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Some Passengers Providing Fake Negative COVID Results To Beat Air Travel Restrictions

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Some travelers in the United Kingdom have resorted to faking negative COVID-19 test results as because of the difficulty of securing legitimate ones. (www.gatechecked.com) עוד...

  • 26

Air Transat Flies 7600km Airbus A321LR Transatlantic Flight

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On Monday morning, Air Transat Flight TS690 landed in Athens, Greece, having flown all the way from Montreal, Canada. The one-time service was operated by a narrowbody Airbus A321LR and covered over 7,600 km. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 24

As jets take charge of fire-bombing missions, the 62-year-old piston-powered Tanker 60 takes its last flight over Oregon

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As jets take over as fire-bombing aircraft, the piston-powered Douglas DC-7 plane, aka "Tanker 60," is going into retirement. This Eastern Air Lines plane was built in 1958 and spent its early years flying up and down the East Coast and to the Caribbean. In the 1970s, the plane was gutted and refit to be a air tanker and fire bomber, used to drop fire retardant from above, and has since spent over 40 years fighting fires. (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 21

The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

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Beached on the western shores of the Caspian Sea, it looks like a colossal aquatic beast -- a bizarre creation more at home in the deep than above the waves. It certainly doesn't look like something that could ever fly. But fly it did -- albeit a long time ago. After lying dormant for more than three decades, the Caspian Sea Monster has been on the move again. One of the most eye-catching flying machines ever built, it's completing what could be its final journey. In July of this year… (www.cnn.com) עוד...

  • 21

Supposedly retired, F-117 stealth fighter seen flying in San Diego

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Two F-117 stealth fighters landed last week at Miramar in CA (www.airway1.com) עוד...

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Mitsubishi to freeze development of SpaceJet regional jet

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Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd 7011.T plans to freeze development of its Spacejet regional jet as the coronavirus pandemic erodes its finances and that of the aerospace industry, two people with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday. One of the sources said the plan would be announced along with a medium-term business plan on Oct. 30. The sources declined to be identified because the plan is not yet public. (www.nasdaq.com) עוד...

  • 25

Delta takes delivery of first A220-300

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Today, Thursday October 22nd 2020, Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 aircraft. After about an hour and a half flight from Mobile, Alabama KBFM, N302DU Delta Ship number 8302 landed at the airlines headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia (www.youtube.com) עוד...

  • 19

First Aircraft For David Neeleman’s New US Airline Breeze Airways Arrives In The US

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Breeze Airways, the new start-up airline of aviation founder and tycoon David Neeleman, has had its first aircraft arrive in the US. Another of Neeleman’s airlines, Azul Brazilian Airways, confirmed that one of its Embraer E195-E1 had been flown to the states for a refit and a paint job. Azul will lease almost 30 Embraer jets to Breeze. Breeze is expected to begin flying early next year. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 44

Boeing Considering Selling Seattle Headquarters

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Boeing has confirmed that the company is looking at not having a brick and mortar head office at all and embracing the mobility that comes with going to work by flipping up a screen. (www.seattletimes.com) עוד...

  • 44

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

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The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No. 9607 landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion international airport just after 7 a.m. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner departed for Abu Dhabi later Monday with an Israeli travel and tourism delegation on board, according to an Etihad statement. Etihad said it plans regular passenger flights… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

  • 33

The 400 Seat Passenger Plane With No Customers: The Il-96-400M

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Russian aircraft builder Ilyushin is readying a brand new plane for certification. The Il-96-400M is a widebody quadjet with space for up to 400 passengers onboard. Despite delays to the program, the jet is expected to take its first flight next year. The only problem is, nobody wants it. Two years ago, in early 2018, Russian planemaker Ilyushin revealed plans to build a new widebody aircraft based on the Il-96. It would be capable of accommodating some 400 passengers in a single-class… (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 16

First A321 Freighter Takes To The Sky For Qantas Freight

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The first A321P2F (passenger-to-freighter) conversion has taken to the skies thanks to a joint venture between Airbus and ST Engineering. (www.gatechecked.com) עוד...

