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U.S. Adds Comac to DOD Sanctions List

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The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday added Comac among eight other Chinese companies to its list of civil entities that allegedly contribute advanced technologies to China’s effort to modernize the People’s Liberation Army. The list of companies, the initial iteration of which the DOD released to Congress in June 2020, includes several other Chinese aerospace companies such as Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), maker of the MA-700 regional turboprop. The move comes days before… (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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Beijing spying fears as it emerges airframes of new MoD spy planes were previously used by Chinese airlines

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Ministers have been accused of risking national security by buying second hand Chinese 737 airliners to convert into new spy planes in a bid to save money. The five E-7 Wedgetail aircraft costing £1.5billion have been ordered from Boeing to deliver the UK’s Airborne Early Warning and Control capability, from 2023 from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. Information gathered by E-7s would be used by the Armed Forces to keep watch on fighter jets or warships by enemy powers. (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

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Frankfurt Terminal 1 Evacuated Due to Luggage Concern

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Passengers were evacuated from Frankfurt am Main Airport Terminal 1 in relation to abandoned baggage. Reports have also emerged that police have shot a man in connection with the scare at the German hub. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Those Mysterious Dark Helicopters Were Landing On Multiple Downtown LA Rooftops Last Night

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Atrio of mysterious gray Bell 407 helicopters equipped with unique antennas, which may belong to an especially secretive U.S. military aviation unit, was up in the skies again over greater Los Angeles yesterday. You can read more about what we've been able to determine about them so far in our initial reporting here. During their most recent flights, two of them landed multiple times on rooftops in downtown L.A. This is very reminiscent of realistic urban training exercises that the U.S.… (www.thedrive.com) עוד...

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De Havilland Set To Suspend Q400 Production

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Canadian turboprop manufacturer De Havilland Canada is preparing to press pause on the Q400 project. The total backlog of Dash 8-400s at the present time is just 17 aircraft. Once those are built, no more will be produced unless further orders are received. With plenty of planes on the secondhand market and the lease on DHC’s factory up for renewal, could we be approaching the end of the Dash 8 project? (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Stealthy Avenger Drone Flies With Infrared Search And Track Pod

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General Atomics has conducted a flight test involving one of its stealthy Avenger unmanned aircraft carrying a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod under its wing. The Legion Pod is fitted with an infrared search and track sensor, or IRST, designed to detect and track other aircraft at extended ranges, but can also be configured to carry various other sensors and systems. This combination could quickly give Avengers an array of new capabilities for use when acting as a "loyal wingman" together… (www.thedrive.com) עוד...

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Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 (and first class) returns to the US in March

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Lufthansa pulled its Boeing 747-8 aircraft from international flights to the U.S. in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak massively reduced international travel demand, instead operating smaller twin-engine jets on these routes. (thepointsguy.com) עוד...

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Indigo A321 Hits Snow Bank in Srinagar

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A brand new IndiGo(6E) A321neo registered VT-IUZ slid off a taxiway and got stuck in the snow at Sheikh ul-Alam International Aorport (SXR) (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

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Brazil’s GOL Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With Special 737 MAX Flight

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The Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas turned 20 years old today. It had its first flight on January 15, 2001, connecting Brasilia and Sao Paulo. Now, to celebrate GOL’s first two decades, the airline used one of its Boeing 737 MAX to design a 20 in the sky. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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United Airlines invades Delta's backyard with Atlanta cargo route

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United Airlines goes after Delta's Atlanta hub for cargo share. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Ted Lumpkin Jr., a Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 100

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Mr. Lumpkin, one of the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airmen, died on Dec. 26 at a hospital in Los Angeles, just a few days before his 101st birthday. He died of complications of Covid-19. (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

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Flying to Cape May (KWWD) for the $500 breakfast with sleepy co-pilot

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We encountered a close bird strike and head-on with a Cessna on our way back. This flight was a sad reminder of Berny, Rosy's son, who flew with us to Cape May on Feb, 2020. Unfortunately, Berny passed away on Nov 1, 2020 at the young age of 33 and is missed by everyone that knew him. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

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Alaska Airlines warns of increased cash burn in January

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Alaska Airlines has seen passenger demand and revenue deteriorate since October. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Pilot of N8114F spells “God Bless” over Iowa

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The pilot of N8114F, a PA-28-181 Archer II, has spelled the phrase “God Bless” over Iowa on January 11th. The flight lasted nearly 3 hours long and covered a distance of 341 miles as the pilot spelled out the message in bubble letters (flightaware.com) עוד...

