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Plane stowaway body found on roof

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A stowaway who is believed to have clung on to a plane has fallen to his death, while another is in hospital. The two men are believed to have been clinging to a British Airways flight from Johannesburg to Heathrow. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

United Airlines emergency landing at Heathrow

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Updates as passenger plane returns to Heathrow after circling English Channel. (www.mirror.co.uk) More...

Watch virgins first 787 assembly

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watch Virgin Atlantics first 787-9 be assembled and painted quickly in this YouTube video (youtu.be) More...

Emirates A388 diverts to Colombo fumes in cabin area

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A Emirates Airbus A388 from NZAA to YSSY then continuing onto Dubai was diverted to Colombo in Sir Lanka after fumes were reported though out the cabin areas of the aircraft. The flight had just left YSSY/SYD and was at FL35000 when the pilots had raised concerns about the smell of fumes coming into the cabin areas. The flight continued on wards and then the crew decided to divert to Colombo after more complaints had come from the passengers during the flight. I do not understand why they didn't… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Solar Impulse forced to land in Japan

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A record-breaking attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean using a solar-powered plane has been aborted. Poor weather conditions are forcing the Solar Impulse craft to head back to Japan to land. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Air NZ to hit the beaches for movie in flight video

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Air NZ is gearing up to bring some of the top celebrities in surfing to make another in flight video for all air new zealand in flight services. In the past there has being some wonderful in flight safety video's and millions of passengers have enjoyed them. Not bad you be the judge. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Air NZ B767-319 makes emergency landing at NZAA

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A air new zealand Boeing 767-319ER was forced to turn back to Auckland airport after a faulty fuel gauge sent alarm indications of in the flight deck. The crew of flight NZ10 destine for PHNL was at FL2,500 when the incident occurred. A full scale emergency was declared at NZAA. The aircraft with 289 passengers aboard landed safety. ZK-NCG was a former Lord of the rings aircraft. The CEO of anz says that nobody lives were at risk and the aircraft returned to service the following day. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Boeing and Airbus with their next-gen engines

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Boeing and Airbus have come a long way since the era of jet age came in in the early sixties. Since then both airplane companies have risen and come up with such advanced aircraft and engines for there aircraft. Recently the new next Gen engines have being tested and put onto newer aircraft entering the customers fleet. (au.finance.yahoo.com) More...

Air NZ cancels there 747-800 Jumbo orders with Boeing

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Boeing and air new zealand have com to the agreement to cancel seven new Boeing 747-819's which were ordered last year with options of adding extras to the package. It come at a time when most carriers will find it hard to find purchasing the big heavy metal jets. Air NZ CEO Luxton said the airline looked at long term options operating costs and decided to go with newer generation twin jet aircraft. So the Jumbo jet or the 747B is starting to get nearer to extinction and disappear from our… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

USAF V-22 Ospreys survive heavy enemy fire

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Story about an aborted USAF mission using Ospreys in South Sudan to evacuate US citizens (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Oil rig Kiwi worker stands by his statement that MH370 came down in the ocean

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An oil rig worker who was notoriously fired by his company for saying he saw MH370 come down. Today insisted he thinks the offical search for the MAS Boeing 777-200 is happening in the wrong place. Mike Mckay 57 told mail online almost a year has past,but I stand by what I saw. He state seeing the orange fire ball with black smoke trails which was a wide bodied aircraft come down into the Indian Ocean. Many of his working mates also made this statement to back him up. But no proof has being… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

The fifteen most worst airlines in the world ranked

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Well it's not all what it makes out to be and choosing the right carrier to fly can make a difference. It sounds to me like they don't care or give a dam about the fare paying passenger just ripping them off which ever way possible. Read on folks... (werankcities.com) More...

Amsterdam Schipol flights cancelled after power outage

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A major power cut has hit Amsterdam and surrounding towns, causing all flights to and from the city's Schiphol airport to be temporarily cancelled. Incoming flights are being diverted from Schiphol airport - one of Europe's busiest terminals. (www.bbc.com) More...

Airbus to launch A321neoLR to replace 757

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Airbus is marketing an enhanced version of the A321, with increased range designed to fill the niches filled by the 757 such as thin Transatlantic routes. (leehamnews.com) More...

This what you call a rocket

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This video footage from a festival in Thailand starts out slowly, but once they light the fuses on their handbuilt rocket ship, you’ll understand why this is easily one of the most awe-inspiring videos we’ve seen in a while. (theawesomer.com) More...

Air NZ's last jumbo flies away this week

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Air New Zealand's last Jumbo jet is due to make its last passenger flight from Auckland on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Boeing 747-400 will fly to San Francisco and return two days later. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Fiji airways incident 737-800 NFFN-YSSY

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Yesterday a fiji airways Boeing 737-800 was at FL230 50nm east of YBBN when the oxgen masks were deployed in flight. Passengers were given a fright as the flight entertainment system had stopped working. The crew manage to calm some passengers after screams were reported. The flight landed safety at YSSY and emergency service were deployed. After checks were done at the Qantas maintenance base the aircraft was given the all clear to fly. The flight entertainment system was the cause. The CEO of… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

How do we encourage new aviators?

