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Incident: Emirates B777 at Dubai on Jun 25th 2016, pilot vision impaired

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An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EBO performing flight EK-22 from Manchester,EN (UK) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), was descending towards Dubai when the crew declared emergency reporting pilot vision was impaired. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 30L about 10 minutes later and taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail. (avherald.com) More...

Pilot incapacitated on Turkish Airlines flight

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A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration TC-JYG performing flight TK-604 from Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) to Istanbul (Turkey), was enroute at FL360 south of Antalya when the captain became ill and was unable to continue duties. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Photo of DC10 modified tanker dropping fire retardant

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The Bakersfield Californian paper has this photo on its website, reprinted in yesterday's Los Angeles Times, too. On the Californian website there are more photos, too. (www.bakersfield.com) More...

Alaska Airlines flight 811 diverted over Pacific

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Alaska Airlines Flight 811 took off from Oakland and got about a 1/4 of the way to Phog when it turned around and heard back to Oakland. Any ideas why? (flightaware.com) More...

Congo's ECAIR secures $35mn loan from regional bank

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ECAIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines (LC, Brazzaville) has secured a XAF20 billion (USD34.6 million) loan from the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) to be put towards the airline's fleet renewal and network expansion strategy. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

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If Malaysia wants the world to forget missing jet MH370 and move on, discoveries like this possible section of its wing are exceedingly inconvenient (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

A First Look at The Museum of Flight’s New Aviation Pavilion

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For the first time, the Museum’s collection of large commercial aircraft can be seen in one place, under one roof. The airliner exhibit today includes the world’s only presentation of the first Boeing 737 and 747, a Douglas DC-2, the only Concorde on the West Coast, and one of the prototypes of the 787 Dreamliner. (airwaysmag.com) More...

What Does Brexit Mean for Commercial Aviation?

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While the consequences of this decision naturally have a major impact across Britain’s society and economy, the impact on aviation will be particularly acute. (airwaysmag.com) 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...

Low-flying helicopter at Race to Alaska's start under investigation

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PORT TOWNSEND — Police are considering filing reckless endangerment charges against the pilot of a helicopter that dipped low over boaters at the beginning of Thursday's Race to Alaska. “It appears that the helicopter violated height restrictions, “ said Detective Luke Bogues of the Port Townsend Police Department. He said the helicopter's blades were below the masts of the ship on several occasions. (www.peninsuladailynews.com) More...

Southwest Pushed Back Late 737 MAX Deliveries

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Southwest Airlines has deferred the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX 8s to 29023-2025. Despite the decision, it will still be the first operator of the type. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Eurowings Europe launches operations

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Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings Europe has launched its first flight from Vienna to Alicante June 23. The company received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) in Austria recently. Its first Airbus A320 is based in Vienna and the fleet should grow to up to three aircraft by October (atwonline.com) More...

Brexit vote threatens dire consequences for UK aviation

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Peter Morris, chief economist at Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy, here teases out some of the aviation implications of the UK electorate's vote to exit the European Union (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Incident: Alaska B737 over Pacific on Jun 22nd 2016, brakes issue

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An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N517AS performing flight AS-861 from Seattle,WA to Kahului,HI (USA), was enroute at FL360 over the Pacific Ocean about 250nm short of the destination when the crew changed their destination to Honolulu,HI advising they needed the longer runway (avherald.com) More...

News ATSG acquires $50mn worth of stock from fund

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US-based freight specialist, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG), says it has acquired approximately 3.8 million of its shares from its largest shareholder, a fund affiliated with Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC. . (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Night operations begin at Queenstown Airport

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Night operations at Queenstown Airport have commenced with the arrival of Air New Zealand flight NZ613 from Auckland. The flight, operated by Airbus A320 ZK-OXI, touched down a little after 1920 local time on Monday, after a one hour and 46 minute journey from Auckland. The aircraft was on the ground for about 90 minutes before operating NZ616 to Auckland Once upon a time many years ago it was just a lonely quite little airport operating four flight in and out a day in the 1980's NOw look at it (australianaviation.com.au) More...

