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Qantas 787
Qantas flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes
Qantas’ Great Southern Land ‘flight to nowhere’ sold out in 10 minutes this week. The 7-hour flight will take place on 10 October. Other airlines are also offering or considering tour flights as a way to raise revenue, though some have been critical of the environmental impact of these types of flights.
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Qatar 777
Emirates A380
A tale of two cities
Two airports, two major airlines, two different directions—how Doha and Dubai have navigated the pandemic. 
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A 53 year old DC-9
Age is just a number
When it comes to keeping an aircraft in service, its age in years matters much less than you think.
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Boeing 737 MAX report
House committee releases final report on 737 MAX
The US House committee on transportation and infrastructure released its final report this week on the 737 MAX. The report finds fault with Boeing’s development and the FAA’s certification 
of the aircraft. The full report and supporting documentation are available at the link below.
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easyJet A320neo
How have European low cost carriers managed their flying?
easyJet, Ryanair, and Wizz Air reacted differently to the pandemic with easyJet culling the most flights while Wizz Air came back forcefully. We dig into the numbers.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
Airborne Express retro livery
ABX unveils Airborne Express retro livery 
An ABX Air 767 has been painted in retro Airborne Express livery. Airborne Express was founded in 1946 to carry flowers from Hawaii to the US mainland. It was purchased by DHL in 2003 and its air operations spun off into ABX.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
KLM 777
KLM’s Orange Pride 777 departing Willemstad.
FedEx MD-11
A FedEx MD-11 landing in Sydney.
Boeing 787 in Nagoya
The first Boeing 787 on display in Nagoya.
DAILY TRACKING STATISTICS
New Statistics page layout
Introducing our expanded statistics page
We’ve expanded the Statistics page to include data from 2019 to 2020 for both total flights and commercial flights. The data is downloadable via the menu in the top right corner of each graph. You can also toggle the data displayed by clicking on each item in the legend below the graph.
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UNDER THE RADAR - Bite size aviation news
Seattle Times
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Body join, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer—the Boeing 787 has quality issues
We talk with The Air Current’s editor-in-chief Jon Ostrower to learn more about the new problems facing the Boeing 787 and the FAA’s new investigation.
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