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VIDEO: Crash Truck Dash Cam: AA 383 Fire at O’Hare

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Every video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airlines Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare International Airport contains a wealth of information about the incident and the fire department’s response to it. While the overall theme can be appropriately summarized with “Job well done,” there are certainly lessons to be learned. (And they have been.) (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) World Premiere: the Pilatus PC-24 Landing on an Unpaved Runway

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Woodbridge Airfield to the north east of London offers optimum test conditions: Pilatus spent two weeks there in June 2018 testing the PC-24’s landing and take-off capabilities on the airfield’s unmade runway for the first time. (youtube.com) More...

The first Boeing 777 goes to museum

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Hong Kong - The first Boeing "Triple Seven" WA001 goes to the museum after 24 years of service. The aircraft built in 1994 belonged to the passenger fleet of Cathay Pacific since 2000. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

FAA Allowed Unsafe Aircraft to Fly Commercially

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A whistleblower has come forward with allegations that the FAA allowed unsafe airplanes to fly commercial operations, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, which said it investigated the complaints and uncovered troubling abuses from within the agency. In a June 13 release, the OSC described that the whistleblower uncovered that the FAA approved certain aircraft to operate commercially without reviewing “critical safety information”, which, in the case of some of those aircraft, would… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

China Airlines Freight 747 Touches Down in Grass at Chicago

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A China Airlines Freight flight on an ILS approach to ORD 10L touched down on soft ground, hitting a wind sock. The aircraft went around and safely landed with minor damage later. (avherald.com) More...

The A330neo begins "Route Proving"

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Toulouse - The A330neo has embarked on a world tour to prove that it is ready to enter into service. Route Proving constitutes the final stage of the certification process of the aircraft. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus Might Leave The United Kingdom Ahead Of BREXIT

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Airbus has published a risk assessment today regarding the current political climate in the United Kingdom with BREXIT. The risk assessment states that the UK exiting the EU next year, without a deal, would lead to severe disruption and interruption of the production of wings in the Airbus UK facilities. Airbus said that they might have to reconsider their investments in the UK, as well as its long-term footprint in the country. The manufacturer said that BREXIT is severely undermining all of… (airwaysmag.com) More...

UK Trade Minister Quits Over London Heathrow Airport Expansion

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Britain’s trade minister resigned on June 21 over a planned House of Commons vote on whether to build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport. (www.atwonline.com) More...

Delta Orders 20 Additional Bombardier CRJ900s With New Interior Design in $961 Million Deal

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Delta is flying into uncharted territory on a deal with Bombardier Inc. for 20 of its new CRJ900 jets, becoming the first major carrier to buy into the Montreal-based planemaker's new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design. Delta expects delivery of the planes beginning in late 2018, with the last coming in 2020. Bombardier valued Delta's order at about $961 million based on the list price. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

No Root Cause Found in 2015 GE90 Failure in Las Vegas

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GE Aviation was unable to identify the cause of a disk web crack that caused a GE90-powered British Airways 777-200 to fail during a takeoff roll on a Las Vegas airport runway nearly three years ago, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Delta Air Lines bans pit bulls as service or support animals

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Delta Air Lines is tightening its rules on emotional support and service animals, citing "growing safety concerns" that include a recent incident in which two workers were bitten. The updated policy, which takes effect July 10, limits passengers to one emotional support animal each and bans "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals on flights. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

Investigators detail Azur 757 upset during Antalya approach

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Russian investigators have disclosed that an Azur Air Boeing 757-200 experienced an in-flight upset with excessive pitch and roll while attempting to land at Antalya. The aircraft, operating flight ZF5495 from Novosibirsk, conducted three aborted approaches to Antalya's runway 36C on 16 June. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

JetBlue Founder Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline, Report Says

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After a decade of industry consolidation, David Neeleman, one of aviation’s famed entrepreneurs, sees room for a new low-cost U.S. airline focused on reducing travel hassles by using smaller airports, according to two industry reports. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

$186 Million (£120 Million) Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

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The aviation world is abuzz with reports that a group of Concorde fans may have raised enough money to get the historic supersonic jet back in the skies once again. According to the Telegraph newspaper, "Club Concorde" has raised £120 million ($186 million) for its "return to flight" plan and hopes to get one of the decommissioned aircraft back in the skies by 2019. (www.cnn.com) More...

COMAC suspends flight tests for C919

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Beijing - The Chinese aircraft manufacturer COMAC has suspended the flight tests of its single-aisle C919 for three months. The certification remains planned for 2020 the manufacturer says. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) announced the suspension of C919 tests for modifications, including flaps and empennage. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

First Airbus A380 Jumbos Head For Scrap Heap

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The Airbus A380 is the largest, most capacious, advanced long-range jumbo jet in history. So far, the 555-seat plane (up to 800 passengers are theoretically possible) is also one of the safest. Yet if it were a person, the big plane might exclaim, like late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, “I don't get no respect, no respect at all!” For example, no American carriers fly the giant A380. None ever have. And the A380 entered commercial service with lead customer Singapore Airlines just 11 years ago.… (www.forbes.com) More...

Multiple Airlines Refuse To Transport Separated Immigrant Children; What Can DHS Do?

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Multiple major airlines have put out statements refusing to transport immigrant children — who were separated from their families at the border following Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” on immigration which he amended by signing an executive order on Wednesday — across the country, a move that could become an issue for the government when it comes to getting thousands of kids to detention facilities in different states. (www.ibtimes.com) More...

WestJet Link Launches Western Canada Flights With Pacific Coastal

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Canadian LCC WestJet Airlines’ regional airline service WestJet Link debuted June 20 with its first flight between British Columbia cities Cranbrook and Prince George, flown via capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Vancouver-based regional carrier Pacific Coastal Airlines. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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