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Airline spells own name wrong on plane

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Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has had to send a new plane back to the paint shop after the company's name was spelled incorrectly on it. Travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and contacted the airline. It painted its name as "Cathay Paciic" on the side of the jet. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

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(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the "i"s -- on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. In a move that's had the Internet asking "WTF?" ("Where's the F?"), photos emerged Wednesday morning appearing to show a plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport, proudly emblazoned with the words "CATHAY PACIIC." (www.cnn.com) More...

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Air New Zealand Cuts Boeing 787 Flights as Trent Engine Checks Continue

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Air New Zealand is suspending two routes from its international network partly because of aircraft shortages caused by ongoing Boeing 787 engine issues. (www.atwonline.com) More...

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Alitalia Cityliner Embraer ERJ-175 at Rome on Sep 15th 2018, burst both right main tyres on departure

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An Alitalia Cityliner Embraer ERJ-175, registration EI-RDM performing flight AZ-568 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Geneva (Switzerland), was accelerating for takeoff from Fiumicino's runway 25 when just before becoming airborne the aircraft experienced excessive vibrations (uk.reuters.com) More...

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Air France Boeing 777 near Paris on Sep 18th 2018, burning smell on board

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An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPP performing flight AF-474 from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Panama City (Panama), was enroute at FL300 about 190nm southwest of Paris when the crew decided to return to Paris due to a light burning odour on board (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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American Airlines Considers Ending Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees

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American Airlines Group Inc. would consider barring passengers from changing nonrefundable tickets if Congress limits what carriers can charge for the adjustments, Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker said Tuesday. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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Qatar's emir 'gives $500m private jet to Turkey'

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it has been given a jet worth around $500m (£380m) by Qatar's emir. Mr Erdogan said Sheikh Tamim Al Thani had donated the Boeing 747-8i to the Turkish state after hearing that it was interested in buying it. (www.bbc.com) More...

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Sochi overrun B737 landed nearly halfway down runway

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Russian investigators have disclosed that the Utair Boeing 737-800 which overran at Sochi touched down almost halfway along the runway. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Airbus to use aircraft as runway safety sensors

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Airports today use a combination of visual observations and spot-checks to assess runway contamination, ground surface friction and braking action reports from pilots although checking the entire width and length of the runway is difficult. (airtrafficmanagement.keypublishing.com) More...

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Monstrously Powerful AC-130 Showing its Power at Training Range

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The Lockheed AC-130 is a gunship ground attack and close air support (CAS) aircraft. The base of the aircraft is manufactured by Lockheed. Boeing is responsible for converting to gunship. This is a variant of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. (www.youtube.com) More...

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American Airlines offers free live TV through Dish

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You might not be stuck watching a handful of mediocre movies (or your offline copies of streaming shows) the next time you're on a long-haul flight. American Airlines and Dish recently started offering free live TV for domestic US flights aboard 100-plus aircraft with Gogo's 2Ku satellite access. It won't match your service back home, but you will have access to a dozen major networks including CNN, ESPN, NBC and Telemundo. And you don't have to squint at a small seatback display -- you can… (www.engadget.com) More...

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Boeing to launch the 797 NMA officially at Paris Air Show in June 2019

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Seattle - Dennis Muilenburg, the Boeing boss, revealed nothing new about the Boeing's long-discussed NMA program at Farnborough Airshow this year. But internally, Boeing follows a precise timeline for its New Mid-market Airplane that is unofficially dubbed 797 by the industry. Teams in Seattle are working towards a program launch announcement at the Paris Air Show in June 2019 Jon Ostrower reports (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Ryanair cabin crew in five countries to strike Sept 28

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Ryanair cabin crew from five European countries will go on strike on September 28, threatening hundreds of flights in the latest round of a bitter tussle between unions and the budget airline's management. (phys.org) More...

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United Airlines Launches A New Boarding Process That Cuts Down On Congestion

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Saddle up to the gate on your next United flight and you may notice that there's now a different system in place for loading passengers. Just this week, Chicago-based United Airlines updated its boarding process to rely on fewer boarding lanes, a move that will cut down on congestion and potentially speed up passenger loading. (www.forbes.com) More...

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Airbus Boosts ACJ Fleet in Russia, CIS

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The number of VIP-configured Airbus aircraft operating in the Commonwealth of Independent States has increased to 29, Airbus Corporate Jets announced last week at the Russian Business Aviation Exposition (RUBAE 2018) in Moscow. The most recent example is an ACJ320, first flown on August 14 and handed over shortly to Moscow-based business jet company Meridian. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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