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British Airways announces partnership with The White Company

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With the aim of offering passengers a great night's sleep in the air, British Airways announces a partnership with The White Company ... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

Brazil: Itapemirim Group assumes control of Passaredo

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According to Sidnei Piva, the decisive point to take control of Passaredo Airlines was the technical and operational quality of the airline... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

Avianca Brasil starts sale of tickets to Chile

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The airline will launch daily operations on August 7, with two types of aircraft. (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mais...

Voo da lufthansa - lisboa Munique

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Foi uma boa viagem,o aparelho chegou a horas, foi uma viagem tranquila. Abordo o pessoal super simpatico...da recomendo viage sempre com lufthansa (lufthansa.com) Mais...

Etihad Airways One of 10 Bidding for Alitalia

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Etihad Airways, one of UAE's national carriers, which owns 49% of Italian airline, made a non-binding offer for total takeover, according to Italian media (www.arabianbusiness.com) Mais...

Incident: Yakutia B737 near Rostov on Jul 22nd 2017, smoke on board

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A Yakutia Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BMP performing flight R3-772 from Simferopol (Ukraine) to Moscow Vnukovo (Russia) with 170 people on board, was enroute at FL380 about 95nm southwest of Rostov on Don (Russia) when the crew decided to divert to Rostov reporting smoke on board. (avherald.com) Mais...

Trip Review: Korean Air Business Class on the A380 Upper Deck LAX-ICN

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I booked two one-way flights to Tokyo Narita (NRT) in Korean Air Prestige class with a five-day stopover in Seoul (ICN). I ended up booking a return with United Airlines on an Economy Saver redemption for 35,000 miles. But I’m not writing this to talk about United economy; flying on the upper deck of both an A380 and Queen of the Skies 747-400 is much more interesting. (www.airlinereporter.com) Mais...

World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million for seizing a Spanish airline

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The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday. (www.yahoo.com) Mais...

St. Maarten beach-goer throws ball at incoming aircraft

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One week after a tourist lost her life at the airport in St. Maarten, another tourist was photographed throwing a ball at an incoming aircraft. (www.trymodern.com) Mais...

JetBlue passenger gets an in-flight feet surprise

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Forget "Snakes On a Plane" -- it was bare feet on a plane that recently made one airline passenger cry out for help. JetBlue passenger Jessie Char thought she hit the jackpot on her flight from Long Beach, California to her home in San Francisco when she had two open seats next to her. But to her horror, a passenger sitting in the row behind her placed her bare feet on armrests in Char's row. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

Unaccompanied child taken off overbooked easyJet flight at Gatwick

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EasyJet has opened an investigation after an unaccompanied child was removed from an overbooked flight from London Gatwick. The 15-year-old was taken from his seat on flight EZY8333 to Toulouse on Thursday morning, and left alone at the departure gate. (www.theguardian.com) Mais...

AirBaltic's Sixth CS300 Sets A New World Record

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Today, on July 21, 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic has set a new world record as its newest CS300 turnaround for the first commercial flight took only 50 minutes after delivery from Canada. (50skyshades.com) Mais...

Airlines charge you to bring on hand luggage as passengers told only paying extra guarantees it can come in cabin

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Passengers who fly with Jet2 have been told that they must pay an extra charge if they want to ensure that their hand luggage makes it on board the plane with them. Depending on the space available in the overhead lockers, those who have not paid the premium could be asked to put their cabin bags in the hold, rather than keep them with them for the flight . (www.airlineboarding.com) Mais...

SriLankan Airlines lands in Hong Kong for first time

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SriLankan Airlines has launched five times weekly non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Colombo. The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step in the national carrier of Sri Lanka’s expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. (www.breakingtravelnews.com) Mais...

JetBlue plans new terminal at New York JFK

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JetBlue Airways is seeking a developer for a new terminal at New York JFK airport as the carrier targets expansion of its international facilities there. New York-based JetBlue has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to developers. The terminal would be built in phases on the site of the former Terminal 6 and possibly the existing Terminal 7 at JFK, says the airline. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Incident: Condor B767 near Sondrestrom on Jul 20th 2017, smoke in cabin

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A Condor Boeing 767-300, registration D-ABUK performing flight DE-2064 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was enroute at FL330 about 340nm north of Sondrestrom, Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) when the crew decided to divert to Sondrestrom due to smoke in the forward cabin (avherald.com) Mais...

