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Emirates Says Wants 'Grown-Up' Talks On Boeing 777X

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Emirates on Wednesday urged Boeing (BA.N) to provide more details on the performance capabilities and delivery dates of the in-production 777X jet, suggesting orders could be revised depending how the jet had performed in testing. (www.reuters.com) More...

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I would always find a half bottle of Dom Perignon stashed under my seat - Meet Concorde’s million mile man

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It was a sports car, it wasn’t a Rolls Royce,” says Fred Finn wistfully as he provides a second-by-second account of taking off in Concorde, the iconic supersonic airliner. .......... (www.thegentlemansjournal.com) More...

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Delta Purchases 25 Airbus A321neos, Accelerates Aircraft Deliveries

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Delta Air Lines (DL) has converted purchase rights for 25 Airbus A321neo into firm orders, further expanding their narrowbody fleet with next generation aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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AIRBUS A350-1000 Awesome View Approach & Landing in Paris

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In the cockpit of the Air Caraibes Airbus A350-1000 for a flight from the Caribbean to Paris Orly Airport. Here you see the approach and landing at Paris from a GoPro camera (www.youtube.com) More...

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Fiji Airways Flight Delayed After Prayer Beads Found In Engine

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A Fiji Airways repatriation flight to Auckland, New Zealand had to be delayed after prayer beads were found in the rear section of one of the aircraft’s engines. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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FedEx Reportedly Close To Moving Into Boeing’s Dreamlifter Center

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According to reports, American multinational delivery services company FedEx is close to finalizing a deal that will see it take over Boeing’s former Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. If it comes to fruition, this deal quashes any hope that Dreamliner production currently done in Charleston, South Carolina, might one day return to Everett. It would also herald a massive uptick in air traffic at Paine Feild, with FedEx cargo flights joining passenger flights… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Luftwaffe A400 to debut first A400 demo in North America

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Luftwaffe A400M from the LTG62 is slated to fly the first North American A400 demo at Thunder Over Michigan August 7 & 8th. (www.facebook.com) More...

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Russia’s New 400 Seat Widebody Won’t Go Into Mass Production

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The Russian project to update the Ilyushin 96 has reportedly been abandoned. The Il-96-400M was planned to be a four engine passenger plane with capacity for more than 400 people. In light of the downturn in travel demand and the lack of orders for the type, it seems Russia has reconsidered its plan to mass-produce the plane. (simpleflying.com) More...

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An Uneven Recovery: A Sector-by-Sector Visualization of the Impact of COVID-19 on Aviation

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An in-depth analysis looking at aviation recovery by geographic region, operation type, flight length, and airliner size. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Nostalgia Cleared for Takeoff as Playboy Brings Back Its Big Bunny Private Jet

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Set to a jazzy score by Nelson Riddle, the video shows a typical flight aboard the sleek new DC-9. A Mercedes 600 limousine whisks passengers to the red carpeted air stairs while chefs stock the plane with roast beef, hors d’oeuvres and cream puffs. Once the jet’s aloft, its twin engines hum as passengers recline in electric seats, watch movies and dance while flight attendants thread balance trays of cocktails and chilled champagne. (www.adweek.com) More...

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How Much Did The Airbus A380 Cost?

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The Airbus A380 is a plane that has sadly been rendered rather obsolete by the ongoing pandemic. However, even before COVID-19 brought the airline industry to a near standstill, the European manufacturer had already canceled its production with around 250 examples built. Nonetheless, the A380 remains a fascinating aircraft whose size draws attention wherever it goes. But how much did the ambitious superjumbo cost? (simpleflying.com) More...

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Rolls-Royce Is Building a Fast Electric Aircraft, Kids to Design Pilot's Helmet

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Packing a battery with 6,000 cells, “the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft,” the machine should be capable of flying the 200 miles (322 km) that separate Paris from London by air on a single charge, opening the doors to an incredibly potent new range of air taxis. (www.autoevolution.com) More...

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Volaris Announces the Addition of Eight More Airbus A320neo Aircraft in 2021

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Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico, the United States and Central America, today announces the addition of eight more A320 NEO aircraft to its fleet in 2021, on top of the three aircraft from its purchase order with Airbus, closing the year with at least 98 aircraft. (www.prnewswire.com) More...

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Hospital helipad destroyed by departing aircraft

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USAF CV22 Osprey destroys UK hospital helipad on departure. Video. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

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