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Electric Aircraft And The Boeing 787: Hawaiian Airlines On Its Fleet

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Hawaiian Airlines has a fleet of 69 aircraft. Comprised of both jet aircraft and turboprops, the carrier is Hawaii’s hometown airline and flies the longest scheduled nonstop domestic route in the world and has a heavy inter-island schedule. On the airline’s second-quarter earnings call this past week, the carrier’s executives were asked about plans for its future fleet. Here is what they had to say on various topics. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Etihad Expands IATA Travel Pass To Seven International Destinations

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Following positive trial feedback, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has expanded its IATA Travel Pass on flights from Abu Dhabi to seven international destinations. In a statement released on July 28, 2021, the Gulf State carrier says that it has implemented digital solutions to help simplify travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Unifor reaches tentative deal with Bombardier but strike continues with De Havilland

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Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with Bombardier Aviation at its Downsview plant in north Toronto. The union says locals 112 and 673 reached an agreement days after it launched a strike against the business jet manufacturer and De Havilland, which make Dash 8 turboprops at the facility. (ca.finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

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ANTONOV looks for Canadian partners?

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The rumors have been flying for some weeks. When the story first appeared we contacted Antonov and we were sent the following: “Information published in Le Devoir newspaper in the article (airinsight.com) עוד...

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Juggernauts of the sky: How Boeing, Airbus freighters compare

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Airbus has announced a freighter version of its wide-bodied A350 in a bid to loosen Boeing's (BA.N) decades-old dominance of the market for dedicated cargo planes (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Lufthansa Operates First Newark To Malta Flight For Summer Cruises

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Flying between Newark and Malta isn’t a typical route for a German carrier. However, it’s a service that is set to run up to three times a week this summer, using Lufthansa’s Airbus A350s. This flight is actually a partnership with Viking Cruises, with the first service taking off from Newark yesterday. The first flight of a special service Taking off on July 30th from its Munich home, the Airbus A350-900 registered D-AIXL headed to Newark Liberty airport in New Jersey as LH412. This roughly… (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Air Premia Wants To Fly To The United States

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South Korean carrier Air Premia wants to fly to the United States. The carrier has filed with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to fly to the United States from South Korea with its Boeing 787 aircraft. The initial plan is to connect Seoul with Los Angeles. On Friday, July 30th, Air Premia filed with the DOT requesting permission o fly to the United States. The carrier has applied for a foreign air carrier permit to fly people, cargo, and mail from South Korea to the… (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Air India Plans To Keep Its Boeing 747 Fleet

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The onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year prompted several airlines to prematurely retire their remaining Boeing 747s. However, this has not been the case everywhere. Indeed, Air India is set to retain its last four jumbos for the time being. This comes after a recent statement from the country’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation regarding the 747s. According to reports in the Indian media, the country’s flag carrier Air India is set to buck industry trends by keeping its remaining… (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Bombardier union workers ratify 3-year agreement to end strike at Toronto plant

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The union workers at Bombardier Inc's (BBDb.TO) Toronto business-jet assembly plant on Saturday ratified new, three-year collective bargaining agreements, officially ending a strike that started last week, according to a statement. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Sukhoi Su-35 jet crashes in Russia’s far east

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Four minutes after the takeoff, the pilot ejected, and the fighter jet continued to fly towards Sakhalin. (defence-blog.com) עוד...

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Two American travelers to Canada fined $16,000 each for fake vaccination documents

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Canadian officials have charged two American travelers and fined them 20,000 Canadian dollars each - around $16,000 USD - for providing fake COVID-19 vaccination documents. The unnamed travelers arrived from the U.S. in Canada the week of July 18. Officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) fined each traveler four times for a total of 19,720 CAD per traveler. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

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The WestJet Fleet In 2021 by

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Calgary-based WestJet is Canada’s second-largest airline, behind flag carrier Air Canada. It operates a diverse fleet that features turboprops, narrowbody jets, and widebody jets. Let’s take a closer look at its exact makeup, to see what it is that makes WestJet tick. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

