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Delta flight from South Africa to Atlanta diverted to Boston for "technical specifications"

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A Delta Airbus 350 (Flight 201) landed at Boston Logan on Sunday November 29, 2021. Flight was scheduled from Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL). The explanation in the news stated the reason for the temporary diversion "has to do with technical specifications of our A350 aircraft and the payload of this particular flight". There was also a crew change as reported. Passengers were not allowed to deplane during the diversion ground time. Does anyone have more specific information on… (www.wcvb.com) More...

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Man accused of accidentally firing gun at airport turns himself in

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The man suspected of accidentally firing a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport earlier this month, causing pandemonium in the terminal and serious travel delays, has surrendered to authorities. Kenny Wells Jr., 42, turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail on Tuesday, Atlanta police announced in a news release. Wells, who has served prison time on weapons charges, is accused of firing the gun when he lunged to grab it from his bag as his luggage was being searched by TSA agents at… (www.ajc.com) More...

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Fight breaks out among a dozen people at Minneapolis airport

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Police are investigating a fight that erupted in a terminal at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport shortly after a plane had landed from Orlando, Florida. About a dozen male and female passengers were involved in the scrape after two large groups of travelers deplaned from a Frontier Airlines flight just before midnight Friday. (www.austindailyherald.com) More...

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F35, short trip

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good thing the Martin-Baker BRS on roids' still works, although with some controversy, vis a vis the F35. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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Woman attacks Spirit Airlines flight attendants, restrained by passenger with zip ties

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A woman attacked two flight attendants on a Spirit Airlines flight to Nashville on Saturday night, was restrained by a fellow passenger, and then yelled at police officers to "shoot me" when they arrested her. Airport police arrested a 42-year old female for public intoxication after the flight crew contacted officers on the ground at Nashville International Airport around 7 p.m., an arrest affidavit said. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Boeing 787 delivery restart appears to slip to April: customers

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Plans to resume deliveries of the Boeing 787—halted since October 2020—appear to be slipping again. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Germany’s DLR starts hydrogen fuel cell aircraft propulsion project

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Germany’s Aerospace Research agency has taken delivery of the flying testbed to be used in its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion project. (www.aerospacetestinginternational.com) More...

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U.S. Senate panel invites airline CEOs to testify at Dec. 8 hearing

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The chair of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, concerned about worker shortages at airlines that received billions of dollars in government assistance, has invited CEOs of seven major U.S. carriers to testify at a Dec. 8 hearing, airlines and a committee official told Reuters. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Costly Airbus paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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Qatar's national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed. (www.reuters.com) More...

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King Air Jump Plane Stall Captured by Skydiver

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A Beechcraft C90 King Air stalled and entered a spin at 16,000' AGL while skydivers were preparing to jump. (www.youtube.com) More...

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