American’s Auckland inaugural takes off

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American Airlines’ inaugural service to Auckland has taken off from Los Angeles Airport. Flight AA83, operated by Boeing 787-8 registration N814AA, took off at about 2300 Thursday (local time) from LAX. It was expected to touch down at Auckland a little after 0600 Saturday (local time). American alliance partner and fellow oneworld member Qantas is placing its QF airline code on the new service as part of the joint-venture partnership between the two carriers (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Southwest to postpone delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX 8

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Southwest Airlines Co will push back the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft by up to six years, delaying $1.9 billion of spending, a spokesman for the airline said. The delivery of the planes will be shifted to 2023-2025 from 2019-2022. (finance.yahoo.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...

CFM Leap Manual Set for July 1, Rhinestal Is Prepared

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As three licensed tooling suppliers await the last piece of the engine maintenance manual for the CFM Leap coming July 1, Rhinestahl, a tool manufacturer, is close to completing the engine MRO puzzle. It has solidified agreements with two Leap owners and hopes to win two more tooling contracts established in the next few weeks. (aviationweek.com) More...

Daring Antarctic Rescue Is Complete

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A small plane with two sick US workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station, officials say. (www.newser.com) More...

NTSB Wants Timely Pireps and More of Them

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Building a collaborative relationship between pilots and ATC in using pilot reports (Pireps) to assemble a clearer picture of in-flight weather conditions was the underlying theme of a two-day forum, “Pireps: Pay it Forward… Because Weather for One is Weather for None,” held earlier this week in Washington, D.C. In addition to emphasizing the need for pilots to submit timely and relevant Pireps, the gathering shed light on how ATC uses those reports to provide safer routing. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Great Lakes launches flights from Salina to Denver, complete with TSA services

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When the 30-seat airplane taxied away from M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal for its maiden flight to Denver, it mattered little that the departure was two months, 15 days and 24 minutes late. With the bulk of the delay attributed to a springtime hassle with the Transportation Security Administration that required a Congressional remedy, Great Lakes Airlines pulled away at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday. (salina.com) More...

Emirates upgrades Auckland services with A380

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Dubai-based Emirates Airline plans to operate its daily nonstop Dubai-Auckland services with an Airbus A380-800 from Oct. 30, less than a year after switching from a Boeing 777-200LR. The first Dubai-Auckland flight was flown by an A380 in early March to commemorate the start of the nonstop route, but flights have since been flown by the 777-200LR. (atwonline.com) More...

Man boards Delta flight home (MD80), discovers he is the only passenger on plane

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Steven Schneider, of Lawrenceville, Ga., told WSB-TV he arrived at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport and saw no passengers waiting at his gate. While he was at the gate, a Delta flight attendant asked him if he would like to go home the next day because he would be the only passenger on the flight. According to WSB, other passengers were scheduled to be on Flight 2426 but because of the flight being delayed a couple of times, they decided to take an earlier flight or postpone until the… (kdvr.com) More...

Air Serbia launches historic Belgrade-New York service

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ir Serbia begins Belgrade-New York JFK service Thursday, providing the first direct flights between Serbia and the US in 24 years. The Serbian carrier is using a two-class Airbus A330-200 leased from Jet Airways of India, on the 5X-weekly service. Air Serbia and Jet Airways are part of Etihad Airways’ group of equity partner airlines. (atwonline.com) More...

Quebec finalizes 49.5% Bombardier CSeries investment

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Bombardier and the government of Québec have signed a “definitive agreement” under which Investissement Québec will invest $1 billion in the CSeries program in return for a 49.5% stake. In a statement issued June 23, Bombardier said the government will invest $1 billion in the program through two $500 million traches to be paid on June 30 and Sept. 1 (atwonline.com) More...

IAC warns four carriers of legal repercussions over debts

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The holding firm responsible for running Iran's civilian airports, the Iran Airports Company (IAC), has warned four local carriers that they risk legal action if they fail to settle IRR700 billion (USD22.9 million) in outstanding fuel bills. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Frontier Airlines joining TSA's PreCheck program

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Frontier Airlines is joining the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. The TSA PreCheck program allows air travelers to cut their wait times in airport security lines after they clear a government background check. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Poland to Dig Up Every Victim of 2010 Plane Crash

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Six years after a plane crash in Russia killed 96 people, including Polish president Lech Kaczynski, the body of every available—that is, uncremated—victim is to be dug up, reports Reuters. (www.newser.com) More...

