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First A330-900 of WOW Air appears outside the FAL in Toulouse

Toulouse - The first of four Airbus A330-900s of the WOW Air was photographed by a spotter outside the FAL in Toulouse. The A330-900 should be delivered to WOW Air by the end of the year. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Southwest Airlines cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after passenger death

Southwest Airlines canceled about 40 flights Sunday to perform fan blade inspections days after a passenger was partially sucked out of a window and killed. The cancellations were voluntary and part of an accelerated engine fan blade inspection program announced Tuesday, the airline said in a written statement. (www.dallasnews.com) More...

World's longest flight is set to get longer thanks to this Airbus jet

The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB - due to take on the world's longest flight - has successfully completed its first mission. (www.dailypost.co.uk) More...

PAL bets on 'big data,' taps Airbus Flight Hour Services for its A350-900 fleet

The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Monday said it has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) to optimize and support the maintenance requirements of its A350-900 fleet. (news.abs-cbn.com) More...

Early 787 test plane is dismantled for reuse, recycling, or scrap

Boeing’s Dreamliner No. 5, one of the six flight-test 787s, was too heavily re-worked to sell. Finally, Boeing is dismantling the aircraft, in a reminder that the now-popular jet had major birthing pains. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said. (www.msn.com) More...

Icelandair celebrates the arrival of its first 737 MAX 8 with a special flight of landscape photography

Reykjavik - Icelandair has celebrated the arrival of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 with a special route over the landscapes and most remarkable sites of Iceland, inviting its passengers to take spectacular photos. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Engine troubles force Air NZ B787 to make refueling stops

Air New Zealand’s services to the United States and Japan have been affected by issues with some of its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Unruly passenger Tasered, forcibly removed from American Airlines

An unruly passenger was shot with a stun gun, arrested and forcibly removed from a American Airlines Miami-to-Chicago flight Sunday evening. A witness shot the dramatic video aboard the Miami-to-Chicago American Airlines flight Sunday night... (www.daviationnews.com) More...


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