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Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) More...

Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) More...

Woodward Selected by Airbus for A320neo PW Thrust Reverser Actuation System

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Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today announced that it signed an agreement with Airbus to supply the Thrust Reverser Actuation System (TRAS) for the new nacelle of the Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by the Pratt and Whitney engine. (globenewswire.com) More...

Azul Leases Five Airbus A330-900neos From Avolon

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Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from Avolon, to further expand the airline's network to the USA and Europe. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

After Boeing Deal, Turkish Airlines Weighs Airbus Order - Sources

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Turkish Airlines has begun talks with Airbus to buy up to 40 A350 jetliners worth $12.4 billion (£9.15 billion) at list prices, hours after striking a similar deal with its U.S. rival Boeing, people familiar with the airline said on Friday. (www.nytimes.com) More...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) More...

OPINION: ATR and Bombardier Should Heed Embraer's Turboprop Warning

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Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it. With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

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The French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Video: The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. (www.youtube.com) More...

Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots

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Ryanair blames an internal “cock up”, but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Wizz Air launches Trip Planner to inspire passengers

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Wizz Air has launched Trip Planner, a new website search tool, designed to inspire passengers who are undecided on the destination of their next holiday. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...