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Happy 12th Birthday FlightAware

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Flightaware turns twelve today Happy Birthday! Flightaware has come very far! (flightaware.com) עוד...

21 Airlines to Move Terminals Overnight During Massive LAX Relocation Effort in Mid-May

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Twenty-one airlines will be relocated in mid-May at LAX in what airport officials are calling one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation. (ktla.com) עוד...

US Diplomat Was Investigated for Spying as a Kid Because He Kept Writing Boeing Asking for Photos

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By most standards, Robert F. Dorr lived the most all-American, patriotic life anyone possibly could. He served in the Air Force, he was a diplomat with the State Department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and TV pundit about military affairs. But as a teenager, Dorr was investigated by the FBI for potential espionage. His crime? He kept writing to Boeing asking for photos of their planes. (paleofuture.gizmodo.com) עוד...

Electronics banned from cabins on some Middle Eastern and African flights to U.S.

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Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must soon require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather than carry them into the cabin, a U.S. official said. (money.cnn.com) עוד...

Enroute A380 wake flips Challenger 604 upside down

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A Challenger 604 at FL350 operating from Male-Abu Dhabi passed an A380 opposite direction at FL360, one thousand feet above, about 630nm southeast of Muscat, Oman, over the Arabian Sea. A short time later (1-2 minutes) the aircraft encountered wake turbulence sending the aircraft into an uncontrolled roll, turning the aircraft around at least 3 times (possibly even 5 times), both engines flamed out, the aircraft lost about 10,000 feet until the crew was able to recover the aircraft, restart the… (flightservicebureau.org) עוד...

Plane crashes, no pilot found

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Plane was on auto pilot and crashed after it ran out of fuel. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Loooong T/O Run: Heavy LH MD-11F going airborne from high-elevation Nairobi!

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Air Clips joined Lufthansa Cargo's Captain Fokko and First Officer Johannes on a full rotation from Frankfurt (Germany) via Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and back on the same routing. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

San Diego’s New Service to Europe — on Edelweiss?

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Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. (www.airlinereporter.com) עוד...

British Airways ‘turning into Ryanair’ as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks

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British Airways has come under fire from both staff and customers as concern grows that cutbacks at the flag carrier are damaging its “elite” brand. Disgruntled cabin crew have provided a list to management of recent changes they say are diminishing the carrier’s reputation, the Sunday Times reported, including the loss of first-class perks, such as free amuse-bouches with customers’ first drink, no more fresh flowers in the first class toilets, and the downsizing of complimentary washbags... (www.aviationfigures.com) עוד...

Hungarian fighter jets scrambled to intercept flight from London Stansted

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A cargo flight from London Stansted to Doha was intercepted this morning by Hungarian fighter jets. (www.airlive.net) עוד...

A350-1000 performed ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign in Latin America

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With the objective of conducting a ‘High and Warm’ flight test campaign to check aircraft and engine performance in high-altitude, warm and humid conditions, the A350-1000 MSN071 test aircraft flew first to Bolivia before completing its tour in Colombia and then returning to Toulouse, France, after 10 days of flight and ground tests. (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Paris Orly being entirely evacuated and flights diverted after Police kill a man trying to grab a gun

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weapon at Paris airport Published March 18, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris MARCH 18: Police take up position at Orly airport southern terminal after a shooting incident near Paris (Reuters) A man was shot dead Saturday at Paris’ Orly airport after he reached for a soldier's weapon, BFM TV reported. The airport was evacuated, the station reported, according to… (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Brussels Airport in memory of the victims of #BrusselsAttacks

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Remembering this terrible day when there was a bomb attack. Watch the video. (www.airlive.net) עוד...

Jammed elevator cited as factor in Ameristar MD-83 accident

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A jammed elevator appears to have contributed to the March runway overrun of an Ameristar Air Cargo Boeing MD-83 in Michigan, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The MD-83 was carrying the University of Michigan's men's basketball team on charter flight 9363, heading to Washington Dulles International airport for the Big Ten college basketball tournament. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted

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VIDEO CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted (www.airlive.net) עוד...

Southwest Airlines doing away with paper tickets

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I am curious how this is going to work out. What happens when someone needs to get on a flight and the phone battery goes dead or wont connect? I'd like to try it but would carry a paper ticket as a backup if possible. (www.foxnews.com) עוד...

Airbus Forecast 15,000 Planes In Asia Pacific

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Speaking at a media briefing today, Airbus Group Asia-Pacific President Pierre Jaffre said demand in the region expanded 5.5 per cent, annually. Malaysia, Airbus's third largest market in the region after China and India, would be part of the strong growth with rising demand for the aircraft, he said. "Our business here ranges from civil airliners to helicopters and military transport equipment. (malaysiandigest.com) עוד...

