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Airborne 06.29.16: SWA Delays Max, McConnell OKs B29-Doc, AAL Trashes Cameras

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Also: Flytenow V Supreme Ct, Electric eSpyder, F-35 Adir, IL AirShow, NJ AvTax, FAI Young Artist, Unregistered Airplane To survive in the airline business it is sometimes necessary to be flexible and, according to a report in the Seattle Times, such is the case with Southwest Airlines. Southwest revealed to its investors that they have delayed the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, while they plan to accelerate the delivery of six 737-800s to 2017 rather than 2018. Delivery of the 737 MAX airplanes may be delayed by as long as six years, according to the report. That would push about $1.9 billion of Boeing's bottom line into the 2020s. It won’t be long before the World War Two Boeing B-29 named, ‘Doc,’ will join the CAF B-29, ‘FIFI,’ to become the second Stratofortress still flying. The U.S. Department of Defense has granted approval for ‘Doc’ to use the non-joint-use runway at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita for final ground testing and first flight operations. The authorization means Doc’s flight crew will begin conversations with base leaders to schedule high-speed taxi testing and eventually takeoffs and landings. Here we go again with another report of someone getting less than lousy service from an airline. Better yet, the disgruntled customer is a professional photographer who video recorded the event. A photographer who was on his way to shoot a wedding in Detroit had to borrow a camera to finish the job after baggage handlers at American Airlines dropped his Pelican case containing some $20,000 worth of equipment. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!! Airborne 06.29.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, June 29th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers: Southwest Delays Delivery Of Nearly 70 737 MAX Airplanes DOD Gives Doc's Friends Permission To Use McConnell AFB Runway Photographer Has A Beef With American Airlines Flight-Sharing Start Up Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Classic Aero-TV: (No Longer A Science Project - GWI's Electric eSpyder SportPlane Kit) Lockheed Martin, Israel Celebrate Rollout Of F-35 ‘Adir’ Rebranded Waukegan, IL Air Show To Return In September Airline Industry Opposes New Jersey Tax Hike Proposal Enter The 2017 FAI Young Artist Contest And Show Off Your Vision Of Flying Two Sentenced In Wyoming Unregistered Airplane Case Sentenced Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again next week for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow! © 2016, Aero-News Network, Inc., ALL Rights Reserved. FMI: www.airbornetv.net, www.aero-news.net, www.aero-tv.net, www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, https://vimeo.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews