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Visiting Airport Observation Decks in Japan

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Japanese airports are perfect for aviation lovers; almost all have observation decks. (www.airwaysmag.com) More...

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Emergency landing in Australia

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Engine out emergency landing in Australia filmed by news helicopter (www.youtube.com) More...

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Quantum INS: GPS's Replacement?

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It may sound like something out of science fiction, but navigation using the principles of Quantum Physics (Quantum Technology) is fast becoming a reality. Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) can increase accuracy by orders of magnitude, revolutionizing navigation across the board. Self-contained Quantum Inertial Navigation Systems (Q-INS) are also impervious to jamming or spoofing by hostile actors. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing to launch starliner with crew without repairing gas leak

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Boeing is planning to launch its first crewed space mission in June without repairing a helium leak (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

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The Story of the Forgotten Emirates A340 Fleet

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Emirates (EK), based in Dubai, UAE (DXB/OMDB), is one of the world’s largest global carriers and is well known in the aviation world for flying a massive fleet of over 100 Airbus A380s as well as approximately 130 Boeing’s high-capacity 777-300ERs. But Emirates Airlines’s fleet wasn’t always as simple as it is now, and it operates many types throughout its history that may not be known to many, even those well-versed in aviation. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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World’s Longest-Serving Flight Attendant Passes Away

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Bette Nash began her career in 1957 at Eastern Air Lines and continually flew since. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Biman cockpit 777-300ER & 737-800

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In the cockpit of the Bangladesh Biman Boeing 777-300ER and 737-800 from Dhaka to Kathmandu, Singapore & Sylhet (www.youtube.com) More...

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Delta Schedules Initial SkyWest CRJ-550 Routes

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The carrier plans to deploy the aircraft in markets previously served by the CRJ-200. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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What Are the Safety Implications of eVTOL Aviation?

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What once seemed like a faraway fantasy, the reality of flying taxis, is now upon us. Over the past decade, hundreds of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) start-ups have developed successful prototypes and launched their products into aviation markets globally. While the use of eVTOL aircraft for passenger transport is still limited, eVTOL technologies have already been used in various roles, such as autonomous cargo transport. While eVTOL aircraft have been launched in several… (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Spirit to Open 10th Pilot Base in Newark

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The announcement comes just weeks after the carrier said it plans to close its base in Atlantic City. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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British Airways Adds Its Most Northerly Route

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Commonly known as the ‘gateway to the Arctic,’ the new route will make Tromsø the airline’s northernmost destination in the world. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines CEO urges crackdown of ‘rampant abuse’ of airport wheelchair service

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The 1986 Air Carrier Access Act requires airlines to provide a wheelchair for passengers with disabilities at the airport. The problem, though, is that many travelers are faking it, Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle said. He said he has seen some Frontier flights where 20 people were brought in wheelchairs at departure, with only three using them upon arrival... some travelers were “using wheelchair support to try to get fast-tracked through the airport.” (www.cnbc.com) More...

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This airline flies you and your dog on biz jet

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An airline for the top 1% with dogs I guess. Tickets for one person and one dog cost $8,000 for a one-way international flight or $6,000 for domestic trips. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Blue Angels Air Show in Annapolis with Pilot Audio

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What a thrill it was to watch and hear (listening to UHF comms on 284.25 mHz with my ham radio walkie-talkie) an amazing performance by the Blue Angels over Annapolis on May 22, 2024, Commencement Day at the Naval Academy. One of the things that amazed me was how the lead pilot drags out his instructions, almost like singing a song. You can hear and watch some of the action yourself via three short YouTube videos I uploaded today. Links to the other two from the first video can be found just… (www.youtube.com) More...

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Summer Air Travel Outlook + Airline Tips You Can Use

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There’s probably a good chance that you or a family member will be traveling by air this summer. While we all enjoy the long days of sunshine the season brings, summer also presents unique travel challenges. Passengers line up inside crowded airport terminals, as lines of thunderstorms percolate outside. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Flying in the Time of Cicadas

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Over the weekend the crew of a Challenger 350 at John C. Tune Airport (KJWN) in Nashville, Tennessee, was having difficulty starting its engines. "We put a borescope down the APU and found it full of cicadas. They blocked the airflow." Cicadas are not terribly selective, and they were apparently attracted to the noise and heat of the APU and piled into the inlet, blocking the airflow. When the technicians evaluated the problem, they were attacked by the swarm. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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DHL Express ends capacity agreement with Mesa Airlines

