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Russian MC-21 suffers runway excursion during flight test
As it was undergoing takeoff tests at Zhukovsky International Airport (ZIA), in Moscow, an MC-21-300 prototype rolled off the runway, ending its course in the snow. The MC-21-300 was undergoing an aborted take-off test with a simulated single-engine failure.
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Man lives unnoticed at Chicago airport for 3 months
A fear of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus sometimes makes people take unusual measures for self-protection. Reportedly afraid to fly during the pandemic, a 36-year-old man managed to stay unnoticed at the secure part of an airport terminal in Chicago, the US, for a three-month-long period.
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More Tennis Playes Quarantined In Australia Following Flight
Another Australian Open tennis player has tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total number of tennis players infected with the virus to nine. Since Saturday, at least 72 players and other staff have been ordered to stay in their Melbourne hotel rooms after arriving in Australia for the Grand Slam event.
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IndiGo Airbus A320neo Diverts Over Foul Odor In Cockpit
An IndiGo Airbus A320neo diverted to Bhopal Airport after the pilot reported a foul odor in the cockpit. The pilots opted for a precautionary landing on the way from Surat to Kolkata to further investigate the matter. The plane landed safely in Bhopal one hour after takeoff.
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Commercial

BREAKING: Transport Canada un-grounds Boeing 737 MAX
Transport Canada (TC), the authority responsible for transportation policies within Canada, issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the Boeing 737 MAX, essentially un-grounding the aircraft within the Canadian airspace.
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Antonov to resume production of An-74 “Cheburashka” cargo plane?
The production of the Antonov-74 transport aircraft could resume in order to supply Ukraine’s armed forces, the country’s government announced on January 16, 2021.
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How Do Turboprops Get Delivered To Far Away Customers?
When it comes to delivering a new aircraft, larger widebody jets usually have no issue getting from the factory to customer’s homes around the world. Increasingly, single-aisle jetliners also have longer-range capabilities. But what about delivering regional jets and turboprop aircraft to far-flung customers? After all, there are airlines all around the world that have turboprop aircraft in their fleets.
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Airlines

Al Baker changes tone: Qatar Airways to continue taking aircraft
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Akbar Al Baker has seemingly changed his tone in regards to aircraft orders, as the airline will continue to take aircraft, according to a recently released statement by the CEO.
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Delta Is Not Worried About The Future Of Corporate Travel
As the crisis has dragged on, corporate travel has remained depressed at well below 20% of its 2019 levels. While many have speculated about the “death” of business travel. However, Delta Air Lines is not concerned about the future of business travel. Instead, the airline is pretty bullish on premium travel in the future and is anticipating being the right size for premium travelers.
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GlobalX Takes Delivery Of Its First Aircraft, An Airbus A320
Start-up airline Global Crossing, or GlobalX, has taken delivery of its first aircraft. The A320 arrived at its new base, Miami International Airport (MIA), in the afternoon on Sunday, January 17th. The arrival brings the carrier one step closer to gaining FAA certification.
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Former Etihad CEO Set To Help Launch New Airline For Montenegro
James Hogan, the President and CEO of Etihad until 2017, has reportedly been invited to Montenegro to help set up a new national airline in the country. He has been spotted in the capital, Podgorica. The government of Montenegro is under pressure to replace Montenegro Airlines, the flag carrier of the country which it had shut down in December 2020.
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Virgin Atlantic Set To Increase Number Of Cargo Flights
Virgin Atlantic is looking to make the most of an increase in demand for cargo flights. The airline plans to offer up to 60% more cargo flights in January, with up to 33 cargo-only rotations per week. The airline operated its first cargo-only charter flight in March last year.
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Eurowings Cabin Crew Jobs Secured Until March 2022
German airline Eurowings has reached an agreement with trade union Verdi to secure the jobs of around 2,000 cabin crew and ground staff. The low-cost carrier will avoid layoffs until March 2022 and also plans to recruit former Lufthansa cabin crew who recently lost their jobs.
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Government Support For Air France-KLM Delayed
The Air France-KLM group is still waiting on additional government support after negotiations have reached a standstill. The group is set to report its annual financial results on February 18th, and it is looking unlikely that an agreement will have been achieved by the deadline.
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First Malta Air Boeing 737 MAX Winglets Spotted In Washington
The first painted winglets bound for a Malta Air Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been spotted in Washington. The delivery of the 737 MAX will see Ryanair’s subsidiaries receiving aircraft in their own liveries for the first time.
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Airports

UK government to aid airports due to tightened COVID-19 rules
Due to new travel restrictions, which came into force on January 18, 2021, the Aviation Minister of the United Kingdom announced a financial aid scheme for UK airports, after the industry had called for immediate support. Some of European airports have already received financial support.
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ACI’s Level 2 Airport Customer Experience Accreditation awarded to Queen Alia Airport
Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced that it has awarded Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) with Level 2 of its Airport Customer Experience Accreditation in recognition of its efforts towards enhancing offered services and bolstering customer satisfaction.
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Military

Russia carries out largest Antonov An-124 formation flight ever
As part of a series of training flights, six An-124-100 Ruslan strategic military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces flew in formation on January 15, 2020. Such a large deployment of the gigantic aircraft is a world’s first.
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Aviation Quote

You never lose the buzz of flying. Every time you take off, it feels a bit naughty, as if you’re doing something humans shouldn’t really do.

- Matt Jones, Managing Director of Boultbee Flight Academy, the only Spitfire school in the world. August 2011.


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bhmbaglock 19 Jan 21, 13:58Post
Man lives unnoticed at Chicago airport for 3 months

A fear of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus sometimes makes people take unusual measures for self-protection. Reportedly afraid to fly during the pandemic, a 36-year-old man managed to stay unnoticed at the secure part of an airport terminal in Chicago, the US, for a three-month-long period.


3 months after a manager's passcard was reported stolen, it was apparently still active. I guess asshole Chicago cops aren't the only issue with security at ORD.
 

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