The oldest airline in the world turns 100

Daily Newsletter | October 7, 2019
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The oldest airline in the world that is still operating with its original name, KLM, is celebrating its 100th birthday today. KLM, or better known as its full name Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij voor Nederland en Koloniën (Royal Dutch Airlines for the Netherlands and Colonies), started its operations fairly humbly, as its first flight was operated with a De Havilland DH.16.
The Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft has completed the certification flight test for the simultaneous dispatch of 80 equipped paratroopers from both side doors on a single pass.
A fruit is determined to be the culprit of Air Canada emergency landing on September 17, 2019. The airline’s Boeing 767 with 253 onboard was en route from Vancouver to Montreal (Canada) when a strong odor was detected. Declaring PAN-PAN, the aircraft turned around and landed safely in Vancouver. Turns out, there were no gas leak or similar hazard ‒ only a cargo of durian fruit. 
NASA is set on exploring electric propulsion technology for general aviation aircraft. NASA recently received its first all-electric X-plane: known as X-57 Maxwell Mod II, it is the agency’s first all-electric experimental aircraft and the first crewed X-plane in two decades. With the X-57, NASA aims to set industry standards for the growing electric aircraft market.
A Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12BK cargo plane made an emergency landing near Lviv International Airport, Ukraine. Five people were killed, three were seriously injured.
Ethiopian Airlines, which has been under the spotlight of the aviation industry for the past six months due to its relation with the 737 MAX crisis, announced its financial results for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that ended in June 2019.
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