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FAA orders new 787 electrical fix to prevent power failure

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All Boeing 787 operators will be required to periodically deactivate the electrical system to avoid a problem with a newly-discovered software bug that could cause the aircraft to lose alternating current (AC) power, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a new airworthiness directive. The agency adopted the final rule after Boeing reported the results of a laboratory test showing a total loss of power is possible if the generator control units run continuously for eight months, says the… (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Ever wondered what happens to your luggage upon check in?

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Have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage after you check it in? Let's go behind the scenes with GoPro to find out! (www.youtube.com) עוד...

First Airbus A350 To Land In America As Qatar Airways Expands

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The first Airbus A350 in scheduled service to the United States will land next year, as Qatar Airways expands its U.S. flights using the world’s latest jetliner, the last major design from Airbus and Boeing to enter service for decades to come. Qatar Airways said in a statement on Monday that it will begin service to three new U.S. cities next year, with flights to Los Angeles, Atlanta and Boston. (www.ibtimes.com) עוד...

Boeing Upgrades to Keep B-1 Bomber Soaring for Decades to Come

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ABILENE, Texas, April 30, 2015 – The Boeing [NYSE: BA] B-1B Lancer celebrates its soon to be 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base this week – marking one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s B-1 team ushers the supersonic bomber into the digital age with new upgrades. The latest upgrade, a trio of updates known as the integrated battle station, are ensuring the B-1 meets today’s mission requirements and further establishes… (boeing.mediaroom.com) עוד...

Judge throws out United Airlines lawsuit against 22-year-old

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United Airlines (UAL) and Orbitz (OWW) had filed a civil lawsuit in November against Aktarer Zaman, a young computer whiz from New York City, who launched a website called Skiplagged.com to help people buy cheap plane tickets. Chicago Judge John Robert Blakey of the Northern District Court of Illinois said the court didn't have jurisdiction over the case because Zaman didn't live or do business in that city. The dismissal "is definitely a victory," Zaman told CNNMoney. "It is… (money.cnn.com) עוד...

Alaska Airlines flight from Juneau makes emergency landing in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau to Seattle when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday. (www.adn.com) עוד...

Pratt and Whitney Exec: We're Going Ahead with F-35 Engine

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When questioned, Exec evasive as to cost associated with the program (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

Scathing report: FAA isn’t delivering what was promised in $40 billion NextGen project

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Mincing no words, the panel of 10 academic experts brought together by the academy’s National Research Council (NRC) said the FAA was not delivering the system that had been promised and should “reset expectations” about what it is delivering to the public and the airlines that use the system. (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

Uncrating and Field Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt WWII Fighter

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Long but pretty interesting video. Watch how a P-47 Thunderbolt was uncrated and assembled in the field, using no heavy equipment or special tools, only repurposed shipping crate materials and a lot of manpower. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Avianca Firms Order for 100 A320neos

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Avianca has firmed up its order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) earlier this year. (airwaysnews.com) עוד...

Thomas Cook Airlines debuts A330 leased from AirTanker

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Thomas Cook Airlines has made its first commercial flights with an Airbus A330-200 being operated under a three-year “damp lease” agreement with the UK’s AirTanker Services. One of five A330s from a “surge” fleet contained within AirTanker’s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) deal with the UK Ministry of Defence, the aircraft registered G-VYGK has been adapted for airline service after originally being delivered as a Voyager tanker/transport. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

6 Incredible Airport Runways

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Because runways are in constant demand due to the increase in travel, airports sometimes have to get creative with how they extend and manage aircraft landings. Here are six unique runways from around the world. (aviationweek.com) עוד...

B -1B Lancer celebrates 30 years of service

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The B-1B Lancer – one of the most versatile, combat proven warplanes in U.S. history is 30 years old and going strong. The first one was delivered to the Air Force at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas in 1985 and over the years, the B-1 has changed with the times to meet the needs of the military. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

House panel votes to keep the A-10 Warthog flying another year

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Colonel McSally, Army and CAS One, Air Force suits Zero. Now it is on to the Senate where the Air Force has even less of a chance of killing the A-10. It is unlikely it will end up being a big issue in the ending huge budget for Obama to kill it. (thehill.com) עוד...

Malaysia Airlines puts entire Airbus A380 fleet up for sale

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Malaysia Airlines has put its entire fleet of six Airbus A380s up for sale, along with four Boeing 777-200ER jets. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Canada sends DART team to quake ravaged Nepal

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OTTAWA -- Members of Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team will be deployed immediately to earthquake-stricken Nepal, federal officials announced on Saturday. DART members from Canadian Forces Base Trenton will be heading to Nepal, along with civilian political and humanitarian personnel from Foreign Affairs. (www.ctvnews.ca) עוד...

Battle Shapes up Over Video Cameras in Airline Cockpits

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The many entities involved are on the move to revisit this debate. (www.wsj.com) עוד...

