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A Singapore Airlines Airbus jet lost power on all of its engines mid-flight

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Over the weekend, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, flying from Singapore to Shanghai, lost power mid-flight on both of its Rolls-Royce engines. (www.businessinsider.com) עוד...

C-17s Infiltrate The Carolinas During Massive Airlift Exercise

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Joint Base Charleston was put under pressure last week conducting an extraordinary exercise to evaluate their ability to deploy a large aircraft formation during a simulated crisis. And by large I mean very big airplanes in a very big formation. (planelopnik.com) עוד...

Instead Of Retiring, Marine Vet Starts His Own Harrier Squadron

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Instead of retiring, former test pilot and real estate mogul Art Nalls imported, restored, certified and flew the world’s only private Harrier jump jet. Now he’s a man with a mission, adding to his fleet, he wants to preserve the Harrier’s legacy for decades to come. His amazing story is told in this awesome mini documentary from AARP Studios. (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) עוד...

FlightAware Targets Remote Markets to Expand Global Flight Tracking Innovation

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FlightAware is continuing to expand the capabilities of its global flight tracking and flight data technology. (www.aviationtoday.com) עוד...

Southwest Rushes Woman Home to Son in Coma

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Southwest Airlines says that it empowers its employees to make important decisions on the spot. (Photo: AP) Southwest Airlines went above and beyond the call of duty to rush a woman home to her ill son earlier this month. (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

NATA Aims To Improve Misfueling Awareness

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On August 27 last year a Cessna 421C on a medevac flight crashed on initial climb out of Las Cruces, N.M., killing the pilot, two medical workers and the patient. Less than six months later, that sequence was repeated when a Piper PA-46 Malibu went down just after takeoff from Felts Field Airport in Spokane, Wash., killing the lone occupant. (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

Sinkhole opens up at DFW Airport, forcing authorities to close a runway

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One of the runways at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is closed while crews deal with a sinkhole, located somewhere on the air field, “in the vicinity” of runway 18-L. That runway is closed for the time being. officials don’t know how long it will take to repair the 25-foot-by-25-foot sinkhole. The airport has six other runways available for use. (thescoopblog.dallasnews.com) עוד...

Eastern Air Lines to operate its first revenue flight tomorrow

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After 24 years, 4 months and 7 days, Eastern resumes revenue flight operations tomorrow. MIA-HAV-MIA. Time to re-earn our wings… (worldairlinenews.com) עוד...

Hawker 800 Crash after Interception from Colombia Air Force

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An unidentified Hawker 800 jet crashed into the waters off Puerto Colombia, Colombia after being intercepted by a Colombian Air Force plane after illegally flying into Colombian airspace. The aircraft departed had from Venezuela and was bound for Central America. Video footage released by the Colombian Air Force show the Hawker's nr.2 engine on fire as it descended over sea. The aircraft impacted the water and broke up. At the scene of the crash a still undetermined number of packages were… (www.aviation-safety.net) עוד...

Boeing and Airbus with their next-gen engines

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Boeing and Airbus have come a long way since the era of jet age came in in the early sixties. Since then both airplane companies have risen and come up with such advanced aircraft and engines for there aircraft. Recently the new next Gen engines have being tested and put onto newer aircraft entering the customers fleet. (au.finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

The A350 XWB tours Asia: May 2015

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Airbus' A350 XWB jetliner visited Taipei, Taiwan and Manila, Philippines during May 2015 on an Asian demonstration tour. Experience the sights and sounds from the trip, as Airbus showcased the benefits of this highly-efficient next-generation widebody jetliner in the region. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Qantas B767 (VH-OGG) Retires to KVCV (Video)

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As an aviation photographer and enthusiast ,, I now know where, I would one day visit to purchase my aircraft, that I would turn into my residence .. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Airbus A380 VISUAL Approach + Airbus A400 Departure (VIDEO)

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The Airbus A380 of the Airbus Company made a stunning visual approach during the Farnborough Air Show 2014. Shortly before the Arrival of the "super Airbus" you can see the departure of an Airbus A400 of Airbus Military. This was a stunning show for the audience of the Farnborough Air Show (www.youtube.com) עוד...

14yr old Girl Readies for Air Race Classic

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While most high school freshmen are preparing for their driving tests, 14-year-old Danielle Carastro is busy preparing for a cross-country airplane race. (www.sunherald.com) עוד...

O'Hare tarmac photos land flight attendant in stew

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From the article: "Some passengers who had just boarded a Spirit Airline plane at O'Hare looked out the window and saw a flight attendant posing inside the jet engine well. One of the passengers contacted the I-Team in disbelief, asking if it was part of a new pre-flight checklist. When this flight attendant ended up working their flight, they took down her name and later found she had posted the pictures on her Facebook page." (abc7chicago.com) עוד...

Pilot of plane intoxicated at time of crash, Florida airport official says

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Christopher Hall arrested after crash at Melbourne, FL airport (www.clickorlando.com) עוד...