  • 15

All Nippon Airways Reveals Plan To Launch New Widebody LCC

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to create a new low-cost widebody unit and cut back its mainline fleet as part of a major overhaul of its strategy spurred by the COVID-19 crisis. The new carrier is expected to be launched during the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2022. It will use Boeing 787s to fly routes to Southeast Asia and Oceania. ANA intends to use its existing Air Japan entity–primarily a charter operation–as the basis for the new carrier. ANA told Aviation Daily the name is still to be… (aviationweek.com) עוד...

  • 14

How Finnair Is Preparing To Transport The COVID-19 Vaccine

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As optimistic voices say that there may be an approved COVID-vaccine before the end of the year, the race is on to ensure its safe and efficient transportation. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 14

Delta, United and Alaska Airlines have banned more than 900 passengers for not wearing masks

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With airlines imposing mandatory mask requirements on flights amid the coronavirus pandemic, many unhappy passengers have made headlines for being removed from flights for refusing to wear a mask. And with some carriers keeping no-fly lists of passengers who violated the policy, it is now clear that more than 900 passengers have been banned from airlines because of their refusal to put on a mask. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said in a Thursday memo to employees that 460 people are now banned… (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 13

747SP owned by Sheldon Adelson damaged in hangar

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A rare Boeing 747SP plane has suffered severe damage after a collision with another aircraft. The plane was set to undergo maintenance work before the collision occurred in an Arizona hangar, leaving a gaping slice beneath the fuselage’s front-end. Evidence suggests the aircraft has now been damaged beyond repair. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 13

Heathrow overtaken as Europe's busiest airport amid pandemic

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Heathrow says it has been overtaken as Europe's busiest airport for the first time by Paris Charles de Gaulle because of a slump in demand for air travel. Some 19 million passengers used Heathrow in the first nine months of the year, versus 19.3 million who used the airport in the French capital. Heathrow said Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt were "close behind". It said all three rivals had adopted testing regimes as a way of people reducing or avoiding quarantine. (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

  • 13

United is bringing back inflight food and beverage sales — with a twist

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Early in the pandemic, airlines quickly suspended most inflight service offerings. On some of the shortest flights, you wouldn’t receive anything — not even water. With the holidays approaching and more people taking to the skies, carriers are slowly resuming pre-pandemic service, with an increased focus on crew and passenger safety. On Oct. 1, United boosted its complimentary offerings. (thepointsguy.com) עוד...

  • 13

If It Ain’t Boeing – I Ain’t Going. The Iconic Boeing 707 Story

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If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion”, the Boeing 707 came at the right time. Douglas and SUD were lagging behind and introduced their DC-8 and Caravelle jet aircraft a year later than the 707. The Tupolev Tu-104 was behind the iron curtain. Because of this, it had no chance to impact anything culturally outside the… (www.aerotime.aero) עוד...

  • 38

Singapore Airlines is launching the new world's longest flight that will see flyers spending almost 19 hours on a plane nonstop

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Singapore Airlines will start a new route between Singapore and New York that will take the title of the world's longest flight when it launches in November. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

  • 13

British Airways jumbo saved from scrap heap by film deal

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A British Airways jumbo jet has found a new role as a film set, saving it from the scrap heap where dozens of BA's other retired jumbos have ended up. British Airways said that one of its 747s will fly to Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, southern England, later on Thursday, where the airport will preserve it as a commercial TV and film set. Blaming the coronavirus pandemic, BA said in July it would have to retire its entire jumbo jet fleet, a source of huge regret for aero-geeks and fans of… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

  • 12

Delta To Take A New A220 Every Day This Week

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There might be a travel downturn, but you wouldn’t know it at Delta Air Lines. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 11

A321 converted freighter debuts with Australia Post

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Qantas is the first company to operate an Airbus A321 converted freighter. It's customer is the Australian postal service. Find out why this aircraft is in demand. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

  • 11

First Nonstop Flight From Europe Since March Lands At Denver International Airport

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Denver International Airport has re-started nonstop flights to and from parts of Europe. On Sunday it welcomed its first arrival from Europe since March. The Lufthansa plane that departed from Munich, Germany, landed on a snowy runway. (denver.cbslocal.com) עוד...

