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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...

Airbus a330neo is Delayed

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TAP is expected to be the launch customer of the Airbus a330neo. The a330neo first flight was scheduled spring 2017 but is now delayed. The first flight is not expected in September 2017. "The first delivery was to take place in late 2017 but will now happen in spring 2018" says Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier. The Trent 7000 that will power the neo has passed their test. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Meer...

Free Global Weather Radar Now Available on FlightAware Maps

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FlightAware announces the addition of free global weather radar information from EarthCast for all registered FlightAware users. (flightaware.com) Meer...

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger violently dragged off flight

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David Dao, the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight, has reached an "amicable settlement" with the airline over the incident that sparked a worldwide uproar, his lawyers said Thursday. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed under the terms of the agreement, but lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for his handling of the dispute. "Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has," he said. (www.usatoday.com) Meer...

Southwest will end practice of overbooking, CEO says

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Southwest Airlines will end its practice of overbooking, the carrier's CEO said Thursday morning. (www.usatoday.com) Meer...

China Southern Airlines orders 20 Airbus A350 XWBs

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China Southern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900s, becoming the latest customer for the aircraft. China Southern Airlines now operates one of the largest Airbus fleet in the world with more than 300 Airbus aircraft in service, comprising the A320 Family, the A330 Family and five A380s. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

United outlines policy changes following forced removal

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United Airlines plans to make at least 10 passenger service policy changes following the forced removal of a passenger from a flight earlier in April. (www.flightglobal.com) Meer...

Incident: United B747 near Anchorage on Apr 25th 2017, loss of RVSM capability

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A United Boeing 747-400, registration N175UA performing flight UA-888 from San Francisco,CA (USA) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL360 about 100nm west of Anchorage,AK (USA) when the aircraft lost its capability to maintain reduced vertical separation minima (RVSM) (avherald.com) Meer...

A BRITISH pensioner suffering from cancer treated like a slave and banned from using the loo for walking into first class’

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A BRITISH pensioner suffering from cancer and diabetes claims his hands and feet were tied by six British Airways crew who “treated him like a slave” after he fell ill in mid-air and tried to sit in first class. (www.airlineinfo.in) Meer...

South African Airways and Hawaiian Airlines Partnership to Make Pacific Island Travel More Accessible for South Africans

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Cape Town - South Africa's national carrier South African Airways (SAA) has entered into a partnership with Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving carrier, Hawaii Airlines, on Tuesday, 25 April. SAA announced in statement the partnership would be providing a new and convenient flight route option for both SAA and US customers travelling between the Hawaiian Islands and Southern Africa. (traveller24.news24.com) Meer...

United Airlines just announced 10 major changes to avoid another violent passenger incident (UAL)

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Here are the changes: Limit use of law-enforcement to safety and security issues only. Do not force customers seated on the plane to give up their seat involuntarily, unless safety or security is at risk. Increase customer compensation incentives for voluntary denied boarding up to $10,000. Establish a customer solutions team to provide agents with creative solutions such as using nearby airports, other airlines or ground transportation to get customers to their final destination. Ensure… (www.msn.com) Meer...

Faulty bearing led to Jetstar landing

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A faulty bearing has been blamed for a mid-air incident that filled a Jetstar flight's cabin with smoke and forced it to make an unscheduled landing in Brisbane. The Airbus A320 was on the way from Sydney to Cairns on September 22, 2016, when the crew smelled a burning odour and followed safety procedures to land in Brisbane as the cabin filled with smoke. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau report released on Thursday found the right engine No.3 bearing had failed and praised the efforts of… (www.msn.com) Meer...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) Meer...

American Airlines offering raises of up to 8 percent for pilots, flight attendants

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American Airlines is taking the rare step of offering a mid-contract raise to its roughly 37,000 pilots and flight attendants after months of simmering tensions about pay rates that lagged behind United and Delta airlines. The company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it plans to increase pay rates for flight attendants by an average of about 5 percent, while pilots would see an average bump of 8 percent. (www.airlineboarding.net) Meer...

Qantas eyes non-stop Boeing 787 flights to Paris, Rome, Berlin

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Qantas has pegged Paris, Rome and Berlin as the next non-stop routes for the airline's Boeing 787 network, following the launch of direct Perth-London flights in March 2018. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

Qantas to axe Melbourne-London Airbus A380 flights

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Qantas will axe its Melbourne-Dubai-London Airbus A380 flights from March 24, 2018 in favour of the airline's new Melbourne-Perth-London Boeing 787 service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

FAA and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B Flight Test Success

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The FAA and Aireon today announced a successful flight test of space-based ADS-B, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit. The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilizing the FAA’s specially equipped “flying laboratory” Bombardier jet with three Aireon payloads available to receive data. A total of 2,462 ADS-B messages were received and decoded providing comparable data to that of terrestrial… (aireon.com) Meer...

Lockheed Flies Fury UAS

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA -- Lockheed Martin's advanced tactical Group 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS), Fury, is regularly flying long-range endurance test missions as the company prepares it for low-rate production. (www.ien.com) Meer...

Qantas' non-stop Australia-London Boeing 787 flights on sale, launching March 24 2018

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Tickets for the world's longest Boeing 787 flight – a 14,498km trek will take around 17 hours between the WA capital Perth and London – go on sale today, but Qantas says passengers will pay a premium compared to one-stop flights via Dubai. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

WOW Air takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

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Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, sourced from US lessor Air Lease Corp. (ALC). “The new aircraft is the Icelandic airline’s 13th in a rapidly expanding, all-Airbus fleet and will be deployed on WOW Air’s routes to Europe and North America as of May 3,” the carrier said. (atwonline.com) Meer...

Delta Passenger Kicked Off Flight After Urgent Trip to the Restroom

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The way Kima Hamilton sees it, his urgent need to visit the restroom as a Milwaukee-bound Delta jet awaited takeoff was a misunderstanding blown all out of proportion. In fellow passenger Krista Rosolino's view, it was outrageous that Hamilton was kicked off the flight and that everyone else was forced to exit the plane when it returned to the gate in Atlanta. She took to social media to defend this man she didn't know. (www.jsonline.com) Meer...

United Airlines Faces Questions Over Death of Giant Rabbit

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Less than three weeks after a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight at the Chicago airport, the carrier found itself facing another public relations fiasco on Wednesday after a three-foot-long rabbit died on a flight from Britain... (www.aviationfigures.com) Meer...

Etihad to Discontinue A380 Service from Melbourne and Add Double to Sydney Route

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Yesterday Etihad announced that they will discontinue A380 daily services from Melbourne to Abu Dhabi as of the 29th of Oct 2017. On April the 25th the brand then went on to announce they would be moving the A380 to Sydney, making all Sydney flights to Abu Dhabi serviced by the A380. This decision comes less than a year since the brand opened their updated lounge in Melbourne. (www.airlineinfo.in) Meer...

British Airways plans $65mm renovation at JFK Airport

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What will $65 million in improvements look like in Terminal 7 at JFK Airport in New York City? British Airways is set to invest heavily in its operations there and wants the new terminal to look and feel something more like the new First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5 which just opened for service. The company released a video this morning with some renderings of what the new space will look like. (www.airlineboarding.net) Meer...

American and United airlines viral abuse passengers hire same lawyer

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The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. The Chicago lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, says the American flight attendant was “out of control” and nearly hit one of the woman’s two young children with the stroller. (www.aircrew.in) Meer...

COMAC C919 completes high-speed taxi tests; cleared for first flight

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The first flight is expected to take place in May on Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s fourth runway. The aircraft is powered by CFM Leap 1C engines. (atwonline.com) Meer...

WOW : Boeing 'nearing decision' to launch 737-10 jet

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Boeing is nearing a decision to launch a larger version of its 737 workhorse jet within two months to counter strong sales of the Airbus A321neo, after a breakthrough on the design for one of its parts, industry sources said. The 737 MAX 10 would narrow the gap between the 178-220 seat 737-9, which first flew this month, and the 185-240 seat A321neo, which dominates the top end of a market for narrowbody jets worth $2tn over 20 years. (www.aviationfigure.com) Meer...

