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Airbus Chief Hails A400M Contract Review As 'Breakthrough'

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Airbus foresees a charge worth €1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) associated with the A400M programme for 2018, after the manufacturer reached a tentative agreement with its launch customers to revise their contracts for the tactical transport. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

American Airlines agent saves 2 girls from alleged human trafficking suspect

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SACRAMENTO, California (KTRK) -- A man is accused of trying to lure two underage girls to New York with the promise of jobs in entertainment and modeling. But a quick-thinking American Airlines ticketing agent is being credited with keeping the girls safe after they were just one free flight away from meeting a suspected human trafficker. (abc13.com) More...

Airbus A321LR Completes First Transatlantic Flight

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On Tuesday, the newest product of the Airbus A320 family, the A321LR, completed the first transatlantic flight, from Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France, to New York’s JFK. The trip was made by a test aircraft, with registration D-AVZO, in 8-hours and 44-minutes. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

Delta to take Canadian made C Series jets until U.S. facility opens

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Delta Air Lines said Thursday it will take delivery of Canadian-made C Series jets this year after Bombardier Inc. scored a big trade victory in the United States against Boeing. The U.S. airline said it will accept the first of the 75 CS100s it ordered later this year until the Airbus/Bombardier facility in Alabama is up and running. (www.canadianbusiness.com) More...

Boeing’s biggest trade fight could spark a U.S. confrontation with Europe

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Boeing’s lawyers, still smarting from the shock of losing their U.S. trade-court case against Bombardier’s CSeries jets, are now awaiting an imminent ruling in a bigger trade fight over government subsidies. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190 near Stewart on Jan 31st 2018, smoke in cockpit

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A Jetblue Embraer ERJ-190, registration N265JB performing flight B6-2533 from Burlington,VT to New York JFK,NY (USA), was enroute at FL280 about 50nm north of Stewart,NY (USA) when the crew donned their oxygen masks due to smoke in the cockpit originating from the windshield and diverted the aircraft to Stewart where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27 about 15 minutes later. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Aerotrans Cargo Boeing 747-400 near Frankfurt on Feb 15th 2018, unidentified bang in flight

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An Aerotrans Cargo Boeing 747-400, registration ER-JAI performing freight flight ATG-4428 from Frankfurt Hahn (Germany) to Baku (Azerbaijan), was climbing out of Frankfurt Hahn when the crew stopped the climb at FL150 following an unidentified bang sound on board of the aircraft. The aircraft returned to Frankfurt Hahn for a safe landing on runway 03 about 45 minutes after departure. The airport reported the aircraft was going to be unloaded and reloaded as a safety precaution. The aircraft… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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