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Steven Walker-

Steven Walker

About Steven Walker

Journalist - Steven has a varied background in communications, and it was this passion for writing combined with his in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry that led him to Simple Flying. A keen linguist, he also has experience in translation and interpreting. Based in Palma, Spain

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Full House: Iraqi Airways Has Taken Its Last A220 From Airbus

The airline's fifth and final Airbus A220 has now arrived at Baghdad International Airport.

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Which Airlines Have Ordered The Boeing 777X?

So far, a total of nine passenger airlines have ordered the Boeing 777X.

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American Airlines Fined $4.1 Million For Unlawful Tarmac Delays

The fine is part of the Department of Transportation's wider work on strengthening passengers' rights.

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5 Cool Air Display Teams You Might Not Have Heard Of

What are some of the world's lesser-known, but equally spectacular, air display teams?

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Yevgeny Prigozhin Plane Crash: What We Know So Far

Russian President Vladimir Putin has broken his silence, while the investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing.

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Spirit Airlines Passenger Claims Flight Was Grounded For 7 Hours

The passenger documented their experience onboard the ultra-low-cost carrier in a series of videos uploaded to social media.

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Moscow Airports Close After Ukrainian Drone Strike

The incident delayed several flights across the city's four airports.

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Which US Airlines Allow Dogs & Should More Airlines Allow Dogs On Flights?

Which carriers allow passengers to bring their furry friends into the cabin?

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JetBlue Is Helping Military Helicopter Pilots To Become First Officers

The scheme will bring experienced talent to JetBlue, and will help the airline avoid a repeat of last summer's industry-wide pilot shortages.

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The Boeing Sonic Cruiser - The 787 Alternative Which Got Cut

What was the Boeing Sonic Cruiser? And how did it lead to the 787 Dreamliner?

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15 Years Of Operations: 10 Fun Facts About Emirates' Airbus A380 Fleet

The first Airbus A380 joined Emirates' fleet in 2008. Since then, the airline has gone on to become by far the largest operator of the superjumbo.

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Boeing To Begin Modifying An MD-90 To Fly With Experimental Truss-Braced Wing

The modifications will form part of testing for Boeing's X-66A program, which it hopes will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30%.

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United Airlines Employee In San Francisco Accused Of Several Sexual Crimes Involving Children

If convicted, the accused faces up to 30 years in prison.

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Korean Air Airbus A380 Returns To Seoul With Landing Gear Problem

The aircraft was operating flight KE81 from Seoul to New York when it encountered technical problems.

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Flying Sydney To Auckland - Which Airline Is Best?

How do the five carriers flying the route compare in terms of schedule, price, and onboard service?

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Q2 Results: Embraer Celebrates 47 Jet Handovers & A 47% Surge In Deliveries

In addition to revenue of over $1.9 billion in Q2, Embraer also delivered 47 aircraft.

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Not Just Asphalt: 3 Cool Alternative Runway Surfaces From Around The World

What are some of the alternatives to paved runways, and what impact do the different surfaces have on aircraft operations?

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PIA CEO: Airline To Lose Nearly $400 Million This Year

The forecast comes amid a series of dire financial predictions for the next few years, making privatization the only viable option for the airline.

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The Evolution Of Transatlantic Flight

From early attempts by balloon to the supersonic era - what are some of the key moments in the history of transatlantic air travel?

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Nearly 40,000 Australians Have Experienced Emirates’ Premium Economy

Almost 25% of the airline's worldwide premium economy traffic over the past year has been to and from Australia.

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