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Emirates Airlines Launches New Non-Stop Service From Dubai To Orlando With An Airbus A380 Super Jumbo Jet

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Emirates Airlines completed the first rotation of the new Orlando-Dubai non-stop service today with a water canon salute by the Orlando airport’s Fire Rescue department using an Airbus A380, landing at 11:29am... (www.thefloridanewsjournal.com) More...

Delta to Pay Business Fliers if it's later than American & United

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Basking in an on-time rate that beats rivals, Delta Air Lines Inc. promises to pay up if it can’t get road warriors to their destinations more reliably than American and United. Delta is pitching a new program to its corporate clients that would award travel credits to those accounts if the carrier falls behind its two biggest rivals in on-time arrival and flight completion rates. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

U.S. OKs $3B upgrade of Boeing Apache helicopters for UK

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WASHINGTON • The U.S. government has approved Britain's request to have 50 of its older model Apache helicopters refurbished and upgraded by Boeing Co and other U.S. companies, a deal valued at around $3 billion, the Defense Department announced on Thursday. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Mitsubishi MRJ first flight in October

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has announced that the maiden flight of the first MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet) prototype, FTA1, will take place in the second half of October 2015. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Ode to the Learjet

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The first jet that I and many other freight haulers learned to fly was both a hoot and a handful. (www.bbc.com) More...

FAA Investigating Reported UAV Collision with Piper Twin

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So far it's unconfirmed, but the FAA is taking seriously a report that a Piper twin was involved in a midair collision with a UAV over northern Illinois on August 27, under Chicago's Class B airspace about 20 nm southwest of O'Hare International. Photos of the damaged airplane posted online by sUASNews.com show a dented wing leading edge and a six inch slice in the de-ice boot that looks like it was caused by something manmade and not of avian origin. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Six Men Detained In Texas After Disrupting Flight From San Diego To Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night, after six passengers became unruly during the flight. (chicago.cbslocal.com) More...

Japan Airlines To Return to Dallas/Fort Worth

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Japan Airlines announced the return to Dallas, with service to Dallas/Fort Worth to Toyko Narita starting in November 2015 for a stronger relationship with American Airlines. They will have 4 daily flights to Toyko, making it daily in spring 2016. According to Japan airlines, the will be using the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Already, American Airlines has 2 daily flights to Toyko, using the Boeing 777-200ER. Over the years, Dallas has expanded its international flights. The world longest flight… (airchive.com) More...

What It's Like To Fly America's Biggest Jet, The Gargantuan C-5 Galaxy

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One of Foxtrot Alpha’s readers, Ben Brown, flies the Pentagon’s biggest jet, the mighty Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

F-22 Raptors Hard At Work During Red Flag (Video)

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Exhilarating footage of F-22 Raptor operations at Nellis AFB during the Red Flag exercise. Close-ups of F-22 takeoffs and landings. (youtu.be) More...

NEW CanJet, Halifax-based airline, to suspend flight operations indefinitely

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CanJet, a Halifax-based charter airline, will be suspending flight operations effective immediately, the company's president told CBC News. Stephen Rowe, president of CanJet Airlines, says that the company has decided to take a step back to determine if they want to move forward with a different financial plan that may or may not include more planes. (www.cbc.ca) More...

FBI outlines reasons why six Southwest Airlines passengers were arrested and charged in Amarillo

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FBI special agent T. Scott Hendricks has filed an affidavit explaining why Southwest Airlines diverted a San Diego-Chicago flight to Amarillo late Monday and booted six passengers off the flight. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

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