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Airbus Seeks to Cut Repayments to Government From Controversial 'Launch Investment' for New Jets

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Airbus is battling to reduce the amount it pays back to government investors who helped fund the development of its poorly selling A380 superjumbo. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

B-52s will return to a ready-to-fly posture not seen since the Cold War

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"That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice. " (www.defenseone.com) More...

United Will Not Re-evaluate Bombardier CSeries After Airbus Deal

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United Airlines does not plan to re-evaluate the Bombardier CSeries for its fleet, following the announcement of plans by Airbus to buy a majority stake in the aircraft programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Another Air Canada Incident at SFO

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Air Canada 781 was on final for SFO and the tower told him to go around at least 5 times and they still landed. https://soundcloud.com/user-771239359/oct-23-2017-0400z (www.airliners.net) More...

TUI flight has unscheduled stop at Québec City because of violent passenger

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A TUI B787 flying from Manchester to Cancun had to stop at Jean-Lesage airport (YQB) because of a violent female passenger. She was agitated and started to fight with an other passenger, then apparently assaulted members of the cabin crew. No injuries are reported for now. She was escorted off the aircraft by Québec Provincial Police and will appear in court on Monday. (The linked text is in French, Google translate does a decent job if you need it.) (www.journaldemontreal.com) More...

Emirates Eyes Second Daily Auckland-Dubai Service

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Emirates may launch a second daily flight between Auckland and Dubai as the airline re-examines its New Zealand strategy. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...