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What we know so far about the Southwest incident

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Philadelphia - A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on April 17 after one of its engines had been severely damaged following the loss of a fan blade. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

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COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said. (www.msn.com) More...

1 dead in Southwest Airlines flight has uncontained engine failure

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PHILADELPHIA -- A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. Southwest Flight 1380 was flying at about 30,000 feet when the explosion took place. The incident killed one passenger and injured seven others, authorities said. The plane, a Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that… (www.cbsnews.com) More...

NTSB conducted 2016 probe of same engine model as Southwest incident

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The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet it was sending a team to investigate. The NTSB investigates the most serious engine failures and conducted a probe of a similar Southwest incident in 2016 involving the same type of engine. In that incident, a fan blade snapped off a Southwest 737-700 engine mid-flight (www.mysanantonio.com) More...

Bangkok Airways Selects GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

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Through GlobalBeacon, FlightAware® will Deliver Cost-Effective Aircraft Monitoring that Exceeds GADSS Requirements. (www.prnewswire.com) More...

SWA1380 ADS-B Data

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Here is the ADS-B data from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 (SWA1380) (flightaware.com) More...

Heroic Southwest pilot, among 1st female fighter pilots in military.

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Tammie Jo Shults was at the helm of a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas on Tuesday with 149 people aboard when one of the aircraft's engines blew. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html#storylink=cpy (www.kansascity.com) More...

Boeing completes first flight of the BBJ MAX

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Seattle - On April 16, Boeing carried out the first flight of the BBJ MAX successfully, the business jet version of its new generation single-aisle 737 MAX. The aircraft is a product of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), a division of the North American manufacturer that operates in the business aviation area and currently offers business versions of the 737, 747-8, and 777. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Eurowings launches a new route from Munich to Las Vegas

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Eurowings yesterday (April 16) launched a new route linking Munich with Las Vegas. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Airlines Inspecting Boeing 737 Engines After Fatal Southwest Accident

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Major airlines are urgently inspecting all Boeing 737s in their fleets after Tuesday’s engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines flight killed one and injured seven others. (www.thedailybeast.com) More...

Thai Boeing 747 at Tokyo on Apr 11th 2018, GPWS alert on short final

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The crew initiated an evasive maneouver in compliance with the GPWS alert, repositioned for another approach and landed safely on Haneda's runway 22 about 12 minutes after the GPWS alert. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Southwest Airlines to speed up inspections after engine explodes, killing one

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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co will speed up inspections of all related engines out of extra caution, the airline said, after a passenger was killed when an engine on one of its planes exploded and broke apart mid-air. (www.reuters.com) More...

Amazon in talks with airline Azul for shipping in Brazil

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is in talks with Brazilian airline Azul SA (AZUL.N) on shipping goods in the country, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in the latest sign of the retailer’s big plans in Latin America’s largest economy. (www.reuters.com) More...

Jet Demand Benefits Airbus Over Boeing: Analysts

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As demand for air travel lifts jet makers around the world, the European market leader is set to fare better than its U.S. counterpart, according to one team of analysts on the Street. Read more: Jet Demand Benefits Airbus Over Boeing: Analysts | Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/news/jet-demand-benefits-airbus-over-boeing-analysts/#ixzz5D2AwBtJo Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook (www.investopedia.com) More...

VIDEO: Skip the engines...LETS GET OUTTA HERE

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Great video. Check it out. Best takeoff ever!!!!!!!! (www.youtube.com) More...

SIA 777 door ripped off at Los Angeles

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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Boeing 777-300ER had its second leftside door ripped from the airframe at Los Angeles International airport on 16 April at 17.50 hours local time. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus investment resets the clock on CSeries

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April 17, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Aviation Week & Space Technology managing director technology Graham Warwick believe the acquisition of a 50.1% stake into Bombardier’s CSeries will give the program opportunities in many areas. (leehamnews.com) More...

Colorado Springs Airport closed after overnight fire

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A three-alarm fire late Monday at the Colorado Springs Airport grounded all flights and forced cancellations Tuesday. The fire broke out about 11:30 p.m. Monday in the insulation on the roof on the west side of the airport. It took firefighters more than four hours to contain. (gazette.com) More...

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