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AvTalk Episode 10: Construction, Cows, and 225,000 Pounds of Ketchup

In episode 10, we talk to Andrew Poure, a flight operations supervisor for a U.S.-based major cargo airline. We see how construction fumes and cows affected aviation last week, celebrate an impressive milestone, and quickly preview next week’s Airventure.

All Cargo, All the Time

We sat down with Andrew Poure, who works for a major U.S. cargo airline, to learn more about what it takes to ship anything from cherries to horses around the world.

The main cargo deck of a 747-400F

Construction Fumes Cause Airspace Closure

Construction fumes caused the evacuation of the Washington ARTCC in Leesburg, Virgina last week, leading to airspace closures and significant delays along the U.S. east coast.

Cows on a Plane

Facing a milk shortage due to restrictions related to its ongoing dispute with other countries in the region, Qatar is importing dairy cows. The first 165 of 4000 cows arrived last week.

‘Al’ Blackman’s 75 Years of Service

American Airlines maintenance technician Azriel ‘Al’ Blackman has worked for the airline for 75 years. This week AA’s 777 N751AN was painted with Blackman’s signature on the forward fuselage in celebration of his service, which is now officially a Guinness world record.

N751AN celebrating Al Blackman’s 75 years as a mechanic at American Airlines. Photo courtesy American Airlines

Oshkosh

Airventure, the world’s largest aviation gathering begins Monday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We give you a quick preview of what to expect.

We attended Oshkosh last year to tour Cathay Pacific’s ‘Hong Kong Trader’ 747-8F. Watch our video tour.

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Antonov An-225 Flight Schedule—November 2016

The Antonov An-225, the largest cargo aircraft in the world, will begin a week-long flight schedule from its home base in Ukraine to South America this Thursday. The aircraft will load cargo at Leipzig/Halle before flying across the Atlantic and down the east coast of North America on its way to Iquique, Chile. From there the aircraft will make its way to Campinas to load new cargo and offload in Santiago. (more…)

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Take a Tour of the An-225 and Follow It to Perth, Australia in May

On 10 May, the largest cargo plane in the world will begin a 9 day journey from Ukraine to Australia. The Antonov An-225 Mriya will be bringing a large generator to Perth, arriving on 15 May. We have included the tentative schedule for the An-225 flights in May below. We also take a look inside the the An-225 to see how it carries up to 250 tonnes using its six engines. (more…)