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Hawaiian Airlines open to Europe flights

The Airbus A330neo, already on order, might have range to make new long-haul routes feasible, CEO says (www.wsj.com) More...

WWII P-38 Fighter Pilot Fulfills Vow Made 70 Years Ago to Honor Comarades

Fredric Arnold entered combat with 13 other P-38 fighter pilots more than 70 years ago. Only he and one other survived combat. The two survivors vowed to honor their comrades. Over the last seven years, he sculpted 12 life-size bronze figures as a monument to the more than 88,000 Airmen killed in WWII. The monument depicts a mission briefing scene. A squadron leader addresses six airmen prior to the mission. Five more are shown in a lighter color representing spirits of those already killed. All… (www.denverpost.com) More...

Pepper spray error at Auckland International Airport sparks emergency response

An emergency response at Auckland International Airport was caused this afternoon when an official accidentally set off a can of pepper spray. A Fire Services spokesman told the Herald they were called to the first floor of the airport, air side, by the airport rescue team shortly after 2pm. Firefighter were told pepper spray had been released and had since classed the incident as a "non event". Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Mike Richards told Fairfax the spray was left at a… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

American Boeing 737-800 near Las Vegas on Sep 24th 2016, burning odour in cockpit

An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N902AN performing flight AA-1441 from Reno,NV to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 156 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 130nm northnortheast of Las Vegas,NV (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Las Vegas reporting a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely on Las Vegas' runway 25L about 25 minutes later. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air NZ acts after Air Nippon Dreamliners are grounded

Air New Zealand is putting in "proactive systems" for its Dreamliner fleet after problems were identified in engines of the same aircraft type operated by Japanese carrier ANA. Air New Zealand operates seven of the planes and says it is aware of a technical issue that has affected some Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engines operated by other international carriers. It says that in partnership with Rolls-Royce, and with the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority, the airline has put… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...


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