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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...

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...

Aer Lingus would join Oneworld and Atlantic pact

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IAG would retain Aer Lingus’s brand and have the Irish airline enter the Oneworld alliance and its transatlantic joint venture if its latest takeover bid succeeds. It disclosed further details of its intentions as Aer Lingus indicated that it was prepared to accept the financial terms of the bid. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Aerolineas Argentinas B737 near Buenos Aries cabin pressure

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An Aerolineas Boeing 737-700 with registration LV-CBG with flight number AR1855 from Ushuala to Buenos Aries, was en route at FL390 when the crew initiated an emergency decent to FL100 due to loss of cabin pressure (www.aeroinside.com) More...

1 dead, 2 injured in Clark County plane crash

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FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said the single-engine Cessna 182 went down in Clark County near Owen about mid-morning Monday. (www.wisn.com) More...

Hartzell, Red Bull Air Race World Championship Partner for 2015

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Hartzell Propeller Inc. will become the propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship series for the second consecutive year in 2015. (www.aviationpros.com) More...

Boeing fires 4 accused of selling, using drugs at work

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Four Boeing Everett employees have been fired for allegedly selling and using drugs at the workplace, company officials said Friday. (seattletimes.com) More...

Army to replace reconnaissance equipment aboard Dash 7/8 aircraft

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The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., intends to solicit and award a contract for a period of five years for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced (ARL-E) system. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Small plane crash reported in Hood Canal, Washington state

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Coast Guard crews and local responders are searching for survivors of a small plane that reportedly crashed into the Hood Canal near Seabeck, Wash., on Monday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

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Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast on Monday, and Tuesday doesn't look much better. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by Group Calling Itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’

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Malaysia Airlines had its website hacked by a group that appeared to be trying to settle a score with a U.S. videogame company. (www.wsj.com) More...

Turkish Airlines In Talks For Around 10 Airbus A380 Jetliners - Sources

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Turkish Airlines is in negotiations to obtain 10 or more Airbus A380 jets in a deal potentially worth $4 billion based on a direct purchase at catalogue prices, two people familiar with the matter said. (www.reuters.com) More...

ALPA Quick to Attack NTSB Video Recording Idea

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I found it interesting that it's okay for pilots to make their own videos in the cockpit and post them to YouTube (you'll remember the outrage on this forum at the idea of making this illegal) but having a video recorder that may help with accident analysis is not okay. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Bombardier begin CS300 engine run

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Bombardier confirmed that the first CS300 aircraft commenced stationary engine runs in Mirabel, Canada –as a part pre-flight tests ahead of aircraft’s first flight in the coming weeks. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

10 Dead And 13 Injured After Greek F16 Crashes On Take-Off At NATO Air Base In Albacete, Central Spain

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10 people have died and 13 have been injured after a Greek F16 fighter jet has crashed on take-off inside the Los Llanos air base in Albacete, central Spain, a Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed by telephone to The Spain Report. (www.thespainreport.com) More...

Secret Service investigating small drone on White House grounds

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Washington (CNN)The U.S. Secret Service is investigating after a drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning. The Secret Service locked down the White House shortly after 3 a.m. after an officer on the south grounds of the White House spotted the drone, described as a two-foot wide "quad copter," flying above the White House grounds before crashing on the southeast side of the complex. The officer saw the drone flying at a very low altitude. (www.cnn.com) More...

Video: Another single engine plane ditched near Hawaii

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The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued all four passengers aboard a second single engine aircraft that ran out of fuel and ditched approximately 11 miles west of Oahu, Sunday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Viewpoint: Airbus Should Build A Truly Long-Range 757 Replacement

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As a pilot for US Airways, I always believed there had to be a better way for single-aisle aircraft to fly long distances. I used to fly the Airbus A321 from Philadelphia (PHL) to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), but even with two auxiliary center tanks, the A321's advertised range of 3,000 nm (2,400 nm useful range) limited it to only transcontinental flights. I also flew the Boeing 757 from Brussels (BRU) to PHL many times, taking off with a full load of fuel, passengers and cargo at… (aviationweek.com) More...

