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UPDATE : Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

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Chilean officials say they have located debris believed to be from an air force plane that went missing on Monday. They said the wreckage was found floating 30km (19 miles) from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board last made contact. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Boeing Mocked Lion Air "Idiots" For Requesting Extra Training For 737 MAX

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Lawmakers have finally followed up last week's bombshell release of internal Boeing communications with more extremely damning internal messages exchanged by employees. (www.zerohedge.com) More...

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Investigators probe circumstances of WestJet 737 overrun

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Canadian investigators have opened a probe into the overrun at Halifax Stanfield airport by a WestJet Boeing 737-800 which was arriving from Toronto on 5 January. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Striking British Airways pilots stripped of free flight ‘mega perk’ by defiant airline bosses

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STRIKING pilots were today stripped of their staff travel concessions for three years by defiant British Airways bosses. (www.thesun.co.uk) More...

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Russia’s ‘Blackjack’ bombers arrive at South African air base

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Russia landed the world’s biggest military aircraft in SA on Wednesday — the Tupolev Tu-160 “Blackjack” bomber, in a rare display of co-operation between the defence forces of the two countries. (www.businesslive.co.za) More...

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US regulators call for updates to Boeing 737 planes

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US regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the engine covering on its 737 NG planes after a fatal 2018 accident, in which a woman died after being nearly sucked out of a window. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Boeing Begins Compensation Agreements With Affected 737MAX Customers

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News from Reuters has stated that customers affected by the ongoing Boeing 737MAX crisis are now beginning to agree on compensation payouts. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Federal Prosecutors Investigating Whether Boeing Pilot Lied to F.A.A.

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In questions before a grand jury, prosecutors have focused on whether a top pilot misled regulators about new flight control software in the 737 Max plane. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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25 more Boeing 737 Next Generation jets have cracks

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More Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) jets were found with cracking issues involving the wings. (www.king5.com) More...

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airBaltic Sees An Enormous Surge In New Bookings

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In the past two weeks, airBaltic’s bookings increased by nearly 500% compared to the first full week of May. (simpleflying.com) More...

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6 Things to Love About Delta’s New Airbus A220 Planes

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New airplanes get a lot of hype among travel industry insiders and frequent flyers, but the average traveler often won't notice the difference. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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FAA chief to testify at Dec. 11 U.S. House hearing on grounded Boeing 737 MAX

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will testify on Dec. 11 before a U.S. House panel on the agency’s review of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, which was involved in two fatal crashes in five months. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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PAS19: Delta Air Lines Opts For Five More A220s

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Delta Air Lines has placed an additional order for five Airbus A220-100s at the Paris Air Show this week. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Grounded Swiss Airbus A220s Start to Return to Service

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Tuesday's grounding forced the cancellation of some 100 flights and affected some 10,000 passengers. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Watch a full test flight of Lilium’s all-electric urban aircraft

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The footage is from a test conducted at the beginning of October, and Lilium says it has now completed that phase of testing and is working on phase two. This look at its Jet in action is an illuminating three minutes, showing the aircraft going through its vertical take-off and landing process, as well as flying around and making turns before returning to its origin point. (techcrunch.com) More...

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Swift Air Boeing 737 Lands In San Diego With Tail Parts Missing

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Landing at San Diego International Airport, a Swift Air Boeing 737-800 was spotted landing with part of its vertical stabilizer missing. (simpleflying.com) More...

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If Boeing Wants A Better Future, It Needs To Look To Its Past

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Boeing has been in trouble before – never more so than it was on September 12, 2001 (www.forbes.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B

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Boeing 737 MAX Crisis Costs US$21B - Boeing Could Have Bought The Whole Bombardier CSeries and Its Aerospace Division! (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Boeing 737 MAX has new hurdle to clear

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The 737 MAX, the best-selling model in Boeing's history, was grounded in March after two overseas crashes that killed more than 300 people prompted scrutiny of its anti-stall software (www.foxbusiness.com) More...

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Potentially The Most Revolutionary Aircraft You Have Never Heard Of Has Flown

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Over the last couple of years, virtually nobody has reported on the mysterious and bizarre-looking, but potentially revolutionary flying machine known as the Otto Aviation Celera 500L aside from The War Zone. (www.thedrive.com) More...

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max

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It’s Not Just Software: New Safety Risks Under Scrutiny on Boeing’s 737 Max (www.nytimes.com) More...

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Airbus: Larger A220 is ‘not a question of if, but when’

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Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer said development of a larger version of the A220 is “not a question of if, but when”, (blueswandaily.com) More...

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Branson says Virgin would 'have a look' at SAA stake if asked

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Richard Branson has said Virgin Atlantic would be open to buying an equity stake in struggling South African Airways. "So if we were approached by the SA government, we’d definitely have a look." (www.fin24.com) More...

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Boeing 737 Max: new 'troubling communications' sent to regulators

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A senior executive says the company has handed over more messages from test pilot who complained about anti-stall system (www.theguardian.com) More...

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AirAsia makes emergency landing after passenger USB battery explodes

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A KL to HK flight made an emergency landing so the passenger could receive medical treatment for burns following a USB battery bank explosion. (tuoitrenews.vn) More...

