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Elevator Malfunctions In MD-83’s Rejected Takeoff

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This was a pretty quick investigation for an initial finding. From the article: Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 8, were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. (I think this link shouldn't be subscription only). (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Air NZ looking at flying direct to KMEM by July 2017

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Air NZ may soon be flying to Memphis in the USA a direct flight from Akl/nzaa USING A B773 JET capable of flying this long haul flight. The tourism Minister for New Zealand says it's a boost to the NZ economy and air new zealand. Many people want to visit the stae and it's the home town of the famous King of Rock n Roll Elvis Presley (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Airbus to cut the size of superjumbo's 'grand staircase' - to squeeze in more seats

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The world's largest commercial aircraft, the giant Airbus A380, is to have the size of its "grand staircase" trimmed to make room for 40-50 more seats. The wide staircase at the front of the plane will be replaced with a more compact design, while the slimmer spiral staircase at the back of the aircraft will also be modified. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Air Canada flight forced to return to Montreal because of engine trouble

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An Air Canada flight that took off from Montreal-Trudeau airport en route to Shanghai Saturday was forced to return to the airport shortly after takeoff. The plane had engine problems and was forced to dump fuel over the Laurentians before landing safely. The aircraft, a Boeing 787 with 213 passengers on board, had to unload some of its fuel over the Laurentians to land safely... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Incident: British Airways B787-9 near Frankfurt on Mar 24th 2017, fumes in cabin

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The aircraft diverted to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 07R about 25 minutes later and stopped on the runway, where emergency services checked the aircraft. (avherald.com) Mehr...

London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

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A new start-up says that it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Its plane, yet to go into development, would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Shanghai bound Air Canada B787 had to return to Montreal due to engine problems

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Passenger video of the fuel dump in this text: (Careful, if you are allergic to French do not click on this link!) http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/faits-divers/201703/25/01-5082256-atterrissage-durgence-a-montreal.php (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Your chance to walk on a 747 wing, coming soon to … Atlanta?

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A Delta 747 becomes a museum piece, with opportunities to look into the innards. Also, Jeff Bezos goes inside a giant robot. Seattle’s Museum of Flight has the first Boeing 747 ever built, serial number 001. But if you want to get the view from standing atop a 747’s wing, you may need to go to Atlanta. (www.planeetiquette.com) Mehr...

12 weird and wonderful airline rules you probably didn’t know!

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Most airline rules and policies seem pretty straightforward and understandable…but there are some golden ones in there that might make you chuckle or just say wwhhhat?! rules and regulations on airlines Not hidden from the public, but just amongst the “legal” section on most airlines’ websites there are some fascinating rules…we’d love to know who came up with them! (www.ondtravel.net) Mehr...

Lockheed Adds F-35 Jobs

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Yesterday, Lockheed Martin announced that it will expand production for components of the F-35 Lightning II with a new facility in Johnstown, PA, including more than 40 new jobs by the end of 2018. (www.ien.com) Mehr...

British Airways Starts Scanning Faces To Enable Faster Boarding

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British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition. Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person’s identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Propeller recovered from Revesby bushland after falling off REX plane

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A 100-kilogram propeller that fell off a Regional Express (REX) plane over south-western Sydney last week has been winched out of bushland, as investigators try to determine what went wrong. NSW Police and Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) officials on Wednesday morning used a PolAir helicopter to lift the propeller from bushland in the Georges River National Park, where it came to rest after (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Domestic airfares hit five-year high

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Australian domestic airfares have hit a five-year high, government data shows, as airlines draw a line under a price and capacity war. Data from the the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics shows that in March, average economy fares reached their highest levels since May 2011 while business class fares were at their highest since November 2011. (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Finnair issues €200 million bond

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Finnair has issued a senior unsecured €200 million bond, due 29 March 2022, with a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.250 percent and an issue price of 99.925 percent. The bond is callable before its final maturity. “Finnair’s prudent execution of its accelerated growth strategy and continued improvement in financial performance are reflected in pricing of the long-term funding. With this transaction, Finnair utilised the favourable market conditions and was able to lengthen the average… (www.aviationnews-online.com) Mehr...

Tigerair Australia whips into Whitsunday Coast

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Tigerair Australia commenced services between Brisbane (BNE) and Proserpine (PPP) on the Whitsunday Coast on 23 March. The LCC will operate four weekly rotations on the sector, which was made possible by an additional (third) A320 which arrived in Brisbane the day before the inaugural flight. Tigerair Australia Head of Communications Vanessa Regan said: “The Sunshine State is an integral part of our network with over 50% of all Tigerair domestic services touching Queensland. (www.anna.aero) Mehr...

