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Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft

Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. (atwonline.com) More...

Plane makes emergency landing at GRR after damage

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after damage inside the cabin Monday evening. (woodtv.com) More...

How One Little Lock on an Airplane Could Save Hundreds of Lives

Selfish passengers spend valuable seconds during evacuations opening overhead bins in order to take their luggage off the plane with them. There is actually one simple solution: locking overhead bins. The bins would be locked during taxi, takeoff and landing. They would be unlocked at cruising altitude. Then they would be locked again when it’s time to prepare the cabin for arrival... (www.travelpulse.com) More...

The world's oldest serving flight attendant

For nearly six decades, Bette Nash has been sharing her contagious smile with the world -- from 30,000 feet. (www.cnn.com) More...

Incident: China Southern B737 near Lanzhou on Dec 1st 2016, the hottest phone one can get

A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-1782 performing flight CZ-6976 from Shanghai Pudong to Urumqui (China), was enroute at 9200 meters about 120nm east of Lanzhou (China) when the crew decided to divert to Lanzhou after a passenger's mobile phone turned hot and emitted smoke (avherald.com) More...

Ghost airplane casts a pall over A350-1000 rollout

Airbus presented dignitaries and media at the debut of its latest model with an unexpected sight: a white-painted $300-million A350 jetliner being prepared for delivery without an airline livery, considered an alarm signal in the aerospace industry because they usually signify that they have been built without an airline in place to operate them. (www.reuters.com) More...

Incident: Jetlite B737 near Hyderabad on Dec 3rd 2016, hydraulic problem

A Jetlite Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JLF performing flight S2-4364 from Kolkata to Bangalore (India) with 147 passeners and 8 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 120nm southeast of Hyderabad (India) when the crew reported a hydraulic problem and decided to divert to Hyderabad (avherald.com) More...


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