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Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

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(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the "i"s -- on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. In a move that's had the Internet asking "WTF?" ("Where's the F?"), photos emerged Wednesday morning appearing to show a plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport, proudly emblazoned with the words "CATHAY PACIIC." (www.cnn.com) More...

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First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paintshop (+Video)

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The first Airbus A220-100 (former Bombardier CSeries CS100) for Delta Air Lines has rolled out of the paint shop at the Bombardier assembly line in Mirabel, Canada. The manufacturer claims that the plane will now move to the final assembly stage before taking off on its first test flight during this coming fall. Estimated entry into service date for this plane is early 2019. The Atlanta-based carrier will become the first US carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220. The first batch of A220s… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Passengers were stuck overnight after their flight was diverted. So the captain brought them 40 pizzas

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Passengers from American Airlines Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth were bracing for a long night. Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane's captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John's and ordered 40 fresh pizzas for delivery at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS). (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing to launch the 797 NMA officially at Paris Air Show in June 2019

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Seattle - Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing boss, revealed nothing new about the Boeing's long-discussed NMA program at Farnborough Airshow this year. But internally, Boeing follows a precise timeline for its New Mid-market Airplane that is unofficially dubbed 797 by the industry. Teams in Seattle are working towards a program launch announcement at the Paris Air Show in June 2019 Jon Ostrower reports (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Pictures: Lufthansa releases images of the new business class for its upcoming Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - Business Class configuration of Luthansa for its upcoming 777X, which will enter into service in 2020, will offer passengers a new level of comfort. Lufthansa, the launch customer of the Boeing 777-9, has already revealed a new Business Class cabin concept for the new widebody jetliner. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing releases more photos of the very first Boeing 777X

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Everett - Boeing released more photos of the very first Boeing 777-9 this week. Boeing has released images of the airframe which will be used for static tests. The test device still missing its vertical fin, the engines and avionics systems. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Scared teen pilot makes emergency landing after plane loses wheel

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BEVERLY, Massachusetts -- A 17-year-old student pilot from Massachusetts who successfully made an emergency landing after losing a wheel during her first solo flight plans to return to the cockpit soon. (abc13.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Cuts Boeing 787 Flights as Trent Engine Checks Continue

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Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Emotional Reunion as Pilot Meets ZFW Team That Helped Save His Life

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Over the better part of an hour, Porter and his Enis used every technique they knew to attempt to reach Edenhoffer. They asked other aircraft on frequency to attempt to reach Edenhoffer and continually advised him of his aircraft’s position to emergency airports and more favorable weather conditions for visual flight, even with no response. At that point, the team brainstormed new ways they could reach Edenhoffer. They finally were able to locate his cell phone number through a hospital that… (www.natca.org) More...

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Cathay Pacific to donate world’s first Boeing 777-200 to museum

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Cathay Pacific and Boeing have announced they will be donating the world’s first Boeing 777 to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Nonstop Flights from Boston to Honolulu

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Hawaii promises paradise to vacationers. Getting there? That’s far from blissful. But Hawaiian Airlines is about to make that difficult slog — often lasting 15 hours or more — much easier for New Englanders. The company on Friday plans to unveil a roughly 10-hour nonstop flight covering nearly 5,100 miles from Boston to Honolulu. Billed as the longest domestic fight in US history, the five-day-a-week service will connect Logan International Airport with Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International… (www.bostonglobe.com) More...

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Spirit Airlines to fly to Cali, Colombia

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Beginning on December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Pilot Beard Ban Debunked

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A Canadian study has found that there is no significant difference between the sealing of O2 mask with or without a beard. Time for a policy change? (www.avweb.com) More...

