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Why does London have so many airports?

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The history of every airport in London, including some that have disappeared, and some that don't really count. (www.youtube.com) More...

New PiAware hardware, higher performance and easier than ever to build!

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FlightAware's PiAware now include dozens of improvements in the last few months and supports the all-new Raspberry Pi 2. (flightaware.com) More...

(Video) Hangar Fire Foam Suppression System Test

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The 138th Fighter Wing conducts a test of a newly installed fire foam suppression system at Tulsa ANG Base. (youtu.be) More...

Skywest E-175 for United does emergency descent and emergency landing in Buffalo

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Reports are the plane lost pressurization. Diverted to Buffalo. (www.cnn.com) More...

Watch This Pilot Somehow Crash And Fly Away At The Same Time

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Sometimes pilots make mistakes. If they’re lucky, nobody gets hurt and you walk away to fly another day. This pilot somehow managed to make a series of bad choices and still managed to keep on flying. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) More...

MQ-4C Triton flies with new maritime AESA radar

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U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft completed its maiden sensor integrated flight, with a new maritime search radar from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on April 18. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Incident: JAL Boeing 787 enroute on Apr 20th 2015, lost tyre pressure

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A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-800, registration JA829J performing flight JL-728 (dep Apr 19th) from Bangkok (Thailand) to Osaka Kansai (Japan) with 183 people on board, was enroute when the crew received indication that one of the left main gear tyres had lost pressure. The crew continued the flight to Osaka for a safe landing with emergency services on stand by. (avherald.com) More...

US To Tighten Airport Worker Screening

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US airport workers will be subject to extra security screening under new rules prompted by the December 2014 arrest of a baggage handler in Atlanta on gun smuggling charges. Airport and airline employees will now have to be screened before flying by the Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. They will also face an increase in random screening throughout their workday. (news.airwise.com) More...

United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets

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(Reuters) - United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) would make the swap, which allows it to move aircraft on to different routes to better fit customer demand. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

RCAF Snowbirds Tank Cam

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RCAF Snowbirds install a 4K HD camera on Snowbird 1 and the results are unreal! (www.youtube.com) More...

Air Cote d'Ivoire to spend $200 million over two years

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Ivory Coast's national airline is to invest a total of $200 million (131.78 million pounds) in the next two years and acquire three of Airbus's (AIR.PA) A319 short-haul jets in its bid to become a regional hub operator, managing director Laurent Loukou told Reuters on Friday. As part of its spending plan Air Cote d'Ivoire this month also signed a deal with Canada's Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) for two of its Q400 turboprop aircraft. The company opened for business two years ago and serves 20… (uk.reuters.com) More...

(Video) First Ever Autonomous Drone Aerial Refueling Successful X-47B

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The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds of fuel using the Navy's probe-and-drogue method. (youtu.be) More...

Korean Air Aerospace to supply A330neo sharklets

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Airbus has selected Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), the aerospace manufacturing division of the Korean Air Group, to supply new Sharklet wingtip devices (winglets) including a wingspan extension for the A330neo – the new variant of A330 Family of widebody aircraft. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Are airlines poised to charge more for kids?

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Brazilian airlines may charge more for children under 2, a trend that could spread to the U.S. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Airbus A380 Makes Maiden Flight (2005)

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Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier recently said something very honest about the Airbus A380. In his opinion the aircraft was “almost certainly introduced ten years too early.” If Airbus had progressed with Brégier-defined pace, the aircraft would have flown for the first time this year, but in reality it did ten years ago on April 27. (aviationweek.com) More...

United Airlines May Be the Outside Savior That Brazil’s Azul Needs

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Azul SA’s quest for an alliance outside Brazil to win more passengers makes United Continental Holdings Inc. the best possible partner, according to analysts at Raymond James and Imperial Capital. (skift.com) More...

'Good Old Days' of Air Travel Weren't All Good, Bad Times of Today Not All Bad

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According to the respected AQR, airline performance has declined in terms of lost bags, on-time planes and passenger complaints. As the report dryly notes, this "does not send a positive message to consumers that see an industry enjoying positive economic times." (abcnews.go.com) More...

