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Emissions standards a factor in Delta's Bombardier jets deal

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Concern over future U.N. aircraft emissions standards was a factor in a Delta Air Lines Inc deal announced this week to buy 75 new CS100 jets from Bombardier Inc, a Delta executive said on Friday. Delta's decision was in part because the planes will comply with standards that the United Nations aviation arm will likely introduce over the next decade, said Greg May, senior vice president for supply chain maintenance and fleet strategy. (www.reuters.com) More...

Aer Lingus begings Dublin-LA service

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Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, has announced the launch of a direct route from Dublin airport to Los Angeles (LAX) starting May 4. The Irish airline are inviting their customers to start in their own LA story with five flights direct from Ireland’s capital to LAX per week and prices starting from $342 / €299 (299 for travel from 1st September to 31st October). (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Canada says it actively wants to help Bombardier

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The top Canadian official probing a request by planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) for aid to support its new CSeries passenger jet on Monday indicated for the first time that Ottawa actively wanted to help the company, highlighting the number of jobs it provides. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains until now has said merely that the Liberal government would closely examine Bombardier's request for $1 billion in aid and outlined some of the concessions he wants in return. (www.reuters.com) More...

Airlines to Congress: Stop Norwegian Air!

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If there’s any doubt Congress is beholden to the powerful airline lobby, this should settle it: An influential group of representatives has just introduced a bill that would effectively block Norwegian Air from operating between the United States and Europe. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Salt Lake City International Airport Adds Second Terminal to Current Reconstruction

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The already huge project to replace existing terminals and concourses at Salt Lake City International Airport grew even more massive Monday as officials decided to add a second concourse to the one already under construction — and still aim to finish both by 2020. (www.sltrib.com) More...

Passengers on JetBlue Flight Cheered for Crying Babies

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Something that's probably never happened in the history of aviation happened recently on a JetBlue flight from New York to California: Passengers actively rooted for babies to start crying. (www.newser.com) More...

4K cockpit youtube videos -> new standards.

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There are already thousands of flying videos on YouTube. I have used the first time 4K video technology. The resolution is amazing, although most of the monitors do not support this yet. Happy Landings, Guido (www.youtube.com) More...

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Goodyear Arizona

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Solar Impulse 2 made a successful landing on Monday night in the West Phoenix. (www.cbs5az.com) More...

Prestigious fighter pilot critical of showdown between F-35 and A-10

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While critics of the F-35 welcome a showdown with the purpose-built ground-attack A-10, US fighter pilot Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Wood doesn’t share the same enthusiasm. (www.theaviationnews.net) More...

RAF jets generate sonic booms chasing Air France jet with radio problems

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Typhoon jets were scrambled on Monday night to intercept a wayward Air France airliner over Yorkshire – with the deafening booms caused by the supersonic pursuit shaking residents in their houses. The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said. The loud bangs were later confirmed to have been sonic booms. An RAF spokesman said: “Quick reaction alert Typhoon aircraft were launched today from RAF Coningsby to identify an… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Etihad Airways launches daily A380 service to Mumbai

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The UAE's flag carrier Etihad Airways has started flying its Airbus A380 aircraft, the world's biggest passenger airliner, to Mumbai with the launch of a new daily service. Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/etihad-airways-launches-daily-a380-service-to-mumbai_6506141.html?utm_source=ref_article (www.moneycontrol.com) More...

Accident: Sun Express B738 at Antalya on May 1st 2016, nose gear retracted at gate

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A Sun Express Boeing 737-800, registration TC-SNP performing flight XQ-366 from Antalya (Turkey) to Paderborn (Germany), was preparing for departure at the gate, passengers had not yet boarded, technicians were working to replace one of the nose gear tyres when the nose gear retracted. A technician received minor head, two cabin crew members minor injuries, all were taken to a hospital. (avherald.com) More...

The Most Expensive Airlines Ticket is OVER 30K

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The Most Expensive Airlines Ticket is OVER 30K. This ticket includes a three person room/suite and a private butler. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

What happens if you open the plane door during a flight?

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It’s one of the nervous flier’s (numerous) nightmare scenarios. A potty fellow passenger makes a beeline for the emergency exit and yanks the door open, sending themselves, and any unsecured trolley dollies and holidaymakers, spinning into the stratosphere. (update-traveltechnology.blogspot.in) More...

What caused sonic booms heard across Yorkshire as jets scrambled to aid Air France plane?

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Houses shook in Yorkshire amid loud bangs as Typhoon jets were scrambled to an Air France passenger plane with a radio communication problem. The aircraft were launched from RAF Coningsby on Monday night to identify an unresponsive civilian aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said..... (www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk) More...

American Airlines Flight AA57 to Miami forced to return to Heathrow after declaring a mid-air emergency

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AN American Airlines Flight AA57 flying from London to Miami has been forced to turn around and head back to Heathrow after it declared a mid-air emergency. Flight turned around in the English Channel and made its way back to London Heathrow following the shock announcement around 11am... (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

SEAD Black Buck missions flown by Royal Air Force Vulcan bombers during the Falklands War

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The RAF Avro Vulcan was initially planned to be retired in early 1982 but the outbreak of the Falklands War, in April that year, postponed the withdrawal of the most distinctive among the bombers that (along with Vickers Valiant and Handley Page Victor) formed the Britain’s nuclear deterrent V-force. (theaviationist.com) More...

A stunt pilot's near fatal crash at a Budapest air show

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A stunt plane has bounced off the water as it tried to fly in formation under Budapest’s iconic Chain Bridge at speeds of up to 200km/h. The almost-catastrophic mishap happened during the European city’s annual Great Race. (www.9news.com.au) More...

Kennewick woman recounts ‘terrifying’ emergency landing on Allegiant

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A Kennewick woman aboard an Allegiant flight forced to make an emergency landing Thursday said the 131 passengers were kept in the dark about what was happening to the plane. The flight from Pasco to Mesa, Ariz., had to abort its initial landing after an engine failed. It then reportedly circled before making an emergency landing. “It was a pretty smooth flight up until the landing,” Jessica Stoffel told the Tri-City Herald. “It’s the most terrifying experience that I’ve had in my life.” (aviationsquad.com) More...

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