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Emirates Airline Begins Conducting Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Boarding Passengers

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In a move that could be a step toward making air travel palatable to the public again, Emirates Airline has begun conducing rapid-on site COVID-19 for passengers. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 minutes. The airline says it is the first to roll out rapid testing. Emirates says it is working to scale up testing capabilities and extend it to other flights. It says its testing could also be used to… (www.npr.org) עוד...

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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) עוד...

  • 82

A thief stole two airplanes with a signature and a couple of stamps

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According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, the paperwork Hughes had sent to the FAA was phony, something that only came to light when a worker at the Washington State Department of Transportation placed a routine call to the Piper’s previous owner to confirm their cancellation of the plane’s registration. The confused owner, a US Navy doctor in Gig Harbor, WA, said he hadn’t sold his plane, nor did he intend to. (qz.com) עוד...

  • 74

Space-Based ADS-B Joins Search & Rescue Efforts

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Not only are such stories beginning to surface, but Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service, which is only compatible with 1090ES systems, has shown an ability to help as well—especially in areas where ground-based ADS-B data is not available. Don Hinkel was flying over the Bahamas on December 23 when the engine of his 1981 Cessna P210N failed. It would not restart, said Hinkel, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly flies back and forth to Florida. “I activated an onboard ELT when I… (www.aopa.org) עוד...

  • 69

ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

  • 68

Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) עוד...

  • 61

What It's Really Like Piloting Private Jets For The Rich And Famous

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Flying privately owned aircraft gives pilots a unique lifestyle within the spectrum of aviation jobs. The set of challenges they face can be very different from those of flying airliners. Among the greatest challenges is passenger behavior. In a short period of time, pilots are all but guaranteed to experience some of the wildest interactions and witness some of the craziest behavior of their lives. (www.thedrive.com) עוד...

  • 52

NTSB: Los Angeles Newscopter Hit Drone

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The NTSB has concluded that damage sustained by a Los Angeles news helicopter late last year likely resulted from a drone strike. In findings released last week, the Board concluded that the probable cause of the damage was “an in-flight collision with a hard object of polycarbonate construction, with size and features consistent with that of a small UAS (drone).” (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

  • 51

Boeing to Restart Production in Washington State With 27,000 Workers

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Boeing plans to resume commercial airplane production in Washington State by bringing about 27,000 employees back to work, the company said on Thursday. Most will return by the end of next week. The announcement is the first attempt at large-scale resumption of business activity by a U.S. corporation since the coronavirus outbreak forced companies and government officials to shut down most nonessential work. President Trump is encouraging businesses and states to reopen the economy by May 1 or… (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

  • 47

(Video) A New Standard of Clean – Delta Clean

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"The highest levels of clean should not be reserved in times of crisis. That's why we're extending our overall safety focus to include our new standard of clean - Delta Clean. " (www.youtube.com) עוד...

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Flexjet Chief Sees 'Upside' for Bizav Post-Covid

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Aircraft utilization at Flexjet has doubled over the past three weeks as the fractional provider recovers from the Covid-19-induced traffic lull, company CEO Mike Silvestro said this morning during a business aviation summit webinar held by investment research firm Jefferies Equity Research. Meanwhile, he noted that new customer leads over the past four weeks have been “off the charts” as more look to fly privately post-Covid. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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Cessna SkyCourier Completes First Flight

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The Cessna SkyCourier twin-turboprop prototype lifted off on its first flight Sunday morning from Beech Field at Textron Aviation’s east campus in Wichita. Piloted by senior test pilot Corey Eckhart and chief test pilot Aaron Tobias, the utility twin flew for two hours and 15 minutes. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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Frontier Airlines to Implement Airport Temperature Screenings Effective June 1, 2020

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Frontier Airlines today announced it will implement temperature screenings for all passengers and team members prior to boarding flights, effective June 1, 2020. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will be denied boarding. Additionally, effective tomorrow, May 8, passengers will be required to wear face coverings on all flights, as previously announced in late April. (news.flyfrontier.com) עוד...

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Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

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The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane. (abcnews.go.com) עוד...

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Southwest says new bookings now outpacing cancellations, a pandemic turning point

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Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that new bookings are outpacing cancellations, a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated air travel demand. (www.cnbc.com) עוד...

  • 41

Airlines Return To Europe Skies For Summer, 400% More Flights: What To Expect

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As travel bans unwind worldwide, airlines will return to the skies in time for Europe’s summer with up to 400% more international flights in June compared to May. European airlines in particular are gearing up for a full return to travel freedom on the continent, and rise in demand, as Europe’s borders come back down. Germany’s Lufthansa is the first major European carrier to announce a feisty debut of post-Corona flight plans in June with 3,600 flights (1,800 roundtrips) weekly. That compares… (www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org) עוד...

