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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...

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...

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...

O'Hare tarmac photos land flight attendant in stew

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From the article: "Some passengers who had just boarded a Spirit Airline plane at O'Hare looked out the window and saw a flight attendant posing inside the jet engine well. One of the passengers contacted the I-Team in disbelief, asking if it was part of a new pre-flight checklist. When this flight attendant ended up working their flight, they took down her name and later found she had posted the pictures on her Facebook page." (abc7chicago.com) More...

Plane Investigation Underway After EVA Air Flight Lands At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport are investigating an incident involving a jet. The incident was unfolded on an EVA Air flight, which landed safely at LAX about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, from Taipei, Taiwan. According to KCAL9’s Stu Mundel, it was unclear what the issue was although the plane landed at Gate 207 on the west end of the airport. “That’s where they bring planes that have an issue or a problem,” Mundel said. “We don’t know what the exact issue… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

American Airlines to bring its Airbus A321s to Hawaii

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American Airlines intends to phase out its 757-200s on some Hawaii routes starting in August of this year, replacing them with its 2-cabin A321s while the 757s currently flying to Hawaii will shift to Phoenix. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Irish government to sell Aer Lingus stake

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International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, has actively bidding for the Irish government's share in Aer Lingus — and Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were selling their stake. (jansaviation.com) More...

6 Unique Maintenance Problems for Seaplanes

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Seaplanes routinely encounter different elements than normal aircraft and develop maintenance problems due to interaction with water. Here are 6 maintenance and inspection problems that can occur when operating a seaplane. (aviationweek.com) More...

HELLADS airborne Laser Weapon proceeds to field trials

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General Atomics announced that the High-Energy Liquid Laser (HELLADS) completed the U.S. Government Acceptance Test Procedure and is now being shipped to the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

ExpressJet 4650 operating as United Express IAH-TUS diverts to SAT

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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ4650/history/20150526/1415Z/KIAH/KTUS It is unknown why the flight diverted. They continued on to Tucson and arrived at 11:31a. (www.tucsonnewsnow.com) More...

Boeing and Airbus with their next-gen engines

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Boeing and Airbus have come a long way since the era of jet age came in in the early sixties. Since then both airplane companies have risen and come up with such advanced aircraft and engines for there aircraft. Recently the new next Gen engines have being tested and put onto newer aircraft entering the customers fleet. (au.finance.yahoo.com) More...

Air Canada tips new Brisbane-Vancouver route for Boeing 787

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Air Canada intends to launch direct Boeing 787 flights between Vancouver and Brisbane next year, adding a second Australian city to the airline's destination map. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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