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FlightAware’s Redesigned Flight Tracking Page

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FlightAware is excited to announce our new flight tracking page, our largest redesign to the flight page in our 12 year history. We’ve kept all the same important content and mapping features as we spent almost a year re-designing it to be easier to understand and more usable. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix

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The FAA is mandating that operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner periodically reset the power on the airplane to avoid a glitch that could cause all three computer modules that manage the jet’s flight control surfaces to stop working while in flight. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

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An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. (abcnews.go.com) Mehr...

Boeing T-X Headed Toward First Flight

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The Boeing-Saab T-X trainer is on track to fly by the end of the year after completing afterburner engine runs last week, Boeing officials said. (www.defensenews.com) Mehr...

Why the Boeing 757 Cannot be Replaced by the 737 MAX

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An airline pilot reveals why a plane Boeing discarded 12 years ago is the one they desperately need. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa’ first Airbus A350-900 completes its first flight

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The latest Lufthansa fleet aircraft has completed its maiden flight to Munich around three weeks before delivery. The pictured Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight in Toulouse on November 29, 2016 but without passengers. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during all flight stages. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Washington state Offered Billions in Illegal Tax breaks to Boeing

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A World Trade Organization panel on Monday ruled that Washington state offered billions in illegal tax breaks to plane maker Boeing, and that the U.S. government must take action to end the plans within months. (hosted.ap.org) Mehr...

Emirates lands in Doha with world’s shortest A380 flight

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 1 December 2016 – DUBAI, UAE – Emirates today launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of 1 hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and 1 hour 10 minutes on the return journey. The A380 flight touched down this morning at Hamad International Airport, taxiing in to a water cannon salute and was welcomed by key officials and trade guests at an Emirates reception at the terminal. Travelling on… (www.emirates.com) Mehr...

Plane makes emergency landing at GRR after damage

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after damage inside the cabin Monday evening. (woodtv.com) Mehr...

Russian Su-33 crashed in the Mediterranean while attempting to land on Kuznetsov aircraft carrier

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Less than three weeks after losing a MiG-29, it looks like the Russian Navy has lost another aircraft during Admiral Kuznetsov operations: a Su-33 Flanker. (theaviationist.com) Mehr...

United E175 (Skywest 494J) Suffers Nose Gear Failure and Lands at San Antonio International

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Skywest 494J operating Embraer E175 as United traveled departed Houston Bush (KIAH) enroute to Monterey MX (MMMY) and had gear problem. Diverted to San Antonio TX (KSAT) where it landed without nose gear. 55 souls on board. No injuries reported initially. (www.ksat.com) Mehr...

Exclusive: Taking the Bombardier CS300 Transatlantic

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Airways Contributing Editor Andreas Spaeth was on board the delivery flight of the first Bombardier CS300 from Montréal to Stockholm. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

South African Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft

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South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased A330-300 widebody jetliners, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Nobody Wants the A380 and That’s Breeding Creativity

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There isn’t anything quite like the A380. The airplane is enormous, and frankly, it is a true delight to fly (as a passenger, at least). The cabin design feels spacious, you can barely hear any engine noise, and it handles turbulence well. From an airline perspective, however, it’s the economics that matter most. And in most cases, the A380 just doesn’t work. (crankyflier.com) Mehr...

The Silent Anniversary. Fifteen Years (and Counting).

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Now in Ask the Pilot: The Silent Anniversary. Fifteen Years Since Our Last Major Crash. This isn't a minor story. On the contrary, it's one of the most significant milestones in U.S. aviation history. (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

Incident: Scoot B787 near Singapore on Nov 26th 2016, engine shut down in flight

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A Scoot Boeing 787-900, registration 9V-OJF performing flight TZ-1 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Singapore (Singapore), was descending towards Singapore when the right hand engine (Trent 1000) emitted sparks through the tailpipe. (avherald.com) Mehr...

LAX Rail Link Project Takes Step Forward

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A project that aims to connect LAX and Metro rail took a step forward Thursday. The Metro Board of Directors on Thursday approved the final environmental study for the Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station, which will connect two Metro lines with a people-mover that will drop off travelers at LAX. The project involves building a new rail station at Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street, just east of the airport. The station will be serviced by Crenshaw/LAX… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Ghost airplane casts a pall over A350-1000 rollout

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Airbus presented dignitaries and media at the debut of its latest model with an unexpected sight: a white-painted $300-million A350 jetliner being prepared for delivery without an airline livery, considered an alarm signal in the aerospace industry because they usually signify that they have been built without an airline in place to operate them. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft

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Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Over 2 000 stranded at Chengdu Shuangliu Intl because of smog

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More than 20,000 people are stranded at an airport in Chengdu, China, as flights were grounded by heavy smog and fog, Chinese state-run media reported. Multiple flights to and from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in central China were canceled or delayed, while many were forced to land at other airports, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, calling it “the worst fog to hit the … city in years.” (edition.cnn.com) Mehr...

