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The $100,000 Experience on National Geographic's Private Boeing 757

National Geographic offers a host of luxury excursions around the world, but these itineraries come with a hefty price-tag. What does a $100,000 trip on a leased private Boeing 757 entail? (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Asiana Airlines to stop selling seats near emergency exit on Airbus A321s

Asiana Airlines will no longer sell tickets for certain emergency exit seats of its Airbus A321-200 aircraft, the airline said Sunday, following a recent incident in which a man allegedly opened a jetliner door during a flight. (www.cnn.com) More...

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United And Alaska Airlines Aborted Landing In San Francisco To Avoid Hitting Southwest Airlines Jet

On May 19, a United Airlines flight was forced to abort landing in order to avoid a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 on the runway. Then an Alaska Airlines jet aborted its landing, too. Air traffic control called out the Southwest pilot – “you shouldn’t be on the runway” – yet the FAA dismisses this in a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle saying that there was no runway incursion (because of the aborted landings!) and that they “looked into the incident and determined the appropriate steps… (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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FAA Proposes Rule To Remove Instructor Certificate Expiration Date

The FAA has proposed a rule that would remove the 24-month expiration date on flight instructor certificates and instead establish 24-month recent experience requirements. (www.avweb.com) More...

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UK-Based Global Airlines Acquires its First A380

Emerging United Kingdom-based Global Airlines has recently announced its acquisition of the Airbus A380 from Doric Aviation to begin its operations. This is the first time in eight years that the aircraft type has been taken on by a new operator. (aeroxplorer.com) More...


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