Sunday has rolled around once again, meaning that it’s time to take a look at a round-up of some of our most notable stories this week. Let’s get cracking!
Lufthansa To Equip Entire Boeing 777F Fleet With Sharkskin Technology
German flag carrier Lufthansa is set to enhance the sustainability of its cargo division by equipping its Boeing 777F felt with sharkskin technology. This reduces an aircraft’s friction inflight, which, in turn, saves fuel. You can read more about it here.
Air India Carries 30 COVID Positive Travelers To Italy
Amid a devastating second wave of coronavirus in India, the country’s flag carrier was found to have transported 30 COVID-positive travelers from Amritsar to Rome. This has meant that all 242 occupants of the busy repatriation flight have been placed into quarantine. It is thought that some of the positive tests even corresponded to crew members.
Soon To Be Extinct: The Airbus A340-500
Simple Flying also spent time this week taking a look at the limited remaining operations of the Airbus A340-500. This rare aircraft presently serves just one route, namely that of Azerbaijan Airlines from Baku to Moscow Domodedovo. You can read more about the aircraft, which is set to be withdrawn from the route later this month, here.
Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines Halts All Flights
The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines to halt its operations. The carrier, like many others, has been hit hard by the present lack of demand, and uncertainty regarding a potential recovery.
The Logistics Of A Boeing 747 Private Jet
While we generally think of private jets as being small aircraft, there is also the possibility to fit Boeing 747s out for VIP purposes. Simple Flying examined the logistics of such aircraft earlier this week. You can take a look at these luxury jumbos here.
American Airlines Hosts Pizza Party On ERJ-175 Following Diversion
Now and then, flights have to divert due to adverse weather. While passengers know that this is done with everyone’s safety in mind, the subsequent delays may still prove frustrating. However, after thunderstorms forced a Key West-bound American Eagle flight to divert to Charleston, its captain thoughtfully looked to negate such frustration by… ordering everyone pizza!
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