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Inside the sexy and glamorous world of airline pilots

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Meeting the pilot of your flight is usually something that happens very rarely. You may see them boarding the plane and informing passengers of the flight progress from time to time, but the minute you step outside the plane, chances are you would have forgotten them. (www.iol.co.za) More...

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Qantas Tests 20-Hour Non-Stop Flights to See If Passengers Can Bear It

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Qantas Airways Ltd. will run marathon ghost flights from New York and London to Sydney carrying just a few staff to see how the human body holds up before commercial services start. Qantas said Thursday it will simulate the world’s longest direct flights with Boeing Co. Dreamliners as soon as October. The payload of 40 passengers and crew, most of them employees, will undergo a host of medical checks and assessments. (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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FlySafair plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure malfunction

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A FlySafair flight headed from Cape Town to Durban had to make an emergency landing minutes after take off. According to Kirby Gordon, Head of Sales and Distribution at FlySafair the FA 461 departed at 20:01 pm from Cape Town International. "During the climb the cabin crew were alerted to an issue regarding the cabin pressurisation systems and decided to turn back to Cape Town and implement the required safety procedures. (www.iol.co.za) More...

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After engine shuts down mid-flight, SmartWings 737-800 crew continued on for another 2 hours and 20 minutes to Prague on remaining engine

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On 22 August, a SmartWings Boeing 737-800 (OK-TVO) operated flight QS-1125 from Samos, Greece to Prague, Czech Republic with 170 passengers on board. The aircraft was flying at 36,000 feet over the Aegean Sea about 100nm northeast of Athens, Greece when the crew drifted the aircraft down to 24,000 feet and continued to Prague at that level for a landing without further incident about 2:20 hours later. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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ALERT British Airways #BA179 diverted to Shannon after indication of fire at the rear of the aircraft

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British Airways flight to New York JFK diverted to Shannon after indication of fire at the rear of the aircraft. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Live Blog: 24th Annual Boyd Group International Aviation Forcast Summit.

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LAS VEGAS — We have arrived in Las Vegas, where we’ll be covering this year’s 24th Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Dale Earnhardt’s Jr Prelim NTSB Report

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Report in full. From the NTSB, in regard to Dale’s plane crash.. (app.ntsb.gov) More...

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Maintenance Mishap Damages Emirates A380

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A maintenance mishap has left an Emirates Airbus A380-800 with serious damage to its nose and surrounding structure. The aircraft, registered A6-EOP, was undergoing a routine maintenance check when the aircraft collapsed onto its nose. Occurring at an Emirates maintenance hangar at Dubai International Airport, the accident has left the aircraft with a torn/crumpled fuselage and structural damage. (samchui.com) More...

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Which Members of the Royal Family Fly Commercial, and Why They Do It

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Do royals ever fly commercial? That's a question that's back in the spotlight, thanks to recent criticism of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex for taking private jets on recent trips to Spain and France. The couple, along with son Archie, flew to Nice on a private jet provided by Elton John and David Furnish, which seemingly contradicted their strong commitment to environmental efforts. Elton, a longtime friend of Harry's mother Princess Diana, tweeted an explanation that… (www.msn.com) More...

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How one group helped recruit American to fly DFW-Israel route

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The Israel Ministry of Tourism has traditionally focused on growing demand for travel to Israel. But a couple of years ago, the ministry decided to wade into the supply side of the equation by recruiting airlines and hotels to expand in the country. "We look at Israel like a product," Yael Golan, director of the U.S. Southern Region for the ministry, said in an exclusive interview. She heads contact between the ministry and Fort Worth-based American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL)… (www.bizjournals.com) More...

