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American Airlines Incident: Hero or Hindrance? Passenger Actions on Flight 2045 Spark Debate

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Oliver Jankai, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 2045 evacuating to Miami on Friday, likely had a weekend he won’t soon forget. Whether he acted heroically, posed a hindrance, or a mix of both remains uncertain. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Frontier Airlines Ranks Worst According To 2023 Customer Complaint Data

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Frontier Airlines has ranked worst in terms of USDOT customer complaints data for 2023. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Delta, United and American Airlines flights grounded due to communication issue, FAA says

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The groundings comes after a significant Microsoft outage of the Azure cloud software. Microsoft said that the service went down for some customers in the central United States.[How we still have single points of failure in the 21st century is beyond me] (www.cnn.com) More...

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World War II airplanes make an appearance at Columbia Regional Airport

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COLUMBIA — Two historic warplanes stopped at the Columbia Regional Airport (COU) on July 15. Doc's Friends, Inc. brought its prized B-29 Doc and P-51 Gunfighter warplanes to mid-Missouri to honor veterans, including those who served with the aircraft. Doc's Friends is a 501c3 non-profit that honors veterans and aircraft that served during World War II. The organization showcased its prized B-29 Superfortress and P-51 Mustang at a media event on Monday. The Superfortress seen at… (krcgtv.com) More...

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Southwest Air, Archer Aviation work on plans to fly air taxis in California

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July 12 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines (LUV.N), opens new tab and Archer Aviation (ACHR.N), opens new tab said on Friday they have agreed to develop operational plans for electric air taxi networks built by Archer at California airports where Texas-based Southwest operates. The companies said they have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on a concept of operations that lays the foundation for integrated electric air taxi networks connecting California airports and surrounding… (www.reuters.com) More...

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DHL, SF Airlines most impacted by 757 freighter crack risk

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A freighter conversion specialist is instructing customers to check for fuselage cracks in Boeing 757 aircraft and plan for possible repairs. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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US aviation industry urges Congress to address 'neglected' FAA facilities

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WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - Major U.S. aviation groups and unions urged Congress to address persistent shortfalls in funding for Federal Aviation Administration facilities after a series of reports raised alarm about aging air traffic control facilities. "Necessary maintenance of existing systems is being neglected," said the letter signed by Airlines for America, Aerospace Industries Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Air Line Pilots Association and others warning a… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Boeing Is Grateful For Employee Who Spoke Up About Falsified 787 Dreamliner Inspection Records

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Boeing praised an employee who reported falsified inspections and led an "exhaustive" investigation. The issue did not cause flight safety concerns but affected required inspections of aircraft still in production. Supply chain issues continue to impact the Boeing 787 production rate, which is set to reach five per month by the end of the year. The head of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program had spoken out about the individual who first reported that inspection documents were not… (www.msn.com) More...

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Musk Says He’s Moving SpaceX to Texas Because of This Reason

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SpaceX and X (formerly Twitter) CEO Elon Musk announced today that he is moving his companies’ headquarters from California to Texas. SpaceX was originally founded in 2002 by Musk with a goal to reduce the cost of space transportation via reusable spacecraft. It has since evolved into a multibillion dollar business that has evolved into a company that provides launch services for NASA, the US government, military, and commercial companies. The company also operates Starlink, offering internet… (avgeekery.com) More...

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US FAA probes latest Southwest Airlines flight that posed safety issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Saturday it is investigating a Southwest Airlines flight after it flew at a very low altitude over Tampa Bay, Florida, the most recent in a series of incidents raising safety questions. The July 14 flight by a Southwest Boeing 737 MAX that had departed from Columbus, Ohio, was approximately 3 miles (5 km)from the Tampa airport when it dropped to as low as about 175 feet (53 meters), according to Flightradar24 data. An air traffic controller alerted… (www.msn.com) More...

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JetBlue May Introduce Domestic First Class Seating Across Non-Mint Airbus Fleet

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It seems that JetBlue may be working on introducing more premium seating across its entire non-Mint Airbus fleet starting in 2026. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Delhi Airport Boards Flights with Pen and Paper After Defective CrowdStrike Software Update Downs Computer Systems

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Airlines at airports across the world have experienced flight delays and cancellations after a broken software update wreaked havoc on most of the world's Microsoft and Windows computers. At certain airports — including Delhi Indira Gandhi Int’l (DEL) — flight staff had to board flights with pen and paper. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air France A350 cockpit - 6 best angles

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In the cockpit of an Air France A350 on delivery departing Toulouse for Paris CDG (www.youtube.com) More...

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Fixing Boeing's leaky Starliner — and returning NASA's stranded astronauts to Earth

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Astronauts are stuck on the International Space Station after yet more problems with Boeing's beleaguered Starliner. Here's why an investigation into the issues is so difficult, even for NASA. (www.livescience.com) More...

