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Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Colorado

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FAA Investigates Mid-Air Collision Between 2 Small Planes Above Cherry Creek Reservoir South Of Denver. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

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Aviation Stats Update: May 11, 2021

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"Europe showed a slight jump in commercial air traffic at the beginning of April. Airlines are hopeful for increased summer travel, but with varying restrictions and a slow start to vaccine distribution, air travel is still hovering around -73% of 2019 numbers." -Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to combat a surge of similar cases in recent months. The agency said it will seek a $10,500 fine against a passenger who repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask, which is required by federal regulation, then coughed and blew his nose into a blanket during a JetBlue flight from Fort… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 (Pratt & Whitney) engine

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From the recent United event; cowling modifications. May 12 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told a U.S. House committee that the agency is "requiring the manufacturers to address strengthen(ing) the cowling." (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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This New All-Electric Seaplane Glides Above the Water Like a Hovercraft

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Want to get from New York to the Hamptons in record time? How about Boston to Nantucket? This new electric aircraft takes off and lands on water the same way a floatplane does, but flies at 180 mph just above the water’s surface. Designed by two aerospace engineers, the Regent seaglider will serve as a very fast commuter between urban centers and coastal areas. Regent says the seaglider’s 180-mile range will be at speeds ranging from 145 to 180 mph. After the seaglider lands on the water, it… (robbreport.com) More...

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JAL Moves Away From Flagship Boeing 777s In Favor Of Airbus A350s

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The fleet of Japan Airlines (JAL) is set to undergo an interesting transformation in the coming years. While the Japanese flag carrier currently considers the Boeing 777 to be its flagship aircraft, it will shift its focus toward the Airbus A350 by the middle of the decade. It stands to benefit from increased fuel efficiency as a result of this change. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue will deploy the Airbus A220 on 4 more highly competitive routes

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JetBlue is expanding the footprint of its newest jet, the Airbus A220. Over the weekend, the New York-based carrier filed four new routes for the A220, three of which break from the previous strategy of sending the plane to Florida. Specifically, Cirium schedules show that the four new routes include the following from Sept. 8 through Oct. 30. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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MH370 pilot 'made many turns to avoid detection' before jet vanished

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The pilot of flight MH370 that disappeared seven years ago made numerous turns to avoid detection before the passenger jet took its final, fatal course, a new study found. MH370 vanished in March, 2014, with Malaysian Airlines Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah dying alongside 238 passengers and crew, including six Australians. The research by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, of the Independent Group of Scientists, set up to solve the MH370 mystery - found that the flight path of the Boeing 777 jet… (www.9news.com.au) More...

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American Airlines Hosts Pizza Party On ERJ-175 Following Diversion

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On Tuesday, an American Eagle service was heading to Charlotte, North Carolina from Key West, Florida, when it was forced to divert to Charleston, South Carolina, due to severe thunderstorms. The Embraer ERJ-175 had taken off 40 minutes late and then spent hours sitting at Charleston. However, to cheer up the passengers, the captain ordered pizza for everyone on the aircraft. (simpleflying.com) More...

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U.S. FAA to require strengthening key part on Boeing 777 engine

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday the agency is going to mandate strengthening a key engine part on Boeing 777-200 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines like the one involved in an emergency landing in February. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

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As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines bets on recovery with 737 MAX buy

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Alaska Airlines is going all in with the Boeing 737 MAX. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Wright Electric Advances Plans For Electric Airliner

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Wright Electric has completed what it says will be a key element in its plans to develop an electric propulsion system that could potentially power a single-aisle airliner to enter commercial service by 2030. The U.S. company reported late last week that it has successfully demonstrated the inverter that will convert DC power from batteries to the AC power that will drive electric motors. The next phase of development work will now focus on integrating the inverter with a 2 MW motor that the… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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American Airlines extends 9 prime leisure routes, increasing summer vacation options

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Long live the summer at American Airlines. Over the weekend, the Fort Worth-based carrier extended the season for a slew of leisure-focused routes, giving travelers more time to explore some of the country’s top outdoor destinations. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Boeing Is Sitting On 100 Undelivered 787 Dreamliners (YouTube)

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Boeing is working hard to fix the issues with its 787 Dreamliner, and says that the process is getting more efficient every day. With this, the planemaker says that it intends to deliver the majority of the 100 aircraft in its inventory before the end of the year. But with COVID-induced border restrictions causing logistical problems, is this a realistic target? (www.youtube.com) More...

