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Three Britons, one South African killed in plane crash near Dubai

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The head of Textron Aviation in Wichita said Tuesday that the company expects to hire another 1,000 workers this year. (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Irkut MC-21-300 makes first flight with a full passenger cabin

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The third MC-21-300 prototype (MSN 73054) made its maiden flight in March this year and it is easily distinguishable from the other two test aircraft with its corporate color scheme featuring a big ‘003’ located in the rear fuselage. The MSN 73054 is the first prototype fitted with a passenger cabin. The manufacturer will display the aircraft at the MAKS-2019 Air Show in Moscow this year. The arrival of the third test aircraft will accelerate the certification campaign of the Irkut's MC-21.… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Piper PA32 (Cherokee) Crashed in Honduras.

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Five foreigners, including the pilot, died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said. (globalnews.ca) More...

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Ethiopian Airlines pushes back on criticism of its pilots, states the Boeing 737 MAX has a problem

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Ethiopian Airlines is pushing back strongly against criticism that its pilots were to blame for the tragic MAX accident. (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Air Transat’s new A321neo LR soon at Brussels, to replace Airbus A310

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On 19 May 2019, Air Transat will fly its first Airbus A321neo LR registered C-GOIE on flight TS156 from Montréal Trudeau to Brussels Airport. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Cuban regulator says Air Cubana Boeing 737 crash was due to pilot error

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On May 2018, a Boeing 737 from Air Cubana plunged into the fields of South Havana shortly after taking off from Havana International Airport. 112 people were killed in the fatal crash. One passenger survived with critical injuries. There were initially four survivors, but three died at a local hospital later. All passengers on board were Cuban, except the crew, who were all Mexicans. The 39-year old plan was wet-leased from the little-known Mexican leasing company Damojh.… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Fixed-wing general aviation shipments jumped in Q1

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Shipments of fixed-wing general aviation aircraft surged in the first quarter of 2019, continuing a period of healthy growth despite a sag in deliveries of rotorcraft. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Long Awaited TWA Hotel Debuts at JFK Airport

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The long anticipated TWAHotel is an #AvGeek curated paradise, but the hotel operations were turbulent at best. On its inaugural night, it dazzled and disappointed. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Everything You Need To Know About Air France’s New A350’s

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Air France will be introducing a brand new aircraft into their fleet this coming September. The A350-900 will first operate on routes to Africa before being introduced across the Atlantic. (simpleflying.com) More...

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Crashed Superjet's pitch fluctuated before fatal touchdown

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Russian investigators have disclosed that the Sukhoi Superjet 100 involved in a fatal accident at Moscow Sheremetyevo was 1.6t over its maximum landing weight, and experienced two impacts in excess of 5g as it bounced on landing. The Interstate Aviation Committee says it has completed an initial analysis of information from the flight-data recorder retrieved from the Aeroflot jet after the 5 May event. Investigators have revealed that the crew received windshear warnings on approach and that the… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Air Canada in Exclusive Talks to buy Air Transat

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Air Canada is in exclusive negotiations to buy the company that owns Air Transat, the two companies say. The proposed deal would value Transat at $13 per share, a 22 per cent premium from the $10.58 a share the company was valued at on Wednesday. At $13, Transat is being valued at roughly $520 million. (www.cbc.ca) More...

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