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FlightAware Aviator on Just Plane Radio 7-31-21

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"Now [flight schools] can actually see when their students are on a cross-country flight... Instead of just watching the clock, hoping ya know, here's the flight plan, but where's our airplane? [Flight schools now] know right down to the minute, and I think their instructors will find [Aviator] equally as valuable." - Dennis Hayes "Captain Dennis" | Just Plane Radio (www.justplaneradio.com) Plus d'info...

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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 days

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Dennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) Plus d'info...

  • 33

Frankfurt Airport opens a multi-media Visitor Center

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Frankfurt Airport's new visitor center is now open where FlightAware's data powers the 'The Globe' which "is said to be the most technologically sophisticated exhibit, its interactive LCD wall designed to visualise all active flights around the world in real time." (airport-world.com) Plus d'info...

  • 61

149 Kg Concorde RC Model - Simply Amazing!

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I hope this isn’t inappropriate for this forum but I can’t think of an audience more likely to be inclined to appreciate it. Just when you think you’ve seen it all... (youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 36

Airbus officially confirms the A350F

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FRANKFURT, GERMANY — European planemaker Airbus now targets one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet.Airbus, today, officially announced the upcoming freighter version of its new-generation passenger jet Airbus A350. “We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than-expected half-year results. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

Man duct-taped to seat after allegedly groping flight attendants

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An “aggressive” passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was duct-taped to his seat after allegedly groping two flight attendants and assaulting another, video shows. (nypost.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

ExpressJet to Resume Operations

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ExpressJet Airlines says it will resume service “within the quarter” after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted the regional carrier permission to restart commercial operations under its own brand. Atlanta-based ExpressJet had shuttered in September 2020 after United Airlines terminated its exclusive flying agreement with the airline. It applied to the DOT for recertification on 15 April, saying at the time it planned to fly point-to-point routes to underserved cities that had lost… (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 18

Aviation heavyweights flock to U.S. grassroots air jamboree to fill pilot shortage

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The wings of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner swept over green fields populated by colorful small planes, lending a rare corporate touch to the world's largest grassroots air show this past week. EAA AirVenture brought together more than half a million aviation enthusiasts and thousands of vintage or homebuilt aircraft and aerobatic showstoppers to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for a celebration dubbed the Woodstock of aviation. For one week, the annual summer event becomes the world's busiest airspace… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 17

Two American travelers to Canada fined $16,000 each for fake vaccination documents

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Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each - around $16,000 USD - for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents. The unnamed travelers arrived from the U.S. in Canada the week of July 18. Officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) fined each traveler four times for a total of 19,720 CAD per traveler. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Air Austral’s Airbus A220s Stop In Toulouse En Route To Reunion

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Two of three Airbus A220s bound for Air Austral have stopped off in Toulouse en-route to their new home in Réunion. The two aircraft are expected to be joined by the third and final aircraft shortly. The last aircraft is currently in the French capital city, Paris. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

The shipping company DHL is the first customer for Eviation's electric cargo planes

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Logistics provider DHL Express is adding electric cargo planes to its fleet, becoming the first customer for Eviation, a Seattle-based electric aviation company. Why it matters: As delivery on demand explodes, shipping and logistics providers like DHL are under pressure to make every mode of their operations more sustainable — aircraft, trucks, last-mile delivery vans, and even their buildings. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Aviation Stats Update: July 30, 2021

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"Europe's commercial airline traffic surged 171% in the past three months, starting with an average of 6,667 airline flights in a day (the week of April 20), then soaring this week to an average of 18,041 airline flights in a day. " (blog.flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Boeing Sees Chinese Max Certification by Year-end

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Boeing expects China’s civil aviation authority to certify the 737 Max for return to service in that country by the end of the year, an eventuality that will allow its plan to increase production rates from 16 to 31 in early 2022. Although the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s approval by year-end remains an assumption, Boeing CEO David Calhoun reported during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday that he feels confident in the projection given the feedback he has… (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Gentle Reminder : Flying Drones In Canada

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Just a Gentle Reminder, please follow the url above, for current regulations about flying drones in Canada, also please bear in mind, a missing sign near an airport fence, does not constitute, permission to fly a drone, without permission for blogging or film purposes. Thank you. (tc.canada.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Brazil's Gol to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX in fleet renewal

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Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has signed an agreement to buy 28 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft that will replace 23 of its 737-800 NGs through the end of 2022, the airline said in a securities filing on Tuesday. Gol said the new planes will reduce unit costs by 8% next year and are expected to generate about $200 million in cash equity gains. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

A Boeing 737’s unstabilized approach into Bhutan

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The cockpit video footage has emerged of a July 12, 2021, flight from Kolkata, India (CCU), to Paro, Bhutan (PBH). The flight was operated by Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines, with a Boeing 737-300 that had the registration code PK-YGW. The 23-year-old plane was in a cargo configuration, and allegedly carrying vaccines to Bhutan. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA demands that Boeing flight manuals give more detail on pilot emergency procedures

