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Boeing, IAI expand production lines for 737, 777 freighter conversions

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Boeing and Israel Aircraft Industries license conversion kits to select partners. Both have added production for passenger-to-freighter conversions. (www.freightwaves.com) 更多...

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Berlin Tegel Airport Is No More (+Photos)

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Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is no more, officially losing its airport status. The last flight left the airport on November 8, 2020. (airwaysmag.com) 更多...

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Boeing faces new hurdle in 737 MAX electrical grounding issue

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U.S. air safety officials have asked Boeing Co to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing numerous 737 MAX subsystems would not be affected by electrical grounding issues first flagged in three areas of the jet in April, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. (www.foxbusiness.com) 更多...

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The storm at Uganda Airlines

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A storm has been brewing at Uganda Airlines – albeit silently. Last week, the lid was blown off. For now, it is difficult to predict how things will end, but what we are sure of is, there is a problem. Reading from details that Daily Monitor has seen and sources that requested anonymity to speak freely, the problem seems to be wider mix of both politics on one hand and corruption on the other. On one hand, is the supervising role that seats with the Ministry of Works, with a seeming extension to… (www.monitor.co.ug) 更多...

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Seychelles reaches deal with Etihad to take full ownership of Air Seychelles

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Seychelles on Thursday announced it had reached a deal to take full ownership of its national airline, Air Seychelles, following talks with Etihad Airways in which the UAE-based airline agreed to relinquish the 40-percent stake it holds at a steep discount, officials said. The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, Patrick Payet, told reporters that Seychelles received a 79 percent discount on the total liability that Air Seychelles owes Etihad. Air Seychelles had owed $72.3 million to… (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) 更多...

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Lufthansa Group pushes ahead with fleet modernization and purchases ten state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft

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Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its fleet. New, highly cost and fuel-efficient aircraft are replacing older types on short, medium and long-haul routes. As a result, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG decided to buy ten long-haul aircraft: five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing B787-9. The Supervisory Board approved the purchase today. These aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa Airline and strengthen the 5-star premium offer of the Group’s core brand. As part of… (www.lufthansagroup.com) 更多...

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The Jetoptera J-2000 VTOL Concept Uses Bladeless, Dyson-Style Fans to Fly

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With so many air taxi concepts introduced over the last few years, it can be hard for one to stand out. Jetoptera has figured out a way to get our attention, though. The Seattle startup’s J-2000 flying car is easily one of the more intriguing air taxi concepts we’ve seen. Why? Because it features a propulsion system unlike those powering its peers—though fans of Dyson’s high-tech fans may find it eerily familiar. The vast majority of VTOL concepts, electric or otherwise, over the past few years… (www.yahoo.com) 更多...

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Personal Diversion Lands Air Force Pilot In Hot Water

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A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot checked in on time for his flight but will carry a stain on his record for the expense and disruption it caused. Capt. Nathaniel D’Arcy was commanding a CP-140 Aurora, the RCAF equivalent of the U.S. Navy P-3 Orion, in a training exercise off the west coast of Canada in May of 2019 when he remembered he’d forgotten to check in for an airline flight booked for the next day. He broke off the mission in search of a cell signal, flying the thirsty four-engine… (www.avweb.com) 更多...

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See This Cold War Sea Monster? Thanks to the Melting Arctic It's Making a Comeback.

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Here's What You Need to Remember: The Arctic is becoming more and more contested as it melts and remains unfrozen later into the year, and could eventually be ice-free year-round. This would be a boon to Russian shipping, as routes to North America and Asia could be significantly shortened, and may make oil and gas exploration easier. First, what the heck are ground effect vehicles? Ground effect vehicles take advantage of an aerodynamic phenomenon called the ground effect. The ground… (nationalinterest.org) 更多...

