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A nightmare at the Laredo International Airport

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A bad experience at the airport is prompting a local woman to question the Laredo Airport’s services. The woman says she has had bad flying experiences with Allegiant Air in the past, but the most recent one occurred this past Sunday. (www.kgns.tv) Ещё...

One Bird Kills Two Engines

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A Eurowings A319 at Stuttgart suffered dual engine failure after a bird was ingested in one and fragments were ingested in the other. The aircraft rejected takeoff. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Retired RAF Tristars Will Get New Lives As Contracted Aerial Refuellers

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Tempus Applied Solutions of Texas plans to purchase six of the RAF's nine retired Tristars with the intention of entering the contracted aerial refueling market. Two of the Tristars that Tempus plans on acquiring are setup for cargo-passenger transport, while the other four are in the tanker configuration. (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

Emirates Will Transport 20,000 Pilgrims to Hajj This Year: Laying on 57 Flights to Cope

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Emirates is gearing up for the Hajj pilgrimage with plans to transport 20,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia - the airline will even be using it Airbus A380's to keep up with demand (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Delta plane collides with American plane, causing damage and lengthy delay

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ican Airlines flight waiting to depart New York for Dublin was struck by a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737 on the taxiway at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday evening, delaying passengers of both flights for hours and racking up what is likely to be a hefty repair bill. (www.aviationfigure.com) Ещё...

The Boarding Blues

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In Ask the Pilot: the Boarding Blues. Why is Getting On and Off a Plane So Difficult? A look at jet bridges, airplane size, and the mysterious HSBC bank... (www.askthepilot.com) Ещё...

Qantas brings Airbus A380 back onto Sydney-Hong Kong

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Qantas will unleash an Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route between December 2017 and March 2018, with the flagship superjumbo offering first class suites to selected business class passengers. (www.ausbt.com.au) Ещё...

Virgin Orbit wins contract for Italian smallsat

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Italian small satellite builder Sitael has signed Virgin Orbit to send a technology demonstration satellite into low-Earth orbit next year. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Qantas leads all carriers for on-time performance in 2016/17

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Qantas led Australia’s domestic carriers for punctuality in the 12 months to June 2017, new figures show. The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) report on domestic on-time performance said Qantas had 86 per cent of its flights arrive within 15 minutes of schedule in 2016/17, ahead of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) at 85.2 per cent. (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

Ryanair accuses Lufthansa of Air Berlin 'conspiracy'

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Ryanair has accused Lufthansa and the German government of conspiring to carve up collapsed airline Air Berlin. Lufthansa is negotiating over buying Air Berlin planes, which are still flying following a 150m euro German government loan. (www.bbc.com) Ещё...

New Indonesian N219 turboprop complete maiden flight

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Indonesia's State owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has completed maiden flight of the indigenous N219 twin turboprop commuter aircraft. The first prototype completed a 30 minute test flight and landed back at Husein Sastranegara International Airport in Bandung on Wednesday. (www.reddit.com) Ещё...

Passengers sue Boeing in Cook County court over worst crash in Emirates history

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More than a dozen passengers aboard an Emirates airline flight that crashed in August 2016 sued plane-maker Boeing on Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, blaming an allegedly defective switch. (www.chicagotribune.com) Ещё...

Entire plane pays tribute to 101-year-old war vet

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It’s not every day you turn 101, so it was only fitting that Clem McGregor had a plane-ful of strangers ready to help celebrate. Rallying the passengers of his Southwest Airlines flight, the crew got on the loud speaker to make sure Clem’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed. “If I could direct your attention up here to the front of the aircraft,” a flight attendant is filmed ...... (www.airlineboarding.net) Ещё...

American will fly its first Boeing 737 Max from LGA to MIA

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American Airlines announced that its first Boeing 737 Max will be deployed on the carrier’s route between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on November 29. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Bombardier Selects McCann Canada as Its Newest Agency Partner

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Multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier selected McCann Canada as its new agency partner, following a review launched this spring involving Canadian and international agencies. (www.adweek.com) Ещё...

As the Scourge of Human Trafficking Intensifies, AirAsia Trains its Cabin Crew to Spot Traffickers and Their Victims

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AirAsia is to train up to 10,000 frontline staff to spot human trafficking victims and the criminals behind it. According to the UN, the global crime is worth an estimated $150 billion USD (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

Boeing’s and NASA’s new Blended Wing design

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NASA and Boeing are working together on the development of a new wing design called ”blended wing” to take air travel into the future.The idea is to create a more fuel efficient plane that not only reduces air pollution but noise pollution too. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Pilots, check your bearings: Boeing Field catches up with Earth’s magnetic field

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Because the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the decades, the runway numbers at Boeing Field have just been changed, requiring pilots to pay attention and change their charts. (www.seattletimes.com) Ещё...

Iran Selecting Financiers For 200 Jets: New Iran Air CEO

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Iran is in the process of selecting financiers for the purchase of 200 new passenger aircraft from among many domestic and foreign companies which have submitted their proposals to Iran Air, the new CEO of the national airline Farzaneh Sharafbafi said Tuesday. (www.presstv.ir) Ещё...

Alitalia is the third in Europe for punctuality

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The airline ranked tenth in the world according to the independent US company... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Ещё...

American adding summer flights from Chicago to Venice next year

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American Airlines will add flights between Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and Venice, Italy, next summer. The seasonal daily flights begin May 4 and last through Oct. 27, American said Wednesday. Tickets go on sale Monday. (www.chicagotribune.com) Ещё...

ExpressJet will not fly for Delta anymore

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A longtime Delta Connection contract carrier based in Atlanta will soon part ways with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines. (www.airguideonline.com) Ещё...

Not enough pilots? United Airlines' top pilot has a lot to say about it

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United Airlines Capt. Todd Insler, head of the airline's powerful pilots union, is upset about what he would undoubtedly classify as "fake news" about the nation's airline industry — namely, all the talk in recent months about an alleged shortage of commercial airline pilots in the United States. (www.9news.com) Ещё...

German Media Reports: airberlin to be Snapped Up By Two or More Buyers

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airberlin could be wound up and sold on by the end of September. The airline's CEO has told German media that two aviation companies are in advanced talks to acquire assets from the business. Lufthansa is already confirmed and sources suggest easyJet is the second. (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Ещё...

GAMA: Piston planes give Cessna, industry Q2 lift

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General aviation manufacturers delivered more planes in the second quarter of 2017 than the same period a year ago, an industry trade group reported on Tuesday. (www.kansas.com) Ещё...

American Airlines Bets Big on Philadelphia While Making Cuts to JFK

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MIAMI — American Airlines will soon add several transatlantic routes from its Philadelphia hub while making large cuts to its international network at New York’s JFK. Today, American announced routes from Philadelphia to Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG). (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

How TAP Portugal Honors its Past and Looks to the Future From Onboard Their Retrojet’s First Flight

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TAP celebrated the retrojet’s first flight to the U.S. in Miami by creating an authentic retro-flight experience. Known as “A Present with a Past” – a clever play on words – the airline welcomed passengers on a journey back in time with “a flight to the glorious 70s”. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...