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Azul will expand operations between Orlando and Recife

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The airline will have flights on the international route also on Mondays and Fridays during the month of July ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

Photos: Today, completes Five years that the A380 has been in Brazil, Remind

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Today it is exactly five years since the Airbus A380 was in Brazil for the second time in its history. In that year 2012, the aircraft performed some test flights for homologation. On Sunday, the 26th, the aircraft begins daily operations in Brazil. Click on the image and remember it here in photos of that day, March 22, 2012. A day that marked the history of Brazilian aviation... (cmsherbert.wixsite.com) Mais...

Brazil: Azul announces nonstop flights to Jericoacoara departing from São Paulo (Viracopos)

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We are delighted with this news and hope to have much success in this direct flight from São Paulo to one of the most beautiful places in the country, "emphasizes Daniel Tkacz, Planning Director of Azul.... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

FAA forecast: Slow general aviation growth, drone explosion

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A tale of different segments will mean slow growth over the next 20 years for general aviation, according to the FAA (www.bizjournals.com) Mais...

American Airlines Leaves Thousands of Passengers at Gates as It Pushes On-Time Departures

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Pilots at American Airlines said the airline is so committed to making sure airplanes take off on time that in February it left 20,000 passengers stranded at the gate as the door to the airplane closed. The number was provided to American pilots Thursday in a letter from Dan Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association.... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mais...

San Diego’s New Service to Europe — on Edelweiss?

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Recently, I received a press release email from my local airport, San Diego International. The title read: “Edelweiss to begin nonstop seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego.” You’ve got to love it when your local airport adds new service, but this time was a little different than usual. (www.airlinereporter.com) Mais...

Airlines and airports worldwide adapt to US electronic device ban in planes

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Airports around the world affected by President Trump’s new ban on in-flight electronic devices are examining ways they can make life easier for travellers despite the new American rules. (www.euronews.com) Mais...

Major makeover for Greek regional airports

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Germany airport management company Fraport has detailed plans to modernize and develop 14 Greek airports. Local arm Fraport Greece plans to invest a minimum of €330 million ($355 million) through 2021 to upgrade the airports’ facilities, with the intention of improving the travel experience and preparing for an anticipated uptick in passenger traffic. The company has a 40-year operating concession at the 14 airports. (atwonline.com) Mais...

Incident: India B787 at London on Mar 22nd 2017, bird strike

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An Air India Boeing 787-800, registration VT-ANJ performing flight AI-171 from Ahmedabad (India) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on approach to London Heathrow when a bird impacted the radome and left a large dent. (avherald.com) Mais...

American Airlines Offers Flight Attendants New Uniform Option After Union Compiled Complaints

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American Airlines’ 25,000 flight attendants won a victory when their union convinced the airline to offer alternate uniforms after the troubled rollout of new uniforms in September, union president Bob Ross said Wednesday. Some of the new uniforms triggered adverse reactions including itching, rashes and breathing difficulties, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants said. (www.forbes.com) Mais...

American Airlines May Be Close to Buying Stake in China Southern

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American Airlines Group Inc., the world’s largest carrier, is in advanced talks to acquire a stake in China Southern Airlines Co., according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations focus on an investment of about $200 million by Fort Worth, Texas-based American in China Southern’s Hong Kong-listed shares, said the people, asking not to be identified as talks are confidential. The sale will likely take place via a private placement, one of the people said. China Southern has a market… (skift.com) Mais...

Will St. Louis Lambert Airport go private? Mayor submits preliminary application to FAA

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A release from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that the city has submitted a preliminary application to the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Privatization Pilot Program. (fox2now.com) Mais...

Loooong T/O Run: Heavy LH MD-11F going airborne from high-elevation Nairobi!

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Air Clips joined Lufthansa Cargo's Captain Fokko and First Officer Johannes on a full rotation from Frankfurt (Germany) via Nairobi (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa) and back on the same routing. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

Sunwing defends 6-hour break between flights for pilot who returned to duty drunk

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This article brings up interesting issues surrounding pilot scheduling practices and the rather flimsy regulatory environment around pilot rest. This is not to deflect blame. This guy is undoubtedly bad news flying any aircraft. (www.cbc.ca) Mais...

US Diplomat Was Investigated for Spying as a Kid Because He Kept Writing Boeing Asking for Photos

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By most standards, Robert F. Dorr lived the most all-American, patriotic life anyone possibly could. He served in the Air Force, he was a diplomat with the State Department from the 1960s to the 1980s, and he went on to be a successful author and TV pundit about military affairs. But as a teenager, Dorr was investigated by the FBI for potential espionage. His crime? He kept writing to Boeing asking for photos of their planes. (paleofuture.gizmodo.com) Mais...

An Indian politician admits hitting flight attendant 25 times with slipper

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An Indian politician brazenly admitted on Thursday that he hit a steward on an Air India flight 25 times with his slipper during a row over a seat. Ravindra Gaikwad, an MP in India’s lower house for the Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party, claimed that the attendant had insulted him first on the Pune to New Delhi flight. (www.planeetiquette.com) Mais...

