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What we know so far about the Southwest incident

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Philadelphia - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 after one of its engines had been severely damaged following the loss of a fan blade. (airlinerwatch.com) 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...

NTSB finds 'interior' crack in failed Southwest CFM engine

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Internal cracks had developed in a fan blade that exploded out of a CFM International CFM56-7B powerplant on 17 April, severely damaged a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 and killing one passenger, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian publishes new Airbus A321neo routes

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Hawaiian Airlines is expanding Airbus A321 coverage as more aircraft are delivered. According to Airline Route, the carrier will start the following new routes with the new type: (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

UPS MD-11 skidded off end of runway after landing at Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan (video)

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An UPS Airlines MD-11 (reg. N271UP) from Seoul skidded off end of runway 23R after landing Almaty Airport, Kazakhstan at 16:40 local time. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

Airline operators to face route planning restrictions due to ETOPS downgrade for the 787-9

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New York - Rolls-Royce increases the inspection frequency of Trent 1000 "Package C" engines to a monthly interval due to the recent problems reported by the clients. Operators also need to be prepared for route planning restrictions. (airlinerwatch.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...

CSeries Proposal from Airbus - Spirit Airlines Mulls Adding Smaller Jets to All-Airbus Fleet

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Spirit Airlines Inc. is considering adding smaller planes to its fleet of Airbus SE jets as the carrier looks for ways to expand its service. (www.fliegerfaust.com) Mehr...

Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar

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Steve Kroft investigates Allegiant Air, a discount carrier known more for its ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns (www.cbsnews.com) Mehr...

Auto-GCAS Saves Unconscious F-16 Pilot—Declassified USAF Footage

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This newly declassified video footage from the head-up-display of a U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard F-16 records the dramatic moment when its unconscious pilot is saved from certain death by the aircraft’s Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS). (aviationweek.com) Mehr...

U.S. FAA orders engine inspections after Southwest explosion

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it would order inspection of some 220 jet engines after investigators said a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 flight, shattering a window and killing a passenger. (uk.reuters.com) Mehr...

New Questions About Whether Southwest Airlines Death Could Have Been Prevented

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PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Southwest Airlines had sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades, like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. (newyork.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Bangkok Airways Selects GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

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Through GlobalBeacon, FlightAware® will Deliver Cost-Effective Aircraft Monitoring that Exceeds GADSS Requirements. (www.prnewswire.com) Mehr...

Rolls-Royce to check 380 Trent 1000 engines already in service

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London - Technical problems at Rolls-Royce are putting pressure on Boeing and airline operators across the world. The British engine manufacturer wants to carry out further inspections for Trent 1000 engines in the C package already installed on B787 aircraft. The checks will be made on 380 Trent 1000 turbines. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Voom "Uber of helicopters" commemorates a year in Sao Paulo with the launch of flights on Saturdays

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Since launching the service in April 2017, the company has experienced a growth of more than 200% in the number of trips each month... (cmsherbert.wixsite.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...

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

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COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Austrian 777-200ER to show off fresh livery

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Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines is modifying its livery and intends initially to show off the adapted scheme on a Boeing 777-200ER. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

NTSB conducted 2016 probe of same engine model as Southwest incident

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The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet it was sending a team to investigate. The NTSB investigates the most serious engine failures and conducted a probe of a similar Southwest incident in 2016 involving the same type of engine. In that incident, a fan blade snapped off a Southwest 737-700 engine mid-flight (www.mysanantonio.com) Mehr...

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