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Boeing 737 MAX
FAA releases updated training standards for 737 MAX

The FAA’s Flight Standardization Board released a draft of its updated training standards for the 737 MAX. It details the new training pilots will need to receive before they can fly the aircraft. Note: Scroll to FSBR B737 Rev 17 to view the report.
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Jet Airways 777 stored in Mumbai
When you need to get your plane back, this is who you call

On this week’s episode of AvTalk, we talk with Steve Giordano, the director of Jet Test and Transport about a fascinating niche in the aviation industry. Giordano’s team helps airlines, lessors, and other operators ensure aircraft are where they need to be, when they need to be there.
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ANA 777
How some airline codes came to be

Airlines are assigned a two digit IATA code to market their flights. Some are straight forward, AA = American Airlines, BA = British Airways. But others, like NH = All Nippon Airways take a little digging to find the meaning. We look at some of the non-obvious codes and their history.
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Wizz Air A320neo
Wizz Air launching domestic flights in Norway

Wizz Air is set to launch domestic flights in Norway beginning in November. The airline will fly from Oslo to Bergen, Tromsø, and Trondheim. Wizz’s expansion into the Norwegian domestic market comes as it seeks to capitalize on the relatively strong demand there compared to international flying.
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British Airways Concorde
Which routes carry flight number 1 — and why

What’s so special about flight number 1? For some airlines it’s a flagship service. For others, it’s just a number. These are some of the routes operated by flight number 1 around the world.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
MEA’s new A321neo
A320 family MSN 10,000 delivered

The 10,000th A320 family jet built by Airbus was delivered today to Middle East Airlines. The A321neo is the carrier's third. MEA also took delivery of A320 MSN 5,000 back in 2012.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Aircraft in storage in Alice Springs
Aircraft from various airlines in storage in Alice Springs.
EVA Air Cargo 777
An EVA Air Cargo 777 landing in Chicago.
Beluga XL
The third Airbus BelugaXL in Toulouse.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
Sydney Airport Control Tower
Squawking 7700 — the air traffic controller’s role in inflight emergencies

When a flight squawks 7700, it immediately notifies air traffic controllers that something is wrong. We talked to an air traffic controller to learn more about their role in safely managing an inflight emergency.
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737 MAX training standards

We take a look at the revised training standards for the 737 MAX. All pilots will now be required to perform simulator training.
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