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Heathrow Airport urges UK Government to scrap domestic aviation tax

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London Heathrow Airport has urged the UK Government to abolish domestic air passenger duty (APD) on all UK flights. The proposal is based on a new research carried out by Frontier Economics that revealed UK passengers pay an extra £225m in aviation tax on domestic flights compared to passengers from many other European countries. (www.airport-technology.com) More...

Incident: Thomson B757 near London on Sep 21st 2017, engine problem

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A Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBD performing flight BY-4406 from London Gatwick,EN (UK) to Malaga,SP (Spain), was climbing out of London when the crew stopped the climb at FL230 and decided to return to Gatwick (avherald.com) More...

Air Mauritius’ first state of the art A350-900 performs maiden flight

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Airbus has confirmed that Air Mauritius’ first A350-900 has taken to the skies to perform the maiden flight over the Mediterranean to check out systems and evaluate performance. (wolfganghthome.wordpress.com) More...

Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) More...

Woodward Selected by Airbus for A320neo PW Thrust Reverser Actuation System

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Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today announced that it signed an agreement with Airbus to supply the Thrust Reverser Actuation System (TRAS) for the new nacelle of the Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by the Pratt and Whitney engine. (globenewswire.com) More...

Azul Leases Five Airbus A330-900neos From Avolon

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Brazil's Azul has agreed to lease five Airbus A330-900neos from Avolon, to further expand the airline's network to the USA and Europe. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

After Boeing Deal, Turkish Airlines Weighs Airbus Order - Sources

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Turkish Airlines has begun talks with Airbus to buy up to 40 A350 jetliners worth $12.4 billion (£9.15 billion) at list prices, hours after striking a similar deal with its U.S. rival Boeing, people familiar with the airline said on Friday. (www.nytimes.com) More...

Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

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The French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Qantas uses 747 to deliver extra fuel to Auckland

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Qantas has ferried extra fuel from Sydney to Auckland on a Boeing 747-400 as part of efforts to minimise disruption due to fuel shortages at the airport. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

OPINION: ATR and Bombardier Should Heed Embraer's Turboprop Warning

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Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it. With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots

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Ryanair blames an internal “cock up”, but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) More...

Wizz Air launches Trip Planner to inspire passengers

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Wizz Air has launched Trip Planner, a new website search tool, designed to inspire passengers who are undecided on the destination of their next holiday. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) More...

Video: The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. (www.youtube.com) More...