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Donald Trump’s Aging Air Fleet Gives His Bid, and His Brand, a Lift

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A close look at Mr. Trump’s two airplanes — the 757 and a smaller jet used on the campaign trail — and three helicopters, however, suggests that their value rests chiefly in their marketing potential, with the Trump stamp of status masking the fleet’s age. (www.nytimes.com) Mer...

Delta Firms Order for 75 Bombardier CS100 With 50 More Options

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Today Delta and Bombardier announced an order for 75 CS100 aircraft with 50 options. They can also use some of their options for CS300 aircraft. The firm order is valued at $5.6 billion, and makes Delta the largest C Series customer. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. (commercialaircraft.bombardier.com) Mer...

FAA calls for removal of certain Zodiac seats

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The seats are installed on Bombardier CRJ700s, -900s and Q400s; Embraer ERJ 145s, -170s and -190s; and Boeing 717s. Affected airlines include US carriers Delta Air Lines, Envoy Air, Island Air, Republic Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and United Airlines. (atwonline.com) Mer...

FAA orders engine replacements on Dreamliners

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Airlines flying Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest General Electric Co. engines were ordered to repair them, or swap out at least one with an older model, in an urgent safety directive issued after an in-flight failure (www.bloomberg.com) Mer...

WestJet employee charged in $250,000 travel credit fraud

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A former WestJet employee has been charged in connection with a $250,000 travel credit fraud scheme. Members of Calgary’s financial team within Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams or ALERT launched an investigation in July 2015 after WestJet conducted its own internal investigation into the matter. (calgaryherald.com) Mer...

Boeing shares fall as analyst deems 787 cost recoup `Unachievable'

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Boeing Co. tumbled after an analyst downgraded the stock to “underperform” and said the U.S. planemaker stood little chance of fully recovering almost $29 billion that’s been sunk into producing the 787 Dreamliner jet. The shares fell 1.9 percent to $130.11 at 11:25 a.m. in New York. The stock earlier dropped 3.2 percent, the most intraday since Feb. 24. Boeing had declined 8.2 percent this year through Tuesday, the fourth-worst performance among the 30 members of the Dow Jones Industrial… (www.bloomberg.com) Mer...

U.S. sends F-22 warplanes to Romania

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Two of the world's most advanced warplanes have touched down in Romania for the first time, near the shores of the Black Sea and just a short hop from Ukraine, the Crimean Peninsula and Russia. The United States sent the F-22 Raptors to southeastern Europe two weeks after Russian fighter jets buzzed an American warship in the Baltic Sea. (us.cnn.com) Mer...

Airbus Delivers Its First U.S. Ever Built Airliner

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Just after 3 years after the groundbreaking of the Airbus In Alabama Brookley Aeroplex, the company delivers to JetBlue its first ever U.S. built airliner. (airwaysnews.com) Mer...

(Video) St. Elmo’s Fire during Aerial Refueling

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St Elmos Fire during Aerial Refueling of E-4 by KC-135 (www.youtube.com) Mer...

Incident: United B767 near Zurich on Apr 24th 2016, could not retract gear

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The aircraft climbed to FL200 maintaining a speed of about 300 knots over ground and was enroute at FL200 over France, about 55nm southeast of Paris Charles de Gaulle, when the crew decided to divert to Frankfurt/Main (Germany) about 230nm to their northeast reporting they were unable to retract the landing gear. The aircraft dumped fuel and landed safely in Frankfurt about 90 minutes after departure from Zurich. (avherald.com) Mer...

Bombardier set to announce major sale of C Series planes to Delta

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Bombardier Inc., trying to recapture investor confidence after two straight annual losses, is poised to make a major breakthrough with its C Series airliner that would ensure the plane program’s viability into the next decade. (www.theglobeandmail.com) Mer...

Alleged clash between Russian and Israeli aircraft near Syria

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Several Israeli media outlets said that Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft in the last weeks. (theaviationist.com) Mer...

JetBlue `Seriously' Considers Buying Long-Range Airbus A321

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JetBlue Airways Corp., which plans to add seats to its Airbus Group SE planes, may add a longer range, narrow-body aircraft from the jetmaker and won’t rule out buying wide-body versions. (www.bloomberg.com) Mer...

