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FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

(Cockpit video) TBM Avenger emergency landing

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TBM Avenger participating in the V-E Day flyover experiences smoke in the cockpit and makes an emergency landing at KDCA. (www.youtube.com) More...

Man angry about overbooked flight strips off and throws naked tantrum in middle of the airport

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Travelers at a North Carolina airport had a rude awakening on Wednesday morning when a man stripped naked to protest at his flight being overbooked. According to witnesses at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the man was attempting to get on board a US Airways flight to Jamaica. One witness said he heard a man yelling and sounding very angry. An airport employee told her that the man was angry over his flight. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Fights, Smashed Computers, and Food Thrown in Riot at Shenzhen Airport Over Delayed Flights

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Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was a chaotic frenzy last weekend when delays and cancellations caused by heavy rain were too much for some passengers to handle. Many angry people surrounded airline staff, shouting, pelting them with food, and smashing airline equipment. More than 100 flights were affected on the evening of May 15, causing about 1,000 passengers to wait at the airport until the early hours of the following day. (thenanfang.com) More...

For all the L-1011 Fans:

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This has always been my favorite bird. Although it is well past its prime and a good ways behind what's out there now, I'm glad to see 6 being refurbished and back flying. (www.pr.com) More...

Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner

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Airbus and Boeingare betting their futures on a new generation of long-range widebody twins with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emissions compared with today’s two- and four-engine widebodies. (aviationweek.com) More...

Lufthansa Group airlines achieve 3.84 litre/100 km fuel efficiency

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Passenger aircraft of Lufthansa Group airlines have once again set a record for airplane fuel efficiency in 2014, consuming an average of 3.84 litres of kerosene to carry a passenger 100 kilometres. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Start-Up Airline Crowdfunding to Raise Money

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One day, Avatar Airlines will offer affordable airfare. But for now, they’re asking for your help in raising start-up costs. (Photo: Avatar Airlines) There’s an airline that is promising no seat selection fees, no baggage fees, low fares and free Wi-Fi. The problem is that they need $5 million dollars… and they’re asking passengers for it. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Thanks to N.J. Judge, GA Airports Win Collective Victory

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N.J. Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong issued a 54-page ruling in which he blasted the town's eminent domain land grab, a case that has dragged on for nearly 15 years, saying it amounted to a "manifest abuse of power" and a waste of local taxpayers' dollars. He ordered the town to pay the Solberg family's legal bills, which are expected to tally into the millions of dollars. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Airbus sees 'significant' orders at Paris Airshow

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Airbus (AIR.PA) expects to win a "significant number" of orders at next month's Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a news conference hosted by France's GIFAS aerospace industry association, of which he is also president. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Eastern to Fly to Cuba in Partnership With HavanaAir Charters

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Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters signed an agreement today for Eastern to support HavanaAir’s charter operations to Cuba in and out of Miami, by Wednesday of next week. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Dutch Government Blocks Gulf Carriers From Expanding

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The Dutch Government is blocking the Gulf carriers from expanding at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the newspaper Financieele Dagblad, the government cites “unfair competition with Air France-KLM” as the reason for its actions. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Learning to Fly the Fortress

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The tower at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, clears me to land in a crosswind gusting to 40 knots, 5 over the limits of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress I’m trying to land for the first time. My instructor, Bob Davis, utters a few choice words, but we don’t have other options—the better-aligned runway at nearby Appleton is closed because of ice. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

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