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No Honeymoon: ANA’s Wedding 777-300ER Heads To Desert Storage

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ANA’s plan to hire out its Boeing 777-300ER for weddings has been a success. A total of seven weddings reportedly took place, but now the fun is over. Unfortunately, there’s no tropical honeymoon for this bird, as it has now arrived in the Mojave Desert to rest its wings for good. ANA’s onboard wedding Last month, ANA revealed an unusual plan to hire out one of its retired Boeing 777-300ERs for weddings. The happy couple would be allowed to marry onboard the parked plane, with an audience of up… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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China And Russia’s 787 Competitor: The CR929 Is On Track

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Reports on disagreements over subcontractors and terms for the transfer of technological know-how have periodically cast doubt on the progress of the joint Russia-China widebody CR929 project. However, it would seem that the most acute differences have been resolved and that construction will go ahead for a potential maiden flight in 2023. Contracts to state-owned subsidiaries As reported by the Asia Times, both China’s embassy in Moscow and CRAIC (China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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First Irkut MC-21 Aircraft Set To Be Delivered In 2022

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The Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families have represented the go-to choice for short-haul travel for decades. More recently, they have been developed into the next generation A320neo and 737 MAX series, offering quieter and more efficient alternatives to their predecessors. However, Irkut is hoping to disrupt this duopoly with the introduction of its MC-21. It has now emerged that the aircraft’s first deliveries will take place next year. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Today in Aviation: First US All-female Flight Deck

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Today in Aviation, the first commercial flight ever recorded in US history with an all-women cockpit crew took place in 1984. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Cathay Pacific Working with Airbus On Single-Pilot System for Long-Haul

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Cathay Pacific (0293.HK) is working with Airbus (AIR.PA) to introduce "reduced crew" long-haul flights with a sole pilot in the cockpit much of the time, industry sources told Reuters (www.reuters.com) Altro...

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United Airlines Name Change and Correction Policy for Domestic and International Tickets

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Did you misspell the name when making the United Airlines Reservation? Whenever a passenger has misspelled his/her name on the United Airlines ticket, it can be corrected according to the name correction/change policy. If a passenger has booked a flight with United Airlines and has misspelled the name, it can easily be corrected. To make United Airlines Name change, the passenger must follow the airline’s name change policy. (aviationrepublic.com) Altro...

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EU, US on verge of announcing truce in 17-year conflict over aircraft subsidies

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The European Union and the United States were on the verge of announcing a truce on Tuesday in their 17-year conflict over aircraft subsidies, bringing to a close one set of Trump-era tariffs which had soured relations between them. The two sides have been battling since 2004 in parallel cases at the World Trade Organization over subsidies for US planemaker Boeing and European rival Airbus. (www.businesstoday.in) Altro...

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Anger Aloft. Air rage cases soar as passengers return.

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In Ask the Pilot: Anger Aloft. Air rage cases soar as passengers return. What are the causes and solutions? (askthepilot.com) Altro...

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Argument over elbow placement forces plane back to gate, gets 2 men booted: report

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Two passengers about to take off on a flight from San Francisco bound for Las Vegas were removed over an argument about elbow placement on armrests, a report said. SFGate reported that the incident occurred on a United Airlines flight that was forced to return to the gate right before takeoff. The website pointed to a Google employee on the flight who posted a photo of law enforcement officers on the plane. (www.foxnews.com) Altro...

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American Airlines just added wide-body planes to hundreds more domestic flights

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The Fort Worth-based carrier just extended its domestic wide-body schedule through late summer, per Cirium schedule data. With long-haul travel to most international destinations still limited, AA will continue to deploy its largest jets on a slew of domestic routes instead. (thepointsguy.com) Altro...

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The CR929: How Does It Actually Compare With The 787 Dreamliner?

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In the last few years, it has become increasingly evident that highly efficient twin-engine widebodies are the future of long-haul travel. The Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ family is a key example of this trend, and its success has led the US manufacturer to produce more than 1,000 of them to date. Meanwhile, the Chinese-Russian CRAIC CR929 is waiting in the wings to penetrate this market. But how exactly does it compare to the 787? (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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B-17 ‘Sally B’ Adopts ADS-B

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Across Europe, pilots are being encouraged to install ADS-B Out devices in their aircraft. This technology improves their ‘electronic visibility’ during flight, enhancing safety. One pilot set to appreciate the benefits of ADS-B Out is Captain Peter Kuypers who is the skipper for Sally B – Europe’s last airworthy Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. (warbirdsnews.com) Altro...

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GE and Safran tout new ‘open rotor’ engine future for sustainable aviation

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To advance the goal of achieving environmentally sustainable aviation, the jet engine giants of the U.S. and France on Monday unveiled a joint vision that would significantly change both the look of airplane engines and how they work. Their timeline suits Airbus but may be problematic for Boeing. (www.seattletimes.com) Altro...

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Alaska Airlines Unveils Pride Plane!

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Alaska Airlines has today unveiled a special livery for an Airbus A320. Specifically, the plane has “FLY WITH PRIDE” written along the side of the plane, with several smaller planes in rainbow colors painted on the fuselage. The engines even have a rainbow pattern on them, which is pretty awesome. (onemileatatime.com) Altro...

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Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

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PARIS After flying into the financial turbulence of the COVID pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change. In its latest look at trends for the sector, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it doesn't expect world air traffic to resume to its pre-pandemic level before 2023. But over 20 years, air traffic should almost double, from 4.5 billion passengers in 2019 to 8.5 billion in… (japantoday.com) Altro...

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United Airlines offering new nonstop destinations from Fort Myers

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The Lee County Port Authority has announced that there will be nonstop flights to California destinations from Fort Myers. United Airlines will begin offering nonstop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles on Dec. 16. This is the first time in airport history that there will be nonstop flights from RSW to SFO. (www.winknews.com) Altro...

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Ryanair set to overtake Alitalia on Italy's domestic routes

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As the launch of a successor to Alitalia drags on, budget carriers Ryanair and Wizz are bulking up on Italy's domestic routes, grabbing market share from the new carrier before it even takes flight. (www.rte.ie) Altro...

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Airbus denies claims for a larger narrowbody production dubbed A322

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TOULOUSE, FRANCE — European planemaker Airbus to refute rumors about an upgrade to the A321neo model stating that there are no plans to build a new single-aisle jet with more seats and newer wings.Industry sources have said Airbus has kept in reserve studies for a new narrowbody jet dubbed A322 based on carbon wings and updated engines if needed to counter any new plane that rival Boeing might launch in the top end of the medium-haul market, where Airbus has a strong lead. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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