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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...

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...

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...

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...

NTSB Preliminary Report issued for 4/2/18 fatal Collision between C150 and C525

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Link to the report: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180403X00427&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

Passengers On Deadly Southwest Flight Receive $5,000 Checks

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The airline issued the payments after a Tuesday flight from New York City to Dallas was rocked by an engine explosion in midair, killing one passenger. The crippled jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines to speed up inspections after engine explodes, killing one

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co will speed up inspections of all related engines out of extra caution, the airline said, after a passenger was killed when an engine on one of its planes exploded and broke apart mid-air. (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

Three injured as another plane window breaks

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A domestic Air India flight has added to an already eventful week in commercial aviation. Severe turbulence on a flight from from the north-western city of Amritsar to capital city Delhi saw a window detach at 15,000 feet - an event eerily similar to the Southwest Airlines 1380 incident last Tuesday. A video shows a flight attendant desperately attempting to fix a window panel on the 787 Dreamliner, which was violently shaken about shortly after take off last Thursday, the Daily Mail reported. (www.msn.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...

Hero Passsenger

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It has emerged that a passenger helped to land a plane at Dublin Airport early yesterday morning. The Lufthansa Boeing 747 was en route from New York to Frankfurt with 264 passengers on board when the first officer became "incapacitated" while it was flying over the Atlantic. (www.breakingnews.ie) 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...

Boeing requests waiver to avoid 787-10 certification delay

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A software bug that shut-down one engine on a GE Aviation-powered 787 last July has prompted Boeing to ask the US Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily exempt the 787-10 from a safety requirement. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after passenger death

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Southwest Airlines canceled about 40 flights Sunday to perform fan blade inspections days after a passenger was partially sucked out of a window and killed. The cancellations were voluntary and part of an accelerated engine fan blade inspection program announced Tuesday, the airline said in a written statement. (www.dallasnews.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...

Ryanair has plans for standing only room on flights

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Irish Low-Cost carrier Ryanair is considering 'standing rooms' where passengers can stand rather then sitting for a cheaper price. (www.dailymail.co.uk) 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...

Aviation attorney calls for immediate grounding of all Boeing 737-700 aircraft

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Aviation attorney Robert A. Clifford is calling for the grounding of all Boeing 737-700 aircraft in the wake of the second uncontained engine failure (UEF) of a 17-year-old Southwest Airlines 737-700 in less than 20 months. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Emergency landing after engine fire at Delta flight

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Atlanta - An Airbus A330-300 from Delta returned to Atlanta Airport shortly after take-off. The right engine had caught fire. Firefighters and rescue workers were ready as the N822NW landed on runway 27R half an hour after take-off on Wednesday night. (airlinerwatch.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...

JetBlue And JetSuiteX Announce Codeshare Partnership

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For travel starting May 1, 2018, JetBlue will place its "B6" airline code on JetSuiteX Air-operated flights between West Coast destinations, offering new point-to-point routes for JetBlue customers. This includes flights between Burbank, Calif. (BUR); Concord, Calif. (CCR); Oakland, Calif. (OAK); and Las Vegas (LAS), and marks the first codeshare between a semi-private public charter operator (JetSuiteX) and a major national carrier. (www.prnewswire.com) Mehr...

Engine troubles force Air NZ B787 to make refueling stops

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Air New Zealand’s services to the United States and Japan have been affected by issues with some of its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.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...

Heroic Southwest pilot, among 1st female fighter pilots in military.

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Tammie Jo Shults was at the helm of a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas on Tuesday with 149 people aboard when one of the aircraft's engines blew. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html#storylink=cpy (www.kansascity.com) Mehr...

World's longest flight is set to get longer thanks to this Airbus jet

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The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB - due to take on the world's longest flight - has successfully completed its first mission. (www.dailypost.co.uk) Mehr...

Jet Demand Benefits Airbus Over Boeing: Analysts

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As demand for air travel lifts jet makers around the world, the European market leader is set to fare better than its U.S. counterpart, according to one team of analysts on the Street. Read more: Jet Demand Benefits Airbus Over Boeing: Analysts | Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/news/jet-demand-benefits-airbus-over-boeing-analysts/#ixzz5D2AwBtJo Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook (www.investopedia.com) Mehr...

SWA1380 ADS-B Data

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Here is the ADS-B data from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 (SWA1380) (flightaware.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...