Two small aircraft collide and come down in shopping centre parking lot near Montreal

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Two small aircraft came down in a shopping centre parking lot after mid-air collision. No English report available yet. (www.lapresse.ca) עוד...

Sunwing pilot who boarded plane drunk at YYC pleads guilty to impaired charge

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With an empty 26-ounce bottle of vodka back in his hotel room, Sunwing pilot Miroslav Gronych was so drunk when he stumbled onto the airplane he was supposed to fly from Calgary to Regina that his wing pin was on upside down and he appeared to pass out in the captain's chair. (www.cbc.ca) עוד...

American Airlines Leaves Thousands of Passengers at Gates as It Pushes On-Time Departures

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Pilots at American Airlines said the airline is so committed to making sure airplanes take off on time that in February it left 20,000 passengers stranded at the gate as the door to the airplane closed. The number was provided to American pilots Thursday in a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association.... (www.aviationfigures.com) עוד...

Accident: Delta B757 near Denver on Mar 23th 2017, turbulence injures two cabin crew

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N683DA performing flight DL-2302 from Atlanta,GA to Vail,CO (USA), was descending through FL340 towards Vail near Denver,CO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries (avherald.com) עוד...

Visiting Lufthansa Technik Malta: How to Install Inflight Wi-Fi

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57 Lufthansa A320 family aircraft have been equipped with antennas that give passengers the possibility to have Wi-Fi at 35,000 feet across Europe. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Malindo Air to get new Boeing planes

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Lion Group is spending US$23bil to buy new Boeing 737 Max and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for Malindo Air. Co-founder of Lion Group, Rusdi Kirana said Malindo Air would be the first in the world to use the Boeing 737 Max, which could generate 20% savings in fuel cost. “The first of the Boeing 737 Max will be delivered over a 10-year period starting in May. “The Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) are in the process of being delivered,” Kirana said after making the announcement at Lima… (www.thestar.com.my) עוד...

Wright Electric unveils revolutionary plan for 150-seat electric passenger plane

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The electric car market just keeps growing, but electric planes aren’t yet a common sight. Wright Electric plans to change that with a 150-seat commercial passenger airplane powered by batteries. They presented their idea in Silicon Valley at renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Demo Day yesterday – can they usher in a new era of cleaner flight? (www.airlineinfo.in) עוד...

Major makeover for Greek regional airports

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Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports. Local arm Fraport Greece plans to invest a minimum of €330 million ($355 million) through 2021 to upgrade the airports’ facilities, with the intention of improving the travel experience and preparing for an anticipated uptick in passenger traffic. The company has a 40-year operating concession at the 14 airports. (atwonline.com) עוד...

Azul will expand operations between Orlando and Recife

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The airline will have flights on the international route also on Mondays and Fridays during the month of July ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

British Airways launches BUDGET airline LEVEL with flights to Los Angeles for just £86

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BRITISH AIRWAYS has a new sister airline – Level is a budget carrier with cheap flights to the US launching in time for summer. International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching the newest addition to its fleet... (www.aviationfigures.com) עוד...

Emirates starts operating A380 in Brazil this Sunday - The end of a novel!

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Sunday, March 26th, at 19h30min (UTC) has Emirates A380 in GRU! The Airline aircraft was already in the country for the first time in 2015 in Brazil. Click on photos and remember ... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) עוד...

Photos: Today, completes Five years that the A380 has been in Brazil, Remind

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Today it is exactly five years since the Airbus A380 was in Brazil for the second time in its history. In that year 2012, the aircraft performed some test flights for homologation. On Sunday, the 26th, the aircraft begins daily operations in Brazil. Click on the image and remember it here in photos of that day, March 22, 2012. A day that marked the history of Brazilian aviation... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) עוד...

Brazil: Azul announces nonstop flights to Jericoacoara departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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We are delighted with this news and hope to have much success in this direct flight from São Paulo to one of the most beautiful places in the country, "emphasizes Daniel Tkacz, Planning Director of Azul.... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

360° view in Airbus A320-100 Cockpit

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After Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Cockpit 360°, the next view is from Airbus A320. (360.tahirli.net) עוד...

Montana airports reporting record business

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Nearly 3.9 million people stepped on or off commercial airplanes in Montana last year. That was 330,000 more than ever before, according to the Aeronautics Division of the Montana Department of Transportation. Four of the state’s six busiest airports – Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena – set passenger records in 2016. Only No. 5 Great Falls International saw a decrease, while Billings Logan International went up slightly. (missoulian.com) עוד...

