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Air New Zealand Picks Boeing for Widebody Jet Order

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Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday. The carrier, which currently operates only Boeing wide-body jets on long-haul routes and Airbus single-aisle jets on shorter ones, has been weighing a purchase of new wide-body jets to replace eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus Delivers 12,000th Aircraft: A220 For Delta (+Photos)

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Airbus has celebrated an important milestone with the delivery of its 12,000th commercial aircraft. The plane, however, was not built at the manufacturer's plants in Toulouse, Hamburg, Mobile or Tianjin, but in Mirabel, Canada. Delta Air Lines welcomed the delivery of its 12th A220-100, celebrating with Airbus the tremendous accomplishment of the 12,000th plane manufactured under the Airbus brand. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair full year profit down 29% to €1.02 billion, will delay the delivery of its first MAX 8

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Ryanair today (May 20, 2019) reported a full year profit of €1.02 billion (excluding Lauda). Strong traffic growth, up 7% to 139m, was offset by a 6% decline in fares. Strong ancillary growth (+19%) was offset by higher fuel, staff and EU261 costs. Read More - (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Long Awaited TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Airport

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The long anticipated TWAHotel is an #AvGeek curated paradise, but the hotel operations were turbulent at best. On its inaugural night, it dazzled and disappointed. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism of its pilots, states the Boeing 737 MAX has a problem

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Ethiopian Airlines is pushing back strongly against criticism that its pilots were to blame for the tragic MAX accident. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Financial Times: Boeing admits flaw in 737 MAX flight simulator

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Boeing has now admitted it has been forced to correct a flaw in the software of the Boeing 737 MAX stimulators according to this article by the Financial Times. Read the full story. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Photos: First Airbus A350 For Japan Airline Takes Off

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The first Airbus A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken off on its maiden flight from Toulouse. The delivery of the first factory-fresh Airbus commercial airplane for the Japanese carrier is now imminent. Currently, JAL operates an all-Boeing fleet, with an average age of 10.4 years. However, the airline previously operated a fleet of 22 Airbus A300-600Rs, inherited from the merger of Japan Air System. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

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Like many technologies built in earlier decades, the ILS was never designed to be secure from hacking. Radio signals, for instance, aren’t encrypted or authenticated. Using a $600 software defined radio, the researchers can spoof airport signals in a way that causes a pilot’s navigation instruments to falsely indicate a plane is off course. (arstechnica.com) More...

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Air Canada in Exclusive Talks to buy Air Transat

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Air Canada is in exclusive negotiations to buy the company that owns Air Transat, the two companies say. The proposed deal would value Transat at $13 per share, a 22 per cent premium from the $10.58 a share the company was valued at on Wednesday. At $13, Transat is being valued at roughly $520 million. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Boeing Scores Zero Orders During April As 737 MAX Crisis Continues

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes did not sell a single aircraft during the month of April. The airplane manufacturer is facing the most difficult time in its 103-year history. The first quarter of 2019 has been quite traumatic for the American planemaker, which is trying to mitigate a damaged reputation for the two deadly crashes of its newest narrowbody aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Comparing head-to-head, Boeing claims that this year it has received about 119 fewer orders than in 2018. In… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair Surpasses New Safety Standards For Flight Tracking With GlobalBeacon

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Ryanair, Europe’s favorite low fares airline, today announced the deployment of GlobalBeacon, a live flight monitoring platform that combines FlightAware’s data processing capabilities and web-interface with global flight tracking coverage from AireonSM. (flightaware.com) More...

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Observation decks

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Where they are and when they are open. Obviously only the user friendly airports appear on this list. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

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