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Op-Ed: Pilots Can be Heroes, but Also Murderers

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The LAMIA 2933 crash that killed 71 people in Colombia was a foolish, irresponsible tragedy that should have been avoided by the Captain himself, as well a number of other people who hopefully will be investigated and brought to justice. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

NASA starts testing more fuel efficient jet engine tech

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A group of engineers have developed a new jet engine tech that can improve planes' fuel efficiency by four to eight percent, and NASA has begun testing it out. They created a new type of engine propulsor -- composed of the fan and a part called the inlet, which directs air into the engine -- designed to be embedded into a jet plane's body. Jet engines are typically placed away from the aircraft's surface, because of a highly distorted film of air called the boundary layer that envelopes the… (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95

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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a longtime US senator, died Thursday, according to the Ohio State University. He was 95. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Boeing's First 787-10 Enters into Final Assembly

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Boeing said on Thursday it has begun the final assembly of the first 787-10, a production milestone for the third and largest member of the Dreamliners. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Private jet in crash that killed Bin Laden relatives came in too fast, report finds

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A private jet that crashed, killing three members of Osama bin Laden’s family, landed too far down the runway because it was travelling 40% faster than the recommended speed, accident investigators concluded. The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet smashed into an earth bank at the end of the runway at Blackbushe airport, Camberley, on the border of Hampshire and Surrey, on 31 July last year before becoming airborne again and colliding with several parked cars. (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

Canada: Feds choose Airbus C295 for new search-and-rescue plane

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The federal Canadian government will choose the Airbus C295 (www.ctvnews.ca) Mehr...

Celebrating the “Airbus family spirit” on International Civil Aviation Day

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In celebration of today’s International Civil Aviation Day (7 December), Airbus has released a video showing its jetliner family in action – underscoring how the company is shaping the future of air transportation with its comprehensive product line of modern jetliners. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

American Airlines flight attendants want new uniforms recalled

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American Airlines' flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems. American and the union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, have been jointly testing the uniforms to determine if the clothing is responsible for the reactions that have triggered more than 1,600 health complaints by cabin crews. The airline has also offered… (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

Air Force One is an 'unrivalled flying fortress'

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It's time for the American president to get a new plane. On the outside, the new Air Force One (which are actually two identical jets) will maintain its iconic blue and white livery - however, the inside will be barely recognisable. Considering the current plane was built at a time when having a fax machine on board was groundbreaking, the technology on board will get a considerable upgrade. It was never going to come cheap. President-elect Donald Trump cast a spotlight on the project this… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix

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The FAA is mandating that operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner periodically reset the power on the airplane to avoid a glitch that could cause all three computer modules that manage the jet’s flight control surfaces to stop working while in flight. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

FlightAware’s Redesigned Flight Tracking Page

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FlightAware is excited to announce our new flight tracking page, our largest redesign to the flight page in our 12 year history. We’ve kept all the same important content and mapping features as we spent almost a year re-designing it to be easier to understand and more usable. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Donald Trump wants to cancel a government order for a new Air Force One

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The president-elect said in a tweet early Tuesday that the new Boeing (BA) 747 jet that's being built to carry "future presidents" already costs more than $4 billion, and that he wants to cancel the order. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

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