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FlightAware Wins 2nd Place in SESAR (Single European Sky) Research Contest

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A second-place award was handed out to FlightAware, a US-based company, for providing a live feed of Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) flight position data on some 100,000 aircraft per day. This service was used by several other proposals in this SESAR SWIM Master Class. (www.atc-network.com) Mehr...

Cockpit View of Night Landing at Chicago O'hare International Airport

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An interesting time-lapse video of flight over city, landing, taxiing, and parking at O'hare. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

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The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Mehr...

Southwest C-Check Plane Wash

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Watch how Houston performs C-check washes on SWA planes. Houston does the washes four nights a week Sunday through Wednesday, the night after they go to C-check. The main purpose of the wash isn't cosmetic. It's to clean up components for inspectors the next night to inspect everything and get a good look. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Video: This guy is a good helicopter driver!!

Übermittelt
 
Hope you haven't seen this before. A Lynx helicopter landing on a rolling ship at sea! Great piloting skills. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Video: NASA 747s On Formation Photo Flight

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NASA's two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft briefly flew in formation for the first time ever over the Edwards Air Force Base test range on Aug. 2, 2011. NASA 911 was on a pilot proficiency flight while NASA 905 was on a functional check flight following maintenance operations. NASA photographer Carla Thomas captured video imagery of the formation flight from a NASA Dryden F/A-18. (youtu.be) Mehr...

Pilots have organized a ferocious, at times threatening, response to Quartz’s story about Instagrams in the sky

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Quartz’s investigation of commercial airline pilots taking photos and videos of their flights provoked a furious response from the aviation community. Hundreds of pilots and their fans have been harassing the reporter who wrote the story with vitriolic comments and, at times, threats of violence. (qz.com) Mehr...

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

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The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans. But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is prohibited by American and European regulators. Pilots for airlines large and small, flying planes of all sizes, seem to be violating the safety rules, taking photos with their phones as well as GoPro… (qz.com) Mehr...

MH370 search could finish sooner

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Investigators scouring the Indian Ocean floor say the could end there priority search in May 2015 in the zone where they suspect the B722 might have come down. The investigators are convinced that the flight with 298 passengers and crew on board and unofficial cargo the Malaysian government new about was on board but deny this. MAS management are also being Investigated about the cargo and it's disappearance. The investigators think the plane maybe on land in Russia but cannot determine this.… (www.couriermail.com.au) Mehr...

Airbus Raises Prospect of Ditching A380 as Orders Vanish

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Airbus admits it may have misjudged the market for the double-decker after failing to find a single airline buyer this year. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

Omini B763 near Bogota "Hot food""

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An Omini air international Boeing 767-300 on behalf of Avianca with registration N342AX with flight AV-25 from Bogota was enroute to Lima (Peru) with 104 passengers and 12 crew aboard When they notice a detection in the galley for a smoke alarm comg from thefood trolley compartment. The aircraft was only 30 minutes int flight a returned back tO Bogota and landed safe.But the food was cooked or should we say well done. Now that would have been a real hot chillie blaster of a meal… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Sydney airspace and airport shut down

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Breaking news just in live on all Australian TV networks. A hostage siege in Martin place in the central business district of Sydney has cause the evacuation of nearby businesses and has shut down the entire Sydney airspace due to this drama which has come to light with Islamic people claiming the hostage crises. All flights in and out of YSSY.SYD have being stopped incoming flights diverted link below… (www.9news.com.au) Mehr...

AA280 diverts to Narita after heavy turbulance. 15 passengers injured.

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An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was diverted on Tuesday after the aircraft hit severe turbulence. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

Air France B772 near Inverness air conditoning failure

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An Air France Boeing 777-200 enroute from Paris to KSFO (San Franisco ) with rego F-GSPF at FL 320 about 80nm northwest of Inverness. The crew decide to turn back or return to Paris due to two air conditioning failures http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5063/air-france-b772-near-inverness-on-dec-15th-2014-air-conditioning-system-failure-rnl (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Virgin Australia Hijacker got off lightly from rampage in flight

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Well it goes to prove how the courts let of this foolish man from causing a fight during flight due to his drunken ways. He should have got the full brunt of the law and putting crew as well as passengers life in danger. Typical of Australian court system. I would ban him on amy Virgin flight around the globe for good if it was my airline. http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/12/12/20/nsw-man-cleared-after-virgin-hijack-scare (www.9news.com.au) Mehr...

Airline fee's outrage passengers

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Well passengers booked on flights can fine that the airlines aren't being up front with all the charges that occur when using a credit card over the phone or on the internet. Two passengers recently found out what became a $2500 return airfare from LHR to YSSY on BAW. They passengers were furious that British airways added another $300 dollars on top of the airfare with the hidden charges such as a fee for the credit card and other taxes that were exempt form the airfare. When they received… (www.couriermail.com.au) Mehr...

