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Delta CEO says airline will permanently ban passengers 'who refuse to display basic civility'

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The CEO of Delta Air Lines has announced that the carrier will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew. CEO Ed Bastian laid down the law in a memo sent to employees Friday, and shared with Fox News. The executive revealed that the airline has already added over 800 people to its no-fly list for refusing to wear mandatory face masks during travel, along with news of the company's latest policy. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 49

Virgin Orbit launches rocket from their modified Boeing 747

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Virgin Orbit successfully launched several satellites into space with a rocket deployed from a modified 747 in flight. The rocket was released from the plane a little before 11:40 AM PST today. See https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N744VG/history/20210117/1800Z/KMHV/KMHV/tracklog (www.bbc.com) Plus d'info...

  • 37

Man lived inside O’Hare for 3 months before detection

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A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his arrest. Two United Airlines employees approached Singh and asked to see his identification. Singh showed them an airport ID badge that he was wearing around his neck, which actually belonged to an operations manager who had reported it missing Oct. 26. (www.chicagotribune.com) Plus d'info...

  • 32

KLM To Halt Intercontinental Flights

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The move is part of the government’s requirement that all travelers, including crew, must undertake both a PCR and antigen test before flying. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 31

FAA approves airport coronavirus screenings, paving way for first program to launch in Iowa

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In Cedar Rapids, screeners from a local health-care group, Mercy Medical Center, will ask travelers questions about their health and potential exposure to the coronavirus, and also take their temperatures. The first step should take 10 seconds. Anyone who fails the initial screening will be subject to a second review, which Lenss said in a few weeks could include rapid testing. Those who seem sick would be urged not to travel and be referred back to their airline, which would make the final… (www.washingtonpost.com) Plus d'info...

  • 42

Pilot of N8114F spells “God Bless” over Iowa

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The pilot of N8114F, a PA-28-181 Archer II, has spelled the phrase “God Bless” over Iowa on January 11th. The flight lasted nearly 3 hours long and covered a distance of 341 miles as the pilot spelled out the message in bubble letters (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

  • 24

Men Who Gave CPR To Dying United Passenger With COVID Given $200 Flight Vouchers

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I think this is one of those “darned if you do, darned if you don’t” sort of things. (yourmileagemayvary.net) Plus d'info...

  • 20

FedEx To Retire Its Remaining MD-10s By 2023

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Global freight business FedEx appears set to retire its remaining Boeing MD-10s by 2023. FedEx currently flies a fleet of 17 MD-10s. But buried in FedEx’s second-quarter report for the 2021 fiscal year is the news FedEx will be phasing the planes out over the next couple of years. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

Airlines Reveal How Many People Are On Their No-Fly Lists

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Since March 2020, airlines have banned over 2,700 people from flying on their aircraft due to noncompliance with mask mandates, and the insurrection at the Capitol has barred dozens more. In an attempt to keep flying calm and orderly, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is checking “hundreds of names” that may be prohibited from boarding aircraft, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is cracking down on unruly passengers. (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

West Atlantic Boeing 737 Suffers Hard Landing at Exeter

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Yesterday a West Atlantic Boeing 737 suffered a hard landing incident at Exeter Airport, UK. The 26 years-old 737-400 freighter, with registration G-JMCY and having just performed flight NPT-05L from the East Midlands, UK, suffered a very hard landing at Exeter airport, UK. The below images show that the aircraft sustained major damage, however the 2 crew on board were not injured. (samchui.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

First Air Austral A220/CSeries Emerges In Mirabel, Quebec, Canada Airbus Factory

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Air Austral's very first Airbus A220 has been spotted outside the paintshop with its paintwork all complete. (www.fliegerfaust.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

Boeing jet's throttle becomes focus in Indonesia Sriwijaya Air crash probe

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Indonesian investigators probing the Jan 9 crash of a Sriwijaya Air flight are looking at the possibility that a malfunctioning automatic throttle could have led to the pilots losing control, according to a person familiar with the investigation. (www.straitstimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Alphabet will 'wind down' Loon's internet-broadcasting balloons

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Google’s parent company Alphabet is pulling the plug on Loon's internet-broadcasting balloons, apparently because it couldn’t make the whole thing commercially viable. (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 32

Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100

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Mr. Lumpkin, one of the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died on Dec. 26 at a hospital in Los Angeles, just a few days before his 101st birthday. He died of complications of Covid-19. (www.nytimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 117

So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

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Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Cat Reunited With Owner After 11 Days In LaGuardia Airport Ceiling

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Hooray! What starts as a sad story has a very happy ending! (yourmileagemayvary.net) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Singapore Airlines hopes to be world's first fully-vaccinated airline

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) ... that all of their crew members -- including pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone whose job requires contact with the public -- have been offered free coronavirus vaccines by the Singaporean government. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Airport for the supersonic age

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In the late 1960s, the expectation was that, by the late 20th century, the majority of long-haul passengers would fly in supersonic aircraft. Read here how major airports were preparing for that reality. Full of great images! (www.airporthistory.org) Plus d'info...

  • 12

FAA requires fuel-sealant inspections on some Boeing 737 Max

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The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing inspections of 25 Boeing 737 Max 9s after determining that a fuel sealant was not applied during manufacturing. (travelandaviation.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Boutique Air PC-12 gas wheel fall off

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A Boutique Air wheel fell into a yard near ORD. No injuries. (www.nbcchicago.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Electric aviation startup MagniX opens new headquarters and production facility in Everett

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Local aviation startup MagniX, which is developing electric motors to replace the gas turbine engines on commuter airplanes carrying up to 40 passengers, announced Tuesday it is consolidating its operations at a new facility in Everett. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Lufthansa Plans Its Longest Flight – 15 Hours In An Airbus A350

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It will be the longest flight that Lufthansa has carried out since it began operations 66 years ago. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Airbus Reportedly Planning To Increase A320 Production

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Airbus to open a mega warehouse in Hamburg. Scheduled to open in July, the mega warehouse will allow Airbus to better control its logistics and supply train. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA now has zero-tolerance policy for unruly airline passengers

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the FAA says passengers who interfere with, threaten or physically assault airline crew members or other passengers will face stiff penalties, including fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment, if they are convicted. The stricter policy also makes the wearing of face masks mandatory on all flights. (www.wcvb.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

The Demise of Eastern at 30

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Up now in Ask the Pilot: The Demise of Eastern at 30. On January 19th, 1991, one of aviation's most storied franchises ceased operations. (askthepilot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Russian Prototype MC-21 Slides Off Runway And Gets Stuck In The Snow

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A test flight for an Irkut MC-21 prototype aircraft ended in a slippery mess when the plane slid off the runway and got stuck in the snow (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Canada introduces additional requirements to allow return of the Boeing 737 MAX

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In March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX passenger airliner was grounded worldwide after 346 people died in two crashes (www.canada.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 8

What Happened To The Boeing 747s That Flew The Space Shuttle?

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With its unique design, the Boeing 747 is an aesthetically-striking aircraft in its own right. However, two of these iconic double-decker quadjets became perhaps even more conspicuous following the end of their passenger services. Of course, I am referring to the two 747-100s that NASA converted for use as ‘Shuttle Carrier Aircraft’ in the 1970s and ’80s. But what happened to these legendary outsize freighters? (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Pilot Report: My 737 MAX Simulator Ride

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One of the requirements for the return to service of this aircraft is that pilots undergo a training session in a simulator. The purpose of the sim ride is to familiarize pilots with the behavior and possible failure modes of various flight control and indication systems. The ride included demonstrations of the normal function of the speed trim system (STS) and Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) during a stall and failure scenarios of angle of attack (AOA) and airspeed… (www.avgeekery.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Lufthansa to carry out its longest passenger flight with polar explorers on board

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On behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, the Lufthansa Group's most sustainable aircraft, an Airbus A350-900, will be flying 13,700 kilometers nonstop from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands. The flight time is calculated at around 15:00 hours. There are 92 passengers booked for this charter flight LH2574, half of which are scientists and the other half, being the ship crew for the upcoming expedition with… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

