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Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

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It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

BA strike 2017 – Why are the August strikes happening, when will the walkout end and why have British Airways cabin crew gone on strike?

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Thousands of cabin crew workers have walked out in the latest protest over pay during airports’ busiest time of year. BRITISH Airways cabin crew spent much of the summer on strike. With yet more industrial action now underway here’s how to find out the details of the latest walkout, whether or not your flight will be affected and when the dispute might end… (www.daviationnews.com) More...

Passenger detained for claiming to blow up airliner to Pudong

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Police have detained a passenger after a bomb scare forced a thorough inspection on Spring Airlines airliner to Pudong with more than 100 passengers on board, the airline said today. The captain with Flight 9C8568 from Jeju Island in South Korea to Pudong reported to the carrier that a passenger claimed there was a bomb on the aircraft thrice at 9:15pm on Monday shortly before the Airbus 320 was about to land at the Pudong international airport. (www.airlineboarding.net) More...

Editorial: Air Canada, FAA hindered investigation of SFO near-miss

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The FAA, which was responsible for having only one air controller working traffic in the tower at the time, took more than 24 hours to notify the NTSB. The delay allowed Air Canada to use the plane for three flights in which the cockpit recorder was taped over multiple times. (www.eastbaytimes.com) More...

A group of 12 year olds have come up with a cost effective way to help prevent bird strikes

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SALT LAKE CITY — A group of four Utah tweens has been nationally recognized for inventing a device to scare away birds from planes. (www.ksl.com) More...

Eclipse travel keeps NetJets busy

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Columbus-based NetJets, the world’s largest operator of private jets, is seeing a rise in flight bookings through Tuesday, tied to eclipse-viewing trips. (www.dispatch.com) More...

The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped

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The “boneyard” is the term given to aircraft storage facilities where out-of-use planes are sent to be sold, stored or scrapped. Most are in arid locations. The one here in New Mexico – officially the Roswell International Air Center – is the preferred facility for American. (www.usatoday.com) More...

Swiss Says Goodbye to the Avro “Jumbolino”

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Swiss International Airlines has retired its last Avro RJ100 regional jet. To mark the occasion, the airline flew the 15-year veteran aircraft on a special final flight between Geneva and Zurich. (airwaysmag.com) More...

United Continues to Evaluate 100-Seat Mainline Aircraft

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United Airlines continues to evaluate adding a 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet, less than a year after it cited the aircraft category's poor economics for the conversion of its Boeing 737-700 order to larger variants. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

See What Happens When A Plane Violates Presidential Airspace | TODAY

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Each time President Trump spends a weekend away from the White House, there’s a massive military effort to protect him from threats… including from above. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen was given rare access to present a dramatic demonstration of how the Air National Guard keeps presidential airspace safe. (www.youtube.com) More...

E190 Draws the Embraer Logo over US

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Just landed back at Nashville after a 4 hour and 38 minute flight. Going after Boeing I see! (flightaware.com) More...

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

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Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their charts. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

Fascinating timelapse video shows five-tonne Airbus jet engine being changed hours before take-off

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Virgin Atlantic has released a timelapse video of its engineers replacing a five-tonne engine worth millions of pounds on one of its aircraft just hours before it flew across the Atlantic. (www.telegraph.co.uk) More...

Aer Lingus extends its route network

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A major expansion to Europe and North America was signaled by Aer Lingus adding 300,000 extra seats to its winter schedule, its largest so far, led by a new three-a-week Dublin – Miami service from September 1st. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Bombardier CSeries Flying to 17 Airlines - Tour!

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Bombardier planning a world tour to 17 airlines with a CSeries CS300. (www.facebook.com) More...

Cathay Dragon to Modernize And Expand Its Fleet After Signing An MOU for 32 Airbus A321neos

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Cathay Dragon has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), preparatory to executing formal legal documentation, for the acquisition of 32 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The MOU, signed today between the Cathay Pacific Group and Airbus in Toulouse, France, is valued at approximately HK$31.7 billion at current list prices. It is intended to see Cathay Dragon’s single-aisle fleet replaced and expanded from 2020. (www.cathaypacific.com) More...

One Bird Kills Two Engines

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A Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart suffered dual engine failure after a bird was ingested in one and fragments were ingested in the other. The aircraft rejected takeoff. (avherald.com) More...

Runway Safety Improvements Finished At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — All four runways at Los Angeles International Airport are operating at full strength following completion of mandatory safety improvements, an airport official said Monday. Congress required all of the nation’s airports to undertake Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements to provide an extra buffer zone if an aircraft overshoots, overruns or veers off a runway. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) More...

Hong Kong Airlines will launch non-stop A350 flights to U.S.

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The line-up of international airlines flying to the U.S. mainland will grow this winter. The latest to announce service is Hong Kong Airlines, which will launch non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong on Dec. 18 on Airbus A350 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

Airbus to deliver first U.S.-built A320 this week

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Airbus is readying to deliver the first A320 passenger jet built in the U.S., capping a global assembly footprint that now touches three continents. (www.bizjournals.com) More...