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Designers hope hydrogen-powered plane will fly halfway around the world without refueling

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One of the toughest nuts to crack when it comes to developing carbon-free transportation is flying. Commercial electric planes won't be feasible until batteries become more powerful and lightweight. Hydrogen-powered flight is another possible way forward, and a research group has revealed what such a plane could look like. The FlyZero project, which is led by the Aerospace Technology Institute and funded by the UK government, came up with a concept for a liquid hydrogen-powered midsize… (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

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Aviation Stats Update - December 6, 2021

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"After the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, commercial airline traffic saw an expected dip but has since increased, bringing commercial airline traffic within 12% of 2019 numbers, the smallest gap the US has seen this year." (blog.flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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EASA Issues Airbus A350 Lightning Protection Directive For 13 Jets

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that relates to the Expanded Copper Foil (ECF) on 13 Airbus A350s. The regulator has preliminarily warned that the material that offers lighting protection may have not been installed properly on these widebodies’ wing covers. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport achieves carbon neutrality, one of four airports in North America

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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has been recognized as one of four airports in North America to reach carbon neutrality, with a Level 3+ Accreditation by Airports Council International – North America’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. (www.austintexas.gov) Plus d'info...

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Sully Named To ICAO

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The Senate last week confirmed Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger as its ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Sullenberger was the pilot monitoring when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport in January of 2009, killing both engines on the A320. He took control from FO Jeff Skiles and deadsticked the airliner to a fatality-free ditching on the Hudson River. The instant fame of the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilots… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Why Airline Shares Are Flying High Today

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Fauci's comments helped spark a 2% rally on Wall Street on Monday, and airlines are rallying well ahead of market averages. The airlines are healthy enough to survive all but a nightmare scenario where we return to early COVID-related lockdowns and travel restrictions, and Fauci's comments are an indication that, at least at this point, we do not appear to be heading in that direction. (www.fool.com) Plus d'info...

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USA Jet's first MD88 & new livery

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USA Jet's first McDonnell Douglas MD88SF N832US wearing their new livery taking off and landing at Willow Run, YIP 12-4-21. Ex Delta N978DL (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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