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TCAS Saves Two Air Mauritius A350s From Mid-Air Collision

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Two Air Mauritius Airbus A350 flights headed in opposite directions narrowly avoided a mid-air collision as a result of what appears to be air traffic controller negligence. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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First Boeing 737 MAX jet lands in Antarctica

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PRAGUE, CZECHIA — Low-cost Czech carrier Smartwings became the first airline to land in Antarctica with a Boeing 737 MAX 8. The landing at Troll Airfield at the northern tip of Antarctica took place on January 26, 2022. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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WHO Calls for the Lifting of Travel Bans

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Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO), recommended that countries around the world lift all COVID-19 travel restrictions. The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the organization stated in a report that blanket travel bans "are not effective in suppressing international spread (as clearly demonstrated by the Omicron experience), and may discourage transparent and rapid reporting of emerging VOC [Variants of Concern]." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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A Third Of The World's Remaining A380s Are Flying Once Again

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British Airways, China Southern, Emirates, Korean Airways, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines have all reactivated at least one of their superjumbos. This brings the total number of reactivated aircraft to 79 of the 246 remaining Airbus A380s. This is great news for the aviation community and shows the big strides the industry is, and has been, making to get back to where it once was (Pre-COVID). News per Simple Flying. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Supersonic jet startup Boom putting factory in North Carolina, expects passenger flights by 2029

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Boom, the Denver-based startup company developing what could be the first supersonic airliner since the Concorde, will build a factory at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, state government officials confirmed to ABC11. (abc11.com) More...

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Southwest Exercises Option For Additional 737 MAX's

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Low-cost carrier Southwest is one of the world's largest 737 series operators, they will be exercising their option to add a additional aircraft, bringing their firm order total for this year to a total of 77 aircraft. Per Simple Flying. (simpleflying.com) More...

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USN F-35C Crashes in the South China Sea Soon After Taking-Off From USS Carl Vinson

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Race is now on to reach the sunken aircraft before China does. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Tata Group Regains Control of Debt-Laden Air India

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70 years after Air India was pushed into public ownership when the shares of its storied founder, JRD Tata, were bought by the State in independent India's nationalization fervor, now heavily indebted Air India has formally returned to private ownership by JRD Tata's family business empire, Tata Sons, ending a privatization process that ran for years. Tata Sons paid $2.4 billion and assumed 25% of Air India's $8.2 billion debt. LCC Air India Express is part in the sale. (apnews.com) More...

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Breeze Airways Announces Major Route Shuffles

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Breeze Airways, America's newest airline, is making major changes once again. In advance of the addition of the a220 to the fleet, Breeze is cutting several routes and adjusting frequencies on many others. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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All landings and departures at Paine Field were canceled on Monday as 5G poses risk for regional jets

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — On Monday, Alaska Airlines' regional subsidiary Horizon Air suspended all flights in and out of the Paine Field to avoid 5G interference, as fog shrouded the airport. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Relatives of 737 MAX crash victims want to re-open a settlement that protected the manufacturer from criminal prosecution

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Relatives of victims who lost their lives in two Boeing 737 MAX jet crashes want to re-open a settlement that protected the American aircraft manufacturer from criminal prosecution although it was revealed that the company misled federal safety regulators during type certification of the plane. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta flies Team USA to Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on first-ever Team USA-only charter

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Team USA athletes departed Thursday from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, carried by Delta’s first-ever, Team USA-only charter flight (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Video: Qatar Airways hits back Airbus on Social Media

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DOHA, QATAR — Qatar Airways took their dispute with Airbus to social media with a video showing the damaged exteriors of grounded A350 jets. The Doha-based carrier claims its safety concern is serious and legitimate. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Pilot shortage forces United Airlines to suspend more regional routes

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Speaking during the company’s 2021 fourth-quarter results, United Airlines CCO Andrew Nocella said the airline would cut more routes to secondary cities in the coming months due to the ongoing pilot shortage problem for regional aircraft. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Last operational flight of the Buffalo

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The flight crew of the last operational flight of the Buffalo share their feelings. (fb.watch) More...

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Ryanair Says Sorry After Saying Scotland Isn’t A Country

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Ryanair has apologized after a staff member told a passenger that “Scotland is not a country.” (simpleflying.com) More...

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