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Watch This Absurd 10-Minute Video on How to Land a Plane In an Emergency

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Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video he claims will help anyone safely land a 737 in an emergency. The notion that someone could plop down in a cockpit, with zero experience, and pilot a 737 to a safe landing is ludicrous, but that doesn’t make this video any less fascinating. (gizmodo.com) More...

USAF KC-135 tanker saves F-16 fighter over ISIL territory

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U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft crew saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet pilot from ejecting over Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-held territory in 2015, which could have resulted in the Airman's captivity or death. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Boeing stock price tumbles on fraud report

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Boeing’s stock price is flirting with setting a one-day decline record on 11 February after a morning news report linked the company to a fraud investigation. The Bloomberg news report cited anonymous sources saying the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Boeing’s programme accounting methods on the 787 and 747-8. Boeing executives “typically do not comment on media inquiries of this nature”, a spokesman says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Why do girls think they can't be airplane pilots?

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On boarding a BA flight to Finland in December, my four-year-old daughter was invited into the cockpit to look around. (www.theaviationnews.net) More...

Hainan Airlines Launches Beijing to Tel Aviv Service

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Flights from Israel to Beijing are to take place every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday using Airbus A330 aircraft. The planes will take off from Ben Gurion International Airport at 2:00pm IST, and land in Beijing at 5:00am CST the next day. Meanwhile, return flights will take off from Beijing at 2:00am CST, and land in Israel at 8:00am IST. (www.ynetnews.com) More...

Is the A350 better than the 787?

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The A350 XWB is one of the lightest aircraft of its type, made from advanced composite materials and powered by two new-generation Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This also makes it kinder to the earth, with 25% lower CO2 emissions than with current generation aircraft in its category. - See more at: http://www.airlineratings.com/news/441/is-the-a350-better-than-the-787-we-board-the-inaugural-flight#sthash.UZfNhhj2.dpuf (www.airlineratings.com) More...

Russia launches probe after Boeing engine fails mid-air

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Orenburg Airlines said in a statement that the pilots "managed to land the plane in a difficult situation and saved the lives of nearly four hundred people." It said there was a loud "pop" from the left engine of the Boeing-777, followed by smoke in the cabin, after which the captain turned the engine off. The pilot then took the plane back to Punta Cana where it made an emergency landing and the passengers and crew exited down escape slides. (www.digitaljournal.com) More...

Expert: Close Calls in the Sky – ‘A Catastrophe Waiting to Happen’

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A KHOU 11 I-Team investigation uncovers the rising number of close calls between airplanes as FAA statistics show the number of flights worked by air traffic controllers fell by more than 1.5 million (www.khou.com) More...

Saab 340 pulled out of storage

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Ex American Eagle Saab 340 N219AE engine start up before taking off after it was pulled out of storage at Kingman, IGM. This AC later flew KICT-CYUL-CYYR-BIRK (www.youtube.com) More...

Lufthansa Formalizes Delivery of its First Airbus A320neo

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The German carrier has received the two first A320neo family aircraft out of an order for 116 aircraft to be delivered in the coming years. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Emirates Airbus A-380-800 at Melbourne on Feb 12th 2016, burst tyres on landing

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An Emirates Airbus A380-800, registration A6-EEF (we have totally zero listed reports for the aircraft registration within the report and Emirates is featured in up to 56 incidents or accidents so far) performing flight EK-406 (dep Feb 11th) from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Melbourne,VI (Australia), landed on Melbourne's runway 16, slowed safely and taxied to the terminal with the crew maintaining routine communication. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Employees at Delta Air Lines take home part of largest profit sharing payout in U.S. history

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Delta breaks two records: largest payout, largest greeting card Delta employees today receive their portion of the company’s $1.5 billion profit sharing earned in 2015 – the largest payout in the history of corporate profit sharing programs. Individual payouts equal more than 21 percent of employees’ eligible 2015 earnings. “We are often asked what makes Delta different,” said Delta’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson and President Ed Bastian in a memo sent to employees today. “The… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

