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Model drone finds elderly man, missing for three days, alive

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It took just 20 minutes for a model drone to locate a missing elderly Wisconsin man, a feat that helicopters, search dogs, and volunteers couldn't accomplish in three days. Just don't tell that to the Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulatory wings are already flapping about model drones. (arstechnica.com) עוד...

Algerie Flight AH5017 disappears from radar over North Africa

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An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers carrying over 100 people has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. (www.cbc.ca) עוד...

Improvements to FlightAware Maps & Understanding Map Behavior

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There has been a lot of attention and scrutiny to flight tracking maps in the last few days, so we've made some great improvements to improve visualization and have a few updates to help everyone understand what they're seeing and how the data is derived. (flightaware.com) עוד...

Soar above the clouds with YouTube

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Nothing but plane passion on this YouTube video of a 737 flies through some really ugly but strangely beautiful weather. (youtu.be) עוד...

First Female Pilot Joins Blue Angels

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Female naval aviators have been flying fighter jets for 20 years but none have ever broken into the rarefied territory of the choicest job available to them — Blue Angels demonstration team pilot. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Teen Flying Around the World Crashes Near American Samoa

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The plane of seventeen-year-old American-born Pakistani Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman, who were attempting to fly around the world in 30 days, has crashed into the Pacific. Harris's body was located; the father is still missing. (abcnews.go.com) עוד...

You don’t need to be a terrorist to get on no-fly list, US manual says

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Federal agencies have nominated more than 1.5 million names to terrorist watchlists over the past five years alone, yet being a terrorist isn't a condition of getting on a roster that is virtually impossible to be removed from, according to a leaked US "Watchlisting Guidance" manual. (arstechnica.com) עוד...

Want major new aircraft designs? Wait until 2030

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Boeing and Airbus are tweaking the tried-and-true instead of going all out for all-new. Here's why the jet-age pizzazz has been grounded. (www.cnet.com) עוד...

Man ejected from Southwest flight for tweeting that a gate agent was rude

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A Minnesota man was ejected from a Southwest Airlines flight for a tweet calling a gate agent rude, reported CBS Minnesota Wednesday. After tweeting, the man was removed from the plane and stated he was "forced" to delete the tweet before he could re-board. (arstechnica.com) עוד...

TransAsia Flight has crashed during emergency landing

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The information is still sketchy. I'm assuming that the craft was TransAsia. We'll know more shortly. (news.yahoo.com) עוד...

Delta Airlines Pilot Gets Angry at ATC Controller

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Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning! Enjoy this video of pilot of Delta Airline Pilot gets angry at Air Traffic Control Ground in Atlanta. (www.liveleak.com) עוד...

China begins trial production of world's largest amphibious aircraft TA600

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Trial production of the TA600 amphibious aircraft, intended to be the world's largest, has started in China and is expected to undertake its maiden flight next year, a company executive said on Sunday. (indiatoday.intoday.in) עוד...

Can Bombardier’s Q400 Save Regional Air Service in the US?

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America’s regional airlines are faced with an acute and worsening pilot shortage. The threat of the pilot shortage, combined with the pre-existing decline in the fortunes of small air travel markets, could see between 40 and 50 US airports wiped off the commercial airline route network in the United States. But the solution to these problems might already exist–in the form of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. (airchive.com) עוד...

Respect and Honour for MH17 Victims in Netherlands

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I watched today on TV NZ here in NZ how the Netherlands and and Australian's came together with the RAAF and the Netherlands Airforce to pay there respects for the 16 bodies that were brought back and given full honours from the crash site of MH17 it was emotional for many and I also pay my respects to those lost in this tragic accident. The remaining victims will be brought back by the RAAF CA17 jet tomorrow and given full honours to all those who perished. That goes to show people of all… (www.tvnz.co.nz) עוד...

Santa Monica Residents to Vote on Airport Land Use Issue

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Airport supporters in Santa Monica can rejoice as a there is a small step in the right direction in the battle for the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), which is under threat of partial closure as soon as next summer. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Airbus A350 begins rockstar-worthy 'world tour' of 14 cities

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The Airbus A350 has begun a globe-spanning world tour covering 14 cities as the next-gen jet edges towards its debut with Qatar Airways towards the end of this year, but this isn't just any old roadshow... (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Cessna Introduces Turbo Skyhawk JT-A

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Two years after Cessna announced its intent to develop a diesel-powered Skylane 182, Textron Aviation announced today at the opening day of AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a similar modification program to the most produced airplane in the world — the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Delta Profit Up 17% in Second Quarter

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Delta Air Lines announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Atlanta-based airline reported a profit of $801 million, a year-over-year increase of 17%, or $116 million, from $685 million in the second quarter of 2013..... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne-Los Angeles flights

