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When 'The Donald' Ran 'The Shuttle'

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In 1988, Donald Trump bough Eastern Air Lines' Air-Shuttle, and, typically, renamed it for himself. Three years later, he sold it, and stills speaking negatively of the experience. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Japan Airlines to launch NYC-Tokyo Haneda flights

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Japan Airlines will add nonstop service between New York JFK and Tokyo’s close-to-downtown Haneda Airport, the carrier announced Thursday. The new route – which will be in addition to JAL’s existing service between JFK and Tokyo’s more-distant Narita airport – will launch April 1. The airline will fly one daily round-trip flight on the route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. (www.usatoday.com) More...

26 Years Since Eastern Air Lines Folded Its Wings: Personal Stories of That Final Day

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Twenty six years ago, Eastern Air Lines, a carrier with roots dating back to 1927, ceased operations. Today, the brand is gracing the skies again under a new leadership and an entirely different business model. On this day, we are honored to hear the perspectives of former employees of the original Eastern Air Lines during the hours leading up to that fateful date. (airwaysmag.com) More...

F-35, F-22, F-15 and F-16 practice for first inaugural flyover since 1949

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A 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle conducts practice runs, Jan. 19, 2017, in the skies over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, for the official U.S. Air Force aircraft flyover of the 58th Presidential Inauguration. A four-ship formation including the 335th FS F-15E Strike Eagle; a 94th FS F-22 Raptor from Langley AFB, Virginia; a 58th FS F-35 Lightning II from Eglin AFB, Florida; and a 55th FS F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw AFB, South Carolina, will complete the flyover… (www.youtube.com) More...

NTSB Preliminary Report on Cleveland Citation CJ4 Accident

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Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (www.ntsb.gov) More...

American Airlines Uniforms are Making American FAs Sick

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Cabin crews becoming sick because of the new uniforms issued to them by American Airlines. (www.joeburlas.com) More...

Finnair launches new flights to Goa

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Finnair has announced that it will be adding the Indian coastal city of Goa to its winter schedule and adding extra frequencies to many other popular winter destinations. The extra frequencies will make destinations in Asia even easier to reach for UK travellers. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Accident: Canada B777 near Khabarovsk on Dec 29th 2016, turbulence injures pilot

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-32 from Beijing (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 396 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 415nm north of Khabarovsk (Russia) when the aircraft encountered two bouts of severe clear air turbulence (avherald.com) More...

LaGuardia Airport collision is 2nd this week

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New York (CNN)A United Airlines flight set to depart from New York to Denver early Thursday morning hit a fuel truck on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, according to a United spokesman. It was the second collision of the week. Flight 1561 was moving back "very slowly" from the gate when it hit the truck, the spokesman, Jonathan Guerin said. (www.cnn.com) More...

Embraer (ERJ) Reports Record Deliveries: 225 Jets in 2016

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Embraer S.A. ERJ reported solid delivery figures for the fourth quarter as well as 2016, marking a record high in six years. The company has delivered 75 jets in the fourth quarter and 225 jets in 2016. 2016 Deliveries Embraer reported commercial aviation market deliveries of 108 planes and executive aviation market deliveries of 117 in 2016. Deliveries to the executive aviation market include 73 light and 44 large executive jets. The figures were within the company’s guidance of 105–110… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Boeing can't build 737s fast enough, but a veteran analyst says planned increases are unlikely

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An aerospace analyst predicts Boeing and Airbus are unlikely to increase production of their popular single-aisle jets – the 737 and A321neo, respectively – as they previously promised. Amid growing signs of an aerospace downturn, AirInsight analyst Addison Schonland said he thinks Boeing (NYSE: BA) will not increase production because aircraft orders and the order backlog have peaked and he expects fuel prices to remain low. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Boeing Wants to Sell Russian Spaceship Rides to NASA

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NASA could boost the number of astronauts living on the International Space Station as early as this year if an unusual flight opportunity through Boeing pans out. As part of a settlement with Russia's RSC Energia, which manufactures Soyuz capsules, Boeing has rights to seats on Soyuz capsules during station taxi missions planned for this fall and spring, as well as options for three more seats during flights in 2019. (www.seeker.com) More...

Here’s how Boeing moves its gigantic airplane wings and components

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An entire airplane isn't built in one spot — sometimes parts are built in multiple places and then assembled together. Watch Boeing transport a massive 100' long wing section along Washington roads, an endeavor that requires two trucks just to carry the load. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Korean Air admits using electric stun gun on five passengers

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South Korea's national airline has used electric stun guns on five passengers during flights, the BBC has learned. Korean Air is believed to be the only major carrier to routinely have the weapons on board. The airline is ramping up training for staff using the guns after criticism for the way it handled a recent in-flight disturbance. In that incident, US singer Richard Marx was among passengers who helped restrain an unruly passenger. (www.msn.com) More...

