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QANTAS COMPLETES LAST BOEING 747 PASSENGER FLIGHT FROM SYDNEY

Qantas Completes Last Boeing 747 Flight With Passengers From Sydney

SYDNEY – Qantas has retired its Boeing 747 after it first came into service almost half a century ago. Lucky passengers boarded the iconic aircraft for one last time. The last 747 passenger flight departed from Sydney for the last time today. It was the first in a series of 3 farewell flights, allowing Australians

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AMERICAN AIRLINES IS RETIRING THE MD-80 ‘MAD DOG’ AFTER 36 YEARS

American Airlines is retiring the MD-80 after 36 years - Photo: Eddie Maloney

DALLAS – It’s a sad day today in the U.S. for many aviation enthusiasts and pilots who flew with the beautiful McDonnell Douglas MD-80, also known as ‘Mad Dog’ or ‘Super 80.’ American Airlines (AA) is saying goodbye to the iconic MD-80 after 36-years of service. Flight AA80 from Dallas Fort Worth to Chicago O’Hare

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HONEYWELL RETIRES CONVAIR 580 AIRCRAFT

Honeywell Convair 580

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Honeywell Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics and a producer of auxiliary power units (APUs) and other aviation products, has retired its Convair 580 test aircraft after 67 years. It was built in 1952 and has been with the company since 2000. The aircraft – with registration N580HW – flew for

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