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First images of the world's largest airplane

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Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Plus d'info...

Why 40-Year-Old Tech Is Still Running America’s Air Traffic Control

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On Friday, September 26, 2014, a telecommunications contractor named Brian Howard woke early and headed to Chicago Center, an air traffic control hub in Aurora, Illinois, where he had worked for eight years. He had decided to get stoned and kill himself, and as his final gesture he planned to take a chunk of the US air traffic control system with him. (www.wired.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier CS300: first flight confirmed for today, February 27

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Bombardier confirmed the first flight of its CS300 for today, February 27, at Mirabel, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (ir.bombardier.com) Plus d'info...

Awesome Blue Angels

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Watch how these pilots endure multiple g's.Amazing view from inside the cockpit as they do their acrobatics at a show. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

SLC In Motion (Timelapse)

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Time lapse video captures the beauty and activity of operations at Salt Lake City International Airport. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

United Continental Sent Safety Warning to Pilots

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United Continental Holdings Inc. ’s management sent a dramatic safety warning to its pilots last month, calling for stepped-up compliance with rules and procedures following several serious incidents caused by cockpit errors. The bulletin, issued Jan. 9 under the heading “significant safety concerns,” said it was prompted by four separate “safety events and near-misses” in previous weeks, including a plane whose pilots had to execute an emergency pull-up maneuver to avoid crashing into the… (consumerist.com) Plus d'info...

Plane lands safely after landing gear failure near Wichita airport

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WICHITA, Kan. - An airplane carrying 67 passengers landed safely at Wichita's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Wednesday night after reporting landing gear failure about four minutes out from the airport. (www.kwch.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Posts Higher 2014 Profit and Increases A320 Build Rates

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Airbus Group NV reported a 15 percent gain in annual profit after increasing commercial plane deliveries and announced plans to boost monthly production of its workhorse A320 single-aisle aircraft to 50 a month by 2017. Earnings for 2014 before interest, tax and one-time items rose to 4.07 billion euros ($4.56 billion ) from 3.54 billion euros, beating estimates by analysts for 3.84 billion euros. The company took a charge of 551 million euros for penalties related to delays of its A400M… (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

A fascinating view into the US Air Force boneyards

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You can zoom in this 48-megapixel image of the USAF boneyard in Tucson, Arizona—stitched from Bing Maps satellite images—and try to identify all those airplanes. Or you can watch this USAF documentary on how the US stockpiles thousands of planes in deserts around the country to keep the active fleet flying.* (sploid.gizmodo.com) Plus d'info...

WestJet Encore kicks off operations out of Québec City – New carrier to offer more flights to Toronto

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QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Starting March 15, travelers will have access to more WestJet flights to and from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The airline’s regional subsidiary, WestJet Encore, will ramp up WestJet’s service by operating two daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport, WestJet’s hub in Eastern Canada. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Plus d'info...

The "Ghost Rider" B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again

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U.S. Air Force serial number 61-0007, a B-52H known by its nose art as "Ghost Rider," was brought out of seven years of storage at the Defense Department's boneyard in Arizona. Its new mission? To replace an active B-52H that was badly damaged by fire while on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base and make the USAF arms treaty-dictated fleet of 76 B-52s whole once again (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Air New Zealand up's the competition on airfares not a problem

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The Kiwi airline air new zealand has come out publicly stating it will up the anti on airfare war prices and add hundreds or thousands of seats to it's growing network worldwide. The CEO Chris Luxton said even though these are tough times for airfare wars they should have plenty of room to compete with there competitors. He also made a statement congratulating the CEO Allan Joyce of Qantas for a $ 206 million dollar profit for Qantas. In return Qantas CEO said air new zealand is the number one… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...