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Delta 'in fabulous shape' as CEO discusses upgrades, Bombardier and more

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ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines “is in fabulous shape” as it enters the final quarter of the year, CEO Ed Bastian said this week at the Delta Flight Museum. (www.usatoday.com) More...

TUI flight has unscheduled stop at Québec City because of violent passenger

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A TUI B787 flying from Manchester to Cancun had to stop at Jean-Lesage airport (YQB) because of a violent female passenger. She was agitated and started to fight with an other passenger, then apparently assaulted members of the cabin crew. No injuries are reported for now. She was escorted off the aircraft by Québec Provincial Police and will appear in court on Monday. (The linked text is in French, Google translate does a decent job if you need it.) (www.journaldemontreal.com) More...

Airbus sees CSeries jets grabbing major global market share

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Speaking at a business event in Montreal, he also said the lightweight, carbon-composite jets, which seat 110-to-130 people, would create new jobs in Canada and the United States. (www.reuters.com) More...

B-52s will return to a ready-to-fly posture not seen since the Cold War

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"That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice. " (www.defenseone.com) More...

Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

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The Air Force plan announced Friday to recall 1,000 pilots from retirement could hurt smaller airlines in the competition to hire trained crews to fly their planes. "We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Small plane crash in Topping, VA

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Authorities say a small plane crashed into a home in Virginia and the three people on board survived with minor injuries. (hisz.rsoe.hu) More...

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified products: source

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Boeing Co, the world’s biggest maker of passenger jets, has used Kobe Steel products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Boeing does not as yet consider the issue a safety problem, the source stressed, but the revelation may raise compensation costs for the Japanese company, which is embroiled in a widening scandal over the false certification of the strength and durability of components supplied to hundreds of… (www.aviationfigure.com) More...