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Aer Lingus to Debut Nonstop Seattle to Dublin Service in May

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Aer Lingus is bolstering its transatlantic network with a new service from Dublin to Seattle. (www.travelweekly.co.uk) More...

LAX Debuts New Automated Screening Designed To Cut Wait Times

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel bedlam, authorities at Los Angeles International Airport Friday unveiled five automated screening lanes designed to speed up the security process in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The lanes allow several passengers to concurrently fill trays with personal belongings, and then proceed to the body scanners, allowing more passengers to be screened each hour, according to Los Angeles World Airports. “Once you put your items in… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram to Succeed Mark Dunkerley as CEO

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Hawaiian Holdings chief executive Mark Dunkerley will retire on 1 March 2018, the airline announces. Peter Ingram, currently chief commercial officer of Hawaiian, will succeed Dunkerley on that day, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

OPINION: Airbus, Emirates Face Off Over A380 Impasse

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To concentrate on the Emirates A380 order saga in anticipation of writing large figures in Dubai air show headlines is to ignore the fascinating high-stakes poker game being played in the background – one involving numbers far greater than a couple of dozen aircraft and a few billions of dollars. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

PICTURE: IndiGo Takes Delivery of First ATR 72-600

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Indian carrier IndiGo has received its first turboprop, an ATR 72-600. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Gulf Air Names New CEO, Leases Boeing 787-9s

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Gulf Air has appointed the former head of Croatia Airlines, Krešimir Kučko, as CEO, effective immediately. He replaces Maher Salman Al Musallam, who retired earlier this year. (atwonline.com) More...

Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking

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A team of government, industry and academic officials successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting last year according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

China orders 300 Boeing jets to meet rising demand

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China Aviation Supplies Holding Co. agreed to buy 300 Boeing aircraft worth about $37 billion as the nation’s airlines ramp up capacity to meet rising demand. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Navy admits to being involved in obscene sky drawings

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OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County. Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. (www.wtsp.com) More...

Mid air collision between aircraft and Helicopter.

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A mid air collision between an aircraft and a Helicopter has resulted in multiple fatalities in England. Wreckage from both aircraft is believed to have landed in the estate grounds of Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, on Friday afternoon. At least seven fire appliances, including three urban search emergency vehicles, were sent to the scene along with six fire officers who also launched the fire brigade drone to look for any survivors. Staff from the Waddesdon Estate, which is managed by… (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Lufthansa to increase flights from Berlin to New York JFK

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Lufthansa flies from Berlin to New York five times a week from Nov. 8. Every day except Fridays and Sundays, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 takes off at 17:35 from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to fly over the North Atlantic. Flight LH 406 arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 21:35. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Bombardier set to hire 1,000 as part of ramp up for Global 7000 business jet

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. is planning to go on a hiring spree in Montreal by adding about 1,000 people in the coming months as part of the production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

Wizz Air orders 146 A320neos

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Wizz Air has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo). While deliveries will start in 2022, the bulk of the aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and 2026, following on from the delivery of the 110 Airbus A321neo aircraft ordered by Wizz Air in 2015. (www.aviationnews-online.com) More...

Algerie Boeing 737 near Algiers on Nov 10th 2017, cabin pressure problems

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An Air Algerie Boeing 737-600, registration 7T-VJT performing flight AH-2046 from Algiers (Algeria) to Geneva (Switzerland), was climbing through FL340 out of Algiers when the crew initiated a rapid, later emergency descent reporting cabin pressure problems (www.aeroinside.com) More...

PICTURE: Hawaiian's first A321neo arrives in Honolulu home

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Hawaiian Airlines first Airbus A321neo has arrived at the company's Honolulu hub, a milestone coming about seven weeks before Hawaiian's planned launch of A321neo revenue flights. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Turkey terminates multibillion-dollar local jet program

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Turkey has quietly axed a multibillion-dollar program for the indigenous production of a regional jet with dual civilian and military use. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

WHEN PIGS FLY! Woman Kicked Off Flight After Her Emotional Support PIG Became Too Rowdy

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The woman was given her marching orders after her havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles. Even attempts to strap it to an arm rest failed to settle the farmyard animal on the flight from Connecticut. (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley to Retire in 2018

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Mark Dunkerley, who shepherded Hawaiian Airlines through a successful turnaround after joining the carrier in 2002, will retire in March. (www.hawaiinewsnow.com) More...

Boeing 757 Hacked

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A Federal Cyber-security expert – Tom Hickey – says his team hacked a Boeing 757 while it was sitting on the runway. (www.kxl.com) More...

Forbes Revel 5 Best Airlines for Holiday Travel: Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, & More

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The holidays are upon us, which means that many of us will be packing our suitcases and flying both near and far to visit loved ones. Holiday flights make for crowded airports, travel frustration, and even sky-high prices. Are Delta Airlines and Southwest the best airlines to for booking your own holiday flights? (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Aer Lingus to launch new Dublin-Seattle route in May

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Aer Lingus has announced its 2018 UK summer schedule which boasts 3.7 million seats between UK and Ireland and seamless connections to 13 North American destinations including a new service to Seattle, Washington State. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Bombardier set to hire 1,000 people in Montreal, source says

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Bombardier Inc. plans to go on a hiring spree in Montreal by adding about 1,000 people in the coming months as part of the production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source. (www.cbc.ca) More...