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Airbus to Establish A330 Completion and Delivery Center in Tianjin, China

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Airbus announced that it signed an agreement with its Chinese partners, the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Investment Company, as well as the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, to establish an A330 completion and delivery center in Tianjin, China. The agreement follows a letter of intent that the three companies signed in 2014.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

JetBlue Launches New York-Havana Service

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JetBlue Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced the start of service linking New York and Havana on Friday. Flights will depart New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at noon on Fridays and arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana at 3:30 p.m. ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Yo Air Force: Don’t You Dare Kill Off Our Toughest Warplane

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THE AIR FORCE wants to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt II. You can see why: The plane was designed to fight Russians in the Cold War. It’s old. It’s slow. It’s expensive to maintain. It’s about as sophisticated as a hammer, and it’s the weapon we’ve sent to battle ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (www.wired.com) More...

Catalina PBY damaged during filming destroyed during recovery attempt

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After four days of being half sunk and rocked by the surf on a sandbar near the Florida-Alabama state line, the Catalina PBY Flying boat was pulled from its resting place and towed out into deeper waters towards a salvage barge. An attempt to lift the aircraft aboard the barge via a crane caused the aircraft to crumple, destroying it totally. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Air NZ B777-319 Incident at Raratonga airport cook Islands not at fault

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Air NZ spokesman for the Kiwi airline has defended there actions against three people who were slightly shaken and hurt as a result of obeying security signage on a private road next to departing runway 26. Air New Zealand will not take any responsibility for injuries caused by these three plane spotters who for some reasons unknown had put there own lives at risk and being harmed from the jet blast from this giant wide bodied aircraft. The original signage does state to beware of any aircraft… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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