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Kremlin Proposes Russian Airlines Buy Seized Western Jets

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The Russian government has asked local airlines to weigh in on an idea to purchase Airbus and Boeing jets operating in the country from their Western lessors using money from the National Welfare Fund (NWF). Russian carriers continue to operate nearly 740 regional and commercial airliners owned by foreign lessors but forcefully kept in the country under the Kremlin’s order. The Ministry of Transportation has distributed a letter on the subject to 20 key carriers. The responses from the airlines… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines consortium wins bid for new Nigeria airline

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A consortium led by Ethiopian Airlines is the preferred bidder for shares in new Nigerian airline Nigeria Air, the country's aviation minister said on Friday. The airline was one of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2015 election campaign promises. Ethiopian Airlines will own a 49% stake in the new airline, while the Nigerian Sovereign Fund will take 46% and the Nigerian federal government the remaining 5%. Aviation minister Hadi Sirika told reporters that Buhari's cabinet was expected… (www.msn.com) More...

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How Many DC-3 Are Still Flying?

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The Douglas Commercial 3 (DC-3) was one of the most mass-produced, well-engineered aircraft in history. Built to last, to land anywhere and never to break, Douglas churned out more than 11,000 of the type before and during World War II. But how many of these 80-year-old aircraft are still flying today? The 80-year old aircraft that will never die For an aircraft that was built before the Second World War, you’d be forgiven for assuming most would have been retired by now. So, imagine our… (www.msn.com) More...

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LOT Polish Airlines To Purchase Domestically Produced SAF

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Poland's flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines announced on Thursday it had signed an agreement with multi-energy group PKN ORLEN for sustainable aviation fuel. The airline says the acquisition is part of its initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Destination ECO strategy. PKN ORLEN is currently building a production facility in Plock by the Vistula river in central Poland, which will produce around 300,000 tonnes of SAF annually from 2025. This will be made using hydrotreated… (www.msn.com) More...

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Staff Of Aeroflot & Other Russian Airlines Receive Conscription Notices

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Staff at several Russian airlines and airports have received their conscription notices following President Vladimir Putin's order for a partial military mobilization. We take a closer look at this developing story below. Russian aviation employees receive conscription notice Employees from at least five airlines, including flag carrier Aeroflot, and 10 airports in Russia have been given their military conscription notices after President Putin ordered a partial mobilization of… (www.msn.com) More...

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras: The World's Most Punctual Airline For Two Consecutive Months

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Cirium's monthly on-time performance report listed Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras as the world's most punctual airline for the second consecutive month. On-time performance Azul was recognized by Cirium, a leading aviation data analytics firm, as the most punctual airline during August. It is the second month in a row that the airline sets itself apart in "The AIrline On-Time Performance Report" and the third time this year. Azul announced this week that it will be phasing… (www.msn.com) More...

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West Atlantic 737 ends up in lake at Montpellier

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A Boeing 737 belonging to cargo specialist West Atlantic has overrun the runway at Montpellier Airport ending up in the Étang de l’Or. A lake between the airport and the Mediterranean. The incident happened around 3am local time as the aircraft arrived from Paris Charles De Gaulle. (ukaviation.news) More...

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'You Harassed an Entire Flight:' Southwest Airlines' Ukulele Marketing Stunt Is Getting Mixed Reviews

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Southwest Airlines joined forces with Guitar Center to give passengers en route to Hawaii a taste of what's to come on their tropical vacation. Passengers flying out of Long Beach, Calif., were met with a ukulele and a tropical-theme protective case on each seat as they bored the flight, according to photos shared by the airline via Twitter on Tuesday. They were also given a short lesson on how to play. (www.entrepreneur.com) More...

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Gaining Pace: 2nd Airbus A321XLR Performs Maiden Flight

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The second test prototype for Airbus' upcoming A321XLR has taken to the skies. The aircraft is the first to feature the new Pratt & Whitney engines and follows the successful first test flight of the type in June. The aircraft was spotted last month with the new engines installed and has now been updated with a fresh coat of paint as it begins the testing process. The first flight of the new prototype, which has manufacturer serial number (MSN) 11080 and is registered F-WWBZ, departed… (www.msn.com) More...

