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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...

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...

Swiss PC-7 Team kills an TV-camera - nobody hurt

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If it's not scary by thinking of the Prowler-Incident in Italy a few years ago, it whould be a funny anecdote ... Anyway - Swiss PC-7 Team touched an cable of an camera due training of the Demo on FIS Ski World Cup in St. Moritz (Switzerland). The camera crashed into the middle of the ski arena, luckily nobody there at the moment. Also the aircrafts/pilots returned safely to there temporary home on Samedan airfield nearby. Swiss Air Force cancelled all further flights of the Team in St. Moritz… (www.srf.ch) Mehr...

Imagine an A380 as a Flowerpot?

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Who says the era of the Airbus A380’s use is waning when clever minds can still find unique uses for the aircraft, or at least creations that look an awful lot like an A380? (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Air Namibia & Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

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Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from 01st March 2017, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in İstanbul. Namibia Deputy Minister of Works & Transport honorable Sankwasa James Sankwasa and Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO, Bilal Ekşi signed the deal… (www.airnamibia.com) Mehr...

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...

World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos - airspace restrictions January 16th 'till 21st, 2017

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Air traffic over Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy will be restricted within a radius of 25 nautical miles (about 46 km) from the centre of Davos. Restrictions apply not only to helicopters and aeroplanes. From 16 January 2017, the restrictions on flight operations apply to all airspace users, including model airplanes, drones, hang gliders and para-gliders. The Graubünden cantonal police will issue special restrictions for this purpose. Validity of the restrictions: Monday, January… (www.vtg.admin.ch) Mehr...

Airspace over North Korea - 24 hrs time-lapse

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Alternate version with different zoom-level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6AArsTqmrY (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Flugzeug vor Myanmar abgestürzt

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Nahe der Westküste Myanmars ist am Freitag offenbar ein Flugzeug ins Meer gestürzt. Um was für eine Maschine es sich handelt und wie viele Opfer es gibt, ist bisher unklar. Das berichtet "Reuters". Ein Sprecher der Flugaufsicht sagte gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur: "Das einzige, was ich bisher sagen kann ist, dass das Flugzeug nicht von einer inländischen Airline stammt, so weit wir es überprüfen konnten. Wir versuchen derzeit noch, mehr über das Flugzeug herauszufinden."… (www.focus.de) 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Premium economy class in AA Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

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American Airline is introducing a premium economy class in their new 787-9 Dreamliners based in DFW. (www.dallasnews.com) 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...

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...

New airline to come to Windhoek

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Friday 13th may, shortly before 12:00 AM, a Fly Blue Crane ERJ-145 landed on WDH. As Siza Mzilmela, CEO of Fly Blue Crane, says, it was the airlines’ first international flight. On board were also the learder of Fly Blue Crane’s commercial department, Theunis Potgieter, 4 crew members and the South African rugby team Griquas, who were to play a match against Namibian Welwitschias on Saturday. As Mr. Potgieter says, this week will be announced from which date on there will be two weekly flights… (www.az.com.na) Mehr...

Air Namibia installs an HiFly leased A340-500 for FRA-WDH

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As press speaker Paul Nakawa says, one of the two Air Namibia A330-200 is grounded because illness of five senior pilots, who normally do the route WDH – FRA and back. As security would be first, from today on and lasting for ten days, Air Namibia decided to lease a HiFly A340-500 with pilots and crew to substitute the own A330-200. Being asked by AZ whether Air Namibia would not employ pilots with knowledge on A330-200, Nakawa answered that this would have been in mind, but filled with many… (www.az.com.na) Mehr...

Air Berlin Sliding Towards Bankcrupcy

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Air Berlin, Germany's second-largest airline, has been slashing costs, cutting routes and doing everything it can to get back in the black. But repeated delays in the opening of Berlin's new airport have thrown it into a downward spiral from which it may never recover. (www.spiegel.de) Mehr...

Investigations against NAC

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Referring to Namibian, investigations are taken against Namibia Airports Company (NAC). This would have been confirmed by Anti Corruptions Commission (ACC). Furthermore, state secretary of transport ministry Willem Goeiemann and director of Namibian Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) Angeline Simana would be in the focus. It’s about an order for security services at 3 local airports with a term of 25 years. According to the statement, there would not have been a tender on it. Instaed of that,… (www.hitradio.com.na) Mehr...

Flight security - africa has to make up leeways

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Several ICAO security statistics show that africa drags behind the other continents. This results from lacks in executing effective and fixed security measures. But there would be steps on AU level to hold ICAO standards, e.g. Chicago flight convention. ICAO would help the african countries on it. ICAO president Aliu sees africa as a continent confronted with several safety threats, conflict zones, increasing presence of terrorism, rebels and transnational gangster syndicats. „The possible use… (www.az.com.na) Mehr...