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Norwegian Moves To Short Haul

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Airline Norwegian has revealed that it will not return to long-haul flying. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Search intensifies for black box of crashed Sriwijaya Air Flight

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Transport ministry ordered the nation’s airlines to inspect their older Boeing Co. 737 aircraft following Saturday’s crash of a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet with 62 people on board. (www.hindustantimes.com) עוד...

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2020 Was Boeing’s Worst Year On Record For Order Cancellations

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Boeing’s 2020 was not a year the company will remember fondly. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Delta Air Lines adds to C-suite, cargo teams

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New hires, promotions for the executive chiefs and the cargo division. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Delta grows cargo revenue, narrows loss to $2.1b in Q4

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Delta Air Lines severely cut expenses and raised lots of money last year, but its still losing billions of dollars. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Emirates boss says Boeing must recognize top-down role in MAX flaws

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DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of one of Boeing Co’s biggest customers, Dubai’s Emirates, wants the planemaker to demonstrate fundamental changes after producing a flawed 737 MAX jet and has urged it to recognize “culpability and accountability” from the very top. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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FAA toughens unruly passenger policy after flight disruptions in wake of Capitol riot

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin handing down stricter punishments to unruly airline passengers without a warning, including "fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment." (abcnews.go.com) עוד...

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American Airlines becomes first US airline to introduce "Health Passport" for all international flights to US

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FORT WORTH — American Airlines becomes the first U.S. airline to introduce an easy way to provide results from a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test and other completed documents required for international travel into the United States. (www.airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

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Qantas to revisit "Project Sunrise" before year-end

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SYDNEY — Australian flag carrier Qantas is planning to revive Project Sunrise flights at the end of 2021. CEO Alan Joyce expects that non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London, New York, and Paris will be even more appealing in the post-pandemic era. (www.airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

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The Day 1122 Passengers Flew On A Single 747

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How many passengers can you fit on a Boeing 747? Anywhere between 400 and 500 is normal, but there is one historical case where it was as high as 1,122. (YouTube Video) (www.youtube.com) עוד...

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How American Airlines Is Keeping Government Payroll Support For Itself, Not Giving It To Employees

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The government’s $900 billion Covid relief bill passed at the end of December included $15 billion to airlines, on top of the $50 billion provisioned to U.S. airlines as part of the original CARES Act. This was pitched as payroll support, meant to cover the cost of the less than 40,000 people who were furloughed or laid off from U.S. carriers. In exchange for the money airlines have to bring these people back onto payroll through March 31, and pay them retroactively to December 1, 2020. At an… (viewfromthewing.com) עוד...

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ne of Boeing's Most Important Customers Says 777X Debut Could Slip Beyond 2022

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777X, already delayed until 2022, might not arrive until 2023 or even later, according to the plane's most important customer. (www.fool.com) עוד...

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United Airlines is first major carrier to earn 'hospital-grade' cleanliness certification from industry group

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There’s no such thing as "too clean" nowadays during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and United Airlines is leading the way by providing a hospital-grade standard of cleanliness and safety. The recognition, from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying, was announced Tuesday, with United receiving the highest certification of "Diamond" from the APEX Health Safety audit. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

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Emirates has been ordered by a judge to pay a passenger $1.63m (£1.2m) after losing his bags 12 years ago.

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Orji Prince Ikem, a Nigerian businessman, was travelling to China for business in 2007 when the loss occurred. Ikem was carrying $1.63m cash in his hand luggage in order to purchase goods in China. He claims he was approached by airline staff who insisted he hand over his luggage. Although he was given two luggage tags with reference numbers, the bags were never located. (www.independent.co.uk) עוד...

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Nigerian diplomat's family sues Boeing over 737 Max crash

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The family of a longtime Nigerian diplomat killed in the 2019 crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia has joined litigation against the company in U.S. federal court. (www.msn.com) עוד...

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JetBlue introduces its new Airbus A220-300 and its new features

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JetBlue Airways today introduced the all-new onboard experience which will soon greet customers aboard the airline’s Airbus A220-300, a next-generation aircraft which combines style and substance with its game-changing economics and a custom-created cabin design customers will love. (worldairlinenews.com) עוד...

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Hunt for crashed Sriwijaya Air cockpit tapes suspended due to bad weather

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The two "black boxes" could supply key clues as to why the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 plunged about 10,000 feet (3,000 metres) in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea soon after take-off on Saturday, taking with it 62 people. (www.thejakartapost.com) עוד...

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'Still work to do': Emirates boss slams Boeing over handling of MAX crisis

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Last week Boeing agreed to pay $US2.5 billion in a deal with federal prosecutors over a fraud conspiracy charge over the MAX's flawed development. (www.watoday.com.au) עוד...

