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Portugal takes over TAP air

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The Portuguese government announced Thursday the renationalisation of its flagship airline TAP Air Portugal. The state will acquire 72.5% of the capital to prevent a collapse of the airline due to the coronavirus crisis. The government already owns 50% of the shares and will invest 55 million euros to increase its equity to 72.5% in the airline, considered as a strategic asset for the country: it plays an essential role in the tourism sector, one of the engines of the Portuguese economy. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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8 people believed to be dead after 2 planes collided over Idaho's Coeur d'Alene Lake

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Kootenai Sheriff, Coast Guard recover two victims from downed planes in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (www.cnn.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines’ CEO Has No Reservations About The Boeing 737 MAX

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Alaska Airlines has been waiting for over seven years for the arrival of its 737 MAX. Despite the delay in delivery and the problematic history of the type, the airline’s CEO, Brad Tilden, remains confident that it’s an excellent plane for Alaska and for its customers. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Which Airlines Fly The Airbus A220?

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The Airbus A220 is becoming a popular aircraft among operators and passengers alike. With great economics and fuel efficiency, airlines can do a lot with the jet. Simultaneously, passengers appreciate fewer middle seats onboard the aircraft. Here are which airlines are flying the Airbus A220. (simpleflying.com) More...

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N882TP (1945 DOUGLAS DC3C-R-1830-90C) working up to a Trans Atlantic Crossing ?

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N882TP (1945 DOUGLAS DC3C-R-1830-90C) sortie eyeballed over East Ann Arbor on Sunday, 5th July --- now making its way to Goose Bay. Wishing the flight and crew the best of success if they are headed where I could guess they are headed. If they are planning on staying on this side of the pond - well, it was worth sharing anyway. (flightaware.com) More...

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Spirit Gives Sick 4 Year Old VIP Treatment With Private Jet

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A four-year-old child was ruined forever after Spirit Airlines laid on an empty plane to repatriate the young lady and her family back to Puerto Rico last week (simpleflying.com) More...

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Ethiopian 787 hit lighting mast after being sent to wrong de-icing stand

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Norwegian investigators have revealed that a de-icing vehicle driver vainly attempted to stop an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 from taxiing onto the wrong de-icing stand, before the jet’s right wing struck and felled a lighting mast at Oslo Gardermoen. The aircraft (ET-AUP), which was preparing for departure to Stockholm and Addis Ababa on 18 December 2018, had been given the wrong stand number, even though two de-icing co-ordinators had agreed on the correct stand allocation. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Struggling Austrian Airlines swaps planes for trains

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Austria's flagship airline is replacing one of its flights with a more frequent train service, in order to meet the environmental criteria of its recent government bailout. The company will no longer fly between capital city Vienna and Salzburg, operating a rail service instead. As part of its recent €600 million ($680m) government aid package, the airline is required to cut its domestic emissions by 50% by 2050 and to end flights where there is a direct train connection to the airport… (www.cnn.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines’ Short-Lived DC-10 Fleet: The Details

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As Delta Air Lines continued its rise as one of the United States’ major carriers, it trialed various aircraft in the middle of the 20th century. In the 1970s, it took on the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Let’s take a look at the operator’s relationship with the trijet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Bombardier Global 7500 Jet Receives Business Aviation’s First-ever Environmental Product Declaration

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Bombardier Aviation and the International EPD® System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced today a first in business aviation with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier’s Global 7500 jet. (www.bombardier.com) More...

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Finland to operate unmanned helicopter for maritime surveillance

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The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and will also extend to Estonia and Sweden. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Qantas Will Pay Tribute to Its 747s with Farewell Flights

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Qantas will operate three farewell flights with its 747s in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in mid-July with tickets available to the public, giving passengers a chance to take one last trip on the jumbo jet. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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London Heathrow To Add PCR Test

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London Heathrow (LHR) plans to add a Coronavirus PCR test for arriving passengers. This might help prevent all passengers from having to go into 14-day quarantine. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Bahamas Reopens to International Travel

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation jumped into Phase 2 of its Tourism Readiness and Recovery plan last week. As of July 1st, the nation of islands was re-opened to international airline flights. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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EU Commission Grants Aid Package To Austrian Airlines

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Following the €450m rescue package for Austrian Airlines (OS), the European Union (EU) Commission has announced today that it approved the airline’s request for €150m in state grants. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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U.K. Airports, Government Clash over “Air Bridges”

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England’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving from destinations like Spain, France, Italy, and Germany will be lifted by the U.K. government on Friday; though Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have not yet agreed to the plans. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair Calls for Ireland Restrictions To be Lifted

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Ryanair (FR) has called on the Irish Government to remove any confusion over air travel to/from Europe as the UK joined with the rest of Europe in removing flight restrictions/quarantines on flights and holidays to the EU. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Premium AEROTEC’s First A321XLR Metal Cut

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Premium AEROTEC has recently started manufacturing the first rear center tank (RCT) for the Airbus A321 XLR. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Mexican military open fire on a cartel plane carrying drugs after it crash-lands on motorway

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A shooting incident between the Mexican military and alleged drug traffickers occurred this Sunday morning after a jet supposedly loaded with drugs crash-landed on the Carrillo-Mérida road in Quintana Roo. The Hawker light aircraft registered XB-RCM made an emergency landing on the Carrillo-Mérida road in Quintana Roo, Yucatan, around 06:00 local time this morning. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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HK Express Postpones Flights Resumption

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The low-cost airline HK Express (UO) has announced today that it will now resume flight operations on August 2 due to travel restrictions imposed in various Asian Pacific territories. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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