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NTSB: Los Angeles Newscopter Hit Drone

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The NTSB has concluded that damage sustained by a Los Angeles news helicopter late last year likely resulted from a drone strike. In findings released last week, the Board concluded that the probable cause of the damage was “an in-flight collision with a hard object of polycarbonate construction, with size and features consistent with that of a small UAS (drone).” (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Crushed by coronavirus: United Airlines to lay off up to 36,000 U.S. employees in October

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In a memo to employees, the Chicago-based airline said 36,000 employees, or 45% of its frontline workers in the United States and more than a third of its overall workforce of 95,000, face layoffs on or around Oct. 1. (www.usatoday.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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Loon Internet Balloons Launch In Kenya In First Commercial Deployment

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The balloons will beam internet signals down to the country's population. (www.cnet.com) More...

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Airbus confirms plans to start test flights for A321XLR in 2022

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The A321XLR will provide airlines with a range of up to 4700nm and a 30% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft. (blueswandaily.com) More...

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Rollout of XB-1 supersonic jet set for October

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Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company building the world's fastest airliner, announced Thursday that its supersonic demonstrator, XB-1, will roll out on Oct. 7. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Aircraft lessor Avolon cancels 27 Boeing 737 MAX jets

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Aircraft lessor Avolon on Tuesday announced the cancellation of an additional 27 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX planes after cancelling 75 of the jets in April as it grapples with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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New safety issue with Dreamliner engines 'could lead to cracks'

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Fresh safety issues have surfaced with the same Rolls-Royce engines Air New Zealand has fitted to its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

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Eastern Airlines Shows Off Its Shiny New Boeing 777 Livery

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Initially, Eastern Airlines planned to have variations of their livery based on cities that they fly. But that seems to have fallen by the wayside in favor of just one version. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Mauritius Puts Up 5 Planes For Sale Including A340s And A330s

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Air Mauritius has put up five aircraft for sale. Two used A340-300 aircraft (MSN 194 and 268) One used A330-200 (MSN 1057) Two used A319-100s (MSN 1592 and 1936) (simpleflying.com) More...

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Fourth Incident For United Boeing 787-9 In One Week

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The aircraft was operating flight UA2860 from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to the carrier’s hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Interestingly, this was the third incident for the aircraft in the last week. Twice, on July 2nd, the same 787-9 returned to Tokyo over an issue with leading edge flaps. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Internet providing aircraft goes into commercial operation

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Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet, said Tuesday that it launched the first commercial deployment of its internet providing baloons. The fleet of high-flying balloons were launched over Kenya to beam internet signals down to the country’s population. Prior to this, the technology has been tested only in emergency situations, including Puerto Rico in 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria which devastated the island. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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airBaltic To Offer 82 Routes for Summer 2021

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Having resumed a few frequencies of its Summer schedule, airBaltic (BT) has announced that it will extend its routes to 82 in Summer 2021 previously postponed due to the pandemic. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Embraer enhances Praetor 500 and 600 cabins

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Embraer announced a series of breakthrough cabin enhancements for its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, consolidating the Praetor position as the best cabin environment among all medium jets. In addition to the lowest cabin altitude in the class (5,800 feet) and 100% fresh air capability, Embraer is now making the HEPA filter standard on all Praetor aircraft, announcing the certification of a new electric lavatory pocket door, and approving the use of… (embraer.com) More...

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Air Namibia air service licence suspended

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THE Transportation Commission of Namibia has suspended Air Namibia's Scheduled Air Services Licence, citing the national carrier's financial status and safety concerns, among others. (www.namibian.com.na) More...

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Etihad Airways Launches Interactive COVID-19 Map

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Today, Etihad Airways (EY) has partnered with Canadian travel risk management company Sitata to launch an interactive travel map on the carrier’s website. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing Settles Most Lion Air 737 MAX Crash Claims

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Two years after the fatal accident involving a Lion Air (JT) 737 MAX in Indonesia, Boeing has reached agreements on more than 90% of the death claims filed in a federal court, according to the latest court filing. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Czech Airlines to Operate Scenic Flights over Prague to Celebrate 97th Anniversary

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The sightseeing flights will be operated with the airline’s 70-seat ATR 72 regional aircraft at an altitude of approximately 2600 feet above the ground. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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