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British Airways Cancels More Than 100 Flights Because Of Snow And Ice

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BA cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, meaning many planes and crew were out of position on Monday. More than 100 flights BA were cancelled by Monday afternoon. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Watch: Southwest Airline Passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

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A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday resulting in an in-flight freak-out and threats to “kill everyone on this plane” when she was escorted to law enforcement upon landing, Southwest Airlines confirmed. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Video - Flight Deck View Landing A380 at FAOR

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In a video posted to YouTube by British Airways, captain Dave Wallsworth shares his awe-inspiring view from the flight deck. Watch as he and Senior First Officers Jeremy Goodson and Phil Gillespie interact with air traffic control to skillfully land one of our A380 aircraft in Johannesburg. (www.thesouthafrican.com) More...

Experts demand MH370 search party re-examine photos showing debris including a SUITCASE floating in the Indian Ocean

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Aviation experts have demanded a new investigation into images showing debris floating in the Indian Ocean soon after missing flight MH370 vanished. Leader of the MH370 Independent Group, US engineer Victor Iannello, said the pictures appear to show debris, including a suitcase and a cargo package, that could have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

Air New Zealand grounds flights over Boeing 787 Dreamliner issues

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Air New Zealand (NZ, Auckland Int'l) has been forced to cancel a number of flights operated by B787-9s due to issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, the carrier announced in a stock market filing. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Disaster averted after JFK-bound flight nearly lands on same runway as outbound aircraft

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Air traffic controllers averted a near-disaster at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, after a Volaris airlines flight attempted to land on the same runway as a departing Delta airliner. Instead of landing on JFK’s Runway 13 left, the cockpit crew of incoming Volaris Flight 880 from Mexico mistakenly lined up with JFK’s Runway 13 right, where Delta Flight 4231 was already moving down the runway and preparing for takeoff (www.foxnews.com) More...

AeroMéxico considering CSeries jets for fleet renewal

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AeroMéxico (AM, México City) is considering acquiring CSeries jets from Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) as part of its Regional Jet fleet renewal plans. Sources familiar with the Mexican carrier's operations told Reuters it had held preliminary talks to acquire an unspecified number of the aircraft from equity partner Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) which has seventy-five CS100s currently on firm order. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Santa Flight puts Christmas in the air

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It was a special day for hundreds of children living with severe illnesses and their families as Air Transat and the Children’s Wish Foundation took to the skies in search of Santa. (torontosun.com) More...

Woman claims she was sexually assaulted on United Airlines flight

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The FBI is investigating an incident aboard a United Airlines flight, during which a female passenger alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the man seated beside her. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Late autopilot disconnect behind Jet Airways B737 tailstrike

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A late transition from autopilot to manual flying caused a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 to over-pitch and lose airspeed as it came in to land at Kolkata airport, resulting in a tailstrike. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Air NZ forced to trim schedule due to 787 engine maintenance

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New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission says on its website that it is investigating two “engine abnormality” incidents involving Air NZ 787-9s that occurred on 5 and 6 December. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Canada's swipe at Boeing jets could open way for European rivals

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Boeing’s future military sales in Canada are in question after the U.S. defense firm launched a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc (www.reuters.com) More...

Oman Air Adds New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Its Fleet

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Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the fleet on 6th December 2017. (aviationtribune.com) More...

Passenger jet skids off runway at Moscow airport

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The Boeing-737, with 52 passengers on board, landed at Sheremetyevo Airport this afternoon, Interfax reports, citing a source in the airport’s emergency services. However, the plane missed a taxiway (www.rt.com) More...

United Boeing 737 near Chicago on Dec 4th 2017, indication of loss of thrust in both engines

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N63899 performing flight UA-1549 from Boston,MA to Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA), was descending through about FL110 towards Chicago when the crew declared emergency reporting the loss of thrust in both engines (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Lufthansa Boeing 747 at Denver and Frankfurt on Oct 18th 2017, fumes on board, passengers and cabin crew unwell

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A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400, registration D-ABVW performing flight LH-447 (dep. Oct 18th, arr Oct 19th) from Denver,CO (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was preparing for departure from Denver. While the engines were started an odour of dirty old socks developed on board, the departure preparations were continued and the aircraft departed (www.aeroinside.com) More...

On board the Yukon’s first northern lights flight

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Viewing the aurora in an aircraft is a high-flying bucket list adventure that we got to experience in the Yukon. (www.thestar.com) More...

