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Virgin Galactic reveals plans for supersonic aircraft

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Virgin Galactic announced that they would be collaborating with Rolls-Royce in designing and building Mach 3, a supersonic commercial aircraft. The aircraft is set to be an innovative delta-wing with a capacity to carry between nine to 19 people and at an altitude of 60,000 feet and above. Virgin Galactic’s statement reads that the design aims to utilize “state-of-the-art sustainable aviation fuel.” (www.aerotime.aero) Plus d'info...

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Delta Turns Flight Around After Multiple Passengers Refuse to Wear Masks

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Details are emerging over why a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta was turned around and returned to Detroit on Thursday, and once again face masks are the issue. According to reports, two passengers refused to wear face masks during the flight – a mandate for virtually every airline – and the plane returned to Detroit Metro Airport in suburban Romulus. A Delta spokesperson told the MLive.com media outlet that the flight was delayed because the passengers “were non-compliant with crew… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta Has Placed over 100 People on No-fly List for Refusing to Wear a Mask, CEO Says

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Delta has already placed more than 100 people on a no-fly list for refusing to wear a mask, the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian said earlier this week, in an effort to crack down on its mask policy. “We’ve been... steadily and rather aggressively stepping up our enforcement of the mask policy,” Bastian said in an interview on the TODAY show this week. “You cannot board a Delta plane unless you have a mask on. If you board the plane and you insist on not wearing your mask, we will insist that you don’t… (www.travelandleisure.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA Proposes Final Corrective Actions for The Boeing 737 MAX

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Its purpose is to supersede the previous Airworthiness Directive (AD) applying to Boeing 737 MAX airplanes. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Private jet firm is selling social distance-friendly seats between New York and Florida for the price of first class ticket

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XO is offering a private jet experience where passengers fly between New York and Florida on a VIP-configured Bombardier CRJ200 for a fraction of the cost of a charter. Passengers only pay for their seat and but still get nearly the full private jet experience. Flights depart from and arrive at private terminals in New York and Florida and in-flight meals and WiFi are complimentary. Private aviation firm XO has created a unique East Coast air bridge this summer that promises the luxury of… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Two U.S. Airlines Announced They Will No Longer Accept Medical Exemptions for Face Masks

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For the majority of the businesses requiring customers to wear face masks, they ofter an exemption to those with certain medical conditions. (They also exempt those under the age of 2, per the recommendation of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.) However, a couple of major U.S. airlines have just reversed their policies on their mask mandates. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both decided that they will no longer allow medical exemptions as a reason not to wear a face mask. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Passenger In Virginia Refused To Don Mask, Delaying American Airlines Flight

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American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport. The airline said the plane returned to the gate. And the passenger ultimately exited the plane. The flight then departed for North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport without further issues. (baltimore.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

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Grainy video raises more questions about security at Cleveland airport

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The most recent case went unnoticed for close to two hours. We’ve learned, in the latest case, no camera was even facing the part of the fence where the driver went through. “We’re not running a dog park. You’re running an international airport. You have to have the maximum security. Airport security and all the issues we’re dealing with, you would think you would have the most sophisticated system,” Polensek said. (fox8.com) Plus d'info...

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Ireland to Introduce COVID-19 Testing at Airports

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The Irish government is to introduce COVID-19 testing at airports. The measure is a response to the rise in cases in other countries. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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United Nations Antonov An-72 Crashes In Mali

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A United Nations Antonov An-72 has crashed on arrival in Mali. Initial reports suggest that there were only a few injuries and no fatalities. It is unclear exactly what caused the incident, but it appears that the plane landed during or after a rainstorm. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Passenger airlines at MIA grow to 13 in July as rebound continues

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Airlines and passengers continued their return to Miami International Airport in July, when five more airlines – British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal – restarted scheduled international flights at the global hub. Previously in June, Aeromexico, Iberia and Turkish Airlines also made their returns to MIA, joining five airlines that never ceased operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, LATAM… (guyanaaviation.com) Plus d'info...

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Rumor: Amazon Behind New International Airline In Brisbane

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Last week, Simple Flying reported on an unknown Brisbane-based start-up airline running job applications for key roles. We approached several people who might know for clarification but hit a wall of silence. Brisbane Airport told us they were as much in the dark as we were. But, we’ve since learned Amazon could be behind this new start-up airline. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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NTSB releases preliminary report on Coeur d'Alene plane crash that killed eight

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A de Havilland owned by Brooks Seaplane and a Cessna collided over Lake Coeur d'Alene on July 5, around 2 p.m. The pilot and the passenger in the Cessna as well as the pilot and all 5 passengers in the de Havilland died in the collision, according to the report. (www.ktvb.com) Plus d'info...

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British Airways Resumes Flights to Holiday Destinations in Europe and Caribbean

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British Airways’ August schedule sees return to more destinations in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Africa. (kokpitherald.com) Plus d'info...

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Panama begins phased reopening of Tocumen International Airport

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Through an executive decree signed by Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo on July 31, Panama has taken its first step towards reopening the Tocumen International Airport, a major hub for connectivity throughout Latin America. According to Decree No.300, the interconnection of international commercial aviation, transit operations and the entry and exit of national citizens or residents with biosecurity measures and protocols established by health authorities are permitted. (guyanaaviation.com) Plus d'info...

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KLM receives passengers again in VIP lounges in Amsterdam

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Space counts with special marked tickets and expansion of services; airline was the only major European airline to keep its lounge open... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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TAP Air Portugal Restarts Munich to Lisbon

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Just in time for a summer vacation in Bavaria; Portuguese airline TAP Air Portugal (TAP) has announced it will restart flights from Munich to the capital, Lisbon. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Virgin Galactic, Rolls-Royce Unveil Mach 3 Aircraft Design

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Virgin Galactic has announced today the first phase of the design of the high-speed Mach 3 aircraft. Rolls-Royce will participate in the project. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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German Holiday Companies Condor and TUIfly Mull Merger

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There are reportedly plans for the formation of a joint venture between Condor and TUI fly Deutschland, according to local outlet Boersenzeitung, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. According to the report, the driving force for the merger of the two state-supported carriers comes from local and national politicians. (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

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Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

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A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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