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Boeing's new CEO orders rethink on key jetliner project

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Boeing's new chief executive Dave Calhoun has sent the aerospace giant back to the drawing board on proposals for a new mid-market aircraft, effectively shelving in their current form plans worth $15 billion-$20 billion that had been overtaken by the 737 MAX crisis. “We’re going to start with a clean sheet of paper again; I’m looking forward to that,” Calhoun said. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Metar BMKG Penerbangan

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How to Read Metar on BMKG Penerbangan, Bagaimana membaca metar pada situs BMKG Penerbangan. rencongdirgantara.com (rencongdirgantara.com) More...

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South African Express now into Business Rescue

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Like South African Airways, South African Express is now also facing business rescue prospects. Ziegler SA (owed R1113 million by SA Express) lodged an urgent court application for SA Express to be placed under business rescue as it cannot pay its debts. The court application is expected to be heard on 28 January 2020. (www.dailymaverick.co.za) More...

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Sweden gears up to launch overnight rail service to support flight shame

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Sweden, the leading country of the flight shame movement, is looking for new ways to cut down the carbon footprint generated by civil aviation. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing 777X test flight delayed, again

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If test flights for the 777X go well, Boeing will officially file for approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (www.themalaysianinsight.com) More...

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FAA says 737 Max could return sooner than Boeing said

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New York (CNN Business) Just three days after Boeing warned airlines that they shouldn't count on the 737 Max flying again before midyear, the US Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it might move faster than that. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson spoke Friday with senior officials at Southwest (LUV), United (UAL) and American Airlines (AAL), the three US carriers that own the plane, to reiterate that the regulator hasn't set a timeframe for completion of certification work on… (www.cnn.com) More...

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AV/LR 693 SJO-BOG diverts to PTY following in air emergency

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Avianca Costa Rica Airbus A319-100, registration N703AV performing flight LR-693 from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Bogota (Colombia) with 108 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL370 about 150nm southeast of Panama City (Panama) when the crew decided to divert to Panama City (hisz.rsoe.hu) More...

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Why Some Airports Carry Weed Amnesty Boxes, and Denver Doesn't

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Even when leaving Colorado, most airline passengers know they're not allowed to bring marijuana onto their flight. But for those who still try or simply forget what's inside their luggage, some Colorado airports have amnesty boxes for marijuana disposal before going through security. (www.westword.com) More...

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Delta Airlines Launches CarePod Solution For Safe Pet Air Travel

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Delta Airlines delivers the most innovative solution for pet travel to date. The new CarePod will be exclusively offered at eight U.S.A locations. Passengers and pets can stay connected and travel safely together. (news.flightag.com) More...

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USDA partners with Colorado Springs to support wildland firefighters

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Colorado Springs, CO - Today, the City of Colorado Springs and the USDA Forest Service announced plans to build a permanent airtanker base and new ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport – a move that will support aerial firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain Region and surrounding areas. (coloradosprings.gov) More...

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LOT Polish Airlines To Take Over Condor

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Following the demise of Thomas Cook Airlines, the Polish Aviation Group PGL, owner of LOT Polish Airlines, is set to take over German leisure carrier, Condor. The deal was announced earlier today in Poland and should be finalized by April 2020 once regulatory approval is granted by the European Commission. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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A Boeing 737 MAX Name Change Would Be Silly

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On Monday one of the large Boeing 737 MAX customers suggested that the manufacturer should rename the aircraft. However, Boeing’s new CEO David Calhoun has said changing the name will be silly. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Weather at KORD

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I’m always fascinated when storms or winter weather hits Chicago and how it impacts and in turn flight plans are forced to react. Album is some of better (or longer) impacts whether that be a reroute or diversion I’ve seen https://photos.app.goo.gl/yiUntJBkBQXdMsGR8 Hope you enjoy! (photos.google.com) More...

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Boeing 777X Test Flight Delayed

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Boeing's first scheduled test flight for the highly anticipated 777X on January 23rd will be pushed to Friday (January 24th) due to poor weather conditions. Officials says Friday's test flight may be delayed if weather doesn't improve. Deliveries of the 777X are still expected for sometime in 2021... (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Eviation Alice damaged in fire

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A electrical fire damaged the Eviation Alice all electric aircraft prototype, while undergoing tests at Prescott Regional Airport in Arizona. (www.jetflightpro.com) More...

