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Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) More...

Video: The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. (www.youtube.com) More...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) More...

Qantas uses 747 to deliver extra fuel to Auckland

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Qantas has ferried extra fuel from Sydney to Auckland on a Boeing 747-400 as part of efforts to minimise disruption due to fuel shortages at the airport. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Rolls Fixes Airbus A350-1000 Engine Glitch After Test Delay

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Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that had disrupted flight testing, the companies said on Friday. (www.usnews.com) More...

It's not easy trying to help after a disaster

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TRF's, drones, limited radar coverage are just a few of the hurdles (www.avweb.com) More...

British Airways plane held in Paris over 'direct security threat'

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A British Airways flight from Paris was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport for security reasons after passengers were told a “direct threat’ had been made towards the aircraft. Flight BA303 was due to take off bound for Heathrow in London on Sunday when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on the tarmac. (www.theguardian.com) More...

Ryanair to Take $30 Million Hit From Flight Cancellations

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Irish LCC Ryanair estimates that crew-related cancellations over the next six weeks will cost around €25 million ($29.9 million), with CEO Michael O’Leary describing the situation as “a mess of our own making.” (atwonline.com) More...

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

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United Airlines will make its last-ever Boeing 747 passenger flight on Nov. 7. The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Cathay Swaps Batch of Airbus A350-1000s to Smaller -900

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Cathay Pacific is converting six of its Airbus A350-1000s to the smaller -900, and deferring delivery of five other -1000s by a year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Thousands stranded in New Zealand after digger punctures jet fuel pipe

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New Zealand has been hit by a severe shortage of jet fuel, with thousands of domestic and international passengers stranded after a digger struck an airport supply pipe in Auckland, the country’s biggest city. International and domestic flights have been affected, with airlines told to fill plane tanks to capacity in other domestic airports before flying to Auckland, and long-haul international flights told to plan for re-fuelling stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands, according to Air New… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Qantas boss Alan Joyce snares $24.6 million payday

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Qantas boss Alan Joyce's annual pay has soared to $24.58 million after he successfully steered the carrier's turnaround. The Qantas chief executive's total remuneration for 2016/17 increased 90 per cent on the $12.96 million he made the prior year as the more than doubling in Qantas's share price fuelled a surge in the value of performance-based share entitlements Recommended for you:Navy Base Pay - Search for Navy Base Pay. Ask.com/Navy Base Pay | Sponsored Mr Joyce's base pay was steady at… (www.msn.com) More...

American Airlines Is Totally in Love With Its New $2.5 Billion Hub - Here's Why

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When Charlotte Douglas International Airport announced last month that it would spend $70 million to renovate Concourse B, one of the two concourses used exclusively by hub carrier American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL - Get Report) , the news wasn't exactly earth-shattering. (www.thestreet.com) More...

JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

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JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes on Monday criticized United, American and Delta airlines for opposing the three-largest Gulf carriers as they expand in the United States, calling the situation “…the perfect illustration of how we see mega-carriers trying to use their muscle and deep pockets to limit competition.” (skift.com) More...

Airbus Sees Market For 60-100 A380s In China

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Airbus remains optimistic about selling A380s in China over the next five to seven years on the back of growing passenger demand. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

The truth about the Airbus A380: Things you didn't know about world's first 'superjumbo'

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When it flew to Australia on its world-first commercial flight – 10 years ago this October – the Airbus A380 was billed as "the largest, quietest, greenest, most fuel-efficient per passenger" aircraft that had ever flown. It was capable of taking more passengers than any commercial plane before it (though licensed to take 843, commercial airlines usually settle for between 370 and 500). It could take off with the largest payload (passengers and luggage) of 63 tonnes and fly a longer… (www.msn.com) More...

Airbus to test New Laminar Wing on the A340

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According to a report from Flightglobal, Airbus will soon start flight testing an A340 that has been fitted with experimental laminar-flow wing sections. (compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com) More...

