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New PiAware hardware, higher performance and easier than ever to build!

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FlightAware's PiAware now include dozens of improvements in the last few months and supports the all-new Raspberry Pi 2. (flightaware.com) Mais...

Why does London have so many airports?

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The history of every airport in London, including some that have disappeared, and some that don't really count. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

(Video) Hangar Fire Foam Suppression System Test

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The 138th Fighter Wing conducts a test of a newly installed fire foam suppression system at Tulsa ANG Base. (youtu.be) Mais...

Skywest E-175 for United does emergency descent and emergency landing in Buffalo

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Reports are the plane lost pressurization. Diverted to Buffalo. (www.cnn.com) Mais...

Incident: JAL Boeing 787 enroute on Apr 20th 2015, lost tyre pressure

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A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-800, registration JA829J performing flight JL-728 (dep Apr 19th) from Bangkok (Thailand) to Osaka Kansai (Japan) with 183 people on board, was enroute when the crew received indication that one of the left main gear tyres had lost pressure. The crew continued the flight to Osaka for a safe landing with emergency services on stand by. (avherald.com) Mais...

MQ-4C Triton flies with new maritime AESA radar

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U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft completed its maiden sensor integrated flight, with a new maritime search radar from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on April 18. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

A look back at 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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It was a much different time when the Hubble Space Telescope took off aboard the space shuttle Discovery on this day in 1990. But much like how we've ditched our Umbros for Under Armour and traded our slap bracelets for Apple Watches, Hubble has come a long way since then. (www.theverge.com) Mais...

United Airlines swaps 10 Boeing Dreamliners for 777-300ER jets

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(Reuters) - United Airlines said Thursday that it has swapped 10 orders of Boeing Co (BA.N) 787 Dreamliners for 10 larger 777-300ER jets, marking a victory for the plane manufacturer as it seeks to sell out the 777 planes before their production ends. The news follows months of speculation that Chicago-based United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) would make the swap, which allows it to move aircraft on to different routes to better fit customer demand. (finance.yahoo.com) Mais...

Korean Air Aerospace to supply A330neo sharklets

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Airbus has selected Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD), the aerospace manufacturing division of the Korean Air Group, to supply new Sharklet wingtip devices (winglets) including a wingspan extension for the A330neo – the new variant of A330 Family of widebody aircraft. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mais...

(Video) First Ever Autonomous Drone Aerial Refueling Successful X-47B

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The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refueling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration program. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia, the X-47B connected to an Omega K-707 tanker aircraft and received over 4,000 pounds of fuel using the Navy's probe-and-drogue method. (youtu.be) Mais...

Air Cote d'Ivoire to spend $200 million over two years

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Ivory Coast's national airline is to invest a total of $200 million (131.78 million pounds) in the next two years and acquire three of Airbus's (AIR.PA) A319 short-haul jets in its bid to become a regional hub operator, managing director Laurent Loukou told Reuters on Friday. As part of its spending plan Air Cote d'Ivoire this month also signed a deal with Canada's Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) for two of its Q400 turboprop aircraft. The company opened for business two years ago and serves 20… (uk.reuters.com) Mais...

US To Tighten Airport Worker Screening

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US airport workers will be subject to extra security screening under new rules prompted by the December 2014 arrest of a baggage handler in Atlanta on gun smuggling charges. Airport and airline employees will now have to be screened before flying by the Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. They will also face an increase in random screening throughout their workday. (news.airwise.com) Mais...

Airbus A380 Makes Maiden Flight (2005)

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Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier recently said something very honest about the Airbus A380. In his opinion the aircraft was “almost certainly introduced ten years too early.” If Airbus had progressed with Brégier-defined pace, the aircraft would have flown for the first time this year, but in reality it did ten years ago on April 27. (aviationweek.com) Mais...