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Iran acknowledges missiles made by Russia targeted Ukrainian passenger jet

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Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran‘s main airport earlier this month, killing all 176 people on board. (globalnews.ca) More...

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UK Military Flight Training System expands with order of four H145 helicopters

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Airbus Helicopters in the United Kingdom is to provide four additional H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Air France-KLM is seeking to buy Malaysia Airlines

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Proposals to invest in ailing Malaysia Airlines include one from Air France-KLM, which wants as much as 49%. Air France-KLM said it had previously held talks with Malaysia Airlines’ owners but was not currently involved in the sale process. Malaysia’s government has found the proposals from foreign airlines more attractive, but the sovereign wealth fund that owns Malaysia Airlines favors a deal with AirAsia, one of the sources said. (www.airlive.net) More...

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DOT Proposal Wants To “Ban” Emotional Support Animals

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The United States Department of Transportation has put out a new proposal that would make it more difficult for passengers to travel with any emotional support animal that is not a dog. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Delta launches innovative solution for pet travel

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Delta Air Lines is ushering in a new best-in-class travel experience for pets and their owners with the exclusive launch of CarePod. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Canadian waterbomber plane crashes while fighting Australia bushfires

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A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Dubai to screen passengers on China flights amid virus outbreak

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Dubai will screen passengers arriving on direct flights from China, the emirate’s airport operator said on Thursday, as the coronavirus outbreak in China that has killed 17 spreads. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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F-35C arrives in Miramar as first in Department of Defense

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The F-35C landed in Miramar (San Diego), the first of its kind for the Department of Defense, according to officials at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. (www.10news.com) More...

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Report of C130 Fire Tanker crash in Australia

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The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) is investigating reports of a large air tanker which crashed in the state's south. In a statement, it said "contact had been lost with a Large Air Tanker which was working in the Snowy Monaro area". "Local ground crews indicate the aircraft may have crashed," the RFS said in a statement. "A number of helicopters are in the area carrying out a search." There is an emergency warning in place for a blaze burning towards… (www.msn.com) More...

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Boeing's new CEO orders rethink on New mid-market jetliner project

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LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co's <BA.N> new chief executive has sent the aerospace giant back to the drawing board on proposals for a new mid-market aircraft, effectively shelving in their current form plans worth $15 billion-$20 billion (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Airbus 330-200, newest addition to National Airlines aircraft fleet

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Florida-based National Airlines announced Wednesday they have added an Airbus 330-200 as its newest addition to its fleet, joining Boeing 747-400 Freighter and Boeing 757-200 aircraft. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Boeing won't wait for FAA approval to start building 737 Max again

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New York (CNN) Boeing plans to restart the production of the troubled 737 Max months before regulators approve the plane to fly again, CEO Dave Calhoun said Wednesday. Calhoun, holding his first press conference since taking the top job at Boeing last week, said it is important that Boeing gets the assembly line in Renton, Washington, going again sooner rather than later. Boeing continued to build the plane throughout 2019, even after the grounding of the jet in March following two fatal crashes… (www.cnn.com) More...

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Wuhan China's 11 Million People Face Quarantine as Virus Fears Spread

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Some trains and flights out of the central Chinese city have been canceled as concerns from a new coronavirus grows. On Flightaware, a search for airport WUH (ZHHH) shows realtime airline activity and destinations. (foreignpolicy.com) More...

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747 Photo collage

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Fifty years of the 747 in passenger service - a brief photo collage from DW. (www.dw.com) More...

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Coronavirus: UK to monitor flights from China as precaution

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The UK is to monitor flights arriving from China, as part of a series of precautionary measures after the spread of a new coronavirus. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Sweden Wants To Introduce Overnight Trains As An Alternative To Air Travel

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As more countries look at ways to cutting down on their carbon footprint, Sweden is looking at launching an overnight sleeper rail service from Malmö to Cologne, Germany, with further stops to other parts of Europe. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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City Council approves United Airlines for 24 more gates at DIA

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On Tuesday night, the Denver City Council unanimously approved an amendment granting United Airlines access to 24 more gates at Denver International Airport. (www.denverpost.com) More...

