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Delta Flight Aborts Takeoff After Another Plane Appears On Runway

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A Delta flight was forced to abandon a high-speed takeoff today after another plane appeared at the end of the runway, according to the Chinese aviation authority. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Passenger Grounds Frontier Flight After Fighting Attendant and Opening Emergency Door

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Monday a Frontier flight bound for St. Louis was suspended after officials said a passenger opened the plane's cabin door. According to representatives, the passenger said he felt ill before getting agitated. As the pilot returned to the gate, the passenger became physically violent with a flight attendant and opened the cabin door. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

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World’s First Supersonic Business Jet Gets A New Engine

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GE’s Affinity is a new class of supersonic engines purpose-built for business jets. The Affinity is the first civil supersonic engine in 55 years. It is purposefully designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land, without requiring modifications to existing compliance regulations. The engine is timed to meet the launch of the Aerion AS2, who plans to fly their supersonic aircraft by 2023. (flip.it) More...

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New details highlight Lion Air jet's problems before crash

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The brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane plunged into the Java Sea early Monday, just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Air NZ Boeing 777-300 Hit by Another Plane at Los Angeles Airport

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An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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U.S. pilots flying 737 MAX weren’t told about new automatic systems change linked to Lion Air crash

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Pilots for two U.S. airlines flying Boeing's 737 MAX weren't trained about a key change to an automatic system that's been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Flynas receives first A320neo

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Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has taken delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries of the CFM International Leap-1A-powered twin jets are due to run until 2026. Flynas, which is the first Saudi operator to acquire the A320neo, currently operates 30 A320ceos. The A320neos will support Flynas’s expansion, says Airbus. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Arkia opts for 220-seat layout with first delivered A321LR

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Israeli carrier Arkia is configuring its long-range Airbus A321LR with 220 seats, giving the airline around a 3,300nm range with the twinjet type. Arkia is the first customer to receive the A321LR, taking delivery of its initial aircraft during a ceremony at the Airbus Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg on 13 November. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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The first Dreamliner of WestJet takes shape

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Everett - The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for Canada's second largest airline operator WestJet takes shape at Boeing's Everett factory. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes In Jakarta

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Reports are coming in with information that a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. Flight JT610 had just departed from Jakarta (CGK) with destination Pangkal Pinang (PGK). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ohio pilot disappeared without a trace

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Neil Huntzinger was an expert pilot. For decades, he traveled North America, Central America and South America for profit and adventure. Then one morning, he pointed the nose of his airplane toward the horizon and vanished into thin air, leaving a mystery that has never been solved. (www.ohio.com) More...

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‘Aggressive’ passenger may have to pay plane’s fuel bill after causing emergency landing

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A Canadian man may be charged $17,450 after his drunken and disorderly behavior caused the airplane to make an emergency return to the airport while accompanied by two F-15 U.S. Air Force jets. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Delta wins deal to maintain and repair Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon sub-hunter jets

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Under an agreement with Boeing, Delta Air Lines will perform maintenance and repairs on U.S. Navy's Boeing P-8A Poseidon sub-hunter jets in a six-year deal doing airframe and engine work as well as aircraft inducts, open cabin and airframe structural inspections, landing gear inspections, avionics inspections, systems checks and even livery painting at the Delta TechOps facility in Atlanta. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Arkia chief: A321LR first single-aisle to beat 757-300 economics

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Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus. Speaking to FlightGlobal in Hamburg, chief executive Nir Dagan said Arkia took an interest in Bombardier’s then-C130 proposal. “We wanted to buy 10,” he says, but says the airframer “froze” the programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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United Airlines attendants: Boeing smoke detectors busted our ear drums

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Malfunctioning smoke detectors screeched so loud, they caused the ear drums of two airline attendants to burst and bleed, a new lawsuit alleges. (www.marketwatch.com) More...

