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  • 67

U.S. pilots flying 737 MAX weren’t told about new automatic systems change linked to Lion Air crash

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Pilots for two U.S. airlines flying Boeing's 737 MAX weren't trained about a key change to an automatic system that's been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

  • 44

Las Vegas airport controller heard slurring her words as alarmed pilots respond

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LAS VEGAS -- Federal and airport authorities are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports that in air traffic audio of the incident, the controller appeared to become incoherent and eventually unresponsive until she was discovered by another controller returning from a break. (www.cbsnews.com) Mehr...

  • 43

The first Dreamliner of WestJet takes shape

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Everett - The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for Canada's second largest airline operator WestJet takes shape at Boeing's Everett factory. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

  • 38

Plane nosedives 500 feet shortly after takeoff

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A flight could have been just seconds away from crashing into the ground after an incorrect autopilot setting caused the plane to plummet, an investigation has (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

  • 36

Aerial Support Key to Fighting Southern California Fires

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As a resident of Agoura Hills, one of the communities evacuated as a result of the devastating Woolsey Fire, I was closely watching the progression of the fire as it quickly ravaged the hillsides surrounding our neighborhood. The fire flared up on Thursday afternoon and within less than 30 hours had burned through 70,000 acres, fueled by raging Santa Ana winds topping 50 mph. The strong winds prevented aerial firefighters from attacking the flames. The only reason few homes in Oak Park, Agoura… (www.flyingmag.com) Mehr...

  • 36

Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Lisbon Airport declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

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On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Lisbon Airport to a currently unknown destination as KC1388 declared a “Mayday” with loss of instruments. The pilots briefly considered a ditching but were able to regain control of the aircraft and the aircraft headed to Beja Airport for a safe landing on runway 19R. During the emergency situation, F-16 fighter jets scrambled to assist the aircraft. (www.aviation24.be) Mehr...

  • 102

‘Aggressive’ passenger may have to pay plane’s fuel bill after causing emergency landing

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A Canadian man may be charged $17,450 after his drunken and disorderly behavior caused the airplane to make an emergency return to the airport while accompanied by two F-15 U.S. Air Force jets. (www.foxnews.com) Mehr...

  • 32

Boeing Guidance on 737 Max Stall Protection System Under Fire

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Boeing failed to communicate with 737 Max operators new procedures for addressing cases in which the airplane’s automatic stall prevention system commands the nose of the airplane downward, potentially resulting the kind of steep dive that appears to have led to the fatal crash of Lion Air Flight 610, according to pilot union officials quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Meant to improve pitch response at high angles of attack and prevent pilots from raising the airplane’s nose too high, the… (www.ainonline.com) Mehr...

  • 30

Manufacturer had concerns about engine part that led to woman's death on Southwest flight

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(CNN)The design of an engine fan blade that snapped on a Southwest flight in April, breaking an airplane window and partially sucking a woman out of it, has been a concern since the engine's earliest days, the manufacturer told investigators at a hearing Wednesday. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board and an NTSB report also revealed frightening new details about the chaotic scene aboard Flight 1380, when pilots heard a loud bang, wind roared into the cabin through… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

  • 30

Japan Airlines pilots failed alcohol tests 19 times since since August 2017 causing 12 flight delays

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Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since August 2017, causing 12 domestic flight delays due to pilot switches, JAL officials have revealed to the Mainichi Shimbun. The major airline introduced a new type of detector for in-house checks that month. The revelation comes on the heels of the arrest of a JAL co-pilot in London by British police in October this year for allegedly arriving for duty on a flight to Haneda Airport in Tokyo with alcohol levels… (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

  • 30

China Southern to leave SkyTeam

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China Southern has announced that it will leave the SkyTeam alliance next year as it pursues new partnerships with carriers around the world. In disclosures to the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, the carrier says it will not renew its SkyTeam membership from 1 January 2019, and that it will complete the transition arrangements within the year. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 29

Portuguese fighters to scramble second time for another airplane in emergency in less than 24 hours

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Lisbon - Fighters took off from Monte Real air base, Leiria, to give support a Boeing 737 aircraft from the Dutch airline Transavia that declared emergency after taking off from Funchal. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

  • 29

Prankster posing as ATC, uses walkie-talkie to order Argentinian aircraft to takeoff

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As part of a prank, a private pilot in Argentina used a handheld communication device to give instructions to active aircraft at the Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires. (www.gatechecked.com) Mehr...

