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Report: Airlines Installing Uncomfortable Bumps In Seatbacks Because It Pleases Them

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NEW YORK—According to sources throughout the commercial aviation sector, the nation’s airlines will begin installing awkwardly placed bumps in every airplane seatback this week because it reportedly brings great pleasure to them (www.theonion.com) More...

James "Red" Duke, iconic surgeon who started Life Flight, dies at 86

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Dr. James "Red" Duke Jr., Houston's iconic, cowboy-style doctor who delivered homespun health advice on nationally syndicated television and founded the Life Flight helicopter ambulance system, died Tuesday. He was 86. (www.chron.com) More...

First A350-1000 wing goes in to prodution

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The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales. READ MORE ON AIRBUS.com (www.airbus.com) More...

(Video) Shoreham Air Show Crash

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A Hawker Hunter plane has crashed while performing at the Shoreham Air Show. (www.youtube.com) More...

Lockheed unveil next generation HWB airlifter concept

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Aviation Week revealed Lockheed Martin's next generation airlifter design called the Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) concept, that promises drastic reduction in operating cost. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Lufthansa’s “Movable Monument” Tante Ju 52 soars over Hamburg

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Fly back in time aboard Lufthansa's 1936 vintage Junker JU52 in a scenic flight over Hamburg during "Airport Days". (airwaysnews.com) More...

Images: CSeries complete water ingestion tests

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Bombardier confirmed today it successfully completed its C Series aircraft’s water ingestion tests in Mirabel, Québec – the tests validate how the aircraft behaves on rain-soaked runways. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Britsh Airways refurbishing 18 747-400 aircraft.

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If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways. The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the Queen of the Skies on its debut in 1970 -- is plumping up seat cushions, hanging fresh curtains and upgrading entertainment systems on 18 planes. Seems they can get a bit more life out of paid-for aircraft and maybe make money doing so. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Video: Exhilarating DC-10 Firefighter Plane Pulls Off Incredible Maneuver In Silverado Canyon 9/12/2014

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"When on a hike to view the carnage a wildfire was taking on my hometown, I caught a fantastic clip of DC-10- dropping fire retardant in a treacherous ridge about to be enveloped in flames. Nobody wanted to come with me because of the steep trail and the inherent dangers of being close to a forest fire, so I was just up there alone. A very unique experience. On the way up the steep trail, I watched many other planes pass over the burning ridge and drop retardant and water, and I was just… (www.youtube.com) More...

(Video) 2015 Integrated Live Fire Exercise - US / S Korea

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HD video of a US / S Korea live fire military exercise - August 2015 (www.youtube.com) More...

Suspicious Package Prompts Terminal 2 Closure at San Francisco International Airport

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The discovery of a suspicious package at a security checkpoint Sunday afternoon prompted the closure of Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport, authorities said. Passengers were rerouted to boarding area C, which connects to the terminal via a walkway, while the undisclosed item was being cleared out, airport officials tweeted. Further details were not immediately available. This story is developing. Check back for updates. (www.nbcbayarea.com) More...

Video: NASA simulates a severe but survivable plane accident

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A single engine Cessna 172 plane was dropped to the ground from 100 feet on Wednesday at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., in an effort to help search and rescuers save more lives. (www.youtube.com) More...

While its aircraft can be tracked online, the U.S. Air Force only worries about Tweets….

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Bad OPSEC (Operations Security) exposed by Air War on ISIS? “Loose Tweets Destroy Fleets” is the slogan (based on the U.S. Navy’s WWII slogan “Loose Lips Sink Ships”) that the U.S. Air Force Central Command used a couple of weeks ago for an article aimed at raising airmen awareness about the risk of sharing sensitive information on social media. (theaviationist.com) More...

Simple wave: Feel good video of the day

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A boy waves at a Southwest Airlines airplane and gets a surprise . . . (www.youtube.com) More...

