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Bombardier CSeries Will Avoid 300% Duties With US Assembly: Executives

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Bombardier and Airbus executives confirm that plans to open a CSeries final assembly line in the USA would enable the companies to avoid a potentially disastrous 300% tariff on imports of CS100s. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Airbus Envisions Harmonizing CSeries With A320

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Airbus will look to smooth the boundary between the Bombardier CSeries and its own single-aisle aircraft line in order to create a more harmonised range. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

FAA looking after pilot drops turkeys on Arkansas festival

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The Federal Aviation Administration it will check to see whether any laws or regulations were broken when a low-flying pilot dropped live turkeys onto an Arkansas festival over the weekend. The annual Yellville Turkey Trot in northern Arkansas has included a turkey drop for more than five decades , though sponsors in recent years have distanced themselves from the practice. Several birds were dropped Saturday and then chased by festival-goers below. (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

Malaysia Airlines Chief Peter Bellew Quits to Rejoin Ryanair

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Malaysia Airlines chief executive Peter Bellew is to step down from the airline after barely a year, having been recruited by budget carrier Ryanair to serve as chief operations officer. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Opinion: Airbus sends a thank you card to Donald Trump and Boeing

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There’s chutzpah and then there’s the deal that Airbus SE just struck with Bombardier Inc. By acquiring a 50 percent stake in Bombardier’s struggling CSeries commercial jet program — for free — Airbus has handed Boeing Co., its U.S. nemesis, a whopping black eye. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

Delta Evaluating Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737 MAX Family Order

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Delta Air Lines is looking at both the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max for an upcoming narrowbody order. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Touring Delta One, Premium Select and Coach on Delta’s First Airbus A350

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Typically when an airline takes delivery of an entirely new type of aircraft, it takes some time to get up to speed before the plane’s ready to welcome passengers. Case in point: Delta and the Airbus A350. Delta Air Lines’ first A350 was delivered back in July and flew to Atlanta in early August, but Tuesday afternoon was the first time “real passengers” were allowed on board. (thepointsguy.com) Mehr...

Airbus buys just over 50% of Bombardier CSeries division

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Buy now it's official, Airbus buys over 50% of the Series and is going to shift some assembly to Mobile, Alabama plant. Tough luck Boeing! (www.financialexpress.com) Mehr...

EasyJet Confirms Alitalia Bid

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UK LCC easyJet has confirmed that it has submitted an expression of interest in troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia, as parallel talks to acquire part of airberlin continue. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Airbus delivers first A321neo from Latin America to Avianca

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First new generation single-aisle model goes to the largest customer of the A320neo Family in the Latin America region... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Embraer to Deliver First E190-E2 in April 2018

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has confirmed it will deliver its first E190-E2 to Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, the type’s launch customer, in April 2018. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Chicago security officers who dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off overbooked United Airlines flight are fired

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TWO Chicago airport security officers have been fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr David Dao 69, lost two front teeth, suffered a significant concussion and his nose was broken when he was forced off the flight from Chicago to Louisville... (www.daviationnews.com) Mehr...

Alitalia Administrators Receive Seven Binding Offers

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Administrators at Italian carrier Alitalia have confirmed they have received seven offers for the airline’s assets, following the expiration of the extended Oct. 16 bid deadline. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Pilot boots New York activist from American Airlines flight

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New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Plane gets a bovine licking after emergency touchdown

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A herd of beef cattle at Te Horo, Kāpiti, surround a plane that touched down in their paddock on Sunday. A herd of beef cattle did what they do when a plane touches down in their paddock - they got licking. It was Sunday afternoon and Bryn Whyman was sitting at his Te Horo, Kāpiti, home looking out the window. "All of a sudden we saw a plane coming down onto the [paddock]," he said. (www.stuff.co.nz) Mehr...

Airbus aims to fly A330neo on 19 October

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Airbus has tentatively fixed a 19 October date for the maiden A330neo flight. The date falls within an interval it had previously identified as a possible window for the A330-900's initial sortie. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Etihad Trials Hand Luggage-Only Fares

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to trial a lower-fare hand luggage-only product this winter on two routes, Abu Dhabi-Bahrain and Abu Dhabi-Kuwait, as part of a wider strategy review. (atwonline.com) Mehr...