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FAA will investigate Santa Monica's 'starvation strategy' to shut down its municipal airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it would investigate Santa Monica’s so-called starvation strategy that could close the city’s embattled airport within two years. It also issued a sharply worded warning for the city to put the brakes on the pending eviction of two airport businesses, a move some see as the first steps in Santa Monica’s plan. Santa Monica officials have told Atlantic Aviation and American Flyers, two major tenants that provide a variety of aircraft… (www.latimes.com) More...

Lufthansa plans Brussels, Air Berlin deals in Eurowings drive

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Airberlin to wet-lease aircraft to Lufthansa as part of restructuring (uk.reuters.com) More...

Air Canada adds six new destinations to its international network

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Air Canada announced the addition of six new destinations to its international network Wednesday, including year-round Boeing 787-9 service between Toronto and Mumbai and between Vancouver and Taipei. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

LAX Unveils $148 Million Connector To Link International, Domestic Terminals

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers moving from some domestic terminals to the international terminal at Los Angeles International Airport can now avoid a long walk and security re-screening thanks to a new connector. The $148.5 million connector opened with fanfare Thursday. It allows travelers to move directly between the recently expanded Tom Bradley International Terminal on the west side of the airport and the five terminals on the airport’s south-facing side. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

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Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn't stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week. (www.cnn.com) More...

The Virgin Atlantic Fleet

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A comp featuring photos and take off/ landing videos of the aircraft in the Virgin Atlantic fleet (www.youtube.com) More...

GoGo Announces its Next Generation Ground Network to Support In-Flight Connectivity in North America

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Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced today that it is developing its next generation ground-based technology to better serve the connectivity needs of business and commercial aviation in North America. (business.gogoair.com) More...

Incident: American B767 near London on Sep 11th 2016, hydraulic leak

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The Canadian TSB reported the aircraft performed an overweight landing back in Chicago. (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Etihad B777 at Abu Dhabi on Sep 27th 2016, engine problem

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An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300, registration A6-ETL performing flight EY-450 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was in the initial climb out of Abu Dhabi's runway 13R when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to problems with the left hand engine (GE90) and returned to Abu Dhabi. (avherald.com) More...

Bombardier’s CSeries receives environmental designation

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Bombardier Inc.’s CSeries jetliner has become the first aircraft to receive a key environmental designation, just as the aviation industry moves towards implementing a cap on emissions for the first time. (business.financialpost.com) More...

U.S. approves Boeing, Lockheed fighter jet sales to Gulf: sources

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U.S. approves Boeing, Lockheed fighter jet sales to Gulf: sources (www.reuters.com) More...

RwandAir takes delivery of its first A330 aircraft

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RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus long-haul widebody A330 aircraft. In doing so, it becomes the East African launch operator of the aircraft and Airbus’s newest customer. (www.airbus.com) More...

First A330neo starts its final assembly in Toulouse

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Newest member of the world’s most popular wide-body family takes shape (www.airbus.com) More...

The First Mitsubishi MRJ Test Aircraft Lands in the United States

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The first of four Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test aircraft arrived Wednesday afternoon to Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, where over the next months four jetliners will complete its planned 2,500-hour flight test campaign. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Missile which downed MH17 transported from Russia, inquiry finds

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The missile that downed Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, adding that more than 100 people were under investigation for the 2014 disaster. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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