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The U.S. Air Force Wants Permission to Shoot Down Civilian Drones

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The head of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command wants permission to deal with civilian drones-including shooting them down-that threaten to interfere with flight operations. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) More...

Airliner flies with gear down, diverts due to low fuel

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Air India has grounded two pilots who forgot to retract aircraft landing gear after take off and then flew all the way from Kolkata to Nagpur with the wheels out. While the flight's destination was Mumbai, flying with the wheels out meant flying low and more fuel burn due to which the plane had to land at Nagpur after running low on fuel. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

This 30-Year-Old Pilot Says She is The Youngest Woman in The World to Captain a Boeing 777

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Indian pilot Anny Divya claims to have become the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Boeing to cut more jobs as Airbus crosswinds grow stronger

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Boeing is cutting workers at its fastest clip in more than a decade. The aerospace giant shed more than 6000 staff during the first half of the year, some 4 per cent of its workforce, through a mix of attrition, buyouts and lay-offs, most of them at its big jetliner plants in Washington state. (www.theaustralian.com.au) More...

Florida set to rumble with over 30 'startling' sonic booms as NASA reveals plan to test supersonic flight at Kennedy Space Center

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Tests will begin August 21, with flights from NASA's Kennedy Space Center Local residents and beachgoers may hear distant 'rumble' or 'startling' boom The tests come as part of ongoing effort to reduce sonic boom to a 'thump' (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Philippine Airlines Takes First Bombardier Q400

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first dual-class, 86-seat Bombardier Q400 in Toronto, Canada. (atwonline.com) More...

SFO close-call: Air Canada pilot was not using guidance instruments, source says

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SAN FRANCISCO The wayward Air Canada pilot who nearly landed on a crowded San Francisco International Airport taxiway earlier this month did not activate his computer guidance system that would have helped guide his airplane onto the appropriate runway and not dozens of feet from a catastrophe, according to a source familiar with the federal investigation. (www.latimes.com) More...

Beech A36 Bonanza crashes onto I-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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All four were killed when the pilot was apparently trying to land on the freeway. (www.reviewjournal.com) More...

‘A Painful and Frustrating Experience’: Horizon Air Scheduling Havoc Will Continue Into the Fall

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The pilot-shortage crisis at Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air continues after multiple flight cancellations. The airline is contracting with SkyWest as well as bringing in Alaska Airlines jets to handle hundreds of flights in the fall. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines Posts $80.4 Million 2Q Net Profit

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Hawaiian Holdings, parent of Hawaiian Airlines, posted $80.4 million net income for the 2017 second quarter, up 1.1% from $79.6 million net profit in 2Q 2017. (atwonline.com) More...

World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million for seizing a Spanish airline

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The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines Unveils Three New Year-Round West Coast Routes, Begins Sales for Airbus A321neo Flights

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HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines will expand its U.S. West Coast presence with the arrival of an A321neo fleet by adding three new non-stop daily routes early next year: Portland-Maui; Oakland-Kaua‘i; and Los Angeles-Kona. The routes will offer guests more options for direct access to Hawaiian’s neighbor islands while enjoying the company’s award-winning, warm hospitality in the comfort of medium-haul, single-aisle A321neo aircraft. (newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com) More...

NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. They have everything from 1950s experimental aircraft like the X-3 Stiletto to 1960s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle tests to videos of the time that they intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 in 1984. (motherboard.vice.com) More...

Small plane crashed at Ogden Airport (KOGD) 07/26/17

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Police were dispatched to the crash site at 12:40 local. Type and cause in unknown at the time. (www.ksl.com) More...

