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Boeing’s future plans threatened by Airbus-Bombardier pact

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Airbus’s surprise move to swallow Bombardier’s CSeries airplane program gives it a new small-jet family on the cheap, threatening the Renton-built 737 and potentially forcing Boeing to redraw its road map of new airplane development. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

CNN Awarded First FAA Waiver Allowing Drone Flights Over Crowds

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The approval is the first time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver for unlimited flights over people, the news network said in an emailed statement. The standards used in the application can be applied to other applicants, potentially opening vast new uses by the media and other industries for so-called unmanned aerial systems, or UAS. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

How the CSeries deal could end up changing the world's aerospace industry

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Strategically, the alliance between Airbus and Bombardier extends well beyond the noise of Boeing's spat with the Canadian planemaker. (business.financialpost.com) More...

First A330neo becomes airborne for its maiden flight

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Airbus's first A330neo has lifted off from Toulouse on its maiden flight, commencing the airborne test programme for the re-engined twinjet. (www.airbus.com) More...

Private plane crash in Cochise County AZ, pilot flying alone is deceased

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The crash occurred north of I-10 in SE AZ near mile post 355, which is the Page Ranch Road area. (www.tucsonnewsnow.com) More...

The 747 in Winter (And an Airline Logo Quiz)

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The Boeing 747 is arguably the most important and influential commercial aircraft of all time. And after 47 years, it will soon be retiring from passenger service in North America. Looking at these archival images from Boeing of the 747 prototype, can you identify all 27 of the jet's original customers? Who were these airlines, and what has happened to them? (www.askthepilot.com) More...

Incident: Nolinor B737 at Montreal on Oct 10th 2017, damaged tyre on departure

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A Nolinor Boeing 737-200, registration C-GNLA performing flight N5-790 from Montreal Mirabel,QC to Iqaluit,NU (Canada) with 98 passengers and 6 crew, had departed Mirabel Airport's runway 29 and was enroute at FL310 about 45 minutes into the flight when the crew was informed by ATC, that debris of a tyre had been found on the departure runway (avherald.com) More...

NTSB Investigating Drone Collision With Army Helicopter Near New York City

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The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the Sept. 21 collision between a civilian drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New York. At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sept. 21, the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, and the helicopter collided. (aviationtribune.com) More...

Tightening the leash on service dogs

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It's about time there is a national registery or a traceable registry to let the airlines know that the service animals they will board are really that. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

Airbus Completes First Flight of Its A330-900

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LONDON – Airbus SE (AIR.FR) on Thursday said that its newest widebody airliner, the A330-900, had completed its first flight, totaling more than four hours. The aircraft took off from Airbus’s Toulouse facility in France around 9:56 a.m. and landed around 2:10 p.m. after completing a number of tests. The flight kicks off a test period that Airbus expects to complete mid next year, before the first customer plane is delivered soon after. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...