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September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace

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Although this animation was published 10 years ago, it gives an excellent visual of our airspace as things shut down on 9/11/01. From the description: This animation was created by NASA using FAA air traffic control data from September 11, 2001. It shows the rapid grounding of air traffic across the US, and redirection of incoming international traffic, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Time is at lower left, number of planes in the air lower right. At 9:06am, FAA issued a ground stop… (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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Center Of Gravity Concerns Lead To Lufthansa Pulling Last Economy Row On A320neo

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German national flag carrier Lufthansa has stopped selling the last row of seats in its Airbus A320neos due to concerns over the aircraft’s center-of-gravity limitations. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Striking British Airways pilots stripped of free flight ‘mega perk’ by defiant airline bosses

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STRIKING pilots were today stripped of their staff travel concessions for three years by defiant British Airways bosses. (www.thesun.co.uk) Altro...

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Coffee Spill Forced Airbus A330 Diversion After Radio Failures

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UK investigators have revealed that reluctance to use a cockpit cup-holder resulted in coffee being spilled over control panels on a Condor Airbus A330, causing substantial radio communications problems and forcing a diversion. (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Nairobi Lawmaker Wants to Put an End to Farting on Airplanes

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On Sept. 11, a Kenyan lawmaker put forth a plan to end what she considers a big problem — mile-high flatulence. Range Constituency representative Dr. Lilian Gogo of Nairobi called for resolution to people passing gas in airplane cabins during a parliamentary debate Wednesday regarding the National Assembly Committee on Transport, Public Works and Housing, according to Nairobi News. (www.nydailynews.com) Altro...

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The TSA is worried about the suicidal thoughts of its airport screeners

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The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is concerned about its employees’ emotional well-being following the suicide of a 40-year-old officer who jumped to his death from a balcony inside the Orlando International Airport earlier this year. (qz.com) Altro...

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Two are dead after cargo plane crashes near Toledo Express Airport

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wo people have been confirmed dead after a cargo plane that crashed near Toledo Express Airport on Wednesday at 2:37 a.m. The Lucas County Sheriff's Office says the plane crashed on Garden Road east of the airport in Bubba's Mobile Truck repair Heavy duty towing's parking lot. (www.wtol.com) Altro...

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Yet another Boeing plane has a problem

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Boeing got another dose of bad news, as it announced Tuesday that its 777X plane, which is still under development, did not pass a safety test. (www.cnn.com) Altro...

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Trump Poised to Hit EU with Billions in Tariffs After Victory in Airbus Case

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The United States has gotten the green light to impose billions of euros in punitive tariffs on EU products in retaliation for illegal subsidies granted to European aerospace giant Airbus. Four EU officials told POLITICO that the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the U.S. in the long-running transatlantic dispute and sent its confidential decision to Brussels and Washington on Friday. (www.politico.eu) Altro...

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JetBlue Greets Guyana with Latest Route Made Possible by Extended Range and Fuel Efficiency of the Airbus A321neo

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it is again expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) (a). Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today. “Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route… (www.businesswire.com) Altro...

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India to Follow Europe’s Lead in Making Own Call on 737 Max

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Now India, too, wants to make its own checks on the Boeing 737 Max before allowing the plane to fly in the country again, after European regulators this week said they would make their own call. India plans to start its own assessment only after the FAA, the certifying authority of U.S.-made jets, declares the aircraft fit to fly, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing a private matter. The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation doesn’t expect Boeing’s best-selling plane… (skift.com) Altro...

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Low-cost international flights are doomed: analyst

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For the past few years, air travel from the U.S. to Europe was at unheard of levels of affordability. Airlines like Wow, Norwegian, Primera, Level, Iceland and others provided travelers with round-trip options that occasionally even dipped under $300. The competition also pushed down prices for legacy carriers, creating a race to the bottom that benefited travelers. But a new research note from Bernstein analysts says costs will rise for smaller airlines and will eventually necessitate higher… (finance.yahoo.com) Altro...

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Fake hostage situation at Daytona airport had red flags, sheriff says

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A man supposedly calling from the lobby of the Daytona Beach International Airport threatened to kill three British Airways flight attendants Monday. Problem: BA doesn't fly to Daytona Beach, and the airport wasn't open when he called anyway. The FBI is investigating. (www.news-journalonline.com) Altro...

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32-Year-Old Caught At Airport In Bizarre Disguise, Impersonating 81-Year-Old

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The disguise was impressive – a snow-white beard, oversized glasses, and a wheelchair. Jayesh Patel’s odd plan had one flaw though: the 32-year-old still looks nothing like the 81-year-old he tried to impersonate. (newyork.cbslocal.com) Altro...