AA-564 suffers hydraulic failure and has smoke in the cabin

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An American Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N763US performing flight AA-564 from San Jose,CA to Phoenix,AZ (USA) with 125 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL390 about 110nm northeast of Los Angeles,CA (USA) when the crew reported a hydraulic failure and decided to divert to Los Angeles, the crew subsequently reported smoke in the cabin affecting the passengers, the oxygen masks were manually released for the passengers. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

WR-3240 has eletrical problem and evidence of fire

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A Westjet Encore de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration C-GWEP performing flight WS-3240 from Terrace,BC to Calgary,AB (Canada) with 31 people on board, was enroute at FL250 about 110nm northwest of Calgary when the crew received caution messages related to various electrical systems. The crew worked the according checklists, consulted with company maintenance and continued the flight to Calgary, where the aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

jetBlue E-190 gets struck by fuel van at Boston Logan

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BOSTON – A fuel van has struck a plane at Boston’s Logan Airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers. Authorities say the van, which did not have a driver, struck a Tampa, Florida-bound JetBlue plane at a gate at about 6 a.m. Friday. A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs the airport, says the van ran into a wing. Passenger Chaz Hallock tells WCVB-TV that he felt the plane shake, and then looked out the window and saw people chasing the van. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

UA-4775 has inflight engine shut down

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A Commutair de Havilland Dash 8-200 on behalf of United, registration N367PH performing flight C5-4775/UA-4775 from Albany,NY to Newark,NJ (USA) with 37 people on board, was climbing out of Albany’s runway 19 when the crew, just upon being handed off to departure, announced they had a failure of their left hand engine (PW123C). The aircraft levelled off at about 2000 feet, joined a right downwind for an ILS approach to runway 19 and landed safely back on runway 19 about 15 minutes after… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Heroux-Devtek posts Q3 earning gain

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Heroux-Devtek (TSE:HRX), an international manufacturer of aerospace products, on Friday reported stronger net income, swinging to a gain in its third quarter of fiscal 2016, compared with a loss a year earlier. In the quarter, the aerospace company reported a net gain of $7 million or $0.19 per share, compared with a loss of $1.9 million or $0.05 per share in the same quarter of fiscal 2015. Adjusted net income was $7 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, in the third quarter of fiscal 2016, up… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Why did the half-plane, half-helicopter not work?

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The first helicopter flew 80 years ago, although it’s never caught on as a mass mode of transport. But there was one brave British attempt. Was it a helicopter? Was it a plane? The Fairey Rotodyne was an odd sight, appearing to blur the boundaries of aviation. (www.ondair.net) More...

Flight Safety : Cabin crew are expected to ensure that at least one seat in each row is occupied for take-off and landing

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By Ivan Camilleri – Air Malta insists international safety rules were met after eyebrows were raised over what appeared to be ‘contradictory’ instructions on the use of passenger seats next to the overwing emergency exits. (airlinenews.in) More...

Fue Van Strikes JetBlue Flight at Boston’s Logan Airport

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A fuel van struck a JetBlue flight 891 that was parked at a Logan International Airport gate in Boston early this morning. The man tried to jump back into the van once he noticed it had begun to roll, but he fell and was unable to stop it..... (www.theaviationnews.com) More...

These are the Air Force’s 10 most expensive aircraft to operate

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Below are the most expense aircraft for the US Air Force to fly sorted by cost per hour of flight. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

Japan Wants to Build Boeing’s Next-Gen Commercial Plane

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The plan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries would have each partner contribute part of the development and commercial production costs for the aircraft, thought to be the successor to Boeing’s 737 Max series entering commercial flight in 2017. The trio would split profit from the project with Boeing in proportion to each’s investment, thereby taking on part of the risk of revenue shifts. (www.aviationgossip.com) More...

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