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Spruce Creek Fly-In Accident; One Fatality Confirmed

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One confirmed fatality, one critically injured in accident last night in the Spruce Creek Fly-In community located in Port Orange, Florida. (www.news-journalonline.com) More...

Bombardier Unveils Global 7000-Exclusive Cabin Management System

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Bombardier unveiled a preview of its Global 7000-exclusive nice touch cabin management system (CMS). A Bombardier-Lufthansa Technik collaboration, the new system focuses on cabin interaction through a combination of physical and digital interfaces with the goal of effortless control of the cabin environment and entertainment. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Flybe to return all Embraer 195 aircraft

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Regional carrier Flybe has confirmed it is to return all of its Embraer 195 jets, as part of plans to reduce the size of its fleet. (www.businesstraveller.com) More...

Embraer's Phenom 300E is among the top light jets in 2018

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Earlier this year Embraer has certified and delivered first Phenom 300E - new model of most-delivered light business jet for past six years. Embraer has received its type certificate in the first quarter from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency. (beam.land) More...

Airbus: ACJ320neo Family enters production

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Manufacture of the first ACJ320neo has begun, with elements taking shape across Europe and final assembly due to begin in June, followed by the first delivery of the “green” aircraft to Acropolis Aviation of the UK in the last quarter of this year. A second ACJ320neo will follow by year-end. (www.eturbonews.com) More...

Allegiant Welcomes Its First-In-Fleet American Made Airbus A320

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Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week welcomed its first U.S.-produced A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. A team of Allegiant employees and executives from the company's headquarters in Las Vegas joined Airbus' leadership team at the production facility for a special ceremony to officially mark the delivery. The Airbus A320 is the 11th of 13 new A320 aircraft scheduled for purchase directly from Airbus, to be inducted into Allegiant's fleet this year.… (www.prnewswire.com) More...

Chinese Investment in Foreign Airlines Proliferates

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Despite a progressive shift toward deregulation and an influx of airline reforms, several Chinese investors are moving beyond their home turf and establishing new entrants on foreign soil. (www.ainonline.com) More...

MH370 search to end 29 May: new government

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Malaysia's new government has declared that the current search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will end on 29 May. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

United Boeing 757 at Newark on May 22nd 2018, smoking engine

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A United Boeing 757-200, registration N12125 performing flight UA-2160 (dep May 21st) from San Francisco,CA to Newark,NJ (USA), landed on Newark's runway 22L when tower observed smoke emanating from the #2 engine (www.aeroinside.com) More...

easyJet salutes its growing Bordeaux hub with a new logo jet

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easyJet carried 18.8 million passengers to and from France in 2017, with 1.7 million to and from Bordeaux. The inauguration of seven new routes will bring the total number of destinations served by the “orange airline” from Bordeaux to 29 (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Gulfstream G200 lands short of the runway at TGU - No fatalities

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The plane had left KAUS this morning at 9:31 CT (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N813WM/history/20180522/1400Z/KAUS/MHTG). The crash left nine people injured, (seven passengers and two crew members) all are in stable condition at this time. The Honduran Civil Aeronautics Directorate will carry out the pertinent investigations in order to gather the necessary information to determine the possible causes of this accident. (www.latribuna.hn) More...

Lufthansa shows off new Airbus A350 at Vancouver International

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Lufthansa gave press an inside look at its Airbus A350-900 in early May, as the airline made this British Columbia city its latest destination to be served by the jet. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Saudia A330 makes emergency landing with nose gear up

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A Saudia Airbus A330 made an emergency landing at Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz International airport with its nose landing gear retracted on 21 May. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus Proposes H135 for Navy Trainer

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Airbus Helicopters announced this morning that it is offering the light twin Airbus H135 as a candidate for the U.S. Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. (www.ainonline.com) More...

GFC 600 Autopilot Approved for Baron 58 & Cessna 340

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The FAA issued a supplemental type certificate to Garmin for installation of the GFC 600 autopilot in the Beechcraft Baron 58/58A (1984 and later models) and Cessna 340/340A. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Wreckage of missing Cessna found near Smiths Ferry

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The wreckage of a Cessna 182 flown by 34-year-old Boisean Nolan Smith has been found just south of Smiths Ferry. (www.kivitv.com) More...

Drone collision with Cessna 172 causes $4,000 in damage

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Canadian authorities are looking into a suspected drone collision with a Cessna 172 that caused $4,000 USD in damage. (dronedj.com) More...

Cessna Discontinues Skyhawk JT-A Production

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Just a year after certifying the diesel-powered Cessna Skyhawk JT-A, Textron Aviation has quietly discontinued production of the model. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

The first Swoop Boeing 737-800 is unveiled

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On May 22, 2018, the first Boeing 737-800 aircraft (C-GDMP) was delivered to Swoop, marking one of many exciting milestones as the airline prepares for the launch of operations on June 20, 2018. In the coming weeks and months, Canadians can look forward to many exciting milestone announcements, from Swoop’s official uniform unveiling to the launch of a range of international destinations. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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