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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...

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...

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...

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...

+++ 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sonntäglicher Luftpolizeieinsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe

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Es handelte sich um eine Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV-X Gulfstream G450 Bern, 24.04.2017 - Ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung sorgte für einen sonntäglichen Einsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe im Rahmen des Luftpolizeidienstes (LP24). Das Flugzeug war von Beirut nach Paris unterwegs. Die italienische Luftwaffe informierte am Sonntagmorgen um 10.20 Uhr die Einsatzzentrale Luftverteidigung (EZ LUV) der Schweizer Luftwaffe, dass sich im Luftraum Südtirol ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung befinde. Das… (www.admin.ch) Mehr...

Unusual Footballcharter with an Douglas DC-6 !

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Red Bull's DC-6B (OE-LDM) flew this morning from Salzburg (Austria) to Geneva. On Board where the Football Club Staff of Red Bull Salzburg which will play against Lisboa e Benfica for the UEFA Youth League finals this evening. The Charter should be return directly after the game, but because Salzburg will close down at 2200h LT there is a chance that they will stay overnight. (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Mehr...

Gulfstream looses nose gear

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Right after takeoff a Gulfstream G450 retuned back to Salzburg Airport (SZG/LOWS) due to a technical problem. Back on the ground on the way to the apron, the nose gear broke away on the taxiway. (www.salzburg.com) Mehr...

Condor code share with AirNamibia

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From summer 2017, lots of advantages for passengers of both airlines with daily connections and new destinations. Frankfurt am Main, 9 March 2017 – Condor and Air Namibia concluded a codeshare agreement. This agreement will allow Condor passengers to have access to daily flight connections to Windhoek from summer 2017. The twice-weekly Condor flights from Frankfurt (Mondays and Fridays) are being supplemented with flights from Air Namibia. (www.airnamibia.com) Mehr...

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

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Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia on February 21st, 2017. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate the provision of competitive and convenient travel choices to their respective customers. (aviationtribune.com) Mehr...

At least 3 dead after Wisconsin-bound plane crashes in Indiana

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Indiana State Police say there are no survivors after a small, Wisconsin-bound plane carrying at least three people crashed in central Indiana. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) Mehr...

PICTURE: Saab unveils first GlobalEye for UAE

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Saab has unveiled its first GlobalEye surveillance aircraft, revealing the extensively modified Bombardier Global 6000 business jet in the livery of launch customer the United Arab Emirates air force. Conducted at the Swedish company's Linköping site on 23 February, the event came a little over two years after the GlobalEye deal was announced at the Dubai air show in November 2015. The UAE initially signed a two-aircraft order, before also taking an option on a third example last year. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

IAG talking with Boeing and Airbus over Level fleet

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IAG is holding talks with both Boeing and Airbus on future fleet requirements for its long-haul budget carrier Level. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Swiss Airbus A321 near Marseille on Feb 22nd 2018, odour in cockpit and system indication

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A Swiss Airbus A321-100, registration HB-IOD performing flight LX-1957 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Zurich (Switzerland), was enroute at FL360 about 30nm southeast of Marseille (France) when the crew declared emergency due to a system malfunction indication and an abnormal odour in the cabin. The aircraft landed on Marseille's runway 31R about 23 minutes later. A passenger reported the crew announced there was an abnormal odour in the cockpit prompting the diversion to Marseille. The airline… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Fly Jamaica CEO defends airline, following protest

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FLY Jamaica Airlines has again come under heavy public scrutiny following an early morning protest at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday. (www.jamaicaobserver.com) Mehr...

United Airlines flight overruns runway in Green Bay, WI (GRB/KGRB)

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UAL 878 was operating IAH-MSP when a aborted landing caused a diversion to Madison Dane county regional. The aircraft landed safely and then decided to try again at MSP. The landing was aborted and the aircraft now decided to divert to GRB where the aircraft overran the runway. (aviation-safety.net) Mehr...

