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Ryanair ends long wait for ‘gamechanger’ Boeing 737 MAX jet

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary gestures during a signing ceremony at the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo DUBLIN, June 16 (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) finally took possession of its first Boeing 737 MAX jet after a delay of more than...
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Recovery: Air France Plans 65% Of 2019 Capacity In July And August

Air France has announced its plans to operate a comparatively busy summer schedule this year, that will see its capacity reach 65% of 2019 levels. This will represent a 25% increase vs the rate of 40% for May 2021. Its busier timetable reflects the gradual lifting of travel restrictions and...
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Airbus Set to Move Ahead With A350 Freighter Within Weeks

Airbus SE is poised to begin taking orders for a freighter version of its A350 wide-body as soon as next month, in a challenge to Boeing Co.’s dominance in the market for dedicated cargo aircraft. The European planemaker has been speaking to more than a dozen potential customers and will seek board...
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Delta Air Lines Flight Diverts After Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit

A passenger on a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 flying to Nashville, Tennessee from Los Angeles, California, tried to break into the cockpit yesterday. As a result, the flight was forced to divert to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the FBI was called to investigate. The Delta Boeing 737-900 had to...
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Air France flight evacuated after an anonymous threat

A handout photo from the Gendarmerie Nationale shows its officers and airport police on the runway of Charles de Gaulle airport. Passengers on an Air France flight were evacuated in Paris on Thursday after an anonymous threat, the company said in a statement. The AF865 flight from Chad's capital N'Djamena...
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United will buy 15 Overture supersonic jets from Boom, takes 35 options

United Airlines today announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative – a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation. Under the terms of the agreement, United will purchase...
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Emirates will resume operations to Venice and increase the frequency of flights to Milan.

Dubai-based carrier Emirates will resume flights between the emirate and Venice from July 1, initially offering three flights a week on the route, it announced on Monday. The airline will also increase services to Milan from eight to 10 weekly flights in July. This will comprise of a daily service...
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Air India Delhi-Newark flight returns midway after bat found in business class

An Air India Delhi-Newark flight returned midway after a bat was found onboard on Thursday. An Air India flight which had taken off from Delhi airport early on Thursday returned after a bat was found on board. (Representative File Photo) An Air India flight from Delhi to Newark returned midway...
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Air France Moscow Flight Cancelled Due To Lack Of Russian Airspace Permission

An Air France flight from Paris to Moscow could not take off yesterday as Russian authorities had not approved its new flight route. The route, re-planned to avoid Belarusian airspace, required new authorization, but it was not granted in time. The conflict comes as eight European countries have now suspended...
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SpiceJet Flight Carrying Athletes Declares Fuel Emergency After Confusion In Dubai

In a chaotic over Dubai, a SpiceJet flight had to declare a fuel emergency to land safely. The flight was carrying 31 Indian boxers who were set to participate in the Asian Boxing Championship later this week. However, confusion between the airline and authorities in Dubai over entry permissions meant...
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Camair co plane overruns runway as heavy rains hit Yaounde (Cameroon)

Camair co plane loses control due to heavy rains at Yaounde International Airport's runway(c) JournalduCameroun.com An Embraer 135 leased from Equato-Guinean Cronos Airlines Company by Cameroon’s Airlines Corporation, Camair Co has just overran the runway at the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport. According to sources on the spot, the plane that had...
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Europe Is Open: Vaccinated Travelers Will Be Allowed To Return

The EU has today moved a step closer to reopening for visitors from overseas, as the Union has agreed to allow vaccinated travelers to visit the bloc. After more than a year of severely restricted travel, the news will come as a welcome move for the millions who have been...
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Two pilots eject from F-15 fighter jet on the runway at MidAmerica St Louis Airport

Two pilots ejected from their F-15 Tuesday morning on the runway at MidAmerica St Louis airport in Mascoutah, Illinois.  It is not clear if their ejection seats malfunctioned or if the pilots punched out. The plane was on the ground when the incident took place and it came to rest off the...
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Fight Breaks Out At London Luton Airport

Footage has emerged on social media of a brawl at London Luton Airport (LTN) in the United Kingdom. The mass scuffle in the departure lounge by some of the airport’s duty-free shops reportedly led to four injuries and seven arrests yesterday. The incident occurred at around 08:00 BST yesterday morning....
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Air New Zealand Flies Boeing 787 In Kiwi-Shaped Pattern

