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X-47B prepares for maiden unmanned aerial refuelling

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US Navy's Unmanned Combat Aircraft System (UCAS) demonstrator X-47B has entered its last flight test phase, the unmanned aerial refueling, before winding up the program which proved the basic concept of an unmanned naval stealth fighter jet. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Pilot crash lands on Mississippi Highway in bad weather

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Pilot crashes plane while trying to make an emergency landing in rural Mississippi during bad weather. (www.msnewsnow.com) More...

Lufthansa Receives Final A380 Delivery; Last 747-8I Soon to Follow

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Earlier this month, Lufthansa took delivery of the final Airbus A380 aircraft it had on order, and it will take delivery of the final Boeing 747-8I it has soon. What does this say about the end of the VLA? (airwaysnews.com) More...

Southwest Celebrates 30 Years In Missouri With A Fantastic New Paint Job

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Southwest made its first flights out of Kansas City back in 1982 with six daily departures to two cities. Fast forward 30 years and the airline now serves 60 destinations and 156 departures originating from Missouri. To commemorate the anniversary, this Boeing was emblazoned with a painting of the Missouri state flag. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Alaska Air Bans Worker Who Got Trapped In Cargo Hold

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A contract baggage handler who became trapped in the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jet on takeoff from Seattle after falling asleep has been banned from all future work at the airline. The employee of Menzies Aviation, an airport ground services company, made news on Monday as an unintended stowaway on Alaska Flight 448 when he woke up inside the sealed baggage compartment to realise the plane was already airborne. (news.airwise.com) More...

AirAsia X to order HGW A330s for European flights

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AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is planning to acquire an unspecified number of HGW (High Gross Weight) A330-300s to be used in resuming services to Europe next year. The A330-300 HGW is seven tonnes heavier than the standard version, which weighs in at 233 tonnes, and features a strengthened wing and additional fuel capacity giving the aircraft a range of 11,300 kilometres. Acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary, Benyamin Ismail, told… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Aviation security researcher tweets about "playing" with onboard systems, get visit from FBI

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I guess it's just another one if those things you can't say (or tweet) on a plane. . . (www.forbes.com) More...

Boeing Presents Flight Test 787 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum

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TUCSON, Ariz., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA), elected and community leaders joined together today to celebrate the permanent display of one of the original 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplanes at the Pima Air & Space Museum. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Crew Gears Up for 41st Annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In

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LAKELAND | This is not your daddy's Fly-In. The 41st Annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-In opens Tuesday and continues through the following Sunday. It will be nothing close to resembling the inaugural Fly-In (www.theledger.com) More...

ASIANA AIRLINES NS15 Sydney / Paris Aircraft Changes

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From 28MAY15 Seoul Incheon – Sydney new Cabin 777-200ER and From 30MAY15 Seoul Incheon – Paris new Cabin 777-200ER (airlineroute.net) More...

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