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FA Suffers Broken Back Landing At SNA

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Southwest Airlines 737 had a hard landing at John Wayne. FA in back fractured spine (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Vietnam Airlines to start freighter unit, convert A321s to cargo jets

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Air Transport Services Group is leasing more freighters to overseas clients. The latest addition is Vietnam Airlines (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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World Record-breaking Journey to Take Flight Today

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This is how Umit Sabanci is going to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by scheduled flights. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Arajet Opens Bookings With First Flights From September 15

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Dominican Republic-based low cost carrier Arajet has finally started accepting bookings to a number of destinations out of Santo Domingo (SDQ). (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Over 12,000 Flights Delayed or Canceled in the U.S. Over the Weekend

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The summer or air travel discontent knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate nor does it give preference...or charity... (skygofly.com) More...

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Mercado Libre's new S. American air cargo network mirrors Amazon model

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Online retail giant Mercado Libre is teaming up with Gol in Brazil to expand its middle-mile delivery capability. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Southwest and JetBlue Jets Collide at LaGuardia

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Passengers on JetBlue flight 2519 were in for a scare Sunday morning when their flight to New Orleans (MSY) collided during pushback with a parked Southwest aircraft. The incident took place at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9:40 am. Only the JetBlue aircraft contained passengers at the time, and fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air India to Lease 6 B777 Jets as Airline’s Current Planes Suffer Seat Issue

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Air India is said to be leasing 6 Boeing 777 jets to replace several of the existing planes that they own due to 'interior issues'. (skygofly.com) More...

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Airline boss over-hiring to beat staff exodus

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The boss of US low-fare carrier JetBlue has said it is necessary to over-hire staff, because of the rate at which people are still leaving the industry. Robin Hayes was speaking as thousands of travelers have been hit by recent disruption - caused largely by staff shortages that have blighted the re-start of air travel after the pandemic. (www.msn.com) More...

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Final Boeing 737 MAX Delivered To Air Canada From 40-Aircraft Order

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On August 6th, Air Canada took delivery of its 40th and final Boeing 737 MAX from an order originally placed in 2014. The original order was for 61 aircraft but the pandemic prompted the Canadian carrier to trim its commitment to the narrowbody. With this Boeing order complete, the airline will be looking ahead to complete its remaining A220 deliveries and its yet-to-begin A321XLR order. Delivery flight details This 40th and final Boeing 737 MAX 8 was delivered to Air Canada on August 6th and… (www.msn.com) More...

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Qantas Wants 100 Execs To Work As Ground Handlers For 3 Months

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Qantas is asking 100 executives and senior managers to swap the soft office seats and personal assistants for a three-month spell as a ground handler. The embattled airline has put an HQ SOS out, asking for volunteers. The temporary work placements will run for 90 days on a five-day-a-week basis, although there is no suggestion the executives will receive the same low weekly wage as the permanent ground handling crews. (www.msn.com) More...

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Qatar 777 strikes pole sustaining significant wing damage

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A Qatar 777 sustained significant damage to a wing while taxiing at Chicago. See picture on link (twitter.com) More...

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JetBlue Adds to Transatlantic Services with Logan to London Route

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Yet another connection between the US and the UK has opened up with JetBlue kickstarting its new Boston to London-Gatwick (LGW) route. Flown on the A321neo, the flight now operates from Boston Logan to London Gatwick. This joins two other options to fly to the UK with JetBlue, those being New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) to London-Heathrow (LHR) and to Gatwick (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Etihad Bringing Back Airbus A380s – With The Residence And First Apartment

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Etihad Airways parked its 10 Airbus A380s during the pandemic, and its CEO said they’d likely never fly again. That’s sad because their best passenger experience was on this aircraft. (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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Alaska and Oneworld Partners Announce Significant Investments in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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In what is a big win for environmentalists hoping to shift the aviation industry towards renewable fuel, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced on August 3rd a major new investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Alaska has partnered with the company Gevo to purchase 185 million gallons of SAF for five years, with deliveries commencing in 2026. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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A330neo Cockpit Brussels to Punta Cana & Curaçao

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Air Belgium A330neo Cockpit Brussels to Punta Cana & Curaçao (www.youtube.com) More...

