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British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner near Iqaluit on Sep 12th 2018, fumes in cockpit

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A British Airways Boeing 787-900, registration G-ZBKA performing flight BA-103 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Calgary,AB (Canada), was enroute at FL400 about 150nm north of Iqaluit,NU (Canada) when the crew donned their oxygen masks and decided to divert to Iqaluit reporting fumes on the flight deck. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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Russian spy plane 'shot down' over Syria with 14 on board during Syria missile strike and disappears from radar

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The Russian surveillance plane “disappeared from radar” with reports claiming it was shot down by Syrian forces. Russia‘s Defence Ministry says it lost contact with the Ilyushin IL-20 aircraft near its Hmeimim Airbase in Syria. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Airline spells own name wrong on plane

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Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it. Travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the airline. It painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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MyCargo Boeing 747 at Frankfurt on Sep 16th 2018, dropped part of flaps

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A MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Saudi Arabian Airlines, registration TC-ACM performing freight flight SV-931 (dep Sep 15th) from Dammam (Saudi Arabia) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany), landed on Frankfurt's runway 07R with the crew maintaining routine communication and taxied to the apron. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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Air India Pilot lands in US after nightmare : System failure, Bad weather, low fuel

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Lost all ILS systems, facing bad weather and to top that, Air India's long haul flight with 377 passengers was very low on fuel and landed manually at New York (indianexpress.com) More...

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Delta Airline Passenger Captured Terrifying Moment -Flight Evacuated After Smoke Pours From Engines Before Take-Off

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A Delta Air Lines flight from San Francisco to Detroit had to disembark passengers after plumes of smoke were seen pouring from one of its engines prior to take-off. The flight, which was due to depart San Francisco on Sunday evening, was aborted following the discovery and frightened passengers were evacuated from the plane. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Hawaiian Boeing 767 over Pacific on Sep 12th 2018, fuel distribution problem

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A Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N580HA performing flight HA-43 from San Jose,CA to Honolulu,HI (USA), was enroute at FL350 about 200nm west of San Jose when the crew decided to turn around and divert to Oakland,CA (USA) due to discrepancies in the indications (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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Forget About China’s Stealth Fighter or Aircraft Carriers. This Is the Plane America Needs to Worry About.

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As China rises to the status of a global superpower, it is looking to acquire assets on a scale possessed previously only found operated by the United States: a huge fleet of gigantic, globe-spanning cargo planes. Indeed, its new Y-20 “Chubby Girl” transport is the largest aircraft in production since the U.S. completed production of the C-17. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

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‘Unruly passenger’ forces flight to Italy to make emergency landing in Salt Lake City

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Alitalia airlines Boeing 777 Was Seen Circling Above – Dumping Fuel – Unruly passenger and Emergency Landing BY CARLEY PORTER, – SALT LAKE CITY — A B-777 plane was seen circling above Tooele County and dumping fuel Thursday evening, before it made its way to Salt Lake City for an emergency landing. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Passengers were stuck overnight after their flight was diverted. So the captain brought them 40 pizzas

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Passengers from American Airlines Flight 2354 from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth were bracing for a long night. Their plane was diverted to the regional airport in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday due to severe thunderstorms. Trying to ease their inconvenience, the plane's captain, Jeff Raines, called the local Papa John's and ordered 40 fresh pizzas for delivery at Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS). (edition.cnn.com) More...

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First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paintshop (+Video)

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The first Airbus A220-100 (former Bombardier CSeries CS100) for Delta Air Lines has rolled out of the paint shop at the Bombardier assembly line in Mirabel, Canada. The manufacturer claims that the plane will now move to the final assembly stage before taking off on its first test flight during this coming fall. Estimated entry into service date for this plane is early 2019. The Atlanta-based carrier will become the first US carrier to take delivery of the Airbus A220. The first batch of A220s… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

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(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the "i"s -- on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. In a move that's had the Internet asking "WTF?" ("Where's the F?"), photos emerged Wednesday morning appearing to show a plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport, proudly emblazoned with the words "CATHAY PACIIC." (www.cnn.com) More...

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Boeing releases more photos of the very first Boeing 777X

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Everett - Boeing released more photos of the very first Boeing 777-9 this week. Boeing has released images of the airframe which will be used for static tests. The test device still missing its vertical fin, the engines and avionics systems. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Air Canada Affirmed as North America’s Only Four-Star, Full Service International Carrier by the Independent Research Firm Skytrax

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MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada’s Four-Star rating has been affirmed by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organization whose research is used for benchmarking in the global airline industry. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

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Pictures: Lufthansa releases images of the new business class for its upcoming Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - Business Class configuration of Luthansa for its upcoming 777X, which will enter into service in 2020, will offer passengers a new level of comfort. Lufthansa, the launch customer of the Boeing 777-9, has already revealed a new Business Class cabin concept for the new widebody jetliner. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Scared teen pilot makes emergency landing after plane loses wheel

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BEVERLY, Massachusetts -- A 17-year-old student pilot from Massachusetts who successfully made an emergency landing after losing a wheel during her first solo flight plans to return to the cockpit soon. (abc13.com) More...

