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The US Air Force's special operators are hustling to turn their biggest planes into flying boats

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The prospect of a war in the Pacific has the US military thinking about how to spread out and conduct amphibious operations. Those challenges have renewed the US military's interest in an old concept: amphibious aircraft. US Air Force Special Operations Command now plans to rapidly develop an amphibious prototype of its workhorse plane, the MC-130J. Increasing tension with China has the US military looking for ways to spread out across the Pacific in order to counter Beijing's growing… (www.msn.com) Mais...

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No, F-22 pilots did NOT walk out after vaccine mandate.

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No, the made up story from a website that specializes in fake political stories did not tell anything close to the truth about the fallout of the recent vaccine mandates. No pilots have walked out on their responsibility to defend this country. If you rely on social media for your 'news', is it any wonder why people are so angry, and misinformed? (www.msn.com) Mais...

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Japan Airline introduces perfect solution for passengers who hate sitting next to kids

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Airlines tend to cater to people with children by offering them toys and candies. However, in a first-of-its-kind service, an airline is offering services to travellers who get annoyed by kids around them. People booking tickets for Japan Airlines can opt for seats that are far from toddlers. During the pre-booking of seats, the airlines generally show an aerial view of the cabin of the plane to ease the process of selection of seats. (airtravelpolicy.com) Mais...

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TSA Doubles Fines For Passengers Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks On Planes

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The fine for refusing to wear a mask on public transportation — including airplanes, trains, and buses – will double immediately, the TSA announced this week. The federal mask mandate, which was implemented on Feb. 2, remains in effect until Jan. 18, 2022. The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, will be $500 to $1,000 for a first offense, and $1,000 to $3,000 for second offenders. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mais...

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Air New Zealand Joins Airbus's Hydrogen Airliner Project

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Air New Zealand is supporting Airbus’s efforts to develop hydrogen-powered airliners through a joint research initiative into how these could help the Asia-Pacific carrier to meet its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on September 16, the airline will analyze how the use of hydrogen propulsion would change its service network, operations, and infrastructure arrangements, with Airbus providing performance requirements and ground… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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U.S. to award Newark flights to low-cost carrier to spur competition

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The Biden administration will announce on Thursday it plans to award 16 slots for flights at Newark International airport in New Jersey to a low-cost carrier to spur competition at the busy northeast U.S. airport, documents seen by Reuters show. The U.S. Justice Department had urged transportation officials to decline to retire the 16 Newark slots and instead make them available in order to spur competition, according to a source familiar with the matter. Separately, the Federal Aviation… (www.yahoo.com) Mais...

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Delta A350 pilot retirement

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Not sure who the pilot was but Delta Air Lines A350-900 N512DN water canon salute at Detroit metro, DTW. 9-14-21 flt 276 HND-DTW gate A50 (www.youtube.com) Mais...

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Boeing delivers 22 jets in August; 737 Max ‘white tails’ nearly gone

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Boeing said on Tuesday it handed over 22 airplanes to buyers in August as revived domestic travel fuels 737 Max deliveries, and received orders for seven 787s even as the program for that jet remains hobbled by industrial defects. The closely watched monthly orders and deliveries snapshot comes as Boeing bids to recoup billions of dollars in lost sales from the coronavirus pandemic, and move beyond the safety scandal caused by two fatal 737 Max crashes. (www.cnbc.com) Mais...

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Boeing Shows Optimism in New Commercial Airplane Outlook

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Boeing today delivered a relatively optimistic outlook, forecasting airlines globally will purchase 43,610 new aircraft valued at $7.2 trillion over the next 20 years and that the industry will need more than 2.1 million new personnel to meet projected air travel demand. This includes 612,000 pilots, 626,000 maintenance technicians, and 886,000 cabin crew members. The U.S. airframer’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) reflects an increase of about 500 airplanes or 1 percent over last year’s… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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British Airways demonstrated its progress on creating a 'Perfect Flight' using fuel made with used cooking oil

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British Airways demonstrated a "Perfect Flight" from Heathrow to Glasgow using sustainable aviation fuel. The journey replicated a 2010 flight to show how much the airline has reduced its CO2 emissions over 11 years. Airlines are responding to the industry pollution problem as "flight shaming" gains popularity. British Airways demonstrated how it is moving toward a "Perfect Flight" using sustainable jet fuel and renewable energy amid scrutiny from environmental… (www.msn.com) Mais...

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Bell's Plan To Finally Realize A Rotorcraft That Flies Like A Jet But Hovers Like A Helicopter

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Bell has provided The War Zone with exclusive details about its recently revealed concepts for future High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or HSVTOL, aircraft, which we looked at initially in this previous article. While being able to takeoff and land vertically using rotors and fly at jet speeds in forward flight sounds far-fetched, it turns out that there is decades of elaborate risk reduction work and general research already done on this exact concept. As such, actually realizing such a… (www.thedrive.com) Mais...

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Key West’s airport hit a new record with passengers. But it has brought problems

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Key West International Airport just set an annual record by having more than 1 million passengers come through. That’s 1 million people — so far — with airport officials predicting the number will hit 1.4 million by the end of the year. While it’s evidence that tourism to the Florida Keys is booming and removes some traffic on the heavily used U.S. 1, the only highway that runs up and down the island chain, it has also brought problems. There’s not much personal space these days in the “hold… (www.yahoo.com) Mais...

