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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...

How the CSeries deal could end up changing the world's aerospace industry

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Strategically, the alliance between Airbus and Bombardier extends well beyond the noise of Boeing's spat with the Canadian planemaker. (business.financialpost.com) 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...

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...

Touring Delta One, Premium Select and Coach on Delta’s First Airbus A350

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Typically when an airline takes delivery of an entirely new type of aircraft, it takes some time to get up to speed before the plane’s ready to welcome passengers. Case in point: Delta and the Airbus A350. Delta Air Lines’ first A350 was delivered back in July and flew to Atlanta in early August, but Tuesday afternoon was the first time “real passengers” were allowed on board. (thepointsguy.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Ponders Restart of 767-300ER Passenger Line

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Boeing is nearing a decision whether to restart the 767-300ER passenger line, LNC has learned. (leehamnews.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...

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...

Airbus Seeks to Cut Repayments to Government From Controversial 'Launch Investment' for New Jets

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Airbus is battling to reduce the amount it pays back to government investors who helped fund the development of its poorly selling A380 superjumbo. (www.telegraph.co.uk) 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...

Boeing’s future plans threatened by Airbus-Bombardier pact

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Airbus’s surprise move to swallow Bombardier’s CSeries airplane program gives it a new small-jet family on the cheap, threatening the Renton-built 737 and potentially forcing Boeing to redraw its road map of new airplane development. (www.seattletimes.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...

Smaller airlines face more competition for crews as Air Force plans to recall 1,000 pilots

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The Air Force plan announced Friday to recall 1,000 pilots from retirement could hurt smaller airlines in the competition to hire trained crews to fly their planes. "We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to 3 years," the Pentagon said in a statement. (www.usatoday.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...

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...

Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders Expects New Alliances in Response to Bombardier CSeries Deal

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Airbus chief executive Tom Enders predicts the next few months could be “rough and tough” as Boeing responds to the European airframer’s acquisition of the Bombardier CSeries programme. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus CEO expects to sell 'thousands' of C Series aircraft

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The head of Airbus told a Montreal business audience on Friday that he believes the company will sell thousands of Bombardier's C Series aircraft. "I think we will sell many more of these planes," Airbus chief executive Tom Enders said during an appearance with Alain Bellemare, the president and CEO of Bombardier, at the Montreal Board of Trade. "I think we will sell thousands" of the 110- to 130-seat jets, he said. (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

First A330neo becomes airborne for its maiden flight

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Airbus's first A330neo has lifted off from Toulouse on its maiden flight, commencing the airborne test programme for the re-engined twinjet. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

B-52s will return to a ready-to-fly posture not seen since the Cold War

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"That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice. " (www.defenseone.com) Plus d'info...

OPINION: Is Airbus The Winner in Bombardier CSeries Trade Dispute?

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Whatever Bombardier’s goal was for launching the CSeries programme nearly a decade ago, it certainly was not to shepherd both the CS100 and CS300 into service before handing them over as relatively mature products, free, to Airbus. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

United Will Not Re-evaluate Bombardier CSeries After Airbus Deal

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United Airlines does not plan to re-evaluate the Bombardier CSeries for its fleet, following the announcement of plans by Airbus to buy a majority stake in the aircraft programme. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Emirates sets date to take 100th A380

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Middle Eastern carrier Emirates will take its Airbus A380 fleet into triple figures next month when it takes delivery of its 100th aircraft. (www.flightglobal.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...

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...

Airbus Completes First Flight of Its A330-900

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LONDON – Airbus SE (AIR.FR) on Thursday said that its newest widebody airliner, the A330-900, had completed its first flight, totaling more than four hours. The aircraft took off from Airbus’s Toulouse facility in France around 9:56 a.m. and landed around 2:10 p.m. after completing a number of tests. The flight kicks off a test period that Airbus expects to complete mid next year, before the first customer plane is delivered soon after. (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

Winners And Losers As Airbus Bails Out Bombardier's C-Series

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Richard Aboulafia: Let’s keep this simple: the winners and the losers in the new Airbus C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership deal. (www.forbes.com) Plus d'info...

Another Air Canada Incident at SFO

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Air Canada 781 was on final for SFO and the tower told him to go around at least 5 times and they still landed. https://soundcloud.com/user-771239359/oct-23-2017-0400z (www.airliners.net) Plus d'info...

