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Small Plane Crashes on Emergency Landing (VIDEO)

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When this French pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a field, he was unable to land perfectly and crash-landed instead, rolling over multiple times. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident. (www.liveleak.com) Mehr...

FlightAware Ties for 2nd Place in SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015

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FlightAware Tied for 2nd place in the services category for its live flight positions data feed, a standalone flight tracking data feed that aggregates ADS-B, MLAT, and RADAR positions combined with flightplan and flight status (FLIFO) information, to create a real-time, worldwide flight tracking picture. The winners were announced during a Best-in-Class ceremony at Eurocontrol headquarters in Brussels and were among 30 air traffic management (ATM) information solutions that were submitted to… (flightaware.com) Mehr...

easyJet reveals concept designs for hybrid plane

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As part of its strategy of reducing its passengers’ carbon footprint easyJet has unveiled plans for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save around 50,000 tonnes of fuel and the associated CO2 emissions per year. (e-spaces.eu) Mehr...

The newest airport amenity? Movie theaters

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In theory, airports and cinemas seem made for each other. If polls are anything to go by, the demand for more airport entertainment is sky high, and certainly cinemas can't ask for an audience more captive than one waiting out a long layover. Yet few airports seem to have been willing to take the plunge, until now. Portland International Airport will soon be the latest in a slew of travel hubs to adopt a movie theater. And, being Portland, it's likely to be a hipster's dream. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Here's How F-15s Practice Intercepting Errant Civilian Planes for the Super Bowl

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A huge influx of general aviation air traffic is expected to hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the first week of February in anticipation Super Bowl 50. While you're watching football on Sunday, the Air Force will be watching the skies in case an errant pilot wanders into the protected airspace surrounding the big game. (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

Air Force to keep A-10 flying

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week confirmed what had been rumored for months: The Air Force's ground attack jet, the inelegant but well-armed and well-armored A-10 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the "Warthog," will not face retirement until at least at least six years. "The budget defers the A-10's final retirement until 2022, replacing it with F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on a squadron-by-squadron basis, so we'll always have enough aircraft for today's conflicts," Carter said… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Elon Musk talks up electric plane at hyperloop event

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"I have been thinking about the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) electric jet a bit more. I think I have something that might close. I'm quite tempted to do something about it." (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

Passenger In Wheelchair Suspected in Somali Jet Blast

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Also led to believe he was the passenger blown out the aircraft. (www.nydailynews.com) Mehr...

United Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at San Francisco on Feb 7th 2016, windshield problem

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A United Boeing 787-800, registration N27908 (at the time of writing, the aircraft has been reported on zero times on AeroInside while United has been mentioned at least 221 times in total) performing flight UA-35 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Osaka Kansai (Japan), was climbing out of San Francisco's runway 28L when the crew requested to level off at 5000 feet reporting they had a windshield problem. After holding at 5000 feet for about 20 minutes the crew declared emergency and requested… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

French government confirms C-130J buy

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France has confirmed its purchase of four Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules tactical transports, two of which will have the ability to refuel France’s rotorcraft fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

F-22 Engine Startup [Video]

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Night time flying operations from Red Flag 16-1 at Nellis AFB, NV. F-22 Raptors from Tyndall AFB are launched simultaneously with other fighter jets, bombers and support aircraft from squadrons around the world. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Boeing wins contract to build new Air Force One presidential jets

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Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a contract to start preliminary work on a new fleet of Air Force One presidential aircraft based on its 747-8 jumbo jet, the Pentagon said on Friday.....No real surprises here as I doubt anyone would have thought the DOD would use Airbus. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

AAC Completes First Head-of-state Boeing 787-8

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Completions specialist Associated Air Center (AAC) redelivered the industry’s first head-of-state-configured Boeing 787-8 to an undisclosed customer. (www.airwaysnew.com) Mehr...

The rejected flight attendant who started her own aviation company

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SRS Aviation is South Africa’s first all-female jet company.............. Founder Sibongile Sambo did not meet height requirements to be a flight attendant................. She has now helped three women become pilots — and plans to support more..................... (airlinenews.in) Mehr...

Incident: Canada B787 near Dublin on Feb 3rd 2016, electrical odour in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPT performing flight AC-851 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm west of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to London due to an electrical smell.. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Incident: India B787-8 near Frankfurt on Feb 8th 2016, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANO performing flight AI-115 from Delhi (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 90 passengers, was enroute at FL400 about 150nm north of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported they needed to shut an engine (GEnx) down... (avherald.com) Mehr...

Two Somali Airport Employees Detained Over Plane Mid-Air Blast

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On Tuesday, a blast tore a hole in the side of the Airbus A321, belonging to the Dubai-based Daallo Airlines, minutes after it took off from the Mogadishu airport to fly to Djibouti. "There is a CC video showing 2 terror suspects hiding a laptop #Somalia," Abdisalam Aato wrote in his official Twitter account on Saturday. (sputniknews.com) Mehr...

