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Airbus delivers its 100th A350 XWB

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When China Airlines received its seventh A350 XWB today, the carrier took possession of the 100th jetliner delivered from this newest family in Airbus’ industry-leading widebody product line. (www.airbus.com) More...

This 30-Year-Old Pilot Says She is The Youngest Woman in The World to Captain a Boeing 777

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Indian pilot Anny Divya claims to have become the youngest woman in the world to captain a Boeing 777. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

The U.S. Air Force Wants Permission to Shoot Down Civilian Drones

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The head of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command wants permission to deal with civilian drones-including shooting them down-that threaten to interfere with flight operations. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

United Airlines Announces Relaunch of Denver to London Route

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In celebration of United's 80 years of service in Denver, the airline today announced the launch of daily nonstop seasonal service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) beginning March 24, 2018 through October 26, 2018, subject to government approval. The new Denver flight will conveniently connect customers from nearly 80 domestic destinations to London. (newsroom.united.com) More...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) More...

Boeing Bullish After $1.8 Billion 2Q Net Profit

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Boeing reported a second-quarter net profit of $1.8 billion, reversed from a net loss of $234 million in the 2016 June quarter when the company incurred several pre-tax charges—including R&D charges related to commercial aircraft programs—that weighed down earnings. (atwonline.com) More...

AirBaltic's Sixth CS300 Sets A New World Record

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Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. (50skyshades.com) More...

Airbus slashes A380 superjumbo production to almost half

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A380 build rate to be reduced to eight jets a year in 2019, down from 15 this year and 28 in 2016, although the airframer continues to pin its hopes on a massive order from Emirates in time for November's Dubai Air Show (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Alaska Air Group Posts $505 Million Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit in 2Q

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Alaska Air Group—parent of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air—earned $296 million in net income in the second quarter, up 13.8% over a net profit of $260 million in the 2016 June quarter, which does not include Virgin America’s 2016 second-quarter figures. (atwonline.com) More...

Mid-Year Production Update at Airbus

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It’s mid-way through 2017 and LNC is taking its second look at production and delivery stream flows for the Big Four airframe manufacturers. (leehamnews.com) More...

United adds one-time Boeing 747 flight on Chicago-San Francisco route

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Your chances to catch a Boeing 747 flight in the United States are dwindling as the last two U.S. airlines still flying the jet are in the process of phasing them out. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Scoot and TigerAir Complete Integration, Launching Five New Destinations

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SINGAPORE - Budget airline Scoot will fly to five new destinations - Harbin, Kuantan, Kuching, Palembang and Honolulu, its first stop in the United States. (www.straitstimes.com) More...

PICTURES: UPS Airlines First Boeing 747-8F in Full Paint

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UPS Airlines' First Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft has been fully painted and now awaiting flight (twitter.com) More...

American Airlines Drops Charter Flights for Six NFL Teams Including Dolphins and Steelers

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American Airlines says it has suspended its arrangements to provide charter flights for six NFL teams because it lacks sufficient aircraft. (www.forbes.com) More...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the former Terminal 6 site and potentially the… (metroairportnews.com) More...

NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. They have everything from 1950s experimental aircraft like the X-3 Stiletto to 1960s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle tests to videos of the time that they intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 in 1984. (motherboard.vice.com) More...

First direct flight linking Portugal to China inaugurated

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The first direct flight linking Portugal to China was launched in Lisbon to start July 25. The new route will originate in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province, with a stopover in Beijing to its final destination in Lisbon. There will be three flights between Portugal and China per week. (portuguese-american-journal.com) More...