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(Video) Boeing 717 Stall during test flight

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Amazing video of a recovery after an unusual attitude during a stall test. (vimeo.com) More...

4th A320 Neo faces engine trouble in less than a month

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New Delhi: The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engine trouble on the Airbus A320 Neo (new engine option) shows no sign of ending. On Saturday , an IndiGo A320 Neo, powered by P&W engine, developed a snag in one of its engines. “The aircraft (VT-ITC) got a `oil chip detected' warning for one engine at Vadodara. It had to be flown back to Delhi as a ferry (without passengers) on Sunday for engine change,“ said a source. Saturday's trouble is the fourth in less than a month with both IndiGo and… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Small Plane Crashes In Bayonne, New Jersey; Pilot Hospitalized

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A pilot was hospitalized after a small plane went down Sunday morning in Bayonne, New Jersey. The Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said the plane crashed on Avenue E between 41st and 42nd streets. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft was a Piper PA-28, and departed from Republic Airport in East Farmingdale, Long Island. The plane was registered to a Queens flight school (newyork.cbslocal.com) More...

WWII Aircraft Facts

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Absolutely amazing (American) World War 2 statistics and photos. I have always known that aircrew had the highest fatality rate but the loss rate (and cost of war) detailed below is absolutely horrific. (pippaettore.com) More...

The FAA gave the first ever go-ahead for a drone to fly at a major airport

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It’s not legal to fly your drone anywhere near an airport — at least not without a special waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration. For the first time under the FAA’s commercial drone rules, the agency granted permission to operate a drone at a major airport where the airspace falls under a special classification called “class B." Seven flights were conducted by Berkeley, Calif.-based 3D Robotics on Jan. 10 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the busiest airport in the… (www.recode.net) More...

Emirates Takes Heed from EK521 Tragedy: Tweaks Safety Video in Attempt to Change Passenger Behaviour

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Emirates has taken heed from the GCAA’s report into the crash landing of EK521 and the observed behaviour of their passengers. In the latest iteration of their safety video, Emirates has added a short but vitally important point, reminding passengers to leave all carry on bags behind in the event of an emergency evacuation. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

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