WDH will take benefits from new nonstop connection

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WDH is good prepared for the this year’s highly increasing air traffic. According to Namibia Airports Company NAC, the departure and arrival times of all airlines would be managed this kind that there weren’t no capacity lacks. Namibia and whole southern africa would take benefits from the new nonstop connection between Windhoek and Katar, wich will start in september. Because of the four weekly flights the asian market would be opened for namibian tourism. According to namibian vize minister… (www.hitradio.com.na) Mehr...

Flight security: Africa will remove the deficits

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Increase of flight security and unique engagement of african countries are focus of a conference of aviation and flight security which takes place in Windhoek this week. The highlight is a minister meeting. Namibian transport minister Alpheus !Naruseb, who managed the yesterdays beginning of this conference, pointed to the national deficits on regulation and supervision of the african aviation. Because of security doubts, this would have driven to african airlines being on black lists or having… (www.az.com.na) Mehr...

Elevator Malfunctions In MD-83’s Rejected Takeoff

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This was a pretty quick investigation for an initial finding. From the article: Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 8, were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. (I think this link shouldn't be subscription only). (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Air NZ looking at flying direct to KMEM by July 2017

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Air NZ may soon be flying to Memphis in the USA a direct flight from Akl/nzaa USING A B773 JET capable of flying this long haul flight. The tourism Minister for New Zealand says it's a boost to the NZ economy and air new zealand. Many people want to visit the stae and it's the home town of the famous King of Rock n Roll Elvis Presley (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Airbus to cut the size of superjumbo's 'grand staircase' - to squeeze in more seats

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The world's largest commercial aircraft, the giant Airbus A380, is to have the size of its "grand staircase" trimmed to make room for 40-50 more seats. The wide staircase at the front of the plane will be replaced with a more compact design, while the slimmer spiral staircase at the back of the aircraft will also be modified. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Air Canada flight forced to return to Montreal because of engine trouble

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An Air Canada flight that took off from Montreal-Trudeau airport en route to Shanghai Saturday was forced to return to the airport shortly after takeoff. The plane had engine problems and was forced to dump fuel over the Laurentians before landing safely. The aircraft, a Boeing 787 with 213 passengers on board, had to unload some of its fuel over the Laurentians to land safely... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Incident: British Airways B787-9 near Frankfurt on Mar 24th 2017, fumes in cabin

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The aircraft diverted to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 07R about 25 minutes later and stopped on the runway, where emergency services checked the aircraft. (avherald.com) Mehr...

London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

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A new start-up says that it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Its plane, yet to go into development, would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Shanghai bound Air Canada B787 had to return to Montreal due to engine problems

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Passenger video of the fuel dump in this text: (Careful, if you are allergic to French do not click on this link!) http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/faits-divers/201703/25/01-5082256-atterrissage-durgence-a-montreal.php (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Your chance to walk on a 747 wing, coming soon to … Atlanta?

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A Delta 747 becomes a museum piece, with opportunities to look into the innards. Also, Jeff Bezos goes inside a giant robot. Seattle’s Museum of Flight has the first Boeing 747 ever built, serial number 001. But if you want to get the view from standing atop a 747’s wing, you may need to go to Atlanta. (www.planeetiquette.com) Mehr...

12 weird and wonderful airline rules you probably didn’t know!

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Most airline rules and policies seem pretty straightforward and understandable…but there are some golden ones in there that might make you chuckle or just say wwhhhat?! rules and regulations on airlines Not hidden from the public, but just amongst the “legal” section on most airlines’ websites there are some fascinating rules…we’d love to know who came up with them! (www.ondtravel.net) Mehr...

Lockheed Adds F-35 Jobs

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Yesterday, Lockheed Martin announced that it will expand production for components of the F-35 Lightning II with a new facility in Johnstown, PA, including more than 40 new jobs by the end of 2018. (www.ien.com) Mehr...

British Airways Starts Scanning Faces To Enable Faster Boarding

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British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition. Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person’s identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Propeller recovered from Revesby bushland after falling off REX plane

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A 100-kilogram propeller that fell off a Regional Express (REX) plane over south-western Sydney last week has been winched out of bushland, as investigators try to determine what went wrong. NSW Police and Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) officials on Wednesday morning used a PolAir helicopter to lift the propeller from bushland in the Georges River National Park, where it came to rest after (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Domestic airfares hit five-year high

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Australian domestic airfares have hit a five-year high, government data shows, as airlines draw a line under a price and capacity war. Data from the the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics shows that in March, average economy fares reached their highest levels since May 2011 while business class fares were at their highest since November 2011. (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Finnair issues €200 million bond

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Finnair has issued a senior unsecured €200 million bond, due 29 March 2022, with a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.250 percent and an issue price of 99.925 percent. The bond is callable before its final maturity. “Finnair’s prudent execution of its accelerated growth strategy and continued improvement in financial performance are reflected in pricing of the long-term funding. With this transaction, Finnair utilised the favourable market conditions and was able to lengthen the average… (www.aviationnews-online.com) Mehr...

