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Qantas 787 Flight Flew With 4 Covered Static Ports

A Qantas 787 was found to have four of its engine static ports taped up on a flight used to transport freight from from Melbourne to Los Angeles. (www.gatechecked.com) Altro...

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Frustrated with Inaccurate Estimated Taxi Times?

FlightAware launches new predictive technology to take the guesstimate out of taxi times. (flightaware.com) Altro...

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The U.S. is facing its worst pilot shortage ever, forcing airlines to cut flights and growth plans

The U.S. is facing its worst pilot shortage ever, forcing airlines to cut flights for a summer travel season that is expected to surpass 2019 levels... (www.aviationweekly.org) Altro...

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China Eastern Black Box Points to Intentional Nosedive

Flight data indicates someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed a China Eastern jet earlier this year, according to people familiar with U.S. officials’ preliminary assessment of what led to the accident. (www.wsj.com) Altro...

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FAA cleares PW-4000 powered 777s to fly again

United Airlines said Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had cleared the return of the airlines’ Boeing 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney PW-4000 series engines... (www.aviationweekly.org) Altro...

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ATR to launch a new aircraft program in 2023

TOULOUSE, FRANCE — Franco-Italian turboprop aircraft manufacturer announced its plans for the next generation of its best-selling family of regional aircraft by 2030, the ATR' EVO. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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FAA suspends licenses of two pilots involved in failed Red Bull stunt

The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of two pilots for their "careless" and "reckless" conduct during a failed midair stunt last month in Arizona, officials said this week. (news.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Southwest Airlines proposed a ploy to deceive FAA on Boeing 737 MAX, legal filing alleges

In April 2016, when Boeing’s 737 MAX was in flight test a year ahead of its certification by the Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Airlines made a strange proposal to Boeing — one that suggests an effort to deceive the FAA. According to a legal filing by attorneys pursuing a lawsuit against the airline, Southwest manager Bill Lusk asked Boeing officials, including the MAX chief technical pilot Mark Forkner, if engineers could install a new flight control safety alert required for the… (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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Not going to fly: Spirit Airlines again rejects JetBlue’s bid

Spirit Airlines Inc. rebuffed a hostile $3.3 billion takeover offer from JetBlue Airways Corp., setting the stage for a potentially contentious vote by shareholders on whether to back a JetBlue bid or stand by a pending combination with rival deep discounter Frontier Group Holdings Inc. Spirit said its board unanimously determined that the JetBlue proposal is not in the best interests of the carrier or its shareholders. The potential transaction “faces substantial regulatory hurdles” and is… (www.aljazeera.com) Altro...

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Lockheed Martin/Airbus tanker aircraft refueling system to be built in western Arkansas

On May 18, Lockheed Martin and Airbus leaders announced that the aerial refueling boom system for the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft will be manufactured by Airbus in western Arkansas. Introduced in September 2021, the LMXT is Lockheed Martin’s offering for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-Y strategic tanker program, according to a press release. The LMXT is built on the combat-proven design of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), which is the strategic tanking choice of 14 nations around… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Flight attendant delivers passenger's baby on board Frontier Airlines flight

A woman gave birth to a healthy baby in a lavatory on board a Frontier Airlines flight, according to a Facebook post from the airline. The passenger went into early labor during the flight from Denver (DEN) to Orlando (MCO), said the post, which was shared on May 17. Flight attendant Diana Giraldo then helped her get to the lavatory and assisted in delivering the baby. (edition.cnn.com) Altro...

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Airline unions favor Spirit-Frontier merger May 18

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA who represents Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines flight attendants said on Tuesday they backed the two carriers’ planned merger... (www.aviationweekly.org) Altro...

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C919 Doubles In Price

China is in danger of pricing itself out of the market with its new C919 narrow body airliner according to The Straits Times. The Singapore publication is reporting the new plane will cost about $100 million, almost as much as the A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX which now dominate that market. (www.avweb.com) Altro...

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Kenner man sentenced for scamming airline out of $550,000 in false lost baggage claims

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Pernell Anthony Jones, Jr., 32, of Kenner, was sentenced today for scamming airlines out of $550,000 in false lost baggage claims. According to court documents, beginning in 2015, Jones took commercial flights with airlines under false identities and fake identification cards. When he arrived at the destination airport, Jones falsely claimed that his baggage was lost and requested reimbursement to compensate him for his lost luggage. Through this… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Delta A350 pilot retirement

I have no info on the crew. I was told this was the first officers retirement. DAL135 AMS-DTW 5-19-22 (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Is Antonov Airlines Moving to Germany?

This is why mega carrier Antonov Airlines (ADB) is working towards securing a new base in Leipzig, Germany. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Aviation Stats Update: May 16, 2022

"Europe has had a tough road to recovery, but in the last week (May 8-15), commercial airline traffic has reached its highest point since 2019, with an average of 22,138 airline flights a day, which is only 13% down from the same week in 2019. These numbers are exciting to see as Europe heads into the summer, its busiest travel season each year." (blog.flightaware.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Suffering From Repeated Flight Cancellations

In a recent YouTube video to Alaska’s Mileage Plan Members, Alaska Airline’s CEO Ben Minicucci explained, “I’m deeply sorry.” Minicucci is referring to the disruptive flight cancellations that have been affecting over 4% of Alaska’s daily flight schedule since April of this year. (aeroxplorer.com) Altro...


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