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NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash

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NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) Mehr...

Bombardier-Delta deal can put Boeing out of business, company claims

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Boeing says its very future, and that of US aerospace industry, is at risk if Bombardier’s deal with Delta Air Lines for 75 CS100s and 50 options is not fined for price dumping. That’s the claim company officials made in testimony before the US International Trade Commission May 18. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

'jihad' wifi halts flight

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Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal wifi ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’ The worrying wifi name was seen on a Thomson plane due to depart from Cancun to Gatwick After security officials failed to find the culprit, the flight from Cancun to Gatwick was cancelled (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Air Europa Flight 98 Returns to Miami

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Air Europa 98 returned to Miami last night after the windshield was smashed for an unreported reason. (www.local10.com) Mehr...

Aircraft Donations - Double Benefit

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Yes TAX DEDUCTABLE plus your Donation or Referral triggers immediate effort to establish a chapter of our "FATHERLESS BOYS" and Youth at Risk non-profit in your community of choice. www.dadsforboys.org - Information John Pyle Founder - Celebrating our 28th year 352-255-3590 (www.dadsforboys.org) Mehr...

JF Service to provide MRO for Embraer business jets

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Russian MRO provider JF Service has become an official service center for Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 450 and 500 business jets. This comes as part of a larger effort by the Brazilian manufacturer to expand its customer service base in Europe, first announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. (www.rusaviainsider.com) Mehr...

Singapore-based BOC Aviation orders six Airbus jets for US$1.05b

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Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said today it has ordered six new Airbus planes worth around US$1.05 billion (RM4.5 billion). The order comprises four planes from the A320 NEO family and two Airbus A330-900 aircraft, the leasing company said in a statement. “All six Airbus aircraft have been committed for lease to Portugal’s flag-carrier TAP Portugal and will be delivered between 2018 and 2020,” BOC said in a statement. - See more at:… (www.themalaymailonline.com) Mehr...

The Importance of Proper Flight Planning for Positioning Flights

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I think more flight departments should place added attention to the positioning flights of their aircraft by creating a positioning flight safety program into their training schedule that incorporates, as many as possible, of these normal and unforeseen variables and scenarios. (www.airstreamjets.com) Mehr...

Analysis: Boeing and Bombardier Face Off Over Delta CSeries Order

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Boeing claims that the deal between Bombardier and Delta Air Lines for 75 CSeries jets (with 50 additional purchase options) puts the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and Boeing itself, at risk. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

History YF-23: The Almost Forgotten Plane That Could Have Replaced the F-22 Raptor

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The F-23 included some characteristics that may eventually find themselves in a sixth generation fighter, or perhaps in the Air Force’s “deep interceptor” intended to support B-21 Raiders on the way to their targets. For example, the V-tail aspect has been mentioned in some of the early conceptualization for a next generation fighter. And Boeing will undoubtedly hearken back to its experience with the F-23 when thinking about its next fighter. (nationalinterest.org) Mehr...

Blue Angels: Smyrna memorial to honor fallen pilot

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The town of Smyrna, TN unveiled plans Thursday for a memorial dedicated to the Blue Angels pilot whose plane crashed June 2, 2016, during a practice run for the Great Tennessee Air Show. "The Capt. Jeff Kuss USMC Memorial will celebrate the life and career of an American hero,” said Smyrna Mayor Mary Esther Reed, who teared up as she recalled the day his plane went down. "It's been the culmination of months of hard work." (www.dnj.com) Mehr...

A First Look At American Airlines Flagship First Dining. What A Meal!

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When American Airlines announced they would be rolling out a premium lounge product last year, the initial images looked fantastic. While American Airlines has had Flagship lounges in a handful of airports, these were moderate upgrades from the Admirals Club experience. Not anymore. We’ve now seen how awesome the new Flagship Lounge at JFK is. How about Flagship First Dining? (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Chooses X-37 Builder Boeing to Craft a Revolutionary Space Plane

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DARPA and Boeing plan "to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space," the military research and development organization said in a press release. "The program aims to achieve a capability well out of reach today – launches to low Earth orbit in days, as compared to the months or years of preparation currently needed to get a single satellite on orbit." (www.thedrive.com) Mehr...

