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Shocking Video of Passenger Punching a Jetblue Flight Attendant

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A passenger had to be restrained on a JetBlue flight after he punched an attendant in the head during a profanity-laden rant. Shocking video obtained by DailyMail.com shows the crazed man screaming at the crew member before attacking him while the New York-bound plane was on the tarmac in Los Angeles. (www.travelingaap.com) More...

At least 3 dead after Wisconsin-bound plane crashes in Indiana

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Indiana State Police say there are no survivors after a small, Wisconsin-bound plane carrying at least three people crashed in central Indiana. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

BA passengers flying from Gatwick are forced to cross their legs for more than 3 hrs as on-board toilets break down

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BA Passengers were forced to cross their legs for more than three hours after cabin crew discovered an issue with the on-board toilets and were forced to divert. The airline apologised to customers on the Gatwick to Tenerife flight on Wednesday, after it was forced to touch down in Portugal when the toilets went out of service. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage found

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SYDNEY: Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black darkness, crushing pressure and ice-cold water awaiting them. The disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew almost four years ago is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, with an Australian-led hunt across a 120,000 square-kilometre (46,000 square-mile) zone failing to reveal the crash site. (www.nst.com.my) More...

Watch: Thunder rattles Qantas as passengers scream in terror

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Passengers on board a Qantas flight were left screaming for their lives last night when the plane flew into some of the region’s notoriously wild weather. The Townsville-bound flight left passengers ‘extremely sick’ after it hit a terrifying patch of thunder and lightning strikes which lasted for over 40 minutes. (www.travelingaap.com) More...

Beth Evans, 24, was kicked off an Emirates flight because she had period pains

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A WOMAN and her boyfriend have blasted airline Emirates for booting them off a plane because she had period pains. Beth Evans, 24, and Joshua Moran, 26, were ordered to leave a £400 flight to Dubai just minutes before take-off. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Fifty-five days left to find MH370, but is there a twist?

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On January 11 the Ocean Infinity marine survey firm signed a deal with Malaysia to resume the search for missing jetliner MH370. For whatever reason the “contract” is for 90 days, on a “no find, no fee” basis. (www.nationmultimedia.com) More...

Passengers see smoke billowing from plane engine

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This is the terrifying moment passengers looked out of their plane window to see propellers not spinning – after an engine caught fire. The Nok Air twin-propeller aircraft carrying 84 people took off from Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, yesterday at 3.10pm but just ‘two minutes’ later its engine was engulfed in flames. (www.travelingaap.com) More...

Flight emergency landing in Vienna after a fight broke out mid air

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According to a report published in an All India Media, an aircraft was flying from Dubai to Amsterdam. But in the middle of the sky, the rhythm happens Smugglers are bound by the pilots. One person started the beatup with two fellow passengers. After that, the pilot decided to take the plane back. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

British millionaire behind new search for MH370

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Clake, a London-based hedge fund millionaire, is the largest shareholder in the firm. He is said to have invested in Ocean Infinity due to its advanced technology. (www.msn.com) More...

Why planes could still vanish into thin air like MH370

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The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 prompted a slew of safety proposals meant to prevent another jetliner from inexplicably vanishing. Yet four years later, that possibility remains. (www.sfgate.com) More...

Mom Lets the Kid Do What Ever He Wants Throughout the Flight

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Passengers forced to endure ‘demonic’ child’s screams for eight hours after he throws mega tantrum on flight.. The child reportedly ran around screaming almost the entire time on the flight from Germany to Newark, New Jersey (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

watch Flight HORROR: Mid-air horror as parts of engine fall off United Airlines flight

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PASSENGERS panicked on a flight San Francisco to Honolulu when parts started to fall off the engine mid-flight. Photos have emerged on social media of the stripped-back turbine of United Airlines flight 1175 after parts of its outer casing fell away, about half an hour from its destination on Tuesday local time. (www.travelingaap.com) More...

Nigeria's Dana Air blames passenger after door falls off

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A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing. (www.bbc.com) More...

FlySafair first to enable card payment for inflight refreshments

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FlySafair has become the first local low-cost carrier to offer card payments on all of its flights. (www.fin24.com) More...

Ryanair looking for pilots in SA

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Ryanair is starting a recruitment drive for pilots in South Africa as the budget airline seeks crew to helm its expanding fleet of jets. (www.fin24.com) More...

