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Uber for Planes Amendment in FAA Bill

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Contained in the FAA reauthorization bill currently speeding its way through Congress is a little noticed provision that would change the charter game completely. The new provision would effectively allow private pilots to post ride share notices online, which would in theory open up the market to companies wanting to enlist pilots in a money making endeavor. FAA reauthorization is expected to zip through both chambers as early as next week. (www.planeandpilotmag.com) Mehr...

Spirit Airlines to buy regional jets to fill the gap in barely served routes

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Houston - The American ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to buy hundreds of regional jets to strengthen its network. The candidate list includes Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Air New Zealand loses two B787 Dreamliners to engine problem

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Eariler this month, European aviation regulator EASA ordered airlines to carry out earlier than usual maintenance checks on a specific part of the Trent 1000 engine compressor. (www.newshub.co.nz) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines protested airworthiness directive designed to prevent engine failures

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While a National Transportation Safety Board investigation is still underway, NTSB officials confirmed that the uncontained engine failure aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was the result of a fan blade breaking from a crack near the fan's hub. The failure is similar to one that occurred on another Southwest flight in September 2016. (arstechnica.com) Mehr...

Air France chief Jean-Marc Janaillac threatens to resign if strikes continue

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The embattled CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, threatened Friday to resign if Air France staff continue to reject his wage proposals following nine days of strikes in the past two months. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Listen to the pilots of SWA1380 land the plane

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Audio has been condensed but includes all publicly available ATC transmissions to/from SWA1380 from the time they declared an emergency to the time they stopped on the ground. Audio quality of these feeds varies dramatically just due to distance to transmitters, A/D converters, interference, receivers, bandwidth, bitrate, compression, digital artifacts, dither, all that fun stuff, etc. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

Emergency landing KAEX by ICE Contract Aircraft

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Emergency landing due to landing gear problem on a McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operated by World Atlantic in support of ICE. (www.kalb.com) Mehr...

FAA Issues Emergency Airworthiness Directive (EAD) for CFM56-7B engines

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The directive is based on a CFM International Service Bulletin issued today and on information gathered from the investigation of Tuesday’s Southwest Airlines engine failure. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

This wasn't the first time a Southwest jet lost a fan blade in its engine

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Investigators don't yet know what caused the engine failure that forced Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but it has similarities to an incident with the same airline in 2016. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

Icelandair celebrates the arrival of its first 737 MAX 8 with a special flight of landscape photography

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Reykjavik - Icelandair has celebrated the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with a special route over the landscapes and most remarkable sites of Iceland, inviting its passengers to take spectacular photos. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

1 dead in Southwest Airlines flight has uncontained engine failure

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PHILADELPHIA -- A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. Southwest Flight 1380 was flying at about 30,000 feet when the explosion took place. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that… (www.cbsnews.com) Mehr...

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