Air India Flies Into Mid-Air Fuel Crisis With Landing Gear Still Down

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Pilots of an Air India flight forgot to retract the aircraft wheel assembly after taking off from Kolkata on Saturday and realised it only half way through the journey to Mumbai when they were forced to land in Nagpur. With the landing gear down, the A320 aircraft guzzled fuel faster and a low fuel situation forced the pilots to divert. Both pilots have been de-rostered by the carrier. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

This Doc’s No Dwarf: Flying Inside The Biggest Bomber Of World War II

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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin—The world’s second flying B-29 Superfortress completed a 17-year journey with its arrival at EAA AirVenture here on July 22. I was privileged to join the adventure of flying the newly-restored bomber known as “Doc,” first to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a special event, and then to Oshkosh where it will join Fifi, the world’s other flying B-29, in the first formation of these aircraft in the past 50 years. The B-29 Superfortress, the first pressurized and long-range bomber, is more… (www.aviationweek.com) More...

Accident: Alaska B737 near Spokane on Jul 24th 2017, burning odour on board

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An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N523AS performing flight AS-792 from Seattle,WA to Detroit,MI (USA), was enroute at FL370 about 10nm south of Spokane when the crew reported a burning odour on board and diverted (avherald.com) More...

Dad Says Delta Threw His Whole Family Off a Flight Because His Son Had Lice

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Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. (www.inc.com) More...

Incident: Condor B767 near Sondrestrom on Jul 20th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUK performing flight DE-2064 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 340nm north of Sondrestrom, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) when the crew decided to divert to Sondrestrom due to smoke in the forward cabin (avherald.com) More...

United Airlines Announces Relaunch of Denver to London Route

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In celebration of United's 80 years of service in Denver, the airline today announced the launch of daily nonstop seasonal service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) beginning March 24, 2018 through October 26, 2018, subject to government approval. The new Denver flight will conveniently connect customers from nearly 80 domestic destinations to London. (newsroom.united.com) More...

Pilot Shortage in the News

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A pilot's take on how it's primarily the regional airline sector bearing the brunt of the shortage -- and why. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

194 Passengers Turn Up For Air India Flight With 144 Seats, Passengers Protest

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A glitch in Air India's reservation system has brought in fresh trouble for the airlines which overbooked passengers by 31% as Kolkata saw angry protests by passengers on Saturday. (www.thequint.com) More...

Alaska Air Group Posts $505 Million Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit in 2Q

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Alaska Air Group—parent of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air—earned $296 million in net income in the second quarter, up 13.8% over a net profit of $260 million in the 2016 June quarter, which does not include Virgin America’s 2016 second-quarter figures. (atwonline.com) More...

Blockbuster deal: Delta, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic eye alliance

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Delta Air Lines and partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic announced a bold business deal Thursday that the carriers hope will strengthen their position in the lucrative trans-Atlantic market. (www.usatoday.com) More...

NASA moves ahead with plans to build a quiet supersonic jet

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NASA's dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it'll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the aircraft that it tunnel-tested in June, and we now have a clearer sense of how well it'll perform in real life. The design is expected to reduce noise to no more than 65dBa, which is exceptionally quiet for an aircraft -- co-designer Lockheed Martin likens it to the inside of a luxury car. That would make it… (www.engadget.com) More...

Delta aims to replace boarding passes with fingerprints

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Delta is expanding its biometric check-in feature that allows some customers to use their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass. The service was first launched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in May and let Delta SkyMiles members enter the Delta Sky Club with their fingerprints rather than a physical ID. Now, those members can use their fingerprints to board their plane. Delta says the next step for its DCA fingerprint rollout is to allow passengers to use their prints for… (www.engadget.com) More...

Accident: British Airways B777 enroute on Jul 23rd 2017, fumes in crew rest compartment

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A number of crew members reported feeling unwell and requested medical assistance after experiencing odour of sweaty socks while taking a rest in the crew rest compartment during the flight (avherald.com) More...

Concorde 2 Vs 'Son of Concorde': Airbus in supersonic race with NASA

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Rebirth of an icon of the skies could be close as aerospace giants bid to go supersonic (www.dailypost.co.uk) More...

United adds one-time Boeing 747 flight on Chicago-San Francisco route

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Your chances to catch a Boeing 747 flight in the United States are dwindling as the last two U.S. airlines still flying the jet are in the process of phasing them out. (www.usatoday.com) More...

