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Emirates Continues To Grow With Resumption Of Two French Routes

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Emirates continues to bring its international network back. With France reopening, the UAE-based airline is returning to Nice and Lyon this summer. The two routes, which are resumptions, will come back online in July and align with Emirates’ strategy of returning its international routes as countries reopen.

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Emirates is bringing back service to two French destinations as the country reopens for leisure travel. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

Emirates is coming back to France

Already serving Paris, Emirates is set to resume flights from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) and Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS). Service to Nice will resume on July 2nd, while service to Lyon will resume on July 9th.

Both cities will initially see four flights per week using a Boeing 777-300ER. EK077 will depart Dubai for Nice on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 08:45 and arriving in NCE at 13:40 (all times are local). The return flight, EK-78, will depart Nice on the same days at 15:55 and arrive in Dubai at 00:10 the next day (all times are local).

For Lyon, EK081 will depart Dubai to Lyon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 14:35 and arrive in LYS at 19:30 the same day (all times are local). The return flight will depart LYS at 21:45 and arrive in DXB at 06:05 the next day (all times are local).

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The two routes are to southern France. Rendering created at Great Circle Mapper

Already flying the Airbus A380 to France

These two route resumptions come as Emirates has already returned the Airbus A380 to service in France. The global giant is flying its flagship Airbus A380 on 14 flights per week between Paris and Dubai.

The Airbus A380s flying to Paris, according to Emirates, even sport the airline’s latest premium economy product and refreshed products in all other cabin classes. Note that access to premium economy currently remains restricted, as Emirates is waiting to have more jets with the cabin type before opening it up fully for booking.

Passengers can also take advantage of connecting opportunities in Dubai to travel to destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Emirates actually brought back its Airbus A380 to Paris before France officially reopened. Photo: Getty Images

The airline’s international travel strategy

France is opening its borders for most passengers from June 9th. Tourists coming from an “orange” or “green” list country (which is most of the world, including the UAE, Thailand, Japan, the US, and more) will face the least restrictions. Arrivals from a “red” country (including India, Argentina, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and more) will face additional restrictions.

With France opening up to most of the world, Emirates is continuing to chart its strategy of adding capacity back in markets as they open. Whereas some other airlines have maintained their flying throughout the crisis, Emirates has opted to go with a slightly more conservative strategy and bring back destinations as travel restrictions allow.

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Emirates is primarily using its Boeing 777s to bring back smaller, more niche destinations as countries reopen. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

In recent weeks, Spain, Thailand, Italy, and others have moved to reopen for fully vaccinated travelers or those who undergo mandatory testing. As each destination announced plans to reopen, Emirates followed with more flights, primarily using its Boeing 777 aircraft.

As more countries open up, expect Emirates to come back to more destinations and restore frequencies. However, it is starting to get a little late in the summer booking curve, so Emirates is being cautious with the amount of capacity it deploys in destinations that are just now starting to reopen. Expect the airline to continue to express cautious optimism with returning its network.

Emirates is not alone in bringing back more France capacity. Both Delta Air Lines and Air France are moving to grow services to the country as the reopening moves forward. Delta will also be coming back to Nice.

Are you glad to see Emirates restore these two services to France? Let us know in the comments!

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/emirates-france-resumptions/

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Former Lufthansa Boeing 707 Parts Set To Be Auctioned

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Want to own a part of aviation history? The auction house Wilhelm Dechow GmbH, or Dechow, will be selling off parts of two Boeing 707s. The next two and a half months will see the auction house catalog parts of the two jets in advance of a September auction. Let’s take a look at the two 707s being disassembled in order to be sold off in pieces.

Pictured here is one 707 that will be sold off in parts. The aircraft held the registration D-ABOD and is located in Hamburg. Photo: redlegsfan21 via Wikimedia Commons 

“As a partner of major institutions of the aviation industry and traditional Hamburg companies, based near Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt, we are ensuring a safe landing on the last trip of the Boeing 707s D-ABOD and D-ABOC,” -Dechow

Aircraft dismantling and auction preparation underway

According to Dechow, D-ABOC was fully dismantled last month, and cataloging of auction lots is taking place over June. From there, the company will make preparations for the online auction.

For D-ABOD, the schedule appears to be a month later than the other 707. The aircraft is being dismantled this month, and cataloging of auction lots will take place in July. Preparations for the online auction will happen in August. Parts from both jets will be auctioned off online in September.

While we covered a little bit of the history of these 707s in a previous article, the auction house has given us additional details surrounding the fascinating lives of the two jets.

Before being dismantled, D-ABOC was installed at a roundabout outside Berlin Tegel. Photo: Getty Images

“D-ABOC”: The “Lufthansa” 707 that never flew for Lufthansa

The two 707s have fascinating stories in their own, different ways. However, perhaps the most interesting (and most dramatic) history is that of the aircraft named D-ABOC.

