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(Video) Boeing 717 Stall during test flight

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Amazing video of a recovery after an unusual attitude during a stall test. (vimeo.com) More...

The strange route Benjamin Netanyahu took to get from Singapore to Sydney

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"the strange route of Netanyahu's plane shows another effect of Israel's diplomatic situation. Indonesia doesn't grant El Al access to its national airspace" (www.smh.com.au) More...

Airlines told to pay flight compensation

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American, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore and Turkish Airlines will have to obey European laws or be taken to court. (www.bbc.com) More...

Local procedures - The Potential Dangers

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I found this to be an interesting blog post on the potential hazards of being unfamiliar with local procedures, and debating whether these exceptions from FAA-established procedures should be allowed. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

The A350-1000 is in Canada for cold weather tests

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Welcome to Iqaluit, Canada! 🇨🇦 With temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Celsius, it's the perfect place to put our #A350-1000 through its paces! (www.facebook.com) More...

Boeing company uses A321 in website promo

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A Boeing company, Inventory Locator Service, yesterday posted an Evolution of Boeing graphic on its website that traces key points in Boeing’s history. There was a problem, however: the airplane at the top of the graphic, which was photo-shopped with Boeing 737 identification, was an Airbus A321. (leehamnews.com) More...

Boeing Delivers Korean Air's First 787-9 Dreamliner

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Korean Air took delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seoul-based carrier will be the first Korean carrier to operate the Dreamliner in the country. (airwaysmag.com) More...

At Least 3 Dead After Small Plane Crashes Into Riverside, California Home

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RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) – At least three people were killed and two people were hurt after a small plane smashed into a home in Riverside late Monday afternoon, sparking a three-alarm fire. According to Riverside police, the plane carrying four people crashed into the home in the 6000 block of Rhonda Road before 4:41 p.m. Riverside City firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. The crashed plane was a Cessna 310, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor confirmed. It… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend

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At least 12 aircraft violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday afternoon for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least five of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military aircraft, federal officials confirmed to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, with three of those having what likely were unsettling encounters with F-15 jets and one with a military helicopter, according to the Federal Aviation… (www.palmbeachpost.com) More...

Finnair to operate Airbus A350 on Heathrow-Helsinki route

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Finnair has announced their flagship long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350 XWB, will operate a daily service between London Heathrow and Helsinki. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Passengers feel the squeeze as planes take off with more seats, less elbow room

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Feel like your coach seat on an overseas flight is a tighter squeeze? You're probably right. Airlines already have been wedging in more passengers by swapping heavily padded seats for ones with thinner backs or reducing the distance between rows. On wide-body aircraft typically used on international flights and certain long domestic routes, some now are adding an extra seat to each row. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

`Forgetful' engineers put plane in peril, grounded

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New Delhi : Two Air India engineers were grounded on Monday as they reportedly “forgot“ to remove pins from landing gear ­ which ensure that wheels of an aircraft on ground do not accidentally retract ­ while clearing a plane to take off. Due to this, the pilots could not retract the wheels on getting airborne and had to return to soon after take off. This unprecedented lapse took place on Monday when an AI aircraft was being prepared at Delhi for flying to Kochi. “The plane was cleared to take… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Turkmenistan Airlines #T5429 continued its route to Birmingham with dead body on board, after diversion to Volgograd

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Yesterday, Turkmenistan Airlines flight #T5429 (Boeing-757 reg. EZ-A011) en route from Ashgabat (Capital of Turkmenistan) to Birmingham made an emergency landing in Russia’s southern city of Volgograd over the death of a passenger. (www.airlive.net) More...

Lufthansa to fly Airbus A350-900s to Mumbai from April

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German flag carrier Lufthansa today said beginning this summer it will fly Airbus A350-900s to connect Munich with Mumbai. From April 16, Mumbai will be the third destination worldwide to welcome the newest long haul aircraft A350s on the Munich-Mumbai route, it said in a statement. (www.dnaindia.com) More...

