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DUBAI: Air Senegal signs for A330neo

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African carrier Air Senegal has become the latest customer to sign for the Airbus A330neo, with a tentative agreement for two of the type. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

The lawyers of MH370 victims fear documents critical to the investigation will be destroyed

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LAWYERS acting for families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines MH370 are still fighting for critical documents, including any psychiatric records of the pilots, but fear Malaysian agencies could conceal or destroy them as time drags on. (www.couriermail.com.au) More...

UK passenger tax to rise yet again

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APD is already the world’s highest tax of this nature. Currently, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long-haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short- and long-haul journeys respectively. (atwonline.com) More...

Wizz Air signs a MOU for 146 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft

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Wizz Air Holdings Plc, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, announced on November 15, 2017 that, following a competitive selection process, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus S.A.S. relating to the purchase of a further 146 Airbus A320neo family aircraft (72 A320neo and 74 A321neo) (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Thai Lion Air adds first widebody jet, an A330

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According to Skyliner Aviation, the twinjet as positioned from Toulouse Blagnac to Bangkok Don Mueang on Tuesday, November 21, featuring the livery of fellow Lion Air Group carrier, Batik Air (ID, Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta). (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 Features Automated Rapid-Descent Capability

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Airbus has incorporated an automatic emergency descent function into the newly-certified A350-1000, which it intends to introduce into the smaller -900. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

US Probing Additional Runway Incidents at SFO

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FAA recorded 1,704 runway incursions in the FY just ended, including the recent ACA incident. FAA is looking into two additional incursions at SFO. Given the number of daily flights nationally, is 1,704 a relatively large number? (www.sfchronicle.com) More...

PICTURE: IndiGo Takes Delivery of First ATR 72-600

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Indian carrier IndiGo has received its first turboprop, an ATR 72-600. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

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Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. (www.airbus.com) More...

Lufthansa to increase flights from Berlin to New York JFK

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Lufthansa flies from Berlin to New York five times a week from Nov. 8. Every day except Fridays and Sundays, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300 takes off at 17:35 from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to fly over the North Atlantic. Flight LH 406 arrives at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) at 21:35. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Bombardier set to hire 1,000 people in Montreal, source says

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Bombardier Inc. plans to go on a hiring spree in Montreal by adding about 1,000 people in the coming months as part of the production ramp-up of its new Global 7000 business jets, according to a source. (www.cbc.ca) More...

Southwest Pilot Arrested With Loaded Gun In St. Louis Airport

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ST. LOUIS (CBSLA) – A 51-year-old Southwest Airlines pilot has been arrested in St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a loaded pistol was found in his carry-on bags early Wednesday morning, according to airport officials. A TSA agent discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in the pilot’s luggage during screening, the airport said. The pilot was detained before 5 a.m. local time and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. “The suspect did not have any conceal and carry permit or any other… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Plane Flying in Restricted Airspace Cancels Orbital Rocket Launch to ISS

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A rogue aircraft canceled the launch of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket bound for the International Space Station on Saturday. (fortune.com) More...

Leasing company plans to operate its own A380 airline

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Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380 to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Delta, Korean Air Joint Venture Granted Approval by U.S. DOT

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Today, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air took a significant step in the creation of their trans-Pacific joint venture with approval of the joint venture by the U.S. Department of Transportation. (news.delta.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer Peter Ingram to Succeed Mark Dunkerley as CEO

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Hawaiian Holdings chief executive Mark Dunkerley will retire on 1 March 2018, the airline announces. Peter Ingram, currently chief commercial officer of Hawaiian, will succeed Dunkerley on that day, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

The global reach and impact of Boeing’s campaign against Bombardier

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It would seem that the spat Boeing set off by claiming it’s 737 MAX is threatened and even damaged by the Bombardier C Series has set off several waves across the globe. This is an excellent example of just how global commercial aerospace has become. (www.airinsight.com) More...

