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Visualization of UA1930 and UA1815 flight paths in Chicago. UA1930 approaches runway 27C when it is supposed to be landing on 28C, causing UA1815 to conduct a go around
Unexpected runway

After striking a bird and losing thrust in its left engine, United flight 1930 requested an immediate return to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport last week. Air traffic controllers assigned the flight Runway 28C, but the pilots lined up for 27C causing a close encounter with United flight 1815, which was preparing to land on 27C. All flights landed safely and no one (save the bird) was injured. We break down the sequence of events in detail on this week’s AvTalk.
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Hawaiian Airlines to fly A330s for Amazon

Hawaiian Airlines will fly at least 10 A330P2F aircraft for Amazon beginning next year. In an agreement announced today, Amazon says the A330s will be the largest aircraft in the fleet and help replace retiring 767s flown by other carriers.
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A 737-8-200 MAX destined for Ryanair at Boeing’s Renton, WA facility
Plane problems: pilots and parts

A lack of pilots has caused headaches for airlines for months, but continuing supply chain woes slowing down plane production are eating into airline schedules as well.
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Spirit shareholders accept JetBlue offer

Spirit Airlines shareholders accepted JetBlue’s offer of $3.8 billion to acquire the airline in a widely expected vote this week. But what US competition regulators have to say about the deal will be what decides the outcome of the merger.
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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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IN THE AIR WITH GABRIEL LEIGH
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Vietnam Airlines A321 to Ho Chi Minh City 

Booked in Business on Vietnam Airlines’ A321 from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, Gabriel Leigh realizes he’s made a tiny huge mistake.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Asiana Airlines’ new Fly Korea special livery A350
Fly Korea livery A350 for the World Cup

Asiana Airlines has painted one of its A350s in a special Fly Korea World Cup livery, celebrating the Korean national football team. The airline is expected to paint an A321 in a similar livery as well.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
A trio of photos from Sydney this week, one of the best airports for aerial and aviation photography. See all the best photos from Sydney on JetPhotos.
An Emirates A380
An Emirates A380 carrying a cloud away from Sydney as it lifts off for Dubai.
A Qatar Airways A380 in Sydney
A Qatar Airways A380 crossing in front of the tower in Sydney.
A Delta Air Lines A350 in Sydney with a shattered left front flight deck window
This Delta Air Lines A350 spent an extra few days in Sydney after landing with a shattered flight deck window. 
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How we track flights that don’t have ADS-B

Aircraft with older Mode S transponders are more difficult to track, but it’s possible with Multilateration (MLAT). Learn how we keep track of aircraft that don’t have an ADS-B transponder.
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CFM says no to “niche” supersonic engine

Engine maker CFM becomes the latest to bow out of supersonic commercial engine production, leaving few options for Boom. 
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