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VN781 flight track in Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines flight goes around after tower tells them the landing gear isn’t down
Flight VN781 to Melbourne was on final approach when the tower advised that the landing gear on the 787 was not extended. The pilots conducted a missed approach and landed safely a short time later.
See playback of VN781
A Qantas 787 above the sunrise
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On next week’s AvTalk podcast, we’ll be joined by Qantas 787 fleet captain Lisa Norman, who will be piloting two of the three upcoming Project Sunrise test flights. Subscribe to AvTalk to have the latest episodes delivered directly to you as soon as they are available.
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XL Airways A330

XL Airways halts ticket sales, set to cancel flights
Citing financial difficulties, French airline XL Airways halted ticket sales on 19 September and announced that it will begin canceling some flights from 23 September. The carrier has a fleet of 4 Airbus A330s.

XL Airways fleet and route information
SAS A350 in new livery
SAS unveils new livery ahead of first A350 delivery
SAS unveiled a new livery this week as it prepares to take delivery of its first A350. See images of the new livery and how you can track the first SAS A350.
See more of the new SAS livery
A Thomas Cook A330
Thomas Cook tries to stave off collapse
Thomas Cook’s lenders are demanding the leisure carrier raise an additional £200 million by the end of next week, on top of an already agreed 
£900 million in a revised recapitalization. A collapse of the airline could strand 150,000 customers outside the UK. The airline’s flight schedule is currently operating normally.
Thomas Cook fleet and route information
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
El Al’s ‘Jerusalem of Gold’ livery 787
El Al’s final 787 wears special livery
El Al took delivery of its final 787 this week. The Boeing 787-9 registered 4X-EDM wears a special ‘Jerusalem of gold’ livery.
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SunExpress A320 in Lego livery
SunExpress joins the LEGO livery club
SunExpress A320 LY-VEL now wears a special LEGO City Sky Police livery. 
AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Lufthansa 747 departing New York
A Lufthansa 747 departing New York.
An Aeroflot 777 landing in Moscow
An Aeroflot 777 landing in Moscow.
A Cathay Pacific A350 touching down in Manchester
A Cathay Pacific A350 touching down in Machester.
AVIATION EXPLAINER
Flight path of UA91, which diverted to Brussels
Why didn’t they land at... 
When United Airlines flight 91 diverted to Brussels earlier this week due to an ill passenger, we received many questions asking why the flight didn't divert to Manchester or London. When a flight has to divert, landing at the nearest airport isn't always best.
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Sabotage
Prosecutors are now alleging a mechanic arrested for sabotaging an American Airlines aircraft in Miami may have terrorist ties. We discuss the backstory of what happened in last week’s AvTalk.
Listen to AvTalk Episode 66
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