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JetBlue A320 passing Spirit aircraft
With Frontier deal gone, Spirit turns to JetBlue

Spirit Airlines shareholders voted down a merger with Frontier Airlines on Wednesday. On Thursday, Spirit and JetBlue announced their intention merge. What happened and what’s next on this week’s episode of AvTalk.
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Contour Airlines CEO Matt Chaifetz

Contour Airlines operates Embraer ERJ-135/145s as a Part 135 public charter carrier, serving mostly essential air service routes. It’s a model that’s served the airline very well and others are keen to copy.
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Damage to AA300’s wing
NTSB releases AA300 report

In April 2019, an American Airlines A321 departing New York (JFK) rolled to the left and struck an airport sign and the ground with its left wing. The pilots decided to return to JFK shortly after takeoff and the flight landed safely. The NTSB has released its long-awaited final report and it describes an incident that came close to being much, much worse.
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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
"Easiest Flight Ever." JSX E135
JSX makes it easy

Trying out JSX‚ a semi-private jet experience, from Burbank to Oakland onboard their ERJ-135.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator
Boeing’s newest ecoDemonstrator 

Boeing launched flights with its latest ecoDemonstrator this week, bringing the plane to Oshkosh. The ecoDemonstrator program is used to test new technologies inside and outside the aircraft.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
An Etihad 777 departing Sydney
An Etihad Airways 777 departing Sydney.
A Cessna 310 skidding off the runway in Oshkosh
A Cessna 310R suffered a gear collapse on landing in Oshkosh. The pilot was not seriously injured.
Spirit A320 leaving Los Angeles
A Spirit Airlines A320neo departing Los Angeles.
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Q2 was good, but challenges lie ahead

Supply chain issues could hamper planned growth at Airbus and Boeing in the coming months.
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