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Allegiant flight to Florida leaves passengers stranded at Pittsburgh airport

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Passengers waiting to take an Allegiant flight to Punta Gorda, Florida on Sunday are not happy after having their flight delayed for several hours and then canceled altogether. Passengers who live close by were told to go home and those from out of town were advised to get a hotel room. (wkbn.com) More...

Delta expands Comfort+ to regional flights

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Aligning with Delta’s focus on improving choice for customers and enhancing the on-board experience, the airline is now continuing to expand Delta Comfort+ on some of its regional aircraft, adding more Delta Comfort+ seats on its E-175, E-170, CRJ-900 and CRJ-700 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Boeing is Reevaluating SST, Blended-Wing Designs for Future Potential

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On Wednesday morning at the 52nd Paris Air Show, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP Product Development, Mike Sinnett provided an update on the projects Boeing is currently putting attention toward, and what we may see in the future. (airwaysmag.com) More...

United updates transcontinental service

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United Airlines announced updates to its transcontinental service beginning July 1 including (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Pratt & Whitney to replace engines in A320neo jets as turbofan glitches persist

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India has the largest fleet of A320neos, and the country’s aviation regulator has ordered two operators to inspect power plants with over 1,000 hours of service. Pratt & Whitney plans to reserve roughly 13% of this year’s production of its geared turbofan engines to replace faulty units as the manufacturer rushes to deal with a series of glitches. (www.livemint.com) More...

Navi Mumbai airport could start by 2020, says Jayant Sinha

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New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said on Friday that a runway and terminal building should come up at the Navi Mumbai airport by 2020. (www.livemint.com) More...

Man Arrested After TSA Caught Him with Firearm at BWI Airport

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A Pennsylvania resident was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) early this morning after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught him carrying a firearm at a security checkpoint. The man, a resident of Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania, was found to have an unloaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag alongside a magazine that was loaded with six bullets. (aviationtribune.com) More...

FAA Proposes $435,000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that a flight crew had documented two days before. However, the airline failed to perform a required inspection of the work before returning the aircraft… (aviationtribune.com) More...

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Ten Additional A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Today the carrier operates a fleet of four A350s, two of which are on lease. Today’s order tops-up the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s fleet, enabling it to pursue its… (aviationtribune.com) More...

Bombardier Signs a Letter of Intent with SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 Aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today from the International Paris Air Show, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners. The LOI includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to US $ 1.7 billion. (aviationtribune.com) More...