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New Flight Chops video features FlightAware data visualization

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The newest video from Steve Thorne's "Flight Chops" video series covers his trip to Oshkosh 2016. We're pleased to have been able to provide a data visualization to help illustrate just how busy the VFR arrival can get! (www.youtube.com) Meer...

The latest Gulfstream 650 demonstration flight spells out ....

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Now that is a lot of flight planning and a whole lot of miles! (flightaware.com) Meer...

Santa Monica loses another round in effort to close its airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday rejected an appeal by Santa Monica to overturn a recent FAA decision that required the city’s embattled airport to remain open at least until 2023. (www.latimes.com) Meer...

Amazing Airspace Animations from NATS & FlightAware

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Airspace+ is a system we have to create visualisations of the air traffic in our skies. It can do this for anywhere in the world, and depending on settings, produce videos that update every hour to show the previous 24 hours of air traffic. (www.nats.aero) Meer...

Airplane Tires Don’t Explode on Landing Because They Are Pumped!

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ONE THING YOU almost never see when an airplane lands is a blowout. Think about that: Again and again, the tires hit tarmac at 170 miles per hour and bear the weight of a modest office building. And they nail it. Every time. (www.wired.com) Meer...

Baby Born on International Flight Gets 1 Million Airline Miles

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A recent flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manila, Philippines took an unexpected turn when a pregnant woman went into labor about halfway through the nine-hour journey, 36,000 feet in the air, The Guardian reports. According to another passenger, the woman returned to her seat with baby Haven shortly after giving birth in the front of the plane. It was the first time a child has been born on a Cebu Pacific Air flight, and in celebration, the carrier awarded Haven and her family 1… (mentalfloss.com) Meer...

The world's largest helicopter can lift an airliner with remarkable ease

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Designed and built by Moscow-based Mil Helicopters, the Mi-26 stands roughly the same height as a three-story building and its rotors have the same span as the wings of an Airbus A320 (www.businessinsider.com) Meer...

Airshow Spectators Rescue Downed Pilot [Video]

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Onlookers at the Herne Bay Air Show in England earlier this week were about to see a rare demonstration, when a pilot's single-engine, open-cockpit aircraft lost power and he was forced to make an emergency landing on the water in front of thousands of spectators. But then things went wrong: After gently touching down the aircraft immediately flipped over, leaving the pilot trapped under water. (www.popularmechanics.com) Meer...

SWISS ‘satisfied’ with first 30 days of CS100 operations

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Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) said the first 30 days of Bombardier CS100 commercial operations have gone according to plan, despite minor glitches. The Star Alliance member is the first operator of the CSeries. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Meer...

Air New Zealand ditches premium economy SpaceSeat, changes Boeing 787-9 config

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Air New Zealand will ditch its premium economy Spaceseat as part of a refurbish for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet, along with expanding the business class and premium economy cabins of its Boeing 787-9s. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

Rare 14-Ship NATO Formation Over Baltic Sea: B-52, Eurofighters, F-16s, Gripens [Video]

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14 aircraft from 4 nations forming up behind a KC-135 over the Baltic Sea during the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2016 exercise. Aircraft include one USAF B-52, four USAF F-16s, two German Eurofighters, two Polish F-16s, and four Swedish JAS 39 Gripens. (www.youtube.com) Meer...

Delta reveals private all-suite business class for Airbus A350

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Delta pulls back the curtains on its new business class for the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777 fleet – and it's a first-class inspired, fully-enclosed suite. Yes, in business class! (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

Moscow airport gets Kalashnikov souvenir shop

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Russian gun manufacturer Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47 assault rifles, has opened a souvenir shop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The new store is selling branded clothing items, such as t-shirts and caps, bags, and -- yes -- souvenir plastic weapons. (www.usatoday.com) Meer...

Chinese Airlines Wave Wads of Cash to Lure Foreign Pilots

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For those of you in the job market who are open to moving east... (www.bloomberg.com) Meer...

Boeing gets new order from Air Force

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Good news for Boeing on this National Aviation Day. (www.msn.com) Meer...

Fly Sao Tome eyes Embraer, Fokker metal for ops

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Fly Sao Tome (São Tome) is a São Tomé-based start-up carrier currently undergoing certification with the West African island-state's civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional de Aviação Civil - INAC). (www.ch-aviation.com) Meer...

Private Plane lands on highway in St. Louis, MO

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A small private plane has landed on the eastbound lanes of 364 (Page Extension) in St. Charles County. Authorities have blocked off 2 lanes of 364. The plane is a single engine aircraft. So far no injuries have been reported. It’s believed the plane had taken off from Creve Coeur Airport. (fox2now.com) Meer...

Qantas Boeing 787 to run domestic, trans-Tasman routes before international

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Following delivery of Qantas' first Boeing 787 in October 2017 the airline will roster the Dreamliner onto selected domestic and trans-Tasman routes before it moves into international service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

A new type of aircraft carrier is gearing up to dominate the seas

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Word has come back from the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, and it looks like this new breed of aircraft carrier could be the future of amphibious warfare (www.businessinsider.com) Meer...

