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Aircraft explodes in air and crashes into Lidl car park

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In the Portuguese town of Cascais, near the capital Lisbon, today five people were killed when the plane in which they were crashed in a parking lot of a supermarket. The four passengers, the pilot and three passengers died in the crash. It is a Swiss and three French. In the warehouse of the supermarket was a fatality. Three people suffered minor injuries. Reportedly exploded the aircraft already in the air and missed it by a hair after shopping. It had just taken off from the airport of the… (www.standard.co.uk) Meer...

Serious incident : near miss Air France flight

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Serious incident above Ghent Belgium : near collision between EGYPTAIR CARGO A306 And AIR FRANCE A320 (www.luchtzak.be) Meer...

Why Does This Plane Follow The U.S President EVERYWHERE?!

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Find out why you never hear about the Doomsday plane, which follows Air Force One everywhere it goes… 1. Follow Me 140410-F-YQ276-066 Air Force One is instantly recognisable, for it carries the U.S President across the globe. However, the Doomsday plane is rarely heard of, even though it follows Air Force One everywhere. What is its purpose? (news.dailyfeed.co.uk) Meer...

DOT Decides To Develop Long Underused Clark (CRK) Field

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Over the years, one domestic and three international terminals have been built at NAIA but the number of plane arrivals and departures have been limited to 40 an hour, because NAIA has only... (news.mb.com.ph) Meer...

Airbus A400M Atlas Tactical Transport Completes Beach Landing Trials

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Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. (theaviationist.com) Meer...

Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado

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Washington (CNN)Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday. Nicknamed the Air Force's "doomsday" plane, the Boeing-made E-4B serves as an aerial command center in case of national emergency or destruction of ground bases. (www.cnn.com) Meer...

Delta and Korean Air Launch Joint Venture

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Delta Air Lines and fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air officially signed a joint venture agreement in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, which will become a major contender in the trans-pacific market against longstanding joint ventures of similar size and scale, such as American Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) and United Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA). (airwaysmag.com) Meer...

Boeing wins the battle of orders at Le Bourget

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During the Paris Air Show 2017 The US manufacturer Boeing recorded 571 new orders or order commitments for $ 74.8 billion at list prices, winning the race in front of its European competitor Airbus. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Meer...

AOPA Backs New Senate FAA Bill

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The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. (www.aopa.org) Meer...

Thunderbird F-16 flips at Dayton, Ohio

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Reports are coming in that one of the Thunderbird's F-16s flipped after landing at Dayton, Ohio and trapped the two occupants inside. This is a developing story. (www.daytondailynews.com) Meer...

The Polish Air Force Takes Delivery Of Its First Gulfstream G550 VIP Aircraft

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The first of the new Polish Air Force’s G550 VIP jets (with the second one expected to be received in mid July, and with the first operational flights to take place in the autumn) has landed at the Warsaw Chopin International Airport on Jun. 21. The delivery of the aircraft is a tangible effect of the effort made by the Polish government to replace the aging VIP transport fleet, until now consisting of Tu-154M and Yak-40 post-soviet jets. The introduction of the G550 paves the way for this… (theaviationist.com) Meer...

Russian jet buzzes US recon jet: Pictures released of 'unsafe' incident

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Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed "provocative" by a U.S. official. (www.foxnews.com) Meer...

Incident: United B777 near Baker Lake on Jun 20th 2017, lavatory woes

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A United Boeing 777-200, registration N218UA performing flight UA-851 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Baker Lake,NU (Canada) when the crew requested to divert to San Francisco,CA (USA) reporting a lavatory problem (avherald.com) Meer...

Boeing Surges Ahead of Airbus at 2017 Paris Air Show with 737MAX-10 Launch

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The 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS) is in the books for global aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus, and transaction volume at the show exceeded even that of the most optimistic pre-show prognostications. Airbus and Boeing together announced 937 new orders and commitments (including memoranda of understanding [MoU] but excluding purchase options) for aircraft during the show, more than tripling their year-to-date sales figures through the end of May (205 for Boeing, 73 for Airbus). In all,… (airwaysmag.com) Meer...

Airbus to Introduce Deployable Black Boxes

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Airbus will fit deployable flight data and cockpit voice recorders on new A350 XWB aircraft beginning in 2019 and on the rest of its long-range fleet soon thereafter. A deployable flight data recorder is designed to separate itself from the aircraft in a crash. They are particularly useful for crashes over water where accessing or even finding aircraft wreckage may be difficult or impossible. Although exotic in the commercial market, they have a multi-decade history in the military market. The… (www.avweb.com) Meer...

New Airbus A320 Airspace interior set to debut in 2020

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European airframer Airbus has developed a new cabin concept for its best-selling narrow body A320 family of jetliners called Airspace. Just as its competitor Boeing borrowed cabin concepts from the 787 Dreamliner and incorporated it in to the 737, Airbus has borrowed concepts from the A350 and the A330neo for the Airspace interior to offer similar designs in both the cockpit and the passenger cabin, along with the latest technology. (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Meer...

Airbus unveils A380plus, an enhanced version of the superjumbo

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European airframer Airbus unveiled a development study for an enhanced version of the A380 superjumbo, the “A380plus”. The study is a bid by the company to re-engergise sales of the world’s largest passenger aircraft that have been stagnant for over a year. It also appears to be an effort to bridge the requests of the largest A380 customer, Emirates airline, for an A380neo with newer engines and a re-designed wing. Airbus has already spent over $25 billion on developing the A380 and given the… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Meer...

Etihad Airways eliminates free chauffeur service for premium passengers

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is eliminating its complimentary chauffeur service for its business and first class passengers at all its international destinations. A paid option “at specially negotiated rates” will replace the free service. Economy class passengers can also avail the new paid service, and Etihad Guest members will accrue frequent flier points. The cutback is part of a series changes the airline says are “designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Meer...

Boeing’s Phantom Express will disrupt the satellite launch process

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U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boeing are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. (www.airguideonline.com) Meer...

HAL-Russian Helicopters form JV to assemble Ka-226T in India

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Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has registered a joint venture for the license production of Ka-226T light helicopters in India. (www.aviationindia.net) Meer...

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers

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The South Carolina Boeing plant where President Trump gave a speech promising to protect U.S. jobs says it's laying off workers. Boeing confirmed to CNNMoney Thursday that it's cutting about 200 jobs at its plant in South Carolina. This is the first round of layoffs at the factory since it began making the 787 Dreamliner there in 2009. Speaking at the plant in February, Trump promised a crowd of assembly workers, managers and executives that "jobs is one of the primary reasons I'm… (money.cnn.com) Meer...

Incident: KLM B777 and KLM B737 at Amsterdam on Jun 22nd 2017, conflicting takeoff clearances

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Immediately after this instruction the incoming controller cleared KL-31 for takeoff, the crew of KL-1385 immediately reported they were still departing conflicting with KL-31's jet blast, the controller immediately cancelled takeoff clearance for KL-31 and instructed them to hold position, the aircraft had not yet moved. (avherald.com) Meer...

Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe

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U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air launched in Europe on Friday as it bids to tap into the frequent flyer market, challenging the continent's traditional airlines with a model of unlimited flights for a monthly fee. Surf Air Europe's first flight will be from London Luton to Ibiza, and for a subscription of 1,750 pounds ($2,216.55) a month, customers will be able to fly within Europe to destinations such as Cannes, Zurich, Geneva and Milan as much as they like. Surf Air Europe Chief… (www.reuters.com) Meer...

Qatar Airways is the "World's Best Airline." Do They Deserve It?

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Gulf Carrier wings annual Skytrax award. But I'm not so impressed, and here's why. A story in Ask the Pilot... (www.askthepilot.com) Meer...

American Airlines Flight 730 CLT-London diverted back to CLT

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Anyone know anymore about this? I caught the pilot saying they had to return due to possible flap fairing damage. He circled my area at 8k feet for over 3hrs to burn off excess fuel before landing. Anyhow was pretty cool to see so low. (www.wfmynews2.com) Meer...

New Virgin Mobile Deal Offers a Year of Unlimited Talk Text and Data for Just $1

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Virgin Mobile is becoming the first wireless carrier to only sell iPhones, and it is offering some unusual perks to publicize the move. Among the offers: -a free round-trip Virgin America ticket to the U.K. from the U.S. (after buying a regular ticket) -20% off on Virgin America flights on Virgin America -a free night stay at Virgin hotels after paying for two nights -$170 in savings from the Virgin Wines club (www.ondtravel.net) Meer...

Flight 3407 families may face off against Air Force general on pilot experience rules

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The Families of Continental Flight 3407 Monday renewed their fight to preserve pilot experience requirements they got written into the law seven years ago, but this time they could be facing their most daunting opponent yet: the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. (buffalonews.com) Meer...

Aviation Industry Seeks to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

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Escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts. (www.foxbusiness.com) Meer...

Bombardier Continues to Build Momentum with Successful Paris Air Show

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft concluded a successful week at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, where it had the opportunity to connect with customers from around the world and announced up to US$2 billion in orders and other commitments. (www.bombardier.com) Meer...

Boeing Displays MAX Momentum at Record Paris Air Show

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) strengthened its market position with important announcements and multi-billion dollar orders and commitments for commercial airplanes and commercial and defense services at the 2017 Paris Air Show. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Meer...

