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Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights

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Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA Issues Ground Stop Advisory for Alaska Airlines

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop advisory on Wednesday for Alaska Airlines, saying: "All Alaska mainline and subcarrier flights ground stopped." (www.msn.com) More...

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‘Help’ written in palm fronds assists US forces in rescuing Micronesians stranded on tiny island

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The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard found and rescued three men Tuesday from a tiny atoll south of Guam, where they spent more than a week after they were left stranded. Stripes has a paywall, but they allow a certain number of free views before it kicks in. (www.stripes.com) More...

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Kalitta Charters II retires last Boeing 727

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April 5th, 2024, marks a sad day for old jet and aviation lovers as Michigan based Kalitta Charters II has retired its final Boeing 727 freighter. N729CK sn 22982 was a Boeing 727-264 built in May 1982. The almost 42 year old aircraft was the last operating 727 in Kalitta’s fleet. The aircraft was ferried from the companys headquarters at Willow Run, KYIP to its maintenance and storage facility in Oscoda, KOSC. The short 39 minute flight operated as KII729 or dragster 729. Prior to its… (www.youtube.com) More...

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N703CK (Kalitta Air) 747 retirement

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Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400 N703CK landing at Willow Run, YIP this morning on its second to last flight. The aircraft arrived at YIP as CKS9703 from YYZ to clear customs before its scheduled departure later today to OSC for retirement (www.youtube.com) More...

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Before GPS: How Did Pilots Navigate in the Early Days of Aviation?

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Navigation is something we do every day without even considering it. In its simplest terms, navigation is getting from point A to point B. It's fairly easy when the distances are short, and the environs are obvious. Finding your way to the kitchen in your own home, for example. But when the distances grow longer, and if the destination is unfamiliar, then the challenges increase. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Intercepting the Solar Eclipse in T-38s with the USAF

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In what might be the last time a T-38 is flown into an eclipse, this is the story of the planning it took to get an epic shot of the storied trainer jet. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Boeing CEO’s penchant for cost-cutting doesn’t apply to his trips on the company jet

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When it comes to building planes, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is all about streamlining costs. An accountant by training, Calhoun has prioritized fiscal discipline over his four years at the helm, tightening the belt to free up cash flow and put the company on better financial footing. ... Boeing reported in a regulatory filing that ... Calhoun got an extra half-million dollars worth of personal private jet travel on the company’s dime that had previously been improperly recorded as business travel. (www.cnn.com) More...

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FAA Grants Historic Authorization for Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Flight Tests

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In a groundbreaking decision, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its first-ever special flight authorization for the testing of a civil supersonic aircraft, the Boom XB-1. This milestone paves the way for Boom Supersonic to commence flight tests, marking a significant advancement in the development of faster-than-sound travel. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Airbus' ZEROe Program: The Race to Hydrogen-Powered Flight by 2035

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The aviation industry's impact on the environment is undeniable. While it connects people and cultures across the globe, its reliance on fossil fuels contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A Plane In A Bond Film

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Paint Job On Kazakhstan’s New A400M Looks Like A ‘Soviet’ Plane In A Bond Film (www.twz.com) More...

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Software bug at Alaska Airlines caused 2 tailstrikes

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This is what led to the FAA issuing temporary ground holds for all Alaska Airlines flights. (gizmodo.com) More...

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United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737

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When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas Pauses Nonstop London Flight Amid Middle East Tension

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Qantas is the latest airline to stop using Iranian airspace amid escalating tensions in the region. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Asia Pacific Airlines on notice for $2.9 million FAA fine

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FAA says Pacific island carrier violated numerous safety rules. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Cargo airline sends new Boeing 767 freighters directly to storage

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Northern Air Cargo and its affiliates have grounded two cargo aircraft before their first commercial flight. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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A Southwest Boeing 737 lost engine cover during takeoff, FAA is investigating

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An engine cowling fell off of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 and struck a wing flap during takeoff from Denver International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Lufthansa and cabin crew union reach a pay deal to end string of German aviation disputes

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BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew reached a pay deal Thursday, concluding the last of several major disputes that have led to recent strikes at Germany’s biggest airline and in the country’s wider aviation sector. The UFO union said nearly 19,000 cabin crew will get a pay rise effectively totaling 17.4% in three stages under the three-year deal, plus a one-time payment of 3,000 euros ($3,240) per person to offset inflation. Some bonuses also will be increased. The… (apnews.com) More...

