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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...

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...

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...

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...

Flight draws Texas-shaped track over Texas

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Piper Cherokee draws Texas-shaped track over Texas (flightaware.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...

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...

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...

Ryanair to Take $30 Million Hit From Flight Cancellations

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Irish LCC Ryanair estimates that crew-related cancellations over the next six weeks will cost around €25 million ($29.9 million), with CEO Michael O’Leary describing the situation as “a mess of our own making.” (atwonline.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...

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will be to Hawaii on Nov. 7

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United Airlines will make its last-ever Boeing 747 passenger flight on Nov. 7. The carrier has added a special “farewell” flight from San Francisco to Honolulu that will serve as its final passenger operation on the beloved jetliner. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Thousands stranded in New Zealand after digger punctures jet fuel pipe

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New Zealand has been hit by a severe shortage of jet fuel, with thousands of domestic and international passengers stranded after a digger struck an airport supply pipe in Auckland, the country’s biggest city. International and domestic flights have been affected, with airlines told to fill plane tanks to capacity in other domestic airports before flying to Auckland, and long-haul international flights told to plan for re-fuelling stops in Australia and the Pacific Islands, according to Air New… (www.theguardian.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...

Qantas boss Alan Joyce snares $24.6 million payday

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Qantas boss Alan Joyce's annual pay has soared to $24.58 million after he successfully steered the carrier's turnaround. The Qantas chief executive's total remuneration for 2016/17 increased 90 per cent on the $12.96 million he made the prior year as the more than doubling in Qantas's share price fuelled a surge in the value of performance-based share entitlements Recommended for you:Navy Base Pay - Search for Navy Base Pay. Ask.com/Navy Base Pay | Sponsored Mr Joyce's base pay was steady at… (www.msn.com) More...

Airbus Sees Market For 60-100 A380s In China

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Airbus remains optimistic about selling A380s in China over the next five to seven years on the back of growing passenger demand. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Portugal asked to review laser laws after pilot 'temporarily blinded'

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Irish air accident investigators have called on the Portuguese civil aviation authority to review current legislation regarding the use of dangerous lasers after a Ryanair flight crew was forced to abort a landing because a pilot was ‘temporarily blinded.’ (www.airguideonline.com) More...

The truth about the Airbus A380: Things you didn't know about world's first 'superjumbo'

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When it flew to Australia on its world-first commercial flight – 10 years ago this October – the Airbus A380 was billed as "the largest, quietest, greenest, most fuel-efficient per passenger" aircraft that had ever flown. It was capable of taking more passengers than any commercial plane before it (though licensed to take 843, commercial airlines usually settle for between 370 and 500). It could take off with the largest payload (passengers and luggage) of 63 tonnes and fly a longer… (www.msn.com) More...