When the Pilot Is a Mom: Accommodating New Motherhood at 30,000 Feet

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Airlines are seeking to accommodate all the pilots in the fleet. (www.nytimes.com) Meer...

ATSB warns passengers about lithium batteries following August 11 incident

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Prior to departure of a QantasLink flight on August 11, smoke was observed coming from a passengers carry-on bag. The incident was caused by poorly packaged lithium batteries that had shorted in the passengers bag. (www.atsb.gov.au) Meer...

Will Boeing Beef Up Its Orders for Wide-Body Planes?

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As of August 16, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has taken net orders totaling 38 for its four wide-body jets: the 747, 767, 777 and 787. (247wallst.com) Meer...

Engine fire after takeoff - Qatar A330 at Istanbul

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Qatar Airways A330 has engine fire after takeoff from Istanbul Airport (www.dailymail.co.uk) Meer...

British Airways replace in-flight meals on long-haul journeys with fun-size chocolate bars

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British Airways will now serve passengers just one fun-size chocolate bar instead of a meal on long-haul flights, in an attempt to save money.Hungry passengers who used to get a proper sandwich and snack before landing blasted the measly offering last night. (www.onesuccessful.com) Meer...

World's longest aircraft takes its first flight (video)

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That aircraft you see above may look more than a little odd, but it just made history... and it might be the future of flight. Hybrid Air Vehicles has successfully flown the Airlander 10, a long-endurance airplane/airship hybrid billed as the longest aircraft ever at 302ft end to end. It was just a short, minutes-long trip around the countryside in UK's Bedfordshire, but it showed that the massive (if more than a little posterior-like) design is airworthy. (www.engadget.com) Meer...

A-10s make rare highway landing near Russian border [Video]

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USAF A-10s taking off and landing from a temporary highway airfield in Estonia near the Russian border. The attack planes are currently deployed to Amari Air Base, Estonia. (www.youtube.com) Meer...

NextGen Benefits at Salt Lake City International

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NextGen is bringing new benefits to Salt Lake City International Airport through a technology called Data Comm. (www.faa.gov) Meer...

BOS3 LFPO > KBOS makes emergency landing at CYQX, plane confirmed on fire.

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A British Airways Open Skies flight BOS3 made an emergency landing at Gander International Airport CYQX on Thursday August 18th. Plane was confirmed to be on fire. (www.cbc.ca) Meer...

Emergency scare turns around Air New Zealand Boeing 777 aircraft

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Terrified passengers aboard a flight forced to turn back to Auckland International Airport after an emergency say they were compensated with a $15 voucher. The Air New Zealand flight NZ296 bound for Samoa made a u-turn after the pilot detected a problem on the plane shortly after take-off about 9.50am on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. When it landed back at Auckland, the brakes of the aircraft started to smoke, however, all 293 passengers were safe. Jo Simpson said her sister Patricia, who was… (www.stuff.co.nz) Meer...

KLM to fly to Windhoek

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced yesterday that it will expand its scheduled service in Africa to include Windhoek, Namibia. The flight schedule for the three existing flights to Luanda, Angola will be adapted slightly to make it possible to fly on to Windhoek and back after a short stopover, the airline said. (www.namibian.com.na) Meer...

EgyptAir flight 804 from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar

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An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar Thursday morning, according to multiple news accounts citing the airline. Flight 804 had 59 passengers and 10 crew aboard. According to Sky News Arabia, the plane was last detected in the skies over Greece, about 40 minutes from Athens. (www.washingtontimes.com) Meer...

Long Beach Airport Closed Due To Disabled Military Jet

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LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say Long Beach Airport is closed due to a disabled military jet on a runway. The airplane, a T38, became disabled on Runway 30 around 11:15 a.m. Friday. Stu Mundel, reporting in Sky2, reported in the CBS2 News at 5 p.m. that a second runway has been opened to alleviate some take offs and landings of commercial vehicles. The Long Beach Fire Department remains on scene trying to move the aircraft. Travelers should check with airlines about the latest flight… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Meer...

AirAsia X locks in London as first Airbus A330neo destination

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AirAsia X has confirmed London as the first route for its new long-range Airbus A330-900neo fleet due in 2018. (www.ausbt.com.au) Meer...

Take a cool interactive tour of the Global SuperTanker 747

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You can step inside a 3D recreation of the firefighting 747 and experience the tech required to blast nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant onto a wildfire at 800 feet. (www.popularmechanics.com) Meer...

Airbus wants to make self-flying airborne taxis a real thing

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Ford might be looking to put self-driving cars into service for on-demand taxi scenarios by 2021, but that’s thinking small by Airbus standards – the aircraft manufacturer wants to make autonomous flying taxis a real thing for dense urban areas where traffic congestion is a real and growing problem. (techcrunch.com) Meer...

After 50 Years, Boeing Plans to Terminate Its Masterpiece, the 747

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As epoch-ending statements go, this one was stealthy and carefully modulated: “It is reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” (www.thedailybeast.com) Meer...

Domestic Air Traffic Sees 'Record' 26% Growth In July

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Domestic air passenger traffic jumped by nearly 26 per cent in July, registering double-digit growth for the 24th consecutive month with lower fares attracting more flyers. (profit.ndtv.com) Meer...

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