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Finnair launches new flights to Goa

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Finnair has announced that it will be adding the Indian coastal city of Goa to its winter schedule and adding extra frequencies to many other popular winter destinations. The extra frequencies will make destinations in Asia even easier to reach for UK travellers. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Accident: Canada B777 near Khabarovsk on Dec 29th 2016, turbulence injures pilot

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-32 from Beijing (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 396 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 415nm north of Khabarovsk (Russia) when the aircraft encountered two bouts of severe clear air turbulence (avherald.com) More...

LaGuardia Airport collision is 2nd this week

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New York (CNN)A United Airlines flight set to depart from New York to Denver early Thursday morning hit a fuel truck on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, according to a United spokesman. It was the second collision of the week. Flight 1561 was moving back "very slowly" from the gate when it hit the truck, the spokesman, Jonathan Guerin said. (www.cnn.com) More...

Embraer (ERJ) Reports Record Deliveries: 225 Jets in 2016

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Embraer S.A. ERJ reported solid delivery figures for the fourth quarter as well as 2016, marking a record high in six years. The company has delivered 75 jets in the fourth quarter and 225 jets in 2016. 2016 Deliveries Embraer reported commercial aviation market deliveries of 108 planes and executive aviation market deliveries of 117 in 2016. Deliveries to the executive aviation market include 73 light and 44 large executive jets. The figures were within the company’s guidance of 105–110… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

Boeing can't build 737s fast enough, but a veteran analyst says planned increases are unlikely

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An aerospace analyst predicts Boeing and Airbus are unlikely to increase production of their popular single-aisle jets – the 737 and A321neo, respectively – as they previously promised. Amid growing signs of an aerospace downturn, AirInsight analyst Addison Schonland said he thinks Boeing (NYSE: BA) will not increase production because aircraft orders and the order backlog have peaked and he expects fuel prices to remain low. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Boeing Wants to Sell Russian Spaceship Rides to NASA

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NASA could boost the number of astronauts living on the International Space Station as early as this year if an unusual flight opportunity through Boeing pans out. As part of a settlement with Russia's RSC Energia, which manufactures Soyuz capsules, Boeing has rights to seats on Soyuz capsules during station taxi missions planned for this fall and spring, as well as options for three more seats during flights in 2019. (www.seeker.com) More...

Here’s how Boeing moves its gigantic airplane wings and components

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An entire airplane isn't built in one spot — sometimes parts are built in multiple places and then assembled together. Watch Boeing transport a massive 100' long wing section along Washington roads, an endeavor that requires two trucks just to carry the load. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Korean Air admits using electric stun gun on five passengers

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South Korea's national airline has used electric stun guns on five passengers during flights, the BBC has learned. Korean Air is believed to be the only major carrier to routinely have the weapons on board. The airline is ramping up training for staff using the guns after criticism for the way it handled a recent in-flight disturbance. In that incident, US singer Richard Marx was among passengers who helped restrain an unruly passenger. (www.msn.com) More...

Are Female Cabin Crew at Qatar Airways Now Being Treated Fairly?

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So female cabin crew were sacked for getting pregnant and weren't allowed to get married for at least five years! With the risk of getting sacked and deported! They might win loads of awards but this sounds horrendous! (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) More...

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