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Xiamen Airlines launches first direct international service between Shenzhen and US

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Xiamen Airlines launched its Xiamen-Shenzhen-Seattle service on Monday, the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the U.S. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Monarch Airlines Denies Rumors of Collapse, Ensures Operations Will Continue

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On Monday morning, Monarch Airlines denied rumors that surfaced over the weekend detailing a possible financial collapse of the UK based carrier. Part of the reason these rumors surfaces is because Monarch's CAA license is due to expire and part of the recertification process is proving that the carrier is financially sound. These financial talks went longer than expected, causing some concern. Monarch announced that there will be a "significant investment" made in the near future. (www.bbc.com) More...

Model F-16 Wows Crowd at North Korea's First Air Show

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Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching fireworks. (www.newser.com) More...

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

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Aireon and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon℠ solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. (flightaware.com) More...

F-35A Catches Fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base

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An F-35A caught fire during an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, the Air Force confirmed to Defense News. The incident took place at around noon and involved an F-35A aircraft from the 61st Fighter Squadron located at Luke Air Force Base, the service said in a statement. No serious injuries seem to have been sustained by the pilot or nearby crew. (www.defensenews.com) More...

Spain's Vueling eyes France-Algeria market

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Vueling Airlines (VY, Barcelona El Prat) is planning to enter the France-Algeria market ch-aviation research has revealed. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

2 Small Planes Collide Mid-Air, Kill All Aboard

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Two private planes collided Sunday in Western New York, reports the Buffalo News, killing all three aboard. (www.newser.com) More...

Whose sky is it anyway? U.S. drone case tests rights to air space

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When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air. (www.msn.com) More...

Dutch Pilots Cockpit Photo Perspectives Getting Intl Attention

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Dutch pilots Christiaan van Heijst/Daans Krans/Caters have had the images found in this UK link reposted globally. Nice work guys, definitely envious. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Entire Lufthansa A320 fleet to get Ka-band satellite connectivity

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Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) has started installing the latest Ka-band satellite technology as standard equipment for Lufthansa Group's entire Airbus A320 aircraft family – approximately 300 aircraft -- bringing broadband communication to the airline’s short- and medium-haul flights, the company said Sept. 26. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: France B777 at Paris on Sep 25th 2016, compressor stall

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The crew, in consultation with dispatch, subsequently decided to divert to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and landed safely on CDG's runway 27L about one hour after departure. (avherald.com) More...

Airbus family flight: A380, A350, A330 and A320 perform spectacular formation flight

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Four Airbus airliners have flown together in formation in a spectacular display flight to mark 25 years of the aircraft manufacturer's "fly-by-wire" system. (www.traveller.com.au) More...

Samsung phone emits smoke on Indian airline flight

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Passengers on board an IndiGo flight smelled smoke coming from the baggage bin and alerted cabin crew who saw sparks and smoke coming from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone, the airline, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, said in an emailed statement. (www.reuters.com) More...

SQ says non-stop A350-900ULR flights to USA will be about sleep, not speed

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Singapore Airlines says the biggest allure of non-stop flights to LAX, JFK will be the chance for non-stop slumber. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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