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FedEx Express retires world's last MD-10-10 freighter jet

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — FedEx Express retired its last, and also the world's last, MD-10-10F on June 4, 2021. The 43.6-year-old aircraft with registration N562FE (MSN 46496) operated in a passenger configuration by American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines before being converted into a freighter for FedEx in 2004. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Hawaii-Based F-22s Scrambled On FAA's Request But Nobody Will Say Why

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A pair of F-22 Raptors were launched on an alert scramble out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday at around 4:00 PM local time. A third F-22 joined the mission about an hour after pair's departure. A KC-135 was also launched to support the fighters. Hawaii News Now reports that the scramble, described as an "irregular patrol," was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, which reported an 'incident,' although nobody is providing any clear… (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Boeing and Airbus Meet New Competition: Their Own Used Planes

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Vaccination campaigns are finally giving airlines the visibility they need to buy jets again. This is of particular relief to Boeing , which back in July had about 100 of its 737 MAX planes in storage without an owner. Now the number is only about 10, thanks to a wave of orders from major carriers like United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. (www.wsj.com) More...

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'System error' prompts Southwest delays, planes parked on runways at DIA

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DENVER — Multiple 9NEWS viewers and people on Twitter from across the country said their Southwest Airlines flights experienced delays on Monday evening – and photos showed that some planes were parked on the tarmac at Denver International Airport. (www.9news.com) More...

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Shenzhou-12: China to launch first human spaceflight since 2016

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A Chinese spacecraft will blast off from the Gobi Desert on a Long March rocket in the coming days, ferrying three men to an orbiting space module for a three-month stay, the first time China has sent humans into space for nearly five years. (www.aljazeera.com) More...

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US and Europe end Airbus-Boeing dispute as they eye threat from China

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The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. US officials confirmed on Tuesday they struck a truce to end the dispute over government subsidies for the world's leading commercial plane makers during a summit in Brussels. (www.cnn.com) More...

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A Delta Air Lines flight's unruly passenger shows how we apply frontier justice in the skies

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There are few places on Earth that crowdsource law enforcement services from regular folks. Vigilantism is celebrated in films and video games, but it's criminalized in real life. If Batman were an actual person, he would be public enemy No. 1, not a hero with free access to the police commissioner's office. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Major delays for Southwest flights after reported network outage

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All Southwest Airlines flights were temporarily grounded after a nationwide outage Monday evening, according to an airport in Southern California. While the outage is now resolved and flights are resuming, it led to delays for all Southwest planes, including ones at the Sacramento International Airport. (www.kcra.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines implements ground stop after third-party tech issues

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Southwest Airlines said early Tuesday that it implemented a ground stop due to "intermittent performance issues" from a third-party weather data provider, but flights are beginning to resume. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Boeing CEO's Dreamliner Recovery Prediction Is a Pipe Dream

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Just two years ago, Boeing (NYSE:BA) was building 14 787 Dreamliner jets per month: a record pace for a wide-body jet. However, the COVID-19 pandemic crushed demand, forcing the aerospace giant to slash output to just five per month. (www.fool.com) More...

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First Air Canada freighter routes include Miami, Mexico and S. America

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Air Canada is becoming a hybrid passenger-cargo airline. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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‘WELCOME TO PERTH’: Rooftop Sign Scares Passengers Flying Into Sydney Airport

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A “welcome to Perth” sign painted on a building rooftop is scaring fliers descending to Sydney airport into thinking they have been flown to the wrong Australian city. The prank was spotted by a passenger coming into land at the country’s busiest airport and shared on Reddit. The building, in the Sydney suburb of Sydenham, is directly on the flight path. The building owner, Brad Heasman, told Australia’s Traveller he has been quietly waiting for someone to notice it since painting it three… (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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IAG carriers begin temporary schedule on seven Stobart Air routes

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A temporary schedule has been put in place on some of the routes previously served by collapsed carrier Stobart Air, which operated regional flights in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Aer Lingus. (www.routesonline.com) More...

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US carriers eye unclaimed Boeing 737 MAX jets amidst fast recovery in domestic air travel

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SEATTLE — Boeing finds new customers for its unclaimed 737 Max jets thanks to the faster-than-expected recovery in domestic air travel after more than a year pandemic period that crippled the airline industry severely.Some airlines are now buying these jets from canceled order books amid a vaccine-fueled travel rebound in the U.S. and other parts of the world. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Emirates maintains order book despite massive losses

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On June 15, 2021, Emirates Group announced its annual financial results, reporting massive losses amid the ongoing pandemic that curtailed international air travel demand. Despite the first annual loss in over three decades, Emirates' order book commitments for 200 aircraft remain unchanged. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Starlink Re-Tools In-Flight Internet

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Elon Musk’s Starlink internet system may be the next big thing for in-flight connectivity and it may have eliminated the weak link that bogs down current systems. Starlink has put more than 1,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit as part of its plan to offer fast broadband to all corners of the planet. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Supersonic flights: Empty promises or the start of a new era?

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Almost 20 years after Concorde ceased operations, supersonic air travel could soon be taking off again. A deal involving United Airlines and the startup Boom has got the aviation industry buzzing. (www.dw.com) More...

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