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United Air to Move Operations Staff to Suburb in Blow to Chicago

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. plans to move the network operations center that coordinates its flights globally to a Chicago suburb next year, slashing headcount at the carrier’s world headquarters at Blackstone Inc.’s Willis Tower. he move was announced internally on Thursday and would affect about 900 employees such as managers and technical support staff, United said. About 400 flight dispatchers could eventually join them. The airline is in contract talks with their union, whose collective… (finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

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China regulator says more testing needed to certify C919 aircraft

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China's aviation regulator said on Friday that there is still a huge amount of testing to be done for the home-grown narrowbody C919 aircraft to be certified, raising doubt over planemaker COMAC's year-end target. So far, the C919, China's attempt to rival Airbus SE and Boeing Co, has completed only 34 certification tests out of 276 planned, Yang Zhenmei, a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) official, told reporters. Reuters in September reported COMAC has found it… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

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WWII Vets cap found under train station after 70 years - returned to family

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Australian sailors cap found underneath a train station during renovations. It was successfully returned to his family. (www.9news.com.au) עוד...

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Costly Airbus A350 paint flaw goes wider than the Gulf

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways over paint and surface flaws on A350 jets stretches beyond the Gulf, with at least five other airlines raising concerns since the high-tech model entered service. The planemaker said in response to queries from Reuters there had been some problems with "early surface wear" that in some cases had made visible a sub-layer of mesh designed to absorb lightning, which it is working to fix. (finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

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China aviation authority issues airworthiness directive on Boeing 737 MAX

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China's aviation authority on Thursday issued an airworthiness directive on the Boeing Co 737 MAX that will help pave the way for the model's return to service in China after more than two and a half years. The directive instructs airline operators on the revisions required before the MAX returns to service, although it does not specify when China will lift a ban on the MAX in its airspace. Boeing described the directive as an "important milestone" toward the return of… (www.msn.com) עוד...

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Ryanair 737 flies into a flock of Herons!!

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Crazy story with even crazier pictures. Congrats to the crew for the phenomenal job landing the aircraft safely. (www.dailymail.co.uk) עוד...

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Pratt to announce update of A320neo engine with more thrust

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Engine maker Pratt & Whitney is set to announce an improved version of its geared turbofan engine used by Airbus' strong-selling A320neo jet family, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The update of Pratt's GTF engine will boost fuel efficiency by 1% and deliver 4% higher thrust when it starts to roll out in 2024. Pratt, owned by Raytheon Technologies Corp, is banking on the combination of improvements to help win orders, with the higher thrust an advantage for… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

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U.S. CDC to collect data on southern Africa passengers over COVID variant

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told airlines in a letter late Tuesday that they must turn over names and contact information for any travelers who within 14 days have been to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, citing "the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19". (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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United Airlines has become a global leader in reducing the aviation industry's carbon footprint. In 2016, the carrier became the world's first airline to continuously use sustainable aviation fuel in its regular operation, mixing it with conventional jet fuel in the same engine. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

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Allegiant Teams Up With Viva Aerobus In New Commercial Alliance

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Allegiant is looking to invest US$50 million in Mexican ULCC Viva Aerobus. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Frontier unveils 16 new routes in big South Florida expansion

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Frontier Airlines is spreading its wings in South Florida, with a slew of new routes to the Sunshine State. The Denver-based carrier will once again land in Fort Lauderdale (FLL) early next year with 12 routes, most of which are to destinations in the Northeast. Frontier will also add a new pin to its route map at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (BQN), along with two new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), and three to Cancun, Mexico (CUN), early next year. Headlining Frontier’s latest growth is the… (www.msn.com) עוד...

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Boeing out of the running for Canada's $19B fighter jet contract

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Boeing is officially out of the running for Canada's $19 billion fighter jet contract after the country revealed on Wednesday that two companies remain in contention. Public Services and Procurement Canada released a statement on Wednesday announcing that Saab and Lockheed Martin were the final two companies in the bidding process for the contract, which will authorize the acquisition of 88 advanced fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force. While the department did not explicitly say… (www.msn.com) עוד...

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Man wounded after shootout with police outside Tulsa airport

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Airport police in Tulsa shot and wounded a man after he opened fire on a car carrying his wife, whom he tried to confront her after her flight landed, authorities said. The man had threatened to harm the woman late Tuesday at Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa police said. The man opened fire on the car as the woman was leaving the property with her brother, authorities said. (abcnews.go.com) עוד...

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The Downfall of Pan American World Airways

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Pan American World Airways was an aviation giant for decades. However, despite its great reputation and global presence, the carrier was facing severe challenges. Eventually, global events combined with fierce competition brought the giant down. (aeroxplorer.com) עוד...

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