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Turkish Airlines received its first Boeing 777 Freighter

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Turkish Airlines took delivery on Dec. 6 of its first Boeing 777-200LRF Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Airbus lags Boeing in jet production and sales in 2017

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Airbus lagged Boeing in jet production and sales in the first 11 months of the year but left itself a shot at meeting full-year delivery targets after unblocking delayed engine supplies for its upgraded A320neo jet, company data showed last week. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Embraer tests the Vmu of E190-E2 (Video)

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In this test, the airplane accelerates down the runway until it reaches its maximum safe AOA (Angle of Attack) before taking off. The tail of the aircraft comes into contact with the runway and, according to the manufacturer, the airspeed is measured exactly when it takes off. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Delta Boeing 767 near Tokyo on Dec 14th 2017, suspected fuel leak

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1610D performing flight DL-588 from Shanghai (China) to Seattle,WA (USA) with 220 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Tokyo (Japan) when the crew suspected a fuel leak and decided to divert (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Christmas flight chaos as Boeing 787 engine failures risk grounding thousands of passengers

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Tens of thousands of airline passengers worldwide could see their flights cancelled over Christmas and New Year as problems with some Rolls-Royce engines fitted to the Boeing 787 proliferate. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

Delta orders 100 A321neo with the ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) configuration

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Delta Air Lines chose the Airbus A321neo to renew its single-aisle fleet and the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines to power it.The value of the order is roughly $25.4 billion at list prices. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Japan Airlines pre-orders 20 Supersonic Boom jets

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Travelers could soon fly at supersonic speeds on commercial airlines that zip from San Francisco to Tokyo in under six hours, following a $10 million investment by Japan Airlines into the Denver-based startup Boom Technology. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

North Korean missiles forced Singapore Airlines to change U.S. route

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Flight paths in the region are drawing attention after two other Asian carriers said that some of their pilots believe they saw another ballistic missile North Korea tested last week. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Four Killed in AS350 Crash in Eastern Ontario, Canada

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Ontario Provincial Police say there are multiple fatalities after a helicopter crash today north of Kingston, Ontario. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

Qatar A380 to fly Perth-Doha from May 2018

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Qatar Airways will fly its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft to Perth from 1 May, 2018, in what the Gulf carrier and Qantas partner describes as a further sign of its commitment to the Australian market. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Qantas to launch MEL-SFO Boeing 789 flights in 2018

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Qantas will begin flying between Melbourne and San Francisco in late 2018 with the airline's Boeing 787-9 taking the new route under its wing. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Lufthansa closes in on Alitalia takeover

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Lufthansa Group's negotiators are set to visit Rome this week to discuss the condition of the Alitalia takeover, Il Messaggero has reported. According to the newspaper, the biggest outstanding issue is the scale of workforce layoffs post-merger. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Fond-du-Lac, Sask., plane crash was a bad dream for those aboard

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Willie John Laurent said one of the last things he remembers before Wednesday night's crash of a plane carrying community members from Fond-du-Lac, Sask., was it turning sideways in the air... (www.cbc.ca) More...

When is the Ryanair strike and which flights will be affected?

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Passengers travelling with Ryanair face travel disruptions in the build up to the busy festive period. (metro.co.uk) More...

Are Australia's used F-18s rusted-ot buckets of bolts?

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The Canadian Press exams the accuracy of this statement (www.canadianmanufacturing.com) More...

Thousands of travellers hit as Austria's second largest airline ceases trading

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Thousands of European passengers face being stranded overseas after Niki, Austria’s second largest airline, ceased operations. The carrier, a subsidiary of Air Berlin, which went bankrupt earlier this year, had been in talks with Lufthansa over a possible takeover. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

PC-12 Emergency Landing

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RCMP Pilatus PC-12 suffers nose gear failure prior to landing. Video in article (www.cbc.ca) More...

Delta picks A321neo for narrowbody replacement

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Delta Air Lines has committed to 200 Airbus A321neos for the next phase of its narrowbody fleet replacement programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Sun Express Boeing 737 on Dec 13th 2017, localizer failure

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A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SEO performing flight XQ-722 from Kayseri (Turkey) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final ILS approach to Amsterdam's runway 18C being established on both localizer and glideslope, when the crew reported they got a warning (www.aeroinside.com) More...