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How airport control towers keep operating after workers test positive for coronavirus

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When a traffic control tower worker at Palm Beach International Airport recently tested positive for the coronavirus, the staff evacuated the tower to allow for a thorough cleaning. A makeshift tower to temporarily direct planes was then set up at the top of a nearby parking garage. The incident is one of several in the last few weeks that demonstrate how air traffic control workers have had to turn to creative alternatives to keep airlines operating in the midst of a pandemic that has so far… (www.latimes.com) עוד...

  • 39

Man lived inside O’Hare for 3 months before detection

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A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his arrest. Two United Airlines employees approached Singh and asked to see his identification. Singh showed them an airport ID badge that he was wearing around his neck, which actually belonged to an operations manager who had reported it missing Oct. 26. (www.chicagotribune.com) עוד...

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Airline stocks take off as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more travelers fly

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Shares of airlines took flight Tuesday, amid growing investor optimism over the easing of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions and as government data showed a continued increase in air travelers. (www.marketwatch.com) עוד...

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As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes with Cargo

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To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit. (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

  • 37

Southwest Airlines launches first summer fare sale. Wait. What?

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In a CBS "Face the Nation" interview on Sunday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly pushed a positive spin, stating that with physical distancing, masks and the deep cleaning of aircraft, it's time for air travel to resume. He said, "I don't think the risk on an airplane is any greater risk than anywhere else...It's as safe as an environment as you're going to find." (www.chron.com) עוד...

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FAA approves airport coronavirus screenings, paving way for first program to launch in Iowa

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In Cedar Rapids, screeners from a local health-care group, Mercy Medical Center, will ask travelers questions about their health and potential exposure to the coronavirus, and also take their temperatures. The first step should take 10 seconds. Anyone who fails the initial screening will be subject to a second review, which Lenss said in a few weeks could include rapid testing. Those who seem sick would be urged not to travel and be referred back to their airline, which would make the final… (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

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Delta absorbs order for 10 Airbus A350 jets cancelled by Latam: sources

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PARIS (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) has taken over an order worth roughly $3 billion at list prices for 10 Airbus (AIR.PA) A350 jetliners from Latam Airlines Group LTM.S), two industry sources said. Airbus announced the cancellation of 10 A350 aircraft in a monthly order update last week. It also announced a simultaneous order for 10 A350 aircraft from an undisclosed airline. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Ryanair expects Europe travel surge; schedules 40% resumption starting in July

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Temperature checks, masks and quarantine will not deter people from a holiday in the sun after three months “locked up” at home, Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday as he announced plans for 1,000 flights a day from July. (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

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...demand is improving and net receipts have been in positive territory for the past 2-1/2 weeks. American’s planes were about 56% full over the long U.S. Memorial Day weekend, albeit in drastically reduced capacity... (www.reuters.com) עוד...

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Will empty middle seats help social distancing on planes?

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Several airlines are exploring the idea of keeping middle seats empty, to avoid passengers sitting directly beside each other. Planes are very much not set up for social distancing – entirely the opposite. The load factor – in essence, the percentage of seats on a plane occupied by passengers – determines whether flights break even and are worth operating. (www.bbc.com.) עוד...

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New Airline Launches During Aviation’s Worst Downturn – Zip Air Starts Flights From Japan

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It is aviation’s worst downturn with a global recovery not expected until at least 2023, yet a new airline with widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners will make its first flight in less than two weeks. (www.forbes.com) עוד...

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NBAA Cancels 2020 NBAA-BACE

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Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently… (nbaa.org) עוד...

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Ranking Of World's Busiest Airports Shifts Due To Pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the airline industry so much so that the ranking of the world's busiest airports is shifting. According to data provided by Flight Aware, Charlotte Douglas International ranks fourth and London Heathrow has been thrown from the top 25. (www.wbur.org) עוד...

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Sting to headline online virtual concert for Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (8pm ET Thursday)

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present a virtual concert, “Space Songs: Through the Distance.” Featuring performances from musical guests filmed in their own homes, it will spotlight the creativity and community that can be found in distance and isolation, in both music and spaceflight. The concert will premiere on YouTube Thursday, April 30, at 8 p.m. EDT. It will be hosted by Tested’s Adam Savage and feature artists from across the country, including Sting, Clipping,… (www.youtube.com) עוד...

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Mooney Reveals New Ownership

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Right now, that’s continuing to serve the Mooney community with its most pressing needs. “Mooney has to become a parts company first,” says Pollack. The company has been operating using a limited number of employees to keep critical components of the business alive since January. “Our first and immediate focus is to make sure that we’re properly servicing the community’s fleet of over 7,000 aircraft. For the last six months, we’ve taken over parts production and managed to keep the spares moving… (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

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Southwest Airlines adds 11 new routes, plans to resume a full schedule by year’s end

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On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier extended its schedule through Jan. 4, 2021. The plans call for about as many flights as it flew at the end of 2019 by the end of this year. That includes growing the number of available seats for sale by 10% or more at its bases in Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville (BNA) and Phoenix (PHX). (thepointsguy.com) עוד...

