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US Probing Possible Airline Collusion That Kept Fares High

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A letter received Tuesday by major U.S. carriers demands copies of all communications the airlines had with each other, Wall Street analysts and major shareholders about their plans for passenger-carrying capacity, or "the undesirability of your company or any other airline increasing capacity." (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

Passengers help soldier pull off surprise airport proposal

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SACRAMENTO, C.A. - Hearts were gushing at Sacramento International Airport for a soldier's homecoming ceremony – but this wasn't your typical welcome home celebration. After serving multiple deployments overseas, U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Vance decided to make one more commitment. (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

Crew of crashed Taiwan TransAsia plane shut off working engine - source

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The crew of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people on board, had shut off the working engine after the other lost power, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. The latest investigation report into the Taipei crash, to be released on Thursday, will say data readings showed the almost-new turboprop ATR 72-600 stalled and crashed shortly after the functioning engine was switched off, said the source. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

Report backs third Heathrow runway

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The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050. It would also connect Britain to 40 new destinations. (www.bbc.co.uk) Mehr...

Vintage Catalina Flying Boat In Nic Cage Film Partially Sinks On Beach

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Yesterday, a gorgeous Catalina PBY named Flora-Bama that was being used as a prop for the upcoming Nicolas Cage movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Honor began taking on water while performing touch and goes for the camera. Today, the plane sits half sunk in the surf along Gold Beach, Florida, a most peculiar sight for beach-goers. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mehr...

WestJet suffers fourth hoax threat in five days

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No bomb was found after WestJet flight 722 was diverted to Calgary yesterday. "Yes, we've been hit again," said WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer. "We believe the threat against WS722 is a hoax. We diverted the flight out of an abundance of caution." (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

F-22 from Hangar to Takeoff (Video)

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F-22 Raptor on the flight line, in a hangar, as it taxis and takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. (youtu.be) Mehr...

US Military Hypersonic Jet

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US military jet could fly five times faster than the speed of sound (news.yahoo.com) Mehr...

Airbus wins $1.3 billion South Korean airborne tanker deal

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SEOUL, South Korea • South Korea said Tuesday that it has decided to buy four military airborne refueling tankers from European aerospace giant Airbus Defense and Space for $1.3 billion. (www.stltoday.com) Mehr...

Solar Impulse sets flight record, aims for Hawaii landing tomorrow

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Approximately 10 hours ago, André Borschberg set the record for the longest solo flight as he piloted Solar Impuse across the Pacific as part of that team's effort at circumnavigating the globe in a solar-powered craft. The previous record had been set in an around-the-world flight by Steve Fossett in a conventionally powered aircraft. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

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THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) Mehr...

Justice Dept. Opens Anti-Trust Investigation Over Airline ‘Capacity Discipline’

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DSC_0441 (1)The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible collusion amongst major airlines in the United States to limit the number of available seats and thereby maintain high ticket prices.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) Mehr...

F18 makes emergency landing at Chicago Midway

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Problems with one of the engines forced the plane to land at MDW. No injuries reported. (www.nbcchicago.com) Mehr...

Terrifying Image Shows Heroic Crew Trying To Keep Stricken Osprey Flying

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This image from the Marine Corps shows a deadly event that occurred on October 1 last year. The crew flew the Osprey in maintenance mode by accident, which greatly reduced engine power output. The harrowing story of heroics and the loss of a young Marine’s life, is a must read in this article by the San Diego Union Tribune. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Mehr...

In the making of: Vietnam Airlines’ first A350 XWB: Process

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The first A350 XWB for Vietnam Airlines takes shape in this video clip, which highlights the delivery of components, assembly, painting and other key production steps, and concludes with the milestone widebody jetliner in flight. (youtube.com) Mehr...

USAF Thunderbirds capture epic flight in Telluride

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photos captured of the infamous "Thunderbirds" over Telluride would need about 1,000 synonyms for "awesome." (www.9news.com) Mehr...

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight

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A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can’t turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy’s own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January. (medium.com) Mehr...

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