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Boeing to cut more jobs as Airbus crosswinds grow stronger

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Boeing is cutting workers at its fastest clip in more than a decade. The aerospace giant shed more than 6000 staff during the first half of the year, some 4 per cent of its workforce, through a mix of attrition, buyouts and lay-offs, most of them at its big jetliner plants in Washington state. (www.theaustralian.com.au) More...

Dad Says Delta Threw His Whole Family Off a Flight Because His Son Had Lice

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Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. (www.inc.com) More...

SFO close-call: Air Canada pilot was not using guidance instruments, source says

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SAN FRANCISCO The wayward Air Canada pilot who nearly landed on a crowded San Francisco International Airport taxiway earlier this month did not activate his computer guidance system that would have helped guide his airplane onto the appropriate runway and not dozens of feet from a catastrophe, according to a source familiar with the federal investigation. (www.latimes.com) More...

Qatar Airways is Selling Itself On Something That Most Airline Passengers Now Take for Granted: Safety

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It's one thing to be the 'World's Best Airline' but how about being the world's safest airline? Qatar Airways achieves perfect score in Operational Safety Audit by the International Air Travel Association (IATA). (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

IAG Firms Three More Airbus A330-200s Options for Level Startup

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International Airlines Group has firmed three options for Airbus A330-200 widebodies for its new Level long-haul, low-cost carrier after a strong start for bookings. (atwonline.com) More...

Has Norwegian Air Bitten Off More Than it Can Chew? Rumours the Airline Has Over Hired Cabin Crew on Faltering Results

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Poor financial results and rumours that Norwegian has over hired cabin crew have cast serious doubts on its ability to make low-cost long-haul air travel a success... (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Philippine Airlines Takes First Bombardier Q400

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first dual-class, 86-seat Bombardier Q400 in Toronto, Canada. (atwonline.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines is About to Start Using its Superjumbo A380’s for Special Hajj Flights

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Malaysia Airlines has announced it will start using its Airbus A380 aircraft on special charter services for the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Ryanair Reports 55% Net Profit Jump in 1Q

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Ireland-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair reported a 55% jump in net profit for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year, with the post-tax figure rising to €397 million ($453 million), compared to €256 million a year ago. (atwonline.com) More...

Garmin G3X Touch Suite Approved for CubCrafters XCub

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CubCrafters of Yakima, Wash., announced FAA approval of an integrated EFIS avionics suite as primary instrumentation for its XCub light airplane. The FAA approved installation of the Garmin G3X Touch system as an amendment to the XCub’s Part 23 type certificate, which the agency granted in June 2016. (www.ainonline.com) More...

NASA moves ahead with plans to build a quiet supersonic jet

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NASA's dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it'll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the aircraft that it tunnel-tested in June, and we now have a clearer sense of how well it'll perform in real life. The design is expected to reduce noise to no more than 65dBa, which is exceptionally quiet for an aircraft -- co-designer Lockheed Martin likens it to the inside of a luxury car. That would make it… (www.engadget.com) More...

Delta to Launch Fourth US-Shanghai route

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Delta Air Lines will introduce a new direct daily route between Atlanta and Shanghai, China in July 2018, the Atlanta-based carrier said July 19, pending government approvals (atwonline.com) More...

Accident: British Airways B777 enroute on Jul 23rd 2017, fumes in crew rest compartment

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A number of crew members reported feeling unwell and requested medical assistance after experiencing odour of sweaty socks while taking a rest in the crew rest compartment during the flight (avherald.com) More...

Update in SpaceX’s fast rocket reusability efforts

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Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to fast and full rocket reusability at the ISS R&D conference. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Approach Aviation Readies Shipments of 'FlexAlert' Annunciator

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Instrument provider Approach Aviation has obtained FAA approval of its FlexAlert multifunction annunciator, which begins shipping next month. Featuring a sunlight-readable, dimmable LED display, FlexAlert places critical warning and condition annunciations directly in front of a pilot. Approach Aviation, of Marlborough, Mass., says its photon-separator LED display technology is significantly brighter and more reliable than incandescent lamps. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Etihad Airways One of 10 Bidding for Alitalia

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Etihad Airways, one of UAE's national carriers, which owns 49% of Italian airline, made a non-binding offer for total takeover, according to Italian media (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

S7 Airlines unveils new livery

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Russia’s S7 Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft, which features the airline’s new livery, is also the first neo to be operated in Russia. According to the Singapore-based lessor, delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2018. (atwonline.com) More...

Air Berlin to Lease Two Airbus A330-900neos

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Germany-based airberlin has confirmed to ATW it will lease two Airbus A330-900neos, but has not disclosed the lessor. (atwonline.com) More...

UAC: Russian Airlines Will Need 1,170 Aircraft by 2036

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United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) has predicted a need for 1,170 passenger aircraft, worth $135 billion at list prices, by 2036, the Russian manufacturer said during last week’s MAKS Air Show in Moscow. (atwonline.com) More...

Emirates highlights female role models in aviation with simulator challenge

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Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz for a Boeing 777 simulator challenge in its home base of Dubai. Waiz is the founder and pilot of Dreams Soar (DSI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower young females to become the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and aviation professionals, through a global outreach mission. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

EasyJet to recruit more than 1,200 new cabin crew

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UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet will recruit more than 1,200 new permanent- and fixed-term cabin crew positions—the largest cabin crew intake in its 21-year history—as the LCC continues to grow. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: United B767 at Newark on Jul 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff due to cockpit window issue

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N677UA performing flight UA-61 from Newark,NJ to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 201 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Newark's runway 04L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 140 knots over ground). (avherald.com) More...

India's Jet Airways forces pay cut on junior pilots

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Jet Airways (9W, Mumbai Int'l) has asked its junior pilots to decrease their work days and to take pay cuts of 30 – 50% or risk losing their jobs, reports The Economic Times of India, citing unnamed sources. The move is necessary, the airline says, to cut costs as it undergoes fleet and network rationalisation. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Boeing Forecasts Global Demand for 1.2 Million New Pilots, Techs by 2036

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Boeing expects the world’s commercial aviation industry will require more than 1.2 million pilots and mechanics over the next 20 years, placing an unprecedented strain on airline recruiters and training organizations to keep up with demand. According to Boeing, the airline industry will require 637,000 new pilots, 648,000 new mechanics and 839,000 cabin crew members during the period. (www.aviationfigure.com) More...

Incident: Norwegian B787 near Calgary on Jul 22nd 2017, engine shut down in flight due to oil leak

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A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 787-800, registration LN-LNB performing flight DY-7064 from Oakland,CA (USA) to Oslo (Norway), was enroute at FL370 about 80nm west of Calgary,AB (Canada) when the crew detected an engine (Trent 1000) oil leak and decided to return to Oakland (avherald.com) More...

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