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'Unreal' Turbulence Leaves Fliers 'Covered in Blood'

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Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight to Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon had hopefully just enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic, because the trip home from Punta Cana International Airport proved, well, stressful. (www.newser.com) More...

KLM Begins Nonstop Flights Between Amsterdam and Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City International Airport became an even bigger player in international air travel as KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s first direct flight from Amsterdam arrived at the airport Thursday. (www.ksl.com) More...

Video of B52 in strong crosswind, crabbing landing gear

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USAF B52 landing at RAF Leuchars in Scotland in 2006, showing crosswind crab control on landing gear. Video is a bit blurry at times, but the crosswind is readily apparent. Man, what an aircraft. Source: Fred Seggie (www.saap.co.uk), may have been posted before. (www.youtube.com) More...

Accident: Flydubai B737 at Hail on May 5th 2016, sand and gravel ingested into both engines

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A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FDY performing flight FZ-885 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Hail (Saudi Arabia), landed in Hail. The aircraft however was unable to depart for the return flight due to ingestion of large amounts of sand and gravel into both engines (avherald.com) More...

Eurowings launches two new routes from Düsseldorf hub

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Eurowings is increasing its flight range from its busiest location, Düsseldorf, with two new summer routes. The German airline will depart from Düsseldorf for the first time to Kavala in Macedonia Greece this summer, and Bastia on the French island of Corsica. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

US Bankruptcy court okays Republic/Delta deal

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A US Bankruptcy court in New York state has approved a settlement reached between Republic Airlines (YX, Indianapolis Int'l) and Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) as part of the former's ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

More than 40 pilots were drunk on duty in India last year—most work for Jet Airways and IndiGo

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Pilots in India can’t stop hitting the bottle before entering the cockpit—and the most frequent offenders in recent years are from Jet Airways and IndiGo, two airlines that dominate the country’s aviation market. (www.theaviationnews.net) More...

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

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paceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space early Friday morning. It's the third time the company has recovered the vehicle post-launch, and the second time the rocket has landed intact on the ship. Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it can land the Falcon 9 at sea, and that the company can repeat the process. (www.theverge.com) More...

Incredible video of a B-52 fighting insane crosswinds to land

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This may look like a somewhat routine landing to the uninitiated, but those strong winds are blowing a 185,000-pound (minimum) aircraft nearly backward. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Hundreds of Pilots Poised to Leave Allegiant Air

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Allegiant Air has been rocked by a new scandal. Pilots poised to flee in search of safer skies and a better work environment. (www.abc15.com) More...

Amazon Agrees to Contract 20 Boeing 767 Freighters From Atlas Air

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Amazon has reached an agreement with Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings to wet lease 20 Boeing 767-300 converted freighters, the second freighter lease deal the Seattle-based online retail giant has signed this year. (atwonline.com) More...

Jet Airways Crew Member Nidhi Chaphekar Injured In Brussels Terror Attack Returns Home

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Nidhi Chaphekar, the 42-year-old Jet Airways crew member whose image sitting bloodied and dazed and her yellow uniform shredded in Brussels airport bombings became an iconic picture of the horror, returned to Mumbai on Friday to an emotional homecoming. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

What our airlines say about America

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I was eight hours into the 15-hour Hong Kong-to-Newark trip when the United Airlines flight attendant asked if I’d like to buy a snack. Buy a snack? I’d like to think that my $2,854.60 round-trip ticket would come with three meals, as it had in the past. After all, it’s not like we can hop out to the corner deli when we are over the Bering Sea. Over the past decade, I’ve been a frequent flier between the United States and Vietnam (this time via Hong Kong), but this was a first. The basic drill… (airlinenews.in) More...

BA launches long-haul Internet on B747s, B777s, A380s, B787s and A350s

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British Airways will bring high-speed inflight Internet to its long-distance international flights from early 2017, using a high-speed 2KU satellite service powered by GoGo and capable of playing streaming content above the clouds. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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