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SA imposing stricter cargo screening for 5 Middle East countries

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(CNN)The Transportation Security Administration, citing terror concerns, is implementing a stricter screening program for air cargo arriving to the United States from five countries in the Middle East. The agency is requiring six carriers that depart with US-bound air cargo from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to be subject to further scrutiny. (www.cnn.com) Plus d'info...

Inflight Connectivity in India gets Green Light

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After years of deliberation, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to allow internet and mobile communication on aircraft (MCA) for in-flight connectivity (IFC) in Indian airspace through both satellite and terrestrial networks. India remained one of the few countries left in the world that did not permit IFC. While the implementation could take around six months, domestic carriers may now introduce voice, data, and video in flight. International carriers and overflying… (www.ainonline.com) Plus d'info...

Brazil orders additional Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft

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Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook. The three SAR aircraft will serve alongside 12 transport-configured C295s already delivered. The first of the three SAR aircraft was… (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

China contributes 549 mln passengers to global aviation industry in 2017 Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-22 21:52:07|Editor: Xiang Bo

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- China had more than 549 million air passengers in 2017, a significant contribution to the world aviation industry, which hit a new record of 4.1 billion passengers last year. (www.xinhuanet.com) Plus d'info...

Silver Airways Firms ATR Order

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Florida-based regional carrier Silver Airways has firmed its intention to take an initial batch of 20 ATR turboprops, from an LOI for up to 50 of the aircraft signed in August 2017. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

FAA Begins Furloughs As US Government Goes Into Partial Shutdown

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The US federal government went into partial shutdown mode on Saturday after a stopgap spending measure was blocked by the Senate. As the blame game begins over who caused the fiscal fiasco, government agencies including the US Defense Department, FAA, NASA and Department of Homeland Security has begun furloughing nonessential or non-exempt staff and shutting down facilities, including workshops and laboratories. (atwonline.com) Plus d'info...

ATR Triples Order Tally in 2017 But Keeps Deliveries fFlat

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Turboprop manufacturer ATR tripled its order intake in 2017, ahead of its firming up of a deal with Florida-based Silver Airways to mark a return to the US market. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Ethiopian to Launch Ten New Destinations in Six Months

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The fastest growing airline in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, is going to launch ten new international flight destinations in the coming six months. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said the fast growing airline is expanding its route network fast. “Between now and June we are going to open ten new destinations. Almost two destinations ever single month. That is a record in our history,” Tewolde said. (www.thereporterethiopia.com) Plus d'info...

GE Engine Venture May Oust Rolls From Emirates Airbus A380 Contract

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General Electric Co.’s A380 engine venture with Pratt & Whitney may be poised to muscle back in on the double-decker jet following Airbus SE’s deal to sell 36 superjumbos to Gulf carrier Emirates. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing's New 787 Dreamliner Won FAA Approval Before Shutdown Hit

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Boeing Co.’s newest and largest 787 Dreamliner got the federal approval it needs to fly commercially, winning authorization before the government shutdown Friday. The certification concludes a flight-test program that began last March for the first of the 787-10 carbon-fiber jets to be assembled solely at Boeing’s South Carolina factory, the Chicago-based planemaker said Monday. (www.bloomberg.com) Plus d'info...

Etihad shrugs off A330 freighter inactivity

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Etihad Airways is shrugging off the apparent inactivity of half its dedicated freighter fleet, insisting that the situation is part of a normal review of capacity requirements. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Singapore reveals delivery date for first Airbus tanker

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Singapore will take delivery of its first Airbus Defence and Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport later this year, as the country’s Air Force celebrates its 50th anniversary. According to a news release issued by Singapore’s Defence Ministry detailing events and activities that the Republic of Singapore Air Force will hold to mark the anniversary, the A330 MRTT will make its first public appearance at a parade on Sept. 1, the date the service was formed in 1968 as the Singapore Air Defence… (www.defensenews.com) Plus d'info...

Latin airlines start engine for overseas growth in 2018

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Latin American airlines are set to grow international service in 2018, as the region's improving economies spur carriers to launch more flights abroad. (www.flightglobal.com) Plus d'info...

Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner Cleared for Commercial Service by Federal Aviation Administration

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US regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of super-efficient airplane family. Deliveries scheduled to start in first half of 2018 (boeing.mediaroom.com) Plus d'info...

ATR to triple its orders in 2017

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On January 22, The European turboprop manufacturer, a joint venture of Airbus and Leonardo, announced outstanding business results in 2017, receiving 113 Firm orders with 40 options. This figure marks a clear recovery in sales. The company had fallen to 36 in 2016 and 76 in 2015, compared with 160 in 2014. ATR thus confirms its first place in the list of regional aircraft sales of less than 90 seats. (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

Biomimicry: engineering in nature’s style

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Airbus engineers study the natural world for modern aircraft design solutions (www.airbus.com) Plus d'info...

TUI Boeing 757 at Manchester on Jan 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A TUI Airways Boeing 757-200, registration G-OOBP performing flight BY-2677 from La Palma,CI (Spain) to Manchester,EN (UK) with 226 people on board, was final approach to Manchester's runway 23R when the crew initiated a missed approach due to a problem with the flaps. (www.aeroinside.com) Plus d'info...

Air Lease Corporation Announces the Placement of Two New Airbus A321-200s with Frontier Airlines

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL) announced long term lease agreements with Frontier Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier based in the United States, for two new Airbus A321-200s. These aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus and will deliver in the fourth quarter of 2018. This agreement follows two new A320-200s delivered from ALC to the airline in 2016. (globenewswire.com) Plus d'info...

GA Groups ask DOT To Reopen Aircraft Registry During Shutdown

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AOPA and five other general aviation groups sent a letter asking Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao to reopen the FAA aircraft registry, which is closed because of the ongoing federal government shutdown. (www.aopa.org) Plus d'info...

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