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How One Little Lock on an Airplane Could Save Hundreds of Lives

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Selfish passengers spend valuable seconds during evacuations opening overhead bins in order to take their luggage off the plane with them. There is actually one simple solution: locking overhead bins. The bins would be locked during taxi, takeoff and landing. They would be unlocked at cruising altitude. Then they would be locked again when it’s time to prepare the cabin for arrival... (www.travelpulse.com) More...

Plane makes emergency landing at GRR after damage

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after damage inside the cabin Monday evening. (woodtv.com) More...

DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

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The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air's application for a foreign carrier permit, allowing it to launch flights from the US to EU countries. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but the airline’s Irish subsidiary which made the application will now be able to access the EU’s aviation rights to fly between the US and EU. (news.airwise.com) More...

American Airlines flight attendants want new uniforms recalled

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American Airlines' flight attendants union called on the airline Friday to recall its new uniforms claiming the garments are to blame for a string of health problems including headaches, rashes and respiratory problems. American and the union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, have been jointly testing the uniforms to determine if the clothing is responsible for the reactions that have triggered more than 1,600 health complaints by cabin crews. The airline has also offered… (money.cnn.com) More...

Close calls on U.S. airport runways on rise for 2nd year in a row

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Close calls and runway incidents in the U.S. have risen again. (www.wsj.com) More...

25 Years Ago: Pan Am Ceases Operations:

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On the 25th anniversary of Pan Am’s demise, let's fly back in time and check factors that led to the end, and share the memories from those affected. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Air Force Pilot logs 6,000 Hours in Service on the A-10

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On Nov. 14, 2016, Lt. Col. John Marks, a pilot with the 303rd Fighter Squadron, logged his 6,000th hour in the A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, becoming one of the highest time fighter pilots in the U.S. Air Force. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

The world's oldest serving flight attendant

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For nearly six decades, Bette Nash has been sharing her contagious smile with the world -- from 30,000 feet. (www.cnn.com) More...

South African Airways takes delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft

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South African Airways (SAA), has taken delivery of its first of five new leased A330-300 widebody jetliners, becoming Airbus’s first Southern African operator of the aircraft type. (www.airbus.com) More...

Tanzania orders two CS300s and one Q400

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Tanzania has placed firm orders for two Bombardier CS300s and one Q400 turboprop, which will be leased to Air Tanzania. Bombardier will sell the aircraft to the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency, which will lease them to the airline Bombardier says. The deal has a value at list prices of $200 million, it adds. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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