Avgeeks following the flight pattern of Air New Zealand flight NZ4376 on May 15th would have been in for a treat, as a Boeing 787-9 took a path that traced out a kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand. Considering the actual kiwi bird isn’t capable of flight, this is...
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Two small airplanes collide over Cherry Creek Reservoir

One crash landed near the reservoir while the other went to Centennial Airport. Two planes collided in midair over Cherry Creek Reservoir on Wednesday, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The department said they were responding to the crash near Belleview Avenue and Cherry Creek Drive in a tweet around...
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Comeback: Flydubai Staff Resumes The Work

COMEBACK / flydubai has said that all staff on unpaid leave are coming back between June and December 2021 due to an estimated rise in flights at the end 2021 / beginning 2022. flydubai expects to return to its full schedule by Christmas 2021.
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Incident: Antonov A124 at Sao Paulo on May 11th 2021, overran runway on landing

An Antonov Airlines Antonov AN-124, registration UR-82007 performing flight ADB-3829 from Paramribo (Suriname) to Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) with 60 tons of personal protective equipment to combat Corona for Brazil's Ministry of Health, landed on Sao Paulo's runway 09L at 04:49L (07:49Z) following an ILS approach, tower had reported 1200...
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2 pilots killed in firefighting operation after helicopter crashes in Erhai Lake (VIDEO)

Photo: The Paper Two pilots were killed after a helicopter crashed in Erhai Lake in Dali, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, during a fire fighting operation on Monday morning. https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1391702692326744067?s=20 There were four crew members in the helicopter during the mission, and the other two are still missing, said the local...
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UNI Air plane makes emergency landing in Taipei

Aircraft turns around from Matsu, makes emergency landing at Songshan Airport after tires burst Damaged wheels on right side. (PTT photo) TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A UNI Air aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Taipei Monday morning (May 10) after two of its tires ruptured. UNI Air...
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British Airways Pilots and Cabin Crew On 28-Hour Duties to Hong Kong and Back Without Stepping Off the Plane

British Airways pilots and cabin crew are engaged on 28-hour duty days to operate flights to and from Hong Kong without ever stepping off the plane in order to avoid strict quarantine rules. Similar flights are being operated to India where each plane carries two full sets of crew to...
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Ryanair Goes Full Steam Ahead On Portugal Capacity Expansion

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced yesterday that it was increasing its capacity on flights to Portugal from the United Kingdom after the popular European destination made it on to the UK’s “Green List” of countries deemed safe to visit. The Dublin-based carrier said that it was adding 175,000 seats on...
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S7 A321 Unable To Taxi Off The Runway In Novy Urgengoy

An S7 Airlines Airbus A321 was unable to taxi off the runway after facing taking technical issues on Tuesday. The aircraft was stuck in Novy Urengoy Airport in the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region. Let’s find out more about this incident. The aircraft landed safely and slowed down without issue but could...
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Emirates Eyes 70% Capacity Recovery By Winter

Emirates is hoping to recover its capacity to 70% of pre-pandemic levels by winter, according to the airline’s chief commercial officer. The airline is currently running its entire Boeing 777 fleet, meaning that further capacity increases will almost certainly mean that more Airbus A380s are brought out of storage in...
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FlyDubai grows its network to more than 80 destinations

flydubai has announced the launch of additional routes bringing its network to more than 80 destinations. The carrier will grow its network in Russia to 11 points with of the introduction of new services to Moscow Zhukovski International Airport (ZIA) from 12 May, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo International Airport (OVB) from 28...
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TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330neo Damaged In Guinea-Bissau

Yesterday, a TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330neo sustained damage after a ground collision at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport (OXB) in Guinea-Bissau. The impact with a lamppost while taxiing caused the aircraft involved to lose one of its wingtips. None of the aircraft’s occupants were injured in the incident. Photo: Vincenzo...
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Fully digital control tower launches at London City

London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower. The news follows intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown. All flights on the summer schedule are being guided to land...
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Largest Moscow airport testing of facial biometric system

Moscow’s busy Sheremetyevo International Airport recently concluded initial tests of a new facial biometric security system; the system, BROADWAY 3D, relies on a three dimensional surface scan of an individual’s face; the system is highly automated and minimizes the need for human supervision; during its one month of testing, 3,500 people were...
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Wow: Turkish Airlines Operating 797 Flights Per Day

