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Turkish Airlines profits in Africa, where others avoid flying

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When Turkish Airlines opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by militants, industry insiders were skeptical but not anymore. “Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide,” Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager for Turkish Airlines said. “Because we are the only international airline. The first and the only one.” (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Air Canada Seeks Credit-Card Deal for $1.6 Billion Loyalty Plan

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Air Canada said it’s seeking a credit-card partner for its own frequent-flier program as it prepares to sever ties with Aimia Inc.’s Aeroplan in 2020. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

British Airways launches the first non-stop flights to the Seychelles from the UK

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Jet-setting off on a dream holiday to the Seychelles just got a whole lot easier thanks to British Airways. The airline has revealed it’s launching a new direct route to the tropical archipelago; the first non-stop service available from the UK... (www.daviationnews.com) Plus d'info...

Uncertain fate of American’s A350 order

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American Airlines Group Inc. is stepping up efforts to decide if an Airbus A350 order still makes sense for its fleet, forcing the European planemaker to try to defend another U.S. sale of its marquee wide-body jet. Options include adding to the order, downsizing to a smaller Airbus wide-body such as the A330, deferring delivery again or canceling outright. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

JetBlue CEO Blasts Big U.S. Airlines for Wielding ‘Anti-Consumer Power’

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JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes on Monday criticized United, American and Delta airlines for opposing the three-largest Gulf carriers as they expand in the United States, calling the situation “…the perfect illustration of how we see mega-carriers trying to use their muscle and deep pockets to limit competition.” (skift.com) Plus d'info...

United to launch four new Europe routes

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United Airlines is adding seasonal service on four new routes to Europe. The new routes – two from United’s hub in Newark and one each from its hubs in Washington and San Francisco – continue a recent international growth spurt for the company. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing wins contract to design the next Air Force One

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Boeing's $600 million deal calls for new 747-8 planes to replace two of the aging presidential support planes. In the next step of a months long process, Boeing won an U.S. Air Force contract to begin designing the next Air Force One presidential aircraft in a deal worth just under $600 million. (www.airguideonline.com) Plus d'info...

747 Visits SXM after hurricane Irma

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KLM's 747 once again touched down on St Martin airport. (www.forbes.com) Plus d'info...

Flight cancellations could cost Ryanair €25 million

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Low-cost carrier Ryanair estimates its move to cancel around 50 flights a day over the next six weeks to ease problems stemming from a shortage of available crew could cost it up to €25 million ($21 million). (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing to test laser that could help pilots avoid turbulence

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IT’S the thing you probably hate the most about flying. Turbulence. While flying into a patch of turbulence won’t cause a plane to fall out of the sky, passengers and crew risk serious injury inside the cabin as a result of the ultra-bumpy ride. Some 44 people in the US were severely injured by turbulence in 2016, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration. In Australia, about 25 turbulence-related injuries are reported each year, according to the latest data from the Australian… (www.airlineboarding.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus eyes bigger presence in China's huge aviation market

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Airbus today said it plans to tap the potential of the Chinese aviation market by channelising more energy into the country and other emerging economies of the region. "We are fully confident in the Chinese market, which is set to be the largest civil aviation market in the world," president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, Eric Chen said at an aviation expo here. (www.zeebiz.com) Plus d'info...

Canada won't do business with Boeing while it's 'busy trying to sue us': PM

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the gloves Monday in his fight with Boeing, saying the government won't do business with a company that he's accusing of attacking Canadian industry and trying to put aerospace employees out of work. (www.obj.ca) Plus d'info...

The 10 Most Hated Airports in the U.S.

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As Americans take to the skies in record numbers, our nation’s airports are bursting at the seams. However, the J.D. Power 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study found that America’s airports are simply not designed to handle the sheer volume of people and planes they are forced to support. In spite of that, the study found that overall customer satisfaction is actually improving. (www.airlineinfo.in) Plus d'info...

Ryanair Lists Six Week Flight Cancellations

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Ryanair published a list of flights it will cancel over the next six weeks as it seeks to extract itself from its self-inflicted problems over pilot leave. The Irish airline said last week it would cancel up to 2 percent of all flights .. (news.airwise.com) Plus d'info...

Airbus to the rescue after Irma

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The Airbus Foundation and the French Red Cross have sent an Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft with 30 t of emergency goods and 84 medical personnel from France, to Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). (www.transportjournal.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: ANA B737 at Nagoya on Sep 18th 2017, burning odour in cabin

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An ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-500, registration JA303K performing flight NH-435 from Nagoya to Fukuoka (Japan) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Nagoya when the crew reported a burning odour in the cabin, stopped the climb.. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Justin Trudeau to Boeing: Stop suing Bombardier

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing. (money.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Norwegian aviation boss: ‘Commercial electric airplanes a reality by 2025’

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Dag Falk-Petersen, the chairman of Norwegian airport operator Avinor, thinks it’s “highly realistic” that electric planes will fly commercial flights by 2025. This according to Norwegian news site Romerikes Blad (rb). Falk-Petersen pointed out that a sustainable aviation industry will depend on electrification — and that Norway could lead the transition. (nordic.businessinsider.com) Plus d'info...

At least one killed in glider crash near Dalby

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Gliding instructor, Jeremy Thompson, 62, died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off from the Darling Downs Soaring Club at Bowenville at about 9.50am this morning. Mr Thompson had been instructing a 60-year-old Airlie Beach man in his third lesson. (www.couriermail.com.au) Plus d'info...

The United States Air Force turned 70 today

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The United States' position as the sole remaining superpower on Earth is in large part thanks to its air force. That organization—the United States Air Force, or USAF—turns 70 years old today, and since we know there are plenty of plane spotters and aviation geeks here at Ars, we thought we'd assemble a gallery of some of our favorite USAF planes to celebrate. (arstechnica.com) Plus d'info...

Northrop to buy Orbital for $7.8 billion to boost space business

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Northrop Grumman has agreed to buy Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion as one of the largest U.S. defense contractors looks to bolster its missile and space businesses. (www.msn.com) Plus d'info...

Next steps in Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint

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Department of Commerce is due next Monday to hand down its preliminary decision on whether to impose tariffs on Bombardier’s C Series sold to Delta Air Lines. (leehamnews.com) Plus d'info...

Incident: TuiFly B737 at Fuerteventura on Sep 18th 2017, rejected takeoff due to both left main tyres blown

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A TuiFly Boeing 737-800, registration D-ASUN performing flight X3-2149 from Fuerteventura,CI (Spain) to Hanover (Germany) with 170 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Fuerteventura's runway 01 when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about 100 knots over ground) due to both left hand main tyres being blown and separating from the wheels. (avherald.com) Plus d'info...

Pressure grows on Ryanair to release full list of cancelled flights

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The low-cost carrier said it “messed up” staff holiday applications, meaning it would be forced to cancel two per cent of its flights each day in order to give pilots and other employees sufficient time off in the coming weeks. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Plus d'info...

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