Aurora Airbus A319 near Vladivostok on Feb 22nd 2018, engine oil problem

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An Aurora Airbus A319-100 on behalf of Aeroflot, registration VP-BDM performing flight SU-5436 from Vladivostok (Russia) to Seoul (South Korea), was enroute at FL360 about 260nm south of Vladivostok when the crew decided to return to Vladivostok due to an engine (CFM56) oil indication. The aircraft landed safely back in Vladivostok about 90 minutes after departure. A replacement A319-100 registration VP-BWA reached Seoul with a delay of 4 hours. The airline reported an engine oil sensor was… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa Airbus A380 near San Francisco and Frankfurt on Feb 11th 2018, fumes on board

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A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIML performing flight LH-455 (dep Feb 11th, arr Feb 12th) from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was climbing out of San Francisco about 5 minutes into the flight when an odour of dirty old socks developed in the cabin, a passenger fainted, a number of other passengers complained about headache. The flight crew made an announcement that the odour had been caused by de-icing fluid and there was no danger to health. About 20 minutes… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 near Fuerteventura on Feb 10th 2018, passenger injured by stopped descent

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-EKI performing flight FR-8421 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Fuereventura,CI (Spain), was enroute at FL370 nearing the top of descent towards the Canary Islands when the crew requested to descend to FL130. Air Traffic Control cleared the flight to descend to FL130, however, when the aircraft descended through FL364 the controller instructed the aircraft to stop the descent at FL360. The aircraft descended below FL360 while the crew adjusted the autopilot, the… (www.aeroinside.com) Mehr...

A Delivery Flight Like No Other – First Airbus A350-1000 for Qatar Airways (+Photos)

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During the delivery event in Toulouse on February 20, Airways was granted access to be part of the delivery flight of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000 from Toulouse (TLS) to Doha (DOH), to launch customer Qatar Airways (QR). Here's a detailed review of the airline's newest Business Class product, the QSuite, and the special service onboard this unique delivery flight. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

TAP world’s first airline to debut A330neo

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Portugal’s national flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal is to become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330neo aircraft, which is due to come into service later this year. (theportugalnews.com) Mehr...

Frontier Airlines launches flights from Charleston, South Carolina

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Frontier Airlines on February 20 celebrated the launch of new low-cost, nonstop flights to Denver and Philadelphia from Charleston International Airport. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Ryanair passengers delayed for two hours after 'POTHOLE' at Prestwick Airport grounds flight

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Passengers on a flight bound for Fuerteventura had to change planes after what the pilot said 'could be a pothole'. (www.dailyrecord.co.uk) Mehr...

Boeing 737 plane appears on patch of land - and no one knows how it got here

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A plane that appeared on a patch of land is shrouded in mystery as no one knows how it got there. The giant aircraft has seemingly been left dumped on the site in Bali, Indonesia - and it appears there is not a person who can explain its random appearance. It is not known when the Boeing 737 landed on the patch of field but from the appearance of the plane it is believed it has been there for a little while. (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian's A330-800 order remains in place, for now: airline

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Hawaiian Airlines confirms it has not cancelled an order for six Airbus A330-800s, countering reports that the carrier had already terminated its deal with Airbus in favour of Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Boeing rejoins competitive field for Canadian fighter deal

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The Canadian government has announced that five bidders — Boeing, Dassault, Eurofighter, Lockheed Martin and Saab — are eligible to compete for a long sought-after contract to replace the country’s 88 CF-18 fighters. The disclosure of the Future Fighter Capabilities Project (FFCP)’s official Supplier’s List ends a mystery about whether Boeing would decline to participate after angering Canadian government officials. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Bell brand drops "Helicopter" for shape of a dragonfly

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As part of a transition to a broader product strategy, Bell has dropped the “Helicopter” from the company’s name and adopted the dragonfly as the new symbol of its brand symbol, chief executive Mitch Snyder says on 22 February. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

It's Plane Mysterious! Tourists Flock to Boeing Jet Found Abandoned in A Bali Field (But No One Knows How It Got There)