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FAA Reports 1,100 Runway Near Misses in 2024, Showing Improvement from 2023

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Recent FAA data has revealed that there were 1,100 runway near misses in 2024, highlighting the ongoing need for vigilance by pilots, air traffic controllers, and regulatory oversight. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Soda Cans Explode on Southwest Flights Due to Record Breaking Heat

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Extreme heat continues to affect large parts of the United States. However, the high temperatures have been causing an unimaginable hazard on Southwest Airlines flights, specifically, exploding soda cans. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Eastern Air Express to Operate Trump-Vance Campaign Jet

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The campaign aircraft is a 22 year old Boeing 737-800. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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DHL Express outsources 777 operations to Chinese airline

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Central Airlines will provide CMI service for DHL out of China. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Aviation Capital Group Orders 35 Boeing 737 Max Jets

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Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced on July 15 that the airplane lessor has finalized an order for 35 Boeing 737 Max jets, comprising 16 737-8 and 19 of the larger 737-10 variants. This new purchase follows an incremental 737 MAX order last year, increasing ACG’s total 737 Max commitments to 82 orders as it expands its portfolio to meet the growing customer demand for fuel-efficient airplanes. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Saudi Arabia breaks air traffic growth record

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The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced outstanding progress in the Kingdom’s air traffic performance between January-June 2024, with a significant growth in passenger numbers, flights, air cargo, and connectivity. As a result of the measures being implemented through the Saudi Aviation Strategy, the Kingdom saw the number of passengers rise 17 percent to a record 62 million and flights increase 12 percent to 446,000, well above pre-pandemic levels. Low-Cost Carriers led… (www.airtrafficmanagement.net) More...

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Trump's Second Campaign Plane Unveiled As Trump Selects VP

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President Trump now has a second aircraft for his presidential campaign. It will be used by his vice presidential running partner for campaign events. The Boeing 737 jet was flown to Kansas City International on July 14th . Kansas City is home to a maintenance facility operated by Eastern. Just today, the jet emerged with a temporary livery for the campaign season. The livery features a stylized American flag on the tail with the newly minted Trump/Vance logo on the forward section of the jet.… (avgeekery.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Cuts Flights to China

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The airline joins a growing list of carriers pulling out of the market. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Understanding Communications Between Ramp Workers and Pilots in Ground Operations

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Effective communication between ramp workers and pilots is crucial for enhancing flight operations and ensuring safety. This communication relies on an industry-standard language of phrases, hand signals, and radio communication, contributing to situational awareness and helping detect dangers before incidents occur. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Emirates SkyCargo Orders Five More Boeing 777 Freighters to Meet Growing Demand

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Emirates SkyCargo announced on July 16 an order for five additional Boeing 777 Freighters, reaffirming its choice of the world’s most capable twin-engine freighter to address increasing cargo demand. This new order brings Emirates’ total Boeing widebody airplane orders to 245, including 10 777 Freighters. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Pan Am will return in 2025 for an exclusive flight

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Former airline Pan Am is making a return in 2025 with a private jet trip that will carry passengers around the world over a 12-day period. The airline, per Travel + Leisure, was a symbol of “the best in world aviation,” with elegantly-dressed crew members, high-quality meals and a general sense of airborne excitement. According to Pan Am, this trip offers a reminder of “the Golden Age of travel,” bringing to mind the significance of making the journey just “as important and special as the… (www.deseret.com) More...

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Airbus Upgrades Bestselling A321 Jet to Unlock Long-Haul Routes

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Now Airbus is approaching certification of its latest variant — the A321XLR — which may get sign-off from regulators as soon as this month and will effectively double the range from the original model that entered service at the start of 1994 (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) More...

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NOAA to Expand Fleet with New Gulfstream G550 Aircraft

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NOAA has announced this week a significant expansion of its fleet with the procurement of a fully modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft, specially tailored to bolster hurricane and tropical storm forecasts, atmospheric research, and other critical NOAA missions. The $106 million contract option with Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is funded in part by the Inflation Reduction Act, as part of President Biden’s ambitious Investing in America agenda. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Kalitta Air faces $400,000 penalty for FAA violation

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The cargo airline allegedly didn't follow procedures associated with limitations on its navigation equipment. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Mass. flight school makes an aspiring pilot's dream come true

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Aspiring pilots learn to fly small planes and maybe even become professional pilots at the Beverly Flight Center. Back in 2022, Gregory Woo invited Chronicle to the flight center. Woo is an instructor here. He's an avid champion of small aircraft and the flight center's new owners, mother-daughter duo Emma and Tina Anderson. Emma learned to fly at the flight center. "I always had the interest in aviation ever since I was little and my mom was the one that pushed me to do an… (www.wcvb.com) More...

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Lilium strikes sales deal with Saudi Arabia for up to 100 eVTOL aircraft

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Lilium, an electric aviation company based in Germany, says it has secured a binding sales agreement for up to 100 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with Saudia Group, which operates the largest airline carrier in Saudi Arabia and is wholly owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (www.theverge.com) More...

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Major Windows BSOD issue takes banks, airlines, and broadcasters offline

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Thousands of Windows machines are experiencing a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issue at boot today, impacting banks, airlines, TV broadcasters, supermarkets, and many more businesses worldwide. A faulty update from cybersecurity provider CrowdStrike is knocking affected PCs and servers offline, forcing them into a recovery boot loop so machines can’t start properly. CrowdStrike is widely used by many businesses worldwide for managing the security of Windows PCs and servers. Australian banks,… (www.theverge.com) More...

