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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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United Airlines warns of lower bookings, furloughs: source

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United Airlines (UAL.O) has warned of booking declines and potential furloughs due to new travel restrictions in an internal presentation to the carrier’s employees, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. (reut.rs) Plus d'info...

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London Heathrow To Add PCR Test

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London Heathrow (LHR) plans to add a Coronavirus PCR test for arriving passengers. This might help prevent all passengers from having to go into 14-day quarantine. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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N882TP (1945 DOUGLAS DC3C-R-1830-90C) working up to a Trans Atlantic Crossing ?

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N882TP (1945 DOUGLAS DC3C-R-1830-90C) sortie eyeballed over East Ann Arbor on Sunday, 5th July --- now making its way to Goose Bay. Wishing the flight and crew the best of success if they are headed where I could guess they are headed. If they are planning on staying on this side of the pond - well, it was worth sharing anyway. (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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Bahamas Reopens to International Travel

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation jumped into Phase 2 of its Tourism Readiness and Recovery plan last week. As of July 1st, the nation of islands was re-opened to international airline flights. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Struggling Austrian Airlines swaps planes for trains

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Austria's flagship airline is replacing one of its flights with a more frequent train service, in order to meet the environmental criteria of its recent government bailout. The company will no longer fly between capital city Vienna and Salzburg, operating a rail service instead. As part of its recent €600 million ($680m) government aid package, the airline is required to cut its domestic emissions by 50% by 2050 and to end flights where there is a direct train connection to the airport… (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

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Premium AEROTEC’s First A321XLR Metal Cut

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Premium AEROTEC has recently started manufacturing the first rear center tank (RCT) for the Airbus A321 XLR. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines Mechanic Charged Following Cocaine Find

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An American Airlines mechanic at JFK airport was arraigned in court on Monday (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Ryanair Calls for Ireland Restrictions To be Lifted

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Ryanair (FR) has called on the Irish Government to remove any confusion over air travel to/from Europe as the UK joined with the rest of Europe in removing flight restrictions/quarantines on flights and holidays to the EU. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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U.K. Airports, Government Clash over “Air Bridges”

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England’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from destinations like Spain, France, Italy, and Germany will be lifted by the U.K. government on Friday; though Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have not yet agreed to the plans. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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EU Commission Grants Aid Package To Austrian Airlines

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Following the €450m rescue package for Austrian Airlines (OS), the European Union (EU) Commission has announced today that it approved the airline’s request for €150m in state grants. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Lufthansa to Cut Jobs Among Restructuring

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Last month, Lufthansa (LH) was granted a €9bn state aid. After conflicts with the shareholders, on June 25 it was announced that the deal was secured with 98% of shareholders voting for it. The aid gives the airline group liquidity. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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HK Express Postpones Flights Resumption

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The low-cost airline HK Express (UO) has announced today that it will now resume flight operations on August 2 due to travel restrictions imposed in various Asian Pacific territories. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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El Al accepts $400m bailout, with airline likely to be nationalized

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Struggling carrier El Al could be flying back into state hands, as the company’s board accepted a government bailout Monday that would likely give the state some 61 percent of the firm. Under the deal, the airline will get a $250 million government-backed loan, with guarantees for 75% of the loan, in case the firm defaults. (www.timesofisrael.com) Plus d'info...

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Ryanair June Traffic Falls to Almost Nill

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Ryanair (FR) published its traffic statistics for the month of June, showing a 97% drop with only 0.4m passengers transported compared to the same period in 2019 (13.6m). (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Deadly Crash and Fake Pilots Expose Pakistan’s Broken Airline

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For decades Pakistan International Airlines Corp. stood for a resurgent post-colonial nation, flying the flag from New York to Tokyo. Now the airline is struggling to recover from a fatal crash, years of losses, a collapse in global air travel and the stunning revelation that almost a third of the nation’s pilots obtained fake licenses. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

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CAP Charter member celebrates 92nd birthday — and a promotion

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It was a double celebration June 29, 2020, for Carolyn Guertin. She was celebrating her 92nd birthday, as well as her promotion to colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, where she has been a volunteer for 78 years. The celebration included cards and letters from CAP members across the nation, a photo album, a proclamation from Virginia’s governor, and virtual greetings from each member of her chain of command. When she was just 13 in December 1941, Guertin was the first female to join CAP in Virginia.… (generalaviationnews.com) Plus d'info...

