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Southwest Pilot Arrested With Loaded Gun In St. Louis Airport

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ST. LOUIS (CBSLA) – A 51-year-old Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested in St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a loaded pistol was found in his carry-on bags early Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. A TSA agent discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in the pilot’s luggage during screening, the airport said. The pilot was detained before 5 a.m. local time and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. “The suspect did not have any conceal and carry permit or any other… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Frontier Airlines making massive Airbus purchase

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Frontier Airlines said it's buying 134 new Airbus airplanes worth $15 billion. The Denver-based airline said it will buy 100 A320neo planes and 34 A321neo planes from Airbus that will allow the airline to triple in size over the next 10 years. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Plane Flying in Restricted Airspace Cancels Orbital Rocket Launch to ISS

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A rogue aircraft canceled the launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station on Saturday. (fortune.com) More...

DUBAI: Tariffs Won't Apply to US-Assembled Bombarider CSeries Jets – Cromer

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Bombardier intends to start building a $300 million aircraft factory in Alabama immediately after the CSeries joint venture's sale to Airbus closes – and CS100s delivered to US customers from that facility will not be subject to a possible import tariff, predicts the president of the Canadian airframer's commercial aircraft unit, Fred Cromer. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Allegiant Air retires all its MD-80’s by 2018

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By year-end 2018, Allegiant will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 50 A320s and 32 A319s. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Alaska Airbus to End Los Angeles-Havana Flights

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Alaska Airlines will discontinue its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight on 22 January, roughly one year after the carrier launched the route. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Trump's Plan to Save Air Force from Collapse due to Pilot Shortage Won't Work, U. S. Military Says

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Trump's order allows the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to ensure it has enough aviators who are combat-ready. By law, all branches of the military are typically only allowed to bring back 25 officers at a time. But the Air Force is short 2,000 pilots as of last week, and pilot recalls aren't sufficient to meet needs. (www.newsweek.com) More...

American adds Iceland flights as competition surges

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American Airlines will begin flying to Iceland, becoming the last of the USA’s “big three” legacy carriers to add service to the nation. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Will Delta Air Lines' Spat With Boeing Weigh On Massive Plane Order?

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As Delta reportedly weighs a new purchase that pits Boeing and Airbus against one another, Boeing might need a better pitch than, you know, "Wait, we have skinnier toilets!" The airline is mulling an order for up to 100 aircraft, worth as much as $12.7 billion, with an option to buy 100 more, according to Bloomberg. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

Bird smashes into American Airlines flight, gets embedded in nose of plane

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An airplane experiencing a bird strike isn’t an entirely uncommon phenomenon — but it’s much less common that the bird itself continues on for the rest of the trip. (www.foxnews.com) More...

PICTURES: Air Transat Unveils New Livery

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Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat unveiled its new livery in a ceremony marking the company's 30th anniversary on 13 November in Montreal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

DUBAI: Air Baltic Plans For Bombardier CSeries-Only Fleet

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Latvian carrier Air Baltic will aim to move to an exclusive Bombardier CSeries fleet with its intention to acquire at least another 14 of the twinjets. (www.flightglobal.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...

Two More Airlines Temporarily Drop LAX Caterer Over Listeria Concerns

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia have stopped serving hot meals from Gate Gourmet at Los Angeles International Airport after listeria was found in the caterer’s local kitchen. Virgin Australia is giving passengers vouchers for food before their LAX flights. Delta says it found another caterer to provide hot food but still gets cheese and fruit plates and wraps that are prepared in another part of the Gate Gourmet facility. Delta spokeswoman Catherine Sirna said Tuesday the… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

This Airline's Cabin Crew Say They Were Arrested For Not Upgrading a Politician's Daughter

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The daughter of a former minister of Argentina allegedly demanded to be upgraded to Business Class. She didn't like the person she was sitting next to. --------------------------------------------- People = It's a world gone mad. AWAALUM (www.inc.com) More...

Boeing, Emirates Announce Commitment for 40 787-10 Dreamliners

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates, one of the world's largest airlines, announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

EgyptAir Commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s

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EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. (atwonline.com) More...

DUBAI: Emirates Airbus A380 Deal Still Being Finalized

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Emirates still appears to be refining an agreement with Airbus, after a highly-anticipated event during the Dubai air show featured only an agreement for Boeing 787s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Picture: JASDF Kawasaki C-2 visits Mumbai

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Rare and First ever visit of Japan-Air Self Defence Force,Kawasaki C-2 at Mumbai Airport (www.airplane-pictures.net) More...

Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1865 suffered a collision with a drone while on approach to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, Argentina.

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Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1865 suffered a collision with a drone while on approach to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, Argentina. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-887, departed Trelew, Argentina at 07:41 hours local time. It was approaching runway 13 at Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport when it hit a drone abeam the Tierra Santa theme park. Tierra Santa is located about 1 km short of the runway 13 threshold. A safe landing was carried out. The airline reported that the aircraft suffered minor… (hisz.rsoe.hu) More...

