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First CSeries aircraft is delivered to SWISS Jun 29, 2016

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Bombardier will deliver the first CSeries aircraft to Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS), at ceremonies in Montreal Wednesday. The June 29 delivery marks an important milestone in an aircraft program beset with technical problems, delays and difficulty securing customers. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Two explosions at Istanbul airport, several people dead and injured

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Two explosions have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey’s justice minister and another official said Tuesday. (www.montrealgazette.com) Ещё...

CEO: A350 XWB takes Ethiopian Airlines ‘to the next level’

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Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of the first of 14 Airbus A350 XWBs on June 28, making it Africa’s first operator of the type. It is also the Addis Ababa-based carrier’s first Airbus aircraft in its 70-year history. “Adding the A350-900 to the fleet means the company is now moving to the next level. Our A350 and Boeing 787-8s are next-generation aircraft,” Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told ATW at the delivery ceremony in Toulouse. (atwonline.com) Ещё...

Qantas B744 over Pacific Ocean on Jun 21st 2016, smart phone erupts in fire

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A Qantas Boeing 747-400, registration VH-OJS performing flight QF-11 from Sydney,NS (Australia) to Los Angeles,CA (USA), was enroute at FL340 over the Pacific Ocean near Kiribati Island (about N0 W162) about 6.5 hours into the flight when a passenger's smart phone, that had falled into the passenger seat's reclining mechanism, was crushed when the seat was moved. The battery of that crushed smartphone erupted in fire, which was extinguished by cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Los Angeles… (avherald.com) Ещё...

Flight recorder confirms fire on board Egyptair MS804

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Data retrieved from the damaged flight data recorder of ill-fated EgyptAir Flight MS804 has confirmed there was a fire on board moments before the crash but experts say a technical fault is likelier than a terrorist attack. "Recorded data is showing consistency with ACARS messages of lavatory and avionics smoke," Egypt's Aircraft Accident Investigation Committee said in a statement. "Preliminary information shows that the entire flight is recorded on the FDR since its take-off… (eandt.theiet.org) Ещё...

Incident: J-Air E170 at Osaka on Jun 28th 2016, speed disagreement

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A J-Air Embraer ERJ-170 on behalf of JAL Japan Airlines, registration JA213J performing flight JL-2051 from Osaka Itami to Fukuoka (Japan) with 72 people on board, was on the initial climb out of Itami Airport when the crew detected the speed indications between captain's and first officer's side disagreed by more than 10 knots, stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Itami Airport for a safe landing about 15 minutes after departure. (avherald.com) Ещё...

American Airlines A320 Catches Fire Prior to Departing Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — American Airlines says their maintenance team is inspecting an airplane that caught fire as it prepared to take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday, but there was no immediate word on the cause. Spokesman Ross Feinstein says flames were reported coming out of the auxiliary power unit in the rear of the aircraft while it was leaving the gate. (airlinenews.in) Ещё...

Why Aren't There More Female Airline Pilots?

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It’s a sad fact, but it’s a rarity to find women in the aviation industry. The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents pilots at major and regional carriers in the United States and Canada, says that women make up just 5% of its 53,000 members. Globally, it’s even worse — only 4,000 of the 130,000 airline pilots are women, according to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. (www.forbes.com) Ещё...

London for $639? Yes, British Airways is having a 'Brexit' fare sale

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Is British Airways having a "Brexit" fare sale? That's the vibe from the carrier’s in-progress three-day fare sale to London. British Airways is courting American customers by saying: “Your dollar has never gone further, and with our amazing 3 day sale you can see even more of London! “ As for the details, economy fares are available for as little as $639 round-trip from New York. Fares are slightly higher from “select” other BA gateways in the USA, including Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare,… (www.usatoday.com) Ещё...

Incident: Nelson DH8C at Palmerston on Jun 29th 2016, smoke in cabin

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An Air Nelson de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of Air New Zealand, registration ZK-NED performing flight NZ-8707 from Palmerston North to Christchurch (New Zealand), was climbing out of Palmerston but stopped the climb at about FL120 due to smoke on board and returned to Palmerston for a safe landing. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Australia's youngest female pilot Jade Esler flies solo at 15

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She's too young to drive a car, but Jade Esler is Australia's youngest female pilot. The year 9 student made her maiden solo flight at Fly Oz school in Cowra on her 15th birthday last week. (www.smh.com.au) Ещё...

Incident: Emirates B773 at Hamburg on Jun 13th 2016, flaps up landing

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An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EGK performing flight EK-61 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Hamburg (Germany), was on approach to Hamburg's runway 05 descending through about 2800 feet when the crew initiated a go-around due to problems with the flaps. The aircraft entered a hold at 4000 feet while the crew worked the related checklists and prepared for flaps up landing. The aircraft subsequently positioned for another approach to runway 05 and landed safely at a higher… (avherald.com) Ещё...

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