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U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 (Pratt & Whitney) engine

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From the recent United event; cowling modifications. May 12 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told a U.S. House committee that the agency is "requiring the manufacturers to address strengthen(ing) the cowling." (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: May 11, 2021

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"Europe showed a slight jump in commercial air traffic at the beginning of April. Airlines are hopeful for increased summer travel, but with varying restrictions and a slow start to vaccine distribution, air travel is still hovering around -73% of 2019 numbers." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Boeing Is Sitting On 100 Undelivered 787 Dreamliners (YouTube)

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Boeing is working hard to fix the issues with its 787 Dreamliner, and says that the process is getting more efficient every day. With this, the planemaker says that it intends to deliver the majority of the 100 aircraft in its inventory before the end of the year. But with COVID-induced border restrictions causing logistical problems, is this a realistic target? (www.youtube.com) More...

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This New All-Electric Seaplane Glides Above the Water Like a Hovercraft

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Want to get from New York to the Hamptons in record time? How about Boston to Nantucket? This new electric aircraft takes off and lands on water the same way a floatplane does, but flies at 180 mph just above the water’s surface. Designed by two aerospace engineers, the Regent seaglider will serve as a very fast commuter between urban centers and coastal areas. Regent says the seaglider’s 180-mile range will be at speeds ranging from 145 to 180 mph. After the seaglider lands on the water, it… (robbreport.com) More...

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Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to combat a surge of similar cases in recent months. The agency said it will seek a $10,500 fine against a passenger who repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask, which is required by federal regulation, then coughed and blew his nose into a blanket during a JetBlue flight from Fort… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines best on recovery with 737 MAX buy

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Alaska Airlines is going all in with the Boeing 737 MAX. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Which Airlines Ordered The Rare Airbus A330-800?

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The A330-800 is one of the rarest commercial jets currently in service. Only four aircraft have been delivered, with 11 more still on order. Let’s explore which airlines have ordered the A330-800 and why more haven’t. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Allegiant Wants To Hire 184 Pilots In The Coming Months

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In good news for pilots, Las Vegas-based Allegiant plans to boost its pilot numbers by 184 this northern summer. (simpleflying.com) More...

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What Role Will Regional Jets Play In The Future Of US Aviation?

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The world of commercial aviation in the US is a complex and diverse business. Its size and population mean that widebody aircraft can often be seen on transcontinental routes between key hubs. At the other end of the scale, regional jets play a vital role by serving the extensive feeder networks that connect smaller cities with these hub airports. But what sort of role will these smaller aircraft play in the years and decades to come? (simpleflying.com) More...

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United Unraveled: Inside The Airline’s Largest Hub

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Denver is now United Airlines’ largest hub, with over 6,300 weekly flights and 170 routes in mid-June. 45 states are served non-stop, with 13 now exceeding pre-pandemic levels. However, 27 are down, led by California, far outweighing the gains made by others. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Hackers Have Affected US Airline Operations By Blocking A Pipeline

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As the Colonial Pipeline remains shut following last week’s malware cyberattack, fuel shortages across the East Coast are beginning to impact US airline operations. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue A320 Damaged after towing incident

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JetBlue A320 damaged after the towing apparatus failed. Tow operator stops and cab gets crushed by the plane. No injuries reported (twitter.com) More...

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