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EU Transport Chief Warns Against Rising Nationalism

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Henrik Hololei, the European Commission’s DG for mobility and transport—known as MOVE—has warned against a reverse “to a purely nationalist agenda,” and cautioned that Western nations risk undermining their leadership role in global aviation. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Ryanair Inks Deal With Germany-based Verdi Cabin Crew Union

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Ryanair has signed its third cabin crew union recognition agreement with the Verdi Union to represent directly employed cabin crew based in Germany. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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London Area Authorities to Challenge Heathrow Third Runway

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A group of local authorities in the London area have notified the UK Secretary of State for Transport it will seek a judicial review of the government's decision to support a third Heathrow runway. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Raps Nippon Cargo Over Maintenance Lapses

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The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has ordered Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) to improve a number of its maintenance and record keeping practices, after discovering discrepancies in its records in June that led to the grounding of its fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Hainan Airlines’ Stock Falls As Trading Halt Lifted

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Hainan Airlines shares are trading around 10% down on the last closing price after a six-month trading halt was lifted on 20 July. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Delta and WestJet Finalize Planned Joint Venture

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Delta Air Lines and WestJet have finalised a joint venture agreement, as they move towards closer cooperation between Canada and the USA. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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British Airways to Take Three More Boeing 777-300ERs on Lease

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British Airways has concluded an operating lease deal with an undisclosed lessor for three Boeing 777-300ERs. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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AirAsia X Eyes Major Aevelopments After Upsizing Airbus A330neo Order

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Fresh from signing an order for 34 additional A330-900s, AirAsia X co-chief executive Tony Fernandes has signalled major growth plans ahead for the Malaysian long-haul, low-cost carrier and its affiliates. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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C150 crashed after takeoff

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A Cessna 150 crashes into the water minutes after takeoff, aircraft was in route to TFFR from TUPJ where it made a fuel stop. (bvibeacon.com) More...

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Airbus Beluga XL completes first flight

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The European cargo plane made its first flight, The beluga XL is a highly modified version of a airbus A330-200 airliner the XL was based off its predecessor the beluga which made its first flight in October of 1995 (www.npr.org) More...

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Midair Collision Miama Executive

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Preliminary details about yesterday’s midair collision in the Everglades, 11 miles northwest of Miami Executive Airport report the accident claimed the lives of four people, apparently two aboard each aircraft. Reports also indicate that both aircraft – a Cessna 172 and a twin-engine Piper Seneca – were involved in flight training activities at the time of the accident that occurred about 1 p.m. local time Tuesday. Each aircraft is believed to have carried a flight instructor and one additional… (www.flyingmag.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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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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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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Air Italy Stresses Separation From Qatar Airways Brand

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Air Italy chief customer experience officer Rossen Dimitrov has stressed during the Farnborough air show that the relaunched Meridiana is "an Italian brand" and that its relationship with Qatar Airways is simply about "learning". (www.flightglobal.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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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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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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Rolls-Royce is creating a fleet of robotic snakes and beetles to repair planes

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Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s most famous engineering firms, has an unusual, but awesome idea for carrying out engine maintenance on future aircraft: using a pair of innovative robots inspired by the natural world. As part of its so-called IntelligentEngine project, researchers from Rolls-Royce have laid out their plans for snake and insect-swarm-inspired robots that will crawl inside engines to carry out inspections and perform maintenance. (www.digitaltrends.com) More...

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Watch Airbus’ massive new cargo plane BelugaXL take its maiden flight

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Aerospace giant Airbus today launched the new version of its humpback-shaped airplane, known as a Beluga, into the skies for the very first time. The launch comes as the company takes steps to overhaul its manufacturing logistics. (venturebeat.com) More...

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Boeing's Newest F-15 Packs More Than Two Dozen Missiles

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Boeing is quietly proposing a new version of the world-famous F-15 Eagle that combines an updated airframe with an unprecedented number of anti-air missiles. The F-15X would carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles, more three times more than most fighter jets. According to DefenseOne, the Air Force is considering the proposal. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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US Awards 12 Small Airports Grants for New Flights

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The US Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $10 million in grants to 12 small- and medium-sized airports to attract new air service. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific to Start Seattle Services

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Cathay Pacific will start a Hong Kong-Seattle service on 31 March 2019, making the city its eighth destination in the United States. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus Secures Another Undisclosed Airbus A320neo Deal

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Airbus has announced another tentative A320neo commitment from an undisclosed customer, this one covering a deal for 10 of the type. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Undisclosed Customer Signs for 100 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

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An unidentified customer has agreed to take 100 additional Boeing 737 Max aircraft, the airframer announced at the Farnborough air show today. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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VietJet Signs for 50 More Airbus A321neo Jets

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The newly painted Airbus A380 of Portuguese wet-lease operator Hi Fly arrived at the Farnborough air show today, adorned in a scheme promoting environmental preservation efforts. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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PICTURES: Colourful Hi Fly Airbus A380 Makes Farnborough Bow

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The newly painted Airbus A380 of Portuguese wet-lease operator Hi Fly arrived at the Farnborough air show today, adorned in a scheme promoting environmental preservation efforts. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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AirAsia X Seals Deal for 34 Additional Airbus A330neos

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Malaysian long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X has ordered an additional 34 Airbus A330neos at the Farnborough air show today. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing Wins 787 Deals From Unnamed Customers

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Boeing has disclosed commitments by two unnamed customers for a total 15 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.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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iPhone footage captures terrifying South Africa plane crash that left two Aussie pilots in comas

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Terrifying mobile phone footage has emerged from inside a doomed vintage plane that crashed in South Africa last week, killing two people and leaving two Australian pilots critically injured. (www.news.com.au) More...

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Ryanair to Cancel Up to 300 Flights as Cabin Crew Strike July 25-26

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Irish LCC Ryanair said it would cancel up to 300 flights on July 25 and 26 because of planned strikes by cabin crew in Belgium, Spain and Portugal, adding to its labor problems during the peak European summer vacation period as a conflict with pilots based in Ireland also continues. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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United Says No to Mainline Regional Jets

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United Airlines president Scott Kirby says the economics do not work for mainline pilots to fly large regional jets in its feeder fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Navion B N5329K crashed upon takeoff, attempting to return

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Departure/return to KTRK at Truckee, CA kills pilot, injures two, one of which later succumbs. Pilot radio engine problems, immediate return but failed to reach the runway. KTRK is at alt-5900 (aviation-safety.net) 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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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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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 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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NASA Flies Large UAS Without Chase Plane

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In June NASA flew its large unmanned Ikhana UAS for the first time in public airspace without a chase aircraft. The modified General Atomics MQ-9 took off from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and flew a 2.5-hour, 415-nm mission through some of the busiest civil airspace in the U.S. at a variety of altitudes. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Airbus US CEO Explains Why Europe's Answer to the Boeing 787 Isn't Selling

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The Airbus A330neo is Europe's answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Instead of creating brand a new aircraft from scratch as Boeing did with the Dreamliner, Airbus decided to optimize the existing Airbus A330ceo or "current engine option" jet that has been around since the mid-1990s. (www.businessinsider.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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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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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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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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Aerospace titans Boeing and Airbus top $110 billion in orders at Farnborough

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Boeing and Airbus have continued their battle to win the most business at the Farnborough International Airshow, racking up commercial plane orders worth more than $110 billion. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Etihad Selling Its Airbus A330-200Fs

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Etihad Airways is selling its five Airbus A330-200 Freighters as part of moves to boost cargo yields and focus on "core" routes from Abu Dhabi, a top executive at the Gulf carrier has disclosed. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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