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Edelweiss launches Zürich - San Diego direct flight

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Yesterday, on June 9th, Edelweiss launched a new non stop service between Zürich and San Diego. It will fly twice weekly (15) and be operated by their newly acquired A340s. (www.airplane-pictures.net) Mehr...

End of the Season for Super Connstellation HB-RSC, next target 2018

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Due maintenance problems (especially with the 24 wing flap link rods) and an fire damaging gears and hydraulic, the famous Bird of the Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA) has to cancel all planned flights this year. The Association whould be happy for some financial help - please share this info: Liebe Freunde der Super Constellation, Wir haben keine guten Nachrichten. Weil unsere «SUPER CONSTELLATION» noch mehrere Wochen, voraussichtlich die ganze Saison 2017, nicht flugtüchtig sein… (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) 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...

Sonntäglicher Luftpolizeieinsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe

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Es handelte sich um eine Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV-X Gulfstream G450 Bern, 24.04.2017 - Ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung sorgte für einen sonntäglichen Einsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe im Rahmen des Luftpolizeidienstes (LP24). Das Flugzeug war von Beirut nach Paris unterwegs. Die italienische Luftwaffe informierte am Sonntagmorgen um 10.20 Uhr die Einsatzzentrale Luftverteidigung (EZ LUV) der Schweizer Luftwaffe, dass sich im Luftraum Südtirol ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung befinde. Das… (www.admin.ch) Mehr...

Unusual Footballcharter with an Douglas DC-6 !

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Red Bull's DC-6B (OE-LDM) flew this morning from Salzburg (Austria) to Geneva. On Board where the Football Club Staff of Red Bull Salzburg which will play against Lisboa e Benfica for the UEFA Youth League finals this evening. The Charter should be return directly after the game, but because Salzburg will close down at 2200h LT there is a chance that they will stay overnight. (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Mehr...

Gulfstream looses nose gear

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Right after takeoff a Gulfstream G450 retuned back to Salzburg Airport (SZG/LOWS) due to a technical problem. Back on the ground on the way to the apron, the nose gear broke away on the taxiway. (www.salzburg.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...

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...

Testing for Delta’s ‘Nomad’ device lands in Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

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Delta Air Lines is stepping out from behind the counter at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta-based airline announced Wednesday that it has rolled out 100 handheld devices to “help gate agents drive more personal engagements with customers at its home airport in Atlanta.” (P.S. from my experience these work great. Instead of having to really on a Map or wait in a line you can call help over and the can immediately help you) (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf

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Yesterday in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands. At the time it wasn’t possible to run a test flight from the Royal Docks site, so that’s when they turned to the derelict land in the heart of Canary Wharf. Mowlem cleared the docks of rubble and laid down a suitable surface for a plane to land on. The temporary runway was around 1,000 metres in length, and granted a license by the Civil Aviation Authority for the test. The idea… (www.ianvisits.co.uk) Mehr...

FLYING IN A FORTRESS A history of The B-17 Flying Fortress

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My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn. By Josh Max I'm stunned, fascinated, and obsessed by the B-17 and the experience. I drive home shaken, sleep for two hours, return at sundown for more photos, then a third time the next day for even more. I want to burn the experience into my memory. In between shoots and ever since my flight, I read and feverishly study documentaries all about the B-17 and the men who flew in them. I now hold my father in a new esteem because… (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

Athens bound flight returns to Montreal because of partying passengers.

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An Air Transat flight to Athens was disrupted yesterday by party-goers, causing the pilot to turn the flight around and return to Montreal, TVA reports. Two passengers reportedly acted inappropriately with the staff on board. According to a passenger who filmed the scene, the young men were intoxicated. (montrealgazette.com) Mehr...

U.S. to unveil enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

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U.S. Homeland Security officials on Wednesday will unveil enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States but not an immediate expansion of an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices because they might carry bombs, sources briefed on the matter said. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Government Open to Strategic Disinvestment In Air India

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NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is open to the idea of inducting a strategic partner in Air India and the civil aviation ministry was exploring all possible options for the ailing state-run airline. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines To Consolidate Cuba Service With Focus On Havana

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced that it will concentrate its future service to Cuba in Havana (HAV) and will cease operations in both Varadero (VRA) and Santa Clara (SNU) at the end of day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Southwest® currently serves Havana twice daily nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and once daily nonstop from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a third daily roundtrip… (www.prnewswire.com) Mehr...

Airbus starts assembly of first satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation

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Airbus has started assembly of the first satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation. Work on the first 10 satellites formally started Tuesday at an Airbus factory on France, with a goal of having the satellites completed and launched by next April. Most of the satellites in the initial set of 900 will be built at a factory currently under construction in Florida. [BBC] (spacenews.com) Mehr...

