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India okays transpacific flightpaths for Air India

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India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given the greenlight to Indian carriers to begin transpacific flights provided they meet all regulatory and operational requirements. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Polish Air Force Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the F-16 service with An Awesome Air-To-Air Photoshoot

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Poland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52+ service with an unbelievable air-to-air photo sortie. (theaviationist.com) More...

Iceland volcanoes rumble to life again....

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The current earthquake swarm might just subside, however we could also be facing another 2010 type test of our air routes all over again. Iceland raised the alarm after its largest volcano was hit by the biggest tremors since 1977. Two quakes larger than 4 in magnitude early Monday rocked the crater of Katla, the country’s Met Office said in a statement. That was followed by at least 10 more tremors at the volcano, which rises 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) into the air on the North Atlantic… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

"Missle with a man in it", Part two.

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I hope the plan works, still my all time military favorite, and I'd trade a couple of hundred of my many hours of "jet" time for one hour in one of these! And a pretty well written story. (www.bbc.com) More...

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

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China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. (www.bbc.com) More...

Damaged Turbines in Rolls-Royce Engines Found in ANA 787s

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Says broken turbine parts damaged other parts of the engine (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Montanta Plane Crash Kills Ice Road Truckers Star

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A statement on Ward's Facebook page said he was traveling to Montana to begin filming a pilot episode of a new documentary-style show about the recovery of plane wrecks. (hosted.ap.org) More...

Incident: ANA B787 near Naha on Aug 28th 2016, cracked windshield

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An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-800, registration JA874A performing flight NH-843 from Tokyo Haneda (Japan) to Singapore (Singapore) with 214 people on board, was enroute at FL400 about 220nm southwest of Naha (Japan) when the captain's windshield cracked (avherald.com) More...

Mitsubishi Regional Jet test plane aborts flight to Washington state for a second day

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The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet headed to Washington’s Moses Lake for fligh testing had to abort its flight from Japan for a second straight day due to problems with an air-conditioning system. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Denmark's DAT secures Apollo Karup contract for summer 2017

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DAT - Danish Air Transport (DX, Kolding) has secured a contract with Danish tour operator Apollo to provide summer charter flights out of Karup during summer of next year. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

‘Active shooter,’ police deployed, mass evacuation at LAX Airport – reports

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Social media posts from Los Angeles International Airport are describing shots fired and police rushing to the scene, while footage shows people apparently being evacuated. Multiple calls are coming in for terminals 1, 5, and 7. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) says there are people possibly barricaded in bathrooms in terminal 6, Culvercity311 reported on Twitter. A report from LA County Scanner's Twitter account said the shooting is taking place at terminal 8. The Federal Aviation… (www.rt.com) More...

Small rodent causes grounding of Air France flight in Bamako

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A small rodent on board, probably a mouse, caused the grounding of an Air France flight in Bamako, Mali (www.vanguardngr.com) More...

The New “Sully” Movie: How Accurate?

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Airbus A320 Captain and Noted Aviation Author, Eric Auxier aka "Cap'n Aux", opines on the accuracy of the upcoming movie starring Tom Hanks about "The Miracle on the Hudson". Did Hollywood get it right? What can be gathered from just the trailers.... (airwaysmag.com) More...

First A380 commercial flight to Rio de Janeiro

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On 22nd of August at 20:05 the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world. (www.airbus.com) More...

Two drunk United Airlines pilots arrested before flight

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Téo drunk United Airlines Pilots where arrested in Glasgow. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

From dust to air: Burning Man’s magical, temporary airport

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BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — At first, it sounds like a completely crazy idea: Build an airport, in a week, to handle thousands of passengers. Then tear it down a week later and return the desert to pristine condition. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Madras air show crash kills Alaska biplane pilot

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MADRAS, Ore. - A pilot from Anchorage, Alaska died in the crash of his biplane during an initial loop shortly after takeoff at the Airshow of the Cascades at Madras Airport Saturday afternoon, Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins confirmed. (www.ktvz.com) More...

Japan's biggest airline cancels Boeing 787 flightss over engine problem

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The airline may have to scrap more than 300 Dreamliner flights through the end of September as it moves to replace parts inside the engines on a portion of its 787 fleet, Takeo Kikuchi, a deputy senior vice president of engineering and maintenance at ANA, told reporters Thursday in Tokyo. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Mitsubishi Jet Aborts First Flight to U.S. After Trip Starts

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Aircraft is first of four scheduled to fly to U.S. for tests. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Southwest 3472 Boeing 737 loses part of left engine after inflight explosion

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Major explosion on the left engine of a Southwest 737 flying from New Orleans to Orlando (www.wsj.com) More...

China Airlines’ First A350 XWB Rolls Out

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Airbus has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation the first A50-900 XWB for China Airlines (CAL). The aircraft is now ready for customary tests prior delivery. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Video - Bombardier 415 Superscooper Fills Up in California Southern Sierras

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This great video shows a Superscooper descending to pick up 1,600 US gallons of water and then climbing out for another water drop on the Cedar Fire. Video by Chuck Barbee and shared with permission. (www.youtube.com) More...

