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World gets first peek at Boeing '797'

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The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797. Boeing (BA) released the first image of its new "middle-market airplane" at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday as a teaser for what will be the company's first new airliner since its 787 Dreamliner. (money.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

F-16 Jet Catches Fire at Houston Airport

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Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected. (www.nbcnews.com) Plus d'info...

Aviation Industry Seeks to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

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Escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts. (www.foxbusiness.com) Plus d'info...

Flight 3407 families may face off against Air Force general on pilot experience rules

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The Families of Continental Flight 3407 Monday renewed their fight to preserve pilot experience requirements they got written into the law seven years ago, but this time they could be facing their most daunting opponent yet: the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. (buffalonews.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus imagines a faster helicopter with wings

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Airbus has showed off a new helicopter concept at the Paris Airshow that could give operators everything they want: speed, versatility and economy. The Racer (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) features a main rotor like a regular helicopter, but uses pusher propellers to accelerate it forward and a new "box-wing" system for extra lift. As a result, it'll power along at up to 400 km/h (250 mph) while being able to take off on a dime like a regular chopper. (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: Air Canada B777 near Frankfurt on Jun 15th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNU performing flight AC-891 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 329 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smell of smoke in the cabin (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Aireon global tracking gaining speed, but still on the runway

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Thoma said it takes roughly 45 days from launch until the ADS-B payloads are turned over to Aireon. He said the company needs the next five to six launches complete before it can begin offering a service called GlobalBeacon with FlightAware, a flight-tracking-data company. GlobalBeacon uses Aireon’s space-based ADS-B to track aircraft every minute, and enables aircraft to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s upcoming Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) standards.… (spacenews.com) Plus d'info...

Iran's Zagros Airlines Places A Commitment For 28 New Airbus Aircraft

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Zagros Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines in Iran, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of 28 new aircraft, covering 20 A320neo and 8 A330neo aircraft. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Tibet Financial Leasing Signs For 20 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

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Tibet Financial Leasing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 20 Airbus A321neos at the Paris Airshow to meet strong market demand for more modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

AirAsia to Order 14 More Airbus A320ceos

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AirAsia has signed an agreement with Airbus to order an additional 14 A320ceo aircraft to meet higher than expected near-term growth on the carrier’s regional network. The contract, which is subject to AirAsia board approval, was announced at the Paris Air Show today. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

officer stabbed at Flint Bishop Airport

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Flint Bishop Airport: Police officer stabbed in critical condition, airport evacuated (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

Iran Airtour Commits to 45 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

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Tehran based Iran Airtour Airlines, has become Airbus’ newest customer for the A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Allegiant Air launching 8 new nonstop flights from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

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Low-cost airline Allegiant Air will now be taking off for eight additional destinations from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The eight new routes include flights to major Midwest destinations Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and St. Louis/Belleville as well as Boise, Idaho and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. (www.bizjournals.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier Continues to Build Momentum with Successful Paris Air Show

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft concluded a successful week at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, where it had the opportunity to connect with customers from around the world and announced up to US$2 billion in orders and other commitments. (www.bombardier.com) Plus d'info...