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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...

Boeing statement on Airbus/Bombardier announcement

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Boeing statement on Airbus/Bombardier announcement (twitter.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: SAS B738 near Stockholm on Oct 17th 2017, smell of smoke in cockpit

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A SAS Scandindavian Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration LN-RGH performing flight SK-128 from Malmo to Stockholm (Sweden) with 157 people on board, was on approach to Stockholm Arlanda Airport's runway 19L at about 08:27L (06:27Z) when the crew reported the smell of smoke in the cockpit (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Primera Boeing 737 at Alicante on Oct 17th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A Primera Air Nordic Boeing 737-800, registration YL-PSB performing flight 6F-108 from Alicante,SP (Spain) to Keflavik (Iceland), was climbing out of Alicante's runway 10 when the crew needed to shut an engine (CFM56) down. (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Chicago security officers who dragged Kentucky doctor David Dao off overbooked United Airlines flight are fired

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TWO Chicago airport security officers have been fired and a third resigned for their roles in dragging a doctor off an overbooked United Airlines flight for refusing to give up his seat. Dr David Dao 69, lost two front teeth, suffered a significant concussion and his nose was broken when he was forced off the flight from Chicago to Louisville... (www.daviationnews.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus delivers first A321neo from Latin America to Avianca

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First new generation single-aisle model goes to the largest customer of the A320neo Family in the Latin America region... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

Aeromexico Boeing 737 near Hermosillo on Oct 9th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, registration XA-MIA performing flight AM-774 (dep Oct 8th) from Guadalajara to Tijuana (Mexico), was enroute at FL380 about 130nm south of Hermosillo (Mexico) when the left hand engine (CFM56) emitted noise and streaks of flame (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

End of an era for the Boeing 747, the Queen of the Skies

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The Queen of the Skies is in the final days of her reign. For decades, the Boeing 747 ruled over the airline industry, a workhorse with a royal nickname that made flying more affordable because of its huge seating capacity... (www.aviationfigures.com) Plus d'info...

Efforts to crush Canada’s jet ambitions may have just failed

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Making the Canadian CSeries jet a much bigger threat to its 737 family was probably not what Boeing intended when it tried to cripple it being sold cheaply to US carriers (blogs.crikey.com.au) Plus d'info...

Bombardier CSeries Will Avoid 300% Duties With US Assembly: Executives

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Bombardier and Airbus executives confirm that plans to open a CSeries final assembly line in the USA would enable the companies to avoid a potentially disastrous 300% tariff on imports of CS100s. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysia Airlines Chief Peter Bellew Quits to Rejoin Ryanair

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Malaysia Airlines chief executive Peter Bellew is to step down from the airline after barely a year, having been recruited by budget carrier Ryanair to serve as chief operations officer. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Delta Evaluating Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737 MAX Family Order

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Delta Air Lines is looking at both the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 Max for an upcoming narrowbody order. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Envisions Harmonizing CSeries With A320

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Airbus will look to smooth the boundary between the Bombardier CSeries and its own single-aisle aircraft line in order to create a more harmonised range. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

PICTURES: Qantas Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-9

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Qantas has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 at a ceremony held at Boeing’s delivery centre in Everett. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

EasyJet Confirms Alitalia Bid

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UK LCC easyJet has confirmed that it has submitted an expression of interest in troubled Italian flag carrier Alitalia, as parallel talks to acquire part of airberlin continue. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus aims to fly A330neo on 19 October

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Airbus has tentatively fixed a 19 October date for the maiden A330neo flight. The date falls within an interval it had previously identified as a possible window for the A330-900's initial sortie. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

FAA looking after pilot drops turkeys on Arkansas festival

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The Federal Aviation Administration it will check to see whether any laws or regulations were broken when a low-flying pilot dropped live turkeys onto an Arkansas festival over the weekend. The annual Yellville Turkey Trot in northern Arkansas has included a turkey drop for more than five decades , though sponsors in recent years have distanced themselves from the practice. Several birds were dropped Saturday and then chased by festival-goers below. (abcnews.go.com) Plus d'info...