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FlightAware.com Live Flight Delay and Cancellation Statistics for Today - Friday, July 19, 2024

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Thousands of Windows machines are affected by a Blue Screen of Death issue at boot today, impacting airlines, as well as other businesses. Stay informed about your flight with FlightAware.com live flight delay and cancellation statistics for today. (www.xn--5ca.com) More...

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American, Flight Attendants Union Reach Tentative Labor Contract

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Flight attendants were told to prepared to strike after previous talks failed. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Porter Airlines hit hard by Fridays outage

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The Microsoft outage affected lots of airlines, computers and even railways across the world. Among them lies Porter Airlines. They had to cancel all of their flights until about 1pm. The outage was caused by a faulty CrowdStrike update. The outage also affected lots of Federal Government services and even a music festival in Eastern Ontario. (ottawacitizen.com) More...

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Second Gulfstream G550 to Join NOAA’s “Hurricane Hunter” Fleet

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While Hurricane Hunter aircraft have been around for decades, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) thinks it’s time for another upgrade. A second high-altitude jet will be joining NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter fleet, the agency announced this week. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Historic World War II aircraft visits Saskatoon in honor of RCAF's 100th anniversary

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In honor of the RCAF's 100th anniversary, an Avro Lancaster bomber made an appearance at the Saskatoon airport on Thursday. In World War II, there were about 7,300 Avro Lancaster planes soaring in the skies. And now, there is only 17 and only 2 can fly. (saskatoon.ctvnews.ca) More...

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Airbus Chases A330 Deals at Air Show as Model Enjoys Second Wind

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At this year’s Farnborough Air Show, Airbus SE is chasing orders for its A330neo airliner, positioning the widebody model as an attractive alternative to more advanced jets because of its favorable economics and availability. Among the possible buyers of the jet, a more advanced version of an aircraft that first entered service in the mid 1990s, are Saudi Arabia’s Flynas and Flyadeal, as well as Vietnam’s Vietjet Aviation JSC, according to people familiar with the discussions. Carriers studying… (www.msn.com) More...

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BermudAir Embraer Cockpit from Bermuda to Ft Lauderdale

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BermudAir Embraer Cockpit from Bermuda to Ft Lauderdale (www.youtube.com) More...

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Review: Air India Airbus A350 Business Class (Dubai to Delhi)

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For now, Air India’s A350-900 aircraft are the only exciting aircraft in their fleet. (livefromalounge.com) More...

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Aviation summit opens amid jet shortages, supply chain turbulence

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Aviation leaders will meet at the uly 22-26 Farnborough Airshow outside London on Monday as the industry struggles with supply chain disruptions, aircraft delays and floundering plans to reduce carbon emissions. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Air India 777 AI183 Delhi-San Francisco Declares Emergency

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An Air India Boeing 777 operating flight AI183 between Delhi and San Francisco declared an emergency on July 18, resulting in a diversion to Krasnoyarsk International Airport. (www.youtube.com) More...

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British Airways BA369 Marseille-London Declares Emergency

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In the last few moments, British Airways flight BA369 from Marseille to London has declared an emergency over French airspace. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Scoot Boeing 787 From Singapore To Berlin U-Turns to Athens

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Earlier this morning, a Scoot Boeing 787 from Singapore to Berlin via Athens made a u-turn back to the Greek airport. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Lufthansa 747 Frankfurt to Houston Declares Emergency

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In the last few moments, a Lufthansa Boeing 747 operating LH440 between Frankfurt & Houston has declared an emergency. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Ryanair Flight FR1746 Bergamo-Knock Declares Emergency

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On July 18, Ryanair flight FR1746 between Bergamo and Knock declared an emergency over the Cardiff area, prompting a diversion to Dublin Airport. (www.youtube.com) More...

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UPS Flight 5X152 to Shenzhen Makes Emergency Return to Sydney

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Over the weekend, UPS flight 5X152 bound for Shenzhen had to make an emergency return to it’s departure point of Sydney. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Airbus A321XLR Receives EASA Type Certification

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Airbus has announced this morning that the A321XLR has received type certification from EASA, paving the way for entry-into-service. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Crowdstrike Software update causes massive issues for Airlines worldwide

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A faulty software upgrade om the Falcon Sensor by supplier Crowdstrike strikes havoc globally due to Windows system crashing into a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). Wolrdwide there are massive delays due to IT systems not working anymore (For example self checkin systems). Currently the fix availble has to be applied manually to the servers affected by this software update. Delays will mount during the days until the issues on the affected servers are resolved. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Suspends Mainland China Routes After 25 Years

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Virgin Atlantic is waving goodbye to mainland China. The airline announced the suspension of its only route to the country, citing operational challenges that have made the service commercially unsustainable. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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TUI 737-800 Returns to Manchester With Landing Gear Problem

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A TUI flight bound for Corfu International Airport (CFU), Kerkyra Island made a precautionary return to Manchester Airport with an undercarriage problem earlier today. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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