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FedEx 767 in Los Angeles with collapse left main gear
FedEx 767 makes emergency landing in Los Angeles
A FedEx 767 made an emergency landing at LAX on Wednesday after its left main gear failed to extend and lock. The aircraft landed safely, but one of the pilots suffered minor injuries while evacuating the aircraft. N146FE was delivered new to FedEx in 2017.
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Example black boxes
What are the black boxes and how do they work?
Black box data continues to be valuable for air accident investigators, but what exactly are these small machines and how do the work?
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SpiceXpress and GoAir aircraft
Indian aviation: the road ahead
In their latest analysis of Flightradar24 data, aviation consultancy ICF looks at the uphill climb faced by the Indian aviation industry as it tries to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
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BA 777 G-ZZZA
British Airways retires first GE-powered 777
BA sent G-ZZZA to St. Athan yesterday, completing a 25 year career for the first 777 powered by General Electric engines. BA has one 777-200 left in the fleet that will soon also enter retirement. The balance of the BA 777 fleet are -200ER and -300ER models.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW—FIREFIGHTING EDITION
Firefighters in California are battling over 350 wildfires right now and heavy air power is being deployed to fight them. This week we're highlighting some of the aircraft used to combat wildfires. To find other air tankers, search “TNKR.”
Global Supertanker 747
The Global Supertanker 747
The Global Supertanker is the world’s largest fire fighting aircraft, capable of delivering 20,000 gallons of fire retardant in a single drop.
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10 Tanker DC-10
10 Tanker DC-10s
10 Tanker operates a fleet of four DC-10 Very Large Air Tankers. Tanker 911 and 912 are currently active in California. Tanker 914 is active in Colorado and Tanker 910 is fighting fires in Utah.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Antonov An-225
The Antonov An-225 lifting off from Prestwick
ANA 787 crossing in front of the full moon
An ANA 787 on approach to Tokyo in front of the full moon.
Singapore Airlines A350
A Singapore Airlines A350 in Osaka.
ODD AVIATION
N135WF’s flight path from Brazil to France
Take the long way home
A 737-400 needed to get from Brazil to its new owner in France but the aircraft wasn't able to cross the Atlantic Ocean directly, so it was flown via Manaus, San Juan, Portsmouth, and Reykjavik.
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In defense of the A380
Jason makes the case that the A380 is a great airplane to fly on and should have been a great airplane, but it just never delivered on its potential.
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