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Lufthansa, Air France join forces against EU's climate plans for aviation

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BERLIN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - An alliance of airlines and airports called for changes to the European Union's planned climate change legislation on Monday, arguing it will make them less competitive with non-European rivals. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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First Boeing 737 MAX jet lands in Antarctica

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PRAGUE, CZECHIA — Low-cost Czech carrier Smartwings became the first airline to land in Antarctica with a Boeing 737 MAX 8. The landing at Troll Airfield at the northern tip of Antarctica took place on January 26, 2022. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

WHO Calls for the Lifting of Travel Bans

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Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO), recommended that countries around the world lift all COVID-19 travel restrictions. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the organization stated in a report that blanket travel bans "are not effective in suppressing international spread (as clearly demonstrated by the Omicron experience), and may discourage transparent and rapid reporting of emerging VOC [Variants of Concern]." (aeroxplorer.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Hong Kong Airport Passenger Volumes Lowest Since 1967: Chart

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Just 1.3 million passengers passed through Hong Kong International Airport in 2021, less than 2% of pre-COVID volume and the lowest total since 1967 when LBJ was still President and the 737-100 took its maiden flight. Hong Kong's Draconian travel restrictions were the obvious trigger. Air cargo volume, on the other hand, was virtually unaffected. (www.bloombergquint.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Alaska/Horizon cancel all flights at WA’s Paine Field Monday as 5G bars regional jets

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As fog shrouded Paine Field in Everett Monday, Alaska Air regional carrier Horizon Air was forced to cancel all commercial flights in and out of the airfield because of limitations on low visibility flying imposed to avoid 5G interference. Horizon is currently the sole airline operating commercial flights out of Paine Field and all those are flown on the Embraer E175, a 76-seat regional jet. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Airbus to create own airline to rent out whale plane

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Airbus plans to charter out its whale-shaped Beluga transport planes - whose main job until now has been to ferry aircraft parts between its plants in Europe - to help other industries haul urgently-needed outsized machinery by air. Airbus said the move to rent out spare capacity on its existing Beluga ST and new Beluga XL transporters would lead to the creation of a commercial-cargo airline subsidiary from 2023. Weeks after ending output of the world's largest passenger jet, the A380,… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Boeing and Qatar Airways is close to a deal for 50 B777X freighters, sources

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The talks between Boeing and Qatar Airways about the order of the B777X freighter variant are closing to a deal, according to the sources familiar with the matter. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Phillipine Airlines Returns To Tel Aviv After 60+ Years

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The flag carrier of the Philippines announced that they will be making their long-awaited return to Tel Aviv this April. Per Simple Flying. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing sinks to loss on $3.5 bln charge related to 787 delays

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Boeing Co said on Wednesday it incurred a $3.5 billion charge in the fourth quarter due to longer-than-expected delivery delays of its problem-plagued 787 Dreamliner. (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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IATA boss voices concerns over Airbus-Qatar jet order row

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PARIS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The head of a body representing global airlines waded into a high-profile dispute between Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar Airways on Tuesday, saying the planemaker's decision to revoke a jetliner contract was a new and "worrying" development. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Safety Board tight-lipped about two pilots’ in-flight health emergencies

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The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is citing privacy concerns and regulations after refusing to provide details concerning two WestJet pilots, one who collapsed in-flight and another who ended up hospitalized. The two incidents occurred on separate flights. On Dec. 6, 2021, a pilot flying from Calgary to Atlanta on WestJet flight 1590 had a health emergency and collapsed as passengers with medical training were in attendance. The flight was forced to turn around with a replacement pilot over… (tnc.news) Plus d'info...

  • 20

TCAS Saves Two Air Mauritius A350s From Mid-Air Collision

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Two Air Mauritius Airbus A350 flights headed in opposite directions narrowly avoided a mid-air collision as a result of what appears to be air traffic controller negligence. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Istanbul Airport Roof Caves In Under Weight Of Heavy Snowfall

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Unexpectedly extreme weather has caused chaos in the eastern Mediterranean this week. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Now, LATAM offers passengers free WhatsApp in-flight on aircraft in Brazil

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As of January 25, customers on domestic flights in the country will be able to send and receive texts on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and iMessage for free... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

Airbus’s Semi-Morphing Wing Completes First Flight In Spain

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Airbus is on a mission to improve efficiency through semi-morphing wings and a control system that can change their shape in flight. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Airbus launches cargo airline with whale-shaped super transporter

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This Beluga doesn't swim in the ocean. It flies large pieces of cargo and now Airbus is making it available to any customer. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 4

FedEx, UPS operate large Boeing freighters FAA says vulnerable to 5G

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Some major U.S. cargo airlines have planes that could be restricted from landing at airports under a new FAA directive related to 5G wireless. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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