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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

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NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

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A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday. The NTSB's final accident report points to actions by the pilot and co-pilot in the Aug. 15, 2019 plane crash at an airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Earnhardt was with… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

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Heart Aerospace on Wednesday unveiled the electric propulsion system that will power the ES-19 regional airliner it claims will be ready to enter commercial service in the summer of 2026. The Swedish company, which is backed by EQT Ventures, also announced that it has secured €2.5 million ($2.9 million) in financial support from the European Innovation Council Green Deal Accelerator Program. The 19-seat ES-19 features four propellers powered by electric motors. The preliminary design for the… (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

  • 33

A History of the Boarding Bridge

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Surprisingly thorough history of the jetbridge, the origins of which date back to 1931... (www.airporthistory.org) Plus d'info...

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Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo assembled in France

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Bye bye big bird, No more A380's being built in France (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 31

FAA Clears Harrison Ford In Hawthorne Runway Mishap

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HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) – Actor Harrison Ford has been cleared following an investigation into a piloting incident which occurred Hawthorne Municipal Airport in April. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the case after requiring that the 78-year-old Ford take a “remedial runway incursion training course,” an FAA spokesperson told CBSLA in a statement Thursday. On the afternoon of April 24, the “Indiana Jones” star was landing a small plane known as an Aviat Husky when he crossed an airplane… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

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JetBlue Releases First Photos Of “Streamers” Tail on A321LR For London Flights

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JetBlue has lifted the veil on a new and special tail livery, dubbed “streamers”. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 29

Air Force 2 Reports Bird Strike and Returns - C-17 Becomes Air Force 2

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Air Force 2 Hit By Bird Strike After Takeoff From New Hampshire. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended a rally in Gilford Tuesday, returned to Washington via cargo jet after Air Force 2 was grounded (patch.com) Plus d'info...

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In 2005, Helios flight 522 crashed into a Greek hillside. Was it because one man forgot to flip a switch?

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Early on the morning of 14 August 2005, Alan Irwin, then 44, was with his partner, Donna, and their two young children in an apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was a convenient base, only minutes from the airport. Irwin was an aircraft engineer; he had become obsessed with the technical aspects of planes as a young man in the Royal Air Force, following in the footsteps of his father, also an aircraft engineer and pilot. “I enjoy being around machines,” Irwin says. “If they’re broken, they’re… (www.theguardian.com) Plus d'info...

  • 22

GE9X Jet Engine Wins Certification

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GE9X engine for Boeing Co's BA.N 777X passenger jet has been certified by the FAA (www.geaviation.com) Plus d'info...

  • 18

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane found rotting in ghostly Arctic aircraft graveyard

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The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P was found in Chersky, north Russia A photo shows Cold War tsar Khrushchev with the plane in the late 1950s It lies among other relics of Soviet aviation in the polar village's plane cemetery Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's historic personal plane has been found rotting in an aircraft graveyard in the Arctic. The rusting twin-engine Ilyushin Il-14P, which he flew after succeeding Stalin in the Kremlin, was located in Chersky, in the north of… (www.dailymail.co.uk) Plus d'info...

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Beach landing for airbus A400M

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Huge Airbus A400M Atlas makes spectacular beach landing (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

Delta To Retire All Its Boeing 717s And 767-300ERs

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Delta Air Lines has set out plans to retire all of its Boeing 717s and 767-300ERs. The two types will exit the airlines’ fleet by December 2025. Alongside these aircraft, from its regional brand, Delta will be retiring all of its 50-seater Bombardier CRJ200s. Retiring the aircraft Delta Air Lines announced on September 25th that it would retire all Boeing 717-200s and all 767-300ERs by December 2025. Meanwhile, the CRJ200s will be retired by December 2023. Delta stated in an investor update that… (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

There’s Less Than 1% Chance of Catching Covid-19 Flying, Says Airline Exec

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Executives from four major U.S. airlines share thoughts on blocked middle seats, the future of business travel, and the issues that’ll affect flying beyond the pandemic. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

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Ukraine International Rolls Out 13 Hour Boeing 737 Flight To New York

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Ukrainian International Airlines will be resuming service from its hub at Kyiv Boryspil International Airport to JFK Airport in New York City. The service will see spending 12 and a half hours in a Boeing 737-900. The flight will have a technical stop in Iceland. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week

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Boeing's 737 Max jet to be piloted by FAA Administrator Dickson next week (www.foxbusiness.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Pilot may have been attempting aerobatics when crashed in Groton, SD.

