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Bombardier CS300 begins European route-proving flights

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that its CS300 jetliner—the second CS300 flight test vehicle—has embarked on a series of European and Middle Eastern route-proving flights alongside first operator airBaltic of Latvia. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: Flydubai B737 at Multan on Sep 27th 2016, bird strike

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A Flydubai Boeing 737-800, registration A6-FGD performing flight FZ-321 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Multan (Pakistan), was on approach to Multan's runway 36 when the right hand engine (CFM56) ingested a bird (avherald.com) More...

Missile which downed MH17 transported from Russia, inquiry finds

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The missile that downed Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, adding that more than 100 people were under investigation for the 2014 disaster. (www.yahoo.com) More...

26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot

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Their combined ages are just 45. But that didn't stop 26-year-old captain Kate McWilliams and her 19-year-old co-pilot Luke Elsworth from flying hundreds of passengers to their destinations this week. (www.cnn.com) More...

Incident: Etihad B777 at Abu Dhabi on Sep 27th 2016, engine problem

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An Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300, registration A6-ETL performing flight EY-450 from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Sydney,NS (Australia), was in the initial climb out of Abu Dhabi's runway 13R when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to problems with the left hand engine (GE90) and returned to Abu Dhabi. (avherald.com) More...

Nukey McMeltface and Other Would-Be Bomber Names

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When U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced an internal naming competition for the Northrop Grumman B-21 in February, she may have underestimated the creativity of airmen and the pitfalls of public polling. Nukey McMeltface and Trump Bomber were among more than 2,100 submissions to a list that was released by the air branch on Sept. 22 after a number of freedom of information requests were filed seeking the document. (aviationweek.com) More...

Taiwan's Bid to Join ICAO Was Denied

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Taiwan's request to be invited to the September 27 ICAO meeting in Montreal was denied. ICAO is the UN's regulatory arm for the aviation industry. Taiwan was invited to attend an ICAO meeting in 2013 but has not been invited since. Many suspect that China moved to prevent Taiwan from being invited in order to further isolate Taiwan politically. Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport is the fifth busiest cargo airport in the world and the 11th busiest international passenger airport in the world. (thediplomat.com) More...

First A330neo starts its final assembly in Toulouse

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Newest member of the world’s most popular wide-body family takes shape (www.airbus.com) More...

Air Canada, WestJet 'colluded' to charge checked bag fee, proposed class action alleges

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Suit aims to get money back for passengers who paid $25 checked luggage fee since October 2014 (www.cbc.ca) More...

Red Bull Pilot Races IndyCar Driver While Inverted

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Air race pilot Kirby Chambliss is so excited about the upcoming Red Bull Air Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that he flipped at the chance to compete against IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi. This newest stunt rivals Kirby’s antics after he landed on the Strip in Las Vegas before a race last year. (aviationbuzzword.com) More...

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