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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...

Incident: Lufthansa B747 near Rio de Janeiro on Aug 20th 2017, engine problem

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A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYA performing flight LH-501 from Rio De Janeiro Galeao,RJ (Brazil) to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) with 358 people on board, was climbing out of Rio de Janeiro when the crew stopped the climb at FL270 due to a problem with one of the engines (GEnx). (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

French Blue adds maiden A350-900

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French Blue (BF, Paris Orly) has taken delivery of its maiden A350-900 following a handing over ceremony at Toulouse Blagnac on Tuesday, August 22. (www.ch-aviation.com) Plus d'info...

United pilot’s warning about flying toward tornadoes freaks out passengers

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NEWARK — The pilot of a United Airlines flight bound for Newark Tuesday night freaked out passengers before takeoff when he warned the plane would be flying through “horrific storms including tornadoes,” according to people on board. (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

CEO: SWISS Considering Airbus A321neoLR For Africa Routes

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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is considering ordering the Airbus A321neoLR to operate on routes from Zurich to long-haul destinations in Africa, SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr told ATW. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

DIA is the nation’s fourth busiest airport during the Labor Day travel season

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Heading to the Denver International Airport for a Labor Day trip? Everyone else is, too. Denver has the country’s fourth busiest airport during the Labor Day travel season with an average of 4,913 flights scheduled from the Wednesday before the Sept. 4 holiday to the Wednesday after, according to a travel forecast released Wednesday by RewardExpert. (www.denverpost.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Uses Lasers To Teach Its Flying Car To Land

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BEFORE YOU CAN zip about in a flying car, engineers must solve more than a few problems. Oddly, figuring out how to make a flying car fly isn't among them. The basics of flight were sorted out more than 100 years ago. No, the big challenge lies in making these things fly themselves so you don't have to go through the hassle of earning a pilot's license. Here, too, taking flight isn't the big problem. Landing is. (www.wired.com) Plus d'info...

Arriving SFO Aircraft Can Expect a Few Changes

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Radar limitation contributed to landing incident at San Francisco last month. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

BREAKING: Thousands evacuated at Stansted airport after ‘bomb scare’

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Stansted Airport has been evacuated, allegedly because of a bomb scare. Passengers at the airport have taken to social media to document the ongoing incident, with reports of a suspicious package found on the site. (www.airlineinfo.in) Plus d'info...

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport Set For Major Capacity Expansion

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Delhi Indira Gandhi International airport is set to undergo a major expansion starting next year, as part of its master plan. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Singapore Airlines Quietly Parks First Airbus A380

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has parked the first Airbus A380 aircraft to enter commercial service. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair Signals Interest in Air Berlin Bid

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Ryanair has joined the airlines outlining preliminary interest in German carrier Air Berlin, which filed for insolvency proceedings earlier this month. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Only one plane lands in Hong as Typhoon Hato arrives

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Buffeted by winds reaching up to 113km/h, KLM flight from Amsterdam landed in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning as airport sees 65 per cent reduction in its daily flights (www.scmp.com) Plus d'info...

airBaltic plans to operate 20 CS300s by end-2019

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A seventh Bombardier CS300 has been welcomed to the fleet of the Latvian flag carrier airBaltic, the latest of a total order of 20 aircraft placed by the company, which says it expects to operate eight CS300s by the end of the year. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Air New Zealand just seems to get things right across the board

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Air New Zealand's reputation as one of the smartest airlines in the world has helped it land its second highest profit in the fact of "unprecedented" competition. Chief executive Christopher Luxon was "very proud" of what his staff had achieved despite facing its highest number of competitors, who he said were often much larger and had deeper resources. (www.stuff.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Runway Safety Improvements Finished At LAX

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — All four runways at Los Angeles International Airport are operating at full strength following completion of mandatory safety improvements, an airport official said Monday. Congress required all of the nation’s airports to undertake Runway Safety Area (RSA) improvements to provide an extra buffer zone if an aircraft overshoots, overruns or veers off a runway. (losangeles.cbslocal.com) Plus d'info...

52 best photos of the LABACE 2017

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Even under rain on Sao Paulo. Beautiful photos in LABACE 2017. The largest executive aviation fair in Latin America... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Plus d'info...

BA strike 2017 – Why are the August strikes happening, when will the walkout end and why have British Airways cabin crew gone on strike?

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Thousands of cabin crew workers have walked out in the latest protest over pay during airports’ busiest time of year. BRITISH Airways cabin crew spent much of the summer on strike. With yet more industrial action now underway here’s how to find out the details of the latest walkout, whether or not your flight will be affected and when the dispute might end… (www.daviationnews.com) Plus d'info...

