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Collision in Jeddah between a car and a A321 (photo)

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An Airbus single-aisle hit a car from the aiport service on the intl King Abdulaziz of Djebba in Saoudi Arabia. The check-up is one lightweight injured ( the driver of the car ) and material damage to both the car and the plane. Thursday febuary 19 at 3:15 pm local time an Airbus 321-200 of Saudi Arabian Airlines, witch taxi to to Photos: http://www.air-journal.fr/2015-02-21-collision-a-jeddah-entre-une-voiture-de-la-ram-et-un-a321-photos-5137239.html/air-journal_djeddah-incident-vehicule (www.air-journal.fr) Plus d'info...

The "Ghost Rider" B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again

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U.S. Air Force serial number 61-0007, a B-52H known by its nose art as "Ghost Rider," was brought out of seven years of storage at the Defense Department's boneyard in Arizona. Its new mission? To replace an active B-52H that was badly damaged by fire while on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base and make the USAF arms treaty-dictated fleet of 76 B-52s whole once again (foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

SLC In Motion (Timelapse)

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Time lapse video captures the beauty and activity of operations at Salt Lake City International Airport. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

First images of the world's largest airplane

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Holy crap, it's real! Behold the first glimpse of Paul Allen's crazy space venture: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weigh of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)! Check out the mind-blowing photos. (sploid.gizmodo.com) Plus d'info...

Gulfstream Breaks Round The World Record With Only One Fuel Stop

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Gulfstream's new ultra long-range G650ER set a record while flying around the world in one stop in an ass-numbing flight from New York to China and finally Savannah, Georgia. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Video of Russian Tu-95 bomber shadowed by RAF and French fighters

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First post ever to FA, but found this video fascinating: a film inside Tu-95 as it's escorted by RAF Typhoons and French Mirage jets over northern Europe. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Southwest Airlines forced to ground 128 Boeing 737 airplanes for inspections

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"Southwest Airlines confirmed Tuesday evening that it grounded 128 of its Boeing 737-700 aircraft that day after it discovered that the airplanes had not received required inspections." (aviationblog.dallasnews.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier Secures Flight Permit For First CS300 FTV; Eyes First Flight Feb. 26-28

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Transport Canada has issued a flight permit for the first Bombardier CS300 flight test vehicle (FTV) to join the CSeries flight test program. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways unbelievable rules for women

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It's one of the world’s fastest growing airlines with a modern fleet, but Qatar airlines has been rocked by reports revealing its shockingly archaic set of rules for female flight attendants. (www.news.com.au) Plus d'info...

United Continental Sent Safety Warning to Pilots

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United Continental Holdings Inc. ’s management sent a dramatic safety warning to its pilots last month, calling for stepped-up compliance with rules and procedures following several serious incidents caused by cockpit errors. The bulletin, issued Jan. 9 under the heading “significant safety concerns,” said it was prompted by four separate “safety events and near-misses” in previous weeks, including a plane whose pilots had to execute an emergency pull-up maneuver to avoid crashing into the… (consumerist.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Prepares Handover Of Second A350 This Week

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Airbus is preparing the second A350-900 for delivery to Qatar Airways later this week. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

Allegiant To Buy Six More Airbus A319s

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Las Vegas, Nevada-based Allegiant Travel Co., parent of “ultra” low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, has agreed to purchase six additional Airbus A319 aircraft, as part of a plan to increase its A320 family fleet from 14 to 44 by the end of 2018. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier gets green light for CSeries CS300 test flight

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Bombardier Inc. is preparing for its first flight next week of the larger version of its new C Series commercial airliner. The Montreal-based plane and train maker said on Friday that its CS300 prototype has been cleared for takeoff by Transport Canada. Weather permitting, the CS300’s first flight is scheduled to occur between Feb. 26 and Feb. 28. (www.theglobeandmail.com) Plus d'info...

American Airlines sends dozens of flights to their destinations without a single piece of luggage

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Well this is taking luggage handling incompetence to the next level. (roadwarriorvoices.com) Plus d'info...

Air Austral Set For Two Terrible Teen Boeing 787s

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Air Austral (UU, St. Denis de la Réunion) is set to take delivery of a pair of "Terrible Teen" B787-8s the NYC787 blog has reported. (www.ch-aviation.com) Plus d'info...

New Airbus A321neo Offers New Long Haul Potential Across Africa

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Airbus has launched The A321neo on the back of an order from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) with the additional range on offer from the re-engining creating new opportunities for African operators with the potential for true Pan African operations. (www.africanaerospace.aero) Plus d'info...