Opinion: Airbus sends a thank you card to Donald Trump and Boeing

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There’s chutzpah and then there’s the deal that Airbus SE just struck with Bombardier Inc. By acquiring a 50 percent stake in Bombardier’s struggling CSeries commercial jet program — for free — Airbus has handed Boeing Co., its U.S. nemesis, a whopping black eye. (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

Malaysian A380 Loses a Nose Wheel Ater Landing

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A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800 from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur lost the left nose wheel and was supported by the right hand nose wheel only. The aircraft was towed to the apron. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

UTAir Boeing 737 near Moscow on Oct 15th 2017, smoke in cockpit

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A UTAir Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BQR performing flight UT-295 from Moscow Vnukovo to Surgut (Russia) with 175 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 260nm northeast of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and initiated an emergency (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

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Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership. Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair to challenge Lufthansa's Air Berlin deal

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Ryanair is set to challenge a Lufthansa deal to to buy parts of failed German carrier Air Berlin. The budget Irish airline said it would take the €210m deal to European competition authorities. (www.bbc.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus and Bombardier to partner on CSeries; build aircraft in Alabama

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Airbus and Bombardier are forming a partnership that will see both manufacturers build and market the CSeries narrowbody, with plans to create a second final assembly line in the US. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus buys just over 50% of Bombardier CSeries division

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Buy now it's official, Airbus buys over 50% of the Series and is going to shift some assembly to Mobile, Alabama plant. Tough luck Boeing! (www.financialexpress.com) Plus d'info...

Pilot boots New York activist from American Airlines flight

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New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

Savannah doctor: National anthem tribute stopped on Delta flight …

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A Georgia woman has taken to social media to vent her frustration after she was told she couldn’t sing the national anthem. She wanted to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” after learning her flight carried the remains of a fallen soldier. (www.airlineboarding.com) Plus d'info...

Lufthansa confirms interest in ‘new Alitalia’

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The Lufthansa Group has submitted an offer letter expressing interest in establishing a “new Alitalia,” only days after the German flag carrier signed a €210 million ($249 million) deal to take over a large part of bankrupt airberlin’s assets, including NIKI and regional carrier LGW (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

AirAsia Japan to launch operations on 29 October

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The reborn AirAsia Japan will commence services on 29 October with a service from its Nagoya hub to Sapporo, two years after receiving its air operator's certificate. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Delta Boeing 737 at Salt Lake City on Oct 14th 2017, bird strike

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N385DN performing flight DL-527 from Salt Lake City,UT to Reno,NV (USA), was climbing through 6000 feet out of Salt Lake City's runway 34L when a bird impacted the nose of the aircraft. (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China's aerospace boom

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Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators. (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Beijing Proudly Unveils Mega-Airport Due to Open in 2019

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s capital unveiled the “shining example” of its 80 billion yuan (£9.1 billion) new airport on Monday, tipped to become one of the world’s largest when it opens in October 2019 amid a massive infrastructure drive overseen by President Xi Jinping. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Plane gets a bovine licking after emergency touchdown

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A herd of beef cattle at Te Horo, Kāpiti, surround a plane that touched down in their paddock on Sunday. A herd of beef cattle did what they do when a plane touches down in their paddock - they got licking. It was Sunday afternoon and Bryn Whyman was sitting at his Te Horo, Kāpiti, home looking out the window. "All of a sudden we saw a plane coming down onto the [paddock]," he said. (www.stuff.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Complex Three-Engine Ferry For A380

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Air France plans to ferry a damaged A380 back to France from Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on three engines but before it can do that it has to install a new engine that won't be running. The wrecked engine will be removed and sent to Wales for inspection by the manufacturer Engine Alliance. For balance and aerodynamic stability a new engine will be installed but because of the other damage it can’t be hooked up and made operable. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

Qantas eyes Boeing 737 MAX and mid-market 'Boeing 797' for domestic fleet

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Qantas is set to embark on a dramatic revamp of its domestic fleet, with the advanced Boeing 737 MAX and the yet-to-be-built Boeing 797 both in the frame to replace its current Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 jets. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Qantas to fly Boeing 787-9 on Brisbane- Los Angeles-New York

