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NTSB: Air Canada close-call at SFO was even worse than first reported

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Federal investigators on Monday revealed startling new information about the July 7 close-call at SFO, saying that the Air Canada pilot that mistook a crowded taxiway for his approved runway actually flew over at least one plane on the ground before aborting his landing. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said in an initial report that Air Canada flight 759 from Toronto descended below 100 feet and aborted the landing “after overflying the first airplane on the taxiway.” (www.mercurynews.com) More...

Jeppesen charts available on ForeFlight mobile

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Access Jeppesen’s global library of departure, arrival, and terminal procedures. Also in this release: Logbook detail reports, import custom charts, and global Procedure Advisor. (foreflight.com) More...

Aircraft debris found on island

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Aircraft incident investigators will be dispatched to retrieve and secure debris discovered on Farquhar, the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) said on Thursday. (www.seychellesnewsagency.com) More...

Norwegian Performs First Transatlantic Boeing 737 MAX Flight

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Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian has performed its first commercial transatlantic flights using the Boeing 737 MAX, with two aircraft now in revenue service. (atwonline.com) More...

Top Aviation Apps take flight with Gogo

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able to connect to popular pilot apps – such as Garmin, JetFuelX, FlightAware (business.gogoair.com) More...

IT'S WAR: United Airlines President Slams Frontier After $39 Ticket Announcement and Vows 'United Will Win'

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On Wednesday, United Airlines president Scott Kirby weighed in on Frontier Airlines' plan to double the number of its routes and return to a network business model. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

PICTURES: UPS Airlines First Boeing 747-8F in Full Paint

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UPS Airlines' First Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft has been fully painted and now awaiting flight (twitter.com) More...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) More...

NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. They have everything from 1950s experimental aircraft like the X-3 Stiletto to 1960s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle tests to videos of the time that they intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 in 1984. (motherboard.vice.com) More...

World War II pilot's remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later

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The 21-year-old Gray was on a dive-bombing mission on April 16, 1945, when his single-seat P-47D aircraft clipped a tree and crashed in Lindau. (www.foxnews.com) More...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) More...

Approach Aviation Readies Shipments of 'FlexAlert' Annunciator

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Instrument provider Approach Aviation has obtained FAA approval of its FlexAlert multifunction annunciator, which begins shipping next month. Featuring a sunlight-readable, dimmable LED display, FlexAlert places critical warning and condition annunciations directly in front of a pilot. Approach Aviation, of Marlborough, Mass., says its photon-separator LED display technology is significantly brighter and more reliable than incandescent lamps. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Boeing 787 Payback Gap Widens

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The 787 Dreamliner is now on its sixth delivery year, well past half calendar time in the program’s 1,300 unit accounting block (for the explanation of accounting block and program accounting read here). (leehamnews.com) More...

IAG Firms Three More Airbus A330-200s Options for Level Startup

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International Airlines Group has firmed three options for Airbus A330-200 widebodies for its new Level long-haul, low-cost carrier after a strong start for bookings. (atwonline.com) More...

Bombardier marks Global 7000 flight test milestone

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Bombardier Business Aircraft has surpassed 500 hours of flight testing with its new Global 7000 business jet, the company said Monday. The 500 flight hours have been accumulated between three Global 7000s based at the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita. (www.kansas.com) More...

Air France Names Boost Airline ‘Joon’

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French Skyteam carrier Air France has christened its new lower-cost airline, which was previously known as the Boost project, as ‘Joon’ and named Jean-Michel Mathieu as CEO. (atwonline.com) More...

Frontier Airlines Adds 21 New Destinations Out of Denver International Airport, Marking Renewed Focus on Home Hub

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Frontier Airlines announced an expansion of its network Tuesday — including 21 new destinations from Denver International Airport — and a fare sale to fill the seats. (www.denverpost.com) More...

Philippine Airlines Takes First Bombardier Q400

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first dual-class, 86-seat Bombardier Q400 in Toronto, Canada. (atwonline.com) More...