Turkish Airlines continues to be the carrier that flies boldly into the pandemic, operating almost 800 flights per day across the first week of April. With one eye on COVID-19 safe operations, the airline has recently been rewarded with an upgrade from the Safe Travel Barometer. Its score of 4.1...
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Two Planes Collided At Gdansk Airport (Poland)

On March 23 a Partenavia P 68 Observer 2 (SP-FPM) collided with Sprint Air's Saab 340 (SP-KPU) at Gdansk airport (Poland). The parked Partenavia P 68 Observer 2 (SP-FPM) rolled over the tarmac and hit Sprint Air's Saab 340 (SP-KPU). Fortunately, the impact force was not high and nobody was...
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LASER Airlines Returned To The Gate After Massive Fuel Leak On Departure

A Laser Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (registered as YV3445) forced to return to the gate from the flight Maiquetía, Venezuela to Cancun, Mexico after passengers have noticed fuel gushing out of the right-wing fuel vent. Passengers started shouting and showing the crew the leak coming from the wing. However, aviation...
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JUST IN – TRIGANA AIR BOEING 737/400 RIGHT MAIN GEAR HAS DEMAGED WHEN LANDING

Trigana Air Service Boeing 737/400 has suffered substantial damage by giving away the right main gear during landing excursion on the runway at Jakarta-Halim airport, Indonesia.  No injuries are reported. The airport is currently closed and will resume work at 16:00 local time.
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Viva Aerobus Plane’s Front Landing Gear Collapses During Takeoff

On March 18, approximately at 13:40 local time, the front landing gear of an Airbus A320 of Viva Aerobus airlines collapses while was preparing for take-off from Puorto Vallarta en route Monterrey, Mexico. The airline immediately activated all safety protocols, started the evacuation of the passengers. The airline said the...
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“It Was A Human Error” – Iran Releases Report On Bringing Down Ukraine Airlines

On Wednesday, Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has released a final report on bringing down Ukraine Airlines. THE CAO confirmed the earlier reports of Iranian authorities Flight PS752 was brought down by two missiles and caused by “human error” in operating a surface-to-air defense system. The plane was shot out...
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BREAKING NEWS – VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHT FORCED TO RETURN TO LONDON AFTER LASER SHONE AT COCKPIT

On March 15th a Virgin Atlantic flight had to turn back to London after 25 minutes of departure, as a laser was shown on the cockpit. The aircraft was heading to Tel Aviv and was flying over Paris when the incident happened and forced to return immediately. “On 15 March...
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Health Passport App For Passengers By British Airways

Today on March 15, British Airways has revealed the launch of a third travel passport app through its check-in portal. Many airlines are asking the passengers to prove their COVID-19 status by showing the vaccinated certificate or negative test results before flying. The health passport apps allow such documents to...
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Alaska Airlines Flight Was Interrupted Because Of Violent Passenger

A couple of days ago, on March 9th the Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Denver, a passenger onboard was asked to put on the face mask 8 to 10 times. After ignoring the flight attendant's request, the passenger struck her arm. Later on, it was also revealed that the...
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Takeoff Rejected After Uncontained A300 Engine Failure In Colombia

Shortly after midnight, a Transcarga International Airways Airbus A300-B4 freighter rejected takeoff from Bogotá following an uncontained engine failure. Initial reports say that the engine’s rotor disk ejected, sending pieces of metal onto a neighboring road. The pilots brought the plane to a standstill, and no one was injured as...
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Drone shuts down PTI, diverting one flight, delaying others on Tuesday

GREENSBORO — A drone flying within Piedmont Triad International Airport's airspace Tuesday night caused one flight to be diverted and runways to be closed to other flights for 90 minutes. The FBI is now investigating what is a federal crime that disrupted airport operations and caused an emergency situation with the...
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China investigating mid-air fist fight between flight captain, cabin crew member

China’s aviation regulator is looking into an alleged mid-air dispute between crew members on a recent Donghai Airlines domestic flight, it said late on Monday, vowing severe punishment for any action that endangered flight safety. Donghai Airlines said it had immediately suspended the crew members involved in the fight and...
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Video: Sao Paulo Runway Damaged By Direct Lightning Strike

Sao Paulo’s runway 09R/27L was closed after a lightning strike impacted the asphalt. The lightning left a crater in the ground, as can be seen in a video posted on social media. What happened? On March 8, at around 15:38 local time, a lightning strike impacted runway 09R/27L. The video...
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At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

