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Accident: Safi B737 at Kabul on Dec 10th 2016, hard landing causes right main gear collapse

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A Safi Airways Boeing 737-400, registration JY-JAQ performing flight 4Q-502 from Herat to Kabul (Afghanistan) with 155 people on board, landed on Kabul's runway 11 at 12:24L (08:24Z) but touched down hard causing the right main gear to collapse (avherald.com) More...

Boise air traffic controller who couldn’t be reached fell asleep

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Police officers who entered the Boise Airport air traffic control tower after pilots could not reach controllers by radio on Nov. 19 found that one controller had fallen asleep and a second one had left the tower and smelled of marijuana, according to reports released Friday afternoon by the Boise Police Department. (www.idahostatesman.com) More...

Senator Calls on United Airlines to Drop New Carry-on Baggage Policy

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Senator Calls on United Airlines to Drop New Carry-on Baggage Policy (www.yahoo.com) More...

Boutique Air to Restore Portland-Pendleton Services

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San Francisco-based Boutique Air (4B) has announced plans to start services in Oregon between Portland International Airport (KPDX/PDX) and Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton (KPDT/PDT) with three daily round-trips starting December 19, 2016, effectively restoring lost air service between the two cities following the bankruptcy and subsequent cessation of operations of SeaPort Airlines (K5), which occurred on September 20, 2016. All flights will be operated on Pilatus PC-12… (www.spokesman.com) More...

Boeing pledges $1 million for Donald Trump's inaugural events

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The company already had committed $1 million to help underwrite inaugural events when Trump took aim at the manufacturer this week, according to a Boeing official familiar with the planning, who requested anonymity to speak frankly about the discussions. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Transatlantic for $69 plus tax one way??

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Norwegian Air to offer Upstate NY to Ireland flights. (www.poughkeepsiejournal.com) More...

Why do Russian aerospace engineers favor 90 degree vertical stabilizers vs. American designs with V-shaped tails?

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A small number earlier American fighters used “canted” (though not quite “V-shaped”) tails. However, the fact that all new American fighters are (and likely will continue to be) designed with more “V-shaped” tails is a (relatively) new feature. It exists for a very specific reason. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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