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Le nouveau Boeing 787-9 dreamliner d'Air France se posera à l'aéroport de Vatry (source : France Bleu Berry)

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Actuellement en phase de test - fera des allers retours entre Châteauroux ( Indre) et Vatry (Marne). L'avion devrait ainsi être visible dans le ciel marnais le vendredi 16 décembre puis le lundi 19 décembre. ;) (www.francebleu.fr) Plus d'info...

Décès d'Albert Maltret, le "Baron Noir".

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Celui qui a défrayé la chronique notamment en atterrissant sur les Champs Elysées le 10 août 1986 est décédé le 15 octobre. (www.letelegramme.fr) 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...

Pilot killed in CF-18 crash on Cold Lake Air Weapons Range

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A pilot is dead after a CF - 18 crashed earlier today while on a training mission on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. Military officials confirmed earlier today the plane, a single-seated CF-18 Hornet jet, had gone down in the Saskatchewan portion of the air weapons range. (www.coldlakesun.com) Plus d'info...

Canada considers buying 18 Super Hornet fighter jets

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The federal Liberal government says it will ``explore the acquisition'' of 18 new Boeing-made Super Hornet jets on an interim basis until it can decide on a permanent replacement for Canada's aging fleet of fighter planes. (www.thestar.com) Plus d'info...

Porter plane in near-miss with possible drone

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A Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto was forced to take evasive action to avoid a drone Monday. (www.thestar.com) Plus d'info...

Delta expands Comfort+ to regional flights

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Aligning with Delta’s focus on improving choice for customers and enhancing the on-board experience, the airline is now continuing to expand Delta Comfort+ on some of its regional aircraft, adding more Delta Comfort+ seats on its E-175, E-170, CRJ-900 and CRJ-700 aircraft. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

oeing is Reevaluating SST, Blended-Wing Designs for Future Potential

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On Wednesday morning at the 52nd Paris Air Show, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP Product Development, Mike Sinnett provided an update on the projects Boeing is currently putting attention toward, and what we may see in the future. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

United updates transcontinental service

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United Airlines announced updates to its transcontinental service beginning July 1 including (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Breaking: Southwest Airlines flight forced to land after unstable woman tries to open emergency exit door

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A HOUSTON-bound flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger reportedly attempted to open an emergency exit. The Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles was diverted to Corpus Christi International Airport, where it was delayed for more than five hours, after a female passenger became unstable. (www.airlineboarding.com) Plus d'info...

Embraer expects demand for commercial aviation over the next 20 years

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The worldwide jet fleet in service in the segment of 70 to 130+ seats will increase in operation in 2016 to... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

Passengers’ backlash after British Airways forces families to pay £20 fee to guarantee they sit together on a flight

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British Airways is facing a backlash from passengers after forcing them to pay extra to guarantee sitting with their family on flights. Furious travellers complain that they are being split up from loved ones as they head off on holiday. Worst affected are passengers who have bought the cheapest deals... (www.aviationfigures.com) Plus d'info...

Air Force May Replace "Doomsday" E-4, E-6 and "Air Force Two" C-32 with Single Type

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Consolidating the E-4B NAOC and E-6B Mercury missions into one common aircraft while also sharing platform commonality with a C-32A replacement makes a ton of sense. (www.thedrive.com) Plus d'info...

Photos: The Commercial Planes of the 2017 Paris Air Show

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Throughout the week, the Airways team has faithfully and dutifully brought you all of the big news from this year’s Paris Air Show. Having spent countless hours in meeting rooms and at our computers, we felt it’s time to take a step back and enjoy some eye candy! (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 near Milan on Jun 23rd 2017, smoke in cabin

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Updated: 2017-06-25 13:59:52 GMT A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-FON performing flight FR-8886 from Brindisi to Milan Bergamo (Italy), was descending towards Milan Orio al Serio Airport when the crew declared emergency reporting smoke in the cabin (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways to lease in Qatari A320s to cover strike

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British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) is looking to wet-lease nine A320 and/or A321 aircraft from Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) to offset the impact of an impending crew strike set for July 1 to 16. An application filed with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) indicates the contracts may be extended beyond July 16 for a maximum of two months. (www.ch-aviation.com) Plus d'info...

Pilot urges prayers as 'technical issue' forces turnaround

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An AirAsia X flight to Malaysia from Perth, Australia, was forced to turn back Sunday after the A330 aircraft began shaking due to what the airline called a "technical issue." (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

New Nigerian carrier jetWest looks to become Africa’s “easyJet”

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New Nigerian airline jetWest aims to start domestic operations in Nigeria in December this year. Nigeria, a country of nearly 200 million, has faced a lot of problems with its air industry lately. Bad airport infrastructure and the partial collapse of its largest airline has made the accessibility to air travel quite bad in the country lately (theworldofaviationblog.wordpress.com) Plus d'info...

