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Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102

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He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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63 Years Later, First Black Man Trained as Astronaut Goes to Space

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Edward Dwight was among the first pilots that the United States was training to send to space in 1961, but he was passed over. On Sunday, he finally made it on a Blue Origin flight. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Half way around the world in the cockpit of an A319

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Amelia becomes the 345th airline to join our cockpit series and we joined one of their Airbus A319s being ferried from New Caledonia to Europe, a 4 day trip! (www.youtube.com) More...

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Flight Review: Air Canada’s updated Airbus 321-200s are changing the in-flight experience

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Air Canada have been giving their Airbus 321-200s an overhaul, from head to tail, featuring everything from larger baggage compartments, to a camera on the tail and belly – a first for a narrow body aircraft. (www.theaureview.com) More...

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The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A Lifeline for Remote Alaska

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Serving remote communities around the world poses a unique challenge. Sometimes, the only way to deliver vital supplies to these communities is by sea or air. Alaska, the "Last Frontier" is one such place where serving remote communities is limited to air or sea transport. The famed Alaska Airlines “Milk Run” service has provided a lifeline to various Alaskan communities for decades. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Retiring Delta A330 pilot's water cannon salute

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Retiring Delta A330 pilot water cannon salute Detroit metro, DTW. I do not have info on the crew Date: 5-17-24 Flight: DAL17 Airport: Detroit metro, KDTW Route: LHR-DTW Gate: A50 A/C: A330-223 Ship N860NW/3360 (www.youtube.com) More...

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WWII Triple-Ace Col Bud Anderson Has Passed Away

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WWII triple-ace fighter pilot legend Col Bud Anderson (ret.) has passed away. He was 102 years young. Anderson shot down 16 Nazi Luftwaffe. (avgeekery.com) More...

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NASA Langley Research Center converts Boeing 777 into flying research lab

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The Boeing 777 sitting in NASA Langley Research Center’s hangar isn't any ordinary plane. It's being converted into a science lab for researchers to better understand our atmosphere and oceans. Acquired in December 2022 from an airliner based in Japan, NASA Langley Research Center is in its second year of renovating the plane. (www.wtkr.com) More...

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Boeing shareholders approve $32.8 million compensation for CEO

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David Calhoun is retained despite aircraft maker’s losses, legal woes (www.columbian.com) More...

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How Caitlin Clark Got The WNBA Private Planes

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In May of 2024, major changes came to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), most notably, changes to their travel itineraries. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Qantas Bids Farewell to Final Boeing 767 Freighter

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The airline has operated the type for nearly four decades in both passenger and cargo configurations. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Texas Storms Leave 800,000 Without Power While Flights Grounded

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Houston Mayor John Whitmire called on businesses in the energy hub to tell non-essential workers to stay home as recovery work continues. Schools were closed. More than a third of Harris County — the worst-hit area — was still without power early today, according to utility data. Along the Gulf Coast, more than 980,000 customers were without power as far east as Alabama, according to PowerOutage.us. Texas, with more than 800,000, was the hardest hit. Wind gusts of 78 miles (125 kilometers) per… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Suing Boeing Knowing going gone.

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Don’t shoot your body guard. Train them…Air Fore One, B-1 Lancer (oops), B-17, B-29, B-25, B-52, C-32 (Ha-Ha Mobile), C-135, Enola Gay, …FA/18 Hornet, Harrier Jump Jet, the grand KC135 that keeps all of them in the air, AC130(name one grunt that wasn’t thankful when they heard this overhead) Don’t pull a Greta Thunberg on the greatest company in history…How dare you! (www.flightaware.com) More...

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Delta Set To Deploy Skywest CRJ-550s

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SkyWest Airlines is set to add the Bombardier CRJ-550 to its fleet, replacing 19 CRJ-700s operated under an expiring contract with United Airlines. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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NASA's DC-8 finally retired

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Link to video of flyover by DC-8-71 N817NA. It will be replaced by a B777. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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United Gets FAA Green Light to Again Certify Aircraft, Add New Routes

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The airline says there's still 'more work to do' with the FAA. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Garuda 747-400 suffers engine failure during take-off

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Plane forced to make emergency landing after engine catches fire mid-flight (www.msn.com) More...

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The U.S. Daring Mission to Steal a Soviet Made Helicopter

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Within only 70 hours more than 60 men of the US Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment accomplished an incredibly brave maneuver; stealing enemy equipment without ever tripping a single alarm. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Why Most Australian Airlines Fail

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Whether it's low-cost carriers or all business operators, it seems that no airline can survive in the land down under. Earlier this month, now defunct Bonza Airlines joined the almost 300 failed Australian airlines in the past 100 years. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA Order May Delay First Artemis, Starship Moon Landings

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A new FAA order for an environmental review of SpaceX’s Starship ops at Kennedy Space Center in Florida may delay the first Artemis, SpaceX moon landings. Right now, NASA has a $4.2 billion contract with SpaceX to develop a Starship variant to land NASA’s first Artemis astronauts at the moon’s South Pole on Artemis-3 by the end of 2026. SpaceX hopes to fly an un-crewed Starship lunar landing test in 2025, to give NASA confidence for a crewed landing. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Trump's plane clips another jet's wings after late-night landing at PBIA; FAA investigates

