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Husband of Southwest Airlines victim speaks out about tragic incident

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The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children, “Mommy’s not going to come home.” Michael Riordan broke his silence a week after Jennifer, the mother of his two children, died April 17 after an engine suddenly exploded at 32,000 feet, blasting a shower of debris through the cabin. (www.foxnews.com) More...

PICTURES: ANA to equip A380s with 520 seats

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will equip its three on order Airbus A380s with 520 seats, the second highest seat density deployed on the type. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

USAF F-16 from Luke Air Force Base crashed at Lake Havasu Airport, pilot ejected!

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A USAF F-16 crashed at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning. According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m. Officials say the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected. The pilot is in good condition and expected to be OK. (www.airlive.net) More...

Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

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A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747 move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flights to Los Angeles as of December 2018, in favour of the Airbus A380 superjumbo and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December, Tuesday's Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 service (QF11/QF12) will be replaced by an Airbus A380, which will complete the roster of daily superjumbos to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne The seasonal twice-weekly Sydney-Los Angeles… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Spirit Airlines to buy regional jets to fill the gap in barely served routes

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Houston - The American ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to buy hundreds of regional jets to strengthen its network. The candidate list includes Bombardier CSeries and Embraer E2. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Qatar Airways prepares to reveal 'substantial' loss

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26 APRIL, 2018 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: TOLGA OZBEK Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has disclosed that the airline made a "substantial" full-year loss, the extent of which will be revealed in about a month's time. Speaking during the Eurasia air show in Antalya, Al Baker said other parts of the Qatar Airways group business were profitable but not to the degree that they could make up for the airline's deficit. He says the results for the financial year, ending 31… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Oman Air's new Boeing 787 first class suites are cosy Dreamliner dens

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Oman Air will fit 'First Class Mini Suites' to a new tranche of Boeing 787-9 jets, joining the handful of airlines with the confidence to bring a first class travel experience to the Dreamliner. Many airlines – including Qantas – have chosen to cap their Boeing 787-9s with business class, but Oman Air is going all the way with fully-enclosed suites featuring sliding privacy doors some 1.4 metres high. The 23-inch wide seat becomes 30 inches once you drop the armrests and converts into fully flat… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Bombardier Delivers Bizjet-Turned-Ambulance to Swiss Rega

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Bombardier has delivered the first of three Challenger 650-turned-air ambulances to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The remaining two Challenger 650 aircraft will be delivered later this year, replacing the air ambulance service’s earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

(PDF) Use of a Complex Airplane During a Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Practical Test

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The FAA issued Notice 8900.463, Use of a Complex Airplane During a Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor Practical Test, effective Apr. 24, 2018. This notice outlines an FAA policy no longer requiring an applicant for a commercial pilot certificate (ASE) or flight instructor certificate (ASE) to provide a complex airplane for the practical test. The commercial Airman Certification Standards and instructor Practical Test Standards will be amended to reflect this policy. (www.faa.gov) More...

Rumor has it that Rolls-Royce and Chinese AECC partner to provide engines of the CR929

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London - According to the rumors, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will partner with Chinese engine manufacturer Aero Engine Corporation of China to deliver jet engines for the CR929 widebody aircraft that China and Russia jointly develop. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus is reportedly going to rename its newly acquired Bombardier C Series jet

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In October, Airbus announced the acquisition of Bombardier's next-generation C Series airliner. Now, it looks like Airbus is thinking about renaming its new jet. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Full report and photos from the final Virgin America Flight

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Full report from the final Virgin America flight, a sad day for US Airlines! As a whole we can thank Virgin for pushing domestic operations across the board for most US Airlines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Family says Delta employees tied woman with MS to wheelchair

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Family of a woman with multiple sclerosis are speaking out after they say Delta employees bound her to a wheelchair with a blanket hard enough that it left bruises. Maria Saliagas needs special straps to help her sit up straight during flights, so her son, Nathan Saliagas, got in touch with the airline to make arrangements before Saliagas’ annual trip from Atlanta to Europe, according to WSB-TV. (fox2now.com) More...

Check Out The Coolest, Hawaiian-Themed Airbus A380s By ANA (+Photos)

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Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has finally revealed all the tidbits of their upcoming Airbus A380s, including cabin details and the illustrious liveries. According to the airline, the cabin configuration, seat products, and the plane’s liveries are all inspired in “the spirit of Hawaii,” as the A380 will be deployed on routes from Japan to Hawaii. (airwaysmag.com) More...

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport

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An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Raleigh–Durham International Airport on Thursday morning, according to WTVD. (myfox8.com) More...

Bye Bye Bombardier CSeries... Here Comes the Small Airbus A210 and A230...

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Airbus is planning to scrap the CSeries branding once the purchase of the controlling stake closes, sources say, and is considering 'A200' as the new name (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

JetBlue adds new cities and routes as it refines its West Coast strategy

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JetBlue Airways today announced it is advancing its West Coast strategy following its successful Mint® expansion in new markets like San Diego, Las Vegas and Seattle/Tacoma over the past year. The latest series of network enhancements is designed to better meet the needs of coast-to-coast travelers... (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Inside the $100,000 private flight home for Irgo, the German Shepherd United accidentally sent to Japan (and he even got to eat in the cockpit)

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The German Shepherd which was mistakenly flown to Japan by United Airlines was returned to its family in a luxury business jet where he received the royal treatment. Pictures shared exclusively with DailyMailTV show 10-year-old Irgo on his 6,000-mile journey home where he experienced a pampered trip most people can only dream of. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your Plane Losing An Engine

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The terrifying story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 near-crash is still fresh in flyers' minds, but a commercial jet losing an engine isn't usually something to be afraid of. Not only does it rarely happen, but when it does, pilots and planes are ready to handle it. Here's what you need to know about these types of incidents, and why Flight 1380 was more severe. Engine Loss Rarely Happens If there's one thing you take away from this, know that it's pretty rare for a commercial airliner to… (www.msn.com) More...

'I will destroy this plane': Court told of the terror on Flight MH128

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At first, passengers thought the man in seat 39H was a fearful flyer. He was fidgety and agitated, which is not unusual on an aircraft. But as Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 ascended from Melbourne Airport at 11.26pm on May 31 last year, Manodh Marks got up too, took something from the overhead compartment and said the words no flyer ever wants to hear. "I have a bomb, I am taking it to the pilot," he said as he walked up the aisle towards the front of the plane (www.msn.com) More...

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