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Smoke forces American Airlines evac at gate at Heathrow

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looks like APU started to smoke a little. No injuries. Video available. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Blues resume flying

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The blue angels resumed flying on Thursday, after a safety stand down following the crash in Tennessee. A replacement pilot for late captain Kuss has yet to be named. (www.navytimes.com) More...

Solar Impulse 2 completes world’s first solar-powered Atlantic flight

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Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Seville, completing the world's first solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic. The 6765km (4,200mi) flight took just shy of three days (71 hours and 8 minutes), taking off from New York three days ago. Solar Impulse 2, which is slowly making its way back around the world to Abu Dhabi, has two pilots that take turns. The Atlantic hop was Bertrand Piccard's longest flight in Solar Impulse 2. André Borschberg, who piloted the agonisingly drawn-out Nagoya-to-Hawaii leg,… (arstechnica.com) More...

Emirates receives 80th Airbus A380

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A6-EUB is the 80th Emirates A380. The aircraft will be used to fly between Dubai (DXB) and Vienna on the 1st of July. (gulfbusiness.com) More...

Welcome back American Airlines!

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American Airlines has added Auckland, New Zealand, to extensive network with the introduction of daily Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner services from/to Los Angeles. The gargantuan Fort Worth, a Texas-based carrier is touted as the world's largest by fleet size and revenue and the second largest by a number of destinations. It is a founding member of the One World alliance and the introduction of services between Los Angeles and Auckland has been closely aligned with partner airline Qantas.… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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