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Flights departing Moscow and St. Petersburg
Where are all the flights leaving Russia going?

Finding an available seat on a flight departing Russia became a challenge this week after a mobilization of reservists was announced. Ticket prices skyrocketed and many flights sold out entirely. But where are all those flights going? 
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Heart Aerospace’s ES-30
Electric aircraft had quite a week 

Heart Aerospace unveiled its new ES-30, discarding its planned 19 seat all-electric plane for a 30-seat electric aircraft, with hybrid backup. Eviation is preparing its all-electric Alice aircraft for first flight as early as next week. And air taxi focused Kittyhawk Aerospace has decided to end operations.
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A 737-8 MAX at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow
Boeing settles SEC investigation into statements about the 737 MAX for $200 million 

Boeing has agreed to pay $200 million to settle an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission regarding potentially misleading statements about the 737 MAX following the crashes of Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302.
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Mount Fuji visible behind Haneda Airport
Hong Kong scrapping quarantine, Japan lifting travel restrictions  

Hong Kong will no longer require hotel quarantine for arriving travels, instead requiring testing. Japan will lift visa and other international travel restrictions beginning 11 October.
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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
Greenland Part 2: Flying to the Icebergs | Ilulissat on the Dash 8!
Revisiting one of our favorites: steep approach over the icebergs

We’re headed back to Greenland today with one of our favorite flights from last fall. Gabriel Leigh joined the crew on the flight deck for the steep approach to Ilulissat, where icebergs are listed as hazards on the approach chart.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Chengdu Airlines ARJ21-700
Chengdu Airlines’ space-themed livery

Chengdu Airlines’ newest ARJ21-700 wears a special purple space-themed livery featuring, of course, a panda.
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A Canada Jetlines A320
Canada Jetlines takes off

Newest Canadian airline Jetlines began flights this week, flying from Toronto to Calgary. The airline will take delivery of its second aircraft in December, with plans to grow the fleet to 15 by 2025.
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Hurricane Hunters at work inside Hurricane Fiona earlier this week
Hurricane Hunters busy this week

Hurricane Hunters from NOAA and the US Air Force have all been busy this week with multiple storms in the Atlantic. You can follow active Hurricane Hunter flights by searching for “NOAA” for the NOAA flights and “TEAL” for the US Air Force flights.
AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Singapore Airlines A350
A Singapore Airlines A350 landing in Milan.
A TUI 737 parked amidst a row of Transavia aircraft
One of these is not like the other.
A Lufthansa 747 landing Frankfurt
A Lufthansa 747 landing in Frankfurt.
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Quitting by leaving the country

The captain of the Ethiopian Airlines flight where both pilots fell asleep and overflew their destination quit the airline the same day by leaving the country.
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