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Happy 12th Birthday FlightAware

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

Enroute A380 wake flips Challenger 604 upside down

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A Challenger 604 at FL350 operating from Male-Abu Dhabi passed an A380 opposite direction at FL360, one thousand feet above, about 630nm southeast of Muscat, Oman, over the Arabian Sea. A short time later (1-2 minutes) the aircraft encountered wake turbulence sending the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll, turning the aircraft around at least 3 times (possibly even 5 times), both engines flamed out, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft, restart the… (flightservicebureau.org) 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...

Will circular runways ever take off?

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Circular runways. Apparently they're serious. They've actually done some testing in the simulator. (www.bbc.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...

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...

WestJet Denies Close Call Caught on Camera at St. Maarten

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Westjet 2652 (CYYZ-TNCM) descended through MDA, was pictured about 50 feet off the ocean surface at Princess Juliana. They executed a go-around and landed successfully later. WestJet denies anything happened. Pictures show a very low aircraft. (www.christinenegroni.com) More...

Southwest Airlines doing away with paper tickets

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I am curious how this is going to work out. What happens when someone needs to get on a flight and the phone battery goes dead or wont connect? I'd like to try it but would carry a paper ticket as a backup if possible. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Supersonic Planes Are Mounting a Comeback—Without That Earth-Shaking Boom

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TWO THINGS EXPLAIN why you aren’t jetting across the country at the speed of sound: cost, and noise. Forty-eight years after the Concorde made its first flight, supersonic commercial aircraft remain enormously complex and prohibitively expensive. They also generate an inevitable sonic boom so disruptive that Congress banned the Concorde from overland routes. But advancements in materials and aerodynamics, coupled with an industry embrace of business jets, could see commercial aircraft achieving… (www.wired.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...

Hungarian fighter jets scrambled to intercept flight from London Stansted

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A cargo flight from London Stansted to Doha was intercepted this morning by Hungarian fighter jets. (www.airlive.net) More...

Paris Orly being entirely evacuated and flights diverted after Police kill a man trying to grab a gun

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weapon at Paris airport Published March 18, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris (Reuters) A man was shot dead Saturday at Paris’ Orly airport after he reached for a soldier's weapon, BFM TV reported. The airport was evacuated, the station reported, according to… (www.foxnews.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...

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...

EU re-imposes US$835 million cartel fine on air cargo firms

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The European Union has re-imposed fines totalling US$835 million on 11 air cargo companies, including Air Canada, even though the EU's high court threw out the original case in 2015 on a procedural issue. The European Commission said Friday that it has fixed the original error and re-established the fines because the antitrust case, as such, hadn't been addressed by the EU's General Court. (www.canada.com) 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...

360° view in Airbus A320-100 Cockpit

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After Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Cockpit 360°, the next view is from Airbus A320. (360.tahirli.net) More...

ATC Privatization - Get rich quick

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Don't be fooled by the non-profit corporation part. The people who want to run the proposed takeover will give themselves ridiculously high salaries. (www.avweb.com) More...

Malindo Air to get new Boeing planes

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Lion Group is spending US$23bil to buy new Boeing 737 Max and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for Malindo Air. Co-founder of Lion Group, Rusdi Kirana said Malindo Air would be the first in the world to use the Boeing 737 Max, which could generate 20% savings in fuel cost. “The first of the Boeing 737 Max will be delivered over a 10-year period starting in May. “The Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) are in the process of being delivered,” Kirana said after making the announcement at Lima… (www.thestar.com.my) More...

Airbus Forecast 15,000 Planes In Asia Pacific

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Speaking at a media briefing today, Airbus Group Asia-Pacific President Pierre Jaffre said demand in the region expanded 5.5 per cent, annually. Malaysia, Airbus's third largest market in the region after China and India, would be part of the strong growth with rising demand for the aircraft, he said. "Our business here ranges from civil airliners to helicopters and military transport equipment. (malaysiandigest.com) More...

Visiting Lufthansa Technik Malta: How to Install Inflight Wi-Fi

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57 Lufthansa A320 family aircraft have been equipped with antennas that give passengers the possibility to have Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet across Europe. (airwaysmag.com) More...

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

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When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. (www.msn.com) More...