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Latest 737 MAX delay prompts big buyer flydubai to consider leasing options

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The second largest airline with 737-MAX orders considers leasing (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

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The future is here! After decades of autonomous airplanes being nothing but talk, Airbus has confirmed a test aircraft took off automatically at Toulouse-Blagnac airport in France last December, along with a series of successful tests on autopilot. (www.msn.com) More...

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Embraer considers developing a 70-seat turboprop aircraft to compete with ATR

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer considers launching a turboprop aircraft program through the new joint venture established with its North American partner Boeing. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific Crew Demand Right To Wear Masks Amid Coronavirus Fears

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Cathay Pacific cabin crew members are asking their employer for the right to wear masks in fear of contracting the new fast-spreading Coronavirus. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Ryanair Boeing 737 Returns To Bucharest With Cabin Full Of Smoke

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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 had to return to its departure airport earlier today as the cabin was filled with smoke. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing plans 737 MAX aircraft return to service in mid-2020

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The Boeing Company informed customers and suppliers on Tuesday that they are currently estimating that the ungrounding of the 737 MAX will begin during mid-2020. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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Boeing schedules first 777X flight for 23 January

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Boeing has scheduled the 777X’s maiden sortie for 23 January, an event that will finally kick off the revamped widebody’s delayed flight-test programme and potentially keep the airframer on track to begin deliveries in early 2021. Under the manufacturer’s current schedule, the 777-9 test aircraft should depart at around 10:00 Seattle time on the 23rd, although Boeing cautions that the timing “could change due to weather and other factors”. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Trading halted after Boeing doesn’t expect regulators to allow the 737 MAX to fly until June

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Boeing doesn’t expect regulators to sign off on the 737 Max until June or July, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. That date is months later than the manufacturer previously expected. The delays pose another headache for carriers who have already missed one peak travel season without the planes. Shares of the aircraft manufacturer fell on the news, falling by more than 5% in the mid-afternoon before trading was halted. (www.airlive.net) More...

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SWISS Completes Airbus A340 Cabin Upgrade Program

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Swiss International Air Lines has completed the cabin refurbishment program on its remaining five Airbus A340-300s, as it pushes to create a common hard product, like the one on its flagship, the Boeing 777-300ER. The A340-300s now feature the same cabin as the Boeing counterparts, configured in a three-class layout with eight seats in First Class, 47 in Business, and 168 in Economy. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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SAA vows to re-accommodate passengers as it cancels flights to save cash

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South African Airways confirmed on Tuesday that it was in the process of cancelling and consolidating selected local and international flights, in part to save cash. It has vowed to re-accommodate local and international fliers. (www.fin24.com) More...

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SWISS completes cabin refurbishment on-board its 5 Airbus A340s

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SWISS concluded the cabin refurbishment programme for its Airbus A340-300 aircraft fleet in mid-January. All 5 fleet members have now been provided with a totally new cabin and a new in-flight entertainment system. As a result, SWISS now offers its passengers Internet connectivity on-board throughout its long-haul fleet. (aeronewsglobal.com) More...

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Portland Traveler Plugs PlayStation Into Airport Monitor, And Even Asked To Finish His Game When He Was Told To Stop

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Seeing travelers plugging into power outlets to juice up their phones and laptops isn’t out of the ordinary, but one traveler at Portland International Airport took it a step further. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Airbus adds new A321 production capabilities in France to meet strong demand

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European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Tuesday that it had decided to create new A321 production capacity at its French site in Toulouse, in order to cope with strong demand. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Panel Clears 737 MAX’s Safety-Approval Process at FAA

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A federal advisory panel evaluating the safety-approval process for Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX concluded regulators adhered to policies in certifying the plane and determined it wouldn’t have been safer if it had received the scrutiny of an all-new aircraft. Lee Moak, co-chair of the independent committee set up last year, declined to identify mistakes made during certification of the now-grounded jets, instead describing current procedures as “appropriate and effective.” (www.google.com) More...

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French Bee Could Become The Most Efficient Long Haul Carrier

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French Bee, a small but unique airline, is set to become the world’s most efficient long haul carrier. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing's safety vs. cost-control culture may be what sent a fatal aircraft into the skies

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Internal fight goes back to amalgamation with McDonnell Douglas, engineer says (www.cbc.ca) More...

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