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Fraport will use FlightAware data – What does that mean for the whole ATM community?

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We are now entering a time where a private organization, not run by a state, can provide better data and prediction than national or even trans-national ANSPs. In this age of data, it is also likely that FlightAware and the like can provide better flight profile and performance data than theory and research based models like BADA. (radar.foxatm.com) More...

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Embraer Executive Jets Joins FlightAware’s Entry into Service Program

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FlightAware announced today that Embraer Executive Jets will begin participating in their Entry Into Service Program. The program provides owners and operators of new or pre-owned Embraer business jets with a complimentary, one-year subscription to the premium version of FlightAware Global,a professional and private flight tracking service. FlightAware Global offers worldwide flight tracking that fuses thousands of data sources and makes them available to unlimited users via FlightAware’s web or… (flightaware.com) More...

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A bird-damaged Southwest Boeing 737 returns to service in 48 hours

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A Southwest Boeing 737, which was damaged by a bird strike, returned to service just in two days thanks to the quick work by NVision Inc., a 3D non-contact optical scanning and measurement company. The rapid turnaround helped Southwest avoid the financial losses caused by grounding an aircraft for a long period. Bird strikes cost airlines billions of dollars each year. Not only because of the damage, but also the incurring capacity loss due to the grounded aircraft. In 2017, bird strikes caused… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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United orders 737NG to make up for lost Max aircraft

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Since there is no end in sight to the ongoing grounding of the Boeing's new-generation single-aisle jets, United announced that it signed an agreement to buy 19 used older generation Boeing 737-700. The jets will be delivered to the US carrier in December. The airline currently operates 40 Boeing 737-700. United Airlines has 14 737 MAX 9 jets in its fleet. On July 13, the airline withdrew the jets from its schedule until November. After two days from the United, another major US carrier… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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IAG boss is determined to finalize his order commitment for 200 737 MAX jets

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One of the biggest surprises of the Paris Air Show this year was the order commitment made by the International Airlines Group for 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. A onetime transatlantic refueling stop, the airport has had a varied and interesting history.

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It's an unlikely location for an international airport, but the northeastern tip of this rocky Canadian isle is one of the world's most significant aviation destinations. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Are Cellphones a Flight Danger? They Are on These Boeing Jets

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U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and even outside frequencies such as weather radar, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which gave airlines until November 2019 to replace the units made by… (www.msn.com) More...

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Maiden flight for Hi Fly's first Airbus A330-900

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Today, first Airbus A330neo of Hi Fly made its maiden flight at the manufacturer's Toulouse facilities in France. The Portuguese charter operator was initially expecting to take delivery of its first A330-900 in June but it will have to wait for a few weeks more until the aircraft receives its corporate livery and completes final ground and flight tests. The European wet-lease specialist currently has ten Airbus A330-900 in its order book. Two of them will join the airline's fleet this… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Tanzania to buy new Airbus, Bombardier planes for national carrier

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Tanzania's government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from Bombardier Inc as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania's loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), spending hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing eight new planes since 2016. President Magufuli "has already issued instructions for the purchase of three… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing's 737 Max crisis hits pilots at Southwest, European airlines

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The fallout from the Boeing 737 Max jet's global grounding is taking a toll on airline pilots in the U.S. and Europe. Pilots are facing reduced flying hours needed for promotions, hiring freezes and layoffs since Boeing suspended airline deliveries in March after the jet's grounding, which came after two crashes killed a combined 346 people in Ethiopia and Indonesia. Southwest Airlines Vice President of Flight Operations Alan Kasher told the airlines pilots recently that first officer… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Airbus closes in on Air France jetliner deal - sources

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Airbus is close to a deal worth billions of dollars to sell dozens of A320neo-family and smaller A220 aircraft to Air France as the French network carries out a keenly awaited renewal of its medium-haul fleet, industry sources said. The deal could include as many as 50-70 Canadian-designed A220 jets, formerly known as CSeries, to replace Air France's ageing fleet of roughly 50 A318 and A319 aircraft, they said. Air France is also expected to pick the A320neo family to replace approximately… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Crash victim families seek new type certification for Boeing 737 Max

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Relatives of 737 Max crash victims want regulators to re-certificate the troubled Boeing narrowbody as a completely new aircraft, and only after crash investigations are complete. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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No one wants the middle seat on airplanes. This design could change that.

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(CNN) - It is a truth universally acknowledged that middle seats on airplanes are the worst. (www.cnn.com) More...

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MoD awards hypersonic propulsion contract to Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Reaction Engines

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The MoD’s procurement arm, Defence Equipment and Support, intends to place two year contract, worth approximately £10 million, for a UK programme to undertake design studies, research, development, analysis and experimentation relating to high-MACH advanced propulsion systems. (www.pesmedia.com) More...

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The 737 MAX Fiasco Will Cost Boeing Over $8 Billion

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Between production inefficiencies, customer compensation, payments to victims' families, and regulatory penalties, Boeing will pay a big price for the 737 MAX's safety problems. (www.fool.com) More...

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