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Hawker 800 Crash after Interception from Colombia Air Force

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An unidentified Hawker 800 jet crashed into the waters off Puerto Colombia, Colombia after being intercepted by a Colombian Air Force plane after illegally flying into Colombian airspace. The aircraft departed had from Venezuela and was bound for Central America. Video footage released by the Colombian Air Force show the Hawker's nr.2 engine on fire as it descended over sea. The aircraft impacted the water and broke up. At the scene of the crash a still undetermined number of packages were… (www.aviation-safety.net) More...

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...

A Singapore Airlines Airbus jet lost power on all of its engines mid-flight

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Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, flying from Singapore to Shanghai, lost power mid-flight on both of its Rolls-Royce engines. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Instead Of Retiring, Marine Vet Starts His Own Harrier Squadron

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Instead of retiring, former test pilot and real estate mogul Art Nalls imported, restored, certified and flew the world’s only private Harrier jump jet. Now he’s a man with a mission, adding to his fleet, he wants to preserve the Harrier’s legacy for decades to come. His amazing story is told in this awesome mini documentary from AARP Studios. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

NATA Aims To Improve Misfueling Awareness

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On August 27 last year a Cessna 421C on a medevac flight crashed on initial climb out of Las Cruces, N.M., killing the pilot, two medical workers and the patient. Less than six months later, that sequence was repeated when a Piper PA-46 Malibu went down just after takeoff from Felts Field Airport in Spokane, Wash., killing the lone occupant. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Flughafen Tempelhof: Inside Berlin's Abandoned Downtown Airport

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

Southwest Rushes Woman Home to Son in Coma

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Southwest Airlines says that it empowers its employees to make important decisions on the spot. (Photo: AP) Southwest Airlines went above and beyond the call of duty to rush a woman home to her ill son earlier this month. (www.yahoo.com) More...

FlightSimCon Set for June 13, 14

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FlightSimCon returns for it's third year, taking place at the New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, CT, USA. Attendance is expected from Aerosoft, Saitek, Dovetail, VATSIM, PC Pilot, Boston Virtual ATC, amongst other organizations. (www.aopa.org) More...

Air NZ to begin new Texas service from December 15 2015

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Well finally the kiwi airline Air NZ has the go ahead to fly to Houston, Texas beginning December this year. They will be using the 777-200 aircraft for this route and not the 787-919's. tickets have being reduced to $999.00 NZ. Air NZ CEO Chris Luxton says until we get a few more of the 787-919 being delivered into the fleet this year the Boeing 777's are economical for the long haul flights (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Eastern Air Lines to operate its first revenue flight tomorrow

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After 24 years, 4 months and 7 days, Eastern resumes revenue flight operations tomorrow. MIA-HAV-MIA. Time to re-earn our wings… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Airbus unveils first H160 helicopter prototype

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Airbus Helicopters today unveiled the first prototype of its next generation H160 medium class helicopter in the presence of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

A320 U.S. assembly to begin this summer

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Airbus' U.S manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, is on schedule to begin production of Airbus A320 family aircraft this summer as the large aircraft components for the first U.S.-produced aircraft today departed from the port in Hamburg, Germany. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

C-17s Infiltrate The Carolinas During Massive Airlift Exercise

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Joint Base Charleston was put under pressure last week conducting an extraordinary exercise to evaluate their ability to deploy a large aircraft formation during a simulated crisis. And by large I mean very big airplanes in a very big formation. (planelopnik.com) More...

Sinkhole opens up at DFW Airport, forcing authorities to close a runway

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One of the runways at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is closed while crews deal with a sinkhole, located somewhere on the air field, “in the vicinity” of runway 18-L. That runway is closed for the time being. officials don’t know how long it will take to repair the 25-foot-by-25-foot sinkhole. The airport has six other runways available for use. (thescoopblog.dallasnews.com) More...

The teenager who flew to Moscow

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28 years ago, on the 28th May 1987, a 19-year old German flew a Cessna 172 to Moscow. He appeared on the Soviet Air Defence radar. He did not reply to any attempts to contact and three military divisions with surface-to-air missiles began to track him. The military went into alert and two fighter jets were scrambled to investigate. He landed on a bridge near the St. Basil’s Cathedral, and taxied past the cathedral and into the Red Square. (fearoflanding.com) More...

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