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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...

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...

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...

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...

Saudia Boeing 777 at Jeddah on Dec 9th 2017, tail strike indication

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A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration HZ-AK40 performing flight SV-21 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to New York JFK,NY (USA), was in the initial climb out of Jeddah's runway 34C when the crew stopped... (www.aeroinside.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...

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...

Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF

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Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). The selection of the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family reflects the airline’s need for efficiency and additional capacity. This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011. (www.airbus.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...