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Pilot Who Became Incapacitated During American Airlines Flight Dies

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An airline pilot who became incapacitated during a flight from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, on November 19 has died. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was required flight crew aboard Envoy Air Flight 3556, an Embraer E175 operated as American Eagle, with service from Chicago O’Hare (KORD) to John Glenn International Airport (KCMH). According to LiveATC.com, approximately 30 minutes into the flight, the pilot flying as first officer notified air traffic control: “Need to return, the… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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FAA: Pilots should be capable of flying aircraft manually when needed

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WASHINGTON — According to Federal Aviation Administration, airlines need to provide more extensive pilot training to avoid potential accidents when pilots are forced to take manual control during emergencies or become confused due to erroneous flight data provided by automated systems. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Rolls Royce conducts third test of hydrogen powered aircraft engine

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In September, Rolls-Royce presented its AE 2100 test engine at an easyJet conference on the airline's roadmap to net zero aviation. Today the BBC has reported that Rolls-Royce, in partnership with easyJet, has commenced tests running the AE 2100 on hydrogen. (simpleflying.com) More...

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The US regulator mandates additional measure for inadvertent autopilot engagement in A220s during take-off

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration revealed two of 38 Airbus A220 take-off incidents were nearly catastrophic. The unintentional autopilot engagement requires additional precautionary measures to prevent a recurrence, the US regulator says. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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UK Sending Retired Sea Kings to Ukraine

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As part of its “unwavering support,” the British government will provide Ukraine with three retired Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopters. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced the deal last week ahead of a regional European meeting to discuss continued military aid to Ukraine. The first helicopter has been delivered and the Royal Navy is providing Ukrainian crews with training. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Pilots flying under BasicMed can soon act as safety pilots

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When FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen signed a final rule requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots, it affected a very small number of pilots. But one of two “miscellaneous amendments” to the final rule does impact general aviation pilots who fly under BasicMed. The final rule makes a “minor change” to “allow a required pilot flightcrew member who is not acting as PIC to operate under BasicMed.” Translation? That means the more than 60,000 pilots who now fly under… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

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British Airways prefers Gatwick over Heathrow for operational expansion

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LONDON, UK — As relations with Britain's busiest airport deteriorate due to a protracted dispute, British Airways aims to boost its operations at Gatwick. The national carrier of the UK will increase its flights from Sussex rather than expanding its Heathrow operations. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Mooney Crashes Into Power Lines in Gaithersburg, MD

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On Sunday, November 27, 2022, an MFC Corp Mooney M20J departed Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York at 3:00 p.m., before crashing and becoming entangled in power lines approximately two-and-a-half hours later. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Airbus is building a hydrogen fuel-cell engine for aircraft

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As part of its goal to have zero-emission aircraft enter service by 2035, Airbus has announced the development of a hydrogen fuel-cell engine designed for airplanes. Unlike Rolls-Royce's recently announced jet engine that burns hydrogen directly, it would use an electric motor just like fuel-cell cars, while emitting only H20. It could eventually be employed in commercial aircraft that could carry up to 100 passengers around 1,000 nautical miles (1,150 miles), the company said. (www.engadget.com) More...

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Passenger Jet Flies Over Launchpad Right as SpaceX Rocket Takes Off

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Passengers on board a United Airlines commercial jet flying over Florida's Cape Canaveral were able to spot an amazingly rare sight in the distance: a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, far below. (futurism.com) More...

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Flying Delta Premium Select at Comfort Plus Prices: JFK to SFO Trip Report

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Recently, on my trip home from the East Coast, I took advantage of one of the best deals you can find on Delta: Premium Select seats at Comfort Plus prices. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Back in the saddle: Air Canada relaunches equine service

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Air Canada once upon a time transported horses. The airline is now operating all-cargo jets and horses are back in the product portfolio. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Let's remember: Southwest Airlines flight 1380

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Let's just remember that day when SWA1380 went on the news April 17th, 2018, after an engine explosion. The captain, Tammie Jo Shults, managed to safely land the bummed 737-700 with God's help. Read more about this in the link below. Have a great day. (samchui.com) More...

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TATA Group & Singapore Airlines Agree to Merge Vistara into Air India by March 2024; 25.1% Stake for Singapore Airlines for New "Air India"

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Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Tuesday announced that they will merge Vistara into Air India, with a target to complete the process by March 2024 subject to regulatory approvals (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

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EasyJet and Rolls-Royce Test Hydrogen Propulsion System

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Rolls-Royce and EasyJet have completed ground tests with an early concept demonstrator for a hydrogen propulsion system that they hope will eventually be capable of powering narrowbody airliners. The partners announced on November 28 that they recently ran a modified Rolls-Royce AE 2100 A turboprop airliner engine on green hydrogen made from wind and tidal power inspired by the United Nations-backed Race to Zero campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Airbus faces growing end-year jet delivery crunch -sources

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PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is facing an increasingly tight end-year scramble to reach 2022 delivery goals, industry sources and preliminary data suggested on Monday, but analysts said investors would ignore a narrow miss as attention turns to 2023. Airbus has told investors it plans to deliver "around 700" commercial aircraft in 2022. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Alaska 737-900 shadow landing at KSAN 10 November 2022

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Shadow of Alaska 1380 landing at San Diego KSAN Thursday 11 November 2022. Landing at KSAN is always a treat, descending so low over the city. This day at this time produced a crystal clear almost mesmerizing shadow jumping up and down on streets and buildings. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Cat's out of the bag when TSA finds stowaway feline at JFK

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Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause. As the bag went through the X-ray unit Nov. 16, the Transportation Security Administration agent was in for a surprise: Inside were four paws and a tail belonging to a feline stowaway. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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Air Travel is Broken. Can it Be Fixed?

