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the pilot stuck what out the window?

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from the ordinary to the spectacular, amazing views from a creative pilot. (www.huffingtonpost.com) More...

Top 7 JFK Tower audio clips

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The air traffic control radio waves can be hectic at times, and New York’s JFK Airport has more than its fair share of interesting ATC recordings. From tower controllers playing comedian, to foreign pilots not quite understanding their directions perfectly, the frequencies at JFK can be quite entertaining and at times, scary. Here is a selection of our favorite recordings. (www.nycaviation.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Non-Stop Service to Beijing

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Hawaiian Airlines announced the beginning of new nonstop service between Honolulu and Beijing. The service operates three times a week, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Alitalia Cancels $5 Billion Airbus A350 Order

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Alitalia, the troubled Italian flag carrier, quietly cancelled a $4.7 billion order for new aircraft with Airbus last month. Airbus reported the cancellation in a quarterly report and said that the order had come from Aircraft Purchase Fleet, a Dublin-based leasing firm that was set up to fund new aircraft for Air One, which later merged with state-controlled Alitalia. ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Fiji Airways, Etihad Airways Announce Interline Agreement

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Fiji Airways said that it has entered into an interline agreement With Etihad Airways. The agreement allows for reciprocal sales on flights operated by the two airlines to and from 12 cities in Europe, 17 in the Middle East, 29 in Asia, five in Africa, and five in North America, as well as flights between Fiji and three cities in Australia. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Swiss to Offer Special In-Flight Services for Travelers with Allergies

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Swiss International Air Lines announced it is tailoring some of its in-flight services and amenities to the special needs of travelers with allergies. The airline has begun to offer lactose- and gluten-free food and beverage options to passengers with allergies, and will also allow these passengers to request allergy-friendly snacks. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Aeromexico to Offer All-Dreamliner Service to London

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Aeromexico announced plans to inaugurate all-Dreamliner service on flights to London’s Heathrow Airport beginning this week. The move will increase the airline’s capacity on its Mexico City-London flights by 40%. Flights will operate out of Terminal 4 at Heathrow, which is dedicated to airlines that are members of the SkyTeam alliance. Aeromexico’s Dreamliners have 32 fully lie-flat seats in Clase Premier, the airline’s business-class cabin. .... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Southwest Flight Attendant Turns Safety Announcement Into a Comedy Show

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If airplane flights have you tense, this Southwest Airlines attendant might be the perfect cure to lighten your mood. The clever flight attendant, Marty Cobb, started off the safety instructions with a bang as she introduced the other attendants. If that doesn't loosen you up, we're not sure what will! She might even be better than a lot of comedians out there — just listen to the roar of laughter! Her performance was so good, she even got a round of applause when she finished … and our comedic… (www.abc15.com) More...

Most Incredible Air to Air Footage

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A must watch! There's a lot of great air-to-air footage out there, but sometimes you see something and just say "WOW". This is one of those videos. Wolfe Air, maker of this incredible video, is the self-proclaimed leader in aviation cinema. They shoot using a Lear 25B, Cessna Skymaster and A-Star helicopter. (www.boldmethod.com) More...

U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel

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The Navy just found a way to reduce its dependence on possible adversaries for oil — it’s converted seawater into jet fuel. Navy researchers have announced a major technological breakthrough, saying that they have been able to convert seawater into CO2 and hydrogen, Defense One reported. (www.washingtontimes.com) More...

United Enhances MileagePlus Carbon Offset Program for Earth Month

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United Airlines announced an expansion of its carbon-offset program. The service offers environmentally conscious customers the option to purchase offsets for both commercial flights and freight shipments. The enhancement is an expansion of the company’s existing offset calculator program, which was developed last year with Sustainable Travel International, an NGO specializing in sustainable tourism. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

United Embraer 145 gets stuck in mud in Quebec

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UA 5835 with 49 passengers from Chicago landed around 2am at Quebec City, but in turning onto a taxiway, became stuck in mud until about 6am. No injuries were reported. (www.cbc.ca) More...

An & Ria's First Flight

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Two elderly ladies fly for the first time in their lives. Their childlike wonder is touching. Kleenex alert: the video may even produce some wet eyes, even among the most seasoned and cynical of us. Certainly it's a heartfelt reminder of the most basic reasons many of us fly. Enjoy! (www.youtube.com) More...