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An inside look at JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo on its first commercial flight

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Airlines sometimes give us surprises, and this Monday night, JetBlue gave us a surprise that I was really excited about. It scheduled the brand-new Airbus A321neo on its first commercial flight, two weeks before the plane’s official debut. Naturally, I was excited by the opportunity to get a first-hand look aboard, since JetBlue has been tight-lipped about what it’d look like inside. Aside from promising that the plane would feature a similar interior to the ‘Phase 2’ retrofit program for the… (thepointsguy.com) Altro...

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New Airbus planes have high-tech sensors that track your bathroom use

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Last month, the European manufacturer started testing their A350-900 wide-body aircraft, which is chock-full of sensors that collect data about the passengers on its planes. (www.fastcompany.com) Altro...

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Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'

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“What makes this worse than a general public order offence is that this happened in the aircraft cabin and there is nowhere for people to go.” (www.thejournal.ie) Altro...

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Spirit Airlines must face lawsuit over 'gotcha' carry-on bag fees: court

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A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit by Spirit Airlines passengers who said the low-cost carrier blindsided them by imposing unexpected carry-on bag fees on tickets bought through Cheapoair, Expedia, Priceline and Travelocity. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said 22 passengers could sue for breach of contract because there was no evidence that Spirit promptly notified them about the fees, and there were "ambiguities" in the prices they would pay. Spirit and its… (www.yahoo.com) Altro...

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KLM Will Replace Amsterdam To Brussels Flights With A Railway Partnership

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has teamed up with NS Dutch Railways and French-Belgian high-speed train operator Thalys to replace flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Brussels. Starting in March of next year KLM will replace one of its daily flights between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Over the past few months, KLM has been working with NS Dutch Railways and Thalys to come up with a way to replace flight between the two European capitals with trains. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Two Su-34 jets have collided mid-air on Friday over the Russian Lipetsk Region

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Two Sukhoi Su-34 fighter bombers have collided on Friday over the Russian Lipetsk Region in an accident caused by the pilots’ error, a special commission will determine the extent of the jet crews’ responsibility, a source in the region’s power structures told TASS. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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WestJet scrubs 737 Max from busy winter holiday schedule, affecting thousands

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WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA:CT) is removing Boeing 737 Max jets from its holiday schedule while Air Canada warns the impact of the grounded jet on its operations may ripple well into 2021. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) Altro...

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Air Force restricts KC-46 from carrying cargo and passengers

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There are now four current Category 1 deficiencies, as well as the ongoing problems with FOD found inside brand-new aircraft coming off the line. (www.defensenews.com) Altro...

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40,000 Passengers Have Benefited From United’s Connection Saver

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United Airlines’ ConnectionSaver tool has proved to be a very successful experiment. Since its launch in February 2019, the product has helped United and its customers to save 40,000 flight connections. (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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USAF bans passengers, cargo from Boeing KC-46A

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During several KC-46 test flights in which cargo was being transported, multiple cargo floor restraint locks malfunctioned... (www.flightglobal.com) Altro...

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Seven activists from a group planning to use drones to disrupt flights in and out of Heathrow airport have been arrested

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London police deployed Friday a sweeping security cordon around Heathrow Airport and made seven arrests to thwart climate activists’ efforts to shut down Europe’s busiest travel hub using toy drones. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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Austrian Airlines uses an autonomous drone for airframe inspection

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Vienna, Austria - Austrian Airlines inspects the airframes of its Airbus planes with an autonomous drone for structural damage. Drones are a big problem for airports and airlines, but a European carrier uses it for a good reason. Austrian Airlines is examining the exterior of its Airbus planes for structural deterioration via a drone developed by French startup Donecle. The technology is very new and will be tested by the end of this year. If successful, the drone has the potential to become a… (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Justin Trudeau’s plane damaged in Victoria Airport after a media bus hit one of its wing

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s election plane sustained some damage in Victoria (CYYJ) after a media bus drove under one of its wings Wednesday night. (www.airlive.net) Altro...

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Boeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes

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Though the committee did not investigate the two crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max jet, their findings represent the company’s most direct effort yet to reform its internal processes after the accidents, which killed 346 people. (www.nytimes.com) Altro...

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FAA releases an AD for Pratt & Whitney's geared turbofans

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Washington, D.C. - On Sept. 9, the US Federal Aviation Administration has published an airworthiness directive proposing airlines to check Pratt & Whitney's some geared turbofans. The directive came after an investigation for two in-flight engine failures last year due to oil leaks from PW1500G and PW1900G engines that power the Airbus' A220s and Embraer's E2 series jets respectively. The directive refers to the risk of oil leaking from the oil supply tube and the fuel oil… (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Russia and China to agree on location of the CR929 design center

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Moscow - The Sino-Russian consortium CRAIC nears to make a choice for the location of the program engineering center for the Sino-Russian widebody jet CR929. There was a disagreement between the two countries about the location of the design and engineering center of the aircraft. After long debates, Russian officials have finally convinced their Chinese counterparts in Beijing that the center should be headquartered in Russia. The decision will pave the way for setting a roadmap for the… (airlinerwatch.com) Altro...

