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Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport is finally open

Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport (BER) opened this week after a nearly 10 year delay. Originally scheduled to open in 2011, the airport suffered from costly construction issues and repeated delays. On 31 October the airport finally opened with Lufthansa and easyJet both sending ceremonial flights that were supposed to make a parallel landing. However, due to the weather only one runway was available.
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Qantas A380 VH-OQA
10 years since QF32

This week marks 10 years since QF32 suffered an uncontained engine failure departing Singapore. Debris from the engine severed critical controls and severely degraded the aircraft’s capabilities. The crew were able to safely return to Singapore without injury to anyone onboard the aircraft. After lengthy repairs, the A380 returned to service.
 
Sadly, due to COVID-19 both the airplane and the captain of QF32 have been grounded. VH-OQA now sits in the California desert and Capt. Richard de Crespigny will take early retirement at the end of the month.
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Hawaiian A330
The longest domestic flights in the world

How far can you fly and still land in the same country? We take a look at the longest domestic flights in the world.
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Delta Connection CRJ-200
How can smaller airports survive and even thrive?

We chat with Matthew Colbert of Empire Aviation Services to understand the threats facing small airports and some of the creative ways they're keeping service.
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Thai Airways 747
Would you like to buy 10 747s? How about 6 A340-600s?

Thai Airways is selling a large portion of its widebody fleet and they can be yours. A340-500s, -600s, 777-200s, -300s, and 747-400s are all available. Don't need that much room? Well, you can pick up a pair of 737-400s to suit your needs.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
HiFly A380
Hi Fly says bye bye to its A380

Hi Fly announced this week it will not renew the lease on its A380, ending operations by the end of this year. The airline says it will add A330s to its fleet to replace the A380. Hi Fly removed the seats from the aircraft this spring to enable it to carry additional cargo in the passenger cabin due to COVID-19.
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Malaysia Airlines A330 with Harimau Malaya and Negaraku Livery
Malaysia Airlines unveils new special livery

Malaysia Airlines unveiled a new special Harimau Malaya and Negaraku Livery on A330 9M-MTG this week.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
An-22 landing
The Antonov An-22 doing its best to land in Chalons-Vatry.
Norwegian 737 sunset departure
A Norwegian 737 departing Tenerife North.
KLM 747-300 departing Amsterdam
A KLM 747-300(M) departing Amsterdam, 1988.
RUNNING THE NUMBERS
Commercial flights 2019 vs 2020
Bumping along

Since August, commercial flight activity has all but stopped growing as airlines continue to rationalize their capacity and stem their cash burn. At the end of October, commercial traffic remained 42.4% below 2019 levels.
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UNDER THE RADAR - Bite size aviation news
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Piston power!

Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren joins us to talk about his ride aboard the last flying DC-7, an Erickson Aero Tanker water bomber. 
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