Aruba Airlines is coming to Miami

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Aruba Airlines (Aruba) is expanding to Miami. The airline is planning to add the Aruba – Miami route starting on July 2 with five weekly Airbus A320 flights according to Miami International Airport (MIA). (worldairlinenews.com) More...

A look back at 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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It was a much different time when the Hubble Space Telescope took off aboard the space shuttle Discovery on this day in 1990. But much like how we've ditched our Umbros for Under Armour and traded our slap bracelets for Apple Watches, Hubble has come a long way since then. (www.theverge.com) More...

Poland Pre-Selects the Airbus H225M

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The Airbus H225M has been ordered by Poland. Deliveries are expected to arrive in 2017. (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

UK airports passenger traffic continues fourth year of growth

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The number of passengers traveling through UK airports last year increased for the fourth year in a row, bringing the total to just below the pre-recession peak of 2007. According to figures released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), UK airports (excluding the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) handled 238 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 4.4% (10 million passengers) over 2013, and just three million short of the 2007 peak of 241 million. (atwonline.com) More...

787 Seat Supply Delays Continue But Solution Is Close

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes and French seat supplier Zodiac have not settled all the problems that led to Dreamliner delivery delays in the first quarter, but Boeing CEO Jim McNerney expressed confidence on Wednesday that the partners will resolve all of what remains largely unnamed “issues” by the end of this year’s second quarter. Speaking during the company's first quarter earnings conference call, McNerney also echoed assurances from CFO Greg Smith that the delays of shipments of the first… (www.ainonline.com) More...

Los Angeles Airport Security Boosted Amid Possible ISIS Threat

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Security is being stepped up in Los Angeles, its area airports and other parts of Southern California amid new ISIS-related threats calling for attacks on uniformed personnel, several U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

Pilot Walks Away after Mooney Power Loss into LAL

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Polk County Sheriff's Office and Lakeland Fire Department responded to the crash which happened around 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of Pipkin Creek Road. First responders arrived on-scene and discovered that the pilot and sole occupant, walked away from the crash with only minor injuries. The pilot's is 55-year-old Richard Simile, from Auburn, Alabama, who was practicing for the Sun 'n Fun fly in, which begins Tuesday at Lakeland Linder Airport. Simile ran to a nearby home, banged on the door and… (www.wfla.com) More...

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

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easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event. To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature… (www.airbus.com) More...

From carpets to cargo containers: How the world's largest airlines get lean

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For airlines, every penny counts. When it comes to saving money, one of the key areas airlines must target is the ways in which they can make their flights lighter and more efficient. (www.manufacturingglobal.com) More...

Wizz Air to debut A321 operations this November

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Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) is planning to commence A321 operations with effect from November 20 onwards ch-aviation can exclusively reveal. Information at hand indicates the Hungarian budget carrier will deploy its maiden aircraft of the type on a 3x daily Budapest-London Luton service while the second aircraft will be used on daily flights from Budapest to Brussels Charleroi, Eindhoven, and Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen from December 16 onwards. Thereafter, effective February 26, the third twinjet will… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

United Airlines to connect Newcastle, UK, to New York

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United Airlines is set to add a seventh airport to its UK network this summer with the launch of seasonal nonstop service between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

Boeing 787 unit loss declines, but deferred costs rise

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Cost control on the Boeing 787 programme showed some improvement on a unit basis in the first quarter, but the company remains far from break-even. If deferred production, unamortised tooling and other costs are factored in, Boeing lost an average of $30 million on each of the 30 787s delivered in the first quarter. That represented an 11% decline from a $34 million unit loss on each of the 35 787s delivered in the fourth quarter of last year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

F-35 public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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U.S. aviation enthusiasts will have their first glance at the U.S. military's second fifth generation stealth fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (www.aviationanalysis.net) More...