Boeing Outsells Airbus at Paris Air Show

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On the final business day of the Paris Air Show, Boeing emerged the clear winner over rival Airbus, thanks largely to sales of the 737 MAX. (www.seattletimes.com) Meer...

Airbus Secures $40 Billion of New Commercial Aircraft Orders at Paris Air Show 2017

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Providing strong evidence that the commercial aircraft market remains healthy, Airbus announced $39.7 billion worth of new business during the 2017 Paris Air Show. The company won commitments for a total of 326 aircraft, including firm orders for 144 aircraft worth $18.5 billion and MoUs for 182 aircraft worth $21.2 billion. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

Tibet Financial Leasing Signs For 20 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Tibet Financial Leasing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 20 Airbus A321neos at the Paris Airshow to meet strong market demand for more modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

Iran Airtour Commits to 45 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

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Tehran based Iran Airtour Airlines, has become Airbus’ newest customer for the A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

AirAsia to Order 14 More Airbus A320ceos

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AirAsia has signed an agreement with Airbus to order an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft to meet higher than expected near-term growth on the carrier’s regional network. The contract, which is subject to AirAsia board approval, was announced at the Paris Air Show today. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

Iran's Zagros Airlines Places A Commitment For 28 New Airbus Aircraft

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Zagros Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines in Iran, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of 28 new aircraft, covering 20 A320neo and 8 A330neo aircraft. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

Boeing, Ruili Airlines Announce Commitment for 20 737 MAXs

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Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Ruili Airlines today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Meer...

Boeing, AerCap Announce Order for 15 737 MAX 10s

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] and AerCap announced an order for 15 737 MAX 10s at the 2017 Paris Air Show. Under the agreement, AerCap will convert 15 of its current 737 MAX airplanes into MAX 10s. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Meer...

Boeing, Tassili Airlines Announce Order for Three Next-Generation 737-800s

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Tassili Airlines today announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at over $294 million at list prices, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Meer...

Boeing Signs Commitment with Unidentified Customer for 125 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an agreement with an unidentified major airline customer for 125 737 MAX 8 airplanes, valued at more than $14 billion at list prices. The agreement also includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes. (boeing.mediaroom.com) Meer...

Why Phoenix's Airplanes Can't Take Off in Extreme Heat

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Phoenix just provided another reason to hate flying: the heat. With temperatures there expected to hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit, airlines canceled more than 40 flights today. Wait. What? Airplanes can't fly because it's too hot? That's crazy. No, not really. According to news reports, the heat poses a particular problem for the Bombardier CRJ airliners, which have a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees. Bigger planes from Airbus and Boeing can handle 126 degrees or so. (www.wired.com) Meer...

London’s Gatwick airport implements tech program

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In what is claimed to be a world first for an airport, Gatwick has installed 2,000 indoor navigation beacons to make it easier for passengers to find their way around and avoid missing flights. (www.airguideonline.com) Meer...

Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines

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American Airways on Thursday said it received an unsolicited notice from Qatar Airways to make a “significant investment,” amounting to 10% of public shares. In a regulatory filing , American Air said it had also notified the federal government as required for larger mergers and acquisitions. (www.airlineboarding.com) Meer...

Passengers cheer as woman is escorted off Manchester flight forced into an emergency landing

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Cheering passengers filmed the moment a woman was escorted off a Manchester holiday flight – after the plane had been forced to make an emergency landing. The easyJet service from Manchester to Antalya, in Turkey, landed at Stansted after complaints that a female passenger was ‘shouting and swearing’. (www.aviationfigure.com) Meer...

Airbus and Boeing are betting on the future of aviation at the Paris Air show

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Airbus is betting on big jets as the future of aviation, while rival Boeing is gambling on... (www.airguideonline.com) Meer...

Boeing raises its current market outlook to 41.030 new aircraft over the next 20 years

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Boeing says that the next 20 years will require 41,030 new aircraft. The company has raised its forecast for new aircraft to 41,030 for the next 20 years, which worth 6.1 trillion dollars. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Meer...

Etihad ‘Improves Value Proposition’ for Passengers by Introducing New Charges, Cuts Services

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Etihad Airways latest cost-cutting scheme will see business and first class passengers have to pay for limo services (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Meer...

Beijing's New Mega Airport Will Challenge Air China's Dominance

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Like ancient warlords, China’s three biggest airlines have dominated their regional cities: Air China Ltd. controlling Beijing, China Eastern Airlines Corp. holding sway in the financial center of Shanghai, and China Southern Airlines Co. ruling the roost down in export gateway Guangzhou. Until now. Rising on a plain south of Beijing is a mega airport that is about to change the balance, bringing all three head to head in the capital as it becomes the world’s biggest aviation hub. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Meer...