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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Compensating Flyers for Missed Flights Amid Travel Chaos

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In an almost unprecedented move (but necessary one), Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is compensating flyers who have missed flights due to ultra-long security wait times. (skygofly.com) More...

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Pension deadline could speed retirement of experienced Boeing engineers

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Boeing may see hundreds of veteran engineers retire this fall ahead of a pension adjustment that will dramatically slash the payouts to those who choose to take the money in a single lump sum. The interest rates used to determine the lump sum will be updated in November, after which one 35-year Boeing employee calculates that his payout will be cut by more than $200,000. ... Matt Kempf, senior director for compensation and retirement for SPEEA, estimates around 600 or 700 experienced local… (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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UPS pilots ratify 2-year contract extension

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UPS pilots get more years and benefits under new deal. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Breeze Announces Expansion Into Phoenix

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Travelers near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) will now be able to fly to two new destinations with Breeze Airways. The new, twice-weekly flights to Provo, Utah (PVU) and Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) are set to debut on November 2, 2022. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air India to Reportedly Lease Six Boeing 777s

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Air India, the now privatized flag carrier of India, is reportedly planning to lease six Boeing 777 aircraft. This comes after reports stating that the airline's current Boeing 777 fleet contains faulty seats with a highly rundown cabin atmosphere, resulting in flights being significantly delayed. Additionally, the airline is desperately seeking to expand its presence throughout North America. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air Canada shows big ambitions for cargo startup

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Air Canada's freighter operation is essentially a new company and the airline is putting lots of resources into it. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Lufthansa Cargo to deploy more freighter capacity in N. America, Asia

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Lufthansa is bringing in a new 777 freighter, which will help expand its cargo network. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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How Does an Aircraft APU Work?

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Modern airplanes are outfitted with auxiliary power units (APUs) to meet the aircraft's large energy requirements while the engines are not running. This self-contained unit represents a constant-speed gas turbine engine located in the airplane's tail cone which is isolated in a titanium fireproof compartment from the rest of the aircraft. But how does it work? INFORMATIONAL (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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U.S. fuel retailers rail against green aviation fuel tax credit

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U.S. fuel retailers are fighting the inclusion of a tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Democrats' $430 billion spending bill, arguing SAF is more carbon intense and less efficient than renewable diesel. (www.reuters.com) More...

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PLAY Airlines Offering Free Trips to See Iceland’s Erupting Volcano

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A volcanic eruption in the Fagradalsfjall volcanic system in the Reykjanes Peninsula, beginning on August 3rd, has been a new center of attraction for tourists. In such a situation, PLAY airlines, based in Reykjavik, Iceland, has grabbed all the chances to attract new customers by offering compelling offers. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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United Airlines Makes $10M Down Payment for Flying Taxis

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Maybe this flying taxi thing is more than a pipe dream. Now they just need pilots to fly them. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Qantas to Increase Connection Times of Flights so Flyers Can Get Their Luggage

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Qantas says they will increase the waiting time between international and connecting flights so people can get their bags. (skygofly.com) More...

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Maersk developing South Korea-South Carolina air cargo route

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Maersk has become much more than an ocean shipping line. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Boeing delivers its first 787 Dreamliner after pausing for over a year

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Boeing is starting to overcome one of its larger hurdles in recent memory. CNBC notes the aircraft maker has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner in over a year, supplying American Airlines with one out of the nine vehicles it expects to receive in 2022. Boeing paused manufacturing in May 2021 as the Federal Aviation Administration reviewed how the company inspected planes following a string of manufacturing problems. (www.engadget.com) More...

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Firefighting plane crashes into Texas lake

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A Fire Boss single-engine air tanker/scooper crashed into Lake Livingston around 5 p.m. Tuesday. (www.firerescue1.com) More...

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Delta Pilots retirement salute

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Kind of a quick taxi and a short salute but, Delta Air Lines Airbus A350 N510DN pulling into the gate for a pilot retirement after operating flt 95 from AMS 8-9-22 (www.youtube.com) More...

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Malaysia Airlines to Acquire 20 Airbus A330neos

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Malaysia Airlines is poised to announce a deal next Monday to acquire 20 Airbus (AIR.PA) A330neo wide-body jets, industry sources said on Wednesday. (www.reuters.com) More...

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DB Schenker taps Latam Cargo for dedicated South America air service

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Latam Airlines cargo division is rapidly growing its fleet and European service. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft? American Airlines Invests in ZeroAvia

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Alternative-fuel sources or new technology, such as hydrogen-powered aircraft concepts, are one of several ways to reduce the aviation sector's climate impact. Aiming to achieve lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, American Airlines announced its investment in ZeroAvia, a developer of hydrogen-electric powertrain technology that aims to “drive emissions-free flying." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Embarrassing, Uncomfortable and Risky: What Flying Is Like for Passengers Who Use Wheelchairs

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Among the risks are personal injury, the loss of expensive equipment and a lack of accessible bathrooms and of federally mandated services. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Wizz Air set to resume flights to Russia

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Wizz Air has announced it will be resuming flights to Russia starting in October... (www.aviationweekly.org) More...