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What Caused The Grunting PA Sounds On A Recent American Flight?

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What sounded like a prank on an American Airlines flight this week en route to Dallas was actually a hilarious PA system malfunction. Throughout the flight, it sounded like someone with tourettes was pranking everyone. The crew and even Captain were obviously annoyed, and worried by the moans, grunts, and random outbursts over the intercom. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Special Approach in Corsica | A Day with Luxair on B737 & Q400

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Special Approach in Corsica | A Day with Luxair on B737 & Q400 (www.youtube.com) More...

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Gaining Pace: 2nd Airbus A321XLR Performs Maiden Flight

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The test prototype, which is the first to feature Pratt & Whitney engines, departed Hamburg for Toulouse on Friday. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Russia drafts its airlines

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Employees working in airlines and at airports in Russia have started receiving conscription notices. The staff of at least five airlines and 10 airports has been asked to report to military registration and enlistment offices, reported Russian newspaper Kommersant newspaper. (www.ndtv.com) More...

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Canada Jetlines Completes 1st Passenger Flight

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Canada Jetlines has flown its inaugural flight between Toronto and Calgary. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus CEO: Larger A220 Will Make Sense At The Right Time

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Will we ever see a larger Airbus A220? . (simpleflying.com) More...

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SWAPA Holds Informational Picket Concerning A Loss Of Culture At Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airlines has had a series of problems, including cultural, to the point its pilot's union - SWAPA - is taking a firm, public stand. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Swissport Extends Cargo Handling Agreement with Hong Kong Airlines

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Cargo handler Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines have extended their long-standing relationship in Japan for another five years. (skygofly.com) More...

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Top Airlines of 2022

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Not a single US carrier is featured on the list. It just goes to show how bad our airlines have become chasing the $. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing agrees to pay $200 million for misleading the public about the 737 Max

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Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg agreed to pay hefty fines to settle charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission that they misled the public about the safety of the 737 Max following two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Russian airlines staff start to receive conscription notices

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Russian employees at airlines and airports have started to receive conscription notices after President Putin ordered a partial military mobilisation, the Kommersant newspaper reported on Friday citing sources. Employees of at least five airlines, including Russian top carrier Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), and staff at more than 10 airports received notices within a day of Putin ordering the mobilisation, the paper reported. (www.reuters.com) More...

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NZ1 (JFK-AKL)Diverts to NAN for "gas and go"

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Air New Zealand has diverted its direct New York to Auckland service to Fiji, as the flagship service faces continuing issues with unfavourable weather. NZ1 out of New York JFK has updated this evening's route to include a stop at Nadi International airport to refuel. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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Boeing Reaches $200 Million Settlement With Regulators Over Its 737 Max

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The S.E.C. said Boeing had misled investors by suggesting that human error was to blame for two deadly crashes, and omitting the company’s concerns about the plane. {.3 percent of Boeing's 2021 revenue -ed} (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Amazon dials back air cargo expansion as e-commerce sales slow

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Amazon Air's flight growth is at it's lowest point since the pandemic. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Miami airport falls in traveler satisfaction. Read why based on JD Power survey?

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Miami International Airport fell from being the best “mega airport” in the country in 2021 based on satisfying travelers, to being just above average in 2022, according to J.D. Power’s North American Airport Satisfaction Study released Wednesday. Crowds and long lines at South Florida’s biggest airport are to blame. “Miami is a victim of its own success, passenger volume has essentially doubled in the past year,” said Mike Taylor, managing director of travel, hospitality and retail research at… (www.msn.com) More...