A woman enters the face and iris-recognition gate to board a plane, during a media tour at Dubai Airport, in the United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Dubai's airport, the world's busiest for international travel, has introduced an iris-scanner that verifies one's identity and eliminates the need for any...
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Singapore Airlines To Launch IATA Health Pass To London Next Week

Starting next week, Singapore Airlines will be the latest airline to pilot the new International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) mobile phone travel pass for digital health verification. The second phase of Singapore Airlines’ health verification trials, based on the IATA Travel Pass framework, will start with passengers traveling between Singapore...
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EasyJet Launches Initiative To Inspire Female Pilots

easyJet has launched a virtual pilot school visits programme as part of its Amy Johnson Initiative to encourage more girls to become an airline pilot. Teachers, schools and parents can request a virtual visit from an easyJet pilot, who will join classrooms and assemblies via video link, providing young people...
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Batik Air Airbus A320 Lands With Nose Gear Turned 90 Degrees

A Batik Air A320-200 suffered nose gear issues as it took off from Jambi, Indonesia. When the plane landed back nearly half an hour later due to the issue, the nose gear was found to have rotated 90° and ground down. Let’s find out more about this bizarre incident. Nose...
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Air France flight made emergency landing in Bulgaria over disruptive passenger

FILE PHOTO: The first Air France airliner's Airbus A350 prepares to take off after a ceremony at the aircraft builder's headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France SOFIA (Reuters) - An Air France flight en route from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on...
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American Air 737 MAX declared emergency after engine shutdown, lands safely

FILE PHOTO: American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, lands at LaGuardia airport in New York, U.S. December 29, 2020. REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ   (Reuters) - American Airlines Co said on Friday that a Boeing 737 MAX bound...
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Air Algérie ATR 72 Suffers Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

This past Monday, an ATR 72 belonging to Air Algerie failed to lower its nose gear as it came in for landing in Ghardaia. The incident provoked a large response from the airport’s emergency services, but neither crew nor passengers sustained any injuries. Photos emerged a few days later depicting...
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Qantas airlines offering ‘mystery flights’ to surprise destinations in Australia

Mystery flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Qantas is incentivizing consumers by offering a "mystery" itinerary. The Australia-based airline announced plans to operate three domestic "mystery flights" for travelers looking for surprise experiences in Australia. Qantas had first introduced the idea of "mystery flights" back in the 1990s, but hasn't operated any in...
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BREAKING LAM Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 Suffered A Runway Excursion

A LAM Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Quelimane Airport in Mozambique. LAM Mozambique Airlines was operating flight #TM1134, a Boeing 737-700. No injuries reported. Source: HERE
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Engine Failure Rare, Less Than One In A Million Flights

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. (KDVR) — Debris rained across Broomfield as United Airline’s flight 328 experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. Fortunately, engine failures are rare with only one in a million flights undergoing an uncontained engine fire like the one Saturday. Jeff Price, an Aviation Management...
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LATAM Brasil Boeing 777 Tire Loses Tread On Landing

Last week, a Boeing 777 belonging to LATAM Airlines Brasil suffered tire damage while landing in São Paulo. The aircraft lost some of its tire tread during the rollout, having touched down on a domestic flight from Manaus. But how exactly did the incident pan out? The flight in question...
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IATA Offers Free Training to Former Cabin Crew Transitioning into Job Market

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering an online training course to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market. This course will be offered free of charge for those who register between 9 and 23 February. A survey of 800 cabin crew who have lost...
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Nippon Cargo 747-8 Strikes Tail During Tokyo Go Around

A Nippon Cargo Boeing 747F has experienced a harsh tail strike during a go-around at Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The airframe was badly damaged, with approximately three meters of abrasion visible on the underside of the fuselage. The plane landed safely on its second attempt, and all crew were reported safe...
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Air Cargo Saw Record Decline in Demand in 2020

Demand for air cargo took a steep dip in 2020, but yields and load factors improved as carriers like United adjusted capacity to take account of severely diminished passenger traffic. (Photo: United) Global air freight demand last year registered its steepest decline in demand since the International Air Transport Association...
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BREAKING: HNA Group Applies For Bankruptcy And Reorganization

On January 29, 2021, Hainan Airlines parent company HNA Group applied for bankruptcy and reorganization after a long period of financial struggles. “The relevant creditors applied to the court for bankruptcy and reorganization of our group because our group could not pay off their due debts,” HNA Group statement reads. The group will...
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Boeing 737 MAX Returns To Europe; Costly Luggage For Emirates, Sriwijaya Air 737 Crash: January 2021 Review

