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FAA Urges Pilots to Rely on Traditional Navigation Amid Rising GPS Spoofing Threats

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is cautioning pilots about the increasing threat of GPS spoofing, advising them to familiarize themselves with traditional navigational tools. GPS spoofing, a sophisticated form of interference, involves broadcasting false navigation signals to disrupt aircraft’s navigation systems, leading to potential off-course flights and endangering safety. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing ousts 737 MAX chief in shake-up as blowout fallout mounts

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Boeing has ousted the leader of the 737 MAX program at its Renton plant and reshuffled its leadership team at the Commercial Airplanes division, effective immediately. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Most Tracked Flight: Why Long-Haul Flights Reign Supreme

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Have you ever wondered how we find the most tracked flights we feature on our social media platforms each week? In response to this growing interest, we aim to clarify the criteria guiding our flight choices and shed light on the frequency of these extended journeys that make up the top of our list. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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NTSB Challenges FAA’s Cost Estimate, Urges 25-Hour Cockpit Voice Recorder Mandate for All Aircraft

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advocating for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require all aircraft equipped with a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) to have the capability to record 25 hours of cockpit audio. This push comes in contrast to the current standard, which allows for only two hours of recording before being overwritten. The NTSB’s recommendation aims to preserve critical flight information, highlighted by the recent… (www.airguide.info) More...

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Delta to Offer Special Flight for Eclipse Viewing at 30,000 Feet

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Delta will offer a unique flight experience for those who enjoy witnessing a total solar eclipse but from the air. On April 8, 2024, the Atlanta-based airline will offer a limited number of passengers a chance to witness the total solar eclipse from a vantage point with precision timing and panoramic views. (businesstravelerusa.com) More...

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Navigating Flight Disruptions: How FlightAware's Free App Can Help Save Your Travel Plans

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The travel landscape has seen a surge in airline flight delays and cancellations, creating an inconvenience for many passengers. Factors such as widespread winter storms, sub-zero temperatures, and the ongoing FAA grounding of the US Boeing 737-9 MAX jet fleet have collectively contributed to tens of thousands of disrupted flights over the past two weeks. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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TSA Investigating Woman Who Boarded American Airlines Flight From Nashville to Los Angeles Without Ticket

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is investigating how a woman passed a security checkpoint and boarded a flight at Nashville International Airport (BNA) without a ticket or boarding pass. This incident is the third time in two months that a passenger flew between two destinations without any form of identification. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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UA 354 diverts to KDEN with slat damage

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United 354 (B757) from KSFO to KBOS divers to KDEN when damage to slats noticed. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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When a Wing Comes Apart

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Or, more accurately, when it doesn't. Ask the Pilot takes a look at the UAL 757 incident. (askthepilot.com) More...

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American Airlines Increases Checked Bag Fees

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Travelers flying on American Airlines will be required to pay a few dollars more per checked bag depending on where they are flying to. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Bad Weather Prompts Qantas To Swap A Boeing 737 For An Airbus A380

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Severe weather in Sydney caused Qantas to consolidate multiple Boeing 737 flights onto an Airbus A380 for the Melbourne - Sydney route (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Serbia Flight Survived Hitting Antennas on Takeoff

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Flight data suggests the pilot took off from taxiway. (twitter.com) More...

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Boeing's Leadership Reinforces 737 Max Safety Claims, Labels It ‘Safest Airplane’ Amid Challenges

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Boeing’s leadership has recently emphasized the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, branding it as “the safest airplane” in the market, amidst ongoing scrutiny due to a fuselage panel incident. At the same time, the company commented on China’s Comac C919 jetliner, suggesting it offers similar capabilities to existing models by Boeing and Airbus. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Airbus to Redesign A350 Fuel Tank, Delays Qantas’ Sydney-London Project Sunrise Flights

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Airbus has encountered a setback with the introduction of an ultra-long-range variant of its A350-1000 jet, aimed at facilitating non-stop flights for Qantas Airways from Sydney to London. The delay stems from regulatory demands for a redesign of an additional fuel tank, essential for the airline’s ambitious “Project Sunrise.” (www.airguide.info) More...

