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World gets first peek at Boeing '797'

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The world has been given a peek at Boeing's plans for a new small twin-aisle aircraft, unofficially dubbed the 797. Boeing (BA) released the first image of its new "middle-market airplane" at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday as a teaser for what will be the company's first new airliner since its 787 Dreamliner. (money.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

All-Electric Eviation Makes Debut at Paris Air Show

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An Israeli startup wants to change the point-to-point travel equation with this economical alternative to airline travel. (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

Flight 3407 families may face off against Air Force general on pilot experience rules

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The Families of Continental Flight 3407 Monday renewed their fight to preserve pilot experience requirements they got written into the law seven years ago, but this time they could be facing their most daunting opponent yet: the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. (buffalonews.com) Plus d'info...

The S-3 Viking: The Submarine Hunter Russia Feared (That Retired Way Too Early)

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With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many airliners fly faster—the S-3 Viking wasn’t about to be the subject of any movies starring Tom Cruise. However, the long-legged Jets proved extremely useful in a very wide variety of roles, whether as an electronic spy, submarine hunter, aerial tanker, cargo plane or even an attack jet. And many of those roles have not been satisfactorily replaced since. (nationalinterest.org) Plus d'info...

Missing MH370 satellite data released, contains new insights

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MH370's satellite link showed similar anomalies during the flight it completed prior to its disappearance (blogs.crikey.com.au) Plus d'info...

Russian Video Of Captured U.S. F-5 Tiger Jet Dogfighting Against MiG-21

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Russia Operated Captured U.S. Aircraft for “OPFOR” Evaluation. As we have reported previously, it is no secret the U.S. has made and still make use of captured or otherwise acquired Russian aircraft for test, evaluation and training purposes including the development of U.S. radars, countermeasures and early warning systems (earlier this year we published some really rare images of a Russian Su-27 Flanker dogfighting with a U.S. F-16 inside Area 51…) (theaviationist.com) Plus d'info...

Ridiculous: United Doesn’t Let Basic Economy Passengers Check-In Online

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Online check in has made what can be a pretty time-consuming airport experience a much shorter one — especially so for the time-sensitive business traveler who goes from meeting room straight onto the plane with only a cabin-sized bag in tow. TPG reader Karina, however, had the exact opposite experience, thanks to United’s Basic Economy fares. (www.airlineboarding.net) Plus d'info...

F-16 Jet Catches Fire at Houston Airport

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Officials say an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston and the pilot ejected. (www.nbcnews.com) Plus d'info...

Panda Route' to Chengdu opens up as newest airline from China touches down in Auckland

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Sichuan Airlines' first flight has arrived in Auckland just on 45 minutes early. The near-new Airbus A330 touched down just after 6pm from the Sichuan capital Chengdu and its three-flights-a-week service adds to 39 services linking New Zealand to the Chinese mainland. The province is in the south-west of China and has a population of around 87 million. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Airbus introduces the A380plus (video)

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Airbus confirmed that it is working on an improved version of the A380, called A380plus, hoping to boost sales of its Super Jumbo. (www.airlinerpulse.com) Plus d'info...

AOPA Backs New Senate FAA Bill

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The U.S. Senate released a draft FAA reauthorization bill June 22, the day after a controversial bill to continue FAA operations was introduced in the House of Representatives. Unlike the proposed House bill, the Senate version would keep air traffic control in the hands of the FAA. (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

Video: Test flight A350 for the Paris Air Show 2017

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The official video of the test flight of the Airbus A350 at the Paris Air Show 2017. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing’s Iconic 747 Vanishes in New View of Passenger Flight

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Planemaker drops jumbo jets from its 20-year market forecast. Strategy contrasts with Airbus’s view on airlines’ fleet needs (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: KLM B777 and KLM B737 at Amsterdam on Jun 22nd 2017, conflicting takeoff clearances

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Immediately after this instruction the incoming controller cleared KL-31 for takeoff, the crew of KL-1385 immediately reported they were still departing conflicting with KL-31's jet blast, the controller immediately cancelled takeoff clearance for KL-31 and instructed them to hold position, the aircraft had not yet moved. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

JAL makes inflight Internet free on all domestic flights

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The satellite-based GoGo service will now be free of charge, with JAL dropping a previous fee structure which charged up to US$10.75 to stay connected during the flight. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Viva Air commits to 50 new Airbus A320s

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Viva Air has placed an order for 50 new Airbus A320 family aircraft (35 of which are A320NEOs and 15 A320CEOs). (www.ft.com) Plus d'info...