Aeroflot Aims to Sign $8.7 Billion Airbus A350 Order This Year

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Aeroflot PJSC is targeting a deal for 28 Airbus SE A350 jets by the end of this year, double an initial outline agreement, as Russia’s biggest airline pushes expansion plans buoyed by a recovering economy. The board authorized the purchase of a second tranche of 14 A350-900s last month, but final terms including cabin configuration, delivery slots and pricing remain to be negotiated, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Giorgio Callegari said in an interview. The total transaction will be worth $8.7… (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

World’s First Electroluminescent Paint to Light up Skies on Airbus Jets

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Darkside Scientific, creators of LumiLor Light Emitting Coating, is working with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to create electroluminescent exterior markings for aircraft. The announcement was made today. “This is an exciting new product that can turn surfaces into functional elements in an unconventional way” Tweet this LumiLor is the world’s first and only patented electroluminescent paint. The product allows manufacturers to design with light in ways previously impossible. It produces… (www.businesswire.com) Mehr...

Iberia Orders 20 Airbus A320neos

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Iberia’s Chairman and CEO, Luis Gallego, disclosed today that the Spanish airline has made a firm order to acquire 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft to modernise its short- and medium-haul fleet. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

ANA Adds Third Daily Flight on the Tokyo – Los Angeles Route

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ANA has decided to increase the number of flights on the route between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles, from Sunday, October 29, 2017. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Airbus Perlan glider to male high altitude record bid

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The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider, an Airbus-sponsored mission, has arrived in Argentina as the Airbus Perlan Mission II team bids to set a new altitude record for sailplanes. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways Marks 10 Years Flying to the USA by Lighting Up The Empire State Building

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Forget red, white and blue. Last night, Qatar Airways lit up the iconic Empire State Building in the airline's signature colours - burgundy and white. It was all part of the airline's celebrations to mark 10 years of flying between Doha and New York City. Qatar Airways now flies to ten destinations in the USA and plans to add Las Vegas and San Francisco to its route network next year. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

Delta Retires First MD-90 Ahead of Schedule

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Delta has decided to retire their McDonnel Douglas aircraft early as Delta retires ship N902DA from service on the 23rd of June. Although there is no immediate action for the fleet of now 64 MD-90, Delta plans to do a three year drawdown on their 116 MD-88, which will be replaced by the massive order of 122 Airbus A321. More details in the ULR. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

New food & drink coming to Delta

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As customers pack their bags for the perfect summer getaway, Delta will be dishing out seasonally inspired offerings on board to make their travel a little sweeter. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

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Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane. (japantoday.com) Mehr...

Get hired in GCC: Emirates, Etihad, Kuwait Airways to recruit cabin crew

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Dubai: A number of airlines operating in the UAE are currently looking to recruit additional staff, with recent job postings showing vacancies for cabin crew and other aviation positions. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

Add a 20-Pound Lobster to ‘Things TSA Found’ Edit

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A crustacean stowaway was recently caught red-clawed by TSA. The Associated Press (via USA Today) reports a 20-pound lobster, (also known as a darn delicious meal), was discovered by agents at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Sunday. (www.aircrew.in) Mehr...

Ryanair passengers attack airline about seat allocations on Twitter

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As the peak season for flying approaches, Ryanair’s seating policy is being heavily criticised on social media by passengers who find themselves split up from their travelling companions. In just four minutes on Twitter, a remarkable amount of vitriol was aimed at Europe’s biggest budget airline... (www.daviationnews.com) Mehr...

Airbus augments A350-1000 capability

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Airbus has quietly announced it will augment the payload and range capability of the Airbus A350-1000 when certified. The latest Aircraft Characteristics for Airport and Maintenance Planning guide (ACAP) for A350 increases the aircraft’s maximum weight before fuel is loaded and its maximum take-off weight. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

Incident: Egypt B737 at Cairo on Jun 26th 2017, blew nose tyre on departure

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An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GEF performing flight MS-757 from Cairo (Egypt) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 95 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Cairo's runway 05C when the right hand nose tyre blew. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

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American Airlines has received an "unsolicited" approach from Qatar Airways which wants to acquire 10% of the US carrier. In a regulatory filing, American Airlines said Qatar intended to buy at least $808m (£638m) of its shares. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Alaska Airlines flies to hunt "The Great American Eclipse"

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On August 21, Alaska Airlines will chase "The Great American Eclipse" with a charter flight for astronomy enthusiasts. The flight will allow the eclipse chasers to observe the "Great American Eclipse" as closely as possible, from 35,000+ feet above the earth. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Mehr...

Fingerprints to the Future of Boarding?

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As time progresses towards the future, we find different ways to help technology be more smarter, quicker, and more efficient. But when it comes to boarding a flight with just a touch, that's another story. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

American Airlines looks to the IBM Cloud to end travel hell

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American Airlines is looking to IBM to help put an end to terrible airport experiences. The airline is starting to move its online services to IBM's cloud network, beginning with its website, apps and airport kiosks, as well as a handful of internal processes. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

American Airlines Flight Heading to Boston Diverted Due to Unruly Passenger

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An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston was temporarily diverted because of an unruly passenger on Tuesday, officials confirm. The passenger on American Airlines flight 2507, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody in Denver, Colorado, and will be charged there, airline spokesperson Matt Miller said. (www.ondtravel.net) Mehr...