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Pilots threaten Ryanair strikes over Christmas

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Ryanair may face Christmas strikes after Irish and European pilots branded a threat to slash jobs and shut bases a "declaration of war". The Irish Airline Pilots Association (Ialpa) backed a statement by a European pilot unions body warning of more strikes. (www.independent.ie) 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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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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This guy nails it!

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This is the most beautiful, technically perfect, serious X-wind landing I have seen in a long time. (twitter.com) More...

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TSA outlines its plans for facial recognition on domestic flights

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The Transportation Security Administration is determined to make facial recognition and other biometrics a regular part of the airport experience, and it now has a roadmap for that expansion. The effort will start by teaming with Customs and Border Protection on biometric security for international travel, followed by putting the technology into use for TSA Precheck travelers to speed up their boarding process. After that, it would both devise an "opt-in" biometric system for ordinary… (www.engadget.com) More...

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Southwest balks at American's new idea for Cuba routes

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Southwest ripped American's proposed rule change that would alter how U.S. airlines handle their routes to Cuba, calling the idea "unprecedented" in an Oct. 10 regulatory filing. The U.S. opened up the Cuban market a few years ago and allowed airlines to apply for routes. Only 20 daily routes to Havana were allocated to U.S. airlines. Both American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) were granted routes. When an airline is awarded a route, it's… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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India rejects UAE's demand for more flights and access to new destinations

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India has turned down the request of United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an increase in traffic rights and access to new destinations in the country. Civil aviation ministry officials held talks with their counterparts from the UAE in Mumbai on Wednesday and rejected the request, as the demand was opposed by domestic carriers. A ministry official said no increase has allowed in seat entitlements and no changes made in destinations. He added the two sides might meet again in February next year. (www.business-standard.com) More...

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India's IndiGo eyes wide-bodied aircraft from Airbus, Boeing: executive

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By Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Indian airline IndiGo on Sunday said wide-bodied aircraft are an “aspiration” and talks with manufacturers are ongoing but there is no firm timeline amid difficult market conditions in the Indian market. The budget airline, owned by InterGlobe Aviation , faces fierce competition in the very price sensitive Indian market where carriers are struggling to remain profitable despite filling 90 percent of their seats and rising demand. IndiGo recently reported… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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‘We’ve had a really good year.’ Here’s what’s ahead for Cessna’s newest, biggest planes

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A chunk of Textron’s 9,000 employees are immersed in developing the single-engine turboprop Denali and twin-turboprop SkyCourier, and certifying the Citation Longitude, its biggest business jet to date. (amp.kansas.com) More...

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Wind to blow ash off Mount St. Helens, could affect aviation

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Weather forecasters say strong winds are expected to blow volcanic ash that's on Mount St. Helens to nearby Washington state communities and that the blowing ash could affect aviation. (abcnews.go.com) More...

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JFK Airport To Undergo Expansion

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LONDON – New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport is to undergo a major expansion, valued at around $13 billion. $12 billion of that price tag will come from private funds and will be used to construct two new terminal complexes. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Pictures: First landing gear for Boeing 777X

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Boeing unveiled images of the first landing gear of the future 777X, whose inaugural flight is scheduled for next year. After the folding wing and the fuselage, Boeing now released images of the landing gear of the world's largest twin-engine widebody aircraft. (airlinerwatch.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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Sky Battles: Fighting Back Against Rogue Drones

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Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people. So how can we fight back? (www.fliegerfaust.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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Pentagon grounds all F-35 fighter jets following crash

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The U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines — as well as 11 international partners who participated in the program — grounded all F-35 fighters on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a jet that crashed in Beaufort, South Carolina, late last month. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Air Canada's near miss last year was almost 'worst accident in history'

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This is the one in which Air Canada almost landed at SFO on a taxiway where four planes were waiting to take off (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Hainan Airlines today puts the first Airbus A350-900 into service

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Hainan Airlines flight HU7607 took off from Beijing and landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at 11:00 am on October 13 Beijing time, marking the successful completion of the maiden commercial revenue flight of the first Airbus A350 aircraft owned by Hainan Airlines Holding Co., Ltd. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Flights grounded, passengers stranded as unions shutdown Lagos airport

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Hundreds of passengers were on Wednesday stranded as protesting members of the aviation unions shutdown operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, operated by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions embarked on the protest alleging BASL’s sacking of 20 employees who indicated interest to unionise. The protesting unions are the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria… (dailypost.ng) More...

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Overland aircraft on fire at Lagos Airport

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An aircraft belonging to Overland Airways, parked inside Overland Air hangar at the domestic wing of the Muritala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, is currently on fire. It is believed the plane was being serviced when it caught fire. The inferno also spread to other aircraft, causing damages estimated to be worth millions of dollars. (dailypost.ng) More...

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In wake of noise complaints from Huntington Beach, JetBlue announces plans to retrofit jets to make them quieter

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JetBlue announced this week that it plans to retrofit its entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators by 2021, marking a victory for Huntington Beach residents who say the airline’s jet noise has harmed their quality of life. (www.latimes.com) More...

