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Proof that anyone can land an Airbus! (Video)

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It is Greta’s very first time sitting in the cockpit and she has no idea how to handle the plane. BAA Training instructor Vilmantas will help her to face the challenge in Airbus A320 full flight simulator. In this experiment Greta acts as if she is alone in the cabin and tries to land an aircraft (www.youtube.com) More...

“I want my MOM”, say airlines buying A321neo, not 737 MAX 9/10X

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The gap in Boeing’s product line in the middle of the market (MOM) couldn’t have been more noticeable last week at the aviation industry’s biggest showcase, the Farnborough Airshow. Despite mooting a 737 MAX 10, and trying to insist that the 737 MAX 9 will be able to match the Airbus A321neo and its extended range version the A321LR, it was a hard sell for some of the most skilled salespeople in the business. (airlinenews.in) More...

Virgin Atlantic Learns That The Best Way To Save Fuel Is To Ask Its Pilots

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How do you make significant fuel savings in kerosene-guzzling jet airliners? The easiest way is to just tell the pilots to take their feet off the pedal, and ease up on the jet fuel a little. (aviationsquad.com) More...

Use Jeppesen Social Tags to Win a Flight with AeroShell Aerobatic Team at EAA AirVenture

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Jeppesen will award social media users with the flight of a lifetime – a ride with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team during the 2016 EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisc. (ww1.jeppesen.com) More...

(video) B-29 "Doc" First Flight in 60 years! World's 2nd Superfortress Takes Off from Wichita, Kansas!

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FIFI has lost her title as the world's only flying B-29! If you missed Doc's first flight, here it is!! Recorded live from DPG WICHITA. (www.youtube.com) More...

Large 'likely' piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra

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The sea floor search for MH370 appears to be running out of places to look just as more fragments of the airliner are washed up on western and southern Indian Ocean shores (blogs.crikey.com.au) More...

US bans all flights from Turkey

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Airline operations to, from and within Turkey came to a complete standstill Saturday after an attempted military coup that left the country in chaos. But the CEO of Turkish Airlines told ATW that his airline expected to operate about half of its Istanbul schedule Saturday. (atwonline.com) More...

Incident: Condor B767 at Halifax on Jun 28th 2016, uncommanded roll

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUM performing flight DE-2414 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Halifax,NS (Canada), was on approach to Halifax when the crew noticed some uncommanded roll of the aircraft that was countered. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Halifax's runway 23. (avherald.com) More...

Airbus considering 19-seat hybrid-electric aircraft for general aviation market

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Airbus is now considering general aviation designs with up to 19 seats with hybrid-electric power after meeting with potential development partners among a small group of traditional US small aircraft manufacturers, a senior executive tells Flightglobal. The new studies replace plans to develop a smaller, four-seat, hybrid-electric general aviation aircraft after demonstrating the propulsion technology in a future two-seat trainer and current two-seat prototype. But the larger aircraft concept,… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus uses drones to speed up aircraft inspections

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Aircraft inspections are one of the best things operators can do to ensure safety in flight, but ironically, the chore can be a little unsafe for inspectors themselves. To properly review an aircraft's condition, workers often need to utilize cranes and lifts to closely examine an plane's structure and components. It's mildly risky, slow and laborious process -- but soon, it may not be. Airbus has started testing drone inspections that may speed up the process by over an hour. (www.engadget.com) More...

Man who built gun, flamethrower drone must comply with FAA, judge says

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A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled against a young drone operator and his father. They will now have to turn over a slew of documents and materials as part of a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. The two men and their legal team argued that the FAA lacks authority to regulate drones, but the FAA clearly disagrees with this assessment. (arstechnica.com) More...

Nav Canada to cut airline fees by almost 8% on average starting in September

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The air traffic control company that charges airlines for taking off, landing and flying through Canadian air space will charge them less for their services starting in September, a move that could save airlines up to $100 million in the coming year. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

Teen Pilot From Compton Returns to SoCal After Record-Setting Flight

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Isaiah Cooper, 16, touched down at Compton airport after a roughly two-week flight around the country, becoming the youngest African American pilot to complete the cross-country flight. A flight instructor accompanied him. Cooper's 8,000-mile flight was not without difficulty. Bad weather forced him to make a hard landing that heavily damaged his original plane in Wyoming. (www.nbclosangeles.com) More...

Delta’s oil refinery sinks to loss in 1H 2016

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The refinery was profitable in both 2014 and 2015. (atwonline.com) More...

AirAsia orders 100 A321neos

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Budget carrier AirAsia has ordered 100 Airbus A321neos, and will equip the jets with a high-density 240-seat layout. The airframer has disclosed the purchase at the Farnborough air show. No engine selection has been given for the aircraft, but AirAsia is a strong CFM International customer. Its firm agreement takes AirAsia’s overall A320-family orders to 575, of which over 170 have been delivered. Read more here: (www.flightglobal.com) More...

It's dry up there: drink water when flying

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The next time you fly, soak a terrycloth hand towel so that it’s dripping wet and hang it up on the flight deck. Then fly a leg that’s at least an hour-and-a-half long. At the end of that time, the towel will be bone dry, the water absorbed by the ultra-low humidity of the cockpit and cabin environment. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Air Lease orders three more A350s

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US-based lessor Air Lease Corporation is ordering another three Airbus A350s as part of a package which also includes a single A321. Airbus disclosed the agreement during the Farnborough air show. The additional A350-900s bring Air Lease’s overall orders for the type to 24, while it also has agreements to take five of the larger A350-1000. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

PICTURE: First Lufthansa A350 nears completion

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Look at the picture: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-first-lufthansa-a350-nears-completion-426764/ German flag-carrier Lufthansa’s first Airbus A350-900 is nearing structural completion at the Toulouse final assembly line. The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered aircraft, MSN74, will be registered D-AIXA. Lufthansa has not given a specific date for delivery, stating only that the aircraft will be stationed at Munich “in the winter”. The powerplants have yet to be mounted on the… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

TSA: Newark to get 17 ‘automated’ screening lanes this fall

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New York Newark International Airport (EWR) will become the sixth major US airport to have what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is calling “automated” screening lanes installed. TSA said it will deploy 17 of the of the revamped security screening lanes at EWR in conjunction with Chicago-based United Airlines this fall. (atwonline.com) More...

Seaplane full of VIP guests crashed into a bridge on its inaugural flight

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Five people have been confirmed dead after a seaplane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of Shanghai. The 30million Yuan (£3million) Cessna was on its inaugural flight in the Chinese city. Ten people were on board - two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government workers and local journalists. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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