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Boeing Displaces Airbus at Hawaiian, Wins 787-9 Deal; Airline Cancels A330-800neo Order

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Boeing has displaced Airbus at Hawaiian Airlines, winning an order for 787-9s. Hawaiian canceled an order for six A330-800s, the only order on the books for this sub-type. (leehamnews.com) Plus d'info...

Lufthansa Cargo Expects A Freighter Version of Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - In 2017, Lufthansa Cargo left the crisis behind and started the new financial year with growth plans. Division chief Peter Gerber reduced losses by cutting 800 jobs and decided to invest in the fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways May Up-Gauge Airbus A350-900 to -1000, Buy More

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Feb. 20, 2018 © Leeham Co., Toulouse: Qatar Airways may up-gauge some of its Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger -1000 and it may buy more A350s for its leasing company, CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the delivery of the airline’s first -1000. (leehamnews.com) Plus d'info...

NATA Questions Risk of Potential Ownership Rule Change

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is carefully reviewing a bill that would enable increased foreign ownership in U.S. air carriers, questioning whether such a change would introduce certain risks. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

President Trump Set to Oppose Boeing Deal With Iran Air: Report

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Officials at the Trump administration are using a case against an Iranian airliner to thwart a multibillion-dollar deal between Boeing and flag carrier Iran Air for the sale of new passenger planes, US reports say. (www.presstv.com) Plus d'info...

Cirrus SR22 crashes near Montgomery Field (San Diego County)

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A single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed under unknown circumstances departing from Montgomery Field in San Diego County. Fox News, who also reported the crash, referenced FlightAware, indicating the plane frequently flew between Yuma Arizona and San Diego, California (http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/02/21/small-plane-down-in-kearny-mesa-parking-lot/). (www.nbcsandiego.com) Plus d'info...

Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

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Helsinki - Finnair gets prepared to place an order for twenty to thirty narrowbody aircraft. The goal is the long-term fleet replacement, Air Transport World reports. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Singapore Airlines chooses Perth as inaugural Boeing 787-10 destination

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Singapore Airlines plans to fly its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft on selected Perth-Singapore flights from May 2018, bringing with it the airline's newest regional business class seating. (www.ausbt.com.au) Plus d'info...

NBAA Clarifies Canadian Border Exemption for Charters

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Canada has exempted on-demand business aircraft operators from a Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Transporter Obligations Program mandate to post up to a $25,000 security for certain foreign national passengers, NBAA confirmed. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Embraer E190-E2 to Be Certified in Two Weeks

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Sao Paulo - Embraer completed certification tests of the new E190-E2 jet and expects to receive the certificate of airworthiness within two weeks. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Extreme conditions await MH370 recovery if wreckage found

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SYDNEY: Salvagers are confident debris and human remains can be recovered if Malaysia Airlines MH370 is finally found, despite the pitch-black darkness, crushing pressure and ice-cold water awaiting them. The disappearance of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew almost four years ago is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, with an Australian-led hunt across a 120,000 square-kilometre (46,000 square-mile) zone failing to reveal the crash site. (www.nst.com.my) Plus d'info...

An unlikely airline is the world's most punctual

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Maybe you've never heard of AirBaltic. It's based in Riga, Latvia, and flies from the three Baltic States to points in Europe and Russia. The carrier's previous claim to fame was in 1994, when it became the world's first airline to accept Bitcoin for online bookings. (www.sfgate.com) Plus d'info...

UPS goes big with freighters as e-commerce booms

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In the early hours of 1 February, a gleaming white-and-brown Boeing 747 touched down in Louisville, Kentucky, and taxied to a stand. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus H160 Makes U.S. Arrival

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Airbus Helicopters's new H160 medium twin is making its U.S. debut. Prototype #2 (PT2) has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of next week's annual Heli-Expo show and will be on display before embarking on a three-month customer demonstration tour followed by high/hot testing in Leadville, Colorado. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 overshoots runway at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (5N-SRI) has overshot the runway at Port Harcourt Airport (Nigeria) on Tuesday (20 February), the aircraft originated from Abuja, Nigeria as 9J-0363. The aircraft is currently situated near the runway, passengers had to use the emergency chutes to evacuate the aircraft. No fatalities have been reported. (www.aviation24.be) Plus d'info...

Textron Aviation Ends Cessna TTx Production

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Textron Aviation is no longer selling the Cessna TTx, bringing to an apparent close production of the sleek high-performance piston single that originally drew its inspiration from a kitplane and grew into a fully Part 23 certified model that for a time was considered one of the best light airplanes in the world. Textron Aviation quietly ceased production of TTx last month, according to a source with knowledge of the company’s move, and no longer advertises the model on its website. Cessna… (www.flyingmag.com) Plus d'info...

