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Bombardier donates C Series aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it will donate a CS100 aircraft to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique (ÉNA), a school affiliated with Édouard-Montpetit CEGEP, to be used for the purpose of education and training. (www.skiesmag.com) More...

FAA paves the way for supersonic passenger planes

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Washington - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to regulate the noise emission of supersonic passenger aircraft, thereby promoting the market launch of new generation passenger planes. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Alaska Airlines' First Flight Piloted by Two African-American Women

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Alaska Airlines added to its own history with their first-ever flight commanded by two African-American women pilots. Captain Tara Write and First Officer Mallory Cave operated the carrier's historic flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX). (www.foxnews.com) More...

Boeing 737 crashes on takeoff from Havana

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Cuba’s state-run television reports that a Boeing 737 Cubana de Aviacion flight crashed as it took off from Havana’s Jose Marti airport. An airport source tells CNN’s Patrick Oppmann the flight was heading to Guyana, adding that there are casualties. It is unclear how many passengers were on board and/or if there are fatalities. (www.cnn.com) More...

FlightAware privacy policy updated

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The privacy of our user’s data is important to FlightAware and FlightAware has taken many steps to protect that data. We updated our privacy policy to provide additional clarity about how we collect and use personal data as well as how users can manage that data. (flightaware.com) More...

Inside the Regionals: A Look Inside Mesa Airlines’ Headquarters and Training Center

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Regional airlines are the backbone of the current hub-and-spoke system employed by the world’s major airlines. For many pilots, their first foray into the airline world is through a regional airline. However, few people know what goes on behind-the-scenes of these airlines. Fortunately for us, Mesa Airlines was kind enough to give AirlineGeeks a look at their day-to-day operations. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

California Pacific Airlines to launch service from Carlsbad

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Ted Vallas' Carlsbad-based start-up airline that he founded in 2009 and then went quiet in 2013 is back in the news. After acquisition of Aerodynamics, Inc. and a fleet of four Embraer ERJ-145s in late-2017, California Pacific Airlines is said to be gearing up to begin service out of McClellan-Palomar Airport before the end of this summer. Destinations the airline hopes to serve include San Jose, Phoenix and Las Vegas. (www.10news.com) More...

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

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The Dutch Safety Board concluded that the Boeing 777 was struck by a Russian-made Buk missile. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Plane makes emergency landing at South Bend airport

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - A plane was required to make an emergency landing at South Bend International Airport Friday evening. The landing came after a halon bottle either began leaking or exploded, according to dispatch. Halon is used to suppress flames. (www.wndu.com) More...

FlightAware CEO Discusses Holiday Travel on CNBC

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Daniel Baker, FlightAware CEO, says travelers can expect heavy air traffic summer but big data is helping to improve the air travel experience. (www.cnbc.com) More...

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary: "Airlines are going to topple due to high oil prices"

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On May 22, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told CNBC that he expects some of their European rivals to request payment deferral in the coming months. The high fuel costs mean that a number of airlines in the region would fail, according to the Irish executive (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Two injured in helicopter crash at Olympia airport

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Two injured in helicopter crash at Olympia airport. Two people were on board a helicopter that crashed after taking off at Olympia Regional Airport in Tumwater on Friday, according to local officials. (www.theolympian.com) More...

JetBlue announces Fort Lauderdale as the new home for its travel products subsidiary

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JetBlue Airways, the #1 carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, today announced it has selected Fort Lauderdale as the new home for its JetBlue Travel Products subsidiary (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Bangkok Airways to Decide for its New Single-Aisle

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Bangkok - The low-cost airline operator Bangkok Airways is preparing to announce a tender for 20 single-aisle aircraft. Airbus, Boeing, and Bombardier are the named candidates. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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