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Cargojet sees strong volumes after 2023 fleet reversal

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The Canadian cargo airline minimized earnings declines despite difficult conditions in 2023. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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£3 Million Immigration Scam: British Airways Manager Flees After Visa Fraud

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A 24-year-old British Airways manager at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) stands accused of running a £3 million ($3.8 million) immigration scam, allegedly exploiting the airline's check-in systems to assist passengers in bypassing security without visas or proper documentation. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, is currently on the run in India after being arrested and released on bail in January. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Lufthansa Confirms Initial Routes for New Subsidiary

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Lufthansa City Airlines operations are initially planned from Munich. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Sneak Peek: JFK Airport Terminal 6 Development Anniversary

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JFK Millennium Partners showcase the latest developments of Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Supernal Takes Off With eVTOL Ambitions as S-A2 and Partnerships Forge Path in Urban Air Mobility

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Supernal, the Hyundai Motor Company subsidiary focusing on advanced air mobility (AAM), is making significant progress towards introducing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. At an innovation summit in Las Vegas in January, the company unveiled its product, the S-A2 aircraft. Supernal also announced deals with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at the Singapore Airshow this month. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing'

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On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Electric Jet Propulsion Units

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Lilium, the manufacturer behind the design of the seven-seat electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) Lilium Jet, is ramping up production of its flagship model. The German firm on Monday said it has begun installing a serial production line for the Jet’s electric propulsion units at its manufacturing facility in Wessling, Germany. The company expects the first prototype propulsion systems—which will support for-credit type certification testing with the European Union Aviation Safety… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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How One Tweet Started Fake “Near Miss” Stories

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On February 24, a number of aviation social media accounts and news outlets broke a story about a supposedly serious runway incursion at Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport in South Africa. They painted the 'incident' as having potentially serious consequences, labeling it as a 'near miss'. It turns out that was far from the truth. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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COMAC Debuts at Vietnam Airshow After Singapore

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COMAC debuts at the Vietnam Airshow following a successful debut at the Singapore Airshow. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Drone rules may change to allow medical deliveries

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The rules on flying drones in the UK could soon be changed, according to new proposals that could allow the delivery of critical medical supplies. The Civil Aviation Authority's plans would make it easier for drones to be flown out of sight of their pilots. The regulator said it would help rail firms and power companies to inspect essential infrastructure. The plans form part of a wider scheme to integrate new technology into UK airspace. The CAA said: "Inspections of railways,… (www.bbc.com) More...

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Spain is preparing to ban short-haul flights when a train is available—and that may include private jets

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Europe’s fight to curb CO2 emissions is increasingly being take to the continent’s skies. Now one of its biggest economies, Spain, is following France in an attempt to curb the impact of polluting aircraft. Under an agreement struck by Spain’s coalition government, the country is pushing to ban domestic plane routes where passengers are instead able to take a train in less than two and a half hours. It could affect routes for several major Spanish airlines, and maybe even the country’s fleet of… (fortune.com) More...

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Pakistan International Airlines Flight Attendants Continue Disappearing in Toronto

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight attendant disappeared yet again after landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). This incident adds to the number of PIA flight attendants who have vanished during stopovers in Canada in recent months. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Power Bank Explodes on AirAsia Flight in Thailand, Causing Fear Among Passengers

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Chaos ensued on a Thai AirAsia flight after a passenger's power bank exploded and caught fire, prompting the crew to extinguish it swiftly. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Flagship Dreamliner

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Hawaiian Airlines unveiled its new flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to media and employees in Honolulu this last week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Chinese Airlines Allowed to Increase US Flights to 50 per Week

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The US DOT allows Chinese passenger airlines to increase their weekly round-trip flights to the US from 35 to 50 starting on March 31. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Unruly Passenger Restrained After Fighting With Crew on Emirates Flight to Islamabad

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On February 24, an unruly passenger forced the cabin crew to intervene because of his violent actions on an Emirates Boeing B777-300 ER. The crew restrained him using cable ties during Emirates flight EK 614 from Dubai (DXB) to Islamabad (ISB). Emirates also confirmed the event's occurrence in an official statement (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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More than 500 flights delayed at DIA as high winds batter plains

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As high winds stoke up fire dangers across the eastern side of the state Monday morning, they are also causing problems at Denver International Airport. More than 500 flights have been delayed as of 1:30 p.m. — the majority through Southwest Airlines, according to airline tracking site FlightAware. Southwest has 273 delays, or 50% of their traffic through Denver; United Airlines has 118 delays; SkyWest has 48 delays; Frontier has 30 delays; American Airlines has 12 delays; and CommuteAir has 11… (www.denverpost.com) More...

