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FlightAware and Aireon Announce Global Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking

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FlightAware and Aireon are proud to announce the world's first and only global, space-based ADS-B flight tracking solution. FlightAware's technology and Aireon's 66 ADS-B receivers in low earth orbit will forever change the world of flight tracking and flight safety. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Southwest Flight 1045 into MDW diverts due to radio silence at control tower

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Just after midnight on June 4, 2016, the pilot for Southwest Airlines flight 1045 was unable to get anyone from the airport tower to respond. So a controller from the Federal Aviation Administration's regional center in Elgin stepped in. The airliner and other flights were put in a holding pattern as more attempts were made to reach the tower. Regional controller: Southwest 1045 did you try them on guard at all? Pilot: We tried them on guard, we got dispatch and company all trying to call them… (abc7chicago.com) Mehr...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

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Aireon and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon℠ solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

U-2 Spy Plane Crashes In Sutter County; Pilots Ejected

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11:00 a.m. UPDATE: A U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane has crashed in Sutter County. The crash happened at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The Air Force and Beale Air Force Base have both confirmed the crash and that two pilots ejected. Their condition is unknown. (sacramento.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Reno Air Race accident, in-cockpit video

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Thom Richard experiences engine trouble on the grid in "Hot Stuff," but due to an apparent miscommunication, the other aircraft are signaled to take off, resulting on another aircraft impacting Hot Stuff from behind. Severe aircraft damage, but only minor injuries. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

WWII P-38 Fighter Pilot Fulfills Vow Made 70 Years Ago to Honor Comarades

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Fredric Arnold entered combat with 13 other P-38 fighter pilots more than 70 years ago. Only he and one other survived combat. The two survivors vowed to honor their comrades. Over the last seven years, he sculpted 12 life-size bronze figures as a monument to the more than 88,000 Airmen killed in WWII. The monument depicts a mission briefing scene. A squadron leader addresses six airmen prior to the mission. Five more are shown in a lighter color representing spirits of those already killed. All… (www.denverpost.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian Airlines open to Europe flights

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The Airbus A330neo, already on order, might have range to make new long-haul routes feasible, CEO says (www.wsj.com) Mehr...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol celebrates 100 years with amazing time-lapse animation

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What started as a humble grass strip in the first part of the 20th century has now evolved into a massive hub of transportation connecting all of Europe. Watch this beautiful rendering visualize the evolution ofAmsterdam Airport Schiphol over its one hundred year history. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

F-22 Raptor Does A Loop On Its Axis Performing The Elusive Falling Leaf

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Talk About Stability. It's no secret the F-22 Raptor is one of the most maneuverable, if not THE most maneuverable fighter aircraft in the world. A strong case could be made that fourth generation Sukhoi and MiG aircraft also have thrust vectoring and could do the same, but there's really no way of telling which is better. One thing's for sure though. The Raptor looks great when it does it. Link direct to video https://youtu.be/P8zPh8kAcAU (frontlinevideos.com) Mehr...

Helicopter Loses to Cow

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A cow in Australia scuffled with a helicopter over the weekend, and the battle didn’t end the way you might expect. (www.huffingtonpost.com) Mehr...

Taiwan's Bid to Join ICAO Was Denied

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Taiwan's request to be invited to the September 27 ICAO meeting in Montreal was denied. ICAO is the UN's regulatory arm for the aviation industry. Taiwan was invited to attend an ICAO meeting in 2013 but has not been invited since. Many suspect that China moved to prevent Taiwan from being invited in order to further isolate Taiwan politically. Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport is the fifth busiest cargo airport in the world and the 11th busiest international passenger airport in the world. (thediplomat.com) Mehr...

SeaPort Airlines to be liquidated, fleet grounded

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SeaPort Airlines, an 8-year-old commuter carrier that tried to carve a niche serving subsidized routes to small regional airports, will ground its flights Tuesday as it faces liquidation in bankruptcy. (www.oregonlive.com) Mehr...

FIS-B Advisory Service Adding Data, Curtailing Older NOTAMS

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AOPA is working with the FAA to make pilots aware of new weather products that will become available on the Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) beginning next year. Pilots also should note new limitations in the delivery of notices to airmen that will take effect in September. (www.aopa.org) Mehr...

Hawaiian Airlines opens Honolulu-Brisbane ASPIRE route

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Hawaiian said the flight, which used an Airbus A330, saved a projected 1,500 lbs. (over 680 kg) of fuel. Hawaiian Airlines’ Honolulu-Auckland route became the airline’s first ASPIRE city pair earlier this year, with an inaugural flight April 22, 2016. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

SQ says non-stop A350-900ULR flights to USA will be about sleep, not speed

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Singapore Airlines says the biggest allure of non-stop flights to LAX, JFK will be the chance for non-stop slumber. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

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Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn't stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Oman Air Drops 'Persian Gulf' Maps

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The inflight entertainment system maps on some Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft have changed as a new provider introduced more detailed flight maps, the airline said. (news.airwise.com) Mehr...

