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Bombardier CSeries Makes Third Atlanta Appearance

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During the Delta "Meet and Fleet" Day in Atlanta, Bombardier showcased the CSeries CS100 to invitees. (airwaysnews.com) More...

WGN investigates the Boeing Papers: How safe is the air up there?

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Millions of people get on and off planes every day without ever noticing a thing. But while flying, have you ever gotten a whiff of a nasty smell, which might have burned the eyes, made the throat sore, left you dizzy, with a headache or even disoriented? (www.aol.com) More...

A-10 vs. F-35: Air Force warplanes to face off

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(CNN)Can an old war horse that dates back more than 40 years hold its own against the newest warbird loaded with the latest in technology and weaponry? The Pentagon said it aims to find out and will pit the venerable A-10 Warthog against the F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter in a series of rigorous tests replicating what the planes would face in battle. (www.cnn.com) More...

Delta Touts CSeries, Eyes CS300 Model

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The first 35 of 75 Bombardier CSeries aircraft ordered by Delta Air Lines are locked in as CS100s, but the airline can begin converting to the larger CS300 model starting with the 36th aircraft on order. Speaking to reporters at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters during the airline’s media day, incoming CEO Ed Bastian said Delta is “very interested” in the CS300 and has agreed to “firm pricing” with Bombardier on the larger CSeries model. (atwonline.com) More...

If Your Engine Quits, Where Should You Land?

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That's a great question, and it isn't easily answered. So we decided to do some research on forced landings to see if there was a significant difference in the outcome of road and field landings. (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

Las Vegas close to landing its first nonstop Mainland China flights

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Las Vegas is close to getting its first nonstop flights to and from China after Chinese aviation authorities approved a route requested by one of that country’s major air carriers. The Civil Aviation Administration of China has approved Hainan Airlines’ request to fly three round trips a week between Beijing Capital International Airport and McCarran International Airport beginning in September. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

Air Canada hopes to conclude CSeries deal soon

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"Subject to final documentation and satisfaction of conditions, we look forward to firming up the order soon," Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said today during a conference call with analysts, according to Reuters. That news came a day after Bombardier announced that U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines Inc. had agreed to buy up to 125 of the CSeries jets, the biggest order yet for the program. (www.cbc.ca) More...

The Fashion Industry Now Has Its Own Airline

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Etihad becomes the jet for the jet set, sponsoring fashion weeks around the world. Have you ever seen the passport of a fashion designer? It’s as colorful as the bottom of a pair of Louboutins, peppered with stamps for London, Milan, Paris,Mumbai, Berlin, Sydney. There are nearly two dozen major men’s and women’s fashion events around the globe each year, prompting models and designers, stylists and the stylish, to pack their Louis Vuitton luggage and head to the airport, on repeat. Which is why… (cabincrewcenter.com) More...

Smart Logistics Can Shave 10-15% Off Bottom Line

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Henry Canaday covers: Adroit analysis and supply chain management can result in significant savings. "If it is a truism that no one flies alone, it is equally true that no one overhauls an aircraft alone. Repairs are carried out by a network of shops, manufacturers, engineers, distributors and other entities. That system is tied together by logistics, and lean logistics is as important as selecting top maintenance, repair and overhaul providers." (aviationweek.com) More...

Air Trade Group Seeks EC Relief From Unfair OEM Advantage

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James Pozzi covers: IATA files complaint in EC investigation into aftermarket competitive practices (aviationweek.com) More...

2 Planes With Problems Make Safe Landings At Philadelphia International Airport

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two planes with problems made safe landings at Philadelphia International Airport Friday morning. Chopper 3 was over the scene of the airport on the 8000 block of Essington Avenue. A commuter flight from Richmond, Virginia landed with smoke in the cockpit. One person was treated for minor smoke inhalation. (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) More...

Rescuing Iron Maiden’s ‘Ed Force One’

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Bruce Dickinson, vocalist for the British rock group Iron Maiden, was in bed when he got a call with devastating news about the band’s chartered Boeing 747-400. . . (aviationweek.com) More...

Pilot Tells Woman She Can't Carry on Her $20M Violin

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A renowned Chicago musician is going public with her airline spat over a piece of carry-on luggage—because that piece of luggage happens to be a 1742 violin insured for almost $20 million. (www.newser.com) More...

Philippine Airlines Confirms Six-Strong Airbus A350 Order

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has signed an order for six Airbus A350-900s, plus six options. The contract confirms a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by PAL in February this year, and covers options on six more of the type. (atwonline.com) More...

Qantas Talking To Boeing On 777X

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Qantas said it will keep its Airbus A380s in service beyond 2020 as it conducts talks with Boeing on its next-generation 777X jets. (news.airwise.com) More...

Flight attendant uses CPR to save child

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Asiana Airlines purser Kim I-cheol, 45, who saved an unconscious two-year-old girl by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), recalled the moment, saying that nothing went through his mind other than, “I must save this baby girl.” (cabincrewcenter.com) More...