Airbus confirms plans for A380neo and A380 ‘stretch'

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Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier has confirmed plans for an A380neo with more fuel-efficient engines as well as a longer version of the superjumbo capable of carrying even more passengers than today's double-decker jet. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

UAL flt863 diverts to Canberra Australia woth concerns of of running out of fuel

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Today a United airlines B772 had flown with over 200 pax on board from KSFO to YSSY. During the approach into YSSY/SYD the tower notified the flight that the runway was closed due to debris on it and diverted it to Canberra. The pilots were concern at the fact they were running out of fuel or on dry tanks not knowing Canberra was 30 mins away. Why? UAL should have fully fuelled this aircraft being a long haul flight. It landed at the RAAF base and passengers were left in the heat on the ground.… (www.couriermail.com.au) Mehr...

Air France Boeing 747-400 diverts to Shannon airport

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An Air France Boeing 747-400 with reg F-GITE with flight number AF733 enroute from Santo Domingo to Paris with 142 passengers and 14 crew aboard was at FL390 over the Atlantic ocean had to divert to Shannon airport (Ireland) due to a smoke indication warning (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Demand for big planes flat in 2014—Boeing and Airbus both feel the pinch

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2014 hasn’t been a great year for jumbo jet manufacturers: according to a report by Jalopnik, neither Boeing nor Airbus netted any orders for their newest and biggest airplanes in 2014. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

A Desert War on ISIS, Fought From a Floating City

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ABOARD THE U.S.S. CARL VINSON, in the Persian Gulf — More than a dozen Navy F/A-18 warplanes roar off ... (www.nytimes.com) Mehr...

AOPA Calls for Tough Penalties Against UAV Pilots

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AOPA is urging the FAA to take steps to address the safety risks of small recreational UAVs, including stipulating penalties for pilots who operate them recklessly. The association made the recommendation yesterday in prepared comments at a House aviation subcommittee hearing on UAV operations. AOPA told the subcommittee that an "increasing number of incidents" involving recreational unmanned aerial systems pose a potential threat to aviation. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Passengers, airlines can't afford late 1st flight

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For years, Southwest was the most punctual of big U.S. airlines, so its tumble toward the bottom of government rankings for on-time arrivals was stunning. Southwest officials needed to fix an ill-fated decision to squeeze more flights into the schedule. This summer, they backed off by allowing more time between flights. And they told employees that the first flight of the day on every route had to leave on time. (www.denverpost.com) Mehr...

Qatar to Take Delivery of First A350 XWB December 22

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The first Airbus A350 XWB will be delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways on Monday, December 22nd in Toulouse. This news comes after it was announced that the first A350 XWB delivery was delayed, but earlier this week, Didier Evrard, head of the manufacturer’s A350 program, was optimistic at an investor day forum in London as he explained that the first delivery was still expected delivery to occur before the end of 2014. (airwaysnews.com) Mehr...

London airspace closed due to computer failure: Eurocontrol

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"The airspace will be closed until 19:00 UTC or 2:00 p.m. ET, Eurocontrol said on its website." (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

United Airlines emergency landing at Heathrow

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Updates as passenger plane returns to Heathrow after circling English Channel. (www.mirror.co.uk) Mehr...

Airlines Skeptical About IATA’s Own Plans to Stop Jets Vanishing

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Proposals drawn up after the loss of the Boeing Co. 777 have had a mixed response from airlines; deemed unrealistic by some carriers. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

American unveils newest heritage jet

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Photos of a certain American Airlines plane started showing up on the internet on Monday, which ended up being a brand new heritage livery. (jansaviation.com) Mehr...

Calif Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Leaded Avgas Settled

Übermittelt
 
FBOs Required To Post Warnings About Exposure To Lead Near Airports, Pay Small Penalty, Make MoGas and 100VLL available. Under the settlement, the companies must sell the lowest lead fuel that is commercially available in sufficient quantities, warn the public about the danger of lead exposure through signs posted at airports and notices sent to nearby residences, and pay a total of $550,000 in penalties and legal costs. (news.sciencemag.org) Mehr...

Lufthansa A320 airbus diverts to Venice

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A Lufthansa German airlines Airbus A320 Rego D-AIZF was at FL 350 when the crew decided to divert the flight to venice with a possible bale fire which a electrical odour could be smelt throughout the cabins. The flight LH 1843 WITH The crew raised the concerns and decided to divert while en-route from Rome to Munich ( Germany) the flight landed safely and continued on after a delay of three hours… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

The Complete History Of How The Spitfire Made The Ultimate Beer Run

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Normandy, 70 years ago, and one of the biggest concerns of the British troops who have made it over the channel, survived the landings and pushed out into the bocage against bitter German resistance is not the V1 flying bomb blitz threatening their families back home, nor the continued failure to capture the port of Cherbourg – but the lack of beer in the bridgehead. (planelopnik.com) Mehr...

Pilot Fired After Letting Hot Girls Hold Controls In Cockpit Mid-Flight

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A Mexican charter pilot found himself out of a job after letting a pair of starlets fly his plane. (elitedaily.com) Mehr...

