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Serial stowaway evades all security, boards and flies O'Hare/Chicago-Heathrow/London

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It's at least the third time she made it past security and flew. She's been arrested at least eight other times four states after getting past security and successfully boarding; in those cases, she was discovered and removed before departure. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

Technical Glitches Prompt Southwest Airlines Flight Problems

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LOS ANGELES — Southwest Airlines says computer problems delayed or canceled flights in and out of airports in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, but they've been resolved. Southwest spokesman Brian Parrish says Friday afternoon's problems at LAX lasted about 3 ½ hours. He says gate systems and lobby check-in systems were affected. (www.nytimes.com) More...

Press Release – FAA Proposes $75,000 Civil Penalty Against Commercial Jet, Inc.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $75,000 civil penalty against Commercial Jet, Inc. of Miami, Fla., for allegedly conducting improper repairs on the landing gear of a Boeing 767 aircraft. (www.faa.gov) More...

United Airlines saves 170,000 gallons of fuel by using lighter paper on inflight magazine

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What difference can an ounce make on an airplane? If you are United Airlines, with 4,500 flights a day, an ounce can add up. The Chicago-based carrier said it recently began printing its inflight magazine, Hemisphere, on lighter paper, cutting 1 ounce from each magazine. It now weighs 6.85 ounces. (beta.latimes.com) More...

Spirit Airlines to connect Atlantic City and New Orleans

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Spirit Airlines has announced new nonstop service connecting Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Beginning April 13, 2018, Spirit will operate 4 flights per week between the two popular vacation destinations. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

United Boeing 767 over Atlantic on Jan 19th 2018, 15 people fell unwell

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N644UA performing flight UA-71 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL350 about 30 minutes into the Atlantic Crossing west of Ireland when the crew decided to turn around and return to Amsterdam declaring a medical emergency reporting 15 people on board felt unwell and sick. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Electric Airplanes Could Remake Aviation

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Electric airplanes could completely make over the regional airline sector -- fundamentally changing the way we move around and creating new economic opportunities. (www.greentechmedia.com) More...

Kenneth Copeland Ministries Takes Possession of Gulfstream V

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"Glory to God! Kenneth Copelandd Ministries took possession of the debt-free Gulfstream V on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. " (www.youtube.com) More...

A Norwegian plane flew from New York to London in 5 hours 13 minutes — the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

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Norwegian just broke a record for fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight. Its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flew from New York JFK to London Gatwick in 5 hours 13 minutes. The record came one day after another pilot completed the same flight in 5 hours 20 minutes. (amp.businessinsider.com) More...

Embraer Reports E190-E2 Spec Improvements

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Expecting certification of the new E190-E2 “in the coming weeks,” Embraer on Friday issued several final specifications for the airplane, including 1.3 percent less fuel burn than original estimates and a 750 nautical mile improvement in hot-and-high ranges from London City Airport and Mexico City. Originally targeting the first of half of this year for certification, the program has completed 2,000 flight test hours and, according to program director Fernando Antonio Oliveira, more than 98… (www.ainonline.com) More...

American Airlines CEO Just Made a Stunning Admission About His Airline's Uncomfortable New Planes

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One Flight Attendant tried to explain that the airline's new Boeing 737 MAX planes have shoved so many seats in that the toilets are very, very small. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

Avianca to Become First Airbus A330-300 Operator in Latin America

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Colombian flag-carrier Avianca will add two second-hand Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft within the first half of 2018, making the company the first Latin American operator of the type. The aircraft are to be received from TransAsia Airways, along with two additional Airbus A321ceo aircraft. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

Dreamliners: Boeing probe after Air India cracks

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NEW DELHI: Boeing is examining the issue of windshield cracks on its 787 Dreamliners after Air India experienced three such cases recently, a senior official of the aerospace firm said on Thursday. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) More...

Turkey uses large crane to remove skidded plane from slope

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The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, overshot the runway while landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated and no one was injured. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

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Airbus SE is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal from Persian Gulf operator Emirates, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Five dead in fiery helicopter crash in New Mexico

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Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather, were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in the mountainous regions of northern New Mexico, local authorities confirmed Thursday. The aircraft’s pilot, 57-year-old Jamie Coleman Dodd, co-pilot Paul Cobb, 67, and Charles Burnett, 61, were also among those killed in the deadly incident, according to a police press release. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

BA eyes second A380 order

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Airbus is in talks to sell new A380 superjumbo planes to British Airways this year after securing a program-saving deal from Emirates, according to people familiar with the matter. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

‘Drunk’ BA pilot is hauled off of by armed police seconds from take-off after ‘cabin crew who smelled booze’ and feared for passengers called 999

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British Airways pilot hauled from plane seconds before take-off by armed police .... Cabin crew feared for passengers safety and called 999 after smelling 'alcohol' ... Pilot was due to fly 300 passengers from Gatwick, London to island of Mauritius .. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

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