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Boeing 737 MAX
FAA opens public comment period on proposed 737 MAX changes
The FAA has begun a 45-day public comment period on the proposed airworthiness directive for changes to the 737 MAX. The FAA is mandating six major tasks before the aircraft can return to service. Read the full directive and what steps still need to be completed before the MAX can carry passengers again. 
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2020 Commercial and Total flights tracked
A pause or a plateau?
Traffic initially rose in July, but growth flattened as the month continued. Is this a new pattern in the recovery or are we seeing a stall?
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Air Arabia A320
Abu Dhabi picks up the pace
Etihad is trying to regain its footing and new low-cost carriers are coming to town. We look at how Abu Dhabi has weathered COVID-19 and how it’s moving forward.
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Virgin Australia 737
Virgin Australia to halve fleet, keep only 737s
Virgin Australia, which entered voluntary administration in April, announced this week it will emerge as a domestic airline with a 50% smaller fleet, keeping just its 737 aircraft. Before the shutdown in the spring, the airline operated over 120 aircraft from ATR72s to 777-300ERs.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Boeing 777X test aircraft
Third Boeing 777X test aircraft makes first flight
The third Boeing 777X test aircraft flew for the first time this week. N779XY wears a new, mostly white livery, while the first two aircraft wear Boeing’s blue house livery.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Two Lufthansa 747s in Frankfurt
New livery and old livery Lufthansa 747-8Is in storage in Frankfurt.
Air Canada 787
An Air Canada 787 in Paris.
China Airlines Cargo 747
A China Airlines Cargo 747 departing Prague.
AVIATION EXPLAINER
Flightradar24 glossary
Brush up on your aviation terminology
We’ve added more terms to our glossary, so if you're new to flight tracking and want to learn more about what you're seeing on Flightradar24 or just want to brush up on your aviation terms, there's something for you.
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747 Nostalgia
We get nostalgic for the 747 as more airlines put their four-engined fleets out to pasture.
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