Delta Has 194 Aircraft Purchase Commitments, Including Five 757s

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According to the Delta Air Lines 2015 First Quarter Report it filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Delta has purchase commitments for 194 aircraft, including five Boeing 757-200 aircraft. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Component flaw delays GEnx engine shipments to Boeing

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A “production quality” problem in the first quarter caused GE Aviation to miss scheduled shipments for 29 GEnx engines, but so far the delay has not affected deliveries for the 787 and 747-8, says GE and Boeing officials. GE Aviation plans to deliver nearly all of the delayed engines during the second quarter and meet a yearly target of shipping 275 to 300 GEnx engines, GE senior vice-president and chief financial officer Jeff Bornstein said on a 17 April earnings call. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Germanwings Crash Exposes History of Denial on Risk of Pilot Suicide

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When Andreas Lubitz sent an email in 2009 seeking reinstatement to Lufthansa’s flight-training program after a monthslong absence, he appended what in retrospect was a clear warning signal about his fitness to fly passenger jetliners: an acknowledgment that he had suffered from severe depression. (www.nytimes.com) More...

The golden age of air travel: Jet back in time to when flying was glamorous

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In the past 75 years, the experience of flying has changed in many ways. In the olden days, flying was only available to the select elite who could afford it. (www.express.co.uk) More...

Airline CEOs Disappointed U.S. Has Not Frozen Gulf Carrier Capacity

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The CEOs of three U.S. carriers are disappointed the government has not frozen the Gulf carriers’ U.S. expansion, and are renewing their call that Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways not be allowed to add new flights to the country until the case over alleged subsidies is resolved. (aviationweek.com) More...

AirAsia CEO: We lost Skymark

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Air Asia has likely "lost" the bid to take over bankrupt Japanese low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines, CEO Tony Fernandes told CNBC. (www.cnbc.com) More...

Delta To Boost Loss-Of-Control Prevention With New Instructor Training

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Delta Air Lines is sending its senior instructors to a one-week upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) program that includes ground, in-aircraft and full-motion simulator instruction aimed at helping the airline better train its line pilots to avoid or recover from loss-of-control (LOC) incidents. (aviationweek.com) More...

Qatar Airways Shareholders Considered Dissolving the Carrier in 2009, US Dossier Claims

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Qatar Airways shareholders considered dissolving the airline five year ago, amid mounting liabilities, according to a new dossier released by US airlines. (www.arabianbusiness.com) More...

Boeing Warns Of Job Relocations If US Ex-Im Bank Goes

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Boeing may have to relocate US-based engineering and manufacturing jobs overseas if Congress eliminates funding for the US Export-Import Bank, chief executive Jim McNerney said. "Most of my engineering and manufacturing jobs are in the United States and I'd like to keep it that way. But without Ex-Im financing, you'd have to start asking the question" about where they should be, McNerney said at a conference sponsored by the US export credit agency. (news.airwise.com) More...

Airline customer satisfaction up, but industry ranks low

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Customer satisfaction with U.S. air carriers has risen, approaching a peak not seen in over 20 years, according to a report released Monday. But airlines still trail virtually all other industries when it comes to making consumers happy. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airline, cargo bosses bullish on outlook

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Most airline and airfreight bosses remain upbeat about the outlook in the year ahead, with further growth in profitability expected. (www.bangkokpost.com) More...

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

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In a surprise move in the high-altitude game of thrones, Zodiac Aerospace has developed the Swiss Army Knife of aircraft toilets–destined to forever revolutionize the plane lavatory. (skift.com) More...

Airlines Slash Routes to Moscow in Latest Sign of Russia's Growing Isolation

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Carriers scratch flights as the number of foreign visitors declines and the plunging ruble keeps Russian vacationers at home (www.bloomberg.com) More...

Race to be the new Concorde! Supersonic jets battle to become first aircraft to cut flight times in HALF... reaching speeds of 1,200mph

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Brief article about Lockheed Martin's project N+2, or the race for the next "Concorde". (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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