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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) Plus d'info...

  • 41

How We Made: Airplane!

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We used to seek out movies that were mind-numbingly serious and dub them with our own voices. Late one night, we caught Zero Hour! – a 1957 film about a former world war two pilot landing a stricken passenger flight – and thought: “Why don’t we recreate this whole movie instead?” (www.theguardian.com) Plus d'info...

  • 68

ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 40

Aeromexico Carried Out the Longest Flight of its History

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Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico's national carrier Aeromexico has carried out the longest flight in its history and that of Mexico. A Boeing 787-9 of AeroMexico made a non-stop flight from Shenzhen, China, to Mexico City. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 38

Airline stocks take off as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more travelers fly

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Shares of airlines took flight Tuesday, amid growing investor optimism over the easing of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions and as government data showed a continued increase in air travelers. (www.marketwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 66

Pakistan Airliner Landed Gear Up On First Try: Report

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Pakistan media is reporting Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK8303 landed gear up and the crew muscled it back into the air before it crashed on a second landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 people aboard on Friday. According to reports gathered by the Aviation Herald, the A320 slid on its nacelles at the airport in Karachi for more than a thousand feet before it became airborne again. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

  • 30

QTPod Self-Serve Terminal Network Crashes Leaving Hundreds of Airports Without Fuel Over The Weekend

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Saturday morning, May 30th, QTPod's network that processes all of their self-serve units crashed. Hundreds of airports not having mobile fueling trucks or personnel have been left without fuel during the weekend and there is no estimated timeframe when the network will be back online. (www.qtpod.com) Plus d'info...

  • 29

Alaska Forestry plane crashes near Aniak; all survive

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A State of Alaska Division of Forestry plane with four people on board crashed shortly after takeoff in the Western Alaska community of Aniak Thursday at 3:43 pm local time, a Forestry spokesperson said. The plane came to rest in a shallow body of water near the runway. The pilot, Mark Jordan and three other passengers were all Medevaced to Anchorage with non-life threatening injuries. The plane was a state-owned Air Commander 500. (www.ktuu.com) Plus d'info...

  • 35

Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 27

Iditarod Champ and dogs fly vintage DC-6B home

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2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner and dogs are finally heading home from Alaska to Norway after Covid-19 delayed their return when the race ended in March. Their ride is a historic aircraft that was purchased by a flight museum. If you are interested in following the history of this vintage aircraft and following Thomas' trip home, check out the Facebook group named DC-6B N151 (LN-SUB) Ferryflight Group. (m.facebook.com) Plus d'info...

  • 24

American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

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...demand is improving and net receipts have been in positive territory for the past 2-1/2 weeks. American’s planes were about 56% full over the long U.S. Memorial Day weekend, albeit in drastically reduced capacity... (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

  • 23

Airbus A220 Chief Engineer Explains How Cabin Air is Cleaner Than You Think

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When at cruising altitudes, the cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from the outside of the aircraft and passed through High-Efficiency-Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) filters (www.aviationtoday.com) Plus d'info...

  • 22

Emirates to resume flying A380s to Malaysia

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Emirates is planning to resume services to Kuala Lumpur effective 1 July with an initial timetable schedule extending to the end of October. (www.ttrweekly.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

80% Of Ryanair Passengers Still Haven’t Had A Refund

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Moreover, passengers have been told they could have to wait up to a year for their money. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

TAP Air Portugal To Resume Service From North America

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TAP Air Portugal (TP) will be re-opening its North American air service from June 4, with two weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon, following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

Emirates A380 Pilots Can’t Make Certain Approaches In Australia

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Emirates Airbus A380 pilots do not have permission to make particular types of approaches when flying to Australia and New Zealand. Australian authorities share that two separate incidents in Melbourne during the summer of 2016 led to this decision. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 18

Delta To Fly Final MD-88 and -90 Flights On June 2, 2020

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Delta has set a retirement date for its fleet of MD-88s and MD-90s. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting

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Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 18

Coronavirus: ORLY AIRPORT COULD REOPEN ON JUNE 26TH, 2020

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Could Orly airport reopen for summer? According to Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, interviewed by RTL, reopening the airport on June 26th, 2020 could be possible if the health situation allows it. The coronavirus epidemic causes heavy consequences for some fields. In Paris, tourism suffers from this health crisis and the collapse of the air traffic led to the closure of the Orly airport starting Tuesday March 31, 2020. The day before containment exit in France, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari says on RTL that… (www.sortiraparis.com) Plus d'info...

