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easyJet launches first ever flight from Southampton

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easyJet has launched its first ever flight from Southampton, to Geneva. The inaugural flight to the Swiss ski destination took off this morning with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards watching on. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

What happened to flight MH370, what is the latest news and is the search still ongoing?

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The whereabouts of the Boeing 777 has remained a mystery since vanishing in 2014 (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

Embraer delivers 1,400th E-Jet to American Airlines

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Embraer celebrates the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony at Embraer’s industrial facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil. American Airlines took delivery of this milestone aircraft and selected Envoy Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc., to operate the aircraft. (www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com) More...

U.S. airlines prepare for record 51 million passengers for the holiday season

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Airlines are offering 91,000 more seats per day on larger planes or additional flights to meet the demand for 80,000 additional daily passengers for the holiday period from Dec. 15 through Jan. 4, according to the trade group Airlines for America. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Drone Operator Operating Illegally in Collision With Blackhawk Helicopter

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The pilot of the DJI Phantom drone that collided with a Blackhawk Helicopter was operating the craft in an illegal and very irresponsible manner. The Phantom operator was operating beyond visual line of sight, and with no idea of the regulations he or she should have been complying with, because he was broke so many of them. (www.aopa.org) More...

Boeing confident about strong demand for 777X

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Speaking to reporters in a briefing on the development of the new widebody, vice-president and general manager 777X programme Eric Lindblad says that the 340 orders from seven customers for the new jets thus far shows strong confidence in the programme. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Turkish Airlines received its first Boeing 777 Freighter

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Turkish Airlines took delivery on Dec. 6 of its first Boeing 777-200LRF Freighter, the world’s longest-range twin-engine freighter. The airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Airbus lags Boeing in jet production and sales in 2017

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Airbus lagged Boeing in jet production and sales in the first 11 months of the year but left itself a shot at meeting full-year delivery targets after unblocking delayed engine supplies for its upgraded A320neo jet, company data showed last week. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Embraer tests the Vmu of E190-E2 (Video)

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In this test, the airplane accelerates down the runway until it reaches its maximum safe AOA (Angle of Attack) before taking off. The tail of the aircraft comes into contact with the runway and, according to the manufacturer, the airspeed is measured exactly when it takes off. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Delta Boeing 767 near Tokyo on Dec 14th 2017, suspected fuel leak

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N1610D performing flight DL-588 from Shanghai (China) to Seattle,WA (USA) with 220 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Tokyo (Japan) when the crew suspected a fuel leak and decided to divert (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Assessing the Delta-Airbus order

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Sure, Boeing sorely wanted to win this deal. But relations between Delta and Boeing have been bad for years, so this was a bad place to start from. The Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint, attacking the C Series order by Delta, didn't help. These factors alone made Boeing's chances an uphill battle. (leehamnews.com) More...

PICTURE: Azores takes first A321neo

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Portuguese carrier Azores Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, received through specialist Air Lease. The aircraft (CS-TSF) is one of six being acquired by the carrier via the US lessor. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Four Killed in AS350 Crash in Eastern Ontario, Canada

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Ontario Provincial Police say there are multiple fatalities after a helicopter crash today north of Kingston, Ontario. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...