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Joe Sutter led ‘the Incredibles’ who pioneered Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet

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Joe Sutter, who died Tuesday at age 95, was lauded by Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Ray Conner as ‘one of the giants of aerospace.’ (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

US commercial flights take off for Cuba after more than half-century

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When JetBlue Flight 387 touched down Wednesday in Cuba, it was the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, flight is the latest symbol of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War adversaries, who restored diplomatic ties in 2015. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Japan's ANA says 787 engine repairs could take 3 years

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Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce (RR.L) engines powering its Boeing (BA.N) 787s. (www.reuters.com) Ещё...

First A350 for Thai Airways is delivered

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First Airbus A350 is delivered to Thai Airways on Aug. 30, 2016 (www.airbus.com) Ещё...

Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

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65 year old women cleaning her shotguns after church on a Sunday morning decided she didn't like to be buzzed so practiced her skeet shooting with her .410. The paparazzi learned not to mess with grandmothers with shotguns. (arstechnica.com) Ещё...

Delta Air Lines CEO talks power outages, TSA lines and 'being Delta'

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Back in May, Delta Air Lines got a new CEO. He came with a familiar face. Ed Bastian was the company's CFO whose career highlights included leading Delta through bankruptcy and restructuring years before. (www.marketplace.org) Ещё...

Flashback: Lufthansa Presents Joe Sutter, "Father of the 747", With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Father of the 747 Joe Sutter was honored this week at an internal Lufthansa ceremony with a lifetime achievement award. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

How The Airforce Almost Brought Back The P-51 Mustang

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Today’s pilots are expensively trained and politically expensive to lose. A pilot lost over Serbia or Syria has major diplomatic repercussions, which is why drones are becoming the aircraft of choice. The Air Force does like its high-priced jets, and cost is a lingering issue for hundred-million-dollar aircraft like the F-35. But while a propeller-driven aircraft might be useful to organizations like Special Operations Command that fight small wars in remote locations, America is not about to… (nationalinterest.org) Ещё...

Bonanza crashes on take-off in Northwest Arkansas

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Bonanza crashes on take-off at the Bentonville Municipal Airport in Bentonville, AR, home of Walmart. (5newsonline.com) Ещё...

Uzbekistan Airways recives first 787

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Uzbekistan Airways recives their first Boeing 787-800. (www.prnewswire.com) Ещё...

Frankfurt airport evacuated after security breach

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A woman passenger sparked a major alert at Frankfurt airport by entering the departure area without completing a security check. (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

Scathing Reports On Both The F-35 Program And The A-10 Divestment Plan

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Two great reports...consistent with many of the contributions to this blog over the last two years. There is going to be some butthurt in the Air Force brass ranks. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

14 Things You Should Never Do on an Airplane

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Traveling is stressful as it is, so let’s not add the burden of getting sick from the flight to your itinerary. Experts reveal where the germs are hiding and how to stay healthy and comfortable while airborne. (www.msn.com) Ещё...

LATAM Receives the First A320neo in South America and the Fourth A350 XWB

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The A320neo is the first that will be operated in the Americas and in Brazil. Already the A350 XWB is the fourth aircraft came to compose the fleet of LATAM, this A350 coming straight from the factory Airbus with a new configuration of cabin adopted by the LATAM Group. Both the aircraft landed at Confins Airport / Belo Horizonte ends between yesterday and today. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

Bush Plane Lands Like a Helicopter

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Bush pilots do some amazing stuff. After all, they spend their careers flying in the most rugged parts of the world, in weather that would keep the boots of other pilots planted firmly on the ground. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5d3_1468355217#ZJqWMdQm8mK54R4s.99 (www.liveleak.com) Ещё...

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