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Boeing Considers Ending Production of Iconic 747

Boeing Co. said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it may stop production of the 747, ending nearly a half-century of producing the plane that became the aircraft of choice for the U.S. president and other heads of state. The prospect of ending 747 production after years of weak sales would close a chapter of Boeing's history that began when the humped jetliner won its first orders from Pan American World Airways five decades ago. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

FAA restores birthday solos

Following a request from AOPA, the FAA has once again made it possible for student pilots to solo on their fourteenth or sixteenth birthday, depending on the type of aircraft they are operating. (www.aopa.org) More...

Incident: Hawaiian B763 over Pacific Ocean on Jul 27th 2016, hydraulic problem

A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N592HA performing flight HA-442 from Sapporo (Japan) to Honolulu,HI (USA) with 236 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Pacific Ocean about 800nm southeast of Sapporo when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Tokyo's Narita Airport due to a low hydraulic pressure indication. The aircraft landed safely on Narita's runway 16R about 2 hours later (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Korean B738 at Jeju on Jul 29th 2016, both nose tyres deflated on landing

A Korean Air Boeing 737-900, registration HL7727 performing flight KE-718 from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Jeju (South Korea) with 148 people on board, landed on Jeju's runway 07 and was slowing down when both nose tyres deflated during roll out. The aircraft came to a stop about 1900 meters/6200 feet down the runway and was disabled on the runway. The passengers disembarked onto the runway, the aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron. (avherald.com) More...

Incident: Luxair B737 near Luxembourg on Jul 27th 2016, leaking door seal

A Luxair Boeing 737-700, registration LX-LGQ performing flight LG-6555 from Luxembourg (Luxembourg) to Rome (Italy), had just reached the top of climb at FL310 when the crew decided to return to Luxembourg due to a problem with the cabin pressure as result of a leaking door seal. The aircraft landed safely back in Luxembourg about 40 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) More...


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