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UPDATE : Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

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Chilean officials say they have located debris believed to be from an air force plane that went missing on Monday. They said the wreckage was found floating 30km (19 miles) from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board last made contact. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Regulators knew before crashes that 737 MAX trim control was confusing in some conditions

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U.S. and European regulators knew at least two years before a Lion Air crash that the usual method for controlling the Boeing 737 MAX’s nose angle might not work in conditions similar to those in two recent disasters, a document shows. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Boeing is haunted by a 50-year-old feature of 737 jets

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First introduced in West Germany as a short-hop commuter jet in the early Cold War, the Boeing 737-100 had folding metal stairs attached to the fuselage that passengers climbed to board before airports had jetways. (www.miamiherald.com) More...

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Boeing Mocked Lion Air "Idiots" For Requesting Extra Training For 737 MAX

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Lawmakers have finally followed up last week's bombshell release of internal Boeing communications with more extremely damning internal messages exchanged by employees. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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Lufthansa sues passenger who missed his flight

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A method commonly used by airline passengers to get cheaper fares is at the center of a court row between a German airline and one of its customers. Lufthansa has taken a passenger, who didn't show up for the last leg of his ticketed journey, to court in an apparent bid to clamp down on "hidden city" ticketing. The practice involves passengers leaving their journey at a layover point, instead of making a final connection. (edition.cnn.com) More...

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Op-Ed: The A380 Was Not a Failure and Should be Remembered Just like Concorde

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When people talk about the A380 it is easy to see why they may use such terms as “failure” or “a complete flop” but I do not see it like that. While yes, the A380 has its shortcomings it is important to remember that the announcement from Airbus to me feels much like the same announcement made in 2003 when they elected to cease operations of one of the greatest planes of all time, Concorde. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United adds A321XLR as possible 757 replacement

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United Airlines has added the possible long-range Airbus "A321XLR" to its list of replacement options for some of its aging Boeing 757s, as it aims to replace the middle-of-the-market portion of its fleet in the next decade. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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157 aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi involved in fatal crash

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Ethiopian Airlines says it believes 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board a plane that crashed six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on a flight to Nairobi. (www.news24.com) More...

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Striking British Airways pilots stripped of free flight ‘mega perk’ by defiant airline bosses

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STRIKING pilots were today stripped of their staff travel concessions for three years by defiant British Airways bosses. (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

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Investigators probe circumstances of WestJet 737 overrun

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Canadian investigators have opened a probe into the overrun at Halifax Stanfield airport by a WestJet Boeing 737-800 which was arriving from Toronto on 5 January. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Russia’s ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive at South African air base

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Russia landed the world’s biggest military aircraft in SA on Wednesday — the Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” bomber, in a rare display of co-operation between the defence forces of the two countries. (www.businesslive.co.za) More...

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US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes

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US regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the engine covering on its 737 NG planes after a fatal 2018 accident, in which a woman died after being nearly sucked out of a window. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Boeing Begins Compensation Agreements With Affected 737MAX Customers

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News from Reuters has stated that customers affected by the ongoing Boeing 737MAX crisis are now beginning to agree on compensation payouts. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Flydubai could take Airbus jets if Boeing MAX grounding prolonged

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Flydubai’s chairman warned on Monday the airline could order Airbus A320neos as replacements for Boeing 737 MAX jets, telling the U.S. planemaker to improve communication with customers. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus Plane Economy Seat Prototype: Are these the future of airline cabins?

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Travelling for long distances cramped in the economy cabin of a plane can often be an uncomfortable experience. But a British-based designer has come up with a concept for a new airline seat, where passengers can control the comfort of the chair, including its shape and temperature, using their mobile phone. Benjamin Hubert, of London-based design agency Layer, has created the economy class seating, called Move, that could be used on short to mid-haul Airbus aircraft, and it will even tell… (www.itravelapp.net) More...

