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Sullenberger Abruptly Resigns as ICAO Ambassador

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C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who successfully dead sticked an Airbus A320 to a safe landing on New York’s Hudson River in 2009 after hitting a flock of geese, said late last week that he would step down as U.S. envoy to the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective this Friday (July 1). (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Free Shipping in the FlightAware ADS-B Store from July 1-4, 2022

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The FlightAware ADSB Store is offering Free Shipping on all orders (within the US) from July 1-4, 2022. Shop everything you need to make your own ADS-B receiver. (flightaware.store) More...

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The Mad, Mad Summer of 2022

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In Ask the Pilot… The Mad, Mad Summer of 2022. In 30 years of commercial flying, I've never seen anything like this. (askthepilot.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: June 30,2022

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"The beginning of this week signaled the start of summer, where we typically see an increase in air travel. The United States and Europe continue to move closer to pre-pandemic travel levels, down about 15% from 2019 but continuing to exceed 2021 traffic. Commercial airline traffic in China continues to grow closer to levels in prior years with an average daily flight count of 13,382." (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Air New Zealand To Introduce Bunk Beds From 2024

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Air New Zealand has announced a number of cabin upgrades for its 787s, including bunk beds on some of its ultra long models. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Huge: Lufthansa Confirms The Return Of The Airbus A380

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Lufthansa Confirms The Return Of The Airbus A380 Lufthansa has today confirmed that the Airbus A380 will return to the skies this summer. (www.msn.com) More...

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Korean Air And Lufthansa Bringing Back Their A380s

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Both Lufthansa and Korean Air have announced plans to reintroduce their A380s into active service. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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ICAO Urges Russia To Stop Dual Registration Of Aircraft

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urged the Russian Federation to immediately cease its infractions of the Chicago Convention, particularly registering an aircraft in more than one State. Since the outbreak of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country has moved more than 450 foreign aircraft to its own registry. Let’s investigate further. ICAO is looking into the matter During its 226th Meeting Session, the ICAO council reviewed the operation of double-registered aircraft in… (www.msn.com) More...

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Delta Set for Boeing 737 MAX Deal

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After the pandemic-induced early retirement of its Boeing 777 fleet, Delta Air Lines replaced the massive scale model of the plane prominently displayed in the lobby of its Atlanta headquarters with an Airbus A350-900. (theaircurrent.com) More...

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FedEx pilots unhappy as UPS, United take lead on new contracts

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UPS and United have taken the lead on new contracts with their pilot unions. Other airlines are taking a wait-and-see approach. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines paying $10.5M for alleged cheating of Postal Service

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Delta is charged with fudging mail delivery times to prevent penalty charges. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Boeing Disappointed After China's Top Three Airlines Buy 300 Airbus Planes

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Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday "it is disappointing that geopolitical differences continue to constrain U.S. aircraft exports" while responding to China's three biggest state-owned airlines buying 300 jets from European planemaker Airbus SE (AIR.PA) (www.reuters.com) More...

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In Russia, Western planes are falling apart

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An Airbus A320-232 with the tail number YU-APH made its first flight on December 13, 2005. Since then, the aircraft has clocked millions of miles, flying routes for Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Bingo Airways, and Syphax Airlines before being taken over by Air Serbia, the Eastern European country’s national flag carrier, in 2014. For eight years, YU-APH flew without any issues—until it landed at 10:37 pm on May 25, 2022, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. It had flown in from… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Air France-KLM to pay $3.9M over alleged Postal Service scan sam

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Air France and KLM are the latest airlines to get in trouble with the U.S. government over improper dealing in a U.S. Postal Service contract. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airplane passenger removed from cross-country flight diverted to Billings admits interfering with flight crew

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A Washington airline passenger today admitted allegations that he interfered with a flight crew by jumping on a beverage cart and pushing a flight attendant into a seat, screaming and trying to take off his clothes on a flight that was diverted to Billings for his removal, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Gulfstream G800 Makes First Flight

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The first Gulfstream G800—registered as N800G—completed its inaugural flight this morning, officially launching the flight-test program for the 8,000-nm twinjet. N800G lifted off from Gulfstream Aerospace’s headquarters at Georgia’s Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV) at 9 a.m. and landed back at the field two hours later. It made the flight using a blend of sustainable aviation fuel. (www-ainonline-com.cdn.ampproject.org) More...

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Deutsche Bahn to become latest Star Alliance member

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Many readers will be surprised at reading this news. After all Star Alliance is an airline grouping so why accept a rail operator for membership? (www.businesstraveller.com) More...

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Boeing is pushing the Air Force for more money for Air Force One

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Boeing’s next generation Air Force One plane is more than $1 billion over budget (breakingdefense.com) More...

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Billionaire Branson visits Antonov An-225 Mriya wreckage at Hostomel Airport

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Billionaire Richard Branson has visited Hostomel Airport in Ukraine where the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, was destroyed by Russian forces at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX mid-air emergencies revealed as US agency prepares to probe production issues

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Boeing's troubled 737 MAX planes — which have twice crashed, killing 346 people — have experienced at least six mid-air emergencies and dozens of groundings in the year after an extensive probe cleared them to fly. (www.abc.net.au) More...

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Lufthansa Technik pursuing world’s first A380 freighter

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Thirteen years after the double-decker, long-hauler superjumbo by Airbus entered service as a passenger aircraft, the A380 could be used as a freighter for the first time. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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