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Watch a Mammoth Airbus A380 Go From the Assembly Line to the Runway

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No matter how annoying it gets to squish into an economy seat, it's hard to deny that airplanes are awe-inspiring. Watching Qatar Airways' recent Airbus A380 assembled highlights how intricate the design of these beastly machines really is. (gizmodo.com) More...

China planning town centered around general aviation

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Superior Aviation Town, to be constructed in the Shunyi District, approximately 11 miles northeast of Beijing, is named for Superior Air Parts, the Dallas, Texas-based company bought by a Chinese entity five years ago. According to its website, the town would be home to a general aviation airport with a 7,800-foot-long runway, and would also have a convention center dedicated to general aviation. The town’s backers and the Chinese government plan to make the town a haven for international… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Four Injured After Jet Blue Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Long Beach Airport

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Several people were injured Thursday after a Jet Blue aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Long Beach Airport. Flight 1416 returned to Long Beach at 9:29 a.m., 25 minutes after it took off for Austin, TX. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Problems still plague 787

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Untimely work and substandard supplier components continue to be a drag on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner program, say factory workers and others familiar with the production process. (www.heraldnet.com) More...

DC-10 aiding in wildfires

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Two of my favorite things...planes and firefighting. DC-10 coming in for a fast and amazing fire retardant dump out west. Credits go to the author. (www.liveleak.com) More...

VIDEO: Qatar receives first A380, hints at further orders

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Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has hinted at further A380 orders after taking delivery of his first superjumbo at Airbus's Hamburg plant on 16 September. Qatar - the only airline to operate all of Airbus's widebody types - has 10 A380s on order, plus three options. Al Baker said a decision would be taken soon on whether to confirm the options and possibly commit to more. "Once delivered, we will see its performance and, if it exceeds our expectations, we will firm up the… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Lufthansa to transform Eurowings into all-Airbus carrier

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Lufthansa Group's Eurowings division is to become an all-Airbus operator after the German company approved an order for 10 A320s for the airline. The aircraft will be the "backbone" of Lufthansa's new low-cost operation, says the group. Lufthansa will also transfer 13 A320s from its current orders to the Eurowings division from 2015. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Firefighters Aid Ailing Man on Las Vegas Flight

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Jacksonville firefighters Jason Kerr, Chris Lewis, and Mike Lesniak were on their way to Las Vegas for Kerr's bachelor party. But when duty calls, duty calls, and a man's life is saved due to their work. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

FTL Airport Software Handled 800 Aircraft A Day With Only One Runway In Use

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NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three years while construction reduced the number of available runways from three to one (avstop.com) More...

Lufthansa orders 15 A320neos for Swiss

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Swiss International Air Lines is to receive 15 Airbus A320neo jets following an order for the type from parent Lufthansa Group. The carrier will undergo the fleet renewal as part of a broad modernisation agreed by the Lufthansa executive board. (www.flightglobal.com) More...