Embraer's Newest $80 Million Private Jet Is Inspired by Art Deco Designs

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Art Deco is a design style we're accustomed to seeing in skyscrapers, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, or century-old bars and restaurants like Le Dôme Café in Paris. The early 20th-century motif has never really been associated with airplanes. That is until now. (www.architecturaldigest.com) Mais...

Alaska Airlines is Killing off the Virgin America Brand

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It was all but inevitable that the Virgin America brand wouldn't survive its merger with Alaska Airlines. The parent company announced Wednesday that all Virgin America flights will fly under one brand with Alaska Airlines, likely sometime in 2019. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mais...

Jet carrying Michigan basketball team had mechanical issue before failed takeoff

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a mechanical issue was found on the jet carrying the University of Michigan basketball team that aborted takeoff and skidded into a field on March 8. In an update on Wednesday, the department revealed a mechanical issue was found on the aircraft during the ongoing investigation - a damaged component of the airplane's right elevator. (www.mlive.com) Mais...

Is The Boeing 797X Going To Unlock $150 Billion In Revenues?

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The Boeing 797X will likely cover the 220-260 seat range. Design range will be 4,500-5,000 nautical miles. Aircraft could unlock a $150B revenue potential. (seekingalpha.com) Mais...

Boeing, US Army make multibillion, multiyear AH-64E deal official

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The U.S. Army and Boeing signed on the dotted line for the first multiyear AH-64E Apache attack helicopter contract — a deal that’s been years in the making — in a signing ceremony in Mesa, Arizona, on Wednesday. Under the base contract worth $3.4 billion, Boeing will deliver to the Army 244 remanufactured AH-64Es. The multiyear deal also includes 24 new-build Apache Echo models for Saudi Arabia. (www.defensenews.com) Mais...

American Airlines is reportedly investing $200 million in China’s largest airline

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American Airlines might be spending some serious cash in China. People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that American Airlines is reportedly in advanced talks to invest $200 million in China Southern Airlines at a valuation of $10 billion. According to the publication, American’s investment in the airline’s Hong Kong-listed shares will reportedly buy it a non-voting seat on China Southern’s board. (www.airlineinfo.in) Mais...

Why business class is booming for Kiwis

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There's a surge in the number of Kiwi travellers turning left as they get on the plane. Travel agents and airlines say demand for business class is booming as fares come down, the range of products expands and the New Zealand economy remains buoyant. Patronage at Auckland Airport's premium lounge has grown 10-fold in the past four years. Flight Centre's general manager of product, Sean Berenson, said that throughout 2016, the number of Kiwis booking business class had increased 120 per cent. (www.nzherald.co.nz) Mais...

Boeing Sets Date For 787-10 Dreamliner First Flight

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Boeing has set a date for taking its first 787-10 on its maiden sortie. The airframer announced Wednesday that it has plans to fly the jetliner on March 31, subject to weather conditions and further operational factors. (airwaysmag.com) Mais...

Alaska Airlines to scrap Virgin America brand (and seats)

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Alaska Airlines confirms it will axe the Virgin American brand in a phase-out by 2019, and is also removing Virgin's first class and premium economy seating. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mais...

Montana airports reporting record business

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Nearly 3.9 million people stepped on or off commercial airplanes in Montana last year. That was 330,000 more than ever before, according to the Aeronautics Division of the Montana Department of Transportation. Four of the state’s six busiest airports – Bozeman, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena – set passenger records in 2016. Only No. 5 Great Falls International saw a decrease, while Billings Logan International went up slightly. (missoulian.com) Mais...

Jammed elevator cited as factor in Ameristar MD-83 accident

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A jammed elevator appears to have contributed to the March runway overrun of an Ameristar Air Cargo Boeing MD-83 in Michigan, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The MD-83 was carrying the University of Michigan's men's basketball team on charter flight 9363, heading to Washington Dulles International airport for the Big Ten college basketball tournament. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Charter flight to Poland made an emergency landing due to depressurization at Amsterdam

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A Titan Airways charter flight from London Stansted to Poland made an emergency landing this morning at Amsterdam Airport. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

United Airlines Opening Fully Automated Airport Screening Lanes, Delta & American as well

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The carrier says its plan to partner with the Transportation Security Administration on the newly redesigned screening process is now a reality, with the opening of “a fully redesigned and consolidated security checkpoint” at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C. The checkpoint includes dedicated lanes for Premier Access and TSA Precheck, with 17 automated screening lanes that feature larger bins and individual stations, allowing agents to process more travelers at one time. (www.airlineboarding.net) Mais...

4 helicopters over Westminster after firearms incident

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G-LNDN – London Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (reg. G-LNDN) landed near parliament in Westminster. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted

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VIDEO CS100 Bombardier C-Series FTV 2 C-GWYD landing at London Stansted (www.airlive.net) Mais...

