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Portuguese fighters to scramble second time for another airplane in emergency in less than 24 hours

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Lisbon - Fighters took off from Monte Real air base, Leiria, to give support a Boeing 737 aircraft from the Dutch airline Transavia that declared emergency after taking off from Funchal. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Allegiant to add 9 new routes from Sarasota/Bradenton

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Allegiant Air is adding 9 new routes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for this winter/spring season. Allegiant Air is also adding a new nonstop seasonal service between Louisville (Louisville International Airport – SDF) and New Orleans (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport). Starting on February 22, 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton passengers will be able to fly nonstop to Asheville, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland. Starting in April, 2019, the carrier will offer… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Brussels Airlines retires an Airbus A330-300 (OO-SFN) after 25 years of service

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Brussels Airlines has retired its first Airbus A330-300. The pictured A330-301 OO-SFN (msn 037) departed Brussels on November 13 for storage at the Pinal Airpark, Arizona. OO-SFN was originally delivered to SABENA on July 30, 1997 and later served with SN Brussels Airlines and at the end, Brussels Airlines. At one time it carried “Music our freedom” special markings. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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£5,000 an hour but no free booze – what to expect on board the Ryanair private jet

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Love it or loathe it, at least you know what you get with Ryanair. Or do you? Who would have thought, for example, that the Irish airline most often associated with lurid yellow and grumpy passengers, has its own private jet? Yours for just £5,000 an hour, on top of taxes and fees. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, you can take a second bag in the cabin free of charge. What’s more is each passenger is allowed two hold bags, each weighing up to 20kg. Are we talking about the same Ryanair?… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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‘Aggressive’ passenger may have to pay plane’s fuel bill after causing emergency landing

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A Canadian man may be charged $17,450 after his drunken and disorderly behavior caused the airplane to make an emergency return to the airport while accompanied by two F-15 U.S. Air Force jets. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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The first Dreamliner of WestJet takes shape

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Everett - The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for Canada's second largest airline operator WestJet takes shape at Boeing's Everett factory. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Crucial details omitted by Boeing in aircraft manual may have prevented deadly Lion Air crash

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Two pilots unions have lashed out at Boeing for failing to properly explain a safety feature on the 737 Max aircraft in their manuals. (www.rt.com) More...

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Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes In Jakarta

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Reports are coming in with information that a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. Flight JT610 had just departed from Jakarta (CGK) with destination Pangkal Pinang (PGK). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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U.S. pilots flying 737 MAX weren’t told about new automatic systems change linked to Lion Air crash

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Pilots for two U.S. airlines flying Boeing's 737 MAX weren't trained about a key change to an automatic system that's been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. (www.seattletimes.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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Jet Airways to sell 6 Boeing 777 aircraft in a bid to fly out of debt turbulence

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"The airline has identified six Boeing 777 aircraft, which it will sell to lessors under sale and leaseback and use the proceeds to pay most of the aircraft debt (www.ibtimes.co.in) More...

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Ohio pilot disappeared without a trace

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Neil Huntzinger was an expert pilot. For decades, he traveled North America, Central America and South America for profit and adventure. Then one morning, he pointed the nose of his airplane toward the horizon and vanished into thin air, leaving a mystery that has never been solved. (www.ohio.com) More...

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FAA Launches Review of Boeing’s Safety Analyses

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Action comes in response to last month’s Lion Air jet crash (www.wsj.com) More...

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots Voting To Strike Over Union Recognition Benefits

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Virgin Atlantic (VS) pilots in the trade union Professional Pilot’s Union (PPU) are to be balloting strike action over union recognition. “We have not received statutory notification from the PPU of a ballot on strike action. We are currently working closely with our recognized trade unions in relation to a proposal regarding a review of our benefits," said the airline in a statement. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Lisbon Airport declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

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On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Lisbon Airport to a currently unknown destination as KC1388 declared a “Mayday” with loss of instruments. The pilots briefly considered a ditching but were able to regain control of the aircraft and the aircraft headed to Beja Airport for a safe landing on runway 19R. During the emergency situation, F-16 fighter jets scrambled to assist the aircraft. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Boy, 4, died on flight #WY672 despite emergency landing in Abu Dhabi

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The body of a boy, 4, has been repatriated to India on an Etihad flight after he died on board a flight from Saudi Arabia. The flight had to make an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi on Monday after the boy, Yahya Puthiyapurayil, suffered an epileptic seizure. The seizure happened 45 minutes after the Oman Air flight took off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (www.airlive.net) More...

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UK regional operator Flybe in talks to sell company

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UK regional operator Flybe Group has disclosed that it is considering a sale of the business as part of a wide-ranging review of strategic options. It is holding talks with an unspecified number of operators about a potential sale. The company states that, as part of this “comprehensive” review, it is looking at capacity and cost-saving measures, and initiatives to strengthen the balance sheet and preserve cash. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Binter to take its first E195-E2 in second half of 2019

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Binter Canarias is scheduled receive its first example of the under-development Embraer 195-E2 during the second half of 2019, making the Spanish carrier the type's initial European operator. The Gran Canaria-based airline says it signed on 9 November a financing agreement with five Spanish banks – Banco Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, Caixabank and Santander – for the fleet expansion programme. Binter will invest more than $342 million in the purchase of the aircraft, it says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Arkia chief: A321LR first single-aisle to beat 757-300 economics

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Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus. Speaking to FlightGlobal in Hamburg, chief executive Nir Dagan said Arkia took an interest in Bombardier’s then-C130 proposal. “We wanted to buy 10,” he says, but says the airframer “froze” the programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Former British Airways Chinook helicopters could make UK comeback

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Civil-registered Chinook helicopters formerly owned by British Airways could make a surprise return to UK operations after Bristow Group announced a $560 million merger with tandem-rotor stalwart Columbia Helicopters. Although British Airways Helicopters previously had a six-strong fleet of Boeing-Vertol BV-234s – the commercial variant of the heavy-lift rotorcraft – these were phased out during the late 1980s by successor British International Helicopters. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Air NZ Boeing 777-300 Hit by Another Plane at Los Angeles Airport

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An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Drunk Irish Woman Flyer Spits at AI Crew, Hurls Abuses After Being Denied More Booze

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A drunk Irish woman allegedly got aggressive and started hurling abuses at the crew in a London-bound Air India flight. In a video that recently went viral online, the passenger can be seen yelling at the seemingly calm crew and even spitting at them after being denied more booze. (flip.it) More...

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Air France 282 Passengers Stuck in Siberia for 3 Days After Two Plane Malfunctions

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They were expecting to roam among the skyscrapers of Shanghai, instead they were boxed in a Siberian hotel for three days. Passengers of an Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai had to encounter the legendary Siberian cold when their plane made an emergency landing in Irkutsk on Sunday. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Airline industry rushes to understand nuances in 737 Max systems

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Airlines, unions and regulators are working to understand the 737 Max's flight systems while unions uncover seeming errors in emergency "runaway stabiliser" checklists. The work comes amid reports that the US industry was unaware Boeing had equipped the 737 Max with a new system that has been linked to the 29 October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max 8. "We are working at an extraordinarily positive pace to share information," says a spokesperson for the Allied Pilots… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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