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Aeromexico Flight Rejects Take Off Due To Blown Tire

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An Aeromexico flight scheduled to fly from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) performed a rejected take off at around 3:49 p.m. CT on Monday, August 8, due to a blown tire. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FA Suffers Broken Back Landing At SNA

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Southwest Airlines 737 had a hard landing at John Wayne. FA in back fractured spine (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Vietnam Airlines to start freighter unit, convert A321s to cargo jets

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Air Transport Services Group is leasing more freighters to overseas clients. The latest addition is Vietnam Airlines (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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World Record-breaking Journey to Take Flight Today

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This is how Umit Sabanci is going to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by scheduled flights. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Arajet Opens Bookings With First Flights From September 15

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Dominican Republic-based low cost carrier Arajet has finally started accepting bookings to a number of destinations out of Santo Domingo (SDQ). (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Over 12,000 Flights Delayed or Canceled in the U.S. Over the Weekend

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The summer or air travel discontent knows no boundaries. It does not discriminate nor does it give preference...or charity... (skygofly.com) More...

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Mercado Libre's new S. American air cargo network mirrors Amazon model

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Online retail giant Mercado Libre is teaming up with Gol in Brazil to expand its middle-mile delivery capability. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Southwest and JetBlue Jets Collide at LaGuardia

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Passengers on JetBlue flight 2519 were in for a scare Sunday morning when their flight to New Orleans (MSY) collided during pushback with a parked Southwest aircraft. The incident took place at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9:40 am. Only the JetBlue aircraft contained passengers at the time, and fortunately, nobody was hurt in the incident. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Air India to Lease 6 B777 Jets as Airline’s Current Planes Suffer Seat Issue

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Air India is said to be leasing 6 Boeing 777 jets to replace several of the existing planes that they own due to 'interior issues'. (skygofly.com) More...

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Airline boss over-hiring to beat staff exodus

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The boss of US low-fare carrier JetBlue has said it is necessary to over-hire staff, because of the rate at which people are still leaving the industry. Robin Hayes was speaking as thousands of travelers have been hit by recent disruption - caused largely by staff shortages that have blighted the re-start of air travel after the pandemic. (www.msn.com) More...

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Final Boeing 737 MAX Delivered To Air Canada From 40-Aircraft Order

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On August 6th, Air Canada took delivery of its 40th and final Boeing 737 MAX from an order originally placed in 2014. The original order was for 61 aircraft but the pandemic prompted the Canadian carrier to trim its commitment to the narrowbody. With this Boeing order complete, the airline will be looking ahead to complete its remaining A220 deliveries and its yet-to-begin A321XLR order. Delivery flight details This 40th and final Boeing 737 MAX 8 was delivered to Air Canada on August 6th and… (www.msn.com) More...

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Qantas Wants 100 Execs To Work As Ground Handlers For 3 Months

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Qantas is asking 100 executives and senior managers to swap the soft office seats and personal assistants for a three-month spell as a ground handler. The embattled airline has put an HQ SOS out, asking for volunteers. The temporary work placements will run for 90 days on a five-day-a-week basis, although there is no suggestion the executives will receive the same low weekly wage as the permanent ground handling crews. (www.msn.com) More...

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Qatar 777 strikes pole sustaining significant wing damage

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A Qatar 777 sustained significant damage to a wing while taxiing at Chicago. See picture on link (twitter.com) More...

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JetBlue Adds to Transatlantic Services with Logan to London Route

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Yet another connection between the US and the UK has opened up with JetBlue kickstarting its new Boston to London-Gatwick (LGW) route. Flown on the A321neo, the flight now operates from Boston Logan to London Gatwick. This joins two other options to fly to the UK with JetBlue, those being New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) to London-Heathrow (LHR) and to Gatwick (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Russian sanctioned airlines disassemble aircraft for spare parts

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A group of Russian airlines is stripping planes of spare parts as sanctions implemented due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine impact the country. (asiaplustj.info) More...

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A Southwest Airlines Landing Was So Hard It Fractured A Flight Attendant's Spine

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The short runway at SNA means crew aim for less "floating" of the aircraft - this time it resulted in a flight attendant being evacuated by paramedics (simpleflying.com) More...

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'Qantas Flight 91' returns to the gate after a reported engine fire.

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The airline’s QF91 flight from Sydney to Nouméa, which was due to depart at 7.37am, got as far as the runway when the pilot was alerted to a potential problem with the starboard engine (www.adelaidenow.com.au) More...

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