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Boeing plans new aircraft launch by end-year

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Despite spending months pleading for patience, Boeing executives are now telling employees a launch decision for a new airliner aimed at the “middle of the market” (MOM) could be made by the end of the year. In an all-hands meeting with employees on 10 February in Seattle, Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner said the new project could be launched as early as 2016, sources say. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probes Boeing

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Boeing Co. properly accounted for the costs and expected sales of two of its best known jetliners, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The probe, which involves a whistleblower’s complaint, centers on projections Boeing made about the long-term profitability for the 787 Dreamliner and the 747 jumbo aircraft, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the investigation isn’t public. Both planes are… (www.aviationgazette.com) עוד...

Kalitta Air to diversify fleet with Boeing 767F

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Kalitta Air relies on a fleet of 747 freighters for the long-haul flights it is known for, carrying large payloads, including heavy machinery, delicate medical equipment, perishable foods and even livestock. So what’s with the 767s the cargo carrier is now purchasing? 767s may be the go-to freighters for the integrators, but they’re rare in the general freight world. The answer is a combination of fleet maintenance requirements and a strategy shift at the Michigan-based carrier. The time is… (www.aviationgazette.com) עוד...

United makes Australia its first 'all-Dreamliner' destination

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United Airlines will upgrade its daily SYD-LAX and SYD-SFO flights from Boeing 777-200s to Boeing 787-9s next month, making Australia the airline's first 'all-Dreamliner' market. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

C-5 Galaxy Touch & Go (Video)

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A C-5 Galaxy and its crew from Westover Air Reserve Base, MA, performs a touch & go while another C-5 holds short. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Passenger In Wheelchair Suspected in Somali Jet Blast

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Also led to believe he was the passenger blown out the aircraft. (www.nydailynews.com) עוד...

SkyBahamas Flight Loses An Engine But Nails The Landing [Video]

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SkyBahamas flight Q7460 returned to land at Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport, Bahamas when the crew was forced to shut down the number one engine. A passenger reported seeing “oil coming out of the engine.” (aviationbuzzword.com) עוד...

Southwest ‘intends’ to fly from Long Beach

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Southwest Airlines appears to have won access to California’s capacity controlled Long Beach Airport near Los Angeles. (www.airlineupdates.net) עוד...

Are F-35s fit for combat? Pentagon doesn't know

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The Pentagon's testing office questioned the strategy and legality of buying the fighters in bulk (www.cnn.com) עוד...

Incident: Canada B787 near Dublin on Feb 3rd 2016, electrical odour in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHPT performing flight AC-851 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL360 about 60nm west of Dublin (Ireland) when the crew decided to return to London due to an electrical smell.. (avherald.com) עוד...

Check Out The Blue Angels' Picture-Perfect Super Bowl Flyover From Inside the Cockpit

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Lady Gaga’s rendition of the National Anthem sung last Sunday at the start of Super Bowl 50 has been widely reviewed as one of the best ever. During the crescendo, the Blue Angels added a little backup noise as they screamed over Levi Stadium in their iconic diamond formation. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) עוד...

Virgin Australia profit soar as oil falls

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Virgin Australia has reported an underlying profit of A$81.5 million for the first half of the financial year, helped by falling oil prices. The before tax result was an improvement of $71.3 million on the first half of the 2015 financial year. The airline - 26 per cent owned by Air New Zealand - said it was benefiting from the fall in oil prices, which are now at 12 year lows. "The group's net benefit from changes in the price of oil, taking into account the adverse impact of foreign… (www.nzherald.co.nz) עוד...

Canada Embraer ERJ-190 at Winnipeg on Jan 17th 2016, could not retract landing gear

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An Air Canada Embraer ERJ-190, registration C-FHNW (we have totally 2 listed reports for the aircraft registration within the report and Canada is featured in up to 11 incidents or accidents so far) performing flight AC-295 from Winnipeg,MB to Vancouver,BC (Canada) with 89 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Winnipeg when the landing gear would not retract but remained down and locked. The crew aborted the climb and returned to Winnipeg for a safe landing. On Feb 10th 2016 the… (www.aeroinside.com) עוד...

Air Force to keep A-10 flying

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter this week confirmed what had been rumored for months: The Air Force's ground attack jet, the inelegant but well-armed and well-armored A-10 Thunderbolt, nicknamed the "Warthog," will not face retirement until at least at least six years. "The budget defers the A-10's final retirement until 2022, replacing it with F-35 Joint Strike Fighters on a squadron-by-squadron basis, so we'll always have enough aircraft for today's conflicts," Carter said… (www.cnn.com) עוד...

Fares to US dip below $400

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Some air fares to the United States have dipped below $400 and one travel agent says they will continue to stay low. House of Travel says the $399 one-way Air New Zealand fares to Los Angeles and San Francisco are the lowest it has offered. The fares are limited to times outside the school holidays. House of Travel commercial director Brent Thomas said there had been very competitive pricing from other airlines in the past six months. (www.nzherald.co.nz) עוד...

FlightAware Ties for 2nd Place in SESAR SWIM Master Class 2015

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FlightAware Tied for 2nd place in the services category for its live flight positions data feed, a standalone flight tracking data feed that aggregates ADS-B, MLAT, and RADAR positions combined with flightplan and flight status (FLIFO) information, to create a real-time, worldwide flight tracking picture. The winners were announced during a Best-in-Class ceremony at Eurocontrol headquarters in Brussels and were among 30 air traffic management (ATM) information solutions that were submitted to… (flightaware.com) עוד...

Why Bombardier Is Struggling to Build Bigger Planes

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Nearly a decade in, the C Series program has yet to gain traction and the company is in tatters. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

Here's How F-15s Practice Intercepting Errant Civilian Planes for the Super Bowl

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A huge influx of general aviation air traffic is expected to hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the first week of February in anticipation Super Bowl 50. While you're watching football on Sunday, the Air Force will be watching the skies in case an errant pilot wanders into the protected airspace surrounding the big game. (www.popularmechanics.com) עוד...

Small Plane Crashes on Emergency Landing (VIDEO)

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When this French pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a field, he was unable to land perfectly and crash-landed instead, rolling over multiple times. Luckily, no one was injured in the accident. (www.liveleak.com) עוד...

Long Beach Airport awards three airlines with slots

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Southwest Airlines could soon fly out of Long Beach. The Long Beach Airport received three letters of interest from air carriers requesting a share of its nine additional slots, city manager Patrick West said in a memo to city council members and obtained by the Gazette. The deadline for requests was Monday, Feb. 8. (www.aviationgazette.com) עוד...

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