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FAA Wants To Fine Southwest $328,550

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The agency alleges that the Dallas-based carrier failed to properly inspect a Boeing 737 that experienced cabin depressurization on May 13, 2013. The flight, which was heading from Boston to St. Louis, made an emergency landing in Baltimore. (aviationblog.dallasnews.com) Mehr...

Botched water cannon salute grounds Virgin Atlantic flight when Foam is used.

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A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet was grounded after a botched ‘water cannon salute’ by airport fire tenders clogged up its engines by spraying thick foam instead of water. The water canon salute is the sort of flamboyant gesture for which Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline has become famous – and also marks something of a wider aviation tradition. The Virgin Atlantic plane – with its ‘Beauty Queen’ name emblazoned on the fuselage of the Airbus A330-300 - had just landed in Manchester… (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

Mexico becomes launch customer for new Airbus C295W

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Thanks to the winglets, the C295W will be able to transport more payload to a longer distance with around a 4% fuel savings, even in hot and high conditions. The Mexican Navy has specified the winglets for two C295s, for which the order was already announced, and winglets will be standard for all new C295s ordered from now on. (militaryaircraft-airbusds.com) Mehr...

First Poland-based Learjet 75 Handed Over

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Bombardier Business Aircraft last week delivered the first Learjet 75 that will be based in Poland. It was handed over to an undisclosed customer in the Eastern European country following type approval by the Poland's Civil Aviation Authority. The Learjet 75 light jet—a longer-range version of the Learjet 45 with Garmin G5000 integrated avionics, redesigned winglets and more efficient Honeywell TFE731-40BR engines—was certified by the U.S. FAA in November 2013. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

How do we encourage new aviators?

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Well, how do we? 19 year old pilot has some interesting ideas. (airfactsjournal.com) Mehr...

Two-Person Flight Deck Action Following Germanwings Crash…The Right Action?

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Following the crash of Germanwings flight 9525, international aviation regulators and airlines are moving swiftly to implement two-person flight deck rules, but is this the right action? (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Teen Pilot Who Died in Crash Had 'Passion' for Flying

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A 16-year-old pilot was killed after his plane crashed in a field in Orange County, Virginia, Sunday morning. (www.nbcwashington.com) Mehr...

Air Force Spaceplane Returning to Orbit

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The secretive X-37B spaceplane operated by the US Air Force is scheduled to return to orbit this May. The last mission of this type lasted around 470 days and landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (spaceflightnow.com) Mehr...

(Video) F-35 Aerial Refueling Photo Flight. Stunning Close-Up Views...

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Marines stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort observed a KC-130 aerial refueling of a F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, March 19, 2015. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is the center of excellence for F-35B training for Marine Corps Installations East. (youtu.be) Mehr...

Solar Impulse plane lands in China

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Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has completed the fifth leg of its round-the-world flight. The vehicle, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, touched down in Chongqing in China just after 17:30 GMT. It had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) some 20 hours previously. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

New Boeing Website

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Boeing has launched a new website. http://www.boeing.com/ Also has some flight tracking courtesy FlightAware here: http://www.boeing.com/commercial/787/#/flight-tracker (www.boeing.com) Mehr...

Germanwings: How Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance Systems Could Save Lives

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The technology exists to physically take command away from a pilot to save an aircraft from imminent collision with the ground and is in operation with the U.S. Air Force. (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

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