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Delta Firms Order for 75 Bombardier CS100 With 50 More Options

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Today Delta and Bombardier announced an order for 75 CS100 aircraft with 50 options. They can also use some of their options for CS300 aircraft. The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion, and makes Delta the largest C Series customer. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. (commercialaircraft.bombardier.com) Mehr...

Incident: Okay B733 at Guangzhou on Apr 27th 2016, runway excursion during takeoff

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An Okay Airways Boeing 737-300, registration B-2117 performing a cargo flight BK-3024 from Guangzhou to Xian (China), was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Guangzhou's runway 19 at about 04:09L (20:09Z Apr 26th) when the aircraft, at low speed, veered left off the runway and came to a stop on taxiway F2, within the runway protected area, about 200m/660 feet down the runway, with the right main gear and nose gear on soft ground. (avherald.com) Mehr...

First A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted

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First, A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted. (www.planespotters.net) Mehr...

Lufthansa CEO eyes airline mergers in Europe

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German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) wants to take part in much-needed industry consolidation in Europe so carriers can compete better with U.S. and Asian rivals, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday. Spohr told an annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg on Thursday that the five largest airlines in the United States have an 80 percent share of the market, while in Europe the top five have just 40 percent. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Islip on Apr 28th 2016, ground observer saw aircraft leaking

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N960WN performing flight WN-1570 from Islip,NY to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was in the initial climb out of Macarthur Airport's runway 06 when an airport ground staff observed something prompting him to believe the aircraft was leaking fuel from the left hand engine (CFM56). The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Islip (avherald.com) Mehr...

Trump gets grounded jet flying again by selling it to himself

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Smart move but sad commentary on the FAA which can't take the $5 fee and issue a new form when an aircraft's paperwork is otherwise up to date. Someone in Trump's organization knows how to work around the bureaucrats. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

Bombardier set to announce major sale of C Series planes to Delta

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Bombardier Inc., trying to recapture investor confidence after two straight annual losses, is poised to make a major breakthrough with its C Series airliner that would ensure the plane program’s viability into the next decade. (www.theglobeandmail.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways to Fly its Airbus A380 in Inaugural Service to Atlanta

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Qatar Airways announced a one-off service with the A380 to Atlanta, with the regular daily service using a Boeing 777 (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Airbus America delivers first airliner, what next?

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Airbus is being quiet about its American manufacturing ambitions, but it can take advantage of US federal finance help for any export sales as it begins A320 delivers from Mobile, Alabama (blogs.crikey.com.au) Mehr...

JetBlue `Seriously' Considers Buying Long-Range Airbus A321

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JetBlue Airways Corp., which plans to add seats to its Airbus Group SE planes, may add a longer range, narrow-body aircraft from the jetmaker and won’t rule out buying wide-body versions. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

Japanese LCC Vanilla Air expands fleet, routes

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Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Vanilla Air has taken delivery of the first of three new Airbus A320-200s from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation. The new aircraft, which are part of a region-wide expansion program, will add to its eight existing A320s. The Tokyo-based LCC said it intends to grow its fleet to 25 aircraft by 2020. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup.

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Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup. Check out the photo of the livery. (www.planespotters.net) Mehr...

Hawaiian Boeing 767-300 near San Jose on Apr 22nd 2016, turbulence injures 4 cabin crew

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A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N582HA (up until today, this aircraft has been seen in zero other incidents while Hawaiian is listed in totally 22 incidents, accidents or reports so far) performing flight HA-43 from San Jose,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA), was climbing through about 14,000 feet out of San Jose's runway 12L when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 4 cabin crew. The flight crew continued the flight to Honolulu where the aircraft landed safely on… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

High product, labor costs lead to decline in Boeing’s profit

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Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits. Revenues were up 2 percent to $22.6 billion but that was not enough to offset higher costs for Boeing’s products and labor. (www.airwaysnew.com) Mehr...

China Eastern Orders 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s

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Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines has ordered 20 Airbus A350-900s and 15 Boeing 787-9s to further strengthen its expanding long-haul fleet. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Air Canada hopes to conclude CSeries deal soon

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"Subject to final documentation and satisfaction of conditions, we look forward to firming up the order soon," Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said today during a conference call with analysts, according to Reuters. That news came a day after Bombardier announced that U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc. had agreed to buy up to 125 of the CSeries jets, the biggest order yet for the program. (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

Couple confuses two different cities with same name and loses $2300

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Midlands couple arrive at airport for dream holiday to Las Vegas only to discover they had booked from Birmingham in ALABAMA (theaviationweek.net) Mehr...

Delta Confirms Order for 37 Additional Airbus A321s

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Delta Air Lines officially confirmed an additional order for 37 A321ceos during its media day event in Atlanta. (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300

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Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300. (www.planespotters.net) Mehr...

A-10 vs. F-35: Air Force warplanes to face off

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(CNN)Can an old war horse that dates back more than 40 years hold its own against the newest warbird loaded with the latest in technology and weaponry? The Pentagon said it aims to find out and will pit the venerable A-10 Warthog against the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter in a series of rigorous tests replicating what the planes would face in battle. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Bombardier CSeries Makes Third Atlanta Appearance

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During the Delta "Meet and Fleet" Day in Atlanta, Bombardier showcased the CSeries CS100 to invitees. (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Delta is rolling out RFID luggage tags by the end of summer

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In an honorable attempt to make air travel slightly less terrible, Delta announced a new program this week that will track of checked baggage via paper RFID tags. The program will replace the familiar barcode stickers that currently get slapped on checked baggage, and RFID readers at various points along a bag's journey will read the tag's radio signals to insure each piece of luggage is on headed to the right place. Delta expects to equip 344 airports with RFID readers by the end of August and… (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

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