Man dies on Auckland to Melbourne flight

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A Qantas flight from Auckland to Melbourne has turned back after a passenger died following a heart attack. The adult male suffered a cardiac arrest and died during Thursday morning's flight QF152, a St John's ambulance spokeswoman confirmed. The flight departed at 6.10am. There was a nurse on board who helped cabin crew, a Qantas spokesman told NZ Newswire. (www.msn.com) More...

Descending to O'Hare near another plane heading to a parallel runway

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The weather above and below the clouds is quite different... (www.facebook.com) More...

Latam Airlines B767 Found With Bullet Hole

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Latam Airlines has found a bullet hole in the wing of one of its aircraft during routine maintenance in Brazil. The plane, a Boeing 767, had just returned from a flight from Barcelona prior to the scheduled maintenance. (news.airwise.com) More...

Emirates to launch A380 service to South America

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Emirates Airline will operate its first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when the Dubai-based carrier upgrades existing Boeing 777-300ER Dubai-São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) service March 26. (atwonline.com) More...

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Spotted In Angeles National Forest

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LANCASTER (CBSLA.com/AP) — Authorities say the wreckage of a small plane found in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest is an aircraft reported missing last week. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials were notified of the wreckage spotted Wednesday morning near Lake Hughes. There was no immediate information about the plane’s occupants. Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration says the plane is a Mooney M20J that went missing Jan. 12 during a flight from Tehachapi to… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

NASA To Test New Approach System

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NASA said this week they are ready to start airborne tests of new cockpit technology that aims to help air traffic controllers manage landings more efficiently. After years of research and lab tests, a full airborne demo of the system is scheduled to fly later this month over Washington state. The flight crews will be using software developed by NASA that directs pilots to fly at a certain speed and maintain a precise spacing with an aircraft flying ahead of them, all the way down to the runway. (www.avweb.com) More...

FBI arrests United passenger who claimed he found note about bomb on plane to Denver

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A 20-year-old man, who has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming he found a letter in an airplane bathroom that indicated a bomb was on United Airlines flight, faces a potential penalty of 10 years in federal prison and $250,000 fine. (www.denverpost.com) More...

Southwest will fly nonstop to Los Cabos from San Diego

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Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday it will start flying to Los Cabos from San Diego in April, marking the airline’s first nonstop service between Lindbergh Field and Mexico. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) More...

Trump and Boeing CEO Look to Downscale Requirements on Air Force One Replacement

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WASHINGTON — Boeing will reduce the cost of the Air Force One replacement program by adhering to scaled-down requirements and using commercial practices, Boeing head Dennis Muilenburg said after a Tuesday meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. (www.defensenews.com) More...

Lots of private planes to swoop in for Super Bowl

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To avoid commercial flights and airport crowds, celebrities and other high-rolling Super Bowl-goers are expected to arrive in droves, many of them by private plane. Kyle Chank, director of transportation and operations for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, said about 1,100 such aircraft will descend upon the area between the Thursday before the Feb. 5 big game and on Sunday itself. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

Embraer Completes Wing Mating of its E195-E2 Prototype

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The Brazilian airframer reported today that the E195-E2 prototype has achieved the wing-mating and landing-gear installation milestones. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Incident: KLM B747 near Cairo on Jan 16th 2017, loose part on wing

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A KLM Boeing 747-400, registration PH-BFL performing flight KL-565 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Nairobi (Kenya) with 376 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 180nm southwest of Cairo (Egypt) when the crew decided to return to Amsterdam. (avherald.com) More...

Air India starts selling seats in female-only section

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Air India has begun selling female-only seat sections. The restriction will apply to the front row of six seats on economy flights and comes after reports some women were being groped by other passengers. A general manager from Air India told The Hindu they wanted to reassure passengers who were traveling alone. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Australia says suspended MH370 search could resume in future

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The location of Flight MH370 has become one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries since the plane, a Boeing 777, disappeared in 2014 en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. (uk.reuters.com) More...

The mystery of MH370: Timeline

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Almost three years after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, its underwater search has been suspended, according to a joint statement from Australian, Chinese and Malaysian officials on Jan. 17, 2017. The three countries were leading the search for the flight, which was carrying 239 people on board when it went missing in March 2014. The statement said: "Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modeling and advice from… (www.msn.com) More...

Qantas grounds 10 planes, cancels flights

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Qantas has briefly grounded 10 Bombardier Q400 planes after missing a routine inspection, which led to flight cancellations. The airline's regional unit, QantasLink, cancelled a number of flights on Tuesday to resolve a "maintenance administration issue" with 10 of its 31 Q400s, a Qantas spokesman said on Wednesday. "This is an administrative issue that relates to technical compliance and not a safety issue with the aircraft," he said. (www.msn.com) More...

Boeing Roundup: Technical team sent to Kyrgyzstan crash

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Boeing said it has sent a technical team to the site where a Turkish 747 cargo jet crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's Manas International Airport, killing at least 37 and injuring others. "The Boeing employees are heading to the accident site to provide assistance at the request and under the direction of the National Transportation Safety Board, which is the Unites States’ accredited representative to the investigation," Boeing said in news release.( Puget Sound Business… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Bell-Boeing receives $138 million Osprey contract modification

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Bell-Boeing, a joint-venture between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, received a $138 million contract modification for additional V-22 aircraft work. The modification is a follow-up to the company's contract with the U.S. Navy initially awarded in July 2014. Under the modification, Bell-Boeing will provide engineering services for MV-22 Osprey aircraft to be sold to the government of Japan. (www.upi.com) More...