JetBlue plans new terminal at New York JFK

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JetBlue Airways is seeking a developer for a new terminal at New York JFK airport as the carrier targets expansion of its international facilities there. New York-based JetBlue has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to developers. The terminal would be built in phases on the site of the former Terminal 6 and possibly the existing Terminal 7 at JFK, says the airline. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Caution Overhangs Boeing 777X Program

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Lufthansa Airlines’ indications that it may reduce the order for 20 Boeing 777-9s underscores caution with which the program should be viewed. (leehamnews.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines is About to Start Using its Superjumbo A380’s for Special Hajj Flights

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Malaysia Airlines has announced it will start using its Airbus A380 aircraft on special charter services for the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Jet Airways technician held for smuggling gold

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An aircraft maintenance technician working with Jet Airways at the Mangaluru International Airport was arrested on Tuesday by the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Mangaluru for his alleged involvement in smuggling gold. (www.deccanherald.com) More...

Has Norwegian Air Bitten Off More Than it Can Chew? Rumours the Airline Has Over Hired Cabin Crew on Faltering Results

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Poor financial results and rumours that Norwegian has over hired cabin crew have cast serious doubts on its ability to make low-cost long-haul air travel a success... (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Air France-KLM Strengthens Its Strategic Partnerships

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Air France-KLM today announces a further major step in the reinforcement of its strategic partnerships with, firstly, the creation of a single global joint-venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic and, secondly, the strengthening of its partnership with China Eastern Airlines These two commercial alliances will be strengthened by capital links: Air France-KLM will acquire Virgin Group’s 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic for £220 million. Delta and China Eastern will each… (www.airfranceklm.com) More...

Incident: Yakutia B737 near Rostov on Jul 22nd 2017, smoke on board

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A Yakutia Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BMP performing flight R3-772 from Simferopol (Ukraine) to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) with 170 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 95nm southwest of Rostov on Don (Russia) when the crew decided to divert to Rostov reporting smoke on board. (avherald.com) More...

The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage

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Over the next two decades, 87 new pilots need to be trained and ready to fly a commercial airliner every day in order to meet our insatiable demand to travel by air. (money.cnn.com) More...

Kalitta's latest 767 delivery, Yip

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Kalitta Boeing 767-300 (ex-TuiFly) landing at Willow Run, Yip runway 5R N284DH Flt: CKS284 TLV-YIP 7-27-17 (www.youtube.com) More...

Ethiopia Creating New Aviation Holding Group

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The Ethiopian government will establish an Aviation Holding Group to oversee the country’s aviation-related interests. (atwonline.com) More...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the… (otp.investis.com) More...

First direct flight linking Portugal to China inaugurated

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The first direct flight linking Portugal to China was launched in Lisbon to start July 25. The new route will originate in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, with a stopover in Beijing to its final destination in Lisbon. There will be three flights between Portugal and China per week. (portuguese-american-journal.com) More...

Update in SpaceX’s fast rocket reusability efforts

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Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability at the ISS R&D conference. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Woman forced to carry child on lap sues United Airlines

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An Asian-origin teacher has decided to sue United Airlines as she was forced to hold her two- year-old son on her lap after the airlines gave away the toddler’s seat to a standby passenger... (www.hindustantimes.com) More...

Incident: Korean B787 at Toronto on Jul 17th 2017, runway incursion

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A Korean Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration HL8082 performing flight KE-74 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Seoul (South Korea), was taxiing for departure, however crossed the hold short line runway 05 at taxiway B without clearance. (avherald.com) More...

Avianca suspends Venezuela flights today

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Avianca will suspend its Venezuela flights from today, ending service abruptly to the crisis-ridden country instead of withdrawing in August as announced yesterday. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Mid-Year Production Update at Airbus

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It’s mid-way through 2017 and LNC is taking its second look at production and delivery stream flows for the Big Four airframe manufacturers. (leehamnews.com) More...