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A Supersonic 'Mini Concorde' Business Jet is going to Happen

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This bird was reviled in 2004 and the company is partnering with Airbus to build the bird. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Landing at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Cessna 172

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Night Landing at Chicago O'Hare Airport with ATC Audio. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Virgin Galactic White Knight 2 Formation Near SFO

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Presumably this was with a Virgin aircraft. Anyone know for sure? (www.chonday.com) Plus d'info...

Video: AirNZ's final Hobbit safety video is "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made"

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Air New Zealand has shot its final Hobbit safety video, and it's an epic clip which is fittingly titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made" - starring Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast). (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

NTSB: Pilot Error Caused Fatal Jet Crash

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The captain of a Beechcraft 390 Premier failed to follow the correct procedures for an anti-skid failure, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five passengers, the NTSB said in its final report on Tuesday. The jet was returning to Thomson-McDuffie County Airport, in Thomson, Georgia, on February 20, 2013, when it failed to slow down after touchdown. The captain initiated a go-around. Nine seconds later, the jet collided with a utility pole about 1,835 feet from the end of the runway, 63 feet… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways to start serving Denver to London Route with Boeing 747-400

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Denver International Airport (DIA) is pleased to announce British Airways will increase its capacity by 23 percent beginning March 2015 on its daily nonstop route between Denver and (business.flydenver.com) Plus d'info...

Why Boeing Keeps Losing Money on Each 787 Dreamliner

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Amid all the fine financial news Boeing (BA) can tout—a record order backlog, robust profit margins, a higher profit outlook—one of the airplane maker’s dreariest performers continues to be its highest-tech, most fuel-efficient product: the 787 Dreamliner. (www.businessweek.com) Plus d'info...

'Aviation City' Proposed For Inner Mongolia

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Breathable air is one of the main selling points of a northern Chinese province's effort to develop the "World Aviation City of Ordos" in Inner Mongolia. The local government is proposing an $8 billion aviation-oriented community that will include "the world's largest GA base" with an FBO that has parking for up to 1,000 aircraft. So far, the plan is largely conceptual (the former airport terminal is being converted into an FBO) but Ordos official Wang Jian tol... (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

WestJet plane makes emergency landing in Thunder Bay

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A WestJet aircraft headed for Toronto from Edmonton made a successful emergency landing late Tuesday morning in Thunder Bay. The plane, which departed from Edmonton at 7 a.m. MT, was surrounded by fire trucks at Thunder Bay airport but there was no sign of flames or visible smoke. (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

German intelligence says stolen missile downed MH17

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If the scoop in Der Spiegel is correct, and there have been no official denials, then Russian separatists did shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a BUK missile, but one stolen from a Ukraine military base, rather than supplied by Russia. (blogs.crikey.com.au) Plus d'info...

Austin gets first schuedled 777 service

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British Airways will be upgrading the current 787 route to the 777-200ER. Which is big seeing as the route just launched this year. (airlineroute.net) Plus d'info...

The Artistry of the Gear-Up Landing

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Bored as I sometimes am with Aviation Hall of Fame nominees and Lifetime Achievement Awards, to amuse myself, I'm inventing a new category: Best filming of a gear-up landing. I'm calling it the Oh-S&^t Award and hope to announce it every year about this time. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

Virgin Australia proposes to buy the remaining 40% shares of Tigerair Australia for one dollar

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Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (Virgin Australia) today (October 17) announced a transaction which would see Virgin Australia acquire the remaining 40 percent of shares in Tiger Australia Airways Pty Ltd (Tigerair Australia) from Tiger Airways Holdings Limited (Tiger Holdings) for a price of A$1. (airlineinformation.net) Plus d'info...

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

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Today Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. (www.aviationnews.eu) Plus d'info...

Royal Jordanian brings the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Geneva

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Royal Jordanian Airlines (Amman) On October 18 inaugurated Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Geneva. In other news, RJ announced a new policy for checked luggage, based on the piece concept instead of the weight concept. The new policy will be effective for ticketing on October 15, 2014, for travel as of November 2, 2014 to all RJ destinations. (airlineinformation.net) Plus d'info...