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Virgin Australia will axe its flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles but ramp up the Brisbane-USA route to a daily service. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Dutch Take Over Flight 17 Crash Investigation - Images Emerge Showing Signs of Surface-to-Air Missile Detonation

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As more detailed photographs from the crash scene are emerging, Dutch officials said that the country would take the lead in the investigation of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. The Netherlands, which had the most citizens on the flight, is also assuming responsibility for the forensic identification of victims. Meanwhile, images of the debris of Flight 17... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

Airlines quick off the mark to fly the Boeing 787-9

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From low-cost Scoot to high-luxe Etihad, six airlines will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 this year... (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know District of Columbia is in US

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When Gray handed the man his driver's license the agent demanded to see Gray's passport. Grays told the agent he wasn't carrying his passport and asked why he needed it. The agent said he didn't recognize the license. Gray said he asked the agent if he knew what the District of Columbia is, and after a brief conversation Gray realized the man did not know. Gray was able to get through security and then stopped to complain to a TSA supervisor. Critics of the TSA said that what happened to Gray is… (www.wftv.com) עוד...

Southwest Flight 424 makes emergency landing in Columbus Ohio

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A spokesperson from Southwest Airlines said Flight 424 from Baltimore/Washington to Chicago-Midway diverted to Columbus after the pilots received a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold. (www.10tv.com) עוד...

Venezuela Owes Airlines $4.1 Billion

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IATA is calling on the Venezuelan government to honor the commitment it made in March to permit airlines to repatriate in full and at fair exchange rates airline funds being blocked in the country. A staggering $4.1 billion are from ticket sales in Venezuela and are being held by the government in breach of international treaties. (guyanaaviation.com) עוד...

A match made in hell: Air India and Boeing Dreamliner

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As of July 21, Air India had welcomed its 16th Boeing Dreamliner into the family. Yet already this year close to 150 Air India Dreamliner flights have been grounded, according to a news report. That’s almost nine groundings per Dreamliner this year. (scroll.in) עוד...

“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” - Amelia Earhart.

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A timeless quote and a great photo of a legendary aviator... (theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com) עוד...

Aeromexico Profits Plunge in Second Quarter

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Aeromexico announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline’s operating profit for the period was 202 million Mexican pesos ($15.540 million), a year-over-year decline of 73% from 747 million pesos in the second quarter of 2013... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

American Airlines to Launch New Miami-Haiti Route

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American Airlines announced it will begin new daily service between Miami, Florida, and Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city in Haiti, on October 2. The service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

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American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013. On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million. Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

Airbus shows E-Fan, its electric plane due in 2017

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FARNBOROUGH, England -- Although battery weight may keep electric planes from becoming mainstream in the near future, Airbus believes its E-Fan 2.0 will find a real market: pilot training. It hopes to begin selling the E-Fan 2.0 in late 2017 for pilot training. That's only one fraction of the plane market. A later planned E-Fan 4.0 with space for four passengers, however, will be aimed at the general-aviation market. (www.cnet.com) עוד...

Bombardier Aerospace CEO retires amid restructuring that will see 1,800 jobs cut

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace president and CEO Guy Hachey is retiring after six years in the post amid a restructuring of operations at aerospace that will result in the layoff of 1,800 employees. (www.montrealgazette.com) עוד...

Top 100 Warbirds

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We proudly present Flying Magazine's Top 100 Warbirds, our list of the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes of all time. As with any top list, there's sure to be some disagreement with the birds we've chosen to fill these 100 slots, and that will likely be more and more true as you move up the list toward the Number One warbird of all time. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Watch Aeroflot's sensual slow-motion inflight safety video

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Aeroflot's sensual safety video for the Boeing 777-300ER is all about slow-motion poses and sultry looks. Laden with lingering clips of the female flight attendants – the blokes appear once and only at the 30 second mark (and of course they're pilots) – the video seems to celebrate stunning Russian cabin crew as much as knowing where your nearest exit it located. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

U.S. ends ban on flights into Israel's Ben Gurion Airport

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Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration removed its ban on U.S. passenger planes flying to and from Tel Aviv Wednesday night, a day-and-a-half after stopping all the flights citing security concerns. (www.cnn.com) עוד...

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

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Malaysia Airlines has posted a poignant message to Twitter – “Tough times do not last, tough people do #staystrong”, featuring an image of two flight attendants holding hands. (www.smh.com.au) עוד...

Qantas under investigation by ACCC

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It has being reported today and over the last few weeks that the flying Kangaroo has hit once again another hard rock this time with the ACCC. Since the carbon tax was abolished by the senate or the Abbot government Qantas and Virgin were meant to tale the tax levy off there airfares to lower them and pass it onto the consumer. This has not being done and both airlines have no show of cause to do this. The ACDCC said the airlines must comply with the rules and regulations set out by the ACCC or… (www.theaustralian.com.au) עוד...

