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Cockpit voice recorder of doomed Lion Air jet depicts pilots' frantic search for fix

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The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Trump to nominate ex-Delta pilot Steve Dickson as FAA head

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With the Federal Aviation Administration facing mounting scrutiny domestically and overseas, the White House said it plans to nominate Steve Dickson, a former senior Delta Air Lines official, as permanent head of the agency. The pick comes as the FAA is struggling to regain its footing after two deadly crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jetliners within five months, tragedies that have prompted questions about the agency’s safety approvals of the models. Dickson couldn’t immediately be reached for… (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight - report

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(CNN)An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help crew disable a malfunctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg. The next day, with a different crew, the same plane crashed into the sea off Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Jet Airways: Pilots Will Stop Flying On April 1st If Salaries Remain Unpaid

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Troubles continue to mount for Jet Airways as their financial state continues to worsen. In addition to their inability to pay off debt, Jet Airways is facing a pilot strike if they cannot pay salaries. Jet Airways’ pilots have set the deadline to receive salaries by April 1, 2019. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Air Canada grounds its Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

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MONTREAL — Air Canada says it intends to remove its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from service until at least July 1 in order to provide more certainty for passengers that wish to book flights in the coming months. (montrealgazette.com) More...

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Sobering images of Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max 8 ET-02 crash site

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The airplane departed Addis Ababa-Bole Airport runway 07R at 0838LT and climbed to an altitude of 9,000 feet in good weather conditions. In unknown circumstances, the airplane went out of control and disintegrated in a uninhabited area located in the region of Debre Zeit (Bishoftu), about 30 km southeast of Bole Airport. A huge crater was found at the point of impact and the aircraft was totally destroyed. None of the 157 occupants survived. Apparently, the crew encountered unknown problems and… (www.baaa-acro.com) More...

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ANA’s delivery ceremony of the first Airbus A380 (watch live)

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Come watch with us the official delivery ceremony of the first Airbus A380 to All Nippon Airways (ANA). ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan. The airline will operate the aircraft on the popular leisure Narita-Honolulu route. The three ANA A380s will be painted in a special livery depicting sea turtles which are native to Hawaii. This particular livery is one of the most elaborate ever painted by Airbus. It took 21 days for the Airbus team… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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PICTURES: ANA receives first Japanese A380

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Airbus has handed over the first A380 to All Nippon Airways, in a ceremony which also marks the last new customer delivery for the double-deck type. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Air Force One: New Estimate Bumps Total Cost By Nearly One-Third

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The cost of buying, equipping, and preparing to operate the two Boeing 747s that will become the next Air Force One presidential transport aircraft is now pegged at $5.3 billion, nearly one-third more than the figure routinely touted by the White House, according to Air Force officials and Pentagon budget documents (www.govexec.com) More...

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FBI is joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737MAX

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The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX, lending its considerable resources to an inquiry already conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation agents, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Boeing 777 Diverts due to Front cargo hold fire alarm

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A British Airways #BA174 declared an emergency and diverted to St. John’s due to fire alarm. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Capt Sullenberger critisizing Boeing and FAA

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says the FAA’s handling of the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners in just five months has damaged the United States’ longstanding “credibility as leaders in aviation.” Sullenberger is a retired airline pilot who famously landed his US Airways jet — an Airbus 320 — in the icy Hudson River off Manhattan in January 2009, after hitting a flock of geese and losing power in both engines. All 155 people on board the plane survived. (www.newsandguts.com) More...

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StarLux Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350s

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StarLux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 wide body aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of February 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Boeing Has ‘Severe Situation’ After Parts Left in Tankers, Says Top USAF Buyer

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Boeing has “a severe situation” in an assembly-line culture that allowed tools and parts to be left inside tankers delivered to the U.S. Air Force, the service’s acquisition chief said Wednesday. (www.govexec.com) More...

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(YouTube) Where Hollywood Shoots All Its Plane Scenes | Movies Insider

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Many of the most iconic plane and airport scenes were filmed in the same place — Air Hollywood, the LA production studio entirely dedicated to aviation. We take you behind the scenes of their sets to see how they created famous scenes in movies like “Bridesmaids,” “Wolf of Wall Street,” and “Kill Bill,” and in TV shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Office,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Silicon Valley,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Air Hollywood was also behind some of the famous plane crash… (www.youtube.com) More...

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Man who ignited midair brawl on Seattle-to-Beijing flight sentenced to 2 years in prison

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A Florida man who went berserk last July on a Seattle-to-Beijing flight, beating passengers and crew members with a wine bottle before being subdued, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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(Video) McDonald's Drive-Thru in a Helicopter

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"My name is Ian and I am a helicopter flight instructor. In this video, we decided to have a little fun and go get some lunch at McDonalds with one of the helicopters in a little unorthodox manner, or at least it seems that way. Through some fun editing and camera angles, we were able to pull this off. This video had actually been in the works for a long time. We finally were able to get all the footage we needed to put it together." (www.youtube.com) More...

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Ohio pilot disappeared without a trace

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Neil Huntzinger was an expert pilot. For decades, he traveled North America, Central America and South America for profit and adventure. Then one morning, he pointed the nose of his airplane toward the horizon and vanished into thin air, leaving a mystery that has never been solved. (www.ohio.com) More...

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NTSB says Notams are "just a pile of garbage" [video]

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NTSB Board Chairman, at the Air Canada 759 hearing into the SFO attempted taxiway landing explains that NOTAMs are "just a pile of garbage that no one pays any attention to" "written in some kind of language that only a computer programmer would really understand. Just pages and pages and pages of irrelevant material, the important stuff gets buried." (www.youtube.com) More...

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Emotional Reunion as Pilot Meets ZFW Team That Helped Save His Life

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Over the better part of an hour, Porter and his Enis used every technique they knew to attempt to reach Edenhoffer. They asked other aircraft on frequency to attempt to reach Edenhoffer and continually advised him of his aircraft’s position to emergency airports and more favorable weather conditions for visual flight, even with no response. At that point, the team brainstormed new ways they could reach Edenhoffer. They finally were able to locate his cell phone number through a hospital that… (www.natca.org) More...

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India’s aviation crisis is all set to ruin your summer holidays

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Airline after airline is curtailing operations in India, forcing passengers to shell out more for their travel. The pileup of grounded planes, and carriers operating on truncated schedules, could not have come at a worse time. The annual school holidays, starting April, is peak travel period in the country and flight booking sites are already recording a spike in airfares. “The (airfare) rise is more acute between major cities and more impact is seen in last-minute fares (less than seven days). (qz.com) More...

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All Nippon Airways Receives First Airbus A380

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has secured another milestone in its history through the delivery of its first of three Airbus A380s, at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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First Look: JetBlue’s New Airbus A320 Cabin (+Photos)

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The new blue is here. On Monday we were given early access and invited to sneak peak of the Jetblue Restyle Phase 2 at the conversion facility down in Lake City Florida. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Starlux Airlines Firms for 17 Airbus A350s

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Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines has firmed up an order for 17 Airbus A350 aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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