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Tourists are flocking to see an abandoned Boeing jet in the middle of the field on the Indonesian island of Bali – but no-one is sure how it got there. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

GAMA reports modest rise in fixed-wing shipments for 2017

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Shipments of fixed-wing business and general aviation aircraft made modest gains in 2017, but performance across the sector was mixed. In its annual review, released on 21 February, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) records total deliveries of 2,324 fixed-wing aircraft, valued at $20.2 billion, for the year ended 31 December. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

UK preparing ambitious combat air strategy

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The UK Ministry of Defence will publish a new combat air strategy document later this year, which defence secretary Gavin Williamson says will “bring together the best of British engineering, skill and design, and deliver a compelling vision for the future of air power". (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Aerion releases configuration of supersonic jet engine

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Aerion has released a configuration of the first civil supersonic jet engine since the Bristol Siddeley Olympus. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Airbus: A380 Superjumbo Program Now Sustainable

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Didier Evrard, executive vice president and head of programs at Airbus, did an interview from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on Tuesday. The occasion: delivery of the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways. But the news Evrard made was more about the A380 superjumbo, star-crossed queen of the Airbus line. (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

Air Canada to Analyze Fleet Growth Options of Its Low-Cost Subsidiary Rouge

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Air Canada discusses the idea of converting its subsidiary Air Canada Rouge's single-aisle fleet into a high-density single-class configuration. The company might decide to move its B737 MAX 8s to its low-cost subsidiary. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Pratt & Whitney to Find Solution For PW1100G-JM Engine Problem Affecting A320neo Family

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On February 21, Pratt & Whitney announced that it had found a solution to the problem that is affecting some of its PW1100G-JM engines installed on the Airbus A320neo family aircraft. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

Norwegian Air Shuttle Takes Delivery of Its Final Boeing 737-800

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Norwegian Air Shuttle took delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800 aircraft today, the last of this aircraft type in its fleet. From now on, all 737 deliveries will be of the MAX 8 variant, which the company expects to receive 12 in 2018. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

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Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

Hawaiian Airlines’ Switch From Airbus A330-800 to Boeing 787-9

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Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaiian) were one of the customers for the Airbus A350-800, the smaller, longer-range variant of the A350. When Airbus decided to not produce the A350-800, Hawaiian switched to the A330-800 instead, a smaller and shorter range aircraft. (leehamnews.com) Mehr...

SpiceJet Rules Out Making A Move For Air India

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SpiceJet has ruled out making a move for Air India, as the state-owned flag carrier undergoes privatisation this year. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Air New Zealand Expects Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Issue to Be Resolved by April

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Air New Zealand expects that the issues plaguing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines that power its fleet of eight Boeing 787-9s will be resolved by around the middle of April. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Antonov pilots test-fly Saratov An-148 upset scenario

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Antonov has carried out a simulation indicating that the An-148 which crashed outside Moscow could have been brought under control. Preliminary findings from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee inquiry into the 11 February Saratov Airlines accident have pointed to unreliable airspeed information, probably linked to an unheated pitot-static system. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Qatar's focus on large twins keeps A380s on hold

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Qatar Airways is not looking to firm up any of its Airbus A380 options, as it prepares to put its first A350-1000 into service. The airline ordered 10 A380s and, by the end of January, had taken delivery of nine. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Qantas holds line on firming 787 options

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Qantas has let one of its Boeing 787 options lapse and says remaining options will only be firmed after it has proven the business case for the aircraft. During the airline’s earnings call, chief executive Alan Joyce says that while Qantas is keen on expanding its 787 fleet, the decision will come after it finalises plans for its remaining 747s. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Air NZ targeting 777-200 replacement from 2022

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Air New Zealand is looking to options to replace its eight Boeing 777-200ERs from 2022. The Star Alliance carrier disclosed that it has started the evaluation in an investor presentation following the release of its results for the six months to the end of December 2017. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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