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On autopilot: 'Pilots are losing their basic flying skills,' some fear after Boeing 737 Max crashes

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Automation has made planes safer and more efficient, but the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets is leading some to wonder if there is a dangerous flip side. While advanced autopilots and computers are now considered an integral part of any modern jetliner, many pilots worry that the systems are detracting from developing and maintaining their own abilities. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Cessna Citation V crashes off coast of Florida after communication lost

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A Cessna plane bound for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed Friday evening more than 300 miles off the coast of Florida after air traffic controllers lost communication with the plane and fighter jets were sent to investigate, the authorities said. The pilot of the Cessna Citation V is believed to be the only person who was on the plane, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The F.A.A. said air traffic controllers had been unable to communicate with the plane, which left from St.… (www.nytimes.com) More...

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BBC article on the 737Max problems--Best Yet

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Best article so far on explaining in layman's terms what's happened with the 737Max. Simple language, well written, great graphics, and produced by a non-US news agency. Keeps the bias to a minimum. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

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TAP to fly to Banjul, Gambia

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TAP will begin flying to Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, on October 26, 2019. TAP will offer three flights per week from Lisbon. This is another example of the national airline strengthening its service to Africa, a market in which TAP has recorded significant growth. The service will use Airbus A320 aircraft, with three flights per week, leaving Lisbon at 20:55 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arriving in Banjul at 00:10 the next day. The flights will then leave Banjul at 01:05 (on… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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European Elections 2019: Austrian Airlines declares its commitment to Europe: “Austrian Airlines is also European”

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• Austrian Airlines has displayed the EU flag on all aircraft since 1997 • The Austrian flag carrier employs about 7,000 people from 58 nations • The network links Austria to 100 European destinations Shortly before the European elections 2019, Austrian Airlines has declared its clear commitment to Europe. Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech puts it this way: “We are Austria’s flag carrier. At the same time, we have been displaying the EU flag on all our aircraft since the year 1997… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Why China is building hundreds of new airports

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When China's air industry hits the news, stories are typically centered on passengers going rogue, punching each other, trying to wrestle open emergency doors mid-takeoff or dangerously tossing coins into airplane engines for luck. While alarming and fascinating in equal measure, these headlines conceal another tale -- one of a country undergoing a breakneck expansion into the world of flying as its people take to the sky in rapidly increasing numbers. In the space of barely more than a… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing's 737 Max Bills Include $2,000 a Month to Park Each Grounded Jet

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While regulators contemplate whether Boeing Co.’s 737 Max can safely return to the skies, workers in a California airplane-storage yard keep a careful vigil against earthier concerns. Crews have sealed 34 Southwest Airlines Co. jets against the Mojave Desert’s sun, wind and sand, as well as insects and birds that can creep into wheel wells and engine air inlets. Southwest declined to discuss the expense, but one industry veteran said such sojourns run about $2,000 a month for each plane -- a… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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JetBlue Celebrated The 10th Annual Plane Pull Competition In New York

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JetBlue hosted the 10th annual plane pull competition at the airline’s hangar in New York-JFK International Airport on May 21, 2019. JetBlue’s crew members, local law enforcement, and the British Metropolitan Police came together to raise awareness for JACK (Joining Against Cancer in Kids). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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