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World gets first peek at Boeing '797'

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The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797. Boeing (BA) released the first image of its new "middle-market airplane" at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday as a teaser for what will be the company's first new airliner since its 787 Dreamliner. (money.cnn.com) עוד...

United Airlines grounded a flight after passengers witness jet fuel gushing from the wing

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Clearer video of the #united #gasleak. How not one crew member saw this is beyond me. Thank god we were lookin out the window at take off. United Airlines was forced to cancel a Venice, Italy-bound flight after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at Newark Liberty International Airport. Video captured by a passenger on board the Boeing 767-300 shows fuel gushing from its left wing. (finance.yahoo.com) עוד...

The unknown US airport that could change transatlantic travel forever

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When the first passengers disembark at New York’s newest international airport on Thursday, they will be in for a shock. Stewart International is no bigger than a motorway service station. In fact, it’s probably smaller. And most of the time it's deserted. Last Saturday afternoon (usually peak time for international travel), it was remarkably empty –and remarkably clean. (www.telegraph.co.uk) עוד...

Small Blimp goes down at US Open / Erin, WI

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A small blimp owned by Airsign.com deflated, caught fire and went down. It appears the pilot parachuted out. Although injured, it appears the pilot survived (www.jsonline.com) עוד...

Paying a Price for 8 Days of Flying in America

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To understand the forces defining air travel in America today, I spent eight days crisscrossing the country in economy class. Four airlines. Twelve flights (half of them delayed). Twelve cities. Twelve cups of tomato juice. Three trips through whole-body scanners. One alarming use of the words “groin area.” (www.nytimes.com) עוד...

Air Force One's permanent shadow: Inside the E-4B 'Doomsday' 747 plane that follows the US President around the world in case of nuclear war

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This article was posted in May But is a really interesting story about the president's doomsday plane not posted here before so i thought I,d post it. Article description E-4B 'Nightwatch' planes have been in operation since the 1970s They follow Air Force One when the US President travels abroad and one is kept constantly running 24 hours a day when he is in the US They are also called 'Doomsday' planes and are outfitted as military command centers in the case of nuclear war (www.dailymail.co.uk) עוד...

The S-3 Viking: The Submarine Hunter Russia Feared (That Retired Way Too Early)

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With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many airliners fly faster—the S-3 Viking wasn’t about to be the subject of any movies starring Tom Cruise. However, the long-legged Jets proved extremely useful in a very wide variety of roles, whether as an electronic spy, submarine hunter, aerial tanker, cargo plane or even an attack jet. And many of those roles have not been satisfactorily replaced since. (nationalinterest.org) עוד...

All-Electric Eviation Makes Debut at Paris Air Show

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An Israeli startup wants to change the point-to-point travel equation with this economical alternative to airline travel. (www.flyingmag.com) עוד...

Airbus introduces the A380plus (video)

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Airbus confirmed that it is working on an improved version of the A380, called A380plus, hoping to boost sales of its Super Jumbo. (www.airlinerpulse.com) עוד...

JAL makes inflight Internet free on all domestic flights

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The satellite-based GoGo service will now be free of charge, with JAL dropping a previous fee structure which charged up to US$10.75 to stay connected during the flight. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Ridiculous: United Doesn’t Let Basic Economy Passengers Check-In Online

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Online check in has made what can be a pretty time-consuming airport experience a much shorter one — especially so for the time-sensitive business traveler who goes from meeting room straight onto the plane with only a cabin-sized bag in tow. TPG reader Karina, however, had the exact opposite experience, thanks to United’s Basic Economy fares. (www.airlineboarding.net) עוד...

Panda Route' to Chengdu opens up as newest airline from China touches down in Auckland

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Sichuan Airlines' first flight has arrived in Auckland just on 45 minutes early. The near-new Airbus A330 touched down just after 6pm from the Sichuan capital Chengdu and its three-flights-a-week service adds to 39 services linking New Zealand to the Chinese mainland. The province is in the south-west of China and has a population of around 87 million. (www.nzherald.co.nz) עוד...