When VFR Goes Wrong - A tower controller loses track and aircraft collide

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The traffic pattern at San Diego’s Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM), managed by a contract control tower, can be near chaotic on a Sunday morning with a mix of rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, business jets and trainers, and even exotic sport planes. Such was the case on Aug. 16, 2015, when a North American Rockwell Sabreliner 60 and a Cessna 172 collided on final to Runway 26R. Both airplanes crashed and two pilots in each were killed. (aviationweek.com) Meer...

Incident: SAS B737 at Kirkenes on Apr 23rd 2017, rejected takeoff due to nose gear steering malfunction

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A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-700, registration LN-RPJ performing flight SK-4479 from Kirkenes to Oslo (Norway), had backtracked runway 24 and turned around to line up for takeoff when closely aligned with the runway center line the crew applied thrust for takeoff however noticed the aircraft was continuing to turn left (avherald.com) Meer...

Airbus Perlan Mission II Kicks Off Second Season Exploring Skies Above the Sierra Nevada

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Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space to collect ground-breaking insights on high-altitude flight, weather, and climate change, returned to flight this week at its U.S. headquarters at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. Perlan Project Pilots Jim Payne and Miguel Iturmendi soared the pressurized glider to its highest altitude to date, reaching 30,615 feet. (www.aviationpros.com) Meer...

Russia's iFly Airlines adds maiden A330-200

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iFly Airlines (RSY, Moscow Vnukovo) has added a maiden A330-200 to its current fleet of two A330-300s and two B757-200s. Skyliner Aviation reports EI-FSF (msn 295) was delivered to the Russian passenger charter specialist on Friday, April 21. (www.ch-aviation.com) Meer...

Boeing/Saab fly second T-X test aircraft

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The second T-X aircraft built by Boeing and Saab has completed a 1h first flight, one month after at least three bidding teams submitted proposals for the US Air Force’s Northrop T-38 trainer replacement contract. (www.flightglobal.com) Meer...

US may ban laptops on flights from UK airports

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The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from carrying laptops, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US counterparts are looking at extending the ban – which prevents any devices larger than a smartphone being taken as carry-on luggage – to flights from Europe. (www.airlineinfo.in) Meer...

Latest : The Roughest 747 Landing I’ve Ever Seen

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I love aviation every bit as much as miles & points, and over the years have seen some crazy crosswind landing videos. However, recently some videos have been uploaded of a Silkway 747 cargo aircraft landing at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The plane has what must be one of the roughest landings I’ve ever seen, and on top of that, bounces up and then touches down again. Check out this crazy video: (www.facebook.com) Meer...

Most Frightening Thing to Experience : United Airlines Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Goes Out Over the Ocean

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A United Airlines plane had a ‘terrifying’ emergency landing after one of its engines overheated over the ocean, according to a reporter who was on board the plane. United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the engine problem on the Boeing 737-800. “One of my plane’s engines overheated over the ocean. We about crashed in an emergency landing before the pilot quickly pulled up. So scary,” Jody Genessy, one of the passengers onboard, tweeted after landing… (www.aviationfigure.com) Meer...

A drone you can fly on Kitty Hawk Flyer to be available by december

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CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke Skywalker would have built out of spare parts. It was an open-seated, 220-pound contraption with room for one person, powered by eight battery-powered propellers that howled as loudly as a speedboat. (www.nytimes.com) Meer...

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a FAA medical certificate.

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As long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable. (www.faa.gov) Meer...

Operation Migration - In Search of Generous Pilots

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The Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada is able to raise three or four parent-reared Whooping crane chicks this year, but getting into the U.S. is problematic. A number of Ports-of-Entry along the US/Canada border are able to process live animals imported into America but they normally deal with livestock transported by trucks or trains. The closest Port-of-Entry at an airport is in Chicago, but the only commercial aircraft flying between Calgary and Chicago does not have cargo doors to its… (operationmigration.org) Meer...

