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Boeing Mulls Larger Engine For Biggest 737 MAX

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Boeing is considering a plan to put a larger engine on its biggest narrowbody airliner in an effort to blunt the runaway success of a rival Airbus jet that outsells it by four to one, industry sources said. (www.reuters.com) More...

Johannesburg to Be Singapore Airlines' Second Airbus A350-900 Long-Haul Destination

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Johannesburg will become the second long-haul destination for Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet. (www.airlinesanddestinations.com) More...

Cathay Pacific Airways becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

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Cathay Pacific Airways has become the sixth airline to operate the world’s latest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The airline’s first aircraft featuring the carrier’s new livery has arrived at its home base in Hong Kong. (www.airbus.com) More...

Airbus A320neo With CFM LEAP-1A Engines Receives EASA/FAA Certification

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The Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International CFM LEAP-1A engines has received joint EASA/FAA certification, Airbus president & CEO Fabrice Brégier announced May 31. (atwonline.com) More...

CEO of FACC Fired After Aerospace Firm Was Hit by Email Scam

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Austrian aerospace manufacturer, FACC AG, lost €50 million in a business email compromise scam earlier this year and has fired its CEO over the incident. FACC, which makes components for the aerospace industry, said its board decided last week to fire Walter Stephan for his involvement in the scheme. FACC provides components to many manufacturers, including Airbus, Alenia Aermacchi, Pratt&Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Safran Aircelle, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault. (www.onthewire.io) More...

Air Canada Flies 300 Firefighters from Johannesburg, South Africa to Assist with Alberta Wild Fire

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and EDMONTON, AB, May 29, 2016 /CNW/ – Air Canada flight AC7007 departed O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa early today en route to Edmonton, Alberta with 300 South African firefighters on board. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

Pilot lands Cessna 150 on Interstate 10 in Mississippi

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Perfect timing, no injuries to the pilot and passenger and no accidents caused by his landing. (www.sunherald.com) More...

Airbus Sales Chief Doubles-Down on CSeries Attack

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Airbus’ top salesman is doubling-down with his long-running attack on the Bombardier CSeries family, arguing Delta Air Lines’ recent order for what he calls the “cute, little airplane” is not the breakthrough order that his Canadian competitor claims. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

SpiceJet plane nearly takes off without 40 passengers

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Forty passengers nearly missed their SpiceJet flight from Kochi to Mumbai when the airplane nearly took off without them. The mistake was only discovered after the remaining passengers were dropped at another SpiceJet aircraft, bound for Chennai. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

Flightradar 24 reports sight of UFO (unidentified flying object.)

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Flightradar 24 reports sight of UFO (unidentified flying object.) (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Detailed report: new Cathay Pacific A350 business class

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CX doesn't mess with an 'already great' seat, it just adds more space, a larger HD screen and inflight Internet at US$20 for the duration of your flight. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Airbus Aiming to Raise A330neo Take-Off Weight

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Airbus is looking to take the maximum take-off weight of the re-engined A330neo to 245t. The aircraft, which will have two variants, the -800 and -900, is currently based on the 242t version of the A330. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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