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Flight Sim Fans: Microsoft Flight Simulator To Be Released August 18th With Three Pricing Options

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Over the past few months, the game has gone through a number of alpha builds and is now transitioning to beta, and fans following the developments can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the game is coming out much earlier than anticipated. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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KLM to Receive €3.4 billion bailout

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European Commission agrees to €3.4 billion bailout of Dutch airline KLM (www.rte.ie) More...

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Alaska Airlines Passenger Threatens To Kill Everyone “In The Name Of Jesus Christ”

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An Alaska Airlines flight headed from Seattle to Chicago was forced to turn around after an unruly passenger threatened to kill everyone on board. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Cessna Skyhawks Out Number Commercial Aircraft

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One of the byproducts to the current pandemic is the number of GA aircraft outnumbering commercial airliners in the skies. At the time of this writing, there are more Cessna Skyhawks flying than 737s and A320s. Truly an interesting sight! (flightaware.com) More...

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The new Airbus A220 is being eyed for use as a private jet. See inside a $91.5 million design with its own cinema suite and master bedroom

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Three aircraft interior design and completion management companies have joined forces to come up with a cabin concept for an Airbus A220 private jet. The A220 entered commercial service in 2016 with Swiss International Air Lines and has been a success with every airline it flies. It's now being eyed for its potential as a private jet for use by the mega-rich thanks to its low operating costs and a large amount of floor space. The Airbus A220 revolutionized aviation in 2016 when it made its… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Indian papers resurfacing in French Alps could be from 1966 plane crash

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They are believed to be from an Air India plane that crashed on 24 January, 1966, killing all 117 people on board. The front pages report the landmark election of Indira Gandhi, India's first - and to this day, only - female prime minister. About a dozen papers, including the National Herald and the Economic Times, were found by a local restaurant owner. Timothee Mottin, whose restaurant is near the Chamonix ski resort area, told AFP news agency: "They are drying now but they are in… (www.bbc.com) More...

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CR929 programme runs into more delays

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The selection of suppliers for the CR929 programme slips to 2021, because of “difficulties in cooperation with the Chinese partners,” Ravil Khakimov, head of Irkut Corporation revealed at July 8 meeting with Russian government. Irkut is the Russian partner in the joint Sino-Russian venture created for bringing to market the advanced wide-body airliner. The requests for proposals for the aircraft’s major systems, including engine, were originally offered at the end of 2017. Supplier line-up was… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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This Hollowed-Out Jet Engine Camper Took Over Six Years and 1,000 Hours to Build

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Who wants an Airstream when you can have a Jetstream? (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Ukraine’s SkyUp expects traffic to reach 2019 levels this year

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Ukrainian hybrid carrier SkyUp expects its operational results to reach 2019 levels by year-end, despite the forecast that the country’s industry on the whole will suffer a 50 per cent decline, SkyUp’s general director Evgeny Khainatsky revealed in an interview with UNIAN newswire. Launched in 2018 as a leisure charter carrier the start-up served 1.7 million passengers and started scheduled service last year, projecting further growth, which is now hindered by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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New Data Available on FlightAware Home Page

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FlightAware is pleased to announce the placement of key data points on the home page of the website. (flightaware.com) More...

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Why Trains Are Starting To Replace Domestic Flights In Europe

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New studies that cite the public’s concerns about climate issues following the coronavirus lockdown implies that trains could replace planes on many European domestic routes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing scrambles for more cash to keep Max sales

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Boeing is scrambling to shore up financing for the 737 MAX as it awaits regulatory approval for design changes after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes, industry sources said. Boeing BAN is anxious to resume deliveries once regulators declare it safe and airlines agree training. But confidence in the jet has been hit by the 15-month grounding, making the financing needed to ensure smooth deliveries scarce and compounding a dearth in demand due to the coronavirus crisis. “Nobody… (reut.rs) More...

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A New Airfield In Antarctica? Australia Is Gearing Up To Build One

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Antarctica’s first paved runway has moved a step closer to reality. Australia is moving forward with plans to build a 2,700-meter paved runway near its Davis research station in the Vestfold Hills. The Australian Government has now put the multi-million dollar project out for competitive tender. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing completes delivery of all AH-64E Apache, CH-47F(I) Chinook helicopters to India

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Boeing stated that it has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). India is one of 17 nations to select the Apache and has the most advanced variant, the AH-64E Apache that is also flown by the US and many other countries. (zeenews.india.com) More...

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Qantas Airways Completes First 747 Farewell Flights

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Qantas Airways (QF) flew the first of three special jumbo farewell flights today, as the airline prepares to retire the last Boeing 747 aircraft from the fleet. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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BREAKING: Ryanair Escorted into London Stansted by RAF

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 has been escorted into London Stansted by two Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets following a security incident on board the aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Revamped MAX Training Prioritizes Getting Pilots Information

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Boeing’s comprehensive changes to the 737 MAX flight control computer (FCC) software are being matched by a significant shift in pilot training, with added emphasis on explaining systems and failure... (aviationweek.com) More...

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Alitalia Adding Over 1,600 Flights In August– Including Tokyo-Haneda Launch

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Italian national flag carrier Alitalia said that it would be adding over 1,600 flights in August, including a service between Rome and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. (simpleflying.com) More...

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