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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...

EASA proposes new requirements for flight recorders and underwater locating devices

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced new proposals for flight data and voice recorders and underwater locating devices (ULDs) in the wake of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. ..... ..... If adopted by the European Commission, the new requirements would include extending the transmission time of ULDs fitted on flight recorders from 30 to 90 days. EASA is also proposing that large aircraft flying over oceans should be equipped with a new type of ULD that has… (atwonline.com) 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...

London CityJet plane forced to make emergency landing after 'part of wing fell off'

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Seems part of the ?flap control mechanism ? came detached of an Avro BJ45 shortly after takeoff from London City Airport (www.independent.co.uk) 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...

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...

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...

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...

ICAO makes global flight tracking a priority in MH370 aftermath

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ICAO has forged a consensus among its member states and the international air transport industry sector to make the tracking of airline flights a near-term priority. The decision follows a special meeting on global flight tracking of aircraft in the aftermath of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370), a Boeing 777-200 that vanished from radar March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 passengers and crew, triggering an unprecedented international search effort… (atwonline.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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Any lower and that would be crash!

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Low flying way to raise a flag. I'm pretty sure he could mow the runway at the same time. (www.liveleak.com) More...

Korean Air over NUTS

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

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...

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...

Air New Zealand resumes night rider fares on domestic flights

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The airline air new zealand has announced that it will resume the night rider fares within NZ after many residents were angered by the airline last year for stopping them. These flights were between AKL/WLG/CHC now the intend to offer more airports. The flight start at 9.30pm overnight until 5am the next morning. However any passenger carry on on baggage can expect to pay for it. Carry on baggage only. Also they are or there will be no light refreshments on these flights. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

Landing gear failure 737-400 freighter

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Freight company Air Contractors said one of its planes, a Boeing 737-400, suffered a landing gear failure at East Midlands Airport at about 03:00 BST. Two crew members were on board but neither was injured. Airport officials said the first wave of flights between 07:00 and 09:00 BST were being affected. In a statement on its website, Air Contractors said: "The left-hand landing gear of the aircraft suffered a failure after the aircraft had successfully landed and whilst slowing for taxi off… (www.bbc.co.uk) 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...

U.S. Navy Trident SLBM Achieves 150 Successful Test Flights

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U.S. Navy’s Lockheed Martin built submarine launched Trident II D5ballistic missile, has achieved 150 successful test flights. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

UPS MD-11 near Little Rock fumes in the cockpit

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A UPS Mc Donnell Douglas MD-11, with registration N283UP preforming freight flight 5X-752 from Louisville,KY to Dallas DFW with two crew. The aircraft was enroute at FL380 about 90 NM WSW of Little Rock when the crew reported fumes in the cockpit. (www.aeroinside.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...

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...

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...

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...

Next generation LEAP engine flight tested

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CFM completed the maiden flight of LEAP next generation turbofan engine that will power Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and chinese COMAC C919 single aisle jetliners (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Russian titanium crucial for U.S. aerospace industry

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Despite sanctions US aerospace industry imports considerable amount of titanium from Russia (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

UK Tornados ready to strike ISIL

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UK deployed its Tornado fighters to attack ISIL targets in Iraq (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Easyjet Go Around at Schipol Airport (video - one wheel touches runway)

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An easyJet A319 airbus aborts its landing at Amsterdam's Schipol airport after wind tipped the plane dangerously. The right wheel touched the runway for less than a second and then the plane pulled up for a second attempt, which the pilot managed safely and successfully (www.theguardian.com) More...

France to Order 12 Airbus A330 Tanker Transport Aircrafts

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French Air Force is expected to place its first order for Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircrafts later this year. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

US to field hypersonic weapon in 2020+

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U.S to field HSSW hypersonic missile in 2020+ timeframe (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

British Tornados destroys ISIL targets

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RAF tornado jets destroyed ISIL targets over Iraq for the first time after receiving approval from UK parliament. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Air NZ pulls out of airpoints with the BNZ bank in New Zealand

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Many thousands of customers are disappointed with one of New Zealand's major banking company's. The Bank of New Zealand has decided to pull away from air new zealand air-points which can be earned if your a air points member with air new zealand. Air NZ has opted to go with Westpac as Qantas has already done this. To many it's a money making business. It sounds to me if the BNZ are up to know good and have come out on the wrong end of things towards Air NZ. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

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