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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

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British Airways suspended flights to Cairo for seven days starting on Saturday to allow for an assessment of security there, the airline said in a statement (uk.mobile.reuters.com) More...

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The 737 MAX Fiasco Will Cost Boeing Over $8 Billion

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Between production inefficiencies, customer compensation, payments to victims' families, and regulatory penalties, Boeing will pay a big price for the 737 MAX's safety problems. (www.fool.com) More...

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Boeing ditches 737 Max name on new Ryanair plane

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Photos shared on Twitter show a plane in Ryanair colours outside Boeing's manufacturing base, with the name 737 Max replaced by 737-8200 (www.bbc.com) More...

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Skydiving plane crash kills nine in Sweden

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Nine people died on Sunday when a plane carrying them for a parachute jump crashed in northern Sweden soon after taking off. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Fraport will use FlightAware data – What does that mean for the whole ATM community?

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We are now entering a time where a private organization, not run by a state, can provide better data and prediction than national or even trans-national ANSPs. In this age of data, it is also likely that FlightAware and the like can provide better flight profile and performance data than theory and research based models like BADA. (radar.foxatm.com) More...

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Gander International Airport in Newfoundland, Canada. A onetime transatlantic refueling stop, the airport has had a varied and interesting history.

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It's an unlikely location for an international airport, but the northeastern tip of this rocky Canadian isle is one of the world's most significant aviation destinations. (www.cnn.com) More...

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United orders 737NG to make up for lost Max aircraft

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Since there is no end in sight to the ongoing grounding of the Boeing's new-generation single-aisle jets, United announced that it signed an agreement to buy 19 used older generation Boeing 737-700. The jets will be delivered to the US carrier in December. The airline currently operates 40 Boeing 737-700. United Airlines has 14 737 MAX 9 jets in its fleet. On July 13, the airline withdrew the jets from its schedule until November. After two days from the United, another major US carrier… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Embraer Executive Jets Joins FlightAware’s Entry into Service Program

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FlightAware announced today that Embraer Executive Jets will begin participating in their Entry Into Service Program. The program provides owners and operators of new or pre-owned Embraer business jets with a complimentary, one-year subscription to the premium version of FlightAware Global,a professional and private flight tracking service. FlightAware Global offers worldwide flight tracking that fuses thousands of data sources and makes them available to unlimited users via FlightAware’s web or… (flightaware.com) More...

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IAG boss is determined to finalize his order commitment for 200 737 MAX jets

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One of the biggest surprises of the Paris Air Show this year was the order commitment made by the International Airlines Group for 200 Boeing 737 MAX jets. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Delta Nearly Joined its Rivals in Buying the Troubled Boeing 737 MAX

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Delta Air Lines almost bought the troubled Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which was grounded worldwide earlier this year after its software was implicated in two crashes in five months that killed nearly 350 people. (www.google.com) More...

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Maiden flight for Hi Fly's first Airbus A330-900

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Today, first Airbus A330neo of Hi Fly made its maiden flight at the manufacturer's Toulouse facilities in France. The Portuguese charter operator was initially expecting to take delivery of its first A330-900 in June but it will have to wait for a few weeks more until the aircraft receives its corporate livery and completes final ground and flight tests. The European wet-lease specialist currently has ten Airbus A330-900 in its order book. Two of them will join the airline's fleet this… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Ryanair Slows Growth Due To Boeing 737 MAX 200 Delays

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Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has updated its investors regarding the delays to deliveries of the high-density Boeing 737 MAX 200 that the carrier is expecting to receive once the worldwide grounding of the aircraft type is lifted. The airline's CEO, Michael O'Leary gave a lengthy comment, saying that Ryanair “remains committed to the 737 MAX aircraft, and now expects that it will return to flying service before the end of 2019, however, the exact date of this return remains… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Ryanair drops ‘MAX’ title from nose paint work on its 5th 737 MAX 200

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As Boeing continues to grapple with new software problems on its 737 MAX line, Ryanair has started taking pre-emptive action of its own. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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30 cancelled Swoop flights leave customers bitter. Will passenger rights coming Monday help?

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The abrupt cancellation of 30 Swoop flights over the first 10 days in July sparked anger and confusion, with some customers paying out-of-pocket to salvage travel plans. New federal air passenger protection regulations, which roll out Monday, aim to cut down on customer confusion by laying out clear compensation amounts and treatment standards for mishaps involving all airlines. But rules covering cancelled and delayed flights won't take effect until December. The regulations also face two… (www.cbc.ca) More...

