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Boeing launches business jet capable of world's longest flight

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Boeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly non-stop between "any two cities on earth." (www.cnn.com) More...

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Pilots play Santa, deliver gifts to Michigan foster kids

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The skies over Oakland County were busy Saturday with an estimated 250 flights by aircraft of all sizes taking off with gifts for foster children across Michigan. It’s called Operation Good Cheer, a unique charitable effort in its 48th year sponsored by the nonprofit Child and Family Services of Michigan. (www.detroitnews.com) More...

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Civilian Cargo Boeing 744 Down at Bagram

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Civilian contract to US Air Force AMC went down today at Bagram. Condolences to the familys and friends of the 8 crew-members aboard. According to the Aviation Herald, listeners on the frequency heard the aircraft report a shifting load as the aircraft aprupty pitched upward and stalled right after takeoff. (avherald.com) More...

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Boeing seeks new deals with EgyptAir for more Dreamliner jet airliners

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Boeing, an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, aims to sign new contracts with EgyptAir in order to supply more Dreamliner jet airliners for the Egyptian company, as both companies are in ongoing cooperation talks, Bernard J Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT), informed Daily News Egypt. (dailynewsegypt.com) More...

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ATC Shouldn't Sit in the Left Seat

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FAR 91.3 defines the responsibility and authority of the pilot in command as: "The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft." That is quite clear to me. Yet, every year many planes break up after flying into thunderstorms, or run out of fuel a few miles from the runway because the pilot made several poor decisions in a row. In this article, I want to primarily focus on the pilot-controller…

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Heathrow closed after engine fire leads to an emergency landing

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Looks like a British Airways A318 or A319. A witness says it was an A319 headed for Oslo. "Both runways are currently closed. All passengers & crew have been safely evacuated from an aircraft which is on the northern runway." "Air traffic controllers said the airport was closed to all arrivals following the incident, which happened just after 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET)." (worldnews.nbcnews.com) More...

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Embraer-Boeing aviation deal blocked by Brazilian court

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A Brazilian federal court on Thursday granted an injunction blocking the proposed tie-up between U.S. planemaker Boeing Co and Embraer SA , a deal the Brazilian company says is crucial to its survival. Embraer shares in Sao Paulo closed 2.42 percent lower, although it remained too early to say whether the injunction will actually block or significantly affect the deal. Labor groups in Brazil often bring court challenges against significant business deals and the injunction could be reversed. The… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Red tape, funding problems hamper Lion Air black box search

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Weeks of delays in the search for the second ‘black box’ may complicate the task of explaining how 189 people died when the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call For Strike During Christmas/New Year Holidays

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Virgin Atlantic pilots in the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) have balloted for strike action. Up to 400 out of the 965 pilots will be striking over the airline's refusal to include them in talks over pay and benefits changes. The PPU will plan up to three lots of four-day strikes to take place over the Christmas and New Year holiday—that is from December 22 to 25, from December 30 to January 2, as well as from January 4 to 7. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing to offer a corporate version of the 777X

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The Boeing 777X project continues to surprise the aviation community. The US manufacturer announced today in the opening of Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) that it would launch a corporate version of its upcoming widebody jet. Boeing aims to consolidate its position as market leader in a highly competitive environment by offering its corporate customers more autonomy with a new Business Jet that will be able to travel more than half of the world without stopovers. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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USAF completes critical design review of B-21 stealth bomber

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The US Air Force has completed its critical design review of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, marking another milestone in development of the next-generation stealth bomber. The technical review, completed on 30 November, ensured the proposed aircraft has a stable and mature design before the USAF moves the programme into manufacturing and flight testing. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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