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US House FAA Bill Would Set Minimum Airline Seat Size Requirements

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A provision tucked into the US House’s FAA reauthorization bill would require the agency to regulate airline seat sizes. FAA said in early July there was no evidence that higher-capacity seat configurations would prevent passengers from evacuating in an emergency within the required minimum times. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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LIVE from Farnborough: Airbus BelugaXL first flight

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LIVE broadcast from Farnborough: Airbus BelugaXL first flight (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airbus A320neo Catch-Up Will Be 'Hell of a Ride'

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Airbus chief executive Tom Enders is braced for an intense half-year as the airframer aims to catch up on its single-aisle delivery backlog, and clearing the parked fleet of engineless A320neos. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Uganda Orders Four Bombardier CRJ900s for Revived Flag Carrier

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Uganda National Airlines has placed a firm order for four Bombardier CRJ900s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Dumb and Dumber: A Drone Flies Dangerously Close to an A380 During Take Off

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Albert Einstein used to say that “only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.” The video shows an Airbus A380 taking off from the Plaine Magnien Airport located on the Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. The A380 is the largest commercial airliner in the world and can carry more than 500 passengers in a typical three class seat configuration and up to 850 passengers in a densified all-economy cabin version. As the jumbo jet takes off from… (fstoppers.com) More...

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Airbus A330-800neo Interest Revived by Uganda Deal

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Uganda Airlines has placed the first commitment for the Airbus A330-800 since the backlog for the variant was wiped out when its only customers cancelled their orders. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus Expects Over 500 Show Sales

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Airbus is aiming to have secured orders for at least 500 aircraft by the end of the Farnborough air show. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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New York-to-London in 3½ hours? Boeing wants to bring supersonic travel back

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Fifteen years after the Concorde last flew, supersonic air travel is back in the aerospace industry’s sights. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

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Viva Aerobus Orders 25 Airbus A321neos

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Mexico's Viva Aerobus has added 25 Airbus A321neos to its order and upgauged existing orders for 16 A320neos to the larger A321neo. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Forget The Fighters, Lockheed's LM-100J Super Hercules Demo Slayed

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have been waiting to find some good video of Lockheed Martin's LM-100J flight demonstration from the Farnborough International Air Show, and finally, it has emerged. What you are about to see is downright awesome. C-130J pilots have told me that in the right hands the aircraft could do things that would make anyone look at it in a very different manner. Lockheed's top C-130 test pilot Wayne Roberts proved this statement correct and did so in front of tens of thousands of spectators from around… (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Zephyr S Is a Record-Breaker

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The maiden flight of the Zephyr S – the production configuration of Airbus’s record-breaking high-altitude, solar-powered unmanned aircraft – is taking place now. A related article can be found at: http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-airshow-2018/zephyr-s-already-record-breaker … For those in the southwestern part of the US, look for the flight code "KELLEHER" under the UK flag near the Yuma Test Range using PiAware Skyview. (www.compelo.com) More...

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VIDEO: Convair CV-340 crash near Pretoria, South Africa taken from inside the cabin

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A Convair CV-340 crashed in South Africa and there is video from inside the plane. (www.youtube.com) More...

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Airbus Plots Response to Boeing Freighter Bonanza

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The raft of cargo aircraft orders racked up by Boeing at the Farnborough air show highlights a lack of competition that must be addressed, Airbus's chief commercial officer Eric Schulz has admitted. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus Lands Chinese Certification for A350

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Airbus has secured Chinese validation of the A350 type certificate which will enable the airframer to begin handing over the twinjets to Chinese carriers. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus BelugaXL Completes First Flight

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Airbus has completed the first flight of its BelugaXL transport aircraft (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Japanese Carrier HAC Signs for ATR 42s

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Hokkaido Air System Co (HAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of two firm ATR 42-600s with an option for a third. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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ANA to Cancel 378 Flights in August for Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Inspections

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All Nippon Airways will cancel 378 domestic flights operated by Boeing 787s during August to accommodate mandatory inspections on their Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing forecasts $15 trillion in commercial aviation market over the next two decades

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Farnborough - Boeing forecasts $15 trillion in commercial aviation market and support services over the next twenty years, driven largely by budget airline operators and their preferred aircraft types Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A320neo. Boeing presented a comprehensive analysis on July 17 at the Farnborough. The forecast doesn’t cover the possible effects of future geopolitical conflicts or trade wars, which could remarkably change the market trends. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Jeppesen, Aviall move to new location on Boeing Plaza for Oshkosh 2018

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This expanded booth space promises to deliver more presentations, activities, programming and hands-on demonstrations than ever before. (ww1.jeppesen.com) More...

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3 Killed in Aviation school crash near Deer Park, WA

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Sad story; school dedicated to training students for bush/jungle style flying had an instructor and two students killed in a plane crash. Details of the crash have not been released. Both the instructor and one student have pregnant wives, and the second student also has a very young family. I know the people in that school are very close knit and have a long road ahead of them. (www.krem.com) More...

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Women in Aviation to Host Networking Event for School Girls

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Women in Aviation International (WAI) UK Chapter is hosting a networking morning on Friday 20 July at the Farnborough air show, targeted at school girls and girl guide groups with interests in aviation. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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China Eastern Picks Air France-KLM’s MRO Arm for Boeing 787 Support

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Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has won a contract to service components for China Eastern Airlines’ on-order fleet of Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus Yet to Count A220s as Firm

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Airbus secured firm orders for 93 aircraft during the Farnborough air show, taking its overall gross order total for the year so far to 354. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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