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Jerrie Cobb, one of the most gifted female pilots in history, has died

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Geraldyn “Jerrie” M. Cobb, a noted aviation pioneer and fierce advocate for women flying into space, died Thursday at her home in Florida, her family has said. She was 88. Cobb is perhaps most well known for her participation in what became known as the "Mercury 13," a group of 13 women who passed preliminary screening processes in 1960 and 1961 to determine their suitability as astronauts under the guidance of Dr. Randolph Lovelace. Cobb scored in the top 2 percent of all who had… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Air Senegal To Operate The Hi Fly A380

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Air Senegal typically operates an Airbus A330-900 on Flight HC404 between Paris and Dakar. This aircraft, Air Senegal’s only Airbus A330-900 (9H-SZN), is operated by Hi Fly Malta. However, apparently the plane is experiencing technical difficulties and is currently located in Dakar, which has meant that the airline had to find a replacement for the route. (www.google.com) More...

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Toronto's Pearson airport poses serious crash risks

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The Transportation Safety Board is recommending that the layout of two runways at Canada's busiest airport be changed to lessen the risk of collisions between aircraft. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX's updated anti-stall software is ready for certification

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Chicago - Boeing completed the internal trial of the updated anti-stall software of the737 MAX jets. The aircraft manufacturer is preparing to submit the final report to the FAA before starting certification flights. “We’re making steady progress toward certification,” the Chief Executive Muilenburg said in a video released today by the company. With this video, Boeing officially announced from first hand the end of 203 hours of flight testing for the updated software. We’re making steady… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Air France-KLM will offer free flights for all official partners involved in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral

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In a statement, Air France-KLM pledged support for the rebuilding of the ancient cathedral. The company said: “All Air France and Air France-KLM teams around the world have been deeply affected and saddened since yesterday.” In an effort to help restore the symbol of French history, the airline group announced that it would “provide free transport for all official partners involved in the reconstruction.” In addition, the airline group will also be setting up a voluntary donations fund for any… (www.airlive.net) More...

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Boeing Orders And Deliveries Tumble As Max Jet Is Grounded

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Orders and deliveries of Boeing’s 737 Max plunged in the first quarter as the plane was grounded around the world following a second deadly crash. (www.theyeshivaworld.com) More...

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SriLankan converts an existing order for four Airbus A350-900 to A330-900

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SriLankan Airlines is converting an order for four Airbus A350-900 to Airbus A330-900 as part of the airline's new five-year Strategic Business Plan. In addition to the conversion, the national carrier of Sri Lanka also plans to expand its fleet with the new narrowbody and widebody planes. "Our fleet would grow from current twenty-seven to thirty-four and we would end up by 2023-2024 with nineteen widebody and fifteen narrowbody aircraft," the Chief Executive Vipula Gunatilleka… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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American Airlines jet "nearly crashed" during takeoff at JFK last week

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A close call for American Airlines Flight 300 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport now appears far worse than first reported. Sources tell CBS News the Airbus with 102 passengers and eight crew on board "nearly crashed" last week when the wing scraped the ground and hit a sign and light pole during takeoff. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Airpower Applications in the Gray Zone

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Is the U.S. Air Force ready to fight in the “gray zone”? After years of warfare in the Middle East, American security concerns are turning to Western Europe, where a resurgent Russia once again threatens the Atlantic alliance. This sea change is driving a reassessment of how the United States designs, deploys, and employs relevant forces for a great power conflict. (warontherocks.com) More...

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Air India eyes Boeing 777-300ERs of Jet Airways

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New Delhi - Air India wants to take over four or five Boeing 777-300ERs from financially troubled Jet Airways. India's flag carrier would like to lease the long-haul jetliners in view of the upcoming high season. Indian carrier Jet Airways, which ceased its operations indefinitely on April 17, has a fleet of ten Boeing 777-300ER. With the disappearance of Jet Airways, ticket prices for international flights to and from India have risen sharply. The national airline of the country wants to… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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United Airlines delays flight for man to see dying mother

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(CNN) -- If Kerry Drake missed his connecting flight, he wouldn't get to the hospital in time to say goodbye to his mother. Drake got the news on the morning of January 24 that his mother, who had been ill for years from rheumatoid arthritis and had been especially sick the last four months, was dying. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Guess where this barn owl has been found taking a nap this morning?

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An barn owl has been found nestled in the engine of a plane on Thursday morning. The bird was discovered sleeping in between the jet engine propeller blades of a Virgin Australia plane shortly before take-off in Sydney. The owl was saved during pre-flight check of the Boeing 737-800. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Boeing has called its 737 Max 8 ‘not suitable’ for certain airports

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Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing Co. said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports." (www.latimes.com) More...

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-900

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Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo with a ceremony held at Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France. With this delivery, the company became the first airline to operate both Airbus A330neo and Airbus A350. The new aircraft of the airline is an Airbus A330-900, the largest variant of the A330neo family and successor of the Airbus's previous generation widebody A330-300. Air Mauritius has placed an order for two copies of the same type. The plane was delivered from the… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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2 SANDF members seriously injured in helicopter crash

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Two members of the South African National Defence Force have been airlifted to a military hospital in Pretoria following a helicopter crash in Zwartkop. Best Care Ambulance Services spokesperson Xander Loubser said paramedics had received a call about a military helicopter that had crashed in a veld (field). (www.news24.com) More...

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Traveler: Onboard The Inaugural Hawaiian from Boston (+Photos)

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Last week I flew the inaugural Hawaiian Airlines flight out of Boston aboard a widebody A330-200. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Jet Airways To Shut Down Following Failed Funding

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India’s Jet Airways has announced the temporary cessation of all operations from Wednesday evening onward after Indian banks rejected any further funding for the failing carrier. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Your Own Airbus A220 Home Flight Simulator! (Bombardier CSeries)

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That’s cool! Different liveries... Swiss, Air Baltic, Air Canada, Delta, Korean Air, Jet Blue etc... Have fun!! (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

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Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Video: Russia develops super heavy 500-ton Elephant transport aircraft

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Nice big new Antonov! Interesting for Antonov business (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Canada transport minister wants simulator training for 737 MAX fix

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Canada called on Wednesday for pilots to receive training on simulators for new Boeing 737 MAX software, rather than computer courses, going a step beyond proposals by U.S. regulators and opening the door to disagreement over measures to end a global grounding of the jets after two fatal crashes. (www.reuters.com) More...

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