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Mesa Airlines has stopped flying its three cargo jets for DHL. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Breakthrough in MH370 Mystery: Underwater Acoustics Offer New Clues

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Researchers at Cardiff University have uncovered potential underwater acoustic signals that could be pivotal in resolving the enduring mystery of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. This plane vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, 2014, merely 38 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. The disappearance of MH370 has led to extensive international search efforts and a flurry of theories regarding its fate over the past decade. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Qantas Group Concludes Boeing 767 Operations After Nearly Four Decades

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Qantas Group has officially retired its last Boeing 767 aircraft, marking the end of an era for the airline’s operations with this type. The final revenue flight, operated by subsidiary Express Freighters Australia for Qantas Freight, took place on May 17, flying from Hong Kong International to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport under flight number QF7526. (www.airguide.info) More...

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DHL launches virtual cargo airline for supply chain customers in Brazil

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DHL is renting aircraft from a startup airline in Brazil to haul cargo within the country, but it's not the traditional arrangement that DHL Express makes with partner carriers. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Southwest Fired Pilot Who Spoke in Spanish During 737 Engine Fire Emergency

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The court documents indicate that Legeros spoke to the passengers in both Spanish and English to reassure them that the situation was under control. (aviationa2z.com) More...

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Airbus hiring additional 400 engineers to increase production in UK

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Airbus is to hire 400 engineers at its wing manufacturing plant in Wales as the company races to extend its lead over crisis-hit Boeing in the market for single-aisle jets. Additional staff will be required at the plant in Broughton, near Chester, as Airbus transforms a building that made wings for the A380 superjumbo into a production line for the best-selling A320neo model. Covering an area larger than 10 football pitches, the West Factory site is key to plans to lift monthly A320 output from… (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

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A Record Number of Travelers Will Fly This Memorial Day and Summer—Here’s What to Do as Soon as Your Flight Is Disrupted

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If your air travel plans are less than smooth, use these tips and strategies to get your trip back on track. (www.afar.com) More...

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COMAC: Destined for Failure or Success?

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The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, COMAC, or the "Dream of a Nation," is referred to by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Founded in 2008, the state-backed Chinese aircraft manufacturer laid out its ambitions to become a global leader in aircraft manufacturing, taking on the likes of industry giants Boeing and Airbus. After successfully developing and launching two aircraft models in the 16 years the company has been in business, the question of whether COMAC is destined for… (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Passenger Refuses Exit Row Instructions, Prompting Plane to Deboard

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A Frontier Airlines passenger’s refusal to comply with exit row instructions led to the entire flight being deboarded. In a viral TikTok video posted on May 9th, travel blogger Tia (@travelwithtia23) recounted an incident where an unidentified woman, wearing glasses, engaged in a heated argument with airline staff. Despite fellow passengers urging her to cooperate, she adamantly refused, escalating tensions on board. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Secondary Cockpit Barriers Finally Become Mandatory On Commercial Aircraft More Than 20 Years After 9/11

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President Joe Biden has ‘fixed’ one of the most tragic flaws that led to the darkest day in American aviation, 9/11. This week, the president signed into law the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024,” which now requires a secondary cockpit barrier to be installed on all commercial aircraft. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Iberia to Become Global Launch Operator for Airbus A321neo(XLR)

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Iberia has been designated as the global launch operator for the A321neo(XLR). This announcement comes after IAG International Airlines Group, Iberia’s parent company, shifted the launch responsibilities from Aer Lingus due to operational considerations. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Collins Aerospace announces $200 million West Plains factory expansion

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Collins Aerospace, an airplane parts manufacturer, announced Monday plans to spend $200 million to expand its carbon brake factory on the West Plains. The spending will add about 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space, more than doubling its facility footprint with up to three new buildings at the 11135 W. Westbow Blvd. location, according to a company release. Collins’ parent company, RTX, purchased the factory from Goodrich, which first opened the plant in 1999. Today, Collins employs about… (www.spokesman.com) More...

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Joby Aviation to introduce air taxis in Saudi Arabia via Saudi Aramco subsidiary

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. & DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia - Joby Aviation , Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), an all-electric air taxi developer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mukamalah, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco (TADAWUL:2222), aiming to bring its eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft to Saudi Arabia. This partnership is expected to lead to the direct sale of Joby aircraft for use in Mukamalah's fleet. The MoU was signed today at the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh by Joby… (in.investing.com) More...

