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Alaska Air Group Posts $505 Million Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit in 2Q

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Alaska Air Group—parent of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air—earned $296 million in net income in the second quarter, up 13.8% over a net profit of $260 million in the 2016 June quarter, which does not include Virgin America’s 2016 second-quarter figures. (atwonline.com) More...

Boeing Bullish After $1.8 Billion 2Q Net Profit

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Boeing reported a second-quarter net profit of $1.8 billion, reversed from a net loss of $234 million in the 2016 June quarter when the company incurred several pre-tax charges—including R&D charges related to commercial aircraft programs—that weighed down earnings. (atwonline.com) More...

United adds one-time Boeing 747 flight on Chicago-San Francisco route

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Your chances to catch a Boeing 747 flight in the United States are dwindling as the last two U.S. airlines still flying the jet are in the process of phasing them out. (www.usatoday.com) More...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the former Terminal 6 site and potentially the… (metroairportnews.com) More...

Port Authority Board Approves $54.4 Million Runway Project at LaGuardia Airport to Maintain State of Good Repair

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The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized $54.4 million to rehabilitate Runway 4-22 and associated taxiways at LaGuardia Airport to extend their useful life and ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration standards. Work on the 7,000 feet long and 150 feet wide runway will take place during nightly airport closures and extended weekend runway closures to minimize the impact on aeronautical operations. (metroairportnews.com) More...

Small plane crashed at Ogden Airport (KOGD) 07/26/17

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Police were dispatched to the crash site at 12:40 local. Type and cause in unknown at the time. (www.ksl.com) More...

American Airlines Drops Charter Flights for Six NFL Teams Including Dolphins and Steelers

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American Airlines says it has suspended its arrangements to provide charter flights for six NFL teams because it lacks sufficient aircraft. (www.forbes.com) More...

United Airlines Announces Relaunch of Denver to London Route

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In celebration of United's 80 years of service in Denver, the airline today announced the launch of daily nonstop seasonal service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) beginning March 24, 2018 through October 26, 2018, subject to government approval. The new Denver flight will conveniently connect customers from nearly 80 domestic destinations to London. (newsroom.united.com) More...

This 30-Year-Old Pilot Says She is The Youngest Woman in The World to Captain a Boeing 777

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Indian pilot Anny Divya claims to have become the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Air Partner Remarkets 15 Saudia Boeing 777-200ERs

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Air Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation) has been appointed by Saudi Arabia’s national carrier Saudia as its exclusive remarketing agent for 15 Boeing 777-200ERs. (atwonline.com) More...

Florida set to rumble with over 30 'startling' sonic booms as NASA reveals plan to test supersonic flight at Kennedy Space Center

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Tests will begin August 21, with flights from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Local residents and beachgoers may hear distant 'rumble' or 'startling' boom The tests come as part of ongoing effort to reduce sonic boom to a 'thump' (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Hawaiian Airlines Posts $80.4 Million 2Q Net Profit

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Hawaiian Holdings, parent of Hawaiian Airlines, posted $80.4 million net income for the 2017 second quarter, up 1.1% from $79.6 million net profit in 2Q 2017. (atwonline.com) More...

The U.S. Air Force Wants Permission to Shoot Down Civilian Drones

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The head of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command wants permission to deal with civilian drones-including shooting them down-that threaten to interfere with flight operations. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

The low-cost airline you’ve never heard of (and why it’s coming to Birmingham)

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United Airlines announced last week that its Birmingham to New York route would be axed in October, leaving England’s second city without a direct route to the US for the first time in 20 years. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Malaysia Airlines plans all-economy 700 seat Airbus A380

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Malaysia Airlines will convert its A380 fleet to single class 700-seat layout for the proposed Muslim pilgrimage charter service. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Airbus delivers its 100th A350 XWB

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When China Airlines received its seventh A350 XWB today, the carrier took possession of the 100th jetliner delivered from this newest family in Airbus’ industry-leading widebody product line. (www.airbus.com) More...

Incident: JAL B787 over Gulf of Thailand on Jul 26th 2017, engine trouble

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A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration JA866J performing flight JL-724 (scheduled Jul 25th, actual Jul 26t) from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was enroute at FL370 over the Gulf of Thailand about 360nm northeast of Kuala Lumpur when the crew decided to return to Kuala Lumpur (avherald.com) More...

Stunned pilot photographs launch of hypersonic weapon which then flies right over his plane

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The breath-taking moment that an anti-ballistic missile was launched into the night sky has been caught on camera by a stunned pilot, who described it as a ‘once in a lifetime event’. Dutch Pilot Christiaan van Heijst, 34, cannot resist pulling his camera out whenever possible in the cockpit of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. He took these breath-taking photos during a flight from Hong Kong to Baku in Azerbaijan on Sunday on an airway heading over the Himalayas. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Delta just unveiled a new plane that features totally private 1st class suites

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The INSIDER Summary: Delta just replaced some of their airplanes with Airbus’s new A350. The new plane will offer the airline’s new Delta One first class suites. The suites will feature full-height doors for complete privacy while flying. The economy seats will also be the largest that Delta offers. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...