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Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

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(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the "i"s -- on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. In a move that's had the Internet asking "WTF?" ("Where's the F?"), photos emerged Wednesday morning appearing to show a plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport, proudly emblazoned with the words "CATHAY PACIIC." (www.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing to launch the 797 NMA officially at Paris Air Show in June 2019

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Seattle - Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing boss, revealed nothing new about the Boeing's long-discussed NMA program at Farnborough Airshow this year. But internally, Boeing follows a precise timeline for its New Mid-market Airplane that is unofficially dubbed 797 by the industry. Teams in Seattle are working towards a program launch announcement at the Paris Air Show in June 2019 Jon Ostrower reports (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Pictures: Lufthansa releases images of the new business class for its upcoming Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - Business Class configuration of Luthansa for its upcoming 777X, which will enter into service in 2020, will offer passengers a new level of comfort. Lufthansa, the launch customer of the Boeing 777-9, has already revealed a new Business Class cabin concept for the new widebody jetliner. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific to donate world’s first Boeing 777-200 to museum

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Cathay Pacific and Boeing have announced they will be donating the world’s first Boeing 777 to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Cuts Boeing 787 Flights as Trent Engine Checks Continue

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Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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JetBlue’s Founder Aims to Reboot Discount Flying With U.S. Startup

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Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is determined to make his next carrier stand out in a market where rivals large and small shoehorn budget-minded travelers into cramped cabins. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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So much for no litter left-behind! Burning Man's 747 plane is STILL in Nevada desert two weeks after the festival ended

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A 747 airplane that was a main attraction at this year's Burning Man is still in the Nevada desert - two weeks after the festival ended. One of the main rules for Burning Man's 80,000 attendees is to 'leave no trace' at the site after the week-long event ends. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Pilot Beard Ban Debunked

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A Canadian study has found that there is no significant difference between the sealing of O2 mask with or without a beard. Time for a policy change? (www.avweb.com) More...

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Airbus launches construction of Flight Works Alabama

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Mobile - Last week (September 12), Airbus executives met Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and officials from the Mobile County, as well as industry and educational partners to formalize the launch of Flight Works Alabama, the new aviation experience center to be built in Mobile. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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First ANA A380 takes to the skies

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The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies today, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Emirates Seeks Etihad takeover

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A new world’s largest airline may be in the works. Just announced that Emirates is in talks to take over the unprofitable Etihad which would in turn create the world’s largest airline by passenger traffic. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Airbus needs twelve months to get the A320neo deliveries back on track

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Port Louis - Airbus will need another year to catch up on all A320neo delivery backlogs because of the late deliveries from the engine suppliers. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines to remove its 767-300ERs from service earlier than expected

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Honolulu - Hawaiian Airlines is removing its Boeing 767s from its fleet earlier than expected. There are still six Boeing 767-300ER are in service with Hawaiian Airlines. The youngest 767 is twelve, and the oldest one is 17 years old. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Video: Maldives' Velana International Airport welcomes the first Airbus A380

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Male - Yesterday (18 September), an Airbus A380 from Etihad Airways landed in the Maldives for the first time in history. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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A Boeing Pilot Flies The Qantas A380 Simulator

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the delivery of the first Qantas A380 in September 2008, today’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) features are republished from our November 2008 issue’s indepth coverage of the arrival of the first of the Flying Kangaroo’s super jumbos. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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Vista Global Acquires XOJET

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In a further move towards strengthening its lead in the fragmented and expanding business aviation market, Vista Global, the aviation group founded by Thomas Flohr, announces the acquisition of XOJET’s business aviation fleet and commercial operations. (www.xojet.com) More...

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Air Force finds new KC-46 deficiencies

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The U.S. Air Force has added two new technical issues to the KC-46 tanker’s list of problems, potentially throwing a wrench into the projected delivery of the first tanker in October. (www.defensenews.com) More...

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Zimbabwe Airways starts taking delivery of four Boeing 777 aircraft.

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Zimbabwe Airways purchases four Boeing 777 aircraft for $180 million using alleged "stolen public funds." It is also noteworthy that the ever-controversial ex Zimbabwe Pres. Robert Mugabe owns a $400 million Boeing 767 with super plush interior making it fit for royalty while the country is one of the poorest in Africa and struggling for survival. (www.dailynews.co.zw) More...