Pratt & Whitney Resumes GTF Production

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Pratt & Whitney has resumed production of its PW1000G family of geared-turbofan (GTF) engines after introducing a revised configuration for the knife-edge seal on each engine’s high-pressure compressor aft hub and obtaining FAA, EASA, and Airbus approval. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Ryanair says expects Easter strike in Ireland or Portugal

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Ryanair (RYA.I) expects staff to strike during Easter week in either Ireland or Portugal, chief executive Michael O‘Leary said on Wednesday, as talks with some unions over formal recognition and improved conditions falter. (uk.reuters.com) Plus d'info...

Rolls-Royce 'Confident' XWB Will Not Suffer Trent 1000 Issues

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Rolls-Royce is confident that its Trent XWB powerplant for the Airbus A350 will not be afflicted by similar technical problems which have emerged on the Trent 1000. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Qatar Airways Targets 100 Aircraft Fleet For Prospective Indian Carrier

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Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker has reaffirmed the carrier's plan to launch a carrier in India, but has been coy on the details. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus Renews Tough Talk with Suppliers

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As Airbus accelerates production rates to record highs, it has a clear message for suppliers: Keep up and cut costs—or risk being left behind. The airplane maker cannot risk delays as it eyes delivering more than 800 aircraft this year, said Giuseppe Marcheshi, head of strategic procurement for Airbus Americas. “That foot is still stuck on the gas pedal, and we haven’t seen it come back up.” he quipped. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Southwest Airlines to Launch International Cargo Shipping

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MIAMI — Southwest Airlines will now offer shipping cargo services to international destinations starting in May 2018, subject to government approvals. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

Silver Airways to Start Operations With Its First ATR 42-600

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Fort Lauderdale - Silver Airways is planning to start regional operations throughout the second quarter of the year with an ATR42-600 from May 23 on daily return flights between Huntsville and Orlando International. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Air France Strike Will Affect 75% of Its Flights

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MIAMI — A 28% of Air France’s staff is planning to strike on February 22, 2018. The French carrier stated it will operate the 75% of its flights amidst the protest. (airwaysmag.com) Plus d'info...

DOT Approves Contour Airlines for Service to Crescent City

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The Department of Transportation has approved the Alternate Essential Air Service application for Crescent City opening the way for Contour Airlines to begin offering service between CEC and Oakland. The DOT will enter into a grant agreement with Crescent City to provide over $3 million in financial assistance for the pending airline service. Contour will operate the ERJ-135 fitted with 30 seats and hopes to begin service by April 2018. (www.triplicate.com) Plus d'info...

Swiss CS-300 at Zurich on Feb 20th 2018, bird strike

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A Swiss Global Airlines Bombardier C-Series CS-300, registration HB-JCF performing flight LX-1660 from Zurich (Switzerland) to Venice (Italy), departed Zurich's runway 28 and was in the initial climb when the crew reported they had hit a large bird during the departure roll, they wanted to continue for now. The crew later stopped the climb at FL190 suspecting some engine (PW1524) damage and returned to Zurich for a safe landing on runway 14 about 30 minutes after departure. The rotation was… (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Abu Dhabi Air Expo To Feature Gulfstream G500, G650ER

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Gulfstream Aerospace will showcase its flagship G650ER and nearly certified G500 next week at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo. The three-day UAE airshow, which will feature more than 60 aircraft on static display and more than 150 exhibitors, opens on Monday. (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Sun Country Airlines Cuts 350 Positions in Minneapolis

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Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 operational agent positions at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport base, according to multiple sources. Positions being cut include above-wing and below-wing jobs ranging from ticket counter agents to wheelchair service providers (airlinegeeks.com) Plus d'info...

Armchair travel: the 'world's first virtual reality airline' launches

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Travel enthusiasts short on time and money can now jet-set around the world in first class in just two hours at essentially the cost of a Ryanair flight - all without ever leaving the ground. (www.telegraph.co.uk) Plus d'info...

Meet the man who led Hawaiian Airlines from bankruptcy to billion-dollar business

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As CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley is not the kind of guy who spends too much time behind the desk. His fingerprints are on everything, from the interior design of the planes, to the type of planes they fly, to the new logos that adorn their exterior. (khon2.com) Plus d'info...

PSA CRJ-700 at Kansas City on Feb 20th 2018, gear disagree on departure

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A PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-700, registration N718PS performing repositioning flight JIA-9925 from Kansas City,MO to Charlotte,NC (USA) with 4 crew, was in the initial climb out of Kansas City when the crew declared emergency and levelled off at 7000 feet reporting they had a gear disagree message, possibly because of ice accretion. The crew subsequently reported they had the gear down and locked. The aircraft returned to Kansas City for a safe landing on runway 01L about 30 minutes after… (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Israel foiled 'plane terror plot' in Australia

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Israel helped avert an alleged terror plot in Australia to bring down a plane last year, both nations have confirmed. (www.bbc.com) Plus d'info...

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