Aruba Airlines is coming to Miami

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Aruba Airlines (Aruba) is expanding to Miami. The airline is planning to add the Aruba – Miami route starting on July 2 with five weekly Airbus A320 flights according to Miami International Airport (MIA). (worldairlinenews.com) Mais...

Poland Pre-Selects the Airbus H225M

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The Airbus H225M has been ordered by Poland. Deliveries are expected to arrive in 2017. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mais...

Watch This Pilot Somehow Crash And Fly Away At The Same Time

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Sometimes pilots make mistakes. If they’re lucky, nobody gets hurt and you walk away to fly another day. This pilot somehow managed to make a series of bad choices and still managed to keep on flying. (flightclub.jalopnik.com) Mais...

Los Angeles Airport Security Boosted Amid Possible ISIS Threat

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Security is being stepped up in Los Angeles, its area airports and other parts of Southern California amid new ISIS-related threats calling for attacks on uniformed personnel, several U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday. (www.nbcnews.com) Mais...

787 Seat Supply Delays Continue But Solution Is Close

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes and French seat supplier Zodiac have not settled all the problems that led to Dreamliner delivery delays in the first quarter, but Boeing CEO Jim McNerney expressed confidence on Wednesday that the partners will resolve all of what remains largely unnamed “issues” by the end of this year’s second quarter. Speaking during the company's first quarter earnings conference call, McNerney also echoed assurances from CFO Greg Smith that the delays of shipments of the first… (www.ainonline.com) Mais...

Boeing reworks 737 production line

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Boeing is revising its production facility in Renton, WA to handle the production of up to 52 737 jets per month. (www.seattletimes.com) Mais...

easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft

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easyJet and Airbus have celebrated their successful partnership at a ceremony in Hamburg to mark the delivery the airline’s 250th Airbus A320 family aircraft. Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Jean-Paul Ebanga, CFM International President and CEO, Didier Evrard, Airbus EVP and Head of Programmes, and Christopher Buckley, Airbus EVP Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific were present at the event. To celebrate the 250th delivery, easyJet unveiled its newest A320 with a unique livery featuring 250 miniature… (www.airbus.com) Mais...

Wizz Air to debut A321 operations this November

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Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) is planning to commence A321 operations with effect from November 20 onwards ch-aviation can exclusively reveal. Information at hand indicates the Hungarian budget carrier will deploy its maiden aircraft of the type on a 3x daily Budapest-London Luton service while the second aircraft will be used on daily flights from Budapest to Brussels Charleroi, Eindhoven, and Istanbul Sabiha Gökcen from December 16 onwards. Thereafter, effective February 26, the third twinjet will… (www.ch-aviation.com) Mais...

Component flaw delays GEnx engine shipments to Boeing

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A “production quality” problem in the first quarter caused GE Aviation to miss scheduled shipments for 29 GEnx engines, but so far the delay has not affected deliveries for the 787 and 747-8, says GE and Boeing officials. GE Aviation plans to deliver nearly all of the delayed engines during the second quarter and meet a yearly target of shipping 275 to 300 GEnx engines, GE senior vice-president and chief financial officer Jeff Bornstein said on a 17 April earnings call. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Delta Has 194 Aircraft Purchase Commitments, Including Five 757s

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According to the Delta Air Lines 2015 First Quarter Report it filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Delta has purchase commitments for 194 aircraft, including five Boeing 757-200 aircraft. (airwaysnews.com) Mais...

Boeing 787 unit loss declines, but deferred costs rise

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Cost control on the Boeing 787 programme showed some improvement on a unit basis in the first quarter, but the company remains far from break-even. If deferred production, unamortised tooling and other costs are factored in, Boeing lost an average of $30 million on each of the 30 787s delivered in the first quarter. That represented an 11% decline from a $34 million unit loss on each of the 35 787s delivered in the fourth quarter of last year. (www.flightglobal.com) Mais...

