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Africa: IATA Lauds Africa's Push for Open Skies

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has hailed the move by the African Union to open up the airspace on the continent. The deal establishing a single air transport market for Africa is expected to be endorsed during the Heads of State summit in Ethiopia early next year, according to Abderahmane Berthe, the African Airlines Association secretary general. So far, 20 African countries out of 55 have endorsed the African single air market. Berthe said a single air transport market is… (allafrica.com) Mehr...

Namibia: Airports Face Closure Threats

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THE national air travel regulator is threatening to shut down two of the country's busiest airports over claims that the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) was failing to do upgrades as promised. Documents seen by The Namibian show that the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wrote to the NAC on 30 November, threatening to close down the Ondangwa Airport and the Hosea Kutako International Airport within two weeks. (allafrica.com) Mehr...

Flight scheduled to open Trail’s airport terminal diverted to Castlegar

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When the Trail Regional Airport (TRA) opened its new terminal building on Nov. 29 there was only one problem — the Pacific Coastal flight that was scheduled to arrive for the opening ceremony couldn’t land at the airport. Due to weather conditions, the plane was diverted to land at Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA). (www.bclocalnews.com) Mehr...

How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

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Interesting article I found. It's amazing how nobody wanted the 717, yet now everybody wants them. Comment below if you think Delta lucked out. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

Canada doesn't buy Fighter Aircraft from Boeing

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This is not an airliner news and normally shouldn't be mentioned here on "Airliner Watch". But it is strictly related to the airliner wars between Boeing and Bombardier, and makes the headline. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Joon flies from Berlin to Paris up to six times a day

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Joon, the latest subsidiary of Air France, now connects Berlin-Tegel with Paris Charles de Gaulle up to six times a day. The first Airbus A320 from Joon was formally received at Tegel Airport. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Chinese authorities test drone-aircraft collision

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the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) conducted the first test of a collision between a UAV (drone) and a passenger plane at the Xiangbei Experimental Base of Aviation Industry. This was done to determine the effects of a quad-copter drone hitting the front windshield of a passenger plane in flight. (news.aviation-safety.net) Mehr...

AI pilots fly plane with fuselage crack

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New Delhi: Two senior commanders and a flight engineer of Air India have been grounded for flying an aircraft with a crack on its fuselage. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the airline are probing this lapse as the crew reportedly operated the flight even after discovering the crack on the main body section of the Airbus A-319 during a pre-flight walk around inspection. (epaper.timesgroup.com) Mehr...

Watch: Southwest Airline Passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

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A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday resulting in an in-flight freak-out and threats to “kill everyone on this plane” when she was escorted to law enforcement upon landing, Southwest Airlines confirmed. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

SAS Boeing 737 at Kirkenes on Dec 6th 2017, unsafe gear

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A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-600, registration LN-RPF performing flight SK-4472 from Oslo to Kirkenes (Norway) with 71 passengers, was on final approach to Kirkenes' runway 24 when the crew initiated a go around reporting an unsafe gear indication. (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Malaysia Airlines scraps planned Amsterdam A350 route in favour of Tokyo, Auckland

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Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Auckland and Tokyo from 2018, scuppering plans to restart direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam in partnership with KLM. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Russian general ID'd ordering actions before downing of Malaysian passenger jet

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A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. The reporting team, made up of McClatchy and investigative websites Bellingcat (based in London) and The Insider (based in Moscow), identifies the general as Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev. His identification is potentially a breakthrough in a case that has… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Emirates A388 at JFK Dec 4th 2017 at about 200 feet in turn to runway 13L

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There is some question on the actual altitude. ATC alerted flightcrew which initiated go around. How low would that put the lower wingtip? (avherald.com) Mehr...

JetBlue's Fleet Review Should Wrap Up Soon -- and It's a Big Deal

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Earlier this year, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) launched a comprehensive fleet review, led by new CFO Steve Priest. This entails fine-tuning the timing of aircraft deliveries from Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) -- as well as the mix of models within the A320neo family -- and making a decision about the future of the carrier's Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) E190 fleet. (www.fool.com) Mehr...

Saudia Boeing 777 at Jeddah on Dec 9th 2017, tail strike indication

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A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration HZ-AK40 performing flight SV-21 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was in the initial climb out of Jeddah's runway 34C when the crew stopped... (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF

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Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). The selection of the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family reflects the airline’s need for efficiency and additional capacity. This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Direct flights from Zurich, Switzerland to Seychelles to begin next year

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Seychelles is set to get another direct flight to Europe when Switzerland’s leisure airline, Edelweiss Air, begins flights to the island nation from September next year. (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) Mehr...