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What Role Will Regional Jets Play In The Future Of US Aviation?

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The world of commercial aviation in the US is a complex and diverse business. Its size and population mean that widebody aircraft can often be seen on transcontinental routes between key hubs. At the other end of the scale, regional jets play a vital role by serving the extensive feeder networks that connect smaller cities with these hub airports. But what sort of role will these smaller aircraft play in the years and decades to come? (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA Approves Electrical Fixes For Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved fixes submitted by Boeing regarding potential electrical issues plaguing some Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Boutique Airlines Fires 2 pilots, pulls out of Gogebic Iron Co. Airport

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The Gogebic Iron County Airport's only commercial airline, Boutique Airlines, will stop serving their region after an emergency exit door flew off moments before take-off last week. The incident happened on a flight from Minneapolis to Ironwood, MI Wednesday, May 5. "We're not trying to hide or deny anything," said Shawn Simpson, CEO of Boutique Airlines during a Gogebic Iron County Airport board meeting Monday. Several Boutique Airline representatives listened to the… (kbjr6.com) More...

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Wakefield man recounts moment door flew off plane during takeoff

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A Wakefield, Michigan man plans to take his concerns to the Gogebic County Board after he says an emergency exit door ripped off a plane just moments before his flight from Minneapolis to Ironwood, MI was about to take off Wednesday. Tom Yon said he was seated just feet from the door on what he described as a small, 8-person plane flown by Boutique Airlines, a private aircraft company. "We were just about to take off, probably going I don't know 100 miles per hour and the door just… (kbjr6.com) More...

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Colorado mom slams Southwest Airlines for removing family from plane over 3-year-old's mask

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A Colorado mother and her family were fighting for their plane seats after Southwest Airlines booted them over fears their 3-year-old son, Orion, wouldn’t wear a mask. Caroline Scott told "Fox & Friends" her family was "discriminated against" for her son’s disability, as Orion suffers from sensory processing disorder, and wearing a mask may be "challenging" for him. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Trans-Atlantic rivalry brews over Airbus A321 converted freighter

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Airbus has a new conversion program to go up against Boeing's converted 737-800 freighter. Now a new company is coming along to challenge Airbus in making those A321 converted freighters. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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This Bonkers Tri-Wing Jumbo Jet Concept Reduces Fuel Consumption by 70%

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Airliners haven’t traditionally been a lightning rod for innovation. Commercial wide-body planes haven’t changed all that much over the last few decades. But amid an industrywide push to reduce carbon emissions, a bonkers new jumbo jet concept is aiming to change that. (robbreport.com) More...

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Cessna 172 Crash in Chandler, AZ

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An American Flyers Cessna 172 has crashed into an overpass on the Loop 202 freeway in Chandler, AZ. N47AF was the tail number in this Cessna 172. (www.fox10phoenix.com) More...

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Airbus Revives Plan to Build A321 Where Super-Jumbo Was Made

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Airbus SE has restarted work converting a French assembly line once used for its A380 super-jumbo to build single-aisle jets, in another sign that the planemaker is gearing up for a recovery. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Antonov AN124 at Sao Paulo on May 11th 2021, overran runway on landing

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An Antonov Airlines Antonov AN-124, registration UR-82007 performing flight ADB-3829 from Paramaribo (Suriname) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 60 tons of personal protective equipment to combat Corona for Brazil's Ministry of Health, landed on Sao Paulo's runway 09L at 04:49L (07:49Z) following an ILS approach, tower had reported 1200 meters RVR, but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop with the nose gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the aircraft did… (avherald.com) More...

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US, Canadian pilots unions clash over Cargojet and fatigue rules

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The Air Line Pilots Association doesn't like how Cargojet is handling hours-of-service. Unifor doesn't like ALPA's meddling in its territory. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airbus resumes work on modernised A320 Family FAL in Toulouse

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New facility will provide A321 industrial capability to support market recovery and demand (www.airbus.com) More...