Malaysia to resume search for MH370

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The statement says that Ocean Infinity will look for the lost Boeing 777-200ER in yet unsearched area where it is believed the aircraft could be. Canberra will provide technical assistance for the effort. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Tightening the leash on service dogs

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It's about time there is a national registery or a traceable registry to let the airlines know that the service animals they will board are really that. (www.chicagotribune.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing passenger jets have falsely-certified products: source

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Boeing Co, the world’s biggest maker of passenger jets, has used Kobe Steel products that include those falsely certified by the Japanese company, a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Boeing does not as yet consider the issue a safety problem, the source stressed, but the revelation may raise compensation costs for the Japanese company, which is embroiled in a widening scandal over the false certification of the strength and durability of components supplied to hundreds of… (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

TUI flight has unscheduled stop at Québec City because of violent passenger

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A TUI B787 flying from Manchester to Cancun had to stop at Jean-Lesage airport (YQB) because of a violent female passenger. She was agitated and started to fight with an other passenger, then apparently assaulted members of the cabin crew. No injuries are reported for now. She was escorted off the aircraft by Québec Provincial Police and will appear in court on Monday. (The linked text is in French, Google translate does a decent job if you need it.) (www.journaldemontreal.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...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Investigators Seek Details Over Missile-Launcher Photo

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Investigators pursuing a criminal case over the destruction of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine are seeking information about a new image of a mobile missile launcher. (www.flightglobal.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...

Alitalia Administrators Receive Seven Binding Offers

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Administrators at Italian carrier Alitalia have confirmed they have received seven offers for the airline’s assets, following the expiration of the extended Oct. 16 bid deadline. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Delta 'in fabulous shape' as CEO discusses upgrades, Bombardier and more

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ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines “is in fabulous shape” as it enters the final quarter of the year, CEO Ed Bastian said this week at the Delta Flight Museum. (www.usatoday.com) Plus d'info...

VIDEO: Mid-2018 Deliveries Targeted As Airbus A330neo Flies Its Maiden Flight

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Airbus on 19 October kicked off the A330neo's three-aircraft 1,400h flight-test programme which should lead to certification and first deliveries of the initial -900 variant in the middle of 2018. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Crescent City Airport Board Chooses Contour

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In the aftermath of PenAir's bankruptcy and upcoming end to EAS service between CEC and PDX, it looks like a new airline will serve Crescent City with service to OAK. The Border Coast Regional Airport Authority rejected proposals submitted by Boutique Air and Great Lake Airlines and chose Contour Aviation (d/b/a Contour Airlines) and their ERJ-135. (www.triplicate.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...

‘Political Issue’: What’s Behind Boeing’s Decision to Sue Airbus, Bombardier

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Boeing has submitted a lawsuit in the US over the European plane maker Airbus clinching a deal with Canada’s Bombardier. In an interview with Sputnik, Bombardier spokesman Simon Letendre described Boeing’s move as an attempt to circumvent US trade laws. (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

Emirates Eyes Second Daily Auckland-Dubai Service

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Emirates may launch a second daily flight between Auckland and Dubai as the airline re-examines its New Zealand strategy. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Last air berlin flight says goodbye, pilot suspended

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After this manoeuvre the pilot was suspended. Looking forward to the ATC audio. (sputniknews.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: Virgin Australia B737 at Melbourne on Oct 20th 2017, bird and rabbit strike at once

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The crew advised an eagle carrying a rabbit had just impacted their #1 engine, positioned the aircraft for an approach to runway 16. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus sees CSeries jets grabbing major global market share

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Speaking at a business event in Montreal, he also said the lightweight, carbon-composite jets, which seat 110-to-130 people, would create new jobs in Canada and the United States. (www.reuters.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...

Embraer to Deliver First E190-E2 in April 2018

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has confirmed it will deliver its first E190-E2 to Norwegian regional airline Widerøe, the type’s launch customer, in April 2018. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

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MH370's best chance of discovery is going to be intensively examined by renewed search (blogs.crikey.com.au) Plus d'info...

OPINION: Why New Models Are Good For Airline Industry

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Compiling Flight International’s annual World Airliner Directory – the first part of which appears in our 24-30 October issue – is often a repetitive task. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

AirAsia to launch operations this month

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AirAsia’s Japanese sector is making a comeback. AirAsia Japan announced on Monday, October 16 that it will begin its first flights later this month. The first routes will be served out of Nagoya. The announcement comes two years after AirAsia Bhd, based in Malaysia, announced plans to re-enter the Japanese market with new partners. (layoverhub.net) Plus d'info...