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LAX Ranked Near Worst In Passenger Satisfaction; John Wayne Named Best Large Airport

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COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — Los Angeles International Airport, the second-busiest in the nation, ranked near dead last among 19 mega airports in a study released Thursday, while Orange County’s John Wayne Airport topped the large airport list. In the “Mega Airport” category, LAX ranked No. 17 in the JD Power survey, which measures traveler satisfaction based on responses from 34,695 travelers, who evaluated terminal facilities, airport accessibility, security check, baggage claim, check-in/baggage… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Boeing Lands $11 Billion 787 Dreamliner Deal From Resurgent Turkish Air

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Turkish Airlines said it intends to purchase 40 of Boeing Co.’s 787-9 Dreamliners, a long-awaited deal that signals the carrier’s rebound following a terrorist attack on its Istanbul hub last year. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Farewell Boeing 747: Why it's the end for this double-deck, wide-bodied jet

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irst flown commercially by Pan Am in January 1970, the 747 ushered in a new era of intercontinental travel, and generated plenty of excitement. When Pan Am's Clipper Flying Cloud became the first Boeing 747 to touch down at Sydney Airport in October 1970, crowds turned out to see the new jumbo jet. Qantas was an early adopter. The airline acquired its first 747 in September 1971. After the airline abandoned its Boeing 707s and its Norfolk Island flights it was the only large network carrier with… (www.msn.com) More...

Ryanair boss blames his pilots over £22million cancellation ‘boo boo’

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He admitted his handling of the crisis, which has affected more than 300,000 passengers, had made him look like a “clown”. (www.express.co.uk) More...

Woodward Selected by Airbus for A320neo PW Thrust Reverser Actuation System

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Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today announced that it signed an agreement with Airbus to supply the Thrust Reverser Actuation System (TRAS) for the new nacelle of the Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by the Pratt and Whitney engine. (globenewswire.com) More...

United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees for the passenger dragging incident

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United Airlines made headlines for all the wrong reasons in April, when a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight. United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Incident: Cargo Global B747 at Hong Kong on Sep 22nd 2017, runway incursion forces rejected takeoff

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An ACG Air Cargo Global Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration OM-ACB performing freight flight CW-831 from Prague (Czech Republic) to Hong Kong (China), had landed on Hong Kong's runway 07L and was taxiing towards the cargo apron. The crew reported on ground frequency they were holding short of runway 07R and received clearance to "taxi K, L2 to C12". (avherald.com) More...

Boeing seeks quick legal fix to stop Bombardier

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Unlike Boeing’s prolonged WTO dispute with Airbus, a subsidy case against Bombardier is on a much faster track. Straining U.S.-Canada trade ties, a U.S. Department of Commerce preliminary ruling coming Monday is expected to impose tariffs on imports of Bombardier CSeries jets. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Ryanair’s O’Leary Apologizes For Mass Cancellations

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Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary apologized during the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday for mass flight cancellations due to what the airline attributed to a failure in its pilot scheduling functions. Ryanair has canceled 2,100 flights over a six-week period in September and October to compensate for a shortage of pilots on standby caused by a miscalculation in annual leave. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Incident: India Express B737 near Mangalore on Sep 21st 2017, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Express Boeing 737-800, registration VT-AXT performing flight IX-821 from Mangalore (India) to Doha (Qatar) with 173 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL300 about 130nm west of Mangalore when the crew decided to shut the left hand engine (CFM56) down due to the failure of the engine (avherald.com) More...

easyJet and Lufthansa in talks to buy Air Berlin’s aviation business

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Air Berlin’s creditors have picked German flagship carrier Lufthansa and Britain’s easyJet as possible buyers for the insolvent carrier’s aviation business and will negotiate with them for the next three weeks. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

COS on an upward trend?

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COS seemed to always play a distant second to DEN. Are they finding their niche? (www.avgeekery.com) More...

House to vote on short-term aviation bill with flood provisions

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The measure, which is needed to keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) running, would reauthorize the agency for six months. The FAA’s current legal authority expires next Saturday. (thehill.com) More...

After Boeing Deal, Turkish Airlines Weighs Airbus Order - Sources

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Turkish Airlines has begun talks with Airbus to buy up to 40 A350 jetliners worth $12.4 billion (£9.15 billion) at list prices, hours after striking a similar deal with its U.S. rival Boeing, people familiar with the airline said on Friday. (www.nytimes.com) More...

New Jet Biofuel Derived from Oil-producing Sugarcane

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A new jet biofuel feedstock developed by researchers at the University of Illinois could produce up to 15 times more jet fuel per hectare than soybeans, according to the scientists. If grown on 23 million acres of now-marginal land in the U.S. Southeast, it could supply 65 percent of U.S. jet-A consumption, they said. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Associated Air Center To Shut Its Doors at Year-end

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Associated Air Center (AAC), a pioneer in the VIP airliner completions business, is closing at the end of this year, just shy of its 70th anniversary. AAC parent StandardAero announced the plans late yesterday, saying current and future volumes of work aren’t sufficient to support the costs necessary to run the facility. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Heathrow Airport urges UK Government to scrap domestic aviation tax

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London Heathrow Airport has urged the UK Government to abolish domestic air passenger duty (APD) on all UK flights. The proposal is based on a new research carried out by Frontier Economics that revealed UK passengers pay an extra £225m in aviation tax on domestic flights compared to passengers from many other European countries. (www.airport-technology.com) More...

Boeing Boosts Market Outlook for Southeast Asia

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Spurred by a growing middle class, strong low-cost-carrier (LCC) market and appreciating currencies, Boeing now projects a demand for 4,210 airliners valued at $650 billion in its latest Southeast Asia market outlook. The new forecast reflects an increase of 460 aircraft worth $90 billion compared with last year’s projection, already the highest of any region. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Turkish Airlines to order "up to 40" Boeing 787-9s

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Turkish Airlines is expected to sign up for at least 10 Boeing 787-9s this weekend, with options for up to 30 more, and plans to finally start flights from Istanbul to Australia. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

New Zealand calls in navy to beat jet fuel shortage before vote

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A New Zealand navy vessel will ferry diesel fuel around the country as the government rushes to alleviate a days-long fuel shortage that has cast air travel into disarray in the run-up to Saturday's national election. Recommended for you:Qantas Flights - Find Cheap Flights at Webjet | webjet.com.au webjet.com.au/Airlines/Flights | Sponsored The ship would transport up to 4.8 million litres of diesel - equivalent to 150 tankers - to enable industry to focus on providing jet fuel to crisis-hit… (www.msn.com) More...