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C-130 Seaplane Should Fly In 2023 Says Air Force Special Ops Commander

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An amphibious version of the special operations MC-130J Commando II multi-mission combat transport should take flight by next year, the head of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) said Tuesday. "We're awaiting the outcome of the 23 [Fiscal Year 2023] budget process that continues to work its way through the Hill right now," Lt. Gen. James Slife told The War Zone and other outlets at the Air and Space Forces Association (AFA) Air, Space, & Cyber Conference in National… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus Wins $4.8 Billion China Jet Order in Blow to Boeing

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Airbus SE won a deal to supply 40 jets worth around $4.8 billion at list prices to a unit of China Southern Airlines Co., cementing its lead in one of the world’s biggest aviation markets at the expense of Boeing Co. Xiamen Air, an all-Boeing operator, agreed to buy the A320neo-series narrowbodies for delivery from 2024 to 2027, according to a statement Thursday. The price is expected to be subject to customary discounts. It’s another coup for Airbus, which notched a deal worth $37 billion for… (www.msn.com) More...

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Collins Aerospace bolsters AirPlan functionality with the addition of FlightAware Foresight data

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Collins Aerospace is maximizing the functionality of its ARINC AirPlan solution with the integration of FlightAware Foresight predictive data giving customers an even more advanced and accurate view of airport operations. (www.collinsaerospace.com) More...

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Orlando Airport’s International Terminal C Opens to the Public

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Orlando Airport's new International Terminal C has finally opened after 5 years of construction and decades of planning. (skygofly.com) More...

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Lockheed Martin awarded $503M contract to produce helicopters in Owego for Australian Navy

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $503 million contract to produce 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters in Owego. (www.pressconnects.com) More...

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Air Canada 360: Freighter aircraft jettisoned 20 years ago now embraced

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Air Canada has made cargo a major strategic focus again. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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IATA To Cut Newark Airport Out Of The New York City Herd

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There is longstanding friction over whether New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) “belongs” to New York or the Garden State. It is controlled by the cross-state Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, along with Teterboro Airport—also in New Jersey—and New York’s JFK International and LaGuardia Airports. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Turkish Airlines plans to add 70 new aircraft next year, including Embraer's E2 jets

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ISTANBUL, TÜRKİYE — The world's largest network carrier Turkish Airlines is planning to order up to 70 additional aircraft in 2023, but the airline is severely constrained due to the lack of next-generation narrowbody and widebody jets in the market. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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VIDEO: Sparks Fly From United 777-200 as it Departs Newark Airport

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United Airlines flight 149, a scheduled service from Newark/New York (EWR) to Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU) departed at 11:24 pm when it experienced suspected engine trouble. The aircraft in question is N787UA, a Boeing 777-200ER in United's new livery. After takeoff, the aircraft entered a holding pattern over the Atlantic Ocean, displaying an altitude of FL240 (24,000 feet) on FlightRadar24. Approximately 1.5 hours after takeoff, the aircraft returned to Newark Airport. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Airbus tests Beluga with military cargo

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MANCHING, Germany - Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga. (www.militaryaerospace.com) More...

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Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk air taxi startup is shutting down

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After more than a decade of trying to make flying cars a reality, Kitty Hawk is shutting down. “We’re still working on the details of what’s next,” the Larry Page-backed startup posted to LinkedIn on Wednesday afternoon. Before today’s announcement, the last time we heard from Kitty Hawk was in the spring of 2021 when it came out the company had parted ways with engineer Damon Vander Lind following “months” of infighting with Page and CEO Sebastian Thrun. Almost exactly a year earlier, the… (www.engadget.com) More...

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De Havilland Announces Site in Alberta for New Production Facility

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De Havilland announced today their new aircraft production facility will be in Wheatland County, Alberta, approximately 30 minutes east of Calgary. (skygofly.com) More...

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The Boom-Equipped KC-390 Could Be Agile Tanker The Air Force Needs

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L3Harris and Brazil-based Embraer have announced that they will be partnering to develop an ‘agile tanker’ equipped with a boom refueling system based on the latter's multi-role KC-390 tanker-transport, which would also thereby introduce the type to the U.S. market. By using this particular airframe, paired with a refueling boom that is more typically found on larger tankers, the companies hope to achieve a tactical tanking solution intended to fly fuel closer to the front lines and out of… (www.msn.com) More...