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Singapore Air Takes Delivery of Jet for World's Longest Flight

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Singapore Airlines Ltd. took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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American Airlines Considers Ending Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees

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American Airlines Group Inc. would consider barring passengers from changing nonrefundable tickets if Congress limits what carriers can charge for the adjustments, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said Tuesday. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines flight cancelled after pilot fails alcohol test

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A Singapore Airlines flight to Wellington was cancelled yesterday after a pilot failed an alcohol test. Singapore Airlines spokesman Karl Schubert said flight SQ247 from Melbourne to Wellington was cancelled due to an operating crew member being deemed unfit to fly. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

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The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a fence and boarded a passenger jet at an Orlando airport

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(CNN)A student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a security fence early Thursday at Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded a passenger jet that was undergoing maintenance, an airport spokeswoman said. The student, who is originally from Trinidad and had a Florida driver's license, parked his red sedan curbside around 2 a.m. before jumping the fence, running across the apron and boarding the American Airlines Airbus A321, spokeswoman Lori Booker told reporters… (www.cnn.com) More...

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Passengers were stuck overnight after their flight was diverted. So the captain brought them 40 pizzas

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Passengers from American Airlines Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth were bracing for a long night. Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane's captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John's and ordered 40 fresh pizzas for delivery at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS). (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Tigerair grounded Boeing 737 maintained by an offshore maintenance facility

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Tigerair Australia grounded a Boeing 737 aircraft maintained by an offshore maintenance facility in Phillipines last month. The Boeing 737 underwent heavy maintenance at SIA Engineering Philippines (SIAEP) owned by Singapore Airlines at Clark International Airport in Phillipines between July 17 and July 31, 2018. (newsinflight.com) More...

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Airbus Mobile delivers first biofuel-powered A321 to JetBlue

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Airbus sent JetBlue Airways’ latest A321ceo off on its delivery flight Sept. 19 from Mobile, Alabama, with 15.5% renewable jet fuel onboard, continuing a trend the manufacturer started with its Toulouse delivery flights two years ago. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Congress negotiates supersonic commercial flights over the U.S territory

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The commercial supersonic flight over the U.S. soil has been banned since 1978, but Congress might remove or mitigate the constraints. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Sailplane reaches 76,100 ft altitude

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Airbus sponsored flight smashes previous record. Flight took advantage of a mountain wave where Antarctic winds hit the Andes Mountains in South America. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Saudi’s Flyadeal to decide on 50-plane order with Airbus or Boeing next month

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Saudi budget carrier Flyadeal has said it will choose between narrow-body jets made by Airbus and Boeing in October, according to reports. The plans come after the airline indicated it would issue a request for proposal bids towards the end of last year. (gulfbusiness.com) More...

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KLM Announces Las Vegas With Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (June 2019)

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Dutch carrier KLM will add Las Vegas (LAS) to its US network starting from next summer. The airline will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route, starting from June 6, 2019. Las Vegas will become the airline’s 18th North Atlantic destination, which will work in par with the current joint venture in place with Delta, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, and Alitalia. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Harvey’s Devastation Inspires Pilots to Create Operation Airdrop

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The group has already flown 400 relief missions, but supplies and airplanes are still needed. Operation Airdrop was created by pilots who saw the devastation caused by Harvey in Houston and wanted to do something to help. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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American Airlines offers free live TV through Dish

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You might not be stuck watching a handful of mediocre movies (or your offline copies of streaming shows) the next time you're on a long-haul flight. American Airlines and Dish recently started offering free live TV for domestic US flights aboard 100-plus aircraft with Gogo's 2Ku satellite access. It won't match your service back home, but you will have access to a dozen major networks including CNN, ESPN, NBC and Telemundo. And you don't have to squint at a small seatback display -- you can… (www.engadget.com) More...

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Aeroméxico Durango-CDMX flight crashes shortly after takeoff

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Aeroméxico Durango-CDMX flight crashes shortly after takeoff... (mexiconewsdaily.com) More...

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