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EXCLUSIVE High Flyer Interview: Spirit's Former CEO Ben Baldanza – Part I

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Baldanza has given AirwaysNews an exclusive first interview after his departure. In this first part, the state of the industry and the ULCCs are discussed. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Gulfstream G750?? (GLF7)

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Maybe it's a mis-entered GLF6, but maybe it's the rumored longer range/larger airframe 'Gulfstream 750' doing a test flight? (flightaware.com) More...

Incident: India B787-8 near Frankfurt on Feb 8th 2016, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANO performing flight AI-115 from Delhi (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 90 passengers, was enroute at FL400 about 150nm north of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew reported they needed to shut an engine (GEnx) down... (avherald.com) More...

Divers Find 2 Bodies From Calif. Plane Collision

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Two bodies and the wreckage of a small plane were found Sunday by divers searching in the water off Southern California for evidence following a midair collision believed to have killed three people, authorities say. (www.newser.com) More...

Pilot of Bombed Plane: Somali Security Is 'Zero'

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The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security at Mogadishu Airport as "zero." (www.newser.com) More...

New Airbus aircraft list prices for 2016

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The Airbus A318 is the smallest member of the Airbus A320 family of short- to medium-range, narrow-body, commercial passenger twin-engine jet airliners manufactured by Airbus (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

Bodies found after 2 aircraft go down off Los Angeles coast

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The bodies will be identified by the medical examiner's office. (www.airwaysnew.com) More...

United Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at San Francisco on Feb 7th 2016, windshield problem

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A United Boeing 787-800, registration N27908 (at the time of writing, the aircraft has been reported on zero times on AeroInside while United has been mentioned at least 221 times in total) performing flight UA-35 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Osaka Kansai (Japan), was climbing out of San Francisco's runway 28L when the crew requested to level off at 5000 feet reporting they had a windshield problem. After holding at 5000 feet for about 20 minutes the crew declared emergency and requested… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air NZ Dreamliners go paperless

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Air New Zealand is going paperless in its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. Boeing today announced the full integration of its Electronic Logbook (ELB) within the airline's six 787s, replacing paper logbooks with electronic records that improve operational efficiency and reliability. "Advances in digital technology, such as the ELB, provide a more data-driven predictive maintenance process. With this capability we can proactively troubleshoot and quickly solve maintenance items, further driving… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Terror scare at Dublin Airport after ‘note passed to cabin crew’ claiming passengers on flight armed with knives

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A flight which departed from Dublin Airport was at the centre of a terror scare this evening after a passenger claimed there were people armed with knives on board.The man had to be hauled off the Dublin to Edinburgh flight after a note was apparently passed to cabin crew. Staff on board the Aer Lingus flight at Dublin Airport contacted Gardai who surrounded the plane on the runway before he was removed in front of shocked passengers. (airlinenews.in) More...

Sikh actor and designer banned from flying Aeroméxico because of Turban

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Mexican airline Aeromexico forbade a Sikh man in a turban from boarding one of their planes on Monday morning. Waris Ahluwalia, an actor (The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and designer, refused to remove his turban, prompting airline security to keep him from getting on the plane. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

TAP Portugal goes back to being Government owned

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Portugal has reclaimed a 50 per cent stake in TAP, months after the country’s new government promised to reverse the national carrier’s privatisation. Comparing TAP’s aircraft to the wooden caravels that launched Portugal’s great era of discoveries, prime minister Antonio Costa declared that the government would work in partnership with the Gateway consortium, which is comprised of JetBlue founder David Neeleman and businessman Humberto Pedrosa. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

I flew business class across the world on a top-rated airline and came home on Delta — here's how they stacked up

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Thanks to a last-minute booking, I recently flew to Bangkok, Thailand, on one airline and returned to New York City on another. It gave me the chance to experience business class with two different companies. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

The man who bombed a Somali plane was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight

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A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday. (www.airlineupdates.net) More...

Paris-bound Air France Flight Diverted to Lahore due to Medical Emergency

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An Air France Paris-bound flight carrying 374 passengers was diverted to Lahore shortly after taking off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi today morning. The flight AF 225 was diverted due to a medical emergency on board, however details of the emergency were not immediately available.... (www.theaviationnews.com) More...

How is a plane removed from a place where it’s unable to takeoff again?

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Not a light aircraft, which could probably be put on the back of a truck, but a heavy jet like a Boeing 747. For example, the plane overruns the runway, or manages to make an emergency landing on an airstrip that’s too short for it to take off. (www.aviationgossip.com) More...

Inflight fight diverts Alger-Paris flight

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A flight from Algiers bound for Paris has had to divert to Lyon after a “big brawl” erupted on board the aircraft, according to two sources on Twitter. The Air Méditerranée flight from Algiers was due to land at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport around 1.20 p.m. Monday, but it’s understood that the pilot was forced to divert to Lyon after a fight broke out. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Qantas, Emirates planes involved in ‘near miss’ at Melbourne Airport

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Camera phone footage has emerged showing a ‘near miss’ between three commercial planes at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, prompting officials to question air traffic safety. (airlinenews.in) More...

South African Airways issues Zika travel advisory for its Johannesburg - Sao Paulo flights

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South African Airways (SAA) will continue to offer a daily service between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo in Brazil after the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded there was no justification to impose a travel ban to Latin America and the Caribbean due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the airline said in a statement on Sunday, 7 February. The airline did advise pregnant women not to travel. (traveller24.news24.com) More...

Costco to offer private aviation to its members

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Smart TVs. French roast coffee. A one-year Wheels Up private aviation membership. All are available through warehouse retailer Costco. Through its relationship with Costco, Wheels Up is bringing private aviation to the general public, said Kenny Dichter, founder and CEO of New York-based Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company. “Bringing private aviation to a larger audience, that’s what we want to do,” Dichter said. “Our partnership with Costco allows us to do that.” The… (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

Two Qantas jets in 'near-miss' at Melbourne airport

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TBA Two Qantas jets have been involved in a "near miss" with a third plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, prompting serious concerns over safety procedures followed by air control staff. A passenger on-board one of the Qantas planes filmed the July 5 incident, which senator Nick Xenophon describes as a "potential disaster", with pilots given less than 20 seconds to react. The video footage shows the lights of another plane approaching from the left, before disappearing… (www.9news.com.au) More...

MN-483 suffers bird strike

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A Kulula Boeing 737-800, registration ZS-ZWA performing flight MN-483 from Lanseria to Cape Town (South Africa), was climbing out of Lanseria’s runway 25 when the left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a guinea fowl causing damage to fan blades. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

OR-456 has flaps problem

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A TUI Airlines Nederland Boeing 737-800, registration PH-TFD performing flight OR-456 (scheduled dep Feb 5th) from Banjul (Gambia) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on approach to Amsterdam when the crew stopped the descent at 3000 feet reporting problems with the flaps. The aircraft entered a hold while the crew worked the checklists and used alternate extension for the flaps. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

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