EASA finally ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued the final Airworthiness Directive (AD) to unground the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Europe. EASA, the certification and safety authority of Europe, has ungrounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The agency issued an AD on...
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Indonesian Jetliner Crashes Into the Sea After Takeoff, Carrying 62

The Boeing 737-524, a Sriwijaya Air flight, had taken off from Jakarta. Officials said they believed they found part of the wreckage. Navy divers in Jakarta preparing for a search and rescue operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday.Credit...Ed Wray/Getty Images A passenger jet...
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Turkish Airlines Boeing 777F suffers bird strike on take-off from Istanbul Atatürk, Turkey (Video)

On 3 January, a Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-200 freighter (registered TC-LJN) operated cargo flight TK6220 between Istanbul Atatürk (ISL), Turkey, and Almaty (ALA), Kazakhstan. During take-off from runway 05, however, the aircraft struck a flock of birds.  The pilots entered a holding pattern and returned back to Istanbul Atatürk, the...
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12 wild things that happened in aviation in 2020

(CNN) — This was a heinous year for the aviation industry. Absolutely horrendous, in fact. But among the gloom there were some lighter, crazier, even hopeful moments that captured our imaginations during the dark times. Here are the wildest. 1. A tiny airport in Alaska became the world's busiest Alaska's Anchorage...
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Pilot In Germany Draws Vaccine In The Sky

On the morning before Christmas Eve, a pilot took to the skies to deliver a homage to the vaccine to be rolled out across the country starting Sunday. During a flight over the south of Germany, they drew an intricate path in the shape of a syringe, complete with droplets,...
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Passengers and dog misuse Delta plane emergency slide at LaGuardia Airport in ‘ultra-rare’ incident

It's not every day you see a plane emergencyslide in use. It's even less likely you'll see two passengers use it to slide out of a plane with their dog before the flight takes off. But on Monday, that happened at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. "During flight 462’s...
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Multiple countries ban UK flights due to new virus mutation

A new, more infectious strain of the COVID-19 virus forced multiple governments worldwide to impose temporal flight bans to and out of the United Kingdom (UK). On December 21, 2020, more than 25 European and non-European countries announced air travel restrictions due to the spread of a new virus mutation...
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Lord Of The Rings Boeing 747 Could Be Turned Into A Hotel

Air New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings Boeing 747 is parked in Spain, waiting to take its final flight across the Atlantic to one of the US’s aircraft graveyards. However, all hope is not yet lost. A group of aviation enthusiasts is seeking investors to bring the iconic jet back...
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Boeing Hires Pilots For Airlines To Help Relaunch 737 MAX – Sources

SEATTLE — Boeing Co is hiring up to 160 pilots to be embedded at airlines in its latest bid to ensure its 737 MAX has a smooth comeback after a 20-month safety ban, according to a recruitment document seen by Reuters and people familiar with the move. The new “Global...
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The Free Ride For Aviation Is Over

Cheap, convenient flying has become entangled in our economy and in the lifestyle of many well-off people but we can't keep ignoring the carbon emissions of the aviation industry On 2 December 2020, New Zealand became the sixteenth country in the world to declare a climate emergency, triggering a flood...
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Eurowings A319 Evacuated Onto Taxiway At London Heathrow

A Eurowings A319 returned to London Heathrow and evacuated passengers onto a taxiway on Monday. The crew decided to take this action after reporting smoke in the cabin, forcing them to don oxygen masks. No passengers or crew were harmed during the incident, which took place 15 minutes after departure....
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Boeing’s Flying Taxi – What’s The Latest?

The flying car was only recently only in the realms of science fiction but is now becoming a reality. Boeing is one of the leading companies in developing what are now known as electric air taxis. These autonomous, multi-rotor passenger air vehicles will revolutionize the way we travel. Boeing looks...
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Lufthansa’s New 747-8 Return Flight To China Takes 55 Hours

Despite previously reigning in its 747-8 network as more efficient aircraft were available, Lufthansa is once again expanding its network. The airline will launch flights to Nanjing with the aircraft type this weekend. There’s no question about it. The COVID-19 crisis has affected thousands of lives around the world. However,...
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Cargolux Boeing 747-8F Returns Twice Over Gear Problem On Departure

Earlier this week, a Cargolux Boeing 747-8F returned to Novosibirsk, Russia shortly after its departure. The reason for the diversion was found to be an issue with its landing gear. However, when attempting to depart on the following day, the same issue occurred. So, how exactly did the two incidents...
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What Happened To The Airbus A350-800?

