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Incident: Jetlite B737 near Hyderabad on Dec 3rd 2016, hydraulic problem

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A Jetlite Boeing 737-800, registration VT-JLF performing flight S2-4364 from Kolkata to Bangalore (India) with 147 passeners and 8 crew, was enroute at FL380 about 120nm southeast of Hyderabad (India) when the crew reported a hydraulic problem and decided to divert to Hyderabad (avherald.com) More...

Delta receives first US-produced Airbus aircraft

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Airbus has delivered the first A321 to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines from its US manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. (atwonline.com) More...

Plane makes emergency landing at GRR after damage

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after damage inside the cabin Monday evening. (woodtv.com) More...

How One Little Lock on an Airplane Could Save Hundreds of Lives

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Selfish passengers spend valuable seconds during evacuations opening overhead bins in order to take their luggage off the plane with them. There is actually one simple solution: locking overhead bins. The bins would be locked during taxi, takeoff and landing. They would be unlocked at cruising altitude. Then they would be locked again when it’s time to prepare the cabin for arrival... (www.travelpulse.com) More...

Virgins top on-time honours for October

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Virgins top on-time honours for October November 30, 2016 by australianaviation.com.au Leave a Comment VIRGIN AUSTRALIA AIRCRAFT SYD APR15 RF 5K5A1324 Virgin Australia aircraft at Sydney Airport. (Rob Finlayson) It was a tight bunch at the top of the punctuality tables in October, with Virgin Australia and its regional arm taking the honours for on-time performance. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed Virgin Australia regional had the… (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Sunshine Coast Airport breaks through one million passenger milestone

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Sunshine Coast Airport has underlined its status as Australia’s fastest growing airport by reaching the one million passenger mark in a 12-month period for the first time. The airport, located about 100km north of Brisbane, announced that it had reached the milestone on Wednesday. Figures from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) showed there were 13 airports that handled more than one million international and domestic passengers in the 2015/16 financial year –… (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Computer glitch - " Denied seats, group holds overbooked flight hostage "

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Mumbai: It was a wedding party of 80, booked to fly by an early morning Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Bhopal. Going by social media accounts, they virtually held the airline hostage, forcing it to delay the departure and deplane other passengers to make way for the late-comers among them. Details of the events that unfolded at Mumbai airport on Friday , as Jet readied its flight 9W7083 for a 5.55 am departure, were gleaned from an FB post and subsequently confirmed by the airline. According… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

Ghost airplane casts a pall over A350-1000 rollout

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Airbus presented dignitaries and media at the debut of its latest model with an unexpected sight: a white-painted $300-million A350 jetliner being prepared for delivery without an airline livery, considered an alarm signal in the aerospace industry because they usually signify that they have been built without an airline in place to operate them. (www.reuters.com) More...

Incident: China Southern B737 near Lanzhou on Dec 1st 2016, the hottest phone one can get

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A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-1782 performing flight CZ-6976 from Shanghai Pudong to Urumqui (China), was enroute at 9200 meters about 120nm east of Lanzhou (China) when the crew decided to divert to Lanzhou after a passenger's mobile phone turned hot and emitted smoke (avherald.com) More...

`Shabbily dressed' AI crew chief grounded

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Mumbai: Would Have Attended To First-Class Flyers : An Air India cabin crew in-charge said to be shabbily dressed was taken off a United States-bound flight by the commander at the last minute on Saturday . The episode occurred at the Mumbai airport. The unidentified senior flight attendant had reported for duty around 2.45am for the AI flight 191 to Newark. According to an official, the cabin crew in-charge subsequently reported to the commander at the airport `movement control' with all the… (epaperbeta.timesofindia.com) More...

The world's oldest serving flight attendant

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For nearly six decades, Bette Nash has been sharing her contagious smile with the world -- from 30,000 feet. (www.cnn.com) More...

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