Embraer flies fourth E190-E2 flight test prototype

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The aircraft, serial number 20.004, completed the flight in 2h at Embraer’s Sao Jose dos Campos facilities on 17 March. It will be used to carry out tests including cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise, says the manufacturer. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Boeing Sets Date For 787-10 Dreamliner First Flight

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Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced Wednesday that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Wind at Dublin Airport causes a Ryanair Boeing 737 to spin at parking

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Wind made spun a Boeing 737 today a Dublin Airport. The wind of 20 kt gusting to 30 kt was not that strong but enough to move a Ryanair Boeing 737-800 today at Dublin Airport. The right wing of the aircraft has hit a lamppost but didn’t clip other aircraft around. (www.airlive.net) עוד...

Airbus breaks ground on Indian training center

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India’s civil aviation minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju broke ground for the Airbus India Training Center, accompanied by Airbus CEO Tom Enders, on March 17. The new center—which is Asia’s first Airbus training facility for pilots and maintenance engineers—will be built on a greenfield site in the Aerocity district near Indira Gandhi International, the capital’s main airport. (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Boeing Announces Upcoming Layoffs

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Boeing sent a notice to workers on Friday alerting them to layoffs that are scheduled to take place in May. (money.cnn.com) עוד...

WestJet Denies Close Call Caught on Camera at St. Maarten

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Westjet 2652 (CYYZ-TNCM) descended through MDA, was pictured about 50 feet off the ocean surface at Princess Juliana. They executed a go-around and landed successfully later. WestJet denies anything happened. Pictures show a very low aircraft. (www.christinenegroni.com) עוד...

The Netherlands didn't authorize Turkish foreign minister's plane to land in Rotterdam

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The Dutch government announced that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight permit was revoked amid concerns over public order at the expected large gathering of Turkish expatriates. (www.airlive.net) עוד...

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

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When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. (www.msn.com) עוד...

The same DAL plane that had flight control problems yesterday at KGPT, now has same issue departing KATL

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 717-200, registration N965AT performing flight DL-1752 from Atlanta,GA to Savannah,GA (USA) with 116 people on board, was climbing out of Atlanta's runway 09L when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet advising they were probably going to return to Atlanta and entered a hold for about 25 minutes, then declared emergency reporting a flight controls issue (avherald.com) עוד...

Supersonic Planes Are Mounting a Comeback—Without That Earth-Shaking Boom

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TWO THINGS EXPLAIN why you aren’t jetting across the country at the speed of sound: cost, and noise. Forty-eight years after the Concorde made its first flight, supersonic commercial aircraft remain enormously complex and prohibitively expensive. They also generate an inevitable sonic boom so disruptive that Congress banned the Concorde from overland routes. But advancements in materials and aerodynamics, coupled with an industry embrace of business jets, could see commercial aircraft achieving… (www.wired.com) עוד...

Virgin Australia to begin Melbourne-Hong Kong flights from July

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Virgin Australia will take Cathay Pacific and Qantas with direct flights between Melbourne and Hong Hong starting July. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Newly-confident Malaysia Airlines eyes Airbus A330neo, Boeing 787 order

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Malaysia Airlines is looking to order as many as 30 new Airbus A330neo or Boeing 787 jets, following the arrival of its A350s from late 2017 to mid-2018, with the leas of up to a dozen used Airbus A330s or Boeing 777s to fill the gap... (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Third Cessna Citation Longitude enters flight-test

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The super-midsize twin – registration N702GL – completed a 1h 40min sortie from Wichita, Kansas with Cessna pilots Corey Eckhart and U J Pesonen, and flight-test engineer Mike Bradfield, with this evaluating the aircraft’s systems. (www.flightglobal.com) עוד...

Will circular runways ever take off?

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Circular runways. Apparently they're serious. They've actually done some testing in the simulator. (www.bbc.com) עוד...

EU re-imposes US$835 million cartel fine on air cargo firms

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The European Union has re-imposed fines totalling US$835 million on 11 air cargo companies, including Air Canada, even though the EU's high court threw out the original case in 2015 on a procedural issue. The European Commission said Friday that it has fixed the original error and re-established the fines because the antitrust case, as such, hadn't been addressed by the EU's General Court. (www.canada.com) עוד...

Air Transat Celebrates 30 Years of Flying

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Air Transat is celebrating 30 years of flying – and to highlight how far it has come, and to celebrate the future, the company is planning a variety of surprises and special activities throughout the year for holidaymakers, for its partners (including travel agents), and for its 5,000 employees. (www.ittn.ie) עוד...