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Happy 12th Birthday FlightAware

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Flightaware turns twelve today Happy Birthday! Flightaware has come very far! (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Enroute A380 wake flips Challenger 604 upside down

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A Challenger 604 at FL350 operating from Male-Abu Dhabi passed an A380 opposite direction at FL360, one thousand feet above, about 630nm southeast of Muscat, Oman, over the Arabian Sea. A short time later (1-2 minutes) the aircraft encountered wake turbulence sending the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll, turning the aircraft around at least 3 times (possibly even 5 times), both engines flamed out, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft, restart the… (flightservicebureau.org) Mehr...

Will circular runways ever take off?

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Circular runways. Apparently they're serious. They've actually done some testing in the simulator. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

21 Airlines to Move Terminals Overnight During Massive LAX Relocation Effort in Mid-May

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Twenty-one airlines will be relocated in mid-May at LAX in what airport officials are calling one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation. (ktla.com) Mehr...

Supersonic Planes Are Mounting a Comeback—Without That Earth-Shaking Boom

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TWO THINGS EXPLAIN why you aren’t jetting across the country at the speed of sound: cost, and noise. Forty-eight years after the Concorde made its first flight, supersonic commercial aircraft remain enormously complex and prohibitively expensive. They also generate an inevitable sonic boom so disruptive that Congress banned the Concorde from overland routes. But advancements in materials and aerodynamics, coupled with an industry embrace of business jets, could see commercial aircraft achieving… (www.wired.com) Mehr...

Propeller falls off REX flight

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Propeller sheared off a Regional Express SAAB 340B, which was operating a flight from Albury to Sydney. Not something you'd like to see happen but proves a plane can fly on a single engine. (www.smh.com.au) Mehr...

Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S.

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Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must soon require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather than carry them into the cabin, a U.S. official said. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

Two small aircraft collide and come down in shopping centre parking lot near Montreal

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Two small aircraft came down in a shopping centre parking lot after mid-air collision. No English report available yet. (www.lapresse.ca) Mehr...

Swiss International Air Lines converting CSeries orders to larger CS300

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Swiss International Air Lines, the launch customer for Bombardier’s CSeries jets, has announced an upgrade to its remaining orders. In a news conference on Thursday, the company announced that it will convert its final five CS100 orders to the larger CS300 jets. Swiss currently operates a fleet of six CS100 aircraft after its most recent delivery from Bombardier this month. (montrealgazette.com) Mehr...

ATC Privatization - Get rich quick

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Don't be fooled by the non-profit corporation part. The people who want to run the proposed takeover will give themselves ridiculously high salaries. (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

Plane crashes, no pilot found

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Plane was on auto pilot and crashed after it ran out of fuel. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

WestJet Denies Close Call Caught on Camera at St. Maarten

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Westjet 2652 (CYYZ-TNCM) descended through MDA, was pictured about 50 feet off the ocean surface at Princess Juliana. They executed a go-around and landed successfully later. WestJet denies anything happened. Pictures show a very low aircraft. (www.christinenegroni.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines doing away with paper tickets

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I am curious how this is going to work out. What happens when someone needs to get on a flight and the phone battery goes dead or wont connect? I'd like to try it but would carry a paper ticket as a backup if possible. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

British Airways ‘turning into Ryanair’ as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks

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British Airways has come under fire from both staff and customers as concern grows that cutbacks at the flag carrier are damaging its “elite” brand. Disgruntled cabin crew have provided a list to management of recent changes they say are diminishing the carrier’s reputation, the Sunday Times reported, including the loss of first-class perks, such as free amuse-bouches with customers’ first drink, no more fresh flowers in the first class toilets, and the downsizing of complimentary washbags... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Hungarian fighter jets scrambled to intercept flight from London Stansted

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A cargo flight from London Stansted to Doha was intercepted this morning by Hungarian fighter jets. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Is your passport valid? British Airways and other airlines need to start following EU rules

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“UK passports are valid for travel anywhere in the EU up to and including the expiry date. Airlines should know this.” That was what I tweeted on Monday morning, following yet another case in which passengers with valid UK passports were wrongly and distressingly turned away from their flight to Prague. Once again, British Airways staff insisted, incorrectly, that they needed three months’ validity on their passports for travel to the Czech capital. (www.airlineinfo.in) Mehr...