Boeing sues suppliers over liquid that damaged first Air Force tanker

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Boeing is suing two California companies it claims supplied a mislabeled chemical that caused severe damage to the refueling system of its first Air Force KC-46 refueling tanker and delayed its first flight in 2015 by a month. The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Santa Ana, Calif., seeks $10 million or more from Able Aerospace Adhesives of Valencia, California, and AlfaKleen Chemical Labs of Costa Mesa, California. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Flybe DH8D from Edinburgh to Amsterdam suffers Collapsed gear on touch down in heavy winds

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A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-JECP performing flight BE-1284 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 59 people on board, landed on Amsterdam's runway 22 at about 16:55L (15:55Z) but came to a stop on the runway with the right main gear collapsed. (avherald.com) More...

Betsy, A Beer Brewed Specifically To Be Enjoyed While Flying At 35,000 Feet

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Betsy is a beer brewed by the Hong Kong Beer Company in collaboration with Cathay Pacific airlines. Betsy was named after Cathay Pacific's first plane (a Douglas DC-3 that operated in the 1940's and 50's) and is brewed specifically to be enjoyed at 35,000 feet. (geekologie.com) More...

No Survivors in Southern Utah Crash

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The bodies of a Sandy man and his two children were found Monday after a search located the wreckage of a plane that was reported missing Sunday morning, police said. (www.ksl.com) More...

TSA allows JFK passengers to walk through security checkpoint without being screened

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Eleven unidentified passengers walked through a security lane without being screened at Kennedy Airport early Monday because the TSA left the area open and unattended, law enforcement sources said. A security camera captured a metal detector going off three times as the travelers walked through the screening lane, the sources said. There was no one present to operate the magnetometer, the x-ray machine and do the pat downs and secondary screening, the sources said. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

Small Plane Crashes Into Reservoir

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A small plane crashed into a reservoir in Larimer County Monday morning. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

Surviving VFR into IMC

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VFR into IMC events have a distressingly high fatality rate. Here's why they happen and some strategies for surviving based on research into reports from pilots who successfully handled the challenge. (www.avweb.com) More...

Incident: Aeroflot SU95 near Aktau on Feb 26th 2017, air conditioning problems

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An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89045 performing flight SU-1955 from Aktau (Kazakhstan) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), was climbing out of Aktau when the crew stopped the climb at FL280 due to indication of problems with the air conditioning.. (avherald.com) More...

Rail link for London Luton Airport could break ground as early as late 2017

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PLANS for a £200 million transport system linking Luton Airport (LLA) with Luton Airport Parkway railway station have been submitted, the airport’s owner London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) announced today. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

The impact of insurance on medical reform (BasicMed)

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While many pilots are anxiously awaiting May 1, when third class medical reform becomes reality, others are facing a problem: Their insurance companies are requiring an FAA medical in spite of the new reforms, now called BasicMed by the FAA. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

Ilyushin Il-96NEO coming soon?

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Russia’s United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has signed an agreement with Ilyushin Aviation Complex to modernize the Ilyushin Il-96. The new version, Il-96-400M, will be a development of the Il-96-300, UAC said in a statement Feb. 10. The aircraft fuselage will be extended by 9.65 m (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

SpaceX announces plans for flight to moon

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SpaceX plans to launch two private citizens on a flight around the moon next year, a bold mission that will be the first to carry humans beyond low-Earth orbit since the Apollo moon program. (www.spacex.com) More...

India announces 43 unused airports will soon be utilized once more

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Aviation ministry on Saturday said 43 unused airports would be operational within a year. The main idea behind this is to improve the connectivity to the hinterland. Proposals have already been received from 11 bidders who will put these airports into commercial operations. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

TAP Portugal to link Lisbon with Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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TAP Portugal has announced the launch of a new destination in Africa. As of July 17th, TAP will fly via its hub in Lisbon to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, taking the airline’s network to a total of 15 destinations in ten African countries. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

MT-Propeller secures approval for five-blade prop on 208 Supervan

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Germany’s MT-Propeller has received US supplemental type certification for its MTV-27, 5-blade, constant-speed prop on the Texas Turbines Cessna 208/B Supervan. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

SriLankan Airlines adds maiden A320neo

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The state-owned carrier said in a statement it expects to add a total of six A320neo from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) over the upcoming twelve to eighteen months. The aircraft are leased from Air Lease Corporation. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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