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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Piloting Private Jets without a Type Rating

On April 27, 2016, Arnold Gerald Leto III was arrested on federal charges of illegally piloting a private airplane from Los Angeles to Las Vegas without a pilot’s license. The Department of Justice and FAA determined that Leto had illegally piloted a number of flights dating back to at least 2015, and he ultimately pleaded guilty to the charges. This week, Leto was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison, and required to pay a $5,500 fine. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Free Global Weather Now Available on FlightAware Flight Tracking Maps

FlightAware announces the addition of free global weather information from EarthCast for all registered FlightAware users. (flightaware.com) More...

Pilot's time-lapse footage captures incredible beauty of flying at night

An amazing video, filmed from the flight deck of a commercial long-haul flight, has captured a view of the night sky not usually seen by slumbering passengers. The video, shot by pilot Sales Wick, shows a plane taking off from Europe and heading towards South America. The plane flies along the Alps towards Switzerland before taking a turn to join the Rhone Valley towards the Mediterranean Sea. (elsewhere.nine.com.au) More...

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight

David Dao, the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached an "amicable settlement" with the airline over the incident that sparked a worldwide uproar, his lawyers said Thursday. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed under the terms of the agreement, but lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for his handling of the dispute. "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has," he said. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airbus a330neo is Delayed

TAP is expected to be the launch customer of the Airbus a330neo. The a330neo first flight was scheduled spring 2017 but is now delayed. The first flight is not expected in September 2017. "The first delivery was to take place in late 2017 but will now happen in spring 2018" says Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier. The Trent 7000 that will power the neo has passed their test. (www.airlinerpulse.com) More...

Airline overbooking under scrutiny with Congress set to hold hearings

With the US Congress preparing to hold hearings next week on the state of airline customer service, the practice of overbooking flights is coming under scrutiny, and both airline policies and potential legislation regarding overbooking are being closely watched. (atwonline.com) More...

No, Passengers Don’t Hate Flight Attendants. It’s Time for Everyone to Calm Down

It can be a tough job and recent events have given Cabin Crew around the world a knock. But don't worry, the travelling public doesn't have it in for Flight Attendants. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s. (www.airbus.com) More...


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