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Boutique French airline ventures into air cargo

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La Compagnie operates a niche trans-Atlantic service and is now turning to cargo for extra revenue. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Aleutian Airways to launch new nonstop service between Anchorage and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor this fall

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The new air service, using SAAB 2000 aircraft, is a joint venture between long time airline investor Wexford Capital, Juneau-based Alaska Seaplanes, and McKinley Alaska Private Investment, LLC. New Nonstop SAAB 2000 service returns to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor this fall with the formation of Aleutian Airways, a joint venture between veteran airline investors and operators. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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This New One-Person eVTOL Is Like an Electric Bike for the Skies

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Tetra Aviation’s new electric aircraft is all about numero uno. The exclusive, single-seat eVTOL, dubbed the Mk-5, will allow just one traveler to fly up to 100 miles safely, silently and sans any emissions. The aircraft, which has been roughly three and a half years in the making, was recently unveiled at the week-long EAA AirVenture event at the Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin. The futuristic design looks kind of like a pod racer from a sci-fi flick and has the innovative tech to match.… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to Build $3.9 Billion New Terminal 6 at JFK International Airport to Resume

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has reached a revised agreement on key terms with JFK Millennium Partners - including JetBlue Airways, the operator of John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5 - to build a state-of-the-art new international Terminal 6 that will anchor the north side of the airport. The project was initially supposed to break ground in 2020. The extraordinary level of private investment had been threatened… (www.governor.ny.gov) More...

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Hundreds of passengers stranded at Myrtle Beach International Airport after delays, cancellations

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Hundreds of passengers are stuck at Myrtle Beach International Airport after dozens of Spirit Airlines delays and cancellations. According to the Myrtle Beach International Airport website, at least 11 Spirit Airlines flights have been canceled Tuesday, with many others listed as delayed. Other airlines are also showing some delays and cancellations. A News13 viewer said hundreds of people at the airport have been sleeping on the ground, and their luggage was taken but can’t be returned while… (www.wjbf.com) More...

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Frontier adds nine new nonstop routes from Miami, including Aruba and Turks & Caicos

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Frontier Airlines is adding nine new nonstop routes from Miami International Airport this fall. By the end of November, the low-cost airline will offer nonstop flights to Memphis, Tennessee; Portland, Maine; St. Louis, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; Albany, New York; Rochester, New York; and Aruba. In December, Frontier will add nonstop flights to Turks and Caicos Islands. The added service will bring Frontier’s total MIA-served domestic and international destinations to 41.… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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This Underrated Airline Just Posted Another Profit

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SkyWest recorded a strong sequential improvement in its revenue and posted a solid GAAP profit last quarter. Management expects SkyWest to remain profitable in the second half of 2021 despite heavy spending on maintenance and the upcoming end of the airline payroll support program. SkyWest is poised to expand its fleet of two-class regional jets significantly by mid-2023, paving the way for record earnings within two years. The U.S. airline industry's recovery from its pandemic-induced… (www.fool.com) More...

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How An Air France 777 Strayed Too Close To A Volcano In 2015

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The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis) has released a report into a near-miss between an Air France Boeing 777 and a volcano. The BEA closed and published its investigation today. It concerns an evening flight from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to Douala, Cameroon more than six years ago, in May 2015. The flight in question The incident took place on May 2nd, 2015. The flight in question was a 40-minute hop that originated at Equatorial Guinea’s Malabo Saint… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Qantas stands down 2,500 staff over Sydney lockdown

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Qantas says it will stand down 2,500 staff as a lockdown in Sydney impacts air travel across Australia. The furlough - affecting pilots, crew and airport workers - will last for at least two months, the airline said. Qantas said it would pay staff until mid-August, after which they could apply for government support payments. Since June, fresh Covid outbreaks have forced most Australian states to reimpose restrictions. The highly contagious Delta variant has forced lockdowns in several cities… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines cancellations, delays continue Tuesday for third straight day

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Flights on Spirit Airlines continued to be canceled and delayed Tuesday Arnold Palmer Regional and Pittsburgh International airports. The "proactive cancellations" are a result of "overlapping operational challenges including weather, system outages and staffing shortages," Spirit spokesman Field Sutton said. It was unclear when the issues might be resolved. Sutton said the cancellations are mainly focused in areas where travelers would have other flight options. Spirit… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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JetBlue not departing New York for Florida, expanding at JFK

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JetBlue is not departing New York. The low-cost airline announced Tuesday that it will keep its headquarters in Queens and expand its flagship terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue had considered moving its headquarters to Florida when its lease at a building in Long Island City ends in 2023. The airline already operates a training center in Orlando and has a subsidiary based in Fort Lauderdale. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Watch Boeing launch its astronaut capsule to space

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Boeing is set to launch its Starliner astronaut capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) as soon as Wednesday, more than a year and a half after its first orbital Starliner test failed to reach the station and returned home earlier than planned. The mission is a test, and there won’t be any humans on board. Originally slated to launch on July 30th, Boeing and NASA have delayed the launch date twice so far, the first delay due to a mishap at the International Space Station and the second… (www.theverge.com) More...

