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Re opening of Princess Juliana International Airport on October 10th.

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Melissa Arrindell-Doncher, Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs of Sint Maarten announced on October 4th the reopening of Sint Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport for all commercial flights on October 10th . (www.sintmaartengov.org) Plus d'info...

Europe's Airbus to buy majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

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European aircraft giant Airbus Group is buying a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries program. The two aircraft manufacturers announced the partnership Monday evening, weeks after the United States announced 300 per cent preliminary duties on exports of the aircraft following a complaint from Airbus rival Boeing. The partnership is expected to result in significant CSeries production cost savings by leveraging Airbus's supply chain expertise, but Airbus won't be paying any money for the… (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

Rencontre aérienne en Haute-Mauricie

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Événement couru vers un aérodrome habituellement désert, mais qui a connu son heure de gloire. En septembre. (www.lapresse.ca) Plus d'info...

LAX : Collision camion - avion

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Les autorités font état de huit blessés, à la suite d'une collision entre un Boeing 737 et un camion d'entretien à l'aéroport international de Los Angeles. Le porte-parole des pompiers souligne que deux personnes à bord du camion sont blessées gravement et que six autres, qui étaient aussi à bord du véhicule, souffrent de blessures mineures. L'avion, en provenance de Mexico, transportait 146 personnes. Il s'agissait du vol 642 d'Aeromexico. (ici.radio-canada.ca) Plus d'info...

Un Boeing 707 d'Air France

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L'aéronef sert de décor à une séance de «lipsing» de la chanson «Ruby Baby», de Dion DiMucci. On a une idée de la tenue vestimentaire des hôtesses de l'époque. Cette version de la chanson est de 1962. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

PICTURES: SIA receives first A380 with all-new cabin

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First aircraft delivered with carrier’s latest cabin products and innovations (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

12 South African Cheetah fighters sold to US as training jets

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South African state-owned arms manufacturer Denel has announced that it will sell 12 SA-designed supersonic Cheetah fighter jets to US-based Draken International. According to its website, Florida-based Draken operates the largest fleet of privately owned tactical aircraft in the world. (www.fin24.com) Plus d'info...

easyJet Gets EU Approval For Air Berlin Assets

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The EUR€40 million (USD$47 million) deal will significantly increase easyJet’s presence in Germany, with the takeover of part of Air Berlin’s operations at the capital’s Tegel Airport. (news.airwise.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair pilots to strike before Christmas

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Ryanair passengers face disruption to their Christmas travel plans after pilots and crew announced industrial action in a bid to win union recognition and better conditions. (www.bbc.com) Plus d'info...

Aigle Azur to branch into long-haul with A330 order

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On Dec. 12, Aigle Azur said it had ordered a pair of Pratt & Whitney PW4000-powered A330s. The aircraft will be equipped with a three-class layout—including lie-flat business seats, economy plus and economy—along with the latest generation of on-demand IFE. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Passenger films bird flying directly into plane's engine

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A passenger on a plane preparing to take off from a German airport filmed the moment a bird flew into the aircraft's engine. The video, filmed aboard a Boeing 757 preparing to depart from Frankfort Airport, shows a bird fly directly into the engine, causing it to make an unusual noise. (www.facebook.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways A380 into Minneapolis | Medical Emergency

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[09/11/2017] A British Airways Airbus A380-841 (G-XLEE) performing flight BAW6B/BA286 from San Francisco KSFO to London EGLL was enroute at FL350 about 400 miles northwest of Minnesota when the pilots declared a medical emergency and diverted to KMSP. The aircraft was accommodated on an isolated area to allow medical services com aboard. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Canada makes clear Boeing must back down if it wants jet order

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If Boeing is excluded, potential winners include Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), Dassault Aviation SA (AVMD.PA) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA). (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

EU sends stark warning to airlines on post-Brexit flying

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British airlines will lose all flying rights to the European Union if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, the EU executive said on Tuesday, a stark reminder of the risks facing the aviation sector if there is no deal. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