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Qantas' BNE-LAX-JFK Boeing 747 to be replaced by Boeing 787-9 in 2018. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Flight attendant who survived Las Vegas concert massacre now sees her home destroyed by killer Californian wildfires

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A flight attendant who survived the Las Vegas mass shooting only to have her California home destroyed by wildfire has spoken out about her odds-defying ordeal. Michella Flores, a 51-year-old former firefighter and paramedic, kept working multiple jobs without taking a day off through a shooting that killed 58 and wildfires that have killed 38 so far. (www.airlineboarding.com) Plus d'info...

FAA Calls for Emergency Inspections of GP7200 Turbofans

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency advisory directive (AD) calling for visual inspection of the fan hubs on Engine Alliance GP7200 turbofans. The directive comes in reaction to the uncontained failure of a GP7200 on an Air France A380 during a scheduled flight on September 30 from Paris to Los Angeles. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Skyjet flight struck by drone

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On Oct. 12, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, Canada. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

Air Asia flight forced to turn back to Perth after TERRIFYING’ mid-air emergency

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TERRIFIED passengers thought they were going to die after an AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali plunged 20,000 feet. PASSENGERS on board an AirAsia flight from Perth to Bali feared for the lives after the aircraft plunged 20,000 feet in a midair emergency. Flight QZ535 was forced to turn back to Perth Airport on Sunday morning, just 25 minutes into its flight, after a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure. Oxygen masks dropped from above the seats and passengers were told to get into… (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

Airport worker ‘caught on camera rilfing through passengers’ bags

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Holiday makers beware – an baggage handler has been filmed going through passengers’ bags and suitcases in a popular airport for tourists A thieving airport worker has been caught on camera opening luggage and ‘swiping the contents.’ The brazen baggage handler was arrested and charged after he was filmed unzipping bags and allegedly helping himself to passengers’ possessions. (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

Would United Airlines Really Acquire JetBlue?

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Ready for another round of airline mergers? Wall Street is. An influential airline analyst is stirring the pot with a note positing a combination of United Continental and JetBlue Airways, one of the upstart carriers that have reignited competition on some key routes. They're an unwelcome irritant to "legacy carriers" United, American and Delta, which went through a series of megamergers in order to snuff out profit-crushing fare wars that helped force all of them into bankruptcy… (www.chicagobusiness.com) Plus d'info...

ICAO Council urges compliance from North Korea on aerial testing

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The ICAO Council expressed its strong condemnation of the continued launching of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over or near international air routes, which seriously threatens the safety of international civil aviation. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Thomas Cook & Air Transat to exchange aircraft seasonally

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The deal calls for UK-based Thomas Cook to make available a number of narrowbody Airbus A321s every winter to Montreal-based Air Transat, which will receive at least one widebody A330-200 in return. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Drunken co-pilot sentenced

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Sean Michael Fitzgerald, 36, will serve one year and one day in prison after a U.S. District Court jury in May found him guilty of operating a common carrier while under the influence of alcohol. (www.record-eagle.com) Plus d'info...

Cargo plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast in heavy rain

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An aircraft has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast, shortly after taking off from the international airport of the main city Abidjan, with reports of several dead or injured people. It was a cargo plane carrying freight for the French army, security sources told local news site Koaci. Reports suggest it was a Ukrainian or Russian turboprop Antonov plane. (www.bbc.com) Plus d'info...

Etihad flight makes emergency landing in Adelaide after a ‘fire in the luggage compartment’

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An Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi was forced to make an emergency landing in Adelaide after a fault in the luggage compartment. More than 300 passengers were left stranded at the South Australian airport early Saturday morning, including Michael Milner who described the chaotic landing. Mr Milner told Daily Mail Australia they were about an hour-and-a-half away from landing in Sydney when they were told there was a ‘technical issue’ with the plane, causing the entertainment systems and air… (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...