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The shipping company DHL is the first customer for Eviation's electric cargo planes

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Logistics provider DHL Express is adding electric cargo planes to its fleet, becoming the first customer for Eviation, a Seattle-based electric aviation company. Why it matters: As delivery on demand explodes, shipping and logistics providers like DHL are under pressure to make every mode of their operations more sustainable — aircraft, trucks, last-mile delivery vans, and even their buildings. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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An electric jet start-up just signed a $1 billion deal with a commercial airliner

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Lilium, a German start-up making electric jets that can take off and land vertically, has announced plans to sell 220 of its vehicles for up to $1 billion to Brazilian airliner Azul. The two firms said on Monday that they plan to build an eVTOL (electric vehicle takeoff and landing) aircraft network across Brazil between now and 2025. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Boston Float Plane Service Begins

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First Tailwind float plane service to NYC taking off from the harbor westbound. Took over 5 years to approve Logan float plane services (www.youtube.com) More...

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AIRBUS A380 landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport | Cockpit View + Pilotsview

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AIRBUS A380 landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport | Cockpit View + Pilotsview (www.youtube.com) More...

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Man duct-taped to seat after allegedly groping flight attendants

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An “aggressive” passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was duct-taped to his seat after allegedly groping two flight attendants and assaulting another, video shows. (nypost.com) More...

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Bombardier Launches a Certified Pre-Owned Business Jet Program

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The number of used personal or business jets for sale dropped by 38 percent between June 2020 and June 2021, going from 1,839 to 1,184, according to research by Colibri, an aircraft broker that specializes in private jets. That means roughly 4.65 percent of the all private aircraft are currently up for sale, the lowest percentage since the industry started keeping stats in the early 1980s. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Qantas stands down 2,500 staff over Sydney lockdown

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The furlough - affecting pilots, crew and airport workers - will last for at least two months, the airline said. Qantas said it would pay staff until mid-August, after which they could apply for government support payments. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Delta And LATAM Continue Push For US Joint Venture Approval

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Delta Air Lines and LATAM Airlines are continuing with their push for joint venture approval from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). In the latest update, the two carriers are heavily focused on assuring the DOT that their pre-pandemic plans to grow long-haul international routes, co-locate at airports, and expand their respective short- and medium-haul domestic and regional markets are still on the books but just delayed due to the pandemic. (simpleflying.com) More...

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2023: A Pivotal Year For United Airlines

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United Airlines is firmly ready to put the crisis behind itself. With over 500 aircraft on order, the carrier is looking to right the ship in terms of gauge, offer an improved customer experience, and unlock the full potential of its hubs. As part of this strategy, dubbed United Next, 2023 is going to be a very pivotal year for the carrier, with over 130 narrowbody aircraft scheduled for delivery. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Fuel leak forces United flight from Newark to make emergency landing

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A flight headed from Newark Liberty International Airport to Buffalo made an emergency landing in Rochester on Sunday due to a fuel leak, officials said. Pilots aboard GoJetAirlines flight 4583 operating as United Express “encountered a possible fuel imbalance” and decided to divert to Greater Rochester International Airport, about 60 miles east of the plane’s destination, United said in a statement. (www.nj.com) More...

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Kuwait Is Unhappy That Airlines Are Overbooking Flights

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According to Middle Eastern media outlet Zawya, the Director of Air Transport at Kuwait’s DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is looking to take action against airlines canceling confirmed reservations. The Director, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, notes that these reservation cancelations result from overbooked flights- which is the practice of selling more tickets than physically exist on the aircraft scheduled to operate the flight. During this global health crisis, this definition may be altered… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Garuda Indonesia says agrees with lessor early return of 9 Boeing jets

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Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia will return nine leased Boeing 737 800NG aircraft ahead of schedule, as part of an agreement to end a bankruptcy lawsuit, the company's chief executive Irfan Setiaputra told Reuters on Monday. Garuda and its lessor, Aercap Ireland Limited, signed a global side letter agreement on July 28 to stop legal proceeding, following Aercap's bankruptcy lawsuit in June at the New South Wales Supreme Court, Garuda said separately in a stock exchange filing. The nine… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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An electric jet start-up just signed a $1 billion deal with a commercial airliner

