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Hacker on a Plane: FBI Seizes Researcher’s Gear

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The FBI seized equipment from noted security researcher Chris Roberts on Wednesday, alleging that Roberts may have tampered with the systems aboard a United flight to Chicago, based upon a tweet he made about purportedly being able to access the aircraft's EICAS system. Roberts denies the claim. (securityledger.com) More...

Airbus A330 reach 1500 order milestone

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Airbus' versatile A330 aircraft family has crossed the 1500 firm order milestone, making it one of successful widebody jetliner. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Airbus Sees Vast Market Potential For Defense Cooperation With New Delhi

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New Delhi’s order of 36 Rafale combat jets stole the limelight during a recent Franco-Indian summit in Paris, but a less high-profile event has proved equally noteworthy—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Airbus facilities in Toulouse, where the aerospace giant said it is ready to develop production and final assembly lines in the South Asian nation as part of New Delhi’s “Make in India” push. (aviationweek.com) More...

JAL plane aborts landing after car spotted on runway at Tokushima airport

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Article includes video from airport camera which shows the car on the runway. (www.japantoday.com) More...

Emirates Announces Deal With Rolls Royce for 50 Trent 900 Engines

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Earlier today, Rolls Royce announced its largest engine order ever with Emirates Airline. The order, worth $9.2 Billion will provide Emirates with engines to power 50 A380's, which will begin to enter service in 2016. (www.rolls-royce.com) More...

United flight skids off runway

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A United flight landing at Houston skidded off the runway. All 167 aboard okay. (abc13.com) More...

UK Competition Authority Stands Firm On Ryanair Ruling

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Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will not change an order for Ryanair to sell down its 30 percent stake in rival Aer Lingus because of IAG's proposed bid for Aer Lingus. Ryanair had asked the CMA to reconsider its 2013 decision, saying IAG's securing of support from Aer Lingus's board for the EUR€1.36 billion bid disproved the regulator's argument that its shareholding might be an obstacle to Aer Lingus being acquired by another airline. (news.airwise.com) More...

Ivory Coast Gets Approval For Direct US Flights

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Ivory Coast has received approval from the United States to start direct flights between the two countries, boosting the West African nation's hopes of becoming a regional transport hub. A senior official at Ivory Coast's National Civil Aviation Authority said the US Transportation Security Administration had given the green light for direct flights. "That will reinforce our aim of being a hub for the region and help to attract more US investors, who did not want to make long journeys to… (news.airwise.com) More...

B-47 Pilot Familiarization Video -- 1952

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A 1952 dramatized orientation film about the B-47 Stratojet starring Reed Hadley. U.S. Air Force training film #TF 1-4727, "The B-47: Pilot's Familiarization." (youtu.be) More...

10 Amazing Pilots You've Probably Never Heard Of

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There have been millions of pilots and a few hundred really great ones, those whose achievements pushed the boundaries of flight. Names like Neil Armstrong, Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Manfred von Richtofen, and Amelia Earhart are familiar to aviators and non-fliers alike. Others, like those featured here, are known to aviation history buffs and to almost no one else. Here are some remarkable ones. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

How Ikea inspired Airbus to create a 'flat pack' A380 flightdeck

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In the early stages of the A380's development, Airbus engineers turned to Ikea for inspiration as it sought ways to quickly test new flightdeck innovations. The result was a 'flat-pack flightdeck'! (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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