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Azul becomes 1st in Americas for minute-by-minute aircraft flight tracking by adopting Aireon space-based ADS-B

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Azul Linhas Aéreas has become the first airline in the Americas to exceed modern flight tracking safety standards by embracing truly global, real-time flight tracking capabilities onboard aircraft, with SITAONAIR’s best-in-class AIRCOM® FlightTracker. (flightaware.com) More...

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China Agrees to Buy 290 Airbus A320 Planes, 10 A350s

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Airbus signed a deal on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, including 290 A320 planes and 10 A350, the French presidency said in a statement. (www.reuters.com) More...

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NASA Photographs Supersonic Shockwaves from Two T-38

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NASA captures a stunning photo of the supersonic Shockwaves from two T-38. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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Azul opts for FlightTracker/Aireon space-based ADS-B tracking

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The Brazilian low-cost carrier has upgraded to SITAONAIR’s FlightTracker option, which integrates Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data from FlightAware. This gives the airline enhanced awareness of the precise position, speed and altitude of its full airborne fleet, anywhere in the world. (www.getconnected.aero) More...

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Southwest Moves 737 MAX Aircraft To Victorville For Storage

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VICTORVILLE (CBSLA) — Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 737 MAX, is now sending their fleet to storage at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville. They’ll be parked there until they get the green light to go back into service. The planes were grounded after two deadly crashes in six months. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines flight’s stall-prevention software was active at crash, CEO says

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The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published today that he had reason to believe that software intended to prevent Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from stalling in flight had been activated aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 shortly before its crash. CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said that “to the best of our knowledge,” the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) for stall prevention was active at the time of the crash. (arstechnica.com) More...

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American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights a day as Boeing 737 Max remains grounded

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American Airlines is cancelling 90 flights per day through April 24 as a result of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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737 Max flight manual may have left MCAS information on ‘cutting room floor’

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In the over 1600-page flight manual of Boeing’s 737 Max planes, the aircraft’s new MCAS computer system , now at the centre of investigations into two deadly crashes, is mentioned only once by name - in the glossary of abbreviated terms. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Cessna Caravan Engine Failure and Ditching in Ocean, Filmed From Inside (HD)

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On December 11, 2013, about 1522 Hawaiian standard time, a Cessna 208B, N687MA, was destroyed following a loss of engine power and ditching into the Pacific Ocean near Kalaupapa, Hawaii. One passenger was fatally injured, the airline transport pilot and two passengers were seriously injured, and five passengers received minor injuries. (www.youtube.com) More...

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European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

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Boeing’s grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed. (nationalpost.com) More...

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Embraer delivers the 500th Phenom 300 series aircraft, the most successful business jet of the decade

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Embraer has delivered the 500th Phenom 300 series business jet. According to General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reports, the Phenom 300 is the only business jet model to reach this milestone in the last 10 years. The Phenom 300 outperforms in the light jet class with its speed, range, comfort and technology. Being the fastest and farthest-flying light jet, the Phenom 300 has set multiple speed records, certified by the National Aeronautic Association and the Federation… (www.traveldailynews.com) More...

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Dumb and Dumber: A Drone Flies Dangerously Close to an A380 During Take Off

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Albert Einstein used to say that “only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.” The video shows an Airbus A380 taking off from the Plaine Magnien Airport located on the Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. The A380 is the largest commercial airliner in the world and can carry more than 500 passengers in a typical three class seat configuration and up to 850 passengers in a densified all-economy cabin version. As the jumbo jet takes off… (fstoppers.com) More...

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FAA approves Boeing's 787 battery solution

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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing's proposal to fix battery issues on the 787 Dreamliner, allowing the airframer to conduct limited test flights on two aircraft even as a safety investigation continues. Boeing would be required to conduct "extensive testing and analysis to demonstrate compliance" with safety regulations, says the FAA today, almost two months after it grounded the 787 fleet on 16 January. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Embraer Praetor 600 completes flight tests

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Embraer completed certification flight tests of its new 3,900-nm super midsize Praetor 600 model as it remains on track for approval and it is going to deliver in mid-year. The 3,250-nm midsize Praetor 500 sibling is expected to follow this year. The company is now turning to a flight maturity campaign as it preps the models for market entry. The certification flight test campaign had accrued 339 flight hours and 472 flight cycles, with the maturity campaign so far collecting another 32.2 flight… (beam.land) More...

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Duncan Unveils FBO Pricing Calculator

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Duncan Aviation, which operates four FBOs in Michigan, Nebraska, and Utah, introduced an FBO services calculator on its website that will enable transient customers to easily see their complete service charges and fees before visiting each location. Using the application, operators select the facility, their aircraft type, fuel type and amount needed, and whether overnight parking is required. The system will then provide the price per gallon of fuel, the minimums required to waive ramp fees,… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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United Airlines Boeing 787 plane from Melbourne safely diverted with smoke from cockpit

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A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Monday (March 25) after reports of smoke coming from the cockpit, a local official told AFP. The United States aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touched down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia's capital Noumea. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

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Regulators have ‘tentatively approved’ a software fix for Boeing’s 737 Max airplane

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The software update will change an automated system, and still has to go through flight testing. (www.theverge.com) More...

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Norwegian to lease planes, postpone sales after grounding of Boeing MAX

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Norwegian Air will lease planes and postpone the sale of older models in its fleet following the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the airline said on Monday. The budget carrier will also use some of its bigger Boeing 787 Dreamliners to offset the effects of the grounding of its 18 MAX jets - about 11 percent of its fleet. The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide this month following a deadly crash in Ethiopia. "In addition to continuing combining flights and reallocating aircraft, the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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American 737 Max cancellations to top at least 2,700 flights

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American Airlines has removed the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through April, prompting the cancellation of thousands of flights. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Several major US airlines are reporting flight check-in issues

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Customers across the U.S. are reporting airline computer issues at a number of airports. A flood of tweets began to roll in a little after 11am ET (8am PT) of computer or network issues. Passengers on the ground said the issues related to the flight check-in systems and were unable to issue boarding passes. (flip.it) More...

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How Did the F.A.A. Allow the Boeing 737 Max to Fly?

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With virtually every day that has passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed a hundred and fifty-seven people, more disturbing news has emerged (www.newyorker.com) More...

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A British Airways flight from London to Germany took off in the wrong direction and landed in Scotland, 525 miles away from its destination

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A British Airways flight bound to Düsseldorf, Germany, from London, England, accidentally landed in Edinburgh, Scotland, instead: 525 miles away from where it should have been. (flip.it) More...

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