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Bombardier Bullish on C Series Delivery Target

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Bombardier has taken delivery of the first Pratt & Whitney PW1500G geared turbofans fitted with upgraded combustors for the C Series narrowbody as the Canadian manufacturer prepares to accelerate production during the second half of the year in an attempt to deliver some 30 airplanes. (www.ainonline.com) More...

FAA sends mobile ATC tower to Irma-damaged US Virgin Islands airport

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FAA delivered a mobile air traffic control tower to Hurricane Irma-battered Cyril E. King International Airport (STT) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Sept. 13. The existing air traffic control tower at STT was badly damaged by the storm, and its air traffic controllers were forced to operate from a tent on the airfield for several days prior to the mobile tower’s arrival. (atwonline.com) More...

Saudi Arabia's flyadeal secures its Air Operator's Certificate

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flyadeal (FAD, Jeddah) has secured its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) ahead of its commercial launch later this month. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Russia aviation firm MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Indian Navy

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Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG today said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies. MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko said his company would submit a detailed proposal to the Indian government shortly, detailing its readiness for the joint development of aircraft for the Navy to deepen its already close engagement with India. (www.financialexpress.com) More...

China opens up 2,000 km long east-west airspace channel for civil aviation

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China on Thursday opened up a 2,000-km-long civil aviation airspace between Shanghai and Lanzhou to ease air traffic congestion and improve flight safety and punctuality in the busy east-west sector, the state media reported. China’s airspace is mostly controlled by the country’s military, making the air traffic highly congested and leading to flight delays. (indianexpress.com) More...

EasyJet submits airberlin bid as investor deadline ends

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UK LCC easyJet submitted a last-minute proposal to acquire parts of airberlin’s short-haul business as the deadline for potential buyers of the bankrupt German carrier ended Sept. 15. (atwonline.com) More...

Ethiopian Airlines Orders Ten Additional A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Today the carrier operates a fleet of four A350s, two of which are on lease. Today’s order tops-up the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s fleet, enabling it to pursue its… (aviationtribune.com) More...

Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.com) More...

Bombardier Forecasts 6,800 Deliveries in CSeries Segment

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Airlines will order 6,800 small single-aisle aircraft over the next 20 years, Bombardier says in a new market forecast released on 12 September. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Irma evacuations the most complicated aviation operation since 9/11, Air Canada says

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Evacuating customers from areas in the path of the deadly Hurricane Irma has frustrated some passengers but Air Canada says it was perhaps the most complex manoeuvre since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (www.obj.ca) More...

How Airbus is accommodating Qantas A380 refit

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Very few aviation industry observers would have predicted Qantas to have selected Airbus as the overhaul partner for its 12 A380 aircraft as the airline seeks to fully revamp the upper deck and perform a lighter refresh on the main deck. (runwaygirlnetwork.com) More...

Cathay Swaps Batch of Airbus A350-1000s to Smaller -900

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Cathay Pacific is converting six of its Airbus A350-1000s to the smaller -900, and deferring delivery of five other -1000s by a year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) More...

Airbus A3 Testing Rules Of Road For Future Aviation

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Airbus established an outpost in Silicon Valley in 2015 to explore ideas that could disrupt its business and the industry. Called A3, the unit has launched the Vahana autonomous air taxi, Transpose reconfigurable cabin concept and Voom on-demand helicopter service. Now A3 has unveiled a project to help fundamentally redefine air traffic management (ATM). (m.aviationweek.com) More...

It's not easy trying to help after a disaster

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TRF's, drones, limited radar coverage are just a few of the hurdles (www.avweb.com) More...

Rolls Fixes Airbus A350-1000 Engine Glitch After Test Delay

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Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that had disrupted flight testing, the companies said on Friday. (www.usnews.com) More...

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Presents New Terminal

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten for their new terminal. The new terminal will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel through Schiphol annually. The new terminal is an expansion of Schiphol’s existing terminal, making it possible to retain the one terminal concept. (aviationtribune.com) More...

British Airways plane held in Paris over 'direct security threat'

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A British Airways flight from Paris was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport for security reasons after passengers were told a “direct threat’ had been made towards the aircraft. Flight BA303 was due to take off bound for Heathrow in London on Sunday when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on the tarmac. (www.theguardian.com) More...

Harrison Ford admits fault for recent plane error: 'I f***ed up'

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Ford told GQ, “I f***ed up,” but he also wanted to clarify the circumstances of the incorrect landing. He said, “It’s thoroughly embarrassing, [but] I didn’t fly over him, and it wasn’t a near miss.” Ford continued, “Officially, I admitted to two of the common mental processes that can lead a pilot to making a mistake — distraction and fixation. (www.yahoo.com) More...