Piaggio Makes First Drone Flight Of An Unmanned Catfish

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Piaggio has successfully removed the pilot from the Italian aircraft manufacturer's popular twin-engine, turboprop, pusher-type executive transport. The P.180 – affectionately referred to as "the flying catfish" – has been redesigned into an unmanned aircraft for the Italian Air Force, and it's got a new name: the Hammerhead. The new P.1HH HammerHead is a multi-purpose drone powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-66B turboprop engines designed to perform intelligence,… (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Oil rig Kiwi worker stands by his statement that MH370 came down in the ocean

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An oil rig worker who was notoriously fired by his company for saying he saw MH370 come down. Today insisted he thinks the offical search for the MAS Boeing 777-200 is happening in the wrong place. Mike Mckay 57 told mail online almost a year has past,but I stand by what I saw. He state seeing the orange fire ball with black smoke trails which was a wide bodied aircraft come down into the Indian Ocean. Many of his working mates also made this statement to back him up. But no proof has being… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Why 40-Year-Old Tech Is Still Running America’s Air Traffic Control

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On Friday, September 26, 2014, a telecommunications contractor named Brian Howard woke early and headed to Chicago Center, an air traffic control hub in Aurora, Illinois, where he had worked for eight years. He had decided to get stoned and kill himself, and as his final gesture he planned to take a chunk of the US air traffic control system with him. (www.wired.com) Plus d'info...

Flight attendant recalls dicey days of early flight in Alaska

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The passenger was terrified. On board a winter flight to Kodiak, heavy turbulence relentlessly bounced the DC3 as it made its way through the pitch-black sky, and a young stewardess was out of options. Ellen Wilson had tried everything she could to calm one passenger’s nerves -- to no avail. It was the 1950s, and although commercial aviation was opening transportation options like never before across Alaska, being airborne still frightened some people. (www.adn.com) Plus d'info...

Air New Zealand confirms Palmerston North next Night Rider town

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Air New Zealand has confirmed it will operate it;s next $29.00 Night Rider service between Palmerston North and Auckland NZAA. A 68 seater ATR aircraft will operate this service five days a week with flights scheduled to depart NZAA/AKL at 9pm, Thursday to Monday with the return leg departing from Palmerston North at 10.30pm. In addition to this seat sale Jetstar has not offered the same type fare using A320 aircraft on the New Zealand domestic route. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Japan's First Jet Airliner Is Still Shrouded In Misinformation

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Recent reports that the Mitsubishi Regional Jet is scheduled to make it's first flight this May were quietly squashed with a notice that this announcement was not from within the company. As the first test flight has already been pushed back three times, does this spreading misinformation point to even more delays? (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...

Air Pacific Fiji airways makes profit for it's first financial Qaurter

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Fiji airways has announced a record profit for the airline in many years since re branding it's former name AIR PACIFIC to Fiji airways. The Fijian Government says it has a record profit of 17.2 million before 1st of April 2015. Yet this has happened before when they also forecast a profit of 20 million last year. This was apparently in correct and revised down to a loss. Surprisingly a few months ago it was considering not adding a fourth A330 to it's fleet because of financial problems come… (fijivillage.com) Plus d'info...

AirAsia X eyes Australia-New Zealand flights

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AirAsia X is considering extending its Sydney and Melbourne flights to New Zealand and back again, adding a dash of low-cost competition to the popular corridor. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Extended service: top 10 long-range business jets

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The news this week that Pratt & Whitney Canada has received certification for the engines that will power Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600 business jets has naturally turned attention to the long-range, large-cabin market sector those two aircraft will be contesting. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

NTSB Open Docket of Bagram Cargo Crash Documents

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I had always assumed that the Bagram crash was caused by shifting cargo. I'd just assumed that the plane's balance shifted out of the envelope. It had never occured to me that the load actually went through the back of the plane, taking out the stabilizer. Interesting read in advance of the final report. (fearoflanding.com) Plus d'info...

Delta B763 near London burning smell onboard

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A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, with registration N177DN,with flight number DL-33 from Paris to Seattle. The aircraft was at FL320 about 50nm from London Heathrow airport when the crew decided to divert to Heathrow airport after reporting a burning smell of plastic's on board (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Travel Advocates, FedEx Join forces to Maintain US Open Skies Policy

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A group of lobbyists and a FedEx Express executive accused the three US major airlines of trying to roll back the clock on Open Skies policy and keep out international competition. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

(Video) Boeing training on open window operations

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"Boeing 737 window opening on take off and actions to take. Includes window operations on the B717, 737, 757, 767, and 777. Copyright to the Boeing Company" (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

5 Surprising Facts About Aircraft Lavatories

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From smoking to flushing to urban legends, here are 5 facts about airplane bathrooms. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

Top 10 Latin American Scheduled Airlines by Fleet Size

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Can you guess the top airline in Latin America? Here is a countdown to the biggest fleet... (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

Protectionism Won’t Work Against New Competition

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If there was any need to show how serious a threat the Gulf carriers have become to the club of legacy airlines, then the Big Six airline groups in the U.S. and Europe could not have come up with more impressive action: In December, Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Group wrote a letter to the European Commission (EC) asking it to ensure fair competition. While they did not exactly specify what they wanted, it was clear they want traffic rights withdrawn from Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar… (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

Swiss A320 joins Swiss Air Force at Lauberhorn

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Every year at the Lauberhorn World Cup ski race, the Swiss Air Force puts on an air show. This year, Swiss Intl Airline joined in. (youtube.com) Plus d'info...