PAL bets on 'big data,' taps Airbus Flight Hour Services for its A350-900 fleet

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The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Monday said it has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to optimize and support the maintenance requirements of its A350-900 fleet. (news.abs-cbn.com) Mehr...

Early 787 test plane is dismantled for reuse, recycling, or scrap

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Boeing’s Dreamliner No. 5, one of the six flight-test 787s, was too heavily re-worked to sell. Finally, Boeing is dismantling the aircraft, in a reminder that the now-popular jet had major birthing pains. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

Allegiant strongly denies ‘unsafe’ allegations

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“I am outraged and astounded by the irresponsible, grossly misleading story aired by CBS 60 Minutes,” Allegiant VP-operations Eric Gust said in a statement posted by the airline. “The story is outdated, bears no resemblance to the Allegiant I know, and shows a real troubling misunderstanding of the FAA’s rigorous oversight of Allegiant and all US airlines.” (atwonline.com) Mehr...

Drukair orders one A320neo

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Bhutan's Drukair has signed a purchase agreement for a single Airbus A320neo. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

What it's like to fly on the new 'millennial' airline that serves craft beer, signature cocktails, and organic coffee -- and has flights from €49

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Air France launched a "boutique" airline last summer targeted at a slightly younger clientele (18 to 35) - and "Joon" certainly has a number of millennial-friendly perks, including its selection of booze. Passengers can enjoy organic food and drinks, high quality alcoholic beverages - including signature cocktails designed by Paris' Experimental Cocktail Club and craft beer - as well as a comprehensive digital entertainment offering. It's supposedly a chilled affair on-board,… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

Students treated to a B-24 Flight

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Lucky High School students treated to a flight aboard a World War II aircraft bomber, thanks to a generous WWII veteran (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) Mehr...

This is the world’s longest range luxury private jet

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Bombardier recently announced that it is increasing the range of its show-stopping Global 7000 business jet to 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km), making it the long-distance champ of the private-aircraft industry. The 300-nm improvement has helped Bombardier’s flagship private jet beat its competitor Gulfstream G650ER, which was advertised with a maximum range of 7,500nm with eight passengers and a M0.85 cruise speed. (luxurylaunches.com) Mehr...

First A330-900 of WOW Air appears outside the FAL in Toulouse

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Toulouse - The first of four Airbus A330-900s of the WOW Air was photographed by a spotter outside the FAL in Toulouse. The A330-900 should be delivered to WOW Air by the end of the year. (airlinerwatch.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...

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico wins new clients in the Americas

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Three new customer base maintenance; company has now been approved by the Brazilian and Chilean authorities... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Mehr...

Rockets hit Tripoli airport, damaging an Airbus 320

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Rockets hit Libya’s main airport and damaged a plane as it was waiting to take off early on Thursday, a security force said, underscoring fragile security. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

First fully capable KC-46 tanker aircraft delayed

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Under the Air Force's KC-46 modernization program, commercial aircraft are being converted by The Boeing Company into aerial refueling tankers. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

Norwegian Air Shuttle shifts orders for Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Chinese leasing giant

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Low cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has quietly shuffled orders for six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to Chinese airplane leasing giant BOC Aviation. (www.bizjournals.com) Mehr...

Guam-bound Dreamliner returns to New Zealand after cabin air problem

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Air New Zealand Flight 99 returned to Auckland about two hours and 17 minutes into what was supposed to be a 10-hour flight, tracker flightaware.com shows. (www.postguam.com) Mehr...

Airbus A350 XWB completes its first flight

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The A350 XWB will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018. (worldairlinenews.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...

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace enter into a partnership for a new lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities

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Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft’s existing cargo compartments. Improving the passengers’ experience while enabling airlines to differentiate. To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330 (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

Qatar Airways with Air Italy

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The Company of Qatar annunced that will start in code share with Air Italy (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

Lufthansa flight from Munich to Charlotte declares EMERGENCY over UK

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A LUFTHANSA flight heading to the US has declared an emergency at 30,000ft over the UK. The LH428 flight from Munich in Germany to Charlotte, US has made a U-turn over Scotland after making the emergency call... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mehr...

Primera Air takes delivery of its first A321neo

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Confirming the success of the A320 Family on the market (www.airbus.com) Mehr...

British Airways starts Airbus A320neo operations

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British Airways on April 15 put its first Airbus A320neo (G-TTNA) into revenue service on the London (Heathrow) – Lisbon route. The new type will also fly to Budapest, Madrid and Warsaw from LHR this summer season according to Airline Route. (worldairlinenews.com) Mehr...

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