When European manufacturer Airbus originally launched the A350 program, it consisted of three variants. These were the -800, -900, and -1000 models. In the end, the latter two variants mentioned survived through to the production and delivery phase. However, the A350-800 version ultimately never came to fruition. So what exactly...
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Smart Airports: How Istanbul Airport Is Leading The Way

Istanbul Airport, home to Turkish Airlines, has been awarded the “Digital Transformation Award” by Airports Council International (ACI) as a part of the 16th ACI Europe Awards. The accolade comes in recognition of the airport’s digital transformation and technological innovations, making it one of the world’s ‘smartest’ airports. Turkey’s smartest...
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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIRING LASER AT VICTORIA POLICE HELICOPTER

A man has been arrested in Melbourne for pointing a laser at one of Victoria’s police helicopters on Wednesday evening. The federal government banned laser pointers in 2008 primarily to reduce the danger to pilots from being blinded in the cockpit. According to reports, the man locked himself in his...
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Covid: Vaccination Will Be Required To Fly, Says Qantas Chief

GETTY IMAGES Qantas boss Alan Joyce says requiring proof of vaccination before boarding flights is likely to be common International air travellers will in future need to prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to board Qantas flights, the airline says. The Australian flag carrier's boss, Alan Joyce, said...
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Breaking: British Airways Boeing 747 Catches Fire In Spain

**Update: 23/11/20 @ 15:38 UTC – Statement made by British Airways. Additional information included below, including the cause of the fire.** A British Airways Boeing 747 in Spain has caught fire, according to images from social media. The aircraft appears to be G-CIVD, one of the 747s currently located in Spain...
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Airlines As Travel Guides: New Tools For International Travel

The global health crisis is continuing to take its toll on the aviation industry this year. As a result, several airlines have introduced new tools to help passengers travel amid the ever-changing conditions around the world. Airlines are turning to modern technology to help passengers navigate travel. Photo: Getty Images...
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Ryanair To Waive Rebooking Fees Until End of January

Ryanair will extend the waiving of its flight change fee for all customers who book to the end of January. The move is designed to give customers peace of mind and greater flexibility should their travel plans change, allowing them to move their flight with no change fee up to...
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Breaking: Boeing 737 MAX Recertified In The United States

The Federal Aviation Administration has reinstated the Boeing 737 MAX’s operating certificate one year, eight months, and six days since it was rescinded on March 13th, 2019. The approval gives airlines the green light to prepare to return the type to service. To say that the grounding of the Boeing...
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Qantas Celebrates Centenary In Shadow of Pandemic, Quietly Hopeful About Future

Qantas chief Alan Joyce has expressed optimism about the carrier’s prospects of its ultra-long-haul Project Sunrise, stating that the “business case for that is going to be even better” once the gloom surrounding the coronavirus crisis lifts. Joyce was speaking in a recorded message on the carrier’s 100th birthday, where...
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Boeing Looks at Industry Employment Over the Next 20 Years

Aerospace giant says this is not time to give up. Boeing’s latest aviation employment forecast—Pilot and Technician Outlook 2020-2039—reflects the chaos the industry is facing as it copes with the chaos surrounding COVID-19, the pandemic that has already put tens of thousands of professionals on the street, exacerbated on September 30...
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Are Drones And Flying Taxis The Future Of Aviation?

The aviation sector has struggled throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as commercial and business flights nearly ground to a halt as countries across the world enforced coronavirus restrictions and closed their borders. Andrew Charlton, the managing director of Aviation Advocacy, spoke to CGTN Europe about the future of the global sector...
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Airline Alliances Call For Globally Harmonised Approach To Covid-19

The three major global airline alliances have offered their full support to the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) second-phase council on the aviation recovery task force (CART) report. SkyTeam, Oneworld, and Star Alliance urge governments to implement the report guidelines for passenger testing protocols, as well as the adoption of...
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Aviation will need 27,000 new pilots in 2021 as shortage continues despite downturn

Despite an industry slump that has seen mass pilot lay-offs, the global civil aviation industry will still require an estimated 27,000 new pilots by the end of 2021, or 264,000 over the coming decade. That forecast comes from Canadian training and simulator provider CAE, which on 9 November released its...
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Will There Ever Be An Airbus A390?