Boeing 777 -- Unveiling A Design Classic (1990)

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No matter how you gauge the success of Boeing’s 777, whether in terms of sales, profitability, safety, versatility, longevity or derivatives, few can argue the remarkable impact the twinjet has made on the industry since entering service almost 20 years ago. (aviationweek.com) More...

(Video) First F-35 Flyover - 4-ship Formation Over 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

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This four-ship formation is the first flyover involving the F-35. Aircraft from the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona participate in a flyover at the University of Phoenix stadium for the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl. (youtu.be) More...

Aer Lingus Mulls IAG’s Third Takeover Attempt

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Aer Lingus’ board is considering a third takeover proposal from International Airlines Group (IAG), which has increased its potential bid to €2.55 ($2.86) per share, 10.9% higher than its original proposal. (atwonline.com) More...

Pichler Updates On Fiji Airways

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Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Stefan Pichler, is now counting his last few days in the country. He will return to Germany next month to head turnaround Germany’s, Air Berlin. But before he leaves and in light of the fact that no one has yet been appointed as his successor, we caught up with Mr Pichler in a bid to update readers as to where Fiji Airways is placed. (fijisun.com.fj) More...

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Grounded: How Qantas CEO Joyce pulled it down with a txt

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SMH business journalist Matt O’Sullivan’s new book Mayday about the ideological and egotistical struggles over the future of Qantas reveals much about the planning Qantas CEO Alan Joyce put into his October 2011 ambush grounding of the airline. (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

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'Security Concern' Causes 2 Flight Evacuations, 1 Diverted

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Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern." (abcnews.go.com) More...

Failure of the U.S. Airport

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The horror of making an international connection at an American airport. Our airports are terrible, and our airlines are finding it harder to compete. We’ve done it to ourselves through shortsightedness, underfunding, and flyer-unfriendly policies... (www.askthepilot.com) More...

SR-22 ditched in Pacific Ocean en-route to Hawaii

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The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a distress call from a single engine aircraft running out of fuel approximately 975 miles north of the Big Island. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

IAF upgrading old Hercules planes to bring them up to date

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Aircraft made by US defense giant Lockheed Martin came into service in Israel some 40 years ago, and are currently coming up to the end of their operational lifespan. (www.jpost.com) More...

Going Somewhere? Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard

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A snowstorm set to cross the Northeast starting Monday is expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, which will likely impede the commutes and travel plans of millions. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

2 Marines identified in deadly California helicopter crash

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Two Marine Corps officers killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in the Southern California desert were remembered Sunday as talented pilots. (www.khq.com) More...

Man suing Southwest Airlines after carry on bag fell on him

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A man is suing Southwest airlines for a carry bag falling on him. Pretty ridiculous right?! I guess he didnt listen to the FA announcements, and thought he was superman (fox8.com) More...

Retired EA-6B military jet to be towed through southwest Indiana

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The U.S. Navy plans to partially disassemble and transport an EA-6B electronic warfare aircraft from Monroe County Airport, Bloomington, Ind., to a Naval Support Activity (NSA) in Crane. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

FAA reports bomb threat at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson

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“Credible” bomb threats were made Saturday against two flights bound for Atlanta, an airport spokesman said. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCrainie told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at 3 p.m. that both flights — Delta 1156 and Southwest 2492 — had landed and were sitting on a taxiway waiting to be swept by the Atlanta police Bomb Squad. (m.ajc.com) More...

Lockheed L-100 (C-130) Smoking Approach and Landing [Video]

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Quick video showing a Lynden Air Cargo Lockheed L-100 (C-130) on approach and landing at the Kelowna International Airport CYLW. It was producing quite a bit of nice smoke on the approach. This aircraft was heading to Kelowna Flightcraft for some maintenance. (youtu.be) More...

