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American Boeing 737-800 near Las Vegas on Sep 24th 2016, burning odour in cockpit

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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N902AN performing flight AA-1441 from Reno,NV to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA) with 156 people on board, was enroute at FL330 about 130nm northnortheast of Las Vegas,NV (USA) when the crew decided to divert to Las Vegas reporting a burning odour in the cockpit. The aircraft landed safely on Las Vegas' runway 25L about 25 minutes later. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air NZ acts after Air Nippon Dreamliners are grounded

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Air New Zealand is putting in "proactive systems" for its Dreamliner fleet after problems were identified in engines of the same aircraft type operated by Japanese carrier ANA. Air New Zealand operates seven of the planes and says it is aware of a technical issue that has affected some Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engines operated by other international carriers. It says that in partnership with Rolls-Royce, and with the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority, the airline has put… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Pepper spray error at Auckland International Airport sparks emergency response

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An emergency response at Auckland International Airport was caused this afternoon when an official accidentally set off a can of pepper spray. A Fire Services spokesman told the Herald they were called to the first floor of the airport, air side, by the airport rescue team shortly after 2pm. Firefighter were told pepper spray had been released and had since classed the incident as a "non event". Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Mike Richards told Fairfax the spray was left at a… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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