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 #VS65 suffered lighting strike and returned to London Gatwick

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Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747 flight #VS65 from London Gatwick to Montego Bay was struck by lightning shortly after take off at 1150 UTC this morning. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

Wright Electric unveils revolutionary plan for 150-seat electric passenger plane

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The electric car market just keeps growing, but electric planes aren’t yet a common sight. Wright Electric plans to change that with a 150-seat commercial passenger airplane powered by batteries. They presented their idea in Silicon Valley at renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Demo Day yesterday – can they usher in a new era of cleaner flight? (www.airlineinfo.in) Mais...

Malindo Air to get new Boeing planes

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Lion Group is spending US$23bil to buy new Boeing 737 Max and Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft for Malindo Air. Co-founder of Lion Group, Rusdi Kirana said Malindo Air would be the first in the world to use the Boeing 737 Max, which could generate 20% savings in fuel cost. “The first of the Boeing 737 Max will be delivered over a 10-year period starting in May. “The Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) are in the process of being delivered,” Kirana said after making the announcement at Lima… (www.thestar.com.my) Mais...

Brussels Airport in memory of the victims of #BrusselsAttacks

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Remembering this terrible day when there was a bomb attack. Watch the video. (www.airlive.net) Mais...

21 Airlines to Move Terminals Overnight During Massive LAX Relocation Effort in Mid-May

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Twenty-one airlines will be relocated in mid-May at LAX in what airport officials are calling one of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation. (ktla.com) Mais...

It’s Official: Qantas Does Support Marriage Equality Despite Criticism from Politicians

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Qantas has come and said it officially back marriage equality. “Qantas is one of 200 Australian companies that has publicly pledged support for marriage equality because we don’t think some people should have fewer rights than others.” (www.paddleyourownkanoo.com) Mais...

Plane crashes, no pilot found

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Plane was on auto pilot and crashed after it ran out of fuel. (www.foxnews.com) Mais...

Sunwing pilot who boarded plane drunk at YYC pleads guilty to impaired charge

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With an empty 26-ounce bottle of vodka back in his hotel room, Sunwing pilot Miroslav Gronych was so drunk when he stumbled onto the airplane he was supposed to fly from Calgary to Regina that his wing pin was on upside down and he appeared to pass out in the captain's chair. (www.cbc.ca) Mais...

easyJet flight #U26299 was targeted by a laser while landing at Gibraltar

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An easyJet flight was targeted by a laser beam as it tried to land in Gibraltar on Thursday evening in strong winds. Thursday March, 16 the Airbus A319 (reg.G-EZGE) from Bristol aborted its first attempt to land due to the winds but as it came in for a second try, a laser beam was shone at the aircraft from Spain. The aircraft received wind shear warnings due to the strong winds in the area and the pilot then elected for weather reasons to divert to Málaga Airport. The laser incident was… (www.airlive.net) Mais...

Helicopter Crash on Highway after hitting a TV tower

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The helicopter crashed on a highway after hitting a TV tower, six minutes after taking off. The helicopter was carrying an executive of the Eczacibasi group of companies, four of his Russian guests and two pilots. (planecrashinfo.com) Mais...

British Airways launches BUDGET airline LEVEL with flights to Los Angeles for just £86

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BRITISH AIRWAYS has a new sister airline – Level is a budget carrier with cheap flights to the US launching in time for summer. International Airlines Group (IAG) is launching the newest addition to its fleet... (www.aviationfigures.com) Mais...

Southwest Airlines doing away with paper tickets

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I am curious how this is going to work out. What happens when someone needs to get on a flight and the phone battery goes dead or wont connect? I'd like to try it but would carry a paper ticket as a backup if possible. (www.foxnews.com) Mais...

Ten airports' flights affected by new US electronics restriction

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US regulators have identified 10 airports which will be subjected to new security measures regarding commercial flights to the USA. The security measures will require all personal electronic devices larger than a mobile phone to be placed in checked baggage, and not carried into the cabin of aircraft. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

American Airlines CEO: How Do We Beat Delta? We Bet on New Aircraft

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American (AAL) CEO Doug Parker said his airline has a revenue gap with Delta and is on the way to making it up — thanks largely to its modern fleet. In 2016, American’s 2016 revenue per available seat mile was 6.2% behind Delta’s (DAL) , according to a chart Parker displayed at last week’s JPMorgan transportation conference. (www.airlineinfo.in) Mais...

OMA plane spotters- 777 coming to town

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Omaha World Herald reports that a B777 will be bringing show horses in this Saturday March 25 at approx. 10:30 from AMS. Rare chance to see a wide-body at Eppley! Maybe the first time a 777 in Omaha? (www.omaha.com) Mais...

Hungarian fighter jets scrambled to intercept flight from London Stansted

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A cargo flight from London Stansted to Doha was intercepted this morning by Hungarian fighter jets. (www.airlive.net) Mais...