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Air Italy Reveals Chicago As Sixth North American Destination

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Air Italy is on a route-announcing roll. This Tuesday, the Milan-based carrier announced it is to launch nonstop flights to Chicago-O’Hare, set to start May 14, 2019. O’Hare is set to become the sixth North America airport served by Air Italy after New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, which was announced yesterday. The announcement comes days after the successful launch of flights to Delhi (DEL) and Mumbai (BOM). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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SkyWest to sell ExpressJet to United Airlines venture

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A venture of United Airlines plans to buy ExpressJet Airlines from SkyWest for $70 million in cash. As part of the definitive agreement announced Tuesday, SkyWest will continue to own the Bombadier regional jets currently in service at ExpressJet and will lease 20 of of the CJR200 aircraft to ExpressJet for up to five years. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

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Delta Opens New Minneapolis Route: Mexico City

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Delta Air Lines, in a partnership with Aeromexico, has announced new nonstop service between Minneapolis (MSP) and Mexico City (MEX). Subject to government approval at this time, it adds further connectivity options to reach Mexico City and beyond, as well as American and Canadian destinations from Minneapolis not available over other Delta hubs. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots To Extend Strike Action Through March 2019

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Following its latest announcement of strikes, the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) within Virgin Atlantic (VS) have announced an extension of strikes going into the first quarter of next year. The PPU is striking over union recognition as well as the benefits program that is set to be changed within the airline’s structure. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Hungary buys 16 multifunctional Airbus helicopters

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The Hungarian Ministry of Defense has ordered 16 Airbus H225M multifunctional helicopters with weapons systems, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency (xinhuanet.com) reported, citing a statement from the Ministry of Defense. (bbj.hu) More...

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Airbus Helicopters to establish base in Hungary

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Airbus Helicopters, the France-based helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus, will establish a plant in Hungary to manufacture parts for helicopters, national news agency MTI reported late Monday, following hard on news earlier in the day of the Ministry of Defenseʼs order for 16 Airbus H225M helicopters. (bbj.hu) More...

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Boeing’s New China Completion Center Delivers First 737 MAX

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Boeing delivered its first aircraft from the brand-new completion center in Zhoushan, China—a joint venture between Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd (COMAC). The first plane to be delivered from the center is a Boeing 737 MAX for Air China. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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First all female crew from Windhoek to Frankfurt for Air Namibia

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Namibia's ambassador to Germany, Andreas Guibeb, posted the feat on his Facebook page on Friday when he joined other Namibians in congratulating the women for their hard work. The crew consisted of Captain Cornerlia Hahn, the airline's first female captain for the Airbus A330. The first officers were Carol Hein and Eunice de Groot. (www.namibian.com.na) More...

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KLM to exclude Airbus A350-900 from its fleet renewal plan

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Amsterdam - KLM may exclude the Airbus A350 from its fleet plan. The aircraft would join the Dutch fleet in 2021, but it is likely that KLM will rely on the Boeing 787 for its future fleet structure. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Hunt for Lion Air jet's black box delayed by bad weather

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The crash, the world’s first of a Boeing Co 737 MAX jet, killed all 189 people on board and the main wreckage and second ‘black box’ were not recovered in an initial search. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Turkish jets violated Greek airspace

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According to the statement, Turkish jets flew over the Greek island of Oinousses at the height of 26,000 feet on Monday. (ahvalnews.com) More...

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World’s largest passenger aircraft to operate out of Scotland for the first time

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The A380 will offer passengers 14 Private Suites in First Class, 76 fully flat-bed seats in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class. (www.sundaypost.com) More...

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Thief Caught on Camera Stealing More Than £7,200 in Hard Cash at an Airport Security Check

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A opportunistic thief has been caught on camera stealing more than £7,200 in hard cash at an airport security check – despite being just inches away from his vicitm. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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“The plane was shaking,” Oklahoma flight attendant injured when flight hit turbulence

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Anderson says she was thrown in the air, hit the ceiling of the plane and broke her leg when she hit the floor. Now, she says she's traumatized. "I've been through turbulence before, but nothing that fast," said Anderson. "The plane was shaking. Passengers were screaming." (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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RAF A400M Atlas aircraft conducts first beach landing trials (video)

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The British Royal Air Force’s (RAF) A400M Atlas aircraft has carried out beach landing trials on Pembrey Sands beach in southern Wales. The trials were conducted for the first time and involved 206 Squadron members and engineers front-line squadron LXX based at RAF Brize Norton. During the trials, the Airbus-built turboprop military transport aircraft performed take-off, landing and taxiing manoeuvres. The test proved the aircraft’s tactical capabilities on a range of surfaces, including natural… (www.airlive.net) More...

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TigerAir A320 flight #TT271 returned to Sydney after claims of a bomb on board

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TigerAir flight TT271 to Melbourne has been forced to return to Sydney Airport after reports of a bomb on board the plane. Australian Federal Police officers were waiting for the plane when it touched town on the tarmac at Sydney Airport for two hours before passengers were allowed to disembark. Police say the cabin crew was made aware of a threat on Tigerair Flight TT271 shortly after take-off and alerted the captain, who decided to turn back. (www.airlive.net) More...

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