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Air Force helicopter shot while flying over Virginia; crew member injured

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An Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter was forced to conduct an emergency landing at a local airport in Manassas, Virginia, Monday after being shot from the ground. (www.cnn.com) More...

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How Fast Do Commerical Aircraft Fly?

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The jet age changed everything. With the widespread introduction of the Boeing 707, airlines suddenly had access to much faster planes. This jet aircraft could fly at a speed of 621 mph (up to 1,000 km/h) and made the world much smaller. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Untied Airlines adds new nonstop flights to four popular Florida destinations

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United Airlines announced Tuesday plans to add up to 28 daily nonstop flights this winter connecting customers in Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio to four popular Florida destinations. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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American Airlines passenger hits gate agent in Phoenix after being denied boarding for not wearing a mask

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A woman struck an American Airlines gate agent after she was denied boarding at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday for refusing to wear a mask, reports the Arizona Republic, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network. The woman was a passenger on American Airlines flight 2027 from Los Angeles, which according to Flight Aware arrived in Phoenix just before 8 a.m. She was scheduled to connect to Las Vegas. After she refused to wear a mask on the first flight, crew members flagged… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Pilot in deadly crash had fire retardant on windshield, report says

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One of two pilots killed in a midair collision while fighting a wildfire in Lincoln County reported having fire retardant on the windshield of his aircraft just before the crash, according to an NTSB preliminary report. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

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Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates

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It’s been approximately 12 million years since most of us last used a floppy disk, but apparently, the antiquated tech still plays a critical role in delivering software updates to Boeing’s 747-400 planes. The discovery comes courtesy of cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners and was initially spotted by The Register. As part of this year’s virtual DEF CON hacker conference, Pen Test Partners showed off a video walkthrough of a British Airways 747 after the airline decided to retire its entire… (gizmodo.com) More...

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Icelandair Group hf.: Agreements with all key stakeholders reached

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Icelandair Group has now completed agreements with all its creditors and reached a final settlement with Boeing regarding the impact of the suspension of the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. While the details of the final settlement agreement with Boeing are confidential, it reduces Icelandair’s MAX purchase commitment by four aircraft. The parties have agreed to a revised delivery schedule for the remaining six MAX aircraft that are expected to join Icelandair’s fleet from Q2 2021 to Q1 2022.… (www.globenewswire.com) More...

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Icelandair Cuts Boeing 737 MAX Order Amid Settlement

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Icelandair announced that it had reached a final settlement with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 MAX aircraft. As part of the agreement, the airline has reduced its order commitment for the MAX by four and revised the delivery schedule for the remaining six planes. (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines Bans Masks with Exhaust Valves and Vents

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American Airlines has announced that masks with exhaust valves or vents will no longer be allowed on American Airlines. (kokpitherald.com) More...

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Cathay Dragon To Launch New A321neo Business Class In October

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Hong Kong-based Cathay Dragon is expected to debut its first Airbus A321neo in October, with the shiny new jet sporting all-new business class seats. Other than the news that the first of its four new A321neos will arrive after the summer, Cathay Dragon has not announced which routes these planes will be deployed on first. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Emirates’ Huge New Opportunity In Israel

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Today Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced they would normalize relations. The news creates a huge potential opportunity for Emirates. (liveandletsfly.com) More...

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Miracle On Mongolian Airlines As Twins Born In Flight

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A set of twins have been born onboard a Mongolian Airlines (MIAT) flight from Istanbul, Turkey, to the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar last month. The airline celebrated the event yesterday by giving both children a set of lifetime free flights on the airline. (simpleflying.com) More...

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British Airways relaunches daily Heathrow-Barbados service

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After a hiatus of more than 15 years, Barbados will once again be serviced by British Airways from London Heathrow with a year-round direct daily service commencing October 17, 2020. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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FAA to Host Virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that registration is open for its first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, which will take place Oct. 27 through Oct 29 to explore ways to reduce the national and international helicopter accident rate. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

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Too Many Pilots, Not Enough Flights

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Just a few months ago, the aviation industry was booming. U.S. airlines were carrying a daily average of 2.5 million passengers on roughly 28,000 flights worldwide. By early 2020, U.S. passenger airlines had reached their highest employment levels since 2002, with more than 450,000 full-time employees. (blueskypit.com) More...

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TAP Portugal To Restart Operations, Announces Route Changes

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#NEWS | TAP Air Portugal (TP) is taking on the global pandemic by announcing the resumption of services. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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