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Emirates Group profits for the 32nd consecutive year and announces the 2019-2020 annual result

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The Middle East airline group, “Emirates Group” announced its 32nd consecutive year of profit, against a drop in revenue mainly attributable to the reduction in operations during the planned closure of the runway at Dubai Airport (DXB) in the first quarter and the impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the pandemic in the fourth quarter... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

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AirAsia Flight Performed a Sharp Turn 223 Feet Above Ground Level Due to Wrong Runway Selection Before Takeoff

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Sydney, Australia - In a report released on June 2, 2020, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the pilot mistake caused the AirAsia flight to perform a sharp left turn 223 feet above ground level, below the minimum height for turns. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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Embraer Is Looking At Developing A Brand New Turboprop

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In a June 1st earnings call, the CEO of Embraer confirmed that the aircraft manufacturer was looking at developing a brand new turboprop. The turboprop would be one project on which there could be plenty of room for a partnership with an outside entity. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race

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Parker was reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. During the trip the flight attendant sat down next to him, he was in an empty row, and she asked him how the book is. He told her he’s “half way through it’s really good” and that it “points out how important these conversations on race are.” (viewfromthewing.com) Mais...

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How airport screenings have changed since the pandemic

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If airport screenings had changed because of the pandemic, Gene SirLouis hadn’t noticed, and he’d flown several times since the covid-19 outbreak. There were “no health questions, no thermal scans — nothing,” says SirLouis, a manufacturer’s representative from Washington, D.C. That, at least, was the case until he landed in Austin recently. There, passengers whose final destination was in Texas had to fill out a form for self-quarantining, he recalls. The rest were free to go. “[The… (www.washingtonpost.com) Mais...

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IndiGo, world's biggest buyer of Airbus A320neo jets, will continue to add planes to its fleet despite Covid squeeze

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IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, said it will keep adding new aircraft to its fleet even as it can’t give any firm guidance on future capacity growth because of the coronavirus pandemic, which destroyed demand for air travel in one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Mais...

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Copa Airlines Boeing 737 Sinks Into Taxiway Edge In Costa Rica

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It’s the second such incident today after British Airways had a 787 in Canada in a very similar situation. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Trump Administration Bans Chinese Passenger Airlines from Flying to U.S.

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The Trump administration is banning Chinese passenger airlines from flying to the U.S. starting later this month, a move that comes as Beijing prohibits U.S. airlines to resume flights there. The order, published Wednesday, takes effect June 16, but it could be moved up. (www.cnbc.com) Mais...

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Boeing lines up new 777X and 787 orders as it sells off jets once meant for Russian cargo carrier

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Boeing has new customers lined up to take the jets — and an agreement with one that could add new orders for 777Xs and 787 Dreamliners by the end of this month. (www.seattletimes.com) Mais...

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Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial

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Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool once the industry begins recovering from the post-coronavirus crisis. But he warns that it will hinge on the roll-out of a global inoculation programme against the disease. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

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A British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner skidded off parking area at Edmonton Airport

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As the Boeing 787-9 was preparing to perform flight #BA3587 to London Heathrow, the push back didn’t happened as planned. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

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Delta will restart automatic elite upgrades to first class and Comfort+

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Every airline is approaching social distancing differently. While most U.S. carriers are blocking middle seat assignments, few are going so far as the cap the number of tickets they’ll sell on each flight. Of the major U.S. airlines, only four — Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest — are capping ticket sales. On Wednesday, Delta became the first carrier to extend its social distancing policy through the summer. (thepointsguy.com) Mais...

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EasyJet and Wizz among first to adopt new EASA protocol

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Aegean Airlines, EasyJet and Wizz Air have become the first carriers to sign up to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s protocol of measures aimed at ensuring the safe restoration of air services. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

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Turkish Airlines Introduces Hygiene Experts on Flights

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Turkish Airlines has announced the introduction of Hygiene Experts to ensure passenger safety in flight. The airline that would normally feature a chef for business class passengers on long-haul flights now has the purview of Hygiene Expert cabin crews who work as health inspectors, focusing on the enforcement of on-board hygiene and social distancing measures. Hygiene Experts monitor the usage of masks among passengers, ensure that masks are not all removed at once for food and beverage service… (airlinegeeks.com) Mais...

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Amazon Dives Into Weak Aircraft Market, Leases 12 More Planes

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The company announced Wednesday that it had leased 12 converted Boeing 767-300 passenger planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (finance.yahoo.com) Mais...

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QTPod Self-Serve Terminal Network Crashes Leaving Hundreds of Airports Without Fuel Over The Weekend

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Saturday morning, May 30th, QTPod's network that processes all of their self-serve units crashed. Hundreds of airports not having mobile fueling trucks or personnel have been left without fuel during the weekend and there is no estimated timeframe when the network will be back online. (www.qtpod.com) Mais...

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Airbus A220 Chief Engineer Explains How Cabin Air is Cleaner Than You Think

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When at cruising altitudes, the cabin air is a mix of fresh air drawn from the outside of the aircraft and passed through High-Efficiency-Particulate Arrestors (HEPA) filters (www.aviationtoday.com) Mais...

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Delta flies last MD88 & MD90 flights

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Today, June 2nd 2020, marks the end of an era for 2 Delta fleet types as the Delta McDonnell Douglas MD88 and MD90 make their last revenue flight. Both fleet types were set to be gradually phased out this year but had an accelerated retirement due to the covid pandemic. After the 2 iconic aircraft make their last flights with passengers, they will be repositioned to Blytheville Arkansas. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

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Alitalia Boosts June, Q4 2020 Schedules

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Italian carrier Alitalia (AZ) announces the update for its June and Q4 2020 schedules, operating up to 36% more flights than in May. (airwaysmag.com) Mais...

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Cargo rescues SpiceJet as humans remain hesitant to fly during a pandemic

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India’s domestic carriers are making desperate attempts to stay afloat during the Covid-19 slump. low-cost airline SpiceJet said it has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters. Until May 28, SpiceJet had transported over 12,000 tons of cargo on more than 1,690 flights. The company is now looking to expand its international cargo operations to and from Sudan, South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong, among other places. (qz.com) Mais...

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Wizz Air Is Leading The Way With Automatic Refunds

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European low-cost airline Wizz Air has flown through the trickiest quarter in aviation history. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Delta To Fly Final MD-88 and -90 Flights On June 2, 2020

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Delta has set a retirement date for its fleet of MD-88s and MD-90s. (www.gatechecked.com) Mais...

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Dramatic air-to-air photography of owner-flown jets

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The owners of these jets are their own pilots. They have truly achieved their childhood dreams. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

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Alaska Forestry plane crashes near Aniak; all survive

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A State of Alaska Division of Forestry plane with four people on board crashed shortly after takeoff in the Western Alaska community of Aniak Thursday at 3:43 pm local time, a Forestry spokesperson said. The plane came to rest in a shallow body of water near the runway. The pilot, Mark Jordan and three other passengers were all Medevaced to Anchorage with non-life threatening injuries. The plane was a state-owned Air Commander 500. (www.ktuu.com) Mais...

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easyJet Ready to Resume Route Schedules

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With most of the European countries lifting their lockdown and restrictions, European low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) is ready to resume parts of its network schedules. (airwaysmag.com) Mais...

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