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Passengers on flight delayed for 42 hours have nowhere to stay - because Auckland is booked out for Adele

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Passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight delayed by more than 42 hours due to a mechanical fault are stranded at Auckland Airport because all nearby accommodation is booked out for Adele. People were sleeping on chairs in the airport's KFC overnight with their luggage around them as they waited to catch the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight, the father of one passenger told the Herald. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Ещё...

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

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The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognisable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped by more efficient twin-engine planes. Recommended for you:Heathrow - London Accom - Compare & Save on Hotels in London. trivago.com.au/Accomm-London | Sponsored Now the 747's days as a passenger plane are numbered. Delta and United — the last two U.S. airlines that fly 747s — have… (www.msn.com) Ещё...

One dead after plane crashed into Georgia home

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A small private jet has crashed into a home about two and a quarter miles away from the end of the runway at Cobb County International Airport. Some of the residents in the neighborhood said they witnessed the plane as it came down while they were hanging out in their backyard. "I look up and I see a plane, i don't hear it, i just see it first, and I see it do a spin," said Hunter Scoggins. "It went over its nose and we just all covered our ears because we thought it would be… (www.foxnews.com) Ещё...

Big Birthday Celebration For Baby Boeing (First 737 to be built)

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The Museum of Flight in Seattle is hosting a 50th birthday party for the littlest Boeing commercial airplane, the 737, on April 9. Brien Wygle, pilot-in-command for the maiden flight, is expected to attend, along with 737 engineers Bob Bogash and Peter Morton and Boeing historian Mike Lombardi. Bob Bogash was also Crew Chief for the restoration of the original aircraft, registered as N73700, which is a permanent exhibit at the Museum of Flight. Boeing will be providing a new 737 MAX for viewing… (www.avweb.com) Ещё...

Grollo and DST Group agree to collaborate on aerial target technology

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Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced a collaboration agreement between the Defence Science and Technology Group and Grollo Aerospace to provide Defence with an enhanced capability for evaluating air defence systems. “This partnership will improve the performance of Grollo’s autonomous supersonic aerial target Evader, which replicates the flight characteristics of advanced airborne threats,” Minister Pyne stated. “The key objective is to enhance this autonomous air vehicle… (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia progress biofuel bid

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Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they have compiled a short-list of potential companies for the supply of commercially viable, locally produced aviation biofuel, following their request for information (RFI) process. In March 2016, the two carriers published the RFI as part of a new partnership, hoping the size of their combined operations would offer the scale needed to kick-start large local production of aviation biofuel at a commercially viable price. (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

Your chance to walk on a 747 wing, coming soon to … Atlanta?

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A Delta 747 becomes a museum piece, with opportunities to look into the innards. Also, Jeff Bezos goes inside a giant robot. Seattle’s Museum of Flight has the first Boeing 747 ever built, serial number 001. But if you want to get the view from standing atop a 747’s wing, you may need to go to Atlanta. (www.planeetiquette.com) Ещё...

Update: MyCargo B747 at Bishkek on Jan 16th 2017, impacted terrain on go around

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All 4 crew on board the 747 as well as 35 people on the ground perished, 8 people on the ground received injuries and were taken to hospitals. (avherald.com) Ещё...

Virgin Australia to fly Melbourne-Hong Kong from July

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Virgin Australia has chosen Melbourne-Hong Kong as its first route to North Asia, with the inaugural flight set to take off on Wednesday July 5. The airline said on Tuesday it would operate the route five times a week with Airbus A330-200s as part of a proposed alliance with HNA Group-affiliated carriers. Flight times show the service will operate as a morning departure from Melbourne on Mondays and Wednesdays, while on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Virgin has scheduled an overnight flight… (australianaviation.com.au) Ещё...

British Airways Starts Scanning Faces To Enable Faster Boarding

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British Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition. Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person’s identity, allowing them to get on the plane without showing documents, BA said in a letter to staff... (www.aviationfigures.com) Ещё...

Propeller recovered from Revesby bushland after falling off REX plane

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A 100-kilogram propeller that fell off a Regional Express (REX) plane over south-western Sydney last week has been winched out of bushland, as investigators try to determine what went wrong. NSW Police and Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) officials on Wednesday morning used a PolAir helicopter to lift the propeller from bushland in the Georges River National Park, where it came to rest after (www.smh.com.au) Ещё...

Emirates starts operating A380 in Brazil this Sunday - The end of a novel!

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Sunday, March 26th, at 19h30min (UTC) has Emirates A380 in GRU! The Airline aircraft was already in the country for the first time in 2015 in Brazil. Click on photos and remember ... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Ещё...

US Air Force considers retiring F-15

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Top US Air Force brass told the House Armed Services Committee that they are considering the retirement of the F-15 C and D. (www.cnn.com) Ещё...