Boeing Announces Upcoming Layoffs

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Boeing sent a notice to workers on Friday alerting them to layoffs that are scheduled to take place in May. (money.cnn.com) More...

The Netherlands didn't authorize Turkish foreign minister's plane to land in Rotterdam

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The Dutch government announced that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight permit was revoked amid concerns over public order at the expected large gathering of Turkish expatriates. (www.airlive.net) More...

B-29 "Doc" Gets New Airworthiness Certificate March 10 2017

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B-29 "Doc" has officially completed ‘phase one’ of its flight test operations. The Federal Aviation Administration approved a new airworthiness certificate for the historic warbird. (ksn.com) More...

Embraer flies fourth E190-E2 flight test prototype

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The aircraft, serial number 20.004, completed the flight in 2h at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facilities on 17 March. It will be used to carry out tests including cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise, says the manufacturer. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Alpharetta resident and pilot recognized for efforts in donating to medical flights for patients

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When the need arises to travel distances for lifesaving medical needs, whether it be doctor appointments, transplants or treatments, Alpharetta resident and pilot, Ron Sewell is one of many volunteers who will get patients there. Sewell, has been flying since he was 18, signed up to be a volunteer pilot for Mercy Flight South East in the early 2000s. (www.mdjonline.com) More...

More airports are rolling out facial recognition technology.

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Do passengers care more about queues or privacy Airlines and airports are doubling down on biometric passenger ... that would eschew passports, relying instead on facial recognition technology. Under a new system the government hopes to roll out by 2020 (www.economist.com) More...

Boeing Sets Date For 787-10 Dreamliner First Flight

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Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced Wednesday that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Wind at Dublin Airport causes a Ryanair Boeing 737 to spin at parking

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Wind made spun a Boeing 737 today a Dublin Airport. The wind of 20 kt gusting to 30 kt was not that strong but enough to move a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 today at Dublin Airport. The right wing of the aircraft has hit a lamppost but didn’t clip other aircraft around. (www.airlive.net) More...

German and Belgian fighter jets scrambled to escort Air India #AI171 to London Heathrow

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German Eurofighter jets were scrambled this morning at around 1000 UTC to escort Air India flight #AI171 from Ahmedabad to London Heathrow. (www.airlive.net) More...

The same DAL plane that had flight control problems yesterday at KGPT, now has same issue departing KATL

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N965AT performing flight DL-1752 from Atlanta,GA to Savannah,GA (USA) with 116 people on board, was climbing out of Atlanta's runway 09L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet advising they were probably going to return to Atlanta and entered a hold for about 25 minutes, then declared emergency reporting a flight controls issue (avherald.com) More...

Airbus says engine issue will not affect A320neo deliveries

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Airbus (AIR.PA) does not expect deliveries of its A320neo planes to be significantly affected by recent problems with Pratt and Whitney engines, the Airbus chief executive said on Friday. Airbus has handed over about 70 A320neo jets since starting deliveries last year, mostly to Indian carriers IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation (INGL.NS), and privately owned GoAir. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Swiss International Air Lines converting CSeries orders to larger CS300

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Swiss International Air Lines, the launch customer for Bombardier’s CSeries jets, has announced an upgrade to its remaining orders. In a news conference on Thursday, the company announced that it will convert its final five CS100 orders to the larger CS300 jets. Swiss currently operates a fleet of six CS100 aircraft after its most recent delivery from Bombardier this month. (montrealgazette.com) More...

Pegasus Airlines to sell 7 Boeing 737-800NG aircrafts to Air Lease Corp for $178.7 mln

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* To sell 7 Boeing 737-800NG aircrafts to Air Lease Corporation for $178.7 million (644.4 million lira based on the Turkish Central Bank USD exchange rate dated March 17, 2017) * Foresees to deliver all aircrafts until October 31 * One of the main goals of the sale of aircraft is to accelerate the change in aircraft portfolio for the optimization of fuel consumption underpinned by the Company's Airbus Order dated 2012 (www.reuters.com) More...

Third Cessna Citation Longitude enters flight-test

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The super-midsize twin – registration N702GL – completed a 1h 40min sortie from Wichita, Kansas with Cessna pilots Corey Eckhart and U J Pesonen, and flight-test engineer Mike Bradfield, with this evaluating the aircraft’s systems. (www.flightglobal.com) More...