Air Canada resolves computer issue that led to flight delays

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Air Canada says it has resolved a computer issue that caused problems at airports that resulted in some flight delays. The Montreal-based airline (TSX:AC) had warned in a travel advisory that it was having trouble with completing bookings and passenger check-ins. Details of the outage weren’t immediately available. (www.theglobeandmail.com) More...

The world's new planes in 2017

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From all-new airliners made by Russia and China to a trio of twin-aisle jets from Boeing and Airbus, 2017 will bring an unusually large batch of new airplanes. (money.cnn.com) More...

Report: United Rumored to Make Fleet Announcement Wednesday

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On Wednesday, United is set to hold its annual investor’s call. Rumors have begun surfacing that some sort of fleet announcement could be made. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Air India to fly Nonstop to Washington Dulles

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Air India is adding its fifth U.S. destination in July 2017 with the resumption of service to Washington Dulles, and will be operated on a Boeing 777-200LR. (airwaysmag.com) More...

FAA orders emergency inspections of Sikorsky S-92 helicopters

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A TR pitch change shaft (TRPCS) assembly part is the focus of and FAA Airworthiness Directive (AD) expected to affect about 80 helicopters with a cost of $5,360 per unit. The directive followed an alert service bulletin issued by Sikorsky that was prompted by a Dec. 28 incident in which an S-92 lost tail-rotor control during a landing on an offshore helideck in the North Sea. (westfaironline.com) More...

Analysis: Boeing Clarifies Plans For Stretched 737 MAX

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If enough airlines bite, the MAX 10X will be formally launched as a new 737 variant for entry into service (EIS) by 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Pilot from Batavia injured after plane crash in Michigan

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A pilot from Batavia was injured when his plane crashed into a field near a Michigan airport on Monday. (www.whec.com) More...

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 called off after nearly 3 years

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This is the only source so far this site has from my experience has only told true facts. (bnonews.com) More...

Sao Paulo becomes latest Airbus A380 destination for Emirates Airlines

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First ever scheduled commercial A380 flight to South America, marking Emirates’ tenth year of operations in Brazil Monday, January 16, 2017 — Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards, announced today that it will operate the first ever scheduled commercial Airbus A380 flight to South America when it upgrades its Dubai (DXB) – Sao Paulo (GRU) service on March 26, 2017. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

CJ4 Skids off runway

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Non fatal - CJ4 damaged beyond repair A Cessna 525C Citation CJ4 corporate jet suffered an apparent runway excursion on landing at Howell-Livingston County Airport, Michigan, USA. The pilot survived the accident. The airplane departed Batavia-Genesee County Airport, New York, at 10:57 hours local time. The flight landed on runway 13 at 11:56 hours. An eyewitness reported that the aircraft travelled pas the end of the runway over about 390 m of airport terrain before it crossed Tooley Road. The… (www.livingstondaily.com) More...

Flight recorder retrieved from Boeing 747 crash debris

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Investigators have retrieved the first flight recorder from the wreckage of a Boeing 747-400F which crashed in the vicinity of Bishkek Manas airport. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

The Airbus A380 Is Dead -- Airbus Just Hasn't Admitted It Yet

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Due to changing travel patterns, demand for jumbo jets like the Airbus A380 won't recover anytime soon. (www.fool.com) More...

Another final departure: Gene Cernan, 1/16/2017

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Legacy astronaut, and one of only 12 who walked on the moon, Gene Cernan passed today. Another of the brave and honorable men that represented the early American space effort. Our collective condolences, and may he Rest in peace. (abc13.com) More...

Widerøe orders Embraer E2 aircraft

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Embraer has signed a contract with Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, for up to 15 E2 jets. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

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Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for single-passenger travel by the end of this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders (via Reuters). Airbus has been developing its autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept through Project Vahana, an internal project designed to test viability and refine a prototype for urban air transport. (techcrunch.com) More...

Saudi's Flynas orders 80 Airbus A320neos, Upgrades 20 More

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Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is to buy 80 Airbus (AIR.PA) A320neo narrow body jets in a deal worth $8.6 billion that includes upgrading an earlier order, it said on Monday. (www.reuters.com) More...

MyCargo 747-400 (TC-MCL) crashed in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek, Jan. 16 / Kabar /. Cargo airplane crashed in Kyrgyzstan due to poor visibility because of thick mist, the sources of Manas airport told Kabar Agency. The airplane Boeing 747, the flight # 6491 heading to Bishkek from Hong Kong crashed outskirts of the capital city of Kyrgyzstan on Monday early morning. the plane was to be landed at 7.20 am at Manas airport, the source said. (www.eng.24.kg) More...

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