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Will the Bombardier CSeries Crack the Airbus-Boeing Duopoly? — Part One

As the Bombardier CSeries program gains traction and momentum, will this be enough to threaten the current Airbus - Boeing duopoly? (airwaysmag.com) More...

Russia and China establish JV to design new widebody aircraft

Russia and China have signed an agreement establishing a joint venture (JV) to design and develop new widebody aircraft during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to China June 25. The agreement stipulates the joint design, manufacture, marketing and after-sale support of new aircraft. The Russian-Chinese JV is expected to develop a widebody family, although it has not yet been disclosed how many aircraft it will include. (atwonline.com) More...

Bangkok Airways eyes increased Myanmar service access

Bangkok Airways (PG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) says its plans to expand into the lucrative Myanmar market have been hampered by the Myanma Department of Civil Aviation (MmDCA)'s unwillingness to allocate it the requisite bilateral access rights. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Boeing 777 catches fire after emergency landing due to fuel leak

A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. Flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan was two hours into its journey when the pilot reported engine problems and turned back towards Singapore. In a statement, Singapore Airlines said the plane’s right engine caught fire after it touched down at Changi Airport at around 6.50am. The blaze was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

A very detailed review by the Independent Group of scientists has urged the Australian managed search for MH370 to shift its efforts much further to the north-east of the current priority zone on the floor of the south Indian Ocean. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Three people taken to hospital after aircraft crash on Gwent road

THREE people were taken to hospital after a light aircraft crashed in Abergavenny.Crews from Abergavenny, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Usk were called to the A40 at around 3.25pm.An aircraft, with 120litre of fuel on board, had trouble landing before crashing onto the carriageway.The pilot and two passengers were treated for minor injuries. No one else was hurt. A spokeswoman for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said crews had to make a fuel spillage safe and remained at the scene to ensure the… (www.southwalesargus.co.uk) More...


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