Subscription-based airline Surf Air launches in Europe

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U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air launched in Europe on Friday as it bids to tap into the frequent flyer market, challenging the continent's traditional airlines with a model of unlimited flights for a monthly fee. Surf Air Europe's first flight will be from London Luton to Ibiza, and for a subscription of 1,750 pounds ($2,216.55) a month, customers will be able to fly within Europe to destinations such as Cannes, Zurich, Geneva and Milan as much as they like. Surf Air Europe Chief… (www.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Aviation Industry Seeks to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

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Escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts. (www.foxbusiness.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier Unveils Ethiopian Airlines as Previously Undisclosed Customer that Ordered Q400 Aircraft

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Q400 turboprop aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $162 million US. (www.bombardier.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus A400M Atlas Tactical Transport Completes Beach Landing Trials

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Interesting Exercise Demonstrates A400M Unimproved Takeoff/Landing Capabilities. (theaviationist.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Beluga ST (A300-600ST) delivers Beluga XL's nose section

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Another milestone in aviation history has been created when the Beluga ST has delivered the first nose section out of the five successors. The nose section is in the assembly plant in Toulouse and is waiting for the remaining parts to arrive. The lower fuselage will be assembled in the A330 assembly line in Toulouse. To find out more information on the aircraft, click on this link. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_Beluga_XL) (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus imagines a faster helicopter with wings

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Airbus has showed off a new helicopter concept at the Paris Airshow that could give operators everything they want: speed, versatility and economy. The Racer (rapid and cost-effective rotorcraft) features a main rotor like a regular helicopter, but uses pusher propellers to accelerate it forward and a new "box-wing" system for extra lift. As a result, it'll power along at up to 400 km/h (250 mph) while being able to take off on a dime like a regular chopper. (www.engadget.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers

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The South Carolina Boeing plant where President Trump gave a speech promising to protect U.S. jobs says it's laying off workers. Boeing confirmed to CNNMoney Thursday that it's cutting about 200 jobs at its plant in South Carolina. This is the first round of layoffs at the factory since it began making the 787 Dreamliner there in 2009. Speaking at the plant in February, Trump promised a crowd of assembly workers, managers and executives that "jobs is one of the primary reasons I'm… (money.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Ethiopian Airlines Places Repeat Order for 10 Airbus A350-900 Aircraft

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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development of its fast expanding long-haul route network. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Hi Fly Places Its First Direct Firm Order From Airbus

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Hi Fly, a Portuguese airline specialising in worldwide widebody aircraft wet leasing, has placed its first direct firm order with Airbus for two A330-200s. Hi Fly is an all-Airbus operator and the two additional A330s will join its existing fleet of 14 Airbus widebody aircraft. The new A330s will feature a two class cabin layout, seating 18 passengers in business and 256 in econom (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus A350 flies next to Eurofighter Typhoon in 'family flight' with a difference

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This is the first time the aerospace giant has brought these different aircraft together for a special airborne display (www.dailypost.co.uk) Plus d'info...

ANALYSIS: Airbus Plans A380plus Upgrade Program

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Airbus announced plans for a major upgrade Monday morning to its A380 superjumbo at the 2017 Paris Air Show (PAS), confirming the study of the so-called A380plus. The enhancements to the A380 would include aerodynamic improvements including larger, 4.7 meter high winglets and other wing refinements. Along with maintenance program optimizations and an expanded cabin shown earlier this year, Airbus projects that the A380plus could deliver as much as a 13% seat-mile cost reduction against today’s… (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Delta Orders 10 More Airbus A321s

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After announcing orders for 30 incremental Airbus A321ceo aircraft just last month, Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 10 more of the aircraft. The agreement was announced today at the Paris Air Show. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Airports will have option to come off electronics ban list

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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for the first time this week laid out some of the steps that will prevent more airports from ending up being subject to a large electronics ban -- and said the original countries on the list could be removed as well. In an interview with CNN, Kelly said that "absolutely, no doubt" the 10 airports that were the first to be hit with a ban on large electronics in carry-on baggage would be given the same opportunity as the roughly 70 airports being… (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus to Introduce Deployable Black Boxes

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Airbus will fit deployable flight data and cockpit voice recorders on new A350 XWB aircraft beginning in 2019 and on the rest of its long-range fleet soon thereafter. A deployable flight data recorder is designed to separate itself from the aircraft in a crash. They are particularly useful for crashes over water where accessing or even finding aircraft wreckage may be difficult or impossible. Although exotic in the commercial market, they have a multi-decade history in the military market. The… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

WIZZ Air Signs Contract For 10 Additional Airbus A321ceo Aircraft

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Wizz Air Holdings Plc with its subsidiary, Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has signed a firm contract for 10 A321ceos. The aircraft will be powered by IAE International Aero Engines AG’s V2500. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Malaysia Airlines pegs Airbus A330Neo over Boeing 787 for fleet revamp

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Malaysia Airlines is nearing a deal to purchase as many as 30 Airbus A330neo jets, but the price remains a sticking point and no announcement is expected at this week's Paris Air Show. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Airbus for sale!