PICTURE: Indonesian B737 freighter in Papua runway excursion

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A Boeing 737-300 Freighter operated by Tri MG Airlines suffered a runway excursion at Wamena on 18 July. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million for seizing a Spanish airline

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The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

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Frontier Airlines pushed back its initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, as competitive tensions flared between the no-frills carrier and United Airlines. (skift.com) More...

Boeing to cut more jobs as Airbus crosswinds grow stronger

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Boeing is cutting workers at its fastest clip in more than a decade. The aerospace giant shed more than 6000 staff during the first half of the year, some 4 per cent of its workforce, through a mix of attrition, buyouts and lay-offs, most of them at its big jetliner plants in Washington state. (www.theaustralian.com.au) More...

Air Berlin to Lease Two Airbus A330-900neos

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Germany-based airberlin has confirmed to ATW it will lease two Airbus A330-900neos, but has not disclosed the lessor. (atwonline.com) More...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the… (otp.investis.com) More...

Russia’s MC-21 and IL-114 Win New Orders at MAKS Air Show

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Russian-manufactured aircraft—the Irkut MC-21 and Ilyushin IL-114—won new orders on the second day of the MAKS Air Show in Moscow. (atwonline.com) More...

Thomas Cook Airlines Announce New Manchester to Seattle Route for Summer 2018

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Thomas Cook Airlines is today launching its long haul-flight programme for Summer 2018 and announcing a new route from Manchester to Seattle, USA from May next year. The addition of Seattle reinforces Thomas Cook Airlines’ position as the largest long-haul carrier from Manchester, serving more USA routes than any other airline. (thomascookairlinesuk-newsroom.condor.com) More...

Lufthansa Group Increases 2017 Profit Forecast

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The Lufthansa Group increased its profit forecast for 2017 as first-half preliminary figures showed adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) more than doubled to €1.04 billion ($1.2 billion) from €529 million in the year-ago period. First-half revenue increased 13% to €17 billion, up from €15 billion a year ago. (atwonline.com) More...

Air France Secures Pilot Backing for New LCC "Boost"

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French Skyteam member Air France is expecting to formally sign an agreement with its pilots July 17, paving the way for the launch of its Boost new airline project in fall 2017. (atwonline.com) More...

Denver's On the Verge of Landing a Nonstop Flight to Another European City

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Denver’s run of landing new international flights may not be over just yet. Colorado Economic Development Commission members today approved the offering of as much as $500,000 in incentives to aid Denver officials in landing a nonstop flight to an unnamed European destination that they said would create an economic impact of some $12 million annually. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Airbus, Boeing Report June 2017 Commercial Aircraft Orders, Deliveries

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Boeing and Airbus delivered 75 and 64 commercial jets in June 2017, respectively, compared to 74 and 64 during the same month last year. This year to date, Boeing has delivered 352 jets (375 by this time last year), while Airbus has delivered 306 (298 in 2016). (www.defenceweb.co.za) More...

SkyTeam introduces two-stop World Pass

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SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has introduced a new two-stop option for its popular Go Round the World Pass. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Etihad Airways One of 10 Bidding for Alitalia

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Etihad Airways, one of UAE's national carriers, which owns 49% of Italian airline, made a non-binding offer for total takeover, according to Italian media (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

Delta to Expand Trans-Pacific Service With Nonstop Shanghai-Atlanta Flight

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Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport starting in July 2018. (news.delta.com) More...

EASA and Singapore Partner on Airworthiness Certification

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a “working arrangement on airworthiness certification” (WA-AC), agreeing to recognize one another’s certifications. (atwonline.com) More...

Delta Air Lines will not delay its 2018 deliveries of CSeries planes from Canada's Bombardier Inc

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the carrier's chief executive said on Thursday, following an anti-dumping complaint by Boeing Co against the jets. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Garmin G3X Touch Suite Approved for CubCrafters XCub

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CubCrafters of Yakima, Wash., announced FAA approval of an integrated EFIS avionics suite as primary instrumentation for its XCub light airplane. The FAA approved installation of the Garmin G3X Touch system as an amendment to the XCub’s Part 23 type certificate, which the agency granted in June 2016. (www.ainonline.com) More...