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  1. Russia's newest airliner took its first flight Sunday with little fanfare but a reportedly substantial order book. The Irkut MC-21-300 will compete directly with the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320 Neo and Bombardier CSeries for the increasingly crowded single-aisle airliner market.
  2. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he "might" ban laptops in the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the U.S. In an interview Sunday he said airliners with lots of Americans aboard are a prime target for terrorists and the ban wouldn't be a response to a specific threat, but a general attitude within the security establishment
  3. John Travolta is hanging up his four-barred Quantas uniform and donating his personal Boeing 707 to an Australian museum.
  4. Heard at JFK one summer day after a very long ground roll and subsequent lift-off by a British Airways 747…Tower: "Speedbird XXX noise violation." … Speedbird XXX:"Send it to the ()(*&^% Queen." Real story.
  5. Regional airlines say the FAA is vastly understating the cost of a proposed AD that will require them to replace 10,482 passenger seats in various small airliners. The FAA said the AD will only cost the airlines a total of $900,000 because it is only tallying the labor cost of removing the Slim and Slimplus seats from their fleets ($85 each) and not including the cost of replacing them with new seats.

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