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Which Airline Was The Launch Customer For Each Boeing 747 Type

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She may be quite a rare sight today, but the arrival of the Queen of the Skies once changed air travel forever. Following the first flight on February 9th, 1969, and subsequent entry into service with Pan Am one year later, the Boeing 747 fast became an icon that was to enjoy over 50 years of production in its various iterations. Let’s take a look at which airlines had the honor of first operating each of its models. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

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The cannons keeping airplanes safe, one chicken at a time

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Following the two accidents in the 1960s, the NRC, along with experts from the military, regulators, manufacturers and pilots established a committee to investigate bird strikes, and to create a device to test against them. The ammunition? Bird carcasses weighing between three ounces and eight pounds. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

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Transnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing, video

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Transnorthern DC-3 makes emergency gear up landing at Anchorage's Merrill Field after loss of engine powered (www.alaskasnewssource.com) Plus d'info...

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Defibrillator rushed to cockpit as medical emergency forces WestJet flight back to Calgary

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A plane flying from Calgary to Atlanta Monday afternoon was forced to turn around due to a medical emergency involving the pilot. WestJet flight 1590 landed safely at Calgary International Airport at 1:12 p.m. Monday, just less than about an hour after taking off, according to public flight logs. Strangely WestJet declined to comment on the condition of the pilot citing "privacy". EMS that had been dispatched to the airport did not have any patient contact and left so I wonder if the… (headtopics.com) Plus d'info...

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Amazon Air flight activity soared for Cyber Monday

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The in-house airline of Amazon is growing by leaps and bounds, making it possible to pump out more packages to customers for the holidays. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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5G now means some flights won’t be able to land when pilots can’t see the runway

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Verizon and AT&T are hoping new swaths of C-band cellular radio spectrum will help make the 5G hype closer to reality, but the big mid-band 5G rollout may have a side effect. Airplanes rely on radio altimeters to tell how high they are above the ground to safely land when pilots can’t see, and the FAA is now instructing 6,834 of them to not do that at certain airports because of 5G interference. (www.theverge.com) Plus d'info...

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Airbus A321NEO out of Paris🇫🇷 | Pushback, Taxi, Takeoff Cockpit & Pilotsviews

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Airbus A321NEO out of Paris🇫🇷 | Pushback, Taxi, Takeoff Cockpit & Pilotsviews (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

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PA-46 accident passengers wrongly believed they were flying with airline

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French investigation authority BEA has detailed its concern over the way the flight to Courchevel mountain airfield was arranged, after the passenger organising the trip believed the service was associated with Air France-KLM. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

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FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

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The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a sweeping order essentially prohibiting aircraft, including large jets, from using certain landing and navigation systems in areas of potential interference from new “5G” cellular networks. (travelandaviation.com) Plus d'info...

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