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Accident: Canada B777 near Khabarovsk on Dec 29th 2016, turbulence injures pilot

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FIVM performing flight AC-32 from Beijing (China) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 396 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 415nm north of Khabarovsk (Russia) when the aircraft encountered two bouts of severe clear air turbulence (avherald.com) More...

F-35, F-22, F-15 and F-16 practice for first inaugural flyover since 1949

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A 335th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle conducts practice runs, Jan. 19, 2017, in the skies over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, for the official U.S. Air Force aircraft flyover of the 58th Presidential Inauguration. A four-ship formation including the 335th FS F-15E Strike Eagle; a 94th FS F-22 Raptor from Langley AFB, Virginia; a 58th FS F-35 Lightning II from Eglin AFB, Florida; and a 55th FS F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw AFB, South Carolina, will complete the flyover… (www.youtube.com) More...

NTSB Preliminary Report on Cleveland Citation CJ4 Accident

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Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (www.ntsb.gov) More...

Another final departure: Gene Cernan, 1/16/2017

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Legacy astronaut, and one of only 12 who walked on the moon, Gene Cernan passed today. Another of the brave and honorable men that represented the early American space effort. Our collective condolences, and may he Rest in peace. (abc13.com) More...

When 'The Donald' Ran 'The Shuttle'

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In 1988, Donald Trump bough Eastern Air Lines' Air-Shuttle, and, typically, renamed it for himself. Three years later, he sold it, and stills speaking negatively of the experience. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Tigerair Australia to return to Bali from February 3 with Airbus A320s

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Tigerair Australia will operate its Airbus A320s internationally for the first time from February 3 after securing the green light to return to Bali. The breakthrough in negotiations between the airline and Indonesian authorities comes after Tigerair was forced to suspend flights to the popular tourist destination on January 10 due to what it said were “new administrative requirements”. (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Japan Airlines to launch NYC-Tokyo Haneda flights

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Japan Airlines will add nonstop service between New York JFK and Tokyo’s close-to-downtown Haneda Airport, the carrier announced Thursday. The new route – which will be in addition to JAL’s existing service between JFK and Tokyo’s more-distant Narita airport – will launch April 1. The airline will fly one daily round-trip flight on the route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Incident: United B767 near Shannon on Jan 20th 2017, captain incapacitated

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A United Boeing 767-400, registration N59053 performing flight UA-946 (dep Jan 19th) from Washington Dulles,DC (USA) to Amsterdam (Netherlands) with 82 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL350 over the Atlantic Ocean about 180nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the first officer advised the captain had become unconscious (avherald.com) More...

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

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Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for single-passenger travel by the end of this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders (via Reuters). Airbus has been developing its autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) concept through Project Vahana, an internal project designed to test viability and refine a prototype for urban air transport. (techcrunch.com) More...

Finnair to launch first flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Finnair to launch first flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico The Mexico Tourism Board has announced the first direct non-stop flight from Helsinki to Puerto Vallarta. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

NASA To Test New Approach System

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NASA said this week they are ready to start airborne tests of new cockpit technology that aims to help air traffic controllers manage landings more efficiently. After years of research and lab tests, a full airborne demo of the system is scheduled to fly later this month over Washington state. The flight crews will be using software developed by NASA that directs pilots to fly at a certain speed and maintain a precise spacing with an aircraft flying ahead of them, all the way down to the runway. (www.avweb.com) More...

U.S. B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from Whiteman AFB conduct precision airstrike in Libya

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A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2s leveled two ISIS training camps in Libya on Jan. 18. The mission marked the first time the “stealth bombers” had been used in combat since the opening of the Libyan air campaign in March 2011, raising questions about why the costly, low-observable aircraft were employed for targets lacking sophisticated air defenses. (theaviationist.com) More...

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