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How IndiGo Took 44 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft In Aviation’s Worst Year

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While airlines worldwide delayed or canceled their large aircraft orders, one airline stood out with its deliveries. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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FAA Finally Cracking Down On Unruly Passengers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has had enough of airplane passenger temper tantrums, and has put in place a new order for a stricter legal enforcement policy. (www.gatechecked.com) עוד...

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Boeing Announces Production of Final 747

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On Tuesday, Boeing announced that the cargo giant Atlas Air had ordered 4 747-8 aircraft, but added the sad news that these would be the last ever 747s to ever be produced. (theexplorerblog.com) עוד...

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Aviation Stats Update: January 12, 2021

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"With parts of China experiencing new restrictions in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases, we are seeing a decrease in commercial air traffic. Previously, China was making a strong recovery, coming within -10% of parity to 2019 this past October. This week commercial airline traffic in China hit -26%, which is the largest gap we have seen since July of 2020." (blog.flightaware.com) עוד...

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Unresponsive Private Jet Prompted Sonic Boom Over England

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A Bombardier private jet lost contact with air traffic control over UK airspace yesterday, forcing the Royal Air Force (RAF) to scramble two military jets in response. While intercepting the plane, the two RAF Typhoon jets broke the sound barrier, emanating a sonic boom that was heard across the East of England. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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So Long (and Good Riddance) to CNN Airport News

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Will we finally get some peace and quiet at the gate? (askthepilot.com) עוד...

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Air Canada suspends routes routes as COVID restrictions bite travel

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Air Canada, WestJet lose business as Canadian government tightens border controls. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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Alain Bellemare Joins Delta Airlines

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On Wednesday, Delta announced Bellemare had been named president-international of the American airline. (montrealgazette.com) עוד...

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Flight Attendant Union Calls On Airlines To Combine No-Fly Lists

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The AFA-CWA is asking airlines to share their no-fly lists with each other, as a matter of security (yourmileagemayvary.net) עוד...

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American Airlines Send Man $1000 Bill For Skipping Flights

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“Hidden City” or “Throw-Away” ticketing is not illegal, but it is against an airline’s contract of carriage that you pledge to abide by when you book a ticket. The concept is simple. Airlines often charge more for direct flights so when booking, say, Los Angeles to New York, it may end up costing more for that flight alone than booking Los Angeles to New York to Orlando, even though the LA to NY flight is the same. (liveandletsfly.com) עוד...

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TSA to reveal security plan for air cargo industry

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The Transportation Security Administration is exploring ways to achieve 100% inspection of outbound air cargo that ease the burden on industry. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

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US DOT approves planned American-JetBlue partnership

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WASHINGTON D.C — JetBlue Airways and American Airlines have announced that their strategic alliance is moving ahead following review by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Both carriers will begin implementing key aspects of this innovative and customer-focused alliance in phases, offering more seamless connectivity and better travel choices on routes to and from New York (JFK, LGA, and EWR) and Boston (BOS). The carriers also expect this alliance will accelerate each airline’s recovery from… (www.airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

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US sets new tariffs on plane parts from France & Germany

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The United States (US) is set to kick in new tariffs on aircraft parts from France and Germany. The move comes after the US and the European Union (EU) failed to reach an agreement on a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies. The US Trade Representative (USTR) office is set to impose an additional tariff on aircraft parts, including wing assemblies and fuselage, reaching 15%, coming into effect from January 12, 2021. In addition, the American authority will add a 25% tariff duty on certain… (www.aerotime.aero) עוד...

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How Sriwijaya became Indonesia's 3rd largest airline

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Brothers Chandra and Hendry Lie, whose family was involved in tin mining and the garment industry, and their business partners launched Sriwijaya 17 years ago with a single plane that flew from their hometown of Pangkal Pinang on Bangka Island to Indonesia's capital Jakarta. Its focus on second and third-tier routes gave it a loyal customer base and helped it snare nearly 10 percent market share behind Lion Air and national carrier Garuda Indonesia. (www.airlinerwatch.com) עוד...

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Boeing Experiences Worst Year For Deliveries Since 1977

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United States aircraft manufacturer Boeing released its 2020 fourth-quarter results yesterday (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary shares glimmer of hope that sun holidays in 2021 are back on

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary says summer holidays in Europe are likely to go ahead later this year thanks to COVID-19 vaccines. O'Leary said that a smooth roll-out of the three vaccines would allow trips abroad with ‘few restrictions’. (www.irishmirror.ie) עוד...

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American Airlines responds to video of pilot threatening to 'dump' passengers in Kansas

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American Airlines has issued a statement defending the actions of a pilot who said he would "put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off" if they didn’t behave on a flight leaving from Washington D.C. on Friday. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

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