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The Soviet flying beast that never really took off

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The only surviving prototype of this unusual plane now sits dilapidated in a field near Moscow, but it was once the hope of the Soviet Union against US submarine attacks. The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 -- the letters are an acronym for "vertical take-off amphibious aircraft" and 14 was the number of engines -- was designed to take off from anywhere without a runway and to be capable of sustained flight just above the water surface. (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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Philippines cancels $10 billion airport plan with Chinese-led group

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MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine province has cancelled a decision to award $10 billion airport project to a consortium led by a Chinese state firm, dealing a blow to President Rodrigo Duterte’s infrastructure ambitions and to his policy shift towards Beijing. (www.reuters.com) Altro...

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What makes the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress so long-lasting?

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When Michael Riggs started work on the Boeing B-52 programme almost 20 years ago, the newly-hired engineering graduate expected Boeing would soon move him off the Stratofortress programme. “I thought it was going to be kind of a short stint, because it was an old aircraft. I thought it was an old aircraft because my dad flew it in Vietnam. So I thought, ‘Hey, I'll spend a little time on here and I'm going to need to look for another platform to be working on’,” he says. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Both UK CAA And EASA Clear Boeing 737 MAX To Fly In UK And Europe

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In separate announcements, both the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have cleared the grounded Boeing 737 MAX to operate commercial flights within their respective jurisdictions. (www.gatechecked.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Plans Aggressive Ramp-Up Of Capacity

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Alaska Airlines is planning an aggressive capacity ramp-up heading into the summer. The airline’s executives stated that the current plans called for Alaska Airlines to fly 80% of its summer 2019 capacity in summer 2021, which is a staggering amount given the current environment. Nevertheless, the airline is optimistic that a point is coming soon when people will be able to resume widespread travel. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Most major airlines won't force employees to COVID vaccine, but will 'strongly encourage' it

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Due to the nature of their work, many consumer-facing industries — and especially the travel industry — are currently determining their own processes for vaccinating their workforces, with some resolving to offer paid time-off for their employees to get their shots, and others outright mandating them. But while at least one major airline has said vaccines could be required for workers, others have taken a different approach. (www.foxnews.com) Altro...

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American Airlines Has Just Issued A Warning To Travel Agents About ‘Hidden City’ Tickets

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Serial airline leaker JonNYC flags that a memo has gone out from American Airlines to travel agents, available on its SalesLink platform, warning them that the carrier is cracking down on a variety of ticketing techniques, including hidden city ticketing and ‘churning’. (viewfromthewing.com) Altro...

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Cessna 170 down in water by Port Angeles, Washington.

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A Cessna 170, flight originating in Ketchikan, Alaska, is reported down in the water near Port Angeles, Washington. US and Canadian Coast Guards are undertaking SAR efforts. (www.king5.com) Altro...

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VOEPASS joins the Time do Bem project in Manaus and provides free transportation of medical equipment and devices to the interior of Amazonas

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In partnership with the Time do Bem project, the company will carry out the transportation as long as there is necessary demand... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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A Night at the TWA Hotel

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Eero Saarinen's masterpiece terminal at JFK is now a boutique hotel. Here's what to expect... (askthepilot.com) Altro...

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Video: Cuiabá, MT receives air transport of 11 thousand doses of vacines

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On January 25, 2021 alone, 24 LATAM Airlines Brasil flights were scheduled with 684.6 million doses of CoronaVac vaccines... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Takes First Boeing 737 MAX 9

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The aircraft was delivered Sunday and will enter service on March 01, 2021 from Seattle. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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