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American Airlines and GOL to Form an Exclusive Partnership That Will Create Best Network and Loyalty Program Across the Americas

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Carriers have entered into an exclusive codeshare agreement that will deepen their partnership and strengthen the largest network between the U.S. and Brazil. American’s AAdvantage and GOL’s SMILES loyalty programs will create the largest joint frequent flyer program in the Americas with enhanced benefits coming in 2022. Increased commercial cooperation will drive sustainable growth, including more flights to more destinations for both airlines. FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines… (news.aa.com) Mais...

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Rolls-Royce's all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

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Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The "Spirit of Innovation" completed a 15 minute flight, marking "the beginning of an intensive flight-testing phase in which we will be collecting valuable performance data on the aircraft’s electrical power and propulsion system," the company announced. (www.engadget.com) Mais...

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Delta Air Lines Has A Problem: The Boeing 767

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Delta Air Lines has a problem, and it is called the Boeing 767. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Western Global Airlines asks DOT for permission to expand fleet

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Fleet sized capped as new entrant. Company wants more room to grow. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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Qantas to Bar Unvaccinated Travelers From International Flights

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When Australia reopens its borders, international travelers flying with Qantas will need to be vaccinated. After outlining its plans last month to restart international flights by December, Australian carrier Qantas announced this week that when it does finally start flying abroad again, only those who are vaccinated will be permitted onboard. “Qantas will have a policy that internationally we’ll only be carrying vaccinated passengers,” Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said during an interview with… (www.msn.com) Mais...

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Ryanair 'couldn't care less' about another Boeing order as it lifts growth target

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Ryanair lifted its five-year passenger forecast on Thursday, saying the delivery of an existing Boeing order and increased use of older aircraft would allow it to grow faster without the need for an additional large plane deal. Europe's largest low cost carrier last week abruptly ended talks with the U.S. planemaker over a new order of the larger 737 MAX 10 jets, worth tens of billions of dollars, due to differences over price. Shares of the airline jumped 7% on Thursday after it raised its… (www.yahoo.com) Mais...

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Virgin Galactic delays its first commercial research space flight to mid-October

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Virgin Galactic is dealing with yet more setbacks for its paid spaceflights. Reuters reports Virgin has delayed its first commercial research flight, Unity 23, to no sooner than mid-October. The mission was originally scheduled for late September or early October, but a supplier warned of a possible "manufacturing defect" in the flight control actuation system, Virgin said. (www.engadget.com) Mais...

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Bombardier chief talks ‘options’ for next clean-sheet aircraft

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CEO Eric Martel took Bombardier’s top job in March 2020, succeeding former chief Alain Bellemare and arriving as the pandemic cloud descended. (africapearl.com) Mais...

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Ouch: Emirates’ Longest A380 Flight Diverts… Twice

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Passengers on Emirates flight EK216 from Los Angeles to Dubai are getting quite the world tour today, as they’re stopping in both Toronto and London. This is Emirates’ longest flight in the world to begin with (since the Dubai to Auckland route is suspended) — the flight ordinarily covers a distance of 8,339 miles, and is blocked at 15hr50min. On this particular flight, passengers will be onboard for well over 24 hours. (onemileatatime.com) Mais...

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Uganda Airlines Prepares For First Dubai Flight Next Month

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Uganda Airlines is preparing to launch its first intercontinental flight. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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JetBlue’s A321LR Airspace Cabin Is Better Than Expected

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JetBlue’s A321LR made waves when the all-new Mint hard product was revealed. But it was not only Mint that made this aircraft notable. It was the launch aircraft for the brand-new Airspace by Airbus cabin for the single-aisle market, an innovation that promised to bring the refinements of widebody travel to the narrowbody market. Let’s see how it’s been going. Better than expected JetBlue has had time to settle into the A321LR by now. Having flown the type from New York to London commercially… (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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ATR, Braathens Regional Airlines and Neste Accelerate Pure SAF Certification

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ATR and Bromma Stockholm City Airport, Sweden-based Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) are seeking to accelerate the certification of 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel on ATR airliners in cooperation with Finnish fuel company Neste. The partners are planning to operate a test flight with a BRA ATR turboprop burning 100 percent SAF in one engine and 50 percent SAF in the other early next year. The cooperation is part of BRA’s ambition to halve the use of fossil fuels by 2025 and be completely… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

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This Gonzo-Looking Regional Jet Just Put The F-16's New Radar To The Test

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Out of all the bizarre-looking testbed aircraft whizzing around these days, Northrop Grumman's two Bombardier CRJ-700 surrogate test platform aircraft seem to get the most attention. Whenever they show up somewhere, my DMs start filling up with "WHAT IS THIS?!" type of inquiries. It seems that their owner likes to keep tight-lipped about most of the development work that they do, but just today they put out a press release talking about some of their latest exploits, along with… (www.thedrive.com) Mais...

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Boeing's Fatal Flaw (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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An interesting new documentary from PBS. No matter which side of the Boeing/Airbus spectrum you are, the documentary is very comprehensive and worth watching. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

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How ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw’ Grounded the 737 Max and Exposed Failed Oversight

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A new documentary by Frontline, in partnership with The New York Times, examines how competitive pressure, flawed design and problematic oversight of the Boeing jet led to two crashes that killed 346 people. (www.nytimes.com) Mais...

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