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Up now in Ask the Pilot: The State of Flying in 2022. Air Travel is Broken. Can it Be Fixed? (askthepilot.com) More...

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Small plane crashes into power lines in Montgomery County causing widespread power outages

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The airplane is hanging in the high tension wires 100 feet up. Two Passengers in the plane are not injured. (www.fox5dc.com) More...

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Halifax air crash voice recording can be disclosed in civil case

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The Supreme Court of Canada says the cockpit voice recording from an Air Canada plane that crashed on a Halifax runway can be disclosed to parties in a class-action lawsuit. (halifax.citynews.ca) More...

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Three convicted of murder in Malaysian Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine

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A Dutch court on Thursday Nov. 17 convicted three men of murder for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with a Russian surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard the aircraft as it flew over a separatist-controlled region of eastern Ukraine in 2014. (www.airguide.info) More...

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First F-16 Fighter Rolls Out at New Greenville Assembly Line

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Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first new-build F-16C/D Block 70/72 fighter. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Qantas 747s face 80km/h winds in Mojave boneyard – Australian Aviation

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Qantas’ retired 747s face an evening of 80 km/h gale-force winds in their final resting place of the Mojave desert boneyard. The storage facility’s director of public safety sent out an alert on Tuesday after the US National Weather Service issued a wind advisory to the airport. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Texas Midair Collision

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released the preliminary report on the fatal midair collision between a B-17G and P-63F Kingcobra during the Wings Over Dallas airshow on November 12. According to the NTSB report, there were no altitude deconfliction briefed before the flight or while the airplanes were in the air. Altitude deconfliction procedures are established in the event pilots find themselves at an improper altitude during the flight. Six people were killed in the… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Flair Airlines plane from Vancouver to Kitchener-Waterloo runs off runway during landing

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A Flair Airlines plane has run off the runway in Kitchener-Waterloo, south-west of Toronto, Friday morning. According to Flair, the plane, which originated in Vancouver, “exited the runway” at the end of its landing at around 6:30 a.m. (vancouver.citynews.ca) More...

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Croatia Airlines signs firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft

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Croatia Airlines, Croatia’s national flag carrier based in Zagreb, has signed a firm order for six A220-300 aircraft. Croatia Airlines plans to lease an additional nine A220s, taking its total commitment for the type to 15. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Boeing 777X Test Flights Suspended Over Engine Issue

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has temporarily suspended the flight testing of the 777X pending a potential issue with the General Electric GE9X engines that power the aircraft. “We are reviewing a technical issue that occurred during GE9X post-certification engineering testing, and we are closely coordinating with Boeing on our findings to support their return to flight testing,” GE Aerospace [NYSE: GE] said. The potential issue was discovered during a borescope inspection of a flight test engine. Both GE… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Sun Country to inaugurate new 85 mile route on December 1st

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On December 1, 2022 Sun Country will inaugurate service between MSP and EAU (Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) using one of their 737s. Introductory fares begin at a bargain price of $40 each way! (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

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Air Canada launches North America's only nonstop flight to Bangkok

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For the first time in 10 years, there's now a nonstop flight between North America and the capital of one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, Thailand. On December 1 at 11 p.m. local time, Air Canada flight AC65 took off from Vancouver International Airport to begin the 15-hour and 55-minute journey to Bangkok. (edition.cnn.com) More...

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McCauley Completes Vibration Tests on Denali Prop

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A new prop for a new engine—and airframe—has completed key tests in the ongoing quest towards certification on the Beechcraft Denali. McCauley, a division of Textron Aviation, announced on its social media channels Wednesday that the C1106 prop completed vibration testing married to the GE Catalyst turboprop powerplant expected to drive the Denali. The 5-blade composite propeller would be the first to the field with the Catalyst. It completed wind tunnel testing last December in Switzerland at… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Antonov Begins Designing New AN-225

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Antonov Company has just announced that they will begin planning out the new design of the biggest aircraft in the world, the Antonov AN-225, shortly after it was destroyed in the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Two firefighters have died after a plane crashed into a fire truck while taking off at Peru's busiest airport.

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The Latam Airlines plane collided with the truck just before 15:30 (20:30 GMT) on Friday at Jorge Chávez International Airport in the capital, Lima. (www.bbc.com) More...

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More than 150 flights canceled at Sea-Tac amid Seattle-area snow

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As wintry weather blew into the Seattle area, 162 flights arriving at or departing from Sea-Tac were canceled and 326 were delayed as of noon Tuesday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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