Pilatus PC-24 begin taxi trials

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Pilatus has begun taxi trials of its new Pilatus PC-24 light business jet, ahead of the planned maiden flight later this month. (www.aviationanalysis.net) עוד...

Alaska Airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash

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An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The Cessna 208B, a single-engine turboprop, had been heading from Bethel to Mountain Village in deteriorating winter weather and crashed about a mile (1.6 km) southeast of St. Mary's Airport in southwestern Alaska. The pilot and three passengers were killed, and… (news.yahoo.com) עוד...

Nepal Air's second Airbus A320 comes with 5 tons of quake relief

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HAMBURG, Germany – Nepal Airlines took delivery of a new Airbus A320 that will fly to the earthquake-ravaged nation with 5 tons of relief supplies. The Thursday morning delivery completes Nepal Airlines' order for two new Airbus A320 aircraft. The carrier received its first of the aircraft in February. (www.usatoday.com) עוד...

Cirrus Aircraft to invest $15M, create 170 jobs at facility located at Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport

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Cirrus Aircraft will invest $15 million and create 170 jobs at a Knoxville “Vision Center” that will be the “epicenter and flagship location for all Cirrus Aircraft pilot, owner and customer activities." Cirrus’ Knoxville facility will house sales, delivery, training, maintenance, support, personalization, fixed base operations, social events, and more, according to the company. Research and development as well as manufacturing operations for Cirrus Aircraft will remain in Duluth. (www.knoxnews.com) עוד...

Amazon is bringing Prime videos and music to JetBlue's fleet

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Amazon has spent an exorbitant amount of cash to grow its Prime Instant Video service. Still, the company knows there's more it can do to make the offering better for subscribers. As such, Amazon is teaming up with JetBlue to bring Prime's on-demand video and music content to the skies, though only in the US. The new feature, which will be powered by JetBlue's super speedy Fly-Fi internet, will be included as part of any existing Prime membership -- it's free in-flight entertainment, and that's… (www.engadget.com) עוד...

US to stop managing Afghan airspace by June 30, throwing in doubt airline flights, flyovers

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KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Accident: Southwest B737 near Denver on Apr 24th 2015, loss of cabin pressure

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8647A performing flight WN-100 from Las Vegas,NV to Milwaukee,WI (USA) with 175 passengers and 6 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 250nm southwest of Denver,CO (USA), when the crew initiated an emergency descent to 16,000 feet due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks were not released, and diverted to Denver for a safe landing on runway 35L. Prior to landing emergency services at Denver had been told about a number of… (avherald.com) עוד...

Alitalia out of the Association of European Airlines

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The Italian airline led by Silvano Cassano has decided to leave the Association of European Airlines. The news comes after Airberlin and carriers of the IAG Group, Iberia, British Airways and Vueling, decided to do the same. Carriers who happen, like Alitalia, to have a significant ownership participation by player of the Gulf: Etihad owns 49 percent of Alitalia, as well as nearly 30 percent of Airberlin, while Qatar Airways holds 10 percent of IAG. This opens a new front of the confrontation… (airinsight.com) עוד...

New FAA system can track twice as many flights at once

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Whoever said "it's the journey, not the destination" obviously lived in a time before air travel. But maybe, just maybe, the Department of Transportation's implementation of the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), the "backbone" of the NextGen air-traffic system, could change how we feel about getting on a flight. There are a few things making up ERAM: performance based navigation, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and data comm. (www.engadget.com) עוד...

Lufthansa to Serve JFK with Both A380 and 747-8I for First Time

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With the introduction of its 2015 summer schedule, Lufthansa will serve New York JFK with its two largest aircraft types for the first time. Its summer schedule will see Lufthansa reinstate its night flight, LH 405, which departs New York JFK (IATA code JFK) at 9:55 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) at 11:35 a.m. the following morning, local time. (www.airlinesanddestinations.com) עוד...

JetBlue To Launch New York-Cuba Charter Flights In July

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Less than a month after visiting Cuba, JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services announced that the airline will begin operating charter flights between New York JFK and Havana, Cuba on July 3, 2015. (airwaysnews.com) עוד...

Airbus says will file criminal complaint over US spy claims

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Berlin (AFP) - European aviation and aeronautics giant Airbus said Thursday it would file a criminal complaint against persons unknown following German media reports it had become a target of US industrial espionage. (news.yahoo.com) עוד...

Airbus Backlog of $1 Trillion Makes Boeing Look Smaller Than It Is

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Airbus Group, the parent of European aircraft builder Airbus, reported first-quarter results Thursday morning. Revenues totaled €12.1 billion (about $13.5 billion), down about 4% compared with the first quarter of 2014. Earnings per share rose by 80%, from €0.56 to €1.01 (about $1.13). (247wallst.com) עוד...

Flying More Climate-Friendly Than Driving

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Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment... Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that it takes twice as much energy to drive than to fly. H/T: reason.com (www.rdmag.com) עוד...

