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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...

Quebec plane crash: UK Foreign Office seeking victim identities

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e Foreign Office says it is "urgently working" with Canadian authorities to learn the identity of the victims of a plane crash in which six people died. Some reports said four of those who died were British. The Beaver seaplane took off on Sunday from Tadoussac, Quebec, on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

What safety rules govern air shows?

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At least 11 people are thought to have died after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed into a road during the Shoreham Airshow. There have been calls for changes to safety rules, but what are the regulations currently in place? (www.bbc.co.uk) More...

CAA announces restrictions on UK airshows

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The thoughts of everyone at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) remain with all of those affected by the tragic accident at the Shoreham Air Show on Saturday 22 August. Following the accident we immediately began an urgent review and have, today, announced a series of immediate restrictions and changes to UK civil air displays. (www.caa.co.uk) More...

Passenger crash-lands plane in Spain after pilot collapses

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A woman was seriously injured in an ultralight aircraft crash in Spain after she was forced to fly the plane – despite having no flight experience – when the pilot lost consciousness, officials have said. The plane crashed 1.8 miles (3km) short of the beginning of the runway at Seville airport during the attempted landing, according to Spain’s airport authority AENA. The airport remained closed for just under two hours because of the crash, forcing four flights to be diverted to the nearby city… (www.theguardian.com) More...

Turkish Airlines gearing up for launch of Istanbul-Sydney flights

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Turkish Airlines has listed 11 full-time jobs in ‘Sidney’ (sp) on LinkedIn, in another sign that the opening of the promised Istanbul-Sydney route is getting closer... (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

83-Year-Old Pilot Crashes in 86-Year-Old Plane

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An 83-year-old pilot and his passenger were injured Sunday when their 1929 aircraft crashed on the eastern end of Long Island, police said. The pilot, George DeMar, told police his plane had engine trouble before it went down at a private airstrip on Shelter Island. (www.nbcnewyork.com) More...

Unconfirmed midair between Piper Navajo and unidentified RPA

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The unconfirmed report is that a “company survey” aircraft impacted a small UAS at 2,500 feet near Lewis University (KLOT) Illinois on August 27, 2015 causing damage to the leading edge of the manned aircraft wing. (airsoc.com) More...

Why did Michael Jackson the king of pop use Air NZ to fly

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Many or thousands of people who knew or were fans of there Idol the late Michael Jackson have always being interested to know why he used the kiwi airline AIR NEW ZEALAND to travel on his tours across the Tasman to YSSY. Finally a spokesman for the airline has reveled that it was a promotion to help boost many flights across the Tasman to Australia showing that any singing star or movie star can use a commercial airliner to get where they need to. The aircraft used for this was ZK-NCG a Boeing… (www.usatoday.com) More...

US Forest Service calls for avionics upgrade aboard fire mapping plane

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service - Utah Acquisition Support Center, is conducting market research regarding the availability of potential sources to complete the avionics/engine instrumentation refurbishment of plane N149Z, a Beechcraft B200C King Air (this aircraft is currently used for infrared fire detection and mapping). (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Images from MAKS 2015

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Images from the MAKS 2015 Airshow in Moscow, Zhukovsky (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Edelweiss Air leasing 3 A340's in 2017

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"Swiss International airlines" low cost daughter airline "Edelweiss Air" will be taking delivery of 3 used Airbus A340-300's beginning in 2017. The quad jets will be former "Swiss international airlines" models which the mother company replaces with Boeing 777-300er's beginning in 2016. Edelweiss Air will re-design the cabin and install more economy seats. The company will also need up to 100 new pilots and 400 flight attendants to operate the larger long-haul… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Air NZ looking at eyeing the 748-819's in 2017

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The CEO Luxton for the kiwi carrier has come out making a statement that they intend to be long term customers of Boeing three Boeing 747-819's are on order with options of another two. In his statement to the press and the media today in head office of anz. He said these aircraft are needed and are economical to run compared to yesterday's 747's of the past. He also said the will wear the retro blue and green decals as did there DC10-30 aircraft they had back in the early seventies and will… (australianaviation.com.au) More...

Accident: Cardig B737 at Wamena on Aug 28th 2015, main gear collapse on landing

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Authorities report the aircraft landed in strong winds causing the left main gear to collapse. The aircraft veered left and came to a stop at the left edge of the runway. (avherald.com) More...