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Nolinor offers major salary increases to its pilots

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MIRABEL, QC, April 9, 2024 /CNW/ - As the aviation industry faces a shortage of pilots, compounded by regulatory challenges and the after-effects of the pandemic, Nolinor Aviation is setting itself apart with a bold initiative aimed at valuing and retaining talent within its team. Recognizing the crucial importance of its pilots in maintaining the quality of service for which the company is renowned, Nolinor has announced a major revision of the salary grid for its Boeing 737 Captains.This new… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines Inaugurates Its New Flagship Dreamliner

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Hawaiian Airlines inaugurated its new flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. See the photos! (www.airwaysmag.com) More...

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Why the -300ER is Boeing's Best-Selling 777 Variant

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Since its maiden flight in 2003, the Boeing 777-300ER has become the best-selling variant of the Boeing 777 family. As of 2020, over 830 777-300ERs had been delivered to operators all around the world. Why is this? What made the 777-300ER so successful? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Boeing Won’t Even Consider Moving HQ Back to Seattle

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t’s been a brutal six years for Boeing, with two fatal jet crashes kicking off a series of safety crises — and raising concerns about the quality and safety of the planes rolling off its assembly lines. As Boeing scrambles to repair its reputation, some critics and shareholders are asking: Why not move headquarters away from the shadow of Washington, D.C., and back home to its roots in Seattle? But Boeing has now made clear: We are not interested. (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Surge in Safety Reporting: Boeing Employees Ramp Up Use of Internal Portal by 500%

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Boeing has seen a remarkable 500% surge in the utilization of its internal safety concern portal by employees, prompted by a series of safety incidents and FAA investigations involving Boeing aircraft. This notable increase in activity on the portal, which enables employees to report safety and quality issues anonymously, coincides with intensified scrutiny of the aerospace giant’s safety practices. (www.airguide.info) More...

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WORLD Dubai flooding hobbles major airport's operations as "historic weather event" brings torrential rains to UAE

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WORLD Dubai flooding hobbles major airport's operations as "historic weather event" brings torrential rains to UAE Updated on: April 17, 2024 / 5:06 AM EDT / CBS/AP Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The desert nation of the United Arab Emirates attempted to dry out Wednesday from the heaviest rain ever recorded there after a deluge flooded out Dubai International Airport, disrupting travel through the world's busiest airfield for international travel. The state-run WAM news… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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United Airlines sets bar for Q1 cargo performance

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United Airlines rode the coattails of the cargo recovery to a relatively strong first quarter. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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3D Printed Aircraft Might Fly Sooner Than You Think

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The aviation industry constantly searches for new ways to innovate its manufacturing processes. With the rise of 3D printing, how can 3d printing be integrated into aircraft? Can we see fully 3D printed aircraft flying anytime soon? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Growing Idaho: Boise Airport expanding to keep up with demand

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OISE, Idaho — Boise Airport is growing. The main air transportation hub for the area is looking to add parking, more gates, and hopefully a lot more flights. "Over the last 12 years, we've actually seen passenger demand nearly double," said Boise Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. Hupp also said they're trying to keep up by expanding everything. Their master plan, BOI Upgrade, details all their expansion projects. That includes the recently opened public parking garage, with… (www.ktvb.com) More...

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DSU inks aviation partnership with Delta company

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DOVER —Delaware State University is soaring to new heights as its students prepare for careers in the aviation industry with the help of Endeavor Air. The Historically Black University recently announced the partnership with the Delta Air Lines subsidiary, affording students the opportunity to take advantage of Endeavor Air’s Students to Endeavor Pilots (STEP) Program which could offer them a first-row seat to careers after college. “This year, in addition to Delaware State University, Endeavor… (delawarebusinesstimes.com) More...

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Airlines May Get Rid of Reclining Economy Class Seats for Good, Expert Says — Here’s Why

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The controversial debate of reclining your seat on the plane may soon come to an end thanks to airline companies wanting to cut back on costs. With airlines like Southwest debuting a more streamlined seat design for 2025, it’s only a matter of time before reclining seats disappear completely, aviation and travel expert William McGee told Condé Nast Traveler during an interview published on Monday, April 15. “This trend has been occurring for several years now, and I think it will continue.… (people.com) More...

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