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Graphic showing the position of the two aircraft in Boston at their closest point.
FAA, NTSB investigating ‘close call’ in Boston

The FAA is investigating what it calls a ‘close call’ between a Learjet 60 and JetBlue E190 in Boston on Monday night. Per the FAA, the Learjet “took off without clearance” on RWY 9 as the JetBlue flight was landing on RWY 4R. The NTSB announced its own investigation on Wednesday. View and download the granular data on our blog and see just how close the aircraft were.
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Flight paths of American Eagle and United Express flights in Burbank
NTSB investigating a loss of separation in Burbank

An arriving Mesa Airlines CRJ-900 performed a go around as the departing SkyWest E175 was still occupying the runway. On climb out the aircraft came near enough to activate a TCAS resolution advisory.
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Lufthansa’s new Allegris First Class Suite
Lufthansa unveils new Allegris cabin

Lufthansa unwrapped its new cabin products this week in Berlin, showcasing its First and Business class offerings as well as premium economy and economy. In the Business cabin there are a total of seven different seat configurations. We review each and every one on AvTalk this week.
We also dig in to the close calls in Boston and Burbank and discuss what the FAA and NTSB are hoping to learn.
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Pilots give passengers surprise Northern lights tour

Pilots on a few flights this week allowed all passengers on their flights to see the spectacular and strong Northern lights. The flights made 360° turns so that passengers on the non-aurora side of the aircraft could see as well.
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A Viva Air A320neo
Viva Air halts all flights

Colombia’s Viva Air has temporarily suspended all flights while it awaits a ruling on its proposed merger with Avianca. The airline abruptly canceled all of its nearly 100 daily flights leaving other airlines to step in and help passengers to their destinations.
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US Air Force Global Hawk
Which military aircraft are visible near Ukraine and what are their roles? 
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"A350 Business Class | Bangkok-Stockholm" overlaid on a photo of a Thai Airways A350
How far has Thai fallen from its former self?

Gabriel leaves Asia on a Thai Airways A350 and it’s clear the pandemic has taken a toll on Thai’s offerings. Where do they fall short and what brights spots shine through? 
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Iraqi Airways first 737 MAX
Iraqi Airways receives its first 737 MAX

Iraqi Airways took delivery of its first 737-8 MAX this week.
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ITA Airways first A320neo
ITA Airways adds A320neo to its fleet

ITA Airways added another new aircraft type to its fleet, taking delivery of its first A320neo.
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Air Asia’s Sustainable ASEAN Tourism livery A320
Sustainable ASEAN tourism

Indonesia AirAsia has added a special Sustainable ASEAN tourism livery on one of its A320s.
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EgyptAir’s first A321neo
EgyptAir takes first A321neo

EgyptAir took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo this week, becoming the first African operator of the type.
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A US Air Force C-5M in front of fireworks at the night air show at Oshkosh 2022
A US Air Force C-5M sits under the night air show finale at OSH22.
Water canon salute over a Korean Air A380
A water salute for a Korean Air A380 in Taipei.
Cargolux 747 departing Chicago kicking up snow from the side of the runway with its jet blast
A Cargolux 747 blasting out of Chicago.
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787 deliveries still paused

Boeing is calling the hold up an analysis error by a supplier, but Spirit Aerosystems—the supplier in question—isn’t so sure.
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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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