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The A350-1000: A game changer in wide-body segment

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Toulouse - Longer hull, modified wings, new Rolls-Royce Trent-XWB engines and more robust systems. They are what Airbus delivered to Qatar Airways on February 20, in Toulouse. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Flightaware's 1,000,000th photo is uploded

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One of the best pics i have ever seen! Check it out. (flightaware.com) More...

Airbus completes 8,000th A320 family delivery

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Airbus has passed a key milestone in single-aisle production with the delivery of the 8,000th A320 family aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Flying Onboard the Delivery Flight of Qatar’s First A350-1000 from Toulouse to Doha

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After a fantastic A350-1000 delivery gala dinner Tuesday night at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, AirlineGeeks was also invited to join Qatar Airways on the ferry flight to Doha for the very first Airbus A350-1000 delivery. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

Spirit Airlines to add new service to St. Croix

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Spirit Airlines has announced, beginning on May 24, 2018, it will connect Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with nonstop service to St. Croix’s Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX). The service will run three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 at New York on Feb 22nd 2018, engine problem

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A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYO performing flight LH-401 from New York JFK,NY (USA) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 127 passengers, was climbing through FL200 out of New York when the crew requested to level off due to an engine (GEnx) problem but to continue the departure route. The crew subsequently advised they wouldn't cross the Atlantic and some time later decided to return to JFK. The crew advised no assistance was needed. When the crew checked in with tower, tower advised… (www.aeroinside.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...

British Airways Boeing 777-200ER damaged by a cargo loader at Buenos Aires Airport

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British Airways Boeing 777-200ER (reg. G-YMMU) #BA245 suffered engine damage after collision with a cargo loader at the gate in Buenos Aires on Thursday 22nd. New meaning for 'BASH' as Britsh Airways Strike Hazard, I guess (www.airlive.net) More...

United Boeing 767 at Chicago on Feb 23rd 2018, flaps issue

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N642UA performing flight UA-2116 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA), was climbing out of Chicago when the crew reported a flaps issue and decided to return to Chicago for a safe landing about 40 minutes after departure. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Qatar Airways must choose wisdom over hubris

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If anyone thought Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker, eight months into a Gulf blockade on the carrier, might choose to adopt a more diplomatic tone while addressing the international press, they must have been barking. Al Baker, in Toulouse to receive the first Airbus A350-1000, had prefaced remarks on the situation by suggesting the delivery ceremony was not a forum to discuss dispiriting affairs of state. “I don’t want to get too political,” he began, before immediately rendering his… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

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Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible… (www.thedrive.com) More...

Kish Air Fokker 100 near Isfahan on Feb 22nd 2018, cracked windshield

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A Kish Air Fokker 100, registration EP-LCQ performing flight Y9-7184 from Kish Island to Kashan (Iran), was enroute at FL340 about 80nm south of Isfahan (Iran) when the crew decided to divert to Isfahan after the windshield cracked. The aircraft landed safely in Isfahan about 25 minutes later. The aircraft had received a bird strike while climbing out of Kish's runway 27, the bird strike is believed to have caused the later windshield crack. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Air India Airbus A320 at Nagpur on Feb 22nd 2018, bird strike

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An Air India Airbus A320-200, registration VT-EXB performing flight AI-469 from Raipur to Nagpur (India) with 150 people on board, was on final approach to Nagpur's runway 32 when a bird impacted the right hand wing causing damage to the right hand flaps. The aircraft continued for a safe landing. The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule to Delhi. A replacement A321-200 registration VT-PPX positioned to Nagpur and reached Delhi with a delay of about 7 hours. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Croatia Airlines De Havilland Dash 8 (400) at Brussels on Feb 22nd 2018, unsafe gear

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A Croatia Airlines de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration 9A-CQF performing flight OU-4456 from Zagreb (Croatia) to Brussels (Belgium) with 58 people on board, was on final approach to Brussels' runway 07L when the crew went around due to an unsafe nose gear indication. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet and entered a hold while the crew worked the related checklists and resolved the issue. The aircraft positioned for another approach to runway 07L and landed safely about 30 minutes after the go… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

United Airlines flight overruns runway in Green Bay, WI (GRB/KGRB)

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UAL 878 was operating IAH-MSP when a aborted landing caused a diversion to Madison Dane county regional. The aircraft landed safely and then decided to try again at MSP. The landing was aborted and the aircraft now decided to divert to GRB where the aircraft overran the runway. (aviation-safety.net) More...

Southwest Boeing 737-700 near Orlando on Feb 21st 2018, cracked windshield

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration N470WN performing flight WN-6584 from Fort Lauderdale,FL to Nashville,TN (USA), was climbing through FL330 out of Fort Lauderdale when the windshield developed a crack prompting the crew to divert to Orlando,FL (USA), where the aircraft landed safely about 25 minutes later. A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N917WN reached Nashville with a delay of 90 minutes. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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