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Lilium, a German start-up making electric jets that can take off and land vertically, has announced plans to sell 220 of its vehicles for up to $1 billion to Brazilian airliner Azul. The two firms said on Monday that they plan to build an eVTOL (electric vehicle takeoff and landing) aircraft network across Brazil between now and 2025. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Boeing set to retry test flight in bid to take on SpaceX

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Boeing is slated to launch its long-anticipated Starliner spacecraft — which is built to carry NASA astronauts — on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station, a follow-up to the company's botched first attempt 18 months ago, tomorrow. It will be a decisive moment for Boeing and NASA, as the traditional aerospace giant seeks to join SpaceX in ferrying people to the station. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Op-Ed: Diving Into The Electric Air Taxi Fallacy

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There has been a lot of chatter in the news about urban air taxi services, particularly electric vertical take-off & landing (EVTOL) vehicles. A couple of companies, in particular, have been receiving quite a lot of buzz. (insideevs.com) More...

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The Benefits Of The MC-21’s Wider Cabin

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The Irkut MC-21 is expected to enter service in Russia next year. The short and medium-haul aircraft is billed to dominate domestic fleets in the country by the time this decade is over.One of the plane’s unique attributes is its wide cabin. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Stuck seat led to wild brawl on American Airlines flight: witness

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A wild fistfight broke out between two passengers on an American Airlines flight — over a reclined seat that got stuck, footage shows. The clip, obtained by KXAN, shows two men trading blows in the cramped cabin as other travelers look on and beg them to stop during Sunday’s trip from New Orleans to Austin, Texas. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Airlines are changing schedules; here’s how to handle inconvenient new flight times

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Back in June, when Southwest Airlines was having its 50-year anniversary sale, I jumped at the chance to book flights through November. But a funny thing happened since I made my bookings — all of my flights, except for one, have had major changes. (thepointsguy.com) More...

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American Airlines, Spirit Airlines passengers face hundreds of cancellations after storms

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American Airlines passengers faced hundreds of cancellations and delays on Monday, as the carrier struggled to recover from disruptions caused by severe thunderstorms that swept through its Dallas/Fort Worth International hub. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Why United Airlines Flew The Boeing 737-500 After The Type’s Retirement

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United’s history with the Boeing 737 Classic ended eight years ago. Not helped by the rising price of fuel and other economic problems from the global financial crisis, United withdrew the B737-300 on October 28th, 2009 – three months after the last scheduled B737-500 flight. These retirements temporarily ended United’s use of the B737, but it didn’t last long. (simpleflying.com) More...

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DFW and American Airlines are flooded with cancellations and delays after Sunday’s thunderstorms

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Nearly 300 flights were canceled or delayed Monday at DFW International Airport after weather problems sidelined hundreds more flights Sunday. It was another problematic weekend for airlines as they attempt to get travel back to normal. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

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FlightAware Aviator on Just Plane Radio 7-31-21

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"Now [flight schools] can actually see when their students are on a cross-country flight... Instead of just watching the clock, hoping ya know, here's the flight plan, but where's our airplane? [Flight schools now] know right down to the minute, and I think their instructors will find [Aviator] equally as valuable." - Dennis Hayes "Captain Dennis" | Just Plane Radio (www.justplaneradio.com) More...

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Brazil's Azul Joins Carriers Planning eVTOL Service

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Brazil's Azul today became the latest airline to announce plans for eVTOL aircraft operations, placing a provisional order for 220 of Lilium's seven-seat Lilium Jet. The deal is valued at $1 billion, implying a $4,5 million unit price for the all-electric Lilium Jet. Azul and Lilium intend to co-brand scheduled services in a country that typically has around 100 million domestic airline passengers each year. The new operation is expected to begin in 2025. Brazil is a strong market for… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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A 14-year-old AvGeek-in-training gets the aviation experience of a lifetime

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When it comes to traveling with kids, our motto here at TPG is “start ’em young.” When it comes to building a love for aviation, 14-year-old Kael Wilson puts even the most experienced AvGeek to shame. Wilson, who has a severe blood disorder, recently got to fulfill his wish of getting a jump start on his future career as a pilot by visiting FlightSafety International in Columbus, OH, and training in its best-in-class $20M flight simulator — all thanks to the organization Make-A-Wish. Wilson is… (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Canceled Spirit Airlines flights leave Philly International scrambling

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At least 10 Spirit Airlines flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport were canceled Monday morning, some at the last minute. According to airline tracking site Flight Aware, those 10 flights account for about 34% of Spirit’s daily operations in Philly. A spokesperson for Spirit Airlines said the cancellations were “proactive” and they are getting back on track from “a series of weather and operational challenges” over the weekend. (www.audacy.com) More...

