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A Pratt and Whitney PW1100G on an A220 (CS100)
Whale songs and blue goo 

On this week’s episode of AvTalk we’re joined by Graham Webb, Vice President and General Manager of Pratt and Whitney’s regional aircraft Geared Turbo Fan engine program to explain the distinctive sound the engine makes. We also learn about the complex engineering behind the engine’s ‘blue goo’.
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An Air China 737 MAX 8
China grows its aviation influence

As China remains silent on its approval of the revised 737 MAX, we take a look at the Civil Aviation Administration of China, from its early days running the nation’s airline to its emerging regulatory stature.
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A Japan Airlines 767 and ANA 787 in Tokyo with Mt Fuji in the background
Competition in Japan — ANA and Japan Airlines dig in on the domestic market 

With travel to Japan restricted, ANA and Japan Airlines have dug in on the domestic market. We take a look at how each airline has adjusted its flying this autumn.
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Commercial traffic still down 40%

Commercial flights were still down 40% in November compared to 2019. But the Thanksgiving holiday in the US gave the figures a slight lift. 
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INDUSTRY INSIGHT
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Aviation 2020 — a turbulent year in review

Join Cirium and Flightradar24 experts as we discuss how COVID has reshaped the aviation industry and what may lie ahead in 2021.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
A GOL 737 MAX
GOL planning to put the MAX back in service next week

Brazilian airline GOL said it plans to resume 737 MAX flights as early as 10 December, which would make it the first airline to put the aircraft back in service. Likely candidates for the first flight are PR-XMA or PR-XMB.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Air Canada 787 deicing
Deicing crews hard at work clearing an Air Canada 787 in Montreal.
Sunset in Vienna with Austrian Airlines aircraft parked at the gate
A stunning sunset in Vienna.
KLM 737s in storage
KLM 737s in storage at Eelde Airport.
LANDING ON ICE
Privatair 737 in SAS livery at Troll Research Station in Antarctica
Troll Research

This year’s first supply flights to Troll Research Station in Antarctica are complete. And upcoming flights can be tracked thanks to our receiver at the station. We look back to 2016 and our first Antarctic ADS-B receiver.
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No more emotional support peacocks

New rules in the US will restrict animals in the cabin and restrict the use emotional support animals. We discuss the changes.
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