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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency Landing

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On May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) Altro...

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Air cargo company that ditched plane off Hawaii is grounded

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A cargo airline whose plane ditched into the ocean off Hawaii has been grounded after investigators looked into the company's safety practices before the accident. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing maintenance inspections until it meets FAA regulations. (abcnews.go.com) Altro...

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'Time-traveling' on an airplane: One of the cheapest tests of relativity

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Forty years ago this October, physicist Joseph C. Hafele and astronomer Richard E. Keating bought tickets for themselves as well as four highly-precise Hewlett-Packard atomic clocks to take two commercial airplane trips around the world, one heading east and one heading west. Their mission? Test Einstein's theory. (www.news-daily.com) Altro...

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Biden Wants To Crack Down On Airline Fees To Increase Competition In The Industry

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The Biden administration wants to crack down on extra fees and require refunds if your bags arrive late or the Wi-Fi doesn't work. As NPR's David Schaper reports from Chicago, it's part of a broader effort to try to increase competition in the airline industry. (www.wuwm.com) Altro...

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SpaceX test fires massive Super Heavy booster for Starship for 1st time (video)

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SpaceX fired up the massive booster rocket for its new Starship spacecraft Monday night (July 19) in a short first-of-its-kind test for the company's ambitious new launch system. The towering stainless-steel booster, called Super Heavy, ignited three Raptor engines in a brief "static fire" test on a pad at SpaceX's Starbase facility in southern Texas, near the village of Boca Chica. Booster 3, as this particularly Super Heavy is known, is the latest in a series of prototypes… (www.space.com) Altro...

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Reports of unruly US airline passengers up 500% this year

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Reports of unruly passengers on US airlines this year have taken off, spiking by 500 percent thanks largely to passengers who refused to wear masks on flights during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration. (nypost.com) Altro...

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Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crash

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For nearly 20 years, a haunting relic of one of the worst aviation disasters in U.S. history has been tucked away in a cavernous warehouse in Northern Virginia. The jetliner was decommissioned this month and will be destroyed by the end of the year. The crash left 230 people dead. (www.washingtonpost.com) Altro...

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SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond

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SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at every seat. Scandinavia is finally opening to American tourists. Sweden and Denmark will… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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A Russian passenger plane that disappeared in Siberia has been located with all 19 people aboard still alive

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An Antonov-28 plane, operated by regional airline SiLA, has been found after making an emergency landing in Siberia. All 19 passengers on board are alive and are being evacuated. A source told Interfax that the flight "stopped communicating" mid-flight and had disappeared off radar. A Russian plane that disappeared off radar near the Tomsk region of Siberia has been located - and all 19 passengers on board are alive, local officials told Sky News. (www.msn.com) Altro...

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Two airplanes collide at Dubai's main airport; no injuries

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Two passenger jets from low-cost carrier FlyDubai and Bahrain-based Gulf Air have collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport, though authorities reported no injuries in the incident (abcnews.go.com) Altro...

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Cirrus makes engine out landing on KY highway

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Cirrus makes an emergency landing on eastern central KY highway. After engine was repaired, the plane was flown right off that same highway. (www.wkyt.com) Altro...

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Air Baltic A220 Engine Shut Down – Why Did It Happen?

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Last week, an Air Baltic A220 crew had a dual engine shut down, when they landed. Why? A Mentour reader kindly gave us some key information! (mentourpilot.com) Altro...

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The True Story of 'The Miracle Pilot' and His 120 MPH Water Landing

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Eric Lindner's Tiger in the Sea: The Ditching of Flying Tiger 923 and the Desperate Struggle for Survival tells the story of pilot John Murray's 1962 life-saving "ditch" of an L-1049H Super Constellation in the North Atlantic ocean, a barely controlled water landing with 76 passengers and crew members onboard. The effort captivated the world at the height of the Cold War. Newspapers from London to Los Angeles ran breaking updates of the crash's aftermath, and President… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Breaking: Russia’s Azimuth Airlines Orders 6 Airbus A220s

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Azimuth Airlines will become the first Russian operator of the Airbus A220 after placing an order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Marijuana no longer seized at NY airport checkpoints

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Police are no longer seizing marijuana, making arrests or issuing tickets for low-level possession for travelers passing through Albany International and other airports across the state, highlighting the softening rules for cannabis as New York and dozens of other states have legalized it for adult recreational use. (www.oleantimesherald.com) Altro...

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Inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

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Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-pandemic levels so much so that airlines are finding themselves with too few planes and flight crew to accommodate… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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United Airlines narrows loss, plans to ramp up flying to meet strong travel demand

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United Airlines on Tuesday reported higher second-quarter revenue and a narrower loss thanks to a resurgence in air travel, the latest carrier to issue a brightening outlook for one of the Covid pandemic’s most battered sectors. (www.cnbc.com) Altro...

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China a step closer to developing space plane with test flight hailed as symbol of country’s rise as a ‘space superpower’

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China has successfully tested an experimental spacecraft that state media has hailed “an important symbol of China’s rise from a space power to a space superpower”. The vessel was described by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) as laying “a solid foundation for the development of China’s reusable space transport technology between Earth and space” – in other words, laying a foundation for the development of a reusable hypersonic space plane. (www.scmp.com) Altro...

