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2 Planes With Problems Make Safe Landings At Philadelphia International Airport

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two planes with problems made safe landings at Philadelphia International Airport Friday morning. Chopper 3 was over the scene of the airport on the 8000 block of Essington Avenue. A commuter flight from Richmond, Virginia landed with smoke in the cockpit. One person was treated for minor smoke inhalation. (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) More...

Rescuing Iron Maiden’s ‘Ed Force One’

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Bruce Dickinson, vocalist for the British rock group Iron Maiden, was in bed when he got a call with devastating news about the band’s chartered Boeing 747-400. . . (aviationweek.com) More...

Pilot Tells Woman She Can't Carry on Her $20M Violin

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A renowned Chicago musician is going public with her airline spat over a piece of carry-on luggage—because that piece of luggage happens to be a 1742 violin insured for almost $20 million. (www.newser.com) More...

Philippine Airlines Confirms Six-Strong Airbus A350 Order

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed an order for six Airbus A350-900s, plus six options. The contract confirms a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by PAL in February this year, and covers options on six more of the type. (atwonline.com) More...

Qantas Talking To Boeing On 777X

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Qantas said it will keep its Airbus A380s in service beyond 2020 as it conducts talks with Boeing on its next-generation 777X jets. (news.airwise.com) More...

Flight attendant uses CPR to save child

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Asiana Airlines purser Kim I-cheol, 45, who saved an unconscious two-year-old girl by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), recalled the moment, saying that nothing went through his mind other than, “I must save this baby girl.” (cabincrewcenter.com) More...

Delta Confirms Order for 37 Additional Airbus A321s

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Delta Air Lines officially confirmed an additional order for 37 A321ceos during its media day event in Atlanta. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Islip on Apr 28th 2016, ground observer saw aircraft leaking

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N960WN performing flight WN-1570 from Islip,NY to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was in the initial climb out of Macarthur Airport's runway 06 when an airport ground staff observed something prompting him to believe the aircraft was leaking fuel from the left hand engine (CFM56). The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Islip (avherald.com) More...

Update: Delta Air Lines places order for up to 125 CSeries

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Deliveries of the first jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in a statement. Based on published list prices, the order would be valued at about $5.6 billion, the company said, though carriers typically negotiate discounts. Delta also has options for an additional 50 planes. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Lufthansa CEO eyes airline mergers in Europe

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German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) wants to take part in much-needed industry consolidation in Europe so carriers can compete better with U.S. and Asian rivals, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday. Spohr told an annual shareholders meeting in Hamburg on Thursday that the five largest airlines in the United States have an 80 percent share of the market, while in Europe the top five have just 40 percent. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Opening of Saint Helena's airport delayed again

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Concerns about wind shear after a proving flight by a Comair B737 force another delay for scheduled flights from Johannesburg. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

This Is The Most Embarrassing Plane-Pooping Story Ever

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I’m not sure if there’s a name for the combination cringe of sympathy and disgust, but I’m pretty sure anyone with a functioning set of bowels and the ability to feel shame will feel that reading this man’s story. A story of a private plane, torrents of lava-poop, and a far-too exposed head. (theaviationweek.net) More...

Boeing launches new 737 aircraft to increase passengers’ capacity

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Boeing airplanes manufacturer has concluded plans to launch a new version of its 737 MAX 7 aircraft, aimed at surviving competition from other plane makers like Airbus and Bombardier. The move, according a report, came amid latest Delta Airlines’ interest in Bombardier’s C-series and Airbus’ A320neo series. Although Boeing is in the initial planning phase, the new model, which is meant to be slightly larger than the smallest of 737 MAX family, was called 737 MAX 7X. (aviationsquad.com) More...

So this is how those airplane toilets are actually emptied

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Planes are full of mystery. We already got to the bottom of why the flight attendant sometimes makes you pull your blind up, and why plane windows are round, but there are other questions that we have. One such question, is how on earth do those plane toilets get emptied? (airlinenews.in) More...

Helicopter carrying at least 13 people crashes near Bergen in Norway

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A helicopter has crashed off the western coast of Norway with local media reporting that 13 to 17 people were on board. Several witnesses described seeing and hearing a powerful explosion, and people were seen in the sea, television station TV2 reported, adding that some people had been rescued. (www.theguardian.com) More...

First A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted

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First, A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup.

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Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup. Check out the photo of the livery. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300

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Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Headless corpse of stowaway found after he fell from British Airways jet

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THE head of a stowaway who plunged thousands of metres to his death from the undercarriage of a British Airways jet was found in an office air-conditioning unit by shocked staff, an inquest heard. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

This homemade hoverbike is the future of personal aviation

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The Internet's favorite crazy inventor has created a rideable hoverbike, and while it doesn't go much higher than a couple feet, it's a pretty innovative creation. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

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