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Why I am proud to be a KIWI

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Air NZ ya do it again BEST AIRLINE BEST SAFETY VID (www.youtube.com) 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...

NASA captures Falcon-9 first stage splashdown

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NASA and SpaceX successfull captured thermal images of SpaceX Falcon-9 first stage splash down after launching the Dragon ISS resupply spacecraft (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Embraer rolls out new airlifter prototype

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Embraer rolled out its new KC-390 transport plane destined to become airlifter and aerial refuelling platform of Brazil (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Easyjet passengers taken off 'too heavy' plane

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A number of passengers on an easyJet flight to Spain were asked to get off before take-off as the aircraft was "too heavy", the airline has said. (www.bbc.co.uk) 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...

Picture: MRJ roll out

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Mitsubishi rolled out its next generation MRJ regional jet on Oct 18. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

SIA flight hit by turbulence; 22 hurt

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Flight SQ424 from Singapore to Mumbai experienced sudden turbulence during descent on Saturday (Oct 18). There were 408 passengers and 25 crew on board. (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

USAF's classified X-37 spaceplane return home

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US Air Force's Boeing built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3) successfully de-orbited and landed back at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct 17, after nearly two years in orbit. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Piper Comanche Full of Arrows

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The photograph was first posted to Reddit as This aircraft belongs to a conservation team in The Amazon. Yikes! and then again in September with it’s current headline, The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”. It was the second description that took off, even though in both instances the descriptions was pretty quickly debunked. (fearoflanding.com) More...

United Express jet makes emergency landing

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A regional United Express jet bound for Chicago made an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport after pilots reported problems controlling the plane and maintaining altitude, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The flight was coming from Asheville, N.C. Ray Shoffner (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

Video: In-Flight with B-17 "Memphis Belle"

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Aviation enthusiasts gathered to see the "Memphis Belle," a WWII era B-17 Flying Fortress in Columbia, SC. Footage of cockpit and gun positions around aircraft while flying. (youtu.be) More...

Eight years flies by at Porter Airlines

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TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines is celebrating eight years of service, having established itself as a leading carrier offering passengers a distinct approach to service. From its home base at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Porter serves a total of 20 destinations in Canada and the U.S. with a network currently stretching from Thunder Bay, Ont., and Chicago in the west, to St. John’s, NL, in the east, and as far south as Myrtle Beach, SC. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

What's new for airlines in 2015

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Many airlines are hoping fo change not only in there fleet of aircraft and interior design. But most are looking at ways to cut costs where they can and save huge amounts on fuel which is at a record high in today's world oil prices which have surged. With the disappearance of MH370 and the downing of MH17 with this loss and a few other icidents from other airlines. Many airlines are trying to refurbish or outfit there new designs into there aircraft cabins… (www.couriermail.com.au) More...

The Gift and the Guilt of the Sole Survivor

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The odds of surviving even the most serious plane crash are 76 percent. The odds of being the only one left alive are infinitesimal. (www.rd.com) More...

3 dead, 2 injured in helicopter airplane midair collision near Fredrick, MD

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3 fatalities were in R44 helicopter, 2 injured in the Cirrus SR22 (www.nbcwashington.com) More...

U.S. airline profits soar as fuel costs ease

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DALLAS • Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly. (www.stltoday.com) More...

Thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched

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The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. (www.youtube.com) More...

Teen celebrates 16th birthday with 14 solo flights

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Forget a party. Wyatt Angel of Mount Airy, N.C., spent his 16th birthday doing something way more fun — flying 11 airplanes solo at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport (KMWK), then making his way to the Piedmont Soaring Society in nearby Farmington, where he soloed three gliders. (generalaviationnews.com) More...

ATP Tests Grind to a Halt ??

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Based on data sources, since August 1, 2014, we have not administered a single ATP knowledge test that would allow a pilot to then go on to take the ATP multi-engine practical test and become ATP qualified for service in an airline. Yup. None. For two whole months and I expect this trend to continue for a third month. (www.avweb.com) More...

Man sentenced for lasering plane with 118 passengers aboard

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On July 6, 2012, a 22-year-old man named Jarryd Hector was partying at a home in Auckland, New Zealand, when he decided to shine a green laser light at a Boeing 737 from Christchurch that was preparing to land at the Auckland Airport. The plane was carrying 118 passengers, the New Zealand Herald reported. (arstechnica.com) More...

Personal helicopter will be as easy to drive as a car

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Before the end of the year, a firm called E-Volo in Karlsruhe, Germany, says it will make its first piloted flight with an easy-to-fly vertical take-off aircraft called the Volocopter. (www.newscientist.com) More...

SpaceX completes 100th Merlin-1D engine

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SpaceX has produced the milestone 100th Merlin 1D rocket engine to powers its Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The significant milestone was achieved within two years of production. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

GKN develop Natural Laminar Flow wings

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GKN Aerospace has delivered an innovative wing leading edge demonstrator to the European Clean Sky programme. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Snowplow Driver, 4 Others Held In Plane Crash That Killed Total Boss in Moscow

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snowplow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday. Snowplow driver Vladimir Martynenko has denied claims by Russian officials that he was drunk at the time of the crash Monday at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport. (www.cnn.com) More...