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Thousands Of Passengers Could Be Banned From Flying And Fined For Not Wearing Masks

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The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed some figures on Monday about unruly (read: shitty) passengers who made their fellow travelers’ lives a little bit harder because they just didn’t want to wear a mask aboard a plane. So far, 1,300 passengers have been reported for their unruly behavior since February, per Reuters. Of those 1,300 people who’ve been reported, at least 260 are being looked at for potential violations which mostly involve “passengers not wearing masks as required on… (jalopnik.com) 更多...

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MH370 pilot 'made many turns to avoid detection' before jet vanished

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The pilot of flight MH370 that disappeared seven years ago made numerous turns to avoid detection before the passenger jet took its final, fatal course, a new study found. MH370 vanished in March, 2014, with Malaysian Airlines Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah dying alongside 238 passengers and crew, including six Australians. The research by aerospace engineer Richard Godfrey, of the Independent Group of Scientists, set up to solve the MH370 mystery - found that the flight path of the Boeing 777 jet… (www.9news.com.au) 更多...

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Airbus Fly-By-Wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler, 1933-2021

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Airbus has informed that Bernard Ziegler, former VP of engineering and fly-by-wire evangelist, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. (airwaysmag.com) 更多...

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Purolator adds turboprop freighters to cross-border air network

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Purolator uses several transport suppliers to move packages by air. A new partner is Chorus Aviation, which is using turboprops to move goods from the U.S. to Canada. (www.freightwaves.com) 更多...

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United just hit another major milestone in its Polaris retrofit program

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United’s top-notch Polaris business-class pods have made their way to another batch of aircraft. In a few short weeks, every Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will be outfitted with United’s latest cabins, marking the end of the guessing game as to what onboard product your flight will feature. (thepointsguy.com) 更多...

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KC-10 Tanker Crew Uses 'Pickle Rick' Call Sign, Air Force Not Amused

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A U.S. Air Force tanker crew used an unusual call sign during a recent mission in the Middle East: “PIKLRICK.”+ he KC-10A tanker took off on an otherwise unremarkable flight from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, but soon attracted global attention for naming the flight after the pickle version of Rick Sanchez, the foul-mouthed mad scientist from the cult animated comedy Rick and Morty. The incident instantly joins the list of great sky hijinks from bored pilots trying… (www.popularmechanics.com) 更多...

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Lufthansa To Equip Entire Boeing 777F Fleet With Sharkskin Technology

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Lufthansa and its cargo division are both seeking to make flying as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. The German flag carrier is now looking to nature to help achieve this goal, with the rollout of sharkskin technology targetted for the airline’s Boeing 777F fleet beginning next year. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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The F-22 and F-35 Can Now Talk to Each Other, All Because of a U-2

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One of the oldest airplanes in the U.S. Air Force has picked up a critical new mission: serve as a flying translator for two of the youngest planes. Although the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are among the most advanced fighter jets in the world, they have two different communications systems, which means they can’t communicate with each other. That’s why they need a third plane—the U-2 “Dragon Lady” spy plane—to help facilitate the conversation. (www.popularmechanics.com) 更多...

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45 Years Ago Pan Am Flew A Boeing 747 Around The World In 3 Days

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Yesterday marked a significant anniversary in the domain of aerial circumnavigation achievements. Specifically, it was the 45th anniversary of Pan Am’s ‘Liberty Bell Express’ circumnavigation. This saw the airline fly a Boeing 747SP eastwards around the world from New York JFK in record time between May 1st and May 3rd, 1976. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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INFOGRAPHIC • Orders and Deliveries Boeing Airplanes Commercial Aircraft — March 2021

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The Boeing commercial aircraft order and delivery report for March 2021 has been published... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) 更多...

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Canada's Cargojet explores U.S. investment

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Cargojet operates flights for Amazon and DHL, often flying between Canada and the U.S. But it can't fly within the U.S. The company is trying to change that fact and gain a foothold in the U.S. air cargo market. (www.freightwaves.com) 更多...