Although the aircraft is painted in a historic Lufthansa livery, the jet never actually flew for Lufthansa. Rather, the 707 now known as D-ABOC actually flew for Israeli operator El Al under the registration 4X-ATB.

It was back in 1970 when hijackers took control of this jet during a flight from Amsterdam to New York. Dechow notes that during this hijacking, the pilot brought the plane into a dive in order to throw the kidnappers to the ground. The risky move proved successful, and security officers onboard were able to overpower the kidnappers.

It looks like the aircraft was eventually purchased by Boeing in the 1980s and presented to the city of West Berlin for its 750th birthday. A historic Lufthansa livery was painted on to recognize the airline’s purchase of its 200th Boeing aircraft.

Although painted in Lufthansa livery, this jet never actually flew for the German carrier. Photo: kitmasterbloke via Flickr 

The interesting history doesn’t stop there, however. Delivery of the gift could not be done easily due to German airlines and German pilots being restricted from Berlin airspace at the time (this was during the Cold War and a divided Germany). To get around this, the aircraft was covered with white stickers and delivered to Berlin Tegel by an American pilot at night.

“Landed there, the stickers were removed and the actual paint job in Lufthansa colors was revealed again,” Dechow states.

After its landing, the aircraft was given the fake registration D-ABOC. A Condor Boeing 757-300 currently holds this registration in reality and has been fairly active in recent weeks.

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D-ABOD: Aircraft turned movie star

D-ABOD flew regular service with Lufthansa starting in the 1960s. However, the jet would be retired from service in 1975. Its post-passenger-service life saw it become a training aid for Lufthansa mechanics based in Hamburg, as well as being used in several feature films.

The aircraft was even painted to be “Air Force One” in the 1977 film “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” starring Burt Lancaster. Its most recent film appearance was in 2018 in the film “Rocca verändert die Welt,” (“Rocca Changed the World”).

Lufthansa, Boeing 707, Scrapped
Sadly, this aircraft is no longer intact as it has already been dismantled. Photo: Getty Images

Interested in buying a piece of history? While there doesn’t appear to be a precise date for the auction yet, interested bidders can check the auction house’s 707 webpage here. Subscribing to their newsletter might be the best way to keep updated – although speaking German (or knowing how to use a translator) might help with this.

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-707-auction/

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Former Lufthansa Boeing 707 Parts Set To Be Auctioned

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Want to own a part of aviation history? The auction house Wilhelm Dechow GmbH, or Dechow, will be selling off parts of two Boeing 707s. The next two and a half months will see the auction house catalog parts of the two jets in advance of a September auction. Let’s take a look at the two 707s being disassembled in order to be sold off in pieces.

Pictured here is one 707 that will be sold off in parts. The aircraft held the registration D-ABOD and is located in Hamburg. Photo: redlegsfan21 via Wikimedia Commons 

“As a partner of major institutions of the aviation industry and traditional Hamburg companies, based near Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt, we are ensuring a safe landing on the last trip of the Boeing 707s D-ABOD and D-ABOC,” -Dechow

Aircraft dismantling and auction preparation underway

According to Dechow, D-ABOC was fully dismantled last month, and cataloging of auction lots is taking place over June. From there, the company will make preparations for the online auction.

For D-ABOD, the schedule appears to be a month later than the other 707. The aircraft is being dismantled this month, and cataloging of auction lots will take place in July. Preparations for the online auction will happen in August. Parts from both jets will be auctioned off online in September.

While we covered a little bit of the history of these 707s in a previous article, the auction house has given us additional details surrounding the fascinating lives of the two jets.

Before being dismantled, D-ABOC was installed at a roundabout outside Berlin Tegel. Photo: Getty Images

“D-ABOC”: The “Lufthansa” 707 that never flew for Lufthansa

The two 707s have fascinating stories in their own, different ways. However, perhaps the most interesting (and most dramatic) history is that of the aircraft named D-ABOC.

Although the aircraft is painted in a historic Lufthansa livery, the jet never actually flew for Lufthansa. Rather, the 707 now known as D-ABOC actually flew for Israeli operator El Al under the registration 4X-ATB.

It was back in 1970 when hijackers took control of this jet during a flight from Amsterdam to New York. Dechow notes that during this hijacking, the pilot brought the plane into a dive in order to throw the kidnappers to the ground. The risky move proved successful, and security officers onboard were able to overpower the kidnappers.

It looks like the aircraft was eventually purchased by Boeing in the 1980s and presented to the city of West Berlin for its 750th birthday. A historic Lufthansa livery was painted on to recognize the airline’s purchase of its 200th Boeing aircraft.