New Airbus aircraft list prices for 2016

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The Airbus A318 is the smallest member of the Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus (www.airwaysnew.com) Mehr...

Airbus Helicopters drops new engine from H225 upgrade

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Airbus Helicopters plans to deliver the first upgraded H225 heavy twin to launch customer Lease Corp International in early 2017, but has dropped an uprated engine from the package of enhancements and scaled back a planned weight increase. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Congressman Unveils Proposal for U.S. ATC Corporation

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) today unveiled his much anticipated FAA reauthorization proposal that would separate the nation’s air traffic control system into an independent organization paid for primarily through air carrier user fees and run by an 11-member board. (ainalerts.com.s3.amazonaws.com) Mehr...

Super Guppy Ready to Transport the Orion Spacecraft

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NASA's Super Guppy aircraft readies to transport the Orion spacecraft pressure vessel for Exploration Mission-1 from the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pressure vessel will fly on the first integrated launch of Orion and NASA's powerful new rocket, the Space Launch System. The test flight, which will fly without crew, will demonstrate the agency’s new capability to launch future deep space missions, which include missions to an asteroid and Mars.… (www.nasa.gov) Mehr...

MN-483 suffers bird strike

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A Kulula Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-ZWA performing flight MN-483 from Lanseria to Cape Town (South Africa), was climbing out of Lanseria’s runway 25 when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a guinea fowl causing damage to fan blades. (www.aviationgazette.com) Mehr...

SQ's first A350 makes maiden flight, delivery end of Feb

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Singapore Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 has made its maiden flight over the skies of South West France, ahead of delivery to SQ at the end of this month. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Same plane makes 4 emergency landings in 6 weeks because of recuring problem

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On December 3, Allegiant Air flight 815 had just departed Raleigh-Durham International Airport bound for St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida when a gray haze began to fill the cockpit and passenger cabin The pilots declared an emergency telling the tower to notify fire rescue crews “to roll the trucks.” With the smoke slowly dissipating, the jet and its 94 passengers and six crew landed safely at Raleigh-Durham. (www.aviationgazette.com) Mehr...

Pilot of Bombed Plane: Somali Security Is 'Zero'

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The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security at Mogadishu Airport as "zero." (www.newser.com) Mehr...

Two Qantas jets in 'near-miss' at Melbourne airport

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TBA Two Qantas jets have been involved in a "near miss" with a third plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, prompting serious concerns over safety procedures followed by air control staff. A passenger on-board one of the Qantas planes filmed the July 5 incident, which senator Nick Xenophon describes as a "potential disaster", with pilots given less than 20 seconds to react. The video footage shows the lights of another plane approaching from the left, before disappearing… (www.9news.com.au) Mehr...

Drone Crashes Into 40th Floor Of Empire State Building

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A drone crashed into the Empire State Building Thursday night. Sources told CBS2 the suspect has been identified as Sean Riddle. He tweeted about the incident. (newyork.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

TNT caused explosion on Somali airliner

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A military grade of the explosive TNT caused this week's explosion on a Somali airliner, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN, citing an initial analysis of residue recovered from the aircraft. The blast took place Tuesday on board a commercial plane after it set off above East Africa. Two people were injured before the pilot landed safely, a passenger said. Somali authorities later discovered a body near Mogadishu they believe fell from the Daallo Airlines plane. Pictures from the… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

US Air Force ready for flyover of Super Bowl 50

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One plane has two powerful jet engines with afterburners, flies at almost 2,000 mph, can soar more than 12 miles above the earth, and has 34 air combat victories in Operation Desert Storm. The other hums along at 150 mph, powered by a six-piston engine and a two-bladed propeller. It can't get much higher than 3 miles above the ground. It's more suited to carry your grandma than a gun. But together, the two planes -- the Air National Guard's F-15 Eagle and the Civil Air Patrol's Cessna 182 -- are… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Delta Air Lines adds Wi-Fi connectivity on trans-Atlantic flights

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Delta Air Lines is now offering high-speed Internet access on all trans-Atlantic flights between the United States and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Mehr...

Trained eagles to snatch drones

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AMSTERDAM - Dutch police puzzling over how to remove drones that pose a public safety threat are testing a way to get the job done in one fell swoop - with trained eagles. "It's a low-tech solution to a high-tech problem," spokesman Dennis Janus of the country's national police said. (www.torontosun.com) Mehr...

Japanese Airlines To Alter Routes To Avoid North Korea Missile

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Japan’s two biggest airlines said today, they are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said that between February 8 to 25, the launch window announced by Pyongyang, they will divert planes that fly over waters off the Philippines where missile parts and debris are expected to fall after the launch. (airlinenews.in) Mehr...