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Bye Bye Boeing: airBaltic Sells Its 737 Simulator Following Airbus Move

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It’s out with the old and in with the new at airBaltic, as the airline says farewell to its Boeing 737 flight simulator. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Southwest Airlines losses narrow as leisure travel bounces back

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Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday reported a smaller quarterly loss and said it would remain profitable for the rest of the year, as leisure bookings rebound thanks to aggressive vaccination drives. The U.S. budget carrier has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the easing of coronavirus curbs as it mainly caters to the domestic market, unlike larger rivals who fly transatlantic routes and are struggling due to international border restrictions. That has propelled Southwest's market… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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JetBlue Flight Canceled After Pilots Admit They're 'Tapped Out'—Passenger

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AJetBlue flight to New York City was canceled because the pilots were "tapped out," according to a passenger. Emily Galvin-Almanza told Newsweek that the flight she was supposed to be on was initially delayed for several hours for mechanical reasons. (www.newsweek.com) Altro...

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The American Airlines-JetBlue Partnership Is A Mess For Passengers

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American Airlines and JetBlue have forged a ‘Northeastern Alliance’ covering flights in and out of Boston and New York. This is great in theory for American Airlines customers, giving them a big domestic network to fly while still earning miles and elite status. It’s great for JetBlue customers given American’s global reach. And it makes the two airlines competitive against United and Delta in selling to corporate accounts. (viewfromthewing.com) Altro...

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Boeing cleared to launch Starliner on 2nd test flight

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NASA and Boeing held a day-long flight readiness review Thursday and cleared the company's CST-100 Starliner astronaut ferry ship for launch July 30 on a second unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. The spacecraft's maiden flight in December 2019 was marred by major software problems that prevented a planned rendezvous with the station. Next week's Orbital Flight Test No. 2, or OFT-2, will test a wide variety of upgrades and improvements intended to clear the… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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United Airlines Bets Big On Its Boeing 767 And 777 Fleets

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United Airlines has held its widebody fleet sacred throughout the crisis. The carrier bucked trends by keeping its fleet intact and prepared to bring those planes out in a robust manner as the crisis subsided and passengers came back. Then, in February, the airline took a hit when a Boeing 777 suffered an engine incident over Denver, which later led to the temporary grounding of 52 Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s. To compensate, the airline brought back more 767s, and now, it continues… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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FAA Suspends Operations of Crashed Cargo Plane Operator

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The Federal Aviation Administration said it suspended operations of an airline whose cargo plane crashed into the ocean earlier this month, following an investigation into the airline’s parent company. Two pilots flying a Boeing Co. BA -1.63% 737-200 cargo plane for Transair Flight 810 were forced to land in the ocean near Honolulu around 1:30 a.m. local time on July 2, a crash that sent both of them to the hospital. The FAA on Friday said it had been probing maintenance and safety practices of… (www.wsj.com) Altro...

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Florida man breaks into St. Pete airport and manages to get inside airplane cockpit

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The suspect eluded the police, crashed through the security gate at a Coast Guard station, and managed to get into the cockpit of a parked C-130, where deputies arrested him. (www.abcactionnews.com) Altro...

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The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

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Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. (gizmodo.com) Altro...

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Delta Air Lines Sticks With Sydney

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For any international airline, flying into Australia these days is a tough business. While some airlines have cut their losses, suspending or axing flights to Australia, others have kept flying. Delta Air Lines is one of the stayers. Nearly a year and a half into the travel downturn, Delta continues to fly to Australia every day (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Airbus' fourth 'whale of the sky' takes off on maiden flight

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Beluga XL 4 took to the skies for the first time in Toulouse (www.dailypost.co.uk) Altro...

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American Airlines to cancel all remaining voluntary leave for flight attendants

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American Airlines flight attendants who went on extended leave of absences during the pandemic will need to come back to work soon as the carrier works to meet an expected surge in demand as the coronavirus pandemic begins to wane. (thehill.com) Altro...

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Airbus Has No Whitetail Aircraft Left

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Whitetail aircraft are often a worrying sign. Their ongoing existence can imply that they have been produced without a carrier in place to deploy them. Airbus had several of these at the height of the pandemic, causing concerns for the European planemaker. Nonetheless, the firm this week confirmed that there are no longer any whitetails at its facilities. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Only one U.S. airline ranked among the 10 best in the world — here’s who came out on top

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Many people are taking to the skies again after receiving their COVID-19 vaccination — so which airline should they choose? According to AirlineRatings.com’s annual ranking, their best bet is Qatar Airways, which topped the travel search site’s list of the Top 20 carriers around the world. The rankings were based on a range of factors, including safety and innovation. (www.marketwatch.com) Altro...

