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First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Improvements to FlightAware Maps & Understanding Map Behavior

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There has been a lot of attention and scrutiny to flight tracking maps in the last few days, so we've made some great improvements to improve visualization and have a few updates to help everyone understand what they're seeing and how the data is derived. (flightaware.com) More...

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) More...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) More...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013. On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million. Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

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Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter – “Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong”, featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands. (www.smh.com.au) More...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) More...

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

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The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. (news.msn.com) More...

United Second Quarter Profit Up 68%

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United-Continental Holdings announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based airline reported a profit of $789 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

'Air Fare America' Reality Show Launches Production

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The creators of "Air Fare America," a new aviation-themed reality TV show being pitched to cable networks, said they have secured the initial investment money needed to launch production, meaning the pilot episode could begin shooting this fall. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1,800 jobs cut

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of operations at aerospace that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Top 100 Warbirds

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We proudly present Flying Magazine's Top 100 Warbirds, our list of the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes of all time. As with any top list, there's sure to be some disagreement with the birds we've chosen to fill these 100 slots, and that will likely be more and more true as you move up the list toward the Number One warbird of all time. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

ICAO Applauds Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on Flight MH17

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The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, expressed his Organization’s appreciation for the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and reiterated the strong condemnation of the action which resulted in the loss of the flight’s civilian passengers and crew. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar With 116 On Board

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar. There were 110 people on board and it lost contact 50 minutes after take off. Reports say that flight AH5017 may have been over a high risk zone for US airlines, but there are no reports of what may have happened to it. The plane was reportedly in Mali air space when it lost contact. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Will Malaysia Airlines Go OUT OF BUSINESS?

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What's next for Malaysia Airlines? First, flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur mysteriously disappeared en route to Beijing, the reasons for which are still unknown. Then last week, flight MH17, on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, raining fire and carnage over the countryside. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that airline executives are "focusing on finding a way to save the company," and one of the options includes… (www.fastcompany.com) More...

Airlines announce record profits

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Airlines reported record profits Thursday that yielded unexpected stock buy-backs, a rare dividend and even bonuses for workers who weathered the industry's difficult financial straits in recent years. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Alaska Airlines Has a Machine That 'Prints' Pancakes

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The airline's lounges have pancake "printing" machines that work at the push of a button, originally offered in Seattle and now with expanded hours of operation in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. While a printed pancake is far from gourmet, it doesn't look any worse than a lot of airline fare. The airline says it was the first to bring the pancake machine to airport lounges. (mashable.com) More...

Google Glass To Act As A HUD for GA Aircraft

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In a nutshell, Aero Glass is Synthetic Vision displayed on Google Glass. If you will be attending AirVenture next week you can see Aero Glass for yourself in Hangar A, booth #1110. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

ANA beats AirNZ to launch world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 flight

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Japan's ANA will fly the world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 service on August 4 from Tokyo's Haneda airport, snatching the honour from the plane's launch customer Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Chances of dying in U.S. plane crash remarkably small

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In the last week three major plane crashes have killed hundreds of people overseas. Phil Derner Jr., founder and president of NYCAviation, assured it's an 'unfortunate coincidence,' but deserving no concern over aviation safety — especially if flying stateside. (credit: NY Daily News/Nina Golgowski) (www.nydailynews.com) More...

Woman arrested on suspicion of assaulting someone on flight to Hector International

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A Fargo woman who allegedly assaulted someone during a flight to Hector International Airport was “combative” with officers after landing Wednesday night and was arrested, Fargo police said. (www.inforum.com) More...

Teen Flying Around the World Crashes Near American Samoa

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The plane of seventeen-year-old American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman, who were attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, has crashed into the Pacific. Harris's body was located; the father is still missing. (abcnews.go.com) More...

Why boarding an airplane feels unfair and chaotic

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Boarding an airplane these days can be as vexing as enduring the flight itself. Mobs of passengers elbow past each other to get close to the boarding aisle, only to find that there’s no apparent rhyme or reason to their boarding order. For those braving the skyways during the hectic summer travel season, this might help explain why. (qz.com) More...