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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...

Airbus A350-1000 Features Automated Rapid-Descent Capability

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Airbus has incorporated an automatic emergency descent function into the newly-certified A350-1000, which it intends to introduce into the smaller -900. (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...

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

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Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. (www.airbus.com) More...

US Probing Additional Runway Incidents at SFO

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FAA recorded 1,704 runway incursions in the FY just ended, including the recent ACA incident. FAA is looking into two additional incursions at SFO. Given the number of daily flights nationally, is 1,704 a relatively large number? (www.sfchronicle.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FedEx Express orders 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft

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FedEx Express is making a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase up to 20 additional ATR 72-600Fs. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2020, with subsequent deliveries of about six aircraft per year over a five year period. (www.airguideonline.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...

Spooked about night flying in singles?

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If not, maybe you should be. There will be a debate about flying at night in single-engine airplanes for as long as there are single-engine airplanes and it gets dark every night. That is a given. (airfactsjournal.com) More...

Trump's Plan to Save Air Force from Collapse due to Pilot Shortage Won't Work, U. S. Military Says

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Trump's order allows the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to ensure it has enough aviators who are combat-ready. By law, all branches of the military are typically only allowed to bring back 25 officers at a time. But the Air Force is short 2,000 pilots as of last week, and pilot recalls aren't sufficient to meet needs. (www.newsweek.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...

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...

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...

Air Mauritius celebrates 50 years of flying

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Air Mauritius is adding a special “50 Yrs” logo to select aircraft as it celebrates 50 years of flying in the islands. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Photo gallery: Delta and Atlanta's 75-year partnership

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Delta is marking a major milestone in the place it has now called home for three quarters of a century. The airline’s move to Atlanta 75 years ago - on March 1, 1941 - fueled Delta’s growth from a regional carrier to the world’s second-largest airline. At the same time, Delta’s climb helped transform the city and region into an economic and cultural powerhouse. (news.delta.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...

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...

Airbus secures EASA certification for A350-1000

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Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-1000 just three days shy of the first anniversary of the twinjet's maiden flight. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

New air traffic control technologies are essential to improve safety

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The chief of an air traffic control representative body has called on operators to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies to improve aviation safety. (www.airguideonline.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...

Airbus exploring single-pilot, autonomous aircraft amid tech race

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Airbus is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

Russia’s Aeroflot evaluates Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX for narrow-body order

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The country’s biggest airline has yet to order the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft to replace its fleet of 146 A320 family jets and 54 737-800s as of June 30. (www.airguideonline.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...

2018 Wings of Freedom Tour

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The Collings Foundation’s 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour commences in January of 2018, and features a few of their beautiful, vintage, WWII planes, including a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the dual-control TF-51 Mustang… (www.collingsfoundation.org) 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...

United Airlines reveals ten new routes, including two new destinations

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United Airlines is adding ten new routes from five of its hub airports, including flights to two cities it does not currently serve: Elmira, NY, and Wilmington, NC (www.usatoday.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...

easyJet Europe adds maiden A319

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easyJet Europe (Vienna) has added a maiden A319-100 to its fleet ch-aviation research has revealed. Formerly G-EZBM ith UK-based sister carrier easyJet (U2, London Luton), the twinjet has now been transferred to the Austrian register as OE-LQZ (msn 3059). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...