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A SkyUp 737-800
SkyUp 737 escapes Ukraine, other aircraft still stranded

A SkyUp Airlines 737 flew out of Ukraine this week, shrinking the number of commercial aircraft trapped in the country by one. But nearly 30 aircraft from at least four airlines remain stuck.
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The Antonov An-225 inside its outdoor enclosure at Hostomel Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, 2017.
Prosecutors say An-225 could have flown to Germany before the war

Ukrainian prosecutors say former Antonov director Serhiy Bychkov failed to sign an order dispatching the An-225 to Leipzig, Germany ahead of the Russian invasion, which would have allowed it to escape destruction in the early days of the war.
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US Airways N106US, which operated its final flight as US1549 and struck a flock of geese.
14 years after the “Miracle on the Hudson,” FAA has a new medium flocking bird test

The FAA has issued new certification guidelines for engines requiring manufacturers to perform more realistic tests for encounters with “medium flocking birds,” or geese.
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The flight deck of a Lufthansa 747-400 pre-flight
Where can you fly a 747-400 in 2023?

With just a few airlines still keeping them in their fleet, we look to see where you can still catch a ride on the 747-400.
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An Airbus aircraft under final assembly at the FAL in Tianjin
Airbus to open second assembly line in China

During a state visit to China by French president Emmanuel Macron, Airbus announced it would open a second final assembly line in Tianjin, China. The new FAL will help Airbus reach its target of producing 75 A320-family aircraft per month in 2026.
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New category filters on Flightradar24 beta
More new features coming next week

We’ll have more new features available on Flightradar24 Beta next week, but sure to keep an eye on the custom filters tab for a big addition. 

If you haven’t tried it out already, enter flightradar24.com/openbeta into your browser to give it a try and now tell your friends!. You can read our tutorial on the new filters we’ve added as well. 
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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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"A Day with the Queen of the Skies" overlaid of a Lufthansa 747-400
Spend a day with the Queen of the Skies

We begin the day at the end of the runway in Palma to spot the arrival of Lufthansa’s 747-400 with Flightradar24 fans and then race through security to make the return flight.
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Shenzhen Airlines 737-8 MAX B-1146
Shenzhen Airlines restarts 737 MAX flights

Shenzhen Airlines is the 8th Chinese airline to restart 737 MAX operations. 
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United 777
A United 777 taxiing in Frankfurt.
Brussels Airlines Tintin livery A320
Brussels Airlines’ Tintin livery A320 in Budapest.
A Singapore Airlines 737 passing a thick black plume of smoke as it departs Phuket
Fire training in Phuket making for a dramatic background for a departing Singapore Airlines 737.
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Go First aircraft under repossession threat

Go First hasn’t been paying its aircraft leases on time and lessors are threatening to take their planes back. But Go First is considering suing Pratt & Whitney over engine issues that are keeping many of their aircraft grounded.
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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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