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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...

Dreamliner 787 Heathrow fire 'may be caused by short circuit'

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A fire on a parked Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet at Heathrow Airport two years ago was probably caused by a short circuit, air accident investigators have said. The fire was likely to have been started by two bare wires touching in a piece of location equipment, the UK Air Accidents Investigations Branch said. (www.bbc.co.uk) 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...

Lufthansa E195 near collision with drone

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LH-1614 descending through 2500 feet when the crew reported that they had just had a near collision with a drone... (www.aeroinside.com) More...

How 1985 British Airtours disaster changed air travel

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Thirty years ago, catastrophe came to Manchester Airport when a packed passenger jet burst into flames, killing 53 passengers and two crew members. How did the disaster change air travel, and could a similar accident happen again? (www.bbc.co.uk) 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...

About That Airplane Part That Was Supposed to Solve the MH370 Mystery ...

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It is over a month since a piece of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, but French investigators are no closer to confirming that the part came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. In fact, leaks from within the investigation suggest that the part might not have come from the plane at all. (nymag.com) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The greatest toy ever invented. The engineering is awesome.

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This is a video presentation sent to me by a friend on the Left coast. I'm not presenting it as sales material. I have no horse in the race. I just found it fascinating. Enjoy it for what it is. (player.vimeo.com) 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...

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...

Korean Air over NUTS

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

The Man Who Saved Southwest Airlines With A '10-Minute' Idea

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The early 1970s were a turbulent time for a little startup called Southwest Airlines. The company had a tiny fleet of just four airplanes that flew to three destinations — all of which were in Texas. But by 1972, Southwest had already posted a net loss of $1.6 million, and the company was forced to sell one of its planes. (www.npr.org) More...

ICON A5 Successfully Completes FAA Audit

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FAA officials completed a comprehensive compliance audit at ICON Aircraft’s Tehachapi, California, facility. This allowed them to issue the first S-LSA airworthiness certificate for ICON’s A5 Light Sport amphibian. With this major milestone complete, ICON will now begin customer deliveries for its eagerly anticipated aircraft, which has a backlog of more than 1250 orders. (iconaircraft.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...

A Very British Airline

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

The 15 Coolest Airline Livery Designs In the World

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As airlines and airplanes evolve, so have their liveries. Planes crisscross the globe and their exterior graphics not only represent the companies that operate them, but in many instances also serve as visual ambassadors for their respective homelands. (lnkd.in) 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

IATA stepping up engagement on Consumer Protection

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is stepping up efforts to engage with stakeholders—governments, travelers and consumer groups—on the important issue of consumer protection. Among the first publications developed are three postcards exploring the issues of airline punctuality, mishandled baggage, and confusing consumer protection regulations. (www.iata.org) 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...

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...

Hand luggage liquids ban to be lifted by 2016

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Great news for air travellers as new technology revealed that would signal end to ban on liquids larger than 100ml in hand luggage. (www.skyscanner.net) More...

MQ-4C Triton completes maiden cross country flight

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U.S Navy MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) completed its maiden cross-country ferry flight from California to Maryland. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Air NZ sells luxury jet fitout business

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Air New Zealand has sold its cabin interiors and corporate jet fitout business. The airline has sold Altitude Aerospace Interiors to AIM Aviation a British-based airline interiors design, engineering and manufacturing company. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

AirTran Airways: the airline set to disappear

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Southwest Airlines will officially complete its integration of AirTran Airways – four years since announcing plans to acquire AirTran – on Sunday, December 28. After AirTran flight 1 lands in Tampa just before midnight Sunday, AirTran will officially cease operations. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Onboard the Final MD-11 Commercial Passenger Flight

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End of an era, the three-holer at KLM is done flying passengers. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Heroic South African pilot killed in chopper crash in Zambia

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The South African pilot who died when his helicopter crashed in Zambia was actively involved in rescue operations in his home country, his friends said on Friday. Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said he worked with Captain Mike O'Donnell, 41, when he started at the SA Police Service. "I flew many rescue missions with him where we had to extract patients from difficult situations. "Everything about him was always about safety," Botha said. "We did a lot of training… (www.news24.com) More...

Airport expansion: It's build, build, build in much of the world

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three-year review into the future of air travel around London is due to finish with the recommendation that a new runway be built at one of two existing airports. But while the capital gingerly edges towards airport expansion, other parts of the world are witnessing a massive airport building boom. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

The medical conundrum of plane stowaways

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A man is fighting for his life after apparently surviving stowing away in the undercarriage of a 5,600-mile (9,000km) flight to London. Given extremely low temperatures and a lack of oxygen, how was he able to survive the journey? (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

Ryanair Passenger 'Threatened To Take Down' Plane'

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A 'drunk' passenger claimed he had bombs, threatened to 'take down' the Ryanair flight and threw lit cigarettes at fellow fliers, only restrained by several men who tackled him to the ground. Passengers on the budget flight from Malaga to East Midlands airport described their horror as the man allegedly said he had three bombs, and apparently attempted to assault an elderly woman. The man was arrested by Leicestershire Police and charged with common assault, being drunk on an aircraft and… (www.msn.com) More...

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