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A commercial airplane hack is just a matter of time research reveals

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Washington - When you're planning your next trip, you might want to consider the fact that experts from several government organizations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security amongst them, have warned that sooner or later a commercial aircraft will be a victim of a cyber attack that will end in catastrophe. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Honeywell and FlightAware to Enhance Tracking for users of GoDirect Flight and Cabin Services

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Users of Honeywell’s GoDirect Flight Services, which serves as an extension of a customer’s flight operations team, will have access to FlightAware’s aggregated flight information from data link position reports, air traffic control radar systems in over 45 countries, and FlightAware’s worldwide network of terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers in over 180 countries. This aggregated information will provide a better understanding of where their aircraft or fleet… (aerospace.honeywell.com) More...

1 person dead after midair Alaska plane collision

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A midair collision Wednesday sent a small airplane plummeting into Alaska's Susitna River, killing a person on board. (abc13.com) More...

VIDEO: Crash Truck Dash Cam: AA 383 Fire at O’Hare

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Every video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airlines Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare International Airport contains a wealth of information about the incident and the fire department’s response to it. While the overall theme can be appropriately summarized with “Job well done,” there are certainly lessons to be learned. (And they have been.) (www.youtube.com) More...

Etihad Airways looks to cancel or delay an order of 25 777X

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Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways may cancel an order for 25 Boeing 777X. The Abu Dhabi-based airline operator is struggling with financial problems and wants to adjust the fleet plans for the future. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Two ex-SIA A380 to be dismantled for spare parts market

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Dortmund - The leasing company Dr. Peters Group has decided to dismantle the first two Airbus A380 returned by Singapore Airlines at the end of their contract terms because they have not found customers. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac

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Most times it’s bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac toward a pond. He posted a 10-second video on Facebook. Velardi says the Spirit Airlines flight had to wait about five minutes before it could taxi to the gate. He says an airport truck arrived at the pond to make sure the alligator didn’t… (fox2now.com) More...

NASA Flies A Large Drone Solo In Public Airspace

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NASA has flown a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase plane following it. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

Biggest Exports by US State in 2017

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We created out latest map in three steps. First, we used US Census Bureau data to identify the most prevalent export industries in 2017 in each state. Then we assigned a color for each category or industry, generating a snapshot of the geography of exports. Finally, for each state, we labeled the specific sector within the category, so that a state that is light blue for “Machinery/Transportation” is labeled specifically “Airplanes,” “Trucks,” etc. on the map. This lets you quickly and easily… (howmuch.net) More...

Traveling the World, One Ferry Flight at a Time

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There’s a whole wide world of flight outside of instructing and freight dogging and airline flying. There are many interesting and rewarding ways to make a living in and around airplanes, and Sarah Rovner seems to have hit upon one of the more adventuresome ones. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

PICTURES: Hawaiian receives first US-built A320neo-family aircraft

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Airbus has delivered the first A320neo-family aircraft from its manufacturing site in Mobile, Alabama, handing over an A321neo to Hawaiian Airlines. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Qantas A380 in wake turbulence encounter caused by another Qantas A380

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Flight QF94, two hours after taking off from Los Angeles to Melbourne on the night of June 10, plunged upon hitting the wake turbulence of another Qantas A380 that was on its way to Sydney, the Australian airline said in a statement. No injuries were reported. The planes were separated by 20 nautical miles and 1,000 feet in altitude. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Eurowings launches a new route from Munich to Bangkok

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Eurowings on June 15 launched another new long-haul service from Munich – this time to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Initially once a week, then twice a week from July 15. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

The CEO of Qatar Airways forced to apologize for saying a woman couldn't do his job

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Al Baker faced criticism for his comment made Tuesday at an International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Sydney. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Airbus aims for airliner cockpit-touchscreen first with A350

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“We will soon deliver touchscreens [on the A350] to a launch operator,” says A350 XWB marketing director François Obé. “I cannot give you a timescale…but it is coming soon.” (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Cracking checks ordered on winglet-equipped 767s

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US regulators are ordering operators of winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300s to conduct checks on the wing structure following occurrences of fatigue cracking. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

New York-area Airports Face Sea-rise Risk

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A recent report on the future of the metro-New York Airports by the Regional Plan Association paints a somewhat gloomy picture, particularly for New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB). New York Harbor could see at least one foot of sea level rise by 2050, and possibly as soon as 2030, according to estimates from the New York City Panel on Climate Change. By the end of the century that total could be as high as three feet. As a result, the report stated, “TEB would be partly flooded at one foot,… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Rolls-Royce Finds New Trent 1000 Durability ‘Issues’

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Rolls-Royce has identified another durability issue in its Trent 1000 series engines, this time involving the intermediate pressure compressor in the Package B version. The variant has flown in service on Boeing 787s since 2012 and consists of 166 engines. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Airbus prepares to take on Qantas 'Sunrise' challenge with A350

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Airbus is working to extract even more range from the A350 family as it prepares to respond to the Qantas "Project Sunrise" request for an ultra-long-range aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Wizz Air opens base in Vienna, Austria

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The newly allocated aircraft will support the start of operations of five new services from Vienna to the popular destinations: Valencia, Rome Fiumicino, Malta, Bari and Tel Aviv. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Kenya Airways considers Bombardier CSeries, Embraer E2 order

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Kenya Airways is evaluating an order of up to 20 Bombardier CSeries or Embraer E2 regional jets. A decision will be made by the end of this year, CEO Sebastian Mikosz told ATW on the sidelines of this week’s IATA AGM in Sydney. (www.atwonline.com) More...