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WEST PALM BEACH — The FAA is investigating an incident in which former President Donald Trump's private plane clipped another jet after landing at Palm Beach International Airport early Sunday, May 12. The Boeing 757 landed safely at the airport at about 1:20 a.m. While taxiing, its winglet made contact "with a parked and unoccupied corporate jet," the statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said (www.msn.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines Awards Staff With Bonus Equivalent to Nearly Eight Months Salary

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The airline recorded a nearly $2 billion profit during the fiscal year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Ground Agent Injured After Falling From A320 Doorway

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A ground agent attending to a Transnusa Airlines flight at an Indonesian airport ended up in the hospital after falling from the door of the Airbus A320-200 aircraft. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Congress exempts Boeing 767 freighter from 2028 production cutoff

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The FAA bill provides a nice gift for Boeing, FedEx and UPS related to 767 freighters. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Copa Delays 737 MAX 8 Launch Amid Boeing Delivery Woes

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The Panama City-based airline is further delaying the 737 MAX 8's entry into service. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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FAA bill would force the agency to craft 'real world' rules for airplane evacuations

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If an airplane has to be evacuated, the Federal Aviation Administration says all passengers must be capable of getting out within 90 seconds. But critics say the agency's testing standards have not kept pace with the shrinking size of airplane seats — which means more people jammed into the cabin — or the changing composition of the flying public. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth argues the FAA's current tests fail to take real world conditions into consideration. (www.npr.org) More...

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Department of Justice says Boeing may be criminally liable in 737 Max crashes

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Boeing has violated a 2021 agreement that shielded it from criminal prosecution after two 737 Max disasters left 346 people dead overseas, the Department of Justice told a federal judge in a court filing Tuesday. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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U.S. Airlines Gear Up for Busy Memorial Day Weekend

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Scheduled seats for the upcoming Memorial Day travel weekend are up 6% from last year. (www.airwaysmag.com) More...

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Tanzanian Dreamliner Takes a Long Nap: Engine Problems Keep Plane Grounded in Malaysia

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One of Air Tanzania’s fancy Boeing 787 Dreamliners has been stuck in Malaysia for almost seven months! This plane hasn’t flown any passengers since last August because of problems with its Rolls-Royce engines. Mechanics are working on it now, but it took so long because there weren’t any spare engines available. This particular airplane (registration 5H-TCJ) is brand new – they got it in 2019. It’s supposed to be one of two Dreamliners that Air Tanzania has, but for now, only one is flying… (www.msn.com) More...

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Is Comac's C939 Widebody Jet Poised To Take On Boeing And Airbus?

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COMAC is working on the C939, which is set to seat up to 400 passengers, positioning it against Airbus A350 and Boeing 777. The C939 is part of COMAC's lineup, including the ARJ21 and C919, aiming to compete in the aircraft market. With plans for a twin-engine aircraft capable of intercontinental distances, COMAC aims to challenge the Airbus-Boeing duopoly in commercial aviation. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has begun work on its C939 widebody aircraft, which will be… (www.msn.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-900ER Hits Spirit Airlines Airbus A321neo At Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

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An unfortunate incident involved damage to Delta Air Lines and Spirit Airlines aircraft in Cleveland. Both planes have been taken out of service for inspections due to the contact between the two aircraft. The incident caused multi-hour delays to Delta's flights and the cancelation of Spirit's flight. A Boeing 737-900ER operated by Delta Air Lines came in contact with a Spirit Airlines Airbus A321neo at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) on Sunday. The incident caused the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Air Vanuatu: What Happens When An Airline Goes Bankrupt

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On May 10, Air Vanuatu canceled all flights and grounded their planes. Shortly after, the airline went into liquidation. This left thousands of passengers booked with the airline stranded in the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. That being said, what happens when an airline goes bankrupt? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Jumping from History: The Skydiving DC-9 Hot Rod Flies Again

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It’s been over a decade since a former SAS Scandinavian Airlines DC-9 took to the skies over southern California for a skydiving mission. It finally made its return to the skies last week! (avgeekery.com) More...

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Saudi Arabia Set to Soar by $2 Billion in General Aviation Roadmap for Future Aviation Forum

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The Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is set to unveil its General Aviation Roadmap during the forthcoming Future Aviation Forum 2024. Scheduled from May 20-22 under the banner “Elevating Global Connectivity,” the forum aims to outline strategies for amplifying the general aviation sector’s impact on the national GDP. The roadmap targets a substantial increase in economic contributions, aspiring to boost sector value to $2 billion by 2030—an ambitious tenfold increase. The… (www.travelandtourworld.com) More...

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German aviation company Lilium and Swiss firm to open new sites in France

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PARIS, May 12 (Reuters) - German aviation firm Lilium and Swiss-based nickel refinery company KL1 will set up new sites in France representing a combined investment of 700 million euros ($753.83 million), French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. Lilium will invest 400 million euros in a new factory that will create up to 850 new jobs. KL1's new site in Blanquefort, near Bordeaux, will amount to an investment of 300 million euros, creating 200 new jobs, Le Maire said. The… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airlines sue DOT over new rules requiring disclosure of fees

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Major airlines have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over new rules that would require carriers to disclose all airline fees — including those for checked and carry-on bags as well as change and cancelation fees — up front. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Delta Planning to Fly Premium-Heavy CRJ-550s

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The airline is slated to add the 50-seat aircraft to its regional fleet. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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