  • 28

Finland and Norway are telling airline pilots to fly without GPS due to possible Russian interference

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Norway and Finland have both reported problems with GPS signals in their northern regions this month. Both countries have been taking part in NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture, which has irked Russia. Reports of GPS interference related to Russian military activities have been reported in the past. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

  • 27

FBI concludes former Horizon staffer intentionally crashed Q400

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded that former Horizon Air staffer Richard Russell, acting alone, stole and intentionally crashed a Horizon Bombardier Q400 in August The FBI found that Russell "piloted the aircraft and that the final descent to the ground was intentional," says the agency in an investigation summary. "Extensive investigative activity failed to reveal any additional subjects involved in the planning or execution of the unauthorised flight." (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 116

Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes In Jakarta

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Reports are coming in with information that a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. Flight JT610 had just departed from Jakarta (CGK) with destination Pangkal Pinang (PGK). (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

  • 24

easyJet celebrates 15% of new entrant pilots being female with its 20% by 2020 target firmly in sight

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easyJet has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020, having achieved a new high of 15% of new entrants to the airline being female, over the past financial year. It comes at a time when only 5% of all pilots worldwide are female, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Of that, just over 450 of them have achieved the rank of captain – which means that almost every female commercial… (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

  • 24

Arkia chief: A321LR first single-aisle to beat 757-300 economics

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Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus. Speaking to FlightGlobal in Hamburg, chief executive Nir Dagan said Arkia took an interest in Bombardier’s then-C130 proposal. “We wanted to buy 10,” he says, but says the airframer “froze” the programme. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 24

Vietnam Airlines receives first A321neo

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Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery its first of 20 Airbus A321neos on order. The aircraft is configured with 203 seats in a two-class setting: eight in business and 195 in economy. It will also be the airline's first short-haul jet to feature wireless inflight entertainment streaming product, which is set to begin on 1 December, says the Vietnamese carrier. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 23

US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the Philippine Sea

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Both crew members suffered 'non life-threatening' injuries. (fighterjetsworld.com) Mehr...

  • 23

Red Arrows' North American Tour

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The RAF’s Red Arrows display team is to undertake its largest ever tour of North America during 2019, visiting the US and Canada. Announcing the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team’s (RAFAT’s) nine-week Western Hawk 19 deployment, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Our Red Arrows fly the flag for Britain across the globe and this tour will not only showcase their teamwork and aviation excellence but also promote our great nation to billions of people across the world. “After an incredible year… (aviation-news.keypublishing.com) Mehr...

  • 23

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight #WN1486 stabilizer damaged during takeoff

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Southwest flight #WN1486 experienced bird strike minutes after take-off from Pittsburgh-Intl Airport (KPIT). Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg. N8509U) from Pittsburgh to Ft. Myers was damaged on takeoff due to bird strike with a goose to the stabilizer. Pilots quickly decided to return to Pittsburgh. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

  • 22

Airbus indicates A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW

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Airbus is looking at taking the maximum take-off weight of the A321neo above 100t in order to extend the range of the type beyond that of the new A321LR. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 22

Air Europa becomes GKN's first widebody MRO customer

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GKN Aerospace's aftermarket support division Fokker Techniek has completed a base check on an Air Europa Airbus A330, marking the Dutch firm's first foray into widebody heavy maintenance. Although Fokker upgraded the cabin of an A330 in 2017, the base check on the Air Europa twin-aisle was the company’s first “major” maintenance event on a widebody, GKN says. The aircraft was redelivered to the airline earlier this month. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 21

Allegiant to add 9 new routes from Sarasota/Bradenton

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Allegiant Air is adding 9 new routes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for this winter/spring season. Allegiant Air is also adding a new nonstop seasonal service between Louisville (Louisville International Airport – SDF) and New Orleans (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport). Starting on February 22, 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Asheville, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland. Starting in April, 2019, the carrier will offer… (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

  • 20

Latam Unveils First Painted 777, Adds Montego Bay To Its Network

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LATAM Airlines welcomed its first Boeing 777-300(ER) fully painted in the airline’s new colors. Also, it announced the addition of a new Caribbean destination from Lima to Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting from July 1, 2019. The Boeing 777 arrived from Abu Dhabi this week, sporting the airline’s revised livery. For the new route to Montego Bay, however, the aircraft of choice will be the Airbus A320, offering 174 passengers in a three-class configuration. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

  • 20

£5,000 an hour but no free booze – what to expect on board the Ryanair private jet

