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Antonov AN-124 on the way to save SWISS 777 in the arctic

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At the moment, ADB228F is on the way to ZRH for taking a new engine. It will depart again in the afternoon to Iqaluit, where SWISS flight LX40 is stranded since Feb 2nd due engine shutdown. Antonov An-124 UR-82007 is a former Soviet Air Force Aircraft. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

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Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia on February 21st, 2017. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate the provision of competitive and convenient travel choices to their respective customers. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa flight makes safe landing in Gander after smoke appears in the cockpit

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A Lufthansa transatlantic flight (LH 464, Frankfurt to Orlando) was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Gander on Tuesday after the crew noticed smoke in the cockpit. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Air Namibia granted right to fly into US

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Windhoek-Namibia’s national airline has just joined the virtually elite club of a few African national airlines approved to carry passengers in and out of the United States of America (USA), a privilege thus far enjoyed by only South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Moroccan Royal Air Maroc and Cape Verde’s TACV airline. The approval, which the United States of America’s Department of Transport granted in April, is just one of the recent exciting developments around the embattled… (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines to service Windhoek route

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and largest African airline, has announced that it will commence services to Windhoek, via Gaborone, starting from October 4. “As a pan-African airline, it has always been our source of pride to connect Africa together and to the rest of the world. I believe the commencement of this flight will surely give our customers a more convenient option to travel to Namibia. We will continue to expand our reach in our home market in Africa with a view to support… (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

Air Namibia is the second best african regional airline

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A Skytrax poll has chosen Air Namibia as the second best african regional airline for 2016, behind Royal Air Maroc. In the top 100 ranking, Air Namibia is not on board. There is Qatar Airways, which comes to WDH from september 2016 on, at the second place. (www.worldairlineawards.com) Mehr...

Condor code share with AirNamibia

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From summer 2017, lots of advantages for passengers of both airlines with daily connections and new destinations. Frankfurt am Main, 9 March 2017 – Condor and Air Namibia concluded a codeshare agreement. This agreement will allow Condor passengers to have access to daily flight connections to Windhoek from summer 2017. The twice-weekly Condor flights from Frankfurt (Mondays and Fridays) are being supplemented with flights from Air Namibia. (www.airnamibia.com) Mehr...

KLM to fly to Windhoek

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced yesterday that it will expand its scheduled service in Africa to include Windhoek, Namibia. The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover, the airline said. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

Nonstop Route MUC – WDH reopened from today on

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The nonstop route Munich – Windhoek is opened again after ending nearly four years ago. In the morning of 07.07.2016, a Condor B767-300 (flight DE2294) landed at Hosea Kutako airport, coming from Munich. With this flight, the weekly numbers of Condor flights between Germany and Namibia are increased to three ones. As Mr. Wilken Bellmann, Condor chief for network development long-haul , explaines, the Munich – Windhoek route shall be offered during the namibian summer, even in the year 2017. The… (www.az.com.na) Mehr...

Wilderness Air Cessna on emergency landing at ERS

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A Wilderness Air aircraft, run by Westair Aviation, had to do an emergency landing at Windhoek Eros Airport (ERS) yesterday. At the beginning, the pilot registered that the front gear was not able to ride. During the landing, no one of the 4 passengers and 2 crew members was hurt. The Reims-Cessna F406 was on its way from Ongava conservancy near Etosha to Windhoek. After a first investigation by the Namibian Directorate of Aircraft Accident Investigations, the plane was removed from the runway. (www.hitradio.com.na) Mehr...

Air Namibia suspends Windhoek – Maun flights

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Air Namibia will indefinitely suspend flights to Maun (Botswana) from Windhoek on October 30 as part of its ‘flight schedule rationalization’. Flights on the Windhoek-Victoria Falls route will continue to operate as normal. In a statement, the airline said affected passengers would be accommodated on alternative flights or refunded. All affected passengers are advised to contact their nearest Air Namibia office for assistance. (apta.biz) Mehr...

FlightAware’s Redesigned Flight Tracking Page

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FlightAware is excited to announce our new flight tracking page, our largest redesign to the flight page in our 12 year history. We’ve kept all the same important content and mapping features as we spent almost a year re-designing it to be easier to understand and more usable. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

FlightAware and Aireon Announce Global Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking

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FlightAware and Aireon are proud to announce the world's first and only global, space-based ADS-B flight tracking solution. FlightAware's technology and Aireon's 66 ADS-B receivers in low earth orbit will forever change the world of flight tracking and flight safety. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Happy 12th Birthday FlightAware

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Flightaware turns twelve today Happy Birthday! Flightaware has come very far! (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Enroute A380 wake flips Challenger 604 upside down

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A Challenger 604 at FL350 operating from Male-Abu Dhabi passed an A380 opposite direction at FL360, one thousand feet above, about 630nm southeast of Muscat, Oman, over the Arabian Sea. A short time later (1-2 minutes) the aircraft encountered wake turbulence sending the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll, turning the aircraft around at least 3 times (possibly even 5 times), both engines flamed out, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft, restart the… (flightservicebureau.org) Mehr...

FlightAware announces availability of PiAware version 3.5

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The latest update to the free PiAware software includes significant improvements to the local map view interface. (discussions.flightaware.com) Mehr...