SWISS to start Bombardier CS100 operations July 15

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Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) expects to put its first Bombardier CSeries aircraft—a CS100—into service July 15 on its first commercial flight: LX638 from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle. The Lufthansa subsidiary and Switzerland flag carrier will take delivery of the CS100 in June, becoming the launch operator for the new aircraft type. The much-delayed CSeries aircraft was originally supposed to enter service in late 2013. (atwonline.com) Mer...

JetBlue pilot busted for flying drunk to JFK

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After registering .111 on a Breathalyzer — nearly triple the FAA’s limit for pilots — boozed-up flier Dennis Thomas Murphy Jr. tried to blame the result on the “gum that he was chewing,” documents say. (nypost.com) Mer...

Garuda goes Neo

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Garuda Indonesia has placed a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos. The deal, signed in London on April 19 in the presence of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and British Prime Minister David Cameron, replaces and extends an existing order for seven A330-300s. (www.airportsinternational.com) Mer...

US airport security busts the highest-ever number of people trying to bring guns onto planes

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The country’s airport screeners have recently set an undesirable new record for the highest-ever number of passengers stopped from bringing handguns onto flights — most of them loaded. (www.theaviationnews.net) Mer...

United Airlines pilot secretly captains his son’s redeployment flight back from Kuwait and surprises him as he boards

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A clever father, who is a Washington D.C.-based pilot, pulled off the surprise of a lifetime on board one of his flights this month. When Capt Mario Lopes, a United Airlines pilot, learned his son was set to return from Kuwait on April 14, he jumped at the opportunity to pilot a military flight to Norfolk, Virginia that same day. Unsure if it was coincidence or fate, Lopes followed his intuition and was able to surprise his son, First Lt Mario Lopes who ended up being a passenger on the flight… (airlinenews.in) Mer...

easyJet stations tenth aircraft in Berlin

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New routes from Schönefeld to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Priština and Catania easyJet is ready to take off to new destinations after stationing its tenth aircraft at the Berlin site. Starting with the summer flight schedule, the airline will be offering a direct connection from Berlin Schönefeld to Bordeaux. Additional new destinations are Toulouse, Priština and Catania. easyJet also plays an important role for tourism in the capital city. (www.routesonline.com) Mer...

Airbus and Delta Airlines to Enter in Multi-Billion Dollar Deal, Sources Say

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European planemaker Airbus and Delta Airlines may be about to close a multi-billion dollar deal, Reuters reports. According to sources close to the matter, the airline is negotiating to buy 37 new current-generation A321 passenger jets — a deal that could be worth $4.3 billion at list prices. (www.flyertalk.com) Mer...

Passenger advocate appeals decision that says he's not large enough to challenge airline

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An airline customer advocate from Nova Scotia will appear at the Federal Court of Appeal Monday to convince three judges to make the Canadian Transportation Agency address a complaint he filed about Delta Airlines. Gabor Lukacs, who has pursued dozens of successful complaints against airlines in the past, says Delta has "discriminatory practices of bumping so-called larger passengers from full flights in the hope of forcing them to buy two seats." (www.cbc.ca) Mer...

Iran and Bombardier to Launch a Joint Airline

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During the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier’s visit to Iran a deal was agreed and signed between them and the Qeshm Free Trade Zone Organization regarding an establishment of a new airline based in the island. The intended airline is by high chance the start-up Fly Qeshm, a joint private airline with China, previously reported on Aviation Iran. However, this is not confirmed. (www.aviationiran.com) Mer...

House Legislation Orders F-22 Restart Study

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Almost five years after Lockheed Martin shut down production of its F-22 stealth fighter jet, House legislation released Tuesday would direct the Air Force to look into restarting the assembly line. (www.defensenews.com) Mer...

Bombardier moves up results spurring expectation of CSeries order

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Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier Inc said on Tuesday it will be moving forward its first-quarter results by a day to Thursday, in a surprise announcement that only served to elevate market expectations of a big CSeries order this week. (www.reuters.com) Mer...

1 of last DC-8 Combis flying

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1 of last DC-8 Combis flying - Samaritans Purse bringing aid to Ecuador earthquake victims. (www.flightradar24.com) Mer...

Pictures: Airbus first delivery from its U.S. A320 Family final assembly line

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In a festive American football-themed ceremony held today, Airbus marked the official handover of its first A320 Family aircraft produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. Appropriately, the no. 1 aircraft was delivered to U.S.-based JetBlue – a milestone that underscored the strong global “team” behind Airbus’ position as a leading aircraft manufacturer that remains close to its customer base around the world. (www.airbus.com) Mer...

