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EXCLUSIVE: Historic DC-7B Airplane “That Ushered Delta Into the Jet Age” Comes Home to Delta Air Lines

The temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit felt colder due to the blustery wind which was blowing at a sustained speed of 14 miles per hour, whose chill penetrated down to the marrow — and emerging from the shadows of this dark and dreary early Saturday morning was a sight which had not been seen in years at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area: a Douglas DC-7B airplane, which finally returned home to the airline it once served back in the 1950s for approximately ten years.

The silhouettes of the unmistakable four large propellers broke through what was otherwise the gloom of the early morning — the clock had not yet read 7:00 yet — and despite…

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Contact Lost With Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 Aircraft; Possible Crash Feared

Contact was lost with a Boeing 737-500 W airplane — which operated as Sriwijaya Air flight 182 — as it disappeared from radar approximately four minutes after its departure from Jakarta on its way to Pontianak within Indonesia at 2:40 in the morning Eastern Standard Time.

The following media statement was posted at the official Twitter site of Sriwijaya Air, which roughly translates in English as…

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Boeing Charged With 737 MAX Airplane Fraud Conspiracy; Agrees to Pay Greater Than $2.5 Billion

The Boeing Company has entered into an official deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice of the United States to resolve a criminal charge — which is related to a conspiracy to defraud the Aircraft Evaluation Group of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States in connection with its evaluation of the Boeing 737 MAX airplane — by agreeing to pay a total of greater than $2.5 billion.

The multinational corporation — which designs, manufactures, and sells commercial airplanes to airlines worldwide — was charged with…

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Forget Mobile Telephone Calls Aboard Airplanes For the Foreseeable Future, According to the Federal Communications Commission of the United States

After almost two decades of grappling with the decision to allow passengers to place telephone calls using their portable electronic devices and mobile telephones, the Federal Communications Commission of the United States terminated the rule making proceeding pertaining to proposing to revise its rules in governing mobile communications services aboard airborne aircraft; and — subject to certain conditions — to permit…

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License To Fly: Drone Privacy Laws in Countries Around the World

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, 1.7 million drones are currently registered in the United States alone — and as the use of drones expands around the world, lawmakers have been faced with new and complex regulatory challenges to protect the privacy of ordinary citizens. The increased prevalence of drones has raised the prospect of pervasive surveillance by governments, companies, and individuals — and lawmakers are struggling to keep up with the advancing technology…

…and although at least 143 countries have enacted some form of regulation related to drones, many experts contend that…

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Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes Can Return to Service Thanks to Rescission of Order By Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration of the United States initially ordered the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes which were operated by airlines based in the United States or its territories effective as of 3:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — no specific date or time had been announced as to when the temporary grounding of the aircraft was to expire, with the airplanes permitted to fly once again — and that grounding was followed by other airlines worldwide…

…but as of earlier this morning, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the order of grounding the Boeing 737 MAX airplane was officially rescinded by Steve Dickson — who is the current administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States — following what is referred to as…

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How NOT to Sneak Into the Premium Class Cabin and Steal a Seat

Over the years, some passengers who have longed to experience sitting in a seat in the premium class cabin aboard an airplane would sneak into a seat from their assigned seats in the economy class cabin instead of simply being willing to pay for it — and the practice of upgrading oneself without paying for the privilege is considered stealing by many people…

…but if you are going to do it, do not…

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40 Years Passed Since This Classic Movie Was Released

“Surely you can’t be serious.”

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.”

“You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.”

“A hospital? What is it?”

“It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.”

You likely already know to which movie this article refers based on the aforementioned quotes…

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Is United Airlines Incorrect About Its Own History? Boeing 777 25th Anniversary

Only days after the official announcement of the retirement of the fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft of Delta Air Lines comes 25 years this week since the first Boeing 777-222 airplane with the registration number N777UA was delivered to United Airlines…

…but which date is the actual 25th anniversary of the delivery of the first Boeing 777-222 airplane to United Airlines — today, Friday, May 15, 2020; or Sunday, May 17, 2020?

The answer…

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Boeing 777-200 Fleet of Delta Air Lines to Be Retired By End of 2020

As part of the accelerated strategy to simplify and modernize its entire fleet of airplanes while simultaneously continuing to operate airplanes which are newer and more cost-efficient, the fleet of 18 Boeing 777-200 airplanes of Delta Air Lines will be retired by the end of 2020 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Boeing 777-200 Fleet of Delta Air Lines to Be Retired By End of 2020

“We’re making strategic, cost-effective changes to our fleet to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while also ensuring Delta is well-positioned for the recovery on the backside of the crisis,” said…

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