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America Has a GPS Problem

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Spoofing or otherwise interfering with GPS satellite signals is cheap and easy now thanks to gadgets costing as little as $20. Teens and delivery drivers use these to cloak their whereabouts. In 2013 a trucker reportedly interfered with KEWR's tracking system after activating a GPS jamming device in his vehicle. GPS' vulnerability has made it ripe for tampering by U.s. adversaries, criminal organizations and other bad actors. At the end of 2018 Congress mandated creation of a… (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

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Southwest Airlines is banning emotional-support animals

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The airline announced on Monday that starting March 1, 2021, only trained service dogs will be allowed to travel on Southwest Airlines flights. (abc7news.com) עוד...

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Concorde Successor AS2 Takes Leap Forward

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The race is heating up to produce the first supersonic passenger aircraft to enter commercial service in more than 50 years. US planemaker Aerion, whose AS2 jet promises to fly New York to London in 4.5 hours, is seeking to produce the supersonic craft in 2023 after securing $300 million in capital investment. The 8-12 passenger AS2 business jet will travel at Mach 1.4 (more than 1,000 mph), which means it could shave three and a half hours off standard journey times from New York to Cape Town,… (www.cnn.com) עוד...

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Cute: Kangaroo Flies Aboard American Airlines Flight Out Of Charlotte

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Even the most jaded passenger would have done a double-take at Charlotte Airport on the weekend. A kangaroo, clearly a long way from home, hopped aboard an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Newport News. The joey, called Kylo Roo, was lured down the aisle by an American Airlines employee waving a snuggly pouch. After getting more attention from American Airlines than the best Concierge Key passenger, Kylo Roo managed not to disgrace himself and handled the extensive papping with… (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Blue Angels show new fighter jet in Loveland ahead of 2021 air show

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The Blue Angels have scheduled an air show Oct. 16-17 in Loveland featuring their new Super Hornet fighter jets. (www.coloradoan.com) עוד...

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Manufacturing of CR929 plane to start in 2021: COMAC

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The long-range wide-body aircraft, CR929, to be jointly developed by China and Russia, will kick off its manufacturing in 2021, said Yang Zhigang, general engineer of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC). (www.globaltimes.cn) עוד...

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JSX To Continue Ops Indefinitely at John Wayne Airport

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JSX will continue to operate its hop-on service in one of its largest markets following recent action by the Orange County (California) board of supervisors. The board voted to strike language from leases with its FBOs at John Wayne Airport (SNA) that would have prevented JSX from using their facilities for scheduled charter service. "We are pleased by recent action by the county and look forward to establishing our permanent home at John Wayne Airport,” said JSX CEO Alex Wilcox. According… (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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Why The Airbus A300 Is Still Popular In Iran

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The A300 was Airbus’ first aircraft. There are only a few places left where it is still in service, though. Iran is one of the countries where the plane flies with several airlines. This is not really by choice; it results from sanctions that prevent airlines from renewing fleets, as this article explores. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Biden to impose South Africa travel ban, & other entry bans, to combat new COVID-19 variant

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WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will impose a ban on most non-U.S. citizens entering the country who have recently been in South Africa starting Saturday in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of COVID-19, U.S. public health officials told Reuters. Biden on Monday is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe that allow travel across open borders, said the sources, who… (news.trust.org) עוד...

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Wrong Engine Shutdown Causes Global Express Fatal Crash

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The fatal crash of a U.S. Air Force special-mission Bombardier Global Express on Jan. 27, 2020, was caused by the flight crew’s error in determining which Rolls-Royce BR710 engine had catastrophically failed and subsequently shutting down the working, right-hand-side powerplant, according to a USAF Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released yesterday. Contributing factors were the crew’s failure to airstart the right-hand-side engine and their decision to “recover the aircraft… (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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How trust strained by the DC-10 fractured with the 737 Max

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When the European Union Aviation Safety Agency grounded the Max in March 2019, the US FAA initially resisted (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

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5 things I learned status matching from American to Delta during the pandemic

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After all, you can’t use loyalty benefits when you’re not in the air. That’s why we’ve seen every major airline extend perks through the entirety of the 2021 status year, with some carriers even reducing elite qualification requirements for 2022. (thepointsguy.com) עוד...

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