Flying Matters: Wings of Hope Uses Planes to Give Others a Better Way of Life

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Wings of Hope pilot, T.J. Stewart, will never forget the day he made an unplanned stop during his regularly scheduled flying medical clinics serving 24 villages in rural Tanzania. Usually, this village was the day's last stop, but he had changed course to give a woman who had just given birth at the hospital in Arusha a ride back to her village. After dropping off the new mother, he prepared to take off to complete his rounds. Suddenly, he saw an elderly woman timidly approach the plane. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Rising Stars: 5 Planes That Will Change Aviation

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It might be a Madison Avenue cliché, but the notion that "new and improved" sells is certainly in aviation, whether you're talking about big airplanes or small ones. Buyers want more of everything, speed, range, payload, safety, comfort and efficiency, and if airplane builders can deliver on those commodities, they will sell airplanes, sometimes a lot of them. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

United Second Quarter Profit Up 68%

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United-Continental Holdings announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014. The Chicago-based airline reported a profit of $789 million.... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...

Boeing 787-9 does things that would make you throw up

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Here is a video taken at Farnborough Airshow, showing how aerobatic a Boeing 787-9 can be! (www.theverge.com) עוד...

The "Crash Cluster"

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Three plane crashes in a week leave passengers nervous and the media in a frenzy. But take a look at history. Plus, the plane crash as art? Also, what's in a name: when Air Algerie isn't really Air Algerie. (www.askthepilot.com) עוד...

Aviation-Themed Steakhouse Opens Near Chicago

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Let's face it, you've done the hundred-dollar hamburger thing more times than you can count. If you're in the Chicago area it's time to check out PM Prime, a new steakhouse that pilots will love for the food and the incredible aviation-themed decor. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Vuelos directos La Romana (Rep. Dominicana) y Curazao

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Al parecer no sólo Jetblue aprovecha la falta de iniciativa pública o probada de crear una aerolínea de bandera dominicana. Insel Air se apunta al festín de mercado que hay actualmente en República Dominicana con vuelos directos a Curazao con sus aviones MD83. Es el segundo destino en Rep. Dominicana, incluyendo la capital SDQ. Actualmente Insel Air con sus MD83 y Aerolineas Más con sus Jetstream 32 (Operados desde el aeropuerto de El Higuero JBQ) son las únicas dos aerolíneas con vuelos entre… (www.caribbeannewsdigital.com) עוד...

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Trouble for AI Dreamliners: This time, the door won't close

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NEW DELHI: For the second time in a week, Air India faced twin troubles simultaneously with the snag-prone Dreamliners when they were supposed to fly out of Delhi to Australia and UK on Thursday morning but had to be grounded. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) עוד...

Airbus A350 successfully conducted ‘Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off’ test

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Airbus has carried out a high-speed rejected take-off test for its new A350 airliner, the planemaker said on Tuesday. The test is a key step towards European safety certification which industry sources expect in late August (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Where the U.S. doesn’t fly

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After Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration expanded an existing regulation that prohibited certain flights from operating in the region. The FAA regularly issues airspace restrictions and prohibitions for U.S. aircraft traveling through potentially hostile airspace. Here's where the FAA has issued flight advisories and prohibitions for U.S. aircraft as of July 18. (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

Closeness of MH17 and TransAir crashes coincidental, experts say

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Its been a bad couple of days for aviation.The crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop in Taiwan comes six days after the tragedy July 17 involving Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Although the crashes may have come a few days apart, industry experts say that's nothing more than a coincidence. "Air travel remains safe," says Henry Harteveldt, aviation and travel industry analyst at Atmosphere Research Group in San Francisco. "The facts show it is safer than any other form of… (www.usatoday.com) עוד...

RCMP's Piaggio P180 Avanti only brings $1.3 million at auction

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Bargain for unidentified buyer, Piaggio described as 'niche' aircraft by unidentified expert, although their take on aircraft's specs differs from manufacturer's, which give 2795km range at FL390, with top airspeed given as 395kn. (www.cbc.ca) עוד...

Plane hits truck as it lands on Nevada highway

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Authorities say a small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning. (news.msn.com) עוד...

LAX Plans New Mid-Field Satellite Terminal - New Facility Will Accommodate Wide-Body Planes, Cut Down on Need for Tarmac Buses

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LOS ANGELES – The construction of a new $900 million mid-field satellite terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was approved by the Board of Airport Commissioners last week. The planned terminal will be built west of LAX’s Bradley International Terminal, and will include 29 gates, including some that can accommodate larger, wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) עוד...