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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...

Tokio and Kapstadt as new Austrian destinations in 2018

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In the coming year, with Tokyo and Cape Town Austrian Airlines will start two seasonal long-distance destinations. As a spokeswoman for the airline confirmed exclusively against Austrian Aviation Net, Tokyo-Narita will be included in the frequency 5/7 on 15 May 2018. The first flight to Cape Town is scheduled for October 27, 2018. The African destination is to be served with two weekly runs. According to Austrian Airlines, Boeing 777 engines are used both to Tokyo-Narita and to Cape Town. Both… (www.austrianaviation.net) Mehr...

Air Namibia connects north with the coast

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Windhoek-Air Namibia has confirmed a new addition to its domestic flights route network. As of November 19, 2017, Air Namibia will fly from Ondangwa to Walvis Bay three times a week. These flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. (www.newera.com.na) Mehr...

Die Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz befürwortet neue Kampfflugzeuge, mit gewissen Bedingungen

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Die SP spricht sich explizit für die Beschaffung von bis zu 30 neuen Kampfflugzeugen aus. Unter anderem soll das Kosten-/Nutzen Verhältnis stimmen und die Angelegenheit vom Volk abgesegnet werden dürfen. (www.blick.ch) Mehr...

Air Namibia edges towards collapse

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Staff of ailing national carrier Air Namibia are in panic mode as fears of a possible collapse of the airline looms large after acting Managing Director, Mandi Samson, indicated this week that they were facing severe cash flow challenges. (www.observer.com.na) Mehr...

End of the Season for Super Connstellation HB-RSC, next target 2018

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Due maintenance problems (especially with the 24 wing flap link rods) and an fire damaging gears and hydraulic, the famous Bird of the Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA) has to cancel all planned flights this year. The Association whould be happy for some financial help - please share this info: Liebe Freunde der Super Constellation, Wir haben keine guten Nachrichten. Weil unsere «SUPER CONSTELLATION» noch mehrere Wochen, voraussichtlich die ganze Saison 2017, nicht flugtüchtig sein… (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Mehr...

+++ tornado at Vienna Airport +++

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In the vicinity of Vienna airport - schwechat has formed a strong tornado. It has now dissipated - because of the radar image, the tornado can be re-formed at any time. Cell moves to the east, with: - hail with up to 6 OR 7 CM (!!!) = Tennis Ball size - squalls - huge rain --tornado at the south end of the super cell Source: https://www.news.at/a/wetter-tornado-wien-8224595 http://www.wetteronline.de/wetterticker?postId=post_201707105236165 (www.facebook.com) Mehr...

Nasa on it´s way!

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Boeing 747SP, world´s largest flying observatory is flying over the southwest of the USA... (flightaware.com) Mehr...

Namibia: Airports Face Closure Threats

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THE national air travel regulator is threatening to shut down two of the country's busiest airports over claims that the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) was failing to do upgrades as promised. Documents seen by The Namibian show that the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) wrote to the NAC on 30 November, threatening to close down the Ondangwa Airport and the Hosea Kutako International Airport within two weeks. (allafrica.com) Mehr...

No more manual flight plan filing

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NAMIBIA's flying community yesterday expressed excitement over the implementation of Africa's first centralised aeronautical database, which will allow them to file flight plans at the press of a button by using various mobile devices. The launch, which took place at the Eros air traffic tower building at the Eros Airport in Windhoek yesterday, was attended by representatives from various airlines operating in the country. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

Africa: IATA Lauds Africa's Push for Open Skies

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has hailed the move by the African Union to open up the airspace on the continent. The deal establishing a single air transport market for Africa is expected to be endorsed during the Heads of State summit in Ethiopia early next year, according to Abderahmane Berthe, the African Airlines Association secretary general. So far, 20 African countries out of 55 have endorsed the African single air market. Berthe said a single air transport market is… (allafrica.com) Mehr...

Edelweiss launches Zürich - San Diego direct flight

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Yesterday, on June 9th, Edelweiss launched a new non stop service between Zürich and San Diego. It will fly twice weekly (15) and be operated by their newly acquired A340s. (www.airplane-pictures.net) Mehr...

Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) Mehr...

NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported

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Federal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) Mehr...