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Boeing, under intensifying regulatory scrutiny after the fatal MAX crashes, has been directed by the Federal Aviation Administration to rework its flight manuals for both the 777X and MAX 10 to include detailed emergency pilot procedures. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency Landing

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On May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

Alaska Airlines pioneers A.I. to plan flight routes, saving fuel and time

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One morning last week, Alaska Airlines flight 1380 thundered down the runway of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and ascended into clear blue skies, bound for San Diego. The flight pushed back from the gate five minutes ahead of its 6:10 a.m. scheduled departure time. But its journey really began several hours earlier, about a mile away from the airport, on the sixth floor of Alaska Airlines’ new steel and glass headquarters building, known as “The Hub.” (fortune.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Boutique French airline ventures into air cargo

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La Compagnie operates a niche trans-Atlantic service and is now turning to cargo for extra revenue. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Unique Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Offered For Sale

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As some may have inferred from the advertisements in late May, 2021 that a number of the late Paul G. Allen’s aircraft restoration projects were being put up for sale, it only seemed a matter of time before more gems from his remarkable estate would find their way to the marketplace. And such is the case now for Allen’s Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 (WkNr 2100), believed to be a unique survivor from 846 examples built. The project, in an advanced state of completion, is now available for sale via the… (warbirdsnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Startup Norse Atlantic Airways Signs For 6 Boeing 787s From BOC

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Norse Atlantic Airways will take six Boeing 787 Dreamliners on lease from BOC Aviation. In a statement released today, it was announced that the Norwegian startup will receive these units in the third quarter of this year. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceX

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Boeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomorrow. It will be a decisive moment for Boeing and NASA, as the traditional aerospace giant seeks to join SpaceX in ferrying people to the station. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

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United Airlines became the first major US airline to place an order for electric take-off and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs, in February and its early adoption kicked off a trend in the industry. American Airlines soon followed with a $1 billion preorder with Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 eVTOLs. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Caught on camera: 5 men arrested after disturbance over mask mandate at Fort Lauderdale airport

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Five people were told to leave a Spirit Airlines flight out of Fort Lauderdale Friday night after they refused to wear masks inside the plane, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. After they left the plane, the disruption continued to spill over inside Terminal 4 when BSO deputies arrived. That’s when two of the men were arrested after reportedly shoving deputies and the other three also taken into custody. Spirit Airlines personnel had reportedly asked the men identified as William J.… (www.local10.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Boeing's Starliner launch to International Space Station scrubbed due to glitch

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Crucial do-over launch postponed for 2nd time in a week (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 9

American Air to Buy JetSmart Stake, Expand South America Flying

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American Airlines Group Inc. agreed to buy a stake in JetSmart Airlines SpA, a privately held, low-cost carrier based in Chile, and establish a partnership that the larger carrier hinted could open the door to additional deals with other discounters operated by Indigo Partners LLC. American will spend an undisclosed amount for an unspecified minority stake in JetSmart, one of several airlines owned by Bill Franke’s Indigo, the carriers said Thursday. Terms of a letter of intent are being worked… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Air India Plans To Keep Its Boeing 747 Fleet

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The onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year prompted several airlines to prematurely retire their remaining Boeing 747s. However, this has not been the case everywhere. Indeed, Air India is set to retain its last four jumbos for the time being. This comes after a recent statement from the country’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation regarding the 747s. According to reports in the Indian media, the country’s flag carrier Air India is set to buck industry trends by keeping its remaining… (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

JetBlue ready to launch low-cost New York to London flights

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Alow-cost airline service with a brand new business class cabin, flying London to New York? As Frank Sinatra might have said: if you can make it there, in the teeth of a global pandemic when the US bars British citizens and advises its own to stay put … well, you can make it anywhere. (www.theguardian.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

A 200 hp Turboprop For Homebuilts

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Looking for a little more ramp appeal in your homebuilt? Is AvGas hard to come by at your home field? Or have you just always longed to be the one throwing the fuel to a turbine instead of just listening to the whine from afar as a turboprop comes to life? TurbAero is on site at AirVenture with a turboprop in development that might just give popular four- and six-cylinder homebuilt engines a run for their money. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Startup Avelo Airlines Adds 4 New Routes From Los Angeles

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Burbank Airport-based Avelo Airlines is launching four new routes from the airport this fall. Over September and October, Avelo will begin nonstop flights to Monterey, CA, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, and Provo and St. George, UT. The new flights will see Avelo flying to 12 destinations from Burbank over the coming months. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Lufthansa Withdraws Another Boeing 747-400 From Storage

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Lufthansa has today withdrawn another Boeing 747-400 from long-term storage in the Netherlands. The move comes ahead of the type’s expected reintroduction to service. Lufthansa has committed to bringing eight of its -400 jumbo jets back to the skies as it patiently waits for the Boeing 777X, with deliveries due to begin in 2023. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Amazon’s ATR Cargo Planes – What We Know So Far

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eCommerce giant Amazon is continuing to expand its air division with the acquisition of ATR72 freighters. While the operator’s Boeing 767s are used for longer distances, its growing fleet of ATR72s will naturally be used for shorter routes, connecting small towns. Let’s take a look at the latest developments for this part of the Amazon fleet. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls away from pad after launch delay (photos)

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Boeing's Starliner capsule has left the launch pad, just 24 hours after it got there. Starliner and its United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket rolled out to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station yesterday (July 29) to prepare for a liftoff toward the International Space Station today (July 30). (www.space.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Sukhoi Su-35 jet crashes in Russia’s far east

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Four minutes after the takeoff, the pilot ejected, and the fighter jet continued to fly towards Sakhalin. (defence-blog.com) Plus d'info...