Finnair reveals new Airbus A330 livery

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Finnair's new 'special edition' Airbus A330 livery carries the classic poppy or Unikko print of Marimekko in a nod to the airline's continued collaboration with the Finnish fashion and design house. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Lufthansa Group details its winter schedules changes with 18,900 flights a week

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The airlines in the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – are again offering their customers a dense and high-frequency route network in the upcoming 2014/2015 winter flight timetable, with 18,900 flights a week.... (airlineinformation.net) More...

QANTAS Airways unveils its new Airbus A330 Business Suite

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QANTAS Airways (Sydney) has unveiled and introduced its new Airbus A330 international Business Class product. The airline issued this statement and photos.... (airlineinformation.net) More...

AirEuropa to launch Madrid-Tel Aviv flights

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AirEuropa (Palma de Mallorca and Madrid) on March 30, 2015 will add the Madrid-Tel Aviv route with Boeing 737-800s. The new route will be operated three days a week per Airline Route..... (airlineinformation.net) More...

Alitalia and Etihad Airways unveil 2 Airbus A330-200s in an unique Expo Milano 2015 livery

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Alitalia (Rome) and Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) have unveiled two aircraft in a unique Expo Milano 2015 livery to mark their co-sponsorship of the global event. Expo 2015 will be held in Milan from May 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015 with an estimated 20 million visitors expected to attend the event of which more than a third will travel to the northern Italian city by air. (airlineinformation.net) More...

Gulf Air to restore service to Shiraz, Iran and Hyderabad, India

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Gulf Air (Bahrain) has announced that it will be recommencing flights to Shiraz. Becoming the airline’s 40th destination, the capital of Fars Province in Iran, will be served with 3 weekly flights, starting on December 15, 2014. (airlineinformation.net) More...

Qantas market shares almost halfed

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The federal Government in Australia says Qantas has fallen from favor of its international passengers which has a highlighted report showing the airlines market share has almost halved. Qantas only carried 16.4 per cent of international passengers in the year to June 30 2013-2014. http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/companies/qantas-market-share-almost-halved-on-international-routes/story-fnkjkuhv-1227099027569 (www.couriermail.com.au) More...

Two Planes Clip Wings at Minneapolis Airport

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A fender bender on the taxiway at KMSP. No injuries were reported and it appears that both flights have left although it is unknown if they were different airplanes. (www.myfoxtwincities.com) More...

The suitcase you can ride to the airport

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It's available in three models: an airline-approved carry-on suitcase with a built-in kick scooter; a backpack with kick scooter and a kick scooter that can carry another bag. (www.cnn.com) More...

HondaJet Moves Forward with Flight Testing, Ramps Up Production

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At Honda Aircraft Company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, production is ramping up and the final assembly line is full with 11 aircraft. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Indonesian Air Force Forces Down Australian Plane, Detains Pilots

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Jakarta. Indonesian Air Force officials in North Sulawesi forced a civilian aircraft flown by two Australian men to land after the plane entered Indonesian airspace without permission on Wednesday. Pilots Graeme Jacklin and Richard MacLean — both Australian citizens — have been detained by the Indonesian military. (thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com) More...

BWI re-adds Iceland to its international destinations with WOW Air service

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As of now, there are no articles pertaining to WOW Air's newest destination, but the seasonal summer service has been confirmed by the WOW Air website and BWI-Baltimore/Washington International Airport official FaceBook page. First flight will take off June 5th, 2015. This closes an 8-year Icelandic gap in BWI's international destinations after Icelandair pulled out in 2007. (wowair.us) More...

NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

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The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet… (www.avweb.com) More...

Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner

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Amid all the fine financial news Boeing (BA) can tout—a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook—one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner. (www.businessweek.com) More...

Video: AirNZ's final Hobbit safety video is "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

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Air New Zealand has shot its final Hobbit safety video, and it's an epic clip which is fittingly titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" - starring Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast). (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Austin gets first schuedled 777 service

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British Airways will be upgrading the current 787 route to the 777-200ER. Which is big seeing as the route just launched this year. (airlineroute.net) More...

You’re Never Too Old to Live Your Dream of Flying!

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Attendees at a recent aviation safety seminar proved that age is no obstacle to flying!! (anewscafe.com) More...

Aerojet thrusters for NASA's 2020 Mars mission

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Aerojet Rocketdyne received a contract from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to supply the thrusters for NASA's next Mars rover mission to be launched in 2020. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Airbus launch A330 VIP cabin

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Airbus has launched a new VIP cabin concept, initially for the A330-200 airliner, offering a more affordable executive travelling for both private and government customers. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Common Type Rating for A350 and A330 jetliners

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Airbus A350 XWB and A330 jetliners has received Comman Type Rating pilot training approval from EASA and FAA. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Turkish SOM-J missile for F-35

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Turkish missile maker Roketsan and Lockheed Martin signed a teaming agreement today for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia

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Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft. So far, the plan is largely conceptual (the former airport terminal is being converted into an FBO) but Ordos official Wang Jian tol... (www.avweb.com) More...

World’s 10 Worst Airports

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If you’re booking a trip soon, try to avoid a long layover in one of these airports. (www.foxnews.com) More...

Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 Formation Near SFO

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Presumably this was with a Virgin aircraft. Anyone know for sure? (www.chonday.com) More...