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BA CityFlyer E190 G-LCYM
Please do not glue yourself to the top of a plane
On Thursday 10 October, Paralympian and climate change protestor James Brown glued himself to the top of British Airways CityFlyer E190 G-LCYM, forcing the cancellation of BA8453 to Amsterdam.
Super Typhoon Hagabis approaching Japan

Super Typhoon Hagibis
Super Typhoon Hagibis is bearing down on Japan and is likely to be the most powerful storm to impact the Tokyo-area since the 1950s. Both Tokyo airports are putting flight restrictions in place from late Friday.

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Tokyo-Haneda Airport
Tokyo-Narita Airport
Southwest 737 MAX 8s parked in Victorville
Southwest pilots association sues Boeing for $100 million
The Southwest Airlines pilots association filed a lawsuit against Boeing claiming the manufacturer misrepresented the aircraft causing the pilots to lose earnings. We discuss the lawsuit in detail on this week’s episode of AvTalk. 
Lawsuit discussion on AvTalk
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FedEx 767
Boeing studying re-engined 767
FlightGlobal is reporting that Boeing is studying a GEnX-powered version of the 767 primarily for the cargo market, but also with a possible passenger version in mind. The GEnX currently powers the 787 and 747-8. A 767-X would provide Boeing with an alternative to a clean sheet New Mid-market Airplane design.
An MD-11 cargo aircraft
What does a flight dispatcher do?
Cargo operations professional Andrew Poure joins us on this week’s AvTalk to tell us about flight dispatcher school and to fill us in on what a flight dispatcher does. He also lets us know why his airline is operating flights from Colombo to Columbus this season.
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
IndiGo A321neo VT-IUH
Airbus delivers its 1000th A320neo family aircraft
Airbus delivered its 1000th A320neo family aircraft this week, an A321neo for IndiGo registered VT-IUH.
Qantas 747-400 VH-OJU
Qantas to retire its last 747-400
The final revenue flight of Qantas’ last 747-400 will take place this Sunday, 13 October as QF99 from Sydney to Los Angeles. With the retirement of -OJU, Qantas is left with 6 747-400ERs in its fleet. Those are scheduled to retire sometime next year. 
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Alaska Airlines’ new Pixar Pier 737
Alaska Airlines unveils Pixar Pier 737
Alaska Airlines has added to its Disney-themed fleet, painting N537AS in a ‘Pixar Pier’ livery. 
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United’s California-themed Her Art Here 757
Her Art Here — California Winner
The second Her Art Here 757 has rolled out of the paint shop. The winning design from California artist Tsungwei Moo is painted on 757 N14106
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LATAM’s new Star Wars themed 777
LATAM adds a stormtrooper to the fleet
LATAM 777-300ER now wears a special Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge livery featuring a stormtrooper on the tail.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Piper Warrior under the stars
A Piper Warrior parked under the stars at Kentland Municipal Airport.
Qantas 737 over bushfires in Australia
Sunset from a Qantas 737 while passing over bushfires in Australia.
Spitfire prop strike at Duxford
Departing Duxford, this Spitfire suffered a prop strike and engine damage. It’s currently undergoing repair.
AVIATION HISTORY
KLM’s 100th anniversary special 787 PH-BKA
KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary
KLM celebrated its 100th anniversary this week, making it the oldest airline still operating under its original name. The airline was founded on 7 October 1919 and the first flight took off a few months later.
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Cracked pickle forks
What is a pickle fork, why is it called a pickle fork, and why is it bad that they're cracking? Answers on this week’s AvTalk.
Listen to AvTalk Episode 68
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