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Sinkhole opens up at DFW Airport, forcing authorities to close a runway

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One of the runways at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is closed while crews deal with a sinkhole, located somewhere on the air field, “in the vicinity” of runway 18-L. That runway is closed for the time being. officials don’t know how long it will take to repair the 25-foot-by-25-foot sinkhole. The airport has six other runways available for use. (thescoopblog.dallasnews.com) More...

6 Unique Maintenance Problems for Seaplanes

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Seaplanes routinely encounter different elements than normal aircraft and develop maintenance problems due to interaction with water. Here are 6 maintenance and inspection problems that can occur when operating a seaplane. (aviationweek.com) More...

American Airlines to bring its Airbus A321s to Hawaii

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American Airlines intends to phase out its 757-200s on some Hawaii routes starting in August of this year, replacing them with its 2-cabin A321s while the 757s currently flying to Hawaii will shift to Phoenix. (airwaysnews.com) More...

$100 Million F-35-B Is Almost Combat Ready........or Is It?

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The Marines are hopeful the F-35B will be ready for combat in July. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

HELLADS airborne Laser Weapon proceeds to field trials

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General Atomics announced that the High-Energy Liquid Laser (HELLADS) completed the U.S. Government Acceptance Test Procedure and is now being shipped to the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Thales selected for Crowsnest surveillance system

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The UK MoD and Lockheed Martin UK have selected Thales as the bidder to provide the new Crowsnest helicopter-borne surveillance system to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

GE-Honda HF120 engine ready for HondaJet EIS

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The GE Honda HF120 turbofan engine that power's the new HondaJet light business jet, represents GE’s return to the business jet space – a market the company helped create in the 1960s (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Malaysia Airlines to lay off one-third staff as restructuring conclude

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Malaysia Airlines is nearly finished with its tough restructuring plan -- which will include cutting about one-third of its workforce -- in its effort to recover after two plane tragedies last year. The layoff, expected very soon, is estimated to affect 6,000 out of 20,000 staff, though reports are now suggesting the figure could be closer to 8,000. Malaysia Airlines has also appointed a senior administrator to oversee this transition period. (money.cnn.com) More...

Haeco Unveils its New 'East meets West' Cabin Design Concept

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Haeco Private Jet Solutions launched a new widebody aircraft cabin design that joins modern design with Asian heritage. (aviationweek.com) More...

Air France Flight Escorted After Threat: FBI

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An Air France flight was screened at JFK airport Monday because of reports of a chemical threat on board, the FBI said. The threat was one of 10 directed at airplanes Monday; all were deemed not credible. The FBI believes a single person made all the threats, claiming chemical weapons were on board. (www.nbcnewyork.com) More...

Several flights searched on Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is an ideal time to disrupt the US aviation system, when an estimated minimum of 2.6 million people are flying. (jansaviation.com) More...

DGCA inspectors take free rides `on duty'

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May 25 2015 : The Times of India (Delhi) ...... Over the past seven months, on the pretext of carrying out inspections, these DGCA flight operations inspectors (FOIs) have been flying free of cost from Delhi (DGCA headquarters where the inspectors are based) to their home bases in Mumbai and Kolkata on Fridays and returning on Mondays. Despite a recent order from DGCA's chief flight operations inspector calling for a stop to this illegal practice, it continues unabated, said aviation sources.… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

The Unknown Helicopter . . .

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Story from the LA Times seems appropriate for this Memorial Day. Anyone recognize it? (www.latimes.com) More...

Southwest Rushes Woman Home to Son in Coma

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Southwest Airlines says that it empowers its employees to make important decisions on the spot. (Photo: AP) Southwest Airlines went above and beyond the call of duty to rush a woman home to her ill son earlier this month. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Trouble in the Skies

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FOX Business' "Trouble in the Skies," a six month investigation of the FAA’s new hiring practices, uncovered changes that may put the nation’s flying public at risk as well as allegations that the newest air traffic control recruits had access to answers on a key test that helped them gain jobs with the FAA....FAA is totally corrupt on hiring new controller trainees and is putting "diversity" over "quality". (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

Refueling a X47B drone while in flight

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Air to air refueling of a X47B drone by Omega Tankers. (www.youtube.com) More...

