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An Airbus A350 flight deck
Single pilot operations on the A350?

On this week’s episode of AvTalk, we explain Airbus’ plan for single pilot operations on the A350 during cruise periods and some of the challenges that Airbus and any airline will have implementing the proposal.
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SAS CRJ-900 operated by Xfly
The CRJ is highly underrated 

The CRJ gets little love, but Gabriel Leigh argues it’s a highly underrated way to fly.
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CFM rendering of RISE engines
CFM unveils RISE engine platform 

CFM, the joint venture between General Electric Aviation and Safran announced its new RISE program (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines), an engine platform build on open-rotor technology that targets a 20% reduction in emissions from current engines.
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Replace “Boom” with “JSRC”

A Japanese consortium is now trying to build a supersonic airliner. Feel free to replace “Boom” with “Japan Supersonic Research Council” when listening to our previous episode of AvTalk on the challenges of supersonic flight.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
The 737-10 MAX
737-10 MAX first flight likely today

The 737-10 MAX is scheduled to make its first flight today. The -10 is the longest version of the MAX and the last variant to fly.
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Skymark Airlines’ new Pokémon 737
Pokémon flies again

Japanese airline Skymark has unveiled a new Pokémon-themed special livery on a 737.
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Alaska Airlines "Fly with Pride" special livery A320
Fly with Pride

Alaska Airlines has put a special Fly with Pride livery on one of its A320s.
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SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
The first A321neo (and aircraft) for PLAY Airlines
PLAY gets its first plane

Icelandic start-up carrier PLAY took delivery of its first aircraft this week—a former Interjet A321neo. The airline is scheduled to begin service later this month.
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Ryanair’s first 737-8 MAX 200
Ryanair finally gets its first MAX

Ryanair has finally taken delivery of its first 737-8 MAX 200, the special high-density version designed with the airline in mind. 
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HITTING HIGH MARKS
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Up, up, and away 

Last Friday, we tracked more than 90,000 commercial flights for the first time since March 2020. This week we broke through the 200,000 total flights mark as well.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
787s in New York
A Dreamliner line-up in New York.
A Swiss A340 departing London with a 747 high overhead
A Swiss A340 departing London with a 747 high overhead.
ACT Airlines 747 departing Zurich
An ACT Airlines 747 departing Zurich.
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Getting the most out of Filters on the revised Flightradar24.com 

This spring, we updated how Filters work on Flightradar24.com and in this video we take you through the details.
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What’s it worth to you?

The US DOT wants to fine Air Canada $25.5 million for not refunding customers for flights the airline canceled.
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