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Brake failure blamed for United Airlines Boeing 747 crash at Melbourne Airport: ATSB

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BRAKE failure caused a ­United Airlines Boeing 747 to crash into a passenger aerobridge at Melbourne Airport. A three-year safety investigation found that when the plane carrying 135 passengers stopped at its Tullamarine gate, its parking brake became disengaged before the engines were shut down and nose wheels were chocked. (www.stumbleupon.com) More...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) More...

Japan's ANA says 787 engine repairs could take 3 years

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Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce (RR.L) engines powering its Boeing (BA.N) 787s. (www.reuters.com) More...

Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

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Joe Sutter, who died Tuesday at age 95, was lauded by Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner as ‘one of the giants of aerospace.’ (www.seattletimes.com) More...

First A350 for Thai Airways is delivered

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First Airbus A350 is delivered to Thai Airways on Aug. 30, 2016 (www.airbus.com) More...

2 missing men found in crashed plane as wreckage pulled from Lake Pontchartrain

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Two men missing after a Cessna plane crashed in Lake Pontchartrain on Saturday (Aug. 28) were found inside the wreckage as it was removed from the water Tuesday, the New Orleans Fire Department said. (www.nola.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...

14 Things You Should Never Do on an Airplane

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Traveling is stressful as it is, so let’s not add the burden of getting sick from the flight to your itinerary. Experts reveal where the germs are hiding and how to stay healthy and comfortable while airborne. (www.msn.com) More...

Polish Air Force Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the F-16 service with An Awesome Air-To-Air Photoshoot

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Poland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52+ service with an unbelievable air-to-air photo sortie. (theaviationist.com) More...

Delta Air Lines CEO talks power outages, TSA lines and 'being Delta'

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Back in May, Delta Air Lines got a new CEO. He came with a familiar face. Ed Bastian was the company's CFO whose career highlights included leading Delta through bankruptcy and restructuring years before. (www.marketplace.org) More...

LATAM Takes Delivery of First A320neo in the Americas

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LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first airline in the Americas to take delivery of Airbus’ re-engined narrowbody. (airwaysmag.com) More...

ForeFlight 8: Global Data-Driven Aeronautical Maps, Logbook Enhancements, TFR Alerts

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The wait is over—ForeFlight 8 is here! Download on the App Store today to experience our groundbreaking data-driven Aeronautical Maps. New TFR Alerts help you steer clear of TFRs while inflight and upgrades to Logbook make flight logging even easier and more connected than ever. In addition, major enhancements to ForeFlight on the web make it possible to plan, file, and brief whenever and wherever it is most convenient. (blog.foreflight.com) More...

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