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Air Namibia granted right to fly into US

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Windhoek-Namibia’s national airline has just joined the virtually elite club of a few African national airlines approved to carry passengers in and out of the United States of America (USA), a privilege thus far enjoyed by only South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Moroccan Royal Air Maroc and Cape Verde’s TACV airline. The approval, which the United States of America’s Department of Transport granted in April, is just one of the recent exciting developments around the embattled… (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

Mechanic says he was fired for refusing to sign off on faulty jet

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Bosses at charter-jet service Pro Pilots LLC didn’t want to hear mechanic Dennis Portalatin’s concerns about the nine-seat Dassault Falcon 20, which had eight “discrepancies,” including a leak in a wing and the fuselage, he charges in New Jersey federal court. (nypost.com) Mehr...

Coulson Group Converting 737-300s into Firefighting Tankers

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The Coulson Group purchased six Boeing 737-300s formerly operated by Southwest Airlines to be converted into firefighting tankers, a new role for the already versatile 'Baby Boeing.' (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

Delta shoots down Boeing’s CSeries dumping claim

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Delta Air Lines shot down Boeing’s claim that Bombardier “dumped” the CSeries order, in testimony last week before the US International Trade Commission. Boeing filed a complaint April 27 that Bombardier sold the CS100 to Delta for $19.6m, well below its production cost, a price that constitutes “dumping.” (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

Court ruling nullifies US requirement that hobbyists register drones

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A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a regulation requiring the public to register drones. The US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the Federal Aviation Administration did not have the authority to regulate so-called "model aircraft." If it stands, the decision means that the public does not have to abide by the FAA requirement established in 2015. The ruling is not yet enforceable, however, as the court gave the FAA seven days (PDF) to consider… (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

In Bombardier fight, Boeing sees ghost of Airbus ascent. Risks of loss of selling military planes to Canada

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Two words underpin Boeing's (BA.N) decision to launch a U.S. trade complaint against Bombardier (BBDb.TO), which plunged it into a row with Canada last week: "Never again". Still, Boeing faces a headache over what to do about lost fighter sales if Canada makes good on a threat to drop a deal for F/A-18 warplanes in retaliation for Boeing's trade claim. With Boeing's future fighter production in jeopardy as sales run dry, Boeing is anxious to keep its presence in that business long… (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash

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NTSB reports unusual pilot actions at Teterboro crash (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) Mehr...

Teterboro’s Circling Approach to Runway 1 Can Be Tricky

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With strong winds out of the west, conditions that existed at the time of Monday’s Learjet crash, starting the turn to the runway early is crucial. (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

Allegiant Celebrates Delivery of First New Airbus A320

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The low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, unveiled the first brand new aircraft, an Airbus A320 (N246NV) in an event at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). N246NV is the first aircraft from Allegiant’s July 2016 order for 12 A320ceo aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians

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Gregory Allen Justice, a 49-year-old engineer living in Culver City, Calif., has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted economic espionage and attempted violation of the Export Control Act. Justice, who according to his father worked for Boeing Satellite Systems in El Segundo, Calif., was arrested last July after selling technical documents about satellite systems to someone he believed to be a Russian intelligence agent. Instead, he sold the docs to an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation… (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

Singapore Airlines' A350-900ULR won't have any economy seats

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Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A350-900ULR will sport a two-class configuration of business and premium economy, without any economy seats. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

TaxiBot granted certification for Airbus A320 family

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Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) TaxiBot, the semi-robotic pilot-controlled vehicle for dispatch towing, has obtained EASA certification for operation with the Airbus A320 aircraft family. (www.aerospacetestinginternational.com) Mehr...

Air Force One damages blamed on Boeing mechanics

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Boeing reimbursed the US government $4 million after three company mechanics damaged the oxygen system for a VC-25A, a modified VIP 747-200 also known as Air Force One, the US Air Force says in a new accident investigation report. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

JetBlue paints Airbus A320 in colors of New York City police

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JetBlue rolled out its newest special paint scheme Monday, unveiling a livery honoring the New York City Police Department. The Airbus A320 will begin flying through JetBlue’s 101-city network after Monday’s unveiling at New York’s JFK Airport, the carrier’s busiest base. (www.airlineboarding.com) Mehr...

Delta is One Step Closer to Flying the Airbus A350 (And the New Delta One Business Class Suite)

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Delta Air Lines is one step closer to starting services with its new A350-900 aircraft. The first of 25 of the high-tech aircraft took off for the first time from the Airbus assembly plant in Toulouse, France yesterday. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

Pop-up hold wins Airbus' Fly Your Ideas 2017 contest

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We've all endured the stress of not being able to cram our hand luggage into the plane's overhead lockers. But a new invention could change everything, in the shape of a pop-up compartment which sits under the seat in front, giving each passenger their own personal storage hold. The concept was designed by a team of students at the University of Hong Kong, and won a contest held by aircraft manufacturer Airbus. (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the next big thing in private jets

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The Airbus A380 has officially found a new lease on life as an ultraluxurious private jet. On Monday, Sparfell & Partners announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition that it would sell secondhand Airbus superjumbos as head-of-state aircraft. The Geneva-based firm also announced that it would work with London's Winch Design to create the A380 private jet's opulent interior. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

UAL and AAL 737s clip wings at KAUS

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A United Airlines plane and an American Airlines plane taxiing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport have hit one another Wednesday night. The airport is waiting for the FAA to approve moving the planes back to the gates so the passengers of both flights can be unloaded. In a statement, American Airlines said the wingtip of the United plane came into contact with AA Flight 2675, which had just arrived from New York’s JFK Airport, when the American flight was stationary and… (kxan.com) Mehr...