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Nolinor’s Subsidiary, OWG is Launched

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Today, Canadian Nolinor Aviation (N5) has announced the launch of a new airline, OWG. It will transport passengers on regular flights to tropical destinations. The name stands for “Off we go” and its motto is “Travel Better.” (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta Flight Diverted To JFK Airport After Nose Caved In Due To Hail

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Delta Air Lines flight 1076 from Palm Beach International landed safely at JFK at 6:55 p.m. Monday evening after reporting a problem with navigation equipment, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. There were 43 passengers on board. (newyork.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

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Portugal takes over TAP air

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The Portuguese government announced Thursday the renationalisation of its flagship airline TAP Air Portugal. The state will acquire 72.5% of the capital to prevent a collapse of the airline due to the coronavirus crisis. The government already owns 50% of the shares and will invest 55 million euros to increase its equity to 72.5% in the airline, considered as a strategic asset for the country: it plays an essential role in the tourism sector, one of the engines of the Portuguese economy. (www.aviation24.be) Plus d'info...

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United Airlines resumes service between US and China

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United Airlines announced that it has resumed service to China with twice a week flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) via Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, Korea South as of today... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Royal Air Maroc To Layoff Personnel, Liquidate 20 Planes

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Morocco’s national airline Royal Air Maroc (AT) is preparing for a massive layoff plan, a reduction in the fleet, and the shutdown of certain agencies as part of its recovery plan to mitigate the impact of the three-month-long suspension of air traffic. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: UAE's newest airline to start flights on July 14

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The UAE’s newest airline will start operations with a flight to Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt on July 14. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on July 14 followed by flights to Sohag the next day. Customers can now book directly on Air Arabia’s website. (gulfnews.com) Plus d'info...

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My 787th Article: A Look at The 787 Dreamliner

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Back in May 2020, I wrote my 747th article on the Boeing 747 program, featuring its history and more. Now, around two months later, I have today hit my 787th article. This time with the history of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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The AvFix #2 - Pakistan Banned in Europe, 747 Sales Ending & More

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Welcome to the AvFix! The weekly show where we show you all of the top breaking news in the aviation world. This is episode 2 and contains news storys from what has been a crazy aviation week. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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Blue Air Enters Composition Agreement

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Yesterday, Blue Air (0B) announced the start of the preventive arrangement procedure to be able to fulfill all commitments to its passengers, employees, and partners and to be able to resume regular flights after 4 months of total or partial flight suspensions. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Spirit A319 Rescues Family Stranded in Turks & Caicos after Medical Emergency

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American low-cost airline Spirit is most known for its rock bottom self-proclaimed ‘Bare Fares’ and stripped back offering rather than industry-leading customer service but the Florida-based airline really went above and beyond when it rescued a stranded family from the Turks and Caicos Islands over the weekend. They even got their very own private Airbus A319 jet to fly them safely home to Puerto Rico. (plsairport.com) Plus d'info...

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Ethiopian 787 hit lighting mast after being sent to wrong de-icing stand

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Norwegian investigators have revealed that a de-icing vehicle driver vainly attempted to stop an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 from taxiing onto the wrong de-icing stand, before the jet’s right wing struck and felled a lighting mast at Oslo Gardermoen. The aircraft (ET-AUP), which was preparing for departure to Stockholm and Addis Ababa on 18 December 2018, had been given the wrong stand number, even though two de-icing co-ordinators had agreed on the correct stand allocation. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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