WTO slams EU, Airbus (Again)

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Sept. 22, 2016: The World Trade Organization (WTO) today found that the European Union not only did not cure its previous finding that Airbus received illegal financing aid in launching the A300 through A380, it further violated rules by obtaining launch aid for the A350 XWB. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

Nukey McMeltface and Other Would-Be Bomber Names

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When U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced an internal naming competition for the Northrop Grumman B-21 in February, she may have underestimated the creativity of airmen and the pitfalls of public polling. Nukey McMeltface and Trump Bomber were among more than 2,100 submissions to a list that was released by the air branch on Sept. 22 after a number of freedom of information requests were filed seeking the document. (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

Explosives found on Egyptair 804 debris

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In May, EgyptAir Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to Cairo. All 66 people on board have been presumed dead, and causes of the crash are still being investigated. No group has yet claimed overt responsibility for the crash, but investigators just found explosive residue on the wreckage. (jalopnik.com) Mehr...

Airbus innovation at work: 25 years of aircraft family commonality

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The commonality feature of Airbus’ fly-by-wire jetliner families is marking 25 years of operations, providing benefits that range from enhanced fleet deployment, improved efficiency and better scheduling for airlines to greater productivity, proficiency and job satisfaction for pilots. (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Los Angeles on Sep 19th 2016, burst tyre on departure

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N555LV performing flight WN-2634 from Los Angeles,CA to Nashville,TN (USA) with 142 passengers and 5 crew, departed Los Angeles' runway 25R when the crew suspected they blew a left main tyre on departure (avherald.com) Mehr...

New Aircraft Technology Could Transform These 2 Airlines

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The additional range of Airbus' upcoming A321neo and A321LR aircraft will open up new business opportunities for these 2 U.S. airlines. (www.fool.com) Mehr...

See A Dozen B-52 Nuclear Bombers Takeoff Together

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The United States 5th Bomb Wing B-52s and their crews recently performed a mass takeoff during Prairie Vigilance exercise at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Prairie Vigilance is an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations. (aviationbuzzword.com) Mehr...

Santa Monica Airport Begins Evictions - FAA Warnings Ignored

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Two weeks after the FAA reiterated its longstanding and unambiguous view that Santa Monica Municipal Airport must continue operating on “fair and reasonable terms” until 2023 at least, the city issued eviction notices targeting both of the airport’s fixed base operators, Atlantic Aviation and American Flyers. (www.aopa.org) Mehr...

Cruise line turns Boeing 777-200LR into 84-seat luxury airliner

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When a luxury cruise line decides to launch its own airline, you know it won't be business as usual. Crystal Cruises aims to replicate the luxury cruise ship experience at 30,000 feet on board two private Boeing 777 and 787 jets designed to fly the super-rich around the world in first class style. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mehr...

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier Fighter Jet Crashes Off Coast of Okinawa

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Tokyo (CNN) — A US Marine Corps pilot ejected safely when his fighter jet crashed into the waters off the Japanese island of Okinawa, officials said. The fighter jet, a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet, departed the Kadena US Air Base and crashed 153 km (95 miles) off Hedo Cape, according to a local coast guard official. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Airbus family flight: A380, A350, A330 and A320 perform spectacular formation flight

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Four Airbus airliners have flown together in formation in a spectacular display flight to mark 25 years of the aircraft manufacturer's "fly-by-wire" system. (www.traveller.com.au) Mehr...

Air Mauritius to operate additional Perth-Mauritius services using Airbus A340s and A330s

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Air Mauritius is to operate additional summer seasonal flights on the Perth-Mauritius route using Airbus A340-300s, in addition to the regular twice weekly Airbus A330-200 service. Schedule is as follows: Until 30 NOV 2016: A330-200 WED & SUN - MK440 arrives at Perth at 0910 / MK441 departs Perth at 1305 1 - 16 DEC 2016: A330-200 WED & SUN - MK440 arrives at Perth at 0910 / MK441 departs Perth at 1305 A340-300 THU - MK440 arrives at Perth at 0910 / MK441 departs Perth at 1305 17 DEC… (www.aviationwa.org.au) Mehr...

Air NZ acts after Air Nippon Dreamliners are grounded

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Air New Zealand is putting in "proactive systems" for its Dreamliner fleet after problems were identified in engines of the same aircraft type operated by Japanese carrier ANA. Air New Zealand operates seven of the planes and says it is aware of a technical issue that has affected some Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engines operated by other international carriers. It says that in partnership with Rolls-Royce, and with the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority, the airline has put… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mehr...