Airbus Seals $50 Billion Jet Deal to Outdo Boeing in Dubai

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Airbus SE announced the biggest commercial-plane transaction in its history, securing an order for single-aisle aircraft valued at nearly $50 billion at the Dubai Air Show, outdoing Boeing Co.’s own $20 billion mega-deal. Wednesday’s pact for 430 A320neo planes with U.S. investor Indigo Partners marked a turnaround for Airbus at the Gulf expo, where it had been trailing its rival. It’s also a crowning achievement for sales chief John Leahy, who is set to retire after a career in which he has… (www.bloomberg.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...

Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon

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The FAA, the USAF, and air traffic control recordings all confirm the bizarre event did indeed occur last October. (www.thedrive.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...

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...

Tim Clark: Boeing 787 Order Fits Into Emirates’ Fleet Plans, Stance on Open Skies

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Emirates Airline’s order for 40 Boeing 787-10s should not surprise anyone, because it fits naturally into the airline’s fleet plans, president Tim Clark said at the Dubai Air Show. (atwonline.com) More...

Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order

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Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever (www.airbus.com) More...

United cancels flights to Delhi over air pollution

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United Airlines, the fourth largest airline in the world in terms of passengers carried, has suspended its flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India for the weekend (Nov. 9th – Nov. 13th) due to toxic smog levels being present in the city. (aeronauticsonline.com) More...

Airbus is ready to test its self-flying taxi

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We've covered Airbus's Vahana project, which is the aeronautical company's endeavor to build a self-flying taxi network, in detail before. Now, it looks as though Airbus has reached a major milestone. The company is ready to test its Vahana flying car after moving it from the company's headquarters to a dedicated hangar in Pendleton, Oregon, as the Vahana team details in a blog post. Preparing the aircraft for shipment meant disassembling it and loading it into a truck. Once it arrived in… (www.engadget.com) More...

DUBAI: Boeing Achieves 90% Drawing Milestone on 777-9

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Boeing reached the 90% engineering drawing release milestone for the 777-9 on 7 November, vice-president and 777X general manager Eric Lindblad has disclosed. (www.flightglobal.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...

Demand for Pilots Sparks Instructor Shortage at Colleges’ Flight Programs

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From the much respected Chronicle of Higher Education - a very unusual, and timely article in a zine usually concerned with academic politics (www.chronicle.com) More...

DUBAI: Emirates Goes Two-Class to Hike Boeing 777-200LR Seating

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Emirates is to increase the seating capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, by converting the three-class interior to a two-class cabin. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Dr. Peters Chief Confirms British Airways Talks On ex-Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s

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German asset manager Dr Peters is in talks with British Airways and other prospects on the potential sale of A380s as it prepares to receive four of the jets back from lessee Singapore Airlines. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Bombardier Expects 450 new 60- to 150-seat Aircraft to Boost Middle East Regional Connectivity Over the Next 20 Years

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft's Market Forecast 2017-2036 covering the 60 to 150-seat segment sees growth in the Middle East with expected delivery of 450 aircraft in that market segment, or four per cent of the forecast 12,550 deliveries worldwide with a total value of US $820 billion. (www.marketwired.com) More...

Southwest unveils new flights from Oakland Airport

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Southwest Airlines is adding four new flights to Oakland, and the airport will boast a total of 33 cities with nonstop flights in 2018. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Airbus develops world’s first Mixed Reality Trainer for A350 XWB

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Airbus and JAL cooperate and explore benefits of mixed reality technologies for mechanics and crew training for aircraft operations (www.airbus.com) More...

DUBAI: Kuwait's Wataniya Signs For 25 Airbus A320neos

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Resurrected Kuwaiti carrier Wataniya Airways has tentatively signed for 25 Airbus A320neo jets, in a deal reached with its aircraft provider Golden Falcon Aviation. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Azerbaijan Airlines Signs For Five Boeing 787s, Two Boeing Freighters

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Azerbaijan Airlines signed an agreement with Boeing placing a firm order for five 787-8s and committing to order two very large freighters, either the 747-8F or the 777F. (atwonline.com) More...

CDB Aviation Confirms Order For 58 Airbus A320neos and 32 A321neos

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Dublin based CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC (CDB Aviation) announces a firm order for 90 A320neo Family aircraft during the Dubai Airshow 2017. The agreement was reached in two steps: an original purchase agreement signed in 2014 for 45 A320neo Family aircraft, which remained undisclosed to date, and the firming up of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced at the 2017 Le Bourget Paris Airshow in June 2017 for an additional 30 A320neo and 15 A321neo aircraft. (www.airbus.com) More...

DUBAI: Emirates' Faith In Boeing 787-10 Closes Window to Airbus A350

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Emirates appears to have shrugged off initial concerns over the performance capabilities of the Boeing 787-10 in the hot-weather conditions of Dubai. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Emirates Rejects Airbus A380plus Concept As Order Negotiations Continue

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Emirates Airline is rejecting the proposed Airbus A380plus concept in spite of its plans to continue ordering more of the largest commercial aircraft. (atwonline.com) 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...

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...

Boeing, FlyDubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. (boeing.mediaroom.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...

Boeing, CDB Aviation Finalize Order for 52 737 MAXs and Eight 787 Dreamliners

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SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and CDB Aviation today finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Denver International Airport Could Be Second Largest United Hub by 2019

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United Airlines plans to grow its hub at Denver International airport to 400 daily departures in 2019, potentially pushing it ahead of other hubs to become the second busiest in its system. (www.flightglobal.com) More...