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Air Belgium delays launch by over a month

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Belgian start-up carrier Air Belgium has informed passengers that the originally planned launch date (30th April) has slipped to June 3rd, thus delaying the launch by over a month. (www.airlive.net) Plus d'info...

Piper Navajo lands on roadway safely after reporting a 'problem with right fuel pump'

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Before making an emergency landing on a northeast Calgary street, the pilot of a Piper Navajo radioed the control tower to report a problem with the plane. "I've just lost the right fuel pump, that's why we're requesting 35 right," the pilot can be heard saying on the recording obtained by CBC News. The plane landed safely on 36th Street, just south of 16th Avenue N.E. No injuries were reported. (www.cbc.ca) Plus d'info...

Is This The End Of A Dream…Liner?

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The sight of an airliner being scrapped is a horrifying thing. Whether it is because the plane had been flying for decades, or because it suffered an incident that couldn’t be replaced, seeing an airplane being destroyed by the powerful metallic jaws of a machine is indeed unpleasant. To the surprise of many, reports have come in from Seattle that N787FT, the fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner ever built, has gone through this very fate. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Check Out The Coolest, Hawaiian-Themed Airbus A380s By ANA (+Photos)

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Japanese carrier, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has finally revealed all the tidbits of their upcoming Airbus A380s, including cabin details and the illustrious liveries. According to the airline, the cabin configuration, seat products, and the plane’s liveries are all inspired in “the spirit of Hawaii,” as the A380 will be deployed on routes from Japan to Hawaii. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

IATA implements TIP in Finland, Norway and Sweden

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"The current scenario for payment services has changed dramatically, and new players and payment solutions are emerging, offering travel agents more options for remitting customer funds to airlines. visibility of these latest payment methods.TIP will eliminate this problem by creating new opportunities for airlines and travel agents, "said Aleks Popovich, Senior Vice President, Financial Services and Distribution, IATA... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Plus d'info...

Oman Air's new Boeing 787 first class suites are cosy Dreamliner dens

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Oman Air will fit 'First Class Mini Suites' to a new tranche of Boeing 787-9 jets, joining the handful of airlines with the confidence to bring a first class travel experience to the Dreamliner. Many airlines – including Qantas – have chosen to cap their Boeing 787-9s with business class, but Oman Air is going all the way with fully-enclosed suites featuring sliding privacy doors some 1.4 metres high. The 23-inch wide seat becomes 30 inches once you drop the armrests and converts into fully flat… (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Qantas drops Boeing 747s from LAX, trims Dallas A380 flights

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A redraw of Qantas' international network sees the ageing Boeing 747 move closer to retirement with all jumbo jets pulled from flights to Los Angeles as of December 2018, in favour of the Airbus A380 superjumbo and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. From 4 December, Tuesday's Sydney-Los Angeles Boeing 747 service (QF11/QF12) will be replaced by an Airbus A380, which will complete the roster of daily superjumbos to Los Angeles from both Sydney and Melbourne The seasonal twice-weekly Sydney-Los Angeles… (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

Vueling A321 and Easyjet A320 near Barcelona on Aug 7th 2016, near collision

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On Sep 21st 2016 the CIAIAC reported both aircraft were found at 5000 feet intercepting radial 065 (not mentioned which navigation aid was referenced) in the sequence that ATC had determined, both aircraft were about 18nm before the runway 07L threshold, one aircraft turned onto the radial from the left, the other from the right. TCAS resolution advisories were triggered on board of both aircraft, both crews complied with the advisories. Both aircraft completed a normal landing afterwards. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

USAF F-16 from Luke Air Force Base crashed at Lake Havasu Airport, pilot ejected!

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A USAF F-16 crashed at Lake Havasu Airport on Tuesday morning. According to the United States Air Force, an F-16C aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base diverted and attempted to land at the Lake Havasu Airport around 10:30 a.m. Officials say the aircraft departed the prepared surface and the pilot ejected. The pilot is in good condition and expected to be OK. (www.airlive.net) Plus d'info...

The Bombardier Global 7000’s Ultra-Long Range Just Got Longer

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The ultra-long-range Bombardier Global 7000 can travel nonstop even farther than the manufacturer originally projected. After conducting several long-haul test flights, Bombardier announced that the aircraft’s range is 7,700 nautical miles (8,861 land miles), which is 300 nautical miles (345 land miles) more than the company originally projected. While this additional distance may seem relatively insignificant, bear in mind that it could mean the difference between landing in Toronto or… (robbreport.com) Plus d'info...

Bombardier Delivers Bizjet-Turned-Ambulance to Swiss Rega

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Bombardier has delivered the first of three Challenger 650-turned-air ambulances to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The remaining two Challenger 650 aircraft will be delivered later this year, replacing the air ambulance service’s earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet. (www.aviationtoday.com) Plus d'info...

Four Injured In South Dakota Plane Crash

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Four people were injured in plane crash near Batesland, SD on Tuesday. A twin engine prop plane landed in a field. (www.keloland.com) Plus d'info...

Russia's Azur Air indicates 777 intentions

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Russian carrier Azur Air has given stronger signals that it is looking to acquire Boeing 777s for its operaitons. The airline has newly increased its fleet to include a sixth 737-800, a 189-seat jet which it put into service on 25 April on the Moscow-Heraklion route. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

PICTURES: ANA to equip A380s with 520 seats

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) will equip its three on order Airbus A380s with 520 seats, the second highest seat density deployed on the type. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Rumor has it that Rolls-Royce and Chinese AECC partner to provide engines of the CR929

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London - According to the rumors, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce will partner with Chinese engine manufacturer Aero Engine Corporation of China to deliver jet engines for the CR929 widebody aircraft that China and Russia jointly develop. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

UTC Sees Supply Chain Struggling With Narrowbody Rate Hikes

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Second-tier and third-tier vendors to the Airbus and Boeing narrowbody manufacturing programs will struggle to maintain a smooth flow of their products to the two major OEMs’ assembly lines if the two companies decide to accelerate A320neo and 737 monthly production rates in sudden large increments, according to United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

European Commission Warns of Effects of UK’s Exit from EASA

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has warned UK authorities for some time that they need to clarify as soon as possible their civil aviation safety regulatory regime post-Brexit, but now the European Commission has increased pressure and spelled out that once the country leaves the EU in March 2019 its airlines will no longer operate under the auspices of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the related certifications will lapse. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Virgin America brand to vanish overnight

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It's one of the world's most-loved airlines but it's about to vanish forever. Consistently credited as being one of the US's favourite airlines, Virgin America is set to take its final flight today before it is taken over by Alaska Air as part of a US$2.6 billion ($3.6b) deal. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Plus d'info...

Inside the $100,000 private flight home for Irgo, the German Shepherd United accidentally sent to Japan (and he even got to eat in the cockpit)

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The German Shepherd which was mistakenly flown to Japan by United Airlines was returned to its family in a luxury business jet where he received the royal treatment. Pictures shared exclusively with DailyMailTV show 10-year-old Irgo on his 6,000-mile journey home where he experienced a pampered trip most people can only dream of. (www.airtravelvlog.com) Plus d'info...

NASA To Kick Off Study On Fighter Pilot Breathing

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NASA is embarking on a new study of pilot breathing that will likely have implications for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force’s investigations into an alarming spike of hypoxia-like physiological events across their fighter and trainer ... (aviationweek.com) Plus d'info...

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