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Charts showing total and commercial flights tracked by Flightradar24 from 2019-2021
Summer upswing

Last Friday was the first day since 13 March 2020 that we tracked more than 100,000 commercial flights and yesterday we tracked the second highest total number of flights ever. But the fast rise in the number of Delta variant cases around the world could temper that growth in the coming weeks as airlines pull back.
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Sukhoi Superjet 100
Russian airlines order 58 Superjets

Four Russian airlines ordered 58 Sukhoi Superjets at the MAKS airshow this week, giving a surprise boost to the aircraft that has had a history of operational issues and struggled to attract new orders.
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Forward fuselage of Transair 810
FAA grounds operator of Transair 810 

Following an investigation that began in 2020, the FAA has grounded Rhoades Aviation, the operator of Transair flight 810 that ditched into a bay south of Honolulu earlier this month. On this week’s episode of AvTalk we walk through the FAA’s investigation and the timeline of the Rhoades grounding.
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Our updated individual flight playback

In the latest version of the Flightradar24 app for iOS and Android, we’ve updated individual flight playback to include additional aircraft and flight data. Update in the App Store or Google Play to check out the improved playback.
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FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
A China Eastern A350, the first delivered by Airbus from China
First A350 delivered from China

China Eastern has taken delivery of the first A350 delivered by Airbus from China. The aircraft is assembled in Toulouse and then flown to Tianjin where the interior is fitted and finished.
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DHL 757 in special Tusk decals
DHL adds special Tusk scheme to 757

DHL has added a new special scheme in support of wildlife conservation charity Tusk.
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AVIATION PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Volga Dnepr An-124 in Marseille
A Volga Dnepr Airlines An-124 in Marseille.
An Air China A350 in Star Alliance livery
An Air China A350 in Star Alliance livery landing in Shanghai.
A Yakovlev Yak-52 inverted over Poland
A Yak-52 inverted over Poland.
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Jason and Ian’s Alitalia A380 plan

As the Alitalia brand goes up for bid and Malaysia Airlines offloads its A380s, the time is right for Jason and Ian to start their own airline. Right? 
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