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Heathrow Squashes Reports of Scrapped Third Runway Plans

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London Heathrow Airport has denied a report by The Sunday Times that plans for a third runway have been shelved. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing Board Blocks Shareholder Push to Bring HQ Back to Seattle

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Boeing’s board has killed a longshot shareholder proposal that the company move its headquarters back to Seattle. The proposal was put forward to be voted on this spring at Boeing’s annual general meeting by 83-year-old Walter Ryan, a retired Chicago business owner, corporate gadfly and stock market investor who owns 10,000 shares in the company. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Enhancing Air Traffic Control

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An air traffic control tower trial at London Heathrow Airport demonstrates the potential of AI to optimize air traffic management and improve the efficiency and safety of airport operations. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Iberia Flight Diverts to Gran Canaria as Passenger Receives CPR

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Iberia flight IB 6844 from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza (EZE) to Madrid (MAD) diverted to Gran Canaria (LPA) on February 23. An Airbus A350-900, with registration EC-NJM, operated IB 6844 that day. The aircraft was back on the ground nearly ten hours after departure due to a passenger's medical issue. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Aerospace giants form coalition to stop unauthorized parts from entering supply chain

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Feb 22 (Reuters) - Aerospace giants including Airbus (AIR.PA), opens new tab, Boeing (BA.N), opens new tab and GE Aerospace (GE.N), opens new tab on Thursday announced the formation of a coalition that would aim to prevent unauthorized parts from entering the global supply chain. The move comes after jet engine maker CFM International, co-owned by GE Aerospace and France's Safran (SAF.PA), opens new tab, last year said thousands of engine components may have been sold with forged paperwork… (www.reuters.com) More...

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Ryanair Warns of Summer Schedule Cuts on Boeing Delivery Delays

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Ryanair Holdings Plc warned that it could be forced to pare back its schedule in the peak summer travel season amid fresh delivery delays of new jets from Boeing Co. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) More...

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When a Wing Comes Apart

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Or, more accurately, when it doesn't. Ask the Pilot takes a look at the UAL 757 incident. (askthepilot.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet

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Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Lufthansa and South African Airways Planes Nearly Collide at Johannesburg Airport

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A Lufthansa Boeing 747 almost collided with a South African Airways (SAA) Airbus A320 at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) on February 23. The Lufthansa plane, flying under flight number LH 573 to Frankfurt, was starting to take off from runway 03L when SAA flight SA 422 crossed the runway. An investigation is currently underway to pinpoint the incident's root cause. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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A decade after a Boeing 777 disappeared, planes still at risk of vanishing

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, less than an hour after the aircraft took off late at night from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Minutes later, the plane disappeared from air traffic control radar screens. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines Warns of Job Losses and Canceled Flights if U.S. Ends Aeroméxico Partnership

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On February 23, Delta Air Lines urged the U.S. government to allow the carrier to continue its partnership with Aeroméxico. Ending the partnership would have forced Delta to cancel nearly two dozen routes, eventually having significant economic impacts. On January 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) "tentatively dismissed without prejudice" the agreement renewal. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Cosmic Aerospace Raises $4.5 Million in Funding to Develop Electric Aircraft

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Cosmic Aerospace, a startup developing an electric aircraft, raised $4.5 million in funding earlier this month. The company is currently working on the aircraft's design after building and successfully testing its engine. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Odysseus moon lander tipped over onto its side during touchdown, company says

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Intuitive Machines' Odysseus moon lander, moving slightly to one side at the moment of touchdown, apparently caught a footpad on the lunar surface and tipped over onto its side. Telemetry indicates the top of the spacecraft may be resting on a rock or the lander could be tipped over on upward-sloping terrain (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Head of Boeing 737 MAX Program Steps Down

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Ed Clark, who headed up Boeing’s 737 MAX program leaves the company with immediate effect. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Crucial GPS Signal Integrity Trials Amidst Growing Spoofing Concerns

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In response to the escalating global issue of GPS spoofing, Airbus has initiated a pioneering trial with its A350-1000 flight test aircraft to assess the reliability of GPS signals. The aircraft, recently showcased at an air show where it operated on a 35 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel, is now setting off from Toulouse, France, equipped with advanced sensors and data-collection systems specifically designed to monitor GPS accuracy across regions known for GPS spoofing incidents. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Widow Sues Google’s Sergey Brin and Company for Pilot’s Death in Plane Crash En Route to Fiji

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A lawsuit has been initiated against Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Alphabet Inc., alongside others, by the widow of a pilot who tragically died while operating one of Brin’s aircraft. The flight was headed to Brin’s private island in Fiji from Santa Rosa last year but met with a disastrous end in the Pacific Ocean. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Air Canada Caps Fares in Response to Lynx Air Shutdown

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Air Canada has announced measures in response to Lynx Air's decision to suspend operations starting February 26, 2024. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Bad Weather Prompts Qantas To Swap A Boeing 737 For An Airbus A380

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Severe weather in Sydney caused Qantas to consolidate multiple Boeing 737 flights onto an Airbus A380 for the Melbourne - Sydney route (simpleflying.com) More...

