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Happy 13th Birthday FlightAware

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FlightAware is 13 today! Congratulations and may it have many many more! (flightaware.com) More...

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Jeju Air Orders 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Valued $5.9 Billion

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Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air has signed a fresh order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, confirming its status as an all-Boeing operator. The carrier, which already has 39 Boeing 737-800NG (Next Generation) aircraft in its fleet, has firmed up for 40 737 MAX 8s with options for an additional 10 planes. If the entire order for 50 jets is exercised, the list price exceeds the $5.9 billion mark, according to Boeing. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines places A330-900 order with Airbus

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Delta Air Lines has ordered ten additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding the A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. This latest order supports Delta’s international growth strategy in the near to medium term. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer ten previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Airbus begins test programme for ACJ320neo corporate jet

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The first ACJ320neo has successfully completed a two hour and 40-minute first flight from Hamburg, getting its test-programme off to a good start. Derived from the popular A320neo airliner family, some 500 of which are in airline service, the corporate jet version includes features such as extra fuel-tanks in the cargo-hold that will deliver even more intercontinental range, plus greater cabin-pressure for better passenger comfort. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Soneva to debut private plane in Maldives

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Soneva has announced that it will soon be unveiling its new ten-seater Twin Otter seaplane in the Maldives. The DHC-6 Twin Otter, which normally seats 19, has been completely overhauled by the Ikhana Group in Canada, custom-painted with Soneva’s branding in a rich purple on the exterior, and outfitted with new chrome and purple leather interiors. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Emirates joins Worldwide by easyJet

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easyJet has announced Emirates is set to become a new airline partner to its unique connections service, Worldwide by easyJet. The deal is expected to be live in the coming months. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines struggling to rectify onboard Wi-Fi problems

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Southwest Airlines is having connectivity issues. No, we’re not talking about the protracted effort to connect the mainland United States with Hawaii, a new route the low-fare carrier has been threatening to launch for some time. This is a Wi-Fi connectivity problem that for months has affected a number of planes in the Southwest fleet — to say nothing of the passengers flying those planes who might have expected to have Wi-Fi connectivity while en route to their destinations — some a number of… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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easyJet reports strong results for financial 2018

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Low-cost airline easyJet carried a record 88.5 million passengers in the year to September 30th, up 10.2 per cent, with a record load factor of 92.9 per cent. The European carrier reported headline profit before tax of £578 million for the year, up £170 million or 41.4 per cent on 2017. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Departing 737 fatally strikes person on Moscow runway

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Russian investigators are probing an accident in which a departing aircraft fatally struck a person on the runway at Moscow Sheremetyevo. Moscow’s regional transport division of the federal Investigative Committee says the Boeing 737 was taking off on a service to Athens at around 20:10 local time on 20 November. It says a man, 25 years of age, was struck by the undercarriage of the jet and suffered fatal injuries, according to preliminary information obtained by the committee. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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New ‘Smart Skin’ tech warns of strain in aircraft

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Thanks to one peculiar characteristic of carbon nanotubes, engineers will soon be able to measure the accumulated strain in an airplane, a bridge, or a pipeline-or just about anything-over the entire surface or down to microscopic levels, according to new research. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

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Boeing to hold airline call on 737 MAX systems after Indonesia crash

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Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to hold a conference call with airlines on Tuesday morning to discuss systems on the 737 MAX model that crashed in Indonesia last month, according to four sources with familiar with the matter. A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed in the Java Sea on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board, in the first major accident involving the latest version of its popular narrow-body plane. After the crash, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration warned airlines that erroneous inputs… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Virgin Orbit Boeing 747 takes first flight with rocket attached

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Virgin Orbit's Boeing 747 flew for the first time with a LauncherOne space rocket attached on Sunday, just one week after the modified jumbo jet performed high-speed taxi tests. The space company, founded by Sir Richard Branson, said it was the first time a Boeing 747 has ever carried a rocket in flight (though NASA transported space shuttles on modified 747s). The 80-minute test over Victorville, California was "a picture-perfect flight, and a major step forward in our quest to bring… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Qatar Airways brings A380 to Frankfurt, Germany, route

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Qatar Airways has announced it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha to Frankfurt from March 31st. The move will increase the airline’s current daily capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route by 23 per cent. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 was damaged by the boom of fire engine during water salute in honor of a pilot retirement

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Aerolineas Argentinas plane received winglet damage when it struck the boom of a water spraying fire engine. The water salute of the Airbus A340-300 (reg. LV-FPU) was in honor of a pilot retirement. The aircraft was it taxiing after landing at Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Intl AP (SAEZ), Argentina on flight on flight #AR1133 from Madrid. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Airbus secures easyJet order for more A320 planes

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Airbus has secured an easyJet order for an extra 17 A320neo planes. The aerospace giant has reached an agreement with easyJet that extends the airline’s fleet plans into 2023. This deal is worth around £1.3bn with wings for the planes made at Broughton. (www.dailypost.co.uk) More...

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First Airbus A220 for Air Tanzania + Airbus Investing in Mirabel - See The Giraffe!

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With pictures and A220 production update. Airbus is investing at their A220 Mirabel factory. Interesting (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Delta: New Nonstop Flight From New York-LaGuardia To Key West

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Starting from March 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines (DL) will be launching a seasonal nonstop flight between New York-LaGuardia (LGA) and Key West (EYW), running every Saturday. This new link will allow travelers from New York to reach the Florida Keys without the current stop in Atlanta (ATL), remaining active until August 31. the new flight will be operated by a Republic Airlines Embraer E170, (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Scottsdale Airport Opens New Business Center and Hangars

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As of November 03, 2018, Scottsdale Airport (KSDL/SDF) has opened a new business center and hangars. The hangars are leased and operated by Gemini Air Group Inc. The new Business center features a viewing deck for those who want to go out and spot, a Restaurant, Volanti which is set to open today (November 19, 2018), A presentation hall, Meeting rooms, U.S. Customs, and more. This airport is worth a visit for you executive jet enthusiasts or even GA enthusiasts. (www.scottsdaleaz.gov) More...

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Airbus bounces back in the race for orders with Boeing

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Over the past several years, Airbus has routinely surpassed Boeing in terms of annual aircraft orders, driven by strong demand for its A320neo family of single-aisle planes. However, 2018 has been a different story. Boeing has led its European rival all year in terms of order activity. (www.airguideonline.com) More...

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British Airways Will Become A Spanish Airline If Brexit Deal Is Not Approved

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IAG is reportedly in talks with the Spanish Government to create a contingency plan in the case of a no deal Brexit. This week a 585-page document detailing the proposed course of the split from Europe, however, IAG is planning for a no deal Brexit. As such, the airline parent company which owns Spanish flag carrier Iberia is intending to prove it qualifies as a Spanish Company. While the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of IAG is Britain, there is a case to argue that the group… (simpleflying.com) More...

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UPS B763 over Atlantic on Nov 18th 2018, engine shut down in flight

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A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 767-300, registration N344UP performing flight 5X-209 (dep Nov 17th) from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Cologne (Germany) with 3 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 190nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew declared emergency reporting they had needed to shut the right hand engine (CF6) down due to low oil pressure. In response to the emergency declaration ATC queried "do you wish to continue lower", the crew replied in the… (avherald.com) More...

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