Airline CEOs Disappointed U.S. Has Not Frozen Gulf Carrier Capacity

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The CEOs of three U.S. carriers are disappointed the government has not frozen the Gulf carriers’ U.S. expansion, and are renewing their call that Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways not be allowed to add new flights to the country until the case over alleged subsidies is resolved. (aviationweek.com) Mais...

Delta To Boost Loss-Of-Control Prevention With New Instructor Training

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Delta Air Lines is sending its senior instructors to a one-week upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) program that includes ground, in-aircraft and full-motion simulator instruction aimed at helping the airline better train its line pilots to avoid or recover from loss-of-control (LOC) incidents. (aviationweek.com) Mais...

Qatar Airways Shareholders Considered Dissolving the Carrier in 2009, US Dossier Claims

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Qatar Airways shareholders considered dissolving the airline five year ago, amid mounting liabilities, according to a new dossier released by US airlines. (www.arabianbusiness.com) Mais...

Boeing Warns Of Job Relocations If US Ex-Im Bank Goes

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Boeing may have to relocate US-based engineering and manufacturing jobs overseas if Congress eliminates funding for the US Export-Import Bank, chief executive Jim McNerney said. "Most of my engineering and manufacturing jobs are in the United States and I'd like to keep it that way. But without Ex-Im financing, you'd have to start asking the question" about where they should be, McNerney said at a conference sponsored by the US export credit agency. (news.airwise.com) Mais...

What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe's Growing Commercial Drone Industry

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Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference in the economic growth of the drone industry in Europe compared to the rest of the world. (techcrunch.com) Mais...

Flying More Climate-Friendly Than Driving

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Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment... Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that it takes twice as much energy to drive than to fly. H/T: reason.com (www.rdmag.com) Mais...

F-35 Engines from United Technologies called Unreliable

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GAO report indicates deep flaws with powerplant and says has limited progress for program going forward (www.bloomberg.com) Mais...

Race to be the new Concorde! Supersonic jets battle to become first aircraft to cut flight times in HALF... reaching speeds of 1,200mph

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Brief article about Lockheed Martin's project N+2, or the race for the next "Concorde". (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mais...

10 years already for the Airbus A380

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The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

Sweden opens world’s first remote air control tower

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Sweden on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s first remote air control tower at the northern Ornskoldsvik airport, air traffic authorities said. “The first Remote Tower Services landing!,” Sweden’s Air Navigation Services (LFV) announced on Twitter, under a picture taken from the plane before it landed around noon (1000 GMT). The plane flew from the town of Sundsvall to Ornskoldsvik, around 150 kilometres (95 miles) to the north. Both the take-off and landing were guided by the air traffic control… (www.aviationnews.eu) Mais...

5 Modern Improvements in Aircraft Safety

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The modern marvels that the technologically innovative of our society have invented to increase aviation safety. (airwaysnews.com) Mais...

The A380′s first flight 10 years ago this week: A look back at the historic day

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10 years ago this week, the Airbus A380 took to the skies for the first time. A look back at that historic first flight and all the programs past, present, and future prospects. Did it really live up to expectations? (airwaysnews.com) Mais...

Pilot who flies with her feet visits Sun 'n Fun fly in.

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Female pilot borne with out arms flies with her feet. (www.theledger.com) Mais...

Northrop X-47B perform maiden autonomous aerial refueling

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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft on April 22, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight. (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mais...

Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter

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While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency drone of the engines is why some people invest in noise-canceling headphones. To help reduce that non-stop hum, researchers at North Carolina State University and MIT have developed a thin membrane to be inserted into the lightweight honeycomb structure of planes and helicopters. (www.engadget.com) Mais...

Stronger U.S. Dollar Having Mixed Impacts On Industry

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A decade ago and before the big round of mergers, “international” used to be the magic word for U.S. airlines. It seemed to open up an opportunity for growth despite the mature domestic market, and the weak dollar was seen as a plus. But times have changed. The capacity reductions across its international network announced by Delta Air Lines as it presented first-quarter earnings are pretty substantial: Up to 20% fewer seats to Japan, 15% less to Brazil and up to 25% fewer to the Middle East,… (aviationweek.com) Mais...

