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Passenger captures dramatic video of SWAT team storming Toronto plane

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(CNN) -- A passenger captured dramatic cell phone video of a Canadian SWAT team storming onto a Sunwing flight at Toronto's Pearson International Airport Friday. The video shows the police tactical team swarming onto the plane with their weapons drawn, yelling at passengers to get their hands up, and forcefully removing a 25-year-old man from the aircraft. (www.cnn.com) More...

Pilot, 83, Crashes Experimental Plane In Grove City

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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —An 83-year old man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Friday after crashing his homemade, experimental aircraft in Mercer County. The crash happened around 11 a.m. at Grove City Airport, about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh. (www.wtae.com) More...

Crews dismantling Boeing fuselages pulled from Clark Fork

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A crew from Pacific Steel and Recycling in Missoula worked Thursday morning amid cranes, trains, planes and rain to dismantle what was left of the six blue-green Boeing 737 bodies. (missoulian.com) More...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY ;Louis Bleriot ,test pilot/engineer crosses channel

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1909 French aviator Louis Bleriot (bleh-ree-OH'),automotive lighting engineer; became the first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel, traveling from Calais (kah-LAY') to Dover in 37 minutes.(from a news short at windstream.com) Also: one of the first monoplanes plus a little known fact about Bleriot; his purchase of the fammous French Co. 'Sud' and went on to produce the SPAD during WWI. (windstream.net) More...

Two-Off-Airport-Landings-In-Eight-Days

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I suppose lightning can strike twice. A Long Island pilot had his second off-airport landing in a little more than a week last Friday, landing on the same highway he used in the previous mishap. Frank Fierro, 75, told reporters he thinks a blown fuse was to blame for engine problems encountered about eight minutes after he took off from Lufker Spadaro Airport in East Moriches. As he'd done the previous week, he set the Challenger ultralight down on the Sunrise Highway, this time in the eastbound… (www.avweb.com) More...

Fargo woman sentenced to five days in jail in connection with Allegiant incident

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A Fargo woman has been sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to resisting arrest after her alleged assault on two flight attendants Wednesday night on a plane bound for Hector International Airport. (www.inforum.com) More...

KLM to Launch New Amsterdam-Bogotá-Cali Service

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KLM announced it will begin new service between the Netherlands and Colombia on March 31, 2015. The airline will offer three weekly flights between the two countries, which will originate in Amsterdam and arrive in Bogotá, and then continue on to Cali, the third largest city in Colombia, before returning to Amsterdam. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

JAL Launches Gogo Internet Service on Domestic Flights

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Japan Airlines announced the launch of in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service on its first domestic flight on Wednesday. Three of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft now offer the service, which is provided by Internet company Gogo. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

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Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter – “Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong”, featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands. (www.smh.com.au) More...

Air New Zealand's Boeing 787-9 begins Auckland-Sydney flights

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The first commercial Boeing 787-9 service flew Auckland to Sydney today – a revenue flight carrying cargo rather than passengers – but passengers will get their turn from August 9 as daily trans-Tasman proving flights begin ahead of the official Auckland-Perth inaugural on October 15. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Top 100 Warbirds

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We proudly present Flying Magazine's Top 100 Warbirds, our list of the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes of all time. As with any top list, there's sure to be some disagreement with the birds we've chosen to fill these 100 slots, and that will likely be more and more true as you move up the list toward the Number One warbird of all time. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

'Air Fare America' Reality Show Launches Production

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The creators of "Air Fare America," a new aviation-themed reality TV show being pitched to cable networks, said they have secured the initial investment money needed to launch production, meaning the pilot episode could begin shooting this fall. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) More...

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

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The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday. (news.msn.com) More...

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) More...

Chances of dying in U.S. plane crash remarkably small

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In the last week three major plane crashes have killed hundreds of people overseas. Phil Derner Jr., founder and president of NYCAviation, assured it's an 'unfortunate coincidence,' but deserving no concern over aviation safety — especially if flying stateside. (credit: NY Daily News/Nina Golgowski) (www.nydailynews.com) More...

Reports Of Bomb Threat Cause Traffic Backup At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday responded to the Los Angeles International Airport after receiving reports of a threat. LAX Airport Police said a bomb threat was called in around 12 p.m. at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Will Malaysia Airlines Go OUT OF BUSINESS?

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What's next for Malaysia Airlines? First, flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers from Kuala Lumpur mysteriously disappeared en route to Beijing, the reasons for which are still unknown. Then last week, flight MH17, on its way to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam, was shot out of the sky over Ukraine, raining fire and carnage over the countryside. Now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that airline executives are "focusing on finding a way to save the company," and one of the options includes… (www.fastcompany.com) More...

