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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Actor Harrison Ford lands plane on Taxiway at John Wayne (KSNA)

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Actor Harrison Ford lands in error on a taxiway instead of runway 20L he had been cleared for. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

Passenger discovers missing screws on wing of Frontier airplane

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Frontier Airlines is investigating why a plane flew with about 20 screws missing from an area near the front of the wing, Denver7 Investigates confirmed with officials Friday. A passenger noticed the missing screws on a Frontier Airlines Airbus 319 from Trenton, N.J., to Punta Gorda, Fla., on January 5 and notified the captain. (www.thedenverchannel.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...

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...

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...

4th A320 Neo faces engine trouble in less than a month

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New Delhi: The Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engine trouble on the Airbus A320 Neo (new engine option) shows no sign of ending. On Saturday , an IndiGo A320 Neo, powered by P&W engine, developed a snag in one of its engines. “The aircraft (VT-ITC) got a `oil chip detected' warning for one engine at Vadodara. It had to be flown back to Delhi as a ferry (without passengers) on Sunday for engine change,“ said a source. Saturday's trouble is the fourth in less than a month with both IndiGo and… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

737 Max 10 could be lucky 13 for Boeing

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A 13th passenger-carrying version of the Boeing 737 is now being seriously pursued in Seattle. If launched later this year, the 230-passenger 737 Max 10 would be 1.68m (66in) longer than the 737 Max 9 and 15.1m longer than the 737-100 that first flew 50 years ago in April. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

NUST and Airbus team up

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Windhoek-After two years of consultation with the Airbus Defence and Space company, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), finally signed a Letter of Intent with the Airbus Defence and Space organisation (ADS) on Thursday last week. The key projects under the Letter of Intent include a Virtual Space Data Centre and collaboration on developing academic postgraduate programmes in various fields of aerospace technology, such as satellite ground element technology, space… (www.newera.com.na) 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...

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...

Vesna Vulovic, Stewardess Who Survived 33,000ft Fall, Dies

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Vesna Vulovic, an air stewardess who survived the highest ever fall by a human being after her plane broke up at 33,000ft (10,000m), has died aged 66 (www.bbc.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...

jets scramble to protect Palm Beach no fly zone

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Sonic boom makes local news as military jet investigate no fly zone. Residents panic due to loud noise (www.local10.com) More...

5 dead after small plane crashes into Melbourne shopping center

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(CNN)A small chartered plane with five people aboard crashed into a shopping center shortly after takeoff from Melbourne's Essendon airport Tuesday morning, Victoria police said. All five people on board were killed in the crash, according to police. (www.cnn.com) More...

Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team clips TV camera cable in St. Moritz

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The two-seat PC-7 aircraft, part of the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic team, was flying on a training exercise when it brought down the cable that carries an overhead television camera for ski races, said police in canton Graubünden. The plane landed safely but was slightly damaged. All further displays at the ski championships were cancelled. This could have been a lot worse then a damaged camera (www.swissinfo.ch) More...

Flying bum' to take to the skies once more

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The world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, is ready to take to the skies again after crashing into a telegraph pole on a test flight last summer. Affectionately known as the "flying bum", in recognition of the curves of its rear, the 92m-long plane, which is part helicopter and part airship, suffered a "hard landing" in an airfield in Bedfordshire last August. No-one was injured. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

On Board United’s First Revenue 777-300ER Flight

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As the North Star began to fade just as the sun started to rise over Newark Thursday, United 539 to San Francisco marked the beginning of a new era. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Lufthansa A350-900 Begins Long Distance Flights

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Lufthansa’s first Airbus A350-900 has landed in New Delhi after completing its first long haul flight for the anchor carrier of Europe’s largest airline group. Lufthansa Flight 762 with nonstop service from Lufthansa’s hub at Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (airwaysmag.com) More...

Union Organization rejected at S. Carolina Boeing Plant

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Boeing Co handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company’s aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation’s most strongly anti-union state. The NLRB said 74 percent of the… (www.bloomberg.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...

Four Survive Airplane Crash Along Berks-Montco Border

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UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Montgomery County -- A small airplane owned by a Lehigh County man with four people on board crashed Sunday afternoon after taking off from an airport in Berks County. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the Cessna 180 aircraft somehow lost control during takeoff from the Butter Valley Golf Port Airport and crashed sometime after taking off about 2:45 p.m. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

Planes clipped wings at Sky Harbor Airport

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Both planes, according to fire officials, were safely evacuated, and no injuries were reported. As of 9:53 p.m., crews are reportedly addressing the fuel leak, and assisting Sky Harbor personnel and the aircraft involved. (www.fox10phoenix.com) More...

Man dead, guard hospitalized after security breach at Honolulu Airport

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An airport security official said the man pushed away another security official to get into an area for ticketed passengers, then ran through two doors that lead to an outdoor walkway to where the airplanes are parked. (www.hawaiinewsnow.com) More...

Picture: Swiss CS100 and Patrouille Suisse flypast at Ski World Championship 2017

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HB-JBB performing at the St. Moritz Ski World Championship 2017 together with the Patrouille Suisse. Photo taken on 2017-2-11 by Simeon Lüthi. (www.airplane-pictures.net) More...

US vs China: Is China In Front of the US in Developing Hypersonic Weapons?

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We need to be out front! The United States has really fallen behind on so many levels. (www.scout.com) More...

Expressjet Leads in Lost Bags and Bumped Passengers

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Express jet Airlines led major U.S. carriers for 2016 in highest percentage of bags lost. According to Department of Transportation statistics, Express jet received reports of mishandled baggage from 0.43% of all passengers—91,383 bags—which was down from their 2015, also industry leading, loss rate of 0.51% of passengers reporting bags mishandled. (www.avweb.com) More...

Report Suggests B-21 Bomber, Boeing 737, as New Air Force One

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Back in December, Donald Trump caused a rucks when he tweeted that the costs for replacing Air Force One jets were "out of control." Now that Trump is in office, Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered a full review of the $3.2 billion project to find ways to cut back costs. The aviation industry at large has taken notice. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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