AirAsia Investigated For Money Laundering

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The probe into AirAsia’s money laundering case has been widened, with the Enforcement Directorate collecting details and documentation from the Commerce and Industry Ministry related to the Foreign Direct Investment clearances given to the carrier. (airwaysmag.com) More...

airBaltic and TAP Air Portugal to start codeshare flights

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airBaltic and the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugal has concluded a cooperation agreement, known as codeshare agreement. This partnership will enable airBaltic passengers more and diversified options to travel within the vast network of TAP Air Portugal including Brazil, Portugal and Africa. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

VIDEO: Beechcraft Bonanza Crashes Into Hangar After Narrowly Avoiding Runway Collision

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On August 31, 2016, about 0930 central daylight time, a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N8283D, was destroyed when it impacted a hangar during an attempted takeoff from runway 18 at the Bentonville Municipal Airport (VBT), Bentonville, Arkansas. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. (www.youtube.com) More...

American Airlines, Welcome to Bonaire!

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AA started service AAL1379 MIA-BON-MIA with A319 N90024 to my favorite island in the Caribbean yesterday!!! Here's a story in Bonaire's local media about the inaugural flight. (www.infobonaire.com) More...

Iran Air Expects 11 Aircraft From Airbus and ATR Before the US Sanctions Take Effect

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Iran Air hopes to receive three new Airbus and eight ATR before the US sanctions take effect. Before the US sanctions take effect at the beginning of August this year, Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the CEO of the Iranian state-owned company explained at the IATA Annual Meeting in Sydney that he hoped to receive eleven new planes. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

The votes are in: Sun Country Airlines' new paint scheme is ...

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The polls are closed and Sun Country Airlines' new livery has been decided by the employees after they were asked to vote. The winner is 'Team A." (www.usatoday.com) More...

American Airlines Cancels 275 PSA Flights, Charlotte Douglas International Airport Most Impacted

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American Airlines grounded 275 flights operated by regional operator PSA Airlines on Thursday evening due to a technical issue. "PSA Airlines, an American Airlines regional carrier, experienced a technical issue that caused them to cancel their flights for the remainder of the evening. Our team is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and accommodate customers,” American Airlines tweeted. (www.ibtimes.com) More...

Boeing-backed contest for personal flying machines gets off the ground

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Since at least the ancient Greeks, people have dreamed of soaring like a bird from place to place. Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches of personal flying machines were ahead of their time and remain ahead of our own. Most people who want to fly today can do so only with an airline ticket and a valid form of identification. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Bomb Threat Diverts Chicago-Bound Plane From Europe

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CHICAGO (CBS)–A bomb threat diverted a United Airlines flight en route to Chicago from Rome Monday. United flight UA971 departed Rome around 10:30 a.m. local time, and was scheduled to land at Chicago O’Hare International Airport around 2 p.m. before it was diverted to a small airport in Ireland. (chicago.cbslocal.com) More...

Lufthansa CityLine A340-300 damaged by towing truck fire at Frankfurt Airport

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A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 in Star Alliance livery (operated by Lufthansa CityLine) was damaged by a towing truck fire at Frankfurt Airport on Monday morning. The towing truck caught fire while bringing the aircraft to maintenance facilities at the airport. Emergency crews rushed to extinguish the flames, photos from the scene show the vehicle on fire and flames rising to the cockpit area of the plane, blackening its exterior. (www.airlive.net) More...

Closer inspection interval detected cracking on 747 pylon

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Qantas’s decision to halve the time between inspections on the engine pylons of its Boeing 747-400 fleet allowed it to detect fatigue cracking before it became a safety issue. The affected 747, registered VH-OJT, was undergoing maintenance in Hong Kong on 5 October 2016 when an inspection of the number two engine pylon identified cracks that had started to develop in the outboard strut ribs in the torque box of the pylon. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

US government seeks more information on proposed American Airlines, Qantas alliance

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The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has asked American Airlines and Qantas for more details on its proposed expanded alliance and joint-business agreement (JBA). The DOT said on Wednesday it had reviewed the pair’s application for antitrust immunity (ATI) that was lodged in February, as well as supporting confidential documents. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

$186 Million (£120 Million) Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

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The aviation world is abuzz with reports that a group of Concorde fans may have raised enough money to get the historic supersonic jet back in the skies once again. According to the Telegraph newspaper, "Club Concorde" has raised £120 million ($186 million) for its "return to flight" plan and hopes to get one of the decommissioned aircraft back in the skies by 2019. (www.cnn.com) More...

Spirit Airlines to offer new US Virgin Islands connection from Orlando

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On the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the US Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

FAA Pushes Back On Boeing Exemption for 787 Safety Flaw

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The US Federal Aviation Administration is pushing back on a request by Boeing for a temporary exemption from a safety regulation to allow the GE Aviation-powered version version of the 787-10 to enter service on schedule in August. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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