Mexico’s Volaris reports 1Q net up 96.7%

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“The strong passenger demand environment in the first quarter of 2016, supported by seasonality, continued fueling Volaris’ financial results and achieving record first-quarter margins,” Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena said. (atwonline.com) Mer...

Accident: Southwest B737 near Buffalo on Apr 21st 2016, turbulence injures two flight attendants

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A Southwest Boeing 737-700, registration N552WN performing flight WN-2386 from Chicago Midway,IL to Boston,MA (USA), was enroute at FL390 about 40nm southsoutheast of Buffalo,NY (USA) when the aircraft experienced turbulence causing injuries to two cabin crew. The flight crew decided to divert the aircraft to Buffalo for a safe landing on runway 23 about 20 minutes later. (avherald.com) Mer...

Solar Impulse completes Pacific crossing

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The solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse has completed a three-day flight over the Pacific Ocean. It flew over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday evening as it prepared to land in California. The plane took off from Hawaii on Thursday, where it had undergone repairs for the past eight months after its batteries were damaged during a flight from Japan...... (www.bbc.co.uk) Mer...

American Airlines jet diverted to RDU due to broken windshield

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An American Airlines jet diverted to RDU because of a broken cockpit windshield will call the Triangle home for a night. Late Friday night, American Airlines said it had a new plane and crew coming from New York to pick up 166 passengers. The Boeing 757 originated in Miami and was traveling to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when the pilot radioed that the windshield was cracked. To be safe, he said, the plane should land as soon as possible. (aviationsquad.com) Mer...

Workers to strike at Frankfurt airport on April 27

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Trade union workers are going to strike at Germany's biggest airport in Frankfurt on April 27, trade union Verdi said in a statement on Friday. (uk.reuters.com) Mer...

Norwegian International Boeing 737-800 near Helsinki on Apr 23rd 2016, lightning strike

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A Norwegian International Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration EI-FHA (there are currently a total of zero reports registered for this aircraft and the airline Norwegian International itself has been mentioned in 0 accidents or incidents) performing flight D8-5620 from Barcelona,SP (Spain) to Helsinki (Finland), was on approach to Helsinki when the aircraft received a lightning strike. The crew continued for a safe landing on Helsinki's runway 22L. The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground… (www.aeroinside.com) Mer...

PICTURES: A330 emerges in Air Serbia colours

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Air Serbia has shown off the first Airbus A330 to be painted in the Balkan carrier’s colours, ahead of its initiation of long-haul services. (www.flightglobal.com) Mer...

5th Airbus A350 for Finnair starting acceptance phase with the ground checks.

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MSN23 which is an Airbus A350-941 has completed acceptance phase with the ground checks. The aircraft is currently registered as F-WZFR and will be registered as OH-LWE. (www.flickr.com) Mer...

Incident: British Airways B747 over Atlantic and New York on Apr 16th 2016, engine shut down, hydraulic and brakes problems after go around

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A British Airways Boeing 747-400, registration G-CIVJ performing flight BA-206 from Miami,FL (USA) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was enroute at FL320 about 420nm east of New York's JFK,NY (USA) Airport when the crew decided to divert to New York due to an engine #3 (RB211) surge. The crew needed to shut the engine down.. (avherald.com) Mer...

Capital Airlines flight attendant violently beaten at Changsha international airport

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AirLive reported on a passenger attacking a flight attendant when his Beijing Capital Airlines flight from Changsha was cancelled due to weather. (cabincrewcenter.com) Mer...

PIA Boeing 777-200 near Shannon on Apr 23rd 2016, lavatory smoke indication

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A PIA Pakistan Internation Airlines Boeing 777-200, registration AP-BGY (this aircraft registration has been involved in 1 other incidents and/or accidents and PIA has been involved in 62 incidents reported on this site) performing flight PK-711 from Manchester,EN (UK) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 205 people on board, was enroute at FL370 over Northern Ireland (UK) about 130nm northeast of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew declared PAN due to a lavatory smoke indicatin and decided to divert to… (www.aeroinside.com) Mer...