  • 33

What Are The Oldest Operating Commercial Aircraft?

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Commercial jet flight as we know it today has been around for almost 50 years. That is an amazing span of time across which many new technologies, aircraft, and even planemakers have arisen and made their names in the market– though some of them are no longer flying. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 10

SARS-CoV-2: Should the Middle Seat Stay Empty?

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Risks of contracting the virus reduces by >50% when the middle economy seat is empty for a two hour flight. (medrxiv.org) עוד...

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Southwest Airlines will start filling planes to capacity after Thanksgiving as the airline posts a $1.2 billion 3rd-quarter loss

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Southwest Airlines will begin filling all available seats on its aircraft come December 1. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

  • 11

Airbus tells suppliers: plan now for post-crisis output hike

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Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to support a conditional 18% increase in production of its best-selling single-aisle A320 jet family once demand recovers from the coronavirus crisis, the European plane-maker said on Thursday. It is among the first visible moves by aerospace firms to prepare for a possible bounce back from the pandemic and comes days after a major buyer, Wizz Air, predicted a quick rebound for the strongest budget carriers. However, the plan for an increase depends on a… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

  • 9

Air Canada (TSX:AC) BLASTS WestJet Over Refunds: Twitter Spat Ensues!

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Air Canada (TSX:AC) took issue with a Twitter post by WestJet yesterday, leading to a public spat between Canada’s largest two airlines. It started with a post by WestJet that simply read “refunds–it’s about time.” Air Canada replied: “Misleading statement! @WestJet is just now catching up to our policy to refund refundable fares. We have already refunded over $1.2 Billion in refundable fares to date!” In response, WestJet wrote that its cancellation policy covered all passengers whose flights… (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 29

'Bad math': Airlines' COVID safety analysis challenged by expert

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A campaign by coronavirus-stricken aviation giants to persuade the world it’s safe to fly has been questioned by one of the scientists whose research it draws upon. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

  • 8

B-17 Texas Raiders Is Back in the Air

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Thanks to the support of donors , supporters and the CAF hard-working maintenance crew, the CAF Gulf Coast Wing was able to get Engine number 3 swapped out in time to make their next event at McKinney, TX on October 17 as originally planned. As we previously reporter (HERE), on their way to the Labor Day weekend at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum the CAF Gulf Coast Wing’s B-17 Texas Raiders suffered a performance issue on one engine while in transit, and out of an abundance of caution the… (warbirdsnews.com) עוד...

  • 8

Almost 200 European Airports Face Insolvency

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Traffic must pick up in the coming months for these small regional airports to survive. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Saudia Takes Delivery Of 5th Boeing 787-10 After Delay

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Saudi Arabian Airlines (or Saudia) has received its fifth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. HZ-AR28 is the aircraft’s registration number. The delivery was delayed due to an earlier mechanical problem which saw it towed back to Boeing’s Charleston workshop. The reason for the earlier delay was undisclosed. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 8

Boeing's 737MAX to Return Soon

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The 737 MAX, an aircraft that has been grounded for over a year and a half, is expected to be clear to fly again in the coming weeks. The plane has already been deemed "good to go" by the E.U.'s aviation administration, and the FAA is expected to do the same shortly. Due to the fact that Boeing is an American company, the FAA must give their approval before the MAX can be officially ungrounded. (theexplorerblog.com) עוד...

  • 8

Airbus’ China Final Assembly Line Has Now Delivered 500 A320s

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Number 500 of the A320 family aircraft left Airbus’ final assembly line in Tianjin, China, on Thursday. The manufacturer’s first such facility outside of Europe has sent the milestone aircraft off to China Southern Airlines. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 8

Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of 30th Dash 8-400 aircraft

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De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited delivered another two Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) עוד...