American Airlines Tests CT Scanning to Keep Laptops in Carry-Ons

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American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday began the first U.S. test of new airport-security scanners that provide a more detailed view inside carry-on luggage and may allow travelers to keep laptops in their bags. The CT scanner, using technology borrowed from the medical world, is being used in a security checkpoint lane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the airline said in a statement. The testing, at Terminal Four, is being conducted with the Transportation Security Administration. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

Video: Test flight A350 for the Paris Air Show 2017

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The official video of the test flight of the Airbus A350 at the Paris Air Show 2017. (www.youtube.com) עוד...

China fines Emirates after plane flew at wrong height

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BEIJING (AP) — China's civil aviation authority fined Dubai-based Emirates airline and barred it from adding new routes in the country over the next six months after two of its flights were cited for unsafe operations. (www.usatoday.com) עוד...

Is it too early to bury the A380?

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“Low demand for A380 is due to airlines being afraid of not filling the seats on the aircraft,” Tomas Chlumecky, a Canadian aviation consultant, told AeroTime in an email. One of the possible solutions to this might be exploiting seasonal surges in demand seen on certain niche routes. In November 2016, Malaysian announced deploying its A380s for Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) journeys. Niche as it might be, the predictability of seasonal travel demand in case of religious travel is able to support the… (www.aviationfigure.com) עוד...

Boeing’s Iconic 747 Vanishes in New View of Passenger Flight

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Planemaker drops jumbo jets from its 20-year market forecast. Strategy contrasts with Airbus’s view on airlines’ fleet needs (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...

F-16 Jet Catches Fire at Houston Airport

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Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected. (www.nbcnews.com) עוד...

Viva Air commits to 50 new Airbus A320s

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Viva Air has placed an order for 50 new Airbus A320 family aircraft (35 of which are A320NEOs and 15 A320CEOs). (www.ft.com) עוד...

Missing MH370 satellite data released, contains new insights

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MH370's satellite link showed similar anomalies during the flight it completed prior to its disappearance (blogs.crikey.com.au) עוד...

Lufthansa to Station Five A380 Widebody Jets in Munich

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Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 wide-body airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world's largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport. (www.aviationpros.com) עוד...

Airbus Beluga ST (A300-600ST) delivers Beluga XL's nose section

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Another milestone in aviation history has been created when the Beluga ST has delivered the first nose section out of the five successors. The nose section is in the assembly plant in Toulouse and is waiting for the remaining parts to arrive. The lower fuselage will be assembled in the A330 assembly line in Toulouse. To find out more information on the aircraft, click on this link. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_Beluga_XL) (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Russian Video Of Captured U.S. F-5 Tiger Jet Dogfighting Against MiG-21

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Russia Operated Captured U.S. Aircraft for “OPFOR” Evaluation. As we have reported previously, it is no secret the U.S. has made and still make use of captured or otherwise acquired Russian aircraft for test, evaluation and training purposes including the development of U.S. radars, countermeasures and early warning systems (earlier this year we published some really rare images of a Russian Su-27 Flanker dogfighting with a U.S. F-16 inside Area 51…) (theaviationist.com) עוד...

The Celera 500L

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A high-resolution photo of an aircraft called the Celera 500L (N818WM) just emerged out of Victorville, California. As of right now, not much is known about the aircraft, but there are already plenty of speculations regarding exactly what this bullet-shaped mystery plane is. (www.thedrive.com) עוד...

TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports

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It's never a nice experience to stand in line at the airport for hours just to get a pat down when you get to the end. Hopefully, TSA's new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this week, the Transportation Security Administration's fingerprint sensors will go through proof-of-concept testing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and at Denver International Airport. The test will last for four weeks, and you can try… (www.engadget.com) עוד...

Incident: Air Canada B777 near Frankfurt on Jun 15th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNU performing flight AC-891 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 329 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smell of smoke in the cabin (avherald.com) עוד...