In 2015, American manufacturer Boeing began researching a concept airliner for the middle market known as the 797. Following this numerical trend across to Boeing’s European counterpart, what are the chances that Airbus will ever manufacture an A390? The A350 was the last widebody airliner launched by Airbus. What will...
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What The Airport of 2030 Will Look Like

(CNN) — Whether it's biometrics to get through security, an airline app that tells you if your flight is delayed or free Wi-Fi and charging areas for all travelers, there's no doubt technology this past decade has helped enhance the airport experience for fliers around the world. How exactly will...
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Emirates’ Flagship A380 Superjumbo Returns To Amman

  The A380 returns to Amman The Emirates A380 has been steadily making a comeback to passenger service, and this week it added another destination to its list. The iconic flagship aircraft touched down at Queen Alia International (AMM) in Amman, marking the airline’s return to the destination with the...
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Airbus reveals plan for first-ever ‘zero emission commercial planes’, potentially by 2035

Aerospace company Airbus announced on Monday that its first zero-emission, hydrogen-powered commercial flight may be ready for take-off by 2035. It was dubbed a “historic moment” for the commercial aviation sector by the company’s CEO Guillaume Faury. Called ZEROe, there are three design concepts. The first is a lot like...
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Airbus Delivers Its First U.S.-Assembled A220 From Mobile, Alabama

  Airbus has delivered its first U.S.-assembled A220 aircraft from Mobile, Alabama, underlining the aircraft manufacturer’s role as a global aircraft producer and heralding the arrival of a new era in Airbus aircraft production in the United States. The aircraft was delivered to Delta Air Lines. “The delivery of the...
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Airbus to bring first Mars samples to Earth

Airbus has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) as prime contractor for the Mars Sample Return’s Earth Return Orbiter (ERO) – the first-ever spacecraft to bring samples back to Earth from Mars. Mars Sample Return (MSR) is a joint ESA-NASA campaign and the next step in the exploration...
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Flight Safety Foundation’s Conclusion: It’s Safe to Fly

Improved testing and procedures have helped, but there’s more to do.   The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced earlier this week, “The industry’s efforts have succeeded in greatly reducing the possibility of transmission [of COVID-19] in airports and on aircraft.” Based on a six-month analysis, the foundation said, “The traveling public should...
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Soon You Might Not Have To Remove Your Mask To Pass Through Airport Security

Wearing a mask is commonplace for all portions of air travel today. But how can facial recognition technology at security checkpoints be expected to recognize us with half our face covered? Arun Vemury, Director of Biometrics and Identity Technology Center at the Department for Homeland Security (DHS), discussed the research...
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The Oil Market Has an Aviation Problem

The downturn buffeting the global aviation industry has slashed demand for jet fuel, posing yet another obstacle to the oil market’s recovery. Cars and trucks quickly returned to the road when officials lifted restrictions on movement this spring, sparking a revival in gasoline and diesel consumption. Planes have been slower...
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How Will Air Fares Be Affected Following COVID-19?

by Joanne Bailey, September 9, 2020 One of the biggest questions frequent fliers are asking themselves right now is how COVID will affect future air travel. Just as the events of September 11th have shaped the security experience at the airport, so COVID will likely leave some lasting effects on...
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Airbus Redesigns A350 Control Panel To Resist Liquid Spillage

By David Kaminski-Morrow, 4 September 2020 Airbus has developed a new liquid-resistant integrated control panel for the A350, designed to avoid the risk to engine systems from accidental drink spillage in the cockpit. Its development follows two incidents, in November last year and January this year, in which A350-900s diverted as...
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Airlines Want Transatlantic COVID Test Regime, Era Calls For Harmonized Quarantine Policy

September 2020 | Airline, Americas, Major airlines want the US and British governments to launch a passenger testing trial for COVID 19 for flights between London and New York to pave the way for a resumption of more international travel. In a letter to government transportation officials seen by Reuters, the chief executives...
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How Rain Caused An Airbus A220 Engine To Shut Down

Transport Canada issued an airworthiness directive late last week for operators of the Airbus A220. It follows a problem with water dripping into the forward avionics bay. Operators of the A220 have 12 months to comply. Otherwise, they will not be able to operate the A220 in Canada. Water dripped...
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