Frontier Airlines making massive Airbus purchase

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Frontier Airlines said it's buying 134 new Airbus airplanes worth $15 billion. The Denver-based airline said it will buy 100 A320neo planes and 34 A321neo planes from Airbus that will allow the airline to triple in size over the next 10 years. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

Spooked about night flying in singles?

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If not, maybe you should be. There will be a debate about flying at night in single-engine airplanes for as long as there are single-engine airplanes and it gets dark every night. That is a given. (airfactsjournal.com) More...

A350-1000 nears Type Certification

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The A350-1000 — the newest member of Airbus’s Widebody family of aircraft (www.airbus.com)— has successfully completed its Functional and Reliability testing, bringing the aircraft a step closer to Type Certification this month. (www.machinery-market.co.uk) More...

FedEx Express orders 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft

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FedEx Express is making a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase up to 20 additional ATR 72-600Fs. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2020, with subsequent deliveries of about six aircraft per year over a five year period. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Photo gallery: Delta and Atlanta's 75-year partnership

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Delta is marking a major milestone in the place it has now called home for three quarters of a century. The airline’s move to Atlanta 75 years ago - on March 1, 1941 - fueled Delta’s growth from a regional carrier to the world’s second-largest airline. At the same time, Delta’s climb helped transform the city and region into an economic and cultural powerhouse. (news.delta.com) More...

Aer Lingus to Debut Nonstop Seattle to Dublin Service in May

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Aer Lingus is bolstering its transatlantic network with a new service from Dublin to Seattle. (www.travelweekly.co.uk) More...

Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

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Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs. (www.reuters.com) More...

Airbus secures EASA certification for A350-1000

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Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-1000 just three days shy of the first anniversary of the twinjet's maiden flight. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Turkey terminates multibillion-dollar local jet program

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Turkey has quietly axed a multibillion-dollar program for the indigenous production of a regional jet with dual civilian and military use. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Russia’s Aeroflot evaluates Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX for narrow-body order

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The country’s biggest airline has yet to order the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft to replace its fleet of 146 A320 family jets and 54 737-800s as of June 30. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

New air traffic control technologies are essential to improve safety

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The chief of an air traffic control representative body has called on operators to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technologies to improve aviation safety. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Angel Flight (Radio Tower Remix)

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The Title says it all..... Many you (I Hope) Remember Preacher1.... I remember how he talked about his Angel Flight, and it certainly brings back many images and memories of him. Preacher1 now flying at Flight Level Unlimited... To all who remember Preacher1, please enjoy, I certainly feel that he would have enjoyed this video and I hope you do as well. (www.youtube.com) More...

PICTURES: Air Transat Unveils New Livery

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Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat unveiled its new livery in a ceremony marking the company's 30th anniversary on 13 November in Montreal. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

airBaltic carries record number of passengers in October

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During the first ten months of 2017 the Latvian airline airBaltic transported a total of 3,007,034 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

GE Unveils 3D Metal Printer for Aviation Parts

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GE has unveiled its previously-announced 3D metal printer, suitable for making aircraft parts. At the manufacturing trade show formnext in Germany, the GE Additive team revealed the as-yet-unnamed machine, demonstrating its ability to print parts as large as 1 meter in diameter directly from a computer file. Using additive manufacturing technology, the machine fuses together thin layers of metal powder with a 1-kilowatt laser. (www.engadget.com) More...

DUBAI: Air Baltic Plans For Bombardier CSeries-Only Fleet

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Latvian carrier Air Baltic will aim to move to an exclusive Bombardier CSeries fleet with its intention to acquire at least another 14 of the twinjets. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Dr. Peters Chief Confirms British Airways Talks On ex-Singapore Airlines Airbus A380s

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German asset manager Dr Peters is in talks with British Airways and other prospects on the potential sale of A380s as it prepares to receive four of the jets back from lessee Singapore Airlines. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Allegiant Phases Out Boeing 757s and Exits Hawaii

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Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has phased out its final Boeing 757-200s, marking an end to the carrier's Hawaii service. (www.flightglobal.com) More...