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Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals

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Airlines no longer will be required to accommodate travelers who want to fly with emotional support animals such as pigs, rabbits and turkeys under a final rule announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new rule now defines a service animal to be a dog that is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability” and limits the number of service animals a person can travel with to two. It also requires airlines to treat… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing 737 Max completes first passenger flight since 2019 grounding

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Wednesday was a big day for American Airlines and Boeing as it was the first time since March 2019 that passengers flew on a 737 Max. The jetliner was grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes overseas. (www.cbsnews.com) Plus d'info...

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British Airways launches investigation to identify stewardess advertising sex in mid-flight

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British Airways has launched an investigation to identify a certain stewardess advertising sex between flights as well as mid-flight special adult entertainment. The flight attendant, who boasts of being part of the Heathrow-based crew, advertises her services with risqué photos while in-flight wearing her uniform. According to reports and interviews from The Sun, the unidentified attendant uses these photos to lure in clients through her blog. She writes: "If you ever want adult… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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Chinese team test jet engine ‘able to reach anywhere on Earth within 2 hours’

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Scientists in China claim to have built a hypersonic jet engine—called "sodramjet"—that can fly at 16 times the speed of sound. This means that an aircraft kitted out with such engines could fly anywhere in the world in two hours, according to the scientists. (interestingengineering.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines goes full throttle to restore Boeing MAX fleet

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American Airlines’ maintenance team is scrambling to complete safety changes to its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets ahead of a phased return to service, while deliveries of new jets are set to begin as early as this week. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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New Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop aircraft

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Textron Aviation is launching an exciting new era for its renowned Beechcraft King Air 200 series of aircraft with the introduction of the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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He Escaped Death as a Kamikaze Pilot. 70 Years Later, He Told His Story.

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For more than six decades, Kazuo Odachi had a secret: At the age of 17, he became a kamikaze pilot, one of thousands of young Japanese men tasked to give their lives in last-ditch suicide missions near the end of World War II. (www.nytimes.com) Plus d'info...

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On the Fly: Michael Hancock Should Have Followed Head Earlier at Airport

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Yes, Mayor Michael Hancock made a big mistake flying out of Denver on Thanksgiving Eve, after he told staffers and Denver residents to stay home. But there have been much bigger mistakes committed at Denver International Airport, and the most recent happened on Hancock’s watch. The disastrous Great Hall Project deal never should have been approved, and that debacle can’t be blamed on following your “heart and not your head.” (www.westword.com) Plus d'info...

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Spirit Airlines expects its flights to be 70% full in fourth quarter

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Spirit Airlines said on Thursday it expects its load factor for the fourth quarter to average about 70%, despite the slowdown in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said beginning with the period leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, rising COVID-19 cases have led to fewer bookings and a rise in cancellations. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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The Republic of Mali orders an additional Airbus C295

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Getafe, 02 December 2020 – The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has placed a firm order for an additional Airbus C295 airlifter in the transport configuration. This second aircraft, to be delivered in 2021, will supplement the first C295 already in operation since December 2016 which has already accumulated 1,770 flight hours and transported more than 38,000 passengers and 900 tonnes of cargo in less than four years of operations. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

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Boutique Adds First Florida Destination

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Boutique Air is continuing to push forward with its expansion plans of recent months, most recently announcing the small carrier would begin operating to Pensacola, Fla. Flights to Pensacola will operate out of the city of Muscle Shoals, Ala., one of the many Essential Air Service (EAS) cities the airline operates out of in the region. (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

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Ryanair Orders 75 More Boeing 737 MAX Jets

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ryanair announced today that Europe's largest airline is placing a firm order for 75 additional 737 MAX airplanes, increasing its order book to 210 jets. Ryanair again selected the 737 8-200, a higher-capacity version of the 737-8, citing the airplane's additional seats and improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Plus d'info...

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Southwest Airlines No Longer Social Distancing On Flights, Selling Tickets To Fill Every Seat

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Southwest Airlines is no longer social distancing on its flights. On Tuesday, the airline began selling tickets to fill every seat on board its planes, including middle seats. The move comes after the airline announced a $1.2 billion third-quarter loss because of the pandemic. (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

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Couple arrested for knowingly boarding flight while COVID-19 positive

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A Hawaii couple is facing charges after authorities discovered they boarded a United Airlines flight despite testing positive COVID-19. According to a local ABC station, the couple had been flying from San Francisco to Kaua'i, where they live, over the weekend. Before boarding the flight, the couple had reportedly tested positive for the illness while going through pre-travel screenings. Under United Airlines' current guidelines, customers who test positive for COVID-19 ahead of their… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Could The Boeing 777X Program Be Terminated?

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The 777X’s outlook is problematic in today’s troubled aviation market. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

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Airbus signs contract for 38 Eurofighters with Germany

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Eurofighter is Europe's largest defense program, in which the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy are involved alongside Germany... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Long Live the Airport Marquee

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Now In Ask the Pilot: Long Live the Airport Marqee. From Madrid to Mali, How Location Signs Add a Touch of Drama and Flair. (askthepilot.com) Plus d'info...

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Rockefeller Christmas tree owl honored with Frontier Airlines tail

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The owl that was found hiding out in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be featured on a new Airbus A320neo aircraft tail, Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday. (www.9news.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Djibouti Boeing 737 Suffers Gear Collapse During Landing

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oday an Air Djibouti Boeing 737-500 suffered the collapse of its main landing gear at Garowe, Somalia. According to the AvHerald, the 28 year old aircraft, with registration EY-560, was performing flight IV-206 from Hargeisa (Somalia) to Mogadishu (Somalia) with intermediate stops in Hargeisa and Garowe. During the landing at Garowe Airport, it suffered the collapse of the right-hand main gear at low speed. (samchui.com) Plus d'info...

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