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United Boeing 737 Returns To Calgary Twice With The Same Engine Issue

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A United Boeing 737 had to return to Calgary International Airport (YYC) twice last month after an engine issue. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Etihad Airways scales up its cargo operations with Airbus’ new generation A350F freighter

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Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow. The freighters will upgrade Etihad’s freight capacity by deploying the most efficient cargo aircraft available in the market. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Cuts a Whopping 43 Seasonal Routes

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Forty-three seasonal routes for Frontier have been cut from their network. All were seasonal and planned to be resumed starting in November 2022, but now will not see a resumption in service. There were 32 domestic and 11 international routes cut; most domestic routes were based out of Florida, and all international routes were to serve Cancun. Interestingly, these route cuts come just days after JetBlue announced its merger with Spirit Airlines. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FA Answers Frequntly Asked Questions

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20 Years at 30,000 Feet: A Flight Attendant Answers Readers’ Questions Does the cabin crew ever get scared in the air? Is there a secret flight attendant code? How do I survive a flight with my toddler? An industry insider answers. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Announces nonstop Service to Tahiti

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Delta Air Lines recently announced a new, long-haul route. The legacy carrier will begin nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Calif. to Papeete, located on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti. The new flight is planned to commence on December 17, 2022, during the summer months in the South Pacific. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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ATSG keeps growing freighter fleet with e-commerce profits

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Air Transport Services Group has two cargo and one passenger airline, plus a leasing business. It bundles services and is making a lot of money from Amazon and other customers. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Engine maker Rolls-Royce reuses spare parts amidst supply chain crunch

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British engine maker Rolls-Royce is repairing and reusing spare parts in light of supply chain issues that are causing issues for the aerospace industry. ... A lack of spare parts is already impacting airlines. Latvia-based airBaltic revealed on August 3, 2022, that six of its Airbus A220s are unable to fly because regular maintenance can’t be carried out. ... (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Apollo-led investors acquire cargo airline Atlas Air for $5.2B

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After rumors all week, Atlas Air confirmed a sale to a powerful private equity group that sees air cargo as a winner in the next couple decades. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Signs Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

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Alaska Airlines has finalized an agreement with biofuel company Gevo Inc. to purchase 185 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over the next five years. The alliance was formed in collaboration with other members of the oneworld Alliance. (skygofly.com) More...

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Why Passenger Load Factor is an Important Airline Performance Metric – An Arithmetic Perspective

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Passenger load factor, commonly abbreviated as PLF, is the measure of the number of paying passengers expressed as a percentage of the aircraft's total passenger-carrying capacity. But why is it an important metric for airlines to analyze? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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US moves to confiscate Venezuelan 747 cargo jet with Iran ties

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This old 747-300 was a combi plane at one point and flew for Air France. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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2,500 Boeing workers approve contract after averting strike

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Nearly 2,500 Boeing workers at three St. Louis-area facilities on Wednesday accepted a contract offer from the plane manufacturer after calling off a strike planned for earlier this week. In recent weeks, a dispute over the three-year contract centered on retirement compensation. Workers last Sunday rejected an offer that fell short of their demands on that issue, said Jody Bennett of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). The new contract provides workers… (www.msn.com) More...

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Another Airline Bidding War Looms With Atlas Air In Play

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The high-profile cargo and passenger charter airline Atlas Air is likely to find itself under new ownership soon. Talks concerning the sale of New York-based airline best known for its fleet of Boeing 747-400s are reportedly in the final and most sensitive stages. Lurking in the background is Amazon which may counter with their own bid. If so, a cargo version of the JetBlue / Frontier fight for Spirit Airlines could follow. Apollo Global Management negotiates to takeover Atlas Air Atlas Air has… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus strikes remaining A350 jets from deal with Qatar Airways

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Airbus has revoked its entire outstanding order from Qatar Airways for A350 jets, severing all new jetliner business with the Gulf carrier in a dramatic new twist to a dispute clouding World Cup preparations, two industry sources said. No comment was immediately available from Airbus or Qatar Airways. The two aviation titans have been waging a rare public battle for months over the scarred condition of more than 20 long-haul jets that the airline says could pose a risk to passengers and which… (www.msn.com) More...

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Tug crushed by American Airlines 737 at La Guardia Airport

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Earlier today, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 with registration N949NN was being towed to the gate... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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Potential New 717 Operator

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Chalk this one up as an interesting rumor. We recently saw that Global X Airlines (aka Global Crossing Airlines) posted a job online for a Boeing 717 captain on LinkedIn. The interesting thing is, that Global X currently does not operate the Boeing 717. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Celebrates First Mother/Daughter Pilot Duo

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On July 23, 2022, Holly and Keely Petitt piloted their first Southwest Airlines flight together, making it the first mother and daughter duo for the carrier. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Nancy Pelosi's Flight Becomes the Most Watched Flight Ever

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Aviation spotters around the world almost crashed the popular flight-tracking website Flightradar24 today, as they monitored a U.S. Air Force plane flying to Taiwan with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi onboard. China has made it very clear their opposition to any such visits, even warning of serious consequences for doing so. They see Taiwan as their territory, but Taiwan sees itself as a self-governed democracy and independent state. China wants to retake Taiwan, whether by cooperation or… (avgeekery.com) More...