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Well, how do we? 19 year old pilot has some interesting ideas. (airfactsjournal.com) More...

A320neo first flight on Sept 25

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Airbus A320 jetliner will make its maiden flight on Sept 25 (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Lufthansa Launches A380 Premium Economy Cabin

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The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 equipped with the airline’s new premium economy cabin took off this week from Frankfurt Airport en route to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft is the first A380 in the Lufthansa fleet to offer the new class of travel on board. Houston is the first destination served by this particular aircraft before it takes off to the various A380 destinations within Lufthansa’s worldwide long-haul network. (www.globaltravelerusa.com) More...

Air Pacific Fiji airways makes profit for it's first financial Qaurter

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Fiji airways has announced a record profit for the airline in many years since re branding it's former name AIR PACIFIC to Fiji airways. The Fijian Government says it has a record profit of 17.2 million before 1st of April 2015. Yet this has happened before when they also forecast a profit of 20 million last year. This was apparently in correct and revised down to a loss. Surprisingly a few months ago it was considering not adding a fourth A330 to it's fleet because of financial problems come… (fijivillage.com) More...

Air NZ jobs to go as maintenance go off shore

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Air new zealand has told the media today that 60 engineering jobs at the air nz jet base in NZAA/AKL will go. This come inside as there operations are moving off shore. Singapore also does heavy maintenance for there 767-777's. this would also effect the NZCH paint shop where in the past 747's DC10'S 767's were painted there. It sounds like a money spinner to me looking after there interests and not the employees on the ground (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

B-52'S coming to Avalon Australia for air show

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Wow fantastic news for plane spotters and anyone who loves military might. Two B52 bomber aircraft from EAFB will arrive in time for the Avalon air show in Victoria Australia this year. They will be on the ground to view. I cannot wait to get up close and get a great view of these almighty awesome wide aircraft. Very stunning aircraft to watch and see. There is also going to be a B741 aircraft visiting and allowing people to view this aircraft from the ground and inside to take you back to that… (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Air New Zealand confirms Palmerston North next Night Rider town

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Air New Zealand has confirmed it will operate it;s next $29.00 Night Rider service between Palmerston North and Auckland NZAA. A 68 seater ATR aircraft will operate this service five days a week with flights scheduled to depart NZAA/AKL at 9pm, Thursday to Monday with the return leg departing from Palmerston North at 10.30pm. In addition to this seat sale Jetstar has not offered the same type fare using A320 aircraft on the New Zealand domestic route. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Report backs third Heathrow runway

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The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050. It would also connect Britain to 40 new destinations. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

F-15 Amazing landing!!! (Video)

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This came to me in the form of an e mail. I found it more than fascinating, I hope you all enjoy it. (biggeekdad.com) More...

NTSB Open Docket of Bagram Cargo Crash Documents

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I had always assumed that the Bagram crash was caused by shifting cargo. I'd just assumed that the plane's balance shifted out of the envelope. It had never occured to me that the load actually went through the back of the plane, taking out the stabilizer. Interesting read in advance of the final report. (fearoflanding.com) More...

Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash unusable

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Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month said on Thursday they had been unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck. (www.news24.com) More...

Air NZ aircraft struck by lightning on approach

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A air new zealand Boeing 737-319 jet, with flight number NZ689 was en route from Wellington to Dunedin at FL100 when it was struck by lightning on approach into Dunedin airport New Zealand (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

FAA to delay regulation of drones until 2017

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The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to miss a September 2015 deadline for setting regulations that would allow widespread use of commercial drones, according to testimony at a congressional hearing Wednesday. The rules might not come until 2017, said Gerald Dillingham, director of civil aviation at the Government Accountability Office. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Robin hood airport in doncaster closed due to aircraft crash

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Doncaster airport is closed due to a small passenger aircraft crash landing on the side of its runway (www.theguardian.com) More...

Malaysian airlines A330 turns back to Melbourne engine fire

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http://www.aeroinside.com/item/5848/malaysia-a333-at-melbourne-on-jun-12th-2015-engine-fire-indication A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration 9M-MTE performing flight MH-148 from Melbourne,VI (Australia) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) with 279 passengers and 13 crew, was in the initial climb out of Melbourne's runway 34 when the crew declared emergency reporting "engine fire number 2, engine fire number 2" (PW4168, right hand), stopped the climb at about 3500 feet MSL and… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Survivors on Iran air crash

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It's a miracle and clearly shows that that if it is not meant to be it will not happen (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Air NZ A30 jet makes emergency landing at NZWN engine failure

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Recently this A320 airbus jet had problems with a bird strike a week ago landing at Wellington airprt in New Zealand with 165 passengers on board due to a bird strike. Today the same aircraft was again involved in a incident on approach to 11R when the left main engine malfunctioned causing the pilots to abort the landing and go around the aircraft was also tossed around out in the cook strait on approach by rough winds before landing. The aircraft landed safely. It was inspected and returned to… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Korean Air over NUTS

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This is latest news about this lady, CHO Hyun-ah. (english.chosun.com) More...

