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Testing for Delta’s ‘Nomad’ device lands in Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

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Delta Air Lines is stepping out from behind the counter at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta-based airline announced Wednesday that it has rolled out 100 handheld devices to “help gate agents drive more personal engagements with customers at its home airport in Atlanta.” (P.S. from my experience these work great. Instead of having to really on a Map or wait in a line you can call help over and the can immediately help you) (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf

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Yesterday in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands. At the time it wasn’t possible to run a test flight from the Royal Docks site, so that’s when they turned to the derelict land in the heart of Canary Wharf. Mowlem cleared the docks of rubble and laid down a suitable surface for a plane to land on. The temporary runway was around 1,000 metres in length, and granted a license by the Civil Aviation Authority for the test. The idea… (www.ianvisits.co.uk) Mehr...

FLYING IN A FORTRESS A history of The B-17 Flying Fortress

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My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn. By Josh Max I'm stunned, fascinated, and obsessed by the B-17 and the experience. I drive home shaken, sleep for two hours, return at sundown for more photos, then a third time the next day for even more. I want to burn the experience into my memory. In between shoots and ever since my flight, I read and feverishly study documentaries all about the B-17 and the men who flew in them. I now hold my father in a new esteem because… (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

Athens bound flight returns to Montreal because of partying passengers.

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An Air Transat flight to Athens was disrupted yesterday by party-goers, causing the pilot to turn the flight around and return to Montreal, TVA reports. Two passengers reportedly acted inappropriately with the staff on board. According to a passenger who filmed the scene, the young men were intoxicated. (montrealgazette.com) Mehr...

U.S. to unveil enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

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U.S. Homeland Security officials on Wednesday will unveil enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States but not an immediate expansion of an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices because they might carry bombs, sources briefed on the matter said. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Government Open to Strategic Disinvestment In Air India

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NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that the government is open to the idea of inducting a strategic partner in Air India and the civil aviation ministry was exploring all possible options for the ailing state-run airline. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines To Consolidate Cuba Service With Focus On Havana

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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced that it will concentrate its future service to Cuba in Havana (HAV) and will cease operations in both Varadero (VRA) and Santa Clara (SNU) at the end of day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Southwest® currently serves Havana twice daily nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and once daily nonstop from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for a third daily roundtrip… (www.prnewswire.com) Mehr...

Airbus starts assembly of first satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation

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Airbus has started assembly of the first satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation. Work on the first 10 satellites formally started Tuesday at an Airbus factory on France, with a goal of having the satellites completed and launched by next April. Most of the satellites in the initial set of 900 will be built at a factory currently under construction in Florida. [BBC] (spacenews.com) Mehr...

Aeroflot Aims to Sign $8.7 Billion Airbus A350 Order This Year

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Aeroflot PJSC is targeting a deal for 28 Airbus SE A350 jets by the end of this year, double an initial outline agreement, as Russia’s biggest airline pushes expansion plans buoyed by a recovering economy. The board authorized the purchase of a second tranche of 14 A350-900s last month, but final terms including cabin configuration, delivery slots and pricing remain to be negotiated, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Giorgio Callegari said in an interview. The total transaction will be worth $8.7… (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

World’s First Electroluminescent Paint to Light up Skies on Airbus Jets

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Darkside Scientific, creators of LumiLor Light Emitting Coating, is working with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to create electroluminescent exterior markings for aircraft. The announcement was made today. “This is an exciting new product that can turn surfaces into functional elements in an unconventional way” Tweet this LumiLor is the world’s first and only patented electroluminescent paint. The product allows manufacturers to design with light in ways previously impossible. It produces… (www.businesswire.com) Mehr...

Iberia Orders 20 Airbus A320neos

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Iberia’s Chairman and CEO, Luis Gallego, disclosed today that the Spanish airline has made a firm order to acquire 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft to modernise its short- and medium-haul fleet. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

ANA Adds Third Daily Flight on the Tokyo – Los Angeles Route

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ANA has decided to increase the number of flights on the route between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles, from Sunday, October 29, 2017. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Airbus Perlan glider to male high altitude record bid

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The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider, an Airbus-sponsored mission, has arrived in Argentina as the Airbus Perlan Mission II team bids to set a new altitude record for sailplanes. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways Marks 10 Years Flying to the USA by Lighting Up The Empire State Building

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Forget red, white and blue. Last night, Qatar Airways lit up the iconic Empire State Building in the airline's signature colours - burgundy and white. It was all part of the airline's celebrations to mark 10 years of flying between Doha and New York City. Qatar Airways now flies to ten destinations in the USA and plans to add Las Vegas and San Francisco to its route network next year. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

Delta Retires First MD-90 Ahead of Schedule

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Delta has decided to retire their McDonnel Douglas aircraft early as Delta retires ship N902DA from service on the 23rd of June. Although there is no immediate action for the fleet of now 64 MD-90, Delta plans to do a three year drawdown on their 116 MD-88, which will be replaced by the massive order of 122 Airbus A321. More details in the ULR. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

New food & drink coming to Delta

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As customers pack their bags for the perfect summer getaway, Delta will be dishing out seasonally inspired offerings on board to make their travel a little sweeter. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

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Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane. (japantoday.com) Mehr...

