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The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn

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A major independent flight tracking platform, which has made enemies of the Saudi royal family and Elon Musk, has been sold to a subsidiary of a private equity firm. And its users are furious. ADS-B Exchange has made headlines in recent months for, as AFP put it, irking “billionaires and baddies.” But in a Wednesday morning press release, aviation intelligence firm Jetnet announced it had acquired the scrappy open source operation for an undisclosed sum. (arstechnica.com) More...

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ZeroAvia Makes History with Largest Hydrogen-Electric Powered Aircraft

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A California manufacturer named ZeroAvia has just paved a significantly bigger path toward the mass use of sustainable aviation fuel with a Dornier 228. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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The History of Emirates Airlines: From a Single Aircraft to the Aviation Industry Leader

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Emirates Airlines is one of the most recognizable names in the aviation industry. Founded in 1985, it has since grown to become one of the world’s leading international airlines, offering flights to over 150 destinations in more than 80 countries across six continents. (avecdotes.com) More...

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U.S. Navy Begins Multi-Engine Trainer Replacement Program

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U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a single-source contract to Textron Aviation for 10 Beechcraft T-54A aircraft to fulfil its requirement for a Multi-Engine Training System (METS) aircraft. The new aircraft—which are based on the commercial King Air 260 model—are part of a $113.1 million contract that also includes support equipment, spares and training. Ultimately the Navy intends to acquire up to 64 T-54As in a deal that could be worth $677.2 million. They are scheduled for delivery… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Azerbaijan Airlines Adding Airbus A320neos To Its Fleet Renewal Program

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On Friday, Azerbaijan's national flag carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines, announced it is upgrading its fleet by adding new aircraft, including the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The Baku-based airline already operates both types, but its Friday announcement indicates it will add more of each as it replenishes its fleet through 2030. Extra capacity to freshen up the fleet Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) didn't specify aircraft quantities or delivery details. Still, a look at its… (www.msn.com) More...

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Airbus Remains Confident Of Producing 14 A220s A Month Despite Challenges

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Airbus's Canadian manufacturing plant has been forced to combat significant supply chain issues in the past few months leading many to believe that the manufacturer will fall short of meeting its Airbus A220 production goals. Despite this speculation, the head of Airbus Canada has declared that it can meet and exceed all target goals. Let's take a deeper look into the situation. Declaration of productivity Airbus has been producing its newest family member, the Airbus A220, for several… (www.msn.com) More...

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NTSB report shows pilot and passenger were in plane “not to be flown”

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A preliminary report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) shows a pilot and passenger were riding in a plane that was “not to be flown." (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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AirAsia Plans Airbus A330neo Return Amid Operational Ramp-Up

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Having been parked for an extended period of time, the Airbus A330-900s belonging to low-cost carrier AirAsia are set to return to the skies in the near future. The airline group announced its aim to reactivate the jets alongside its plans to increase activity in some of its markets. Let's look at this positive news a little more closely. The return of the A330neo When it comes to A330neos under the AirAsia Aviation Group, the company has two with its Thai AirAsia X division. Registered… (www.msn.com) More...

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