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The wheel falling off N718BA departing Taranto
17 wheels is fine, right?

Earlier this week a Boeing Dreamlifter—one of the 747s modified to carry components for the 787—lost a wheel departing Taranto in Italy. The flight was able to carry on safely and landed in Charleston later in the day without incident.
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A 737-7 MAX destined for Southwest Airlines, eventually
The 737 MAX as political football

On last week’s episode of AvTalk, we talked about the looming certification deadline for the 737-7 and -10 MAX and an amendment to extend that deadline. Different pilot unions have since come out in favor and against any extension. But as we discuss on this week’s episode, it may not matter either way.

We’re also joined this week by Airline Weekly editor Edward Russell and his dog Heathrow to chat about Delta and Joby’s new eVTOL agreement.
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MIAT Mongolian Airlines 737-8 MAX EI-MNG
MIAT Mongolian Airlines first to fly MAX in China since 2019

MIAT Mongolian Airlines became the first airline to carry passengers aboard a 737 MAX in China since March 2019 when it operated from Ulaanbaatar to Guangzhou this week. Chinese airlines have not yet been allowed to resume service with the MAX. 
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Live stream of the Virgin Atlantic A330neo delivery flight with Big Jet TV overlaid on a photo of the Virgin A330neo landing in Toulouse.
Flightradar24 + BigJetTV live stream

We’ll join BigJetTV for a special behind the scenes live stream of the delivery of the first A330neo for Virgin Atlantic with live video from Toulouse and London as well as flight tracking throughout. Join us for an exciting afternoon tomorrow, 15 October beginning at 1300 BST (1200 UTC).
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Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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"Perfect MAX flight" overlaid on a photo of a Singapore Airlines 737-8 MAX
Singapore to Siem Reap on the 737 MAX 

Singapore Airlines has taken a different approach with its 737 MAX, and according to Gabriel Leigh, it pays off quite well.
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Virgin Orbit’s 747 with Launcher One rocket
Virgin Orbit preparing for its first UK launch

Virgin Orbit’s ‘Cosmic Girl’ 747 is in the UK already and conducting test flights as the Launcher One rocket makes its way from California. This will be its first launch from the UK. 
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ITA Airways first A220
ITA Airways’ first A220

ITA Airways took delivery of its first A220 this week. The aircraft, painted in a special “Born to be sustainable” livery will enter service on Sunday, 16 October.
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Frontier’s first A321neo in special "America’s green airline" livery
Frontier Airlines begins A321neo service

Frontier Airlines inaugurated its first A321neo on service between Denver and San Francisco today. The aircraft wears a special “America’s green airline” livery.
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Southwest Airlines Desert Gold retro livery on a 737-8 MAX in Seattle
A new Desert Gold retro livery for Southwest Airlines on a 737-8 MAX.
Condor A321 in Skiathos
A Condor A321 landing in Skiathos.
Qatar Amiri 747
A Qatar Amiri Flight 747-8BBJ departing London.
Explaining the Plane Info Box
Explaining the plane info box

We break down the left-hand panel that appears when you click on a flight, what we call the “plane info box.” What’s visible in the various fields, where does the information come from, and what does it all mean. Watch our in-depth video explainer.
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How are eVTOLs actually going to operate?

Joby and Skyports are teaming up to figure out how the ground services part of eVTOL operations is going to work. 
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