Month: January 2021

Mixing with MiGs: the air engagements between unarmed USAF EB-66 EW aircraft and Chinese communist fighters during the Vietnam War – The Aviation Geek Club

Early EB-66 engagement with MiGs involved Chinese communist aircraft rather than the Vietnam People’s Air Force. The B-66 was developed from the US Navy A-3 Skywarrior as a tactical light bomber and photo reconnaissance aircraft. The RB-66B photo reconnaissance version became the first production series and totaled 145 of the 294 B-66s built. The USAF …

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China’s ‘Big Three’ flag steep full-year losses from pandemic impact

China’s three largest carriers are expecting to swing firmly into the red for the year ended 31 December 2020.  Releasing their profit warnings for their full-year earnings, the ‘Big Three’ — comprising Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines — each noted that travel demand is still largely in the doldrums, amid a …

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Industry groups urge US government to reject domestic testing requirement

A coalition of travel industry lobby groups and unions is urging the new US administration to reject a coronavirus testing mandate for domestic air travel similar to the one that was introduced for international arrivals earlier this week. More than 20 trade aviation and travel organisations, including Airports Council International (ACI), Airlines for America (A4), …

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Lockheed Martin’s board elects CEO James Taiclet to chairman role

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has elected its president and chief executive James Taiclet to an additional role, chairman of the board, starting 1 March. Former chief executive and current executive chairman Marillyn Hewson plans to retire from the board, the company says on 29 January. Hewson stepped down from her former role as chief …

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Germany shuts border to travellers from Ireland and Portugal

Germany has shut its border to travellers from Ireland and Portugal in an effort to halt the spread of coronavirus variants that are more-easily transmitted. The German government has added those nations to an entry ban that already includes travellers from Brazil, the United Kingdom and South Africa, it says on 29 January. The prohibition runs …

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Boom Supersonic hires aerospace, marketing veterans

Supersonic airliner developer Boom Supersonic has hired two senior executives with experience working at globally known aerospace and technology companies. Boom has also named to its board three new members who have decades of aerospace and finance experience, the company says on 28 January. The new executives include Boom president and chief commercial officer Kathy …

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PSA returns CRJs to service after inspections

Regional carrier PSA Airlines is again flying its MHIRJ CRJ jets after having grounded the aircraft for mandatory inspections, PSA parent American Airlines says. “PSA Airlines resumed regular operations today following the temporary removal of its aircraft from service,” American says on 29 January. “All aircraft inspections are complete and all aircraft are in place for …

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Lilium partners with Ferrovial to build ‘vertiports’ in Florida

German electric air taxi company Lilium has partnered with Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial to build “at least 10 vertiports” in what it calls “strategic locations” across the southern US state of Florida. The two companies say on 27 January that their deal will allow easy access to Lilium’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) services …

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Canada suspends all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean

Canadian airlines will suspend all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean for the next three months as the country imposes even stricter measures to stem the spread of new variants of the coronavirus. “The government and Canada’s main airlines have agreed to suspend service to sun destinations right away,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says …

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