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The Airbus A321XLR test flight drawing XLR and an image of Jim Fawcett, lead flight test engineer
What’s happening during a 13 hour test flight? 

On this week’s AvTalk podcast, we chat with Jim Fawcett, lead flight test engineer at Airbus, about the purpose behind the 13 hour A321XLR test flight and what’s actually happening onboard the aircraft during the flight.

Also on this week’s episode United Airlines places a massive order with Boeing and Boom says it has a trio of companies willing to help develop an engine for its planned supersonic jet.
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The A321XLR’s rear centre tank
What makes the A321XLR unique?

To get the 8700 km range that Airbus is promising for the A321XLR, they needed to enable the aircraft to carry more fuel. And to do that, they needed somewhere to put that fuel. Enter the Rear Centre Tank. 
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A look at the data: Finnair’s Asia Flights
Finnair’s shifting model

With Russian airspace unavailable, Finnair’s business model has shifted. We focused on Finnair’s flights to Asia and crunched the numbers to see just how much Finnair has had to adapt. We also look at their wider A350 fleet utilization over the past year.
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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
Air Greenland’s A330neo Delivery Flight!
Behind the scenes at for Air Greenland’s A330neo delivery

What’s it like to take delivery of a brand new aircraft from the factory? Gabriel Leigh takes us behind the scenes in the lead up to the delivery and on board the flight from Toulouse to Kangerlussuaq. And we get a lesson on the proper pronunciation of 
Kangerlussuaq. 
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Icelandair Cargo’s first 767 freighter
Icelandair’s new fish hauler

TF-ISH is Icelandair’s first 767 dedicated freighter and the registration is very clear on what the main cargo is.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Scoot’s new Pokemon livery 787
Scoot’s Pokemon Jet in Sydney.
Asiana Airlines’ new Fly Korea special livery A350 and United Airlines 737 landing in San Francisco as Southwest Airlines Colorado One 737 taxis for departure
A busy day in San Francisco with parallel landings and the departure queue.
Azul A320neo passing the moon
An Azul A320neo passing front of the full moon over Brasilia.
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Delta ditching the Sky Dinghy

Delta Air Lines will remove the 50 seat jets from its fleet by summer 2023, but what happens to the communities served only by the CRJ-200?
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"How to: Build and Set Up an ADS-B Receiver" overlaid on a photo of a raspberry pi ADS-B receiver
Step-by-step instructions to build and set-up and ADS-B receiver

If you’ve been considering sharing flight data with Flightradar24, but thought maybe it’s too difficult, this video has step-by-step instructions for building and setting up a raspberry pi ADS-B receiver. And remember, sharing ADS-B data with us gets you a free Flightradar24 Business subscription!
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