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‘New Normal’ Could Bring Opportunity for Bizav in Asia

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The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is hoping general aviation and business aviation stakeholders will seize the current opportunity to expand their businesses and presence as governments around the region look at general/business aviation in a different light following the Covid-19 pandemic, the AsBAA board said yesterday during a webinar. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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Nat'l Park Service Proposes Destruction of Unique GA Airport

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A unique GA airport (Stovepipe Wells) in the middle of historic Death Valley is under attack by some folks at the National Park Service, under the direction of Superintendent Mike Reynolds of the Death Valley National Park, because they want to turn it into a locale for star gazing. Airport supporters are calling for the aviation community to participate in the planning process by submitting their comments by December 23, 2020 to the NPS. (aero-news.net) עוד...

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Dimitri Neonakis is using his airplane as an artist’s brush to create images

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A recent flight traced a clenched fist, protesting racism and injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota—but the Canadian Cirrus SR22 pilot has also recently honored a slain police officer, the class of 2020 graduates, a fallen Snowbirds captain, and his family. (www.aopa.org) עוד...

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Duncan Transforms GIV Shuttle Interior

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Duncan Aviation recently completed a unique major renovation project on a Gulfstream GIV-SP. A Duncan client used the long-range twinjet as a corporate shuttle, often flying up to 14 passengers on long international trips. As the aircraft came due for its 96-month inspection, which required the removal of the interior, the customer expressed dissatisfaction with the aircraft’s seating configuration and challenged Duncan’s design team to come up with one that better suited its needs. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

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Like many technologies built in earlier decades, the ILS was never designed to be secure from hacking. Radio signals, for instance, aren’t encrypted or authenticated. Using a $600 software defined radio, the researchers can spoof airport signals in a way that causes a pilot’s navigation instruments to falsely indicate a plane is off course. (arstechnica.com) עוד...

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FAA Grounds All Cirrus Vision Jets over Angle of Attack Issues

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The FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive that grounds the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet due to issues with the airplane's angle-of-attack and stall protection systems. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

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Pilot in Fatal Atlas Crash Had Repeated Flight-Test Failures

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A pilot on a jet carrying Amazon.com Inc. packages that crashed near Houston in February had a record of repeatedly flunking flight tests and may have become disoriented in clouds, according to newly released documents. The pilot mistakenly thought the plane’s nose was pointed too high and jerked the jet down so steeply that the Boeing Co. 767 dove into a marsh, even as the captain fought to pull up, according to National Transportation Safety Board records released Thursday. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

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Flight chief at Horizon Air alarmed at pilots’ safety culture

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In an urgent internal message on the eve of Thanksgiving, Horizon Air’s head of flight operations warned that a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots had led to multiple potentially dangerous incidents in recent days. He called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. Hornibrook says that the two days before Thanksgiving were “the most difficult 48-hour period I have seen in my tenure with Horizon Air,” as he goes on to list the safety-related incidents that the airline saw. (www.heraldnet.com) עוד...

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Saudi airline cancels $6B Boeing order in favor of Airbus. Who's next?

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“If this plane doesn’t start flying again before Christmas, it could start to get very ugly for Boeing in terms of order cancellations,” one aviation expert said. (www.nbcnews.com) עוד...

  • 40

People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too

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A viral photo showing a camera in a Singapore Airlines in-flight TV display recently caused an uproar online. The image was retweeted hundreds of times, with many people expressing concern about the privacy implications. As it turns out, some seat-back screens in American Airlines’ premium economy class have them, too. (www.buzzfeednews.com) עוד...

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NAVBLUE enhances its N-Tracking solution for flight-following and situational-awareness with AirSense, FlightAware and Aireon partnership

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As an AIRBUS company, NAVBLUE is uniquely positioned to leverage strategic partnerships towards developing a state-of-the-art solution to meet GADSS requirements. Working with AIRBUS AirSense, FlightAware and Aireon, N-Tracking has access to and can intelligently prioritize between ADS-B (terrestrial and space-based), ASDE-X, multilateration ATC feeds, FAA and Eurocontrol data and ACARS position data to provide the most cost-effective and accurate surveillance, as well weather and flight hazard… (services.airbus.com) עוד...

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Flying Magazine - 1930s to Present - Free on Google Books

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Google Books has hundreds of historical editions of Flying Magazine for the last century online. (books.google.com) עוד...

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