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Boeing Considering Selling Seattle Headquarters

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Boeing has confirmed that the company is looking at not having a brick and mortar head office at all and embracing the mobility that comes with going to work by flipping up a screen. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 36

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

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The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport just after 7 a.m. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi later Monday with an Israeli travel and tourism delegation on board, according to an Etihad statement. Etihad said it plans regular passenger flights… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 33

Singapore Airlines is launching the new world's longest flight that will see flyers spending almost 19 hours on a plane nonstop

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Singapore Airlines will start a new route between Singapore and New York that will take the title of the world's longest flight when it launches in November. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

  • 29

The 400 Seat Passenger Plane With No Customers: The Il-96-400M

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Russian aircraft builder Ilyushin is readying a brand new plane for certification. The Il-96-400M is a widebody quadjet with space for up to 400 passengers onboard. Despite delays to the program, the jet is expected to take its first flight next year. The only problem is, nobody wants it. Two years ago, in early 2018, Russian planemaker Ilyushin revealed plans to build a new widebody aircraft based on the Il-96. It would be capable of accommodating some 400 passengers in a single-class… (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 28

What Are The Oldest Operating Commercial Aircraft?

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Commercial jet flight as we know it today has been around for almost 50 years. That is an amazing span of time across which many new technologies, aircraft, and even planemakers have arisen and made their names in the market– though some of them are no longer flying. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 27

'Bad math': Airlines' COVID safety analysis challenged by expert

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A campaign by coronavirus-stricken aviation giants to persuade the world it’s safe to fly has been questioned by one of the scientists whose research it draws upon. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

  • 92

Father and Son, Airplane to Airplane

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About 40 minutes northwest of Houston is the suburb of Tomball, Texas. In the early 1970s, before Interstate 45 became five lanes, Tomball was a far-flung outpost with a population of fewer than 3,000 residents, a single traffic signal, and an airport named Hooks Field (DWH). (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

  • 26

American Air Sets New Daily Miami-N.Y. Flight for 737 Max Debut

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American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019. The Max will serve the busy Miami-New York corridor once a day starting Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, American said. The airline will “take a phased approach” to returning the Max to service once it’s approved to fly, including whether to extend the Miami-New York flight beyond Jan. 4. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 26

Why the A321 converted freighter looks like a hot ticket

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Older passenger planes go to the secondary market and some get converted to cargo planes. The Airbus A321 converted freighter is the newbie to the market, but it's already generating big interest from leasing companies and operators. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 24

JetBlue Reveals Its First Ever Airbus A220

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JetBlue today revealed its first Airbus A220 to the world. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 24

Aeroflot Airlines crew members helped smuggle $50 million worth of stolen iPads, iPhones, and more into Russia, a government investigation has found

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The US arrested 10 people in connection with a plot to use current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Aeroflot employees in connection to the scheme. Aeroflot reported a loss of $485 million in August due to stunted travel during the coronavirus pandemic. A US investigation found current and former Aeroflot Airlines employees helped to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronic devices… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

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Beached on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- a bizarre creation more at home in the deep than above the waves. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly. But fly it did -- albeit a long time ago. After lying dormant for more than three decades, the Caspian Sea Monster has been on the move again. One of the most eye-catching flying machines ever built, it's completing what could be its final journey. In July of this year… (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 21

Cathay Pacific ‘to axe 6,000 staff and Dragon brand’ in bid to stay afloat, with most cuts aimed at Hong Kong workforce

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Reductions, which sources say will be announced on Wednesday, are a quarter less than expected and smaller than industry average (www.scmp.com) Plus d'info...

  • 20

In 2030, You Could Buy An Airbus A380 Airframe For $1Mil

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In terms of its sheer size, the Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ is a passenger airliner like no other. However, and most crucially for Airbus, the type did not prove to be a commercial success. It is something of a white elephant in the airline industry, and its production was officially canceled last year, barely longer than a decade after its first commercial flight. However, what will this mean for the commercial values of the type’s existing examples in years to come? (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 19

Mitsubishi to freeze development of SpaceJet regional jet

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Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd 7011.T plans to freeze development of its Spacejet regional jet as the coronavirus pandemic erodes its finances and that of the aerospace industry, two people with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday. One of the sources said the plan would be announced along with a medium-term business plan on Oct. 30. The sources declined to be identified because the plan is not yet public. (www.nasdaq.com) Plus d'info...

