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Frontier and Spirit Airlines aircraft
Spirit tells JetBlue it’s not interested 

Spirit Airlines has told JetBlue that it’s not interested in the airline’s unsolicited takeover offer, even though it’s quite a bit more money than what Frontier is offering. We dig in to why Spirit rejected JetBlue’s offer and what might be next in the ongoing ultra-low cost saga on this week’s AvTalk. 
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A re-registered Rossiya 777
Russian airlines re-register nearly 400 jets through April

From the beginning of March through the end of April major Russian airlines re-registered nearly 400 jets from the Bermudan and Irish registries onto the Russian registry. See which aircraft have been re-registered and how you can continue following the effectively stolen aircraft.
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Airbus A350 wearing special Qantas titles in Sydney
Qantas orders the A350 for Project Sunrise

Qantas placed orders for 12 specially modified Airbus A350-1000s this week to serve as its Project Sunrise fleet. The airline will launch non-stop flights from Sydney to London and New York by the end of 2025. The fleet will also enable Qantas to launch additional non-stop flights from Australia to ‘any other city.’
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Qantas also ordered a compliment of A220 and A321XLR aircraft this week. We break down the order and offer our take on Qantas’ A350 layout on AvTalk this week.
Rendering of Qantas Airbus aircraft
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THE REFERENCE SECTION—MILITARY AIRCRAFT
NATO E-3A Sentry AWACS
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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INFLIGHT WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
"Loud, Cramped & Lots of Fun" overlaid on a photo of a Safarilink Cessna 208
Watch out for zebra on the runway 

Gabriel Leigh ventures out from Nairobi on a Safarilink Cessna 208. It’s cramped, it's noisy, and there’s no inflight service. But it’s awesome. This is also the first time he’s filmed a motorbike clearing zebra off a runway. 
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Alaska Airlines’ new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge livery
Alaska Airlines unveils new Star Wars livery

Alaska Airlines chose May 4th to unveil its new Star Wars livery. The latest in a stream of special Star Wars liveries across multiple airlines, this one promotes 
Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.
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Emirate’s Journey to the Future livery A380
Journey to the Future

Emirates will paint a total of 10 A380s in special “Journey to the Future” livery featured the Museum of the Future in Dubai. The first to wear the special paint is A6-EVK.
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JetSuiteX Top Gun livery
Top Gun: Maverick

JetSuiteX has a new special livery promoting the release of Top Gun: Maverick
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Cargolux 747
A Cargolux 747-8F touching down in Anchorage.
Sunrise and Aurora outside a Delta A220
The sun rises as the Aurora fades out the window of a Delta A220 over Alaska.
British Airways A350
A British Airways A350 landing in Las Vegas.
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Reunited after 23 years

23 years after a woman handed her an envelope with $100 on a flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis, former Yugoslavian refugee Ayda Zugay finally tracked her down. 
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