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Op-Ed: Responsible Journalism and the Air Crash Du Jour

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As a 20-year veteran of the A320 cockpit for a major U.S. airline, including the last 15 in the Captain’s seat, I have cringed at the utter misrepresentation of aviation facts often disseminated by news outlets and their self-proclaimed “aviation experts” endlessly paraded across the TV screen during coverage of the latest air disaster. Coverage of the tragic crash of Germanwings 9525 has been no exception. (airwaysnews.com) Mer...

New cockpit policy for Air Canada

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Following the fatal Germanwings crash, Air Canada has announced it will be implementing a policy change requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit of all flights at all times. (www.ctvnews.ca) Mer...

Germanwings Intentionally Crashed? Cockpit Door Locked Out One Pilot

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The New York Times is reporting the cockpit voice recorder indicates one pilot refused to allow the other back into the cockpit as he crashed the plane intentionally. (www.nytimes.com) Mer...

Easyjet raises profit forecast on fall in oil price and euro

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Easyjet has raised its profit forecast because of the weakening euro and lower oil price. Previous guidance that it would make a pre-tax loss of £10m to £30m for the six months to 31 March had been revised, the carrier said. (www.bbc.com) Mer...

Aeroflot Group will take delivery of 152 aircraft over the next three years

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Aeroflot Group (comprises Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, Rossiya – Russian Airlines, Pobeda, Aurora Airlines and Donavia) will take delivery of 152 aircraft (both Russian-produced and foreign-produced ones) over the next three years, said in the carrier’s statement, RIA Novosti reports (www.ruaviation.com) Mer...

Delta and Virgin Atlantic expand their trans-Atlantic joint venture schedule this weekend

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Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) are celebrating a significant expansion of their trans-Atlantic partnership with the introduction of six new daily services. (worldairlinenews.com) Mer...

(Video) Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description and Procedure

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Inevitably there will be questions about cockpit access procedures; here is a video explaining how it works on an Airbus. (www.youtube.com) Mer...

(Video) MV-22 Osprey Close-Up Aerial Refueling

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U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa completed an aerial refueling mission from Morón Air Base, Spain, Feb. 25, 2015. Two MV-22B Ospreys connected to refueling lines on a KC-130J, which refueled the Ospreys over the Atlantic Ocean. (youtu.be) Mer...

Emirates offers free wi-fi on-board its aircraft

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Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, now offers free wi-fi on 106 of its aircraft, with two to three more aircraft being installed with wi-fi connectivity every month. (www.tradearabia.com) Mer...

How the Germanwings crash will impact aviation insurance

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Allianz has released a statement confirming that it is the head underwriter for the Germanwings airplane that crashed in the French Alps with 144 passengers and six crew on board, all presumed dead. (www.ibamag.com) Mer...

Finnair to launch Inflight Internet on Airbus A350

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Finnair will launch inflight WiFi on the Airbus A350 when the first XWB is delivered in autumn this year, and will fitout its entire short-haul and long-haulr fleet by the end of 2018 (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Austrian Airlines' new livery revealed

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The wraps are off Austrian Airlines's new livery, and it's a more subtle make-over than some were expecting. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mer...

Frustration with U.S. airlines is soaring

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For flight changes or cancellations, which can run into the hundreds of dollars. For seat assignments, which can cost around $50 per seat. For checked bag, usually around $25 per bag. For priority boarding, about $50. (www.cbsnews.com) Mer...

Defending Ohio As The Birthplace Of Aviation

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The Wright Brothers' home in West Dayton is no longer there but their impact on aviation history continues on.Now Ohio is firing back after another state says it is the true home of aviation. (www.abc22now.com) Mer...

American Airlines Group expects merger milestone on April 8

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American Airlines and US Airways expect to receive a single operating certificate from U.S. regulators on April 8, marking a milestone since their December 2013 merger, parent American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) told employees in a newsletter on Wednesday. (www.reuters.com) Mer...

Boeing donates ZA002 787-8 Dreamliner to Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson AZ USA

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The Pima Air & Space Museum announced today it will join the ranks of the very few with the donation of an original flight test 787 Dreamliner from The Boeing Company into its expanding world renowned collection. (www.pimaair.org) Mer...

Norwegian changes cockpit procedures

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Norwegian has decided to change its cockpit procedures so that two crew members always are present in the cockpit. (www.mynewsdesk.com) Mer...

CAE awarded contracts valued at more than C$70 million for five full-flight simulators and update services

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Montreal, Canada, March 25, 2015 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE today announced that it has sold five full-flight simulators (FFSs) and simulator update services to customers in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) Mer...

Damaged Malaysia Airlines A330 is limping home

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The Malaysia Airlines A330 that was stranded at Melbourne Airport for 10 days after a severe hard landing is ‘limping’ home. (blogs.crikey.com.au) Mer...

Light Plane Flips in KDWH Seaplane Strip

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A pilot who "crashed" in the seaplane landing strip at Houston Hooks airport was uninjured, and was able to "swim to safety". (abc13.com) Mer...

Guy Booted Off Plane Over 'Broad F----ing City' T-Shirt

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Daniel Podolsky was innocently on his way home from South By Southwest yesterday, clad in his spiffy new T-shirt promoting Comedy Central's Broad City—only doing so with the show's customary vulgarity, a la "Broad F---ing City." (www.newser.com) Mer...

Germanwings A320 Crashes in Southern France

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An Airbus plane operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in southern France on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, police and aviation officials said. (www.reuters.com) Mer...

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