12 New Airlines Commit to Fight Illegal Animal Trafficking – Sign Up to ‘United for Wildlife’ Initiative

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If you've ever seen the special Emirates aircraft livery that supports United for Wildlife then you might know what the initiative is about - this is great news that 12 more airlines have signed up to the Buckingham Palace Declaration. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Plus d'info...

It was terrifying: Passengers tell of ‘engine bang, shuddering’ after AirAsia engine failure

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PASSENGER jet with more than 350 people on board has been forced to make an emergency landing in Perth after an engine failure shortly after takeoff. The Air Asia flight was reportedly en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it experienced difficulties. The twin-engine A330 airbus suffered a ‘technical issue’ that caused one of its engines to fail shortly before 9am AEDT (7am Perth time) this morning, causing some concern among passengers it may have had to ditch in the ocean. (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

Lufthansa wants to help, not take over, Air Berlin: Bild

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Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) sees no limit to the number of planes and crews it could lease from Air Berlin (AB1.DE), its chief executive told German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, amid criticism that support for its ailing rival is a stealth takeover attempt. "We already support Air Berlin, in that we have leased 38 planes and set them on our routes. I can imagine, however, that we would expand this cooperation and lease further Air Berlin planes and crew," Carsten Spohr said. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Wizz Air opens first UK base at Luton Airport

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Wizz Air has opened its first UK base at London Luton Airport. Wizz will base one of its new Airbus A320 aircraft at the airport, increasing operations to 42 routes from Luton, including three new services to Tel Aviv, Prishtina and Kutaisi. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: Delta B767 near Boston on Jun 22nd 2017, problem with minimum/maximum speed indications

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400, registration N834MH performing flight DL-174 from Atlanta,GA (USA) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL330 about 190nm southwest of Boston,MA, almost over New York City, when the crew descended the aircraft to FL250 and then FL230 due to problems with the maximum and minimum operating speed indications (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Photo of Russian Fighter buzzing US RC-135

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The U.S. has released a photo of when a Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane earlier this week over the Baltic Sea in an unsafe maneuver. The move came just after Russia announced it would begin targeting the U.S. west of the Euphrates in an escalation of tensions in the Syrian conflict. (www.axios.com) Plus d'info...

Delta orders additional A321 aircrafts

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For all you Delta fans out there that hadn't heard the news yet, Delta is adding an additional 10 aircrafts announced on Tuesday of last week. This brings the total number of orders to 122. Delta began the order in 2013, with 30 domestic narrowbody aircrafts, then again ordered additional aircrafts in 2014, and 2016 of last year. Just recently, Delta added 30 additional orders last month in May, and in Tuesday of last week ordered an additional 10 aircrafts to the order. Delta currently operates… (www.ajc.com) Plus d'info...

Video: Delta Air Lines Says Gulf Carriers Coming for American Jobs – Tells Employees to Fight for Their Future

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A new internal, staff video from Delta Air Line is urging all 80,000 employees of the carrier to oppose the expansion of Middle East airlines in the U.S. Delta is asking its staff to write to Congress and the White House and use the hashtag #OurFutureOurFight on social media. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing to reveal more insight about its plan to fly commercial planes without pilots or with less experienced pilots

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Boeing is serious about flying commercial planes via artificial intelligence algorithms without human intervention. The US giant aircraft manufacturer gave some insight about its bold plans at Paris Air Show. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Plus d'info...

DOT Decides To Develop Long Underused Clark (CRK) Field

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Over the years, one domestic and three international terminals have been built at NAIA but the number of plane arrivals and departures have been limited to 40 an hour, because NAIA has only... (news.mb.com.ph) Plus d'info...

Airbus A400M Atlas Tactical Transport Completes Beach Landing Trials

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Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. (theaviationist.com) Plus d'info...

Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado

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Washington (CNN)Ten US Air Force planes, including two E-4B "doomsday" aircraft, were damaged when a tornado hit near Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska last week, the service told CNN on Friday. Nicknamed the Air Force's "doomsday" plane, the Boeing-made E-4B serves as an aerial command center in case of national emergency or destruction of ground bases. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Delta and Korean Air Launch Joint Venture

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Delta Air Lines and fellow SkyTeam partner Korean Air officially signed a joint venture agreement in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, which will become a major contender in the trans-pacific market against longstanding joint ventures of similar size and scale, such as American Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) and United Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA). (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing wins the battle of orders at Le Bourget

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During the Paris Air Show 2017 The US manufacturer Boeing recorded 571 new orders or order commitments for $ 74.8 billion at list prices, winning the race in front of its European competitor Airbus. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Plus d'info...

