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Emirates gives a hand to troubled A380 program with 20 new orders including an option for 16 more

Emirates wants more Airbus A380. Emirates orders 20 Superjumbos and secures an option for 16 more. Thus the long-discussed A380 program is saved for the time being. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Bombardier Progressing With Alabama CSeries Site Plans

Bombardier has already made "significant" progress towards opening an Alabama CSeries final assembly site that will closely resemble the company's Mirabel assembly facility. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing wants to train pilots against cyberattacks

Boeing has taken a patent for a technology that simulates cyberattacks on airplanes to train pilots. Boeing thinks that cyberattacks may be a real threat to flight safety and pilots should be trained to determine and withstand them. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order

Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news on Tuesday (Jan 16) that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total US$9.3 billion. (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

A Decade Later, TSA Officially Drops LASP

Nearly a decade after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) and was met with an outpouring of opposition, the agency has quietly withdrawn the rule. NBAA noted its official withdrawal, saying that, as originally written, the rule would have imposed “new, onerous, and largely unworkable security regulations on general aviation.” Instead, the association said, the business aviation community is continuing to work with the agency on… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Hydraulics Leak Forces Delta Airlines Plane To Make Emergency Landing At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Delta Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon due to a major hydraulics leak in one of the aircraft’s engines, according to CBS2’s Stu Mundel. Once the plane was on the ground, the engine was cooled with all passengers and crew still on board. Crews moved the aircraft away from the terminals and deplaned in a specialized area. The flight number as well as the destination of the aircraft were unknown at the time of this… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Germania to phase out 737 fleet by summer 2019, move to all Airbus operation

Germania announced (15-Jan-2018) it will commence its "most comprehensive fleet renewal" from 2020. In preparation, the airline plans to phase out its 10 Boeing 737-700 aircraft over the next 15 months, in order to move to an all Airbus fleet. (centreforaviation.com) More...


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