Etihad’s Final ‘Over the Top’ Airbus A380 Superjumbo Joins the Fleet

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Etihad Airways has expanded its fleet once again with its tenth and final Airbus A380 super-jumbo. Staff gathered at the assembly plant in Hamburg, Germany to celebrate the delivery with a special photo shoot. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

Skydiving Plane Clips Gas Tanker Before Crash Landing In Perris, California

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PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — A dirt devil and powerful winds were blamed for bringing down a skydiving plane in Riverside County. The two passengers walked away from the plane, which had clipped a nearby gas tanker and landed nose down at Perris Valley Airport. The aircraft was just returning from a drop when the collision happened, but the pilot and the pilot in training were not injured by the crash. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Singapore Airlines Becomes The 1st Airline in ASIA To Offer TSA Pre-Check

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Over the past year the TSA has nicely expanded the number of airlines that participate in Pre-Check. For example, last year the TSA added Aeromexico, Etihad, and Lufthansa to the program, among other airlines. Earlier this year the TSA added 11 more airlines, including Avianca, Spirit, Virgin Atlantic, and more. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mehr...

FAA: Airlines must remove unsafe seats from some regional planes

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At issue are the "Slim" or "Slimplus" seats made by Zodiac Seats California LLC. The seats are on planes such as Boeing’s 717-200 and MD-90-30 aircraft, Bombardier’s CRJ700, CRJ900 and Q400 aircraft, and Embraer’s E170 and E190 planes. Videos reviewed by the FAA and Brazil’s civil aviation organization found that in a collision, a passenger might slide down the seat with the chin to hit the tray table on the seat ahead in a way that seriously injures the neck. (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

Azul increases international flights departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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In the second half, the airline will have up to 10 weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale / Miami, eight flights to Orlando, and seven flights to Lisbon... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Embraer Actively Seeking Firm KC-390 MRTT Sales From Partners

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Brazilian aviation giant Embraer has been seeking a firm overseas sale for its KC-390 multi-role tanker and transport (MRTT). Embraer had hoped to convince the Swedish Air Force to select the KC-390 for supplanting its Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules transport aircraft. However, Sweden opted to keep its C-130Hs in service until the early 2030s, effectively pushing the prospect of a transport aircraft purchase into the 2020s. For the time being, Sweden does not think it is cost-effective to… (quwa.org) Mehr...

Incident: Europa B787 near Miami on May 24th 2017, windshield cracked after lightning strike

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An Air Europa Boeing 787-800, registration EC-MOM performing flight UX-98 from Miami,FL (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Miami's runway 27 when the aircraft was struck by lightning. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb and was enroute at FL330 about 190nm eastnortheast of Miami when the crew decided to turn around and return to Miami (avherald.com) Mehr...

Battling for overhead luggage space? These students may have found a solution

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The concept for their invention, a pop-up compartment that stows under airline seats and serves as a personal storage hold, won a contest held by aircraft manufacturer Airbus, and it could — maybe, possibly — end up on planes around the world. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

Chicago could change who can remove passengers from planes following United incident

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The proposed ordinance states: "No employee of the City of Chicago shall aid airline personnel in the removal of a passenger from an airplane at any public airport owned or operated by the city or from entering an aircraft unless a crime was committed, or in the case of a medical emergency." It now heads to the full City Council, which is set to meet Wednesday. (www.chicagotribune.com) Mehr...

History The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Could Have Been Replaced by This Strange Looking Plane the X32

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The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the air forces of many US allies. Boeing served up the X-32; Lockheed the X-35. (nationalinterest.org) Mehr...