  • 18

Delta takes delivery of first A220-300

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Today, Thursday October 22nd 2020, Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft. After about an hour and a half flight from Mobile, Alabama KBFM, N302DU Delta Ship number 8302 landed at the airlines headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

  • 16

US Daily Travel Figure Crosses One Million

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has finally screened over 1 million passengers since the start of the pandemic. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 15

Pilots Shut Down Pratt & Whitney Engine on Airbus Mid-Air, Even After Fixes

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Pilots of an Airbus SE A320neo jet in India shut down a Pratt & Whitney engine midair last month after it encountered problems, people familiar with the incident said, reviving concerns about the turbines that have been plagued by issues since their debut in early 2016. The twin-engine jet, operated by Go Airlines India Ltd., landed safely using its other engine in the western city of Ahmadabad on Sept. 19, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because the matter… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Korean War Combat Veteran F4U-5NL Corsair For Sale

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The Chance-Vought F4U Corsair is one of the most revered aircraft to emerge from WWII. With its unconventional, inverted gull-wing profile and brutish good looks, not to mention its legendary accomplishments, it is no wonder that this potent, charismatic fighter has captured the imaginations of so many aviation-minded people. (warbirdsnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

Flying To Havana? American Airlines To Resume ‘Scheduled Service To Cuba’ From Miami

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American Airlines announced Tuesday that they will be resuming “scheduled service to Cuba” on November 4 with three daily flights from Miami to Havana. Back in October of last year, the Trump administration announced that all U.S. flights to all Cuban cities but Havana would be banned starting in December of 2019. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

House Democrats try to claw back COVID aid from cargo airlines

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Atlas Air, Kalitta Air, Amerijet and Western Global are in the crosshairs of a key House committee in Congress for taking COVID bailout money while earnings are rising. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

Flybe Buyer Emerges; Operations Set To Resume In 2021

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UK regional airline Flybe could resume operations in early 2021, after a company associated with former shareholder Cyrus Capital Partners agreed to acquire the airline from its administrators. News of the deal emerged Oct. 19, spurring hopes that Europe’s largest regional airline could be revived. Ernst & Young said they have agreed to sell Flybe’s business and assets-including the airline’s brand, intellectual property, stock and equipment–to Cyrus Capital Partners affiliate Thyme Opco… (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

  • 12

British Airways jumbo saved from scrap heap by film deal

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A British Airways jumbo jet has found a new role as a film set, saving it from the scrap heap where dozens of BA's other retired jumbos have ended up. British Airways said that one of its 747s will fly to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, southern England, later on Thursday, where the airport will preserve it as a commercial TV and film set. Blaming the coronavirus pandemic, BA said in July it would have to retire its entire jumbo jet fleet, a source of huge regret for aero-geeks and fans of… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

Air Canada (TSX:AC) BLASTS WestJet Over Refunds: Twitter Spat Ensues!

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Air Canada (TSX:AC) took issue with a Twitter post by WestJet yesterday, leading to a public spat between Canada’s largest two airlines. It started with a post by WestJet that simply read “refunds–it’s about time.” Air Canada replied: “Misleading statement! @WestJet is just now catching up to our policy to refund refundable fares. We have already refunded over $1.2 Billion in refundable fares to date!” In response, WestJet wrote that its cancellation policy covered all passengers whose flights… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

DIA To Resume Nonstop Flights To Europe Next Week

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Denver International Airport will resume nonstop flights to Europe on Oct. 25. The last nonstop flight from DIA to Europe was on March 16. (denver.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Why Alaska Airlines can’t retire its Airbus A320s all at once

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The word from Alaska Airlines headquarters is that they want out of the Airbus A320. The airline industry has contracted dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic. Every carrier is focused on cutting costs — including furloughing employees at some — and streamlining where they can to survive. As part of that effort, airlines have shed hundreds of jets, from the Boeing 757s and 767s at American Airlines to the McDonnell Douglas MD-88s and MD-90s at Delta Air Lines. Analysts at Cowen estimate… (thepointsguy.com) Plus d'info...

  • 10

Where Do Crew Sleep During A Flight?

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There are three different ‘classes’ of rest areas for the crew defined by the FAA, depending on the flight and number of crew (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 11

C-130s fly though notch

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5 C-130s from the Connecticut National Guard (The Flying Yankees) flew all over the state of New Hampshire including the states famous, Franconia State Notch Park. Credit to Chris Hoyt. (www.facebook.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Cargo levels remain below 2019 at key European, Asian airports

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Schiphol, Heathrow and Hong Kong see declines in September. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

Passenger Who Refused To Wear Her Mask Punches Delta Flight Attendant After Verbal Argument

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Miami to Atlanta was forced to return to the gate after a female passenger refused to comply with the airline’s mask policy. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 9

IATA Reiterates Call For Rapid Testing To Replace Quarantines And Border Closures

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is once again making a plea to various government organizations to re-open borders to revitalize the struggling travel sector. According to their latest round of stats, travel globally has fallen by 92% when compared to 2019, and sees quarantines as one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to air travel. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Boeing discussing new mid-market plane with leasing companies and suppliers

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Boeing has held conversations with a few customers, including airplane leasing companies, and suppliers about potential interest in a single-aisle aircraft with improved engines that could carry 200-250 passengers, according to the report. (seekingalpha.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

British Airways To Scale Back Gatwick Operations; Will Focus More On Premium Leisure Travel

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British Airways is scaling back most of its operations out of Gatwick for the next few months. (www.gatechecked.com) Plus d'info...

