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An evacuation slide fell off a plane and landed in man's yard

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(CNN) — No, it's not a bird or a plane. It's an evacuation slide from a Delta flight. A large, inflatable slide fell from the sky and into a Massachusetts man's yard Sunday. It came crashing down from a flight traveling from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport to Boston's Logan International Airport. "It's kind of crazy," Wenhan Huang of Milton, Massachusetts, told CNN affiliate WCVB. "Who could know there's something coming from the air and drops… (www.cnn.com) More...

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United Places $7 Billion Order for Longest-Range Airbus A321 Jet

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United Airlines Holdings Inc. placed an order for 50 Airbus A321neo XLR-variant. United is the third U.S. carrier to order the A321XLR after American and JetBlue, and they intend to replace their aging Boeing 757s and use them on certain existing trans-Atlantic routes, and explore using it to serve additional European destinations from hubs in Washington D.C. and Newark. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Airbus Surpasses 20,000 Commercial Aircraft Orders

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Airbus commercial aircraft numbers hit a special number in November. With 222 orders added last month, the European aircraft manufacturer has logged over 20,000 commercial aircraft orders on its books. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Volcanic Eruption Causes 11 Hour KLM Flight To Nowhere

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A KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City yesterday was forced to make a diversion. However, despite already being over North America, the aircraft returned to Amsterdam, meaning an 11-hour flight to nowhere for passengers. The diversion was prompted by a volcanic eruption affecting Mexico City. At Simple Flying, we’ve seen a number of impressive entries for “longest flight to nowhere”. These flights typically occur when an aircraft needs to divert, but the issue is not serious enough to prompt… (simpleflying.com) More...

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World’s first all electric commercial plane is set for takeoff in Richmond, BC, Canada

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BC’s Harbour Air is working to get regulatory approval for the world’s first all electric commercial plane. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Flight chief at Horizon Air alarmed at pilots’ safety culture

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In an urgent internal message on the eve of Thanksgiving, Horizon Air’s head of flight operations warned that a lax safety culture among the airline’s pilots had led to multiple potentially dangerous incidents in recent days. He called for urgent action to prevent a serious air accident. Hornibrook says that the two days before Thanksgiving were “the most difficult 48-hour period I have seen in my tenure with Horizon Air,” as he goes on to list the safety-related incidents that the airline saw. (www.heraldnet.com) More...

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Airbus Celebrates The Delivery Of The 100th A220

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Airbus celebrated the 100th A220 family aircraft delivery during a ceremony that was held at the A220’s program headquarters in Mirabel, Canada. The aircraft in question is an Airbus A220-300 for Latvian carrier, airBaltic, based out of Riga. Today, the aircraft’s operators are airBaltic, Swiss, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, and Air Tanzania. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Plane Diverted To Denver International Airport Because Of Disruptive Passenger

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DENVER (AP) – A Frontier Airlines plane was diverted to Denver after a passenger became disruptive during the flight, airline officials said Thursday. Law enforcement officers removed the passenger Wednesday evening when the plane traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Las Vegas landed at Denver International Airport, Frontier said in a statement. (denver.cbslocal.com) More...

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United’s Oscar Munoz to Step Down as CEO, President Scott Kirby Will Take Over

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United Airlines announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will turn over day-to-day management of the airline next spring to President Scott Kirby, who will become company’s chief executive officer. The change happens in May, when Munoz becomes executive chairman, succeeding Jane Garvey, who is retiring from the board. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Woman seeking bigger seat on plane faked medical emergency: cops

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A Florida woman faked a medical emergency in order to get a larger seat on an American Airlines flight, authorities said. But the pilot, apparently not realizing the emergency was bogus, turned the plane around. The woman, who wasn’t publicly identified, was taken into custody when Miami-bound flight American Eagle 3508 landed back in Pensacola around 6:30 a.m. Friday, police said. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Condor Goes Back To Its Roots: The Old Logo Returns

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The German leisure carrier, Condor, has brought back its iconic logo following the airline’s separation from the bankrupt Thomas Cook Airlines. The iconic Condor logo was unveiled to the airline’s employees at Frankfurt am Main Airport, applied to the tail of one of the airline’s Boeing 767-300(ER)s (D-ABUF). Over the next few weeks, Condor plans to change the logos on all aircraft and billboards. The airline, which still features the old Thomas Cook Sunny Heart logo on 99% of its fleet, wishes… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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A news helicopter was struck by a suspected drone over Los Angeles, causing substantial damage

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(CNN)A Los Angeles news helicopter made an emergency landing an object struck its tail, and crew on board believe it was a drone. KABC's Air7 HD chopper was flying just east of downtown at about 1,100 feet when crew heard a pop, then a loud bang, reporter Chris Cristi told the CNN affiliate. "We felt it, we heard it and we all looked at each other; didn't really know what it was," he said. He thought a bird might've flown into the chopper -- but when the crew safely… (www.cnn.com) More...

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TAP Air Portugal replaced almost all planes in its long-haul fleet in just one year

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TAP Airport Portugal is now operating one of the most modern long-haul fleets in the world. The carrier has renewed its entire long-haul fleet in just one year. The Airbus A340-300s and almost all A330-200s in the airline's fleet were replaced by the Airbus's new-generation widebody jets A330-900s and single-aisle long-range A321LRs, while the remaining A330-200s were given a new, more modern cabin interior. The A330-200s of the Portuguese flag carrier now features more comfortable… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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UPS plans major cargo expansion at Anchorage airport

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Package delivery giant UPS this week confirmed it is planning a potential $110 million expansion at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the latest in a surge of proposals for new warehouse and cargo space at the airport. ... It would greatly increase the company's current footprint at the airport. (www.google.com) More...

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A350-1000 maximum seating rises to 480

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Airbus's A350-1000 has been cleared for an increase in maximum accommodation to 480 seats, through the installation of modified exits. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Huge South American Expansion

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December 1 saw Qatar Airways Cargo release a major announcement of adding four new scheduled cargo destinations in South America that are all due to begin on January 16 next year. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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airBaltic in Canada celebrates its 21st Airbus A220-300 in a new livery

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airBaltic takes on its 21st A220-300. It's number 100 for the Mirabel plant. airBaltic was the first carrier to use the then CS-300, three years ago. Soon airBaltic will be a pure Bombardier customer with 12 Q400s as well when they retire their last B737s in March 2020. (www.airbaltic.com) More...

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FAA chief to testify at Dec. 11 U.S. House hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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