Boeing Settles Lawsuit Accusing Company of Mishandling 401(k) Plan

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Boeing decides to settle a long-running lawsuit accusing the company of mishandling the 401(k) plan to the employees. (www.wsj.com) More...

Cseries completes 80 percent certification

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Bombardier announced that its all new CSeries airliner has completed 80 percent of its certification, with more than 2250 flights completed (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

B-1 Bomber Buzzes Sturgis Bike Rally, Redefines The Term "Loud Exhaust"

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On this, the 75th anniversary of the Mecca of all bike rallies, the loudest vehicle to cruise the strip was the mighty B-1B Lancer bomber (www.youtube.com) More...

Plane crash at Swiss air show

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At least one dead in plane crash at Swiss air show. (www.reuters.com) More...

WWII Bomber, Crew Emerge From Polish River

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The remains of a Soviet fighter-bomber plane and two crew members shot down by Germans in 1945 have been found in a river in central Poland amid extremely low water levels associated with a drought. (www.newser.com) More...

British Airways to Launch First Nonstop Transatlantic Service from San José, California to London, England

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--British Airways today has announced that it will begin service between Mineta San José International Airport and London Heathrow from May 4, 2016. This marks the first regularly scheduled nonstop service to the UK for the city of San José. British Airways will operate the newest aircraft in its fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring the airline’s newly designed First cabin. (www.businesswire.com) More...

Video shows the power of "Wet Microburst"

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It's called a wet microburst -- but when you see it on video like this, there's nothing "micro" about it. This time-lapse footage captured by Tucson photographer Brian Snider shows a microburst absolutely unloading on an area near the city. It seems as if a giant nozzle has been turned on in the sky, sending a blast of water straight down, which then quickly fans out (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Pilot killed in crash at W.K. Kellogg Airport

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A private, single-engine aircraft with a single occupant crashed during takeoff around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. The pilot, a Wisconsin man in his 30s, was killed in the crash, according to police on scene. (woodtv.com) More...

Crowdfunding Effort Set To Finance First Vertical Lift Passenger Aircraft

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While the flying car may never get off the ground, XTI Aircraft is hoping to bridge the gap with its new take on a light jet that will transport you door-to-door. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

Hackers Arrested in British Airways Avios Theft

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One person is under arrest in New Delhi and two others are being sought in conjunction with the theft of millions of Avios, the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer program currency. Earlier this year.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

(Video)- Lightning strikes Delta aircraft at Atlanta Airport

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While filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on 8/18/15 I happened to capture this direct lightning strike on a 737. (m.ajc.com) More...

Boeing 777X: The Wing is the Thing

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The amazing, glider-like wings of the 777X take carbon composites to a new level. Longer and more efficient, these revolutionary wings will change how we fly. (www.youtube.com) More...

Aerobatic Pilot killed in New York following structural break-up

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Aircraft is reported to be a Giles G202 owned by Carbon Fiber Airshows of Austin, Texas. Unconfirmed if Andrew Wright was PIC at the time. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

FAA starts testing its drone safety app

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Back in May, the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to test an app for drone hobbyists that'll ensure they're flying in approved airspace. The mobile software appears to be on schedule as B4UFLY is now in closed beta for iOS. Up to 1,000 UAV users will test the app that's primarily aimed at keeping you informed about which areas are safe to fly. (www.engadget.com) More...

Airline fears of pilot shortage spark Congress fight over required training

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Good article to read. I want your options with the pilot shortage and the mandatory hours required by the FAA. I am a student at a 4-year college for Aviation with approximately 325 hours of flight time. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Asiana to Remove First-Class Cabins from Most Planes

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Asiana Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will eliminate virtually all of its first-class seats on aircraft that fly international routes. The Korean airline’s CEO, Kim Soo-cheon, made the announcement in a video broadcast to all employees.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Feds approve paper airplane drone flights

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a paper airplane that is a drone. (thehill.com) More...

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