Delta Takes Delivery of the First 242 Ton Airbus A330

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Today, Delta Air Lines took delivery of the first ever Airbus A330-300 with a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 242 tons. This improved variant of the A330, known as the “A330-300 242T”, allows airlines to fly with higher payloads (more passengers & cargo) on longer routes more efficiently than ever before. (wp.me) עוד...

The fifteen most worst airlines in the world ranked

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Well it's not all what it makes out to be and choosing the right carrier to fly can make a difference. It sounds to me like they don't care or give a dam about the fare paying passenger just ripping them off which ever way possible. Read on folks... (werankcities.com) עוד...

For all the L-1011 Fans:

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This has always been my favorite bird. Although it is well past its prime and a good ways behind what's out there now, I'm glad to see 6 being refurbished and back flying. (www.pr.com) עוד...

DGCA inspectors take free rides `on duty'

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May 25 2015 : The Times of India (Delhi) ...... Over the past seven months, on the pretext of carrying out inspections, these DGCA flight operations inspectors (FOIs) have been flying free of cost from Delhi (DGCA headquarters where the inspectors are based) to their home bases in Mumbai and Kolkata on Fridays and returning on Mondays. Despite a recent order from DGCA's chief flight operations inspector calling for a stop to this illegal practice, it continues unabated, said aviation sources.… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) עוד...

Trouble in the Skies

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FOX Business' "Trouble in the Skies," a six month investigation of the FAA’s new hiring practices, uncovered changes that may put the nation’s flying public at risk as well as allegations that the newest air traffic control recruits had access to answers on a key test that helped them gain jobs with the FAA....FAA is totally corrupt on hiring new controller trainees and is putting "diversity" over "quality". (www.foxbusiness.com) עוד...

(Cockpit video) TBM Avenger emergency landing

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TBM Avenger participating in the V-E Day flyover experiences smoke in the cockpit and makes an emergency landing at KDCA. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Lufthansa CEO Advocates Random Psychological Tests For Pilots

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Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks in the aviation sector, Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung cited Spohr as saying surprise checks were a possible way to reduce uncertainty over whether pilots suffer from any mental health issues. (news.airwise.com) עוד...

FlightSimCon Set for June 13, 14

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FlightSimCon returns for it's third year, taking place at the New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport, just north of Hartford, CT, USA. Attendance is expected from Aerosoft, Saitek, Dovetail, VATSIM, PC Pilot, Boston Virtual ATC, amongst other organizations. (www.aopa.org) עוד...

New Zealand man convicted of laser strike, receives no prison time

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An Auckland man who was convicted for firing a laser pointer at an Air New Zealand airliner has been sentenced to 12 months of "supervision" (roughly equivalent to probation in the American judicial system) and 100 hours of community service, according to the New Zealand Herald. The sentence marks a distinct difference between the judicial systems of New Zealand and the United States, where prosecutors have been fairly aggressive in seeking and receiving years of jail time for the same… (arstechnica.com) עוד...

Lufthansa Group airlines achieve 3.84 litre/100 km fuel efficiency

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Passenger aircraft of Lufthansa Group airlines have once again set a record for airplane fuel efficiency in 2014, consuming an average of 3.84 litres of kerosene to carry a passenger 100 kilometres. (www.aviationanalysis.net) עוד...

Delta Pilot Orders Pizza For His Delayed Flight

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What to do with a plane full of angry passengers stuck on a plane with no end in sight? Order them pizza. A 2pm Delta flight Tuesday from Philadelphia to Atlanta ended up sitting on the Knoxville tarmac for several hours after weather in Georgia prevented them landing. Passengers, stuck on the plane for the duration, were pleasantly surprised when a baggage cart laden down with Pizza Hut chugged out from the airport and pulled up to their aircraft. Passenger Khoury Ashooh, flying home with his… (www.dailymail.co.uk) עוד...

NZAA to trail new flight path into Auckland

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the Auckland airport Cooperation is trailing a new flight path into NZAA/AKL to reduce the noise levels and save on fuel burn fo big wide bodied aircraft using the approach path into AKL. I can remember back into the 1980"s this looks to be the actual flight path used before with DC10-30 and 747-100/200 series aircraft operated by Air NZ, Qantas, PAN AM, Continental. Strange they want to use the same flight path, also with the new third runway that would cut a fine line for aircraft on… (www.nzherald.co.nz) עוד...

Software Cut Off Fuel Supply In Stricken Airbus A400M Airlifter Crash; Killed four Crew

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New software may have cut-off fuel supply that caused crash of the transport plane. (aviationweek.com) עוד...

Two New York flights make emergency landing in terror scare

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An Air France plane was intercepted and escorted to JFK airport in New York City on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight and since then a Saudi Airlines flight has also landed following similar threats. (www.dailymail.co.uk) עוד...

Singapore Has the Most Beautiful Airport in the World

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Changi Airport in Singapore has kept the title of World’s Best Airport for three years in a row, thanks in part to its numerous entertainment and leisure options, hundreds of shopping and dining outlets, and plenty of kid-friendly activities. But one other thing makes their terminals stand out from the competition: the gardens. (mentalfloss.com) עוד...

