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Allegiant settles with fired Pilot over emergency landing and evacuation

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Allegiant Airlines has settled out of court with a pilot it fired after ordering an emergency landing and evacuation because of a burning smell in his MD 80 jetliner, according to the office of Nevada judge Joe Hardy, Jr. who was handling the case. The pilot, Captain Jason Kinzer, alleged in his lawsuit that the airline was putting “profits over safety.” The settlement avoids a trial scheduled to begin today in Las Vegas that threatened to yield yet another black eye for the budget carrier with… (lawandcrime.com) More...

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Bombardier sues Mitsubishi jet programme over trade secrets

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Canadian aeroplane maker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) has sued the aircraft unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (7011.T), saying former Bombardier employees passed on trade secrets to help Mitsubishi’s oft-delayed regional jet project. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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United pilot to passengers: We're turning around because our plane's too big

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The text alert from United Airlines sounded ominous. "Your 2:13 p.m. United flight to Chattanooga is delayed because of unforeseen circumstances,'' it said. "This is an unusual situation and we're working hard to solve it. We value your time and we're sorry for the inconvenience.'' Unusual was putting it mildly. And the "situation" wasn't news to the 50 passengers on Flight 5277 on Oct. 16. They received the alert after the problem arose, after their Chicago-to-Chattanooga… (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Lufthansa Is Giving Boeing a Shot at New Wide-Body Deal

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG is trying to decide whether to take its first Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners, or to expand its fleet of Airbus SE’s marquee A350 wide-body jets as it updates its long-range aircraft, according to people familiar with the plans. Lufthansa has requested proposals from both Airbus and Boeing, and is looking to order about 20 jets in a deal that may be finalized in the next few months, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the discussions are private. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Check Out China Airlines’ A350-900 In Special Airbus Livery (+Video)

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China Airlines took delivery of its 14th Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft with a one-of-a-kind livery. The plane has been painted with the airline’s classic plum blossom, together with Airbus’ Carbon Fiber pattern, seen on the test A350-900 and -1000 planes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Drone missed Heathrow-bound 787's engine by 10ft

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UK investigators have disclosed that an unmanned aerial vehicle was flown within 10ft of a Boeing 787 on approach to London Heathrow. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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World’s First Supersonic Business Jet Gets A New Engine

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GE’s Affinity is a new class of supersonic engines purpose-built for business jets. The Affinity is the first civil supersonic engine in 55 years. It is purposefully designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land, without requiring modifications to existing compliance regulations. The engine is timed to meet the launch of the Aerion AS2, who plans to fly their supersonic aircraft by 2023. (flip.it) More...

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Icelandair flight diverted

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An Icelandair flight made an emergency landing in Quebec late Friday night after pilots noticed that a cockpit window had cracked. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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VIDEO: KLM 747-400 hits loader while under tow

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Video images have emerged purportedly showing the moment that a KLM Boeing 747-400 under tow collided with ground support equipment at Amsterdam Schiphol. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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