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Taiwan's Bid to Join ICAO Was Denied

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Taiwan's request to be invited to the September 27 ICAO meeting in Montreal was denied. ICAO is the UN's regulatory arm for the aviation industry. Taiwan was invited to attend an ICAO meeting in 2013 but has not been invited since. Many suspect that China moved to prevent Taiwan from being invited in order to further isolate Taiwan politically. Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport is the fifth busiest cargo airport in the world and the 11th busiest international passenger airport in the world. (thediplomat.com) More...

FIS-B Advisory Service Adding Data, Curtailing Older NOTAMS

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AOPA is working with the FAA to make pilots aware of new weather products that will become available on the Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) beginning next year. Pilots also should note new limitations in the delivery of notices to airmen that will take effect in September. (www.aopa.org) More...

Oman Air Drops 'Persian Gulf' Maps

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The inflight entertainment system maps on some Boeing 737 and 787 aircraft have changed as a new provider introduced more detailed flight maps, the airline said. (news.airwise.com) More...

F-22 Raptor Does A Loop On Its Axis Performing The Elusive Falling Leaf

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Talk About Stability. It's no secret the F-22 Raptor is one of the most maneuverable, if not THE most maneuverable fighter aircraft in the world. A strong case could be made that fourth generation Sukhoi and MiG aircraft also have thrust vectoring and could do the same, but there's really no way of telling which is better. One thing's for sure though. The Raptor looks great when it does it. Link direct to video https://youtu.be/P8zPh8kAcAU (frontlinevideos.com) More...

Nukey McMeltface and Other Would-Be Bomber Names

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When U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced an internal naming competition for the Northrop Grumman B-21 in February, she may have underestimated the creativity of airmen and the pitfalls of public polling. Nukey McMeltface and Trump Bomber were among more than 2,100 submissions to a list that was released by the air branch on Sept. 22 after a number of freedom of information requests were filed seeking the document. (aviationweek.com) More...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

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Aireon and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon℠ solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. (flightaware.com) More...

The missing factor in claim MH370 search is stopping just short of predicted location

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The ATSB has good reasons to exclude the Captain Hardy site for MH370 from its search, but are they good enough? (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

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Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn't stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week. (www.cnn.com) More...

American Boeing 737-800 at Newark on Sep 24th 2016, bird strike

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The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for 24 hours, then positioned to Tulsa,OK (USA) but did not yet resume service 54 hours after landing. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

New Aircraft Technology Could Transform These 2 Airlines

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The additional range of Airbus' upcoming A321neo and A321LR aircraft will open up new business opportunities for these 2 U.S. airlines. (www.fool.com) More...

Airbus family flight: A380, A350, A330 and A320 perform spectacular formation flight

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Four Airbus airliners have flown together in formation in a spectacular display flight to mark 25 years of the aircraft manufacturer's "fly-by-wire" system. (www.traveller.com.au) More...

SQ says non-stop A350-900ULR flights to USA will be about sleep, not speed

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Singapore Airlines says the biggest allure of non-stop flights to LAX, JFK will be the chance for non-stop slumber. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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