French ATCs to strike again April 28

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French air traffic controllers (ATCs) will strike again Thursday, April 28, the 44th strike day in France since 2009. Hundreds of flights will be cancelled, creating disruption and extensive delays across the continent, Airlines for Europe (A4E) said in a statement. Just two weeks after the last walkout in Belgium, French ATCs will strike for the third time in a month. (atwonline.com) Mer...

Delta jet aborts takeoff as plane crosses runway

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a Miami-bound Delta Air Lines flight aborted takeoff Wednesday to avoid another aircraft at Atlanta’s airport, the FAA said. The departing plane had to execute a “high-speed slowdown,” according to the airline. (www.airnewslive.net) Mer...

1st A350 for China Airlines completes final assembly

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The first Airbus A350 for China Airlines (MSN57) has completed final assembly At the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France. (twitter.com) Mer...

Trump gets grounded jet flying again by selling it to himself

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Smart move but sad commentary on the FAA which can't take the $5 fee and issue a new form when an aircraft's paperwork is otherwise up to date. Someone in Trump's organization knows how to work around the bureaucrats. (www.foxnews.com) Mer...

FAA Confirms It’s a Federal Crime to Shoot Down a Drone

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The Federal Aviation Administration is a busy organization, one that oversees everything from air traffic control systems to pilot certifications. You’d think that would leave it with enough on its hands, but the current vogue for civilian drones keeps piling new new responsibilities onto the beleaguered administration. Last year, the FAA established a drone registry for pilots of unmanned aircraft. Now it’s unequivocally confirming that it’s a federal crime to shoot down a drone, as John Goglia… (www.slate.com) Mer...

Cop Helps Boy Get Home After Dad Dies on Vacay

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It should have been a dream father-son vacation. Instead, a 13-year-old Illinois boy was left stranded alone in California when his 37-year-old dad died Sunday of seemingly natural causes... (www.newser.com) Mer...

Air France receives 70th Boeing 777

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The French flag carrier has played a key role in the success of the program was 777 and the client thrower for both the 777-300ER in 2004 and the 777 Freighter in 2009. In March 1998, Air France received its first 777-200ER... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mer...

Japanese LCC Vanilla Air expands fleet, routes

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Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) low-cost subsidiary (LCC) Vanilla Air has taken delivery of the first of three new Airbus A320-200s from Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation. The new aircraft, which are part of a region-wide expansion program, will add to its eight existing A320s. The Tokyo-based LCC said it intends to grow its fleet to 25 aircraft by 2020. (atwonline.com) Mer...

ATR targets Japanese turboprop market.

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European based turboprop market believes Japan is primed for a spike in regional aircraft demand and is confident it can capture the lion’s share of orders—despite having only recently gained its first Japanese customers. ATR regards this as a key market for both replacement and growth of regional fleets, CEO Patrick de Castelbajac says. The manufacturer predicts there will be demand for about 100 turboprops in Japan through 2025, with ATR aiming to win 70% of these sales ... (aviationweek.com) Mer...

EU considering lifting Iran Air sanction

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The European Union (EU) is reportedly considering removing its air travel restrictions on Iranian national carrier, Iran Air. According to the Wall Street Journal, the EU will send aviation security experts to Iran in May to investigate the airline’s security status. Iran Air was banned by the European bloc in 2010 over ‘safety’ issues with its planes, said Jakub Adamowicz, a spokesman for the European Commission. ... (www.presstv.ir) Mer...

Opening of Saint Helena's airport delayed again

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Concerns about wind shear after a proving flight by a Comair B737 force another delay for scheduled flights from Johannesburg. (www.independent.co.uk) Mer...

Incident: Okay B733 at Guangzhou on Apr 27th 2016, runway excursion during takeoff

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An Okay Airways Boeing 737-300, registration B-2117 performing a cargo flight BK-3024 from Guangzhou to Xian (China), was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Guangzhou's runway 19 at about 04:09L (20:09Z Apr 26th) when the aircraft, at low speed, veered left off the runway and came to a stop on taxiway F2, within the runway protected area, about 200m/660 feet down the runway, with the right main gear and nose gear on soft ground. (avherald.com) Mer...

First Swiss C Series to Fly Revenue Service on July 15

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The first production Bombardier C Series will enter service with Swiss International Airlines on July 15, the airline confirmed Friday. Swiss expects to take delivery of the airplane—a CS100—at the end of June. It holds an order for 30 of the smaller of the two-member family of narrowbodies, which also includes the CS300 (www.ainonline.com) Mer...

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