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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...

Airbus A400M Atlas Tactical Transport Completes Beach Landing Trials

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...