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EgyptAir Flight 804 Recorders Being Fixed

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(CNN) The black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 804 -- badly damaged when they were found by searchers -- are being repaired and authorities hope they can help solve the mystery of what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea last month. The French aircraft investigation bureau was able to fix the electronic board of the data recorder, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Monday. Final repairs on the cockpit voice recorder are expected to wrap up as early as Tuesday, the ministry… (www.cnn.com) More...

Incident: British Airways B744 at Toronto and Montreal on Jun 22nd 2016, mass and balance problem

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A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVJ performing flight BA-92 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was en route at FL350 about 110nm east-northeast of Montreal,QC (Canada) when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Montreal due to a cargo loading error. The aircraft landed safely on Montreal's runway 24R about 105 minutes after departure from Toronto and about 55 minutes after the decision to divert. A passenger reported cargo had been loaded into an… (avherald.com) More...

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order for up to 75 Aircraft

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June 28, 2016 Montréal Commercial Aircraft, Bombardier Inc., Press Release Agreement includes firm order for 45 CS300 and options for an additional 30 (www.bombardier.com) More...

Will the Bombardier CSeries Crack the Airbus-Boeing Duopoly? — Part One

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As the Bombardier CSeries program gains traction and momentum, will this be enough to threaten the current Airbus - Boeing duopoly? (airwaysmag.com) More...

Yamal CRJ2 Engine shut down in flight.

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A Yamal Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, registration VQ-BSA performing flight YC-623 from Moscow-Domodedovo to Murmansk (Russia) with 50 passengers and 3 crew, was climbing out of Domodedovo's runway 32R when the crew needed to shut the right-hand engine (CF34) down, stopped the climb at 6000 feet and entered a hold at 6000, later 7000 feet to burn off fuel and returned to Domodedovo for a safe landing on runway 32R about 2:10 hours after departure. A replacement CRJ-200 registration VQ-BPD reached… (avherald.com) More...

Accident: Lufthansa A343 at Chicago on Sep 28th 2015, fumes injure three flight attendants

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A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300, registration D-AIGT performing flight LH-437 (dep Sep 27th) from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Dusseldorf (Germany), was departing Chicago, when cabin crew in the aft cabin felt like lack of air with the aircraft still on the ground with all four flight attendants in the area suffering, and contacted the cockpit. A short time later the situation improved. One flight attendant felt near unconscious, another flight attendant felt incapacitated (see below for more… (avherald.com) More...

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

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A very detailed review by the Independent Group of scientists has urged the Australian managed search for MH370 to shift its efforts much further to the north-east of the current priority zone on the floor of the south Indian Ocean. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

Russia and China establish JV to design new widebody aircraft

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Russia and China have signed an agreement establishing a joint venture (JV) to design and develop new widebody aircraft during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to China June 25. The agreement stipulates the joint design, manufacture, marketing and after-sale support of new aircraft. The Russian-Chinese JV is expected to develop a widebody family, although it has not yet been disclosed how many aircraft it will include. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: Aeroflot A320 at Tomsk on Jun 24th 2016, bird strike

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An Aeroflot Airbus A320-200, registration VQ-BHL performing flight SU-1537 from Tomsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 107 passengers and 6 crew, was climbing out of Tomsk's runway 03 when an engine (CFM56) ingested a bird at about 130 feet AGL causing the engine to vibrate. The crew continued the climb but aborted the flight at FL200 and returned to Tomsk for a safe landing on runway 21 about 30 minutes after departure. West Siberia's Transport Prosecutor's Officer opened an investigation… (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Shenzhen A320 at Hong Kong on Jun 26th 2016, below minimum safe altitude during go around and unexpected 360

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A Shenzhen Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration B-6749 performing flight ZH-9041 from Jinjiang to Hong Kong (China), was on final approach to Hong Kong's runway 07L when approach instructed the crew to reduce to minimum approach speed, the crew queried whether they had 3nm separation to the previous traffic. Just in the moment when approach wanted to hand the aircraft off to tower the crew decided to go around and declined the handoff. (avherald.com) More...

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