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Countdown to Launch: The Bombardier CSeries Timeline

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As the first Bombardier CSeries CS100 is about to be delivered to SWISS, Airways takes a look at the history of the program. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Two explosions at Istanbul airport, several people dead and injured

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Two explosions have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey’s justice minister and another official said Tuesday. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Can everyday household products set off airport explosives detectors?

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Everyone asks … can common household products give a positive result on an airport explosive detection device? They can, and the list of products that can cause a positive reading is huge. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

Australia's youngest female pilot Jade Esler flies solo at 15

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She's too young to drive a car, but Jade Esler is Australia's youngest female pilot. The year 9 student made her maiden solo flight at Fly Oz school in Cowra on her 15th birthday last week. (www.smh.com.au) More...

UK-India startup POP names further target destinations

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UK long-haul, low-cost startup People Over Profit (POP) has named a series of destinations in India, Goa and Bangladesh it is considering if its funding drive is successful. London Stansted-based POP has already announced plans to start flying 3X-weekly flights to the Indian secondary city of Amritsar in the fourth quarter. It will operate the flights using a chartered Airbus A330 in a 378-seat, all-economy layout. The Amritsar launch route will be followed by a 3X-weekly service to Ahmedabad,… (atwonline.com) More...

Allegiant Air breaks into Newark as it adds 3 cities to route map

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Budget carrier Allegiant is ready to take on New York City. The fast-growing leisure airline has gained access to capacity-choked Newark Liberty International Airport, where Allegiant believes it can stimulate new passenger traffic by offering fares as low as $39 (www.usatoday.com) More...

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

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In the Part 1 of our analysis, we explored the possibilities of Bombardier to become a potential threat to break up this duopoly. Now, let’s examine the likely competitive response from the two titans of global aerospace to a hypothetical CS500. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Chengdu Airlines launches first ARJ21 passenger flight

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China’s Chengdu Airlines has launched its first passenger flight of the Chinese-made ARJ21 regional aircraft on a route from Chengdu to Shanghai. The ARJ21 is built by the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC). Chengdu Airlines, which has 30 ARJ21s on order, took delivery of the first of the type in November 2015. (atwonline.com) More...

France Opens Flight 804 Manslaughter Case

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French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism. (www.newser.com) More...

India amends ageing aircraft laws

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has amended India's laws governing the age of aircraft that can be imported into the country for commercial use. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A small plane has come down in a Detroit neighborhood.

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The plane, a small Cesna type, has come to rest at Shoemaker and Cooper. Video from Chopper 7 shows that it is tangled in power lines (www.wxyz.com) More...

Accident: Ryanair B738 enroute on Jun 23rd 2014, turbulence injures 5 occupants

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-ENB performing flight FR-4398 from Dublin (Ireland) to Reus,SP (Spain) with 163 passengers and 6 crew, was on approach to Reus' runway 25 when the crew requested an ambulance and medical services to meet the aircraft upon landing reporting severe turbulence along the route had caused bleeding injuries to two passengers, three cabin crew were injured as well. The aircraft landed safely on runway 25. On Jun 24th, 2014 the airline reported the aircraft… (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Emirates B773 at Hamburg on Jun 13th 2016, flaps up landing

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An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EGK performing flight EK-61 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Hamburg (Germany), was on approach to Hamburg's runway 05 descending through about 2800 feet when the crew initiated a go-around due to problems with the flaps. The aircraft entered a hold at 4000 feet while the crew worked the related checklists and prepared for flaps up landing. The aircraft subsequently positioned for another approach to runway 05 and landed safely at a higher… (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Vueling A320 at Amsterdam on Jun 28th, 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

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A Vueling Airbus A320-200, registration EC-HGZ performing flight VY-8318 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Barcelona,SP (Spain), was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 24 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to an engine (CFM56) ingesting a bird. The aircraft slowed safely and stopped on the runway while the crew was assessing the aircraft status. The crew subsequently reported that all indications were normal, they would vacate the runway and return to the apron. The… (avherald.com) More...

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order for up to 75 Aircraft

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June 28, 2016 Montréal Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier Inc., Press Release Agreement includes firm order for 45 CS300 and options for an additional 30 (www.bombardier.com) More...

Incident: British Airways B744 at Toronto and Montreal on Jun 22nd 2016, mass and balance problem

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A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVJ performing flight BA-92 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was en route at FL350 about 110nm east-northeast of Montreal,QC (Canada) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Montreal due to a cargo loading error. The aircraft landed safely on Montreal's runway 24R about 105 minutes after departure from Toronto and about 55 minutes after the decision to divert. A passenger reported cargo had been loaded into an… (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Shenzhen A320 at Hong Kong on Jun 26th 2016, below minimum safe altitude during go around and unexpected 360

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A Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration B-6749 performing flight ZH-9041 from Jinjiang to Hong Kong (China), was on final approach to Hong Kong's runway 07L when approach instructed the crew to reduce to minimum approach speed, the crew queried whether they had 3nm separation to the previous traffic. Just in the moment when approach wanted to hand the aircraft off to tower the crew decided to go around and declined the handoff. (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Aeroflot A320 at Tomsk on Jun 24th 2016, bird strike

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An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VQ-BHL performing flight SU-1537 from Tomsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 107 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Tomsk's runway 03 when an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird at about 130 feet AGL causing the engine to vibrate. The crew continued the climb but aborted the flight at FL200 and returned to Tomsk for a safe landing on runway 21 about 30 minutes after departure. West Siberia's Transport Prosecutor's Officer opened an investigation… (avherald.com) More...

Accident: Lufthansa A343 at Chicago on Sep 28th 2015, fumes injure three flight attendants

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A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGT performing flight LH-437 (dep Sep 27th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was departing Chicago, when cabin crew in the aft cabin felt like lack of air with the aircraft still on the ground with all four flight attendants in the area suffering, and contacted the cockpit. A short time later the situation improved. One flight attendant felt near unconscious, another flight attendant felt incapacitated (see below for more… (avherald.com) More...

Yamal CRJ2 Engine shut down in flight.

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A Yamal Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, registration VQ-BSA performing flight YC-623 from Moscow-Domodedovo to Murmansk (Russia) with 50 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing out of Domodedovo's runway 32R when the crew needed to shut the right-hand engine (CF34) down, stopped the climb at 6000 feet and entered a hold at 6000, later 7000 feet to burn off fuel and returned to Domodedovo for a safe landing on runway 32R about 2:10 hours after departure. A replacement CRJ-200 registration VQ-BPD reached… (avherald.com) More...

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