Drones disrupt Dubai Airport operations

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Air Traffic in Dubai halts for nearly hour due to use of UAV (Drones) in air space of planes, according to the official news agency WAM. (www.arabiangazette.com) More...

AirAsia Crash Could Prompt Regional Regulatory Shake Up

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The loss of Indonesia AirAsia QZ8501, an Airbus A320, could bring significant changes to Indonesian – even regional – commercial flight regulations. (atwonline.com) More...

Former Gulfstream executive faces possible 20 year prison term

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Yet another example that incompetent/criminal business execs can always find another job. (www.ainonline.com) More...

FAA Inspector gets caught with loaded gun in bag

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Can't believe the lack of judgement on this individual's part. This kind of stuff could get someone.....promoted in the gov. (www.pbs.org) More...

Allegiant MD83 at Las Vegas smoke indication

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An Allegiant airlines Mc Donnell Douglas MD-83 with flight number G4-536 from Las Vegas to Great Falls MT, with 160 passengers aboard, was climbing out of Las Vegas when the crew stopped the climb (www.aeroinside.com) More...

How all "Disruptive Passenger" diverts should end.

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A South African woman caused an AC flight from LHR-YYZ to be diverted to YHZ after berating and technically assaulting members of the cabin crew. After pleading guilty, she will pay a fine and reimburse AC for the cost of the diversion. (www.cbc.ca) More...

E Cigarette Ban in Checked Baggage

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The Federal Aviation Administration is warning airlines about fire risks from electronic cigarettes stored in checked luggage and is recommending that passengers bring them into the cabins instead. (www.usatoday.com) More...

12-hour wait on tarmac

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information. (www.usatoday.com) More...

American Airlines Makes Emergency Landing In Rockford, Illinois

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American Airlines 1080 ~ http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1080 Makes emergency landing in Rockford, IL a few minutes ago. More info ~ (rockfordscanner.com) More...

FIRST PHOTOS: First American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Departs Everett for DFW

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American Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner during a small transfer of title process ceremony at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington, and the aircraft, N800AN, is now enroute to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Expedia acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal

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With the deal, Expedia, which owns travel sites including Hotels.com and Hotwire, is building upon a 2013 marketing agreement that it had with Travelocity, the companies said in statement on Friday. Under that partnership, Expedia provided customer service for Travelocity and supported its websites in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition gives Expedia more control over overall bookings. (www.businessweek.com) More...

American Airlines Celebrates its first delivery of the 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing is proud to join American Airlines in celebrating the delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner. This revolutionary airplane demonstrates American’s commitment to the highest standards of comfort and efficiency, redefining commercial air travel across North America and the world. We salute American Airlines on this historic milestone. (www.newairplane.com) More...

In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy

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The company behind the in-flight catalog SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, a victim of evolving rules and technology that now lets airline passengers keep their smartphones and tablets powered up during flight. An auction will be held on or about March 24, Mr. Wiley said, and any sale of SkyMall’s assets will close in April. (www.latimes.com) More...

Incident: India B788 near Budapest on Jan 22nd 2015, engine shut down in flight

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANL performing flight AI-130 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Mumbai (India), was enroute at FL390 about 240nm west of Budapest (Hungary) still in Serbian Airspace when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine (GEnx) (avherald.com) More...

Drone Overloaded With Meth Crashes Near Border

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Somebody in Mexico who failed to read the instructions is out more than 6 pounds of meth and a $1,400 drone, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Police say the battery-operated drone carrying 3 kilos of the drug crashed in a Tijuana parking lot Tuesday night, about a mile from the US border, reports Vice. (www.newser.com) More...

Alaska Air Group Purchases Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft

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Order will increase Horizon Air’s fleet to 54 Q400 aircraft; reinforcing the airline’s standing as the largest operator of Q400 turboprops worldwide (www.bombardier.com) More...