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Congress wants to make going to the airport less miserable

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If you’re flying out of Singapore Changi, which aviation survey and research group Skytrax ranks as the world’s best airport, you can spend time before your flight in the airport’s tropical butterfly garden. At second-ranked Tokyo Haneda, you can enjoy one of several open-air rooftop restaurants and a rapid transit monorail system that links terminals. At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, rated ninth, you can go to a free art museum annex before heading to one of 223 gates spread around a… (www.vox.com) More...

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Aer Lingus poised to name Emerald Airlines as its new regional carrier

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Aer Lingus is poised to name Emerald Airlines as its new regional carrier this week, with the new service likely to begin in January. The airline has been in talks with Emerald, founded by aviation entrepreneur Conor McCarthy, since December on taking over the Aer Lingus Regional contract formerly held by Stobart Air. “Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines are at the final stages of agreement, and Aer Lingus is hopeful that an announcement will be made in the coming days,” the Irish flag-carrier said… (www.irishtimes.com) More...

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Norway's new Transatlantic LCC Norse Atlantic Airways adds six Dreamliner jets

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OSLO, NORWAY — Norway's new Transatlantic low-cost operator Norse Atlantic Airways has entered into a lease agreement for six new Boeing 787 aircraft. The airline will lease the planes from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation Limited, Norse Atlantic wrote in a stock exchange announcement on August 2nd. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Frankfurt Airport opens a multi-media Visitor Center

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Frankfurt Airport's new visitor center is now open where FlightAware's data powers the 'The Globe' which "is said to be the most technologically sophisticated exhibit, its interactive LCD wall designed to visualise all active flights around the world in real time." (airport-world.com) More...

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American Airlines flight from Miami to Ben Gurion announces emergency

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The American Airlines AA52 flight from Miami to Ben Gurion Airport declared a state of emergency before landing due to a flat tire. 190 passengers are on board the plane. Emergency forces were dispatched to the runway. (www.israelnationalnews.com) More...

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Spirit cancels 227 flights, stranding hundreds at Orlando airport

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Frustration was the name of the game at Orlando International Airport after 227 Spirit Airlines flights were canceled nationwide since Sunday night. Hundreds of passengers lined up Monday morning at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter, waiting to speak to an airline employee and reschedule their flights. (www.clickorlando.com) More...

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New audit recommends enhancements for DHS air cargo security programs

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U.S. Customs data sharing and TSA's technology evaluation for explosive detection should be improved, the Government Accountability Office says. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Dassault’s Falcon 10X Might Just Be the Most Comfortable Ultra-Long-Range Business Jet

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The short list for ultra-long-range, purpose-built business jets has been very short indeed, comprised of the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream’s G700—full stop. Now there’s a third entry in the premium category, known for offering the longest ranges, fastest speeds and most high-tech, ergonomically advanced interiors: the Dassault Falcon 10X. (robbreport.com) More...

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JetBlue ready to launch low-cost New York to London flights

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Alow-cost airline service with a brand new business class cabin, flying London to New York? As Frank Sinatra might have said: if you can make it there, in the teeth of a global pandemic when the US bars British citizens and advises its own to stay put … well, you can make it anywhere. (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Airbus Is Using A350 Lighting To Help Passengers Social Distance

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On each flight, there are passengers that are always eager to get up and make their way for the exit after the plane arrives at the gate and the seatbelt sign is turned off. However, amid the pandemic, airlines have a responsibility to avoid this rush. Therefore, Airbus is assisting operators with safe disembarking with the use of lighting. (simpleflying.com) More...

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The Embraer ERJ Family: What Are The Different Models?

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After noticing that Airbus and Boeing were concentrating on building larger planes, the Brazilian aerospace company saw a gap in the market for smaller regional jets. Designed for what Embraer perceived would be a new market for regional jet aircraft where speed and comfort would trump the fuel savings of turboprop planes, Embraer created the ERJ-family. (simpleflying.com) More...

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How Avelo Airlines Is Boosting Flight Efficiency With Data Analytics

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Avelo Airlines got operations off to a flying start at the end of April. Following the successful run so far at Burbank, California, the airline is set to open up another base in New Haven, Connecticut, during the third quarter of this year. With this momentum, the carrier is keen to get the most out of its data to fully optimize its services. (simpleflying.com) More...

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IndiGo Makes Progress On More Sustainable Operations

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IndiGo has released its first-ever ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) report this week. The report highlights a significant decrease in CO2 emission, falling nearly 14% between 2016 and 2021. Let’s find out how IndiGo has cut its carbon dioxide figures and its plans for the future. (simpleflying.com) More...

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