Although painted in Lufthansa livery, this jet never actually flew for the German carrier. Photo: kitmasterbloke via Flickr 

The interesting history doesn’t stop there, however. Delivery of the gift could not be done easily due to German airlines and German pilots being restricted from Berlin airspace at the time (this was during the Cold War and a divided Germany). To get around this, the aircraft was covered with white stickers and delivered to Berlin Tegel by an American pilot at night.

“Landed there, the stickers were removed and the actual paint job in Lufthansa colors was revealed again,” Dechow states.

After its landing, the aircraft was given the fake registration D-ABOC. A Condor Boeing 757-300 currently holds this registration in reality and has been fairly active in recent weeks.

Stay informed: Sign up for our daily and weekly aviation news digests.

D-ABOD: Aircraft turned movie star

D-ABOD flew regular service with Lufthansa starting in the 1960s. However, the jet would be retired from service in 1975. Its post-passenger-service life saw it become a training aid for Lufthansa mechanics based in Hamburg, as well as being used in several feature films.

The aircraft was even painted to be “Air Force One” in the 1977 film “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” starring Burt Lancaster. Its most recent film appearance was in 2018 in the film “Rocca verändert die Welt,” (“Rocca Changed the World”).

Lufthansa, Boeing 707, Scrapped
Sadly, this aircraft is no longer intact as it has already been dismantled. Photo: Getty Images

Interested in buying a piece of history? While there doesn’t appear to be a precise date for the auction yet, interested bidders can check the auction house’s 707 webpage here. Subscribing to their newsletter might be the best way to keep updated – although speaking German (or knowing how to use a translator) might help with this.

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-707-auction/

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GE Aviation And Safran To Develop Engines For Next Gen Passenger Aircraft

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Hosting a press event together on June 14th, GE Aviation and Safran announced their next joint project: The CFM RISE. This will be a next-generation engine designed to consume less fuel and produce lower levels of CO2 emissions. An open fan architecture and hybrid electric capability are among the key features of this new project.

A visualization of what the CFM RISE will look like when installed on future aircraft. Photo: Safran

A focus on sustainability

With decades spent cooperating on bringing CFM engines to market, GE Aviation and Safran will continue to work together far into the future with their next joint project: The CFM RISE program. RISE stands for “Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines” and is said to be an upcoming ‘disruptive technology’ for future engines.

RISE is targeting a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s engines. The two companies on Monday declared their intent to be leaders for more sustainable aviation, in line with an industry target to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050.

In an official statement, GE Aviation’s chief said the following:

“Together, through the RISE technology demonstration program, we are reinventing the future of flight, bringing an advanced suite of revolutionary technologies to market that will take the next generation of single-aisle aircraft to a new level of fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.” -John Slattery, President and CEO of GE Aviation

This new engine concept will have an open architecture without a casing around it. Photo: Safran

No engine casing, hybrid electric capability

So what will allow CFM to attain that 20% reduction in fuel burn? According to the companies, the efficiency achieved by RISE will be enabled by an ‘open fan architecture.’ 

“The open fan architecture eliminates the whole structure that sits around the fan, so you take a lot of weight out. You take a lot of drag out and you get the ultimate propulsive efficiency. It’s impossible to get any better.” -Arjan Hegeman, General Manager of Advanced Technology Operation, GE Aviation via Aviation Week

CFM notes that this engine will deliver the same speed and cabin experience as current single-aisle aircraft.

It is also noted that the program will use hybrid electric capability “to optimize engine efficiency while enabling electrification of many aircraft systems.” Other highlights include:

  • Composite fan blades
  • Heat resistant metal alloys
  • Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs)
  • 100% compatibility with alternative energy sources such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels and hydrogen
CFM is a joint venture between GE Aviation and Safran. Photo: Safran

Entry into service as early as mid-2030s

While it’s always exciting to see what the latest technology will bring to aviation, it should be noted that entry-into-service is over a decade away. In fact, a demonstrator engine isn’t scheduled to begin testing until around the middle of this decade, with flight tests “soon thereafter.” GE Aviation and Safran note that the engine could enter service by the mid-2030s.

What do you think of the CFM RISE and its proposed design and features? Do you think this project will become a reality, and enter service on schedule? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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Source: https://simpleflying.com/ge-aviation-safran-new-engines/

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Podcast: Air Race World Champion Matt Hall meets Australian Aviation

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Matt Hall profile picture taken at the first round of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Photo: Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool/WikiCommons)

How’s this for a life story: Matt Hall was an ex-Hornet pilot, combat instructor and Wing Commander who transitioned into becoming the 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

In this special episode of the Australian Aviation podcast, Matt talks to hosts Phil Tarrant and Christian ‘Boo’ Boucousis on his 2010 crash, dealing with risk, flying in the RAAF and how he navigated COVID.

He also talks about his love of flight, believing in himself and why it’s important to take your chances in life.

Click here to listen on your device. 

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Source: https://australianaviation.com.au/2021/06/podcast-air-race-world-champion-matt-hall-meets-australian-aviation/

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