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Squawks & Headlines ✈ General ✈ Popular (This Week)

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VIDEO: ACJ320neo carries out maiden flight

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Airbus has flown the first ACJ320neo, the corporate version of its re-engined twinjet, for the first time. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing cancels airline call on 737 MAX systems: sources

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Questions have arisen about the role that a new emergency system on the jet, designed to prevent the 737 MAX from stalling, may have played in the crash. (www.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus indicates A321XLR would have over 100t MTOW

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Airbus is looking at taking the maximum take-off weight of the A321neo above 100t in order to extend the range of the type beyond that of the new A321LR. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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PICTURE: A220 flies formation for Latvian centenary

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Latvian carrier Air Baltic has flown a specially-painted Airbus A220-300 in formation with fighters to commemorate the centenary of the Baltic country’s establishment. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus sets date for first A330neo delivery to TAP

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Airbus plans to deliver the first A330-900 to launch operator TAP Air Portugal on 26 November. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Singapore Airlines Makes U-turn Soon After Take-off From Changi Airport After Pilots Reported a Drop in Cabin Pressure to ATC

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ongrats to Sing. Airline with well organised care for passenger while waiting and already a survey to get feedback. 1-0 for SA. AF flight cancellation was much more chaotique and no request for feedback. Well i guess here it is! SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): A Singapore Airlines flight which left Changi Airport early Monday (Nov 19) morning made a U-turn less than an hour after take-off, after pilots reported a drop in cabin pressure to air traffic controllers. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Investigators obtain ATC audio recordings of crashed Lion B737

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Investigators from Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee (NTSC) have obtained audio recordings of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed on 29 October from air navigation service provider AirNav Indonesia. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Pilot makes emergency landing on MOTORWAY in unbelievable footage

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The pilot was forced into an emergency landing when their plane went wrong and the safest place to land was a busy motorway.And footage has now emerged of the unbelievable incident.In the clip, a woman – identified as Keri Decker – is driving with her family when they see the small craft ahead of them.As the camera zooms in, the white plane heads into the fast lane to put the wheels down. (flip.it) More...

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Boeing insists will share info with clients after Indonesia crash

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Boeing on Tuesday insisted it would share any information to emerge from an investigation into the crash of one of its newest planes in Indonesia last month, amid reports a telephone conference with its customers had been canceled. (phys.org) More...

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Boeing 737 Plane Hits Wall During Takeoff, Pilots flew damaged plane for 4 hours before landing

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An Air India Express Boeing jet suffered major damage to its underbelly after hitting an airport boundary wall during takeoff in Trichy, Tamil Nadu The flight in question was Air India IX 611, an early morning service between Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) in Tamil Nadu, and Dubai. Air India Flight IX 611 took off from the Trichy airport at around 1.30 am this morning. Seconds after the plane took off — and before it cleared the airport perimeter — it struck a wall at the end of the runway. (www.airtravelvlog.com) More...

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Happy 13th Birthday FlightAware

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FlightAware is 13 today! Congratulations and may it have many many more! (flightaware.com) More...

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British Airways Will Become A Spanish Airline If Brexit Deal Is Not Approved

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IAG is reportedly in talks with the Spanish Government to create a contingency plan in the case of a no deal Brexit. This week a 585-page document detailing the proposed course of the split from Europe, however, IAG is planning for a no deal Brexit. As such, the airline parent company which owns Spanish flag carrier Iberia is intending to prove it qualifies as a Spanish Company. While the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of IAG is Britain, there is a case to argue that the group… (simpleflying.com) More...

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Aerial Support Key to Fighting Southern California Fires

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As a resident of Agoura Hills, one of the communities evacuated as a result of the devastating Woolsey Fire, I was closely watching the progression of the fire as it quickly ravaged the hillsides surrounding our neighborhood. The fire flared up on Thursday afternoon and within less than 30 hours had burned through 70,000 acres, fueled by raging Santa Ana winds topping 50 mph. The strong winds prevented aerial firefighters from attacking the flames. The only reason few homes in Oak Park, Agoura… (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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China Southern to leave SkyTeam

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China Southern has announced that it will leave the SkyTeam alliance next year as it pursues new partnerships with carriers around the world. In disclosures to the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges, the carrier says it will not renew its SkyTeam membership from 1 January 2019, and that it will complete the transition arrangements within the year. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing Guidance on 737 Max Stall Protection System Under Fire

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Boeing failed to communicate with 737 Max operators new procedures for addressing cases in which the airplane’s automatic stall prevention system commands the nose of the airplane downward, potentially resulting the kind of steep dive that appears to have led to the fatal crash of Lion Air Flight 610, according to pilot union officials quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Meant to improve pitch response at high angles of attack and prevent pilots from raising the airplane’s nose too high, the… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Departing 737 fatally strikes person on Moscow runway