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Azores Airlines has contracted British marketing specialist Moon Jet Group to oversee the sale of its three Airbus A310s. The three aircraft are CS-TGU (c/n 571), CS-TKN (c/n 624), CS-TGV (c/n 651). These three jets were the backbone of the Ponta Delgada-based carrier's widebody jets however they were phased out and will be replaced with A330s and A321LRs-the long range variant of the A321CEOs under the airline's five-year modernization plan. (www.airlinerworld.com) Plus d'info...

Air India recruits 415 pilots

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Air India is now hiring 415 pilots with A-320 endorsement to appoint as Senior Trainee Pilots. Here is the split of vacancies: General 116 SC 63 ST 45 OBC 191 TOTAL 415 (www.indianaviationnews.net) Plus d'info...

Incident: Air Canada B777 near Frankfurt on Jun 15th 2017, smell of smoke in cabin

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNU performing flight AC-891 from Rome Fiumicino (Italy) to Toronto,ON (Canada) with 329 people on board, was enroute at FL320 about 120nm south of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt reporting smell of smoke in the cabin (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Is the end near for passenger 747s?

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Boeing has admitted that the "Queen of the Skies" has no future as a passenger jet. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus has introduced a new improved version for the A380

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Airbus is presenting a development study for an improved A380, the "A380plus"... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Plus d'info...

Emirates interested in retrofit for A380 changes proposed by Airbus on new planes

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Emirates, the world’s largest A380 customer, would be interested in changes being made to its current fleet of the superjumbo that manufacturer Airbus said this week would only be for new aircraft. Airbus unveiled an upgraded version of the world’s biggest passenger jet on Sunday, seeking to boost demand for the slow-selling superjumbo and including a new wingtip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4 percent. (www.aviationfigure.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing’s Phantom Express will disrupt the satellite launch process

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U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Boeing are collaborating to design, build and test a technology demonstration vehicle for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

The Celera 500L

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A high-resolution photo of an aircraft called the Celera 500L (N818WM) just emerged out of Victorville, California. As of right now, not much is known about the aircraft, but there are already plenty of speculations regarding exactly what this bullet-shaped mystery plane is. (www.thedrive.com) Plus d'info...

Delta orders additional A321 aircrafts

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For all you Delta fans out there that hadn't heard the news yet, Delta is adding an additional 10 aircrafts announced on Tuesday of last week. This brings the total number of orders to 122. Delta began the order in 2013, with 30 domestic narrowbody aircrafts, then again ordered additional aircrafts in 2014, and 2016 of last year. Just recently, Delta added 30 additional orders last month in May, and in Tuesday of last week ordered an additional 10 aircrafts to the order. Delta currently operates… (www.ajc.com) Plus d'info...

Aireon global tracking gaining speed, but still on the runway

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Thoma said it takes roughly 45 days from launch until the ADS-B payloads are turned over to Aireon. He said the company needs the next five to six launches complete before it can begin offering a service called GlobalBeacon with FlightAware, a flight-tracking-data company. GlobalBeacon uses Aireon’s space-based ADS-B to track aircraft every minute, and enables aircraft to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s upcoming Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) standards.… (spacenews.com) Plus d'info...

officer stabbed at Flint Bishop Airport

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Flint Bishop Airport: Police officer stabbed in critical condition, airport evacuated (www.foxnews.com) Plus d'info...

The glorious history of the best plane Boeing has ever built

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This week in 1994, the Boeing 777 airliner made its first flight - kicking off a career that would revolutionize the airline industry. Once every few decades, an airplane comes along and simply redefines what a modern airliner is capable of delivering for airlines and its passengers. In 1957, Boeing changed the game with its first jet-powered airliner, the 707. In 1969, Boeing turned the airline industry upside down with the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet. In 1994, Boeing did it again with… (www.aviationrepublic.com) Plus d'info...

Allegiant Air launching 8 new nonstop flights from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway

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Low-cost airline Allegiant Air will now be taking off for eight additional destinations from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The eight new routes include flights to major Midwest destinations Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and St. Louis/Belleville as well as Boise, Idaho and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida. (www.bizjournals.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing considers testing self-flying planes.

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Aircraft already have the ability to takeoff, cruise and land with onboard computers. But is it possible for a plane to complete a flight without pilots? (www.washingtonpost.com) Plus d'info...

Biometric boarding for Delta SkyMiles Members

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Imagine going from checking bags, into the Delta Sky Club and onto the aircraft without ever producing a boarding pass or printed ID. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...