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Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss

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The FAA, which was responsible for having only one air controller working traffic in the tower at the time, took more than 24 hours to notify the NTSB. The delay allowed Air Canada to use the plane for three flights in which the cockpit recorder was taped over multiple times. (www.eastbaytimes.com) Mehr...

Swiss Says Goodbye to the Avro “Jumbolino”

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Swiss International Airlines has retired its last Avro RJ100 regional jet. To mark the occasion, the airline flew the 15-year veteran aircraft on a special final flight between Geneva and Zurich. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Alitalia is the third in Europe for punctuality

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The airline ranked tenth in the world according to the independent US company... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Boeing’s and NASA’s new Blended Wing design

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NASA and Boeing are working together on the development of a new wing design called ”blended wing” to take air travel into the future.The idea is to create a more fuel efficient plane that not only reduces air pollution but noise pollution too. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

As the Scourge of Human Trafficking Intensifies, AirAsia Trains its Cabin Crew to Spot Traffickers and Their Victims

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AirAsia is to train up to 10,000 frontline staff to spot human trafficking victims and the criminals behind it. According to the UN, the global crime is worth an estimated $150 billion USD (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

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It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

Passengers sue Boeing in Cook County court over worst crash in Emirates history

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More than a dozen passengers aboard an Emirates airline flight that crashed in August 2016 sued plane-maker Boeing on Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, blaming an allegedly defective switch. (www.chicagotribune.com) Mehr...

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

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Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their charts. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

Qantas brings Airbus A380 back onto Sydney-Hong Kong

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Qantas will unleash an Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route between December 2017 and March 2018, with the flagship superjumbo offering first class suites to selected business class passengers. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Iran Selecting Financiers For 200 Jets: New Iran Air CEO

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Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. (www.presstv.ir) Mehr...

One Bird Kills Two Engines

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A Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart suffered dual engine failure after a bird was ingested in one and fragments were ingested in the other. The aircraft rejected takeoff. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

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Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Fascinating timelapse video shows five-tonne Airbus jet engine being changed hours before take-off

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Virgin Atlantic has released a timelapse video of its engineers replacing a five-tonne engine worth millions of pounds on one of its aircraft just hours before it flew across the Atlantic. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Mehr...