  • 17

Crashed PIA flight 'black boxes' to be examined in France

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Work on the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from a Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed in Karachi will begin on June 2, French air safety investigators said Saturday on Twitter. The recorders -- commonly known as "black boxes" -- were recovered after the flight, PIA 8303, crashed in a dense residential area adjacent to Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on May 22, killing all but two of the 99 people on board. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 38

After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up

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The summer travel season is kicking off this year with more uncertainty than any time in recent memory. The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to cancel vacation and travel plans. Airlines have lost billions of dollars in revenue, flying nearly empty planes and canceling tens of thousands of flights. (www.npr.org) Plus d'info...

  • 16

First Flight Now of First A220-CSeries Made In USA...

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Right now from Mobile, Alabama with live live link to the flight... (www.fliegerfaust.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

American Airlines says to cut management and support staff by 30%

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American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday. All major U.S. airlines have said they will need to shrink in the fall, once U.S. government payroll aid that bans involuntary job cuts expires on Sept. 30. Competitor United Airlines Holdings Inc has also said it will need to reduce its management and administrative… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Singapore Airlines To Restart Auckland & Christchurch Services

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Singapore Airlines (SQ/SIA) has this week announced it will be resuming services to New Zealand (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Emirates Expects Entire Airbus A380 Fleet To Be Flying By 2022

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UAE carrier Emirates expects its entire fleet of Airbus A380s to have returned to the skies by summer 2022. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Frontier Airlines adds four destinations to Fort Myers during industry turmoil

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Frontier Airlines will attempt to leave the industry catastrophe related to COVID-19 behind by increasing flight routes to and from Southwest Florida International Airport. Starting Thursday, customers could book round-trip flights from Fort Myers to the new destinations of Boston, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Long Island, New York (Islip) and Newark, New Jersey. (www.news-press.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Possible bird strike brings down RCAF Snowbird

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It’s a possibility that a bird strike brought down the Canadian Snowbird that killed one pilot and seriously injured another. (www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 14

How the ACJ320neo family has come of age

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Five years ago John Leahy, then Airbus chief operating officer, made his first and only visit to EBACE, to sign a single aircraft deal that heralded the launch of the ACJ320neo family, and a new era for the corporate airliner family. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Embraer delivers 14 first quarter 2020 planes

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Considered the third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, Embraer reported its deliveries for the first quarter of 2020... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Southwest Airlines adds 11 new routes, plans to resume a full schedule by year’s end

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On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier extended its schedule through Jan. 4, 2021. The plans call for about as many flights as it flew at the end of 2019 by the end of this year. That includes growing the number of available seats for sale by 10% or more at its bases in Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville (BNA) and Phoenix (PHX). (thepointsguy.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

MD-82 almost stalled at low level after go-around thrust overlooked

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Bulgarian investigators have revealed that a Boeing MD-82 almost stalled while nose-high at low level, after the crew did not engage go-around thrust during a missed approach at Tarbes-Lourdes airport. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Boeing Restarts 737 Max Production As Massive Job Cuts Detailed

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Boeing (BA) has resumed production of the troubled 737 Max jet, though regulators haven't cleared it to re-enter passenger service. (www.investors.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Lufthansa refuses to approve $9.9 billion bailout over EU conditions

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German airline Lufthansa refused to approve a €9 billion ($9.9 billion) state bailout on Wednesday due to concerns over conditions imposed by the European Union that would have forced the stricken carrier to give up key slots at two of its main hubs. As part of the rescue package, which would give the German government a 20% stake in the airline, the European Commission wants Lufthansa LHA, +1.02% to give up a number of its takeoff and landing slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports. It comes… (www.marketwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

