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United Air to Move Operations Staff to Suburb in Blow to Chicago

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. plans to move the network operations center that coordinates its flights globally to a Chicago suburb next year, slashing headcount at the carrier’s world headquarters at Blackstone Inc.’s Willis Tower. he move was announced internally on Thursday and would affect about 900 employees such as managers and technical support staff, United said. About 400 flight dispatchers could eventually join them. The airline is in contract talks with their union, whose collective… (finance.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Ryanair 737 flies into a flock of Herons!!

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Crazy story with even crazier pictures. Congrats to the crew for the phenomenal job landing the aircraft safely. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Altro...

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WWII Vets cap found under train station after 70 years - returned to family

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Australian sailors cap found underneath a train station during renovations. It was successfully returned to his family. (www.9news.com.au) Altro...

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China regulator says more testing needed to certify C919 aircraft

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China's aviation regulator said on Friday that there is still a huge amount of testing to be done for the home-grown narrowbody C919 aircraft to be certified, raising doubt over planemaker COMAC's year-end target. So far, the C919, China's attempt to rival Airbus SE and Boeing Co, has completed only 34 certification tests out of 276 planned, Yang Zhenmei, a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) official, told reporters. Reuters in September reported COMAC has found it… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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United Airlines has become a global leader in reducing the aviation industry's carbon footprint. In 2016, the carrier became the world's first airline to continuously use sustainable aviation fuel in its regular operation, mixing it with conventional jet fuel in the same engine. (www.businessinsider.com) Altro...

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UAE buys record 80 French Rafale jets in $19bn arms deal

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The United Arab Emirates and France have signed a $19bn arms deal that will see the Gulf state acquire 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters. The largest-ever overseas sale of Rafale jets was sealed on Friday as French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day trip to the Gulf, during which he will also visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “This contract cements a strategic partnership that is stronger than ever and directly contributes to regional stability,” the French presidency said in… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Mexico’s Interjet Sees Return to Skies in 2022 With Czech Planes

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The embattled Mexican airline Interjet is planning a return to operations by next year with a new fleet comprised of 10 Airbus SE A320 jets and potentially 10 Czech-made Let L-410 planes. The plan to fly again depends on the company’s ability to navigate a “distressed investing” strategy that will be separated into three tranches, said insolvency specialist Ivan Romo, who is helping with Interjet’s restructuring. The company is in talks with four firms for close to $750 million in financing,… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Costly Airbus A350 paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways over paint and surface flaws on A350 jets stretches beyond the Gulf, with at least five other airlines raising concerns since the high-tech model entered service. The planemaker said in response to queries from Reuters there had been some problems with "early surface wear" that in some cases had made visible a sub-layer of mesh designed to absorb lightning, which it is working to fix. (finance.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Inside Plane Prompts Emergency Landing

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A Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to San Antonio was forced to make an emergency landing at El Paso International Airport on Thursday due to a carbon monoxide leak. Six of the aircraft's 212 passengers reported feeling nauseous, prompting flight 2074 to make a landing at about 7:30 p.m. because of a "passenger medical emergency and a fume event," the airline told several local media outlets in a statement. A spokesperson for the El Paso Fire Department told KFOX14 that… (www.msn.com) Altro...

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United Airlines sees threat to transatlantic travel from Omicron

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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is a threat to translantic travel, United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Thursday, confirming its chief executive officer's comments to the Financial Times. The airline will have less flying to Europe than it would have in January due to the new variant, CEO Scott Kirby had told the newspaper. (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf stepping down after 32 years. What's next for him and the airline

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After 32 years as founder and chief executive officer, Dan Wolf is handing over leadership of Cape Air to current president Linda Markham. Wolf will step down as CEO on Jan. 1. Markham will assume that position as one of the few female airline CEO's in the world and the only one at a major or regional airline in the U.S. Cape Air employees were told of the executive changes this morning. "It's the right time for the organization and for Linda," Wolf said in a phone interview… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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U.S. CDC to collect data on southern Africa passengers over COVID variant

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told airlines in a letter late Tuesday that they must turn over names and contact information for any travelers who within 14 days have been to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, citing "the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19". (www.reuters.com) Altro...

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The Downfall of Pan American World Airways

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Pan American World Airways was an aviation giant for decades. However, despite its great reputation and global presence, the carrier was facing severe challenges. Eventually, global events combined with fierce competition brought the giant down. (aeroxplorer.com) Altro...

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Boeing, airline stocks tumble as new Covid variant spurs travel curbs

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Boeing, airlines and other travel stocks tumbled on Friday after several European and Asian countries announced new travel restrictions from southern Africa because of a new Covid variant. European Union member nations on Friday agreed to suspend travel from the region, a day after the U.K. said it would temporarily suspend flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana. (www.cnbc.com) Altro...

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ITA Airways firms up order for 28 Airbus aircraft

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ITA Airways, Italy’s new national carrier, has firmed up an order with Airbus for 28 aircraft, including seven A220s, 11 A320neos and 10 A330neos, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner. (www.airbus.com) Altro...

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MH370 wreck pinpointed 4km deep in Indian Ocean in new report, with claims missing plane will be found next year

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A British aerospace engineer claims to have pinpointed the precise coordinates where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed and dropped to the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean, injecting new hope one of aviation's great mysteries might finally be solved. According to revolutionary aviation tracking technology used by Richard Godfrey, MH370 hit the ocean 1933km west of Perth, at 33.177°S 95.300°E, with the plane falling a depth of 4000 metres to the floor below. (www.9news.com.au) Altro...

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