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Accident Report Roundup: Time In Type

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“The number of hours in your logbook does not determine whether you’re a good pilot.” I’ve heard a variation of that phrase for decades, but in spite of the well-meaning advice, total time is still the measuring stick for pilots. A pilot with thousands of hours is assumed to be safe, and both his insurance premium and his reputation around the airport will probably reflect that assumption. But read through NTSB accident reports and you’ll quickly notice another measure of pilot proficiency is… (airfactsjournal.com) Altro...

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Live Reno Air Races streaming this week at KRTS

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Live YouTube streaming of the 2019 RAR. You can see the races live and hear the narrative and engines (www.youtube.com) Altro...

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BLUE RECEIVES EMBRAER'S 1st PLANE

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Azul received on Thursday (12) from Embraer the world's first aircraft E195-E2, which consumes 25% less fuel than the previous version of the model. With the expected economy, the airline plans to operate on new routes and install wi-fi on board all new aircraft from January. According to the airline, some destinations were not economically viable. “On some routes, the Airbus A320 is very large, and the E195 is expensive. The E195-E2 can make these flights possible, ”said Azul's… (patria.digital) Altro...

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UAE aviation authority not optimistic Boeing 737 MAX will return this year

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The head of the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority said on Sunday he was not optimistic the Boeing 737 MAX would return to operations in the fourth quarter of this year and it was more likely to be 2020. (uk.reuters.com) Altro...

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American Man Fraudulently Obtains $1.75 Million Worth Of Delta SkyBonus Points

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A 52-year-old travel agent has been indicted by the FBI on charges of wire fraud related to Delta’s SkyBonus scheme. He is thought to have defrauded the airline out of $1.75 million between March 2014 and April 2015. A 52-year-old dual American and Ukrainian citizen has been charged on 12 counts of wire fraud by the FBI. According to reports by the New York Times, the charges against Gennady Podolsky relate to a 13-month scheme in which he conspired to fraudulently acquire points through Delta… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Boeing releases statement addressing suspension of tests for 777X aircraft

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Boeing has released a statement addressing its suspension of load testing for its 777X aircraft after a cargo door exploded (www.aviationnews-online.com) Altro...

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Ryanair passengers ‘held prisoners’ in airport stairwell

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RYANAIR passengers travelling from Edinburgh Airport to Krakow, Poland, have claimed they were “literally held prisoners” in a stairwell as the Ryanair flight took off without them with all their bags on board. (www.express.co.uk) Altro...

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When Will The First A220 Be Delivered From Airbus’ Mobile Plant?

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The final assembly line at Airbus’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama recently kicked into action, but when will the first aircraft emerge? (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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NASCAR Champion & Legend Mike Stefanik Killed In Ultralight Crash

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Nine time Whelen Modified Champion & NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Mike Stefanik was tragically killed when his Ultralight crashed in Connecticut Sunday afternoon. (speedsport.com) Altro...

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KLM Fleet Manager shares story about KLM evolution

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Rob Duivis, the company's fleet manager for the past 44 years, shares stories about KLM's evolution... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Altro...

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Traveler: Flying From The UK's Newest Commercial Airfield: Carlisle

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On Thursday, July 4th 2019 the UK’s newest passenger terminal opened its doors to travellers, Carlisle. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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Norwegian Willing to Sell Gatwick Slots: Financials At Stake? Norwegian

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Norway based low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has stated that it is willing to sell its takeoff and landing slots at London Gatwick in order to aid the repayment of bonds that are worth nearly $400 million. (airwaysmag.com) Altro...

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British Airways Pilot Strike – Day 2 Update

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We’ve now almost passed the second day of British Airways strike action. If anything, it looks as though British Airways has been hit even harder by the strike today than yesterday. In fact, earlier today, there was not a single British Airways flight in the skies at one point. Members of the pilots union BALPA who act as pilots for British Airways are currently on strike. The pilots are not working in a row over pay despite being offered an 11.5% increase over the next three years. As such, no… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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Southwest Airlines Employees Could Benefit From Boeing 737 MAX Compensation

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Southwest Airlines, the world’s biggest operator of the 737 MAX, is still negotiating the details of compensation from manufacturer Boeing. However, in a note sent to employees, Gary Kelly, the airline’s CEO, has said he would like to share any payout with staff at the carrier, as the grounding “has affected all of you”. In a note sent to employees of Southwest and shared by Bloomberg, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest, Gary Kelly, said that, “We need to know what those monetary and other… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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