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Only foreign operator of Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 planes wants to get rid of them

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Mexico’s Interjet, which is currently the only foreign airline operating Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft, announced that it intends to sell them. There are 22 aircraft of this type in the Interjet’s fleet. According to the reports, only 21 planes can be actually sold, since one was badly damaged and dismantled for parts. (www.eturbonews.com) More...

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Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane

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South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said. The plane had been scheduled to fly from the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday. "The plane was impounded following an order issued by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg," Tanzania's transport ministry said in a statement on Friday. It was not immediately clear why… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Maintenance Mishap Damages Emirates A380

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A maintenance mishap has left an Emirates Airbus A380-800 with serious damage to its nose and surrounding structure. The aircraft, registered A6-EOP, was undergoing a routine maintenance check when the aircraft collapsed onto its nose. Occurring at an Emirates maintenance hangar at Dubai International Airport, the accident has left the aircraft with a torn/crumpled fuselage and structural damage. (samchui.com) More...

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After engine shuts down mid-flight, SmartWings 737-800 crew continued on for another 2 hours and 20 minutes to Prague on remaining engine

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On 22 August, a SmartWings Boeing 737-800 (OK-TVO) operated flight QS-1125 from Samos, Greece to Prague, Czech Republic with 170 passengers on board. The aircraft was flying at 36,000 feet over the Aegean Sea about 100nm northeast of Athens, Greece when the crew drifted the aircraft down to 24,000 feet and continued to Prague at that level for a landing without further incident about 2:20 hours later. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Inside the sexy and glamorous world of airline pilots

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Meeting the pilot of your flight is usually something that happens very rarely. You may see them boarding the plane and informing passengers of the flight progress from time to time, but the minute you step outside the plane, chances are you would have forgotten them. (www.iol.co.za) More...

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