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Tanzania says South Africa impounds Airbus plane

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South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Tanzania's national flag carrier, the Tanzanian government said. The plane had been scheduled to fly from the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Friday. "The plane was impounded following an order issued by the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg," Tanzania's transport ministry said in a statement on Friday. It was not immediately clear why… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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Eastern Airlines Comes Back: New Logo, JFK Hub, Triple Sevens

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The Eastern Air Lines brand seems to be far from gone and forgotten. The iconic and historic airline name will—pending on DOT approval—take off on point-to-point missions to the Caribbean, South America, and even Asia. In a letter addressed to the airline’s employees, current Eastern Airlines CEO, Steve Harfst, noted that “in support of the development of our new corporate website and the promotion of our new business plan, we have been working very hard getting the new Eastern Airlines ready… (airwaysmag.com) More...

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Mexico's Interjet challenges tax debt demands

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Months of litigation over tax debts allegedly owed by Interjet (4O, Toluca), said to have accumulated between 2013 and 2017, have reached a climax. Interjet said in a statement on August 12 that a judge had ruled in its favour suspending an order for the airline to pay off the sum, Reuters reported. The airline added that it was also challenging Mexico's tax administration service (Servicio de Administración Tributaria - SAT) in its assessment of what it owes. “Interjet is clearing up… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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Only foreign operator of Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 planes wants to get rid of them

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Mexico’s Interjet, which is currently the only foreign airline operating Russian Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft, announced that it intends to sell them. There are 22 aircraft of this type in the Interjet’s fleet. According to the reports, only 21 planes can be actually sold, since one was badly damaged and dismantled for parts. (www.eturbonews.com) More...

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(Video) Cessna 750 Citation X rolls off ramp through fence

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Mechanic forgot to set parking brake or insert chocks. 23 million dollar aircraft damaged after rolling through a fence. (www.newsflare.com) More...

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Russia’s MC-21 aircraft to make its long-awaited public debut

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The wait is over. Russia’s new MC-21 narrow-body medium-haul aircraft is to be shown for the first time at the MAKS 2019 air show next week. The principal hope of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation – which is now under the management of Rostec – was first expected to make an appearance two years ago at the MAKS 2017 event at Zhukovsky, but the prototype of the family’s basic -300 variant, which made its maiden flight in Irkutsk on May 28, 2017, had not yet passed factory tests. Irkut… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Volga-Dnepr changes management and launches a restructuring plan

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Weak operational and financial performance during the first six months of this year has prompted Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, which consists of the three specialist cargo airlines AirBridgeCargo (ABC), Volga-Dnepr and Atran, to launch a restructuring plan and appoint a new general director of ABC, the biggest part of the businesses. In the first six months of 2019, freight volumes of the three airlines dropped by six per cent to 2.59 billion tonne-kilometres, some “20 per cent lower than… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Air Astana switches Moscow airport to enhance relationship with S7 Airlines

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Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is to transfer its flight operations from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo (SVO) airport to its Domodedovo (DME) neighbour airport from the IATA 2019 winter season. The move comes after a recently signed code-share agreement with S7 Airlines, which has DME as the Russian carrier’s capital city as its operational base. This change of airport directly affects Air Astana services from both Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), with 11 weekly services in winter; and Almaty… (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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Russia’s aircraft industry is endeavouring to preserve its key competences

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Despite the global spread of international isolation, Russia’s aircraft industry is endeavouring to preserve its key competences in the design, development and manufacture of up-to-date commercial aircraft programmes. These efforts – urged in a new wave of reforms across the industry – are aimed at further separating the commercial segment from the defence industry. (www.rusaviainsider.com) More...

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NTSB: Collapsed landing gear to blame for Dale Jr.'s plane crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board determined a mechanical malfunction resulted in the plane crash in East Tennessee in which Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy Earnhardt, and their young daughter, Isla Rose, suffered minor injuries last week. The fiery crash took place on Aug. 15 at Elizabethon Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Two other people — a pilot and copilot — as well as the Earnhardt's family dog, Gus, were on board the aircraft, and were uninjured, according… (www.msn.com) More...

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Protesters plan “stress test” of Hong Kong Airport this weekend

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Protestors are planning to “stress test” Hong Kong International Airport this weekend. ABC News Australia reports that Hong Kong’s High Court was extending an order that requires demonstrations to have permission from authorities (www.airlive.net) More...

