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Southwest Airlines 737 MAX Suffers Dutch Roll at 32,000 Feet

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX suffered a Dutch Roll at 32,000 feet. (aviationsourcenews.com) More...

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Counterfeit titanium was found in Boeing and Airbus jets

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Titanium that was distributed with fake documentation has been found in commercial Boeing and Airbus jets. Now the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft manufacturers and supplier Spirit AeroSystems are investigating whether those components pose a safety hazard to the public. (www.cnn.com) More...

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A jet missing since 1971 has been found at the bottom of Vermont's Lake Champlain

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Fifty-three years after a private plane carrying five men disappeared on a snowy Vermont night, experts believe they have found the wreckage of the long lost jet in Lake Champlain. (www.npr.org) More...

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Boeing Discovers Faulty Fastener Installation On Undelivered 787 Dreamliners

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Boeing is investigating incorrectly installed fasteners on its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. More than 900 fasteners were reportedly affected per plane. The FAA Administrator plans to address the quality lapse during a visit to Boeing's facilities in South Carolina. Boeing has launched an investigation into a quality problem with its undelivered 787 Dreamliners. Reports suggest that hundreds of fasteners have been incorrectly installed, but there is no immediate safety risk. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA Moves to Restrict Public Charter Flights

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The new regulatory change may shake-up business models for carriers like JSX. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Southwest Investor Wants No Free Checked Bags

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A Southwest Airlines investor with almost $2 billion in the airline wants the carrier to charge for all checked bags. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Canadian air traffic controllers jokingly tried to divert the Panthers from landing in Edmonton

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How badly does Canada want a Stanley Cup after decades without one? Here’s your answer: so bad that even Edmonton air traffic controllers are out here joking with the pilots of the Florida Panthers’ charter flight, with audio that was captured and shared on social media. (ftw.usatoday.com) More...

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Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,700th Hercules: A Milestone for the KC-130J Super Hercules Fleet

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Lockheed Martin has achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of the 2,700th Hercules, a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker, to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. (skygofly.com) More...

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Mandatory Pilot Retirement Age Change Was Squashed, Will It Last?

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On 16 May 2024, President Joe Biden signed into law the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2024. The legislation promises to make American airspace safer and introduce robust protections for passengers and airline employees alike. The debate will likely continue as retirements continue to grow over the next decade. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Former Yankee Air Museum "Yankee Lady" B17 sold

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Much to the dismay of museum goers and Michigan aviation enthusiasts alike, the Michigan Flight Museum formerly known as the Yankee Air Museum until May of this year, announced the sale of its B17 bomber. N3193G known as the “Yankee Lady” was built in 1945 as serial number 44-85829. The news of its sale was sent out to members via email from the museums President and CEO Kevin Walsh (www.youtube.com) More...

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Austrian Airlines Considers Boeing 737 MAX 8 As Replacement For Aging Airbus A320s

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Austrian Airlines' CEO revealed that the airline is considering a switch to Boeing 737 MAX for its medium-haul fleet renewal. There remains uncertainty around the allocation of the 40 737 MAX aircraft on order by the Lufthansa Group. The aging A320 family fleet has prompted Austrian Airlines to seek a replacement aircraft which is currently the A320neo of which five are already in service. Austrian Airlines' CEO Annette Mann told both ch-aviation and Aviation Week that the carrier is… (www.msn.com) More...

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Durango man shares his love for restoring classic airplanes

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Self-proclaimed “gear head” Rob Flannery has a small obsession with airplanes. But it’s not just any plane. He specializes in flying and restoring Luscombe aircrafts. The two-seated, single-engine planes were popular during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably used for civilian aircraft training. The 76-year-old has spent most of his life tinkering with engines, riding motorcycles and racing Formula-1 cars. But nothing gave him quite the same thrill as soaring through the skies, thousands of feet… (www.durangoherald.com) More...

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Hong Kong investigates Atlas Air emergency landing, 8-hour runway closure

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An Atlas Air cargo jet had a landing gear failure and blocked the runway in Hong Kong causing many flight delays. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Over 100 Oklahoma high schools will offer aviation curriculum, certifications

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Although Oklahoma already leads the nation in the number of high schools offering aerospace programs, the state will continue offering an air-industry curriculum for the third year in a row. The "You Can Fly" program, a free curriculum developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, will be offered at 116 high schools. The four-year pathway of high school coursework will prepare students for careers in the aerospace industry and will lead to a certification or… (www.oklahoman.com) More...

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A US pilot school has banned solo flights for trainees at one of the world's top airlines after a spate of incidents

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A pilot school in Phoenix has stopped cadets from Cathay Pacific flying solo, per Bloomberg. It said planes were damaged in incidents that weren't properly reported. Cathay, one of the world's top airlines, is trying to increase pilot numbers after dropping during Covid. An Arizona pilot school has stopped Cathay Pacific trainees from solo flights after several incidents that went unreported, Bloomberg first reported. Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong flag carrier, is one of the… (www.msn.com) More...

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Cape Air Tecnam 2012 cockpit from Boston

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Cape Air Tecnam 2012 cockpit from Boston to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Hyannis, Provincetown (www.youtube.com) More...

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Meet the hobbyists who collect barf bags

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For some collectors, it’s serious business. Right now, in barely hidden corners of the internet, barf bags are being purchased and traded in a commerce as foreign to most people as the phrase, “I collect barf bags.” But it’s barf bags, after all. And if you’re going to be part of this scene, you have to have a really good sense of humor. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines flight to Hawaiian island plunges, comes within 400 feet of Pacific Ocean

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft came within 400 feet of slamming into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai after weather conditions forced pilots to swiftly change course. A Southwest Airlines memo to pilots, obtained by Bloomberg News, detailed Southwest Flight 2786 from the April 11 flight from Honolulu International Airport to Lihue Airport in Kauai. Passengers were left white-knuckled after the aircraft dropped from nearly 16,000 feet to an altitude… (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Remembering Marisa Maretti: The Trailblazing ‘First Lady of Business Aviation’ Passes at 79

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Marisa Maretti, affectionately known as “the first lady of business aviation,” died on May 18 at the age of 79. (skygofly.com) More...

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Michigan’s first all-female Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans in Washington DC

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DETROIT – The second Mid-Michigan Honor Flight this year is a history maker. For the first time, every veteran who is taking part is a woman. It’s a journey that takes them through the Washington D.C. Memorials built to honor their service to their country. Those thanking them for their service say they are pioneers for future generations of women in the military. For veteran Esther Wynder of Fenton, the World War II Memorial created moments for reflection. (www.clickondetroit.com) More...

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Chinese e-tailer JD.com expands cargo airline

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Chinese e-commerce store JD.com is growing its in-house airline to satisfy customers in China with quick order delivery. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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JetBlue Continues to Wind Down Embraer E190 Operations

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The airline is slated to retire the aircraft type next year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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GE Aerospace Innovates with Hybrid Electric Engines for Single-Aisle Jets

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GE Aerospace is pioneering the development of hybrid electric engines, aiming to transform next-generation narrow-body jets by the mid-2020s. This groundbreaking initiative could position the aviation industry significantly closer to reducing its carbon emissions, with single-aisle jets currently accounting for half of the sector’s global emissions. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Amazon transferring Boeing 737-800 cargo jets to Sun Country Airlines

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Amazon is resetting its air transport partnerships after ending relations with Atlas Air. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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