Qatar Airways ramps up U.S. presence, adds 3 new routes

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Qatar Airways ramps up U.S. presence, adds 3 new routes (www.usatoday.com) עוד...

Dash cam video shows officer heading to plane crash

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Video shows police officer heading to fatal plane crash. (www.ajc.com) עוד...

Haeco Unveils its New 'East meets West' Cabin Design Concept

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Haeco Private Jet Solutions launched a new widebody aircraft cabin design that joins modern design with Asian heritage. (aviationweek.com) עוד...

The Unknown Helicopter . . .

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Story from the LA Times seems appropriate for this Memorial Day. Anyone recognize it? (www.latimes.com) עוד...

Plane Investigation Underway After EVA Air Flight Lands At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport are investigating an incident involving a jet. The incident was unfolded on an EVA Air flight, which landed safely at LAX about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, from Taipei, Taiwan. According to KCAL9’s Stu Mundel, it was unclear what the issue was although the plane landed at Gate 207 on the west end of the airport. “That’s where they bring planes that have an issue or a problem,” Mundel said. “We don’t know what the exact issue… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) עוד...

Air France AF953 activates EGPWS near Cameroon Mountain

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While turning right towards Douala the EGPWS of the aircraft issued a terrain warning and called "PULL UP!" which the crew complied with climbing the aircraft to FL130, where the EGPWS stopped the warnings. The aircraft subsequently continued for a safe landing in Douala. (avherald.com) עוד...

Start-Up Airline Crowdfunding to Raise Money

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One day, Avatar Airlines will offer affordable airfare. But for now, they’re asking for your help in raising start-up costs. (Photo: Avatar Airlines) There’s an airline that is promising no seat selection fees, no baggage fees, low fares and free Wi-Fi. The problem is that they need $5 million dollars… and they’re asking passengers for it. (www.yahoo.com) עוד...

Irish government to sell Aer Lingus stake

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International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, has actively bidding for the Irish government's share in Aer Lingus — and Ireland announced on Tuesday that they were selling their stake. (jansaviation.com) עוד...

Ireland Accepts IAG Bid for Aer Lingus

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The Irish government has accepted a cash offer from British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group for its 25-percent stake in Aer Lingus, IAG announced Tuesday. However, the €1.4 billion offer remains subject to acceptance by 29.8-percent shareholder Ryanair, which has yet to indicate whether or not it will block the deal. In a nod to conditions placed on the sale by the government, IAG said it has agreed that Aer Lingus would retain all its existing slots at London Heathrow… (www.ainonline.com) עוד...

St. Pete-Clearwater Airport Gets $5.7mil FAA Grant

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The Pinellas County airport, which offers flights to more than 40 destinations throughout the United States and Canada, year-round and seasonally, received the grant through an airport improvement program. (www.tampabay.com) עוד...

American Airlines to bring its Airbus A321s to Hawaii

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American Airlines intends to phase out its 757-200s on some Hawaii routes starting in August of this year, replacing them with its 2-cabin A321s while the 757s currently flying to Hawaii will shift to Phoenix. (airwaysnews.com) עוד...

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Three Companies for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

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In each case, the FAA alleges the shipments were not accompanied by shipping papers to indicate the hazardous nature of their contents and were not marked, labeled or packaged in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The companies also allegedly failed to provide emergency response information and ensure their employees received required hazardous materials training. (www.faa.gov) עוד...

Singapore Airlines to split A350 fleet into 3-class, 2-class versions

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Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350 will fly January 2016 in three-class config, but a two-class version will follow for medium-haul routes (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Air Canada tips new Brisbane-Vancouver route for Boeing 787

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Air Canada intends to launch direct Boeing 787 flights between Vancouver and Brisbane next year, adding a second Australian city to the airline's destination map. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Malaysia Airlines to fly A380 on Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route

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Malaysia Airlines will fly its A380 on the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route, but only for the next two weeks :( (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

6 Unique Maintenance Problems for Seaplanes

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Seaplanes routinely encounter different elements than normal aircraft and develop maintenance problems due to interaction with water. Here are 6 maintenance and inspection problems that can occur when operating a seaplane. (aviationweek.com) עוד...

HELLADS airborne Laser Weapon proceeds to field trials

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General Atomics announced that the High-Energy Liquid Laser (HELLADS) completed the U.S. Government Acceptance Test Procedure and is now being shipped to the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico. (www.aviationanalysis.net) עוד...

Emirates coming to Chicago to recruit pilots

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Emirates is looking for pilots in the Windy City. Emirates' pilot recruitment team will be in Chicago on May 31 at the Marriott O'Hare to meet with interested applicants looking to explore careers with the carrier. (www.bizjournals.com) עוד...

ExpressJet 4650 operating as United Express IAH-TUS diverts to SAT

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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASQ4650/history/20150526/1415Z/KIAH/KTUS It is unknown why the flight diverted. They continued on to Tucson and arrived at 11:31a. (www.tucsonnewsnow.com) עוד...

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