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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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Air charter entrepeneur, F1 race driver, Niki Lauda passes away.

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Austrian air charter founder, retired F1 champion, Niki Lauda passed away at age 70. (www.msn.com) More...

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US aviation officials think a bird strike was factor in 737 Max crash

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U.S. aviation officials believe a bird strike may have led to the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max in March, according to a person familiar with the matter. Boeing shares were up 1.3% in morning trading. The fast-selling Boeing 737 Max airplanes have been grounded since shortly after that accident, which came less than five months after a similar crash in Indonesia. Together, the two crashes killed 346 people. Crash investigators have indicated that bad sensor data triggered… (www.cnbc.com) More...

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75 Years After D-Day, Planes Fly Off for ‘Never Seen Before’ World War II Commemoration

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The historic aircraft are part of the “D-Day Squadron” that left Sunday for a weeklong, trans-Atlantic flight in preparation for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (www.nytimes.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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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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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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40 years ago, America's deadliest plane crash killed 273 people at Chicago, O'Hare Airport

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40 years ago, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed at O'Hare. After losing an engine on the runway, the DC-10 banked sharply after takeoff. Seconds later it slammed into the ground and burst into flames. All 271 on board, along with 2 on the ground, were killed. (graphics.chicagotribune.com) More...

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Audio record reveals American's pilots met with Boeing officials after Lion Air crash

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Seattle, Washington - Boeing met with American Airlines pilots last year in November after Lion Air Flight 610 crash, an audio record reveals. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus Announces A220 Enhancements: Increased Payload, Range

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Airbus has increased both the maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of the A220 aircraft, as well as its range by an additional 450 nautical miles. The A220 will see an increase of 2,268 kg (2.3 metric tonnes) in its MTOW, which Airbus says will now enhance the A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft with a new range of 3,400 and 3,350 nautical miles, respectively. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Reuters: Air New Zealand to go with Boeing for its 777-200ER replacements

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“Air New Zealand Ltd has decided to buy wide-body planes from Boeing Co, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, ending an 18 month battle between the U.S. aircraft maker and European rival Airbus SE. The carrier has been considering replacing eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (top) in a deal worth over $2 billion at list prices, though carriers typically receive steep discounts. Air New Zealand already uses Boeing wide-bodies exclusively on long-haul flights, and Airbus single-aisle jets… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Second Ketchikan float crash in a week

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Two people died Monday afternoon when the plane they were in crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, Alaska, a week after another deadly crash nearby involving the same operator. (www.msn.com) More...

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Airline founder and Formula One champion Niki Lauda, passes away at 70

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Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda (February 22, 1949 – May 20, 2019) was an Austrian Formula One race car driver, a three-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984, and an aviation entrepreneur. Niki Lauda passed away at age 70. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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