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Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss

The FAA, which was responsible for having only one air controller working traffic in the tower at the time, took more than 24 hours to notify the NTSB. The delay allowed Air Canada to use the plane for three flights in which the cockpit recorder was taped over multiple times. (www.eastbaytimes.com) More...

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their charts. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. (www.bbc.com) More...

The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped

The “boneyard” is the term given to aircraft storage facilities where out-of-use planes are sent to be sold, stored or scrapped. Most are in arid locations. The one here in New Mexico – officially the Roswell International Air Center – is the preferred facility for American. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Passengers sue Boeing in Cook County court over worst crash in Emirates history

More than a dozen passengers aboard an Emirates airline flight that crashed in August 2016 sued plane-maker Boeing on Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, blaming an allegedly defective switch. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

Boeing’s and NASA’s new Blended Wing design

NASA and Boeing are working together on the development of a new wing design called ”blended wing” to take air travel into the future.The idea is to create a more fuel efficient plane that not only reduces air pollution but noise pollution too. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

One Bird Kills Two Engines

A Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart suffered dual engine failure after a bird was ingested in one and fragments were ingested in the other. The aircraft rejected takeoff. (avherald.com) More...

Retired RAF Tristars Will Get New Lives As Contracted Aerial Refuellers

Tempus Applied Solutions of Texas plans to purchase six of the RAF's nine retired Tristars with the intention of entering the contracted aerial refueling market. Two of the Tristars that Tempus plans on acquiring are setup for cargo-passenger transport, while the other four are in the tanker configuration. (www.thedrive.com) More...

Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) More...


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