Boeing’s Smallest 737 Faces an Uncertain Future

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Southwest is talking with Boeing about switching some or all of its remaining 56 orders for the 737-700 to a version that seats 32 more passengers, Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven said in an interview. The Dallas-based carrier last took delivery of a new -700 in 2011. Airlines and planemakers are watching to see whether Southwest, Boeing’s biggest narrow-body customer, will also amend its plans to receive the 737 Max 7, an update to the -700 that is due to enter service late this… (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

"Tesla in the skies": Airbus to build E-Fan electric plane, due for take-off in 2017

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Airbus hopes to do for aviation what Tesla has done for motoring as the aircraft manufacturer commits to building its all-electric E-Fan plane. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Ryanair hit by almost $5 million banking scam

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Irish budget airline Ryanair on Wednesday revealed that almost $5.0 million (4.53 million euros) was fraudulently removed from one of its accounts in a scam involving a Chinese bank. (www.aviationnews.eu) עוד...

Sweden opens world’s first remote air control tower

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Sweden on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s first remote air control tower at the northern Ornskoldsvik airport, air traffic authorities said. “The first Remote Tower Services landing!,” Sweden’s Air Navigation Services (LFV) announced on Twitter, under a picture taken from the plane before it landed around noon (1000 GMT). The plane flew from the town of Sundsvall to Ornskoldsvik, around 150 kilometres (95 miles) to the north. Both the take-off and landing were guided by the air traffic control… (www.aviationnews.eu) עוד...

Emirates expects Airbus A380neo update mid-year

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Emirates Airways CEO Tim Clark says he expects to hear more on the planned Airbus A380neo around the middle of this year... (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Blue origin flight tests Shepard suborbital vehicle

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Blue Origin carried out the first developmental test flight of its new Shepard vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL)space vehicle on Wednesday. (www.aviationanalysis.net) עוד...

USAF reveals X-37B's next mission

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For the first time U.S. Air Force has revealed next mission of its secretive X-37B spaceplane, an unmanned reusable spacecraft developed by Boeing. (www.aviationanalysis.net) עוד...

10 years already for the Airbus A380

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The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

Incident: Air Canada B787 over Gulf of Alaska on Apr 26th 2015, hydraulic leak

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An Air Canada Boeing 787-800, registration C-GHQQ performing flight AC-3 from Vancouver,BC (Canada) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was enroute at FL360 over the Gulf of Alaska about 850nm northwest of Vancouver and about 350nm southeast of Anchorage,AK (USA) when the crew declared PAN reporting a possible hydraulic leak and decided to return to Vancouver (avherald.com) עוד...

Eastern gets ready to fly

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Almost a week after obtaining a certification from the DOT, Eastern Air Lines announced that it passes all requirements for an air carrier certification for the FAA. (jansaviation.com) עוד...

Small Plane takes off without pilot, crashes; no one injured.

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Prop start goes bad with girlfriend in plane that collides with building. (www.washingtontimes.com) עוד...

A look back at 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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It was a much different time when the Hubble Space Telescope took off aboard the space shuttle Discovery on this day in 1990. But much like how we've ditched our Umbros for Under Armour and traded our slap bracelets for Apple Watches, Hubble has come a long way since then. (www.theverge.com) עוד...

NTSB Rules Pilot's Death A Suicide

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The pilot had told his wife that, if she ever left him, he would fly his airplane into the ground and kill himself. (www.aero-news.net) עוד...

Alitalia to get new business class seats, WiFi – and become 'five star airline'?

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Alitalia's new CEO is on a mission to transform the ailing carrier into a 'five star airline' complete with all-new business class seating, inflight Internet in all aircraft and an overhaul of its fleet, beginning with two Airbus A330s in June. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Air Tahiti Nui Finalizes Order for Two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

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Boeing and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices. (www.boeing.com) עוד...

Emirates: new first class bedroom for Airbus A380, Boeing 777 will be like "private railway cabin"

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Emirates will launch a new private bedroom first class suite on its Airbus A380s this year, with the Boeing 777 fleet to follow, with an Emirates exec revealing the design will be "more like a private railway cabin. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Solar Plane Preparing for Toughest Journey

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Two months after beginning a 21,700-mile, round-the-world journey, the Solar Impulse 2 is about to embark on its toughest challenge yet: a Pacific Ocean crossing. (www.newser.com) עוד...

Many more A380s by 2033, but maybe less comfortable than now

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Never mind about your big comfy A380s being at risk. According to the Airbus market forecast 2033 there will be 94 ‘Very Large Aircraft’ or VLAs serving the Australia and South Pacific. That’s more than four times the number of jets pushing the 500 seat mark on Australia routes at the start of 2014, which is the comparison date for the forecast, and which is already out of date in terms of A380s dedicated to Australian services by Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines on a regular rather than… (blogs.crikey.com.au) עוד...

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