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Air India A320 mistakenly lands on unopened runway
Accidental Inaugural
The new A380-capable runway at Velana Airport in Maldives was accidentally inaugurated last week when an Air India A320 mistakenly landed on the unopened runway. This week, an Etihad A380 became the first aircraft to land on the opened runway and the first A380 to visit Maldives.
Cathay Paciic
Let’s try this again
Cathay Pacific’s 777 B-HNO was in Xiamen for maintenance and application of the airline’s new livery. The paint shop, well, we’ll let you see for yourself. B-HNO is soon headed back into the paint shop for a bit of corrective action.
The first Boeing 777
Speaking of Cathay Pacific
The first Boeing 777 ever built was sent to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona this week. WA-001 was used as a test aircraft before being acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2000 where it operated 20,519 flights before retirement.
Delta’s first A220
Delta’s first A220
Delta’s first A220 (neé C Series) has rolled out of the paintshop at Mirabel. The aircraft will be registered N101DU.
D-ATRA noise reduction modifications
Quiet Flight
The German Aerospace Research Center (DLR) is testing several retrofittable noise reduction modifications on their A320 test aircraft this week.
FLIGHTS TO FOLLOW
B-1083
Expo 2019 Beijing
Air China’s newest Airbus A350 features a special Expo 2019 Beijing livery
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JetBlue’s Bluericua A320
Bluericua
JetBlue unveiled their newest special livery ‘Bluericua’ this week, celebrating Puerto Rico.
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A United 787 climbing away from Houston
Aviation Photo of the Week
GFB’s photos from Houston are often masterful manipulations of light and dark. Here he captures a United 787 departing.
INSIDE FLIGHTRADAR24
New Siri Shortcuts available for the Flightradar24 iOS app
Siri Shortcuts now available
In our latest update for iOS (7.10), we’ve added Siri Shortcuts compatibility. If you see the ’Add to Siri’ on a page, you can tap that to create a shortcut. Siri Shortcuts works with features like AR View, nearby flights, and airport pages.
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Find us at Dorkfest
We’re headed to Dorkfest tomorrow in Los Angeles to planespot and talk about aviation with anyone who wants to. We talked with Brett Snyder of Crankflier about how Dorkfest got its start.
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