Hainan Airlines to relaunch Beijing-Cairo service

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China’s Hainan Airlines is aiming to return to the Africa/Middle East market with the relaunch of the Beijing-Cairo route in December, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The Haikou-based carrier plans to fly an Airbus A330 on the 3X-weekly service. The last time it operated this route was in 2012. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: United B747 near Portland on Jun 19th 2016, smell of smoke from aft galley

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A United Boeing 747-400, registration N107UA performing flight UA-893 from Seoul (South Korea) to San Francisco,CA (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 160nm southwest of Portland,OR (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Portland reporting passengers had smelled smoke (avherald.com) More...

Irelandia Aviation targets Argentina

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Irelandia Aviation, the Ryan family of Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) fame's investment vehicle, is looking at entering the Argentine domestic market as early as next year Managing Partner Declan Ryan has said. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Marine Corps forced to pull warbirds out of 'boneyard' after new fleet delay

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The Marines are looking for a few good planes, and their search has taken them to an Arizona boneyard where the Corps’ old F/A Hornets have been gathering dust for years. (www.msn.com) More...

New FAA rules open the skies to commercial drones — mostly

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The FAA's new rules are huge for commercial drone operators (finance.yahoo.com) More...

United Airlines to add slimmer seats, bigger planes and higher fares

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United Continental Holdings Inc. on Tuesday outlined plans to boost profitability with another round of cost cuts and efforts to woo back corporate fliers who have deserted the third-largest U.S. airline by traffic. (www.denverpost.com) More...

London’s Gatwick Airport opens new Pier 1

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The opening of the new pier is part of Gatwick’s attempts to wrest a new runway for South East England from London Heathrow. (atwonline.com) More...

Brussels Airlines adds A330 premium economy class

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The new cabin, which covers 32 seats on each A330, will be available on Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental flights to Africa, the US and Canada. (atwonline.com) More...

Avianca Holdings not for sale - Efromovich

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Germán Efromovich, the chairman of Avianca Holdings, says recent reports in the international press linking the Colombia-based conglomerate's search for added capital to a possible all-out sale, are inaccurate. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

World's largest military plane in production is China's Y-20.

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World's largest military plane in production is China's Y-20. (www.popsci.com) More...

Why SingaporeAir's new US flight is about your backside

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The first real test of the comfort levels of the new Airbus A350 versus the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been set up on the painfully long Singapore-San Francisco route (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Flight to Phoenix returns to Houston due to heat

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"The temperature limitation for this aircraft [Embraer 175] to operate safely was 118," according to a United Airlines spokeswoman. "Temperatures are not expected to hit that peak heat today [Monday] so we do not anticipate impact on operations due to the heat." (www.azfamily.com) More...

Flying Colors from North Korea: A Unique Aviation Adventure

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Enrique Perrella recently took a trip to North Korea, and had some amazing experiences flying on old soviet-era aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Passengers describe fire, panic on diverted America Airlines flight

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The first loud boom came about 30 minutes into the flight. A few seconds later, another boom rattled the plane, which was heading from Boston to Miami with 180 passengers aboard. (www.bostonglobe.com) More...

Bombardier sells water bomber division to Viking Air

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A British Columbia company, Viking Air Ltd., has signed a deal to buy Bombardier's amphibious aircraft program, which has been on hold since December. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal will see Viking acquire the manufacturing rights for all variants of Bombardier's amphibious aircraft and assume responsibility for product support, parts and service. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Paul Allen’s giant plane takes shape in the desert, but its market is unclear

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Twin fuselage, wingspan larger than the Spruce Goose, designed to release a 275 ton rocket at 35,000 ft for launch into space. Fanciful planning, but will it fly? (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Solar Impulse 2 takes off for flight across the Atlantic

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(CNN)From 3,000 feet over the Atlantic aboard the Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard says he feels like he's in a science fiction film. "Because you look at the sun, you see your props turning, and you think 'Wow, that's really magic,'" the Swiss pilot told CNN via satellite video from the cockpit. The aircraft took off Monday from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in the first attempt to fly a solar-powered aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. (www.cnn.com) More...

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