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Chicago Mayoral Candidate wants to reopen Meigs Field

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Meigs was the second largest business district airport in North America. Meigs Field airport was closed when Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley ordered the runway destroyed with bulldozers without the thirty-day notice required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. I propose the restoration of this important third airport with planned enhancements for 21st century personal air travel and much needed revenue source. (chicago.suntimes.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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Long-awaited Mitsubishi jet has one last hurdle to clear

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Japan's first homegrown jet airliner, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, has received the green light to launch make-or-break test flights in January, the final regulatory challenge ahead of its targeted delivery in mid-2020. (asia.nikkei.com) More...

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Southwest flight slides off runway

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A southwest flight landing in Omaha has slid of the runway after landing bringing the airport to a screeching halt. All the passengers and crew are safe and being taken care of. (www.wfaa.com) More...

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WWII Pilot Reunited with Pieces of History

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When Capt. Alan Carlton’s B-24 bomber was shot down over Germany during World War II, he felt lucky. Now, 75 years later, Carlton has another reason to feel lucky about what happened that day. It came via FedEx a few days ago from Eisenach, a city in central Germany. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) More...

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Embraer warns of little or no profit in next two years

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Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) said on Wednesday it expects to keep $1 billion in cash after paying off all of its debt once a proposed $4.2 billion deal with Boeing Co (BA.N) closes, although it warned of little or no profit in the next two years. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Divers have finally found the cvr of lion air

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The search has ended for the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) of Lion Air flight 610 as the divers have located and brought to the service the planes CVR. Let’s all hope it’s intacted and in good working order. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Oil from humble saltwater plant blended with jet fuel on Etihad Airways flight

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On Wednesday, an Etihad Airways Boeing 787 in Abu Dhabi embarked on a roughly seven-hour flight to Amsterdam with its tank full of a mixture of jet fuel and biofuel. The biofuel was derived from oil pressed out of Salicornia plants, which require saltwater to grow. Gulf News reported that a full 50 percent of the jet fuel needed to take the plane to its destination was biofuel, which is an extraordinarily high ratio of biofuel to jet fuel, if this report is correct. Ars contacted Etihad Airways… (arstechnica.com) More...

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A successful eighth and final launch for Aireon

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At 7:31 AM PST (15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low earth orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program and passing one of the last remaining milestones before Aireon ushers in a new era of global air traffic surveillance and aircraft tracking. (aireon.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 aircraft nose over a period of hours. (www.rgj.com) More...

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Passenger carries firearm through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight

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A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. "TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the morning of January 3," the release states. (www.cnn.com) More...

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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 A220 Is The New 'It' Plane, And It Could Be As Game-Changing As The Boeing 787

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Now the world watches as airlines roll out the Airbus A220, formerly the CSeries, the development of which nearly bankrupted Bombardier, leading the Canadian company to partner with Airbus on the program. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Samoa Airways replaces its only jetliner with a Boeing 737 MAX 9

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Samoa Airways replaces the only jetliner in its fleet, a Boeing 737-800, with a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 9. The aircraft will join the airline's fleet in March. The state-owned airline of the South Pacific country currently operates a Boeing 737-800 leased from the Italian charter operator Neos. The aircraft will be returned to the owner in March this year when the new Boeing 737 MAX 9 is delivered to the airline. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Cockpit footage shown at Shoreham crash pilot's trial

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Footage from the cockpit of a vintage fighter jet showing the moments before it crashed at Shoreham airshow, killing 11 people, has been shown to jurors. The film, never before seen in public, was played on Thursday at the Old Bailey, where the jet’s pilot, Andrew Hill, is standing trial on 11 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence. Hill, who denies the charges, was performing a stunt when the 1950s Hawker Hunter plummeted on to the A27 in West Sussex and exploded into a fireball on 22… (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Etihad 777s are first -200LRs to head for teardown

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Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways is parting out two Boeing 777-200LR widebodies, which appear to be the first 777s of a current production model to be retired. UK parts specialist AJW Group has acquired one of the twinjets for disassembly. The 2007-vintage 777 (registered A6-LRC), powered by GE Aviation GE90-110B engines, arrived at Cotswold airport in the UK on 12 January, aircraft part-out specialist Air Salvage confirms to FlightGlobal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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How a football club's revival stirs hope for Flybe

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Late steel entrepreneur Jack Walker's football club, Blackburn Rovers, rose from relative obscurity under his ownership, achieving notable prominence, only to then deteriorate and seemingly implode in the years after his death. Much the same might be said for Walker's airline Jersey European – subsequently rebadged as British European, then Flybe – which outgrew its humble Channel Islands origins to develop into the continent's largest regional carrier. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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F-35 production ready to soar in 2019

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Production of the F-35 Lightning II is on course to make its latest rate rise this year, after Lockheed Martin met its contractual target to deliver 91 of the fifth-generation fighter during 2018. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Untrained youngster given control before fatal PA-28 crash

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Swiss investigators have concluded that pilot of a Piper PA-28 handed control to a 14-year old enthusiast during a pleasure flight before the aircraft fatally crashed in the Alps near the Italian border. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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PICTURES: Aer Lingus unveils new livery on A330

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Irish carrier Aer Lingus unveiled its new livery at Dublin airport today. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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