Inside and Outside... Meet The Airbus A350 XWB TAM

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Meet inside and outside the Airbus A350 XWB TAM (registration PR-XTA). Had the pleasure of visit and experience the 1st A350 XWB in the Americas before the inaugural flight. In April, the aircraft will fly GRU-MIA-GRU (cmsherbert.wix.com) Mehr...

See what Blue Origin's rocket landing is like from the vehicle's point of view

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We've seen Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket land multiple times from just about every angle — but now we can see what the trip is like from the rocket's point of view. The company, led by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, released a Vine of the vehicle's second landing attempt on January 22nd. The video is shot from a camera mounted on the booster and sped up to last just six seconds. The footage shows New Shepard deploy its legs and then reignite its engines to perform the propulsive landing. (www.theverge.com) Mehr...

SkyBahamas Flight Loses An Engine But Nails The Landing [Video]

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SkyBahamas flight Q7460 returned to land at Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport, Bahamas when the crew was forced to shut down the number one engine. A passenger reported seeing “oil coming out of the engine.” (aviationbuzzword.com) Mehr...

Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747

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However, the venerable Boeing 747 may be nearing the end of its production life – its manufacturing rate is to be halved to six a year. A shift towards newer and more efficient aircraft that can land at smaller (and so more) airports and a tendency to use former passenger planes for freight has reduced the remaining 747 order book to just 20, after building more than 1,500 since 1969. (www.aviationgossip.com) Mehr...

PA28 Lands in Ocean; Student pilots swim away unharmed

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Two student pilots who took off from an airport in Marathon on Tuesday morning ditched their plane off Haulover Beach after experiencing engine trouble. (www.miamiherald.com) Mehr...

Cathay Pacific lists A350 inaugural flights: Manila, then Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore

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Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350 revenue flights begin with May 1 inaugural to Manila followed by Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

Air Canada launches Montréal-Hamilton

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Air Canada is coming back to Hamilton. The national carrier, which departed the city’s John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in 2008, announced Wednesday it will launch a new twice-daily service to Montreal starting in May. Airport president Frank Scremin welcomed the announcement as an exciting boost to his long-held dream of Hamilton as a passenger destination. “This is very exciting because we’ve been hunting for Montreal for quite a while now,” he said. “Montreal is a high demand… (www.aviationgazette.com) Mehr...

Video: Windshear landings Edinburgh Airport during Storm #Henry

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Windshear landings & take offs in gusting winds at Edinburgh airport 2016 (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

This is what regret looks like for the Pentagon

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America's most expensive weapons system ever just hit another snag. The F-35 Lighting II, Lockheed Martin's fifth-generation fighter jet, is expected to miss a crucial deadline for successfully deploying its sixth and final software release — referred to as Block 3F. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

Neo vs. Max: Comparing engine noise

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We have been waiting for a while to see if there was anyway we could get a comparison of the A320neo with both engines and the 737 MAX compared for engine noise. The most objective way to do this is use videos from the first flight events. One has to also avoid OEM videos, some of which have music and other dubbing to prevent the real noise levels to be heard. (airinsight.com) Mehr...

Air Force Grounds Pilots for Quoting Miley Cyrus

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They were all well-regarded officers—until the Air Force found out they were texting lyrics from rappers and pop stars. Now they’re accused of secretly dealing molly and dope. (www.thedailybeast.com) Mehr...

British Airways resumes flights to Tehran

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British Airways said it will resume flights to Tehran on July 14 following last month’s international deal lifting sanctions imposed over Iran’s nuclear program. The unit of IAG SA will initially serve the Middle Eastern country six times weekly from London Heathrow using Boeing Co. 777 jets in a four-class layout, before moving to a daily service next winter, it said Wednesday in a statement. (www.aviationgazette.com) Mehr...

One killed, another injured, small plane burned at a suburban Houston airport

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plane ignited while under maintenance on a landing strip at Southwest Regional Airport in Arcola, Texas,- NBC affiliate KHOU. (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

Skymaster Ditches off Oahu

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C337 ditches off Oahu after a landing gear problem. No injuries. (www.staradvertiser.com) Mehr...

PIA-Pakistan International Airline strands passenger around the globe

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KARACHI: Major Pakistan airports remained crippled by industrial action Friday as a strike by employees of the national flag carrier against plans to privatise the airline entered its fourth day. All of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) foreign and domestic flights were suspended Friday with thousands of passengers, including Pakistani domestic workers trying to fly to the Middle East, stranded at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and other key hubs. (www.aviationgazette.com) Mehr...

Analysis: A320neo vs. 737 MAX: Airbus is Leading (Slightly) – Part II

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The A320neo and the 737 MAX programs will have critical implications for the balance of power between the two most important aerospace players. (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

Comlux orders three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft

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Comlux The Aviation Group has announced a firm order for three Airbus ACJ320neo aircraft, becoming the largest customer for Airbus’ new corporate jet family. The order also consolidates Comlux’s leadership in Airbus corporate jet deals, with more to its credit than any other client. (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

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