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Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) More...

First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Improvements to FlightAware Maps & Understanding Map Behavior

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There has been a lot of attention and scrutiny to flight tracking maps in the last few days, so we've made some great improvements to improve visualization and have a few updates to help everyone understand what they're seeing and how the data is derived. (flightaware.com) More...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) More...

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013. On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million. Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Top 100 Warbirds

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We proudly present Flying Magazine's Top 100 Warbirds, our list of the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes of all time. As with any top list, there's sure to be some disagreement with the birds we've chosen to fill these 100 slots, and that will likely be more and more true as you move up the list toward the Number One warbird of all time. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) More...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

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Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter – “Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong”, featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands. (www.smh.com.au) More...

United Second Quarter Profit Up 68%

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United-Continental Holdings announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based airline reported a profit of $789 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Dutch Take Over Flight 17 Crash Investigation - Images Emerge Showing Signs of Surface-to-Air Missile Detonation

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As more detailed photographs from the crash scene are emerging, Dutch officials said that the country would take the lead in the investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. The Netherlands, which had the most citizens on the flight, is also assuming responsibility for the forensic identification of victims. Meanwhile, images of the debris of Flight 17... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

'Air Fare America' Reality Show Launches Production

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The creators of "Air Fare America," a new aviation-themed reality TV show being pitched to cable networks, said they have secured the initial investment money needed to launch production, meaning the pilot episode could begin shooting this fall. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Reports Of Bomb Threat Cause Traffic Backup At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday responded to the Los Angeles International Airport after receiving reports of a threat. LAX Airport Police said a bomb threat was called in around 12 p.m. at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1,800 jobs cut

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of operations at aerospace that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Woman arrested on suspicion of assaulting someone on flight to Hector International

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A Fargo woman who allegedly assaulted someone during a flight to Hector International Airport was “combative” with officers after landing Wednesday night and was arrested, Fargo police said. (www.inforum.com) More...

Delta Profit Up 17% in Second Quarter

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Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Atlanta-based airline reported a profit of $801 million, a year-over-year increase of 17%, or $116 million, from $685 million in the second quarter of 2013..... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY ;Louis Bleriot ,test pilot/engineer crosses channel

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1909 French aviator Louis Bleriot (bleh-ree-OH'),automotive lighting engineer; became the first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel, traveling from Calais (kah-LAY') to Dover in 37 minutes.(from a news short at windstream.com) Also: one of the first monoplanes plus a little known fact about Bleriot; his purchase of the fammous French Co. 'Sud' and went on to produce the SPAD during WWI. (windstream.net) More...

ICAO Applauds Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on Flight MH17

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The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, expressed his Organization’s appreciation for the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and reiterated the strong condemnation of the action which resulted in the loss of the flight’s civilian passengers and crew. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

ANA beats AirNZ to launch world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 flight

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Japan's ANA will fly the world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 service on August 4 from Tokyo's Haneda airport, snatching the honour from the plane's launch customer Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...