Man who defended crying mother on American Airlines flight speaks out

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A man who stood up to a flight attendant who purportedly hit a mother of-two in the face with a baby’s buggy while “violently” taking it from her has spoken publicly about the incident for the first time. Insurance executive Tony Fierro was dubbed a “hero” after footage of him confronting the flight attendant was widely circulated online... (www.aviationfigures.com) Meer...

Oman Air incorpora a su flota un nuevo Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

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La incorporación de este nuevo Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner se encuadra en el plan de expansión de la flota de Oman Air. Un ambicioso proyecto con aumento de la flota y de la red de destinos de la aerolínea para proporcionar a sus clientes la mejor experiencia a bordo de los pasajeros. En lo que va de año, Oman Air ha recibido varios aviones Boeing 737-800, así como 787-9. (noticiasaereas.com) Meer...

Incident: India B787 at Kolkata on Apr 24th 2017, bird strike

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANJ performing flight AI-401 from Delhi to Kolkata (India) with 254 people on board, was on approach to Kolkata when an engine (GEnx) ingested a bird. (avherald.com) Meer...

Pilot's time-lapse footage captures incredible beauty of flying at night

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An amazing video, filmed from the flight deck of a commercial long-haul flight, has captured a view of the night sky not usually seen by slumbering passengers. The video, shot by pilot Sales Wick, shows a plane taking off from Europe and heading towards South America. The plane flies along the Alps towards Switzerland before taking a turn to join the Rhone Valley towards the Mediterranean Sea. (elsewhere.nine.com.au) Meer...

Exclusive and Onboard: The Last U.S. Operated Boeing 747-200 Soars Into Retirement

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On April 21, 2017, a very quiet but very special retirement flight took place out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Kalitta Air retired its final operating Boeing 747-200, officially flying the last flight of a “Classic” 747 by a U.S. Part 121 airline. Airways Magazine correspondent and reporter Cody Diamond was onboard the flight deck for the final flight. (airwaysmag.com) Meer...

Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight returns to Sydney airport due to ‘technical issue’

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A Manila-bound Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight carrying 218 passengers returned to an airport in Sydney, Australia on Sunday morning after it reportedly encountered problems with its landing gear... (www.aviationfigures.com) Meer...

Video: American Airlines suspende tripulante involucrado en lío con pasajeros

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American Airlines anunció que suspendió de manera indefinida al tripulante de cabina involucrado en un lío con un pasajero el pasado viernes 21 de abril durante la finalización del proceso de embarque del vuelo AA591 en el Aeropuerto Internacional de San Francisco. De acuerdo con las versiones, toda la confusión a bordo fue motivada por una carreola, objeto no permitido en la cabina. (www.transponder1200.com) Meer...

Sonntäglicher Luftpolizeieinsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe

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Es handelte sich um eine Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV-X Gulfstream G450 Bern, 24.04.2017 - Ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung sorgte für einen sonntäglichen Einsatz der Schweizer Luftwaffe im Rahmen des Luftpolizeidienstes (LP24). Das Flugzeug war von Beirut nach Paris unterwegs. Die italienische Luftwaffe informierte am Sonntagmorgen um 10.20 Uhr die Einsatzzentrale Luftverteidigung (EZ LUV) der Schweizer Luftwaffe, dass sich im Luftraum Südtirol ein Businessjet ohne Funkverbindung befinde. Das… (www.admin.ch) Meer...

Asiana Airlines takes delivery of its first A350 XWB

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Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class layout with a total of 311 seats, comprising 28 in Business Smartium, convertible to fully flat beds, 36 in Economy Smartium and 247 in the main cabin. (www.airbus.com) Meer...

Unusual Footballcharter with an Douglas DC-6 !

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Red Bull's DC-6B (OE-LDM) flew this morning from Salzburg (Austria) to Geneva. On Board where the Football Club Staff of Red Bull Salzburg which will play against Lisboa e Benfica for the UEFA Youth League finals this evening. The Charter should be return directly after the game, but because Salzburg will close down at 2200h LT there is a chance that they will stay overnight. (flytogrimmi.blogspot.ch) Meer...