Malaysia Airlines pegs Airbus A330Neo over Boeing 787 for fleet revamp

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Malaysia Airlines is nearing a deal to purchase as many as 30 Airbus A330neo jets, but the price remains a sticking point and no announcement is expected at this week's Paris Air Show. (www.ausbt.com.au) עוד...

Boeing 737 MAX 9 and 787-10 fly in formation (Video)

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For the first time, Boeing flew together its last two models, the 737 MAX 9 and 787-10, a prelude to the Paris Air Show! (www.airlinerpulse.com) עוד...

Analysis: Previewing the 2017 Paris Air Show

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As the 52nd Paris Air Show (PAS) opens this week, the global aerospace industry faces the most uncertainty it has seen since the late 2000s global financial crisis. Behemoths Airbus and Boeing, who together control more than 80% of the global civil aviation market by value, each had their worst sales year since 2010 (and worst outside of a recession since 2004), winning 731 and 668 net orders respectively. The pace of orders has slowed even further across the first five months of 2017. (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Airports will have option to come off electronics ban list

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for the first time this week laid out some of the steps that will prevent more airports from ending up being subject to a large electronics ban -- and said the original countries on the list could be removed as well. In an interview with CNN, Kelly said that "absolutely, no doubt" the 10 airports that were the first to be hit with a ban on large electronics in carry-on baggage would be given the same opportunity as the roughly 70 airports being… (www.cnn.com) עוד...

Bombardier Unveils Ethiopian Airlines as Previously Undisclosed Customer that Ordered Q400 Aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Q400 turboprop aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $162 million US. (www.bombardier.com) עוד...

Photo Tour: Emirates Airline A380 Interiors

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There is much expectation that the airline will be placing an order for additional A380s as part of its ambitious plans to conquer the US market. With fifteen A380s currently in its fleet, Emirates Airlines is the largest operator of the double-decker aircraft. The carrier uses its A380 to service routes from Dubai to London Heathrow (double-daily), Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jeddah, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Johannesburg and Auckland. In… (www.aviationfigure.com) עוד...

Is the end near for passenger 747s?

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Boeing has admitted that the "Queen of the Skies" has no future as a passenger jet. (www.seattletimes.com) עוד...

ANALYSIS: Airbus Plans A380plus Upgrade Program

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Airbus announced plans for a major upgrade Monday morning to its A380 superjumbo at the 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS), confirming the study of the so-called A380plus. The enhancements to the A380 would include aerodynamic improvements including larger, 4.7 meter high winglets and other wing refinements. Along with maintenance program optimizations and an expanded cabin shown earlier this year, Airbus projects that the A380plus could deliver as much as a 13% seat-mile cost reduction against today’s… (airwaysmag.com) עוד...

Ethiopian Airlines Places Repeat Order for 10 Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Delta Orders 10 More Airbus A321s

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After announcing orders for 30 incremental Airbus A321ceo aircraft just last month, Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 10 more of the aircraft. The agreement was announced today at the Paris Air Show. (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Passengers forced to leave Qantas flight due to plane being 'too heavy'

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A number of passengers have been forced off a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth over concerns the plane was too heavy to fly. Passengers aboard the Boeing 737-800 flight due to arrive in Perth at 7.40pm told Radio 6PR yesterday they were asked to disembark the plane prior to take off, WA Today reports. A Qantas spokeswoman has confirmed to WA Today the request was made after plane load readings exceeded the norm. (www.msn.com) עוד...

In the Philippines, a Vietnam War-era plane takes center stage fighting ISIS

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The OV-10 has been photographed flying in formations over the city in between bombing runs. Initially conceived in the 1960s in the United States, it offered U.S. forces in Vietnam a simple, rugged plane that could carry out close-air support for American troops on the ground and take off from short runways. It remained in service in the U.S. military until the 1990s, undertaking operations in the Persian Gulf War. (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

Airbus has introduced a new improved version for the A380

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Airbus is presenting a development study for an improved A380, the "A380plus"... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

Pilot text messages are saving you from flight delays

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Using a new text-based communication technology called Data Comm, the FAA is helping speed up departures across the country. (www.cnet.com) עוד...

