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Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing [video]

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Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different (www.youtube.com) More...

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FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency has approved the escalation of the maintenance intervals in the Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 to 800 flight hours for A Checks and 8,000 hours for C Checks, the Canadian manufacturer announced Monday. The changes extend the models’ line maintenance and heavy maintenance intervals for the second time since the launch of the CRJ700 in 1997, when specifications called for A Checks every 400 hours and C Checks every 4,500 hours. In 2011, the FAA increased… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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airBaltic to welcome Pope Francis to flagship Airbus A220

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airBaltic will host Pope Francis and his official delegation on their trip to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia next week. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Spirit still open to buying non-Airbus in next aircraft order

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Spirit Airlines remains open to adding a new aircraft type to its all-Airbus fleet, a move that Spirit's chief executive insists would not necessarily erode Spirit's cost advantage. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A350 diversion crew received engine temperature warning

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Preliminary information on an Iberia Airbus A350-900 diversion to Boston shows the crew received a warning that exhaust gas temperature on the left-hand engine was over limit. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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EAP: ADS-B, AD Could Lead to Mass Bizjet Retirements

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The combination of the ADS-B upgrade and an Airworthiness Directive (AD) affecting certain Honeywell TFE731 engines is threatening to force the retirement of a large number of older Dassault Falcon, Hawker, and Cessna Citation business jets that are not currently enrolled in hourly engine programs, warned Dallas-based hourly maintenance specialist Engine Assurance Program (EAP, Booth 1881). The ADS-B mandate has a Jan. 1, 2020 deadline, while AD 2012-17-05 will affect aircraft that have not… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Chile's Sky takes first A320neo

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Chile’s Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, a twinjet being taken via US lessor Air Lease. Sky Airline is intending to lease 21 of the type. Its initial aircraft (MSN8444, registered CC-AZC) is fitted with CFM International Leap-1A powerplants and has been configured in a high-density all-economy layout featuring 186 seats. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Video: SkyWest departs with the first ever ATMOSPHÈRE cabin fitted CRJ 900

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SkyWest is the first operator of the newest and most spacious cabin in the regional jet market segment. As they took delivery of the first ever CRJ 900 fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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