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New Audio Recordings Shed Light on How Plane Heist at SEA Was Possible

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New Findings/thinkings of the stolen Q400 from Horizon Air... (thepointsguy.com) More...

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Emotional Reunion as Pilot Meets ZFW Team That Helped Save His Life

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Over the better part of an hour, Porter and his Enis used every technique they knew to attempt to reach Edenhoffer. They asked other aircraft on frequency to attempt to reach Edenhoffer and continually advised him of his aircraft’s position to emergency airports and more favorable weather conditions for visual flight, even with no response. At that point, the team brainstormed new ways they could reach Edenhoffer. They finally were able to locate his cell phone number through a hospital that… (www.natca.org) More...

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Spirit Airlines to fly to Cali, Colombia

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Beginning on December 20, 2018*, Spirit will connect Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with daily nonstop service. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Cuts Boeing 787 Flights as Trent Engine Checks Continue

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Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines to Offer Nonstop Flights from Boston to Honolulu

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Hawaii promises paradise to vacationers. Getting there? That’s far from blissful. But Hawaiian Airlines is about to make that difficult slog — often lasting 15 hours or more — much easier for New Englanders. The company on Friday plans to unveil a roughly 10-hour nonstop flight covering nearly 5,100 miles from Boston to Honolulu. Billed as the longest domestic fight in US history, the five-day-a-week service will connect Logan International Airport with Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International… (www.bostonglobe.com) More...

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Pilot Beard Ban Debunked

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A Canadian study has found that there is no significant difference between the sealing of O2 mask with or without a beard. Time for a policy change? (www.avweb.com) More...

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Cathay Pacific to donate world’s first Boeing 777-200 to museum

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Cathay Pacific and Boeing have announced they will be donating the world’s first Boeing 777 to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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So much for no litter left-behind! Burning Man's 747 plane is STILL in Nevada desert two weeks after the festival ended

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A 747 airplane that was a main attraction at this year's Burning Man is still in the Nevada desert - two weeks after the festival ended. One of the main rules for Burning Man's 80,000 attendees is to 'leave no trace' at the site after the week-long event ends. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Sailplane reaches 76,100 ft altitude

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Airbus sponsored flight smashes previous record. Flight took advantage of a mountain wave where Antarctic winds hit the Andes Mountains in South America. (www.nbcnews.com) More...

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Airbus launches construction of Flight Works Alabama

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Mobile - Last week (September 12), Airbus executives met Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and officials from the Mobile County, as well as industry and educational partners to formalize the launch of Flight Works Alabama, the new aviation experience center to be built in Mobile. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Boeing to launch the 797 NMA officially at Paris Air Show in June 2019

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Seattle - Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing boss, revealed nothing new about the Boeing's long-discussed NMA program at Farnborough Airshow this year. But internally, Boeing follows a precise timeline for its New Mid-market Airplane that is unofficially dubbed 797 by the industry. Teams in Seattle are working towards a program launch announcement at the Paris Air Show in June 2019 Jon Ostrower reports (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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(Video) McDonald's Drive-Thru in a Helicopter

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"My name is Ian and I am a helicopter flight instructor. In this video, we decided to have a little fun and go get some lunch at McDonalds with one of the helicopters in a little unorthodox manner, or at least it seems that way. Through some fun editing and camera angles, we were able to pull this off. This video had actually been in the works for a long time. We finally were able to get all the footage we needed to put it together." (www.youtube.com) More...

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Aeromexico Cuts Pilots Benefits Following Durango Accident

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Last month’s Aeromexico Embraer E190 crash in Durango has led to the suspension of some benefits for the airline’s pilots, unbinding a pilot strike that is set to happen during the first week of October in protest of the removal of some privileges. Aeroméxico informed that it had fired Carlos Galván, Daniel Dardon and José Ramón Vázquez from their Flight Crew duties. These were the three pilots of flight AM2431 flight that crashed on July 31. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines to remove its 767-300ERs from service earlier than expected

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Honolulu - Hawaiian Airlines is removing its Boeing 767s from its fleet earlier than expected. There are still six Boeing 767-300ER are in service with Hawaiian Airlines. The youngest 767 is twelve, and the oldest one is 17 years old. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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