Get hired in GCC: Emirates, Etihad, Kuwait Airways to recruit cabin crew

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Dubai: A number of airlines operating in the UAE are currently looking to recruit additional staff, with recent job postings showing vacancies for cabin crew and other aviation positions. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

Add a 20-Pound Lobster to ‘Things TSA Found’ Edit

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A crustacean stowaway was recently caught red-clawed by TSA. The Associated Press (via USA Today) reports a 20-pound lobster, (also known as a darn delicious meal), was discovered by agents at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Sunday. (www.aircrew.in) Mehr...

Ryanair passengers attack airline about seat allocations on Twitter

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As the peak season for flying approaches, Ryanair’s seating policy is being heavily criticised on social media by passengers who find themselves split up from their travelling companions. In just four minutes on Twitter, a remarkable amount of vitriol was aimed at Europe’s biggest budget airline... (www.daviationnews.com) Mehr...

Airbus augments A350-1000 capability

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Airbus has quietly announced it will augment the payload and range capability of the Airbus A350-1000 when certified. The latest Aircraft Characteristics for Airport and Maintenance Planning guide (ACAP) for A350 increases the aircraft’s maximum weight before fuel is loaded and its maximum take-off weight. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

Incident: Egypt B737 at Cairo on Jun 26th 2017, blew nose tyre on departure

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An Egypt Air Boeing 737-800, registration SU-GEF performing flight MS-757 from Cairo (Egypt) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 95 passengers, was accelerating for takeoff from Cairo's runway 05C when the right hand nose tyre blew. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines

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American Airlines has received an "unsolicited" approach from Qatar Airways which wants to acquire 10% of the US carrier. In a regulatory filing, American Airlines said Qatar intended to buy at least $808m (£638m) of its shares. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Alaska Airlines flies to hunt "The Great American Eclipse"

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On August 21, Alaska Airlines will chase "The Great American Eclipse" with a charter flight for astronomy enthusiasts. The flight will allow the eclipse chasers to observe the "Great American Eclipse" as closely as possible, from 35,000+ feet above the earth. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Mehr...

Fingerprints to the Future of Boarding?

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As time progresses towards the future, we find different ways to help technology be more smarter, quicker, and more efficient. But when it comes to boarding a flight with just a touch, that's another story. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

American Airlines looks to the IBM Cloud to end travel hell

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American Airlines is looking to IBM to help put an end to terrible airport experiences. The airline is starting to move its online services to IBM's cloud network, beginning with its website, apps and airport kiosks, as well as a handful of internal processes. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

American Airlines Flight Heading to Boston Diverted Due to Unruly Passenger

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An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Boston was temporarily diverted because of an unruly passenger on Tuesday, officials confirm. The passenger on American Airlines flight 2507, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody in Denver, Colorado, and will be charged there, airline spokesperson Matt Miller said. (www.ondtravel.net) Mehr...

This new private jet service offers unlimited flights to Europe

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Frequent flying is about to be taken to a new level with the European launch of Surf Air, a subscription service that lets members fly unlimited trips on a private jet for a monthly fee. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours

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A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported. (www.scmp.com) Mehr...

What the Emirates First Class Shower Suite Is Really Like

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Your first thought is probably the same as mine was: a shower at 38,000 feet and 575 miles per hour, WTF? How can that possibly feel right? And that’s a reasonable question. To allay some of those anxieties, a patient member of the cabin crew gave me a tour of the facilities. The bathroom is all blond wood, marble, and mirrors — and spotlessly clean. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mehr...

NASA's supersonic X-plane project passes key milestone

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Those still nostalgic about the Concorde can take heart because a new era of supersonic flight just came a step closer. NASA says that its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) project has passed its preliminary design review (PDR), opening the way for design and construction of the Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) X-plane. (newatlas.com) Mehr...