First TAAG dash-8-400 Ready for Delivery

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The first de Havilland Aircraft of Canada dash-8-400 for Luanda -based TAAG Angola Airlines – Linhas Aereas de Angola (DT/DTA) is near completion of its flight test program. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

At Emirates, passenger planes are “converted” into Freighters

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To further optimize operations and cargo-carrying capacity, Emirates SkyCargo began to transport cargo in the hand luggage compartments and seats of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes with Cargo

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To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit. (www.nytimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

TAP Air Portugal Has The World’s First Makeshift A330neo Freighter

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TAP Portugal has become the first airline in the world to convert an A330-900 for cargo operations. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Lufthansa Completes & Finalises Bailout Package

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It is without a doubt a contentious topic. The world as we know it has changed beyond all recognition from the simple and routine of just a few short months ago. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Modified Cessna is the 'largest' electric aircraft to take flight

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Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30 minutes around Washington state’s Grand County International Airport using Magnix’s 750HP Magni500 motor instead of the usual turboprop engine. The flight was “flawless,” Magnix chief Roei Ganzarski said in a statement to FlightGlobal. (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

The Airbus A220 Could Be A Private Jet With This New Concept

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The Airbus A220 corporate jet concept has been developed by a consortium of three project partners (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Delta flies last MD88 & MD90 flights

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Today, June 2nd 2020, marks the end of an era for 2 Delta fleet types as the Delta McDonnell Douglas MD88 and MD90 make their last revenue flight. Both fleet types were set to be gradually phased out this year but had an accelerated retirement due to the covid pandemic. After the 2 iconic aircraft make their last flights with passengers, they will be repositioned to Blytheville Arkansas. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Could Boeing Be Close To Ending 747 Production?

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It is not just individual commercial passenger Boeing 747s that one by one enter early retirement as their respective airlines capitulate parts of their fleet to the pressures of the pandemic. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Ryanair French Staff Accuses Carrier of Redundancy Extorsion

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Ryanair (FR) French flight crew has accused Ryanair of blackmailing them into taking pay cuts or losing their jobs as the budget carrier is imposing a 20% pay cut for flight crew and 10% for cabin staff (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 31

Virgin Orbit 747 flight tracking

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Virgin 747 Cosmic Girl successfully completes its mission. Note the blip in the flight tracking data at launch point. (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Delta Cancels A350 Purchase From LATAM, Continues Joint-Venture Despite LATAM’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

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Delta Air Lines DAL and LATAM have modified their partnership agreement as Latin America’s largest airline group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Delta will pay LATAM $62 million for cancelling their agreement for Delta to purchase four of LATAM’s already delivered Airbus A350 aircraft, LATAM said in a court filing. The four A350s were part of Delta and LATAM’s 2019 partnership agreement that also saw Delta takeover 10 of LATAM’s future A350 deliveries. The change involving the 10… (www.forbes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

FAA post flight restrictions around Cape Canaveral for historic manned space launch

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restrictions around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Ryanair Condemns Lufthansa State Bailout

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If there is one thing we can rely on in aviation, it is that there will always be a long line of characters queuing up waiting to throw their voice into the choir of colorful opinions, some of which can be considered funny, some of them just simply rude, the rest absolutely bonkers. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways (BA) has announced today the suspension of its operations between Leeds Bradford (LBA) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports due to the current low passenger demand. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

[VIDEO] British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways has taken the decision to suspend its Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow operation, which was due to operate on a 10 per day service from the Summer. This has been a long-standing route in the network, but not all hope is lost, with BA stating the route will resume after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. European & Social Media Editor James Field delves into the actions of British Airways and what this has resulted in for the airline. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Boeing takes Embraer to arbitration over failed aviation deal

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So far, it has only been publicly known that Embraer had taken Boeing to arbitration (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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