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Airbus launches construction of Flight Works Alabama

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Mobile - Last week (September 12), Airbus executives met Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and officials from the Mobile County, as well as industry and educational partners to formalize the launch of Flight Works Alabama, the new aviation experience center to be built in Mobile. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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So much for no litter left-behind! Burning Man's 747 plane is STILL in Nevada desert two weeks after the festival ended

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A 747 airplane that was a main attraction at this year's Burning Man is still in the Nevada desert - two weeks after the festival ended. One of the main rules for Burning Man's 80,000 attendees is to 'leave no trace' at the site after the week-long event ends. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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First ANA A380 takes to the skies

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The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Sailplane reaches 76,100 ft altitude

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Airbus sponsored flight smashes previous record. Flight took advantage of a mountain wave where Antarctic winds hit the Andes Mountains in South America. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Aeromexico Cuts Pilots Benefits Following Durango Accident

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Last month’s Aeromexico Embraer E190 crash in Durango has led to the suspension of some benefits for the airline’s pilots, unbinding a pilot strike that is set to happen during the first week of October in protest of the removal of some privileges. Aeroméxico informed that it had fired Carlos Galván, Daniel Dardon and José Ramón Vázquez from their Flight Crew duties. These were the three pilots of flight AM2431 flight that crashed on July 31. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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New Audio Recordings Shed Light on How Plane Heist at SEA Was Possible

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New Findings/thinkings of the stolen Q400 from Horizon Air... (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines to remove its 767-300ERs from service earlier than expected

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Honolulu - Hawaiian Airlines is removing its Boeing 767s from its fleet earlier than expected. There are still six Boeing 767-300ER are in service with Hawaiian Airlines. The youngest 767 is twelve, and the oldest one is 17 years old. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Europe’s Answer To The 787: The Airbus A330neo

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The A330-900neo will be the first aircraft to feature the new “Airspace by Airbus” cabin. On the Airbus website the Airspace cabin is described as “Airspace by Airbus is a cabin experience, that gives passenger and airlines more of what really matters. You will find we have elevated the feeling of space inside our aircraft to another level.” (simpleflying.com) More...

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(Video) McDonald's Drive-Thru in a Helicopter

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"My name is Ian and I am a helicopter flight instructor. In this video, we decided to have a little fun and go get some lunch at McDonalds with one of the helicopters in a little unorthodox manner, or at least it seems that way. Through some fun editing and camera angles, we were able to pull this off. This video had actually been in the works for a long time. We finally were able to get all the footage we needed to put it together." (www.youtube.com) More...

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Norwegian Cuts the Only Budget London-Singapore Flight

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The only budget flights between London and Singapore will end in January when Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA scraps the long-haul route little more than a year after it started. The last flight to London will leave Singapore on Jan. 11, according to Norwegian’s customer booking line. The airline’s website shows no flights on the route beyond that month. The demise of the service throws into doubt the economics of long-haul, low-cost aviation as fuel prices surge, particular on routes that are already… (skift.com) More...

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Interjet's sweet SSJ100 deal turns sour

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Since starting revenue service with the SSJ100 in 2013, the airline has encountered several difficulties, including weeks-long repairs to fix defects and the cannibalisation of four aircraft for parts to keep its remaining examples flying. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Seoul-Jeju remains busiest passenger airline route

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The busiest passenger air routes on earth have been revealed in a new study published by Routes. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Emirates Seeks Etihad takeover

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A new world’s largest airline may be in the works. Just announced that Emirates is in talks to take over the unprofitable Etihad which would in turn create the world’s largest airline by passenger traffic. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Air Force finds new KC-46 deficiencies

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The U.S. Air Force has added two new technical issues to the KC-46 tanker’s list of problems, potentially throwing a wrench into the projected delivery of the first tanker in October. (www.defensenews.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines flight cancelled after pilot fails alcohol test

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A Singapore Airlines flight to Wellington was cancelled yesterday after a pilot failed an alcohol test. Singapore Airlines spokesman Karl Schubert said flight SQ247 from Melbourne to Wellington was cancelled due to an operating crew member being deemed unfit to fly. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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American Airlines Considers Ending Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees

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American Airlines Group Inc. would consider barring passengers from changing nonrefundable tickets if Congress limits what carriers can charge for the adjustments, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said Tuesday. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Zimbabwe Airways starts taking delivery of four Boeing 777 aircraft.