  • 41

Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

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The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane. (abcnews.go.com) Plus d'info...

  • 8

Airline passenger arrested for hiding gold in rectum to avoid tax in India

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A man was arrested at the Kannur Airport in Kerala, India, earlier this week after airport officials found over 2 pounds (972 grams) of flattened gold hidden in his rectum, according to recent reports. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Southwest Airlines Will Serve Colorado Springs Next Year

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Travelers flying out of Colorado Springs will have more options starting in 2021. Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday they are expanding to Colorado’s second-largest city. (denver.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

  • 7

Canada isn't ruling out taking a stake in Canadian airlines: Leblanc

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The Canadian government isn't ruling out the possibility of taking a stake in Canadian airlines, like WestJet and Air Canada, as ministers consider how to help the sector in its struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc confirmed the possibility during an interview with CTV Question Period Host Evan Solomon, airing Sunday. During the interview, Solomon pointed out that in a bid to save their own airlines, Germany took at 20-per-cent stake in… (www.ctvnews.ca) Plus d'info...

  • 7

GOL (GOLL4) resumes flights to Carajás, Fernando de Noronha and Cruzeiro do Sul in October

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October's air network offers 400 national daily flights, increasing 18 new markets to the company's route chart and reaching 95% of destinations in the pre-pandemic period... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Video: Unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft performs first taxi test

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The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 14

British Airways fined £20m for Magecart hack that exposed 400k folks' credit card details to crooks

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British Airways is to pay a £20m data protection fine after its 2018 Magecart hack – even though the Information Commissioner’s Office discovered the airline had been saving credit card details in plain text since 2015. The fine, announced this morning by the UK's data watchdog, is almost exactly at the reduced £19.8m level that BA parent company the International Airlines Group had expected back in August. “The failures are especially serious in circumstances where it is unclear whether or… (www.theregister.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Helibras delivers another ACH145 Line helicopter to Brazilian customer

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Aircraft family member H145 already counts with more than 300 aircraft in operation in the world and with more than 10 aircraft operating in Brazil.... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

US Airlines Still Piling Up Losses, But Say Demand Is Rising

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Airlines are piling up billions of dollars in additional losses as the pandemic chokes off air travel, but a recent uptick in passengers, however modest, has provided some hope. (apnews.com) Plus d'info...

  • 49

Tickets For Singapore Airlines’ A380 Restaurant Sell Out In Half An Hour

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Just because you may not be able to fly, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice meal on a plane. Like many airlines looking for novel ways to raise money at the moment, Singapore Airlines announced that it would be offering a dining experience on two of its parked Airbus A380s at Changi Airport. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Boeing 737 Max: Miracle On The Hudson Hero Capt. Sullenberger Says Plane Needs More Updates To Be Safe

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As Boeing awaits the ungrounding of its 737 Max planes following tests by the FAA to approve design updates made to the jet, celebrated pilot Capt. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger said in an interview that those changes may not be enough to ensure complete safety of the jet. (www.ibtimes.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Boeing is using a 'scorched earth' strategy to keep evidence away from lawyers representing 737 Max crash victims

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Boeing is pushing back on requests for evidence in cases brought by relatives of victims in the 737 Max crashes, according to a lawyer representing some of them. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

  • 6

Two JAL Affiliates To Join oneworld Alliance

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The oneworld alliance is growing bigger as it welcomes two Japan Airlines Group airlines from October 25th. Japan Air Commuter and Hokkaido Air System will join as oneworld affiliates, and all passengers flying them will be bestowed with oneworld benefits. (simpleflying.com) Plus d'info...

  • 13

Budget airline Zipair starts passenger service despite pandemic

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Japanese budget airline Zipair Tokyo Inc. launched passenger services Friday with its first flights between Tokyo and Seoul, commencing operations after a delay of some five months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic which forced the company to switch to moving cargo. The twice-weekly passenger flights operated by the Japan Airlines Co. subsidiary between Narita airport, east of Tokyo, and Incheon International Airport near Seoul also came after business travel between Japan and South Korea… (www.japantimes.co.jp) Plus d'info...

  • 5

KATL - Empty via Google Maps

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Was on Google Maps the other night and noticed a rare event. Clearly this image must have been taken over summer but to see this airport with less than five planes f gate is crazy. Last picture is KORD international terminal which was 100% vacant. (photos.google.com) Plus d'info...

  • 5

Airbus tells suppliers: plan now for post-crisis output hike

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Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to support a conditional 18% increase in production of its best-selling single-aisle A320 jet family once demand recovers from the coronavirus crisis, the European plane-maker said on Thursday. It is among the first visible moves by aerospace firms to prepare for a possible bounce back from the pandemic and comes days after a major buyer, Wizz Air, predicted a quick rebound for the strongest budget carriers. However, the plan for an increase depends on a… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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