Paris Orly being entirely evacuated and flights diverted after Police kill a man trying to grab a gun

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weapon at Paris airport Published March 18, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris (Reuters) A man was shot dead Saturday at Paris’ Orly airport after he reached for a soldier's weapon, BFM TV reported. The airport was evacuated, the station reported, according to… (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa reaches 'breakthrough' deal with pilots union

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German airline Lufthansa has reached a preliminary agreement on a labour deal with its pilots that would cut pension liabilities and bar strikes through 2022. Lufthansa's drawn-out talks with the Vereinigung Cockpit union have led to several costly stoppages that disrupted hundreds of flights. Lufthansa's labour relations head, Bettina Volkens, on Wednesday called the deal a "breakthrough" that would end the dispute. (www.montrealgazette.com) Mehr...

Sunwing pilot who boarded plane drunk at YYC pleads guilty to impaired charge

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With an empty 26-ounce bottle of vodka back in his hotel room, Sunwing pilot Miroslav Gronych was so drunk when he stumbled onto the airplane he was supposed to fly from Calgary to Regina that his wing pin was on upside down and he appeared to pass out in the captain's chair. (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

EU re-imposes US$835 million cartel fine on air cargo firms

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The European Union has re-imposed fines totalling US$835 million on 11 air cargo companies, including Air Canada, even though the EU's high court threw out the original case in 2015 on a procedural issue. The European Commission said Friday that it has fixed the original error and re-established the fines because the antitrust case, as such, hadn't been addressed by the EU's General Court. (www.canada.com) Mehr...

Malindo Air to get new Boeing planes

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Lion Group is spending US$23bil to buy new Boeing 737 Max and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for Malindo Air. Co-founder of Lion Group, Rusdi Kirana said Malindo Air would be the first in the world to use the Boeing 737 Max, which could generate 20% savings in fuel cost. “The first of the Boeing 737 Max will be delivered over a 10-year period starting in May. “The Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) are in the process of being delivered,” Kirana said after making the announcement at Lima… (www.thestar.com.my) Mehr...

360° view in Airbus A320-100 Cockpit

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After Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Cockpit 360°, the next view is from Airbus A320. (360.tahirli.net) Mehr...

Airbus Forecast 15,000 Planes In Asia Pacific

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Speaking at a media briefing today, Airbus Group Asia-Pacific President Pierre Jaffre said demand in the region expanded 5.5 per cent, annually. Malaysia, Airbus's third largest market in the region after China and India, would be part of the strong growth with rising demand for the aircraft, he said. "Our business here ranges from civil airliners to helicopters and military transport equipment. (malaysiandigest.com) Mehr...

BA owner IAG launches new long-haul airline Level

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The owner of British Airways is launching a new long-haul budget airline based in Barcelona. IAG said the new airline, Level, would initially fly to Los Angeles, Oakland, Buenos Aires and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from June. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Visiting Lufthansa Technik Malta: How to Install Inflight Wi-Fi

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57 Lufthansa A320 family aircraft have been equipped with antennas that give passengers the possibility to have Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet across Europe. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Wright Electric unveils revolutionary plan for 150-seat electric passenger plane

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The electric car market just keeps growing, but electric planes aren’t yet a common sight. Wright Electric plans to change that with a 150-seat commercial passenger airplane powered by batteries. They presented their idea in Silicon Valley at renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Demo Day yesterday – can they usher in a new era of cleaner flight? (www.airlineinfo.in) Mehr...

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

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When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Boeing Announces Upcoming Layoffs

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Boeing sent a notice to workers on Friday alerting them to layoffs that are scheduled to take place in May. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

LATAM to feature Oscar 2017 films

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LATAM Airlines will display in-flight entertainment system of its international flights in the coming months, 13 of the nominated films, including 8 winners of the 89th edition of the Academy, held on February 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, United States. View the full list of movies that will be available aboard the LATAM aircrafts ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated

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On Monday, Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc. and Silver Airways Corp. announced plans to drop service entirely. Citing a 300 percent surge in airline capacity, (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

The Netherlands didn't authorize Turkish foreign minister's plane to land in Rotterdam

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The Dutch government announced that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight permit was revoked amid concerns over public order at the expected large gathering of Turkish expatriates. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

B-29 "Doc" Gets New Airworthiness Certificate March 10 2017

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B-29 "Doc" has officially completed ‘phase one’ of its flight test operations. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a new airworthiness certificate for the historic warbird. (ksn.com) Mehr...

WWI replica planes to take part in Vimy 100th anniversary

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WWI replica planes to take part in Vimy 100th anniversary (www.comoxvalleyecho.com) Mehr...