Qantas B767 (VH-OGG) Retires to KVCV (Video)

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As an aviation photographer and enthusiast ,, I now know where, I would one day visit to purchase my aircraft, that I would turn into my residence .. (www.youtube.com) More...

Lufthansa CEO Advocates Random Psychological Tests For Pilots

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Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks in the aviation sector, Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cited Spohr as saying surprise checks were a possible way to reduce uncertainty over whether pilots suffer from any mental health issues. (news.airwise.com) More...

U.S. sanctions two companies linked to Iran's plane purchases

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two firms based in Iraq and in the United Arab Emirates for helping Iran purchase second-hand civilian aircraft. The U.S. Treasury said the sanctions applied to Iraq-based Al-Naser Airlines as well as UAE-based Sky Blue Bird Aviation for providing support to Iranian airline Mahan Air. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Instead Of Retiring, Marine Vet Starts His Own Harrier Squadron

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Instead of retiring, former test pilot and real estate mogul Art Nalls imported, restored, certified and flew the world’s only private Harrier jump jet. Now he’s a man with a mission, adding to his fleet, he wants to preserve the Harrier’s legacy for decades to come. His amazing story is told in this awesome mini documentary from AARP Studios. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) More...

Airbus A380 VISUAL Approach + Airbus A400 Departure (VIDEO)

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The Airbus A380 of the Airbus Company made a stunning visual approach during the Farnborough Air Show 2014. Shortly before the Arrival of the "super Airbus" you can see the departure of an Airbus A400 of Airbus Military. This was a stunning show for the audience of the Farnborough Air Show (www.youtube.com) More...

Qatar Airways ramps up U.S. presence, adds 3 new routes

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Qatar Airways ramps up U.S. presence, adds 3 new routes (www.usatoday.com) More...

US airlines step up attacks against rivals in Middle East

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US airlines step up attacks against rivals in Middle East (www.bostonglobe.com) More...

Dash cam video shows officer heading to plane crash

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Video shows police officer heading to fatal plane crash. (www.ajc.com) More...

MD T-45C Runs Into San Diego Bay off North Island

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A Navy pilot, flying in a T-45C aircraft, overshot the runway while landing during a training exercise at 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) a Navy spokesman said. (www.nbcsandiego.com) More...

New Transaero livery officially unveiled

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Transaero has taken delivery of its newest aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 — and with it the carrier unveiled a new image. (jansaviation.com) More...

Problem Reported In Cockpit Of Boston-Bound Flight

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A plane bound for Boston was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport Friday after a problem was reported in the cockpit. American Airlines Flight 202, which landed safely at about 2:15 p.m., originally departed LAX at 1:10 p.m., and was scheduled to land at Boston Logan International Airport at 5 p.m. An estimated 151 people are on board the flight, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles said. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Start-Up Airline Crowdfunding to Raise Money

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One day, Avatar Airlines will offer affordable airfare. But for now, they’re asking for your help in raising start-up costs. (Photo: Avatar Airlines) There’s an airline that is promising no seat selection fees, no baggage fees, low fares and free Wi-Fi. The problem is that they need $5 million dollars… and they’re asking passengers for it. (www.yahoo.com) More...

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Learning to Fly the Fortress

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The tower at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, clears me to land in a crosswind gusting to 40 knots, 5 over the limits of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress I’m trying to land for the first time. My instructor, Bob Davis, utters a few choice words, but we don’t have other options—the better-aligned runway at nearby Appleton is closed because of ice. (www.airspacemag.com) More...

Aviation Week Pilot Report: Airbus A350

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Aviation Week chief aircraft evaluation editor Fred George flew left seat in Airbus’s new big twin, the A350, with Airbus chief test pilot Peter Chandler in the right seat and Christian Norden on the jump seat as safety pilot. (www.youtube.com) More...

Bricks mark aviation milestone

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The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Thanks to N.J. Judge, GA Airports Win Collective Victory

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N.J. Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong issued a 54-page ruling in which he blasted the town's eminent domain land grab, a case that has dragged on for nearly 15 years, saying it amounted to a "manifest abuse of power" and a waste of local taxpayers' dollars. He ordered the town to pay the Solberg family's legal bills, which are expected to tally into the millions of dollars. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Sikorsky S-97 Raider achieve maiden flight

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Sikorsky has successfully completed the first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate an increased performance helicopter (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Fights, Smashed Computers, and Food Thrown in Riot at Shenzhen Airport Over Delayed Flights

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Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was a chaotic frenzy last weekend when delays and cancellations caused by heavy rain were too much for some passengers to handle. Many angry people surrounded airline staff, shouting, pelting them with food, and smashing airline equipment. More than 100 flights were affected on the evening of May 15, causing about 1,000 passengers to wait at the airport until the early hours of the following day. (thenanfang.com) More...

