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China Airlines Freight 747 Touches Down in Grass at Chicago

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A China Airlines Freight flight on an ILS approach to ORD 10L touched down on soft ground, hitting a wind sock. The aircraft went around and safely landed with minor damage later. (avherald.com) More...

VIDEO: Crash Truck Dash Cam: AA 383 Fire at O’Hare

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Every video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airlines Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare International Airport contains a wealth of information about the incident and the fire department’s response to it. While the overall theme can be appropriately summarized with “Job well done,” there are certainly lessons to be learned. (And they have been.) (www.youtube.com) More...

FAA Allowed Unsafe Aircraft to Fly Commercially

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A whistleblower has come forward with allegations that the FAA allowed unsafe airplanes to fly commercial operations, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which said it investigated the complaints and uncovered troubling abuses from within the agency. In a June 13 release, the OSC described that the whistleblower uncovered that the FAA approved certain aircraft to operate commercially without reviewing “critical safety information”, which, in the case of some of those aircraft, would… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes are destroying air traffic and economies across Europe

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Ryanair has made this dire statement about the on-going ATC strikes in Europe: (worldairlinenews.com) More...

The first Boeing 777 goes to museum

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Hong Kong - The first Boeing "Triple Seven" WA001 goes to the museum after 24 years of service. The aircraft built in 1994 belonged to the passenger fleet of Cathay Pacific since 2000. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Elvis Presley's jet up for sale

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A bit late for Father's day, but might be an idea for Christmas (www.msn.com) More...

(Video) World Premiere: the Pilatus PC-24 Landing on an Unpaved Runway

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Woodbridge Airfield to the north east of London offers optimum test conditions: Pilatus spent two weeks there in June 2018 testing the PC-24’s landing and take-off capabilities on the airfield’s unmade runway for the first time. (youtube.com) More...

Airbus Might Leave The United Kingdom Ahead Of BREXIT

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Airbus has published a risk assessment today regarding the current political climate in the United Kingdom with BREXIT. The risk assessment states that the UK exiting the EU next year, without a deal, would lead to severe disruption and interruption of the production of wings in the Airbus UK facilities. Airbus said that they might have to reconsider their investments in the UK, as well as its long-term footprint in the country. The manufacturer said that BREXIT is severely undermining all of… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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