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Embry-Riddle Study Confirms Small Unmanned “Drones” Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft

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During the 13-day sampling period, researchers detected 73 individual DJI-manufactured drones that made 192 separate flights in the Class C airspace around the airport. (www.suasnews.com) More...

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Etihad Airways Set to Cancel Order for Airbus A350s

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The flag carrier and national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways is in the midst of aggressive cutbacks, in a bid to overcome a mammoth $1.52 billion annual net loss announced just last year. Reputable independent rating agency ‘Fitch’ have said ‘Etihad Airways is expected to continue making losses through to 2022′, and it’s been established that the Abu Dhabi airline has “very weak” financials and lower unit revenues than its Gulf and European competitor airlines, despite… (aviationanalyst.co.uk) More...

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FlightAware Announces Flight Tracking Coverage Growth

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FlightAware Now Provides 100% Global Flight Tracking From the Moment an Aircraft Powers on at its Origin to the Second it Parks at its Destination. (flightaware.com) More...

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Belgian unions warn of more strikes ahead for Ryanair

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European unions will organise several days of strikes before the end of the year if low-cost carrier Ryanair (RYA.I) does not change its position, Belgian unions CNE and LBC-NVK said. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16

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A technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16 at the Florennes Air Base on October 11. A technician in one of the F-16s accidentally hit the metaphorical big red button and activated its six-barreled Vulcan M16A-1 cannon. A F-16 had recently been fully fueled for a training run, and the bullets hit the gas tank. (jalopnik.com) More...

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FlightAware Launches Ground Coverage For Business Aviation

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Ready to Taxi notifies users when an aircraft powers on at its origin, taxis out, taxis in and parks at its destination FBO or airport. (flightaware.com) More...

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Single-Pilot passenger planes could soon take to the skies

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Plane maker Boeing is actively working on technology that would remove the need for two pilots in the cockpits of its passenger jets. (www.independent.co.uk) More...

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United Celebrates 70 Years Of Maintenance In San Francisco Featuring All-Women Technician Team

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United Airlines’ San Francisco (SFO) Maintenance Center is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. One of the highlights was the appearance of the Chix Fix team. This all-women technician team participated in the 2018 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airlines impose cannabis ban on pilots and cabin crew

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Air Canada, WestJet and Jazz are among the carriers that have imposed a blanket ban on cannabis use for many employees directly involved in flight operations as Transport Canada warns that cannabis is a “potential threat” to aviation safety. (www.thestar.com) More...

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Delta to debut A220 at New York LaGuardia

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Delta Air Lines will introduce the first Airbus A220 in North America at New York LaGuardia airport, making good on promises that the aircraft would initially fly from the Big Apple. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Orkney Islands routes are front-runners for first commercial electric flights

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Up in the remote northeast of Scotland, residents of the Orkney Islands use small island-hopping aircraft to commute around the archipelago. The longest flight in the area is 15 minutes, traveling 33 miles from the city of Kirkwall to the island of North Ronaldsay. The shortest flight takes an average of 80 seconds to travel 1.7 miles between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray. That flight holds the Guinness World Record as the shortest commercial flight route in the world. Now, Scottish… (arstechnica.com) More...

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Scientists able to scare away birds around airport with googly eyes

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It's no secret that birds and airplanes do not mix, and scientists may have finally found a way to keep these two within safe distances of each other. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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NTSB calls for 25h cockpit voice recorder duration

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Following several recent aviation safety incidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging regulators to extend significantly the required recording duration of cockpit voice recorders (CVRs). (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Southwest flight makes emergency landing after passenger allegedly plays unwanted game of 'footsie'

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A Southwest flight on Tuesday was diverted after a Texas man on board played an unwanted game of "footsie" with a female passenger sitting next to him and got into a confrontation with the flight crew, authorities said. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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China Comac C919 Stumbles on FAA Flight Deck Standards

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Despite 10 years of development and a wealth of support from foreign firms, China's efforts to gain entry into western markets with an indigenous airliner continue to progress slowly as Comac struggles to bring its ambitious C919 project in line with U.S. Federal Aviation Administration requirements. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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