Eastern to Fly to Cuba in Partnership With HavanaAir Charters

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Eastern Air Lines and HavanaAir Charters signed an agreement today for Eastern to support HavanaAir’s charter operations to Cuba in and out of Miami, by Wednesday of next week. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Is the flying car about to become a reality?

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After decades of various engineers trying to design and build a viable flying car, it looks like this German company may be close to making it a reality. (carplane.de) More...

Court frees ex-Korean Air executive in 'nut rage' case

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SEOUL -Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho walked free after nearly five months in prison on Friday after an appeals court suspended the sentence she was given for her outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts. Cho, the daughter of the airline's chairman, was sentenced in February to one year in prison over the Dec. 5 incident at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, where she forced a plane to return to its gate in order to expel the flight's crew chief. (www.torontosun.com) More...

Airbus sees 'significant' orders at Paris Airshow

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Airbus (AIR.PA) expects to win a "significant number" of orders at next month's Paris Airshow, a senior executive said on Thursday. Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer Marwan Lahoud was speaking at a news conference hosted by France's GIFAS aerospace industry association, of which he is also president. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Flying The A350: Airbus’s Most Technologically Advanced Airliner

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Airbus and Boeingare betting their futures on a new generation of long-range widebody twins with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emissions compared with today’s two- and four-engine widebodies. (aviationweek.com) More...

Lufthansa Group airlines achieve 3.84 litre/100 km fuel efficiency

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Passenger aircraft of Lufthansa Group airlines have once again set a record for airplane fuel efficiency in 2014, consuming an average of 3.84 litres of kerosene to carry a passenger 100 kilometres. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Icelandair Inaugurates First Ever Portland, Oregon to Iceland Service

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With the departure of Icelandair flight #665 on May 20, 2015 passengers in Portland, Oregon now have another option for travel to Europe. (www.icelandair.us) More...

Software Cut Off Fuel Supply In Stricken Airbus A400M Airlifter Crash; Killed four Crew

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New software may have cut-off fuel supply that caused crash of the transport plane. (aviationweek.com) More...

Delta Requests to Start Flying Between Orlando and Brazil

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Delta Air Lines has requested for approval to start flying four weekly flights between Orlando and Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 19, 2015. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Air Dry – New Customizable Dishwasher for Galleys

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Jet Aviation Basel developed an inflight dishwasher that only requires 3 liters of water for a 3-minute wash cycle. The advanced aviation dishwasher (ADW) can use eco-friendly soap to clean silver and aluminum dishes. (aviationweek.com) More...

Dutch Government Blocks Gulf Carriers From Expanding

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The Dutch Government is blocking the Gulf carriers from expanding at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the newspaper Financieele Dagblad, the government cites “unfair competition with Air France-KLM” as the reason for its actions. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Boeing discussing international A-10 Warthog sales

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Boeing has floated the idea of selling refurbished A-10 Warthogs to other nations as the US Air Force seeks to retire the venerable attack airplane. The company is currently extending the service life of the air force’s A-10 fleet through a re-winging programme, and it recently delivered its 100th modification with more than 70 modifications left on contract. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Man angry about overbooked flight strips off and throws naked tantrum in middle of the airport

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Travelers at a North Carolina airport had a rude awakening on Wednesday morning when a man stripped naked to protest at his flight being overbooked. According to witnesses at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the man was attempting to get on board a US Airways flight to Jamaica. One witness said he heard a man yelling and sounding very angry. An airport employee told her that the man was angry over his flight. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

(Cockpit video) TBM Avenger emergency landing

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TBM Avenger participating in the V-E Day flyover experiences smoke in the cockpit and makes an emergency landing at KDCA. (www.youtube.com) More...

Top 10 Airframe MROs (Slideshow)

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Aviation Week's biennial survey examines 2014 data to assess airframe maintenance providers. These are 10 of the biggest. (aviationweek.com) More...

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