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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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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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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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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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Hydrogen to be a potential enabler to Singapore’s aviation decarbonisation

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Singapore, 22 February 2024 - The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee sees hydrogen fuel playing a potential role in the state’s aviation decarbonisation journey. The working group was formed following the signing of the Cooperation Agreement by Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde in February 2022. Since then, the committee has examined regional and local market demand and supply for hydrogen, the hydrogen supply chain and infrastructure… (www.airbus.com) More...

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How Are The World's Major Passenger Air Travel Markets Forecast To Change In The Coming Decades?

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The Airports Council International (ACI) released its annual World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) dataset on Valentine's Day. The report outlines the dataset from 2023 to 2025 and shows information about the top 20 markets for air travel demand and other critical metrics for the aviation industry. Global passenger traffic will reach 9.7 billion by the end of this year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time since 2019. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for global… (simpleflying.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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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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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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Emergency Door Nearly Ripped Off TUI Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Birmingham Airport

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On February 20, a TUI Airways plane was severely damaged after a set of mobile air stairs nearly ripped off its front left door. The incident involved a nine-year-old Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner registered G-TUIF at Birmingham Airport (BHX) near Birmingham, England. (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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United Passenger Films ‘Wing Coming Apart’ on Boeing Plane, Alerts Crew Leading to 'Emergency Landing'

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“It came apart when we took off in San Francisco, and were just about on the ground," says the passenger, adding, "Can’t wait for this flight to be over” (people.com) More...

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Airbus to introduce A330neo takeoff performance enhancements

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Since its first delivery in November 2018 and with over 120 aircraft in service today, the A330neo Family has already received various incremental improvements. (aircraft.airbus.com) More...

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