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Multiple Pilots Report UFO: 'We Saw A Bright Light And It Just Disappeared'

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Several commercials airline pilots reported a series of fast-moving unidentified objects in the skies off the west coast of Ireland last week in an incident now under investigation. One pilot said the object or objects were traveling at “astronomical” speeds of at least Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound, The Irish Times reported. The incident began when a British Airways pilot flying from Montreal to London’s Heathrow Airport contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control in Ireland to ask if there… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Airline industry rushes to understand nuances in 737 Max systems

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Airlines, unions and regulators are working to understand the 737 Max's flight systems while unions uncover seeming errors in emergency "runaway stabiliser" checklists. The work comes amid reports that the US industry was unaware Boeing had equipped the 737 Max with a new system that has been linked to the 29 October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max 8. "We are working at an extraordinarily positive pace to share information," says a spokesperson for the Allied Pilots… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual

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Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft's flight manual. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Finland and Norway are telling airline pilots to fly without GPS due to possible Russian interference

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Norway and Finland have both reported problems with GPS signals in their northern regions this month. Both countries have been taking part in NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture, which has irked Russia. Reports of GPS interference related to Russian military activities have been reported in the past. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

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FlightAware Announces Flight Tracking Coverage Growth

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FlightAware Now Provides 100% Global Flight Tracking From the Moment an Aircraft Powers on at its Origin to the Second it Parks at its Destination. (flightaware.com) More...

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£5,000 an hour but no free booze – what to expect on board the Ryanair private jet

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Love it or loathe it, at least you know what you get with Ryanair. Or do you? Who would have thought, for example, that the Irish airline most often associated with lurid yellow and grumpy passengers, has its own private jet? Yours for just £5,000 an hour, on top of taxes and fees. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, you can take a second bag in the cabin free of charge. What’s more is each passenger is allowed two hold bags, each weighing up to 20kg. Are we talking about the same Ryanair?… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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VIDEO: Crash Truck Dash Cam: AA 383 Fire at O’Hare

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Every video of the response to the uncontained engine failure of a Boeing 767 (American Airlines Flight #383) on departure from O’Hare International Airport contains a wealth of information about the incident and the fire department’s response to it. While the overall theme can be appropriately summarized with “Job well done,” there are certainly lessons to be learned. (And they have been.) (www.youtube.com) More...

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Passenger Grabs Controls After Pilot Collapses

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When Carli McConaughy pulled on the big control column in the middle of the helicopter she was flying in over Honolulu last week, she had no idea what she was doing but she likely saved her own life and those of her fiancé and the unconscious pilot beside her. (www.avweb.com) More...

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Sailplane reaches 76,100 ft altitude

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Airbus sponsored flight smashes previous record. Flight took advantage of a mountain wave where Antarctic winds hit the Andes Mountains in South America. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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SkyLease Cargo Boeing 747-400F Runs Off Runway in Halifax, Sustained Damage

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A SkyLease Cargo Boeing 747-400F cargo plane ran off Halifax Airport's Runway 14. The plane was on flight GG4854 from Chicago-O'Hare, coming to a full stop and reporting considerable damage. No injuries have been registered. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Cargo plane for UPS crash lands at Louisville International Airport

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A small cargo plane carrying packages for United Parcel Service made a crash landing at the Louisville Airport early Tuesday morning when it had a mechanical failure. The Shorts 360 aircraft, which was delivering packages for UPS, had two pilots on board when it crashed on runway 17L. Neither of the pilots were injured, according to UPS spokesman Jim Mayer. (www.courier-journal.com) More...

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Flight times extended by major airlines to avoid payouts, report claims

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Plane journeys are taking longer than a decade ago, according to a report that claims the change is down to airlines “padding” their schedules to create the impression passengers were reaching their destinations on time. Carriers are adding extra time to flight schedules, in some cases up to 30 minutes, to ensure they maintain punctuality and are therefore less likely to be liable for compensation payouts, the investigation by Which? Travel claimed. (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Global flight tracking standards take effect as first step in radical GADSS distress safety system

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New international rules that mean airlines must report their fleet’s flight positions every 15 minutes become official today more than four years since the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. (airtrafficmanagement.keypublishing.com) More...

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Aireon Space-Based ADS-B -- Before vs After coverage over the North Atlantic

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ADS-B flight tracking over the Atlantic before @AireonLLC space-based ADS-B. vs flight tracking over the Atlantic with 50% of the #Aireon network complete. #ProofIsInThePayload (twitter.com) More...

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Southwest is testing front and rear boarding/de-boarding at select airports

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Burbank (BUR), Long Beach (LGB), Sacramento (SMF), or San Jose (SJC) (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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World's largest passenger airliner lands at DIA for the first time

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It wasn’t planned, but Denver International Airport proved it can handle the world’s largest passenger airliner Sunday night. That’s because an Airbus A380 had to land in the Mile High City after it was diverted due to an on-board medical issue. The pilot said over air traffic control that he had an epileptic patient. The Air France plane was headed from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, according to DIA spokesperson Emily Williams. (www.9news.com) More...