S7 Airlines takes delivery of its first A320neo

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S7 Airlines, one of Russia’s leading carriers, member of Oneworld global airline alliance, has taken delivery of its’ first A320neo which is on lease from BOC Aviation. The aircraft is the first Airbus to feature the airline’s new livery and is also the first NEO to be operated in Russia. (www.webwire.com) Mais...

American, Delta and Frontier airlines all slapped with fines for consumer rule violations — nothing for United

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Frontier Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been fined for violating U.S. Transportation Department airline consumer protection rules, the department said on Friday. Frontier Airlines was fined $400,000 for violating oversales and disability rules, American Airlines $250,000 for failing to make timely refunds to passengers, and Delta Air Lines $200,000 for filing inaccurate baggage reports, the department said in a statement. (www.aviationrepublic.com) Mais...

Delta aims to replace boarding passes with fingerprints

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Delta is expanding its biometric check-in feature that allows some customers to use their fingerprints instead of a boarding pass. The service was first launched at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in May and let Delta SkyMiles members enter the Delta Sky Club with their fingerprints rather than a physical ID. Now, those members can use their fingerprints to board their plane. Delta says the next step for its DCA fingerprint rollout is to allow passengers to use their prints for… (www.engadget.com) Mais...

Delta Proceeds With New York's LaGuardia Airport's $4 Billion Project Without Goldman

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Transportation officials on Thursday approved a revised $4 billion plan from Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) to renovate its terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after Goldman, Sachs & Co (GS.N), a financial partner in the project, exited the deal. (www.reuters.com) Mais...

JetBlue Issues Request for Qualifications to Developers for JFK Airport Terminal Project

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JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline®, today released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a terminal at New York’s JFK Airport. This development initiative is aligned with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century. In coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s master plan process, JetBlue is seeking to lead the development of the… (otp.investis.com) Mais...

Benjamin Franklin to Be the First American Tailfin Hero on Norwegian Air Shuttle's Boeing 737 MAX

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Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian.com) has started the process of “Americanizing” the tails of some of its newest aircraft despite the on-going pushback by U.S. majors and unions of their expanding lower-cost service to the United States. Norwegian issued this statement and image: (worldairlinenews.com) Mais...

Qatar to begin daily Boeing 777-300ER Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights from Feb 2018

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Qatar Airways will begin daily flights to Canberra via Sydney from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mais...

NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

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NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. The center has uploaded roughly 300 of the planned 500 films that it will continue to put up over the coming months. They have everything from 1950s experimental aircraft like the X-3 Stiletto to 1960s Lunar Landing Research Vehicle tests to videos of the time that they intentionally crashed a Boeing 720 in 1984. (motherboard.vice.com) Mais...

Caution Overhangs Boeing 777X Program

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Lufthansa Airlines’ indications that it may reduce the order for 20 Boeing 777-9s underscores caution with which the program should be viewed. (leehamnews.com) Mais...

PICTURES: UPS Airlines First Boeing 747-8F in Full Paint

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UPS Airlines' First Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft has been fully painted and now awaiting flight (twitter.com) Mais...

Emirates and flydubai Join Forces, Announce Extensive Partnership Agreement

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Emirates and flydubai today unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. (aviationtribune.com) Mais...

Delta to expand trans-Pacific service with nonstop Shanghai-Atlanta flight

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Delta Air Lines is expanding in Asia with new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport starting in July 2018. (aviationtribune.com) Mais...

Scoot-Tigerair Merger Set for Launch

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Singapore Airlines’ low-cost subsidiaries Scoot and Tigerair will merge on July 25, operating as a single entity under the Scoot namesake. Under the new framework, Scoot will take over Tigerair’s 23 Airbus A320. The airline has begun repainting the airplanes in Scoot’s livery and expects to complete the process by the middle of next year. However, Scoot will adopt Tigerair’s ‘TR’ IATA designator code. (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

Trig Avionics unveils new VHF radios with 25 kHz spacing

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Trig Avionics has announced the release of the TY96A and TY97A 760-channel VHF radios with 25-kHz spacing, the latest addition to its radio range. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based company will be located in Hangar C, Booth 3130 next week at EAA Airventure 2017. The new slimline radios have no cooling fans, making them easier to install in older radio stacks, Trig Avionics says. (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

Boeing rolls out first KC-46A for USAF

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Boeing has rolled out the first KC-46A tanker/transport aircraft intended for delivery to U.S. Air Force from its Everett, Washington facility. (www.reddit.com) Mais...

