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Pilots reveal death-defying ordeal as engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok

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When both of Flight CX780’s engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok, tragedy looked certain to its pilots, who hadn’t trained for such an emergency. However, outstanding airmanship led to a safe – if not smooth – landing for the 322 people on board. (www.scmp.com) More...

United Continental Loss Widens for Q1 - ‘Historic’ Weather Conditions Blamed

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United Continental Holdings announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based carrier, reported a loss of $609 million, compared with a loss of $417 million in Q1 2013. Revenue was $8.7 billion, a decrease 0.3%, for the same period... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

United Flight Diverts To LA With Engine Problem

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to San Diego diverted to Los Angeles International Airport because of an engine issue. FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says United Flight 284 landed without incident at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

The Dumb Way We Board Airplanes Remains Impervious to Good Data

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There are many ways to board a plane, with “back-to-front”—the chosen boarding process of most U.S. carriers—the slowest. It is so ineffective that timed research shows that simple random boarding ends up being faster. (www.businessweek.com) More...

American Airlines First Quarter Profit Takes Off After Merger

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for first quarter of 2014. The new American was formed by the merger of American Airlines’ parent AMR and US Airways Group late last year. The Dallas-based carrier reported a net profit of $480 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Aircraft dismantling market vibrant and growing

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The total global market value of the aircraft dismantling services market is set to reach $80 million in 2014. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

The Puzzle of Vertical Takeoff

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In 1968, Tony duPont, an aeronautical engineer at Garrett AiResearch, visited Pan American Airways to promote new turbofan engines. The airline execs listened politely, then told him that what they really wanted was an eight-passenger jet able to launch from Pan Am’s Manhattan skyscraper and fly nonstop to Los Angeles. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Blue Angels Chief Investigated for Hazing

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Blue Angels chief investigated for allowing hazing, sexual harrassment, etc. (www.kgw.com) More...

The Most Talented Aviation Pioneer You’ve Never Heard of

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Starling Burgess beat the Wright brothers at their own game. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Malaysia to release MH370 report, Prime Minister tells CNN

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Facing anger from families of Flight 370 passengers, Malaysia's Prime Minister said Thursday his government will release its preliminary report on the plane's disappearance. In a TV exclusive, Najib Razak told CNN the report will be available to the public next week. "I have directed an internal investigation team of experts to look at the report, and there is a likelihood that next week we could release the report," Najib said. Later in the interview with CNN aviation correspondent… (www.cnn.com) More...

JAL, Bangkok Airways to Expand Codeshare Agreement

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Japan Airlines and Bangkok Airways announced plans to increase the number of flights covered by their existing codeshare agreement. Beginning May 7, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on eight Bangkok Airways-operated flights between Bangkok and various destinations throughout Southeast Asia. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

The Paper Airplane That Flies Forever

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Theoretically, this paper airplane will fly for as long as you continue to walk with and guide it, say Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe, aka "The Coke and Mentos Guys." (www.airspacemag.com) More...

FAA: Stop That, It's Legal!

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When feds bow to public opinion over the regs, something's wrong. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Drone Pilots Find it Hard to Balance Warfighting With Personal Lives

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U.S. Air Force drone pilots are overworked, according to a report issued last week by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO report, “Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots,” notes that remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) are so important to battlefield commanders that the Air Force has tripled the number of drone pilots since 2008. At the same time, their workload has increased. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Video Pays Tribute to A-10 Warthog

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With two iconic military aircraft on the line this year, the Lockheed U-2 and the A-10 Warthog, fans have been showing their support in various ways. One particular agency, Hangar 30, which specializes in video production, has created a heart-pounding tribute to the A-10 Warthog. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Aerobatic Pilot Parachutes to Safety

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When something went wrong in the air during a practice flight, aerobatic pilot Dan Marcotte jumped from his Ultimate Aero 10-200, parachuting to safety as the single-seat biplane crashed in a fireball onto a northern Vermont interstate. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

United Airlines Begins New Houston-Munich Service

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United Airlines announced the launch of new daily non-stop service between Houston and Munich, Germany. The service operates using Boeing 767-400 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

The Part 23 Rewrite: A Disaster in the Making?

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Suddenly, the so-called "Part 23 rewrite" has grown from a simple tweaking of aircraft and equipment certification standards to a full-on international effort to harmonize regulations around the world. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Malaysia on the Fence on Making First Flight 370 Investigation Report Public - No Way ‘We Can Avoid It’ Versus ‘Have Not Made Any Decision’

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As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner gets close to the two-month point, the Malaysian government is debating whether to make public an initial report that it submitted to international aviation authorities. Malaysia has filed a preliminary report on the incident with the International Civil Aviation Organization, said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the country’s director-general of civil aviation at a news conference Wednesday... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Stowaways Who Weren't So Lucky

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Some ideas on how a fifteen year-old boy made it alive to Maui after five hours in a landing gear bay. Plus, John Gilpin's unforgettable photograph. (www.askthepilot.com) More...

Undisclosed airline orders two Bombardier Q400s

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An undisclosed Middle East/African operator has inked a firm order for two Bombardier Q400s, valued at $62 million at current list prices. Announcing the deal, Bombardier said its customer in the Middle East and Africa region has requested to remain unidentified at this time. (atwonline.com) More...

Tales of the Old, Bold Pilots

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In Oceanside, California, veteran fliers swap stories over breakfast. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Broken wings delay Air India's Dreamliner delivery

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NEW DELHI: After a spate of technical glitches, Boeing Dreamliner is now giving structural nightmares to Air India. The B-787 that AI was supposed to take delivery of this month in the US has developed hairline cracks on its carbon-fiber composite wings. In fact, a number of other Dreamliners under varying stages of assembly in the US have also developed similar problems, delaying their delivery to respective airlines. (economictimes.indiatimes.com) More...

RCMP selling their Piaggio Avanti P180 in online auction

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$8 million Piaggio Avanti P180 C-GFOX bought for RCMP is for sale on Canadian government auction website. Starting bid $2.5 million. Link to website in CBC news item. (www.cbc.ca) More...