Telluride Glider Crash, Wed., 8/24

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Does anyone have a comment on Stemme gliders regarding this tragedy? Seems to have been a highly experienced pilot who knew the territory very well. Seems unlikely it was pilot error, but of course one never knows until the facts are in. (www.thedenverchannel.com) More...

Man Strips, Drives Pickup Into Southwest Plane

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

Airlines Bring Free Sandwiches and Streaming Back to Coach

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They’re hoping you'll overlook the baggage costs and vanishing legroom (www.bloomberg.com) More...

10 years after fatal Comair crash, FAA still has pilots flying in the dark

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On the morning of Aug. 27, 2006, Comair Flight 5191 crashed on takeoff at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport. Forty-nine passengers and crew were killed; one crew member survived. (www.mcclatchydc.com) More...

Video: 737 takeoff near tail-strike and stall

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Watch as they rotate at a very slow speed causing the aircraft's nose to lift off the ground but not generating enough lift to become fully airborne, & then shortly after stalling they continue to accelerate down the runway to rotate at a faster speed. (www.youtube.com) More...

Suspected drunken co-pilot pulled from plane at TVC

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A charter co-pilot is in jail after police pulled him from a plane at Cherry Capital Airport under suspicion of being drunk. (www.record-eagle.com) More...

Rolls-Royce Engine Corrosion Spurs ANA to Check Dreamliners

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ANA Holdings Inc., the world’s biggest operator of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jet, is canceling flights as it checks the Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines on its fleet for corrosion (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Bombardier Inc’s CSeries showing ‘much higher’ reliability than competitors, Swiss Air Lines says

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The first airline to fly Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries says the jetliner has been significantly more reliable in its first month of operation than other aircraft built by its competitors. (business.financialpost.com) More...

Chemtrails theory debunked

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For those of you who have been concerned! The reports that government conspiracy theorists say airplane “chemtrails [condensation trails] linger in the air because they contain aluminum, strontium and barium and that these chemicals are used to control humans, pollute the food and water supply and change the weather.” Well, apparently that is not true....or it is even more of a conspiracy. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

Planes of Fame Founder Edward T. Maloney Dies - Pioneer achieved his life mission of keeping vintage warbirds flying.

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One of the pioneers of the preservation of vintage airplanes, Edward T. Maloney, has died at the age of 88. Maloney has been credited with saving more than 200 WWII warbirds from destruction. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Picture-Perfect Data Models Help Build Better Products

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Boeing's team of world-class experts is applying analytics to test products earlier, faster and better. (www.boeing.com) More...

MD-80, the workhorse of the skies, is fading away

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As summer draws to a close, American Airlines is hastening the pace at which it sends aged McDonnell Douglas MD-80s to the aircraft boneyard. Five years into a revamp of its fleet, the world's largest carrier on Tuesday will retire 20 MD-80-family aircraft, "one of the largest single-day aircraft retirements in airline history," according to American. (www.houstonchronicle.com) More...

Secret Cameras Record Baltimore's Every Move From Above

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Cessna 206 airplane equipped with a sophisticated array of cameras circles the city. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination

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Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination (www.abc.net.au) More...

Auto create flight logbook entries with FlightAware and Pilot Partner

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Pilot Partner now integrates with FlightAware through the FlightXML API to provide an opportunity to automatically create flight logbook entries from FlightAware flight tracks. Pilot Partner also automatically attaches the FlightAware flight track image to your flight in your logbook. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

'Flying Bum' Crashes —Ever So Slowly

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The world's longest aircraft is likely going to have a similarly lengthy repair bill after a bit of a bumpy landing on Wednesday during its second test flight in the UK, the BBC reports. (www.newser.com) More...

Lockheed’s F-35 Still Falls Short, Pentagon’s Chief Tester Says

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A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Pilot captures unbelievable photo of haboob sweeping over Phoenix

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On Sunday afternoon, a thunderstorm collapsed over Phoenix, and a downward burst of wind collected a towering plume of dust that swept across the region. To the east, a Southwest Airlines pilot, Ryan Vermillion, captured an unforgettable view of the gathering storm, known as a haboob. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...

B-52 successfully drops JASSM from internal bay for first time

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A B-52 Stratofortress recently dropped a Joint Attack Surface Standoff Missile (www.upi.com) More...

Modernized Russian bombers will be able to fly in the stratosphere

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At the end of 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive the first delivery of the renewed NK-32 engines for the Tu-160M2 strategic missile-carrying bombers. (www.upi.com) More...

AA retiring 20 MD-80's 8/23/16

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American sends 20 MD-80's to retirement in one day. Long live the Mad-Dog! (www.usatoday.com) More...

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