7ft tall athlete deemed too tall to fly

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This is the moment armed police arrive on board a plane to haul a seven-foot (or 213cm, if you were born post-1980) volleyball player off a plane - for being too tall. The uniformed officers have an animated conversation with the man, who clearly isn't too impressed about being unceremoniously hauled off. Even sitting down, he's the same height as the cops, and when they eventually get him onto his feet, you really start to understand just how imposing his height is. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

Embraer flies fourth E190-E2 flight test prototype

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The aircraft, serial number 20.004, completed the flight in 2h at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facilities on 17 March. It will be used to carry out tests including cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise, says the manufacturer. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Brazil: Azul announces nonstop flights to Jericoacoara departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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We are delighted with this news and hope to have much success in this direct flight from São Paulo to one of the most beautiful places in the country, "emphasizes Daniel Tkacz, Planning Director of Azul.... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Azul debut route Belo Horizonte – Buenos Aires with daily flights

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"We are living a special moment when we arrive in a great destination like Buenos Aires. It is a joy to see this project materialized, I am sure that our passengers will be satisfied and that we will help to develop the economy in both countries. We want to thank the Brazilian and Argentine authorities, who supported us to make this flight possible, in addition to our Crew crew, "said Antonoaldo Neves, President of Azul. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Turkish Airlines Defers Deliveries Of Boeing Aircraft

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Turkey has captured headlines this weekend as it brutally clashed with the Netherlands over the Dutch government blocking a meeting of informational nature. The Netherlands blocked the meeting over fears that it would be a large-scale meeting with Dutch Turkish people to campaign in favor of extending President Erdogan's political power. The local government, in coordination with the Dutch government, ended up blocking the landing of Turkish Minister Çavuşoğlu, after which another Turkish… (seekingalpha.com) Mehr...

Alpharetta resident and pilot recognized for efforts in donating to medical flights for patients

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When the need arises to travel distances for lifesaving medical needs, whether it be doctor appointments, transplants or treatments, Alpharetta resident and pilot, Ron Sewell is one of many volunteers who will get patients there. Sewell, has been flying since he was 18, signed up to be a volunteer pilot for Mercy Flight South East in the early 2000s. (www.mdjonline.com) Mehr...

CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted

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VIDEO CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

British Airways launches BUDGET airline LEVEL with flights to Los Angeles for just £86

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BRITISH AIRWAYS has a new sister airline – Level is a budget carrier with cheap flights to the US launching in time for summer. International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching the newest addition to its fleet... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Jammed elevator cited as factor in Ameristar MD-83 accident

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A jammed elevator appears to have contributed to the March runway overrun of an Ameristar Air Cargo Boeing MD-83 in Michigan, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The MD-83 was carrying the University of Michigan's men's basketball team on charter flight 9363, heading to Washington Dulles International airport for the Big Ten college basketball tournament. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

German and Belgian fighter jets scrambled to escort Air India #AI171 to London Heathrow

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German Eurofighter jets were scrambled this morning at around 1000 UTC to escort Air India flight #AI171 from Ahmedabad to London Heathrow. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

More airports are rolling out facial recognition technology.

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Do passengers care more about queues or privacy Airlines and airports are doubling down on biometric passenger ... that would eschew passports, relying instead on facial recognition technology. Under a new system the government hopes to roll out by 2020 (www.economist.com) Mehr...

Cracked component, crew lapses cited in SIA 777 fire report

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A cracked component in the General Electric GE90 engine was behind a wing fire sustained aboard a Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER on 27 June 2016. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Brussels Airport in memory of the victims of #BrusselsAttacks

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Remembering this terrible day when there was a bomb attack. Watch the video. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Wind at Dublin Airport causes a Ryanair Boeing 737 to spin at parking

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Wind made spun a Boeing 737 today a Dublin Airport. The wind of 20 kt gusting to 30 kt was not that strong but enough to move a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 today at Dublin Airport. The right wing of the aircraft has hit a lamppost but didn’t clip other aircraft around. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Airbus engine maker clears safety doubt

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American manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has said that its engines on Airbus 320 neos (new engine options) operated by IndiGo and GoAir face some technical issues that it will resolve by September this year. Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/57659166.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst (economictimes.indiatimes.com) Mehr...

Airbus breaks ground on Indian training center

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India’s civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju broke ground for the Airbus India Training Center, accompanied by Airbus CEO Tom Enders, on March 17. The new center—which is Asia’s first Airbus training facility for pilots and maintenance engineers—will be built on a greenfield site in the Aerocity district near Indira Gandhi International, the capital’s main airport. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...