How One Little Lock on an Airplane Could Save Hundreds of Lives

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Selfish passengers spend valuable seconds during evacuations opening overhead bins in order to take their luggage off the plane with them. There is actually one simple solution: locking overhead bins. The bins would be locked during taxi, takeoff and landing. They would be unlocked at cruising altitude. Then they would be locked again when it’s time to prepare the cabin for arrival... (www.travelpulse.com) Mehr...

Incident: Norwegian B738 at Kristiansand on Nov 4th 2016, "racing start"

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Here is an odd duck I found at AVHerald. A low speed rejected takeoff, followed shortly by takeoff and flight limited to half it's cruising altitude. Also I think noteworthy is the AVH reporting their efforts to get the story straight. The incident is worth looking into. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Watch an Etihad Airbus 380 fly in formation with the Al Fursan aerobatic display team over Abu Dhabi

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The UAE Air Force aerobatic display team formed up with an Etihad Airways A380 for the 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (theaviationist.com) Mehr...

Water supertanker lands in Israel

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The American firefighting aircraft nicknamed the Supertanker has landed at Ben Gurion Airport to help fire crews on the ground and in the air to extinguish a series of fires raging around the country, especially in the hills surrounding Jerusalem. (www.ynetnews.com) Mehr...

The importance of the A350-1000

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Airbus had another first flight, this time the A350-1000. The aircraft looks good. A video from AirlineFlyer captured the moment from this morning’s takeoff. (airinsight.com) Mehr...

Incident: Biman B777 near Ashgabat on Nov 27th 2016, engine fuel pressure problem

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A Biman Bangladesh Boeing 777-300, registration S2-AHN performing flight BG-1011 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Budapest (Hungary) with 99 passengers and 29 crew, was enroute at FL320 about 50nm northeast of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) when the crew decided to divert to Ashgabat due to a low fuel pressure indication for one of the engines (GE90). (avherald.com) Mehr...

U.S. greenlights Norwegian Air flights in blow to U.S. industry

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The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's (NWC.OL) Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travellers across the Atlantic. The order finalised a tentative ruling the department made in April and came days after the European Commission formally filed for arbitration over Norwegian's request, which had languished for three years. U.S. airlines and unions have said the subsidiary, Norwegian Air… (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

Virgins top on-time honours for October

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Virgins top on-time honours for October November 30, 2016 by australianaviation.com.au Leave a Comment VIRGIN AUSTRALIA AIRCRAFT SYD APR15 RF 5K5A1324 Virgin Australia aircraft at Sydney Airport. (Rob Finlayson) It was a tight bunch at the top of the punctuality tables in October, with Virgin Australia and its regional arm taking the honours for on-time performance. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed Virgin Australia regional had the… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

Incident: Loud Bang Heard, Flames Reported From United Plane Engine After Leaving SFO for Tokyo

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United Airlines flight departing from San Francisco heading to Narita experienced engine problems returns to San Francisco. (www.nbcbayarea.com) Mehr...

LMI 2933: First Officer of the Chapecoense Flight was on his First Flight Carrying a Soccer Team

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Moments before takeoff, the first officer in the spotlight, Sisy Arias, 29, granted an interview on his first flight as a civilian co-pilot transporting a soccer team... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com.br) Mehr...

Delta Crj200 Comfort+ mod

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Deltas new comfort + mod for the CRJ200. Adding the first row of seats as Comfort+ (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce New Partnership with SITAONAIR to Provide Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking to Airlines

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Aireon LLC, FlightAware and SITAONAIR today announced a new partnership to provide SITAONAIR’s airline customers with Aireon’s space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data. Starting in 2018, SITAONAIR airline customers with ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will have access to 100 percent global flight tracking data, in real-time, through SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker product. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

'Is there a doctor on board? The pilot has had a heart attack'

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Shocked passengers were evacuated from a plane when their pilot suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow Airport. The captain of the KLM aircraft fell unconscious as he was about to leave for Amsterdam in the Netherlands. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

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The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air's application for a foreign carrier permit, allowing it to launch flights from the US to EU countries. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but the airline’s Irish subsidiary which made the application will now be able to access the EU’s aviation rights to fly between the US and EU. (news.airwise.com) Mehr...

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