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Spirit Adds Charlotte & Houston Flights To New York LaGuardia Network

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Spirit has grown its route network from New York LaGuardia. It has put on sale Charlotte and Houston Intercontinental, both to be served 1x daily – the ULCC's normal frequency. It'll be the third airline to Charlotte and the fourth to the Houston airport. What's happening? On November 1st, barely a month away, Spirit will begin two more routes from New York LaGuardia. Based on mid-November, they're timed as follows, with all times local. While it might change, 145-seat A319s,… (www.msn.com) More...

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Delta takes delivery of 7th A321NEO

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Delta Air lines Airbus A321-271NX N508DA (ship 5008) arriving at Minneapolis, MSP after its delivery flight 9-20-22 (www.youtube.com) More...

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Airbus Tests Outsized Military Cargo in Beluga Belly

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Airbus has developed and is testing a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. (skygofly.com) More...

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Launching satellites from 747s will change industry

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The president of Virgin Orbit has told the Australian Aviation Podcast that the company’s plan to launch satellites from repurposed 747s will transform the space industry. Dan Hart said the groundbreaking technology would enable launches to take place from anywhere in the world because it doesn’t require a traditional rocket launch site. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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Boeing forecasts Middle Eastern carriers to grow their fleets more than double by 2041

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — According to Boeing, the Middle Eastern region's commercial fleet and passenger traffic are expected to more than double over the next two decades as air travel and tourism continue to drive the region's economic growth. In the 2022 Boeing Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), a 20-year demand prediction, the American planemaker published their estimate. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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United Cancels Some Flights After Failing to Perform Some Boeing 777 Inspections

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United Airlines (UAL.O) removed 25 of its Boeing (BA.N) 777-200 airplanes from service this week after discovering it had failed to perform required inspections on the wing leading-edge panels. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Boeing’s troubled Air Force tanker hits new delay

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The Air Force’s latest schedule for Boeing Co.’s troubled KC-46 tanker adds as much as 11 months to start installing an improved version of its flawed camera-based refueling system, according to the service. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Turkey Refuses To Train Russian Pilots

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The threat of secondary sanctions from EASA could leave Russia without qualified pilots for some aircraft types. (simpleflying.com) More...

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JetBlue Commences Long-Awaited Boston-London Heathrow Flights

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Take Off: JetBlue Commences Long-Awaited Boston-London Heathrow Flights (simpleflying.com) More...

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American Airlines Reveals Stunning New Premium Seats For Airbus A321XLR

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American Airlines Reveals Stunning New Premium Seats For Airbus A321XLR & Boeing 787-9 (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing will outsource more corporate jobs to India

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Boeing told nonunion corporate staff in an all-hands virtual meeting this month that it will begin outsourcing finance and accounting jobs to Tata Consultancy Services of India. Boeing said Tuesday it has “significantly increased hiring in engineering and manufacturing as market demand increases and we drive stability in production and invest in engineering and innovation.” (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Citation jet crashes at Pasco/Tri-Cities (PSC)

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PASCO, Wash. — Ten passengers are safe after a corporate jet crashed due to malfunctioning landing gear at the Tri-Cities Airport Tuesday morning. The Cessna Citation CJ3 was carrying ten employees with Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute (PCLI), a surgical center with locations in Kennewick, Lewiston, and Chehalis, when it was forced to belly land just after 7 AM. All ten passengers were able to escape before fire consumed the fuselage. (www.keprtv.com) More...

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Russian Special Flight Detachment Rossiya ( IL-96 ) Moscow - New York JFK 20-SEPT-2022

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Flightaware spotted a rare sight these days of Russian planes visiting USA during Ukraine conflict. A Russian IL-96 attached to Rossiya - Special Flight Squadron made a nonstop flight Moscow to New York JFK on Tuesday. 5000 miles for the 12 hour flight. This is likely a flight of diplomatic or government officials. (flightaware.com) More...

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