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BA strike 2017 – Why are the August strikes happening, when will the walkout end and why have British Airways cabin crew gone on strike?

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Thousands of cabin crew workers have walked out in the latest protest over pay during airports’ busiest time of year. BRITISH Airways cabin crew spent much of the summer on strike. With yet more industrial action now underway here’s how to find out the details of the latest walkout, whether or not your flight will be affected and when the dispute might end… (www.daviationnews.com) More...

United Continues to Evaluate 100-Seat Mainline Aircraft

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United Airlines continues to evaluate adding a 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet, less than a year after it cited the aircraft category's poor economics for the conversion of its Boeing 737-700 order to larger variants. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Runway Safety Improvements Finished At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — All four runways at Los Angeles International Airport are operating at full strength following completion of mandatory safety improvements, an airport official said Monday. Congress required all of the nation’s airports to undertake Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements to provide an extra buffer zone if an aircraft overshoots, overruns or veers off a runway. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

American Airlines passenger tries to open cabin door during descent

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Several people on a flight Saturday from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport told CBS News that a man wearing sunglasses tried to grab the handle of the plane’s exit door a few minutes after the pilot announced they were descending. (www.airlive.net) More...

Airbus to deliver first U.S.-built A320 this week

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Airbus is readying to deliver the first A320 passenger jet built in the U.S., capping a global assembly footprint that now touches three continents. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Ryanair Signals Interest in Air Berlin Bid

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Ryanair has joined the airlines outlining preliminary interest in German carrier Air Berlin, which filed for insolvency proceedings earlier this month. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

One Aviation Unveils Testbed with Eclipse 700 Wing

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The 700's wing is based on the Eclipse 550 wing planform, and the most noticeable difference is a nearly four-foot wingspan extension. The inboard section has received aerodynamic tweaking to reduce parasite drag, and the intersection of the wing strake has moved outboard to provide increased fuel capacity that, in addition to enabling a projected NBAA IFR range of 1,470 nm, negates the need for the wingtip-mounted fuel tanks seen on the Eclipse 500/550. (www.ainonline.com) More...

US Air Force prepping X-37B space plane for launch

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The United States Air Force’s X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The liftoff is scheduled to take place in early September. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Atlas Dynamics takes first step in drone market with Atlas Pro

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Atlas Dynamics, a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the professional user, announced Tuesday that it will showcase live demonstrations of its market-ready autonomous professional drone, the Atlas Pro, at InterDrone 2017. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Delta Flight Deviates to See the Eclipse

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I believe the deviation over Wyoming and Nebraska for Delta's flight 2466 from Portland to Atlanta was so that both sides of the plane could view the eclipse. There were lots of news articles about this particular flight following the eclipse path. Nice of ATC to allow the deviation! (flightaware.com) More...

Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

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Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) appears to have fundamental strengths that are not currently reflected in its stock price. In the second half of 2016, all legacy carriers including Delta, American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), United Continental (NYSE: UAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) saw a rapid increase in their stock valuations as market sentiment improved for the entire sector. Even Warren Buffett, who has been a long time skeptic of the sector, ended up investing billions in major airlines.… (seekingalpha.com) More...

Eclipse travel keeps NetJets busy

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Columbus-based NetJets, the world’s largest operator of private jets, is seeing a rise in flight bookings through Tuesday, tied to eclipse-viewing trips. (www.dispatch.com) More...

Airbus Achieves a Global First With Its Hot A320

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With little fanfare, Airbus SE is about to mark an unusual milestone in aviation: simultaneous production of the same aircraft on three continents. The company will hand over the first A320 to roll out of its Mobile, Alabama, assembly plant on Aug. 25, meaning North America will join Europe and Asia in producing the most popular airliner in the world. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Embraer Partners with Designer for $80 Million Aircraft Interior

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What if the interior of a private jet could tell a story? What if it could transport you to another era? These were the questions brought to experiential designer Eddie Sotto by Jay Beever, vice president of interior design for Embraer Executive Jets, the Brazilian aircraft maker’s Florida-based business-jet division. (robbreport.com) More...