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Observation decks

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Where they are and when they are open. Obviously only the user friendly airports appear on this list. (www.stuff.co.nz) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism of its pilots, states the Boeing 737 MAX has a problem

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Ethiopian Airlines is pushing back strongly against criticism that its pilots were to blame for the tragic MAX accident. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Financial Times: Boeing admits flaw in 737 MAX flight simulator

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Boeing has now admitted it has been forced to correct a flaw in the software of the Boeing 737 MAX stimulators according to this article by the Financial Times. Read the full story. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Picks Boeing for Widebody Jet Order

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Boeing Co has won a hard-fought contest to sell wide-body aircraft to Air New Zealand Ltd, beating a challenge from Europe’s Airbus, industry sources said on Monday. The carrier, which currently operates only Boeing wide-body jets on long-haul routes and Airbus single-aisle jets on shorter ones, has been weighing a purchase of new wide-body jets to replace eight Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Long Awaited TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Airport

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The long anticipated TWAHotel is an #AvGeek curated paradise, but the hotel operations were turbulent at best. On its inaugural night, it dazzled and disappointed. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Canada in Exclusive Talks to buy Air Transat

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Air Canada is in exclusive negotiations to buy the company that owns Air Transat, the two companies say. The proposed deal would value Transat at $13 per share, a 22 per cent premium from the $10.58 a share the company was valued at on Wednesday. At $13, Transat is being valued at roughly $520 million. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

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Like many technologies built in earlier decades, the ILS was never designed to be secure from hacking. Radio signals, for instance, aren’t encrypted or authenticated. Using a $600 software defined radio, the researchers can spoof airport signals in a way that causes a pilot’s navigation instruments to falsely indicate a plane is off course. (arstechnica.com) More...

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Photos: First Airbus A350 For Japan Airline Takes Off

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The first Airbus A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken off on its maiden flight from Toulouse. The delivery of the first factory-fresh Airbus commercial airplane for the Japanese carrier is now imminent. Currently, JAL operates an all-Boeing fleet, with an average age of 10.4 years. However, the airline previously operated a fleet of 22 Airbus A300-600Rs, inherited from the merger of Japan Air System. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing Scores Zero Orders During April As 737 MAX Crisis Continues

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes did not sell a single aircraft during the month of April. The airplane manufacturer is facing the most difficult time in its 103-year history. The first quarter of 2019 has been quite traumatic for the American planemaker, which is trying to mitigate a damaged reputation for the two deadly crashes of its newest narrowbody aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Comparing head-to-head, Boeing claims that this year it has received about 119 fewer orders than in 2018. In… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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