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NetJets CEO abruptly resigns

The top executive at NetJets has abruptly stepped down and the company has replaced him with a senior leader who left the company a month ago. Columbus-based NetJets announced the changes this morning, which are effective immediately. (www.dispatch.com) More...

Airbus confirms software configuration error caused plane crash

An executive of Airbus Group has confirmed that the crash of an Airbus A400M military transport was caused by a faulty software configuration. Marwan Lahoud, chief marketing and strategy officer for Airbus, told the German newspaper Handelsblatt on Friday that there was a "quality issue in the final assembly" of the components of the aircraft engine. (arstechnica.com) More...

Philadelphia Will Become First A350 Destination in the U.S.

Qatar Airways announced today that the brand-new Airbus A350-900XWB will replace the Boeing 777-200LR on flights between Doha, Qatar and Philadelphia from January 1st of next year. (www.philly.com) More...

How To Repair a CFM56-7BE HPT Blade

GE says repairing a CFM56-7BE high-pressure turbine blade can save 80% of the cost of buying a new one. That’s a big figure—but when you couple it with the fact that parts account for up to 70% of engine overhaul costs, this figure becomes even more striking. (aviationweek.com) More...

Watch A Soviet Fighter Jet Take A Joyride To The Edge Of Space

Private aviation adventure company, MiGFlug takes Ferrari race car driver Josh Cartu on an edge of space flight in a MiG-29 Fulcrum. (www.youtube.com) More...

Air NZ to get 777-319 last delivery comfirmed

The CEO Chris Luxton has announced the final Boring 777-319 ZK OKT will be delivered to Air NZ in July 2015 final preparation to the aircraft are now on the way. Two B789 aircraft will also be delivered ZK NZA ZK NZC bringing the fleet to five B788 aircraft in the fleet (m.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports

An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned. (gma.yahoo.com) More...

Solar Impulse 2 Begins Six Day Flight Across the Pacific

Solar Impulse 2 has embarked on its 6 day solar-powered flight from China to Hawaii. This will be the longest solo flight in history. (wp.me) More...

CFM Warns Of Used CFM56 Blades With Falsified Records

CFM International has notified CFM56 customers, MRO providers, and regulators about several cases of parts brokers offering used CFM56 high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades with falsified records that misrepresent the parts’ service histories. (aviationweek.com) More...

Final mission for Tyndall AFB QF-4 Phantom

The mission for the QF-4 targeting drone is over, with the last of the converted F-4 Phantom IIs destroyed over the Gulf of Mexico. (www.airforcetimes.com) More...

Emergency At 20000'

Flying along at 20,000' and developing engine problems is normally an unsettling issue, but ...... (www.rightthisminute.com) More...

Flughafen Tempelhof: Inside Berlin's Abandoned Downtown Airport

An inside look at Berlin's abandoned downtown airport which was the focal point of the Berlin Airlift. (wp.me) More...

Union pushes for higher Airport fees

The New York City-based union is arguing that the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge that is added to every plane ticket should be raised from $4.50 to $8.50. The group is launching an initiative called "The Campaign for On-Time Flights" that it says will encourage airline passengers to contact members of Congress to request the increase in the cap on airport fees so that they can face fewer flight delays at congested facilities around the country. (thehill.com) More...

Work under way on all A350-1000 test aircraft

Airbus has commenced work on all three development aircraft for the A350-1000 test campaign, as it expects to begin final assembly in the first quarter of next year. Head of A350 programme developments Bruno Hernandez says that the -1000 is “on track” but acknowledges that bringing the components together to meet the final assembly schedule is “very challenging”. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Solar Impulse forced to land in Japan

A record-breaking attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean using a solar-powered plane has been aborted. Poor weather conditions are forcing the Solar Impulse craft to head back to Japan to land. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...


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