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Russian investigators are probing an accident in which a departing aircraft fatally struck a person on the runway at Moscow Sheremetyevo. Moscow’s regional transport division of the federal Investigative Committee says the Boeing 737 was taking off on a service to Athens at around 20:10 local time on 20 November. It says a man, 25 years of age, was struck by the undercarriage of the jet and suffered fatal injuries, according to preliminary information obtained by the committee. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Japan Airlines pilots failed alcohol tests 19 times since since August 2017 causing 12 flight delays

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Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer alcohol tests on 19 occasions since August 2017, causing 12 domestic flight delays due to pilot switches, JAL officials have revealed to the Mainichi Shimbun. The major airline introduced a new type of detector for in-house checks that month. The revelation comes on the heels of the arrest of a JAL co-pilot in London by British police in October this year for allegedly arriving for duty on a flight to Haneda Airport in Tokyo with alcohol levels… (www.airlive.net) More...

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First Airbus A220 for Air Tanzania + Airbus Investing in Mirabel - See The Giraffe!

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With pictures and A220 production update. Airbus is investing at their A220 Mirabel factory. Interesting (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Prankster posing as ATC, uses walkie-talkie to order Argentinian aircraft to takeoff

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As part of a prank, a private pilot in Argentina used a handheld communication device to give instructions to active aircraft at the Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) in Buenos Aires. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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Manufacturer had concerns about engine part that led to woman's death on Southwest flight

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(CNN)The design of an engine fan blade that snapped on a Southwest flight in April, breaking an airplane window and partially sucking a woman out of it, has been a concern since the engine's earliest days, the manufacturer told investigators at a hearing Wednesday. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board and an NTSB report also revealed frightening new details about the chaotic scene aboard Flight 1380, when pilots heard a loud bang, wind roared into the cabin through… (www.cnn.com) More...

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UPS B763 over Atlantic on Nov 18th 2018, engine shut down in flight

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A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 767-300, registration N344UP performing flight 5X-209 (dep Nov 17th) from Philadelphia,PA (USA) to Cologne (Germany) with 3 crew, was enroute at FL330 over the Atlantic Ocean about 190nm west of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew declared emergency reporting they had needed to shut the right hand engine (CF6) down due to low oil pressure. In response to the emergency declaration ATC queried "do you wish to continue lower", the crew replied in the… (avherald.com) More...

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Delta Air Lines places A330-900 order with Airbus

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Delta Air Lines has ordered ten additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft, expanding the A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft. This latest order supports Delta’s international growth strategy in the near to medium term. Simultaneously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer ten previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accommodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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easyJet celebrates 15% of new entrant pilots being female with its 20% by 2020 target firmly in sight

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easyJet has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020, having achieved a new high of 15% of new entrants to the airline being female, over the past financial year. It comes at a time when only 5% of all pilots worldwide are female, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Of that, just over 450 of them have achieved the rank of captain – which means that almost every female commercial… (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Southwest flight clips another plane’s wing at St. Louis Airport

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ST. LOUIS - The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation regarding an incident concerning two commercial airliners that came in contact with each other at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. “We were fully boarded and then heard a little boom,” said Nathaniel Jensen, a passenger on the WOW jet. ** Watch the Video ** (fox2now.com) More...

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Vietnam Airlines receives first A321neo

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Vietnam Airlines has taken delivery its first of 20 Airbus A321neos on order. The aircraft is configured with 203 seats in a two-class setting: eight in business and 195 in economy. It will also be the airline's first short-haul jet to feature wireless inflight entertainment streaming product, which is set to begin on 1 December, says the Vietnamese carrier. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 flight #WN1486 stabilizer damaged during takeoff

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Southwest flight #WN1486 experienced bird strike minutes after take-off from Pittsburgh-Intl Airport (KPIT). Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 (reg. N8509U) from Pittsburgh to Ft. Myers was damaged on takeoff due to bird strike with a goose to the stabilizer. Pilots quickly decided to return to Pittsburgh. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Boeing to hold airline call on 737 MAX systems after Indonesia crash

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Boeing Co (BA.N) plans to hold a conference call with airlines on Tuesday morning to discuss systems on the 737 MAX model that crashed in Indonesia last month, according to four sources with familiar with the matter. A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX crashed in the Java Sea on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board, in the first major accident involving the latest version of its popular narrow-body plane. After the crash, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration warned airlines that erroneous inputs… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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NASA Announces landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

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NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community. The rover mission is scheduled to launch in July 2020 as NASA’s next step in exploration of the Red Planet. (www.airlive.net) More...

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