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Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

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After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs. (www.yahoo.com) More...

Satellite Eutelsat 172B is blocked in an Antonov An-124 at Cayenne Airport, Guyana

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The first all-electric satellite in Europe has been blocked for several days in a container at Cayenne Airport, in Guyana because of the social crisis that paralyzes the territory. This satellite, Eutelsat 172B, blocked in an Antonov An-124, was not scheduled for Ariane 5’s postponed launch on 21 March but for another scheduled launch on 25 April. “Leaving this satellite in a container in his Antonov is not ideal, but there is air conditioning in the Antonov and there is no risk of degradation”… (www.airlive.net) More...

Embraer Shows Boeing, Airbus and Other Big Boys How it’s Done

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Following the fortunes of Boeing and Airbus, you could be forgiven for thinking that aircraft manufacturers always run late, over budget, and the resulting end product can struggle to meet initial expectations. (agmetalminer.com) More...

JetBlue Thinks of Replacements for the Embraer E190, Also looking into Long Haul Fleet

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JetBlue begins to think of replacing their E190 fleet. Many people are suggesting a replacement with either the C series, A319, or E190-E2. JetBlue is also looking into adding addition aircraft to the fleet for long-haul flights to Europe. Possible options are the A321LR or the A330neo. (www.airliners.net) More...

British Airways goes to once-daily service at PHL

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British Airways has dropped BA69/68 from its daily rotation at PHL. BA67/66 continues on, and has a change of equipment to a 744 (from a 777). (www.philly.com) More...

Crashed 747's crew aware of excessive height: inquiry

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Russian investigators indicate that the crew of a Turkish-operated Boeing 747-400F knew the aircraft was too high on its approach before it overflew Bishkek airport and crashed far beyond the end of the runway. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Finally Resolved? The American Airlines Uniform Crisis Goes Oldschool

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American Airline flight attendants have been authorised to wear their old uniforms or buy their own uniform as 3,000 crew report 'reactions' to their new uniform. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

Emirates Airline launches new A380 destinations in 3 continents on same day

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Emirates Airline, the world’s largest operator of A380s, today celebrated the launch of three A380 destinations, bringing its flagship three-class double-decker aircraft from Dubai to Tokyo- Narita, Casablanca and Sao Paulo on the same day... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

How do you memorialize TWA, a dead airline? Attendant uniforms, planes and a voodoo doll

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The history of TWA is also the history of American business itself in the 20th century — of expansion and innovation after World War II, of battles for civil rights and against sexism, of business mergers and corporate raiders. TWA’s birthplace is also its graveyard. This is where the world’s last employee-owned airline came to die in 2001 when TWA merged with American Airlines and its name was retired. (www.airlineinfo.in) More...

Cabin Tour - Two-class Airbus A380 - Emirates Airline

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More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015. The Emirates’ two class configured A380 features 58 flatbed seats in Business Class and 557 spacious seats in Economy Class, as well as Emirates’ popular OnBoard Lounge. Emirates has 4 two-class configured A380s in its fleet of 74 A380s. SHOW MORE (www.facebook.com) More...

Incident: Norwegian B737 at Milwaukee on Mar 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff on ATC instruction

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A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800, registration LN-NGZ performing flight DY-9856 from Milwaukee,WI (USA) to Cancun (Mexico), had been cleared for takeoff from runway 19R and was accelerating for takeoff about 55 seconds after the takeoff clearance when ATC called "Stop!" (avherald.com) More...

Snake hitches a ride to Auckland Airport on a private jet

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Biosecurity staff at Auckland Airport were greeted by an unexpected passenger hitching a ride on a private jet on the weekend. A snake was spotted on the tarmac after the aircraft landed on Sunday and was initially contained with a bucket by airport staff. The snake has yet to be identified, although it is likely to be a brown tree snake. Craig Hughes, from the Ministry for Primary Industries, said a snake handler was quickly on the scene. "It appears the snake had crawled into the wheel… (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

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