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Fifty-five days left to find MH370, but is there a twist?

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On January 11 the Ocean Infinity marine survey firm signed a deal with Malaysia to resume the search for missing jetliner MH370. For whatever reason the “contract” is for 90 days, on a “no find, no fee” basis. (www.nationmultimedia.com) More...

Beth Evans, 24, was kicked off an Emirates flight because she had period pains

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A WOMAN and her boyfriend have blasted airline Emirates for booting them off a plane because she had period pains. Beth Evans, 24, and Joshua Moran, 26, were ordered to leave a £400 flight to Dubai just minutes before take-off. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Sichuan Airlines Signs for 10 Airbus A350-900s

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China’s Sichuan Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 10 Airbus A350-900s. The deal, still subject to government approval and valued at 200 billion yuan ($31.56 billion), amounts to the largest aircraft signing ever by the Chengdu-based airline. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

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Bombardier expects to begin delivering CSeries aircraft to Delta Air Lines this year, saying there is no longer any impediment to delivering CS100s straight from its Mirabel, Canada, final assembly line to the Atlanta-based airline. (atwonline.com) More...

The A350-1000 spreads its wings on a globe-trotting demonstration tour

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Twelve stopovers in three weeks provides high visibility for the latest A350 XWB jetliner version (www.airbus.com) More...

Bombardier remains upbeat despite slide in business jet output

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Despite recording a year-on-year delivery slide in 2017, Bombardier is upbeat about its prospects in the business jet sector this year, pointing to higher output than forecast and strong fourth-quarter sales as signs of a market recovery. (www.flightglobal.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...

Jet2 Boeing 737-800 near Faro on Feb 17th 2018, first officer unwell

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A Jet2.com Boeing 737-800, registration G-JZBC performing flight LS-1202 from Lanzarote,CI (Spain) to Birmingham,EN (UK) with 194 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 200nm southsouthwest of Faro (Portugal) when the captain decided to divert the aircraft to Faro due to the first officer feeling unwell. The aircraft landed safely about 30 minutes later. A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration G-GDFS positioned to Faro, departed Faro about 5 hours after touchdown of G-JZBC and is… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air Malta announces new routes from Southend

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Air Malta (Luqa) has announced it wii introduce four new routes, including from Malta to Southend, Malta to Cagliari and flights between Southend, Catania and Cagliari. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

Iranian airline covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers

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The U.S. has suspended the export privileges of a Turkish national and three related companies it says obtained American-made aircraft parts for Iranian airlines, violating U.S. sanctions. (www.cbsnews.com) More...

Red Notice to Airlines on the Pacific as Volcano erupts

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Darwin - Roaring Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra started to spew columns of ash over 16,400 feet into the atmosphere and on its slopes on Monday, February 19. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Bullets in carry-on baggage lead to flight delay at Victoria International Airport

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The passenger had been cleared through pre-board screening but a further review of an X-ray image identified what airport officials called a “threat item.” (www.timescolonist.com) More...

American Airlines agent saves 2 girls from alleged human trafficking suspect

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SACRAMENTO, California (KTRK) -- A man is accused of trying to lure two underage girls to New York with the promise of jobs in entertainment and modeling. But a quick-thinking American Airlines ticketing agent is being credited with keeping the girls safe after they were just one free flight away from meeting a suspected human trafficker. (abc13.com) More...

Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US

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US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past few years based on data from the FAA, but most of those incidents have been harmless. That might not be the case this time around. The pilot and student flying the helicopter that crashed in South Carolina on Wednesday told investigators they saw a small drone appear in front of them while practicing… (www.engadget.com) More...

VIDEO: Happy 36th Birthday to the Boeing 757!

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Happy Birthday to the Boeing 757 which is 36 years old today! This video is the first flight of the first Boeing 757 ever built! (www.youtube.com) More...

Farts away! Plane makes unscheduled stop after man won't stop guffing

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An elderly man's flatulence forced his flight to make an emergency stop after a fight broke out over his barrage of bottom burps. Passengers flying with budget Dutch airline Transavia from Dubai to Amsterdam were reportedly put out by the man's continued farting, and asked him to stop. But the man failed to hold it in, and when even a direct order from the pilot didn't take the wind out of his sails, two particularly incensed passengers took matters into their own hands. Local media reported… (www.theregister.co.uk) More...

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