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Bombardier CS100 completed test flights to 5.5-degree London City approach.

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Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London. CS100 flight-test aircraft FTV2 completed eight flights from LCY over two days on Mach 22-23, to validate the aircraft’s ability to operate into the airport, with its 5.5-degree approach and short runway. (www.airlive.net) More...

JetBlue Thinks of Replacements for the Embraer E190, Also looking into Long Haul Fleet

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JetBlue begins to think of replacing their E190 fleet. Many people are suggesting a replacement with either the C series, A319, or E190-E2. JetBlue is also looking into adding addition aircraft to the fleet for long-haul flights to Europe. Possible options are the A321LR or the A330neo. (www.airliners.net) More...

Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping

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Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, however, thinks drones might offer a solution. The startup is prepping enormous, 200ft-long drones (roughly the size of a Boeing 777) that would haul up to 200,000lbs of cargo over the ocean. (www.engadget.com) More...

Survey reveals ‘Top 10 Airports’

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According to a new international survey, the Top 10 Airports have been revealed. The survey which consisted of 65,000 passenger reviews covering overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping, and restaurants. (www.airlive.net) More...

Electronics ban on flights not a longterm solution: IATA boss

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British and US bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights are not sustainable in the long term, the head of the association representing airlines said Tuesday. "The current measures are not acceptable as a long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. "Even in the short term, it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

Two women killed by plane while taking selfies

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Two young women were hit and killed by a small aircraft as they were taking selfies by the side of a landing strip in northern Mexico, media reported on Monday (Mar 27). The victims of the grisly accident, which took place Saturday afternoon in the town of Chinipas (www.kwiknews.my) More...

Accident: Taban B737 at Ardabil on Mar 27th 2017, right main gear collapse on landing

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A Taban Air Boeing 737-400, registration EP-TBJ performing flight HH-6243 from Mashhad to Ardabil (Iran) with 163 people on board, landed on Ardabil's runway 33 at 10:03L (05:33Z) but came to a stop on the runway with the right hand main gear collapsed (avherald.com) More...

Allegiant Air flight makes emergency landing due to possible engine fire

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Flight 636 with 163 passengers and crew was about 10 minutes from landing in Dayton, Ohio, just before noon when a cockpit warning light indicated a fire in the aircraft's right engine, according to an internal Allegiant memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. (www.tampabay.com) More...

Incident: Norwegian B737 at Milwaukee on Mar 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff on ATC instruction

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A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800, registration LN-NGZ performing flight DY-9856 from Milwaukee,WI (USA) to Cancun (Mexico), had been cleared for takeoff from runway 19R and was accelerating for takeoff about 55 seconds after the takeoff clearance when ATC called "Stop!" (avherald.com) More...

Emirates Airline launches new A380 destinations in 3 continents on same day

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Emirates Airline, the world’s largest operator of A380s, today celebrated the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same day... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Cabin Tour - Two-class Airbus A380 - Emirates Airline

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More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015. The Emirates’ two class configured A380 features 58 flatbed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates’ popular OnBoard Lounge. Emirates has 4 two-class configured A380s in its fleet of 74 A380s. SHOW MORE (www.facebook.com) More...