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FlightAware Predictive Technology Added to The United Airlines Operational Toolset

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FlightAware announced today that United Airlines has integrated its predictive data tool into the airline's operational toolset to help decrease the instance of preventable delays; reduce missed passenger connections; and help prevent flight cancellations. FlightAware operates the world's largest flight tracking and data platform, fusing thousands of data sources around the world to provide the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking intelligence. Over half of all estimated… (flightaware.com) 更多...

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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) 更多...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) 更多...

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What It's Really Like Piloting Private Jets For The Rich And Famous

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Flying privately owned aircraft gives pilots a unique lifestyle within the spectrum of aviation jobs. The set of challenges they face can be very different from those of flying airliners. Among the greatest challenges is passenger behavior. In a short period of time, pilots are all but guaranteed to experience some of the wildest interactions and witness some of the craziest behavior of their lives. (www.thedrive.com) 更多...

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NTSB: Los Angeles Newscopter Hit Drone

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The NTSB has concluded that damage sustained by a Los Angeles news helicopter late last year likely resulted from a drone strike. In findings released last week, the Board concluded that the probable cause of the damage was “an in-flight collision with a hard object of polycarbonate construction, with size and features consistent with that of a small UAS (drone).” (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

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Flexjet Chief Sees 'Upside' for Bizav Post-Covid

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Aircraft utilization at Flexjet has doubled over the past three weeks as the fractional provider recovers from the Covid-19-induced traffic lull, company CEO Mike Silvestro said this morning during a business aviation summit webinar held by investment research firm Jefferies Equity Research. Meanwhile, he noted that new customer leads over the past four weeks have been “off the charts” as more look to fly privately post-Covid. (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

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Cessna SkyCourier Completes First Flight

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The Cessna SkyCourier twin-turboprop prototype lifted off on its first flight Sunday morning from Beech Field at Textron Aviation’s east campus in Wichita. Piloted by senior test pilot Corey Eckhart and chief test pilot Aaron Tobias, the utility twin flew for two hours and 15 minutes. (www.ainonline.com) 更多...

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Risk of COVID-19 exposure on planes 'virtually nonexistent' when masked, study shows

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The study, conducted by the Department of Defense in partnership with United Airlines, was published Thursday. They ran 300 tests in a little over six months with a mannequin on a United plane. (abcnews.go.com) 更多...

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Southwest says new bookings now outpacing cancellations, a pandemic turning point

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Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that new bookings are outpacing cancellations, a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated air travel demand. (www.cnbc.com) 更多...

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Airlines Return To Europe Skies For Summer, 400% More Flights: What To Expect

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As travel bans unwind worldwide, airlines will return to the skies in time for Europe’s summer with up to 400% more international flights in June compared to May. European airlines in particular are gearing up for a full return to travel freedom on the continent, and rise in demand, as Europe’s borders come back down. Germany’s Lufthansa is the first major European carrier to announce a feisty debut of post-Corona flight plans in June with 3,600 flights (1,800 roundtrips) weekly. That compares… (www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org) 更多...

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Man lived inside O’Hare for 3 months before detection

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A California man who police said claimed to be too afraid to fly due to COVID-19 hid out for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport until his arrest. Two United Airlines employees approached Singh and asked to see his identification. Singh showed them an airport ID badge that he was wearing around his neck, which actually belonged to an operations manager who had reported it missing Oct. 26. (www.chicagotribune.com) 更多...

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Airline stocks take off as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more travelers fly

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Shares of airlines took flight Tuesday, amid growing investor optimism over the easing of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions and as government data showed a continued increase in air travelers. (www.marketwatch.com) 更多...

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As Passengers Disappeared, Airlines Filled Planes with Cargo

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To make up for lost revenue during the pandemic, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and other airlines are hauling more cargo on aircraft, including where passengers used to sit. (www.nytimes.com) 更多...

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FAA approves airport coronavirus screenings, paving way for first program to launch in Iowa

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In Cedar Rapids, screeners from a local health-care group, Mercy Medical Center, will ask travelers questions about their health and potential exposure to the coronavirus, and also take their temperatures. The first step should take 10 seconds. Anyone who fails the initial screening will be subject to a second review, which Lenss said in a few weeks could include rapid testing. Those who seem sick would be urged not to travel and be referred back to their airline, which would make the final… (www.washingtonpost.com) 更多...

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American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

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...demand is improving and net receipts have been in positive territory for the past 2-1/2 weeks. American’s planes were about 56% full over the long U.S. Memorial Day weekend, albeit in drastically reduced capacity... (www.reuters.com) 更多...

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‘It’s Not Quite Like Riding a Bike’: Pilots Get Ready to Fly Again

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As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios. (www.nytimes.com) 更多...

