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Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (24 hours)

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Lion Air and Boeing Are Heading Into a $22 Billion Feud

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The crash of a Boeing Co. plane that killed 189 people in Indonesia is spiraling into a $22 billion feud between the aircraft maker and one of Asia’s most influential aviation bosses. In a rare public dispute between the planemaker and one of its biggest customers, the head of PT Lion Mentari Airlines has threatened to cancel an order for billions of dollars worth of jets because of what he says is Boeing’s unfair reaction to the crash. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Zurich convicts ATC for self reporting mistake

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The Zurich High Court, convicted and fined an Air Traffic Controller for self-reporting a pretty serious 'near-miss' - one which the subsequent investigation report had given "no grounds" for the taking of any disciplinary action against the air traffic controller. (linkedin.com) More...

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Flying car crashes on test taxi

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Motorists have long dreamed about flying cars, but they’re still not common place despite the best efforts of a number of different companies. One of the firms working on the idea is Detroit Flying Cars and they’ve suffered a major setback as their WD-1 prototype has crashed at Willow Run Airport in Michigan. According to WDIV and WXYZ, the crash happened shortly after 1 pm local time when the WD-1 was conducting a taxi test. During the test, the plane unexpectedly went airborne and crashed back… (www.carscoops.com) More...

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Air Berlin administrator seeks up to €2bn in damages from Etihad

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A German insolvency court will consider a move by administrators of collapsed carrier Air Berlin to seek damages of up to €2 billion ($2.3 billion) from the carrier's former shareholder Etihad Airways. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Drone shatters passenger jet’s nosecone (photos)

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A drone has collided with a passenger airplane in Mexico, mauling its nosecone and radome as the jet was attempting to land in Tijuana, Mexico. The crew had to request assistance to land the crippled aircraft. An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 collided with the remote-controlled craft while approaching the airport for landing on Wednesday, according to reports on social media which were later confirmed by the airline. (www.rt.com) More...

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Air Italy Adds Toronto: 5th North American Route

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Air Italy continues its rapid expansion by adding an all-new route to Toronto (YYZ) from its hub in Milan-Malpensa (MXP), following last week’s announcement of Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Toronto will become the airline’s fifth North American route on May 6, 2019, complementing New York (JFK), Miami (MIA) and the two Californian cities. The new route will be the airline’s inaugural presence in Canada, initially operated four times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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New Four Seasons Luxury Plane Trips Starting in the 100 Thousands Per Person

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Four Seasons Resorts is taking its private 757 around the world on month long excursions costing around 100 grand a person. The flight includes a chef, crew and some of the world's finest champagnes. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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RAF A400M Atlas aircraft conducts first beach landing trials (video)

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The British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) A400M Atlas aircraft has carried out beach landing trials on Pembrey Sands beach in southern Wales. The trials were conducted for the first time and involved 206 Squadron members and engineers front-line squadron LXX based at RAF Brize Norton. During the trials, the Airbus-built turboprop military transport aircraft performed take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres. The test proved the aircraft’s tactical capabilities on a range of surfaces, including natural… (www.airlive.net) More...

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