Helicopter down in Wanaka NZ

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helicopter broken completely in two pieces The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed on a mountain near Wanaka, killing a man and injuring six others, will be inspected by Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) investigators (home.nzcity.co.nz) More...

Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2015

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Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2015 will take place June 15th to June 21st 2015 in Le Bourget Airport, 16 km north of Paris on the way to Charles de Gaulle Airport. From Monday June 15th to Thursday June 18th 2015, professionals only will be allowed into the Paris Air Show, and access will be refused to children under 16. (www.parisdigest.com) More...

Delta B763 near London burning smell onboard

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, with registration N177DN,with flight number DL-33 from Paris to Seattle. The aircraft was at FL320 about 50nm from London Heathrow airport when the crew decided to divert to Heathrow airport after reporting a burning smell of plastic's on board (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Queen of the Skies takes her last Air NZ flight

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Air New Zealand's last jumbo has completed its final passenger flight for the airline but will carry on flying for another carrier. The 16-year-old Boeing 747-400 touched down in Auckland this morning and has been sold to global aircraft supply company AerSale (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

NASA Tests Revolutionary Shape Changing Aircraft Flap for the First Time

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On Oct. 31, 2014 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, in California, the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) flap was extended to 20 degrees deflection. Flight results will validate whether the seamless design with its advanced lightweight materials can reduce wing structural weight, improve fuel economy and efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts. (www.nasa.gov) More...

Air travel 'safer' in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: IATA

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Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal accidents compared with the total number of flights was a record low, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (www.reuters.com) More...

Boeing 777: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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The Boeing 777 is considered one of the safest planes in the sky yet it was the model that tragically crashed in San Francisco’s International Airport July 6 killing two 16 year old Chinese girls. Officials are trying to piece together what led to the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 accident. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are analyzing air-traffic control records, weather, aircraft maintenance and the crew’s actions from data recorders aboard the plane. Here is what you… (heavy.com) More...

Helicopter crash in New Zealand three passengers survive

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Three people have survived a helicopter crash in Westland National Park this morning. Police were alerted about 10.35am that the helicopter had left Franz Josef to uplift two hunters nearby the Poerua Glacier was overdue. A spokeswoman for the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand said a pilot and two hunters were injured during the crash at take-off. The helicopter was located about 11.30am, and the trio were rescued about midday Three people have survived a helicopter crash in Westland… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

A Very British Airline

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A BBC documentary following the staff of British Airways (www.youtube.com) More...

Air New Zealand up's the competition on airfares not a problem

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The Kiwi airline air new zealand has come out publicly stating it will up the anti on airfare war prices and add hundreds or thousands of seats to it's growing network worldwide. The CEO Chris Luxton said even though these are tough times for airfare wars they should have plenty of room to compete with there competitors. He also made a statement congratulating the CEO Allan Joyce of Qantas for a $ 206 million dollar profit for Qantas. In return Qantas CEO said air new zealand is the number one… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Ryanair passengers left confused after plane diversion leaves them on wrong island

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RYANAIR PASSENGERS HAVE complained they were left with little instruction from the airline after their flight was forced to land at the wrong Canary island. (www.msn.com) More...

Great Air New Zealand Safety Pre-Flight Video

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This is brilliant. Enjoy Now here’s an innovative (video) way from Air New Zealand of presenting the Safety Procedures before take-off. I haven’t seen it before and I hope you haven’t either. Wow! Must have cost a mint to produce! However, it will, I am sure, have people talking about the airline and its fantastic novel way of holding passengers’ attention for these important few minutes and giving the company great publicity. Top marks to Air NZ. (www.youtube.com) More...

Airbus A350 achieve 370 minute ETOPS

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the new Airbus A350-900 airliner for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) beyond 180 minutes diversion time, including an option for up to 370 minute maximum diversion time. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Airbus industries may by Safe air NZ from the kiwi carrier Air NZ

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Airbus industries is very interested in the sale of the Safe Air transport airline in New Zealand. Air New Zealand which owns the facility and operates C130 aircraft are selling it off. There has being many potential interest in the sale also from other major carriers. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Virgin Australia to relinquish NZ operators certificate

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Virgin Australia has had to relinquish its operators licence in NZ. 11 Boeing 737-800 jets with the registrations starting with ZK will now become VH regos (australianaviation.com.au) More...

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