Boeing checks cabin system effect on smoke after 787 fire

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Boeing is developing models to assess how environmental control systems might carry particles and gas from a fire in the emergency locator transmitter, in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire at London Heathrow. The aircraft was parked and empty at the time but the unusual nature of the fire, which originated in the transmitter situated in the aft fuselage crown, has spurred a re-examination of test data. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract for 13 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

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Boeing will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft. (boeing.mediaroom.com) More...

MAKS: Russian lessor close to re-affirming CSeries deal

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Ilyushin Finance (IFC) is hoping to come to new terms with Bombardier within days on a deal that would preserve the Russian lessor’s once-threatened order for 39 CSeries aircraft. “I’m feeling we may reach a compromise,” says IFC general director Alexander Rubtsov. The leasing company owns the third-largest CSeries order in Bombardier’s backlog, but the deal has appeared in jeopardy since April. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airline fears of pilot shortage spark Congress fight over required training

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Good article to read. I want your options with the pilot shortage and the mandatory hours required by the FAA. I am a student at a 4-year college for Aviation with approximately 325 hours of flight time. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Swiss announces 777-300ER routes

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Swiss international airlines will receive their new 777-300ER's beginning next year to replace the aged A340-300's. They've now announced the first routes for the first Boeing aircraft of Swiss. New York and Montreal are the first two destinations of the 777's allowing to test the aircraft on shorter routes and then going on long-haul to Los Angeles/San Francisco/Hong Kong... (onemileatatime.boardingarea.com) More...

Any landing you can walk away from...

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You know what they say... any landing you can walk away from is a good one. (www.dumpaday.com) More...

FAA starts testing its drone safety app

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Back in May, the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans to test an app for drone hobbyists that'll ensure they're flying in approved airspace. The mobile software appears to be on schedule as B4UFLY is now in closed beta for iOS. Up to 1,000 UAV users will test the app that's primarily aimed at keeping you informed about which areas are safe to fly. (www.engadget.com) More...

747 Rare In The Air: Original Photos and Booklet from 1968 Rollout of the 1st Jumbo Jet.

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As Korean Air became the newest Boeing 747-8I operator this week and possibly the last as TransAero deferred its orders, we look back at the Jumbo with these early promotional materials including rare photographs from the 1968 rollout of the first 747. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Britsh Airways refurbishing 18 747-400 aircraft.

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If it’s the end of the line for Boeing Co.’s 747 jetliner, nobody told British Airways. The largest operator of the hump-backed icon -- dubbed the Queen of the Skies on its debut in 1970 -- is plumping up seat cushions, hanging fresh curtains and upgrading entertainment systems on 18 planes. Seems they can get a bit more life out of paid-for aircraft and maybe make money doing so. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Aerobatic Pilot killed in New York following structural break-up

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Aircraft is reported to be a Giles G202 owned by Carbon Fiber Airshows of Austin, Texas. Unconfirmed if Andrew Wright was PIC at the time. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

Ooops! That's not supposed to happen.

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Bet they spilled their Timmies that day and had some serious explaining to do too! (thechronicleherald.ca) More...

Feds approve paper airplane drone flights

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a paper airplane that is a drone. (thehill.com) More...

(Video) 2015 Integrated Live Fire Exercise - US / S Korea

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HD video of a US / S Korea live fire military exercise - August 2015 (www.youtube.com) More...

B-1 Bomber Buzzes Sturgis Bike Rally, Redefines The Term "Loud Exhaust"

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On this, the 75th anniversary of the Mecca of all bike rallies, the loudest vehicle to cruise the strip was the mighty B-1B Lancer bomber (www.youtube.com) More...

How to fly cross-country without using airports

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It's no secret that crowded airports can be a hassle and a giant time-suck for cross-country travelers. Soon, a workaround may be available for corporations and the ultra-rich. (www.cnn.com) More...

Body pulled from Indian River identified as pilot in plane crash

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The and National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed the body pulled from the Indian River Thursday is that of a pilot who crashed his small lane just outside the Space Coast Regional Airport. (www.wftv.com) More...

Airbus Declares Goal of Matching Boeing's Fleet in Russia

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At 283 aircraft, Airbus’s fleet in Russia trails the 296 airliners Boeing has sold into the country. But Airbus vows to overtake its U.S. rival by next summer. (www.ainonline.com) More...

'Nose job' puts AA's hail-damaged Dreamliner back in service

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An American Airlines Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" that suffered a large dent to its nose in a hailstorm over China last month has returned to service (www.usatoday.com) More...