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Jet stream powers flights to 800 mph — but not the sound barrier

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"weather balloons detected the second-strongest jet stream dating back to the mid-20th century, with winds as fast as 265 mph at 34,000 to 35,000 feet." (thepointsguy.com) More...

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The 1956 Grand Canyon Mid-Air Collision: The Crash That Created the Modern Air Traffic Control System

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The summer morning of June 30, 1956, disaster began with a sudden bang and the sickening crunch of metal crashing into metal. This incident facilitated the creation of the modern en route air traffic control system, which has made commercial aviation the safest means of transportation in human history. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Hughes Aerospace Revolutionizes Eagle County Airport with Trio of Advanced Instrument Flight Procedures

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Hughes Aerospace, published three state-of-the-art instrument flight procedures at Eagle County Airport (EGE), significantly significantly enhancing safety. (www.einpresswire.com) More...

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The Decline of Low-Cost Carriers: What's Behind It?

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Are low-cost carriers (LCCs) in trouble? United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby thinks so. In a LinkedIn post announcing United’s $1.5 billion pre-tax profit for the third quarter of 2023, Kirby aimed directly at low-cost rivals like Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Frontier. “The lowest margin airlines are the so-called low-cost carriers, and that’s where I think the changes are going to occur,” Kirby said. (businesstravelerusa.com) More...

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American Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights Between New York-JFK and Tokyo-Haneda

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American Airlines confirmed and announced the schedule for its route between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) on February 21. This announcement comes almost one month after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved the route. American will use its Boeing 777-200ERs for the transpacific route. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Meet the First Woman to Become a Commercial Pilot

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The journey into aviation was rough for women in the early years. They faced serious discrimination from male counterparts, and had to fight for their place in the sky. Many ladies helped pioneer women in aviation, including Amelia Earhart who became a household name, but Helen Richey was the first woman to become a commercial pilot. Her story is one of a courageous underdog, passion and pursuit of dreams, but also tragic darkness. She was born in 1909 in Pennsylvania and drawn to the sky at an… (avgeekery.com) More...

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Canadian Discount Airline To Shut Down

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Canadian discount airline Lynx Air is calling it a day. The upstart discount airline promised to bring low fares to Canadian travelers. Just two years after commencing operations, the airline announced today that it will cease operations on Feb 26, 2024. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Lynx Air Announces To Shut Down On February 26, 2024

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Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Lynx Air has announced that it will cease all operations on February 26, 2024 following mounting financial pressure. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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JetBlue Makes First Ever Bid for Essential Air Service Contract

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The airline could be mere months away from flying to its first Essential Air Service (EAS) community. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Qantas' fleet of 717's, soon to be decommissioned on the arrival of Qantas A220's

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Qantas' Boeing 717's are soon to be replaced with their brand new Airbus A220's as Project Winton takes off first in Sydney on the 22nd of February 2024. The A220's is the sustainable option for Qantas and will benefit the world as the aircraft uses 25% less fuel consumption benefiting carbon emmisions for the better and also having double the Boeing 717's range with the A220 having 3,450 nautical miles (6,390km). (www.smh.com.au) More...

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Lilium Announces eVTOL Operations in Southeast Asia, Expanded Charging Infrastructure at Singapore Airshow

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Lilium is making significant progress in developing the Lilium Jet, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Earlier this month, the German aerospace company announced the designation of Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a center of its U.S. operations. Lilum expanded on its momentum by making two major deals at the Singapore Airshow on February 20 (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Most Tracked Flight: Why Long-Haul Flights Reign Supreme

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Have you ever wondered how we find the most tracked flights we feature on our social media platforms each week? In response to this growing interest, we aim to clarify the criteria guiding our flight choices and shed light on the frequency of these extended journeys that make up the top of our list. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Hydrogen to be a potential enabler to Singapore’s aviation decarbonisation

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Singapore, 22 February 2024 - The Singapore Hydrogen Cooperation Committee sees hydrogen fuel playing a potential role in the state’s aviation decarbonisation journey. The working group was formed following the signing of the Cooperation Agreement by Airbus, Changi Airport Group, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and Linde in February 2022. Since then, the committee has examined regional and local market demand and supply for hydrogen, the hydrogen supply chain and infrastructure… (www.airbus.com) More...

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How Are The World's Major Passenger Air Travel Markets Forecast To Change In The Coming Decades?

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The Airports Council International (ACI) released its annual World Airport Traffic Forecasts (WATF) dataset on Valentine's Day. The report outlines the dataset from 2023 to 2025 and shows information about the top 20 markets for air travel demand and other critical metrics for the aviation industry. Global passenger traffic will reach 9.7 billion by the end of this year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time since 2019. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for global… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Airbus Showcases A350-1000 Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Singapore Airshow

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Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft, powered by a 35% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), at the Singapore Airshow. The company showed refueling on February 18 at Changi Airport (SIN) by pumping 12.8 tons (11.6 metric tons) of a 35% blend of SAF and conventional jet-A fuel into the widebody. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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