EasyJet Confirms Interest in Air Berlin Assets

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EasyJet is to participate in the insolvency process for German carrier Air Berlin, confirming its interest in possible asset acquisition. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus Prints Titanium Part For A350 Pylon

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Airbus says it has installed the first 3D-printed titanium part on an in-production aircraft. Production of the A350 bracket, part of the engine pylon, “is the first step towards qualification of more complex 3D-printed parts to be installed on production aircraft,” says Airbus. (www.mro-network.com) More...

Airbus A330neo Prepares For First Flight But Airbus Yet to Fix Date

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Airbus is yet to commit to a maiden flight date for its A330neo, but both engines have been fitted to the initial test aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing not backing down in Bombardier trade dispute

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American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is refusing to back down in a bitter aerospace trade dispute which could financially devastate one of Northern Ireland’s biggest employers. (www.burytimes.co.uk) More...

Boeing-Canada Super Hornet dispute goes global

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The Canadian and British governments are combining forces against Boeing in a trade dispute that threatens the purchase of fighter jets as well as aerospace jobs in both countries. In April, Boeing asked the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate Bombardier, claiming that Canadian government subsidies for that Quebec-based firm allow it to sell its C-Series passenger aircraft in the U.S. at cut-rate prices. (www.defensenews.com) More...

Pilot lost flying "the Hump" in WWII returning home.

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Capt. Fulton Pershing Lanier's remains will be returned home and will be buried at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington on Sept. 28. His plane a C-87 Liberator went missing on a return flight to India in Jan of 1944. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

Airbus still in mix for Malaysia A330Neo deal after Boeing order

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Malaysia Airlines Bhd remains keen on Airbus SE's upgraded A330neo wide-body jet after placing an order for the rival Boeing Co 787. (www.businesstimes.com.sg) More...

Irma evacuations the most complicated aviation operation since 9/11, Air Canada says

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Evacuating customers from areas in the path of the deadly Hurricane Irma has frustrated some passengers but Air Canada says it was perhaps the most complex manoeuvre since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (www.obj.ca) More...

Pratt, Airbus Eye Boosting A320neo Geared Turbofan Spares Pool

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Pratt & Whitney remains on track to deliver 350-400 PW1000G geared turbofans (GTFs) in 2017, but it is working with Airbus to determine the mix of engines for new aircraft versus to grow a sizable spares pool supporting an entry-into-service reliability improvement program for A320neos. (www.mro-network.com) More...

Air Canada Seeks Credit-Card Deal for $1.6 Billion Loyalty Plan

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Air Canada said it’s seeking a credit-card partner for its own frequent-flier program as it prepares to sever ties with Aimia Inc.’s Aeroplan in 2020. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Azul Leases Five Airbus A330-900neos From Avolon

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Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from Avolon, to further expand the airline's network to the USA and Europe. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage Prompts Scores of Cancellations

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A damaged pipeline has led to rationing by the oil company supplying New Zealand’s Auckland Airport with jet fuel, prompting delays and cancellations on scores of flights operating out of the country’s biggest airport. (atwonline.com) More...

How Airbus is accommodating Qantas A380 refit

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Very few aviation industry observers would have predicted Qantas to have selected Airbus as the overhaul partner for its 12 A380 aircraft as the airline seeks to fully revamp the upper deck and perform a lighter refresh on the main deck. (runwaygirlnetwork.com) More...

British Airways Tries Again On Waste-Based Biofuels

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UK carrier British Airways has partnered with renewable fuels company Velocys, after an earlier waste-to-fuel initiative - named ‘GreenSky’ - with Washington-based Solena Fuels fell through. (atwonline.com) More...