Delta Confirms Order for 37 Additional Airbus A321s

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Delta Air Lines officially confirmed an additional order for 37 A321ceos during its media day event in Atlanta. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Incident: Southwest B737 at Islip on Apr 28th 2016, ground observer saw aircraft leaking

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N960WN performing flight WN-1570 from Islip,NY to Fort Lauderdale,FL (USA), was in the initial climb out of Macarthur Airport's runway 06 when an airport ground staff observed something prompting him to believe the aircraft was leaking fuel from the left hand engine (CFM56). The crew stopped the climb at 3000 feet and returned to Islip (avherald.com) More...

Update: Delta Air Lines places order for up to 125 CSeries

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Deliveries of the first jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in a statement. Based on published list prices, the order would be valued at about $5.6 billion, the company said, though carriers typically negotiate discounts. Delta also has options for an additional 50 planes. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Russian War Plane Flies in 'Unsafe' Manner Near U.S. Aircraft

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The Russian plane flew within 25 feet of the RC-135's fuselage, conducting a barrel roll over the U.S. plane. (theaviationweek.net) More...

The Empire Strikes Back! on Colour Defective Pilots

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First, let me give you a concise history of the struggle by and for those pilots who have a colour vision defect. My role in the struggle is well documented over many years. I am an Australian GP and Aviation Medical Examiner and have been a lifelong campaigner for the rights of colour vision defective (CVD) pilots. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

Briton jailed after returning to collect suitcase of ecstasy pills from airport lost luggage

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A British drug dealer has been sentenced to six years in jail and ordered to pay a €562,000 (£436,000) fine after admitting trying to smuggle a record 35,000 ecstasy tablets into Ibiza. Ian Francis Smith, 38, was arrested after going to the island airport to retrieve a lost suitcase. Thousands of tourists head to Ibiza every summer CREDIT: REX FEATURES Airport police discovered seven bags containing the drugs inside after asking him to open the case up. (www.airnewslive.net) More...

How to Avoid Headaches on Planes

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There are enough metaphoric “headaches” when flying: missed connections, delays, long security lines. So the last thing you need is an actual airplane headache—a.k.a. “aviation headache”—which can be caused by the change in altitude as a plane ascends and descends, says Tesha Monteith, M.D., assistant professor of neurology at the University of Miami. Why does this happen? Known as aerosinusitis, the inflammation in the paranasal sinus cavities (those are the air-filled spaces that stem from the… (www.ondair.net) More...

Lightnings strike two planes in London area...

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Two planes have been struck by lightning over west London. Passengers on a British Airways flight from Prague and an Icelandair plane told of their relief after landing safely at Heathrow following the strikes on Wednesday. One described "a white flash" while others said they felt a "crack" and "bang" as bolts hit the aircraft.... (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

What do all the controls in an airplane’s cockpit do?

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All of them? If you’re talking about a commercial airliner, then there’s hundreds and hundreds. There are big, fat manuals describing what they all do. But, since you asked, buckle up. Every airplane is different. Unlike learning to drive a car, you can’t just hop from one plane to another. A pilot needs familiarization (and in some cases, a whole new type of license) to fly a different kind of plane. Some are piston-powered; some are jet-powered. Some have electrically-driven controls; some… (www.aviationgossip.com) More...

This Is The Most Embarrassing Plane-Pooping Story Ever

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I’m not sure if there’s a name for the combination cringe of sympathy and disgust, but I’m pretty sure anyone with a functioning set of bowels and the ability to feel shame will feel that reading this man’s story. A story of a private plane, torrents of lava-poop, and a far-too exposed head. (theaviationweek.net) More...

Boeing launches new 737 aircraft to increase passengers’ capacity

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Boeing airplanes manufacturer has concluded plans to launch a new version of its 737 MAX 7 aircraft, aimed at surviving competition from other plane makers like Airbus and Bombardier. The move, according a report, came amid latest Delta Airlines’ interest in Bombardier’s C-series and Airbus’ A320neo series. Although Boeing is in the initial planning phase, the new model, which is meant to be slightly larger than the smallest of 737 MAX family, was called 737 MAX 7X. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Helicopter carrying at least 13 people crashes near Bergen in Norway

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A helicopter has crashed off the western coast of Norway with local media reporting that 13 to 17 people were on board. Several witnesses described seeing and hearing a powerful explosion, and people were seen in the sea, television station TV2 reported, adding that some people had been rescued. (www.theguardian.com) More...

First A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted

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First, A350 for Thai Airways is now fully painted. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup.

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Emirates has applied a special livery to an Airbus A380 in celebration of the Emirates FA cup. Check out the photo of the livery. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300

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Turkish airlines has applied a UEFA Euro 2016 livery to an Airbus A330-300. (www.planespotters.net) More...

Headless corpse of stowaway found after he fell from British Airways jet

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THE head of a stowaway who plunged thousands of metres to his death from the undercarriage of a British Airways jet was found in an office air-conditioning unit by shocked staff, an inquest heard. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

This homemade hoverbike is the future of personal aviation

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The Internet's favorite crazy inventor has created a rideable hoverbike, and while it doesn't go much higher than a couple feet, it's a pretty innovative creation. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

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