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Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage found

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SYDNEY: Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black darkness, crushing pressure and ice-cold water awaiting them. The disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew almost four years ago is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, with an Australian-led hunt across a 120,000 square-kilometre (46,000 square-mile) zone failing to reveal the crash site. (www.nst.com.my) More...

Meet the man who led Hawaiian Airlines from bankruptcy to billion-dollar business

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As CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley is not the kind of guy who spends too much time behind the desk. His fingerprints are on everything, from the interior design of the planes, to the type of planes they fly, to the new logos that adorn their exterior. (khon2.com) More...

Ryanair says expects Easter strike in Ireland or Portugal

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Ryanair (RYA.I) expects staff to strike during Easter week in either Ireland or Portugal, chief executive Michael O‘Leary said on Wednesday, as talks with some unions over formal recognition and improved conditions falter. (uk.reuters.com) More...

Textron Aviation Ends Cessna TTx Production

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Textron Aviation is no longer selling the Cessna TTx, bringing to an apparent close production of the sleek high-performance piston single that originally drew its inspiration from a kitplane and grew into a fully Part 23 certified model that for a time was considered one of the best light airplanes in the world. Textron Aviation quietly ceased production of TTx last month, according to a source with knowledge of the company’s move, and no longer advertises the model on its website. Cessna… (www.flyingmag.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...

Airbus H160 Makes U.S. Arrival

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Airbus Helicopters's new H160 medium twin is making its U.S. debut. Prototype #2 (PT2) has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of next week's annual Heli-Expo show and will be on display before embarking on a three-month customer demonstration tour followed by high/hot testing in Leadville, Colorado. (www.ainonline.com) More...

DOT Approves Contour Airlines for Service to Crescent City

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The Department of Transportation has approved the Alternate Essential Air Service application for Crescent City opening the way for Contour Airlines to begin offering service between CEC and Oakland. The DOT will enter into a grant agreement with Crescent City to provide over $3 million in financial assistance for the pending airline service. Contour will operate the ERJ-135 fitted with 30 seats and hopes to begin service by April 2018. (www.triplicate.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...

Hawaiian Airlines’ Switch From Airbus A330-800 to Boeing 787-9

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Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaiian) were one of the customers for the Airbus A350-800, the smaller, longer-range variant of the A350. When Airbus decided to not produce the A350-800, Hawaiian switched to the A330-800 instead, a smaller and shorter range aircraft. (leehamnews.com) More...

Norwegian Air Shuttle Takes Delivery of Its Final Boeing 737-800

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Norwegian Air Shuttle took delivery of its 100th direct-buy Boeing 737-800 aircraft today, the last of this aircraft type in its fleet. From now on, all 737 deliveries will be of the MAX 8 variant, which the company expects to receive 12 in 2018. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

President Trump Set to Oppose Boeing Deal With Iran Air: Report

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Officials at the Trump administration are using a case against an Iranian airliner to thwart a multibillion-dollar deal between Boeing and flag carrier Iran Air for the sale of new passenger planes, US reports say. (www.presstv.com) More...

Airbus: A380 Superjumbo Program Now Sustainable

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Didier Evrard, executive vice president and head of programs at Airbus, did an interview from Airbus headquarters in Toulouse on Tuesday. The occasion: delivery of the first A350-1000 to Qatar Airways. But the news Evrard made was more about the A380 superjumbo, star-crossed queen of the Airbus line. (www.forbes.com) More...

Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

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Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

UPS goes big with freighters as e-commerce booms

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In the early hours of 1 February, a gleaming white-and-brown Boeing 747 touched down in Louisville, Kentucky, and taxied to a stand. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

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Helsinki - Finnair gets prepared to place an order for twenty to thirty narrowbody aircraft. The goal is the long-term fleet replacement, Air Transport World reports. (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...

American Boeing 737-800 near Chicago on Feb 21st 2018, odour on board

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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N856NN performing flight AA-1191 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing through FL230 out of Chicago when the crew declared emergency due to an odour on board and decided to return to Chicago. The aircraft landed safely on Chicago's runway 10L about 35 minutes after departure. The crew advised that the odour had subsided in the meantime and taxied the aircraft to the apron. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Silver Airways to Start Operations With Its First ATR 42-600

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Fort Lauderdale - Silver Airways is planning to start regional operations throughout the second quarter of the year with an ATR42-600 from May 23 on daily return flights between Huntsville and Orlando International. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Qatar Airways May Up-Gauge Airbus A350-900 to -1000, Buy More

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Feb. 20, 2018 © Leeham Co., Toulouse: Qatar Airways may up-gauge some of its Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger -1000 and it may buy more A350s for its leasing company, CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the delivery of the airline’s first -1000. (leehamnews.com) More...

Lufthansa Cargo Expects A Freighter Version of Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - In 2017, Lufthansa Cargo left the crisis behind and started the new financial year with growth plans. Division chief Peter Gerber reduced losses by cutting 800 jobs and decided to invest in the fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Qatar Airways Targets 100 Aircraft Fleet For Prospective Indian Carrier

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Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker has reaffirmed the carrier's plan to launch a carrier in India, but has been coy on the details. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Brussels Airbus A319 at Toulouse on Feb 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A Brussels Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OO-SSD performing flight SN-3667 from Brussels (Belgium) to Toulouse (France), was on approach to Toulouse when the aircraft performed a go around due to a problem with the flaps. The aircraft climbed from 2500 feet back to 5000 feet and entered a hold while preparing for another approach. The aircraft landed safely on Toulouse's runway 32L about 45 minutes after the go around. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Airbus Renews Tough Talk with Suppliers

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As Airbus accelerates production rates to record highs, it has a clear message for suppliers: Keep up and cut costs—or risk being left behind. The airplane maker cannot risk delays as it eyes delivering more than 800 aircraft this year, said Giuseppe Marcheshi, head of strategic procurement for Airbus Americas. “That foot is still stuck on the gas pedal, and we haven’t seen it come back up.” he quipped. (www.ainonline.com) More...

Rolls-Royce 'Confident' XWB Will Not Suffer Trent 1000 Issues

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Rolls-Royce is confident that its Trent XWB powerplant for the Airbus A350 will not be afflicted by similar technical problems which have emerged on the Trent 1000. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

An unlikely airline is the world's most punctual

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Maybe you've never heard of AirBaltic. It's based in Riga, Latvia, and flies from the three Baltic States to points in Europe and Russia. The carrier's previous claim to fame was in 1994, when it became the world's first airline to accept Bitcoin for online bookings. (www.sfgate.com) More...

Qatar keen to convert Airbus A350-900 orders to A350-1000s but no interest in A350-900ULR

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Qatar Airways may place additional orders for the new Airbus A350-1000, but has no interest in the ultra-long range A350-900ULR variant. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...

Cirrus SR22 crashes near Montgomery Field (San Diego County)

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A single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed under unknown circumstances departing from Montgomery Field in San Diego County. Fox News, who also reported the crash, referenced FlightAware, indicating the plane frequently flew between Yuma Arizona and San Diego, California (http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/02/21/small-plane-down-in-kearny-mesa-parking-lot/). (www.nbcsandiego.com) More...

Qantas holds line on firming 787 options

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Qantas has let one of its Boeing 787 options lapse and says remaining options will only be firmed after it has proven the business case for the aircraft. During the airline’s earnings call, chief executive Alan Joyce says that while Qantas is keen on expanding its 787 fleet, the decision will come after it finalises plans for its remaining 747s. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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