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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Preacher1 gets his wings

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All of us ago frequent these pages are familiar with the wisdom and insight provided by Wayne Bookout, AKA Preacher1. Many of you know of his health problems of late, and I wanted to pass along to the FA community that our friend Wayne had "slipped the surly bonds of Earth" and met his Lord yesterday afternoon. I never met Wayne inn person, but became friends with him through conversations here and on other social media. I learned a lot about flying and about life from him. Fly high… (www.cornwellfuneralhomes.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...

FlightAware releases real-time flight status and radar for all US/Canada flights

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US/Canada flight status and radar is now live with no more five minute delay! Previously, the US/Canada data feed contained a five minute delay due to FAA policy. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Maps now show sunlit earth, visualizing day/night around the world

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Just today, we released an awesome new feature -- sunlit earth. We now shade the map to indicate where it's dawn, day, night, and dusk! It really helps when tracking long-haul flights to understand the time of day around the world and the conditions of the flight. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning, according to multiple news accounts citing the airline. Flight 804 had 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard. According to Sky News Arabia, the plane was last detected in the skies over Greece, about 40 minutes from Athens. (www.washingtontimes.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...

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...

This MD-80's Takeoff From St. Maarten Island Is Absolutely Nuts

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Usually, departures occur in the opposite direction, toward the cliffs, so videos like this are somewhat rare. (youtu.be) 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) Surprise at the end of a cat 1 ILS & go-around in a BBJ

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"The approach flown was a CAT I ILS. I could see the rain column approach from the other side of the field so I got out my phone camera from the jump seat. You can hear the GPWS announce minimums at 200' AGL, and shortly after all visibility is lost due to rain. You do not hear the "50" foot call out during the touch and go, but it had to be close. The HUD really provides incredible center-line tracking, although you can't see the symbology from the camera angle. Ultimately, we… (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

MSP adds new plane viewing area

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MSP has opened an officially-sanctioned place for people to view and photograph aviation traffic. (www.mprnews.org) 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...

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...

Using approach paths to hide from the police in Los Angeles

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The heavily restricted airspace around Los Angeles International Airport, Burdette pointed out, has transformed the surrounding area into a well-known hiding spot for criminals trying to flee by car. Los Angeles police helicopters cannot always approach the airport because of air-traffic-control safety concerns. Indeed, all those planes, with their otherwise-invisible approach patterns across the Southern California sky, have come to exert a kind of sculptural effect on local crimes across the… (www.nytimes.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...

Daytona Beach police arrest aviation student in airline laser pointing

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Sanchez said he was playing with the green laser light pointing it in various directions, the report states. The suspect said he saw an incoming plane "on short approach," the report states. Conley recognized the phrase as an aviation term and asked Sanchez if he was a pilot. Sanchez said he is studying to be a pilot at ATP Flight School, an airport property tenant. "It just perplexes me that someone who wants a future in aviation would do this." (www.news-journalonline.com) Mehr...

A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time

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A Boeing 757 landed on the blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time (mashable.com) Mehr...

Delta Firms Order for 75 Bombardier CS100 With 50 More Options

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Today Delta and Bombardier announced an order for 75 CS100 aircraft with 50 options. They can also use some of their options for CS300 aircraft. The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion, and makes Delta the largest C Series customer. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. (commercialaircraft.bombardier.com) Mehr...

You Must Register Your Drone With the FAA Starting December 21

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If you’re the proud owner of a drone—or are one of the thousands of shoppers who’ll purchase one this holiday season—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know about it. And the agency has finally set a deadline. (gizmodo.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...

Update: New MH-370 debris identified

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On Mar 21st 2016, about 13:30L, local resident Neels Kruger in South Africa found a piece of debris (photos see below), near Klein Brak River/Mossel Bay, about 20nm west of George and about 180nm east of Cape Town (South Africa), almost as far south as Africa's most southern point Cape Agulhas (avherald.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...

NetJets-operated Bombardier Global 6000 Aircraft Sets Two New World Speed Records

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NetJets Global 6000 aircraft set a new world speed record flying from Aspen, U.S. to London, UK; subsequent record flight occurred as aircraft traveled round trip between London, U.K. and Lugano, Switzerland (www.bombardier.com) Mehr...

Watch These Jetmen Fly Wing-to-Wing With an Airbus A380 Above Dubai

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Well, this is insane. In this video, Jetman pilots Yves Rossy and his protegeVince Reffet fly wing-to-wing with an Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner. It’s incredible. (gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Anchorage Air Traffic Controllers Avert Disaster By Guiding Low-On-Fuel Jet to Unalakleet

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Anchorage air traffic controllers avert disaster by guiding low-on-fuel jet to Unalakleet. (www.adn.com) Mehr...

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket after launching it to space

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Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida this evening, after traveling into space and back. It's the first time SpaceX has been able to gently touch down the Falcon 9 post-launch — something the company has been trying to do for the past year. It’s a big first step toward reusable rockets. This launch was also the first time SpaceX has flown since June, after one of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded en route to… (www.theverge.com) Mehr...

South Pole medical evacuation flight launched

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After comprehensive consultation with outside medical professionals, agency officials decided that a medical situation at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station warrants returning a member of the station's winter crew to a hospital that can provide a level of medical care that is unavailable at the station. (phys.org) Mehr...

Singapore 777-300ER catches fire after emergency landing due to fuel leak

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A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. Flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan was two hours into its journey when the pilot reported engine problems and turned back towards Singapore. In a statement, Singapore Airlines said the plane’s right engine caught fire after it touched down at Changi Airport at around 6.50am. The blaze was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.… (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

United States, Cuba to resume scheduled commercial airline service

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The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the two countries for the first time in more than five decades, exactly a year after they started the process of normalizing relations. The latest step to restore U.S.-Cuba ties after 54 years of hostility will not go into effect immediately but should eventually increase tourism and business on the communist-ruled island. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

First flight of an A388 to Mexico City

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Arrival to.Mexico City of the first comercial flight of an Airbua 380-800. Air France carrying 536 pax, 17 cabin crew and 3 pilots. (m.youtube.com) Mehr...

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