Richard Branson Hints at Starting New U.S. Airline

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With Alaska dropping the Virgin America brand in 2019 and following disputes regarding royalty paymeents to use the Virgin brand, Richard Branson hints at a possibility of starting up a new Virgin-branded airline in the U.S. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

PICTURES: Air Baltic deploys CS300 on Moscow route

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Latvia's Air Baltic has started deploying the Bombardier CS300 for flights to Moscow. The Riga-based carrier says it yesterday operated its first commercial CS300 flight to the Russian capital's Sheremetyevo airport, having previously assigned Boeing 737s to the route. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Guy Tries to Prove Earth is Flat with a Level on a Plane -- Gets Owned on Social Media

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A flat-earth conspiracy theorist took a spirit level on a plane to “prove” the earth is flat. He also filmed it... Presumably in the name of science? (www.indy100.com) Mehr...

First Delta A350XWB Takes Flight

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The first Airbus A350XWB destined for Delta Air Lines completed its first flight this morning in Toulouse, France. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines Say Flights to Hawaii are a Priority, Canada is on the Radar

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Southwest CEO says flights to Hawaii are a priority while flights to Canada are on the radar but currently not a priority. (www.usatoday.com) Mehr...

Harrier Jump Jet Turns 50

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Detail shots of the Boeing (Mcdonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier, which turns 50 this year. The first Sea Harrier flew in 1967, while the AV-8Bs, which are significantly redesigned from the original Hawker Harrier of the 60s, first flew in 1985. The US Marine Corps plans to operate the Harrier until at least 2025; the F-35B model is slowly replacing it. This jet still uses water injection, creating dark clouds of smoke during high-power maneuvers. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Etihad celebrates delivery of its 10th Airbus A380

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While other airlines are cutting costs and suspending operations in a number of destinations, a UAE-based carrier continues to invest in order to up the ante in customer experience. Etihad Airways has just added a new superjumbo jet to its fleet, the Airbus A380, which is touted as the world’s largest commercial passenger plane. (gulfnews.com) Mehr...

Canada Calls Boeing's Trade Challenge ‘Lousy Customer Relations’

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Boeing Co.’s pursuit of a trade complaint against Canadian rival Bombardier Inc. at a time it’s negotiating with the government on a major sale of military aircraft is “lousy customer relations,” Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. said. (www.bloomberg.com) Mehr...

Emirates Opens Up a Slew of New A380 Routes – Beijing, Shanghai and Birmingham Get Upgraded

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Good news Birmingham, Beijing and Shanghai – you’re about to enjoy the Emirates’ flagship aircraft on all services to and from Dubai. That’s what we found out Monday when the Dubai-based airline announced the three destinations would go all A380 – replacing the current Boeing 777-300 aircraft used on these services. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mehr...

IBAS 2017: First Edition of the International Brazil AirShow

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Held at RioGaleão and Copabacana beach, the event received more than 60 thousand people... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

White House proposes to privatize Air Traffic Control

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President Donald Trump is proposing to shift oversight of the United States Air Traffic Control from the federal government to an independent group, according to budget documents released on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Newark Airport reopens after United Airlines 757 engine fire

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New York Newark Airport (EWR) has reopened after a United Airlines Boeing 757 had a suspected engine fire while taxiing, leading to minor injuries during the ensuing evacuation. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Swiss adds maiden CS300; commercial debut due on June 1

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Swiss (LX, Zurich) has taken possession of its maiden CS300 following the handing over of HB-JCA (msn 55010) on Friday, May 26. The aircraft will shortly be positioned to the carrier's Geneva hub ahead of its entry into service on June 1 on flights to London Heathrow. (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

Analysis: Boeing and Bombardier Face Off Over Delta CSeries Order

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Boeing claims that the deal between Bombardier and Delta Air Lines for 75 CSeries jets (with 50 additional purchase options) puts the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and Boeing itself, at risk. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

This new Airbus jet gives you a view of the sky above

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By Mike Wehner – For the vast majority of air travelers, a jet is just a big metal tube that delivers you to your eventual destination, but for wealthy among us, a flight needs to be just as luxurious as every other aspect of their lives. Airbus just announced a new jet that will most definitely fit that bill, thanks in no small part to a cabin that is more like a trendy country club than an airliner. It boasts high-end luxury seating, a massive flat screen TV, and dining area that rivals fancy… (www.aviationfigure.com) Mehr...

