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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Presents New Terminal

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten for their new terminal. The new terminal will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel through Schiphol annually. The new terminal is an expansion of Schiphol’s existing terminal, making it possible to retain the one terminal concept. (aviationtribune.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Plane crashes into tree near Robertson Field Airport ct

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The crash occurred at 11:25 a.m., when the plane veered off the runway, according to the FAA. The plane landed in a tree in the parking lot of Carling Technologies. The plane was a 1981 single engine Cessna 172 model owned by Interstate Aviation Inc., which is run out of Robertson Airport. The pilot, Manfred Forst, was transported to The Hospital of Central CT with what appeared to be minor injuries. He has been discharged. (fox61.com) 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...

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...

PICTURE: First American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX Shows Its Colours

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Boeing has rolled out the first 737 Max in the American Airlines livery, ahead of the carrier's first delivery later this month. (www.flightglobal.com) 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...

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 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...

New ATC strike in France

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USAC CGT, one of the main Air Traffic Controllers Union in France, supports a national call for strike from Monday 11th of September 1700 UTC till Wednesday 13th of September 0400 UTC. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 110 flights today. (www.airlive.net) More...

American Airlines to Remove Dash 8-100s in November

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American Airlines will remove the Bombardier Dash 8-100 from its regional fleet in November, ending a more than three-decade run for the type in the feeder fleets of the carrier and its predecessors. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Air Canada Deepens Embrace of the Emerald Isle with Expanded Non-Stop Services to Ireland from Toronto and Montreal

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Air Canada today announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new non-stop flights from Toronto to Shannon and between Montreal and Dublin. The flights will be operated using Air Canada's newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration. (aircanada.mediaroom.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...

Textron, GE Report Progress on Cessna Denali Turboprop

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In the year since Textron Aviation unveiled its new $4.8 million Cessna Denali single-engine turboprop here, both Textron and engine maker GE Aviation have made steady progress toward a projected first flight in next year's fourth quarter. (www.ainonline.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...

Norwegian on Ryanair Attack: "O'Leary is Bitter About Losing His Pilots to Us"

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Norwegian has said that Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s recent attack happened because large amounts of pilots have left his company to work for Norwegian instead. (nordic.businessinsider.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...

Norwegian Air Shuttle to Recruit Boeing 737 Pilots for Dublin Base

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LCC Norwegian is recruiting an additional 40 Boeing 737 pilots for a new base in Dublin, Ireland, which will open later this year. (atwonline.com) More...

Indian LCC SpiceJet weighs up A350, B787 for longhaul ops

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SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) is studying the A350-1000 from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) and the B787-10 from Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) ahead of its proposed venture into the longhaul lowcost niche market. Speaking to Bloomberg during the recently concluded Aviation Festival in London, airline chairman Ajay Singh said that studies currently focused on the economics of either aircraft. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Air Astana is First Airline to Offer Inmarsat GX Aviation on Wide-Body Aircraft

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Rockwell Collins’ cabin system is now on-board Kazakhstan-based Air Astana’s fleet of Boeing 767s, Rockwell Collins said. The cabin system uses Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Aviation capabilities to provide in-flight connectivity. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Discovery Park Of America Hopes To Inspire With 3rd Annual Aviation Show

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Discovery Park Of America’s third annual Great American Airshow is taking flight Saturday. Park Marketing Director Mary Nita Bondurant said the show is more elaborate than years past, with skydivers and a seven-plane-formation. The Great American Airshow is September 16 at 5 p.m. Park admission is free starting at 3 p.m. (wkms.org) More...

Airbus to reshape Earth observation market with its Pleiades Neo constellation

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The production of Airbus' four new very high resolution satellites, which together will form the Pleiades Neo constellation, is well on schedule for launch in 2020. (www.spacedaily.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...

Ryanair to Start 34 New Services from Frankfurt

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Ryanair will add 34 new routes from Frankfurt Main and station three additional aircraft at the German base next summer. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Welcomes Icelandair Service Connecting Customers Year-round to Iceland

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Customers from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will have a new choice for travel to Iceland and beyond when Icelandair begins new service to Reykjavik's Keflavik International (KEF) in May 2018. Icelandair will serve DFW to KEF four times per week with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft. (www.prnewswire.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...

IndiGo denies 13 A-320 NEOs are grounded, but admits 8 non-functional

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Budget carrier IndiGo has denied media reports that 13 of its Airbus A-320 New Engine Option (NEO) aircraft are grounded. According to some reports, the airline had grounded these aircraft which had led to the cancellation of 84 flights. (m.thehindubusinessline.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...

Pilatus to stop the production of PC-6

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The single engine Pilatus Porter PC-6 is to cease manufacture having been produced in Stans (Switzerland) without interruption since 1959. Pilatus says that as its new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet gets ready for certification later this year, all its resources are needed for the new product. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Embraer secures $1.1bn order for 25 E-Jets from SkyWest

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Embraer has won a firm order from US-based carrier SkyWest to supply 25 of its E-Jets family aircraft. Worth $1.1bn based on current list prices, the deal includes 15 E175 SC aircraft and ten E175 planes. (www.aerospace-technology.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...