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NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported

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Federal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) Mehr...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) Mehr...

World War II pilot's remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later

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The 21-year-old Gray was on a dive-bombing mission on April 16, 1945, when his single-seat P-47D aircraft clipped a tree and crashed in Lindau. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

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Frontier Airlines pushed back its initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, as competitive tensions flared between the no-frills carrier and United Airlines. (skift.com) Mehr...

British Airways announces partnership with The White Company

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With the aim of offering passengers a great night's sleep in the air, British Airways announces a partnership with The White Company ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Norwegian Performs First Transatlantic Boeing 737 MAX Flight

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Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian has performed its first commercial transatlantic flights using the Boeing 737 MAX, with two aircraft now in revenue service. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Boeing 787 Payback Gap Widens

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The 787 Dreamliner is now on its sixth delivery year, well past half calendar time in the program’s 1,300 unit accounting block (for the explanation of accounting block and program accounting read here). (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

Top Aviation Apps take flight with Gogo

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able to connect to popular pilot apps – such as Garmin, JetFuelX, FlightAware (business.gogoair.com) Mehr...

SkyTeam introduces two-stop World Pass

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SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has introduced a new two-stop option for its popular Go Round the World Pass. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Aviation Experts Identify Industry’s Biggest Safety Challenges

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) acting chairman Robert Sumwalt said complacency is the biggest threat to safety the aviation industry. Speaking on a panel at the Air Line Pilots Association International Air Safety Forum July 20, Sumwalt said the issue is on the minds of NTSB investigators while conducting crash probes. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

United Airlines grounded a flight after passengers witness jet fuel gushing from the wing

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United Airlines was forced to cancel a Venice, Italy-bound flight after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at Newark Liberty International Airport. Video captured by a passenger on board the Boeing 767-300 shows fuel gushing from its left wing..... (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

Aircraft debris found on island

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Aircraft incident investigators will be dispatched to retrieve and secure debris discovered on Farquhar, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said on Thursday. (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) Mehr...