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United Airlines became the first major US airline to place an order for electric take-off and land aircraft, better known as eVTOLs, in February and its early adoption kicked off a trend in the industry. American Airlines soon followed with a $1 billion preorder with Vertical Aerospace for up to 250 eVTOLs. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

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SkyWest Records Quarterly Profit Amid New Alaska And American Deals

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Buoyed by new deals with American Airlines and Alaska Airlines that will shore up SkyWest in the long run, the regional carrier has recorded a quarterly profit and is optimistic about its opportunities of resuming its full scale of operations as the industry recovers. With a profit of just under $62 million under its belt, SkyWest is coming back strong and bolstering its position as a leading regional carrier in the United States. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls away from pad after launch delay (photos)

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Boeing's Starliner capsule has left the launch pad, just 24 hours after it got there. Starliner and its United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket rolled out to Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station yesterday (July 29) to prepare for a liftoff toward the International Space Station today (July 30). (www.space.com) עוד...

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United Airlines Looks To Outsource Its Catering Operation

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Starting in October, United Airlines will be transitioning its catering services to three external suppliers. NewRest, Gate Gourmet, and Sky Café will be taking over the preparation of the airline’s in-flight meals and menus. The decision affects over 2,000 United employees – most of whom will be offered jobs with the new partners. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Fiji Airways Sends Two Airbus A330s Back To Its Lessors

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Fiji Airways is losing a third of its Airbus A330 fleet as it returns two A330-200 aircraft back to lessors. The airline has been working to reduce its costs amid the global health crisis and persistent travel restrictions, and suppressed demand. The aircraft will fly back to Abu Dhabi and their lessor, Etihad Airways. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Elite status devalued? What Delta’s second elite status extension, MQM rollover means for elites

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Earlier this week, I reported on Delta being the first U.S. airline to extend elite status through 2022. Now all members who earned status in 2019, 2020 or 2021 will have Delta elite status through Jan. 31, 2023 — even if they don’t fly a single mile this year. This is excellent news for those who are still traveling less due to the pandemic, but it could have some unforeseen consequences for new elites and Delta elites who are back on the road. (thepointsguy.com) עוד...

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ExpressJet to Resume Operations

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ExpressJet Airlines says it will resume service “within the quarter” after the US Department of Transportation (DOT) granted the regional carrier permission to restart commercial operations under its own brand. Atlanta-based ExpressJet had shuttered in September 2020 after United Airlines terminated its exclusive flying agreement with the airline. It applied to the DOT for recertification on 15 April, saying at the time it planned to fly point-to-point routes to underserved cities that had lost… (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

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Boeing jets emissions data highlights industry's green challenge

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Commercial jets delivered by Boeing Co (BA.N) last year will account on average for emissions equivalent to 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each over their 20-year-plus lifespans, a new report from the planemaker shows. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Airbus: Traveling By Air Remains Very Safe

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Air travel is starting to open up again, with passenger numbers heading in the right direction in several countries. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Why Wasn’t The Boeing 777-300 Popular?

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Rather than being a failure, though, it was simply too lacking in range to be taken up by many airlines. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Airbus Targets 2025 for A350 Freighter

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Airbus is developing a version of its wide-body A350 aircraft for the commercial air cargo market, according to the half-year results posted by the Toulouse-based manufacturer on July 29. (www.aviationtoday.com) עוד...

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Cancun to Mexico City in Cockpit AeroMexico Boeing 737-800

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Cancun to Mexico City in Cockpit AeroMexico Boeing 737-800 (www.youtube.com) עוד...

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Contour Airlines to offer nonstop flights between Milwaukee and Indianapolis and Milwaukee and Pittsburgh

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Contour Airlines said Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service between Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport to Indianapolis International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport beginning Oct. 12, 2021. The airline will offer the only nonstop service between Milwaukee and "two key short-haul markets," according to a statement from officials at Mitchell. (www.msn.com) עוד...

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India’s newest airline Akasa Air - All you need to know

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India’s billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has announced to launch his own ultra-low-cost airline called Akasa Air. With 40 per cent ownership and an investment of USD 35 million, Jhunjhunwala said the airline is expected to have 70 aircraft within 4 years. Jhujhunwala is expecting a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Aviation, Government of India in the next 15 days. (www.jagranjosh.com) עוד...

