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“I feel very badly let down by Thomas Cook Airlines” Steward ‘tried to kick teen off plane because her strawberry allergy

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Chloe Fitzpatrick, 19, claims a staff member refused to stop serving the drink even though it could trigger her life-threatening strawberry allergy A Thomas Cook flight attendant allegedly told a 19-year-old girl she’d have to disembark the plane and find an alternative way back from her holiday as her life-threatening strawberry allergy meant they couldn’t serve Magners cider to other passengers. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Spirit still open to buying non-Airbus in next aircraft order

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Spirit Airlines remains open to adding a new aircraft type to its all-Airbus fleet, a move that Spirit's chief executive insists would not necessarily erode Spirit's cost advantage. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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A350 diversion crew received engine temperature warning

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Preliminary information on an Iberia Airbus A350-900 diversion to Boston shows the crew received a warning that exhaust gas temperature on the left-hand engine was over limit. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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FAA Approves Longer CRJ Maintenance Intervals

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Agency has approved the escalation of the maintenance intervals in the Bombardier CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 to 800 flight hours for A Checks and 8,000 hours for C Checks, the Canadian manufacturer announced Monday. The changes extend the models’ line maintenance and heavy maintenance intervals for the second time since the launch of the CRJ700 in 1997, when specifications called for A Checks every 400 hours and C Checks every 4,500 hours. In 2011, the FAA increased… (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Predesign work of the Tupolev's supersonic passenger jet enters final stage

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Moscow - Drawbacks and design challenges for the production of supersonic passenger aircraft are excessive compared to subsonic airliners. Noise, sonic boom, high development costs, expensive production materials, overweight, and increased cost per seat are a few of them. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Chile's Sky takes first A320neo

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Chile’s Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, a twinjet being taken via US lessor Air Lease. Sky Airline is intending to lease 21 of the type. Its initial aircraft (MSN8444, registered CC-AZC) is fitted with CFM International Leap-1A powerplants and has been configured in a high-density all-economy layout featuring 186 seats. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Aer Lingus to Introduce New Livery in 2019

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MIAMI — Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has just announced at the EXPO in Boston that it will be rolling out a new livery, corporate identity, and cabin crew uniforms next year. According to the airline, the re-branding process should begin in January and will take three years, aiming to have it completed by the end of 2022. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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European Commission Intervenes in Looming Ryanair Strikes

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The European Commission has intervened in the wage conflict at Irish low-cost-carrier Ryanair. The airline is being requested to apply European Union (EU) lawfully and across its operations and to offer local contracts to local crews rather than Irish contracts to its entire staff. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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LATAM Boeing 767 near Las Palmas on Sep 24th 2018, electrical problems

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A LATAM Boeing 767-300, registration PT-MSV performing flight LA-8062 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL360 about 40nm south of Las Palmas,CI (Spain) when the aircraft descended to FL300, however, maintaining heading towards Milan (www.aeroinside.com) More...

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JetBlue celebrates Puerto Rico and supports tourism to the island with its newest livery: Bluericua

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JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico’s largest airline, has unveiled its latest special livery, which is dedicated to “La Isla del Encanto.” (worldairlinenews.com) More...

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Video: SkyWest departs with the first ever ATMOSPHÈRE cabin fitted CRJ 900

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SkyWest is the first operator of the newest and most spacious cabin in the regional jet market segment. As they took delivery of the first ever CRJ 900 fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin. (www.fliegerfaust.com) More...

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Wingwalking Isn't What It Used To Be, And That's A Good Thing [video]

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Back in the 1920s, wingwalking claimed lives. Daredevils would move around on the top of a plane's wings, in mid-flight, often without any harness or any safety line. Maybe they'd be able to clip onto something during takeoff and landing, but maybe not. There are still a few of those true daredevil wingwalkers out there in the world, but in the 21st century... it's usually a bit different (www.youtube.com) More...

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Aer Lingus To Introduce New Livery In 2019

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Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has just announced at the EXPO in Boston that it will be rolling out a new livery, corporate identity, and cabin crew uniforms next year. According to the airline, the re-branding process should begin in January and will take three years, aiming to have it completed by the end of 2022. Aer Lingus CEO, Stephen Kavanagh, said that the current Aer Lingus livery and uniforms “have been in service for close to 25 years. Our business has changed and we have the… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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United Flight UA919 forced back to Heathrow after "drunk women carries out assault"

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Sunday, September 23: A 43-year-old women has been arrested on suspicion of being "drunk" on flight UA919. The flight was subsequently cancelled. (www.mirror.co.uk) More...

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Boeing Or Lockheed? Air Force Set To Reveal Winner Of Big T-X Trainer Contract

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Sometime this week, the US Air Force will likely announce the winner of its long-anticipated T-X advanced jet trainer competition. The winner will get to build at least 350 jets, worth at least $7 billion. The competition consists of Boeing/Saab’s T-X (an all-new clean-sheet design), Lockheed Martin/Korea Aerospace’s T-50A, and Leonardo’s M-346 (renamed T-100 for T-X). Here are four things to know: (www.forbes.com) More...

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