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Grounding of Boeing jet complicates United's 2020 planning

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The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is making it harder for United Airlines to plan for next year. United Chief Financial Officer Gerry Laderman told analysts on a conference call Wednesday that they can assume that United won't get all the Max jets it was expecting from Boeing through next year. Executives said the airline will grow at a slightly slower pace than it planned next year as a result. United expected to have 30 Max jets in its fleet by now and to receive another 28 next… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Tanzania to buy new Airbus, Bombardier planes for national carrier

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Tanzania's government will buy two new Airbus jets and one plane from Bombardier Inc as part of a fleet expansion plan for the national flag carrier, the president said on Thursday. President John Magufuli has personally taken charge of the revival of Tanzania's loss-making state carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), spending hundreds of millions of dollars purchasing eight new planes since 2016. President Magufuli "has already issued instructions for the purchase of three… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Airbus closes in on Air France jetliner deal - sources

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Airbus is close to a deal worth billions of dollars to sell dozens of A320neo-family and smaller A220 aircraft to Air France as the French network carries out a keenly awaited renewal of its medium-haul fleet, industry sources said. The deal could include as many as 50-70 Canadian-designed A220 jets, formerly known as CSeries, to replace Air France's ageing fleet of roughly 50 A318 and A319 aircraft, they said. Air France is also expected to pick the A320neo family to replace approximately… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Cargo pilot union supports Prime Day strike

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Pilots for airlines owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings who fly cargo for Amazon voiced their support for warehouse workers employed by the e-commerce giant who are on strike during Prime Day because the two groups share concerns they are overworked and underpaid. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A bird-damaged Southwest Boeing 737 returns to service in 48 hours

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A Southwest Boeing 737, which was damaged by a bird strike, returned to service just in two days thanks to the quick work by NVision Inc., a 3D non-contact optical scanning and measurement company. The rapid turnaround helped Southwest avoid the financial losses caused by grounding an aircraft for a long period. Bird strikes cost airlines billions of dollars each year. Not only because of the damage, but also the incurring capacity loss due to the grounded aircraft. In 2017, bird strikes caused… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Families 'cheated of Boeing crash compensation'

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Relatives of people killed in the Boeing 737 Max crash in Indonesia last year have been cheated out of compensation, their lawyers say. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Announces New, Non-Stop Service from Trenton to Sarasota

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Low-fare carrier, Frontier Airlines today announces new, non-stop service from Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and additional flights on seven of its routes, included in the new winter schedule. To celebrate this new, low-cost service, Frontier is offering fares as low as $49*, which are available now at FlyFrontier.com. “Today’s announcement of new service from Trenton to Sarasota marks our 16th non-stop route from Trenton-Mercer Airport,” said… (news.flyfrontier.com) More...

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Cool Your Jets! Science Might Explain Your Weird And Emotional Airplane Behavior

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Peoples' incapacity to regulate emotion might have a scientific explanation. (www.npr.org) More...

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Flight attendant union calls cramped airplane seats 'torture'

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Washington (CNN) - Flight attendants feel the pain of cramped aircraft seats, too. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Crash victim families seek new type certification for Boeing 737 Max

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Relatives of 737 Max crash victims want regulators to re-certificate the troubled Boeing narrowbody as a completely new aircraft, and only after crash investigations are complete. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A new “euro-white” livery for Brussels Airlines

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Several months ago, the Lufthansa Group had decided to adopt a uniformly white livery for all the airlines of the group, with only the tail and the titles differing from airline to airline. This would make it easier to transfer an aircraft from one airline to the other if needed for operational reasons. The new Lufthansa livery (with the disappearance of the yellow colour) was developed in line with that decision. Austrian Airlines also has adopted a so-called “euro-white” livery. SWISS has it… (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Are Cellphones a Flight Danger? They Are on These Boeing Jets

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U.S. government officials in 2014 revealed an alarming safety issue: Passenger cellphones and other types of radio signals could pose a crash threat to some models of Boeing 737 and 777 airplanes. More than 1,300 jets registered in the U.S. were equipped with cockpit screens vulnerable to interference from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and even outside frequencies such as weather radar, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which gave airlines until November 2019 to replace the units made by… (www.msn.com) More...

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No one wants the middle seat on airplanes. This design could change that.

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(CNN) - It is a truth universally acknowledged that middle seats on airplanes are the worst. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Bulgaria picks Munich airport consortium to run Sofia airport

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Bulgaria has picked a consortium comprising asset manager Meridiam and the operator of Munich Airport to run and operate Sofia Airport, the Balkan country’s main air transport hub, the transport minister said on Wednesday. (www.reuters.com) More...

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A321XLR A plane I would’t want to work on.

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With the lack of a dedicated crew rest, a single cabin configuration offering more seats than a 787-8 - the new vision of a 10 hour flight? An interesting article from the POV of flight crew about Airbus’s new sell on long haul travel. (www.google.ca) More...

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Delta ‘Dream Flight’ shows diversity and inclusion next off the runway

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As companies continue to double down on diversity and inclusion, Delta Air Lines says it wants to be the airline that moves the needle for minorities in aviation. When Delta Air Lines Captain Guy Stallworth, 54, first took part of the airline’s annual “Dream Flight” roughly 20 years, an initiative aimed at educating underrepresented youth interested in aviation, he never thought it would become what it is today. Since then, in partnership with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Mechanics ask FAA to assign more inspectors to American

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American Airlines' mechanics unions have urged the Federal Aviation Administration to assign additional inspectors to the carrier, saying a recent court order potentially threatens the safety of American's operation (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Ryanair to cut 30,000 flights owing to Boeing 737 Max crisis

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So apparently not all of the 737 MAX news is bad... (www.theguardian.com) More...

