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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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

(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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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