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Boeing posts a video of the 787-10 on ground and flight tests

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Los Angeles - Boeing posted a video of the 787-10's recent flight and ground tests, the largest model in the Dreamliner family. In particular, low and high-speed take-off tests were conducted at the Edwards US Air Force base in California and aerodynamic flight tests a few feet above the ground, one of the most exciting for pilots. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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We Can Prevent Another MH370

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There is no good reason why tragic mysteries such as Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Air France Flight 447 and EgyptAir Flight 990 should occur. We have the technology now to prevent or immediately track down and learn the cause of such disasters. (www.aviationtoday.com) More...

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Rescued from aircraft boneyard, restored D-Day plane unveiled at EAA AirVenture

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OSHKOSH – Looking at the plane with colorful nose art and black and white stripes painted on its wings, it’s easy to imagine it waiting to take off with other aircraft on a moonless night in 1944, it’s cargo hold filled with anxious paratroopers. A C-47 transport plane dubbed “That’s All, Brother” was one of the lead aircraft in the D-Day invasion and was found three years ago in the boneyard of Basler Aviation in Oshkosh. (www.thenorthwestern.com) More...

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LATAM Chile is In Trouble With Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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Santiago - A Boeing 787 of LATAM Chile is proving to be the most affected aircraft by the problems of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, needing urgent repairs. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Airline operators to face route planning restrictions due to ETOPS downgrade for the 787-9

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New York - Rolls-Royce increases the inspection frequency of Trent 1000 "Package C" engines to a monthly interval due to the recent problems reported by the clients. Operators also need to be prepared for route planning restrictions. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed into the Philippine Sea

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Both crew members suffered 'non life-threatening' injuries. (fighterjetsworld.com) More...

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FlightAware Launches Ground Coverage For Business Aviation

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Ready to Taxi notifies users when an aircraft powers on at its origin, taxis out, taxis in and parks at its destination FBO or airport. (flightaware.com) More...

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FlightAware's custom shark icons help users track Southwest's Shark Week fleet

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Southwest is stepping up its Shark Week promotional efforts, which now include the option to track the 'shark flights' via special icons on FlightAware. Track the sharks via: N470WN (Great White ), N705SW (Hammerhead), N961WN (Mako), N553WN (Tiger Shark) and N947WN (Bull Shark) (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Air traffic controller dies ensuring flight gets off the ground

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An Indonesian air traffic controller has sacrificed his life to ensure a plane carrying hundreds of people safely made it off the ground after Friday's earthquake. (www.abc.net.au) More...

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My B-17 crew survived Nazi-occupied France in World War II. Now I'm the last man standing.

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My B-17 crew was shot down on a bombing mission to Germany. We had no idea what lay ahead of us in Nazi-occupied France and what we would later endure. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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Horizon Air worker takes plane from Sea-Tac Airport, crashes on island in south Puget Sound

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A Horizon Air worker took off Friday night in one of the airline’s Q400 turboprops at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and crashed on an island in south Puget Sound after being coaxed by air-traffic control to try to land and trailed by two fighter jets, officials said. (www.seattletimes.com) More...

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Technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16

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A technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16 at the Florennes Air Base on October 11. A technician in one of the F-16s accidentally hit the metaphorical big red button and activated its six-barreled Vulcan M16A-1 cannon. A F-16 had recently been fully fueled for a training run, and the bullets hit the gas tank. (jalopnik.com) More...

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Ryanair fires 6 crew members for 'staging' viral photo

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All 6 cabin crew members in Porto were dismissed on [Monday, Nov. 5] for breach of contract on grounds of gross misconduct, after staging a fake photograph to support a false claim (widely reported in international media outlets) that they were ‘forced to sleep on the floor’ of the Málaga crew room (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Airbus needs more than 200 aircraft deliveries in two months to meet 2018 goal

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Airbus went full throttle on aircraft deliveries in October, handing over 81 commercial jets to customers last month. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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FlightAware Named One of Houston's Best Places to Work

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Houston Business Journal recognized FlightAware as one of 102 local companies that tout work-life balance and awesome perks. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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This is how the Boeing 797 will look like

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Seattle - More information is now available about the Boeing's NMA, New Mid-market Airplane. Journalist Jon Ostrower reports the planning around the aircraft and holds an image giving some idea how the future device will look like. (jonostrower.com) More...

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