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Raw extended Mode S data from PK8303
Raw Extended Mode S data from PK8303 now decoded
Since the crash of PK8303 last week, we have worked to decode additional data sent by the aircraft, including airspeed and vertical speed. Data is now available for download.

The French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile (BEA) also announced that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) has been recovered. The CVR, and the previously recovered Flight Data Recorder (FDR), will be analyzed in France by the BEA at the request of Pakistani authorities.
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Virgin Orbit launch flight
Virgin Orbit makes first orbital launch attempt
Virgin Orbit made its first orbital launch attempt this week, releasing the LauncherOne rocket from the ‘Cosmic Girl’ 747. While the rocket did not reach orbit, Virgin Orbit says the launch yielded a trove of valuable data. Note the steep climb by the 747 at 19:50 as the rocket was released.
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737 MAX fuselage
Boeing restarts 737 MAX production
Boeing began the process of resuming 737 MAX production this week after halting production in January. During the pause, Boeing says it has implemented a number of processes to reduce the danger of debris being left in the aircraft after assembly. Boeing is still awaiting FAA approval of its design changes to the 737 MAX.
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Eurowings flight path
A four hour flight to nowhere
Always check the NOTAMs. A Eurowings flight from Düsseldorf to Olbia returned to Düsseldorf four hours after departure after learning the airport in Olbia was still closed to traffic. 
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Trollface flight path
We've reached the drawing Trollface portion of the pandemic, apparently
We’re not sure why, but here we are.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
An-225
The An-225 keeps on going
The An-225 is currently in Anchorage and will depart for Toronto for a Saturday morning arrival.
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Maleth Aero A340 in Protect Our NHS livery
Another A340 out of storage
As most airlines are moving their A340s into storage, Maleth Aero has taken two former Virgin Atlantic A340-600s out of retirement to operate medical supply charters throughout Europe. The newly registered 9H-NHS now joins 9H-EAL.
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MOSTLY STILL LIFE — AVIATION PHOTOS
Hong Kong Airport
Perhaps the best encapsulation of the effects of COVID-19 on the aviation industry—busy cargo operations while passenger aircraft sit idle in Hong Kong.
United aircraft stored in Denver
Maintenance personnel in Denver making sure at least one 787 is following health guidelines.
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Prague
Aircraft stored along the length of the deactivated runway in Prague.
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While four-engined long haul aircraft have borne the brunt of fleet restructuring, older two-engine aircraft are now on the chopping block.
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