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Flight recorder confirms fire on board Egyptair MS804

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Data retrieved from the damaged flight data recorder of ill-fated EgyptAir Flight MS804 has confirmed there was a fire on board moments before the crash but experts say a technical fault is likelier than a terrorist attack. "Recorded data is showing consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory and avionics smoke," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement. "Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its take-off… (eandt.theiet.org) More...

Cessa 150 landing at Georga golf course

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Engine failure on take off at low altitude. Young pilot was able to land on the golf course with minimal damage and no injuries. (www.fox5atlanta.com) More...

Iran Air courts SriLankan over unwanted A350s, codeshare

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Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, says Iran Air (IR, Tehran Mehrabad) has yet to make a decision concerning the possible lease of three A350-900s from SriLankan Airlines (UL, Colombo Int'l). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Westjet B737 near Toronto on Jun 19th 2016, strong fumes and haze in cabin

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700, registration C-GWBN performing flight WS-2626 from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Saint Lucia (Saint Lucia) with 72 people on board, was climbing out of Toronto when a strong odour/strong fumes were noticed in the cabin associated with haze. The crew stopped the climb at about 10,000 feet reporting smoke in the cabin and returned to Toronto for a safe landing about 35 minutes after departure. The Canadian TSB reported maintenance was unable to find any faults and returned the… (avherald.com) More...

ADS-B advances, advantages....See, be seen, save money

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The prospect of a $500 rebate for installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment is far from the only reason to equip sooner than later. The benefits of this new technology are sometimes overlooked. (aopa.org) More...

LATAM B788 near Madrid on Jun 29th 2016, fumes in cabin

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A LATAM Boeing 787-8, registration CC-BBH performing flight LA-705 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Madrid,SP (Spain), was descending towards Madrid when the crew reported fumes in the cabin. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Madrid's runway 32R. The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5:20 hours then continued the flight for the next sector to Santiago (Chile). The airline reported it was believed there were gasses coming from the cargo hold caused the delay. However, no gasses… (avherald.com) More...

The Weekender: Fly In And Camp Out For The Fourth

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The Weekender’s looking forward to Fourth of July celebrations, with some three-day events found on SocialFlight and the weekend starting on Friday. See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform at the 90th National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, Michigan. Three airshows will run through Monday, and the Cherry Festival will run until July 9. Treeport EAA Chapter 1554 will host a camp-in/fly-in starting Friday in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Arrive to set up camp and start Saturday with breakfast at… (www.avweb.com) More...

Pilot incapacitated on Turkish Airlines flight

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A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration TC-JYG performing flight TK-604 from Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) to Istanbul (Turkey), was enroute at FL360 south of Antalya when the captain became ill and was unable to continue duties. (www.aviationgazette.com) More...

United 2193 from Middle Georgia Rgnl to Dulles flies a long way

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Anyone have an idea why this flight went so far out of a direct path? (flightaware.com) More...

Winter runway condition descriptions updated

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Airport reports noting winter runway conditions and expected braking action will be clearer for pilots landing and taking off after Oct. 1 when more concise terms and new procedures take effect. (aopa.org) More...

GE Aviation lands $1B contract with Air Force

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force has awarded a $1 billion contract to GE Aviation to further develop an advanced jet engine for sixth-generation fighter jets, the company announced Thursday. The three-stream adaptive cycle engine program will support the jobs of 400 engineers, officials said. GE Aviation, based in Evendale, has partnered with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson to continue work on the development of the Adaptive Engine Transition Program… (www.daytondailynews.com) More...

Venture Inside the Command Center of the World’s Largest Airline

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THE WORLD’S BUSIEST airport isn’t in the world’s biggest city. It’s in Atlanta, a great southern city that by dint of accident and capitalism sits, metaphorically speaking, at the center of the map. (www.wired.com) More...

Customers Will Be Fighting for This Middle Seat

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Newly-designed "SpaceX" business class middle seat has privacy, is wider than the aisle seats and has a 28" 4K TV! (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Alaska Air unveils special 737 painted to honor Boeing's centennial

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Alaska Airlines took delivery of a specially painted Boeing 737 on Thursday that’s part of an effort to help Boeing celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Boeing 737-900ER, officially dubbed "Celebration of Boeing," sports a paint scheme that pays homage to Boeing’s centennial year and to Alaska Air’s long history with the jetmaker. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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