The World's Top Airline Stock Is SpiceJet With 124% Advance

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Two and a half years after SpiceJet Ltd. was forced to ground its entire fleet on its inability to pay a mere $2.2 million in fuel bills, the budget airline has become the world’s best-performing airline stock -- with $26 billion in plane orders to boot. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

US President Thanks India's Spicejet for $22 Billion Order from Boeing

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US President Donald Trump on Monday thanked Gurgaon-based budget carrier SpiceJet for placing a large order for aircraft from American multinational Boeing. The order would create thousands of jobs in the US, Trump said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the White House in Washington DC on Monday, where the US President praised PM Modi+ for his efforts back home, saying he's doing a "great job". "Economically, India is doing very… (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Mehr...

Thai Airways Aims to Buy Almost 30 Planes to Modernize Fleet

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Thai Airways International Pcl said it plans to modernize its fleet by replacing almost 30 older aircraft over the next five years, adding to the climbing demand for planes in Asia. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

THIS airline wants to introduce crazy way to make airfares cheaper

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THIS airline is considering a novel way of making flying even cheaper — by removing seats and making passengers stand up during their flight. It’s not the first time an airline has floated the idea, but low-budget carrier VivaColombia says it was very interested in the radical idea, which could help drive down the cost of airfares and make them more accessible to more people. “There are people out there right now researching whether you can fly standing up,” VivaColombia’s founder and chief… (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

British Airways reveals new look of JFK’s Terminal 7

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British Airways unveiled details of its multi-million pound re-design for New York JFK Terminal 7, the airline’s flagship US airport. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Incident: Malindo B737 near Delhi on Jun 25th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A Malindo Air Boeing 737-900, registration 9M-LNF performing flight OD-132 from Lahore (Pakistan) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was enroute at FL350 about 150nm southeast of Delhi (India) when the right hand engine (CFM56) failed and seized prompting the crew to shut the engine down, turn around and divert to Delhi (avherald.com) Mehr...

How Are They Doing It? Qatar Airways Expands with ‘Endless Ambition’ and Recruitment Confirms It

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How well its Qatar Airways handling its business compared to Emirates and Etihad - recruitment might be a really big clue. Unlike its competitors, Qatar Airways has continued to recruit new cabin crew. And even with the blockade on its airspace, its expansion shows no sign of slowing down. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

pilot ask passengers to pry

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movies made by passengers shows the shaking of the aiplane (www.ad.nl) Mehr...

Emirates & FlyDubai Likely To Merge Within 18 Months

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he Gulf carriers are certainly evolving the past few years, as they’re under increased financial pressures from their respective governments. So while we’ve seen rational cost cutting, I think it’s inevitable that we’ll eventually see mergers as well. For example, the prevailing theory out there is that Emirates and Etihad will eventually merge and move to Dubai World Central Airport. Not in the next year or two, but rather in the next decade or two. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mehr...

The Separation of Church and Sky

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In Ask the Pilot: The Separation of Church and Sky. A Pilot Asks Passengers to Pray. It's Not The First Time. And Where It Happened Before Might Surprise You... (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

A summary of Airbus, ATR, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer during the Paris Air Show 2017

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The fair held during the third week of June brought news to the aviation industry and a good volume of negotiations and presentations of new aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Amtrak Names Transportation Veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, as its next president and chief executive officer. Anderson, former chief executive officer of both Delta and Northwest Airlines, will begin his role on July 12. (media.amtrak.com) Mehr...

Allegiant flight to Florida leaves passengers stranded at Pittsburgh airport

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Passengers waiting to take an Allegiant flight to Punta Gorda, Florida on Sunday are not happy after having their flight delayed for several hours and then canceled altogether. Passengers who live close by were told to go home and those from out of town were advised to get a hotel room. (wkbn.com) Mehr...

Pratt & Whitney to replace engines in A320neo jets as turbofan glitches persist

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India has the largest fleet of A320neos, and the country’s aviation regulator has ordered two operators to inspect power plants with over 1,000 hours of service. Pratt & Whitney plans to reserve roughly 13% of this year’s production of its geared turbofan engines to replace faulty units as the manufacturer rushes to deal with a series of glitches. (www.livemint.com) Mehr...

Navi Mumbai airport could start by 2020, says Jayant Sinha

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New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday that a runway and terminal building should come up at the Navi Mumbai airport by 2020. (www.livemint.com) Mehr...

Man Arrested After TSA Caught Him with Firearm at BWI Airport

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A Pennsylvania resident was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) early this morning after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught him carrying a firearm at a security checkpoint. The man, a resident of Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania, was found to have an unloaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag alongside a magazine that was loaded with six bullets. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

FAA Proposes $435,000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that a flight crew had documented two days before. However, the airline failed to perform a required inspection of the work before returning the aircraft… (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Ten Additional A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Today the carrier operates a fleet of four A350s, two of which are on lease. Today’s order tops-up the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s fleet, enabling it to pursue its… (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...