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Norwegian Moves To Short Haul

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Airline Norwegian has revealed that it will not return to long-haul flying. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Vigili del Fuoco acquistano nuovo P.180 Avanti EVO

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A poche settimane dall’annuncio della vendita di un velivolo P.180 Avanti Evo a un cliente statunitense, Piaggio Aerospace aggiunge al proprio portafoglio un nuovo ordine, questa volta sottoscritto da un organismo che fa capo al Ministero dell’Interno: ad acquistare un nuovo esemplare del prodotto di punta della società ligure è il Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco, al cui Dipartimento sarà consegnato nell’estate del prossimo anno. (www.piaggioaerospace.it) Altro...

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SOFIA project - The Flying Observatory

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SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter (106-inch) reflecting telescope (with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters or 100 inches). (www.nasa.gov) Altro...

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Revised FAA rules put Branson and Bezos' astronaut wings in doubt

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Are Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos astronauts? Though both billionaires flew to at least the edge of space, they may not qualify for official astronaut wings. (newatlas.com) Altro...

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Boeing cuts production of 787 Dreamliner after discovering new structural flaws on some planes

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Boeing will cut production on the 787 Dreamliner plane for weeks after discovering new structural flaws in some planes that have been manufactured but not delivered to airline customers. (floridanewstimes.com) Altro...

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Nevada (Reno - Tahoe) airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

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While more than just one factor, seems article implies lack of fuel delivery due to truck driver shortages. I truly wonder how that could be and that there is not more to the story not being told.... (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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United Airlines Extends Invitation-Only Global Services Status

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United Airlines has emailed Global Services members to inform them that their status will be extended by another year, through January 31, 2023. United extended elite status for all MileagePlus members due to the pandemic in 2020, though up until now hasn’t outright extended status by another year. This is the first sign of elite status being extended further. (onemileatatime.com) Altro...

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Boeing Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2: Live updates

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Boeing and NASA are getting ready to make a second attempt at launching its Starliner astronaut taxi to the International Space Station. The uncrewed CST-100 Starliner space capsule is scheduled to launch to the space station on July 30 at 2:53 p.m. EDT (1853 GMT), lifting off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (www.space.com) Altro...

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Super Sabre Magic, Dean Cutshall’s F-100 Returns

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he first of the “Century Series” fighters, the career of the North American F-100 Super Sabre can be summarized by a series of superlatives: the fastest, the highest-flying, and longest endurance aircraft of its era. Although it was rapidly overtaken by other aircraft designed specifically as ‘pure’ fighters, the “Hun” (as their pilots called them) found its best niche as a fighter-bomber role. Used extensively by the U.S. Air Force in this role during the Vietnam War, the type concluded its… (warbirdsnews.com) Altro...

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Airbus joins Canada’s SAF+ Consortium to accelerate the development of a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel technology

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Canada-based SAF+ Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with major Canadian aviation industry players on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and production in North America. Airbus will be investing through “in-kind” contributions, which consist of technical and certification expertise, economic analysis, communications and advocacy. (www.airbus.com) Altro...

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Let’s Have A Look At All The Latest Claims About ‘Checkmate’, Russia’s New Light Tactical Fighter

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Several things have been said about Sukhoi Checkmate, the latest Russian 5th generation aircraft unveiled earlier this week. Let’s review them. (theaviationist.com) Altro...

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Boeing set to face investor scrutiny as problems plague jets

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The aviation industry appears to finally be past the worst of the coronavirus downturn, but Boeing's to-do list remains extensive following a messy start to 2021. (www.deccanherald.com) Altro...

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Airbus Says There Is Significant Airline Pressure for An A350 Freighter

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Last month, it was confirmed that Airbus had been in talks with many airlines about a freighter version of the Airbus A350. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Spanish Court Finds Ryanair Baggage Policy Unfair

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On Friday, Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled on a particular Ryanair baggage policy that allows the airline to send passenger baggage on another flight. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Here’s Why United Airlines Had To Deplane A Flight To Orlando

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A United Airlines flight was heading to Orlando International Airport from San Francisco International Airport on Thursday afternoon when the passengers on the aircraft had to deplane due to a potential threat. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Aficionado Plane spotter saves a f15 and it's pilot

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A britt plane spotter saves a F15 Pilot, the Pilot later thanks him un person. (www.airforcemag.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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Bezos et al, not yet astronauts according to new FAA rules.

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Jeff Bezos and the Blue origin space cree, won't get their astronaut wings, fue to New rules from the FAA. (hipertextual.com) Altro...

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Russian airline Aurora signs deal for 19 Il-114-300 turboprops

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UAC announced the signing of a letter of intent to purchase 19 Il-114-300 regional turboprops with the airline Aurora, headquartered in the Far East of Russia. Aurora was controlled by Aeroflot until the end of 2020 and plans to expand its operations in the region. The 19 regional turboprops will start to be delivered in 2023, said UAC. Currently, the Il-114-300 is carrying out certification flights. A second test aircraft is being finalized to support the program. (www.airway1.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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Southwest Airlines Looking Closely At Its Boeing 737 MAX Options

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As Southwest Airlines navigates its way out of the crisis, the carrier is sitting on incredible flexibility with its order book. Recording over 730 Boeing 737 jets in its fleet already, the airline is one of the largest carriers in the world and has plenty of room to grow even bigger. Speaking on the airline’s second-quarter earnings call, Southwest’s executives indicate that the carrier is looking closely at its MAX options in 2022, and it may end up taking all, or at least most, of the options… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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F-35A Lightning II Meets P-51 Val-Halla Mustang Over Tacoma in Rare Duet

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You see, people attending American air shows can enjoy a little something called heritage flights. That’s when a modern plane flies alongside an older one that made history one way or another for the enjoyment of all. People taking part in the 4th of July weekend’s 2021 Tacoma Freedom Fair in Tacoma, Washington, got to see one of the newest and most advanced airplanes in the U.S. arsenal make a perfect aerial duet with a vintage P-51 Mustang. (www.autoevolution.com) Altro...

