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Frankfurt Airport opens a multi-media Visitor Center

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Frankfurt Airport's new visitor center is now open where FlightAware's data powers the 'The Globe' which "is said to be the most technologically sophisticated exhibit, its interactive LCD wall designed to visualise all active flights around the world in real time." (airport-world.com) More...

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FlightAware Aviator on Just Plane Radio 7-31-21

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"Now [flight schools] can actually see when their students are on a cross-country flight... Instead of just watching the clock, hoping ya know, here's the flight plan, but where's our airplane? [Flight schools now] know right down to the minute, and I think their instructors will find [Aviator] equally as valuable." - Dennis Hayes "Captain Dennis" | Just Plane Radio (www.justplaneradio.com) More...

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Startup Norse Atlantic Airways Signs For 6 Boeing 787s From BOC

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Norse Atlantic Airways will take six Boeing 787 Dreamliners on lease from BOC Aviation. In a statement released today, it was announced that the Norwegian startup will receive these units in the third quarter of this year. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue ready to launch low-cost New York to London flights

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Alow-cost airline service with a brand new business class cabin, flying London to New York? As Frank Sinatra might have said: if you can make it there, in the teeth of a global pandemic when the US bars British citizens and advises its own to stay put … well, you can make it anywhere. (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Aviation heavyweights flock to U.S. grassroots air jamboree to fill pilot shortage

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The wings of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner swept over green fields populated by colorful small planes, lending a rare corporate touch to the world's largest grassroots air show this past week. EAA AirVenture brought together more than half a million aviation enthusiasts and thousands of vintage or homebuilt aircraft and aerobatic showstoppers to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for a celebration dubbed the Woodstock of aviation. For one week, the annual summer event becomes the world's busiest airspace… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceX

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Boeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomorrow. It will be a decisive moment for Boeing and NASA, as the traditional aerospace giant seeks to join SpaceX in ferrying people to the station. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Airbus Is Using A350 Lighting To Help Passengers Social Distance

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On each flight, there are passengers that are always eager to get up and make their way for the exit after the plane arrives at the gate and the seatbelt sign is turned off. However, amid the pandemic, airlines have a responsibility to avoid this rush. Therefore, Airbus is assisting operators with safe disembarking with the use of lighting. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Amazon’s ATR Cargo Planes – What We Know So Far

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eCommerce giant Amazon is continuing to expand its air division with the acquisition of ATR72 freighters. While the operator’s Boeing 767s are used for longer distances, its growing fleet of ATR72s will naturally be used for shorter routes, connecting small towns. Let’s take a look at the latest developments for this part of the Amazon fleet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates Adds Just 1 New A380 Destination For August

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July saw Emirates adding a modest number of destinations to its recovering Airbus A380 network. Unfortunately, the recovery has less oomph in August, with only one new scheduled Airbus A380 destination joining the pack. The airline also has a one-off Airbus A380 flight planned for next week. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Norway's new Transatlantic LCC Norse Atlantic Airways adds six Dreamliner jets

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OSLO, NORWAY — Norway's new Transatlantic low-cost operator Norse Atlantic Airways has entered into a lease agreement for six new Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline will lease the planes from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation Limited, Norse Atlantic wrote in a stock exchange announcement on August 2nd. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Student Pilot Loses Engine During Solo Flight And Nails The Emergency Landing

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On May 22, Brian Parsley departed Concord, North Carolina in a 1968 Cessna 150J for a “solo long cross-country” flight. At about 2,200 feet above sea level and nine miles from his home airport’s runway, the engine of the Cessna sputtered to a stop. With only 1,500 feet of altitude to work with, there was no chance of making it to the airport, so he took it in for an emergency landing. (jalopnik.com) More...

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Seawind Saga: Pilot who crashed in Lake Michigan had 7 crashes in 7 days

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Dennis Collier, a licensed Traverse City pilot, paid $110,000 for the 2010 Seawind on a Saturday, ended up in the drink a week later, and on the way crashed — by his own account — seven times, in seven days in four states. (www.record-eagle.com) More...

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Dassault’s Falcon 10X Might Just Be the Most Comfortable Ultra-Long-Range Business Jet

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The short list for ultra-long-range, purpose-built business jets has been very short indeed, comprised of the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream’s G700—full stop. Now there’s a third entry in the premium category, known for offering the longest ranges, fastest speeds and most high-tech, ergonomically advanced interiors: the Dassault Falcon 10X. (robbreport.com) More...

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American Airlines flight from Miami to Ben Gurion announces emergency

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The American Airlines AA52 flight from Miami to Ben Gurion Airport declared a state of emergency before landing due to a flat tire. 190 passengers are on board the plane. Emergency forces were dispatched to the runway. (www.israelnationalnews.com) More...

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Spirit cancels 227 flights, stranding hundreds at Orlando airport

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Frustration was the name of the game at Orlando International Airport after 227 Spirit Airlines flights were canceled nationwide since Sunday night. Hundreds of passengers lined up Monday morning at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter, waiting to speak to an airline employee and reschedule their flights. (www.clickorlando.com) More...

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Aviation enthusiast potentially saves pilot's life after seeing sparks coming from his plane

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Photographer and aviation enthusiast Ian Simpson has lived in the East Anglia region of England all his life, and one of his favorite things to do is photograph planes at Royal Air Force bases in the area. But on the morning of July 13, he realized something wasn't quite right as he watched jets taking off at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, about 70 miles northeast of London. The base is run by the US Air Force and is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the only US Air Force F-15 fighter wing in… (www.cnn.com) More...

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