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Retired British Airways 747 Catches Fire

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British Airways has stored many of its 747s at Castellon Airport in Spain, which has the airport code CDT. Well, unfortunately today one of these parked 747s caught fire, and it caused some significant damage to the plane. (onemileatatime.com) Mais...

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Why Did Airbus Make Indian Airlines A Special A320 with Different Landing Gear?

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Indian Airlines was primarily a domestic airline, later absorbed into Air India. When Airbus sold the airline a number of Airbus A320s, the European plane maker created a special version with unique landing gear just for them. (travelupdate.com) Mais...

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Delta's chief executive hints at a possible Boeing 737 MAX order

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ATLANTA — Delta's CEO Ed Bastian hinted at the possibility of ordering Boeing’s 737 MAX, which was recently approved to fly again by U.S. regulators, in an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday. "We're talking to Boeing about lots of different things, the Max included," Delta's chief executive told the Financial Times. Any Boeing 737 MAX order would be the first for Delta, which did not have the aircraft in its fleet when the plane was grounded in March 2019… (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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Canada keeps Boeing 737 Max grounded, despite U.S. approval

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While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has allowed the Boeing 737 Max to return to service, the aircraft remains grounded in Canada. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in a statement released Wednesday that the flight restrictions on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft remain in effect, “and will not be lifted until the department is fully satisfied that all its safety concerns have been addressed, and that enhanced flight crew procedures and training are in place." Transport… (www.yahoo.com) Mais...

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U.S. ultra-low-cost carrier Avatar Airlines gears up to acquire 10 Boeing 747-400

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BOCA RATON — Ultra-low fare newcomer Avatar Airlines has stretched its wings across the globe and extended a letter of intent to Thai Airways to acquire 10 long-haul Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Avatar plans to operate scheduled service between major city pairs throughout the United States and Hawaii with routes including popular domestic vacation destinations and large family-oriented attractions. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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Volga-Dnepr Grounds Antonov 124 Fleet Following Crash

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ussian cargo airline Volga-Dnepr has grounded its fleet of Antonov An-124 aircraft. According to the airline, the grounding is a proactive and pre-emptive decision following a near catastrophe earlier in November for the An-124 RA-82042. (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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Former Thai Airways CEO Jailed For Using Position To Avoid Luggage Fees

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The former chairman of Thai Airways has been sentenced for two years for failing to pay for excess baggage. The case found that Wallop Bhukkanasut, who was chairman of the board at the time, used his status to take bags weighing 300kg above the airline’s limit on a flight in 2009. Wallop Bhukkanasut had one of the shortest tenures of any chairman of an airline board in history. He was appointed in April 2009 but resigned in December that year after details emerged of an abuse of power. Now, a… (simpleflying.com) Mais...

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United Airlines flying Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

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United Airlines Holdings Inc., reportedly began operating charter flights on Friday to better position Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for distribution once the shot is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. United will fly the chartered planes between Brussels International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport as part of the “first mass air shipment of a vaccine,” supported by the FAA, The Wall Street Journal reported. (www.foxnews.com) Mais...

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Airlines stir doubts among health experts with claims of safe flying

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Airlines have loudly insisted that it's safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic, and U.S. travel is surging before the Thanksgiving holiday despite a nationwide spike in virus cases. Yet top U.S. infectious-disease experts say the findings underpinning the carriers' safety claims aren't that conclusive. (www.stripes.com) Mais...

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Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Sign On for Alternate COVID-19 Digital Pass

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In the rush to develop a digital health pass for international travelers, a race to launch first could be brewing between aviation giants. The Commons Project Foundation announced the development of their own health pass, CommonTrust, with the backing of Lufthansa, JetBlue and United Airlines. COMMONPASS GETS SUPPORT FROM AIRLINES, AIRPORT COUNCIL AND WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM One of several projects from the Commons Foundation, the goal of CommonPass is to allow flyers to verify their record of… (www.flyertalk.com) Mais...

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COVID-19 spread when 5 million people left Wuhan at Chinese New Year — yet 50 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving

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AAA anticipates Thanksgiving Air Travel will fall by nearly half this year to 2.4 million, the biggest annual air-travel decrease on record. However, the majority of Thanksgiving travelers ( 95 %) will travel by car, totaling 50 Million travelers. COVID-19 is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. Early spread of the disease was helped by preparations for China’s Lunar New Year. Wuhan mayor Zhou Xianwang said 5 million people had left the city before travel restrictions were imposed ahead… (www.marketwatch.com) Mais...

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Solving the dry ice challenge for COVID vaccine

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SkyCell says it will begin manufacturing an airfreight container that takes less ice, enabling flights to be loaded with more COVID vaccines. (www.freightwaves.com) Mais...

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