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This is what happens if you try to sneak a Galaxy Note 7 onto an airplane

In the wake of Samsung officially axing Galaxy Note 7 production last week, the FAA this past Friday banned all Note 7 devices from U.S. flights. Whereas previous bans prevented passengers from charging or using a Note 7 device in the air, the Note 7 is now classified as a forbidden hazardous material because it may "cause an ignition or a dangerous evolution of heat or become a fuel source for fire." (www.yahoo.com) More...

P-8A aircraft training center opens at Whidbey Island

Boeing has installed a training center for the new P-8A Poseidon aircraft at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., as the base begins preparations for the arrival of P-8s beginning in 2017. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

FAA questions compliance of some NAVWORX UATS

The FAA issued an unapproved parts notification Oct. 14 affecting specific NavWorx, Inc. model ADS600-B remote-mounted universal access transceivers (UATs). The products provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In on the 978 MHz frequency. (www.aopa.org) More...

London City Airport evacuated; 'chemical incident' reported

London City Airport was evacuated on Friday after a number of passengers reported feeling unwell, police said. Reports of a chemical incident sent three fire engines and "a range of specialist appliances" to the scene, the London Fire Brigade said in a statement. Officials said the cause of the incident is unknown. (www.cnn.com) More...

Miracle Over Baghdad, 2003

With due respect to captain Sullenberger, I'll take a daylight ditching in a river over trying to land a missile-struck Airbus with no flight controls! (www.askthepilot.com) More...

Several South Korean start-ups eye initial funding rounds

Several regional airports around South Korea have announced plans to assist in the development of low cost carriers capable of stimulating demand in the country's increasingly tight domestic market. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Should the search for missing MH370 be extended?

The shock disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March 2014 is one of the most keenly ­debated and puzzling aviation mysteries of our time. That the Boeing 777-200ER met a watery end cannot be disputed, with a trio of composite structures washed up on Mauritius, Reunion and Tanzania since last year already confirmed as being parts of the lost widebody, and additional finds being inspected by experts. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Westjet flight diverts to Greenland after technical issues

18th Ocotber. Westjet Boeing 757 on route from Gatwick to Pearson Int'l, Toronto, was diverted to Greenland after technical issues. The flight was originally delayed leaving Gatwick for a technical inspection following a lightning strike the previous day. The flight was diverted to the military base Kangalussauq, Greenland after the pilot reported issues with the planes heating systems. Westjet despatched 2 737 aircraft from Toronto to pick up the 250 passengers, plus crew. The 737's were… (www.caledonenterprise.com) More...


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