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How An Air France 777 Strayed Too Close To A Volcano In 2015

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The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis) has released a report into a near-miss between an Air France Boeing 777 and a volcano. The BEA closed and published its investigation today. It concerns an evening flight from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Douala, Cameroon more than six years ago, in May 2015. The flight in question The incident took place on May 2nd, 2015. The flight in question was a 40-minute hop that originated at Equatorial Guinea’s Malabo Saint… (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Frontier adds nine new nonstop routes from Miami, including Aruba and Turks & Caicos

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Frontier Airlines is adding nine new nonstop routes from Miami International Airport this fall. By the end of November, the low-cost airline will offer nonstop flights to Memphis, Tennessee; Portland, Maine; St. Louis, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Albany, New York; Rochester, New York; and Aruba. In December, Frontier will add nonstop flights to Turks and Caicos Islands. The added service will bring Frontier’s total MIA-served domestic and international destinations to 41.… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Lufthansa Launches Economy Sleeper Rows On Some Long-Haul Flights

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German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to launch economy class sleeper rows on certain long-haul flights next month. This comes after the Star Alliance founding member trialed the concept, which it has named ‘Sleeper’s Row,’ last year. Let’s take a closer look at the costs of this service, and the kinds of flights on which Lufthansa is set to offer it. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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Viking has transformed the Canadair into a multi-role aircraft

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Video showing the how Viking modernized the Canadair 415. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

FBI investigating latest alleged Los Angeles 'jetpack guy' sighting

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The FBI is investigating a new report of Los Angeles’ elusive "jetpack guy"-- who may have been spotted soaring over California again this week. A commercial pilot radioed in the possible sighting Wednesday at 6:12 p.m., about 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport at an elevation of 5,000 feet. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

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Qatar Airways Says Regulator Ordered Grounding of 13 Airbus A350s Due to a Faster than Expected Deterioration of the Fuselage Surface

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Qatar Airways has been instructed by its regulator to ground 13 Airbus (AIR.PA) A350 planes due a faster than expected deterioration of the fuselage surface below the paint on the jets. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

FlightAware Introduces Enhanced ‘Aviator’ Subscription Service

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"An offshoot of FlightAware’s business-aviation program known as Global, Aviator adds detailed information on surface movement (power-on time, taxi-out time, departure and arrival times, parking info) and much more extensive flight history, and enables a new opportunity called Flight Intents—the practice of using resources to plan a flight without actually filing a flight plan." - AvWeb (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Air Transat Will Only Operate The Airbus A321 This Summer

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Air Transat switching all operations to the A321 NEO for the time being, resulting from Covid and travel demand. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Boeing 777s Retired: Delta Air Lines’ Widebody Development

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With all Boeing 777s retired, Delta has six widebody types this year. Having overtaken the B767-300ER, the A330-300 is now number-one. We explore Delta’s widebody development and look at all six types in turn. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way

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Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights between the two cities. (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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Airbus Is Using A350 Lighting To Help Passengers Social Distance

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On each flight, there are passengers that are always eager to get up and make their way for the exit after the plane arrives at the gate and the seatbelt sign is turned off. However, amid the pandemic, airlines have a responsibility to avoid this rush. Therefore, Airbus is assisting operators with safe disembarking with the use of lighting. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

JetBlue adding hundreds of jobs, staying put in NY

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After flirting with a move to sunny Florida, Jet Blue Airways will stay at their headquarters in New York — even expanding by adding hundreds of new jobs, The Post has learned. The Post exclusively reported in March that “New York’s hometown airline” was reviewing its option to relocate jobs ahead of the July 2023 expiration of its Long Island City lease — the location of its headquarters. (nypost.com) Plus d'info...

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. (gizmodo.com) Plus d'info...

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Boeing’s crucial second Starliner flight test delayed again

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Boeing’s astronaut taxi is back in the spotlight this week as it prepares for its second test flight, and the stakes this time around are even higher for the aerospace giant and NASA. The Starliner capsule was scheduled to launch Tuesday at 1:20pm EDT (17:20 GMT) on a crucial demonstration mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS), following a three-day delay due to an anomaly on the space station. However, the launch attempt was delayed Tuesday morning after teams discovered an… (www.aljazeera.com) Plus d'info...

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