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Rapid growth in South-East Asian aviation has opened up opportunities for suppliers

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With its global aviation support business flying high, Artemis Aerospace is opening a hub in Singapore. So why is it the perfect time to establish an eastern presence? Acknowledged as a magnet of business dynamism and aspiration, Singapore also has the reputation of being a thriving commercial epicentre with impeccable connections globally. Its airport, Changi, is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia, one of the world’s busiest airports for both passenger and freight traffic, and… (www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com) More...

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California Airport Set to Receive Largest-Ever Aircraft

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San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is slated to receive its largest scheduled aircraft type. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Passenger Dies After Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight

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One passenger has died onboard a Singapore Airlines flight after the aircraft hit patches of severe turbulence. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Software Glitch Linked to Dual Tail Strike Incidents on Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s

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A critical software malfunction is identified as the cause of two tail strike incidents involving Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s, leading to a temporary halt in the airline’s national operations. The alarming incidents, which occurred on the morning of January 26 during two separate flights from Seattle to Hawaii, originated from a software bug in a program provided by the Swedish firm DynamicSource. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Snakes in His Pants: Passenger Stopped at Miami Airport with Hidden Reptiles

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In a bizarre incident at Miami International Airport, a passenger was caught trying to board an international flight with a bag of snakes concealed down his trousers. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Maersk Airline prepares to deploy first 777 freighters for peak season

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Maersk Air Cargo has its roots in ocean shipping, but is growing into a mid-major cargo airline. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Saudia Group’s huge Airbus order focuses on A321

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Saudia Group signed a firm order for an additional 105 A320neo Family aircraft, comprising 12 A320neo and 93 A321neo aircraft. (airinsight.com) More...

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ASL Aviation brings first Boeing 737-800 freighter to Australian unit

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ASL Aviation's new Australian airline is benefitting from the parent company's deep pockets in the form of a new, more modern freighter. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Boeing Re-elects Outgoing CEO Amid Safety Culture Crisis and Search for Replacement

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Boeing’s shareholders have voted to re-elect its outgoing CEO, Dave Calhoun, despite a proxy adviser’s recommendation against it, amid an ongoing safety culture crisis. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel a Viable Option to Replace Jet Fuel?

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is an alternative fuel made from non-petroleum feedstocks that reduce emissions from air transportation. Depending on feedstock and fuel production, it can be blended at different levels within limits between 10 and 50 percent. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Saudia Group agrees largest ever Saudi jet deal with Airbus

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RIYADH, May 20 (Reuters) - Saudia Group, owner of the Saudia airline and budget carrier flyadeal, announced on Monday an order for 105 Airbus (AIR.PA), opens new tab narrow-body aircraft in what the company's director general described as the largest ever order from a Saudi airline. The order consists of 12 A320neo and 93 A321neo single aisle aircraft. State-owned Saudia Group said that Saudia would be receiving 54 of the A321neo jets, while flyadeal would acquire 12 A320neos and the… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines has joined Frontier in dropping change and cancellation fees

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The elimination of change at cancellation fees at Spirit follows a similar move by low-cost rival Frontier Airlines. On Friday, Frontier announced several changes aimed at improving price transparency. During the pandemic, major airlines including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines permanently did away with change fees on standard economy and premium cabin tickets. The changes come on the heels of new U.S. Department of Transportation rules announced last month, which will… (qz.com) More...

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Nearly 44 Million Travelers Leaving Town for Unofficial Start of Summer

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WASHINGTON, DC (May 13, 2024) – AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday travel period*. This year’s total number of travelers is a 4% increase over last year and comes close to matching 2005’s record of 44 million Memorial Day travelers. “We haven’t seen Memorial Day weekend travel numbers like these in almost 20 years,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “We’re projecting an additional one million travelers… (newsroom.aaa.com) More...

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Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102

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He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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63 Years Later, First Black Man Trained as Astronaut Goes to Space

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Edward Dwight was among the first pilots that the United States was training to send to space in 1961, but he was passed over. On Sunday, he finally made it on a Blue Origin flight. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Half way around the world in the cockpit of an A319

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Amelia becomes the 345th airline to join our cockpit series and we joined one of their Airbus A319s being ferried from New Caledonia to Europe, a 4 day trip! (www.youtube.com) More...

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Flight Review: Air Canada’s updated Airbus 321-200s are changing the in-flight experience

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Air Canada have been giving their Airbus 321-200s an overhaul, from head to tail, featuring everything from larger baggage compartments, to a camera on the tail and belly – a first for a narrow body aircraft. (www.theaureview.com) More...

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