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Southwest Pilot Arrested With Loaded Gun In St. Louis Airport

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ST. LOUIS (CBSLA) – A 51-year-old Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested in St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a loaded pistol was found in his carry-on bags early Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. A TSA agent discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in the pilot’s luggage during screening, the airport said. The pilot was detained before 5 a.m. local time and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. “The suspect did not have any conceal and carry permit or any other… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

DUBAI: Air Baltic Plans For Bombardier CSeries-Only Fleet

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Latvian carrier Air Baltic will aim to move to an exclusive Bombardier CSeries fleet with its intention to acquire at least another 14 of the twinjets. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

DUBAI: Emirates Airbus A380 Deal Still Being Finalized

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Emirates still appears to be refining an agreement with Airbus, after a highly-anticipated event during the Dubai air show featured only an agreement for Boeing 787s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

DUBAI: Tariffs Won't Apply to US-Assembled Bombarider CSeries Jets – Cromer

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Bombardier intends to start building a $300 million aircraft factory in Alabama immediately after the CSeries joint venture's sale to Airbus closes – and CS100s delivered to US customers from that facility will not be subject to a possible import tariff, predicts the president of the Canadian airframer's commercial aircraft unit, Fred Cromer. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

PICTURES: Air Transat Unveils New Livery

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Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat unveiled its new livery in a ceremony marking the company's 30th anniversary on 13 November in Montreal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Frontier Airlines making massive Airbus purchase

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Frontier Airlines said it's buying 134 new Airbus airplanes worth $15 billion. The Denver-based airline said it will buy 100 A320neo planes and 34 A321neo planes from Airbus that will allow the airline to triple in size over the next 10 years. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Dr. Peters Chief Confirms British Airways Talks On ex-Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s

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German asset manager Dr Peters is in talks with British Airways and other prospects on the potential sale of A380s as it prepares to receive four of the jets back from lessee Singapore Airlines. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

PICTURE: IndiGo Takes Delivery of First ATR 72-600

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Indian carrier IndiGo has received its first turboprop, an ATR 72-600. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Plane Flying in Restricted Airspace Cancels Orbital Rocket Launch to ISS

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A rogue aircraft canceled the launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station on Saturday. (fortune.com) More...

DUBAI: Middle East Regional Fleet to Triple by 2036 – Bombardier

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Bombardier expects the number of aircraft in the Middle East's 60- to 150-seat segment to more than triple over the 20 years to 2036. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757

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During a keynote on Nov. 8 at the 2017 CyberSat Summit, a DHS official admitted that he and his team of experts remotely hacked into a Boeing 757. (www.csoonline.com) More...

Lufthansa to increase flights from Berlin to New York JFK

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Lufthansa flies from Berlin to New York five times a week from Nov. 8. Every day except Fridays and Sundays, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 takes off at 17:35 from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to fly over the North Atlantic. Flight LH 406 arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 21:35. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Will Delta Air Lines' Spat With Boeing Weigh On Massive Plane Order?

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As Delta reportedly weighs a new purchase that pits Boeing and Airbus against one another, Boeing might need a better pitch than, you know, "Wait, we have skinnier toilets!" The airline is mulling an order for up to 100 aircraft, worth as much as $12.7 billion, with an option to buy 100 more, according to Bloomberg. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

Allegiant Air retires all its MD-80’s by 2018

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By year-end 2018, Allegiant will operate an all-Airbus fleet of 50 A320s and 32 A319s. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

DUBAI: Emirates Looks to Put New Boeing 777 Suites On Airbus A380s Too

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Emirates is working to revamp the first-class suites on its Airbus A380s, having formally unveiled the new private cabins on a Boeing 777-300ER. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Flight Ops on the USS Gerald R. Ford with the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)

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Squadron flight operations are now being performed using the long awaited EMALS. (www.youtube.com) More...

Airbus to complete A350-1000 reliability testing

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Airbus has completed the functional & reliability testing for the A350-1000, bringing the aircraft a step closer to type certification this month.The first customer delivery to Qatar Airways will follow in the coming weeks, according to Airbus. (www.airguide.info) More...

Delta, Korean Air Joint Venture Granted Approval by U.S. DOT

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Today, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation. (news.delta.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram to Succeed Mark Dunkerley as CEO

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Hawaiian Holdings chief executive Mark Dunkerley will retire on 1 March 2018, the airline announces. Peter Ingram, currently chief commercial officer of Hawaiian, will succeed Dunkerley on that day, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Allegiant Phases Out Boeing 757s and Exits Hawaii

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Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has phased out its final Boeing 757-200s, marking an end to the carrier's Hawaii service. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Short video of low-level backcountry flying

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An experienced backcountry pilot shows some of the majestic scenery in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Montana. (vimeo.com) More...

A350-1000 nears Type Certification

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The A350-1000 — the newest member of Airbus’s Widebody family of aircraft (www.airbus.com)— has successfully completed its Functional and Reliability testing, bringing the aircraft a step closer to Type Certification this month. (www.machinery-market.co.uk) More...

Aer Lingus to Debut Nonstop Seattle to Dublin Service in May

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Aer Lingus is bolstering its transatlantic network with a new service from Dublin to Seattle. (www.travelweekly.co.uk) More...

Alaska Airbus to End Los Angeles-Havana Flights

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Alaska Airlines will discontinue its daily Los Angeles-Havana flight on 22 January, roughly one year after the carrier launched the route. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

DUBAI: EgyptAir to Lease 15 Airbus A320neos From AerCap

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EgyptAir has committed to lease 15 Airbus A320neo aircraft from AerCap. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

DUBAI: Kuwait's Wataniya Signs For 25 Airbus A320neos

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Resurrected Kuwaiti carrier Wataniya Airways has tentatively signed for 25 Airbus A320neo jets, in a deal reached with its aircraft provider Golden Falcon Aviation. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Turkey terminates multibillion-dollar local jet program

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Turkey has quietly axed a multibillion-dollar program for the indigenous production of a regional jet with dual civilian and military use. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines Announce Order for Four Boeing 777 Freighters

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters – the world's largest and longest-range twin-engine cargo jet – in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Indigo Partners doubles existing A320neo Family order

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Valued at $49.5 billion, this is Airbus’ largest single announcement ever (www.airbus.com) More...

Emirates Demands Airbus A380 Production Guarantees Before Ordering More

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Emirates Airline is demanding guarantees from Airbus that A380 production will continue in the long term before committing to another major order for the aircraft. (atwonline.com) More...

Thomas Cook Airlines UK quietly retires its last two Boeing 767

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Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) has quietly stopped operating its last two 326-seat Boeing 767-300s (G-DAJC and G-TCCB). Both aircraft have not operated since November 2, 2017 and are now parked at Manchester minus any titles. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley to Retire in 2018

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Mark Dunkerley, who shepherded Hawaiian Airlines through a successful turnaround after joining the carrier in 2002, will retire in March. (www.hawaiinewsnow.com) More...

Bombardier Envisages Airbus-Supplier Role for Its Belfast Plant

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Bombardier Inc.’s plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, aims to become a supplier to Airbus SE following the European giant’s investment in the Canadian company’s C Series plane. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

DUBAI: Airbus A380 Deal In Prospect After Late Emirates Talks

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Middle Eastern carrier Emirates could unveil a follow-on agreement for 35-40 Airbus A380s as early as today, after the operator conducted last-minute negotiations for an opening-day deal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

airBaltic carries record number of passengers in October

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During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic transported a total of 3,007,034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...