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Southwest 3472 Boeing 737 loses part of left engine after inflight explosion

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Major explosion on the left engine of a Southwest 737 flying from New Orleans to Orlando (www.wsj.com) More...

The New “Sully” Movie: How Accurate?

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Airbus A320 Captain and Noted Aviation Author, Eric Auxier aka "Cap'n Aux", opines on the accuracy of the upcoming movie starring Tom Hanks about "The Miracle on the Hudson". Did Hollywood get it right? What can be gathered from just the trailers.... (airwaysmag.com) More...

China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West

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China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. (www.bbc.com) More...

Video: 737 takeoff near tail-strike and stall

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Watch as they rotate at a very slow speed causing the aircraft's nose to lift off the ground but not generating enough lift to become fully airborne, & then shortly after stalling they continue to accelerate down the runway to rotate at a faster speed. (www.youtube.com) More...

Iceland volcanoes rumble to life again....

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The current earthquake swarm might just subside, however we could also be facing another 2010 type test of our air routes all over again. Iceland raised the alarm after its largest volcano was hit by the biggest tremors since 1977. Two quakes larger than 4 in magnitude early Monday rocked the crater of Katla, the country’s Met Office said in a statement. That was followed by at least 10 more tremors at the volcano, which rises 1,450 meters (4,757 feet) into the air on the North Atlantic… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Two drunk United Airlines pilots arrested before flight

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Téo drunk United Airlines Pilots where arrested in Glasgow. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

UAE's first female A380 pilot aims to fly high.

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Article covering the first female pilot to fly A380's for in the UAE. Her sister was the first female fighter pilot in the UAE as well. (google.com) More...

‘Active shooter,’ police deployed, mass evacuation at LAX Airport – reports

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Social media posts from Los Angeles International Airport are describing shots fired and police rushing to the scene, while footage shows people apparently being evacuated. Multiple calls are coming in for terminals 1, 5, and 7. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) says there are people possibly barricaded in bathrooms in terminal 6, Culvercity311 reported on Twitter. A report from LA County Scanner's Twitter account said the shooting is taking place at terminal 8. The Federal Aviation… (www.rt.com) More...

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