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Boeing 787 on the assembly line
Quality issues ground 8 Boeing 787s, separate issue affects up to 900 airplanes
On this week’s episode of AvTalk we’re joined by The Air Current’s Jon Ostrower, who broke the news that new quality issues have grounded a small set of 787s. We also discuss a separate issue that could affect up to 900 787s and the FAA’s recently launched investigation.
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Aerial fire fighting mapped
Visualizing the fire fight
Using Flightradar24 data Reuters mapped out the aerial campaign against the wildfires burning in California. They also break down the coordination between various types of aircraft and their capabilities.
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A 777 dumping fuel
Why aircraft dump fuel
In certain circumstances, like a diversion, aircraft will dump fuel before landing. Here's how and why.
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Cessna 172 landing on highway
Cessna lands on a highway after running out of fuel
A Cessna 172 ran out of fuel 20 minutes after departure near Knoxville, Tennessee and landed safely on a highway. After gassing up, the aircraft departed without incident.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Aerolineas Aregentinas retro jet livery 737
Aerolíneas Argentinas 70th anniversary retro jet scheme
The Aerolíneas Aregentinas 737-700 registered LV-GOO now wears a special retro jet livery in celebration of the airline’s 70th anniversary.
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Tour de France television relay aircraft
Follow the flights following the Tour de France
The Tour de France comes to television screens around the world thanks to a group of aircraft relaying the signals from ground and helicopter based cameras. Search ASR or PXR to follow these flights during each stage of the Tour.
AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
FedEx 767 landing behind birds
A FedEx 767 landing Cleveland behind a flock of birds.
KLM 787
A KLM 787 touching down in San Jose
Lufthansa A340
A Lufthansa A340 departing Los Angeles
Last week a typo upgauged this A220 to an A330. We regret the error.
SAY AGAIN?
Kalitta Air 747
What's in a name? 
Connie, Speedbird, Moonraker, Dynasty, Shamrock. All airlines have a unique radio call sign they use with air traffic control. These are some of the more interesting ones. And tell us your favorites in the comments on the post.
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Changing your flight could be less of a hassle
With major US airlines removing change fees for regular economy class tickets, we discuss who might follow next and what to expect moving forward.
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