EasyJet outlines 20 new summer UK routes

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The low-cost carrier says it will start flights from Belfast International to the Isle of Man, Naples and Valencia, from Bristol to Genoa and Seville, from Liverpool to Dalaman, Palermo and Pula and a service from Manchester to Genoa. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Man Biting Passengers On JetBlue Flight Forces Plane To Turn Around

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A man biting his fellow passengers on a JetBlue flight forced the plane to divert to Las Vegas, where the man was taken into police custody. Passengers on the flight say that somewhere over Utah, the man suddenly began biting his seatmates – whom he apparently knew – and hitting others on a Sunday flight from Los Angeles International Airport to New York-JFK. Doctors on the flight tried to help by examining the passenger, but were also attacked. Another passenger said he… (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

City of Castlegar (CYCG) hires former CAO as airport consultant

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As part of an effort to find solutions for cancelled flights at the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG), newly retired Castlegar CAO John Malcolm has been hired on a six-month contract to act on the city’s behalf as an airport consultant. (www.bclocalnews.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways Boeing 777 near Baku on Dec 11th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A British Airways Boeing 777-300, registration G-STBC performing flight BA-198 from Mumbai (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 135 passengers and 17 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 100nm southsouthwest of Baku (Azerbaijan) when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and diverted to Baku (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

KLM Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Amsterdam on Dec 10th 2017, engine stall

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A KLM Boeing 787-900, registration PH-BHC performing flight KL-891 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Chengdu (China), was in the initial climb out of Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew declared PAN PAN PAN, PAN PAN PAN reporting an engine (Genx) failure right after takeoff. (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus remains upbeat about A-380 superjumbo despite two-year sales drought

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A two-year sales drought for the flagship A-380 superjumbo may have increased pressure at Airbus to keep the programme flying, but the European plane maker remains upbeat about its long-term prospects. (www.straitstimes.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways releases the inaugural flight video of its first A350-1000

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Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 launched its maiden flight on December 10, 2017, before a scheduled delivery at the end of the month. Qatar Airways has released a video of the inaugural flight. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

It's Deal Time for Boeing and Airbus as 2017 Draws to a Close

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Entering 2017, most pundits expected a meaningful slump in aircraft orders, following years of record order activity early in this decade. Even top airplane manufacturers Boeing and Airbus had moderate expectations. (www.fool.com) Plus d'info...

Widebody Aircraft—2017 Photo Contest Submissions

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Widebody Aircraft—2017 Photo Contest Submissions. Descriptions of photos are provided by the photographers. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

Introducing the most popular plane ever built

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The world’s most popular aircraft? Unless you’re an amateur pilot - or an aviation anorak - the answer will probably come as a surprise. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Plus d'info...

How to fight the California wildfires with a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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Step inside (which you can do in the interactive 3-D model below) and you'll see that the upper floor looks pretty normal, with the cockpit and a few seats. Head down the stairs to the main floor, though, and you'll see the key changes its owner, Global Supertanker LLC, made when it converted the Japan Airlines passenger plane to a firefighter in 2016. (www.wired.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysia Airlines will fly Airbus A380s to London again

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Malaysia Airlines will continue to fly its Airbus A380s to London as the airline steps back from plans to spin off the superjumbos into a new airline dedicated to Islamic pilgrimages. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

CBS DFW Story: Concerns Raised About Passenger Safety Over Foreign Repair Work

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The labor union representing American Airlines mechanics and ground crews has hired a firm run by the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to investigate if foreign repair work on planes is putting passengers at risk. (dfw.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

United Boeing 737 at Spokane on Dec 9th 2017, bird strike

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A United Boeing 737-900, registration N66803 performing flight UA-255 from Denver,CO to Spokane,WA (USA), was on approach to Spokane's runway 03 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

The Safest Seat On A Plane, According To Studies Of Crash Data

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Air travel is the safest form of transportation. In 2016, for the seventh year in a row, exactly zero people died from plane crashes on U.S.-certified scheduled airlines. Experts estimate your overall odds of perishing in a plane crash are well into the millions. But curious travellers may still wonder about the safest place to be in the event of a very unlikely accident. The answer, it turns out, depends on the type of crash you’re in. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

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The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar A321 substantially damaged in fire during Maintenance

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A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 suffered substantial damage in a fire that occurred when it was under maintenance at Doha's Hamad International airport on 8 December. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways Cancels More Than 100 Flights Because Of Snow And Ice

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BA cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, meaning many planes and crew were out of position on Monday. More than 100 flights BA were cancelled by Monday afternoon. (www.aviationnewsworld.biz) Plus d'info...

