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Top Aviation Apps take flight with Gogo

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able to connect to popular pilot apps – such as Garmin, JetFuelX, FlightAware (business.gogoair.com) More...

NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported

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Federal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) More...

IT'S WAR: United Airlines President Slams Frontier After $39 Ticket Announcement and Vows 'United Will Win'

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On Wednesday, United Airlines president Scott Kirby weighed in on Frontier Airlines' plan to double the number of its routes and return to a network business model. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Boeing 787 Payback Gap Widens

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The 787 Dreamliner is now on its sixth delivery year, well past half calendar time in the program’s 1,300 unit accounting block (for the explanation of accounting block and program accounting read here). (leehamnews.com) More...

Air France Names Boost Airline ‘Joon’

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French Skyteam carrier Air France has christened its new lower-cost airline, which was previously known as the Boost project, as ‘Joon’ and named Jean-Michel Mathieu as CEO. (atwonline.com) More...

Airbus Takes on Stratasys 3D Printing for Serial Part Production

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At last month’s Paris Air Show, Stratasys made an important announcement indicating that 3Dprinting polymers were just about ready for prime time. With the release of a new configuration of a Fortus 900 3D printer and its ULTEM 9085 thermoplastic, fused deposition modeling (FDM) may now be capable of repeatable reliability to the extent that it can be qualified for production parts for use in aircraft. (www.engineering.com) More...

US and Australia to fly hypersonic missiles

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The US has been working on hypersonic aircraft missiles that could fly at a mile per second.Australia joined the testing process to research and pilot weapons that are able to fly at least five times faster than the speed of sound. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

World War II pilot's remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later

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The 21-year-old Gray was on a dive-bombing mission on April 16, 1945, when his single-seat P-47D aircraft clipped a tree and crashed in Lindau. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) More...

Jeppesen charts available on ForeFlight mobile

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Access Jeppesen’s global library of departure, arrival, and terminal procedures. Also in this release: Logbook detail reports, import custom charts, and global Procedure Advisor. (foreflight.com) More...

Airbus claims successful test of unmanned aircraft

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Unmanned jet powered craft flies for 7 minutes, including take-off and landing. Concept plane is seen as crucial to developing unmanned flight. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

EasyJet's new airline is a clever but expensive response to Brexit

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There will now be three easyJets, all with a capital letter in the wrong place and all located in different places - one in the UK, one in Switzerland and now one in Austria. (news.sky.com) More...

Wait, this aircraft mechanic has been with American Airlines for HOW LONG???

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Azreil “Al” Blackman is an Aviation Maintenance Technician Crew Chief for American Airlines who oversees aircraft mechanics at JFK International Airport. Like many mechanics he graduated from Aviation High School in Manhattan and, oddly enough, had to get permission from his mother to take the job with American, originally starting in the sheet metal shop as an apprentice. Sounds somewhat typical right? Here’s the thing: Al’s first day with American Airlines was July 17, 1942. Yes, you read that… (www.aviationfigure.com) More...