Bombardier Forecasts 6,800 Deliveries in CSeries Segment

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Airlines will order 6,800 small single-aisle aircraft over the next 20 years, Bombardier says in a new market forecast released on 12 September. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Japan Airlines Announce Order for Four Additional Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Japan Airlines (JAL) announced an order today for four 787-8 Dreamliners. The order, which was previously listed on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, attributed to an unidentified customer, is valued at more than $900 million at current list prices and will expand JAL's Dreamliner fleet to 49 airplanes. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

OPINION: Airbus A350-1000 Order Swaps Are No Reason For Panic - Yet

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Airbus would undoubtedly have preferred that two high-profile conversions away from its newest aircraft, the A350-1000, hadn't emerged within a week of one another, but the big league, with its big money, is not an arena for those short on resilience. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Amtrak, with former Delta CEO at helm, wants to remind travelers how much they despise flying

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Richard Anderson knows exactly why so many people hate air travel. And as the former chief executive of Delta Air Lines Inc., he appears ready to exploit each of those pain points in his new role as president and co-CEO of Amtrak. The railroad has launched a new advertising campaign focused heavily on why so many airlines have been despised by so many for so long. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

Airbus in Mobile set to hit major milestone with Alabama plant

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From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about the A320 family of aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right. (alabamanewscenter.com) More...

Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

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Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world’s fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm’s profitable but ageing wide-body jets. (www.thestar.com.my) More...

PICTURE: First Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Breaks Cover

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Qantas’s first Boeing 787-9 has emerged from the manufacturer’s paint shop, resplendent in the carrier’s new ‘Silveroo’ livery. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Portugal asked to review laser laws after pilot 'temporarily blinded'

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Irish air accident investigators have called on the Portuguese civil aviation authority to review current legislation regarding the use of dangerous lasers after a Ryanair flight crew was forced to abort a landing because a pilot was ‘temporarily blinded.’ (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Harrison Ford admits fault for recent plane error: 'I f***ed up'

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Ford told GQ, “I f***ed up,” but he also wanted to clarify the circumstances of the incorrect landing. He said, “It’s thoroughly embarrassing, [but] I didn’t fly over him, and it wasn’t a near miss.” Ford continued, “Officially, I admitted to two of the common mental processes that can lead a pilot to making a mistake — distraction and fixation. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Flights still affected as winds batter Sydney

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Sydney Airport passengers continue to face delays, with strong winds showing no signs of easing and 50 flights already cancelled on Friday. The interruptions follow wild winds on Thursday which forced the grounding of more than 70 flights and the closure of two of three runways. Gusts of 57km/h were recorded at Kingsford Smith on Friday morning and the expectation was they would increase later in the day, a spokeswoman for Sydney Airport told AAP. (www.msn.com) More...

First phase of Budapest Airport cargo expansion sees DHL Express opening facilities

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DHL Express is the latest to launch at the warehouse and office complexes, which have automated sorting systems, and represent the largest air cargo development at Budapest Airport to date, with a total land area development of just over 60,000 sqm. (www.internationalairportreview.com) More...

Airbus eyes bigger presence in China's huge aviation market

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Airbus today said it plans to tap the potential of the Chinese aviation market by channelising more energy into the country and other emerging economies of the region. "We are fully confident in the Chinese market, which is set to be the largest civil aviation market in the world," president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, Eric Chen said at an aviation expo here. (www.zeebiz.com) More...

Airbus A3 Testing Rules Of Road For Future Aviation

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Airbus established an outpost in Silicon Valley in 2015 to explore ideas that could disrupt its business and the industry. Called A3, the unit has launched the Vahana autonomous air taxi, Transpose reconfigurable cabin concept and Voom on-demand helicopter service. Now A3 has unveiled a project to help fundamentally redefine air traffic management (ATM). (m.aviationweek.com) More...

JetBlue Pounces on Delta’s Turf with Three New Routes

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Starting in March, JetBlue will fly between Atlanta (ATL) and New York (JFK) and between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO). (www.globaltravelerusa.com) More...

Airbus Foresees More China Airbus A330 Orders

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Airbus expects Chinese carriers to place orders for more A330 aircraft as a result of domestic capacity upgauging, says its chief operating officer and president of commercial aircraft Fabrice Bregier. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Ramp Strike Damages WOW's First Airbus A320neo

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Icelandic budget airline Wow Air's first Airbus A320neo has suffered ramp-collision damage just five months after the jet was delivered. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

First delivery of Boeing’s KC-46 Air Force tanker slides into next year

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Following new development problems, Boeing won’t be able to deliver its first KC-46 air refueling tanker to the Air Force this year as previously expected. (www.seattletimes.com) More...