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Airbus A350 XWB Ultra Long Range completes first flight

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The Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB, MSN 216, has successfully completed its first flight. The latest variant of the best-selling A350 XWB Family will be able to fly further than any other commercial airliner and will enter service with launch operator Singapore Airlines in second half 2018. (www.airlive.net) More...

Inside the $100,000 private flight home for Irgo, the German Shepherd United accidentally sent to Japan (and he even got to eat in the cockpit)

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The German Shepherd which was mistakenly flown to Japan by United Airlines was returned to its family in a luxury business jet where he received the royal treatment. Pictures shared exclusively with DailyMailTV show 10-year-old Irgo on his 6,000-mile journey home where he experienced a pampered trip most people can only dream of. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

USAF F-16 from Luke Air Force Base crashed at Lake Havasu Airport, pilot ejected!

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A USAF F-16 crashed at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning. According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m. Officials say the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected. The pilot is in good condition and expected to be OK. (www.airlive.net) More...

Oman Air's new Boeing 787 first class suites are cosy Dreamliner dens

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Oman Air will fit 'First Class Mini Suites' to a new tranche of Boeing 787-9 jets, joining the handful of airlines with the confidence to bring a first class travel experience to the Dreamliner. Many airlines – including Qantas – have chosen to cap their Boeing 787-9s with business class, but Oman Air is going all the way with fully-enclosed suites featuring sliding privacy doors some 1.4 metres high. The 23-inch wide seat becomes 30 inches once you drop the armrests and converts into fully flat… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

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A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747 move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flights to Los Angeles as of December 2018, in favour of the Airbus A380 superjumbo and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December, Tuesday's Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 service (QF11/QF12) will be replaced by an Airbus A380, which will complete the roster of daily superjumbos to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne The seasonal twice-weekly Sydney-Los Angeles… (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Rumor has it that Rolls-Royce and Chinese AECC partner to provide engines of the CR929

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London - According to the rumors, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will partner with Chinese engine manufacturer Aero Engine Corporation of China to deliver jet engines for the CR929 widebody aircraft that China and Russia jointly develop. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

PICTURES: ANA to equip A380s with 520 seats

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will equip its three on order Airbus A380s with 520 seats, the second highest seat density deployed on the type. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Vueling A321 and Easyjet A320 near Barcelona on Aug 7th 2016, near collision

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On Sep 21st 2016 the CIAIAC reported both aircraft were found at 5000 feet intercepting radial 065 (not mentioned which navigation aid was referenced) in the sequence that ATC had determined, both aircraft were about 18nm before the runway 07L threshold, one aircraft turned onto the radial from the left, the other from the right. TCAS resolution advisories were triggered on board of both aircraft, both crews complied with the advisories. Both aircraft completed a normal landing afterwards. (avherald.com) More...

Bombardier Delivers Bizjet-Turned-Ambulance to Swiss Rega

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Bombardier has delivered the first of three Challenger 650-turned-air ambulances to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The remaining two Challenger 650 aircraft will be delivered later this year, replacing the air ambulance service’s earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

Four Injured In South Dakota Plane Crash

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Four people were injured in plane crash near Batesland, SD on Tuesday. A twin engine prop plane landed in a field. (www.keloland.com) More...

Virgin America brand to vanish overnight

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It's one of the world's most-loved airlines but it's about to vanish forever. Consistently credited as being one of the US's favourite airlines, Virgin America is set to take its final flight today before it is taken over by Alaska Air as part of a US$2.6 billion ($3.6b) deal. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...

UTC Sees Supply Chain Struggling With Narrowbody Rate Hikes

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Second-tier and third-tier vendors to the Airbus and Boeing narrowbody manufacturing programs will struggle to maintain a smooth flow of their products to the two major OEMs’ assembly lines if the two companies decide to accelerate A320neo and 737 monthly production rates in sudden large increments, according to United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Russia's Azur Air indicates 777 intentions

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Russian carrier Azur Air has given stronger signals that it is looking to acquire Boeing 777s for its operaitons. The airline has newly increased its fleet to include a sixth 737-800, a 189-seat jet which it put into service on 25 April on the Moscow-Heraklion route. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

European Commission Warns of Effects of UK’s Exit from EASA

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has warned UK authorities for some time that they need to clarify as soon as possible their civil aviation safety regulatory regime post-Brexit, but now the European Commission has increased pressure and spelled out that once the country leaves the EU in March 2019 its airlines will no longer operate under the auspices of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the related certifications will lapse. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Full report and photos from the final Virgin America Flight

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Full report from the final Virgin America flight, a sad day for US Airlines! As a whole we can thank Virgin for pushing domestic operations across the board for most US Airlines. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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