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's low-cost airline to revive Boeing in India

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Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's plan to launch an ultra-low-cost airline could give planemaker Boeing a chance to regain lost ground in India after the fall of one of its biggest customers, Jet Airways, two years ago, industry executives say. Mr Jhunjhunwala, known as India's Warren Buffett for his successful stock investments, plans to team up with former CEOs of IndiGo, the country's biggest carrier, and Jet Airways to tap into demand for domestic air travel. While plans to… (www.telegraphindia.com) עוד...

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Southwest sues Skiplagged in Texas, escalating its legal challenge against flight-search sites that display its fares

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Southwest Airlines sued flight-search site Skiplagged in Texas over displaying the airline's fares. The lawsuit escalated the airline's legal fight, following a lawsuit against Kiwi.com. "Neither Skiplagged nor Kiwi is authorized to display Southwest fares," the airline said. Southwest Airlines filed a lawsuit against Skiplagged, a flight search engine, in a second legal challenge against flight-search sites that display the airline's cheap flights. The airline said both… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

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FBI investigating latest alleged Los Angeles 'jetpack guy' sighting

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The FBI is investigating a new report of Los Angeles’ elusive "jetpack guy"-- who may have been spotted soaring over California again this week. A commercial pilot radioed in the possible sighting Wednesday at 6:12 p.m., about 15 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport at an elevation of 5,000 feet. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

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Lufthansa Launches Economy Sleeper Rows On Some Long-Haul Flights

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German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to launch economy class sleeper rows on certain long-haul flights next month. This comes after the Star Alliance founding member trialed the concept, which it has named ‘Sleeper’s Row,’ last year. Let’s take a closer look at the costs of this service, and the kinds of flights on which Lufthansa is set to offer it. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Alaska Airlines Brings Back More Meal Service

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Alaska Airlines has announced that it is expanding inflight service offerings in all cabins. With hot options starting to come back in first class and expanded beverage options in economy, the airline is making it clear that it is not envisioning a post-pandemic world with fewer inflight offerings for customers. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Will The Airbus A350F Encourage Boeing To Launch The 777XF?

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Speaking at a recent earnings call, Airbus Chief Guillaume Faury said that his company hopes to offer an A350 freighter, pending board approval. The decision is the result of customer feedback for increased competition and follows months of speculation and public ‘encouragement’ from one particular airline CEO. So, now that a next-generation Airbus freighter is on the way, will Boeing follow suit? (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Aviation Stats Update: July 30, 2021

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"Europe's commercial airline traffic surged 171% in the past three months, starting with an average of 6,667 airline flights in a day (the week of April 20), then soaring this week to an average of 18,041 airline flights in a day. " (blog.flightaware.com) עוד...

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New tri-wing aircraft concept by SE aeronautics could revolutionize commercial aviation

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Alabama start-up SE aeronautics has unveiled the ‘SE200’, an all-new green widebody airplane design with a tri-wing configuration that could potentially revolutionize the world of commercial aviation. the innovative aircraft concept will carry up to 264 passengers, flying more than 10,000 miles with 80% lower carbon footprint than similar traditional planes. (www.designboom.com) עוד...

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Boeing Dreamliner: A Timeline of the 787’s Recent Production Problems

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A new defect on Boeing’s Dreamliner aircraft surfaced in July, the latest in a series of issues that arose late last summer. Deliveries of the popular plane are now halted, pressuring Boeing’s profits. WSJ’s Andrew Tangel explains how Boeing got here. (www.wsj.com) עוד...

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Aircraft reactivation: has how we store aircraft changed?

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The operational ecosystem of a commercial aircraft relies on its near-continual use. The average lifetime of a jet can span anywhere between 20 to 30 years, where it will experience up to 50000 flight hours and approximately 75000 pressurization cycles before operational fatigue begins and the aircraft is eventually retired. (www.aerotime.aero) עוד...