MiG-35 debuts at MAKS 2017

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Once an flourishing Russian fighter aircraft manufacturer, post Soviet era was hard for MiG as it lost local and export market to homegrown rival Sukhoi's Su-27 Flanker family. (www.reddit.com) Mais...

Incident: United B767 near Shannon on Jul 20th 2017, engine shut down in flight

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A United Boeing 767-300, registration N666UA performing flight UA-125 from Athens (Greece) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 199 passengers and 12 crew, was enroute at FL360 about 170nm northwest of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported a problem with the #2 engine (avherald.com) Mais...

Aviation Experts Identify Industry’s Biggest Safety Challenges

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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) acting chairman Robert Sumwalt said complacency is the biggest threat to safety the aviation industry. Speaking on a panel at the Air Line Pilots Association International Air Safety Forum July 20, Sumwalt said the issue is on the minds of NTSB investigators while conducting crash probes. (atwonline.com) Mais...

Frontier Is Said to Be Delaying IPO as U.S. Airline Competition Intensifies

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Frontier Airlines pushed back its initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said, as competitive tensions flared between the no-frills carrier and United Airlines. (skift.com) Mais...

United’s CEO is pushing hard for ATC reform

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“We witness the pressing need for this important reform every day as we go about our jobs. We feel the drag this outdated technology places on our operations, taking away from the incredible work you’ve done to make us safer and more reliable than ever before” he wrote. (www.airguideonline.com) Mais...

SkyTeam introduces two-stop World Pass

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SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has introduced a new two-stop option for its popular Go Round the World Pass. (www.airguideonline.com) Mais...

UK air traffic controllers warn of over-crowded skies

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Interesting article on UK's often congested airspace. (www.bbc.co.uk) Mais...

Airline CEO predicts a future where 'we will pay you to fly'

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Since taking to the air in 2014, WOW Air has become an increasingly disruptive force in ultra-low-cost long-haul international air travel. Recommended for you:Webjet.com.au - Compare Airlines Online and Save. webjet.com.au | Sponsored The Icelandic carrier and its bright fuchsia planes have made waves with stunningly low prices. In January, WOW launched a sale for $US69 one way tickets from the US to Europe. In June, the airline followed up with a sale for $US55 trans-Atlantic tickets. These… (www.msn.com) Mais...

Scary moments for Jet2 passengers

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An airline passenger flying to Leeds Bradford Airport sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on PLUMMETED towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive. Tom Miller, 39, managed to text "I love you babe"..... (www.yorkshirepost.co.uk) Mais...

The pilot shortage is real and airlines must change before it becomes a full-blown crisis

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(Regional airline shortage, not the majors) THE PILOT SHORTAGE is here, and it's been making headlines. Last month, Horizon Air, the Seattle-based affiliate of Alaska Airlines and one of the country's biggest regional carriers, announced it would be forced to reduce its busy summer schedule due to a dearth of pilots. (www.google.com) Mais...

Incident: Saudia B787 at Manchester on Jul 20th 2017, flaps problem

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A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 787-900, registration HZ-ARC performing flight SV-123 from Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) to Manchester,EN (UK), was on approach to Manchester when the crew reported problems with the flaps and entered a hold for about 4 hours. (avherald.com) Mais...

Pilot speaks out after Highway emergency plane landing

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Authorities say the C206 took off from Brookhaven Airport in Shirley and was heading to Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek, New Jersey, when it suffered some sort of mechanical failure. The pilot, Jim O'Donnell, said he had no choice but to land on the highway, avoiding stunned motorists who were no doubt avoiding him. "It wasn't good, but here I am," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter NJ Burkett. "No bent metal." (abc7ny.com) Mais...

Malaysia Airlines brings forward KUL-LHR A350s to Jan 2018

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Malaysia Airlines plans to bring forward the start of its Airbus A350 flights to London to January 2018, but is putting expansion to other European cities on hold. (www.ausbt.com.au) Mais...