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ALERT British Airways pilots announce three day strike in September

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British Airways pilots are planning to go on strike for three days in September, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said. (www.airlive.net) More...

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SCOOP: Eastern Airlines Comes Back With New Logo, JFK Hub, Triple Sevens

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The Eastern Air Lines brand seems to be far from gone and forgotten. The iconic and historic airline name will—pending on DOT approval—take off on point-to-point missions to the Caribbean, South America, and even Asia. The carrier is expected to boast a fleet of 55 Boeing 767 and 777s. The airline’s initial routes to South America are presumed to launch during the fourth quarter of 2019, whereas the service to China will open up once the first 777 aircraft arrives in 2020. (airwaysmag.com) More...

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New Upgraded Su-30 Aircraft Delivery Highlights Indonesia Air Force Capabilities

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Late last month, Indonesia received delivery of two upgraded Su-30 aircraft that had been scheduled earlier. The delivery highlighted Jakarta’s continued reliance on Russian equipment as one key source as it builds up its military capabilities, in spite of the various challenges that remain for the defense relationship. (thediplomat.com) More...

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Indonesia's Aircraft Industry

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Indonesia’s aircraft industry is ready to take off again after collapsing as a result of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. Before the devastating crisis, Indonesia’s aircraft industry supplied major jetliner makers like Boeing and Airbus in the 1980s. (www.channelnewsasia.com) More...

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Hawaiian Airlines jet fills with smoke due to defective oil engine oil seal

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Seven people were taken to hospital when a Hawaiian Airlines jetliner made an emergency landing in Honolulu on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and cargo hold, officials said. The passengers had 'smoke-related symptoms,' the carrier said in a statement on Twitter. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 47, an Airbus A321neo flying from Oakland, California, was about 20 minutes away from its scheduled noon landing in Honolulu when an emergency was declared, officials said. (www.dailymail.co.uk) More...

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JAL introduces new uniforms, offers pants option for female cabin crew

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TOKYO -- Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) has unveiled newly designed uniforms to be worn by its workers including cabin crew, pilots and mechanics from April 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as the number of foreign tourists to the country is expected to increase. (mainichi.jp) More...

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'Disaster': Travelers Decry '22-Hour' Delta Nightmare at JFK

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A Delta flight that was supposed to leave John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday afternoon en route to Los Angeles was still stuck on the Queens tarmac the next morning, prompting a flood of angry tweets from frustrated passengers who said they were stranded at the airport a stunning 22 hours. The plane, Delta flight DL0975, had been supposed to take off at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The airline's website shows it departing JFK at 9:20 a.m. Thursday. According to social media reports, passengers were… (www.msn.com) More...

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Seven Hawaiian Airlines passangers taken to hospital after smoke in the cabin forces plane evacuation

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Seven passangers were taken to hospitals when a Hawaiian Airlines flight landed in Honolulu on Thursday with smoke in the cabin and cargo hold, officials said. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Indonesia Threatens to Halt Airbus Jet Orders Over Palm Oil Feud

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Indonesia is pushing its domestic airlines to halt purchase of Airbus SE planes in retaliation for curbs imposed by the European Union on use of palm biodiesel. Indonesia’s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita is also asking carriers including PT Lion Mentari Airlines to consider switching their outstanding aircraft to Boeing Co. Lukita has spoken to Lion’s co-founder Rusdi Kirana about dumping Airbus and the country’s largest low-cost carrier supports the government move, the minister said in a… (www.bloomberg.com) More...

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INCIDENT Nose gear wheel of a Delta #DL273 Boeing 757-200 came off at New York JFK Airport

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A Delta flight from Lisbon to JFK suffered a serious landing gear problem at JFK Airport Tuesday afternoon. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Cracks in Salvaged A380 Engine Prompt Checks

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Cracks found in the GP7200 Engine manufactures by a US group of companies (GE & PW) on a salvaged A380 have prompted safety checks on the fleet (www.aerotime.aero) More...

