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CCTV still image showing PK8303 scraping the runway
PK8303 preliminary report released
Pakistan’s Air Accident Investigation Board released its preliminary report this week on the crash of PK8303. The full text and excerpted data are available here.

Aviation minister: hundreds of pilots in Pakistan have ‘fake’ licenses
During an update on the investigation into PK8303, Pakistan’s aviation minister announced that up to 262 of the 860 pilots in Pakistan may have cheated on the license exam by having someone else take the exam. In response, PIA has grounded 150 of its pilots and initiated firing procedures against them.
Read the full report
An Air France A380
End of the line for some A380s, others headed back to work
Air France today operated its last A380 flight, making a special tour of France with employees aboard. Qantas announced this week that it will put its A380 fleet in long-term storage until at least 2023. But, Emirates will resume A380 service on 15 July starting with flights to London and Paris. Going, going, but not gone yet.
See more of Air France’s A380 farewell
Delta Air Lines aircraft in storage
Pandemic fleet planning
How have airline fleets changed in the last 3 months? Which aircraft are most likely to be flying today? And what does the future hold for the aircraft put into storage? ICF examined Flightradar24 data to answer those questions.
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Flights departing mainland China’s 25 busiest airports through 23 June
Beijing flights hit hard by resurgent COVID-19 cases
Flights departing Beijing continued to fall sharply this week as a resurgence of COVID-19 cases impacted travel there.
See this week’s data from China’s busiest airports
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Qantas VH-OEJ 747
The last Qantas 747
After a storied history with the airline, including the first non-stop flight between London and Sydney, Qantas is set to say goodbye to its last 747. VH-OEJ is the only remaining 747 in Sydney and will soon be off to retirement.
Follow VH-OEJ
AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Azul A330neo flight deck
On the flight deck of an Azul A330neo in Recife.
Asiana Airlines A380
An Asiana Airlines A380 departing New York.
UK Voyager in special livery
The Royal Air Force Voyager just repainted in new special livery for VIP transport.
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Multi-view on Flightradar24
Use Multi-select to follow multiple aircraft at the the same time
In the upper right corner of Flightradar24.com, choose Multi-select from the View menu to follow multiple aircraft at the same time. It's the perfect view for following weather diversions.
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100 kilograms of silica
Lots of silica, tape, foil, and some very long checklists. What it takes to safely store an aircraft.
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