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Canada doesn't buy Fighter Aircraft from Boeing

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This is not an airliner news and normally shouldn't be mentioned here on "Airliner Watch". But it is strictly related to the airliner wars between Boeing and Bombardier, and makes the headline. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

CBS DFW Story: Concerns Raised About Passenger Safety Over Foreign Repair Work

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The labor union representing American Airlines mechanics and ground crews has hired a firm run by the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate if foreign repair work on planes is putting passengers at risk. (dfw.cbslocal.com) More...

How to fight the California wildfires with a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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Step inside (which you can do in the interactive 3-D model below) and you'll see that the upper floor looks pretty normal, with the cockpit and a few seats. Head down the stairs to the main floor, though, and you'll see the key changes its owner, Global Supertanker LLC, made when it converted the Japan Airlines passenger plane to a firefighter in 2016. (www.wired.com) More...

Introducing the most popular plane ever built

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The world’s most popular aircraft? Unless you’re an amateur pilot - or an aviation anorak - the answer will probably come as a surprise. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

United Boeing 737 at Spokane on Dec 9th 2017, bird strike

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66803 performing flight UA-255 from Denver,CO to Spokane,WA (USA), was on approach to Spokane's runway 03 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Japan may join a U.S-proposed project to achieve manned moon landing

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Japan will consider joining a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping such a move will boost the chances of sending Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) More...

Qatar A321 substantially damaged in fire during Maintenance

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered substantial damage in a fire that occurred when it was under maintenance at Doha's Hamad International airport on 8 December. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

British Airways Cancels More Than 100 Flights Because Of Snow And Ice

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BA cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, meaning many planes and crew were out of position on Monday. More than 100 flights BA were cancelled by Monday afternoon. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Flight scheduled to open Trail’s airport terminal diverted to Castlegar

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When the Trail Regional Airport (TRA) opened its new terminal building on Nov. 29 there was only one problem — the Pacific Coastal flight that was scheduled to arrive for the opening ceremony couldn’t land at the airport. Due to weather conditions, the plane was diverted to land at Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA). (www.bclocalnews.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines will fly Airbus A380s to London again

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Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly its Airbus A380s to London as the airline steps back from plans to spin off the superjumbos into a new airline dedicated to Islamic pilgrimages. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

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The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. (www.reuters.com) More...