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Pilots have organized a ferocious, at times threatening, response to Quartz’s story about Instagrams in the sky

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Quartz’s investigation of commercial airline pilots taking photos and videos of their flights provoked a furious response from the aviation community. Hundreds of pilots and their fans have been harassing the reporter who wrote the story with vitriolic comments and, at times, threats of violence. (qz.com) More...

American unveils newest heritage jet

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Photos of a certain American Airlines plane started showing up on the internet on Monday, which ended up being a brand new heritage livery. (jansaviation.com) More...

Calif Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Leaded Avgas Settled

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FBOs Required To Post Warnings About Exposure To Lead Near Airports, Pay Small Penalty, Make MoGas and 100VLL available. Under the settlement, the companies must sell the lowest lead fuel that is commercially available in sufficient quantities, warn the public about the danger of lead exposure through signs posted at airports and notices sent to nearby residences, and pay a total of $550,000 in penalties and legal costs. (news.sciencemag.org) More...

AA280 diverts to Narita after heavy turbulance. 15 passengers injured.

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An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was diverted on Tuesday after the aircraft hit severe turbulence. (www.cnbc.com) More...

Video: X-15 Jettisons Ventral Fin, Lands at Edwards AFB (1963)

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X-15 pre-landing jettison of auxiliary propellants and lower ventral fin, and landing at Edwards AFB. The X-15 had its share of emergency landings, but only two resulted in serious injury or death. (youtu.be) More...

Middle East is new global travel crossroads

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's 1 a.m. and the sprawling airport in this desert city is bustling. Enough languages fill the air to make a United Nations translator's head spin. Thousands of fliers arrive every hour from China, Australia, India and nearly everywhere else on the planet. Few venture outside the terminal, which spans the length of 24 football fields. They come instead to catch connecting flights to somewhere else. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Flybe DH 8D near Belfast engine fire

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A flybe de havilland dash 8-400 aircraft with rego G-FLBC enroute from Glasgow to Belfast city airport was descending at FL140 when the crew received a fire indication warning for the left hand engine with 76 pax aboard. The passengers sighted the streak of flames coming from the engine. The fore was extinguished and the engine shut down http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5074/flybe-dh8d-near-belfast-on-dec-16th-2014-engine-fire-rnl (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Ethiad Receives their first A380

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Video courtesy of Airbus. The beautiful new aircraft is going to fly soon and appear in airports (youtube.com) More...

World's Oldest Airworthy Jet Returns To America

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This North American F-86A Sabre built in 1948 is back on U.S. soil after a 22 year hiatus in Europe. The airplane is the only surviving "A" model rescued from a scrap yard in the '70s and is the oldest flying jet in the world. (planelopnik.com) More...

NYC lawmaker wants to ban drones except for cops with warrants

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On Wednesday Councilman Dan Garodnick introduced a bill to the New York City council seeking to ban all use of drones except those operated by police officers who obtain warrants. A second, parallel bill introduced by councilman Paul Vallone would place more stringent restrictions on drone use but stop short of banning drones for hobbyists and companies altogether. Both bills have been passed to the city's committee on public safety. (arstechnica.com) More...

Second SpaceShipTwo to fly in 2015

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After the tragic loss of the first SpaceShipTwo called Enterprise, during its 55th test flight, Virgin Galactics is advancing the assembly of the yet to be named second SpaceShipTwo. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

India successfully launch new GSLV MK3 launch vehicle

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Indian Space Research Organisation successfully completed the maiden launch of its new GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle, the biggest rocket built by India, today. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

$3 billion 3Q net profit for 10 largest US passenger airlines

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The 10 largest US scheduled passenger airlines collectively reported net income of $2.99 billion in the 2014 third-quarter, down 13.8% from a 2014 second quarter net profit of $3.5 billion but nearly matching (down by 0.5%) the $3 billion in net income the 10 carriers posted in the 2013 third quarter. (atwonline.com) More...

Dassault unveil first Falcon 8X Business Jet

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Dassault Aviation rolled out the first prototype of its new flagship Falcon 8X, the latest addition to the trijet Falcon business jet family. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...