This Day In Aviation History, February

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10 February 1908 (USA) — First Army airplane contracts signed with Wright Brothers. 10 February 1923 (England/France) — An experimental night flight arrives to Le Bourget, France, from Croydon, England. The pilot has given his position by radio and used the aviation light beacons to make his approach. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Frontier unveils 35 new routes

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Frontier Airlines has announced dozens of seasonal routes that will begin operations beginning in April. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

Black Eagle T-50B crashes during takeoff at Changi

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A Korea Aerospace Industries T-50B aircraft from the Black Eagles display team crashed while taking off from Changi airport’s runway 1. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

London airport, police alarmed after sensor detects grenade-shaped belt buckle

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A grenade-shaped belt buckle caused a panic at London’s airport Tuesday morning, prompting a warning from city police. London International Airport staff spotted what they believed to be a hand grenade inside one of the bags they were screening at about 5 a.m. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Boryspil International Airport (KYIV) Introduces New Discounts for Airport Charges

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State-owned enterprise Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv), the largest airport of the country, has introduced new discounts for airport charges. According to the document posted on the airport’s website, it is intended to increase competitiveness of the Boryspil airport, boost passenger flow and airport’s revenue, expand the flight network and attract new carriers to the airport, as well as stimulate airlines as commercial partners of the airport. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

TAME Ecuador ends Venezuelan ops in mid-1Q18

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TAME Ecuador (EQ, Quito Int'l) has formally terminated services to Venezuela because the route stopped being profitable and due to technical problems at Caracas Simón Bolivar International Airport, El Comercio newspaper has reported. (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

Boeing reveals the time during a flight a plane is most likely to crash

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THE aircraft manufacturer has crunched the numbers to narrow down the precise time during a flight that a fatal plane crash is most likely to occur. AIR travel is often cited as the safest way to travel — you have a one in 11 million chance of being involved in a crash. But accidents do happen, and in-depth analysis by Boeing reveals that there is a particular time mishaps are most likely to take place. The Sun reports the aircraft manufacturer analysed data from international commercial flights… (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Heathrow terminals should be opened up to competition says British Airways owner IAG

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Heathrow terminals should be run by companies other than the airport operator, the owner of British Airways said, continuing its long-standing call for lower costs at Europe’s busiest airport. IAG, which owns British Airways plus Iberia, Aer Lingus and other carriers, said in a submission to Britain’s aviation regulator, the CAA, that bringing third parties such as airlines themselves in to run parts of Heathrow would create competition and keep costs down... (www.aviationnewspoint.com) More...

Reason Behind UPS Is Buying 14 More 747s

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The rise of express deliveries and the recent U.S. tax reform have led UPS to order another 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets, the logistics firm has announced. 747s may be out of favor with passenger carriers these days, supplanted by newer, more efficient planes, but UPS is still a fan of the freighter model. It also ordered 14 of them in 2016, and all the planes are scheduled to enter service by the end of 2022. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Air Force grounds popular training aircraft

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from WTVA: The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it has temporarily grounded a popular training aircraft known at the T-6. There are 99 of those aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base. (www.wtva.com) More...

Watch: Terrifying Moment Flames and Smoke Engulf Crowded Russian Plane

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Panic broke out on a passenger plane in Russia when a fire broke out in the middle of the cabin yesterday. The flight from Moscow had just landed in Volgograd when one of the seats caught fire after a portable charging unit exploded. Video shows flames and smoke engulfing a section of the economy class cabin, as passengers and crew scramble to put out the fire. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Cape Town's new runway approved

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Cape Town International Airport's long awaited runway realignment project has been given the final green-light approval (www.traveller24.com) More...

Plane makes emergency U-turn after toilet breaks – with 84 PLUMBERS on board

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A PASSENGER plane carrying dozens of plumbers had to make a u-turn after its bogs broke down. “We would like to thank passengers for their patience and would like to apologise for the inconvenience.” (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

‘Drunken’ couple arrested after allegedly engaging in oral sex on flight from Las Vegas

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A couple was arrested after landing in Minneapolis-St.Paul last week after allegedly engaging in oral sex on a flight from Las Vegas. Twin Cities locals Teresa M. Kohn, 43, and Tyler V. Boehm, 41, were escorted off the Sun Country plane in handcuffs on January 21 and charged with engaging in gross lewdness or lascivious behavior. (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

Making some room for the Dreamliner

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This is not your normal garage cleanout. In October this year, deliveries of our eight Boeing Dreamliners start. And to make room, we’re saying goodbye to some old friends. Five of our Boeing 747s will be retired, starting with VH-OJM. Delivered new to Qantas in 1991, OJM (which is its registration and how we tell the difference between the same types of aircraft) carried more than four million people around the world safely. OJM went back and forth to cities like London, Santiago, Johannesburg… (www.qantasnewsroom.com.au) More...