AOPA Backs New Senate FAA Bill

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The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

Thunderbird F-16 flips at Dayton, Ohio

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Reports are coming in that one of the Thunderbird's F-16s flipped after landing at Dayton, Ohio and trapped the two occupants inside. This is a developing story. (www.daytondailynews.com) Plus d'info...

The Polish Air Force Takes Delivery Of Its First Gulfstream G550 VIP Aircraft

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The first of the new Polish Air Force’s G550 VIP jets (with the second one expected to be received in mid July, and with the first operational flights to take place in the autumn) has landed at the Warsaw Chopin International Airport on Jun. 21. The delivery of the aircraft is a tangible effect of the effort made by the Polish government to replace the aging VIP transport fleet, until now consisting of Tu-154M and Yak-40 post-soviet jets. The introduction of the G550 paves the way for this… (theaviationist.com) Plus d'info...

Russian jet buzzes US recon jet: Pictures released of 'unsafe' incident

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Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed "provocative" by a U.S. official. (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: United B777 near Baker Lake on Jun 20th 2017, lavatory woes

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A United Boeing 777-200, registration N218UA performing flight UA-851 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Beijing (China), was enroute at FL310 about 250nm southwest of Baker Lake,NU (Canada) when the crew requested to divert to San Francisco,CA (USA) reporting a lavatory problem (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Surges Ahead of Airbus at 2017 Paris Air Show with 737MAX-10 Launch

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The 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS) is in the books for global aircraft manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus, and transaction volume at the show exceeded even that of the most optimistic pre-show prognostications. Airbus and Boeing together announced 937 new orders and commitments (including memoranda of understanding [MoU] but excluding purchase options) for aircraft during the show, more than tripling their year-to-date sales figures through the end of May (205 for Boeing, 73 for Airbus). In all,… (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus to Introduce Deployable Black Boxes

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Airbus will fit deployable flight data and cockpit voice recorders on new A350 XWB aircraft beginning in 2019 and on the rest of its long-range fleet soon thereafter. A deployable flight data recorder is designed to separate itself from the aircraft in a crash. They are particularly useful for crashes over water where accessing or even finding aircraft wreckage may be difficult or impossible. Although exotic in the commercial market, they have a multi-decade history in the military market. The… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

New Airbus A320 Airspace interior set to debut in 2020

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European airframer Airbus has developed a new cabin concept for its best-selling narrow body A320 family of jetliners called Airspace. Just as its competitor Boeing borrowed cabin concepts from the 787 Dreamliner and incorporated it in to the 737, Airbus has borrowed concepts from the A350 and the A330neo for the Airspace interior to offer similar designs in both the cockpit and the passenger cabin, along with the latest technology. (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus unveils A380plus, an enhanced version of the superjumbo

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European airframer Airbus unveiled a development study for an enhanced version of the A380 superjumbo, the “A380plus”. The study is a bid by the company to re-engergise sales of the world’s largest passenger aircraft that have been stagnant for over a year. It also appears to be an effort to bridge the requests of the largest A380 customer, Emirates airline, for an A380neo with newer engines and a re-designed wing. Airbus has already spent over $25 billion on developing the A380 and given the… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Plus d'info...

Etihad Airways eliminates free chauffeur service for premium passengers

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Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is eliminating its complimentary chauffeur service for its business and first class passengers at all its international destinations. A paid option “at specially negotiated rates” will replace the free service. Economy class passengers can also avail the new paid service, and Etihad Guest members will accrue frequent flier points. The cutback is part of a series changes the airline says are “designed to offer increased value and flexibility based on customer… (www.bangaloreaviation.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing’s Phantom Express will disrupt the satellite launch process

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U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boeing are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

HAL-Russian Helicopters form JV to assemble Ka-226T in India

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Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has registered a joint venture for the license production of Ka-226T light helicopters in India. (www.aviationindia.net) Plus d'info...

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers

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The South Carolina Boeing plant where President Trump gave a speech promising to protect U.S. jobs says it's laying off workers. Boeing confirmed to CNNMoney Thursday that it's cutting about 200 jobs at its plant in South Carolina. This is the first round of layoffs at the factory since it began making the 787 Dreamliner there in 2009. Speaking at the plant in February, Trump promised a crowd of assembly workers, managers and executives that "jobs is one of the primary reasons I'm… (money.cnn.com) Plus d'info...