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United Continental Sent Safety Warning to Pilots

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United Continental Holdings Inc. ’s management sent a dramatic safety warning to its pilots last month, calling for stepped-up compliance with rules and procedures following several serious incidents caused by cockpit errors. The bulletin, issued Jan. 9 under the heading “significant safety concerns,” said it was prompted by four separate “safety events and near-misses” in previous weeks, including a plane whose pilots had to execute an emergency pull-up maneuver to avoid crashing into the… (consumerist.com) More...

New aircraft tracking system to be trialled

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AUTHORITIES will trial a “world first” system with Malaysia and Indonesia that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to quickly react to abnormal situations such as the disappearance of MH370. (www.news.com.au) More...

Boeing Named ‘Eco-Company of the Year’ by Air Transport World

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 26, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] was named “Eco-Company of the Year” by Air Transport World (ATW) at the trade publication’s 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards. ATW editors credited Boeing for “ever-more fuel and emissions-efficient aircraft” such as the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX and 777X, the company’s global effort to develop sustainable aviation biofuels and the Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program, which tests new technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions… (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

Skydiver Has A Seizure During Free-fall

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What starts as a normal and exciting day of adventure and fun, turned into a near death experience for an unsuspecting sky diving student. Free falling at 9,000 feet is a terrible place to have a seizure. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Russia’s Bear: The old-fashioned plane still thriving

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The Tupolev Tu-95 first thundered over Soviet parades in the mid-1950s. Why does this giant, propeller-driven bomber still make headlines nearly 60 years later? Stephen Dowling investigates. (www.bbc.com) More...