Jen Selter Kicked of American Airlines Flight After Heated Argument

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Fitness model Jen Selter was booted from an American Airlines flight Saturday night after she and her sister got in a heated argument with a flight attendant and pilot. Jen and her sister got on the plane in Miami which was bound for La Guardia, but it was delayed for an hour-and-a-half due to mechanical issues. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

British Airways boss Alex Cruz reveals how he plans to steer the airline back to glory after seeing flaws first-hand

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Passengers on a cold Monday morning at Heathrow early this month might have spotted a burly, bearded figure in a yellow reflective jacket and earplugs running up and down the stairs to a plane – looking slightly stressed. They probably didn’t realise this was British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz doing a shift ‘on the ramp’. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Air New Zealand cancels $123 US flight bookings citing ‘human error’

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Air New Zealand has refused to confirm how many fares were sold at the erroneous price. However, it is believed most of the sales were in the northern hemisphere as the mistake occurred overnight on Tuesday in New Zealand. Seattle-based folk musician Matthew Bean, who performs under the moniker "Sneaky Bones", expressed his disappointment with third-party travel booking website Expedia for failing to honour the sale price. (www.9news.com.au) More...

Why don’t pilots take off with their planes overweight with fuel knowing it will burn off soon?

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The Aircraft has special authorization, all aircraft are legally restricted to a maximum take-off weight as specified in the Weight and Balance portion of the aircraft’s Pilot Operating Handbook. Aircraft will almost always fly when heavier and usually relatively safely, but from a legality and insurance standpoint pilots typically are careful NOT to exceed the maximum allowable weight. The additional weight affects things like increased stall speed, take-off and landing distances, decreased… (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Tupolev 160 as a commercial aircraft...

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If that happens, we would experience again the joy of Concorde-like flying. (www.rt.com) More...

MH370: Air France 447 discovery suggests Malaysia Airlines wreckage, bodies could be preserved

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The wreck of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 — if it is found — could be preserved "like a time capsule" because of the depth, stillness and temperature of waters in the southern Indian Ocean. The man who co-led the search for Air France 447 — which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 — says if MH370 is at or near the bottom of the sea, the wreckage and indeed bodies could be largely preserved, and still give investigators vital clues as to why the plane disappeared so far… (www.msn.com) More...

Third U.S. Marine Corps AH-1 Attack Helicopter makes emergency landing in Japan

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OSAKA – Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga denounced the U.S. military as “crazy” Wednesday following the third mishap this month involving an Okinawa-based U.S. helicopter.“The U.S. military is out of control. They can’t exercise any oversight, there are no signs they will reform, and the Japanese government can’t handle them,” Onaga told reporters in Naha on Wednesday after an AH-1 attack helicopter based at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma made an emergency landing at Tonaki village Tuesday… (www.aviationnewsworld.info) More...

Airbus and Boeing Commercial Aircraft-list prices 2018

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In a press release, Airbus announced that its list prices have increased across its product line by 2%. On the other hand, Boeing quietly increased its list prices by 4.1% for its commercial airplanes — 2.1% more than its counterpart. Unlike Airbus, Boeing didn’t publicly announce the increase in a press release. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Why a pilot career in China looks attractive to foreigners

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Expanding aviation market creates openings that cannot be filled locally. Pilots say they enjoy the work, and records of their salaries suggest one reason why (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

Finland’s accident investigator has opened an investigation of an incident involving a Nordic Regional Airlines aircraft

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The incident took place at around 9:30 on Tuesday morning. According to the authority's director Veli-Pekka Nurmi the vehicles were clearing snow from the runway. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) More...

Biomimicry: engineering in nature’s style

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions (www.airbus.com) More...

TUI Boeing 757 at Manchester on Jan 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A TUI Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBP performing flight BY-2677 from La Palma,CI (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 226 people on board, was final approach to Manchester's runway 23R when the crew initiated a missed approach due to a problem with the flaps. (www.aeroinside.com) More...

Five dead in fiery helicopter crash in New Mexico

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Zimbabwe politician Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather, were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in the mountainous regions of northern New Mexico, local authorities confirmed Thursday. The aircraft’s pilot, 57-year-old Jamie Coleman Dodd, co-pilot Paul Cobb, 67, and Charles Burnett, 61, were also among those killed in the deadly incident, according to a police press release. (www.nydailynews.com) More...

‘Drunk’ BA pilot is hauled off of by armed police seconds from take-off after ‘cabin crew who smelled booze’ and feared for passengers called 999

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British Airways pilot hauled from plane seconds before take-off by armed police .... Cabin crew feared for passengers safety and called 999 after smelling 'alcohol' ... Pilot was due to fly 300 passengers from Gatwick, London to island of Mauritius .. (www.aviationfigure.net) More...

Qantas Airways Has Changed Its Website After a Warning From China

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Australia’s Qantas Airways qubsf said on Tuesday it had amended its website to no longer refer to Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries, rather than Chinese territories, after China issued a warning to foreign airlines last week. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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