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Incident: Fedex B767 at Rochester on Oct 21st 2016, suspected flap damage, dead birds found on departure runway

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 2.5 hours, then departed again and reached Memphis with a delay of 2.5 hours. (avherald.com) More...

Rockwell Collins Purchases B/E Aerospace for $8.3 billion

B/E Aerospace accepted Rockwell Collins offer of $8.3 billion for the entire company. The combined entity will build a wide variety of essential aviation systems, including cockpit displays, fly-by-wire technology, de-icing systems, autopilot systems, communications, in-flight entertainment, galleys, cabin lighting, and crew rests. (rockwellcollins.acquisitionannouncement.com) More...

Venezuelan fighters intercepts Colombian flight

Flight Avianca AV14, operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner experienced a failure in its ADS-B transceiver, disabling the identification, causing the alert and scrambling of two SU-30 fighters to intercept the aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

NASA to test spanwise folding wings in flight

NASA is developing and validating a system that will allow part of an aircraft’s wing to fold in flight, to test the feasibility of increasing efficiency through wing adaptation. (www.nasa.gov) More...

Another case for 'go north' in the search for MH370

So close to safety, new paper raises but doesn't answer question why MH370 flew near so many good opportunities for an emergency landing (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Galaxy Note 7 flight ban spreads to airlines across the globe

“We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release. “We are taking this additional step because even one fire incident inflight poses a high risk of severe personal injury and puts many lives at risk.” (bgr.com) More...

Do Flight Attendants on US based airlines have a “cop” mentality?

Why do some Flight Attendands have cop attitude on US based airlines? I have travelled on Emirates, Etihad, Cathay, British, Lufthansa, KLM, Jal, ANA and Air China and always found the attendants very pleasant under such a tasking enviornment however I recently flew on United to Mumbai and found the attitude of flight attandants quite obnoxious and high handed. They were seriously acting like police officers. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...


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