UK airports passenger traffic continues fourth year of growth

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The number of passengers traveling through UK airports last year increased for the fourth year in a row, bringing the total to just below the pre-recession peak of 2007. According to figures released by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), UK airports (excluding the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) handled 238 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 4.4% (10 million passengers) over 2013, and just three million short of the 2007 peak of 241 million. (atwonline.com) Mais...

Norwegian announces flights to the Caribbean

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, the ultra low cost European airline that has angered legacy US carriers, has announced new flights from Europe to the US — via its territories in the Caribbean. (jansaviation.com) Mais...

The A380: 10 years at the forefront of air transportation

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Airbus’ 21st century flagship has “shared its love” with passenger and airlines alike in the 10 years since it performed its maiden flight in April 2005. The 21st century flagship highlights Airbus’ passion for aviation as a true game-changer for travellers, with its unrivalled space and comfort aloft, while generating significant revenue for operators. Thirteen operators now fly the double-deck A380 – with the jetliner taking off or landing somewhere in the world every four minutes, on average. (www.youtube.com) Mais...

AirAsia X to order HGW A330s for European flights

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AirAsia X (D7, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) is planning to acquire an unspecified number of HGW (High Gross Weight) A330-300s to be used in resuming services to Europe next year. The A330-300 HGW is seven tonnes heavier than the standard version, which weighs in at 233 tonnes, and features a strengthened wing and additional fuel capacity giving the aircraft a range of 11,300 kilometres. Acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int'l) longhaul subsidiary, Benyamin Ismail, told… (www.ch-aviation.com) Mais...

F-35 public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

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U.S. aviation enthusiasts will have their first glance at the U.S. military's second fifth generation stealth fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II at this year's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mais...

Air fair? Why low-cost carriers can’t overcome Delta’s dominance

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Hold up—weren’t we supposed to already have all that thanks to Southwest Airlines? When the Dallas-based carrier gobbled up AirTran Airways for more than $1 billion in 2010 and started its own service at Hartsfield-Jackson in 2012, hoopla ensued. Experts predicted the “Southwest Effect” would push all airfares down and make hometown heavyweight Delta Air Lines sweat. With the Southwest and AirTran merger complete, it’s time to take stock. Did fares drop? Did we get more flights to more places?… (www.atlantamagazine.com) Mais...

India may acquire Saab Gripen NG

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After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise move to buy 36 off the shelf Dassault Rafale fighters, bypassing an ongoing decade old competitive selection process for 126 fighters jets which was at its last leg, speculations are high about India considering single engined fighters to fill the gap. Under the competitive Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) selection process which also selected the Dassault Rafale, ousting the Eurofighter Typhoon in the finals, 18 fighters were to… (www.aviationanalysis.net) Mais...

US Inspectors to Fly Over Russia

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American and Norwegian specialists will fly over the territory of Russia under the Treaty on Open Skies on April 27-30, head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergei Ryzhkov has announced. (sputniknews.com) Mais...

Emirates Announces Deal With Rolls Royce for 50 Trent 900 Engines

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Earlier today, Rolls Royce announced its largest engine order ever with Emirates Airline. The order, worth $9.2 Billion will provide Emirates with engines to power 50 A380's, which will begin to enter service in 2016. (www.rolls-royce.com) Mais...

Southwest Airlines Is Becoming Disruptive Again

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For much of its 40-plus-year history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has been a disruptive force in the airline industry. While legacy carriers flew hodgepodge fleets, Southwest operated a single fleet type to reduce complexity and cut down on training and maintenance costs. While rivals piled in to crowded hubs, Southwest Airlines mainly operated from cheaper alternate airports. (www.investopedia.com) Mais...

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