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Cessna Citation V crashes off coast of Florida after communication lost

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A Cessna plane bound for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport crashed Friday evening more than 300 miles off the coast of Florida after air traffic controllers lost communication with the plane and fighter jets were sent to investigate, the authorities said. The pilot of the Cessna Citation V is believed to be the only person who was on the plane, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The F.A.A. said air traffic controllers had been unable to communicate with the plane, which left from St.… (www.nytimes.com) More...

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America's Deadliest Air Disaster, 40 Years Later

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Forty Years On. Remembering America’s Worst-Ever Air Disaster. The Past as Prologue, and the Legacy of AA 191. (www.askthepilot.com) More...

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Avianca In Trouble: Board Shakeup, United Forces Control

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The 99-year-old Latin American airline giant, Avianca, is facing one of the most challenging times in its history. German Efromovich, known to be the airline's savior, has been removed from his position of Chairman of the Board of Avianca Holdings SA following a loan breach that gave his voting powers to United Airlines. The US carrier has found itself in control of an odd situation in Bogota, Colombia, where Efromovich, Avianca's boss, defaulted on the repayment of a $456 million loan… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Air Passenger Protection Regulations finalized

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GATINEAU, QC, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announced today that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations are now finalized. The regulations will come into effect in two stages. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

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Ontario International Airport Is Now The Fastest Growing In The US

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California's small Ontario International Airport (ONT) isn't so small after all. The airport has been on a rapid climb to the top, following the announcement of numerous new flights, and the recent positive climb of 7% in traffic last month. The airport authority released the figures which show that almost 445,000 passengers traveled through ONT during April—an increase of 6.9% over April last year. Part of this growth can be attributed to Delta's new nonstop route to Atlanta… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Delta Inaugurates New Boston to Edinburgh Service

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Delta Air Lines has launched a second route to the Scottish city of Edinburgh, operating a daily, non-stop service from Boston-Logan International Airport throughout the summer. On top of this, the airline will be upgrading its current service from New York-JFK service to year-round. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Chile's Supreme Court bars LATAM JVs with American and IAG

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Chile's Supreme Court has struck down proposed joint ventures by LATAM Airlines with Oneworld partners American Airlines and IAG, siding with appeals filed against the deals last year by Chilean tourism and consumer organisations. Four judges behind the court's decision say that the proposed joint ventures will result in the airlines acquiring a market position that would be "difficult to challenge" in an industry that already has high barriers to entry. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Avianca Brazil grounded by regulator

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Brazil’s civil aviation authority ANAC has suspended the operations of Avianca Brazil, dealing what could be the final blow to the airline which has operated under bankruptcy protection since December 2018. ANAC says in a statement that it has decided “to suspend all operations of Avianca Brazil as a precautionary measure”. It adds that all flights will remain halted until the carrier proves its ability to ensure safe operations. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Fat Albert is retiring

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After more than 30,000 flight hours, the C-130T known as "Fat Albert" is being retired. (www.pnj.com) More...

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Photos: Delta Welcomes First Airbus A330neo In Atlanta

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Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which departed Toulouse last night arriving into Atlanta at 02:00 am UTC. It is the first of 35 A330neo aircraft that the Atlanta-based carrier is expected to receive, and it marks a special occasion as the airline becomes the U.S launch customer of the re-engined variant. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Preliminary report into fatal Alaska plane crash prompts calls for new safety measures

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The NTSB provided more details Wednesday about the Alaska plane crash that left six dead, including the paths of the two planes. (globalnews.ca) More...

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Uber, NASA and AirTaxis

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Flying cars may not be unique to science fiction for much longer. Uber Technologies Inc., the company behind the popular car service app, is once again partnering with NASA, and this time, it's supplying information to the agency so that it can simulate the flight of a small passenger-carrying aircraft within the airspace of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, according to two recent statements by NASA. (www.google.com) More...

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U.S. airlines expect Boeing 737 MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again

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Once regulators approve Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX jets for flight, each aircraft will likely require between 100 and 150 hours of preparation before flying, officials from the three U.S. airlines that operate the MAX told Reuters. The estimate, provided to Reuters by American Airlines Group Inc, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co officials, is the first indication of the time needed to bring the jets out of storage following a worldwide grounding in March spurred by deadly crashes… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Boeing drops Embraer name from Brazil commercial jet division

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Boeing Co on Thursday said that after taking over Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA's passenger jet unit, it will call the division Boeing Brasil - Commercial, dropping one of Brazil's most iconic company names. The name change comes after Boeing agreed to pay $4.2 billion to buy 80% of Embraer's operation making passenger jets with fewer than 150 seats. Embraer will retain a 20% stake. That division is still Embraer's most profitable and considered a gold standard of Brazilian… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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