Delta Issues a Major Widebody RFP For 747/767 Replacements

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Delta Air Lines plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for new longhaul aircraft that will replace all of the airline’s Boeing 747-400s and a significant part of the 767-300ER fleets. (www.aviationweek.com) More...

Meet the pilots behind the sun-powered plane that can 'fly forever'

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heir CVs combined look like the envy of all bona fide air adventurers. Pioneering ultralight aircraft? Been there. Setting world records by circling the globe nonstop in a balloon? Done that. Commanding the first ever 24-hour flight on a plane powered just by the sun? Yep, you've guessed it. And now, following 12 years of complex designs and intense training, aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are set to conquer new heights, taking up the challenge of the first solar flight… (www.cnn.com) More...

Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots

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"Ken Dobson, a retired police officer, was detained and his plane searched by federal agents -- without legal justification -- after he landed at a small airport in Detroit. Instead of uncovering a drug cache, the officials found luggage, golf clubs and an empty Thermos." (www.latimes.com) More...

US Airways accidentally tweets out hardcore porn image to upset customer

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The American airline created a Twitter firestorm Monday after posting a hardcore pornographic image in response to a customer. "We welcome feedback, Elle. If your travel is complete, you can detail it here for review and follow-up." But instead of including a helpful link, the airline attached a graphic photo of a naked woman with a toy plane between her legs. (my.entertainment.yahoo.com) More...

Hunt for Flight 370 Hits Hurdle As Underwater Vehicle Resurfaces - Searchers to Study Data from Submarine, Will Redeploy Tuesday

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The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines entered a new phase on Monday as the quest for pings was abandoned and an underwater vehicle was deployed to examine the floor of the southern Indian Ocean. Australian authorities reported Tuesday that the autonomous underwater vehicle tasked the search of the sea floor hit a hurdle on its first mission and returned to the surface. .... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace

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The technology company announced Monday that it has acquired Titan Aerospace, a start-up founded in 2012 that makes high-altitude, solar-powered drones. The purchase is part of the new push in Silicon Valley to find ways of delivering Internet service to underserved areas, particularly in the developing world. "Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world," Google said. "It's still early days, but atmospheric… (money.cnn.com) More...

Airbus launches new version of ACJ319 corporate jet

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Airbus has launched a new version of its popular corporate jet, the ACJ319, offering customers simplicity, speed and savings in the cabin. Called ACJ319 Elegance, the new version complements today’s fully customisable version. (www.airbus.com) More...

FAA declares ADS-B radio network is complete

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Today, the FAA announced that the nationwide installation of NextGen's Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network is complete. It supports a satellite-based surveillance system that tracks aircraft with the help of GPS, providing more accurate aircraft location information than the current radar system. (www.faa.gov) More...

Daring One-Wheel Mountainside Helicopter Rescue

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Mountain Rescue Aspen and the HAATS Unit from the Colorado National Guard work together to evacuate a man who had fallen on North Maroon Peak. (www.aviationvideos.co) More...

A-10 Warthog May Live to Fight Another Day with Support from Lawmakers

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"The Taliban hates the A-10. That’s good enough for me." -- Senator Lindsey Graham (www.dailytech.com) More...

Today’s SpaceX launch will see the first attempt at landing its booster

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The latest SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station is set to lift off at 6pm US Eastern Time today. The Falcon 9 launch vehicle will be sending a Dragon capsule into orbit to bring over 5,000 lbs of supplies and science experiments to the ISS. If all goes according to plan, the Dragon will rendezvous with the Station early Wednesday morning (also US Eastern). This is SpaceX's third resupply mission, so parts of the liftoff and rendezvous are likely to be routine. Lately,… (arstechnica.com) More...

C-47 W-7 returns to Normandy

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D-day veteran C-47 "W-7" will return to Normandy for the 70th Ann. of D-day. W-7 was the lead Aircraft of the 18th Serial on D-Day June 6th 1944. W-7 was with the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron and Dropped the 82 Airborne over St. Mere Eglise. She will be departing Geneseo Ny on May 15th and will be taking the Northern route. Please visit rtn2014.org for more info track us by tail number N345AB here on flight Aware! (www.rtn2014.org) More...

