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Cause of Fatal Plane Crash: Bald Eagle

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A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames in Alaska last month, killing all four people on board, the AP reports. (www.newser.com) More...

ANALYSIS: The Transatlantic Market in Summer 2016

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Vinay Bhaskara analyzes the forces behind the competitive Transatlantic market between North America and Europe. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Two years after MH370 there is a way for aviation enthusiasts to obtain location data from aircraft flying in remote areas

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Amateur tracking software can monitor the signals sent by the aircraft to the Inmarsat network. On Mar. 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing B777-200 aircraft (registration 9M-MRO), operating from Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, disappeared from radars about 40 minutes after take off from Kuala Lumpur. (theaviationist.com) More...

The MegaJet Arrives – A380 Service Begins at Vancouver

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The A380 replaces British Airways’ daily London-YVR Boeing 747 service for the summer season. (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

Philippine Airlines: No worries about Air NZ flights

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Competition between Air New Zealand and Philippine Airlines is set to heat up, but it's not all bad news, according to an airline spokesperson. Maria Cielo Villaluna said Air New Zealand's direct service to the Philippine's capital, Manila, would benefit the country's tourism industry. "With this new inbound service, New Zealanders now have the chance to visit the top travel spots within the Philippines... this will mean good business for the airline," Villaluna said (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Air NZ sees competition headwinds coming

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Air New Zealand says its 2017 earnings won't match the $800 million it has forecast for 2016 as the airline faces increased competition and gets less benefit from foreign exchange hedging. The Auckland-based airline faces some near-term challenges that will have an impact on the 2017 results, according to an investor day presentation. It didn't quantify the impact of increased competition but said the benefit of foreign exchange hedges in 2017 will be about $120 million less than in 2016. While… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 near Cleveland on May 1st 2016, spectacular computer failure

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An Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N16559 (there are currently a total of zero reports registered for this aircraft and the airline Expressjet itself has been mentioned in 78 accidents or incidents) performing flight EV-4036/UA-4036 from Wilkes-Barre,PA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was enroute at FL360 about 150nm eastnortheast of Cleveland,OH (USA) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL280 due to a computer problem. The crew subsequently decided to divert to… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Delta Boeing 767-400 near Shannon on May 4th 2016, problem with exterior light

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N833MH (this aircraft registration has been involved in zero other incidents and/or accidents and Delta has been involved in 314 incidents reported on this site) performing flight DL-11 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Minneapolis,MN (USA), was enroute at FL340 about 40nm north of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew requested vectors to Shannon advising ATC they had a mechanical issue they wanted to be looked at before crossing the ocean. The aircraft… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Family removed from plane after telling a Flight Attendant their son has a peanut allergy

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A California couple said they were kicked off their flight out of Provo after telling a flight attendant their son has a peanut allergy. Kyson and Sara Dana said they were flying out of Provo Monday afternoon and were heading to Oakland, California. The couple and their two-year old son, Theo, call the Bay Area home. In a Skype interview on Wednesday, Kyson Dana said as they stepped through the door, his wife alerted the flight attendant to Theo’s allergy. “My son has a peanut allergy, is there… (airlinenews.in) More...

LATAM Transports the Olympic Flame to Brazil

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LATAM was in charge of transporting the Olympic Flame from Geneva to Brasilia. The carrier will also transport it across 13 cities in Brazil. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Burbank's Bob Hope Airport Rebrands as Hollywood-Burbank Airport

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Bob Hope Airport officials voted 8-1 Monday to change the airfield’s branding name to Hollywood Burbank Airport in an effort to increase recognition with passengers outside of Southern California, especially those east of the Colorado Rockies. (www.latimes.com) More...

Taxiing airplanes could soon get flight info wirelessly

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Airlines have made great efforts to update their tech, including replacing bulky flight manuals with iPads. But pilot teams still receive flight information updates the same way they've been doing for decades: over radio voice comms, as current wireless solutions don't support high-enough volume data transfer. Last February, a joint NASA and FAA team sent flight updates to a taxiing airplane over a wireless communication network for the first time, NASA said Tuesday. (www.engadget.com) More...

JetBlue and Bombardier Are Talking About the CSeries Again

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JetBlue Airways Corp. resumed talks with Bombardier Inc. about a possible order of the planemaker’s CSeries aircraft, after a pause in discussions, people familiar with the matter said. (montrealgazette.com) More...

Sun Country Airlines begins service from DIA to Minneapolis

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Minnesota-based carrier Sun Country Airlines began daily nonstop service Wednesday between Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul. (www.denverpost.com) More...

Bald eagle blamed for deadly plane crash

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A collision with a bald eagle caused a small airplane to crash, killing four people in Alaska last month, air accident investigators say. (www.msn.com) More...

Etihad says 31 passengers injured in Indonesia turbulence

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An Etihad Airways flight experienced "severe and unexpected" turbulence just before landing in Jakarta on Wednesday, leaving 31 passengers injured, the carrier said. An Etihad spokesperson told AFP that the plane was an Airbus A330-200. The flight landed safely at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, the Abu Dhabi-based airline said, adding that medical assistance teams met passengers as they disembarked. (www.msn.com) More...

Twin-tailed Airbus Zephyr completes maiden flight

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Airbus Defence & Space has carried out the maiden flight of a larger twin-tailed variant of its Zephyr high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS). The Zephyr T has four times the payload capacity of the current Zephyr 8 at 20kg (44lb), and has been developed as a result of customer requirements for the HAPS to be able to carry a radar. Three flight tests have been carried out since the first one in January. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Etihad passengers and crew injured after ‘severe and unexpected’ turbulence near Jakarta

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SEVERE turbulence during a Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta has left terrified passengers with broken bones and damaged the interior of the plane. (aviationglobe.blogspot.in) More...

Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta Hit by Turbulence, 31 Injured

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Several passengers were injured when an ‪‎Etihad Airways‬ flight ‪‎EY474‬ from Abu Dhabi encountered sudden turbulence as it prepared to land in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.. (youmob.com) More...

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