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He’s back! LAX jetpack man returns, FAA to investigate
Airports

An unidentified person reportedly flying a jetpack has once again been spotted by pilots on approach to LAX at 5,000 feet, the latest in a string of mysterious appearances that began in September 2020.

EASA approves A220-300 modification to fit more passengers
Regulator

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has formally approved a 149-seat Airbus A220-300 variant, with an exit slide modification over the wing. The modification adds capacity for four additional seats to the original A220-300’s capacity of 145 passengers. Air France is expected to be the first airline to introduce the newly-approved A220-300 with larger capacity,

Ingenuity again exceeds expectations in ‘most complex’ 10th flight
Rotor

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its 10th flight, and has now travelled a total of one mile in distance, or over 1.5 kilometres.

UK RAF to bolster Protector fleet in £195m deal
Defence

The UK Ministry of Defence has penned a new £195 million deal to procure 13 additional Protector aircraft for the Royal Air Force. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) has been awarded the contract to deliver 13 additional Protector (SkyGuardian) RG Mk 1 (MQ-9B) aircraft to the RAF. The new contract, announced by UK Defence

US government aid sees major airlines boast second quarter profits
Airlines

US major carriers American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have both posted quarterly profits off the back of government support and a steady increase in domestic air travel demand.

Airbus now trumps Boeing in narrow-body market
Headlines

While market share between Boeing and Airbus has often remained quite close in this key sector, Airbus appears to have pulled ahead to hold a solid majority of the market in recent months, now boasting a 68 per cent share.

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