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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...

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...

United Airlines CEO Munoz’s Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

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With its new Polaris business class service, United Airlines has learned a powerful lesson: Sometimes, in the airline business, simple is best. (skift.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...

Breaking News: The wreck of Iran Aseman's ATR 72 was found

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Tehran - The wreckage of Aseman Airlines' ATR 72, which crashed on February 18 with about 60 people on board, was located today (February 20) in a mountainous area in southwestern Iran. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

United Boeing 737-700 near Washington on Feb 18th 2018, dual autopilot failure

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A United Boeing 737-700, registration N29717 performing flight UA-1068 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Bogota (Colombia), was enroute at FL340 about 100nm eastsoutheast of Washington Dulles,DC (USA) when the crew descended the aircraft to FL280 out of RVSM airspace due to the failure of both autopilots. The aircraft initially continued towards Bogota, but about 30 minutes later turned aorund and diverted to Washington Dulles for a safe landing about 2 hours after leaving FL340. A replacement Boeing… (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 overshoots runway at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (5N-SRI) has overshot the runway at Port Harcourt Airport (Nigeria) on Tuesday (20 February), the aircraft originated from Abuja, Nigeria as 9J-0363. The aircraft is currently situated near the runway, passengers had to use the emergency chutes to evacuate the aircraft. No fatalities have been reported. (www.aviation24.be) More...

Qatar Airways to Put First Airbus A350-1000 On London-Heathrow Route

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Qatar Airways is set to operate its first Airbus A350-1000 service to London Heathrow as it prepares to receive the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Airbus A330neo Wears The Colors of Its Launch Operator TAP Air Portugal

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TAP Air Portugal has to wait a few months more for the A330neo. The Portuguese flag carrier who is the launch operator of the aircraft has ordered ten A330-900s directly from Airbus. The first deliveries are scheduled for the summer of 2018. The first aircraft, the MSN1836, already wears the colors of the Lisbon-based airline operator. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

Southwest Airlines to expand cargo business to Mexico

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Three and a half years after launching its first international flights, Southwest Airlines is looking abroad again with plans to add cargo service to several Mexican cities later this year, the company announced Monday. (www.chron.com) 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...

Emirates to Operate First Ever Airbus A380 to Beirut

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Today, Emirates announced that it will operate a special one-off Airbus A380 service to Beirut on March 29, becoming the carrier’s first-ever scheduled A380 service to the Lebanese capital. (airwaysmag.com) More...

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

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Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350 XWB family customer with 76 aircraft on order and the largest A350-1000 customer. (www.airbus.com) More...

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