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Boeing Considers Ending Production of Iconic 747

Boeing Co. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it may stop production of the 747, ending nearly a half-century of producing the plane that became the aircraft of choice for the U.S. president and other heads of state. The prospect of ending 747 production after years of weak sales would close a chapter of Boeing's history that began when the humped jetliner won its first orders from Pan American World Airways five decades ago. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

Blue Angels are upgrading to Super Hornets

The Blue Angels demonstration squadron are transitioning from the F/A 18 A-D Hornets to the new F/A 18 E-F Super Hornets (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

FAA restores birthday solos

Following a request from AOPA, the FAA has once again made it possible for student pilots to solo on their fourteenth or sixteenth birthday, depending on the type of aircraft they are operating. (www.aopa.org) More...

Incident: Hawaiian B763 over Pacific Ocean on Jul 27th 2016, hydraulic problem

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N592HA performing flight HA-442 from Sapporo (Japan) to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 236 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Pacific Ocean about 800nm southeast of Sapporo when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Tokyo's Narita Airport due to a low hydraulic pressure indication. The aircraft landed safely on Narita's runway 16R about 2 hours later (avherald.com) More...

JetBlue: First Cuba flights will launch next month

JetBlue’s first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba will begin next month, with fares beginning at $99 one-way. JetBlue’s first non-charter Cuba route will launch Aug. 31, when it begins nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. JetBlue initially will operate three flights a week before going to daily service on Oct. 1. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Balloon Carrying 16 crashes in Texas

A hot air balloon with 16 people aboard crashed Saturday morning in central Texas after catching fire in flight. (www.cnn.com) More...

Four people dead after medical plane crashes in northern California

Around 12:30 a.m. local time Friday, the Piper Cheyenne aircraft containing three crew members and one patient departed from airport in Crescent City, California -- about 20 miles south of Oregon. Search teams from several agencies including the Coast Guard, Humboldt County Sheriff's Department and Cal Fire fanned the area trying to locate the crash site. (www.cnn.com) More...

FAA Releases VOR Decommissioning Policy

The FAA formally published its policy including the criteria for selecting hundreds of VOR navigation aids that will be decommissioned over the next decade. The policy, released today, further outlines the process for decommissioning. The agency has selected 308 VORs to be decommissioned as the agency moves to a satellite-based navigational system (www.ainonline.com) More...


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