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Coulson Group Converting 737-300s into Firefighting Tankers

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The Coulson Group purchased six Boeing 737-300s formerly operated by Southwest Airlines to be converted into firefighting tankers, a new role for the already versatile 'Baby Boeing.' (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent. Risks of loss of selling military planes to Canada

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Two words underpin Boeing's (BA.N) decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier (BBDb.TO), which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again". Still, Boeing faces a headache over what to do about lost fighter sales if Canada makes good on a threat to drop a deal for F/A-18 warplanes in retaliation for Boeing's trade claim. With Boeing's future fighter production in jeopardy as sales run dry, Boeing is anxious to keep its presence in that business long… (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Allegiant Celebrates Delivery of First New Airbus A320

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The low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, unveiled the first brand new aircraft, an Airbus A320 (N246NV) in an event at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). N246NV is the first aircraft from Allegiant’s July 2016 order for 12 A320ceo aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians

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Gregory Allen Justice, a 49-year-old engineer living in Culver City, Calif., has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted economic espionage and attempted violation of the Export Control Act. Justice, who according to his father worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, Calif., was arrested last July after selling technical documents about satellite systems to someone he believed to be a Russian intelligence agent. Instead, he sold the docs to an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation… (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

Delta shoots down Boeing’s CSeries dumping claim

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Delta Air Lines shot down Boeing’s claim that Bombardier “dumped” the CSeries order, in testimony last week before the US International Trade Commission. Boeing filed a complaint April 27 that Bombardier sold the CS100 to Delta for $19.6m, well below its production cost, a price that constitutes “dumping.” (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

First Delta A350XWB Takes Flight

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The first Airbus A350XWB destined for Delta Air Lines completed its first flight this morning in Toulouse, France. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the next big thing in private jets

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The Airbus A380 has officially found a new lease on life as an ultraluxurious private jet. On Monday, Sparfell & Partners announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that it would sell secondhand Airbus superjumbos as head-of-state aircraft. The Geneva-based firm also announced that it would work with London's Winch Design to create the A380 private jet's opulent interior. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

This new Airbus jet gives you a view of the sky above

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By Mike Wehner – For the vast majority of air travelers, a jet is just a big metal tube that delivers you to your eventual destination, but for wealthy among us, a flight needs to be just as luxurious as every other aspect of their lives. Airbus just announced a new jet that will most definitely fit that bill, thanks in no small part to a cabin that is more like a trendy country club than an airliner. It boasts high-end luxury seating, a massive flat screen TV, and dining area that rivals fancy… (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

Harrier Jump Jet Turns 50

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Detail shots of the Boeing (Mcdonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier, which turns 50 this year. The first Sea Harrier flew in 1967, while the AV-8Bs, which are significantly redesigned from the original Hawker Harrier of the 60s, first flew in 1985. The US Marine Corps plans to operate the Harrier until at least 2025; the F-35B model is slowly replacing it. This jet still uses water injection, creating dark clouds of smoke during high-power maneuvers. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Bombardier Flies Green to EBACE

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Bombardier Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets on show at Static SD15 were flown here using biofuels supplied by AEG Fuels. The fuel was produced by AltAir Fuels, which starts with used cooking oils, and supplied by Netherlands-based SkyNRG to the KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, where the business jets were fueled for their flights to Geneva. (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Embraer Executive Jets Expands Service in Russia

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Embraer Executive Jets announced the appointment of JF Service as its new authorized service center for Legacy 450s and 500s in Russia. The Moscow-based company will support operators of Embraer midsize jets with local and EASA registrations. This partnership follows the growth of Embraer’s business jet fleet in the region. Presently, more than 220 Embraer business jets are based in Europe and Africa, and Embraer recently delivered its first Legacy 500 to a Russian customer. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

Singapore Airlines' A350-900ULR won't have any economy seats

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Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A350-900ULR will sport a two-class configuration of business and premium economy, without any economy seats. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

UAL1579 evacuated on tarmac at KEWR with engine fire

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Engine fire spotted by EWR tower who notified crew. Evacuation commenced. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Airbus might have found a way to reverse Howard’s uncomfortable legacy

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Ever since John Howard decided that the PM’s then-brand new Boeing BBJ VIP jets in 2002 had to be as uncomfortable as possible, there have been press gallery reporters, and perhaps political successors, pining for a less agonising way of covering long-distance trips. Airbus has just rekindled those dreams by releasing details of a VIP version of its high-tech remake of its wide-body A330 capable of taking a select prime ministerial party non-stop from Canberra to London, or Washington DC, or… (www.crikey.com.au) Mehr...

Man claims airline forced him to move seats over prosthetic leg

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s guidelines say that “presence of the prosthesis would not be the determinant” for performing exit seat duties, but rather physical ability. (nypost.com) Mehr...

Indian Fighter Jet Missing in Region Claimed by China

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The Sukhoi SU-30 aircraft had taken off on a routine training mission when radar and radio contact was lost roughly 60 kilometers north of an air force base in Tezpur, the official said, declining to be named. Contact has yet to be established with the aircraft, this person said. Details released so far indicate "that something catastrophic happened," distinguished fellow at the New Delhi-based Centre for Air Power Studies, Manmohan Bahadur. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...