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Sun ‘N Fun 2017: What To See

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This is a good article if you're headed to Sun 'N Fun and looking for a demo of Garmin's latest options in the cockpit. (www.garmin.com) More...

Bombardier CS100 completed test flights to 5.5-degree London City approach.

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Bombardier capped a series of CS100 tests at London City Airport (LCY) with a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York JFK on March 25, demonstrating the range capability of the smallest CSeries airliner from the airport closest to central London. CS100 flight-test aircraft FTV2 completed eight flights from LCY over two days on Mach 22-23, to validate the aircraft’s ability to operate into the airport, with its 5.5-degree approach and short runway. (www.airlive.net) More...

British Airways Begins Daily A380 Service to Boston Logan - Windy Whale Makes Beantown Debut

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British Airways has served Logan with 777s, 747s, and 787s, but today was the first day scheduled A380 service started, with "Speedbird 213 Super" doing the honors. Go to 8:55 for the touchdown, this is shaky, someone forgot their tripod, better images for the taxi portion. We're all excited in Boston to have BA, EK, and eventually LH come in with 380s; the team has built a whole new terminal wing just for this on the Northwest side of Terminal E. (www.youtube.com) More...

Slots To Be Temporarily Required for Bizav at Toronto Pearson

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Slots will temporarily be required for business and general aviation operators at Toronto Pearson International Airport due to an increase in overall aircraft operations combined with a runway rehabilitation project. Business and general aviation operators are required to book arrival and departure slots up to 48 hours before estimated time of departure (ETD) or arrival (ETA), according to the National Business Aviation Association. (www.bjtonline.com) More...

US Diplomat Was Investigated for Spying as a Kid Because He Kept Writing Boeing Asking for Photos

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By most standards, Robert F. Dorr lived the most all-American, patriotic life anyone possibly could. He served in the Air Force, he was a diplomat with the State Department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and TV pundit about military affairs. But as a teenager, Dorr was investigated by the FBI for potential espionage. His crime? He kept writing to Boeing asking for photos of their planes. (paleofuture.gizmodo.com) More...

San Diego’s New Service to Europe — on Edelweiss?

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Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

Global 7000 hits M0.995 in high-speed tests

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Bombardier has flown the Global 7000 prototype at speeds up to Mach 0.995 five months after launching the flight test programme, the company says on 29 March. In becoming the largest business jet to come within five-thousandths of a Mach number below supersonic speed, the achievement shows the Global 7000 flight envelope is expanding. (www.theglobeandmail.com) More...

21 Airlines to Move Terminals Overnight During Massive LAX Relocation Effort in Mid-May

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Twenty-one airlines will be relocated in mid-May at LAX in what airport officials are calling one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation. (ktla.com) More...

BREAKING Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 accident at Francisco Carle Airport, Peru.

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BREAKING STORY - Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 on fire at Francisco Carle Airport Peru - SEE VIDEO at link. No news on causalities UPDATES to follow (twitter.com) More...

Happy 12th Birthday FlightAware

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Flightaware turns twelve today Happy Birthday! Flightaware has come very far! (flightaware.com) More...

Emergency landing in Ohio leads to cocaine discovery, 2 Quebecers arrested

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Two men from Mirabel, Québec, were charged Thursday in a U.S. federal court after authorities in Ohio discovered more than 90 kilograms of cocaine inside the small airplane they were flying in when it was forced to make an emergency landing in the United States. The plane landed at Ohio University Airport, in Albany, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. According to Canadian aviation records, the plane is based in Lachute and is registered to Sylvain Desjardins, of Mirabel. (montrealgazette.com) More...

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

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After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Propeller recovered from Revesby bushland after falling off REX plane

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A 100-kilogram propeller that fell off a Regional Express (REX) plane over south-western Sydney last week has been winched out of bushland, as investigators try to determine what went wrong. NSW Police and Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) officials on Wednesday morning used a PolAir helicopter to lift the propeller from bushland in the Georges River National Park, where it came to rest after (www.smh.com.au) More...

JetBlue Thinks of Replacements for the Embraer E190, Also looking into Long Haul Fleet

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JetBlue begins to think of replacing their E190 fleet. Many people are suggesting a replacement with either the C series, A319, or E190-E2. JetBlue is also looking into adding addition aircraft to the fleet for long-haul flights to Europe. Possible options are the A321LR or the A330neo. (www.airliners.net) More...

Stewardess helps to land Boeing 737 bound for Mallorca with 195 people on board

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A brave air stewardess helped to land a German aircraft after the co-pilot passed out in the middle of a flight. A TUIfly plane traveling from Hannover to Mallorca was in French airspace when it got into trouble on October 11 last year, investigators say. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Survey reveals ‘Top 10 Airports’

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According to a new international survey, the Top 10 Airports have been revealed. The survey which consisted of 65,000 passenger reviews covering overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping, and restaurants. (www.airlive.net) More...

