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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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Personal Diversion Lands Air Force Pilot In Hot Water

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A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot checked in on time for his flight but will carry a stain on his record for the expense and disruption it caused. Capt. Nathaniel D’Arcy was commanding a CP-140 Aurora, the RCAF equivalent of the U.S. Navy P-3 Orion, in a training exercise off the west coast of Canada in May of 2019 when he remembered he’d forgotten to check in for an airline flight booked for the next day. He broke off the mission in search of a cell signal, flying the thirsty four-engine… (www.avweb.com) More...

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Thousands Of Passengers Could Be Banned From Flying And Fined For Not Wearing Masks

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The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed some figures on Monday about unruly (read: shitty) passengers who made their fellow travelers’ lives a little bit harder because they just didn’t want to wear a mask aboard a plane. So far, 1,300 passengers have been reported for their unruly behavior since February, per Reuters. Of those 1,300 people who’ve been reported, at least 260 are being looked at for potential violations which mostly involve “passengers not wearing masks as required on… (jalopnik.com) More...

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See This Cold War Sea Monster? Thanks to the Melting Arctic It's Making a Comeback.

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Here's What You Need to Remember: The Arctic is becoming more and more contested as it melts and remains unfrozen later into the year, and could eventually be ice-free year-round. This would be a boon to Russian shipping, as routes to North America and Asia could be significantly shortened, and may make oil and gas exploration easier. First, what the heck are ground effect vehicles? Ground effect vehicles take advantage of an aerodynamic phenomenon called the ground effect. The ground… (nationalinterest.org) More...

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The Jetoptera J-2000 VTOL Concept Uses Bladeless, Dyson-Style Fans to Fly

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With so many air taxi concepts introduced over the last few years, it can be hard for one to stand out. Jetoptera has figured out a way to get our attention, though. The Seattle startup’s J-2000 flying car is easily one of the more intriguing air taxi concepts we’ve seen. Why? Because it features a propulsion system unlike those powering its peers—though fans of Dyson’s high-tech fans may find it eerily familiar. The vast majority of VTOL concepts, electric or otherwise, over the past few years… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Lufthansa Group pushes ahead with fleet modernization and purchases ten state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft

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Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa Airline and strengthen the 5-star premium offer of the Group’s core brand. As part of… (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

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Seychelles reaches deal with Etihad to take full ownership of Air Seychelles

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Seychelles on Thursday announced it had reached a deal to take full ownership of its national airline, Air Seychelles, following talks with Etihad Airways in which the UAE-based airline agreed to relinquish the 40-percent stake it holds at a steep discount, officials said. The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, Patrick Payet, told reporters that Seychelles received a 79 percent discount on the total liability that Air Seychelles owes Etihad. Air Seychelles had owed $72.3 million to… (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) More...

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The storm at Uganda Airlines

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A storm has been brewing at Uganda Airlines – albeit silently. Last week, the lid was blown off. For now, it is difficult to predict how things will end, but what we are sure of is, there is a problem. Reading from details that Daily Monitor has seen and sources that requested anonymity to speak freely, the problem seems to be wider mix of both politics on one hand and corruption on the other. On one hand, is the supervising role that seats with the Ministry of Works, with a seeming extension to… (www.monitor.co.ug) More...

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Where Has Alaska Airlines Flown Its “Our Commitment” Boeing 737?

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The plane features the faces of 14 kids who belong to Alaska Airlines employees. One of these is Arthur, the 8th-grade son of an Alaska Airlines training delivery specialist. Arthur attends Raisbeck Aviation High School in Washington and is keen on aeronautics and space exploration. He sounds smart and switched on, and Alaska Airlines wants to harness that. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus Fly-By-Wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler, 1933-2021

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Airbus has informed that Bernard Ziegler, former VP of engineering and fly-by-wire evangelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Purolator adds turboprop freighters to cross-border air network

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Purolator uses several transport suppliers to move packages by air. A new partner is Chorus Aviation, which is using turboprops to move goods from the U.S. to Canada. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Berlin Tegel Airport Is No More (+Photos)

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Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is no more, officially losing its airport status. The last flight left the airport on November 8, 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing, IAI expand production lines for 737, 777 freighter conversions

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Boeing and Israel Aircraft Industries license conversion kits to select partners. Both have added production for passenger-to-freighter conversions. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Boeing beefs up business to convert old 737 passenger planes into cargo jets

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Boeing is adding capacity to convert old 737 passenger planes into cargo haulers, a bet on continued growth in e-commerce. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday it will add two production lines to convert Boeing 737-800s into freighters that will be operated by Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales, which is located in a free-trade zone near Costa Rica’s capital, allowing for the duty-free importation of parts. (www.cnbc.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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How the WWII ‘Bomber Mafia’ Lost the Short-Term Battle But Won the Strategic War

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fter the undeniable horrors of the Great War, a group of Army Air Corps generals spent much of the 1930s brainstorming ways to use airpower to make war bombing more strategic while keeping casualties to a minimum. (www.military.com) More...

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Soon To Be Extinct: The Airbus A340-500

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It’s official. The A340-500 is now the world’s least-used passenger widebody still in commercial service. This is the result of only one remaining active aircraft. It is registered 4K-AZ85, and it’s operated by AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines. A second example, 4K-AZ86, is parked, Planespotters.net confirms. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing faces new hurdle in 737 MAX electrical grounding issue

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U.S. air safety officials have asked Boeing Co to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing numerous 737 MAX subsystems would not be affected by electrical grounding issues first flagged in three areas of the jet in April, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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