Google Glass To Act As A HUD for GA Aircraft

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In a nutshell, Aero Glass is Synthetic Vision displayed on Google Glass. If you will be attending AirVenture next week you can see Aero Glass for yourself in Hangar A, booth #1110. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Allegiant further cuts Minn. presence, ending flights between Duluth and Phoenix

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Allegiant Air is continuing its retreat from Minnesota, putting service between Duluth and Phoenix in the hangar permanently. The flights had been on hiatus for the summer since June 1 and were scheduled to resume Nov. 1, Wheeler said. The twice-weekly flights began in October 2011 and were year-round until this summer. (www.startribune.com) More...

Why boarding an airplane feels unfair and chaotic

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Boarding an airplane these days can be as vexing as enduring the flight itself. Mobs of passengers elbow past each other to get close to the boarding aisle, only to find that there’s no apparent rhyme or reason to their boarding order. For those braving the skyways during the hectic summer travel season, this might help explain why. (qz.com) More...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) More...

New Startup Airlines Crowd the Skies

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The U.S. airline industry's newfound health is breeding something not seen in years: a flock of startups. Two fledging carriers already have taken off. One is a reincarnation of the old People Express Airlines, a discounter that folded in 1987. The other is a French all-business-class carrier, plying the Paris-to-Newark, N.J., route. (online.wsj.com) More...

Alaska Airlines Has a Machine That 'Prints' Pancakes

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The airline's lounges have pancake "printing" machines that work at the push of a button, originally offered in Seattle and now with expanded hours of operation in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. While a printed pancake is far from gourmet, it doesn't look any worse than a lot of airline fare. The airline says it was the first to bring the pancake machine to airport lounges. (mashable.com) More...

Airlines announce record profits

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Airlines reported record profits Thursday that yielded unexpected stock buy-backs, a rare dividend and even bonuses for workers who weathered the industry's difficult financial straits in recent years. (www.usatoday.com) More...

United Airlines Ends Topeka Service

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United Airlines will end its service at Topeka Regional Airport on September 2, 2014. The two daily jet flights to Chicago O’Hare will continue until that date. United reported to the Airport that service failed to meet revenue and passenger forecasts. (www.wibw.com) More...

Airline Fatalities Worst Since 2010

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Commercial aviation is in the middle of its deadliest year since 2010, with the recent spate of air disasters making an abrupt break from three straight years of decline in airplane fatalities. Four air crashes in recent months, all involving Asian airlines, have cast a shadow following a record year for air safety in an industry that has invested heavily on crew training and modern equipment. (online.wsj.com) More...

ANA To Receive Its First 787-9 Next Week

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ANA’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will arrive in Tokyo, Japan next Tuesday. The airline will begin flying the jet on domestic flights next month. It will be deployed on international routes in April. (airchive.com) More...

ANALYSIS: United Reverses Q1 Loss, Posts Big Second Quarter Profit

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United Airlines reported a second quarter net profit of $919 million excluding special items, or $2.34 per diluted share, up 51% year-over-year (YOY) from the same period in 2013. The beleaguered carrier also announced a $1.0 billion share repurchase program spread over the next three years, following in the footsteps of rivals Delta and American. (airchive.com) More...

Woman arrested on suspicion of assaulting someone on flight to Hector International

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A Fargo woman who allegedly assaulted someone during a flight to Hector International Airport was “combative” with officers after landing Wednesday night and was arrested, Fargo police said. (www.inforum.com) More...

Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9

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From low-cost Scoot to high-luxe Etihad, six airlines will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 this year... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1,800 jobs cut

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of operations at aerospace that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. (www.montrealgazette.com) More...

Air Algerie Plane Disappears From Radar With 116 On Board

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar. There were 110 people on board and it lost contact 50 minutes after take off. Reports say that flight AH5017 may have been over a high risk zone for US airlines, but there are no reports of what may have happened to it. The plane was reportedly in Mali air space when it lost contact. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013. On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million. Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

United Second Quarter Profit Up 68%

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United-Continental Holdings announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based airline reported a profit of $789 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) More...

ICAO Applauds Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on Flight MH17

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The Council President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, expressed his Organization’s appreciation for the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, and reiterated the strong condemnation of the action which resulted in the loss of the flight’s civilian passengers and crew. (guyanaaviation.com) More...

ANA beats AirNZ to launch world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 flight

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Japan's ANA will fly the world's first commercial Boeing 787-9 service on August 4 from Tokyo's Haneda airport, snatching the honour from the plane's launch customer Air New Zealand. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Afriqiyah A330-200 destroyed by fire in Tripoli

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A brand new A330-200, either 5A-ONH or 5A-ONF was destroyed by a fire as the result of fighting at Tripoli airport. (theaviationist.com) More...

U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

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Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns. (www.cnn.com) More...