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Aeroflot Airlines crew members helped smuggle $50 million worth of stolen iPads, iPhones, and more into Russia, a government investigation has found

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The US arrested 10 people in connection with a plot to use current and former Aeroflot Airlines crew members to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronics to Russia. The Department of State has revoked 113 visas of Aeroflot employees in connection to the scheme. Aeroflot reported a loss of $485 million in August due to stunted travel during the coronavirus pandemic. A US investigation found current and former Aeroflot Airlines employees helped to smuggle $50 million in stolen electronic devices… (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

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United Airlines (UAL) plans to resume more than 40 routes in November

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In a gradual resumption the airline plans to fly 44% of its schedule in November compared to 2019, and an increase of 4 points compared to October 2020... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

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American Air Sets New Daily Miami-N.Y. Flight for 737 Max Debut

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American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019. The Max will serve the busy Miami-New York corridor once a day starting Dec. 29 through Jan. 4, American said. The airline will “take a phased approach” to returning the Max to service once it’s approved to fly, including whether to extend the Miami-New York flight beyond Jan. 4. (www.msn.com) עוד...

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Why the A321 converted freighter looks like a hot ticket

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Older passenger planes go to the secondary market and some get converted to cargo planes. The Airbus A321 converted freighter is the newbie to the market, but it's already generating big interest from leasing companies and operators. (www.freightwaves.com) עוד...

  • 7

Qatar Under Australian Scrutiny Over Search Of Female Passengers

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The Qatari Government is coming under fire after scores of female passengers were detained at Doha’s Hamad International Airport earlier this month and subjected to searches described as “invasive” and “traumatic.” (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 7

Singapore Airlines doesn't want to dethrone the OG world's longest flight even though the new one is 3 miles longer – here's how the two will differ

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The new Singapore-New York route is one of the few new international routes to launch during the pandemic, but the airline is keeping it low-key. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

  • 7

NTSB: Pilot in deadly 2019 skydiving plane crash often did risky maneuvers

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More than 16 months after a deadly skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield, a National Transportation Safety Board report highlights mechanical problems with the aircraft, as well as concerns about the pilot. The pilot at the controls of the June 2019 flight, Jerome Renck, reportedly liked giving passengers a ‘thrill ride’ through risky, sharp maneuvers during takeoff. A former co-worker also told investigators that Renck was informed his flying put excessive stress on the plane while he… (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 7

Severely Damaged Las Vegas Sands Boeing 747SP | Airways Magazine

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In recent images that appeared on social media, one of the two Las Vegas Sands Boeing 747SPs can be seen badly damaged in a hangar. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

  • 7

Singapore Airlines has cancelled its proposed 'flights to nowhere' after criticism from environmental campaigners

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has made a U-turn on its proposed no-destination flights. (www.insider.com) עוד...

  • 25

JetBlue Reveals Its First Ever Airbus A220

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JetBlue today revealed its first Airbus A220 to the world. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

  • 6

1 Airline Is Already Recovering From COVID-19

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For most airlines, the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Cash burn has slowed compared to the spring, but revenue remains at a fraction of 2019 levels and breakeven is months away (at best). Furthermore, it could take three years or more for many airlines to return to their 2019 size. Mexican budget airline Volaris (NYSE: VLRS) is one of the few exceptions to the rule. In fact, the carrier's recent third-quarter earnings report should bolster investors' confidence that… (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 6

Uh-Oh Boeing: Southwest Considering an Airbus Plane

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Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), famously an all-Boeing (NYSE: BA) fleet for most of its existence, confirmed it is evaluating an Airbus (OTC: EADSY) jet as part of its future growth plans. (www.msn.com) עוד...

  • 6

US Airlines Still Piling Up Losses, But Say Demand Is Rising

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Airlines are piling up billions of dollars in additional losses as the pandemic chokes off air travel, but a recent uptick in passengers, however modest, has provided some hope. (apnews.com) עוד...

  • 6

Kuwait Airways Takes Delivery Of The First Rare Airbus A330-800

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Kuwait Airways has today taken delivery of the first two Airbus A330-800 aircraft. Only 14 Airbus A330-800s have been ordered, compared to 318 orders for its twin, the Airbus A330-900. The airline has eight of the aircraft on order. (simpleflying.com) עוד...

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