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Boeing may bid to supply Canadian fighter jets despite trade row

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Although Boeing angered Canada last year by launching a trade challenge against planemaker Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), Qualtrough said the dispute would not necessarily harm Boeing if it chose to enter its F-18 Super Hornet. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 at New York on Feb 22nd 2018, engine problem

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A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYO performing flight LH-401 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 127 passengers, was climbing through FL200 out of New York when the crew requested to level off due to an engine (GEnx) problem (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Cathay Pacific to fly seasonally to Cape Town

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Cathay Pacific Airways has announced it will offer seasonal service from Hong Kong to Cape Town, South Africa starting on November 13, 2018. The new route will operate three days a week until February 18, 2019 with new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Embraer Expects Marriage With Boeing To Succeed Pending Politics

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MIAMI — Embraer’s CEO, Paulo Cesar, revealed that he expects his company to find a partnership with the North American manufacturer, Boeing, who’s been looking to seize some lost ground after Airbus put its hands on Bombardier’s CSeries program. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Orlando on Feb 21st 2018, cracked windshield

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N470WN performing flight WN-6584 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Nashville,TN (USA), was climbing through FL330 out of Fort Lauderdale when the windshield developed a crack prompting the crew to divert to Orlando,FL (USA), where the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later. A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N917WN reached Nashville with a delay of 90 minutes. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Kish Air Fokker 100 near Isfahan on Feb 22nd 2018, cracked windshield

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A Kish Air Fokker 100, registration EP-LCQ performing flight Y9-7184 from Kish Island to Kashan (Iran), was enroute at FL340 about 80nm south of Isfahan (Iran) when the crew decided to divert to Isfahan after the windshield cracked. The aircraft landed safely in Isfahan about 25 minutes later. The aircraft had received a bird strike while climbing out of Kish's runway 27, the bird strike is believed to have caused the later windshield crack. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air India Airbus A320 at Nagpur on Feb 22nd 2018, bird strike

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An Air India Airbus A320-200, registration VT-EXB performing flight AI-469 from Raipur to Nagpur (India) with 150 people on board, was on final approach to Nagpur's runway 32 when a bird impacted the right hand wing causing damage to the right hand flaps. The aircraft continued for a safe landing. The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule to Delhi. A replacement A321-200 registration VT-PPX positioned to Nagpur and reached Delhi with a delay of about 7 hours. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 at Cologne on Feb 17th 2018, hydraulic failure

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A Pobeda Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BTD performing flight DP-873 from St. Petersburg (Russia) to Cologne (Germany), was on final approach to Cologne's runway 14L descending through about 800 feet AGL when the crew received indication hydraulic system A had lost pressure. The crew continued for a safe landing. The aircraft was unable to perform the return flight due to a ruptured cylinder in the hydraulic system A. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration VQ-BWG, assigned to perform the… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Croatia Airlines De Havilland Dash 8 (400) at Brussels on Feb 22nd 2018, unsafe gear

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A Croatia Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration 9A-CQF performing flight OU-4456 from Zagreb (Croatia) to Brussels (Belgium) with 58 people on board, was on final approach to Brussels' runway 07L when the crew went around due to an unsafe nose gear indication. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet and entered a hold while the crew worked the related checklists and resolved the issue. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 07L and landed safely about 30 minutes after the go… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

United Boeing 767 at Chicago on Feb 23rd 2018, flaps issue

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N642UA performing flight UA-2116 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was climbing out of Chicago when the crew reported a flaps issue and decided to return to Chicago for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Flying Onboard the Delivery Flight of Qatar’s First A350-1000 from Toulouse to Doha

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After a fantastic A350-1000 delivery gala dinner Tuesday night at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, AirlineGeeks was also invited to join Qatar Airways on the ferry flight to Doha for the very first Airbus A350-1000 delivery. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

The A350-1000: A game changer in wide-body segment

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Toulouse - Longer hull, modified wings, new Rolls-Royce Trent-XWB engines and more robust systems. They are what Airbus delivered to Qatar Airways on February 20, in Toulouse. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Spirit Airlines to add new service to St. Croix

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Spirit Airlines has announced, beginning on May 24, 2018, it will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

El Al / Bangkok Airways begins codeshare service from late-March 2018

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El Al Israel Airlines yesterday commenced codeshare partnership with Bangkok Airways, covering the latter’s service within Thailand. From 21FEB18, planned new codeshare routes as follows. (www.routesonline.com) More...

Airbus completes 8,000th A320 family delivery

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Airbus has passed a key milestone in single-aisle production with the delivery of the 8,000th A320 family aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

British Airways Boeing 777-200ER damaged by a cargo loader at Buenos Aires Airport

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British Airways Boeing 777-200ER (reg. G-YMMU) #BA245 suffered engine damage after collision with a cargo loader at the gate in Buenos Aires on Thursday 22nd. New meaning for 'BASH' as Britsh Airways Strike Hazard, I guess (www.airlive.net) More...

Aseman Airlines ATR-72 crash in Iran: human remains descended on man’s back

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After more than two days of research in the Zagros Mountains, workers located on Tuesday at about 4.000 meters altitude the remain of the Aseman Airlines ATR 72. (www.airlive.net) More...

Shocking Video of Passenger Punching a Jetblue Flight Attendant

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A passenger had to be restrained on a JetBlue flight after he punched an attendant in the head during a profanity-laden rant. Shocking video obtained by DailyMail.com shows the crazed man screaming at the crew member before attacking him while the New York-bound plane was on the tarmac in Los Angeles. (www.travelingaap.com) More...

Plane lands on belly in Abbotsford raspberry field

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An airplane went off the runway at Abbotsford International Airport during a snowstorm Friday. (www.surreynowleader.com) More...

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