plus d'info...

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The Story Of TWA’s Boeing 747SPs

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Trans World Airlines, known in short as TWA, had a rich history that lasted for more than seven decades. Between 1930 and 2001, the carrier operated a wide variety of aircraft from several different manufacturers. Boeing was one of the most common of these, and TWA flew multiple different variants of its iconic 747 family. Among these were three examples of the short-fuselage 747SP. Let’s take a look at the story of these aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Pilot makes an emergancy landing in Nampa, Idaho

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engine failure caused a pilot to land in a field near a local airport in Idaho (www.ktvb.com) Plus d'info...

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Navy Wings’ Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281 Declared a Write-Off

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As we noted earlier this month in our update on the Navy Wings Collection, the organization was assessing the future of their Hawker Sea Fury T.20 VX281, which was involved in a serious forced landing following engine failure near their home base at Yeovilton, England on April 28th, 2021. Thankfully, neither aircrew were seriously injured in the accident, with the naval fighter absorbing the brunt of the trauma, however Navy Wings report in their latest newsletter that their insurance… (warbirdsnews.com) Plus d'info...

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