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Damaged A320 to be used by counter terrorism

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German special forces are gonna be training on board a damaged A320 that crashed Tallinn Airport during crew training last November. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus Breaks Ground: New A220 Final Assembly Line in Mobile (+Photos)

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Airbus breaks ground on its final assembly line plans for the Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries. The final assembly line (FAL) for the A320 program in Mobile opened up in September 2015, with the first delivery complete by April 2016. “We delivered 50 aircraft in Mobile in 2018. 103 aircraft delivered since opening. By end of 2019, we will be trending to 5 aircraft per month creating 700 jobs in Mobile. A220 FAL will create an additional 400 jobs”. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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The World’s Last Passenger 727 Just Flew for the Last Time

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On Sunday, an airplane that used to be the most popular in the world flew its last scheduled flight with passengers. A Boeing 727 operated its final passenger flight, between two Iranian cities. (www.msn.com) More...

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Indonesian jets force Ethopian Air cargo plane to land over airspace breach

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Ethopian Air cargo plan enroute from Addis Abba to HKG strays off route into Indonesia air space and is forced to land in Batam. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

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Southwest has put hawaii services in ice.

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Planning to fly southwest to Hawaii’s soon. Well it will have to wait as Southwest has had to put the services on ice due to the government shutdown. (skift.com) More...

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United is Focusing on revenue to give it an edge over competition

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Looking for a cheap summer flight. You may not be able to find it on united airlines. At least not as of yet as they are looking to increase there revenue and profit. (skift.com) More...

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Sierra snow causes plane wheelie

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Sierra snow, locally referred to as cement, added so much weight to the tail of this Citation X that it raised the the aircraft nose over a period of hours. (www.rgj.com) More...

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Cargolux 747-8F safe after fire in cockpit

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A Catholic 747-8F landed back safely at Kuala Lumpur after reporting a fire in the cockpit. All the crew on board are reported to be safe. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Norwegian Axes 5 Bases As Part Of Cost Cutting Program

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Low-Cost Carrier Norwegian has announced it will be axing a number of routes in Europe, North America, and the Middle East from its network, including the closure of five bases. The airline’s operating bases to be shut down are Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Gran Canaria (LPA), Tenerife (TCI), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Stewart (SWF), and Providence (PVD). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Eurofighter Typhoon to bid to replace Canadian CF-18 fleet

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Eurofighter intends to pitch its Typhoon aircraft to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of Boeing CF-18A/B Hornet fighters. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Passenger jet battered by brutal side winds during stomach-churning take off

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A huge passenger jet was battered by brutal side winds as it battled to take off at Manchester Airport. The Airbus A380 was filmed as it left the runway in 50mph gusts. Despite the dangerous weather conditions, the skilled pilot managed to maintain control and get the plane safely airborne. Simon Whittaker recorded the stomach-churning footage at the airport on Sunday, January 13. (www.mirror.co.uk) More...

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Ethiopian 777F diverted to Batam on lack of Indonesian clearance

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777 freighter was forced to land at Batam's Hang Nadim International airport on 14 January, after the aircraft was found to have entered Indonesian airspace without obtaining overflight clearance. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A koala became an unlikely plane passenger this week on board an Eurowings flight from Dusseldorf to Edinburgh

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Tanami was travelling 700 miles from Duisburg Zoo in Dusseldorf, Germany to Scotland to join Edinburgh Zoo. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Airbus open to developing larger version of A220

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Airbus is "likely" to develop a larger derivative of its A220 in the coming years (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus delivers India's first ACH145 helicopter

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Aerospace major Airbus' ACH145 twin-engine helicopter has entered into India's private and business aviation market, a fully customised version being developed to Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. (www.devdiscourse.com) More...

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