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P51 down in Arizona, one known dead

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Believed to be Big Beautiful Doll. Unknown if anyone else was aboard. (www.fox10phoenix.com) More...

Baby suffers second degree burns after air hostess gave her brother boiling tea

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Lily-Mae Sorensen, from Somerset, was on a China Southern Airlines flight from London to Australia with her mum Rachel and brother Riley during Christmas when the horrific incident occurred. (metro.co.uk) More...

Elon Musk talks up electric plane at hyperloop event

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"I have been thinking about the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) electric jet a bit more. I think I have something that might close. I'm quite tempted to do something about it." (www.engadget.com) More...

Drone Crashes Into 40th Floor Of Empire State Building

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A drone crashed into the Empire State Building Thursday night. Sources told CBS2 the suspect has been identified as Sean Riddle. He tweeted about the incident. (newyork.cbslocal.com) More...

AAC Completes First Head-of-state Boeing 787-8

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Completions specialist Associated Air Center (AAC) redelivered the industry’s first head-of-state-configured Boeing 787-8 to an undisclosed customer. (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

Skymaster Ditches off Oahu

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C337 ditches off Oahu after a landing gear problem. No injuries. (www.staradvertiser.com) More...

Officials: Body of Suicide Bomber Blown Out of Plane

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The explosion aboard a passenger flight in Somalia on Tuesday is now believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber in a wheelchair. (www.newser.com) More...

Aussie flight attendant for Emirates talks about her time on the job

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HAVING worked her way from economy to first class during an eight-year stint with Emirates, it’s safe to say flight attendant Amber Vidler has seen — and heard — it all. The 35-year-old from Terrigal, NSW, had previously been working in a sports management company but had always wanted to live in cosmopolitan Dubai and explore the world, so she snapped up the chance to become a cabin crew member. Now, she travels all over while ensuring first class passengers are happy. She talks to news.com.au… (airlinenews.in) More...

Analysis: A320neo vs. 737 MAX: Airbus is Leading (Slightly) – Part II

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The A320neo and the 737 MAX programs will have critical implications for the balance of power between the two most important aerospace players. (airwaysnews.com) More...

The Air Force Is Finally Getting The Flying Arsenal Ship It Badly Needs

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Item on the docket as priority item the USAF wants going forward. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Cabin Crew Interview Questions: How To Give Unforgettable Answers

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By telling a good story, you paint colorful images in the listener’s mind; making you more magnetic than if you were just stating facts. (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

PIA-Pakistan International Airline strands passenger around the globe

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KARACHI: Major Pakistan airports remained crippled by industrial action Friday as a strike by employees of the national flag carrier against plans to privatise the airline entered its fourth day. All of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) foreign and domestic flights were suspended Friday with thousands of passengers, including Pakistani domestic workers trying to fly to the Middle East, stranded at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and other key hubs. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Hainan Airlines to Launch Calgary-Beijing Route

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CALGARY – Hainan Airlines announced the launch of non-stop service from Calgary to Beijing on Friday. The service, which begins on June 30, marks the company’s second Canadian route and its first from Western Canada. (globalnews.ca) More...

Female British Airways cabin crew win the right to wear trousers

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An argument over who wears the trousers at British Airways has been won by the workers, after the airline agreed to allow all cabin crew, male and female, to keep their legs covered. After a two-year dispute, all crew will be allowed to wear trousers if they choose, undoing part of the dress code imposed on new recruits who have joined the company since 2012. (www.ondair.net) More...

EgyptAir looking into SSJ-100

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Russia is currently in talks with Egypt to supply the country’s state-owned EgyptAir with 40 commercial jets as part of a deal with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Russian Industry and Trade minister Denis Manturov said on Wednesday. “We are negotiating (with EgyptAir) the possibility of supplying up to 40 SSJ-100 aircraft,” Manturov said in comments carried by TASS news agency. Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) earlier planned to provide EgyptAir with 12 SSJ-100 jets with an option for 12… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Delta Air Lines adds Wi-Fi connectivity on trans-Atlantic flights

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Delta Air Lines is now offering high-speed Internet access on all trans-Atlantic flights between the United States and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Emirates maintains top brand position in global aviation

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Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released. The airline’s brand value grew 17 per cent over last year to reach US$ 7.7 billion. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

French government confirms C-130J buy

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France has confirmed its purchase of four Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules tactical transports, two of which will have the ability to refuel France’s rotorcraft fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Striker II HMD development nears completion

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Development of the BAE Systems Striker II helmet-mounted display (HMD) is due to end in the coming months, following the completion of a flight-test campaign to validate its integrated night vision capability. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

US Navy looking for answers to F/A-18 pilot ailments

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The US Navy’s director of air warfare says efforts to overcome high rates of hypoxia and decompression sickness in pilots flying Boeing F/A-18 variants is “like chasing a ghost,” but he remains confident in the aircraft and its oxygen backup systems nevertheless. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Japanese Airlines To Alter Routes To Avoid North Korea Missile

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Japan’s two biggest airlines said today, they are changing routes for some flights as North Korea plans to launch what it says will be a satellite-bearing rocket later this month. All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said that between February 8 to 25, the launch window announced by Pyongyang, they will divert planes that fly over waters off the Philippines where missile parts and debris are expected to fall after the launch. (airlinenews.in) More...

With No Airbus A380 Sales at Dubai, It’s the End of an Airliner Era

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The ground shifted beneath the massive jet, causing airlines to bail out on the world’s largest passenger airliner. At this week’s Dubai Airshow, one of aviation’s most important annual events, it’s unlikely Airbus will ink any new sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, the company tells the BBC. Though Airbus EADSY 0.23% has downplayed the disappointment, this news represents a continuing downward trend for a the world’s largest passenger airliner, which was once hailed as the future of aviation—and… (www.airnewslive.net) More...

Cathay Pacific confirms Airbus A350 delivery pushed back to 'late April'

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CX has come clean on delays to its first A350, confirming a 'late April' timeframe and saying the delays are due to 'a cabin product issue' with the new business class seats supplied by Zodiac. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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