WestJet Encore kicks off operations out of Québec City – New carrier to offer more flights to Toronto

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QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Starting March 15, travelers will have access to more WestJet flights to and from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The airline’s regional subsidiary, WestJet Encore, will ramp up WestJet’s service by operating two daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport, WestJet’s hub in Eastern Canada. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Plus d'info...

Air France Jet Stranded in Manchester as Pilot Runs Out of Hours

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The flight had already been six hours late when it left New York because of bad weather. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus A400M refuels two F-18 fighters simultaneously

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The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has further proved its credentials as a tanker by successfully demonstrating simultaneous air-to-air refuelling of two F/A-18 fighters. In the course of four flights, the A400M performed 74 contacts and dispensed 27.2 tonnes of fuel to the Spanish Air Force aircraft. Refuelling was conducted at altitudes of 20,000ft – 33,000ft, and airspeeds of 180kt – 300kt – the preferred refuelling envelope for fighters. (militaryaircraft-airbusds.com) Plus d'info...

Behind the United Airlines Fare Glitch

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A recent pricing error on United Airlines’ fares allowed thousands of people to book trans-Atlantic flights from the United Kingdom for as little as $50, along with business and first class for under $100 by selecting the Danish Kroner as their form of currency. (airwaysnews.com) Plus d'info...

Air New Zealand in doubt over sight seeing flights to Antarctica

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Back in February of 2012 many families who lost loved ones on the DC10-30 ZK-NZP TE901 accident in the Antarctica had revisited the sight of what remains the memorial and the wreckage of flight TE901 on the lower slopes of Mt Erebus. Air New Zealand put on a specail public charter using there own B744 too the ice after 35 years ago when they lost one of there DC10-30 aircraft.257 passengers and crew perished. Now the airline has run into trouble trying to find a suitable wide bodied aircraft for… (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Virgin America Competing Directly with Southwest on AUS - DAL

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Virgin America adds 5 flights daily between Austin,TX and Dallas Love Field. This route has been operated by Southwest only for a large amount of time if not forever. (airlineroute.net) Plus d'info...

Holy Cow! Plane clips another and keeps on going.

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A Korean Air Airbus A330 clips another plane during takeoff and seemingly doesn't realize it. (finance.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

Rolls Royce to fly Trent XWB engine with largest 3D printed part

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Rolls Royce will flight test later this year is new Trent XWB-97 engine with what it claims to be the largest component ever built using Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Warning over toxic fumes in plane cabins

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Toxic fumes in cabin air pose a health risk to frequent fliers and aircrew, a coroner has said in a landmark report. Stanhope Payne, the senior coroner for Dorset, said people regularly exposed to fumes circulating in planes faced “consequential damage to their health”. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Plus d'info...

Airbus A350 XWB makes its début at Madrid-Barajas airport

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The A350 MSN2, one of Airbus’ five A350 XWB test aircraft, has landed today at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport for first time to demonstrate its all new features to Iberia, the Madrid airport authorities and the media. Iberia has eight A350-900s on order. (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing Sees No Business Case For 757 MAX

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Whatever else Boeing may be discussing with potential customers at this year’s International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (Istat) meeting regarding options for replacing the 757, we now at least know it will not be talking about bringing the original aircraft back to life with new engines. (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

RNZAF NZ may upgrade it's fleet to the Global master aircraft

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New Zealand air force may end up buying the Boeing C-17A Global Master to replace it's aging fleet of C130 Hercules aircraft and the two Boeing 757's currently in service. Australia is trying to persuade the New Zealand Government of buying the aircraft which would be more economical less costings and can move more freight or personnel around the globe or to be used on the Antarctica missions. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Awesome Blue Angels

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Watch how these pilots endure multiple g's.Amazing view from inside the cockpit as they do their acrobatics at a show. (www.youtube.com) Plus d'info...

Quebec government holds out lifeline to Bombardier: ‘We have the money available’

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The Quebec government is pledging to bail out Bombardier Inc. if the aerospace company gets into a deeper crunch — an offer that fits with the company’s long history in the province, say market watchers, and the jobs at stake if it fails. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Plus d'info...

Hail Breaks Airbus Windshield and Destroys Nosecone

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A Brazilian Airbus A321-200 operating as TAM airlines flight JJ-3307 had to return to Rio de Janeiro and perform an emergency landing after sustaining substantial damage upon entering an embedded thunderstorm wrought with hail. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Plus d'info...