Aviation Industry’s first Flight Permit app

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PermitsGlobal's application automates the complex process of obtaining overflight and landing permits globally - giving pilots and flight operators 24/7 control over their flight permit applications from a smartphone, tablet or via the web. (www.blueskynews.aero) More...

Singapore A350 #SQ422 mistakenly made final approach to small Juhu airport instead of Mumbai

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The Mumbai-bound flight of Singapore Airlines mistakenly made an approach to land at the Juhu airport on Monday morning. The the flight #SQ422 was cleared to land on Mumbai runway number 09. After the error was picked up, the aircraft changed its course and after a go-around, it landed on the correct runway of the Mumbai airport. (www.airlive.net) More...

Hidden camera on Virgin Atlantic plane reveals the tough life of cabin crew working a long-haul flight

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Virgin Atlantic crew have filmed one of their standard days and it looks exhausting. The staff were manning a Dreamliner flight from London to Los Angeles from start to finish. Cameras follow 25-year-old Emma Ashley and her colleagues from their 8am start at Heathrow... (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

World’s biggest propeller plane with a wingspan of over 200 feet touches down at Manchester Airport

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The world’s biggest propeller plane landed at Manchester Airport on Friday afternoon. The Antonov AN-22 is very rarely spotted and drew a huge crowd of aviation enthusiasts to the airport to witness it. Flying in from Helsinki, Finland, it was originally due on Thursday afternoon but that arrival was cancelled.... (www.aviationfigures.com) More...

Building the British Airways 787-9 Dream)Liner

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Time-Lapse of the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dream)Liner being assembled in Everett, WA... (www.youtube.com) More...

11 Harrowing Times Planes Touched Down Without Functional Landing Gear

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It’s something that every pilot prepares for by studying flight manuals and practicing in simulators. But no pilot wants to actually attempt a belly landing. When the landing gear malfunctions, there is nothing to do but strap in, approach as slowly as possible, and brace for impact. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Where will British Airways go with Monarch’s old Gatwick slots?

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One of many sad elements of the collapse of Monarch: financially, the airline’s proud heritage, excellent staff and formidable safety record count for nothing. The only significant asset, in the view of the administrator, is the portfolio of slots at Britain’s overcrowded airports. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

Jet Airways, SpiceJet Jump In The Domestic Carriers’ Fray For Air India: Why Govt Nudging Is Only Half Battle Won

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Two more domestic airlines in the fray for Air India would be music to the government’s ears, even if the entire scheme has been orchestrated by the government itself. Fearful of a flop show, the government has been quietly nudging potential bidders to throw their hats in the ring and it would not come as a surprise if the latest names are also part of the nudging campaign. Having committed itself to the disinvestment of the ailing airline, the government has been struggling with modalities of… (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Defense secretary says he won’t accept flawed Boeing tankers

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has bluntly warned Pentagon weapons buyers that he won’t let the Air Force accept new aerial-refueling tankers from Boeing if they’re flawed or don’t meet all contract obligations, according to a person familiar with the issue. (www.planeetiquette.com) More...

Turkish plane makes Sudan emergency landing after bomb scare

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“Turkish Airlines flight 606 made an emergency landing after a passenger on board said he received an email saying there was a bomb on board,” civil aviation authority spokesman Abdelhafiz Abdelrahim told AFP. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

United Boeing 777 at Guam on Nov 27th 2017, engine problem

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A United Boeing 777-200, registration N781UA performing flight UA-828 from Guam (Guam) to Tokyo Narita (Japan), was climbing out of Guam when the crew stopped the climb at FL250 reporting a left hand engine (PW4077) indication, but continued (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Tow tug catches fire while towing SIA Airplane (boeing 777) at Changi Airport

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SINGAPORE – A tow tug caught fire as it was towing an empty Singapore Airlines (SIA) aeroplane to a departure gate at Changi Airport around 4am on Wednesday (Nov 29). (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

RMAF fighter jet makes emergency landing despite landing gear problem at Kuching International Airport

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KUCHING: A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing following a landing gear problem at the Kuching International Airport (KIA) here today. The F/A18-D Hornet was heading to Butterworth, Penang, after completing RMAF’s “Paradise Exercise” in Labuan, Sabah, when the fighter jet encountered the problem at 2.41pm. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