Trump Wanted a Cheaper Air Force One. So the USAF Is Buying a Bankrupt Russian Firm’s Undelivered 747s

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President Donald Trump said the projected cost of new Air Force One aircraft was too high, so the U.S. Air Force found a way to lower it: by buying a pair of Boeing 747 jetliners abandoned by a bankrupt Russian airline. (www.govexec.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...

Pilot boots New York activist from American Airlines flight

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New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Woman Dragged Off Southwest Flight Over Allergy

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A woman on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport was dragged off a Southwest plane Tuesday night by two police officers after claiming she was deathly allergic to two dogs on the flight. Video shows the woman being forcibly removed by two law enforcement officers. She can be heard yelling, “Don’t touch me,” and at one point also accused the officers of ripping her pants. The kerfuffle was preceded by the woman telling the flight crew that she had a life-threatening allergy to two dogs on… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) Mehr...

The FAA May Put An End to Shrinking Airline Seats and Cramped Leg Room

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It’s getting more and more crowded to fly in coach—but there’s a chance the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could step in. The FAA is set to announce the results of its review of seat sizes and leg room in the near future. That review could prevent airlines from further reducing the space available to passengers as carriers cram a few extra seats on board. (fortune.com) Mehr...

Southwest Pilot Arrested With Loaded Gun In St. Louis Airport

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ST. LOUIS (CBSLA) – A 51-year-old Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested in St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a loaded pistol was found in his carry-on bags early Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. A TSA agent discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in the pilot’s luggage during screening, the airport said. The pilot was detained before 5 a.m. local time and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. “The suspect did not have any conceal and carry permit or any other… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

Another Air Canada Incident at SFO

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Air Canada 781 was on final for SFO and the tower told him to go around at least 5 times and they still landed. https://soundcloud.com/user-771239359/oct-23-2017-0400z (www.airliners.net) Mehr...

Emirates A380 Jet Nearly Loses Directional Control In Windy Landing

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A380 Pilot way overcontrols the rudder after rough crosswind landing. (www.avgeekery.com) Mehr...

Trump Pushes for Privatization of Air-Traffic Control

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President Donald Trump will embrace a longstanding goal of some aviation experts and lawmakers: transferring control of the nation’s air-traffic system to a new nonprofit corporation, which they say would mean a more nimble and cost-effective approach. (www.npr.org) Mehr...

Air France plane makes emergency landing in Goose Bay after engine blowout over Atlantic

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An Air France plane en route to Los Angeles from Paris made an emergency landing Saturday in Goose Bay, N.L., after one of its engines blew out over the Atlantic Ocean. (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

The F35: 17 years in development, massively over budget, nowhere near ready

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The American people were assured the new jet would enter service in 2008 and be a high-performance replacement for the military’s aging airframes while only costing between $40 million and $50 million. Successful money trough. Military capability not so much. (www.pogo.org) Mehr...

The U.S. Air Force Wants Permission to Shoot Down Civilian Drones

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The head of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command wants permission to deal with civilian drones-including shooting them down-that threaten to interfere with flight operations. (www.airguideonline.com) Mehr...

Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US

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US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past few years based on data from the FAA, but most of those incidents have been harmless. That might not be the case this time around. The pilot and student flying the helicopter that crashed in South Carolina on Wednesday told investigators they saw a small drone appear in front of them while practicing… (www.engadget.com) Mehr...

Airbus buys just over 50% of Bombardier CSeries division

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Buy now it's official, Airbus buys over 50% of the Series and is going to shift some assembly to Mobile, Alabama plant. Tough luck Boeing! (www.financialexpress.com) Mehr...

Elderly flight passenger throws coins into engine for ‘luck’, delays take-off for hours

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A flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou was delayed after an elderly woman passenger was suspected of throwing coins into the plane’s engine to ensure “good luck”, mainland media reported. (www.scmp.com) Mehr...

Air Canada flight nearly lands on taxiway at San Francisco International Airport

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Details are emerging about what could have been a serious incident at San Francisco International Airport last Friday night when an Air Canada plane from Toronto nearly landed on the taxiway. With ATC text (abc7news.com) Mehr...

We Can Prevent Another MH370

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There is no good reason why tragic mysteries such as Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Air France Flight 447 and EgyptAir Flight 990 should occur. We have the technology now to prevent or immediately track down and learn the cause of such disasters. (www.aviationtoday.com) Mehr...

