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Gulfstream Deliveries, Sales Soar in First Quarter

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Gulfstream Deliveries, Sales Soar in First Quarter (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing's troubled jet is costing $1 billion to fix so far

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Boeing is already estimating a $1 billion increase in costs related to its troubled 737 Max and has pulled its forecast of 2019 earnings because of uncertainty surrounding the jetliner, which remains grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. The $1 billion figure is a conservative starting point. It covers increased production costs over the next few years but does not include the company's spending to fix software implicated in the crashes, additional pilot training, payments to… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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'Passengers are afraid of this airplane': How Boeing is handling its 737 Max problem

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Jet's maker has a technical fix, now comes the hard part: getting passengers on board again (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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First Single-Use Plastic Free Flight by Etihad Airways Touches Down in Brisbane on Earth Day

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484 landed in Brisbane on April 22 – Earth Day. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

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Leaked report: crashed Russian Air Force MiG-31 was shot down by wingman

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Almost exactly two years ago, a Russian Air Force MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor went down during an exercise over the Telemba proving grounds in Buryatia, a Siberian semi-autonomous Russian republic that borders Mongolia. (Telemba was one of the sites for Vostok, Russia’s giant wargames staged last fall with Chinese and Mongolian troops in attendance.) The incident was described by Russia’s Defense Ministry at the time as a simple mishap: the fighter “crashed during a training flight,”… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Aircraft 'Lighter-Than-Air' Is Designed To Stay In Sky Indefinitely

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Aircraft 'Lighter-Than-Air' Is Designed To Stay In Sky Indefinitely (www.msn.com) More...

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737 Max grounding tests Southwest's relationship with Boeing - ​Southwest Airlines CEO Looking at Airbus A220

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Southwest isn't just a customer to Boeing. It has closely guided the 737's incremental development (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Boeing now has negative net commercial orders to start 2019

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The Boeing Co. has cut 210 orders from its first-quarter total to leave it with a net order deficit of 119 jets through the first three months of the year. Company spokesperson Paul Bergman says the orders were removed from its official backlog in relation to India's Jet Airways, which suspended operations last week amid liquidity issues. He says contractual agreements tied to those orders remain in place. The cuts are part of newer accounting measures (ASC 606) that dictate how… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Pilot survives crash into treetop near McCall

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According to McCall, Idaho Fire, 79-year-old John Gregory of McCall dialed 911 just before 9 p.m., telling operators his Piper Cub PA-18 aircraft had crashed and was hung up in the trees. (www.ktvb.com) More...

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6 Practical Aviation Apps

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These smartphone or tablet apps can help you become a better pilot and make flying even more enjoyable. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Source: Malaysia Airlines issues RFPs for 30-40 regional jets

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Malaysia Airlines issued RFPs in April to Airbus and Embraer for the acquisition of 30 to 40 regional aircraft as its looks to solidify routes within Southeast Asia, according to a source familiar with the carrier. (atwonline.com) More...

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Despite Passenger Fears Automation is the Future of Aviation

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In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software and automated systems – as opposed to the friendly pilots sitting in the cockpit. (blogs.discovermagazine.com) More...

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Pilot Report: Bombardier Global 7500

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When Bombardier announced two new jets in the Global series—the Global 7000 and 8000—in 2010, the clear intention was that the Canadian manufacturer planned to take away the mantle of building the largest purpose-built business jet from Gulfstream Aerospace’s 7,500-nm G650ER. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max Unsafe To Fly, New Scathing Report By Pilot, Software Designer

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A pilot with 30 years of flying experience and 40 years of design experience rips decisions made by Boeing and the FAA. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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