Air NZ sells retired Boeing 747-419 to GE

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A anz spokesman for the airline sales and disposals of aircraft have confirmed that the last remaining Boeing 747-475 ZK-SUH which was stored at Victorville KVCV and was destine to be scrapped has being brought or sold to GE (General Electric) as a suitable replacement fuel test bed jet. The deal was sealed for a price of only 1.5mil with parts. The other Boeing 747-419 ZK-NBV former lord of the rings jet was sold off to a buyer of Saudi Arabia which has a new life. Mind you anz always have… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Qantas confirms orders for the new B789'S

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Qantas CEO Allan Joyce has come out saying the remaining Boeing 747-438 fleet will be replaced by the new Boeing 787-938 aircraft as early as 2017. The first of the new twin jets will operate out of YBBN/BNE as QFA15 & QFA16 to KLAX replacing the 747 service this will spread over the network of Qantas and only six Boeing 747's will remain in the fleet (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Air NZ to phase out last two 737'S by September

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Air NZ CEO Chris Luxton has said the last remaining two Boeing 737-319's will be retired from the fleet by the end of September 2015. This is due to the increasing economical A320's and the new A320 neo jet that will come into the fleet over the next year. Also the recent delivery of the fourth Boeing 789 has being delivered into the anz fleet as ZK-NZD which was a DC8-52 jet rego anz once had back in 1965-1970's (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Pilot killed in crash at W.K. Kellogg Airport

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A private, single-engine aircraft with a single occupant crashed during takeoff around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. The pilot, a Wisconsin man in his 30s, was killed in the crash, according to police on scene. (woodtv.com) More...

MAKS: A350-900 makes Moscow debut as Aeroflot continues review

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Airbus has debuted the A350-900 at the 12th Moscow air show (MAKS-2015) at least three years ahead of the first delivery to the type’s only customer in Russia. Airbus A350 test pilot Frank Chapman piloted the A350-900 – MSN-001 – from Toulouse, France, landing on 24 August at the Ramenskoye airport that hosts the biannual air show (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Storm Erika floods Dominica's Douglas Charles Airport (TDPD)

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Dominica’s main Douglas Charles airport was flooded Thursday as the island felt the full brunt of Tropical Storm Erika. There are reports of several deaths and widespread destruction of property. (today.caricom.org) More...

Images: CSeries complete water ingestion tests

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Bombardier confirmed today it successfully completed its C Series aircraft’s water ingestion tests in Mirabel, Québec – the tests validate how the aircraft behaves on rain-soaked runways. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

First A350-1000 wing goes in to prodution

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The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales. READ MORE ON AIRBUS.com (www.airbus.com) More...

Emirates confirms billions in government subsidy

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The United Arab Emirates spent a staggering $7.8 billion to build an 11-story air terminal at Dubai International Airport for the sole benefit of its airline, Emirates, according to documents the airline filed with the U.S. government that confirmed one of the most excessive and unapologetic violations of Open Skies policy to date. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

Lockheed unveil next generation HWB airlifter concept

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Aviation Week revealed Lockheed Martin's next generation airlifter design called the Hybrid Wing Body (HWB) concept, that promises drastic reduction in operating cost. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Boeing Finalizes Configuration Design for 777X Aircraft

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Boeing said on Thursday that it finalized the underlying configuration of the 777-9 airliner, the first member of the new 777X aircraft family to be produced, and can begin the detailed design phase of the program. The firm configuration milestone means that the Chicago-based airframe manufacturer has completed... (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) More...

Rouble Trouble: Transaero defers Boeing 747-8 I and Airbus A380 VLA's

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Russia economic woes have taken a toll on Russian airlines. Transaero has opted to defer its Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8I deliveries. (airwaysnews.com) More...

WestJet's new 767 has been delivered

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WestJet bought their first long range airliner. WestJet is planning Hawaiian to Maui from Calgary, Edmonton and a few more Canadian cities. WestJet did lease 757-200s from Thomson Cook for seasonal operations to tropical areas. Mainly the Hawaiian destinations from Calgary. Hopefully this great Canadian airline will expand their services to more areas around the world including South America and more of Europe and Maybe Asia. (www.westjet.com) More...

United to fly Boeing 787 to Sydney, drop first class to Australia

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United Airlines will bring its Boeing 787-9 to Sydney next year in a move that also axes its ‘Global First’ (first class) service to Australia. A spokesperson for United confirmed the Dreamliner shake-up to Australian Business Traveller, which affects flights from Sydney to both Los Angeles and San Francisco. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

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