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Live Blog from Inaugural of World’s Longest Flight: Newark to Singapore on Singapore Airlines

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Airways Magazine's Chris Sloan live blogs on the inaugural 18 hour and 45 minute A350-900ULR flight from Newark to Singapore. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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911 caller thinks an Army vet’s Halloween display is a real plane crash

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Pickerington, Ohio - There’s a Halloween display so scary that somebody called 911. IViolet Township Fire and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a home with an upside-down ultra-light in the front yard. The first responders quickly realized it was a Halloween decoration. (abc6onyourside.com) More...

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Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner near Perth on Oct 11th 2018, uncommanded engine shut down in flight

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A Scoot Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration 9V-OJE performing flight TR-16 from Singapore (Singapore) to Perth,WA (Australia), was descending towards Perth when the right hand engine (Trent 1000) shut down without command (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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Incident: Canada A320 at San Francisco on Jul 7th 2017, NTSB update Sep 25, 2018anding

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Incident: Canada A320 at San Francisco on Jul 7th 2017, lined up with taxiway for landing On Sep 25th 2018 following the board meeting the NTSB released the findings and probable cause (the final report will be released in due time and summarized as usual by the AVH): (avherald.com) More...

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FAA General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program is Back!

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has elected to restart the ADS-B rebate incentive program. The program originally ran from September 2016 through September 2017 and provided certain aircraft owners access to a $500 incentive for ADS-B equipage. (www.faa.gov) More...

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Delta is getting travelers to shell out more for seats

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Delta Air Lines' fuel bill surged in the last quarter and travelers were willing to pick some of the tab. Higher airfares and brisk sales of seats in premium sections of the plane like business and first class helped the second-largest U.S. airline offset its fuel costs as it posted record revenue and profits that topped Wall Street's expectations for the three months ended in September. (www.cnbc.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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Airbus plane modified in Filton to take off on world’s longest flight

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An Airbus plane which had its fuel tank modified by engineers in Filton is set to take off on the world’s longest flight. (www.bristolpost.co.uk) More...

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Airbus Plans Range-Boosting Jet Before Boeing

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The A321neo is already nibbling away at the bottom end of the 220-to-270-seat market Boeing is targeting for the NMA -- also dubbed the 797 -- with the LR variant racking up orders from carriers like Air Transat that see it as the best prospect to replace the U.S. firm’s out-of-production 757 and the 767 on some trans-Atlantic routes. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Air India Express B737 suffers belly gash after striking wall

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An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 was diverted to Mumbai Chhtrapati Shivaji International airport after one of its wheels hit the boundary wall of Tiruchirappalli International Airport (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Turkish Airlines Mulls Istanbul – Mexico City Route

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Turkish Airlines hopes to conclude agreements and permits that will allow them to reach Mexico City, the airline’s 231st international destination, reinforcing its status as the airline with the broadest international network. This would be the first nonstop route between Mexico City and Istanbul. However, it was detailed that the flight might stop at Cancun International Airport. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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U.S. says China spy charged with trying to steal aviation secrets

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A U.S. Department of Justice statement said Xu, a deputy division director for the State Security Department of China’s Jiangsu province, targeted several U.S. aerospace companies, including GE Aviation (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Terrifying moment RAAF plane flies towards buildings

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Spectators are heard calling it '9/11' stuff as the plane pulls up at the last minute (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Pallas Aviation becomes first LM-100J aircraft operator

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Lockheed Martin introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator on Thursday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Korean Air Boeing 747-8 at Chicago on Oct 10th 2018, could not retract landing gear

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A Korean Airlines Boeing 747-800 freighter, registration HL7624 performing flight KE-271 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Atlanta,GA (USA), was climbing out of Chicago when the crew requested to level off at 5000 feet due to a technical issue they were working on. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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AirAsia X is coming to Avalon Airport on December 5

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AirAsia X On December 5, 2018 will launch new twice-daily Australian services to Avalon Airport (AVV) from Kuala Lumpur. The first departure from Avalon Airport will be on December 5. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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China to launch new stealth bombers able to fire missiles at US

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CHINA has announced its latest major military development, disclosing that its new-generation stealth bomber Hong-20 will finally take to the skies, as tensions between Beijing and the US reach a dangerous new level. (www.express.co.uk) More...

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JetBlue to retrofit Airbus fleet with vortex generators

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The small devices disrupt wind over ports on the wing which can produce a “whistling” tone during approach into an airport. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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United Airlines flight makes emergency landing

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A United Airlines flight from Florida to Newark, NJ, had to turn around roughly 10 minutes after takeoff because of engine failure (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Artificial Intelligence and its impact on flight operations

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Learn about the increasingly large impact big data, analytics, and AI are having on our industry, and what can be expected for the future of flight operations (ww1.jeppesen.com) More...

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Everything You Need To Know: Singapore Airlines Relaunches World’s Longest Flight

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On Friday, Singapore Airlines will once again take the claim of operating the world’s longest commercial flight when flight SQ21 makes its return connecting Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN), nonstop. Here's a history of the previous A340-500 service and the innovations that will make the new A350-900 ULR service more of an economic and customer success. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Flight from Orlando delayed due to 'emotional support' squirrel

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Frontier Airlines said a woman had to be escorted off a flight bound for Cleveland Tuesday night due to a squirrel. (fox8.com) More...

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Vintage airplane to become cocktail lounge at new TWA Hotel at JFK

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A vintage Lockheed Constellation is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge. (abc7ny.com) More...

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