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Love it or loathe it, at least you know what you get with Ryanair. Or do you? Who would have thought, for example, that the Irish airline most often associated with lurid yellow and grumpy passengers, has its own private jet? Yours for just £5,000 an hour, on top of taxes and fees. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, you can take a second bag in the cabin free of charge. What’s more is each passenger is allowed two hold bags, each weighing up to 20kg. Are we talking about the same Ryanair?… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

  • 20

Delta Flight Aborts Takeoff After Another Plane Appears On Runway

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A Delta flight was forced to abandon a high-speed takeoff today after another plane appeared at the end of the runway, according to the Chinese aviation authority. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

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Binter to take its first E195-E2 in second half of 2019

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Binter Canarias is scheduled receive its first example of the under-development Embraer 195-E2 during the second half of 2019, making the Spanish carrier the type's initial European operator. The Gran Canaria-based airline says it signed on 9 November a financing agreement with five Spanish banks – Banco Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, Caixabank and Santander – for the fleet expansion programme. Binter will invest more than $342 million in the purchase of the aircraft, it says. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 18

Pilot gender imbalance will take time to fix: EasyJet

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A global imbalance in the number of female compared with male pilots is going to take "some time to change", believes EasyJet’s chief operating officer Chris Browne. Speaking at the Accelerate Aviation conference in London today, Browne says that worldwide only 5% of pilots are female and that "until recently" they could all fit on board a single Airbus A380. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 18

Airline industry rushes to understand nuances in 737 Max systems

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Airlines, unions and regulators are working to understand the 737 Max's flight systems while unions uncover seeming errors in emergency "runaway stabiliser" checklists. The work comes amid reports that the US industry was unaware Boeing had equipped the 737 Max with a new system that has been linked to the 29 October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max 8. "We are working at an extraordinarily positive pace to share information," says a spokesperson for the Allied Pilots… (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 18

Passengers were asked to help pay for the repair bill after LOT #LO92 Dreamliner suffered a hydraulic problem and could not take off

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After a Boeing 787 hydraulic pump broke down, passengers on board LOT Polish Airlines flight #LO92 were asked to help pay the bill for repairs so they could take off. LOT Polish Airlines flight #LO91 from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Beijing on November 12, 2018 experienced hydraulic failure. The problem was noticed upon arriving in Beijing during the after-flight checkup. The Boeing 787-8 (reg. SP-LRH) needed the replacement of a hydraulic pump to operate return flight #LO92. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

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Former British Airways Chinook helicopters could make UK comeback

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Civil-registered Chinook helicopters formerly owned by British Airways could make a surprise return to UK operations after Bristow Group announced a $560 million merger with tandem-rotor stalwart Columbia Helicopters. Although British Airways Helicopters previously had a six-strong fleet of Boeing-Vertol BV-234s – the commercial variant of the heavy-lift rotorcraft – these were phased out during the late 1980s by successor British International Helicopters. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 18

Flynas receives first A320neo

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Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has taken delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries of the CFM International Leap-1A-powered twin jets are due to run until 2026. Flynas, which is the first Saudi operator to acquire the A320neo, currently operates 30 A320ceos. The A320neos will support Flynas’s expansion, says Airbus. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 17

Gulfstream G600 approaching the finishing line

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Gulfstream has almost wrapped up certification tests on its G600, with flight into known icing, and function and reliability trials the only evaluations remaining before US approval is granted for the super-large-cabin, long-range business jet later this year. The five aircraft in the flight-test fleet have accumulated more than 2,700h across 715 sorties, and the aircraft remains on track for service entry in early 2019, the US airframer says. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 92

Ohio pilot disappeared without a trace

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Neil Huntzinger was an expert pilot. For decades, he traveled North America, Central America and South America for profit and adventure. Then one morning, he pointed the nose of his airplane toward the horizon and vanished into thin air, leaving a mystery that has never been solved. (www.ohio.com) Mehr...

