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Incident: Saudia B787 at Manchester on Jul 20th 2017, flaps problem

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A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration HZ-ARC performing flight SV-123 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Manchester,EN (UK), was on approach to Manchester when the crew reported problems with the flaps and entered a hold for about 4 hours. (avherald.com) More...

Pilot praised after avoiding mid-air collision with world's biggest passenger jet

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A pilot has been praised for helping avert a mid-air collision between two passenger jets that could have led to the death of hundreds of people. An Emirates Airbus A380, flying from Dubai to Mauritius last Friday, had been cleared to descend to 38,000 feet by Air Traffic Control on its approach to the Indian Ocean island, with an Air Seychelles Airbus A330, Flight HM54, having taken off from Mauritius travelling in the opposite direction. However, the crew of the Emirates plane, Flight EK703,… (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

British Airways safety video - director's cut

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We hope you enjoy our new safety video, which we’ve created in collaboration with Comic Relief and some famous faces you’ll probably recognise. You’ll be able to see it on-board from 1 September 2017. Celebrities are seen auditioning in humorous sketches in front of comedian Asim Chaudhry, as Chabuddy G, for a coveted part in British Airways’ new safety video, while simultaneously demonstrating the safety features and procedures on the aircraft. (www.youtube.com) More...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) More...

Boeing 787 Payback Gap Widens

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The 787 Dreamliner is now on its sixth delivery year, well past half calendar time in the program’s 1,300 unit accounting block (for the explanation of accounting block and program accounting read here). (leehamnews.com) More...

Would You Fly on an Airliner Without a Pilot? Studies show that with technology available today, you could.

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Now that there are more drones in the air than Cessnas, and the U.S. Navy has deployed remotely piloted combat helicopters that can make carrier landings at sea, how long before airline pilots go the way of elevator operators and travel agents... (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Is the U.K About to End it’s Own Laptop Ban? Turkish Airlines to be Exempted Soon

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According to sources, the UK government is preparing to lift its own Laptop Ban on flights from Turkey to the United Kingdom. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Top Aviation Apps take flight with Gogo

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able to connect to popular pilot apps – such as Garmin, JetFuelX, FlightAware (business.gogoair.com) More...

Norwegian Air to fly from Denver to Paris; fares start at $229 one way

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Norwegian Air is adding another U.S. route, revealing plans for non-stop service between Denver and Paris. Starting April 9, the fast-growing European discount carrier will fly two flights a week on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The flights – which will operate on Mondays and Fridays – will connect Denver to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Norwegian is launching the route with economy class fares starting at $229 one way. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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

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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..... (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Airbus claims successful test of unmanned aircraft

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Unmanned jet powered craft flies for 7 minutes, including take-off and landing. Concept plane is seen as crucial to developing unmanned flight. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Aeroflot Firms Order For 20 More Sukhoi Superjet 100s

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Russia’s Aeroflot has firmed orders for 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft July 18 at the MAKS Air Show. The agreement follows an MOU that was signed in January 2015. (atwonline.com) More...

Air France Names Boost Airline ‘Joon’

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French Skyteam carrier Air France has christened its new lower-cost airline, which was previously known as the Boost project, as ‘Joon’ and named Jean-Michel Mathieu as CEO. (atwonline.com) More...

Bombardier Inc. Wins US$1 Billion Contract, Debt Concerns Persist

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Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B) and privately-held CPB Contractors have been awarded US$1 billion contract by the Victorian Government to install high-tech railway signaling that could enable trains in Melbourne to run as little as two minutes apart. The high-capacity signaling technology will be installed on the Pakenham/Cranbourne and Sunbury lines, two of the city’s busiest railway corridors, which are due to be connected by the $11 billion Metro rail tunnel by 2026. (smallcappower.com) More...

Airbus Takes on Stratasys 3D Printing for Serial Part Production

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At last month’s Paris Air Show, Stratasys made an important announcement indicating that 3Dprinting polymers were just about ready for prime time. With the release of a new configuration of a Fortus 900 3D printer and its ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, fused deposition modeling (FDM) may now be capable of repeatable reliability to the extent that it can be qualified for production parts for use in aircraft. (www.engineering.com) More...

US and Australia to fly hypersonic missiles

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The US has been working on hypersonic aircraft missiles that could fly at a mile per second.Australia joined the testing process to research and pilot weapons that are able to fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

IT'S WAR: United Airlines President Slams Frontier After $39 Ticket Announcement and Vows 'United Will Win'

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On Wednesday, United Airlines president Scott Kirby weighed in on Frontier Airlines' plan to double the number of its routes and return to a network business model. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Denver's On the Verge of Landing a Nonstop Flight to Another European City

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Denver’s run of landing new international flights may not be over just yet. Colorado Economic Development Commission members today approved the offering of as much as $500,000 in incentives to aid Denver officials in landing a nonstop flight to an unnamed European destination that they said would create an economic impact of some $12 million annually. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines brings forward KUL-LHR A350s to Jan 2018

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Malaysia Airlines plans to bring forward the start of its Airbus A350 flights to London to January 2018, but is putting expansion to other European cities on hold. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Ryanair boss admits groups are ‘highly likely’ to be separated UNLESS they pay extra for seats as he tears into ‘whingers’

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Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, has suggested that his customers “stop whinging” about not being seated together on flights. After keeping quiet amid a din of accusations that the budget airline is deliberately splitting up groups, the airline chief has admitted that it is “now increasingly unlikely” that groups will be sat together unless they pay extra. (www.airlineboarding.com) More...

First In-service HondaJet Incident: Overrun at MDW

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HondaJet N20UQ suffered the type's first incident logged into the FAA’s Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) system when it experienced a runway excursion on Wednesday afternoon at Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). The light jet was being operated under Part 135 using the callsign Rockstar 20. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Must-See Airplanes at EAA AirVenture

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If you’re participating in the big migration of aviation enthusiasts to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, next week for EAA’s annual AirVenture, you are probably already aware that there is way too much to see to fit in to even a weeklong visit. But there are some airplanes that you won’t want to miss as you’re walking the expansive show grounds. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Textron Delivers First Fully Configured Hawker 400XPR

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Textron Aviation has delivered its first fully configured Hawker 400XPR from the company’s Wichita Service Center to a Seattle-based company, the aircraft OEM announced today. Transformation of the 400XPR entailed upgrading the customer’s baseline Beechjet 400A with new Hawker winglets, Williams FJ44 engines, refurbished interior and new paint scheme. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Abu Dhabi 'in talks to buy 49% stake in Indian airport'

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Abu Dhabi is reportedly close to finalising the purchase of a 49 percent stake in one of India’s busiest airports. (www.aviationindia.net) More...

Etihad abandons Swiss-based Etihad Regional arm in sale to Slovenia's Adria Airways

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In yet another retreat from its big-spending expansionist era, Etihad is pulling the plug on its upscale Swiss arm Etihad Regional, launched in early 2014 to attract Europe's well-heeled business travellers. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...