Unruly Passenger Forces United Airlines Flight To Make unscheduled stop at SFO

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An United Airlines flight from China to Newark was forced to make an unscheduled stop at San Francisco International Airport after the flight crew became exhausted from delays caused by an unruly passenger while the plane was boarding in Shanghai... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Dutch King Reveals He Has Been a First Officer for KLM for 21 Years

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King Willem-Alexander, 50, said he has ended his role as a regular First Officer after 21 years on KLM's fleet of Fokker 70 planes. He will now retrain to fly Boeing 737s as the Fokkers are being phased out of service. (dailym.ai) Mehr...

First 737MAX Delivery.

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The first revenue flight ever of the 737MAX family took place today with 9M-LRC, a MAX 8. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Avianca Brasil inaugurates the new Airbus A330 in the Domestic Flights

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Airline to begin operations in the United States in June; Aircraft is configured in two classes of service, with a high standard of comfort... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Etihad Airways To Launch Airbus A380 Flights to Paris

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The twice daily service to begin on July 1, will replace one of the two Boeing 777-300ER services to Charles de Gaulle Airport with the A380, and it will feature the carrier’s acclaimed The Residence first class product, the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

Incident: Canada B787 near Iqaluit on May 13th 2017, floating spoiler

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The crew decided to divert to Toronto,ON (Canada), where the aircraft landed safely about 2:45 hours later. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Azul increases international flights departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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In the second half, the airline will have up to 10 weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale / Miami, eight flights to Orlando, and seven flights to Lisbon... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

LAX : Collision camion - avion

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Les autorités font état de huit blessés, à la suite d'une collision entre un Boeing 737 et un camion d'entretien à l'aéroport international de Los Angeles. Le porte-parole des pompiers souligne que deux personnes à bord du camion sont blessées gravement et que six autres, qui étaient aussi à bord du véhicule, souffrent de blessures mineures. L'avion, en provenance de Mexico, transportait 146 personnes. Il s'agissait du vol 642 d'Aeromexico. (ici.radio-canada.ca) Mehr...

Bombardier Flies Green to EBACE

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Bombardier Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets on show at Static SD15 were flown here using biofuels supplied by AEG Fuels. The fuel was produced by AltAir Fuels, which starts with used cooking oils, and supplied by Netherlands-based SkyNRG to the KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, where the business jets were fueled for their flights to Geneva. (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Nile Air Becomes First in Egypt to Order A321neo Aircraft

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Nile Air, Egypt’s largest private airline, has become the first Egyptian airline to order the newest Airbus single-aisle aircraft, the Airbus A321neo. In April 2017, the airline successfully converted its existing order with the European manufacturer from the current generation A321ceo to the latest technology A321neo offering the best-in-class passenger comfort of any single aisle aircraft. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

Sorry, you can’t protest security screening by getting naked for the TSA

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An Oregon man who stripped naked at an airport security screening checkpoint must pay a $500 fine after a federal appeals court ruled that the First Amendment does not protect this method of protest. The nude protest at Portland International Airport (PDX) by a traveler named John Brennan prompted legal action by both the federal government and the state of Oregon. Portland prosecutors charged him with indecent exposure. A local judge acquitted him, saying that Oregon cannot "punish"… (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

UAL1579 evacuated on tarmac at KEWR with engine fire

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Engine fire spotted by EWR tower who notified crew. Evacuation commenced. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Wow Air to serve Tel Aviv

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Low cost carrier WOW air will connect Tel Aviv with Montreal and Toronto, offering four flights each week starting September 12, 2017. The new service will be available for booking starting on May 16, 2017. “We are thrilled to add Tel Aviv to our growing list of overseas destinations for Canadians,” says Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Mehr...

Incident: Europa B787 near Miami on May 24th 2017, windshield cracked after lightning strike

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An Air Europa Boeing 787-800, registration EC-MOM performing flight UX-98 from Miami,FL (USA) to Madrid,SP (Spain) with 178 people on board, was climbing out of Miami's runway 27 when the aircraft was struck by lightning. In the absence of abnormal indications the crew continued the climb and was enroute at FL330 about 190nm eastnortheast of Miami when the crew decided to turn around and return to Miami (avherald.com) Mehr...

A330neo joins Airbus corporate jet range

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Airbus has formally included the re-engined A330neo in its corporate jet line-up, offering up to 17.5% more range than the baseline A330 version. The aircraft, designated the ACJ330neo, will have the capability to operate up to 9,400nm if configured for 25 passengers, says the airframer. Airbus detailed the addition of the executive aircraft during the EBACE show in Geneva. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

'jihad' wifi halts flight

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Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal wifi ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’ The worrying wifi name was seen on a Thomson plane due to depart from Cancun to Gatwick After security officials failed to find the culprit, the flight from Cancun to Gatwick was cancelled (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Airbus might have found a way to reverse Howard’s uncomfortable legacy

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Ever since John Howard decided that the PM’s then-brand new Boeing BBJ VIP jets in 2002 had to be as uncomfortable as possible, there have been press gallery reporters, and perhaps political successors, pining for a less agonising way of covering long-distance trips. Airbus has just rekindled those dreams by releasing details of a VIP version of its high-tech remake of its wide-body A330 capable of taking a select prime ministerial party non-stop from Canberra to London, or Washington DC, or… (www.crikey.com.au) Mehr...