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Russia tries out brand new stealth-busting flying radar

Russian defense contractors have made the first in-flight test of the Beriev A-100 Premier, the designated replacement for Russia’s current fleet of airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, Rostec corporation announced on Thursday. The weapon system is based on a Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A platform, which carries a new Vega Premier …

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Airlines raise staff pay to keep planes flying

Several US airline companies announced a significant increase in onboard staff payment in an effort to keep the planes flying after a week of cancelations. Spirit Airlines offered flight attendants double pay for working this holiday week, Reuters reported, citing the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. “All flight attendants, regardless of …

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Parrots’ drinking problems lead to flying accidents

December is the end of the mango season in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, so there’s a lot of fallen fruit on the ground. Being especially rich in sugar, mangoes produce high amounts of alcohol while rotting under the sun. This abundance of free booze has become a real threat to …

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Southwest Airlines pilots and staff are flying in the face of corporate and government vaccine mandates – and about time, too

Southwest is experiencing turbulence. Over the weekend, the Texas-based airline canceled over 1,800 flights. Monday was no better: almost 400 more flights were canceled. A corporate spokesman, Alan Kasher, blamed the catastrophic interruption in business on bad weather in Florida and “issues” with air traffic control. His claim was met with immediate disbelief, …

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