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Kalitta Charters II retires last Boeing 727

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April 5th, 2024, marks a sad day for old jet and aviation lovers as Michigan based Kalitta Charters II has retired its final Boeing 727 freighter. N729CK sn 22982 was a Boeing 727-264 built in May 1982. The almost 42 year old aircraft was the last operating 727 in Kalitta’s fleet. The aircraft was ferried from the companys headquarters at Willow Run, KYIP to its maintenance and storage facility in Oscoda, KOSC. The short 39 minute flight operated as KII729 or dragster 729. Prior to its… (www.youtube.com) More...

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‘Help’ written in palm fronds assists US forces in rescuing Micronesians stranded on tiny island

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The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard found and rescued three men Tuesday from a tiny atoll south of Guam, where they spent more than a week after they were left stranded. Stripes has a paywall, but they allow a certain number of free views before it kicks in. (www.stripes.com) More...

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Boeing CEO’s penchant for cost-cutting doesn’t apply to his trips on the company jet

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When it comes to building planes, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is all about streamlining costs. An accountant by training, Calhoun has prioritized fiscal discipline over his four years at the helm, tightening the belt to free up cash flow and put the company on better financial footing. ... Boeing reported in a regulatory filing that ... Calhoun got an extra half-million dollars worth of personal private jet travel on the company’s dime that had previously been improperly recorded as business travel. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Intercepting the Solar Eclipse in T-38s with the USAF

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In what might be the last time a T-38 is flown into an eclipse, this is the story of the planning it took to get an epic shot of the storied trainer jet. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Airbus' ZEROe Program: The Race to Hydrogen-Powered Flight by 2035

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The aviation industry's impact on the environment is undeniable. While it connects people and cultures across the globe, its reliance on fossil fuels contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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A Southwest Boeing 737 lost engine cover during takeoff, FAA is investigating

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An engine cowling fell off of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 and struck a wing flap during takeoff from Denver International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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N703CK (Kalitta Air) 747 retirement

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Kalitta Air Boeing 747-400 N703CK landing at Willow Run, YIP this morning on its second to last flight. The aircraft arrived at YIP as CKS9703 from YYZ to clear customs before its scheduled departure later today to OSC for retirement (www.youtube.com) More...

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Nolinor offers major salary increases to its pilots

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MIRABEL, QC, April 9, 2024 /CNW/ - As the aviation industry faces a shortage of pilots, compounded by regulatory challenges and the after-effects of the pandemic, Nolinor Aviation is setting itself apart with a bold initiative aimed at valuing and retaining talent within its team. Recognizing the crucial importance of its pilots in maintaining the quality of service for which the company is renowned, Nolinor has announced a major revision of the salary grid for its Boeing 737 Captains.This new… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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United's Island Hopper Adventure: 7 Pacific Islands in 15 Hours on a Boeing 737

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When it comes to serving remote communities, airlines are sometimes the only means to provide vital resources to these places. One such example is the "Island Hopper", a service by United Airlines from Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) that stops in various Pacific islands. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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SPOILER ALERT; More Boeing 737 Max Woes?

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Well, while Boeing INC is facing more internal trouble, it is facing yet another serious issue. The wiring bundles for the spoilers. (www.forbes.com) More...

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Lufthansa and cabin crew union reach a pay deal to end string of German aviation disputes

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BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing cabin crew reached a pay deal Thursday, concluding the last of several major disputes that have led to recent strikes at Germany’s biggest airline and in the country’s wider aviation sector. The UFO union said nearly 19,000 cabin crew will get a pay rise effectively totaling 17.4% in three stages under the three-year deal, plus a one-time payment of 3,000 euros ($3,240) per person to offset inflation. Some bonuses also will be increased. The… (apnews.com) More...

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