Free Global Weather Now Available on FlightAware Flight Tracking Maps

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FlightAware announces the addition of free global weather information from EarthCast for all registered FlightAware users. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Emirates 777-300 crash-lands at Dubai airport

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An Emirates Airline flight from India caught fire after making an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, but all 300 passengers and crew escaped from the burning fuselage, authorities said. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

FlightAware releases PiAware 3.1 with major improvements to the local map view for data feeders

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Flight tracking Mode S/ADS-B data feeder users running PiAware 3.1 now have access to many free new features including NEXRAD weather layer (USA only), new and improved hyperlinks to flightaware.com aircraft data, configurable units of measure display (Imperial, metric or aeronautical), filter aircraft by altitude, show all aircraft tracks, improved aircraft icons, improved aircraft type/registration database and various look and feel improvements for usability. (discussions.flightaware.com) Mehr...

EVA 15 narrowly misses terrain impact in Los Angeles area

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Friday morning 12/16 (flight was scheduled to depart 12/15 at 11:30), EVA Air flight 15 was misdirected out of LAX, and had to make a last minute maneuver to avoid the San Gabriel mountains above Altadena/Pasadena, CA (abc7.com) Mehr...

Video: 737 takeoff near tail-strike and stall

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Watch as they rotate at a very slow speed causing the aircraft's nose to lift off the ground but not generating enough lift to become fully airborne, & then shortly after stalling they continue to accelerate down the runway to rotate at a faster speed. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Adds Animated Weather to Flight Tracking Pages

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FlightAware's latest feature for flight tracking maps is animated weather! You can now click the play icon at the top of the map to animate through the last hour of weather imagery. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

New Flight Chops video features FlightAware data visualization

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The newest video from Steve Thorne's "Flight Chops" video series covers his trip to Oshkosh 2016. We're pleased to have been able to provide a data visualization to help illustrate just how busy the VFR arrival can get! (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

(Video) Boeing 717 Stall during test flight

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Amazing video of a recovery after an unusual attitude during a stall test. (vimeo.com) Mehr...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrates 100 years with amazing time-lapse animation

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What started as a humble grass strip in the first part of the 20th century has now evolved into a massive hub of transportation connecting all of Europe. Watch this beautiful rendering visualize the evolution ofAmsterdam Airport Schiphol over its one hundred year history. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Pilot's time-lapse footage captures incredible beauty of flying at night

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An amazing video, filmed from the flight deck of a commercial long-haul flight, has captured a view of the night sky not usually seen by slumbering passengers. The video, shot by pilot Sales Wick, shows a plane taking off from Europe and heading towards South America. The plane flies along the Alps towards Switzerland before taking a turn to join the Rhone Valley towards the Mediterranean Sea. (elsewhere.nine.com.au) Mehr...

American Airlines jet flying from Shanghai makes unexpected landing in remote Alaskan town

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An American Airlines jet carrying more than 100 people made an emergency landing in the Southwest Alaska community of Cold Bay Wednesday morning, with locals on standby to assist the new arrivals. (www.adn.com) Mehr...

Malaysia Airlines enlists SITAONAIR, Aireon and FlightAware for 100% global flight tracking

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By incorporating this data, Malaysia Airlines’ aircraft operations center will receive real-time position updates of its airborne fleet globally. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data will also resolve any existing data feed coverage gaps that remain, particularly over oceanic and remote airspace, where there is currently no surveillance. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

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Newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS). (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Decades-Old Mystery Put To Rest: Why Are There X's In The Desert?

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Pez Owen was flying over the desert in her single-engine Cessna airplane when she spotted a huge "X" etched in the desert below. She says it was the strangest thing. "It's not on the [flight] chart," Owen says. "There just wasn't any indication of this huge cross." Then she spotted another one. (www.npr.org) Mehr...

The latest Gulfstream 650 demonstration flight spells out ....

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Now that is a lot of flight planning and a whole lot of miles! (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Sun ‘N Fun 2017: What To See

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This is a good article if you're headed to Sun 'N Fun and looking for a demo of Garmin's latest options in the cockpit. (www.garmin.com) Mehr...

Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

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An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

All Delta flights grounded due to system-wide computer failure

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Thousands of Delta Air Lines passengers around the world are facing delays with all of the company's departing flights having been grounded over a system-wide computer failure. (www.independent.co.uk) Mehr...

An employee of American Airlines is being hailed a hero after he saved two people's lives in one day.

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On Tuesday, an American Airlines employee got the airline’s Real American Hero Award for saving not just one, but two lives in separate incidents, on the same night at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. (www.wcnc.com) Mehr...

Plane spotters boost airport security in Montreal

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Montreal airport recognizes the fact that plane spotters improve airport security. (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

Global Space-Based ADS-B for Business Aviation with FlightAware Global

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Business aviation operators can now sign up to receive Aireon’s worldwide real-time space-based ADS-B flight tracking data through FlightAware Global, as soon as partial coverage becomes available, with full coverage available in 2018. FlightAware Global is a real-time web-based flight tracking solution used by thousands of flight departments and operators to monitor their fleet. The Aireon data will provide global flight tracking information at one minute position intervals. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Santa Monica loses another round in effort to close its airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday rejected an appeal by Santa Monica to overturn a recent FAA decision that required the city’s embattled airport to remain open at least until 2023. (www.latimes.com) Mehr...