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6 Things to Love About Delta’s New Airbus A220 Planes

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New airplanes get a lot of hype among travel industry insiders and frequent flyers, but the average traveler often won't notice the difference. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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25 more Boeing 737 Next Generation jets have cracks

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More Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) jets were found with cracking issues involving the wings. (www.king5.com) More...

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FAA chief to testify at Dec. 11 U.S. House hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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PICTURES: ​Air France refurbishes A330 cabins

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Air France has introduced an upgraded cabin interior on its Airbus A330 fleet. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Changes to Flight Software on 737 Max Escaped F.A.A. Scrutiny - NY Times

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The March crash in Ethiopia and an earlier one in Indonesia have broadly raised concerns about the agency’s ability to push back against the industry or root out flaws. “The more we know, the more we realize what we don’t know,” said John Cox, an aviation safety consultant and a former 737 pilot. After the agency’s initial safety review, Boeing decided to quadruple the power of the anti-stall system, which could push down the plane’s nose. The company also expanded the use of the software, known… (www.nytimes.com) More...

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PAS19: Delta Air Lines Opts For Five More A220s

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Delta Air Lines has placed an additional order for five Airbus A220-100s at the Paris Air Show this week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airlines have completely stopped ordering the B737 Max

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Airlines are holding off on orders for Boeing's 737 Max — the latest sign of how deeply the company's best-selling jet has been thrown into crisis (www.newschannel5.com) More...

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Watch a full test flight of Lilium’s all-electric urban aircraft

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The footage is from a test conducted at the beginning of October, and Lilium says it has now completed that phase of testing and is working on phase two. This look at its Jet in action is an illuminating three minutes, showing the aircraft going through its vertical take-off and landing process, as well as flying around and making turns before returning to its origin point. (techcrunch.com) More...

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INCIDENT Qantas #QF706 suffered cabin depressurisation, forcing passengers to wear oxygen masks

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Passengers were forced to wear oxygen masks as a flight from Adelaide to Canberra was diverted to Melbourne on Tuesday morning following a mid-air incident. The QF706 flight, which departed Adelaide just after 6.10am, was given a priority landing at Melbourne Airport. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Op-Ed: Is the Boeing 777X Too Big?

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Many analysts are of the opinion that the “sweet-spot” of the market for widebody airliners is approximately the size of the 777-200/ER to 777-300/ER and not a seat bigger. They argue that the A380 was a failure (which it wasn’t), the 747-8I was a miserable one, though. It is said that the, comparatively soft, early sales of the Next Generation 777 prior to launch are because of its capacity. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Grounded Swiss Airbus A220s Start to Return to Service

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Tuesday's grounding forced the cancellation of some 100 flights and affected some 10,000 passengers. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Osaka-bound Jetstar 787 lost thrust in both engines

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Japanese investigators are proving a loss of thrust in both engines on a Jetstar Boeing 787-8 during its approach to Osaka’s Kansai airport. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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If Boeing Wants A Better Future, It Needs To Look To Its Past

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Boeing has been in trouble before – never more so than it was on September 12, 2001 (www.forbes.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX has new hurdle to clear

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The 737 MAX, the best-selling model in Boeing's history, was grounded in March after two overseas crashes that killed more than 300 people prompted scrutiny of its anti-stall software (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B - Boeing Could Have Bought The Whole Bombardier CSeries and Its Aerospace Division! (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Potentially The Most Revolutionary Aircraft You Have Never Heard Of Has Flown

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Over the last couple of years, virtually nobody has reported on the mysterious and bizarre-looking, but potentially revolutionary flying machine known as the Otto Aviation Celera 500L aside from The War Zone. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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Greek NPO boss on his way to UN assembly saved from Ethiopia crash by being late

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A Greek man said on Sunday he would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed and killed all on board, except he arrived two minutes late for the flight. (www.news24.com) More...

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Branson says Virgin would 'have a look' at SAA stake if asked

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Richard Branson has said Virgin Atlantic would be open to buying an equity stake in struggling South African Airways. "So if we were approached by the SA government, we’d definitely have a look." (www.fin24.com) More...