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Fuel supply to Air India stopped at six domestic airports: sources

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Jet fuel supply to state-run carrier Air India has been stopped at six domestic airports because of unpaid dues to fuel provider, Indian Oil Corp (IOCL), three sources said on Thursday. "Jet fuel supply to Air India has been stopped for commercial reasons at six airports," a source at Indian Oil Corp told Reuters. India, for years, has propped up the debt-laden airline by infusing equity to keep it alive - the government injected 39.75 billion rupees ($553 million) into Air India in… (www.yahoo.com) More...

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How Denver International Airport lands international flights — and which destinations might be next

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Denver International Airport has seen explosive growth over the past year and a half into international markets, with airlines offering a host of new routes to such destinations as London, Paris, Zurich and Panama City. And there are signs that this expansion hasn’t been for naught. It’s helped to establish the Mile High City as more of an international hub, though it still lacks the population to support global point-to-point travel. (coloradosun.com) More...

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New B-21 Stealth Ramping Up

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With lessons learned from the B-2 bomber, development is under way for 100 of Northrop's newest B-21 (www.latimes.com) More...

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(Video) Transportation of GE9X Engines in the Antonov

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Short Video of how they transport the GE9X Engines at Victorville, using the Antonov. (m.youtube.com) More...

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Overview of Fuel Systems

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In response to a question about the plane crash in Half Moon Bay. Just FYI (www.flight-mechanic.com) More...

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DA42 Completes AutoLand For non-ILS G.A Airports

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Researchers at a TUM in Munich have devised a system that uses a camera, advance GPS, and fly by wire to autoland DA 42 at facilities with no ground instrumentation such as ILS etc.. Also adding A safety feature they say that could autoland the aircraft if a single pilot was unconscious... (www.diamondaircraft.com) More...

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Small jet bursts into flames while taking off in Northern California airport; all 10 on board escape injury

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All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday when the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said. (www.latimes.com) More...

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Two pulled from ocean after plane crash near Half Moon Bay

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"Pilot David Lesh said he had siphoned particulate matter out of the gas but doesn’t think he got all of it. “This definitely was more stuff than I was used to seeing,” he said." Lesh, the founder of Denver-based outerwear company Virtika, said he bought the plane nearly three months ago for more than $200,000 and spent about $40,000 for upgrades. He said Tuesday’s flight was its first real trip. (www.mercurynews.com) More...

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Boeing is hiring as it expect resuming 737 MAX deliveries in October

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Boeing said on Tuesday it plans to add extra staff and hire “a few hundred” temporary employees at an airport in Washington state where it is storing many grounded 737 MAX jetliners, a key step in its best-case plan for resuming deliveries to airline customers in October. (www.airlive.net) More...

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Where Will Boeing Be in 5 Years?

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If you can look past the 737 MAX debacle, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has midterm prospects that appear to be very good. Unfortunately, the grounding of the aircraft has overshadowed a year of otherwise good progress at the company, which continues to lay the groundwork for future improvement. Let's analyze where it could be in five years, with a focus on its commercial operations. (finance.yahoo.com) More...

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Three die in helicopter crash near Poros, Greece

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Three bodies, of two Russian nationals and a Greek, were recovered from a helicopter that crashed into the sea channel between Poros island and the mainland of Galatas on Tuesday. The helicopter had hit electricity wires supplying Poros with power from Galatas before plunging into the sea. (www.amna.gr) More...

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Lenders mull liquidation of grounded Jet Airways equipment

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The revival of grounded Jet Airways seems to be over with the debt-laden airline's strategic partner Etihad Airways reportedly moving out of the resolution plan, said a media report. (www.firstpost.com) More...

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The dream of flying taxis may not be too far off

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"Mark my words. A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come," Henry Ford quipped in 1940. Our dreams of cars capable of taking flight at the whim of their driver have been around nearly as long as we've had cars themselves, or at least as long as we've endured heavy commute traffic. Yet the prospect of actual, commercially available flying automobiles has always seemed to remain just out of reach, only a few years from viability. But even… (www.engadget.com) More...

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