St Helena islanders want compensation over unusable new £285m airport

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It was due to herald the end of St Helena’s status as Britain’s most marooned but populated island outpost, but instead the airport has become a runway to nowhere, on course to take off as the government’s biggest overseas aid fiasco. (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

Virgin Australia to start Perth-Abu Dhabi services from June 2017

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Virgin Australia plans to launch new Perth-Abu Dhabi services three times weekly with Airbus A330-200s from 9 June 2017. This will be the first time that their A330 aircraft will be used on a long-haul international route, and the services will use their existing fleet, by slight reducing A330 services between Perth and the Eastern States. Virgin’s A330-200s carry 275 passengers in a two-class configuration, with 20 Business and 255 Economy class seats. Currently, Etihad Airways operates daily… (www.aviationwa.org.au) Mehr...

Prescott PIREP: Local Pilots Offer Tips

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Several pilots based at Ernest A. Love Field in Prescott, Arizona, offer tips on flying into the airport for the AOPA Fly-In Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Love Field is located 7 miles north of Prescott, at an elevation of 5,044 feet. Runway 3R/21L is 7,619 by 150 feet and Runway 3L/21R is 4,846 by 60 feet; the crosswind runway, 12/30, is 4,408 by 75 feet, although it will be closed for aircraft parking during the AOPA event. (www.aopa.org) Mehr...

Here's an Air Force C-17 Threading a Canyon

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The canyon sees mostly fighters and bombers, but as this video shows, anything could turn up. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Spain's Vueling eyes France-Algeria market

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Vueling Airlines (VY, Barcelona El Prat) is planning to enter the France-Algeria market ch-aviation research has revealed. (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

Accident: First B737 at Montreal on Sep 19th 2016, fumes on board

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A First Air Boeing 737-400, registration C-FFNF performing flight 7F-866 from Montreal,QC to Kuujjuaq,QC (Canada) with 69 people on board, was climbing out of Montreal when a strong odour developed in cabin and cockpit causing nausea and headaches to some passengers (avherald.com) Mehr...

'No evidence' MH370 exposed to fire

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Australian authorities have cast doubt on the theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have had a fire on board before it went missing. Earlier this month, pieces of debris appearing to show burn marks were recovered in Madagascar (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

Incident: Etihad B777 at Abu Dhabi on Sep 27th 2016, engine problem

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An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300, registration A6-ETL performing flight EY-450 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was in the initial climb out of Abu Dhabi's runway 13R when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to problems with the left hand engine (GE90) and returned to Abu Dhabi. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Russia certifies two GTF engines

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The Russian Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) has certified Pratt & Whitney’s PW1400G and PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines, enabling the engines to be flown by Russian airlines. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Incident: Flydubai B737 at Multan on Sep 27th 2016, bird strike

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A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FGD performing flight FZ-321 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Multan (Pakistan), was on approach to Multan's runway 36 when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird (avherald.com) Mehr...

Incident: France B777 at Paris on Sep 25th 2016, compressor stall

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The crew, in consultation with dispatch, subsequently decided to divert to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and landed safely on CDG's runway 27L about one hour after departure. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Bombardier CS300 begins European route-proving flights

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that its CS300 jetliner—the second CS300 flight test vehicle—has embarked on a series of European and Middle Eastern route-proving flights alongside first operator airBaltic of Latvia. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

The Airbus A380 may finally have an American customer — and it's completely unexpected

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In an interview with Bloomberg's Christopher Jasper, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley said his airline is seriously considering the Airbus A380 double-decker jet as a possible addition to the company's fleet. (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

Entire Lufthansa A320 fleet to get Ka-band satellite connectivity

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Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) has started installing the latest Ka-band satellite technology as standard equipment for Lufthansa Group's entire Airbus A320 aircraft family – approximately 300 aircraft -- bringing broadband communication to the airline’s short- and medium-haul flights, the company said Sept. 26. (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Whose sky is it anyway? U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

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When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

FAA Concerned About Exhaust Leaks On A Lycoming Engine

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AOPA is working with the FAA to notify owners of aircraft using Lycoming’s TIO-540-AJ1A engine that an airworthiness concern sheet has been issued for possible exhaust leaks that could allow carbon monoxide gas to enter the cockpit. (www.aopa.org) Mehr...

Incident: Avior B737 at Barcelona on Sep 19th 2016, rejected takeoff due to both right main tyres burst

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An Avior Airlines Boeing 737-400, registration YV3243 performing flight 9V-1220 from Barcelona (Venezuela) to Miami,FL (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Barcelona when both right main tyres burst prompting the crew to reject takeoff at high speed. The aircraft came to a stop about 400 meters short of the runway end (length 3000 meters) and was disabled. (avherald.com) Mehr...

Canberra Airport welcomes inaugural Singapore Airlines service

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The first scheduled international passenger service to Canberra in more than a decade has landed. Canberra Airport welcomed the arrival of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) inaugural service with an Airservices Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) monitor cross on Wednesday morning. Flight SQ291, operated by Boeing 777-200 9V-SRP, touched down in the nation’s capital a little after 0810, after a seven-hour journey from Singapore, marking Canberra’s first scheduled international service since the… (australianaviation.com.au) Mehr...

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