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Airbus looking to suppliers, productivity to save on A220 costs

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As Airbus increases its footprint in Mirabel, the aircraft manufacturer says it wants to save over 10 per cent in costs on each A220 it produces. MIRABEL — As Airbus increases its footprint in Mirabel, the aircraft manufacturer says it wants to save over 10 per cent in costs on each A220 that comes off the assembly line. (theprovince.com) More...

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Chicago Mayoral Candidate wants to reopen Meigs Field

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Meigs was the second largest business district airport in North America. Meigs Field airport was closed when Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley ordered the runway destroyed with bulldozers without the thirty-day notice required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. I propose the restoration of this important third airport with planned enhancements for 21st century personal air travel and much needed revenue source. (chicago.suntimes.com) More...

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WWII Pilot Reunited with Pieces of History

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When Capt. Alan Carlton’s B-24 bomber was shot down over Germany during World War II, he felt lucky. Now, 75 years later, Carlton has another reason to feel lucky about what happened that day. It came via FedEx a few days ago from Eisenach, a city in central Germany. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) More...

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Airbus A220 Gains ETOPS 180 Approval

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The Airbus A220 has received the 180-minute ETOPS approval from Transport Canada, the country's civil aviation authority, allowing its operators to venture on transatlantic flights. “This A220 ETOPS milestone adds to the numerous performance capabilities which the unbeatable A220 family already offers,” said Florent Massou, Head of Airbus’ A220 Programme. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Canada studies dozens of potential A220 routes

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Air Canada has disclosed several dozen routes on which it might deploy new Airbus A220s, which are expected to come online in January 2020. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

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Super-Rare XP-82 Twin Mustang Flies Again After Decade-Long Restoration

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Of the five Twin Mustangs left in the world, two are on display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Another is a gate guard at Lackland AFB in Texas. One is currently undergoing restoration. And one—just one—is, at long last, ready to fly. (www.popularmechanics.com) More...

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A successful eighth and final launch for Aireon

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At 7:31 AM PST (15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low earth orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program and passing one of the last remaining milestones before Aireon ushers in a new era of global air traffic surveillance and aircraft tracking. (aireon.com) More...

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Divers have finally found the cvr of lion air

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The search has ended for the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) of Lion Air flight 610 as the divers have located and brought to the service the planes CVR. Let’s all hope it’s intacted and in good working order. (www.cnn.com) More...

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The World’s Last Passenger 727 Just Flew for the Last Time

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On Sunday, an airplane that used to be the most popular in the world flew its last scheduled flight with passengers. A Boeing 727 operated its final passenger flight, between two Iranian cities. (www.msn.com) More...

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Passenger carries firearm through TSA screening at Atlanta onto Delta flight

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A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. "TSA has determined standard procedures were not followed and a passenger did in fact pass through a standard screening TSA checkpoint with a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the morning of January 3," the release states. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Allegiant to add new base in Grand Rapids

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Allegiant Air will open a new aircraft base in Grand Rapids in June, as it also continues to evaluate adding long-anticipated international service to its network. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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NYC Marks 10 Years Since Flight 1549’s ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

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Tuesday marks one decade since Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger and the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 turned what could have been a fatal tragedy into the “Miracle on the Hudson” where all 155 passengers and crew survived a ditch landing into the Hudson River. The plan was in the air a total of four minutes, 49 seconds, during which an impact with a flock of birds took out both of the plane’s engines and prompting an emergency landing into the Hudson River when the pilots could not… (newyork.cbslocal.com) More...

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