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South African designed Pegasus vertical takeoff jet demonstrator planned for 2020

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South Africa’s Pegasus Universal Aerospace is developing a vertical takeoff and landing jet and has started work building a full-scale demonstrator to display in Europe in 2020. (www.defenceweb.co.za) More...

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Boeing releases statement addressing suspension of tests for 777X aircraft

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Boeing has released a statement addressing its suspension of load testing for its 777X aircraft after a cargo door exploded (www.aviationnews-online.com) More...

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Air Canada Schedules Airbus A220 Flights Between Vancouver And Toronto

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In June, Air Canada will add a fifth service on its Toronto to Vancouver operation as it tries to recover from the effects of coronavirus. (simpleflying.com) More...

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General Electric Turns to Airbus Because of Boeing's Mess

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GE, Stung by Boeing Pullback, Pitches for New Business With Airbus (www.thestreet.com) More...

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First year of Airbus leading the A220 program

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Airbus Canada Limited Partnership marked its first anniversary on July 1, 2019, one year exactly after Airbus became the majority partner in the A220 aircraft program. (www.airbus.com) More...

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Why the new A220 is popular with airlines during the coronavirus pandemic

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There are winners and losers of every crisis in the aviation industry. (thepointsguy.co.uk) More...

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Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing MAX: If the planes are grounded for a year, aerospace analysts believe customers can cancel contracts

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Despite threats and fears of cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX following two fatal accidents of virtually brand new -8 MAXes, few order cancellations directly attributable to the crashes have occurred. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Boeing says delays on 737 MAX grounding could force it to halt production

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Significant additional regulatory requirements or delays in returning Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX to commercial service could cause it to cut or temporarily halt production of the aircraft, it said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Elixir two-seat piston-single secures European type certification

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Elixir says in contrast to traditional light aircraft, which are made up of thousands of parts, the main components of the Elixir are monocoque structures (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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PAS19: Virgin Atlantic Places Order for 14 A330-900neo Aircraft

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British Carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced an order for 14 the A330-900 at the Paris air show today. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Anchorage Airport Is The World’s Busiest for Cargo

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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) announced on the weekend that it reached the title of the world’s busiest airfield for aircraft operations. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus Working On More Than One New A220 Models

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Once again, what I heard lately through the grapevine about Airbus and Bombardier is highly interesting... (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Boeing 747 Nears End of the Line as Storied Factory Shuts Down

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The Southern California factory that has churned out fuselages for every Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jetliner is being sold for parts, potentially hastening the demise of the iconic aircraft. Triumph Group Inc., the largest supplier to the 747-8 program, is starting to clear out a storied plant with an online auction of manufacturing gear that begins Wednesday afternoon. Barring a surprise sales bonanza of freighters, Triumph’s decision to wind down work on the 747 after years of losses will force… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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VietJet Places Order For 20 Airbus A321XLRs

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In what has already been a blockbuster week for Airbus, another order has been announced, this time by VietJet for up to 20 A321 Xtra Long Range aircraft. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airbus Launches The A321XLR: ALC Goes Big with A321neo & A220

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Airbus has launched its latest version of the A321neo family, the A321XLR, which will become the longest ranged, single-aisle jetliner. The A321XLR will complement the existing A321neo family of aircraft, consisting of the A321neo, A321NX and A321LR. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Belgian F-16 crash leaves pilot stuck on power-line

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A Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter plane has crashed in France, officials say, leaving one pilot caught on a high-voltage electricity line. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Boeing did not include 'key safeguards' on 737 MAX

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Boeing left off "key safeguards" from the 737 MAX's anti-stall system that were included on an earlier version of the system used on a military tanker aircraft, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. (techxplore.com) More...

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Flight Review: First-class in Delta's six-month-old A220

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I flew first-class in Delta's six-month-old A220, the plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US (www.businessinsider.com) More...

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Captain Sullenberger tells Congress, Boeing 737 Max crashes "should never have happened"

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"These crashes are demonstrable evidence that our current system of aircraft design and certification has failed us. These accidents should never have happened," (www.cbsnews.com) More...

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Air China Boeing 777-300 ended on the grass during taxi at Frankfurt Airport

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Air China Boeing 777-300 performing flight #CA965 from Beijing ended with front and main gears on the grass beneath taxiway “Uniform”. The Boeing 777-300 (reg. B-2036) had to be towed on pavement surface. (www.airlive.net) More...

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JetBlue To Honor New York Healthcare Workers With Low Flypast

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JetBlue is planning a dramatic salute to healthcare workers today, flying low over New York at 19:00 tomorrow. (simpleflying.com) More...

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FAA administrator tells team to 'take whatever time needed' on 737 MAX

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U.S. Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told his team to “take whatever time is needed” in their review of Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX, reiterating that the path to approval is “not guided by a calendar or schedule,” (in.reuters.com) More...

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Airbus almost certain to be hurt by MAX crisis

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This may be the year that Airbus is hit with the negative consequences of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. (leehamnews.com) More...

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Excessive derotation on landing buckled Delta 757’s fuselage

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Portuguese investigators believe a failure to control the derotation of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 resulted in a heavy nose-gear impact severe enough to buckle the fuselage. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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