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Boeing 737-700 GoPro Views into Tirana Albania

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In the cockpit of a TUIfly Boeing 737-700 for a flight from Brussels to Pristina via Tirana. Here you will see the approach and landing at Tirana Airport (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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The end of an era: Alaska, Delta, United scrap flexible travel waiver, leaving JetBlue as lone holdout

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As travel rebounds, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the terms and conditions of your airline ticket. On May 1, Alaska, Delta and United all let their flexible travel waivers expire, restoring many of the most punitive restrictions to basic economy fares. Going forward, all newly purchased basic economy tickets on the aforementioned carriers will return to being non-changeable and non-refundable. (thepointsguy.com) 更多...

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FAA warns of spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior

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The Federal Aviation Administration is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes. (www.nbcnews.com) 更多...

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United Hands Out Free Frequent Flyer Miles To Healthcare Workers

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To celebrate 40 years of the MileagePlus program this month, United Airlines will hand out four million frequent flyer miles to essential healthcare workers. Four lucky winners will be gifted one million miles each, while a range of promotions and sales throughout May will reward MileagePlus members. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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SkyWest Turns A Profit With Embraer E175s Coming Back Strong

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SkyWest has turned a profit in the first quarter of 2021. Turning a net income of $36 million, SkyWest has benefited from its business model, which focuses on flying smaller regional jets for larger US airlines. Through this model, the airline has to focus less on turning profits and losses on individual routes. One of the key takeaways from SkyWests’s results was the return of the Embraer E175, which flew the most block hours of any fleet type in the first quarter. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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How Many Boeing 717s Were Built?

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These days, Boeing is often in the news for all the wrong reasons. But sometimes, they produce a plane that ticks a lot of boxes. The Boeing 717 is an example. Built between 1998 and 2006, Boeing only made 156 of these smaller jets. Fifteen years later, airlines busy looking for smaller planes to rightsize their fleets eye the Boeing 717 with renewed appreciation. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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What Does It Take To Put A Plane Into Long Term Storage?

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The last 12 months has seen a seismic shift in aircraft fleet management at airlines. With passenger demand down in most markets and not expected to recover for some time, airlines are searching for cost savings where they can. High on their hit list are big planes, especially older big planes that are costly to run. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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United Airlines CEO says business and international travel needs to return to about 65% for airline

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United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby says business and international travel has to return to about 65 percent for the airline to see profitability. “We’re not sure on the timing. There’s two big variables that we need. One, we need business travel to come back, and two, we need the international border to reopen….What we really need to do is get back to about 65 percent of normal levels for business demand and international, long-haul demand to get to break even.” (www.washingtonpost.com) 更多...

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Ready to fly! Itapemirim, the newest airline in Brazil receives Air Operator Certificate

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The company fulfills all ANAC requirements to operate commercial flights and starts selling tickets soon... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) 更多...

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Eastern Airlines to Launch Chicago to Sarajevo Service

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U.S. carrier Eastern Airlines is launching its first ever route to Europe this summer. Beginning May 28, the airline will fly between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Butmir International Airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Flights will occur once per week and operate until September 5, 2021. (aeroxplorer.com) 更多...

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Today in Aviation: Pan Am's Record-setting Flight around the World

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Today in Aviation, Pan Am's Boeing 747SP–21 'Clipper Liberty Bell' completed a record-setting flight around the world in 1976. (airwaysmag.com) 更多...

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Lufthansa Expands Widebody Order for Airbus A350 and Boeing 787

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Lufthansa has just announced an order for 10 new long-haul widebody jets. Split evenly between the Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900, the new planes will further Lufthansa’s widebody fleet modernization plans. The new aircraft will also position the airline group for a long-haul international recovery. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Canadian North is Retiring their 737-200s with gravel kits

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Last week, Canadian North announced in an article published by Nunatsiaq News that they would unfortunately be retiring their Boeing 737-200s. These are the last 737-200s to be based in Western Canada. (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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Lufthansa replicates sharkskin to boost fuel efficiency of cargo jets

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Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Technik and BASF have partnered to develop a new coating for aircraft to make them slip through the air with less friction. (www.freightwaves.com) 更多...