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JetBlue Already Feels The Impact Of Transatlantic Travel Ban

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JetBlue’s recent earnings call revealed changes to its planned London schedule from September, in light of the continuation of the US travel ban from the UK. Flights will begin as planned with a daily rotation between JFK and London Heathrow, but will scale back to four flights per week from September. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Startup Avelo Airlines Adds 4 New Routes From Los Angeles

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Burbank Airport-based Avelo Airlines is launching four new routes from the airport this fall. Over September and October, Avelo will begin nonstop flights to Monterey, CA, Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, and Provo and St. George, UT. The new flights will see Avelo flying to 12 destinations from Burbank over the coming months. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Why Titanium Makes Russia A Key Country For Airbus

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Titanium is a vital element in regard to the production of planes across the globe. It can be found all across different parts of an airliner. With this in mind, Airbus has to ensure that it has the right supply of this metal for its operations. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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5 United Airlines Customers Win Free Flights For A Year

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On Thursday, United Airlines announced the lucky winners in its ‘Your shot to fly’ sweepstakes. As an incentive for people to get vaccinated in hopes of restarting travel sooner, the carrier put a full year of free air travel to any of its global destinations up for grabs for five of its MileagePlus loyalty members willing to get the jab. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Boeing 777s Retired: Delta Air Lines’ Widebody Development

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With all Boeing 777s retired, Delta has six widebody types this year. Having overtaken the B767-300ER, the A330-300 is now number-one. We explore Delta’s widebody development and look at all six types in turn. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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In Photos: Inside Russia’s New Narrowbody Jet: The MC-21-300

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I had reported on the MC-21 several times before I was invited to have a look inside the aircraft. Therefore, I was already familiar with the specifications. For instance, Rostec, the powerhouse behind the designers of the build, has been keen to highlight the jet’s high bypass ratio and improved aerodynamics due to its high aspect ratio wings that are made of composite materials for the first time on a plane of this class. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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A 200 hp Turboprop For Homebuilts

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Looking for a little more ramp appeal in your homebuilt? Is AvGas hard to come by at your home field? Or have you just always longed to be the one throwing the fuel to a turbine instead of just listening to the whine from afar as a turboprop comes to life? TurbAero is on site at AirVenture with a turboprop in development that might just give popular four- and six-cylinder homebuilt engines a run for their money. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) עוד...

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A Non-Pilot Spouse’s Perspective on Oshkosh

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It has been more than 15 years since my husband, Jack, started attending EAA AirVenture Oshkosh — the largest air show in the world! He always had more vacation than me, and he used his extra time to drive from Winnipeg to Wisconsin with friends, who were also pilots, and take in the event. When he returned home he had tales of more than 10,000 airplanes, three-quarter of a million people coming through the gates, and concerts put on by groups such as the Beach Boys and the Lt. Dan Band. He went… (inspire.eaa.org) עוד...

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Gentle Reminder : Flying Drones In Canada

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Just a Gentle Reminder, please follow the url above, for current regulations about flying drones in Canada, also please bear in mind, a missing sign near an airport fence, does not constitute, permission to fly a drone, without permission for blogging or film purposes. Thank you. (tc.canada.ca) עוד...

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Boeing Awaits FAA Decision on Requirements for In-Service 787s

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Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun told investors Wednesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings call that any decision related to a requirement for in-service 787s to be modified—after a manufacturing flaw was recently discovered (www.aviationtoday.com) עוד...

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Boeing 777s Retired: Delta Air Lines’ Widebody Development

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With all Boeing 777s retired, Delta has six widebody types this year. Having overtaken the B767-300ER, the A330-300 is now number-one. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Cathay Pacific Takes The First A321neo Delivered With Intelsat WiFi

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Intelsat’s acquisition of Gogo’s Commercial Aviation arm has reached a new milestone, as the first A320 family aircraft factory fitted with 2Ku technology has been rolled out. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

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Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 yesterday. (leehamnews.com) עוד...

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Cirrus Aircraft Announces Vision Jet G2 Plus

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The new generation of Vision aircraft gained performance in order to expand the aircraft's operational possibilities. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

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