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Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Crucial GPS Signal Integrity Trials Amidst Growing Spoofing Concerns

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In response to the escalating global issue of GPS spoofing, Airbus has initiated a pioneering trial with its A350-1000 flight test aircraft to assess the reliability of GPS signals. The aircraft, recently showcased at an air show where it operated on a 35 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel, is now setting off from Toulouse, France, equipped with advanced sensors and data-collection systems specifically designed to monitor GPS accuracy across regions known for GPS spoofing incidents. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Thai Airways Orders 45 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at Singapore Airshow

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Despite Boeing's commercial aircraft division having a significant absence from the 2024 Singapore Airshow, the manufacturer has still managed to garner some orders. On February 20, Thai Airways placed a landmark order for the Boeing 787, showing the carrier's aspirations for massive growth in the coming decade. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Warns of Job Losses and Canceled Flights if U.S. Ends Aeroméxico Partnership

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On February 23, Delta Air Lines urged the U.S. government to allow the carrier to continue its partnership with Aeroméxico. Ending the partnership would have forced Delta to cancel nearly two dozen routes, eventually having significant economic impacts. On January 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) "tentatively dismissed without prejudice" the agreement renewal. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Airbus Showcases A350-1000 Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Singapore Airshow

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Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft, powered by a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at the Singapore Airshow. The company showed refueling on February 18 at Changi Airport (SIN) by pumping 12.8 tons (11.6 metric tons) of a 35% blend of SAF and conventional jet-A fuel into the widebody. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air Canada Connecting Nearby City With Buses

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If you’re to travel into and/or out of Hamilton (YHM) or Waterloo (YKF) with plans of connecting to a further destination through Toronto-Pearson (YYZ), Air Canada will soon ‘fly’, or rather, bus you between the two airports to catch your connecting flight. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Breeze Announces 10 More A220s, 50th Destination, New Uniforms

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Breeze Airways made several noteworthy announcements today, including converting purchase rights options for ten Airbus A220-300s. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lynx Air Announces To Shut Down On February 26, 2024

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Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Lynx Air has announced that it will cease all operations on February 26, 2024 following mounting financial pressure. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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JetBlue Makes First Ever Bid for Essential Air Service Contract

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The airline could be mere months away from flying to its first Essential Air Service (EAS) community. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Investigation Launched After British Man Sneaks Onto New York-Bound Flight Without Passport or Ticket

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On December 23, Craig Sturt reached Britain's busiest airport, London Heathrow, with no passport or confirmed ticket. The 46-year-old jobless man bypassed the check-in desks and headed straight for the security gates in Heathrow's Terminal 5. Sturt then turned up at the gate for a British Airways flight bound for New York-JFK. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Aerospace giants form coalition to stop unauthorized parts from entering supply chain

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Feb 22 (Reuters) - Aerospace giants including Airbus (AIR.PA), opens new tab, Boeing (BA.N), opens new tab and GE Aerospace (GE.N), opens new tab on Thursday announced the formation of a coalition that would aim to prevent unauthorized parts from entering the global supply chain. The move comes after jet engine maker CFM International, co-owned by GE Aerospace and France's Safran (SAF.PA), opens new tab, last year said thousands of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Singapore Airshow: STARLUX Orders A350F, A330neo Aircraft

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Taiwan's STARLUX Airlines recently ordered five A350F freighters and three A330neo widebody aircraft from Airbus. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Breeze Adds 10 More A220s, Transitions to All-Airbus Fleet by Year-End

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The airline will pivot all scheduled operations to its A220 fleet by the end of 2024. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Lilium Announces eVTOL Operations in Southeast Asia, Expanded Charging Infrastructure at Singapore Airshow

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Lilium is making significant progress in developing the Lilium Jet, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, the German aerospace company announced the designation of Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a center of its U.S. operations. Lilum expanded on its momentum by making two major deals at the Singapore Airshow on February 20 (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas' fleet of 717's, soon to be decommissioned on the arrival of Qantas A220's

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Qantas' Boeing 717's are soon to be replaced with their brand new Airbus A220's as Project Winton takes off first in Sydney on the 22nd of February 2024. The A220's is the sustainable option for Qantas and will benefit the world as the aircraft uses 25% less fuel consumption benefiting carbon emmisions for the better and also having double the Boeing 717's range with the A220 having 3,450 nautical miles (6,390km). (www.smh.com.au) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet

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Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts

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External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. Israel's national airline confirmed the incident's occurrence one day later. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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