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Rendering of the Heart Aerospace ES-19 in United livery
United’s big electric bet

After ordering 270 Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies last month, United Airlines and its regional partner Mesa Airlines have placed conditional orders for 200 Heart Aerospace ES-19 electric regional aircraft. Still in development, the ES-19 is expected to fly by the end of the decade. On this week’s AvTalk podcast we break down the order and United’s investment in Heart Aerospace as well as walk through some of the challenges facing electric commercial aircraft.
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British Airways 787 G-ZBJB
UK AAIB issues special bulletin on 787 nose gear mishap

The UK AAIB issued a special bulletin on the nose landing gear mishap in London last month. The locking pin for the gear was inserted in the wrong hole allowing the gear to retract.
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Forward fuselage of Transair 810
Investigators locate Transair 810 

Investigators have located Transair 810 two miles from Ewa Beach in Hawaii. They are now in the process of recovering the wreckage and the flight data recorders.
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A Malaysia Airlines A380
Malaysia Airlines puts its A380s up for sale 

Malaysia Airlines is soliciting offers on its fleet of six A380s. MSNs 078, 081, 084, 089, 094, and 114 are all between 8-9 years old and in need of a new home. The deadline for bids is 12 August.
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N481MC freshly painted in Atlas Air livery
A passenger 747 being put into service

Atlas Air has just put a fresh coat of paint on the former Virgin Atlantic 747. N481MC becomes the 6th passenger 747 in Atlas’ fleet.
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Malta Air’s first 737-8-200 MAX
Malta Air takes first 737-8 200 MAX

Ryanair subsidiary Malta Air has taken delivery of its first 737-8 200 MAX. The airline will be the recipient of about half of Ryanair’s 737 MAX deliveries this year.
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A Boeing 787 beginning its aerial demonstration at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show.
A Boeing 787 in Qatar Airways livery begins its performance at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show.
A Lynden Air Cargo L-100-30
A Lynden Air Cargo L-100-30 Hercules departing Anchorage.
A Singapore Airlines A350 and Pionair BAe-146 side by side
A Singapore Airlines A350 and Pionair BAe-146 in Adelaide.
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Airbus and Boeing chart different paths with their customers

Throughout the pandemic Boeing has allowed customers to cancel or defer aircraft orders, while Airbus has been very strict. 
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