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Power outage cripples Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

(CNN)A power outage at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded indefinitely. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights to Atlanta at 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday, meaning that planes are being held at their departure airports, according to a tweet on the airport's verified Twitter account. Departures from the airport are delayed because electronic equipment is not working… (www.cnn.com) More...

United Boeing 767 at Geneva on Dec 17th 2017, flap problem

A United Boeing 767-300, registration N665UA performing flight UA-956 (Dep Dec 16th) from Newark,NJ (USA) to Geneva (Switzerland) with 213 people on board, was on a baseleg at 7000 feet to intercept the localizer for runway 23 when the crew reported a flaps problem and requested to do a 360 degrees orbit. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Dog survives plane crash in Indiana that kills 3 people, 2nd canine

Three people and a dog were killed — and another dog survived — when a plane crashed in Indiana on Saturday, authorities said. A single-engine Cessna that was heading to Frederick, Md., from Kansas City, Mo., crashed into a wooded area just after 9 p.m. near Oldenburg in Franklin County, Indiana police said in a news release. Authorities believe the plane caught fire after it crashed. (www.foxnews.com) More...

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes its last commercial flight in the US

Atlanta - The Boeing 747, the world's first jumbo jet and the most recognizable passenger aircraft will pass into aviation history this week. After 50 years after of its debut, the 747 will make its final commercial flight on Tuesday, December 19 with Delta Air Lines from Seoul to Detroit. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Hawaiian expands in San Diego with its new Airbus A321neo jets

Hawaiian Airlines will add new non-stop service between San Diego and Kahului on the island of Maui. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Qantas expects to fly Boeing 777-8 non-stop from Australia to Europe

Boeing is focusing on tweaks it may be able to make to the 777-8 to meet Qantas’s requirement for an aircraft that can fly nonstop from Australia’s east coast to Europe. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Incident: Air China B787 over Pacific on Dec 15th 2017, half lit, half dark

An Air China Boeing 787-900, registration B-1467 performing flight CA-784 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean about 500nm north of Auckland when the left hand engine (Trent 1000) developed a problem causing the entire left hand side of the aircraft to lose electrical power (avherald.com) More...

EasyJet secures airberlin Tegel airport assets

UK LCC easyJet confirmed Dec. 15 that it had cleared the regulatory hurdles surrounding its acquisition of part of bankrupt airberlin’s assets at Berlin Tegel Airport. (atwonline.com) More...