Japan may join a U.S-proposed project to achieve manned moon landing

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Japan will consider joining a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping such a move will boost the chances of sending Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Flight scheduled to open Trail’s airport terminal diverted to Castlegar

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When the Trail Regional Airport (TRA) opened its new terminal building on Nov. 29 there was only one problem — the Pacific Coastal flight that was scheduled to arrive for the opening ceremony couldn’t land at the airport. Due to weather conditions, the plane was diverted to land at Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA). (www.bclocalnews.com) Plus d'info...

Canada doesn't buy Fighter Aircraft from Boeing

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This is not an airliner news and normally shouldn't be mentioned here on "Airliner Watch". But it is strictly related to the airliner wars between Boeing and Bombardier, and makes the headline. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Joon flies from Berlin to Paris up to six times a day

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Joon, the latest subsidiary of Air France, now connects Berlin-Tegel with Paris Charles de Gaulle up to six times a day. The first Airbus A320 from Joon was formally received at Tegel Airport. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Chinese authorities test drone-aircraft collision

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the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) conducted the first test of a collision between a UAV (drone) and a passenger plane at the Xiangbei Experimental Base of Aviation Industry. This was done to determine the effects of a quad-copter drone hitting the front windshield of a passenger plane in flight. (news.aviation-safety.net) Plus d'info...

AI pilots fly plane with fuselage crack

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New Delhi: Two senior commanders and a flight engineer of Air India have been grounded for flying an aircraft with a crack on its fuselage. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the airline are probing this lapse as the crew reportedly operated the flight even after discovering the crack on the main body section of the Airbus A-319 during a pre-flight walk around inspection. (epaper.timesgroup.com) Plus d'info...

Watch: Southwest Airline Passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

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A woman was caught smoking on a flight from Portland to Sacramento on Saturday resulting in an in-flight freak-out and threats to “kill everyone on this plane” when she was escorted to law enforcement upon landing, Southwest Airlines confirmed. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Plus d'info...

SAS Boeing 737 at Kirkenes on Dec 6th 2017, unsafe gear

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A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-600, registration LN-RPF performing flight SK-4472 from Oslo to Kirkenes (Norway) with 71 passengers, was on final approach to Kirkenes' runway 24 when the crew initiated a go around reporting an unsafe gear indication. (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysia Airlines scraps planned Amsterdam A350 route in favour of Tokyo, Auckland

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Malaysia Airlines will fly its new Airbus A350 jets to Auckland and Tokyo from 2018, scuppering plans to restart direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam in partnership with KLM. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Russian general ID'd ordering actions before downing of Malaysian passenger jet

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A semi-retired Russian three-star general oversaw the cross-border movements of a rocket launcher used to bring down a passenger jet in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all aboard, an investigation by a team of reporting outlets has found. The reporting team, made up of McClatchy and investigative websites Bellingcat (based in London) and The Insider (based in Moscow), identifies the general as Nikolai Fedorovich Tkachev. His identification is potentially a breakthrough in a case that has… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

Emirates A388 at JFK Dec 4th 2017 at about 200 feet in turn to runway 13L

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There is some question on the actual altitude. ATC alerted flightcrew which initiated go around. How low would that put the lower wingtip? (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

JetBlue's Fleet Review Should Wrap Up Soon -- and It's a Big Deal

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Earlier this year, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) launched a comprehensive fleet review, led by new CFO Steve Priest. This entails fine-tuning the timing of aircraft deliveries from Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) -- as well as the mix of models within the A320neo family -- and making a decision about the future of the carrier's Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) E190 fleet. (www.fool.com) Plus d'info...