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Defect delay Boeing T-7A trainer serial production by a year

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Flying instability was discovered while testing the upcoming T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainers, leading the United States Air Force to delay the full-rate production decision from 2022 to 2023. (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX 10 Lines up for Takeoff (+Photos)

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Boeing's fourth and largest type of its 737 MAX family, the Boeing 737 MAX 10, takes off for the first time today. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Today in Aviation: Southwest Airlines Maiden Flight

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Today in Aviation, Southwest Airlines (WN) flew for the first time from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Houston Intercontinental (IAH) in 1971. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Russia’s MC-21 – How Does It Actually Compare With The A320neo?

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Irkut’s upcoming MC-21 jetliner has been tipped as a potential competitor for existing next-generation narrowbodies like the Airbus A320neo family. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Russia Working On AN-124 Replacement: Dubbed ‘Slon’ or ‘Elephant’

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For a few years now, Russia’s Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute has been working on an aircraft to fill the role of the Antonov An-124 heavy lifter. (simpleflying.com) More...

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U.S. opens $3 billion aviation manufacturing wage subsidy program

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WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it had launched a $3 billion aviation manufacturing payroll subsidy program that will cover up to half of eligible companies' compensation costs for as long as six months. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines reveals new Pride-themed livery

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As always, June is a-jostle with corporations revealing their Pride-themed initiatives, but one US airline has gone a little further than the usual rainbow-decked Instagram post. Alaska Airlines debuted its Pride plane on Tuesday, truly nailing its colors to the mast -- or decals to the fuselage. (www.cnn.com) More...

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NASA-DLR Study Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

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Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to research conducted by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Ice crystal contrail formations can linger in the upper atmosphere for hours and affect the way Earth is heated and cooled. They produce localized increases in temperature – which over time impacts climate change. (www.nasa.gov) More...

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New engine for Superjet

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This is the other side of the sanctions blade which cuts both ways.  All the sanctions seem to achieve is a slowdown in sales and an incentive to undertake local R&D. (airinsight.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines implements automation amid labor shortage, recruiting challenges

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In an effort to fight back against a labor shortage impacting the travel industry, Southwest Airlines has incorporated automation into its recruiting process to create a more efficient and personalized approach to help potential candidates find job opportunities. Southwest's director of talent acquisition, Greg Muccio, told FOX Business that, while the airline did not have to furlough or lay off any of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are approximately 4,000 open positions… (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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United Airlines Updating Employee Appearance Standards To Be More Inclusive

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As of September 1, 2021, United Airlines will be adjusting its appearance standards for uniformed, customer-facing employees, including customer service representatives and flight attendants. Then as of later this year these relaxed standards will apply to other work groups, including pilots, ramp service employees, etc. (onemileatatime.com) More...

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A strategy session at 40,000 feet: How Southwest Airlines used the pandemic to outmaneuver the majors

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Gary Kelly had no visibility. The numbers that the Southwest Airlines CEO surveyed in April of last year were unspeakably catastrophic, and he had no indicators to foresee if the pandemic signaled a brief nosedive or a slow-motion crash. “Each week when the finance team sent me the figures for our operations, they would provide commentary that was typically upbeat,” he told Fortune. But the “color” that accompanied the report for the week of April 5, 2020, evoked the lowest of low-down blues.… (fortune.com) More...

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B-52 Re-Engining Cost Up 9% Due to Fresh Data, ‘Industrial ‘Realities’

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he total program cost of re-engining the B-52H fleet of 76 airplanes will be about $11 billion, a 9 percent jump over a previous estimate because of more up-to-date data, Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth told lawmakers June 17. (www.airforcemag.com) More...

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Wild-Looking ‘Open Rotor’ Engine Could Cut Airliner Emissions by a Massive 20 Percent

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Airlines are a major source of airborne pollution, and making them more sustainable is a goal of governments and the aviation industry alike. There have been several proposed solutions to this problem by private companies and elected officials, but a new sort of engine could reduce emissions and fuel consumption without having to sacrifice the existing convenience of air travel. Sure, this new engine isn't quite as glamorous as supersonic flight, but it is much better for the environment. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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FAA official defends SpaceX despite unauthorized December launch

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The associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defended SpaceX during a congressional hearing on Wednesday, even though the company launched a Starship prototype in December without authorization. (thehill.com) More...

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Breaking: British Airways 787 Suffers Nose Gear Collapse

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A British Airways Dreamliner appears to have suffered a collapsed nose gear at London’s Heathrow Airport this morning. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing 737-10, the largest member of the MAX family is ready for maiden flight

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — Boeing is gearing up for the maiden flight of the largest member of its 737 MAX family today, a person familiar with the matter said, as the planemaker tries to close the aircraft's sales gap with its Airbus counterpart. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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FAA mandates Boeing 737 MAX inspections for key automated flight system

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Planes with more than 6,000 flight hours be subject to specific electronic checks (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Report: Cargo part of solution mix for airline deleveraging

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Airlines will try to pay off debt as fast as they can, but that's cash that won't be able to go for growth investment. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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