Weekly Roundup – January 20th, 2020

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The flight paths of the two Qantas jets. Graphic: ATSB

Here are our 4 most popular articles from the past week.


Boeing 777X out of paint shop being prepared for first flight

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Boeing 777X being prepared for first flight. Credit Matt Cawby

Boeing’s 777X, WH001, is out of paint shop and being prepared for the first flight, which is expected this month.

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MH370 families lose US court appeal

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The families of victims of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 crash have lost an appeal against a court ruling that lawsuits against the carrier, insurer Allianz and manufacturer Boeing do not belong in the US.

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 Airbus all smiles as whale-like BelugaXL enters service

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The BelugaXL. Photo: AIrbus.

The plane only a mother could love, the whale-like BelugaXL cargo aircraft, has entered service at Airbus.

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‘Very close’ Qantas jets came within 800m of each other

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The flight paths of the two Qantas jets. Graphic: ATSB

The captain of a Qantas Airbus A330 told air traffic controllers that another Qantas jet undertaking a missed approach on the same runway came “very close” during an incident at Sydney Airport in August

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