Tigerair Australia whips into Whitsunday Coast

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Tigerair Australia commenced services between Brisbane (BNE) and Proserpine (PPP) on the Whitsunday Coast on 23 March. The LCC will operate four weekly rotations on the sector, which was made possible by an additional (third) A320 which arrived in Brisbane the day before the inaugural flight. Tigerair Australia Head of Communications Vanessa Regan said: “The Sunshine State is an integral part of our network with over 50% of all Tigerair domestic services touching Queensland. (www.anna.aero) Mehr...

Singapore Airlines and Airbus Sign Flight Hour Services

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package’ (FHSTSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s 19 A380s. Under this 10-year agreement with Airbus, Singapore Airlines will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by Airbus in the areas of maintenance, engineering, reliability and supply chain management – partnering together… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

ROLLS-ROYCE Expands Asian Trent 1000 Parts MANUFACTURING

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Rolls-Royce (R-R) has expanded its involvement in the Asia/Pacific aerospace industry with arrangements for producing Trent 1000 engine fan cases in Malaysia. The engine maker has signed a 25-year agreement covering manufacture, assembly, and supply of the assemblies with UMW M&E, the investment arm of Malaysian conglomerate UMW, and the latter's newly established UMW Aerospace subsidiary. The deal is part of the UK company’s strategy to create a supply chain closer to customers in… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

ENGINE alliance ESTABLISHES GP7200 engine LOW PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OVERHAUL CENTER IN SINGAPORE

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The Engine Alliance (EA) has named Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd (“ESA”) as a center of excellence for GP7200 low pressure compressor (LPC) overhauls.ESA will support Airbus A380 operators around the globe with the first shop visits scheduled for LPCperformance restoration. “With ESA, we continue to build on the strengths of our member companies,” said Dean Athans, president of the Engine Alliance. “Building the best engine for the A380 is just the start. We’re committed to… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian Air Pilots Ratify Contract

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Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a new contract due to take effect from April 1, the ALPA union said. The Air Line Pilots Association said 76 percent of the vote approved the contract on a 97 percent turnout. The agreement will run for five years and three months from April 2017 to July 1, 2022. A portion of the increase will be backdated to September 2015, with pay increasing by between 20 and 45 percent for the airline’s 665 pilots. ALPA said that by the end of the contract, overall pay… (news.airwise.com) Mehr...

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

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The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognisable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped by more efficient twin-engine planes. Recommended for you:Heathrow - London Accom - Compare & Save on Hotels in London. trivago.com.au/Accomm-London | Sponsored Now the 747's days as a passenger plane are numbered. Delta and United — the last two U.S. airlines that fly 747s — have… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Passengers on flight delayed for 42 hours have nowhere to stay - because Auckland is booked out for Adele

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Passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight delayed by more than 42 hours due to a mechanical fault are stranded at Auckland Airport because all nearby accommodation is booked out for Adele. People were sleeping on chairs in the airport's KFC overnight with their luggage around them as they waited to catch the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, the father of one passenger told the Herald. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Grollo and DST Group agree to collaborate on aerial target technology

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Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced a collaboration agreement between the Defence Science and Technology Group and Grollo Aerospace to provide Defence with an enhanced capability for evaluating air defence systems. “This partnership will improve the performance of Grollo’s autonomous supersonic aerial target Evader, which replicates the flight characteristics of advanced airborne threats,” Minister Pyne stated. “The key objective is to enhance this autonomous air vehicle… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia progress biofuel bid

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Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they have compiled a short-list of potential companies for the supply of commercially viable, locally produced aviation biofuel, following their request for information (RFI) process. In March 2016, the two carriers published the RFI as part of a new partnership, hoping the size of their combined operations would offer the scale needed to kick-start large local production of aviation biofuel at a commercially viable price. (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Virgin Australia to fly Melbourne-Hong Kong from July

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Virgin Australia has chosen Melbourne-Hong Kong as its first route to North Asia, with the inaugural flight set to take off on Wednesday July 5. The airline said on Tuesday it would operate the route five times a week with Airbus A330-200s as part of a proposed alliance with HNA Group-affiliated carriers. Flight times show the service will operate as a morning departure from Melbourne on Mondays and Wednesdays, while on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Virgin has scheduled an overnight flight… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Bombardier's CSeries jet nears approval for London City airport

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Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) said its CSeries will soon become the largest commercial aircraft capable of landing at London City Airport, a feat the Canadian planemaker expects will whet buyer interest at a time of sluggish market demand for new jets. Bombardier, which this week completed a series of dedicated flight trials, expects to receive "steep approach" certification in the second quarter so that airlines can land the 110-seat CS100 variant at the urban airport, which has the… (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

Update: MyCargo B747 at Bishkek on Jan 16th 2017, impacted terrain on go around

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All 4 crew on board the 747 as well as 35 people on the ground perished, 8 people on the ground received injuries and were taken to hospitals. (avherald.com) Mehr...