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Sunwing ordered to compensate 16,255 passengers for 2018 ice storm delays

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The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered Sunwing Airlines Inc. to compensate more than 16,000 passengers and pay a $694,500 fine due to widespread service problems sparked by an ice storm that hit Toronto one year ago. (torontosun.com) More...

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Canada transport minister wants simulator training for 737 MAX fix

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Canada called on Wednesday for pilots to receive training on simulators for new Boeing 737 MAX software, rather than computer courses, going a step beyond proposals by U.S. regulators and opening the door to disagreement over measures to end a global grounding of the jets after two fatal crashes. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus: Larger A220 is ‘not a question of if, but when’

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Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer said development of a larger version of the A220 is “not a question of if, but when”, (blueswandaily.com) More...

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FAA chief tells Congress 737 manuals should have mentioned MCAS

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Lawmakers grilled the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on 15 May, hammering acting administrator Dan Elwell with questions about the FAA’s certification and oversight of both Boeing and the troubled 737 Max. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Window in the bathroom and more bin space: Delta's brand-new A220 planes finally take off

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Delta Air Lines' new Airbus A220 jets have finally taken off, the carrier's latest offensive in the battle for business travelers. Delta is the first U.S. operator to offer the roomier, fuel-efficient planes. The first flights of the single-aisle, twin-engine planes took off Tuesday morning from New York's LaGuardia Airport with one flight to Boston and another to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Pilot, who allegedly wanted to kill wife after an argument, dies after crashing plane

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A pilot has allegedly died by suicide, leaving a trail of mayhem at the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana. It is believed that the pilot had no permission to fly the aircraft involved. (www.news24.com) More...

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Bombardier launches the first triple-class 50 seat aircraft in the world! United orders 50 planes

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The first triple-class 50 seat aircraft in the world, CRJ550, has been unveiled! (airwaysmag.com) More...

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max (www.nytimes.com) More...

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A Whistleblower Claims Boeing Jets Have Substandard Parts Installed on 737 and 777 Aircraft

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Substandard parts made in China with non-aerospace material have been installed in Boeing 777 and 737 (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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ANA’s 2nd A380 Emerges from the Paintshop (+Photos)

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On March 26th, Airbus rolled out the second All Nippon Airways (ANA) A380 from the paint shop, at its Hamburg factory. The second A380 is the Emerald Green, livery, and will be delivered to the airline this year, bearing the registration JA382A. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Jet Airways Board Members Forced To Step Down

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Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal, the promoters of Jet Airways, who together controlled 50% stake in the airline, have been forced to step down from the Board of the Company, by creditors led by public sector State Bank of India. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max: new 'troubling communications' sent to regulators

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A senior executive says the company has handed over more messages from test pilot who complained about anti-stall system (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Boeing releases statement addressing suspension of tests for 777X aircraft

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Boeing has released a statement addressing its suspension of load testing for its 777X aircraft after a cargo door exploded (www.aviationnews-online.com) More...

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Air Macau Presents Its First A320neo

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Air Macau has held a ceremony at Macau International airport today as it presented its brand new A320neo aircraft... (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO sees ‘clear similarities’ between crashed 737 MAX jets: Xinhua

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The crashed Boeing Co 737 MAX jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia appear to have a common connection, Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam told China’s state news agency Xinhua on Friday. Investigators have found a piece of a stabilizer in the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a Lion Air plane that crashed last year, sources have told Reuters. (www.waytoimprove.net) More...

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AirAsia makes emergency landing after passenger USB battery explodes

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A KL to HK flight made an emergency landing so the passenger could receive medical treatment for burns following a USB battery bank explosion. (tuoitrenews.vn) More...

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2 SANDF members seriously injured in helicopter crash

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Two members of the South African National Defence Force have been airlifted to a military hospital in Pretoria following a helicopter crash in Zwartkop. Best Care Ambulance Services spokesperson Xander Loubser said paramedics had received a call about a military helicopter that had crashed in a veld (field). (www.news24.com) More...

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