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American Airlines pilot gives lifesaving advice mid flight (Youtube)

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The engine on the Cessna Aircraft failed mid-flight on Friday right over a busy interstate. With the help of an American Airlines pilot over the radio, the plane was able to land safely. (www.youtube.com) More...

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FedEx Express retires world's last MD-10-10 freighter jet

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — FedEx Express retired its last, and also the world's last, MD-10-10F on June 4, 2021. The 43.6-year-old aircraft with registration N562FE (MSN 46496) operated in a passenger configuration by American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines before being converted into a freighter for FedEx in 2004. (www.airlinerwatch.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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Off-Duty Delta Flight Attendant Becomes Unruly, Forcing Plane From LA To Atlanta To Land In Oklahoma City

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A cross-country flight from California to Georgia had to be diverted to Oklahoma after a man became unruly and had to be detained by his fellow passengers and the flight crew. Delta Flight 1730 was coming from Los Angeles heading to Atlanta when a man became unruly mid-flight. The aircraft landed in Oklahoma City where the passenger was removed by law enforcement officials. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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US and Europe end Airbus-Boeing dispute as they eye threat from China

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The United States and the European Union have resolved a long-running trade dispute over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing, a move that could improve transatlantic relations as both sides seek to counter China's rising economic influence. US officials confirmed on Tuesday they struck a truce to end the dispute over government subsidies for the world's leading commercial plane makers during a summit in Brussels. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Hawaii-Based F-22s Scrambled On FAA's Request But Nobody Will Say Why

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A pair of F-22 Raptors were launched on an alert scramble out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Sunday at around 4:00 PM local time. A third F-22 joined the mission about an hour after pair's departure. A KC-135 was also launched to support the fighters. Hawaii News Now reports that the scramble, described as an "irregular patrol," was initiated at the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, which reported an 'incident,' although nobody is providing any clear… (www.thedrive.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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'System error' prompts Southwest delays, planes parked on runways at DIA

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DENVER — Multiple 9NEWS viewers and people on Twitter from across the country said their Southwest Airlines flights experienced delays on Monday evening – and photos showed that some planes were parked on the tarmac at Denver International Airport. (www.9news.com) More...

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