Airbus for sale!

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Azores Airlines has contracted British marketing specialist Moon Jet Group to oversee the sale of its three Airbus A310s. The three aircraft are CS-TGU (c/n 571), CS-TKN (c/n 624), CS-TGV (c/n 651). These three jets were the backbone of the Ponta Delgada-based carrier's widebody jets however they were phased out and will be replaced with A330s and A321LRs-the long range variant of the A321CEOs under the airline's five-year modernization plan. (www.airlinerworld.com) עוד...

Airlines Giveth And Airlines Taketh Away. American Backs Off Its Dumb 29-Inch Plan, But Not By Much

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Late Tuesday American Airlines president Robert Isom sent a note to all ba-jillion million members of American’s once-meaningful frequent fliers program, AAdvantage, telling them the “good news.” American will not be cutting the leg room in the last three rows of its new Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft (the first four of 100 on order will join the fleet this fall) to a torturously narrow 29 inches of pitch. (www.forbes.com) עוד...

Emirates interested in retrofit for A380 changes proposed by Airbus on new planes

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Emirates, the world’s largest A380 customer, would be interested in changes being made to its current fleet of the superjumbo that manufacturer Airbus said this week would only be for new aircraft. Airbus unveiled an upgraded version of the world’s biggest passenger jet on Sunday, seeking to boost demand for the slow-selling superjumbo and including a new wingtip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4 percent. (www.aviationfigure.com) עוד...

Hi Fly Places Its First Direct Firm Order From Airbus

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Hi Fly, a Portuguese airline specialising in worldwide widebody aircraft wet leasing, has placed its first direct firm order with Airbus for two A330-200s. Hi Fly is an all-Airbus operator and the two additional A330s will join its existing fleet of 14 Airbus widebody aircraft. The new A330s will feature a two class cabin layout, seating 18 passengers in business and 256 in econom (www.airbus.com) עוד...

Air India recruits 415 pilots

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Air India is now hiring 415 pilots with A-320 endorsement to appoint as Senior Trainee Pilots. Here is the split of vacancies: General 116 SC 63 ST 45 OBC 191 TOTAL 415 (www.indianaviationnews.net) עוד...

The glorious history of the best plane Boeing has ever built

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This week in 1994, the Boeing 777 airliner made its first flight - kicking off a career that would revolutionize the airline industry. Once every few decades, an airplane comes along and simply redefines what a modern airliner is capable of delivering for airlines and its passengers. In 1957, Boeing changed the game with its first jet-powered airliner, the 707. In 1969, Boeing turned the airline industry upside down with the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet. In 1994, Boeing did it again with… (www.aviationrepublic.com) עוד...

Airbus predicts commercial aviation market over the next 20 years

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Additional need of 530,000 pilots and 550,000 technicians with services to grow... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) עוד...

Boeing considers testing self-flying planes.

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Aircraft already have the ability to takeoff, cruise and land with onboard computers. But is it possible for a plane to complete a flight without pilots? (www.washingtonpost.com) עוד...

Qantas assigns A380 for day trip to Antarctica New Years eve 2017

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Qantas will use a A380 super jumbo for the trip to the Ice this new years eve. CEO Allan Joyce said due to the popular polar flight route ad increasing demand for passengers they have decided to put this aircraft to the test. Qantas used Boeing 747-438's on perivous flights but after many warnings and incidents not mediated they have decided to replace the 744's with the A380. (college.usatoday.com) עוד...

GE Tells Boeing it Won't Share 797 Engine Production with Rivals

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GE Aviation head David Joyce, citing advrese impacts from prior multi-supplier arrangement for Airbus A330 engines, says “we’re out” if Boeing opts for multiple turbine suppliers. (www.bloomberg.com) עוד...