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Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

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Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns. (www.cnn.com) More...

ANA beats AirNZ to launch world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 flight

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Japan's ANA will fly the world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 service on August 4 from Tokyo's Haneda airport, snatching the honour from the plane's launch customer Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Afriqiyah A330-200 destroyed by fire in Tripoli

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A brand new A330-200, either 5A-ONH or 5A-ONF was destroyed by a fire as the result of fighting at Tripoli airport. (theaviationist.com) More...

ICAO Applauds Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on Flight MH17

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The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, expressed his Organization’s appreciation for the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and reiterated the strong condemnation of the action which resulted in the loss of the flight’s civilian passengers and crew. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

Why boarding an airplane feels unfair and chaotic

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Boarding an airplane these days can be as vexing as enduring the flight itself. Mobs of passengers elbow past each other to get close to the boarding aisle, only to find that there’s no apparent rhyme or reason to their boarding order. For those braving the skyways during the hectic summer travel season, this might help explain why. (qz.com) More...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) More...

Reports Of Bomb Threat Cause Traffic Backup At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday responded to the Los Angeles International Airport after receiving reports of a threat. LAX Airport Police said a bomb threat was called in around 12 p.m. at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Will Malaysia Airlines Go OUT OF BUSINESS?

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What's next for Malaysia Airlines? First, flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur mysteriously disappeared en route to Beijing, the reasons for which are still unknown. Then last week, flight MH17, on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, raining fire and carnage over the countryside. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that airline executives are "focusing on finding a way to save the company," and one of the options includes… (www.fastcompany.com) More...

Airline Fatalities Worst Since 2010

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Commercial aviation is in the middle of its deadliest year since 2010, with the recent spate of air disasters making an abrupt break from three straight years of decline in airplane fatalities. Four air crashes in recent months, all involving Asian airlines, have cast a shadow following a record year for air safety in an industry that has invested heavily on crew training and modern equipment. (online.wsj.com) More...

Alaska Airlines Has a Machine That 'Prints' Pancakes

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The airline's lounges have pancake "printing" machines that work at the push of a button, originally offered in Seattle and now with expanded hours of operation in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. While a printed pancake is far from gourmet, it doesn't look any worse than a lot of airline fare. The airline says it was the first to bring the pancake machine to airport lounges. (mashable.com) More...

New Startup Airlines Crowd the Skies

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The U.S. airline industry's newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. Two fledging carriers already have taken off. One is a reincarnation of the old People Express Airlines, a discounter that folded in 1987. The other is a French all-business-class carrier, plying the Paris-to-Newark, N.J., route. (online.wsj.com) More...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) More...

Chances of dying in U.S. plane crash remarkably small

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In the last week three major plane crashes have killed hundreds of people overseas. Phil Derner Jr., founder and president of NYCAviation, assured it's an 'unfortunate coincidence,' but deserving no concern over aviation safety — especially if flying stateside. (credit: NY Daily News/Nina Golgowski) (www.nydailynews.com) More...

Airlines announce record profits

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Airlines reported record profits Thursday that yielded unexpected stock buy-backs, a rare dividend and even bonuses for workers who weathered the industry's difficult financial straits in recent years. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) More...

ANA To Receive Its First 787-9 Next Week

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ANA’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will arrive in Tokyo, Japan next Tuesday. The airline will begin flying the jet on domestic flights next month. It will be deployed on international routes in April. (airchive.com) More...

Woman arrested on suspicion of assaulting someone on flight to Hector International

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A Fargo woman who allegedly assaulted someone during a flight to Hector International Airport was “combative” with officers after landing Wednesday night and was arrested, Fargo police said. (www.inforum.com) More...

Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9

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From low-cost Scoot to high-luxe Etihad, six airlines will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 this year... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013. On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million. Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

ANALYSIS: United Reverses Q1 Loss, Posts Big Second Quarter Profit

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United Airlines reported a second quarter net profit of $919 million excluding special items, or $2.34 per diluted share, up 51% year-over-year (YOY) from the same period in 2013. The beleaguered carrier also announced a $1.0 billion share repurchase program spread over the next three years, following in the footsteps of rivals Delta and American. (airchive.com) More...

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

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The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. (news.msn.com) More...

Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar With 116 On Board

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar. There were 110 people on board and it lost contact 50 minutes after take off. Reports say that flight AH5017 may have been over a high risk zone for US airlines, but there are no reports of what may have happened to it. The plane was reportedly in Mali air space when it lost contact. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1,800 jobs cut

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of operations at aerospace that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Allegiant further cuts Minn. presence, ending flights between Duluth and Phoenix

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Allegiant Air is continuing its retreat from Minnesota, putting service between Duluth and Phoenix in the hangar permanently. The flights had been on hiatus for the summer since June 1 and were scheduled to resume Nov. 1, Wheeler said. The twice-weekly flights began in October 2011 and were year-round until this summer. (www.startribune.com) More...

United Airlines Ends Topeka Service

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United Airlines will end its service at Topeka Regional Airport on September 2, 2014. The two daily jet flights to Chicago O’Hare will continue until that date. United reported to the Airport that service failed to meet revenue and passenger forecasts. (www.wibw.com) More...

United Second Quarter Profit Up 68%

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United-Continental Holdings announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based airline reported a profit of $789 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

'Air Fare America' Reality Show Launches Production

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The creators of "Air Fare America," a new aviation-themed reality TV show being pitched to cable networks, said they have secured the initial investment money needed to launch production, meaning the pilot episode could begin shooting this fall. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Google Glass To Act As A HUD for GA Aircraft

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In a nutshell, Aero Glass is Synthetic Vision displayed on Google Glass. If you will be attending AirVenture next week you can see Aero Glass for yourself in Hangar A, booth #1110. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Respect and Honour for MH17 Victims in Netherlands

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I watched today on TV NZ here in NZ how the Netherlands and and Australian's came together with the RAAF and the Netherlands Airforce to pay there respects for the 16 bodies that were brought back and given full honours from the crash site of MH17 it was emotional for many and I also pay my respects to those lost in this tragic accident. The remaining victims will be brought back by the RAAF CA17 jet tomorrow and given full honours to all those who perished. That goes to show people of all… (www.tvnz.co.nz) More...

Airbus A350 begins rockstar-worthy 'world tour' of 14 cities

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The Airbus A350 has begun a globe-spanning world tour covering 14 cities as the next-gen jet edges towards its debut with Qatar Airways towards the end of this year, but this isn't just any old roadshow... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

RCMP's Piaggio P180 Avanti only brings $1.3 million at auction

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Bargain for unidentified buyer, Piaggio described as 'niche' aircraft by unidentified expert, although their take on aircraft's specs differs from manufacturer's, which give 2795km range at FL390, with top airspeed given as 395kn. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Does this video hold the key to the MH370 mystery?

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The silence from Boeing and safety regulators about a troubling security hole in Boeing 777s is of concern. It existed on the 777 that mysteriously disappeared while operating Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing on 8 March. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...