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World Way: The City of LAX movie poster
Enjoy four minutes of pure aviation goodness
Filmmaker Chris Pritchard spent three years crafting this four-minute time lapse of Los Angeles International Airport. He and his team capture the rhythm of the airport in stunning detail. WORLD WAY is best watched in full screen.
Watch WORLD WAY and track live flights at LAX
Bei Bei the giant panda on the side of a FedEx 777 carrying Bei Bei

FedEx’s Panda Express flies again

The FedEx Panda Express took to the skies for the 8th time this week, carrying giant panda Bei Bei from the National Zoo in Washington to Chengdu, where he will be encouraged to help grow the panda population. Learn more about what it takes to carry a panda on a 16 hour flight. 
Southwest flight 1380 flight path

NTSB finds probable cause of Southwest 1380 accident, issues safety recommendations 
The NTSB released its finding of probable cause for Southwest flight 1380, which suffered an uncontained engine failure resulting in the fatality of one passenger. The agency also issued safety recommendations, which Boeing says it will act on, to redesign the fan cowl on the 737NG engines.

Read the NTSB’s recommendations and Boeing’s response
Dismantled A380
Tarmac Aerosave completes first ever A380 dismantling
Tarmac Aerosave announced they’ve completed the first ever A380 dismantling, achieving a 90% recycling of the total mass of the aircraft.
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
AirAsia’s first A321neo
3, 2, 1, take off
AirAsia took delivery of its first A321neo this week. The aircraft wears a special 3, 2, 1, take off  livery and will begin flights out of Kuala Lumpur this week.
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China Eastern’s new Frozen themed livery
China Eastern 737 gets Frozen
Elsa, Anna, and Olaf now adorn the side of China Eastern Airlines 737 B-1317. This promo livery for Shanghai Disney Resort is the airline’s second special livery. Their first features Toy Story characters on an A330.
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Alaska Airline’s new snowflake livery
Alaska unveils its special snowflakes
Keeping with our winter theme, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special snowflake livery 737 this week just in time for the holiday travel season.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
A Thai Airways 787 kicking up spray in Nagoya with reverse thrust
A Thai Airways 787 kicking up spray in Nagoya with reverse thrust.
A Finnair A350 deicing in Helsinki
A Finnair A350 deicing in Helsinki.
A Cathay Pacific A350 lifting off from a wet Manchester
A Cathay Pacific A350 lifting off from a wet Manchester.
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New icons available now on Flightradar24 dot com
New icons on Flightradar24.com
We’ve released new icons on Flightradar24.com adding 10 new icons to the set and ensuring the icons all look great on high-resolution screens. You'll also notice small touches, like spinning helicopter blades and refined shadows, that are also available in our mobile app. Look for more updates to icons across Flightradar24 in the near future.
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What to make of the Dubai Airshow?
Our resident numbers expert Gavin Werbeloff joins us to discuss the order book from this week’s Dubai Airshow. With no blockbuster orders, what were airlines up to?
Listen to Episode 71
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