Finnair issues €200 million bond

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Finnair has issued a senior unsecured €200 million bond, due 29 March 2022, with a fixed annual interest at the rate of 2.250 percent and an issue price of 99.925 percent. The bond is callable before its final maturity. “Finnair’s prudent execution of its accelerated growth strategy and continued improvement in financial performance are reflected in pricing of the long-term funding. With this transaction, Finnair utilised the favourable market conditions and was able to lengthen the average… (www.aviationnews-online.com) Ещё...

Shanghai bound Air Canada B787 had to return to Montreal due to engine problems

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Passenger video of the fuel dump in this text: (Careful, if you are allergic to French do not click on this link!) http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-affaires-criminelles/faits-divers/201703/25/01-5082256-atterrissage-durgence-a-montreal.php (flightaware.com) Ещё...

ROLLS-ROYCE Expands Asian Trent 1000 Parts MANUFACTURING

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Rolls-Royce (R-R) has expanded its involvement in the Asia/Pacific aerospace industry with arrangements for producing Trent 1000 engine fan cases in Malaysia. The engine maker has signed a 25-year agreement covering manufacture, assembly, and supply of the assemblies with UMW M&E, the investment arm of Malaysian conglomerate UMW, and the latter's newly established UMW Aerospace subsidiary. The deal is part of the UK company’s strategy to create a supply chain closer to customers in… (50skyshades.com) Ещё...

12 weird and wonderful airline rules you probably didn’t know!

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Most airline rules and policies seem pretty straightforward and understandable…but there are some golden ones in there that might make you chuckle or just say wwhhhat?! rules and regulations on airlines Not hidden from the public, but just amongst the “legal” section on most airlines’ websites there are some fascinating rules…we’d love to know who came up with them! (www.ondtravel.net) Ещё...

ENGINE alliance ESTABLISHES GP7200 engine LOW PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OVERHAUL CENTER IN SINGAPORE

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The Engine Alliance (EA) has named Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Services Asia Pte Ltd (“ESA”) as a center of excellence for GP7200 low pressure compressor (LPC) overhauls.ESA will support Airbus A380 operators around the globe with the first shop visits scheduled for LPCperformance restoration. “With ESA, we continue to build on the strengths of our member companies,” said Dean Athans, president of the Engine Alliance. “Building the best engine for the A380 is just the start. We’re committed to… (50skyshades.com) Ещё...

Bombardier's CSeries jet nears approval for London City airport

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Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) said its CSeries will soon become the largest commercial aircraft capable of landing at London City Airport, a feat the Canadian planemaker expects will whet buyer interest at a time of sluggish market demand for new jets. Bombardier, which this week completed a series of dedicated flight trials, expects to receive "steep approach" certification in the second quarter so that airlines can land the 110-seat CS100 variant at the urban airport, which has the… (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

Already a year delayed, KC-46 program at risk of further schedule slips

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The $44 billion KC-46 program is at risk of further schedule delays, the Government Accountability Office stated in a new report. KC-46A manufacturer Boeing has struggled to meet key milestones throughout the duration of the program and is already at least one year behind by most measures (www.defensenews.com) Ещё...

Singapore Airlines and Airbus Sign Flight Hour Services

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package’ (FHSTSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s 19 A380s. Under this 10-year agreement with Airbus, Singapore Airlines will benefit from the experience and expertise offered by Airbus in the areas of maintenance, engineering, reliability and supply chain management – partnering together… (50skyshades.com) Ещё...

Lockheed Adds F-35 Jobs

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Yesterday, Lockheed Martin announced that it will expand production for components of the F-35 Lightning II with a new facility in Johnstown, PA, including more than 40 new jobs by the end of 2018. (www.ien.com) Ещё...

Tigerair Australia whips into Whitsunday Coast

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Tigerair Australia commenced services between Brisbane (BNE) and Proserpine (PPP) on the Whitsunday Coast on 23 March. The LCC will operate four weekly rotations on the sector, which was made possible by an additional (third) A320 which arrived in Brisbane the day before the inaugural flight. Tigerair Australia Head of Communications Vanessa Regan said: “The Sunshine State is an integral part of our network with over 50% of all Tigerair domestic services touching Queensland. (www.anna.aero) Ещё...

Hawaiian Air Pilots Ratify Contract

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Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a new contract due to take effect from April 1, the ALPA union said. The Air Line Pilots Association said 76 percent of the vote approved the contract on a 97 percent turnout. The agreement will run for five years and three months from April 2017 to July 1, 2022. A portion of the increase will be backdated to September 2015, with pay increasing by between 20 and 45 percent for the airline’s 665 pilots. ALPA said that by the end of the contract, overall pay… (news.airwise.com) Ещё...

Domestic airfares hit five-year high

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Australian domestic airfares have hit a five-year high, government data shows, as airlines draw a line under a price and capacity war. Data from the the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics shows that in March, average economy fares reached their highest levels since May 2011 while business class fares were at their highest since November 2011. (www.smh.com.au) Ещё...