Philippine Airlines to add maiden A350ULR in late 1Q18

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Philippine Airlines (PR, Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l) will take delivery of its first A350-900(ULR) in March next year the carrier's President and CEO Jaime J. Bautista has announced. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Bombardier to move Global 5000 completions to Wichita

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Bombardier is to transfer completions activity for Global 5000 business jets from Montreal to its US facility in Wichita, Kansas, by mid-2018, to free up capacity for its in-development Global 7000 (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Siemens, Airbus, Rolls-Royce team up on hybrid-electric propulsion

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Airbus (AIR.PA), Rolls-Royce (RR.L) and Siemens (SIEGn.DE) have come together to develop a hybrid electric engine as the race intensifies to advance battery technology and electric motors to lower flying costs and move away from fossil fuels. (www.reuters.com) More...

Two planes clip wings at New York’s JFK airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration says the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic Flight 4C. It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday. There were no reports of any injuries. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Asset Insight: Aircraft Values To Continue Slide in 4Q

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Business aircraft values are expected to continue to fall through the end of the year, as older models remain on market longer, driving up inventory. Also, the number of sellers traditionally increases in the fourth quarter, according to market analyst Asset Insight. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Bali’s airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers, due to the eruption warning

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Indonesia raised its alert level for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the highest stage four on Monday and told residents to immediately evacuate areas near the summit, warning of the “imminent” risk of a larger eruption. Bali’s airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers, due to the eruption warning and the presence of volcanic ash from Agung. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Garmin Marks Delivery of One Millionth Avionics Product

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Garmin has reached the one million mark for delivery of certified avionics, a milestone achieved in less than three decades since the Olathe, Kansas manufacturer was founded, the company announced today. The one-millionth product was a GTX 3000 DO-260B compliant mode-S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder that enables ADS-B Out transmissions. (www.ainonline.com) More...

South Africa’s Airlink, Safair to Merge

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South African airlines Airlink and Safair plan to apply to the country’s completion commission on Tuesday for approval to merge under the Airlink group of companies. The proposal calls for Airlink and Safair’s various businesses, including low-fare carrier FlySafair and humanitarian aid operations, to continue to operate separately under their own brands. (www.ainonline.com) More...

European Union backs Bombardier in trade spat with Boeing

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The European Union has thrown its support behind Bombardier Inc. and the United Kingdom in the ongoing trade spat with the Boeing Company, arguing that the U.S. investigation into the CSeries program “shows significant shortcomings” in both its findings and methodology. (www.worldnews.easybranches.com) More...

Eurowings introduces flights from Düsseldorf to three American cities

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Eurowings takes a bite of the Big Apple: starting in April 2018, Eurowings, currently the fastest-growing airline, will head from Düsseldorf to the dream destination of New York on an almost daily basis. Customers can now book their tickets to the US metropolis for an unbeatable low price of EUR 199.99 via www.eurowings.com or the Eurowings app on smartphone and tablet. (www.aviation24.be) More...

KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190 near Amsterdam on Nov 23rd 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

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A KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190, registration PH-EZC performing flight KL-981 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to London City,EN (UK), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 18L when the crew reported the smell of smoke in the back (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Skywest Embraer ERJ-175 at San Francisco on Nov 22nd 2017, bird strike

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A Skywest Embraer ERJ-175 on behalf of United, registration N140SY performing flight OO-5541/UA-5541 from San Francisco,CA to Redmond,OR (USA), was departing San Francisco's runway 01R when an engine (CF34) ingested a bird (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Latin America and Caribbean’s in-service fleet to more than double by 2036

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Region’s economy predicted to grow above world’s average in the next two decades (www.airbus.com) More...

UK passenger tax to rise yet again

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APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and long-haul journeys respectively. (atwonline.com) More...

Chinese airline Okay Airways buys five Boeing Dreamliners for US$1.4 billion

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Boeing and China’s first privately owned airline, Okay Airways, have finalised a US$1.4 billion order for five Dreamliner jets, the two companies said on Thursday. The purchase of the five 787-9 long-haul aircraft by the Beijing-based airline was signed off in the United States on Wednesday and announced on Thursday via the companies’ official accounts on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo. (www.healthvichar.com) More...

Thai Lion Air adds first widebody jet, an A330

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According to Skyliner Aviation, the twinjet as positioned from Toulouse Blagnac to Bangkok Don Mueang on Tuesday, November 21, featuring the livery of fellow Lion Air Group carrier, Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...