This New 6-Passenger Electric Aircraft Could Revolutionize Commuting

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A UK startup has just released a redesigned six-seat eVTOL that it plans to start flying next year. Autonomous Flight revamped its initial two-seat Y6S design into a larger-cabin all-electric aircraft called, appropriately, the Y6SPlus. The aircraft will have a range of 80 nautical miles, with speeds of up to 125 mph. (robbreport.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Europe Explores Standardized COVID Passports

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The European Commission is working on a standard COVID vaccine passport, which would allow for an easy verification that one is vaccinated. If completed, this would allow for more effortless travel between participants. Officials from these countries plan to meet virtually this week to look deeper into making this a reality. So far, a number of countries have already shown their support for this idea, hinting that it could be widely approved in the near future. (theexplorerblog.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

ANA 777 Suffers Engine Issues over Chicago

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Japanese Airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) suffered an engine issue shortly after takeoff from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, reporting vibrations in engine no. 1 after departing ORD. (theexplorerblog.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Airlines Greatly Increasing Safety Ahead of Presidential Inauguration

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After the violence at the Capitol last week, airlines are taking action to ensure the safety of the presidential inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. Given the threat of additional violence or armed protests, the FBI and TSA are working with airlines to increase security procedures on flights to and from Washington, DC. Overall, this level of security is unprecedented and has not been seen since the months immediately after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. (theexplorerblog.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Two entire planes affected by COVID days after Canada implements negative test requirement

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At least 72 international flights land in Canada with infected passengers since negative test requirement began Jan. 7 (torontosun.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Delta Boeing 767 Returns To JFK With Landing Gear Troubles

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The crew decided to return to the departure airport and declared an emergency. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

JetBlue and American Airlines Announce More Details of Codeshare Partnership

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JetBlue and American Airlines have announced the latest updates and received Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for their new partnership. The new codeshare is expected to further round out American’s domestic network in regions of the country where it has a smaller influence such as the Northeast and will give more slots to JetBlue at busy airports like JFK. (theexplorerblog.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

Allegiant’s Time To Thrive: How The Crisis Could Be Good For The Carrier

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Allegiant Air is an ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) that can sometimes fly under the radar, so to speak. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

American Airlines To Get $3.1bn In Additional Government Support

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American Airlines received over $5 billion under the initial PSP enacted right at the start of the crisis. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

Vistara is World’s First Airline to Feature Panasonic’s Arc 3D Map App

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Vistara has upgraded the map application in its inflight entertainment (IFE) system and launched Arc, Panasonic Avionics’ new, state-of-the-art, 3D inflight map application on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The map platform will be progressively made available on the airline’s brand new A321neo aircraft as well. (www.outlookindia.com) Plus d'info...

  • 4

Former Boeing CEO Muilenburg Is Said to Plan Blank-Check Company

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Dennis Muilenburg, the former chief executive officer of Boeing Co. who stepped down during the 737 Max crisis, is close to filing for a blank-check company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Muilenburg, who resigned in 2019 from Boeing’s board and top job, plans to raise about $200 million in a special purpose acquisition company, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private. (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 4

Severely damaged West Atlantic UK Boeing 737 after hard touchdown at Exeter Airport, UK

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On social media platforms, users indicate that the aircraft got damaged to this extent after a hard touchdown and that Royal Mail was unable to offload the cargo. (www.aviation24.be) Plus d'info...

  • 4

U.S. Adds Comac to DOD Sanctions List

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The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday added Comac among eight other Chinese companies to its list of civil entities that allegedly contribute advanced technologies to China’s effort to modernize the People’s Liberation Army. The list of companies, the initial iteration of which the DOD released to Congress in June 2020, includes several other Chinese aerospace companies such as Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), maker of the MA-700 regional turboprop. The move comes days before… (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

  • 4

GlobalX takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 at Miami International Airport

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GlobalX will provide charter airlift for major airlines, tour operators, professional and collegiate sports teams, casinos, and corporate groups. (www.laranews.net) Plus d'info...

  • 16

United Airlines invades Delta's backyard with Atlanta cargo route

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United Airlines goes after Delta's Atlanta hub for cargo share. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 4

Airlines absorb $391 billion revenue shortfall in 2020

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It was a long and difficult 2020 for airlines in 2020, capped off with a big revenue deficit. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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