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UK passenger tax to rise yet again

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APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and long-haul journeys respectively. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Airbus A350-1000 certified. How good is it?

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The Airbus A350-1000 received its airworthiness certificate Tuesday, after a smooth flight test campaign. The first serial aircraft is in final assembly, for delivery to Qatar Airways next month. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

The Eastern Air Lines Rebirth Dream Comes to a Rapid End

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Nearly 24 years after the original Eastern shut down on January 18, 1991, the new Eastern Air Lines came back—but not for too long. Following a turbulent start, and an even more unstable lifespan, Eastern Air Lines has surrendered its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to the US Department of Transportation (DOT). According to a note released by the DOT, the organization would “cancel the certificate authority issued to Eastern Air Lines Group Inc., authorizing it to engage in interstate and… (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

United Boeing 737 at San Francisco on Nov 22nd 2017, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

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A United Boeing 737-800, registration N77537 performing flight UA-209 from San Francisco,CA to Seattle,WA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway 01R when the crew rejected takeoff at about 90 knots over ground due to a bird strike (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

MH370 families seek compensation at pre-trial hearing

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It has been three years since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing. With no bodies recovered nor an explanation of what happened, families are still grieving. They have now demanded compensation at a pre-trial hearing in Beijing. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Chinese airline Okay Airways buys five Boeing Dreamliners for US$1.4 billion

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Boeing and China’s first privately owned airline, Okay Airways, have finalised a US$1.4 billion order for five Dreamliner jets, the two companies said on Thursday. The purchase of the five 787-9 long-haul aircraft by the Beijing-based airline was signed off in the United States on Wednesday and announced on Thursday via the companies’ official accounts on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo. (www.healthvichar.com) Mehr...

Leasing company plans to operate its own A380 airline

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Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380 to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

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Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Incident: Flydubai B737 at Kiev on Nov 22nd 2017, rejected takeoff twice due to engine issue

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A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDQ performing flight FZ-744 from Kiev (Ukraine) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was accelerating for takeoff from Kiev's runway 26 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (avherald.com) Mehr...