Singapore Airlines and Airbus Sign Flight Hour Services

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package’ (FHSTSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s 19 A380s. Under this 10-year agreement with Airbus, Singapore Airlines will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by Airbus in the areas of maintenance, engineering, reliability and supply chain management – partnering together… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

ROLLS-ROYCE Expands Asian Trent 1000 Parts MANUFACTURING

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Rolls-Royce (R-R) has expanded its involvement in the Asia/Pacific aerospace industry with arrangements for producing Trent 1000 engine fan cases in Malaysia. The engine maker has signed a 25-year agreement covering manufacture, assembly, and supply of the assemblies with UMW M&E, the investment arm of Malaysian conglomerate UMW, and the latter's newly established UMW Aerospace subsidiary. The deal is part of the UK company’s strategy to create a supply chain closer to customers in… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

ENGINE alliance ESTABLISHES GP7200 engine LOW PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OVERHAUL CENTER IN SINGAPORE

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The Engine Alliance (EA) has named Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd (“ESA”) as a center of excellence for GP7200 low pressure compressor (LPC) overhauls.ESA will support Airbus A380 operators around the globe with the first shop visits scheduled for LPCperformance restoration. “With ESA, we continue to build on the strengths of our member companies,” said Dean Athans, president of the Engine Alliance. “Building the best engine for the A380 is just the start. We’re committed to… (50skyshades.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian Air Pilots Ratify Contract

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Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a new contract due to take effect from April 1, the ALPA union said. The Air Line Pilots Association said 76 percent of the vote approved the contract on a 97 percent turnout. The agreement will run for five years and three months from April 2017 to July 1, 2022. A portion of the increase will be backdated to September 2015, with pay increasing by between 20 and 45 percent for the airline’s 665 pilots. ALPA said that by the end of the contract, overall pay… (news.airwise.com) Mehr...

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

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The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognisable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped by more efficient twin-engine planes. Recommended for you:Heathrow - London Accom - Compare & Save on Hotels in London. trivago.com.au/Accomm-London | Sponsored Now the 747's days as a passenger plane are numbered. Delta and United — the last two U.S. airlines that fly 747s — have… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Passengers on flight delayed for 42 hours have nowhere to stay - because Auckland is booked out for Adele

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Passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight delayed by more than 42 hours due to a mechanical fault are stranded at Auckland Airport because all nearby accommodation is booked out for Adele. People were sleeping on chairs in the airport's KFC overnight with their luggage around them as they waited to catch the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, the father of one passenger told the Herald. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Grollo and DST Group agree to collaborate on aerial target technology

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Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced a collaboration agreement between the Defence Science and Technology Group and Grollo Aerospace to provide Defence with an enhanced capability for evaluating air defence systems. “This partnership will improve the performance of Grollo’s autonomous supersonic aerial target Evader, which replicates the flight characteristics of advanced airborne threats,” Minister Pyne stated. “The key objective is to enhance this autonomous air vehicle… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia progress biofuel bid

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Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they have compiled a short-list of potential companies for the supply of commercially viable, locally produced aviation biofuel, following their request for information (RFI) process. In March 2016, the two carriers published the RFI as part of a new partnership, hoping the size of their combined operations would offer the scale needed to kick-start large local production of aviation biofuel at a commercially viable price. (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Virgin Australia to fly Melbourne-Hong Kong from July

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Virgin Australia has chosen Melbourne-Hong Kong as its first route to North Asia, with the inaugural flight set to take off on Wednesday July 5. The airline said on Tuesday it would operate the route five times a week with Airbus A330-200s as part of a proposed alliance with HNA Group-affiliated carriers. Flight times show the service will operate as a morning departure from Melbourne on Mondays and Wednesdays, while on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Virgin has scheduled an overnight flight… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Bombardier's CSeries jet nears approval for London City airport

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Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) said its CSeries will soon become the largest commercial aircraft capable of landing at London City Airport, a feat the Canadian planemaker expects will whet buyer interest at a time of sluggish market demand for new jets. Bombardier, which this week completed a series of dedicated flight trials, expects to receive "steep approach" certification in the second quarter so that airlines can land the 110-seat CS100 variant at the urban airport, which has the… (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

Update: MyCargo B747 at Bishkek on Jan 16th 2017, impacted terrain on go around

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All 4 crew on board the 747 as well as 35 people on the ground perished, 8 people on the ground received injuries and were taken to hospitals. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Emirates starts operating A380 in Brazil this Sunday - The end of a novel!

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Sunday, March 26th, at 19h30min (UTC) has Emirates A380 in GRU! The Airline aircraft was already in the country for the first time in 2015 in Brazil. Click on photos and remember ... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Mehr...

One dead after plane crashed into Georgia home

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A small private jet has crashed into a home about two and a quarter miles away from the end of the runway at Cobb County International Airport. Some of the residents in the neighborhood said they witnessed the plane as it came down while they were hanging out in their backyard. "I look up and I see a plane, i don't hear it, i just see it first, and I see it do a spin," said Hunter Scoggins. "It went over its nose and we just all covered our ears because we thought it would be… (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

US Air Force considers retiring F-15

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Top US Air Force brass told the House Armed Services Committee that they are considering the retirement of the F-15 C and D. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Already a year delayed, KC-46 program at risk of further schedule slips

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The $44 billion KC-46 program is at risk of further schedule delays, the Government Accountability Office stated in a new report. KC-46A manufacturer Boeing has struggled to meet key milestones throughout the duration of the program and is already at least one year behind by most measures (www.defensenews.com) Mehr...

Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing (First 737 to be built)

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The Museum of Flight in Seattle is hosting a 50th birthday party for the littlest Boeing commercial airplane, the 737, on April 9. Brien Wygle, pilot-in-command for the maiden flight, is expected to attend, along with 737 engineers Bob Bogash and Peter Morton and Boeing historian Mike Lombardi. Bob Bogash was also Crew Chief for the restoration of the original aircraft, registered as N73700, which is a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Flight. Boeing will be providing a new 737 MAX for viewing… (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

Watch America's Fighter Jets Morph Over the Decades

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The United States military has been flying jets since 1946. Autoauctionmall.com has put together a morphing GIF that celebrates many of the major fighter designs, starting with the F-1 Fury and continuing to today's F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II. (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

Accident: Delta B757 near Denver on Mar 23th 2017, turbulence injures two cabin crew

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N683DA performing flight DL-2302 from Atlanta,GA to Vail,CO (USA), was descending through FL340 towards Vail near Denver,CO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries (avherald.com) Mehr...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

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With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Newly-confident Malaysia Airlines eyes Airbus A330neo, Boeing 787 order

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Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets, following the arrival of its A350s from late 2017 to mid-2018, with the leas of up to a dozen used Airbus A330s or Boeing 777s to fill the gap... (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

FAA forecast: Slow general aviation growth, drone explosion

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A tale of different segments will mean slow growth over the next 20 years for general aviation, according to the FAA (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

Azul will expand operations between Orlando and Recife

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The airline will have flights on the international route also on Mondays and Fridays during the month of July ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

American Airlines Leaves Thousands of Passengers at Gates as It Pushes On-Time Departures

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Pilots at American Airlines said the airline is so committed to making sure airplanes take off on time that in February it left 20,000 passengers stranded at the gate as the door to the airplane closed. The number was provided to American pilots Thursday in a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association.... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

San Diego’s New Service to Europe — on Edelweiss?

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Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. (www.airlinereporter.com) Mehr...

Airlines and airports worldwide adapt to US electronic device ban in planes

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Airports around the world affected by President Trump’s new ban on in-flight electronic devices are examining ways they can make life easier for travellers despite the new American rules. (www.euronews.com) Mehr...

Major makeover for Greek regional airports

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Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports. Local arm Fraport Greece plans to invest a minimum of €330 million ($355 million) through 2021 to upgrade the airports’ facilities, with the intention of improving the travel experience and preparing for an anticipated uptick in passenger traffic. The company has a 40-year operating concession at the 14 airports. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Incident: India B787 at London on Mar 22nd 2017, bird strike

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANJ performing flight AI-171 from Ahmedabad (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on approach to London Heathrow when a bird impacted the radome and left a large dent. (avherald.com) Mehr...

American Airlines Offers Flight Attendants New Uniform Option After Union Compiled Complaints

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American Airlines’ 25,000 flight attendants won a victory when their union convinced the airline to offer alternate uniforms after the troubled rollout of new uniforms in September, union president Bob Ross said Wednesday. Some of the new uniforms triggered adverse reactions including itching, rashes and breathing difficulties, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said. (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern

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American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations focus on an investment of about $200 million by Fort Worth, Texas-based American in China Southern’s Hong Kong-listed shares, said the people, asking not to be identified as talks are confidential. The sale will likely take place via a private placement, one of the people said. China Southern has a market… (skift.com) Mehr...

Will St. Louis Lambert Airport go private? Mayor submits preliminary application to FAA

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A release from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that the city has submitted a preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Privatization Pilot Program. (fox2now.com) Mehr...

Loooong T/O Run: Heavy LH MD-11F going airborne from high-elevation Nairobi!

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Air Clips joined Lufthansa Cargo's Captain Fokko and First Officer Johannes on a full rotation from Frankfurt (Germany) via Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and back on the same routing. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Sunwing defends 6-hour break between flights for pilot who returned to duty drunk

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This article brings up interesting issues surrounding pilot scheduling practices and the rather flimsy regulatory environment around pilot rest. This is not to deflect blame. This guy is undoubtedly bad news flying any aircraft. (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

US Diplomat Was Investigated for Spying as a Kid Because He Kept Writing Boeing Asking for Photos

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By most standards, Robert F. Dorr lived the most all-American, patriotic life anyone possibly could. He served in the Air Force, he was a diplomat with the State Department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and TV pundit about military affairs. But as a teenager, Dorr was investigated by the FBI for potential espionage. His crime? He kept writing to Boeing asking for photos of their planes. (paleofuture.gizmodo.com) Mehr...