Video - Flight Deck View Landing A380 at FAOR

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In a video posted to YouTube by British Airways, captain Dave Wallsworth shares his awe-inspiring view from the flight deck. Watch as he and Senior First Officers Jeremy Goodson and Phil Gillespie interact with air traffic control to skillfully land one of our A380 aircraft in Johannesburg. (www.thesouthafrican.com) Mehr...

What Happened to Monarch Airlines aircraft?

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Hello. In this new video I made, I try to explain what happened to Monarch's aircraft after their collapse. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

LGW is hiring Airbus A320 pilots, starts operating for Eurowings

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LGW ceased operations along with Airberlin on October 27, 2017 (ironically 10 years to the day it started operations).Since then the carrier has been hiring Airbus A320 crews. It started operating its first Airbus A320 for Eurowings on December 5. 2017. LGW will eventually replace the Airberlin A320s which previously operated for Eurowings. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Norwegian Boeing 737 at Funchal on Dec 9th 2017, flaps problem

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A Norwegian Boeing 737-800, registration LN-NGC performing flight DY-1784 from Oslo (Norway) to Funchal (Portugal) with 84 people on board, was on final approach to Funchal descending through about 700 feet when the crew initiated a go around reporting a flaps problem and decided to divert (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

DC-10 Drops Fire Retardant On Guy's House, Breaks His Truck Window

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DC-10 doing a crazy low pass for all the right reasons. Great work by some talented pilots. (www.avgeekery.com) Mehr...

KLM thinks the pilot cap is old fashioned

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KLM explains in a statement that it no longer sees "added value" from this accessory. Starting from the beginning of the new year, the airline operator wants to give a "more modern" appearance to its pilots by removing the cap from pilot uniforms. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Air New Zealand grounds flights after engine problems

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Air New Zealand said problems with Rolls-Royce engines on its aircraft have forced the carrier to ground some international flights. The firm said some engines on its Boeing 787-9 fleet require maintenance following recent "engine events". (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Passenger "Air Rage" soars in 2017

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Drunk and violent airline passengers are on the rise, with airline staff now forced to physically restrain more mid-flight troublemakers than ever before. (nypost.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways A320 badly damaged in fire at Doha Airport

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Yesterday a Qatar Airways A321 was undergoing maintenance at a remote stand at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, and apparently the inflight entertainment satellite antenna caught fire. (onemileatatime.boardingarea.com) Mehr...

Dangerous and unprofessional manoeuvres

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Not a good squawk I guess, just couldn't resist posting this... (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Pilatus PC-24 Awarded EASA and FAA Certification

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Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft received simultaneous approvals for its new PC-24 “super versatile” jet on December 7 from EASA and the FAA, including authorizations for flight into known icing and single-pilot operations. The $8.9 million (list price) 10-passenger aircraft is “the first ever Swiss business jet,” said the company, which added it was the culmination of eleven-and-a-half years’ work. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

Experts demand MH370 search party re-examine photos showing debris including a SUITCASE floating in the Indian Ocean

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Aviation experts have demanded a new investigation into images showing debris floating in the Indian Ocean soon after missing flight MH370 vanished. Leader of the MH370 Independent Group, US engineer Victor Iannello, said the pictures appear to show debris, including a suitcase and a cargo package, that could have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

Government urged to 'stand up to Boeing' in Bombardier row

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A LEADING business figure in the north has urged the British government to "stand up to Boeing" in the row which is threatening thousands of jobs at Belfast plane-maker Shorts Bombardier. (www.irishnews.com) Mehr...

Drone came within 30 ft of passenger jet near Manchester Airport

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PASSENGER jets survived a new round of near misses with drones at the height of the summer holidays as they approached a busy international airport, air investigators warned (www.express.co.uk) Mehr...

Horizon Air Operations Stabilizes

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After a slew of cancellations over the summer, Horizon Air operations are finally showing signs of stability. The airline even picked up a bunch of pilots who lost their jobs when Island Air shut down. The carrier also plans to resume delivery of their Embraer E-175s starting in March 2018 as well as commence the retirement of 13 of their oldest Q400 turboprops. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

easyJet teams up with Loganair for booking flights

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easyJet has announced that Loganair flights are now on sale at easyJet.com as part of its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ product, which launched in September. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Two minor mishaps at Paine Field with in an hour of each other

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Another one last week. Bad day for private pilots it seems. See what the NTSB says about what caused them. (mynorthwest.com) Mehr...