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Delta Adds Lifetime Diamond Medallion Status

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Delta gives Medallion members the opportunity to earn lifetime status based on the cumulative number of Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) earned over a member’s lifetime. This even includes MQMs earned through co-branded credit cards. Up until now it has only been possible to earn lifetime Silver, Gold, or Platinum Medallion status, while it’s now possible to earn lifetime Diamond Medallion status. Here’s how the Delta SkyMiles lifetime status program now works: (onemileatatime.com) Altro...

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Qatar Airways CEO Wants Oneworld Alliance To Grow

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker was appointed the chairman of oneworld this spring, and he has some big plans for the alliance. In an interview this week, Al Baker talked about his plans for the oneworld alliance while he’s chairman: “First and foremost, my priority will be to grow the alliance. We want to be number one. Like in everything we do at QR, under my leadership we don’t accept anything other than being number one. So for me, it is a big challenge now to grow the alliance, to bring… (onemileatatime.com) Altro...

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American Airlines details plans for Charlotte airport expansion, hundreds of new jobs

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American Airlines will open three new gates at Charlotte Douglas International Airport by the end of the year, company officials said in an earnings call Thursday morning. And American’s expansion plans don’t stop there — the airline plans to hire hundreds of new employees this year and next. Passengers are returning to air travel in crowds after a steep dive in early 2020. TOP ARTICLES (www.charlotteobserver.com) Altro...

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An airline pilot says she was forced to sleep in a plane overnight after her flight was diverted to a remote Colorado town because of severe weather

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SkyWest Airlines flight crew members said they were forced to sleep on their plane in Colorado. Jessica Taylor, the captain, said it was a first in her 15-year career. SkyWest said no hotels had been available and apologized for the inconvenience to passengers. A flight crew's routine trip from Denver to Raleigh, North Carolina, and back involved an overnight stay aboard their plane in Hayden, Colorado, where they had been diverted because of severe weather. (www.businessinsider.com) Altro...

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Surf Air Mobility to Purchase as Many as 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EXs

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Textron Aviation today announced in a news release that Surf Air Mobility Inc., has signed a purchase agreement for up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprop aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 100 aircraft and an option for 50 more. The order is part of an exclusive relationship between the two companies supporting Surf Air Mobility’s development of an electrified Cessna Grand Caravan,, beginning with a hybrid electric aircraft powered by Surf Air Mobility’s proprietary… (www.flyingmag.com) 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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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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Cargolux Boeing 747 tears up runway as it prepared for takeoff at Prestwick Airport

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INCIDENT Cargolux Boeing 747 tears up runway as it prepared for takeoff at Prestwick Airport (www.airlive.net) 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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X-Rated Adult Toy Making Fun of Bezos' Rocket Ship Garners Cheeky Response From Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is known to be controversial when it comes to his antics on Twitter, so all eyes were on the billionaire following longtime rival Jeff Bezos’ journey to space. Musk tweeted out a simple “Best of luck tomorrow!” to Bezos’ space exploration company, Blue Origin, on Monday night ahead of the flight (www.entrepreneur.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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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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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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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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China Launched a Little Baby Version of the X-37B Spaceplane

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A Chinese aerospace manufacturer hailed a successful test flight of a new spaceplane that will broaden China’s reusable spaceflight capabilities. The unnamed craft reportedly takes off like a rocket and lands like an airplane, much like the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B (pictured above), but can’t go all the way into orbit like the American spaceplane can. The Chinese version is the first of a series of reusable spacecraft that will benefit the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). (finance.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Single-Engine Cessna Denali Becomes Beechcraft Denali Ahead Maiden Flight

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On July 21st, Textron Aviation announced that it is rebranding its Cessna Denali aircraft as Beechcraft Denali. The airplane will now join the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air family as part of the company's turboprop product lineup. The prototype's maiden flight is expected to take place later this year. (www.autoevolution.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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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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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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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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First Miami-Dubai flight touches down at MIA, start of four weekly Emirates trips

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The first direct flight between Dubai and Miami arrived at Miami International Airport on Thursday. The arrival marks Emirates’ launch of four weekly flights between the two cities. The company canceled the same service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last year. Passengers on the new route of about 15-16 hours in the air will travel on Emirates’ Boeing 777 jets, which feature eight private suites in first class, and operate on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. (www.yahoo.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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INFOGRAPHIC: Orders and Deliveries Airbus Commercial Aircraft – June 2021

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The Airbus commercial aircraft orders and deliveries report for June 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.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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United Airlines ditches cargo-only flights as passengers return

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United Airlines is ending mini-freighter flights, but hopes to maintain cargo growth with its combination passenger flights. (www.freightwaves.com) Altro...

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Piloting the KULULA Boeing 737-400 across South Africa

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Piloting the KULULA Boeing 737-400 across South Africa (2008) (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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flydubai 737 In Minor Dubai Ground Collision With Gulf Air Jet

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Two airplanes collided with each other on the taxiway at Dubai International Airport (DXB) early on Thursday morning. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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