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Delta Pilot Charters Entire A330 for Retirement Send-Off

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One captain took his retirement flight to a whole new level. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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When a Wing Comes Apart

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Or, more accurately, when it doesn't. Ask the Pilot takes a look at the UAL 757 incident. (askthepilot.com) More...

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Wright-Patt AFB Hit by Suspected Tornado

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Wright-Patt AFB near Dayton, OH was hit by a suspected tornado early this morning. A severe weather outbreak battered the region overnight, signaling an early start to the spring severe weather season. Wright-Patterson is home to the National Museum of the USAF, and home of the 88th Air Base Wing. A hangar at the museum was damaged. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Southwest Halts 2024 Pilot Hiring Plans

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In an internal memo, the airline said it would be pausing pilot new hire classes in 2024. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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FAA Adds Boeing 787 jets to Anti-Ice System Concerns

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The Federal Aviation Administration has raised new concerns about the anti-ice systems on Boeing 787 jets. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ampaire Completes First 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Test for Hybrid-Electric Aircraft

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Ampaire has achieved its first ground test utilizing pure 100% ASTM D7566 Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced from electricity and carbon dioxide with their partner Dimensional Energy. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas First A220s Enter Commercial Service

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Qantas Airways' new Airbus A220 operated the inaugural Melbourne to Canberra QF1266 service this morning. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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FAA to Implement Final Rules for Most Large Aircraft to be Built

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As part of the United States Aviation Climate Action Plan – which strives to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions for United States Aviation by 2050 – the Federal Aviation Administration announced earlier this month its final rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from most large aircraft in U.S. airspace. The new rules go into effect on April 16, and requires aircraft built after January 1, 2028 to incorporate more fuel efficient technologies. The rule applies to aircraft of certain… (www.jdsupra.com) More...

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Boeing Faces 90-Day Deadline for Action Plan Addressing Quality Control Issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for the production of new planes, less than two months after a door plug blew out of a 737 MAX, nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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World's First Intercity Air Taxi Flight Travels From Shenzhen to Zhuhai, Operated by AutoFlight

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German-Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) startup AutoFlight completed the world's first electric air taxi demonstration flight between two cities. The flight went from Shenzhen to Zhuhai in China's Guangdong province on February 27. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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CycloTech Raises €20 Million in Funding for its Innovative Aviation Propulsion System

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Austrian aviation technology company CycloTech recently secured €20 million ($21.6 million) in financing to develop its flight propulsion technology. The investment was announced on February 28, only a few weeks after the company announced plans to raise funding. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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British Airways Parent IAG Signs Deal for Nearly 1 Billion Liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL, announced today its largest Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) purchase agreement to date for nearly 1 billion liters of SAF, with Twelve, a company that produces a synthetic aviation fuel made from CO2, water, and renewable energy known as e-SAF. Founded in 2015, California-based Twelve produces chemicals, materials, and fuels from carbon, instead of fossil fuels… (www.esgtoday.com) More...

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How One Tweet Started Fake “Near Miss” Stories

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On February 24, a number of aviation social media accounts and news outlets broke a story about a supposedly serious runway incursion at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. They painted the 'incident' as having potentially serious consequences, labeling it as a 'near miss'. It turns out that was far from the truth. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

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On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Do you know how to fly safely? The 'why' behind airline safety rules | Cruising Altitude

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I fly a lot and it always drives me crazy when people aren’t following the safety instructions on planes and it got me thinking: maybe some travelers just don’t know why the rules and guidelines for what to do on airplanes are in place. Regular flyers have heard the safety briefing a thousand times but may never have looked under the hood at the reasons behind every instruction. Two things in particular always stuck out to me: why does it matter if you put your own oxygen mask on before helping… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Dad with travel and aviation passion builds 737 flight simulator in his garage, took him 3 years

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A man is living out a lifelong dream now that he's finished his 737 flight simulator creation after three years of hard work. Meet Alberto Paduanelli — a 43-year-old father of two and current medical device auditor from Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hampshire, England. Paduanelli recently completed a life-sized flight simulator, something he'd wanted to do for over 20 years. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Emirates Airlines president doubts Boeing can deliver aircraft by end of 2025

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Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark expressed doubts on Thursday about whether the company would get its order of Boeing BA.N aircraft by the end of next year and said the U.S. planemaker needed to "make changes". (www.nasdaq.com) More...

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Tool Found At LAX In Qantas Airbus A380 Engine After 1 Month Missing

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Australian investigators have disclosed that mechanics found a tool inside a Qantas Airbus A380 engine after it has been missing for a month at LAX. (simpleflying.com) More...

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