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Countdown to Retirement: American Airlines Super 80s

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American Airlines readies the end of the Mad Dog era with the retirement of 20 MD-80s today. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Private Plane lands on highway in St. Louis, MO

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A small private plane has landed on the eastbound lanes of 364 (Page Extension) in St. Charles County. Authorities have blocked off 2 lanes of 364. The plane is a single engine aircraft. So far no injuries have been reported. It’s believed the plane had taken off from Creve Coeur Airport. (fox2now.com) More...

Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped!

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ONE THING YOU almost never see when an airplane lands is a blowout. Think about that: Again and again, the tires hit tarmac at 170 miles per hour and bear the weight of a modest office building. And they nail it. Every time. (www.wired.com) More...

Will Boeing Beef Up Its Orders for Wide-Body Planes?

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As of August 16, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has taken net orders totaling 38 for its four wide-body jets: the 747, 767, 777 and 787. (247wallst.com) More...

Pilot captures unbelievable photo of haboob sweeping over Phoenix

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On Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm collapsed over Phoenix, and a downward burst of wind collected a towering plume of dust that swept across the region. To the east, a Southwest Airlines pilot, Ryan Vermillion, captured an unforgettable view of the gathering storm, known as a haboob. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

Lockheed’s F-35 Still Falls Short, Pentagon’s Chief Tester Says

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A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies (www.bloomberg.com) More...

EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning, according to multiple news accounts citing the airline. Flight 804 had 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard. According to Sky News Arabia, the plane was last detected in the skies over Greece, about 40 minutes from Athens. (www.washingtontimes.com) More...

Air New Zealand ditches premium economy SpaceSeat, changes Boeing 787-9 config

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Air New Zealand will ditch its premium economy Spaceseat as part of a refurbish for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet, along with expanding the business class and premium economy cabins of its Boeing 787-9s. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Wally the Wallet returns home on 1,300 mile trip in a Chinook

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A Navy engineer finds a wallet in Amsterdam and creates what sounds like the perfect book for young plane loving children (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights on sale by year's end

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Qantas will start selling tickets on its first Boeing 787 flights before the year is out, with the Dreamliner slated to begin running on an existing but as yet unrevealed international route. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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