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Why Every Airline Should Already Exceed GADSS Flight Tracking Standards

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As a growing number of countries adopt GADSS into their regulatory framework, global flight tracking with at least one position update per minute is becoming the industry standard. Our CEO, Daniel Baker, explains the impact this has on passenger safety and how our partnership with Aireon LLC enables airlines of all sizes to exceed it. (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Red tape, funding problems hamper Lion Air black box search

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Weeks of delays in the search for the second ‘black box’ may complicate the task of explaining how 189 people died when the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Lion Air Stands Firm on Canceling $22 Billion Boeing Jet Orders

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Lion Air Mentari’s owner is sketching out plans to become one of the world’s largest budget carriers, while also preparing to scrap $22 billion in Boeing Co. jet orders out of anger at the manufacturer’s response to an October air disaster. Rusdi Kirana, the co-founder of Lion Air, Indonesia’s biggest airline, mapped out the seemingly contradictory goals in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday. The crash that killed all 189 people aboard a Boeing 737 Max won’t derail his ambition to expand the… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Bombardier works on composite wings for next single-aisle of Airbus

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After selling the majority stake of the CSeries program to Airbus and the Q400 to Viking Air, the focus of the Canadian company is now to use all of its technological know-how to provide components to other aircraft manufacturers. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Huge Chaff Cloud That Lit Up Radars As It Drifted Across The Midwest Remains A Mystery

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Yesterday, meteorologists, and anyone else watching weather radar in southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky, noticed an unusual formation drifting through the area. Although evidence remains limited, this was likely a burst of chaff released from a U.S. military aircraft, but there is still no clear explanation as to why the plane released the radar-reflecting countermeasures in this particular area. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Middle East Airlines Orders Four Airbus A330-900neo

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Middle East Airlines (MEA), the flag carrier of Lebanon, has placed an order for four Airbus A330-900neos, the largest and most popular variant of the wide-body program. Additionally, an agreement was signed between the airline and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, the sole engine provider for the A330neo program, with the all-new Trent 7000 engines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Lufthansa Rolls Out First A380 In New Livery (+Photos)

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German flag carrier, Lufthansa, rolled out its new and updated livery on the first Airbus A380 aircraft in its fleet. The carrier has been implementing the revised livery across its entire fleet, both cargo, and passenger, to offer what Lufthansa calls “a visible sign of the modernization of Lufthansa.” Several aviation experts and enthusiasts have condemned the airline’s new livery, claiming that by removing the yellow color from the scheme, they removed an important piece of history. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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USAF completes critical design review of B-21 stealth bomber

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The US Air Force has completed its critical design review of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, marking another milestone in development of the next-generation stealth bomber. The technical review, completed on 30 November, ensured the proposed aircraft has a stable and mature design before the USAF moves the programme into manufacturing and flight testing. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Avianca Brazil files for Brazilian bankruptcy protection

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Avianca Brazil has filed for bankruptcy protection with a Brazilian court in a move that comes after lessors sought to repossess some of the carrier's aircraft, two sources tell FlightGlobal. The carrier, Brazil's fourth largest airline, had been working with lessors to reach tenable lease agreements but failed to find common ground, one person close to the proceedings says. The company leases 50 of its 58 aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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ANA A380 Rolls out of Paint Shop

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ANA All Nippon Airways has had it’s first A380 roll out of the paint shop today. It took 21 days to complete the paint job on the aircraft and it was presented to ANA officials today in a dramatic and entertaining display. The plane is the first of three A380’s that the airline will have painted in this unique and one of a kind livery, sporting a blue Sea turtle and is called “Flying Honu”, the blue is a representation of the blue skies on Hawaii. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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