U.S. imposing 220% duty on Bombardier CSeries planes

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Rival Boeing was seeking an 80% duty on the CSeries (www.cbc.ca) Mehr...

Why the DC-3 is such a Badass Plane

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Eight decades after its first flight, the DC-3 remains an aviation legend. (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

‘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...

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight

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David Dao, the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached an "amicable settlement" with the airline over the incident that sparked a worldwide uproar, his lawyers said Thursday. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed under the terms of the agreement, but lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for his handling of the dispute. "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has," he said. (www.usatoday.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...

United Airlines gets a grim gift from WOW air

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United Airlines — to say nothing of other major United States-based legacy carriers American Airlines and Delta Air Lines — no doubt were NOT among those feeling the cheer this morning when WOW air, the upstart Iceland-based ultra-low-fare international carrier, announced its holiday gift to travelers in Chicago and several other U.S. markets. (www.bizjournals.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...

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes its last commercial flight in the US

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Atlanta - The Boeing 747, the world's first jumbo jet and the most recognizable passenger aircraft will pass into aviation history this week. After 50 years after of its debut, the 747 will make its final commercial flight on Tuesday, December 19 with Delta Air Lines from Seoul to Detroit. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Flight Test 787-8 ZA004 draws self portrait.

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I rarely get to share what I do with the public, but in this case I'm proud to show off. The pattern is my design and it took some fine tuning to make it fit our test requirements. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

SWISS abandons the rule of two-people in the cockpit

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As of Monday, May 1, 2017, the Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will abandon the rule of two people in the cockpit. An internal audit showed that this precautionary measure, taken in 2015 after the Germanwings crash, did not improve safety, according to the company officials. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Mehr...

United Airlines grounded a flight after passengers witness jet fuel gushing from the wing

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Clearer video of the #united #gasleak. How not one crew member saw this is beyond me. Thank god we were lookin out the window at take off. United Airlines was forced to cancel a Venice, Italy-bound flight after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at Newark Liberty International Airport. Video captured by a passenger on board the Boeing 767-300 shows fuel gushing from its left wing. (finance.yahoo.com) Mehr...

Angry lawmakers say it's an 'absolute joke' that there's competition in the airline industry

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One gripe repeatedly mentioned throughout the 5-hour hearing was consumers' lack of choice when selecting an airline. Quote :You are in a near monopoly position. And that's why so many of us are concerned (posted on web may 2nd) (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

A group of 12 year olds have come up with a cost effective way to help prevent bird strikes

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SALT LAKE CITY — A group of four Utah tweens has been nationally recognized for inventing a device to scare away birds from planes. (www.ksl.com) Mehr...

Finnair has begun weighing passengers

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Finnair has just begun a new program where it weighs passengers before take-off to help the Finnish airline collect more accurate data about weights on its flights. Paivyt Tallqvist, director for media relations at Finnair, confirmed that the airline was weighing passengers on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Helsinki airport. (money.cnn.com) Mehr...

LEARJET 35 CRASH Teterboro NJ

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A Learjet 35 just crashed on approach to KTEB - Tail # N452DA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N452DA (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Delta introduces enhanced requirements for customers traveling with service or support animals effective March 1

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Delta Air Lines is taking steps to further protect its customers, employees and service and support animals by implementing advance documentation requirements for those animals. This comes as a result of a lack of regulation that has led to serious safety risks involving untrained animals in flight. The new requirements support Delta’s top priority of ensuring safety for its customers, employees and trained service and support animals, while supporting the rights of customers with legitimate… (news.delta.com) Mehr...

Tokyo-bound flight turns back to LAX because of unauthorized person

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight bound for Tokyo's Narita Airport turned around to go back to Los Angeles International Airport, due to an unauthorized person on the plane. (www.cnbc.com) Mehr...

Horizon flight lands on taxiway instead of runway; FAA is investigating

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About 3 miles from the airport, the crew positioned the aircraft for landing and attempted to activate the remote-controlled runway lights, said Horizon Air spokesman Ray Lane in an email. "The crew having not been informed of the non-operational runway lights, misidentified (the taxiway as the runway), lined up to it and safely landed," Lane said. (lmtribune.com) Mehr...

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