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Meet the man who led Hawaiian Airlines from bankruptcy to billion-dollar business

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As CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, Mark Dunkerley is not the kind of guy who spends too much time behind the desk. His fingerprints are on everything, from the interior design of the planes, to the type of planes they fly, to the new logos that adorn their exterior. (khon2.com) Ещё...

FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

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Last November, The War Zone posted an exclusive story detailing a bizarre incident involving an unidentified aircraft that transited the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the early evening of October 25th, 2017. What started as a radar target moving at very high speed over Northern California turned into a series of eyewitness accounts made by nearby airline pilots traveling northward over Oregon. Even F-15 fighters were launched to intercept the mysterious intruder that quickly became invisible… (www.thedrive.com) Ещё...

The Boeing 777X And Its Unmatched Foldable Wings

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An unusual scene may become commonplace at airports in a few years if Boeing succeeds in making a new system safe for commercial operation. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Lufthansa Cargo Expects A Freighter Version of Boeing 777X

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Frankfurt - In 2017, Lufthansa Cargo left the crisis behind and started the new financial year with growth plans. Division chief Peter Gerber reduced losses by cutting 800 jobs and decided to invest in the fleet. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Ryanair says expects Easter strike in Ireland or Portugal

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Ryanair (RYA.I) expects staff to strike during Easter week in either Ireland or Portugal, chief executive Michael O‘Leary said on Wednesday, as talks with some unions over formal recognition and improved conditions falter. (uk.reuters.com) Ещё...

DOT Approves Contour Airlines for Service to Crescent City

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The Department of Transportation has approved the Alternate Essential Air Service application for Crescent City opening the way for Contour Airlines to begin offering service between CEC and Oakland. The DOT will enter into a grant agreement with Crescent City to provide over $3 million in financial assistance for the pending airline service. Contour will operate the ERJ-135 fitted with 30 seats and hopes to begin service by April 2018. (www.triplicate.com) Ещё...

Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

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Helsinki - Finnair gets prepared to place an order for twenty to thirty narrowbody aircraft. The goal is the long-term fleet replacement, Air Transport World reports. (airlinerwatch.com) Ещё...

Airbus H160 Makes U.S. Arrival

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Airbus Helicopters's new H160 medium twin is making its U.S. debut. Prototype #2 (PT2) has arrived in Las Vegas ahead of next week's annual Heli-Expo show and will be on display before embarking on a three-month customer demonstration tour followed by high/hot testing in Leadville, Colorado. (www.ainonline.com) Ещё...

Textron Aviation Ends Cessna TTx Production

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Textron Aviation is no longer selling the Cessna TTx, bringing to an apparent close production of the sleek high-performance piston single that originally drew its inspiration from a kitplane and grew into a fully Part 23 certified model that for a time was considered one of the best light airplanes in the world. Textron Aviation quietly ceased production of TTx last month, according to a source with knowledge of the company’s move, and no longer advertises the model on its website. Cessna… (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

United Airlines CEO Munoz’s Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

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With its new Polaris business class service, United Airlines has learned a powerful lesson: Sometimes, in the airline business, simple is best. (skift.com) Ещё...

Cirrus SR22 crashes near Montgomery Field (San Diego County)

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A single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed under unknown circumstances departing from Montgomery Field in San Diego County. Fox News, who also reported the crash, referenced FlightAware, indicating the plane frequently flew between Yuma Arizona and San Diego, California (http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/02/21/small-plane-down-in-kearny-mesa-parking-lot/). (www.nbcsandiego.com) Ещё...

Southwest Airlines to Launch International Cargo Shipping

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MIAMI — Southwest Airlines will now offer shipping cargo services to international destinations starting in May 2018, subject to government approvals. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Air France Strike Will Affect 75% of Its Flights

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MIAMI — A 28% of Air France’s staff is planning to strike on February 22, 2018. The French carrier stated it will operate the 75% of its flights amidst the protest. (airwaysmag.com) Ещё...

