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Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) More...

Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks

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Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was "unacceptable" that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first half of this month. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

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United Airlines will make its last-ever Boeing 747 passenger flight on Nov. 7. The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner. (www.usatoday.com) More...

EasyJet Confirms Interest in Air Berlin Assets

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EasyJet is to participate in the insolvency process for German carrier Air Berlin, confirming its interest in possible asset acquisition. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Thousands stranded in New Zealand after digger punctures jet fuel pipe

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New Zealand has been hit by a severe shortage of jet fuel, with thousands of domestic and international passengers stranded after a digger struck an airport supply pipe in Auckland, the country’s biggest city. International and domestic flights have been affected, with airlines told to fill plane tanks to capacity in other domestic airports before flying to Auckland, and long-haul international flights told to plan for re-fuelling stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands, according to Air New… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) More...

Airbus in Mobile set to hit major milestone with Alabama plant

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From zero to 50 in two years would be bad if talking about automobile acceleration, but when talking about the A320 family of aircraft production in the U.S., the timing is just right. (alabamanewscenter.com) More...

OPINION: Airbus A350-1000 Order Swaps Are No Reason For Panic - Yet

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Airbus would undoubtedly have preferred that two high-profile conversions away from its newest aircraft, the A350-1000, hadn't emerged within a week of one another, but the big league, with its big money, is not an arena for those short on resilience. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

It's not easy trying to help after a disaster

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TRF's, drones, limited radar coverage are just a few of the hurdles (www.avweb.com) More...

Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us': PM

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the gloves Monday in his fight with Boeing, saying the government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. (www.obj.ca) More...

Small plane slams into 2 elk, spins to a stop, pilot and passenger OK

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Two people in a small airplane emerged from a freak accident Saturday evening unscathed -- after two elk ran into their plane just as it was landing on an Oregon Coast airstrip. (www.oregonlive.com) More...

Hundreds of flights grounded as typhoon slams Japan

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A powerful typhoon ripped into southern Japan on Sunday (Sep 17), dumping torrential rain, grounding hundreds of domestic flights. At least 644 domestic flights have been cancelled because of strong winds, according to public broadcaster NHK. (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

Russia aviation firm MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Indian Navy

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Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG today said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies. MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko said his company would submit a detailed proposal to the Indian government shortly, detailing its readiness for the joint development of aircraft for the Navy to deepen its already close engagement with India. (www.financialexpress.com) More...

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