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Boeing 777 Diverts due to Front cargo hold fire alarm

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A British Airways #BA174 declared an emergency and diverted to St. John’s due to fire alarm. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Boeing 747 Freighter Tips Over Backwards After Being Improperly Unloaded in Qatar

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Consider it a lesson in why you should always, always read the manual: A Boeing 747 freighter aircraft got tail-happy in an unexpected way at Qatar's Doha International Airport, when a weight imbalance reportedly brought about by improper unloading procedures caused it to tip backwards onto its tail and thrust the nose of the jumbo jet into the air. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Pilots trained for one hour on ipad - 737 Max 8

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Pilots received one hour of training on an iPad for new 737 Max 8 because it was considered to be the same type rating as 737-800 (qz.com) More...

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Happy 14th Birthday FlightAware!

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Happy Birthday Flightaware! May you have many more! (flightaware.com) More...

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TAP Air Portugal 2020 Route Plans: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Montreal

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TAP Air Portugal is growing their transatlantic route network significantly this year. This is largely thanks to the airline acquiring new aircraft which will fuel this growth. This includes the airline getting 20 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft plus 14 Airbus A321LR aircraft. In 2019 alone, the airline is adding service from Lisbon to Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington. On top of that, the airline is adding flights from Porto to Newark, which will be the first transatlantic route with the… (onemileatatime.com) More...

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Remembering Flydubai 981 at Rostov-on-Don 3 years ago

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Flydubai Flight 981 was a scheduled international passenger flight that crashed during an aborted landing at Rostov-on-Don Airport, Russia, on 19 March 2016, resulting in the deaths of all 62 passengers and crew on board. The flight, operated with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, had originated from Dubai International Airport, in the United Arab Emirates. The weather at Rostov was poor at the time. Flight 981 aborted its first landing attempt and went into a holding pattern for nearly two hours… (en.wikipedia.org) More...

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Federal investigators reportedly suspect that pilot error played a role in the fatal Amazon Air cargo crash

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Inspectors with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) suspect that pilot error — not aircraft malfunctions — led to the deadly Atlas Air crash on February 23, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. All three people on board died in the crash. The NTSB said on March 5 that, shortly before the plane's crash landing, the Boeing 767-300 cargo jet entered some turbulence. Then, the engines increased to maximum thrust, after which the airplane pitch turned slightly up. That… (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Boeing to rollout a software upgrade for its 737MAX on March 25

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The plane manufacturer plans to roll out a software upgrade for its 737 Max aircraft in few days. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Embraer chief executive to step down in April

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Embraer chief executive and president Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva will step down from his role at the manufacturer on 22 April, and will be replaced with an executive recruited externally (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Air Canada grounds its Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

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MONTREAL — Air Canada says it intends to remove its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from service until at least July 1 in order to provide more certainty for passengers that wish to book flights in the coming months. (montrealgazette.com) More...

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Sobering images of Ethiopian Bowing 737 Max 8 ET-02 crash site

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The airplane departed Addis Ababa-Bole Airport runway 07R at 0838LT and climbed to an altitude of 9,000 feet in good weather conditions. In unknown circumstances, the airplane went out of control and disintegrated in a uninhabited area located in the region of Debre Zeit (Bishoftu), about 30 km southeast of Bole Airport. A huge crater was found at the point of impact and the aircraft was totally destroyed. None of the 157 occupants survived. Apparently, the crew encountered unknown problems and… (www.baaa-acro.com) More...

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Boeing Had Too Much Sway in Vetting Own Jets, FAA Was Told

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FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing accountable.” The 2012 investigation also found that discord over Boeing’s treatment had created a “negative work environment” among Federal Aviation Administration employees who approve new and modified aircraft designs, with many of them saying… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Passengers forced to restrain woman who tried to open the exit door on Delta flight en route to Detroit

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Passengers have been forced to restrain a woman after she tried to open an exit door on a plane midway through a flight from Indianapolis to Detroit. The incident occurred shortly after takeoff on Delta flight 5972 on Monday night. The woman had attempted to pry open the door above the left wing, authorities said. (www.itravelapp.net) More...

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