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Ukraine says transport organiser of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail

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Ukraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organised the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

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Airbus (AIR.PA) on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with “biomimicry” technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Boy slips through Heathrow Security to board British Airways flight to Los Angeles

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Police at Heathrow Airport are investigating how a 12-year-old boy slipped through security and managed to board a British Airways flight to Los Angeles without a ticket or boarding pass. The unaccompanied child, who had no travel documents, mingled with passengers getting on the flight and was only spotted when cabin crew asked to see his boarding pass in order to direct him to his seat. The mystery youngster, who is thought to be Dutch, was not travelling with his parents, and refused to… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Toronto man whose family died in Boeing 737 Max crash: Scrap the jet

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Paul Njoroge says he believes Boeing should scrap the 737 Max, and he wants the company's top executives to resign and face criminal charges for not grounding the plane after a deadly accident last October. (www.ctvnews.ca) More...

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ALPA warns of potential trend to single-pilot commercial aircraft

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The Air Line Pilots Association is fighting to ensure large commercial aircraft do not evolve to have only one pilot. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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KLM apologizes over since-deleted post about airplane fatalities

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Twitter users slammed KLM Tuesday after a verified Twitter account associated with the Dutch airline posted about the likelihood of fatality based on where passengers were seated. The tweet has since been deleted and an apology issued. The @KLMIndia post read: "According to data studies by Time, the fatality rate for the seats in the middle of the plane is the highest. However, the fatality rate for the seats in the front is marginally lesser and is least for seats at the rear third of a… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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American provides an update on the Boeing 737 MAX

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Question: My flight wasn’t scheduled to be on a MAX. Why has it been canceled? (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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These aircraft wrecks were rescued from the ice -- and flew again

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Elleston Trevor referenced this in his 1964 novel, which was later brought to the film, "The Flight of the Phoenix". It's the story of an air crew that, after crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, manages to repair their aircraft and fly to safety. The "Flight of the Phoenix" may have been fiction, but in the real world, aircraft have, on rare occasions, managed to make unlikely, almost miraculous, comebacks. The extreme climatic conditions of some of the world's most… (www.msn.com) More...

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Passenger airdrops image of suicide vest to passengers and crew at Newark

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JetBlue flight is evacuated at Newark Airport after prankster sends picture of a SUICIDE VEST to every iPhone on board - including the flight attendants Two flight attendants along with every passenger who had an iPhone received a photo of a suicide vest or of someone wearing a suicide vest It led to evacuation of JetBlue Flight 573 to Tampa just as it was about to take off Happened around 7:45am at Newark on Saturday when flight attendants saw pic Plane returned to gate and 150 passengers… (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes

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Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged grounding of its lucrative 737 MAX passenger planes (www.marketwatch.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines to add 5 routes this fall; Phoenix gets the most new flights

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it's adding four new routes from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and one new route between Trenton, New Jersey, and Sarasota, Florida. And flyers can snag seats for as low as $29-$79 each way with discounted intro fares. Starting in November, the airline will add year-round, daily service from Phoenix to San Diego and Salt Lake City and seasonal non-daily service from Phoenix to Detroit and Fargo, North Dakota. The latest Phoenix… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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airBaltic breaks new passenger milestone

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airBaltic transported 528,449 passengers in June, or 24 per cent more than during the same month last year. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max jet had 'anomalies,' FAA's acting director says

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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Director Daniel Elwell, speaking in an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Liz Claman, said it has informed Boeing to correct the irregularities found in the Boeing 737 Max jet. “As we look very deeply into this, we have discovered some anomalies and then we have directed Boeing to mitigate those anomalies and that’s an ongoing process,” he said on “The Claman Countdown” Wednesday. The Boeing 737 Max planes have remained grounded by aviation officials… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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OPINION: Safety gains must not be undone by technology

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Diligent application of hard-earned experience has made safety a hallmark of modern aviation; let's not lose our grip on the basics of sound technique. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Emirates Bounces Back: Opens Daily Flights To Mexico City Via Barcelona

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Emirates has announced that following lengthy government evaluations, services to Mexico City via Barcelona will begin. The airline's newest route will commence on a daily basis from December 9, with the airline opting to use the Boeing 777-200LR in its fleet. Last year, the Dubai-based carrier had dropped its plans to operate flights between Dubai (DXB) and Mexico City (MEX) via a stop in Barcelona (BCN). (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Whoops: A Russian MiG-31 Shot down One of Its Buddies

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Whoops: A Russian MiG-31 Shot down One of Its Buddies In short, the MiG-31 mistakenly shot down its wingman. It has now emerged that the twin-engine fighter was brought down by another MiG-31 which fired an R-33 air-to-air missile mistakenly. A report appeared on Baza claims that “… the accident of the MiG-31 aircraft was the result of omissions in the activities of officials in the organization of the LUT (flight tactical exercises – Approx. Ed. precluding their mutual falling into the zone of… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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