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Delta Airlines Sells Middle Seats Again As Travel Increases

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elta’s CEO says the airline is still operating in a pandemic and “this is not a return to normal.” Changes in cleaning protocols that Delta made during the pandemic will be permanent. Experts are saying that flying has become much safer. They still recommend getting vaccinated before traveling and continuing to follow CDC guidelines. (aviationrepublic.com) 更多...

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Lion Air’s Founders Planning to Launch New Airline in Indonesia

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The founders of Indonesia’s PT Lion Mentari Airlines are planning to start a new airline, according to people familiar with the plan, a development that could aid the carrier’s efforts to move beyond one of aviation’s biggest disasters. The new carrier is a project started by Lion’s founders including Rusdi Kirana, said the people, who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak publicly on the plan. Lion Air has been trying to move forward from a deadly crash in 2018, which… (www.bloomberg.com) 更多...

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Where are the helicopters and planes that belonged to the pilot Ayrton Senna?

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The week of May 1st leaves a great memory for those passionate about the death of Ayrton Senna at the Imola / San Marino GP in 1994. A more up-to-date curiosity about the Brazilian Formula One Three-time Pilot with the world of aviation... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) 更多...

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Today in Aviation: First Commercial Jet Flies to South Africa | Airways Magazine

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Today in Aviation, the first regular jet flight, a de Havilland Comet, left London in 1952 with 36 passengers on board bound for Johannesburg. (airwaysmag.com) 更多...

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AskWaves: Who is Silk Way West Airlines?

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Answer: a growing air cargo carrier in Azerbaijan. (www.freightwaves.com) 更多...

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China Unlikely to Certify Boeing 737 MAX to Fly Again Anytime Soon

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US-China relations are unlikely to improve in the near future, which makes a speedy return to a vital market less likely (amp.scmp.com) 更多...

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FAA to audit Boeing's design changes after latest MAX issue

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FAA to audit Boeing's 'minor' design changes after latest MAX issue (www.news24.com) 更多...

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British Airways Partner ZeroAvia’s Hydrogen Test Plane Crashes

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ZeroAvia has been covering good ground in the mission to launch innovative sustainable aircraft over the last few years. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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JetBlue Supports LaGuardia Perimeter Rule Despite American Partnership

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New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) faces restrictions on operations thanks to a perimeter rule that has kept most long-range flying at two other New York-area airports. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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The Development Of Airbus’s Game-Changing Blended Fuselage

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Airbus made the headlines just over a year ago when it revealed a rather striking design for future aircraft. (simpleflying.com) 更多...

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Today in Aviation: American Airlines Launches AAdvantage | Airways

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Today in Aviation, American Airlines (AA) introduced one of the first frequent-flyer programs in the industry, AAdvantage, in 1981 (airwaysmag.com) 更多...

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Landing at a steep airstrip in the Pyrenees

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Barèmes is a tiny, steep airstrip with rough grass. You can switch on the English subtitles. (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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Boeing risks missing Air Force One 2024 deadline due to legal, production issues

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The new Air Force One planes face the possibility of missing their 2024 deadline as Boeing faces a number of issues, including a legal dispute, production issues and a loss over the past year. The U.S. government started the process to build new planes to replace the president’s airplane during the Trump administration, acquiring two unused 747s from Boeing to serve as the foundation for the new designs. The last time the president’s airplane received an update was more than 30 years ago, when… (www.foxbusiness.com) 更多...

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Full Scenic Cockpit Flight Ajaccio to Bastia on Corsica Island | TUI E-190

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In the cockpit of the TUIfly Belgium for a full flight between Ajaccio Airport and Bastia Airport in Corsica (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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