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Would anyone really pay for his flight?

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Southwest flew from SJC to SFO today. does this have something to do with the emergency landing that took place the other day? (flightaware.com) More...

Southwest Airlines Opposes Proposed Stadium near Las Vegas McCarran Airport

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Sheldon Alderson's Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Majestic Realty of Las Vegas have proposed to an 11-member Tourism panel, created by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, to create a $1.4 billion, 65,000 seat stadium for UNLV football games, and for incentive to lure the Oakland Raiders NFL team to relocate to Las Vegas. Southwest Airlines has just filed a letter opposing that stadium for one reason: The stadium would be located across the street from Runways 1/19 at McCarran International Airport. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

Officials Say 1-Armed Man Behind Istanbul Airport Attack

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The attack on Istanbul's airport that left dozens dead and hundreds injured Tuesday was likely organized by a one-armed Chechen terrorist who goes by "Akhmed One-Arm," Fox News reports. (www.newser.com) More...

Venture Inside the Command Center of the World’s Largest Airline

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THE WORLD’S BUSIEST airport isn’t in the world’s biggest city. It’s in Atlanta, a great southern city that by dint of accident and capitalism sits, metaphorically speaking, at the center of the map. (www.wired.com) More...

B-29 "Doc" cleared by FAA, USAF to continue testing toward first flight

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Having just toured "Fifi," having a second airworthy B-29 is a good thing. Thanks to all those who volunteer to keep these artifacts of history alive! (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Alaska Air unveils special 737 painted to honor Boeing's centennial

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Alaska Airlines took delivery of a specially painted Boeing 737 on Thursday that’s part of an effort to help Boeing celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Boeing 737-900ER, officially dubbed "Celebration of Boeing," sports a paint scheme that pays homage to Boeing’s centennial year and to Alaska Air’s long history with the jetmaker. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Winter runway condition descriptions updated

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Airport reports noting winter runway conditions and expected braking action will be clearer for pilots landing and taking off after Oct. 1 when more concise terms and new procedures take effect. (aopa.org) More...

ADS-B advances, advantages....See, be seen, save money

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The prospect of a $500 rebate for installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment is far from the only reason to equip sooner than later. The benefits of this new technology are sometimes overlooked. (aopa.org) More...

United 2193 from Middle Georgia Rgnl to Dulles flies a long way

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Anyone have an idea why this flight went so far out of a direct path? (flightaware.com) More...

The Weekender: Fly In And Camp Out For The Fourth

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The Weekender’s looking forward to Fourth of July celebrations, with some three-day events found on SocialFlight and the weekend starting on Friday. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the 90th National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan. Three airshows will run through Monday, and the Cherry Festival will run until July 9. Treeport EAA Chapter 1554 will host a camp-in/fly-in starting Friday in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Arrive to set up camp and start Saturday with breakfast at… (www.avweb.com) More...

GE Aviation lands $1B contract with Air Force

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has awarded a $1 billion contract to GE Aviation to further develop an advanced jet engine for sixth-generation fighter jets, the company announced Thursday. The three-stream adaptive cycle engine program will support the jobs of 400 engineers, officials said. GE Aviation, based in Evendale, has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson to continue work on the development of the Adaptive Engine Transition Program… (www.daytondailynews.com) More...

Iran Air courts SriLankan over unwanted A350s, codeshare

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Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, says Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) has yet to make a decision concerning the possible lease of three A350-900s from SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Multiple Delta Airlines Diverted to KFSD 30 June 2016

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I couldn't help noticing the multiple Delta Airlines planes making an unexpected arrival to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, today while at work. Sioux Falls (KFSD) does not have direct flights to Phoenix, Portland, San Jose, Sacramento, or Salt Lake City. However, a flight from each listed airport arrived in FSD all around the same time. Here are the details: DAL1995 -- MD90 -- PHX->MSP (Diverted to KFSD) -- depart PHX @ 07:18 -- arrive FSD @ 12:01 DAL1745 -- MD90 -- SMF->MSP (Diverted to… (flightaware.com) More...

Spirit Airlines flight #NK417 returned to Detroit due to loss of cabin pressure

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Spirit Airlines flight #NK417 returned to Detroit due to loss of cabin pressure..... The 6:30 a.m. Flight 417 to Fort Lauderdale was plagued with severe turbulence before oxygen masks suddenly dropped from above, passenger Travis Goldstein of Jackson said after returning to the airport outside Detroit. (airlinenews.in) More...

Boeing to Develop new Midsized Aircraft

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Due to high demand from the fast-growing Asian market, Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) has decided to build “middle of the market” aircraft after seeking approval from its board. However, it would not be an easy task as the aircraft manufacturer would have to meet the price levels evaluated during the survey along with the manufacturing cost. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Westjet B737 near Toronto on Jun 19th 2016, strong fumes and haze in cabin

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBN performing flight WS-2626 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) with 72 people on board, was climbing out of Toronto when a strong odour/strong fumes were noticed in the cabin associated with haze. The crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin and returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance was unable to find any faults and returned the… (avherald.com) More...

LATAM B788 near Madrid on Jun 29th 2016, fumes in cabin

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A LATAM Boeing 787-8, registration CC-BBH performing flight LA-705 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was descending towards Madrid when the crew reported fumes in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Madrid's runway 32R. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5:20 hours then continued the flight for the next sector to Santiago (Chile). The airline reported it was believed there were gasses coming from the cargo hold caused the delay. However, no gasses… (avherald.com) More...

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