United Boeing 737 near Newark on Dec 8th 2017, smoke in cockpit

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N62889 performing flight UA-1048 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Cancun (Mexico) with 185 people on board, was climbing through about FL180 out of Newark when the crew donned their oxygen masks reporting smoke (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

The LA Fires Underscore the Need for Preventive Aerial Firefighting

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You need persistent delivery with minimum time between refilling airplanes and only the CL-415 and BE-60 can do that. (www.airinsight.com) Mehr...

WestJet Going to War With Canadian Upstart Low-cost Carriers

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Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet is at the forefront of a business war against some new upstart, no-frills low-cost carriers. Utilizing a plan described as 'radical,' WestJet hopes to tap into several customer groups ranging from price-sensitive travelers (through their own ultra low-cost subsidiary Swoop) to the wealthy (via mainline). (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning jets to feature missile-killing laser

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It’s been just a few months since Lockheed Martin gave the US Army the most powerful laser weapon ever developed, a ground vehicle-mounted system that can burn through tanks and knock mortars out of the sky. Now the US Air Force wants its own toy, so Lockheed’s engineers are back in the lab, crafting the kind of weapon Poe Dameron could get down with. They’re making a laser blaster for a fighter jet to swat down incoming missiles. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Malaysia Airlines is the first carrier to offer a first-class cabin on Airbus’s A350-900

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The Malaysian flag carrier took delivery of its first of six A350s from lease company Air Lease Corporation, ahead of the aircraft’s deployment on its Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route on January 15 next year. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Air New Zealand grounds flights over Boeing 787 Dreamliner issues

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Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l) has been forced to cancel a number of flights operated by B787-9s due to issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, the carrier announced in a stock market filing. (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

BA 288 - Brit passengers on the packed flight from saw sparks shooting from the plane through their windows.

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A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVM performing flight BA-288 from Phoenix,AZ (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 234 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Phoenix's runway 08 when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday, Mayday reporting the #3 engine (RB211, inboard right hand) was shut down and advising they'd stop the climb at 6000 feet and enter a hold. A runway inspection was conducted, the next arrival needed to go around due to the ongoing runway inspection. While… (www.fox10phoenix.com) Mehr...

American Airlines will fly to Oklahoma and Texas from Phoenix

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The carrier, which is the busiest at Sky Harbor International Airport with more than 260 daily non-stop flights, will begin flights to Oklahoma City and Amarillo, Texas, on April 3. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Small plane crashes at St Croix

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Five people died Thursday night when a plane crashed at Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix, officials with the Virgin Islands Port Authority, which manages the territory's airports, confirmed (www.virginislandsdailynews.com) Mehr...

What to Avoid When Traveling by Air This Holiday Season

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Airplanes have a reputation of being among the most germ infested places. This is not exactly true, according to Danica Barron. Medical Services Director at ParaDocs Worldwide Inc, a collaboration of doctors and paramedics. Train and bus stations as well as public toilets are higher on the list. “However, if you are traveling via air this holiday season, you should definitely take precautions to avoid getting in contact with germs needlessly,” she says. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Why the Airbus A350 is the best plane for passengers

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In the article the author explains the facts that make the A350 best passenger plane from his/her point of view. You may agree or not. (www.godsavethepoints.com) Mehr...

Man shuts down 'racist' woman at airport over first class dispute

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A man's reaction to an apparently racist woman at a US airport apparently caused onlookers to burst into applause, and has attracted hundreds of thousands of shares online. Emmit Eclass Walker said he was approached by a woman at a Washington airport who assumed he was not a first class passenger. He believes it was due to the colour of his skin. "Excuse me, I believe you may be in the wrong place... this line is for priority boarding," she told him, according to his Facebook post. Mr… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

British Airways Boeing 747-400 at Phoenix on Dec 6th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVM performing flight BA-288 from Phoenix,AZ (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 234 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Phoenix's runway 08 when the crew declared Mayday, Mayday, Mayday reporting the #3 engine (RB211, inboard right hand) was shut down and advising they'd stop the climb at 6000 feet and enter a hold. (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...