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Boeing Quietly Pulls Plug on the 747, Closing Era of Jumbo Jets

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Boeing Co. hasn’t told employees, but the company is pulling the plug on its hulking 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for the twin-aisle pioneer. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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A Leap Forward for the Troubled 737MAX

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Though there are many opinions out there on the Boeing 737MAX, this is good news for the airline industry and Boeing overall. (www.reuters.com) More...

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United Airlines Boeing 787 u-turns three times in two days

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A United Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was involved in three separate incidents over the span of two days, as it attempted to depart from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT). (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Congo Teen Caught Trying To Stow Away Inside Jet Engine

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Ground crew at the Maya-Maya airport (BZV) in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo spotted a Congo teenager trying to stow away on a private Hawker 125-800XP. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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UK wants to be first with carbon zero Atlantic commercial plane

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The United Kingdom wants to be the first to develop a commercial jet plane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean without any carbon emissions (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Airport offering flights to nowhere for people who want the illusion of travel

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If your favorite part of taking a trip is going through the airport, then you’re in luck — a Taiwanese airport has created an experience for TSA-starved travelers to check in for a flight, go through security and then board the aircraft … and sit. Taipai Songshan Airport began offering passengers a trip to nowhere in early July, and received about 7,000 interested guests, New York Post reported. Only 60 were chosen from the pool for the half-day airplane “trips” that will continue in the next… (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Shaw AFB officials: Pilot dead following F-16 aircraft crash on base

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Shaw Air Force Base has confirmed that the pilot of the U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon that crashed late Tuesday night has died. The aircraft was assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing. The incident occurred on the military base around 11:30 p.m. on June 30. Officials at Shaw AFB say that the aircraft was on a routine training mission with one pilot on board when the crash happened. Shaw AFB emergency responders were on scene. Sumter County Fire and Rescue assisted with the crash. (www.wistv.com) More...

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Inspector General report says Boeing shielded key 737 Max details from FAA

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Boeing shielded from federal regulators reviewing its 737 Max aircraft the extent and capability of the flawed computer system that ultimately brought down two jets, according to an inspector general report obtained by CNN. The report also faults the Federal Aviation Administration for poor communication and notes it handed over the vast majority -- 87% -- of certification responsibility to Boeing. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Vietnam grounds Pakistani pilots over licence concerns

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Vietnam’s aviation authority said on Monday it had grounded all Pakistani pilots working for local airlines, amid concern from global regulators that some pilots may have been using “dubious” licences. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Air Canada suspends service, closes stations and reduces workforce due to COVID-19

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Air Canada announced Tuesday that it is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports in Canada. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Finland's Air Force Quietly Drops Swastika Symbol...

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amazing... the nazi symbol still in use... who would have thought of that? (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Trains on a plane

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Ukrainian carrier Antonov Airlines recently teamed up with KN Airlift to transport two Max Bögl TSB trains from Munich, Germany to Chengdu, China. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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UK to Lift 14-Day Quarantine Requirement

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The UK government confirmed today passengers coming into the UK from over 50 countries will not be mandated to self-isolate for 14 days starting July 10. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa Flies Back to Dubai

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Having resumed part of its schedule this week, Lufthansa (LH) has announced today that it will return to Dubai skies starting on July 5. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Namibia needs 7 billion N$

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THE cash-strapped national airline, Air Namibia, needs N$7 billion this financial year to survive. This amount also takes into account an outstanding debt of over N$5 billion, which includes leaseholds. (www.namibian.com.na) More...

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Finnair Announces Re-opening of Helsinki Schengen Lounge

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Finnair (AY) has announced that as air traffic gradually recovers, it will increase its service by opening the Finnair Lounge in the Schengen area and expanding the in-flight catering service. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Russia’s Aeroflot Secretly Carries Passenger Abroad Under Guise of Cargo

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Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, has been secretly operating exclusive luxury flights abroad for approximately a month despite Russian Government’s international travel ban (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Quarantine Measures Threaten Aviation Restart in Africa, the Middle East

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The International Air Transport Association ( IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to introduce quarantine alternatives on arrival that would allow economies to restart while preventing COVID-19 cases from being imported. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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