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Air NZ Boeing 777-300 Hit by Another Plane at Los Angeles Airport

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An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

  • 17

Brussels Airlines retires an Airbus A330-300 (OO-SFN) after 25 years of service

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Brussels Airlines has retired its first Airbus A330-300. The pictured A330-301 OO-SFN (msn 037) departed Brussels on November 13 for storage at the Pinal Airpark, Arizona. OO-SFN was originally delivered to SABENA on July 30, 1997 and later served with SN Brussels Airlines and at the end, Brussels Airlines. At one time it carried “Music our freedom” special markings. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

  • 17

AirAsia wins new China traffic rights

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AirAsia has won the rights awarded by the Malaysia Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) to launch three new services to China in December. MAVCOM states that AirAsia was cleared to operate flights from Kota Kinabalu to Kunming and Guiyang, as well as a Penang-Guangzhou service. Malindo Air is also cleared to launch services from Kota Kinabalu-Jinan in December, as well as Kota Kinabalu-Miri and Kuching-Miri in January 2019. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 17

ATSG expands 767 fleet with $845m purchase of Omni Air

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US air cargo company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has closed its $845 million purchase of Omni Air International, a charter carrier that operates a fleet of Boeing widebodies. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 17

Arkia opts for 220-seat layout with first delivered A321LR

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Israeli carrier Arkia is configuring its long-range Airbus A321LR with 220 seats, giving the airline around a 3,300nm range with the twinjet type. Arkia is the first customer to receive the A321LR, taking delivery of its initial aircraft during a ceremony at the Airbus Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg on 13 November. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

  • 16

United Airlines announces Boeing 787-10 aircraft will operate between Newark and six European destinations

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United Airlines today announced it will operate its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its Newark hub beginning in March 2019. United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in its fleet. United’s 787-10 features 44 United Polaris® business class seats, 21 United® Premium Plus seats, 54 Economy Plus seats and 199 standard… (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

  • 15

Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

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U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines has emerged as the probable buyer for 10 Airbus A330neo jets worth $3 billion, industry sources said, in a boost for the becalmed European model. Airbus announced an order for 10 of the 300-seat aircraft in its latest monthly order update on Friday, but withheld the name of the buyer for the Oct. 30 deal. Two industry sources, asking not to be named, said Delta was the buyer. A third said Delta had been looking to expand an existing order for 25 A330neo aircraft.… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

  • 15

Multiple Pilots Report UFO: 'We Saw A Bright Light And It Just Disappeared'

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Several commercials airline pilots reported a series of fast-moving unidentified objects in the skies off the west coast of Ireland last week in an incident now under investigation. One pilot said the object or objects were traveling at “astronomical” speeds of at least Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound, The Irish Times reported. The incident began when a British Airways pilot flying from Montreal to London’s Heathrow Airport contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control in Ireland to ask if there… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

  • 15

JetBlue Rolls Out Face Recognition Boarding Passes

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JetBlue rolled out today its latest passenger experience upgrade at New York-JFK, where customers flying to select international destinations can board their flights via a biometric self-boarding gate that is powered by a facial recognition technology that verifies travelers with a photo capture. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

  • 15

Boy, 4, died on flight #WY672 despite emergency landing in Abu Dhabi

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The body of a boy, 4, has been repatriated to India on an Etihad flight after he died on board a flight from Saudi Arabia. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Monday after the boy, Yahya Puthiyapurayil, suffered an epileptic seizure. The seizure happened 45 minutes after the Oman Air flight took off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

  • 14

Alaska Airlines Returns To Paine Field After 55 Years: Bookings Now Open

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Alaska Airlines has opened bookings for its 18 daily brand-new flights from Paine Field (PAE) to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, and Phoenix, all set to launch on February 11, 2019, pending on government's approval. The carrier is now officially returning to PAE after a 55-year hiatus. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

  • 14

Air France 282 Passengers Stuck in Siberia for 3 Days After Two Plane Malfunctions

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They were expecting to roam among the skyscrapers of Shanghai, instead they were boxed in a Siberian hotel for three days. Passengers of an Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai had to encounter the legendary Siberian cold when their plane made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on Sunday. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mehr...

  • 14

Delta wins deal to maintain and repair Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon sub-hunter jets

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Under an agreement with Boeing, Delta Air Lines will perform maintenance and repairs on U.S. Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon sub-hunter jets in a six-year deal doing airframe and engine work as well as aircraft inducts, open cabin and airframe structural inspections, landing gear inspections, avionics inspections, systems checks and even livery painting at the Delta TechOps facility in Atlanta. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

  • 14

American takes the next step for new uniforms: Field test begins

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merican Airlines made this announcement: After much anticipation and excitement, today more than 1,000 American Airlines team members from Flight Service, Airport Customer Service and Premium Customer Services will begin field testing their new uniform. The six-month field test is the next step in delivering an industry-leading uniform program designed in collaboration with frontline team members, ensuring the highest levels of textile safety, comfort, durability and brand integrity. Over the… (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

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