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Boeing Delivers 6000th Next-Generation 737

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Boeing has delivered the 6000th Next-Generation 737 this week. The aircraft is a 737-800, delivered to Turkish Airlines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

JetBlue: First Cuba flights will launch next month

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JetBlue’s first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba will begin next month, with fares beginning at $99 one-way. JetBlue’s first non-charter Cuba route will launch Aug. 31, when it begins nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. JetBlue initially will operate three flights a week before going to daily service on Oct. 1. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Southwest Airlines senior ops honcho's memo reveals meltdown's big impact

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Southwest Airline's massive technology outage that caused a near collapse of the carrier's operations nationwide last week continues to reverberate throughout the low-fare airline, and is likely to do so for many days and weeks to come. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Boeing Considers Ending Production of Iconic 747

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Boeing Co. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it may stop production of the 747, ending nearly a half-century of producing the plane that became the aircraft of choice for the U.S. president and other heads of state. The prospect of ending 747 production after years of weak sales would close a chapter of Boeing's history that began when the humped jetliner won its first orders from Pan American World Airways five decades ago. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

MH370 Captain 'Plotted Indian Ocean Course in Simulator'

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Australian officials have confirmed that data recovered from a home flight simulator owned by the captain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 showed that someone used the device to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed, the AP reports. (www.newser.com) More...

The Captain Jepp Challenge

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Sharpen your aviation knowledge and become a safer pilot through the quarterly Captain Jepp Challenge—as a bonus, you’ll be entered in monthly drawings for $250 MyGoFlight gift cards and for the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to EAA AirVenture 2017 (two-night stay and airfare included). (www.aopa.org) More...

London City airport expansion gets government approval

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UK Government ministers have given the go-ahead for a £344m expansion of London City airport (LCY - EGLC). The plans include an extended terminal, more space for planes to taxi to and from the runway, and new aircraft stands that will allow bigger, more modern planes to use the airport. (www.theguardian.com) More...

Air Asia plane comes within 150m of colliding with Jetstar flight

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An Air Asia A330 Airbus, the type of aircraft involved in the near-miss with Jetstar. ... Air Asia plane comes within 150m of colliding with Jetstar flight. ... AN INQUIRY is under way into a hair-raising near miss in which an Air Asia plane taking off from the Gold Coast came dangerously .. (www.heraldsun.com.au) More...

American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport after compressor fails

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An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wednesday night after a mechanical failure caused flames to come from the engine. The Fort Worth-based carrier said there was a problem with the engine compressor on the left side engine but that the engine itself was not on fire.... (www.todayaviationnews.com) More...

United to drop a hub

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UAL may be poised to drop one of its hubs - either LAX or DCA. (www.fool.com) More...

Terrified passengers see ‘engine on fire’ as American Airlines flight from Dallas is forced to make emergency landing

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An air stewardess on board an American Airlines jet filmed the terrifying moment flames started shooting out the rear of the aircraft as it took off from Dallas Fort Worth. The three-year-old Airbus A321 suffered an engine malfunction moments after it left the runway forcing the pilot to seek an immediate return to the airport. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

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