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U.S. Airlines May Start Weighing Passengers At The Gate

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U.S. airlines may need to start weighing passengers in order to comply with FAA rules. For safety reasons, carriers need to calculate an aircraft’s weight and balance, and it has to be within allowable limits for the plane. However the assumptions they’ve been using for passengers are outdated. Americans are getting fatter, and the federal government wants airlines to find out how much fatter their passengers have gotten, at least for smaller aircraft. (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX deliveries shrink to four planes in April due to electrical issue

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Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Tuesday 737 MAX jet deliveries fell to just four airplanes in April from 19 in the previous month, as the U.S. planemaker's best-selling aircraft struggles with an electrical problem that has re-grounded part of the fleet. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Germany Removes Quarantine Requirement For 100 Countries

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Germany has removed the requirement to quarantine upon arrival from around 100 countries. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Why Each Model Of The Embraer E2 Series Has Its Own Wing Design

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When Embraer redesigned the E-Jet family, it wanted to create the very best regional jet it could possibly engineer. No stone was left unturned in its mission to make the E2s quieter and more efficient than any competitor. One key element to achieving that goal was a redesign of the wing, and a bespoke wing for every member of the E2 family. (simpleflying.com) More...

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ST Engineering forms freighter leasing joint venture

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Two Singapore companies are joining forces to sell converted freighters. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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The A321XLR Could Change The Shape Of Long Haul Flying Forever

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The rise of the long-haul narrowbody is set to get hotter as the A321XLR nears entry into service. (simpleflying.com) More...

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas

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SpaceX successful Starship landing in Texas - Very much worth the view (www.youtube.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines Moves Forward With Boeing 737 Cabin Retrofits

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will continue with retrofits on its Boeing 737 cabins. The new cabin design, which has been rolled out in the aftermath of the Alaska-Virgin merger, was paused due to the crisis. Now, the airline is ready to move forward with retrofits on its larger Boeing 737 jets and Q400 turboprops flying for Horizon. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Rolls-Royce Confirms It’s Discussing All-New Jet With Boeing

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Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc said it’s holding discussions with Boeing Co. about a new aircraft program, lending more weight to rumblings that the U.S. planemaker is stepping up work on all-new model that would plug a gap in its lineup. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Horizon and SkyWest Order 17 New E175s for Operation with Alaska Airlines

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Horizon Air, its wholly-owned subsidiary, has converted 9 options for the E175 to firm orders. Additionally, SkyWest Airlines, a partner carrier, has placed an order for 8 new E175s that it will fly on behalf of Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement. (www.embraercommercialaviation.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Classic Operator Canadian North Wants Three -700s

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Canadian North president and CEO Chris Avery has shared that his airline is expecting three Boeing 737-700 aircraft this summer. The carrier plays a crucial role in serving communities across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. It is now looking to make the most of the unexpected opportunities brought about by the pandemic by upgrading its fleet. (simpleflying.com) More...

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United Unraveled: Inside The Airline’s Largest Hub

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Denver is now United Airlines’ largest hub, with over 6,300 weekly flights and 170 routes in mid-June. 45 states are served non-stop, with 13 now exceeding pre-pandemic levels. However, 27 are down, led by California, far outweighing the gains made by others. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Grandpa teaching Grandson to fly

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In 2009 I was 4 years old and my Grandpa took me to the airport for the first time. Me being a curious person I have locked myself inside the airplane. My Grandpa had a key of course, but he knew from that moment that I was going to be a pilot. When I turned 5 we went on our first flight and I remember to this day 13 years later the feeling of flying and being in the airplane. Right now I'm 18 years old going to Western Michigan University with a private pilot's license at IFR rating.… (www.airport-data.com) More...

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Which Airlines Ordered The Rare Airbus A330-800?

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The A330-800 is one of the rarest commercial jets currently in service. Only four aircraft have been delivered, with 11 more still on order. Let’s explore which airlines have ordered the A330-800 and why more haven’t. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Allegiant Wants To Hire 184 Pilots In The Coming Months

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In good news for pilots, Las Vegas-based Allegiant plans to boost its pilot numbers by 184 this northern summer. (simpleflying.com) More...

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