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World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests

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The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet. The Canadian company said the in-development Global 8000 will be "the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet." The news comes after a Global 7500 test vehicle broke the sound barrier during a… (www.ctvnews.ca) Plus d'info...

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Zelensky Wants To Build Second An-225

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky says he wants to see a partially built An-225 finished to replace the one destroyed in fighting in Hostomel early in the war with Russia. It will cost about $800 million to finish the second aircraft, which has been stored in good condition since getting to about 70 percent complete in 1994. In a speech to students, Zelensky suggested the country can’t afford to not build the aircraft. “But in this case, it’s not a matter of money, it’s a matter of ambition,”… (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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The FAA and their inability to action on Trevor Jacob and Red Bull

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has been under a lot of scrutiny lately due to its lack of action on two very public stunts... (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

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American Airlines Awarded Just $1 In Decade Old Court Case

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A legal case initially brought by US Airways and inherited by American Airlines after the merger of the two carriers in 2013 has resulted in the Dallas-based mega-carrier being awarded just a single dollar in damages by a US court, despite winning the case. Let's unravel the background of the legal action to discover why the airline's victory leaves it with little to celebrate. Background to the case Following a three-week trial, A US court jury has decided on a legal battle that has… (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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Mental health of pilots under scanner after China Eastern 737-800 jet crash

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An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts. How would you feel about getting on a flight knowing that the pilot had been having suicidal thoughts? If you’re a regular passenger, you’ve probably already done it. (www.airguide.info) Plus d'info...

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GE’s Catalyst close to certification as first all-new turboprop engine design in more than 50 years

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GE Aviation unit Avio Aero said it has continued to progress toward certifying its new Catalyst turboprop engine, they said it has completed 50 percent of certification testing which involves more than 3,000 hours of combined operations... (www.aviationweekly.org) Plus d'info...

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Air Botswana's Only Embraer E170 Is Grounded By Regulators

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On May 25th, Air Bostwana was unable to continue its regional schedules after its only Embraer E-170 aircraft was grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) and had its Certificate of Airworthiness suspended for safety reasons. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

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UAE dismantles plane of gunrunner Russia wants for Americans

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The hulking, Soviet-era cargo plane has sat for decades under the blazing sun in a remote corner of the United Arab Emirates, its four jet engines silent after years in the employ of a Russian gunrunner known as the “Merchant of Death.” But instead of a missile or gunfire finally taking out this Ilyushin Il-76 tied to arms smuggler Viktor Bout, the plane appears to be doomed, destined for scrap to make way for a force more powerful in this federation of seven sheikhdoms: Luxury real estate. (www.milfordmirror.com) Plus d'info...

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Bombardier Studying Blended Wing Business Jets

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Bombardier revealed earlier this week it’s been studying the use of a blended wing design for future business jets. At EBACE in Geneva the company said it’s been testing a small-scale model of what its next aircraft might look like. (www.avweb.com) Plus d'info...

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Qatar Airways Suffers Major Setback in Legal Dispute With Airbus Over A350

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Qatar Airways suffered yet another major setback in its high profile and increasingly bitter and costly legal dispute with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus at London’s High Court on Thursday. (www.ctvnews.ca) Plus d'info...

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Boeing Gears Up to Renew its Safety Culture After 737 MAX Crashes

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In response to the two deadly 737 MAX crashes, Boeing’s Chief Aerospace Safety Officer Mike Delaney on Monday outlined how — beyond specific changes to its design practices and its manufacturing operations — the company’s leadership aims to rebuild and improve its entire safety culture. (www.seattletimes.com) Plus d'info...

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FedEx tasked with rushing baby formula from Europe to Pennsylvania

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FedEx is playing a key role in Operation Fly Formula so far. (www.freightwaves.com) Plus d'info...

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Delta cutting flights to ‘relieve pressure’ on operations

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Delta Air Lines is cutting flights just ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend and through the summer to help it recover faster from bad weather, higher-than-expected worker absences and other issues that have rattled recent operations. The airline said it will trim about 100 flights a day in the US and Latin America from July 1 through Aug. 7 to help bolster the reliability of remaining flights. Delta said additional adjustments could be made, hinting at possible further reductions. Delta’s… (www.dailynews.com) Plus d'info...

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