Vortex Shedding from B737

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Interesting video shot in Norway and posted on Liveleak. (www.liveleak.com) Mehr...

Best of - Pilot's life

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Great video of different phases of commercial flights. Recommend viewing for 7 minutes, good break from everything around us. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Cessna-Beechcraft merger brought stability to Kan. aviation industry

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The new company, Textron Aviation, reported a $62 million profit in the third quarter of 2014, up $85 million year over year, when including Cessna's $23 million loss the the third quarter last year. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

FAA to delay regulation of drones until 2017

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The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to miss a September 2015 deadline for setting regulations that would allow widespread use of commercial drones, according to testimony at a congressional hearing Wednesday. The rules might not come until 2017, said Gerald Dillingham, director of civil aviation at the Government Accountability Office. (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

Cheap jet fuel seen extending Air Canada climb

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Air Canada’s five-year drive to trim costs is getting a boost from the global oil sell-off, setting up the country’s biggest carrier to extend a stock rally into 2015. “Everything is adding up very positively for them,” said Chris Murray, an AltaCorp Capital analyst in Toronto. “Expectations for lower oil prices are certainly becoming more substantial.” A 52 per cent surge in 2014 for Montreal-based Air Canada through yesterday marks the best performance among industrial stocks on the… (montrealgazette.com) Mehr...

Airline Baggage Fees Bring In Nearly $1B In 3 Months

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A new report found that airlines brought in nearly $1 billion last quarter by charging customers for hauling their belongings. (consumerist.com) Mehr...

3D printers create parts for Bell Helicopters

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Bell has taken the rapid prototyping step of their design process to the next level; using 3D printing as a form of final manufacturing. (www.3ders.org) Mehr...

Drone downer: Will new FAA rules ground recreational fliers?

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The focus on toy aircraft is a new twist. Such regulations have been in the works for years, largely because of pressure from businesses wanting to use drones for tasks such as aerial photography. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

The V-22 Osprey Finally Gets Some Proper Talons

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Would you want to walk into a gun fight only able to shoot at things behind you? Neither do Osprey pilots. That's why the DoD is outfitting the V-22 tilt-rotor fleet with some new, forward-firing rockets. (gizmodo.com) Mehr...

AI plane almost hit UAV in Leh after ATC failure

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This is possibly the closest a close shave can get. An Air India aircraft operating the ultra difficult Delhi-Leh sector recently was prevented from disaster as it was approaching to land in Leh by the sheer presence of mind shown by its pilots. Communication failure at Leh air traffic control (ATC) tower managed to trouble the aircraft twice during the day and an unmanned aerial vehicle added to the problem on its second flight. On the first approach, AI's Airbus A-320 flying in as AI 3449… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) Mehr...

Jetman Aerobatic Formation Flight in Dubai – 4K

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Swiss ex fighter pilot, Guinness Book record holder and first man to fly with a jet-propelled wing, Yves Rossy A.K.A. Jetman is back in the sky pushing the boundaries of aviation by completing a sensational formation flight with Aerobatics Champion Veres Zoltán in Dubai! (youtu.be) Mehr...

Fuel Prices Coming Down… For Our Cars

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Like you I've been loving the low gas prices I've been paying to fill up my sport ute. I just got back from a longish trip to the backcountry to do some backpacking and ran into a little central Texas gas station where the unleaded was $2.19 a gallon. Of course it immediately made me think that we might be seeing car gas for $1-something per gallon, which makes my heart glad. Not just that, but it's good for business, which is good for everyone. Experts say that lower gas prices, driven by price… (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

(Video) Passenger deploys emergency slide to 'get off the plane quicker'

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HAINAN, China -- A passenger couldn't wait any longer to get off the plane. His solution: Open the emergency exit door and deploy the emergency slide. Surveillance video shows the plane's slide deploy around 9 p.m. Monday night at the Sanya Phoenix International Airport in the province of Hainan, China. (abc7.com) Mehr...

Boeing boosts share buyback, raises dividend by 25 percent

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CHICAGO • Boeing Co. on Monday raised its share repurchase authorization to $12 billion from $10 billion and said it would increase its quarterly dividend by 25 percent, a sign of confidence in its cash outlook for the year... (www.stltoday.com) Mehr...

Program Puts Young Aviators in Pilot Seat

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The Eagle Flight Squadron, a nonprofit that has been turning out private pilots since 1975, teaches teens about aviation, discipline and leadership. Published December 11th 2014, 3:56 pm (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

New FAA rule to double ATD training allowances for IFR, could cut training time in half

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The final rule, that will increase the allowed use of aviation training devices for instrument rating training from 10 to 20 hours, will cut training costs also. (blog.aopa.org) Mehr...

Are Copilots' Days Numbered?

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"The aviation industry has been looking at the potential for single-pilot operations for quite some time to address concerns about future pilot shortages, but there are a number of technical, certification, and policy considerations that must be addressed along the way," said John Borghese, vice president of the Advanced Technology Center for Rockwell Collins. "Social acceptability must also be considered." (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...