Ground collision at Singapore Changi Airport between Emirates A380 and Scoot 787 during the night.

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A Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Emirates Airbus A380 came into contact in the early hours of Thursday (March 30) at Singapore Changi Airport. A Scoot spokesman said flight #TZ188, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. All 303 passengers and 11 crew are safe and they were put on a replacement aircraft for a rescheduled flight at around 6am. The left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. The damaged plane is… (www.airlive.net) More...

Loooong T/O Run: Heavy LH MD-11F going airborne from high-elevation Nairobi!

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Air Clips joined Lufthansa Cargo's Captain Fokko and First Officer Johannes on a full rotation from Frankfurt (Germany) via Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and back on the same routing. (www.youtube.com) More...

Shanghai bound Air Canada B787 had to return to Montreal due to engine problems

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Passenger video of the fuel dump in this text: (Careful, if you are allergic to French do not click on this link!) http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/faits-divers/201703/25/01-5082256-atterrissage-durgence-a-montreal.php (flightaware.com) More...

Gigantic drones may be the key to low-cost air shipping

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Wonder why some companies still ship products on boats instead of speedy aircraft? It's because air freight is much more expensive -- the costs of the crew and fuel quickly add up. Natilus, however, thinks drones might offer a solution. The startup is prepping enormous, 200ft-long drones (roughly the size of a Boeing 777) that would haul up to 200,000lbs of cargo over the ocean. (www.engadget.com) More...

Cristiano Ronaldo gets airport named in his honour … and a dubious bust

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Local aiport in Madeira Islands named Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo: ‘You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland’ (www.theguardian.com) More...

Air Canada Suing Airbus

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HALIFAX -- Airbus's negligence contributed to a crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport two years ago, Air Canada claims in a lawsuit against the French aircraft manufacturer. (www.bnn.ca) More...

Electronics ban on flights not a longterm solution: IATA boss

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British and US bans on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin of flights are not sustainable in the long term, the head of the association representing airlines said Tuesday. "The current measures are not acceptable as a long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate," said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday. "Even in the short term, it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

Plane crashes, no pilot found

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Plane was on auto pilot and crashed after it ran out of fuel. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Brussels Airport in memory of the victims of #BrusselsAttacks

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Remembering this terrible day when there was a bomb attack. Watch the video. (www.airlive.net) More...

Major makeover for Greek regional airports

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Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports. Local arm Fraport Greece plans to invest a minimum of €330 million ($355 million) through 2021 to upgrade the airports’ facilities, with the intention of improving the travel experience and preparing for an anticipated uptick in passenger traffic. The company has a 40-year operating concession at the 14 airports. (atwonline.com) More...

Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S.

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Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must soon require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather than carry them into the cabin, a U.S. official said. (money.cnn.com) More...

Two small aircraft collide and come down in shopping centre parking lot near Montreal

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Two small aircraft came down in a shopping centre parking lot after mid-air collision. No English report available yet. (www.lapresse.ca) More...

Domestic airfares hit five-year high

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Australian domestic airfares have hit a five-year high, government data shows, as airlines draw a line under a price and capacity war. Data from the the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics shows that in March, average economy fares reached their highest levels since May 2011 while business class fares were at their highest since November 2011. (www.smh.com.au) More...

One dead after plane crashed into Georgia home

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A small private jet has crashed into a home about two and a quarter miles away from the end of the runway at Cobb County International Airport. Some of the residents in the neighborhood said they witnessed the plane as it came down while they were hanging out in their backyard. "I look up and I see a plane, i don't hear it, i just see it first, and I see it do a spin," said Hunter Scoggins. "It went over its nose and we just all covered our ears because we thought it would be… (www.foxnews.com) More...

Two women killed by plane while taking selfies

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Two young women were hit and killed by a small aircraft as they were taking selfies by the side of a landing strip in northern Mexico, media reported on Monday (Mar 27). The victims of the grisly accident, which took place Saturday afternoon in the town of Chinipas (www.kwiknews.my) More...

Embraer holds E195-E2 timeline after early first flight

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Embraer's biggest passenger jet ever took to the skies more than three months ahead of schedule on Wednesday, giving the world's third-largest commercial planemaker more time to refine the aircraft before it enters service in early 2019. John Slattery, head of commercial aviation for Embraer, said in an interview that the Brazilian company was maintaining its delivery timeline after a "very successful" first flight for the E195-E2, which was originally scheduled for the second half of… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Elevator Malfunctions In MD-83’s Rejected Takeoff

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This was a pretty quick investigation for an initial finding. From the article: Ameristar Jet Charter pilots attempting to takeoff from Runway 23L at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on March 8, were not able to lift the nose of the aircraft at the 152-kt. takeoff speed due to a jammed right elevator. (I think this link shouldn't be subscription only). (aviationweek.com) More...

CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted

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VIDEO CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted (www.airlive.net) More...