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Is It Still Okay to Recline Your Seat?

Etiquette expert says now considered "rude" to recline any seat outside of First or Business class. But is it? The recline button is still intact in passenger jets...are we not supposed to use it? (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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United And Alaska Airlines Aborted Landing In San Francisco To Avoid Hitting Southwest Airlines Jet

On May 19, a United Airlines flight was forced to abort landing in order to avoid a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 on the runway. Then an Alaska Airlines jet aborted its landing, too. Air traffic control called out the Southwest pilot – “you shouldn’t be on the runway” – yet the FAA dismisses this in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle saying that there was no runway incursion (because of the aborted landings!) and that they “looked into the incident and determined the appropriate steps… (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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Boeing Remains Optimistic About 737 MAX 7 Certification Despite Additional Requirements

The certification process for Boeing's 737 MAX 7 has been considerably prolonged due to enhanced documentation requirements, according to a company executive. Nevertheless, the aerospace manufacturer remains optimistic about obtaining certification by the year's end. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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FAA Proposes Rule To Remove Instructor Certificate Expiration Date

The FAA has proposed a rule that would remove the 24-month expiration date on flight instructor certificates and instead establish 24-month recent experience requirements. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Retiring Delta A350 pilot, water cannon salute

Water cannon salute for a retiring pilot aboard Delta Air Lines A350-900 N510DN, Flt DL276 from HND-DTW 5-30-23 (www.youtube.com) More...

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The $100,000 Experience on National Geographic's Private Boeing 757

National Geographic offers a host of luxury excursions around the world, but these itineraries come with a hefty price-tag. What does a $100,000 trip on a leased private Boeing 757 entail? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Analysts and Airbus Clash Over Airbus A220-500 Launch at Paris Air Show

There seems to be a disagreement between analysts and Airbus regarding the potential launch of the Airbus A220-500, a stretched variant of the A220 aircraft, at the upcoming Paris Air Show. (www.airguide.info) More...

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UK-Based Global Airlines Acquires its First A380

Emerging United Kingdom-based Global Airlines has recently announced its acquisition of the Airbus A380 from Doric Aviation to begin its operations. This is the first time in eight years that the aircraft type has been taken on by a new operator. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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The pilots air traffic controllers love

By MATTHEW STARR I’ve encountered just about every sort of pilot there is in my years as an air traffic controller. Air traffic controllers work with more pilots in a week than any five pilots do in a year. There are pilots we could live without and there are pilots we absolutely love. Are you curious who those pilots are? Keep reading and find out... The Sloppy Pilot Slap some duct tape on it and let’s go! There are three extra bolts left over, but he spent two hours reassembling the engine… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

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Air Algérie Places Order for Five New Airbus A330-900s and Two A350-1000s

Air Algérie, the flag carrier airline of Algeria, has entered into a firm agreement to acquire seven widebody aircraft, further bolstering its growth in the commercial aviation sector. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Buying with cash for the win/win

A while back I wrote a column about buying an airplane. Specifically, I believe it was about my search for a suitable aircraft, and a bit of history surrounding aircraft I’ve owned previously. In that piece I shared an opinion I hold to be incontrovertibly true. I said essentially this: Cash is king. In response to that pronouncement, I received an email from a reader who asked a highly pertinent question: Why? It’s a good question. Let’s get into it. In order for an aircraft purchase to occur,… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

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New Bird for AeroMed Fleet

Corewell Health AeroMed (Formerly Spectrum Health AeroMed) adds N768AM to it's fleet. This new addition of another S-76C++ replaces N176BA and will move into it's mainline slot with N176AM moving into backup. (newsroom.spectrumhealth.org) More...

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Study outlines concern over ‘unsustainable’ demand for animal fats in aviation

Concerns that aviation fuel derived from animal fats could be used to shore up compliance with sustainability targets, despite being viewed only a short-term and supply-constrained measure, have been outlined in a study into European biofuel demand. The study, conducted by clean fuel specialist consultancy Cerulogy, states that the European Commission believes animal fats and used cooking oil can only play a “minor long-term role” in replacing aviation kerosene – and that advanced biofuels and… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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WestJet's inaugural Detroit flight

Yesterday evening, May 26th 2023, WestJet flew its inaugural flight to Detroit metro, DTW. WestJet flight 1578 departed Calgary intl, YYC around 130PM mountain time. C-FUCS, the Boeing 737-800 operating the flight would arrive in Detroit 3 hours and 40 minutes later around 715 pm Eastern time and park at the McNamara terminals gate A5. After a short turnaround time around 845pm the aircraft would leave Detroit as flight 1579 back to Calgary. WestJet marks the 3rd new carrier to add Detroit to… (www.youtube.com) More...

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HondaJet 2600 May Be Nearing Launch Decision

Honda Aircraft is taking another step toward the possible launch of a new model based on the 2600 “concept jet” unveiled at NBAA-BACE 2021. The North Carolina-based aircraft manufacturer is planning a meeting with suppliers next month to discuss possible opportunities on the program, Honda Aircraft president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki told AIN last week at EBACE 2023. Exploration of the 2600 jet continues but a decision on commercialization of the program has not yet been made, he said at the… (www.ainonline.com) More...


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