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(Video) Airbus A340 Emergency - Engine Failure - Cockpit

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On the way from Zurich to Shanghai during the flight was an increased oil temperature found in engine 3. The flight had to be canceled, a landing was necessary. Then the flight was continued with a new plane. The video shows the entire approach to the landing, in an exceptional situation. (www.youtube.com) More...

Redesigned Airplane Cabin Would Give You More Room

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You board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They're all full already, so you cram your carryon under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one design firm's new cabin concept eliminates all those problems. When designers at Priestmangoode set out to pen a new cabin layout for the Embraer E2 single-aisle narrow-body jetliner, they wanted to maximize space efficiency, comfort, and… (gizmodo.com) More...

Cessna Introduces Turbo Skyhawk JT-A

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Two years after Cessna announced its intent to develop a diesel-powered Skylane 182, Textron Aviation announced today at the opening day of AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a similar modification program to the most produced airplane in the world — the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Can Bombardier’s Q400 Save Regional Air Service in the US?

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America’s regional airlines are faced with an acute and worsening pilot shortage. The threat of the pilot shortage, combined with the pre-existing decline in the fortunes of small air travel markets, could see between 40 and 50 US airports wiped off the commercial airline route network in the United States. But the solution to these problems might already exist–in the form of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. (airchive.com) More...

Venezuela Owes Airlines $4.1 Billion

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IATA is calling on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country. A staggering $4.1 billion are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal - New Facility Will Accommodate Wide-Body Planes, Cut Down on Need for Tarmac Buses

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LOS ANGELES – The construction of a new $900 million mid-field satellite terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners last week. The planned terminal will be built west of LAX’s Bradley International Terminal, and will include 29 gates, including some that can accommodate larger, wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Boeing forecasts huge need for pilots over next 2 decades

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Boeing on Tuesday forecast worldwide demand over the next two decades for 533,000 new commercial pilots and 584,000 maintenance technicians. The projection fuels the debate on whether a pilot shortage is looming. (seattletimes.com) More...

Aeromexico Profits Plunge in Second Quarter

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Aeromexico announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline’s operating profit for the period was 202 million Mexican pesos ($15.540 million), a year-over-year decline of 73% from 747 million pesos in the second quarter of 2013... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

American Airlines to Launch New Miami-Haiti Route

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American Airlines announced it will begin new daily service between Miami, Florida, and Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city in Haiti, on October 2. The service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

ICAO wants to close ‘gaps’ in air safety regulations

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MONTREAL — The International Civil Aviation Organization says it will take immediate and decisive action to close “gaps” in air safety regulations and practices following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 this month. The Montreal-based UN body, which governs civil aviation across the globe, called a meeting of top officials from four international organizations on Tuesday morning to discuss ways to “mitigate potential risks” to commercial airliners travelling over conflict zones. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Qantas under investigation by ACCC

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It has being reported today and over the last few weeks that the flying Kangaroo has hit once again another hard rock this time with the ACCC. Since the carbon tax was abolished by the senate or the Abbot government Qantas and Virgin were meant to tale the tax levy off there airfares to lower them and pass it onto the consumer. This has not being done and both airlines have no show of cause to do this. The ACDCC said the airlines must comply with the rules and regulations set out by the ACCC or… (www.theaustralian.com.au) More...