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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...

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...

Flight Test 787-8 ZA004 draws self portrait.

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I rarely get to share what I do with the public, but in this case I'm proud to show off. The pattern is my design and it took some fine tuning to make it fit our test requirements. (flightaware.com) 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...

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...

NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported

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Federal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) Mehr...

Amazing contrail in flight

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On June 17 a pilot filmed another aircraft coming straight at him just a 1000 feet below him leaving a beautiful contrail behind. Just amazingly beautiful. (www.20min.ch) Mehr...

FlightAware moves HQ higher into the sky

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FlightAware, a global flight tracking data company, will double the size of its headquarters and gain a modern space with panoramic views of Houston when it relocates to a full floor near the top of Eleven Greenway Plaza in November. (m.chron.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...

First Delta A350 XWB maiden flight from Toulouse

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The first Airbus A350XWB destined for Delta Air Lines completed its first flight this morning in Toulouse, France. The aircraft (MSN 115), registered under French test registration F-WZGP, will soon be the flagship of the Delta fleet under the registration N501DN. The aircraft took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport this morning at 10:24 local, and almost immediately climbed towards the Bay of Biscay where it completed several hours of tests at a variety of altitudes. (www.airlive.net) 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...

(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...

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...

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...

Trump Wanted a Cheaper Air Force One. So the USAF Is Buying a Bankrupt Russian Firm’s Undelivered 747s

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President Donald Trump said the projected cost of new Air Force One aircraft was too high, so the U.S. Air Force found a way to lower it: by buying a pair of Boeing 747 jetliners abandoned by a bankrupt Russian airline. (www.govexec.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...

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...

Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours

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A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported. (www.scmp.com) 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...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

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Aireon and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon℠ solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

World gets first peek at Boeing '797'

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The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797. Boeing (BA) released the first image of its new "middle-market airplane" at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday as a teaser for what will be the company's first new airliner since its 787 Dreamliner. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

Nurse on JetBlue flight credited with saving life of fellow passenger

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Donlon, a 22-year-old from New Jersey, has only been working as a nurse for nine months, but she’s already being credited with saving the life of an airline passenger who experienced a cardiac event mid-flight. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

NTSB: American Airlines 767 Engine Failure Attributable to Metal Fatigue

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an Investigative Update of American Airlines flight AA383, which caught fire on runway 28R at Chicago O'Hare International Airport after aborting its take-off. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

FedEx MD-11 Catches Fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

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A FedEx MD-11 caught fire recently at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida. Severe damage was done to the right wing, engine and landing gear. Details are still breaking. (wsvn.com) Mehr...

Check out Delta's new Canadian airliner that's trying to challenge Boeing and Airbus

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In April, Bombardier Aerospace announced a mega order with Delta Air Lines for 75 of the company's C Series airliners in a deal worth up to $5.6 billion. Shortly after the deal's announcement, Bombardier flew one of its C Series demonstrators down to Delta's Atlanta headquarters for journalists and the airline's staff to get a closer look. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

ForeFlight and Jeppesen partner to bring Jeppesen charts to ForeFlight

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Jeppesen's global charts, terrain, obstacles, and NavData® are coming to ForeFlight Mobile – your all-in-one solution for planning, briefing, filing, flying, and logging flights. (foreflight.com) Mehr...