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P&W optimizing ‘GTF Advantage’ for in-development A321XLR

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Modifications being made by Pratt & Whitney to its PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) partly reflect an effort by the engine maker to optimise the powerplant for Airbus’s in-development, longer-range A321XLR. (travelandaviation.com) Altro...

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Sully Named To ICAO

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The Senate last week confirmed Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger as its ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Sullenberger was the pilot monitoring when US Airways Flight 1549 hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff from La Guardia Airport in January of 2009, killing both engines on the A320. He took control from FO Jeff Skiles and deadsticked the airliner to a fatality-free ditching on the Hudson River. The instant fame of the “Miracle on the Hudson” pilots… (www.avweb.com) Altro...

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Could missing Malaysian Airlines plane finally be found?

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The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines flight, carrying 239 passengers and crew, is one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries. (www.bbc.com) Altro...

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Designers hope hydrogen-powered plane will fly halfway around the world without refueling

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One of the toughest nuts to crack when it comes to developing carbon-free transportation is flying. Commercial electric planes won't be feasible until batteries become more powerful and lightweight. Hydrogen-powered flight is another possible way forward, and a research group has revealed what such a plane could look like. The FlyZero project, which is led by the Aerospace Technology Institute and funded by the UK government, came up with a concept for a liquid hydrogen-powered midsize… (www.engadget.com) Altro...

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USA Jet's first MD88 & new livery

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USA Jet's first McDonnell Douglas MD88SF N832US wearing their new livery taking off and landing at Willow Run, YIP 12-4-21. Ex Delta N978DL (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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FAA NOTAMS getting gender neutral

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The FAA is getting more kinder and gentler by getting rid of the man in its acronyms. (www.flyingmag.com) Altro...

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