Qatar Airways May Up-Gauge Airbus A350-900 to -1000, Buy More

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Feb. 20, 2018 © Leeham Co., Toulouse: Qatar Airways may up-gauge some of its Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger -1000 and it may buy more A350s for its leasing company, CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the delivery of the airline’s first -1000. (leehamnews.com) Ещё...

Rolls-Royce 'Confident' XWB Will Not Suffer Trent 1000 Issues

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Rolls-Royce is confident that its Trent XWB powerplant for the Airbus A350 will not be afflicted by similar technical problems which have emerged on the Trent 1000. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

UPS goes big with freighters as e-commerce booms

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In the early hours of 1 February, a gleaming white-and-brown Boeing 747 touched down in Louisville, Kentucky, and taxied to a stand. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Brussels Airbus A319 at Toulouse on Feb 20th 2018, flaps problem

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A Brussels Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OO-SSD performing flight SN-3667 from Brussels (Belgium) to Toulouse (France), was on approach to Toulouse when the aircraft performed a go around due to a problem with the flaps. The aircraft climbed from 2500 feet back to 5000 feet and entered a hold while preparing for another approach. The aircraft landed safely on Toulouse's runway 32L about 45 minutes after the go around. (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

Qantas holds line on firming 787 options

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Qantas has let one of its Boeing 787 options lapse and says remaining options will only be firmed after it has proven the business case for the aircraft. During the airline’s earnings call, chief executive Alan Joyce says that while Qantas is keen on expanding its 787 fleet, the decision will come after it finalises plans for its remaining 747s. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

American Boeing 737-800 near Chicago on Feb 21st 2018, odour on board

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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N856NN performing flight AA-1191 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Newark,NJ (USA), was climbing through FL230 out of Chicago when the crew declared emergency due to an odour on board and decided to return to Chicago. The aircraft landed safely on Chicago's runway 10L about 35 minutes after departure. The crew advised that the odour had subsided in the meantime and taxied the aircraft to the apron. (www.aeroinside.com) Ещё...

Antonov pilots test-fly Saratov An-148 upset scenario

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Antonov has carried out a simulation indicating that the An-148 which crashed outside Moscow could have been brought under control. Preliminary findings from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee inquiry into the 11 February Saratov Airlines accident have pointed to unreliable airspeed information, probably linked to an unheated pitot-static system. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

Air NZ targeting 777-200 replacement from 2022

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Air New Zealand is looking to options to replace its eight Boeing 777-200ERs from 2022. The Star Alliance carrier disclosed that it has started the evaluation in an investor presentation following the release of its results for the six months to the end of December 2017. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

BA passengers flying from Gatwick are forced to cross their legs for more than 3 hrs as on-board toilets break down

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BA Passengers were forced to cross their legs for more than three hours after cabin crew discovered an issue with the on-board toilets and were forced to divert. The airline apologised to customers on the Gatwick to Tenerife flight on Wednesday, after it was forced to touch down in Portugal when the toilets went out of service. (www.aviationfigure.net) Ещё...

DOT Reports On FAAs Latest NextGen Steps

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New terminal radar systems are nearly ready for prime time, officials say, although lingering concerns remain. (www.flyingmag.com) Ещё...

Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 overshoots runway at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (5N-SRI) has overshot the runway at Port Harcourt Airport (Nigeria) on Tuesday (20 February), the aircraft originated from Abuja, Nigeria as 9J-0363. The aircraft is currently situated near the runway, passengers had to use the emergency chutes to evacuate the aircraft. No fatalities have been reported. (www.aviation24.be) Ещё...

Qatar's focus on large twins keeps A380s on hold

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Qatar Airways is not looking to firm up any of its Airbus A380 options, as it prepares to put its first A350-1000 into service. The airline ordered 10 A380s and, by the end of January, had taken delivery of nine. (www.flightglobal.com) Ещё...

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