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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Airliner flies with gear down, diverts due to low fuel

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Air India has grounded two pilots who forgot to retract aircraft landing gear after take off and then flew all the way from Kolkata to Nagpur with the wheels out. While the flight's destination was Mumbai, flying with the wheels out meant flying low and more fuel burn due to which the plane had to land at Nagpur after running low on fuel. (timesofindia.indiatimes.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...

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...

This Doc’s No Dwarf: Flying Inside The Biggest Bomber Of World War II

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OSHKOSH, Wisconsin—The world’s second flying B-29 Superfortress completed a 17-year journey with its arrival at EAA AirVenture here on July 22. I was privileged to join the adventure of flying the newly-restored bomber known as “Doc,” first to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a special event, and then to Oshkosh where it will join Fifi, the world’s other flying B-29, in the first formation of these aircraft in the past 50 years. The B-29 Superfortress, the first pressurized and long-range bomber, is more… (www.aviationweek.com) More...

UAC: Russian Airlines Will Need 1,170 Aircraft by 2036

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United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has predicted a need for 1,170 passenger aircraft, worth $135 billion at list prices, by 2036, the Russian manufacturer said during last week’s MAKS Air Show in Moscow. (atwonline.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...

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...

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...

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...

Ryanair Reports 55% Net Profit Jump in 1Q

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Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a 55% jump in net profit for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, with the post-tax figure rising to €397 million ($453 million), compared to €256 million a year ago. (atwonline.com) More...

Delta to Launch Fourth US-Shanghai route

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Delta Air Lines will introduce a new direct daily route between Atlanta and Shanghai, China in July 2018, the Atlanta-based carrier said July 19, pending government approvals (atwonline.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...

‘A Painful and Frustrating Experience’: Horizon Air Scheduling Havoc Will Continue Into the Fall

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The pilot-shortage crisis at Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air continues after multiple flight cancellations. The airline is contracting with SkyWest as well as bringing in Alaska Airlines jets to handle hundreds of flights in the fall. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

NASA moves ahead with plans to build a quiet supersonic jet

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NASA's dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it'll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the aircraft that it tunnel-tested in June, and we now have a clearer sense of how well it'll perform in real life. The design is expected to reduce noise to no more than 65dBa, which is exceptionally quiet for an aircraft -- co-designer Lockheed Martin likens it to the inside of a luxury car. That would make it… (www.engadget.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...