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JetBlue Reports a Net Loss Amid Record Revenue

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Amid the recent news of a merger with Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways reported a loss led by surging costs. Nonetheless, the airline reported record revenue. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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The owner of Europe's worst airline for flight cancellations paid over $70 million in compensation to passengers in just 3 months

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Dutch carrier KLM has cancelled the most flights compared to other major European airlines. KLM cancelled 5.8% of flights according to a list of 19 competitors, reported by Bloomberg. Compensation for flight delays cost the airline over $70 million during the second quarter of 2022. Air passengers globally have faced a summer of flight chaos, but those traveling with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have had it the worst. The Franco-Dutch carrier is Europe's worst airline for flight delays,… (www.msn.com) More...

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Cargo plane breaks loose at Anchorage airport

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A Korean Air cargo plane became unsecured and rolled unguided down a Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport lot Monday morning, impacting and damaging a parked truck and fence, according to officials. (www.alaskasnewssource.com) More...

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Federal officials are investigating the death of a co-pilot who exited a plane in mid-air in North Carolina

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Check out the flight path: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N497CA (www.cnn.com) More...

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Avelo defies a recession and continues to expand.

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More American cities are saying “hello” to Avelo as the Houston-based carrier continues an aggressive expansion along the East Coast. (avgeekery.com) More...

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U.S. watchdog finds 'weaknesses' in FAA oversight of Boeing airplane flight manuals

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WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - A government watchdog said Friday it found "weaknesses" in the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing airplane flight manuals. In a report, the Transportation Department's Office of Inspector General report said the FAA agreed with the report's recommendations and will begin assessing existing Boeing airplane flight manuals this year. (www.reuters.com) More...

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New details released after co-pilot falls from plane in North Carolina

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — New details have come out about the hours leading up to a plane’s emergency landing in North Carolina and the co-pilot’s mysterious mid-flight exit and fatal fall. At around 3:20 p.m. Friday, a medium cargo plane made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina. The twin-engine CASA CN-212 Aviocar, made in Spain and registered to Colorado-based Spore LTD, landed on a runway and veered into the grass. (www.newsnationnow.com) More...

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Southwest Removes Expiration Date From Flight Credits

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Southwest Airlines has a reputation for caring for its customers and being the airline with a "heart". The low-cost carrier has made another announcement designed to make traveling more flexible for its customers. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing Reported Another Big Loss. 737 MAX Concerns Are Hitting the Stock.

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Boeing’s quarterly earnings were messy, again. And on the company’s earnings conference call, more bad news related to the 737 MAX caused the stock to .. (www.barrons.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic's Inaugural Airbus A330neo Planned To Boston In October

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Virgin Atlantic's first scheduled A330neo flight will be on October 12th. There will be five routes and four aircraft this winter. (simpleflying.com) More...

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What Is The New Airbus “Wing of Tomorrow”?

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Airbus recently announced that it has completed the assembly of its new, all-composite “Wing of Tomorrow” prototype. But what is its purpose? (mentourpilot.com) More...

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A Nervous Flyer's Guide to Airplane Noises

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An airplane is the result of very complex engineering and requires several systems to work in harmony with each other, just like the human body. So naturally, airplanes can make a wide variety of noises. Unfortunately, many travelers are not accustomed to these noises, and therefore quite a few of them can sound unsettling or even ominous. Unfamiliar aircraft sounds tend to be one of the most common reasons to cause nervousness onboard, so here is a breakdown of a few of the most common ones you… (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA Proposes Secondary Flight Deck Barrier for Increased Safety

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The implementation and installation of a second flight deck barrier in commercial airliners to protect the cockpit is being proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). (skygofly.com) More...

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Malfunctioning Oven? Galley Issue Diverts Austrian Boeing 777

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An Austrian Boeing 777 flying from Bangkok to Vienna had to divert and return to Bangkok due to an issue with its oven. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus Updates 2022 Delivery Estimate To 700 Aircraft

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Airbus has tweaked its 2022 aircraft delivery estimate from 720 planes down to 700 planes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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