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Drunk Irish Woman Flyer Spits at AI Crew, Hurls Abuses After Being Denied More Booze

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A drunk Irish woman allegedly got aggressive and started hurling abuses at the crew in a London-bound Air India flight. In a video that recently went viral online, the passenger can be seen yelling at the seemingly calm crew and even spitting at them after being denied more booze. (flip.it) More...

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Air NZ Boeing 777-300 Hit by Another Plane at Los Angeles Airport

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An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300 has been hit by another plane on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport. The plane was parked on the gate and ready for boarding when its horizontal stabiliser was clipped by an aircraft from another airline. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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Delta Flight Aborts Takeoff After Another Plane Appears On Runway

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A Delta flight was forced to abandon a high-speed takeoff today after another plane appeared at the end of the runway, according to the Chinese aviation authority. (www.aviationrepublic.com) More...

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FAA Launches Review of Boeing’s Safety Analyses

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Action comes in response to last month’s Lion Air jet crash (www.wsj.com) More...

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Jet Airways to sell 6 Boeing 777 aircraft in a bid to fly out of debt turbulence

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"The airline has identified six Boeing 777 aircraft, which it will sell to lessors under sale and leaseback and use the proceeds to pay most of the aircraft debt (www.ibtimes.co.in) More...

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Crucial details omitted by Boeing in aircraft manual may have prevented deadly Lion Air crash

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Two pilots unions have lashed out at Boeing for failing to properly explain a safety feature on the 737 Max aircraft in their manuals. (www.rt.com) More...

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Flybe For Sale: UK Regional Carrier Looking For A Buyer Or Merger

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Exeter-based regional carrier Flybe will go on-sale following rising costs of fuel, increased competition, and the volatility in currencies sparked by the imminent BREXIT. Europe's largest independent regional carrier will be putting itself for sale via the London Stock Exchange, hoping to attract a potential bidder that will take over or merge it with a competitor. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Airline industry rushes to understand nuances in 737 Max systems

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Airlines, unions and regulators are working to understand the 737 Max's flight systems while unions uncover seeming errors in emergency "runaway stabiliser" checklists. The work comes amid reports that the US industry was unaware Boeing had equipped the 737 Max with a new system that has been linked to the 29 October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max 8. "We are working at an extraordinarily positive pace to share information," says a spokesperson for the Allied Pilots… (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Boeing shares dip on Lion Air crash concerns

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Shares of Boeing Co <BA.N> fell on Tuesday on concerns related to last month's deadly crash of a 737 MAX, the newest version of the planemaker's best-selling jet, operated by Indonesia's Lion Air. Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew was not contained in the flight manual. U.S. pilots were also not aware of potential risks, two pilot unions told Reuters. Boeing… (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Multiple Pilots Report UFO: 'We Saw A Bright Light And It Just Disappeared'

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Several commercials airline pilots reported a series of fast-moving unidentified objects in the skies off the west coast of Ireland last week in an incident now under investigation. One pilot said the object or objects were traveling at “astronomical” speeds of at least Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound, The Irish Times reported. The incident began when a British Airways pilot flying from Montreal to London’s Heathrow Airport contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control in Ireland to ask if there… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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£5,000 an hour but no free booze – what to expect on board the Ryanair private jet

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Love it or loathe it, at least you know what you get with Ryanair. Or do you? Who would have thought, for example, that the Irish airline most often associated with lurid yellow and grumpy passengers, has its own private jet? Yours for just £5,000 an hour, on top of taxes and fees. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, you can take a second bag in the cabin free of charge. What’s more is each passenger is allowed two hold bags, each weighing up to 20kg. Are we talking about the same Ryanair?… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Former British Airways Chinook helicopters could make UK comeback

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Civil-registered Chinook helicopters formerly owned by British Airways could make a surprise return to UK operations after Bristow Group announced a $560 million merger with tandem-rotor stalwart Columbia Helicopters. Although British Airways Helicopters previously had a six-strong fleet of Boeing-Vertol BV-234s – the commercial variant of the heavy-lift rotorcraft – these were phased out during the late 1980s by successor British International Helicopters. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Arkia chief: A321LR first single-aisle to beat 757-300 economics

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Israeli carrier Arkia had considered the Bombardier CSeries, with a view to acquiring 10 aircraft, before being convinced to look at the single-aisle Airbus. Speaking to FlightGlobal in Hamburg, chief executive Nir Dagan said Arkia took an interest in Bombardier’s then-C130 proposal. “We wanted to buy 10,” he says, but says the airframer “froze” the programme. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Binter to take its first E195-E2 in second half of 2019

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Binter Canarias is scheduled receive its first example of the under-development Embraer 195-E2 during the second half of 2019, making the Spanish carrier the type's initial European operator. The Gran Canaria-based airline says it signed on 9 November a financing agreement with five Spanish banks – Banco Sabadell, Bankia, BBVA, Caixabank and Santander – for the fleet expansion programme. Binter will invest more than $342 million in the purchase of the aircraft, it says. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Indonesia says situation facing crew of doomed Lion Air jet not in flight manual

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Indonesian investigators said on Monday more training was needed for Boeing 737 MAX pilots after discovering the situation believed to have faced the crew of a doomed Lion Air jet was not contained in the aircraft's flight manual. (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Flynas receives first A320neo

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Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flynas has taken delivery of its first of 80 A320neo family aircraft. Deliveries of the CFM International Leap-1A-powered twin jets are due to run until 2026. Flynas, which is the first Saudi operator to acquire the A320neo, currently operates 30 A320ceos. The A320neos will support Flynas’s expansion, says Airbus. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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Arkia opts for 220-seat layout with first delivered A321LR

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Israeli carrier Arkia is configuring its long-range Airbus A321LR with 220 seats, giving the airline around a 3,300nm range with the twinjet type. Arkia is the first customer to receive the A321LR, taking delivery of its initial aircraft during a ceremony at the Airbus Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg on 13 November. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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