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Teen Posing as Singapore Airlines Pilot Scams 50 People, Molests 15-Year-Old Girl

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A 19-year-old boy who pretended to be a Singapore Airlines pilot has been arrested for molesting a 15-year-old girl in Hong Kong. According to The Independent, the boy, surnamed Sit, met the victim at a cafe on September 10. Inside, he claimed that his phone ran out of battery and needed to get his charger from the airport; he asked her to accompany him and she agreed. They boarded a bus, where Sit started to grab her breasts but reportedly stopped when the girl scolded him out loud. She then… (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

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The French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

Accident: China Eastern B737 at Wenzhou on Sep 4th 2017, tail strike on landing

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A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration B-7031 performing flight MU-2655 from Chengdu to Wenzhou (China), struck its tail onto the runway while landing in Wenzhou at about 17:34L (09:34Z). There are no reports of injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair crisis exposes low-cost scramble for senior pilots

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Ryanair blames an internal “cock up”, but its cancellation of 2,000 flights exposes the struggle that low-cost carriers face as they risk growing faster than their ability to recruit experienced pilots. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Accident: Delta B737 enroute on Sep 21st 2017, turbulence injures 2

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N855DN performing flight DL-1843 (dep Sep 20th) from Salt Lake City,UT to Boston,MA (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 60nm northeast of Kansas City,MO (USA) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing an altitude deviation injuries to a passenger and a flight attendant (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island

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An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., was in New York City for the United Nation patrol. A piece of the drone bounced off the rotor and became lodged in the aircraft. (abc7ny.com) Plus d'info...

Delta ending Moscow, Stockholm flights; beefs up other European routes

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Delta is rolling out a bevy of new routes to Europe – but also dropping two destinations altogether – as it tweaks its schedule across the Atlantic. Delta’s seasonal service between New York JFK and both Moscow and Stockholm will not resume next year, Delta said in a Thursday memo to employees that was obtained by Today in the Sky. The move will end Delta-operated service to both cities. (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Expects Strong Demand From Southeast Asia to Continue

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Boeing forecasts Southeast Asia's demand for passenger aircraft to reach 4,210 units over the next 20 years, with a value of $650 billion. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

OPINION: ATR and Bombardier Should Heed Embraer's Turboprop Warning

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Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it. With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

House to vote on short-term aviation bill with flood provisions

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The measure, which is needed to keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) running, would reauthorize the agency for six months. The FAA’s current legal authority expires next Saturday. (thehill.com) Plus d'info...

Heathrow Airport urges UK Government to scrap domestic aviation tax

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London Heathrow Airport has urged the UK Government to abolish domestic air passenger duty (APD) on all UK flights. The proposal is based on a new research carried out by Frontier Economics that revealed UK passengers pay an extra £225m in aviation tax on domestic flights compared to passengers from many other European countries. (www.airport-technology.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Boosts Market Outlook for Southeast Asia

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Spurred by a growing middle class, strong low-cost-carrier (LCC) market and appreciating currencies, Boeing now projects a demand for 4,210 airliners valued at $650 billion in its latest Southeast Asia market outlook. The new forecast reflects an increase of 460 aircraft worth $90 billion compared with last year’s projection, already the highest of any region. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

New Jet Biofuel Derived from Oil-producing Sugarcane

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A new jet biofuel feedstock developed by researchers at the University of Illinois could produce up to 15 times more jet fuel per hectare than soybeans, according to the scientists. If grown on 23 million acres of now-marginal land in the U.S. Southeast, it could supply 65 percent of U.S. jet-A consumption, they said. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Associated Air Center To Shut Its Doors at Year-end

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Associated Air Center (AAC), a pioneer in the VIP airliner completions business, is closing at the end of this year, just shy of its 70th anniversary. AAC parent StandardAero announced the plans late yesterday, saying current and future volumes of work aren’t sufficient to support the costs necessary to run the facility. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing seeks quick legal fix to stop Bombardier

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Unlike Boeing’s prolonged WTO dispute with Airbus, a subsidy case against Bombardier is on a much faster track. Straining U.S.-Canada trade ties, a U.S. Department of Commerce preliminary ruling coming Monday is expected to impose tariffs on imports of Bombardier CSeries jets. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: Cargo Global B747 at Hong Kong on Sep 22nd 2017, runway incursion forces rejected takeoff

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An ACG Air Cargo Global Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration OM-ACB performing freight flight CW-831 from Prague (Czech Republic) to Hong Kong (China), had landed on Hong Kong's runway 07L and was taxiing towards the cargo apron. The crew reported on ground frequency they were holding short of runway 07R and received clearance to "taxi K, L2 to C12". (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

COS on an upward trend?

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COS seemed to always play a distant second to DEN. Are they finding their niche? (www.avgeekery.com) Plus d'info...

United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees for the passenger dragging incident

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United Airlines made headlines for all the wrong reasons in April, when a passenger was forcibly removed from an overbooked flight. United's CEO explains why he refused to blame his employees. (www.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

easyJet and Lufthansa in talks to buy Air Berlin’s aviation business

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Air Berlin’s creditors have picked German flagship carrier Lufthansa and Britain’s easyJet as possible buyers for the insolvent carrier’s aviation business and will negotiate with them for the next three weeks. (www.independent.co.uk) Plus d'info...

Woodward Selected by Airbus for A320neo PW Thrust Reverser Actuation System

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Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today announced that it signed an agreement with Airbus to supply the Thrust Reverser Actuation System (TRAS) for the new nacelle of the Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by the Pratt and Whitney engine. (globenewswire.com) Plus d'info...

After Boeing Deal, Turkish Airlines Weighs Airbus Order - Sources

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Turkish Airlines has begun talks with Airbus to buy up to 40 A350 jetliners worth $12.4 billion (£9.15 billion) at list prices, hours after striking a similar deal with its U.S. rival Boeing, people familiar with the airline said on Friday. (www.nytimes.com) Plus d'info...

New Zealand calls in navy to beat jet fuel shortage before vote

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A New Zealand navy vessel will ferry diesel fuel around the country as the government rushes to alleviate a days-long fuel shortage that has cast air travel into disarray in the run-up to Saturday's national election. Recommended for you:Qantas Flights - Find Cheap Flights at Webjet | webjet.com.au webjet.com.au/Airlines/Flights | Sponsored The ship would transport up to 4.8 million litres of diesel - equivalent to 150 tankers - to enable industry to focus on providing jet fuel to crisis-hit… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...