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Passenger is kicked off a plane at Chicago airport after he ‘asked Middle Eastern man if he had a bomb’

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An unruly passenger has been thrown off a flight awaiting for departure after he asked a fellow passenger of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’ whether he was carrying a bomb in his bag. The incident, which took place in Chicago on board a United Airlines flight to Houston, was filmed by fellow passengers outraged over the apparently racist comments. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

VIDEO: A320 family first flights

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When an Airbus flight test crew took the A320 to the sky for the first time, they must have known they were flying a special aircraft. For sure, as this video shows, that 1987 sortie was a sight to behold. But what must have surprised even its flight crew and engineers is just how much the A320 “got it right”. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

The A350-1000 is in Canada for cold weather tests

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Welcome to Iqaluit, Canada! 🇨🇦 With temperatures hovering around -30 degrees Celsius, it's the perfect place to put our #A350-1000 through its paces! (www.facebook.com) More...

The impact of insurance on medical reform (BasicMed)

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While many pilots are anxiously awaiting May 1, when third class medical reform becomes reality, others are facing a problem: Their insurance companies are requiring an FAA medical in spite of the new reforms, now called BasicMed by the FAA. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

(Video) Boeing 717 Stall during test flight

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Amazing video of a recovery after an unusual attitude during a stall test. (vimeo.com) More...

Signs that Cathay Pacific will extend its NZ operations to Christchurch

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Speculation is growing that Cathay Pacific will announce a seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch. The airline has a joint venture with Air New Zealand and flies from its Hong Kong base to Auckland but has been under pressure to extend its operations to the southern city from airports and tourism groups. CAPA Centre for Aviation says the airlines backed away from Hong Kong to Christchurch flights following the approval of the alliance that dates back to 2012. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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