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New Airline Launches During Aviation’s Worst Downturn – Zip Air Starts Flights From Japan

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It is aviation’s worst downturn with a global recovery not expected until at least 2023, yet a new airline with widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners will make its first flight in less than two weeks. (www.forbes.com) 更多...

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NBAA Cancels 2020 NBAA-BACE

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Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently… (nbaa.org) 更多...

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Mooney Reveals New Ownership

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Right now, that’s continuing to serve the Mooney community with its most pressing needs. “Mooney has to become a parts company first,” says Pollack. The company has been operating using a limited number of employees to keep critical components of the business alive since January. “Our first and immediate focus is to make sure that we’re properly servicing the community’s fleet of over 7,000 aircraft. For the last six months, we’ve taken over parts production and managed to keep the spares moving… (www.flyingmag.com) 更多...

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Southwest Airlines adds 11 new routes, plans to resume a full schedule by year’s end

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On Thursday, the Dallas-based carrier extended its schedule through Jan. 4, 2021. The plans call for about as many flights as it flew at the end of 2019 by the end of this year. That includes growing the number of available seats for sale by 10% or more at its bases in Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville (BNA) and Phoenix (PHX). (thepointsguy.com) 更多...

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Nat'l Park Service Proposes Destruction of Unique GA Airport

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A unique GA airport (Stovepipe Wells) in the middle of historic Death Valley is under attack by some folks at the National Park Service, under the direction of Superintendent Mike Reynolds of the Death Valley National Park, because they want to turn it into a locale for star gazing. Airport supporters are calling for the aviation community to participate in the planning process by submitting their comments by December 23, 2020 to the NPS. (aero-news.net) 更多...

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The Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts Of Its Own Stealth Bomber

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In a surprising turn of events, the United States government is calling upon its country’s industry to reverse engineer components for the Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. The requirement includes reverse-engineering the re‐core process for the B‐2 Load Heat Exchangers. The B‐2 Load Heat Exchanger (NSN 1660‐01‐350‐8209FW) uses air and Ethylene Glycol Water (EGW) liquid to produce cold air for the cooling system. (www.thedrive.com) 更多...

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Dimitri Neonakis is using his airplane as an artist’s brush to create images

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A recent flight traced a clenched fist, protesting racism and injustice following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota—but the Canadian Cirrus SR22 pilot has also recently honored a slain police officer, the class of 2020 graduates, a fallen Snowbirds captain, and his family. (www.aopa.org) 更多...

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A thief stole two airplanes with a signature and a couple of stamps

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According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court, the paperwork Hughes had sent to the FAA was phony, something that only came to light when a worker at the Washington State Department of Transportation placed a routine call to the Piper’s previous owner to confirm their cancellation of the plane’s registration. The confused owner, a US Navy doctor in Gig Harbor, WA, said he hadn’t sold his plane, nor did he intend to. (qz.com) 更多...

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Southwest Airlines launches first summer fare sale. Wait. What?

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In a CBS "Face the Nation" interview on Sunday, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly pushed a positive spin, stating that with physical distancing, masks and the deep cleaning of aircraft, it's time for air travel to resume. He said, "I don't think the risk on an airplane is any greater risk than anywhere else...It's as safe as an environment as you're going to find." (www.chron.com) 更多...

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Space-Based ADS-B Joins Search & Rescue Efforts

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Not only are such stories beginning to surface, but Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service, which is only compatible with 1090ES systems, has shown an ability to help as well—especially in areas where ground-based ADS-B data is not available. Don Hinkel was flying over the Bahamas on December 23 when the engine of his 1981 Cessna P210N failed. It would not restart, said Hinkel, who lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands and regularly flies back and forth to Florida. “I activated an onboard ELT when I… (www.aopa.org) 更多...

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Emirates Airline Begins Conducting Rapid COVID-19 Tests For Boarding Passengers

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In a move that could be a step toward making air travel palatable to the public again, Emirates Airline has begun conducing rapid-on site COVID-19 for passengers. The testing began with passengers on a flight from Dubai to Tunisia on Wednesday. The analysis is a blood test with results within 10 minutes. The airline says it is the first to roll out rapid testing. Emirates says it is working to scale up testing capabilities and extend it to other flights. It says its testing could also be used to… (www.npr.org) 更多...

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Flying Magazine - 1930s to Present - Free on Google Books

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Google Books has hundreds of historical editions of Flying Magazine for the last century online. (books.google.com) 更多...

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Ryanair expects Europe travel surge; schedules 40% resumption starting in July

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Temperature checks, masks and quarantine will not deter people from a holiday in the sun after three months “locked up” at home, Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday as he announced plans for 1,000 flights a day from July. (www.reuters.com) 更多...

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