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Teen pilot makes emergency landing on Jersey Shore bridge

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An investigation is underway after a banner plane made an emergency landing on a bridge in Ocean City, New Jersey, Monday afternoon. The incident was first reported at about 12:38 p.m. on the 9th Street Bridge, which connects Ocean City and Somers Point in Cape May County. (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Rolls-Royce Attempting 100% Electric Aircraft Speed Record, Jaguar I-PACE Offering Ground Support

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Rolls-Royce has been one of the familiar names in the very early electric aircraft market. Its fully electric aircraft “Spirit of Innovation” is on the verge of attempting a new top speed record for an electric aircraft. It is aiming to fly 300+ mph (480+ km/h). (cleantechnica.com) Altro...

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Delta orders 36 used planes

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Earlier on July 13th 2021, Delta Air Lines in a corporate press release has announced the acquisition of more aircraft. The airline will acquire 36 used aircraft as it continues to streamline and modernize its fleet. The deal will grow Delta’s widebody fleet with 7 Airbus A350-900 aircraft and its narrow body fleet with the addition of 29 Boeing 737-900ERs. Deliveries are planned to be completed by quarter one of 2022 and the aircraft will enter service after conformity and modifications are… (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach

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SAS A330-300 into Hong Kong | Procedures over Siberia, Approach Briefing + Full Long Approach (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Viral video shows agent refer booted passenger to a different airline

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Viral video captured an American Airlines passenger being booted off a Texas-to-Florida flight after she allegedly refused to properly mask up and then uttered a vulgar term at a female employee. The action unfolded Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as passengers boarded Flight 2823 to Miami, which was running four hours late due to a maintenance issue, traveler Chris Freeman told NBC News on Thursday. An agent spotted the female passenger wearing a "fabric mask with… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Russian airlines bet on domestic recovery with airshow deals

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Russia's airlines struck deals for more than 80 regional jets at its flagship airshow this week, according to state-backed aerospace and leasing companies, as carriers bet on a partial market recovery driven by domestic flights. Russia, like other countries, has heavily restricted international air traffic due to the coronavirus since last year, but domestic flight routes are already recovering. State-owned companies backed by state leasing companies dominated the ranks of buyers and… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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A look into the largest jet engine ever made: who will beat the giant?

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All commercial aircraft designed during the last 40 years are powered by gas turbine engines. These are either turbofan or turboprop. Currently, and judging by the number of deliveries made across the globe, the best-selling jet engine is the turbofan. And among the turbofans is an engine model, which presently holds the title of the world’s largest engine. However, a competitor might well usurp this position. Here, AeroTime investigates the biggest commercial aircraft ever made. (www.aerotime.aero) Altro...

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Spain's Supreme Court rules some Ryanair luggage rules are unfair

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Spain's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Ryanair's luggage rules, under which the budget carrier can send bags and suitcases on a different flight than passengers, were unfair. Following a complaint from a consumer association, the court said there may be cases that justify sending luggage on a separate flight, but that Ryanair's clause was too generic. (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Departing Abu Dhabi

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Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Departing Abu Dhabi for Cairo (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Air Canada sets record for cargo revenue in second quarter

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Air Canada's recover from the COVID pandemic has been slow because of government restrictions on travel, but cargo is booming. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Russia’s Got A New Stealth Fighter—What’s It For?

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Russian plane-maker Sukhoi has developed a new single-engine stealth fighter. (www.forbes.com) Altro...

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Frontier Airlines Adds 21 New Routes In Major Expansion

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Frontier Airlines has been on a growth trajectory in the last few months, and the airline is showing no signs of slowing down or giving up. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Neos Operates Its 1st JFK Passenger Service With The Boeing 787

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Leisure-focused Italian airline Neos has operated its first passenger service to New York JFK using one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Prior to this, the airline had flown to New York for cargo missions. This inaugural service departed Milan on Thursday, July 22nd, from the airline’s Malpensa base. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Canada Extends India Travel Ban Until 21st August

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In a huge blow to thousands of travelers, Canada has extended its flight ban from India until 21st August. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Blowout cargo revenue helps United Airlines beat Q2 expectations

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United Airlines is getting closer to break even, but its passenger revenue came in a bit below some analysts' expectations. No worries, cargo was their to pick up the slack. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Where Do The Pilots Sit On The Stratolaunch Aircraft?

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The colossal Stratolaunch captures attention for many reasons. With a wingspan of 385 feet and weighing 590 tonnes, the size of this plane is eye-catching. But it also has other attention-getting design features, including two fuselages and two cockpits. That leads to the question, where do the pilots sit? Do they have cockpit options? (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Beyond KC-46: Air Force Exploring ‘Advanced’ Tech On Next Tanker

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While the Air Force is still working through long-standing technical issues and delays with the KC-46A Pegasus tanker, the service is turning its gaze to the future, with both a commercially-based “bridge tanker” and a next-generation capability based on “advanced technologies” on the agenda. (breakingdefense.com) Altro...

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Deliveries Of The Sukhoi Superjet SSJ100 Set To Increase This Year

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The United Aircraft Corporation’s CEO revealed today that the company, majority-owned by the Russian government, was ramping up deliveries of the Sukhoi Superjet. Having resolved issues leading to rampant maintenance costs, the company is optimistic for the future of the jet, saying it will become the backbone of regional operations in Russia. Over 180 jets in service by the end of 2021 In a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) CEO informed the… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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