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Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

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Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Airbus: A380 Superjumbo Program Now Sustainable

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Didier Evrard, executive vice president and head of programs at Airbus, did an interview from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on Tuesday. The occasion: delivery of the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways. But the news Evrard made was more about the A380 superjumbo, star-crossed queen of the Airbus line. (www.forbes.com) More...

Flightaware's 1,000,000th photo is uploded

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One of the best pics i have ever seen! Check it out. (flightaware.com) More...

Hawaiian's A330-800 order remains in place, for now: airline

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Hawaiian Airlines confirms it has not cancelled an order for six Airbus A330-800s, countering reports that the carrier had already terminated its deal with Airbus in favour of Boeing 787-9s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Hawaiian Airlines’ Switch From Airbus A330-800 to Boeing 787-9

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Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaiian) were one of the customers for the Airbus A350-800, the smaller, longer-range variant of the A350. When Airbus decided to not produce the A350-800, Hawaiian switched to the A330-800 instead, a smaller and shorter range aircraft. (leehamnews.com) More...

A Delivery Flight Like No Other – First Airbus A350-1000 for Qatar Airways (+Photos)

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During the delivery event in Toulouse on February 20, Airways was granted access to be part of the delivery flight of the world’s first Airbus A350-1000 from Toulouse (TLS) to Doha (DOH), to launch customer Qatar Airways (QR). Here's a detailed review of the airline's newest Business Class product, the QSuite, and the special service onboard this unique delivery flight. (airwaysmag.com) More...

TAP world’s first airline to debut A330neo

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Portugal’s national flag-carrier TAP Air Portugal is to become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330neo aircraft, which is due to come into service later this year. (theportugalnews.com) More...

An airline pilot reveals a major reason why flights today are less comfortable and frequently delayed

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It's weird, when you think about it. More people are flying than ever before, but they're doing so in smaller and smaller planes. The average commercial jet holds about a third fewer passengers than it did thirty years ago. (www.businessinsider.com) More...

Norwegian Air Shuttle Takes Delivery of Its Final Boeing 737-800

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Norwegian Air Shuttle took delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800 aircraft today, the last of this aircraft type in its fleet. From now on, all 737 deliveries will be of the MAX 8 variant, which the company expects to receive 12 in 2018. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

Aerion releases configuration of supersonic jet engine

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Aerion has released a configuration of the first civil supersonic jet engine since the Bristol Siddeley Olympus. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

United Airlines flight overruns runway in Green Bay, WI (GRB/KGRB)

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UAL 878 was operating IAH-MSP when a aborted landing caused a diversion to Madison Dane county regional. The aircraft landed safely and then decided to try again at MSP. The landing was aborted and the aircraft now decided to divert to GRB where the aircraft overran the runway. (aviation-safety.net) More...

Textron Aviation Ends Cessna TTx Production

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Textron Aviation is no longer selling the Cessna TTx, bringing to an apparent close production of the sleek high-performance piston single that originally drew its inspiration from a kitplane and grew into a fully Part 23 certified model that for a time was considered one of the best light airplanes in the world. Textron Aviation quietly ceased production of TTx last month, according to a source with knowledge of the company’s move, and no longer advertises the model on its website. Cessna… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

Frontier Airlines launches flights from Charleston, South Carolina

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Frontier Airlines on February 20 celebrated the launch of new low-cost, nonstop flights to Denver and Philadelphia from Charleston International Airport. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Pratt & Whitney to Find Solution For PW1100G-JM Engine Problem Affecting A320neo Family

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On February 21, Pratt & Whitney announced that it had found a solution to the problem that is affecting some of its PW1100G-JM engines installed on the Airbus A320neo family aircraft. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Ryanair passengers delayed for two hours after 'POTHOLE' at Prestwick Airport grounds flight

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Passengers on a flight bound for Fuerteventura had to change planes after what the pilot said 'could be a pothole'. (www.dailyrecord.co.uk) More...

Airbus H160 Makes U.S. Arrival

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Airbus Helicopters's new H160 medium twin is making its U.S. debut. Prototype #2 (PT2) has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of next week's annual Heli-Expo show and will be on display before embarking on a three-month customer demonstration tour followed by high/hot testing in Leadville, Colorado. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Fly Jamaica CEO defends airline, following protest

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FLY Jamaica Airlines has again come under heavy public scrutiny following an early morning protest at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday. (www.jamaicaobserver.com) More...

FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

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Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible… (www.thedrive.com) More...

UK preparing ambitious combat air strategy

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The UK Ministry of Defence will publish a new combat air strategy document later this year, which defence secretary Gavin Williamson says will “bring together the best of British engineering, skill and design, and deliver a compelling vision for the future of air power". (www.flightglobal.com) More...

IAG talking with Boeing and Airbus over Level fleet

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IAG is holding talks with both Boeing and Airbus on future fleet requirements for its long-haul budget carrier Level. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Ryanair says expects Easter strike in Ireland or Portugal

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Ryanair (RYA.I) expects staff to strike during Easter week in either Ireland or Portugal, chief executive Michael O‘Leary said on Wednesday, as talks with some unions over formal recognition and improved conditions falter. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Lufthansa Airbus A380 near San Francisco and Frankfurt on Feb 11th 2018, fumes on board

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A Lufthansa Airbus A380-800, registration D-AIML performing flight LH-455 (dep Feb 11th, arr Feb 12th) from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), was climbing out of San Francisco about 5 minutes into the flight when an odour of dirty old socks developed in the cabin, a passenger fainted, a number of other passengers complained about headache. The flight crew made an announcement that the odour had been caused by de-icing fluid and there was no danger to health. About 20 minutes… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Swiss Airbus A321 near Marseille on Feb 22nd 2018, odour in cockpit and system indication

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A Swiss Airbus A321-100, registration HB-IOD performing flight LX-1957 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Zurich (Switzerland), was enroute at FL360 about 30nm southeast of Marseille (France) when the crew declared emergency due to a system malfunction indication and an abnormal odour in the cabin. The aircraft landed on Marseille's runway 31R about 23 minutes later. A passenger reported the crew announced there was an abnormal odour in the cockpit prompting the diversion to Marseille. The airline… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Aurora Airbus A319 near Vladivostok on Feb 22nd 2018, engine oil problem

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An Aurora Airbus A319-100 on behalf of Aeroflot, registration VP-BDM performing flight SU-5436 from Vladivostok (Russia) to Seoul (South Korea), was enroute at FL360 about 260nm south of Vladivostok when the crew decided to return to Vladivostok due to an engine (CFM56) oil indication. The aircraft landed safely back in Vladivostok about 90 minutes after departure. A replacement A319-100 registration VP-BWA reached Seoul with a delay of 4 hours. The airline reported an engine oil sensor was… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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