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The pilot died and his wife was hospitalized. This was at a Fly In/Drive In event. He was flying a 1997 American Champion 8KCAB (www.argusleader.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Would you risk getting COVID-19 for unlimited flights?

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Despite conclusive evidence that COVID-19 can spread rapidly on flights, airlines are attempting to woo passengers back onto planes with unlimited flight promotions. (nypost.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Proposed US fix for Boeing 737 Max software does not address Ethiopian crash scenario

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The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) has told American aviation regulators that the Boeing 737 Max needs better fixes for its infamous MCAS software, warning that a plane crash which killed 149 people could happen again. (www.theregister.com) Plus d'info...

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George Biggs, one of the last living Tuskegee Airman, dies at 95

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Biggs joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 after he turned 18, though he had attempted to join in 1941 when he was 16. (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Peak shipping season for air cargo heats up to full boil

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Tight capacity for cargo shippers, extreme competition to reserve aircraft space are translating into very high rates, especially out of Asia to the U.S. and Europe. Lots of market forces are all at play now. Freighter aircraft are in extremely high demand. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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This weird-looking plane could someday be a fast, clean option for air travel

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The Celera 500L is a strange-looking aircraft that its creators hope will change the way some of us fly. Its fuselage resembles a sleek blimp, or maybe the noggins of the Coneheads of Saturday Night Live yore. Odd as it may appear, this experimental aircraft has completed 31 flights so far, all of them out of California. (www.popsci.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Airlines call for COVID-19 tests before all international flights

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Global airlines called on Tuesday for airport COVID-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

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Ukraine International Airlines plans New York regular service resumption in Dec 2020

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Ukraine International Airlines in recent schedule update plans to resume regular scheduled service to New York during winter season. Current schedule and reservation list the airline to operate Kyiv Borispil – Reykjavik Keflavik – New York JFK routing, on board Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The twice weekly flights to operate form 09DEC20, and it does not have traffic rights for Reykjavik on PS231/232. PS231 KBP1000 – 1315KEF1415 – 1535JFK 73J 37 PS232 JFK2210 – 0840+1KEF0940+1 – 1630+1KBP 73J 37 (www.routesonline.com) Plus d'info...

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Military plane carrying cadets crashes near Kharkiv (Photo, video)

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A military transport plane, an An-26, has crashed in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, in eastern Ukraine. (www.unian.info) Plus d'info...

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U.N. aviation agency ICAO advises Pakistan to suspend issuance of new pilot licenses

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has advised Pakistan to undertake "immediate corrective actions" and suspend the issuance of any new pilot licenses in the wake of a scandal over falsified licenses, according to an official and a document seen by Reuters. The recommendations from ICAO, a specialized agency of the United Nations that works to ensure safety in international air transport, come days after Pakistan opened a criminal probe into 50 pilots and five civil… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Japanese airline JAL to use gender-neutral passenger greetings

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Japan Airlines (JAL) will be dropping "ladies and gentlemen" in favor of more inclusive greetings like "attention all passengers" and "welcome, everyone" from October 1 on flights and in airports worldwide. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Video: First Fighter FAB Gripen flies in Brazil

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The aircraft landed by ship at the port of Itajaí in Santa Catarina and is already on Brazilian soil at Embraer in Gavião Peixoto, in the interior of São Paulo, where it will continue with the flight tests. The official presentation flight will take place on October 23, Aviator and Brazilian Air Force Day (FAB)... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Sydney Airport COVID-19 slowdown hands hobby pilots bucket list take-off experience

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Hobby pilots have been landing and taking off from Sydney Airport during the coronavirus period. Restrictions on air travel mean commercial jets are barely using the airport's runways. Recreational pilot Mark Keech said landing at the airport was a unique opportunity he had to take. (www.abc.net.au) Plus d'info...