Coming soon: Superjumbos with no economy seats

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In August, Skymark will take delivery of the first of four Airbus A380 superjumbos it plans to fly to international destinations including London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. The A380s will have 114 almost-lie-flat business class bed seats of 152 cms (60 inches) per seat row upstairs, and the entire downstairs devoted to 280 premium economy seats. That’s a total of 394 seats per plane when most airlines have 480 to 520 seats. Read more:… (www.smh.com.au) More...

The rise of China's penny-pinching budget airlines

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The chairman of Spring Airlines requires his employees to use both sides of a sheet of paper before throwing it away and even removed most of the bulbs lighting the corridor to his office - all part of his quest to save money. (www.smh.com.au) More...

Airline Passengers Rank United Among Worst For Service, Southwest Best

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The U.S. Public Interest Research Group analyzed five years of airline passenger complaints to the U.S. Department of Transportation. It found Florida-based Spirit Airlines generated the most complaints by far. The runner-up for most of the five-year period was United Airlines. (www.houstonpublicmedia.org) More...

JetBlue to Begin New Pittsburgh-Fort Lauderdale Service

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JetBlue Airways announced it will launch new daily, non-stop service between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Fort Lauderdale, Florida on October 29. Flights will operate using Airbus A320 aircraft. (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Lounge Review - American Airlines Flagship Lounge LAX

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My first visit to American Airlines’ Flagship Lounge at LAX was the morning after American’s inaugural flights of its new Airbus A321T transcon subfleet aircraft. I had flown out on the inaugural flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and my second flight on the brand new plane was to come roughly 12 hours after the first. My visit to the Flagship Lounge started with Flagship Check-in. American offers Flagship Check-in at five major airports across the globe and the… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Plane Crash in Denton, TX

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A light plane went down about one mile North of the runway. (www.nbcdfw.com) More...

Electric Taxiing Motors Could Save Airlines Millions Of Dollars

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Mexican airline Interjet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Honeywell and Safran, developers of the Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS), to become the first airline in the Americas to use the system which will save airlines up to $450,000 per plane, per year once it comes to market. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

Flight 370: Black Box Search Ends Without Success, ‘Time to Go Underwater’ - Oil Slick Found in Search Area Could Be Additional Lead

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After almost a week without pings from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines 777, Australian officials said that the search for signals from the emergency beacons from the aircraft’s black boxes will end and that it is time to deploy an underwater vehicle. “We haven’t had a signal in six days, “ said Angus Houston, who heads the Joint Agency Coordination Centre that is running the search, at a news conference Monday. “It’s time to go underwater.” ... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Wind Blowing WestJet 737 Away From Gate

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The wind was so strong recently in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that it blew a jet that was parked at an airport gate. (www.wunderground.com) More...

Czech Saboteurs in World War II and B-17s

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During WWII, some of the Czechs collaborated with the Nazis and some were Svejks–those who simply stood by and did nothing. But there were also many Czechs who resisted and who provided assistance to the Allies via clandestine activities. One B-17 was saved by their efforts. (charlesoheller.com) More...

Photos: Interior Tour of the Airbus A350 XWB

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Recently in Germany, Airbus showed off a potential interior for their new Airbus A350 XWB. They shared the second test aircraft, MSN002 with a partial test interior and mock cabin. Even though it looks impressive, at the end of the day, airline customers will be the ones deciding what finishes will go into the aircraft. Although Airbus decided to show off a 3-3-3 layout in economy, the aircraft could end up seeing a ten-abreast configuration in the future. (www.airlinereporter.com) More...

Teenager Tweets Terrorist Threat to American Airlines

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A 14-year-old girl named Sarah using the Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_ sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines early Sunday and the response, both on the part of the airline and the online community, was sure and swift. The note, which in part read “My name is Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan,” concluding “I’m going to do something really big bye” received an immediate reply from American’s social media team, which effectively pointed out that pranks on Twitter have more consequences… (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

MH370: Black box pingers are 'most likely' dead, official says

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) -- The batteries that power the beacons attached to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes are "most likely" dead or almost depleted, an official with the company that designs and builds the pingers told CNN on Sunday. (www.cnn.com) More...