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Canada doesn't buy Fighter Aircraft from Boeing

Übermittelt
 
This is not an airliner news and normally shouldn't be mentioned here on "Airliner Watch". But it is strictly related to the airliner wars between Boeing and Bombardier, and makes the headline. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

Übermittelt
 
The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Russian general ID'd ordering actions before downing of Malaysian passenger jet

Übermittelt
 
A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. The reporting team, made up of McClatchy and investigative websites Bellingcat (based in London) and The Insider (based in Moscow), identifies the general as Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev. His identification is potentially a breakthrough in a case that has… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

How to fight the California wildfires with a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

Übermittelt
 
Step inside (which you can do in the interactive 3-D model below) and you'll see that the upper floor looks pretty normal, with the cockpit and a few seats. Head down the stairs to the main floor, though, and you'll see the key changes its owner, Global Supertanker LLC, made when it converted the Japan Airlines passenger plane to a firefighter in 2016. (www.wired.com) Mehr...

Watch: Southwest Airline Passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

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A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday resulting in an in-flight freak-out and threats to “kill everyone on this plane” when she was escorted to law enforcement upon landing, Southwest Airlines confirmed. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

Emirates A388 at JFK Dec 4th 2017 at about 200 feet in turn to runway 13L

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There is some question on the actual altitude. ATC alerted flightcrew which initiated go around. How low would that put the lower wingtip? (avherald.com) Mehr...

Malaysia Airlines will fly Airbus A380s to London again

Übermittelt
 
Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly its Airbus A380s to London as the airline steps back from plans to spin off the superjumbos into a new airline dedicated to Islamic pilgrimages. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Japan may join a U.S-proposed project to achieve manned moon landing

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Japan will consider joining a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping such a move will boost the chances of sending Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

CBS DFW Story: Concerns Raised About Passenger Safety Over Foreign Repair Work

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The labor union representing American Airlines mechanics and ground crews has hired a firm run by the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate if foreign repair work on planes is putting passengers at risk. (dfw.cbslocal.com) Mehr...