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Boeing cites risks in design of A321XLR, Airbus' newest jet

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Boeing has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks.The US plane giant’s intervention is not without precedent in a global system that regularly allows manufacturers to chime in whenever safety rules are being interpreted in a way that might affect the rest of the industry. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Frontier Airbus deiced incorrectly

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A Frontier Airlines plane was supposed to be deiced prior to takeoff from Nashville The deicing company informed the crew that the aircraft was deiced and clear of contaminants Upon reaching the runway, a flight attendant noticed there was still a significant buildup of snow and ice on the wings, and informed the pilots The plane returned to the gate, at which point it was discovered that there was about a foot of snow on the wings Apparently the deicing company had run low on deicing fluid,… (onemileatatime.com) Altro...

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Watchdog: Pentagon wasted millions on Italian planes later sold as scrap, no one held accountable

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The U.S. Air Force wasted $549 million on faulty Italian-made cargo planes for the Afghan government and no one involved in the deal has been held to account, according to a new report by a government watchdog. Neither a former U.S. Air Force general who was heavily involved in the project nor the company that sold the flawed aircraft to the Pentagon has faced prosecution over the program, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in the report obtained by NBC… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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UAL1175 Interview with Pilot Video

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Juan Brown, of the Blancolirio channel has this great interview with the Pilot. The same plane became the back up with the most recent PW4000 failure over Denver (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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More than 1.9 million doses of vaccines were transported yesterday and today to 24 Brazilian states

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The airline was responsible for taking a new batch free of charge to 24 Brazilian states. On March 2, 2021, the number of deaths in Brazil registered 1726 by victims of the pandemic, this is a record in Brazil since the beginning of the pandemic crisis totaling 257,562 deaths, while politicians in the country (including the federal and the states) shield themselves with corruption and other matters in the senate with laws that do not focus on the “agility” of immunization and prevention... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Ryanair Joins SAF 'Fueling Flight Initiative'

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Ryanair (FR) today announced it has joined the 'Fueling Flight Initiative' to support the implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Agribusiness: Embraer (ERJ) announces the sale of 19 more Ipanema aircraft

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The second consecutive month of high sales reflects the favorable performance of Brazilian agribusiness and the technological innovations incorporated in the new version of the aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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PAL Aerospace, De Havilland Canada Jointly Developing Dash 8 P-4 MPA

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PAL Aerospace and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) on February 25 announced the establishment of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to jointly pursue the development of a fully missionized Dash 8-400 aircraft, called the “Dash 8 P-4” for maritime patrol (“MPA”), intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“ISR”), as well as other applications. Modified with auxiliary fuel tanks, the Dash 8 P-4 will have superior range, endurance, and time-on-station. (www.navalnews.com) Altro...

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Jazz To Take Over Air Canada’s Regional Flights While Retiring Dash 8s

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Jazz Aviation will take over all of Air Canada Express regional flights while also retiring its fleet of De Havilland Canada DHC-8 aircraft, in what is described as a Canadian aviation industry consolidation. With air service to the Canadian Atlantic region already slashed due to travel restrictions, Jazz is takings. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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The Pandemic Has Not Restricted Spirit’s Growth Opportunities

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Spirit Airlines does not believe the pandemic has restricted its growth opportunities. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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The US Airline Fleet That Made It Out Intact: United Airlines

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United Airlines has maintained a pretty intact fleet throughout the crisis. It was the only one of the big three not to retire hundreds of planes. While some may question the move, the airline’s executives aren’t too concerned about its large fleet and continue to highlight airline flexibility... (Youtube) (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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