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Zimbabwe Airways purchases four Boeing 777 aircraft for $180 million using alleged "stolen public funds." It is also noteworthy that the ever-controversial ex Zimbabwe Pres. Robert Mugabe owns a $400 million Boeing 767 with super plush interior making it fit for royalty while the country is one of the poorest in Africa and struggling for survival. (www.dailynews.co.zw) More...

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Tigerair grounded Boeing 737 maintained by an offshore maintenance facility

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Tigerair Australia grounded a Boeing 737 aircraft maintained by an offshore maintenance facility in Phillipines last month. The Boeing 737 underwent heavy maintenance at SIA Engineering Philippines (SIAEP) owned by Singapore Airlines at Clark International Airport in Phillipines between July 17 and July 31, 2018. (newsinflight.com) More...

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Aircraft Maker Embraer Goes Wild with AkzoNobel's Aerospace Coatings

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Animal attraction has drawn AkzoNobel and Embraer together to develop stunning livery for three of the aircraft maker's latest line of E2 business jets. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

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Airbus needs twelve months to get the A320neo deliveries back on track

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Port Louis - Airbus will need another year to catch up on all A320neo delivery backlogs because of the late deliveries from the engine suppliers. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Vista Global Acquires XOJET

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In a further move towards strengthening its lead in the fragmented and expanding business aviation market, Vista Global, the aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, announces the acquisition of XOJET’s business aviation fleet and commercial operations. (www.xojet.com) More...

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Aerion Supersonic Coming to Los Angeles, California

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Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, will hold a recruiting event for highly experienced program directors and subsystem engineers on September 21 in Los Angeles. The company is recruiting talent at the director and lead engineer levels for the AS2 supersonic aircraft. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

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Video: World's largest cargo aircraft to land Oakland, California

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Oakland - The An-225, the largest aircraft in the world, made one of its longest flights ever on September 9th, from Kiev, Ukraine to Oakland, California. After 6,100 miles and 13 hours flight, the monster transporter appeared over the bay area giving a spectacular scenery while approaching the Oakland International Airport in the late afternoon on September 9th. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Beyond the Carrier Deck: A Glimpse at the Boeing 777X Folding Wingtip

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That's no Navy jet: As part of a periodic series of factory floor live broadcasts, Boeing gave a glimpse at the now "completed" 777X static test airframe (theaircurrent.com) More...

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Saudi’s Flyadeal to decide on 50-plane order with Airbus or Boeing next month

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Saudi budget carrier Flyadeal has said it will choose between narrow-body jets made by Airbus and Boeing in October, according to reports. The plans come after the airline indicated it would issue a request for proposal bids towards the end of last year. (gulfbusiness.com) More...

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Harvey’s Devastation Inspires Pilots to Create Operation Airdrop

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The group has already flown 400 relief missions, but supplies and airplanes are still needed. Operation Airdrop was created by pilots who saw the devastation caused by Harvey in Houston and wanted to do something to help. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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American Airlines offers free live TV through Dish

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You might not be stuck watching a handful of mediocre movies (or your offline copies of streaming shows) the next time you're on a long-haul flight. American Airlines and Dish recently started offering free live TV for domestic US flights aboard 100-plus aircraft with Gogo's 2Ku satellite access. It won't match your service back home, but you will have access to a dozen major networks including CNN, ESPN, NBC and Telemundo. And you don't have to squint at a small seatback display -- you can… (www.engadget.com) More...

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Aeroméxico Durango-CDMX flight crashes shortly after takeoff

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Aeroméxico Durango-CDMX flight crashes shortly after takeoff... (mexiconewsdaily.com) More...

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