  • 8

How Far Can A Modern Twin Jet Fly On One Engine?

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While engine failures these days are rare, they still happen from time to time. However, passengers don’t need to worry, as modern jets are designed to fly safely on one engine. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Fiji Airways retires its only Boeing 737-700

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Fiji Airways announced on social media the retirement and end of lease of its only Boeing 737-700 (DQ-FJF) on September 18, 2020: The aircraft, named “Island of Koro”, was ferried to Teesside Airport. (worldairlinenews.com) Plus d'info...

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JetBlue announces LAS, LAX, SFO, and CUN from Hartford

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JetBlue has today (22 September) said that it will start four new routes from Hartford: to Cancun, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These four markets had over 365,000 passengers last year, OAG Traffic Analyser, using MIDT booking data, shows. 86% were indirect. JetBlue’s four new routes add to multiple other leisure-driven services it has announced recently in its understandable pursuit of the leisure dollar given stronger demand from this segment. And they are the latest in its… (www.anna.aero) Plus d'info...

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European Commission proposes a single European sky for ATC

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Today (September 22), the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is to modernise the management of European airspace and to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths. This can reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions. (worldairlinenews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Airforwarders adjust to new COVID business environment

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A survey by the Airforwarders Association shows how COVID has impacted business for its members, who manage cargo shipments for retailers, manufacturers, non-governmental organizations and other entities. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA Recommends Airlines Warn Pilots About Boeing 787 ILS Issue

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin for owners and operators of Boeing’s Dreamliner on Thursday (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing Clocks New Orders For Converted 737 Freighters

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Boeing announced it had received two firm orders for converted 737-800 freighters. This means the manufacturer now has a total of 134 orders. With such strong demand, Boeing will open two new conversion lines in Asia to meet its customer’s needs. One line will open in Singapore, and another will open in Guangzhou, China. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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GOL (GOLL4) now has 302 flights and reopens 3 bases in September

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Brazil: The company has also started flying in partnership with VoePASS for Sorriso (SMT) and Rondonopolis (ROO) in the state of Mato Grosso. In resumption, Londrina, PR (LDB), Juiz de Fora, MG (IZA) and Presidente Prudente, SP (PPB) are the news in search of greater connectivity with the hubs of Guarulhos (GRU), Brasilia (BSB) and Rio de Janeiro / Galeão (GIG) and gain reinforcement for the Belém (BEL), Fortaleza (FOR) and Salvador (SSA) bases, responsible for serving rising regional markets... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Etihad To Increase Boeing 787 Fleet to 51 | Airways Magazine

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Etihad Airways (EY) has unveiled to Middle-Eastern media that it will increase its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to 51 by next year. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

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Iran Air Refurbishes One Of Its Boeing 747s

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Iran Air has completed the refurbishment works on one of its Boenig 747-200. The aircraft, registered EP-ICD, is a 32-year-old model and has been in service with Iran Air since 2008. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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How Airbus aircraft are kept on the ground by the pandemic?

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The manufacturer Airbus developed special tools to manage the operational impact of the aircraft at this time and to plan the return to flights... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

Embraer (ERJ) suffers impacts of the pandemic and reduces employees

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The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer worsened in situations with the break of partnership with Boeing and with the time of the pandemic... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

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Police Escort For Tennessee Takeoff

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It’s not every day a pilot gets a police escort for takeoff but a Cessna 172 owned by the East Tennessee Pilots Club had motorcycles and cars with lights blazing for its short hop to Island Home Airport near Knoxville on Wednesday morning. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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