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Delta Plane Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

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An aircraft skidded on the runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence ... It wasn't clear how many people were on the Delta plane when it slid off the runway (www.nbcnewyork.com) More...

How Air-Traffic Controllers Sound When They Have to Close the Airport

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Since most things about the modern airline experience are so unpleasant for most of the traveling public most of the time, it's worth noticing how smoothly these professionals do their work. (www.theatlantic.com) More...

Emirates Eyes Order For 50-70 Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 aircraft

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Emirates Airline [EMIRA.UL] is looking at an order for around 50 to 70 twin-aisle A350 or 787 aircraft, its president said on Thursday. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

(Video) How does the "Taxibot" work..

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IAI developed with Airbus and TLD an innovative new towbarless towing tractor concept – the TaxiBot (Taxiing Robot). TaxiBot is a semi-autonomous vehicle that enables airplane taxiing without engines running, controlled by the pilot and without shortening NLG life time. A proprietary TaxiBot-aircraft NLG interface mechanism provides pilot steering capability, using the airplane's existing controls in the cockpit. Taxiing speed is controlled by the pilot using the A/C brakes. The TaxiBot system… (youtu.be) More...

Take A Ride In World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress, Other WWII Planes On Display In Camarillo, CA

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CAMARILLO (CBSLA.com) — Bob Jones slid into a seat on a massive B-29 Superfortress and he was thrown back into memories of the war. “To get my hands back on that optical sight…it gave you the feeling like you were back there,” Jones told CBS2/KCAL9’s Amy Johnson. The 90-year-old Camarillo man served as a tailgunner on the bomber in World War II and flew 22 combat missions. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

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Actor Harrison Ford was injured Thursday when a vintage World War II training plane he was piloting crash landed on a Mar Vista, California, golf course. The actor, who was conscious and breathing when rescue crews reached him, was stabilized and taken to a hospital, where he was in fair to moderate condition, authorities said. Sources said he sustained cuts to his head. (variety.com) More...

German airline Germania's CEO eyes all-Airbus fleet

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German airline Germania aims to switch its fleet to all-Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft when it takes older Boeing 737s out of service, its chief executive said. "We want to harmonise our fleet in five years," Karsten Balke told Reuters at the ITB travel trade fair in Berlin. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Aerolineas Argentinas receives first of four new A330-200s on order

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Argentina’s flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, has taken delivery of their first new, directly purchased Airbus A330-200 aircraft as a part of the carrier’s fleet renewal strategy. The aircraft, equipped with GE engines, joins the airline’s existing fleet of 11 Airbus widebody aircraft, comprising four A330-200s and seven A340s. (www.airbus.com) More...

(Video) Harrier Lands on "Stool" After Front Gear Failure, Interview With Pilot

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), AV-8B Harrier jet pilot, talks about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on his aircraft aboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5) at sea, June 7, 2014. (youtu.be) More...

The Most Locgical (and craziest) MH370 Conspiracy Theories

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THIS WEEKEND MARKS the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No physical evidence of the Boeing 777 has been found, and other clues—logs of automated satellite communications and from military radar—have delivered more questions than answers. The 239 passengers and crew on board are presumed dead, and the official stance on the fate of the plane is that it crashed—somewhere—into the Indian Ocean, for unknown reasons. (www.wired.com) More...

Bombardier CS300 takes off for 1st test flight

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Bombardier saw one of its CS300 jets take off from Mirabel airport in Montreal today, the first time the company's larger CSeries plane has taken to the skies. (www.cbc.ca) More...

US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist hackers

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The US system for guiding airplanes is open to vulnerabilities from outside hackers, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. The weaknesses that threaten the Federal Aviation Administration's ability to ensure the safety of flights include the failure to patch known three-year-old security holes, the transmission and storage of unencrypted passwords, and the continued use of "end-of-life" key servers. (arstechnica.com) More...

Lufthansa LCC Eurowings to Start Long-Haul Flights Oct. 25

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Lufthansa Group’s low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Eurowings—will begin long-haul flights to Dubai, Bangkok, Phuket, Varadero and Punta Cana from Oct. 25. The LCC performed its maiden flight Feb. 1 from Hamburg to Prague, with a 162-seat Airbus A320. (atwonline.com) More...

MH17 wreckage put on display as MH370 anniversary approaches

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In a grim preview to the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, parts of the wreckage of another of its 777-200ERs, which was operating its flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine last July, have been put on display at the Netherlands military airbase at Gilze-Rijen. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Single Japan Air Defense Squadron scrambles 400 times a year

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Squadron is based on Nahu, the nearest Japanese base to islets in dispute with China. Squadron addresses daily challenge to Japanese airspace. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

US ‘big three’ carriers accuse Gulf rivals of taking $40 billion in subsidies

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American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines joined with a number of unions Wednesday to accuse the three major Gulf carriers of receiving government subsidies totaling more than $40 billion. Representatives of the US airlines, the Air Line Pilots Association International, the Allied Pilots Association, and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants held a joint press conference in Washington DC as part of the US carriers’ campaign against Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and… (atwonline.com) More...

General Aviation Mechanic Lied About Completing Annual, Hit with $13 million verdict

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Charged Cessna owner for new parts, didn't install them; said he completed annual but only changed the oil. Pilot seat slips in flight, pilot is killed. (www.aviationlawmonitor.com) More...

Textron Aviation Resurrects Hawker 4000 for Testing

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Beechcraft’s out-of-production Hawker 4000 is back in business, at least in testing. Textron Aviation, which acquired the Beech product line a year ago, has been flight-testing a winglet-equipped Hawker 4000 at Beech Factory Airport in Wichita. (www.ainonline.com) More...

C-17 Drops Out Of Clouds On Short Final At Night [Cockpit Video]

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A C-17 night flight from inside the flight deck. Footage includes takeoff and landing. The C-17 Drops out of the clouds on short final approach. (youtu.be) More...