Chorus Aviation completes acquisition of an Embraer 190 aircraft on lease to KLM Cityhopper

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Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) announced today that a Chorus Aviation Capital subsidiary has completed the acquisition of an Embraer 190 aircraft currently on lease to KLM Cityhopper. The acquisition agreement was previously announced on July 17, 2017. (markets.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

Embraer Partners with Designer for $80 Million Aircraft Interior

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What if the interior of a private jet could tell a story? What if it could transport you to another era? These were the questions brought to experiential designer Eddie Sotto by Jay Beever, vice president of interior design for Embraer Executive Jets, the Brazilian aircraft maker’s Florida-based business-jet division. (robbreport.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Unit to Continue Army UH-72 Helicopter Logistics, Sustainment Support

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A business unit of Airbus Group has landed $34.5 million contract modification to continue logistics and sustainment support for the U.S. Army‘s UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters. (blog.executivebiz.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus to deliver first U.S.-built A320 this week

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Airbus is readying to deliver the first A320 passenger jet built in the U.S., capping a global assembly footprint that now touches three continents. (www.bizjournals.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Achieves a Global First With Its Hot A320

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With little fanfare, Airbus SE is about to mark an unusual milestone in aviation: simultaneous production of the same aircraft on three continents. The company will hand over the first A320 to roll out of its Mobile, Alabama, assembly plant on Aug. 25, meaning North America will join Europe and Asia in producing the most popular airliner in the world. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

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Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) appears to have fundamental strengths that are not currently reflected in its stock price. In the second half of 2016, all legacy carriers including Delta, American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), United Continental (NYSE: UAL) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) saw a rapid increase in their stock valuations as market sentiment improved for the entire sector. Even Warren Buffett, who has been a long time skeptic of the sector, ended up investing billions in major airlines.… (seekingalpha.com) Plus d'info...

One Aviation Unveils Testbed with Eclipse 700 Wing

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The 700's wing is based on the Eclipse 550 wing planform, and the most noticeable difference is a nearly four-foot wingspan extension. The inboard section has received aerodynamic tweaking to reduce parasite drag, and the intersection of the wing strake has moved outboard to provide increased fuel capacity that, in addition to enabling a projected NBAA IFR range of 1,470 nm, negates the need for the wingtip-mounted fuel tanks seen on the Eclipse 500/550. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

US Air Force prepping X-37B space plane for launch

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The United States Air Force’s X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The liftoff is scheduled to take place in early September. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Atlas Dynamics takes first step in drone market with Atlas Pro

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Atlas Dynamics, a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the professional user, announced Tuesday that it will showcase live demonstrations of its market-ready autonomous professional drone, the Atlas Pro, at InterDrone 2017. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

Delta Flight Deviates to See the Eclipse

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I believe the deviation over Wyoming and Nebraska for Delta's flight 2466 from Portland to Atlanta was so that both sides of the plane could view the eclipse. There were lots of news articles about this particular flight following the eclipse path. Nice of ATC to allow the deviation! (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

American Airlines passenger tries to open cabin door during descent

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Several people on a flight Saturday from Los Angeles to Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport told CBS News that a man wearing sunglasses tried to grab the handle of the plane’s exit door a few minutes after the pilot announced they were descending. (www.airlive.net) Plus d'info...

United Continues to Evaluate 100-Seat Mainline Aircraft

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United Airlines continues to evaluate adding a 100-seat aircraft to its mainline fleet, less than a year after it cited the aircraft category's poor economics for the conversion of its Boeing 737-700 order to larger variants. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Viewing Eclipse 2017 From 37k Feet With Southwest Airlines

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For Eclipse 2017, Airways joined Southwest Airlines for its special #Eclipse2017 flight from Seattle to St. Louis. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Eclipse related landing delay at CHS??

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Looks like an unexpected delay due to eclipse. Thoughts?? (flightaware.com) Plus d'info...

Eclipse travel keeps NetJets busy

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Columbus-based NetJets, the world’s largest operator of private jets, is seeing a rise in flight bookings through Tuesday, tied to eclipse-viewing trips. (www.dispatch.com) Plus d'info...

Zimbabwe and South Africa battle ground flights over permit disputes

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All eight South African Airways flights between Harare and Johannesburg were canceled on Saturday when the Zimbabwe government demanded a foreign operators permit, a day after an Air Zimbabwe plane was grounded in the South African city for similar reasons. The decisions to halt the flights came as Zimbabwe seeks diplomatic immunity in South Africa for President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, after she was charged with assault in Johannesburg. The Wednesday request is being considered, officials… (www.google.co.zw) Plus d'info...

Cathay Pacific to buy 32 Airbus A321neo jets in US$4.1 billion order

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Cathay Pacific will upgrade and expand the fleet of its affiliate Cathay Dragon with an order for 32 Airbus A321neo jets. The jets, scheduled to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, will also mark the debut of an all-new regional business class seat – although this is expected to be a more conventional recliner than a lie-flat bed. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

‘Crazy’ Video Shows Man Trying Open Plane Door During American Airlines Flight

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight to Minneapolis from Los Angeles reportedly tried to open one of the plane’s exit doors while the flight was in the air. Passenger Richard Munassi said passengers began ‘yelling and screaming’ during the flight on Saturday as they tried to subdue the man, who has not been publicly identified. (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...