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World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight

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German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

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On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Do you know how to fly safely? The 'why' behind airline safety rules | Cruising Altitude

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I fly a lot and it always drives me crazy when people aren’t following the safety instructions on planes and it got me thinking: maybe some travelers just don’t know why the rules and guidelines for what to do on airplanes are in place. Regular flyers have heard the safety briefing a thousand times but may never have looked under the hood at the reasons behind every instruction. Two things in particular always stuck out to me: why does it matter if you put your own oxygen mask on before helping… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Boeing Faces 90-Day Deadline for Action Plan Addressing Quality Control Issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for the production of new planes, less than two months after a door plug blew out of a 737 MAX, nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Launches Venture Firm for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, $30 Million Investment in Fuel Producer LanzaJet

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Southwest Airlines announced the launch of Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures (SARV), a subsidiary focused on helping the airline achieve its sustainability goals by obtaining sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest also announced a $30 million investment in sustainable fuel technology company and producer LanzaJet. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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£3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud

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A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Birthday ‘Bomb’ Joke Lands JetBlue Passenger In Jail

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A JetBlue passenger celebrating his birthday got an all-expenses paid trip to jail after making a “bomb” joke on his transcon flight to San Francisco. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Korean Air Will Give Three Airbus A350 Planes to T'way Air

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The proposed merger between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines requires a solution to prevent the combined carrier from having a monopoly in South Korea's aviation market. One solution suggested was to supply T'way Air, a South Korean low-cost carrier (LCC), with five Airbus A330-200s from the Korean Air fleet. However, reports indicate that Korean Air is considering giving three Airbus A350-900s from the Asiana fleet once the merger is complete. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Seamless Air Alliance works to integrate 3GPP 5G satellite networks into aviation sector

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FREMONT, Calif. - The Seamless Air Alliance (SAA) in Fremont, Calif. announced it will foster the development and integration of 3GPP specified 5G NTN into the aviation sector to enable future connectivity between terrestrial and non-terrestrial satellite networks. In mobile satellite services, historical reliance on proprietary technologies has impeded seamless integration with terrestrial networks. Airlines have faced substantial challenges due to the lack of interoperability among various… (www.militaryaerospace.com) More...

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